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Stories from Friday, December 31, 2010

103 years young (12/31/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Melba Brown has lived quite a life. She spent many years in Hollywood, Calif., where she lived in close proximity to such stars as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Her late husband Paul once surprised her by buying a restaurant for her, and she became the proprietor of her own business...
By the Book (12/31/10)
It is warm (12/31/10)
Swearing In (12/31/10)
Clovers hang on to take crown over Falcons (12/31/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Defense was the name of the game in the championship game of the South Putnam Boy's Basketball Holiday Tournament Thursday night as Cloverdale took on North Vermillion. Cloverdale coach Pat Rady said it was his team's defense in the first half and the fact that his team made the Falcons play defense in the second half that helped propel them to the win...
Eagles fall to Triton Central in holiday tournament (12/31/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The South Putnam girls' basketball team ran into a buzz saw in the form of Triton Central Thursday afternoon. The Eagles fell to Lady Tigers 79-24 in the third game of the South Putnam Holiday Tournament. Triton Central began the game at a blistering pace, outscoring South Putnam 30-10 after one quarter of play. Casey Stow had 10 points to lead the Lady Tigers, with Emily Alfrey adding eight...
South Putnam still searching for first win (12/31/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Going into Thursday night's consolation game of the South Putnam Boy's Basketball Holiday Tournament, South Putnam coach Micah Elliott was looking for his team to battle hard and compete as they faced a tough Cascade team. Despite a valiant effort, the Eagles came out on the losing end, falling to Cascade 64-43...
Lady Eagles drop pair in JV Holiday tournament (12/31/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The South Putnam JV girls' basketball team dropped a pair of games Thursday, hosting the girls' JV Eagle Holiday Tournament. The Lady Eagles fell to Triton Central 36-18 in the opener of the three-team round robin tourney. They then fell to Rockville 32-25 in game two...
William Edward Chandler (12/31/10)
William Edward Chandler, 48, formerly of Pittsboro, passed away quietly and without pain Dec. 24, 2010 after a prolonged battle with leukemia. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and musician. He positively touched so many lives throughout his own. ...
Eva Anna Buchanan (12/31/10)
Eva Anna Buchanan, 85, of Roachdale passed away at Mill Pond Health Campus on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. She was born on Jan. 11, 1925 to Ervin and Lina Jane Burdine Hurt. She was a homemaker and worked as a nurse at Greencastle Nursing Home. She married William Keith Buchanan in October of 1939 and he passed away on March 28, 1996. ...
Lester A. Hendrickson (12/31/10)
Lester A. Hendrickson, 77, of Greencastle died on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. He was born on Jan. 17, 1933 in Fairmount to Charles G. Hendrickson and Irene C. Woods Hendrickson. Mr. Hendrickson was a graduate of Paragon High School, and retired from General Motors, Plant 5 with 31-and-a-half years of service. Lester and his brother had owned Hendrickson Brothers Termite Control...
Gary M. Roper (12/31/10)
Gary M. Roper, 58, Fillmore, passed away on Dec. 28, 2010 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 4, 1952 in Centralia, Ill. and was the son of Lee Roy and Peggy Ann (Morris) Roper. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Abney) Roper; his mother, Peggy Ann Roper Backs; his sisters, Loretta Nielsen and husband Rick, Pamela Strouse and husband Ken and Sue Wunderlich and husband Ron and his brother, LeeRoy Roper, Jr. ...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 31 (12/31/10)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Towed by Steele's. Damage $5,001-$10,000. Towed by Curtis. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Magus' vehicle towed by Seniour's. Damge $2,501-$5,000. Damage $1,001-$2,500. King was trapped in her vehicle and unresponsive, sustaining fatal injuries in the crash...
Thanks to 2010 (12/31/10)
Each December in this column, I pay tribute to the special people I featured in a television segment the previous 12 months. And so, I'd like to say thank you to: Eighty-five-year-old Liz Bowman, who proudly proclaims she has attended the Indiana State Fair every summer for 60 years...
Moose members spread cheer (12/31/10)
To the editor: On Dec. 19, the Women of the Moose Chapter 138, plus a few elves and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus visited residents of The Waters Nursing facility. This was an effort the W.O.T.M. took upon starting in August. Residents of our local nursing homes have very limited funds and transportation to purchase everyday necessities...
Speak Out for Dec. 31 (12/31/10)
Enough is enough -- it is time to get rid of the Good Old Boys here in Putnam County and get people who know how to manage a road program. For the last few years I have seen the road deteriorate more and more each year. And all I see is band-aids that fix problem for a short time or make it worse, road crews sleeping in trucks for hours at a time...
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