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Stories from Friday, January 28, 2011

Faith heals in prison (01/28/11)
When the jail cell doors close for the first time on many new inmates, it may seem like there is no escape. The members of Prison Fellowship try to help them find hope. Marian Ulrich works on next week's lesson at her kitchen table, surrounded by pictures and drawings of Christian symbols, works, art and Bible verses. Her own Bible is opened to the beginning of Chronicles...
All Hail (01/28/11)
North Putnam senior Caleb Vondersaar was crowned the 2010 winter homecoming king Friday. Vondersaar is the son of Anita Herbert, who escorted him, and Kurt Vondersaar. Seth Arnold was crowed the 2011 Homecoming King at South Putnam Friday night. Arnold's escort was Sarah New. Arnold is the son of Becki and Bryce Arnold...
Shades of Red event is Friday (01/28/11)
GREENCASTLE -- An evening of fun and fashion is planned for Friday -- all in the name of women's heart health awareness. Shades of Red, a fashion show sponsored by the Putnam County Cardiac Rehabilitation Department and Martin's Emporium, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Area 30 Career Center in Greencastle...
Red Cross chili supper slated (01/28/11)
BY JOSH GARVEY Staff Writer On Friday, Feb. 25 the American Red Cross of Putnam County will be having an annual fundraiser chili supper and auction. "It helps provide shelter, clothing, food or any other items that a family might need," Putnam County Red Cross leadership council board member Ginger Scott said. "It might be medication or eye glasses, it is all based on the need of the family."...
Art Springing Up (01/28/11)
GREENCASTLE -- The halls in the basement of Asbury Towers are slowly coming to life -- thanks to the talents of members of the Indy Decorative Artists. Several women who belong to the group, which is a chapter of the international organization The Society of Decorative Painters, have been working for the past couple of weeks on a mural at the nursing facility...
Area 30 offers hands-on learning (01/28/11)
GREENCASTLE -- A stuffed animal, more realistic and stiffer than most, lays on a table with teens gathered around, hearing the beat of its heart. It's not some sort of new robotic nightmare but a learning tool that allows students to get a hands-on sensation to match with symptoms...
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Pizza King reopens (01/28/11)
GREENCASTLE -- Pizza King in Greencastle restaurant has reopened under new ownership. Howard Thomas, one of the two new owners of the business, said the restaurant opened its doors Tuesday for a soft open, used to help prepare staff for how busy a business will be...
Officers identify truck in Bottoms' death (01/28/11)
OWEN COUNTY -- Through the combined efforts of the Owen County Sheriff's Office, Owen County Prosecutors Office, Putnam County Sheriff's Office and Greencastle Police Department, the vehicle that killed 12-year-old Billy Bottoms on Jan. 22 has been identified in Owen County. Officers are still speaking with individuals and more information will be revealed as it become available...
Local man dies after accident (01/28/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Funeral services have been set for a Greencastle man who died Tuesday after being injured on the job in Shadeland. Randy W. Carter II, 37, died Tuesday. He was involved in an accident at Evonik Degussa's Tippecanoe Labaratories on Monday, where he was doing insulation work through his employer, Performance Contracting, Insulation and Specialty Services...
New sentencing set for Rossok (01/28/11)
GREENCASTLE -- A new sentencing date has been set for a Greencastle woman facing a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. Elizabeth A. Rossok, 20, was set to be sentenced on Jan. 27. On Jan. 25, Rossok's attorney filed a motion for an emergency continuance...
Privatization is bad for students, teachers and hoosier families (01/28/11)
Wake up Indiana, before it's too late. Curriculum and extracurricular cuts in our school districts are becoming the norm. Many school districts are being forced to do away with art, music and physical education. Class sizes are on the increase statewide. More and more school districts are foregoing transportation as a cost-cutting measure and even more have initiated pay to play to participate in extra-curricular activities...
Tiger Cub swimmers take County Meet (01/28/11)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County girls' swim meet was again the domain of the usual suspects. While not as dominant as in past years, Greencastle still powered past North Putnam and hosts South Putnam Thursday night. With eleven first place finishes and 280 team points, they were 60 points better than South Putnam at 220 and North Putnam's 23...
Cougar swimmers have strong showing (01/28/11)
VEEDERSBURG -- The North Putnam boys swim team competed against Fountain Central and Tri-West. The Cougars defeated Fountain Central 85-72 and lost to Tri-West 94-71. Dane Gray picked up two individual wins for North Putnam on the night. He won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:05.39 and the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:19.40. The Cougars also had one relay team snag a win. The 200-yard medley relay team of Colton Smith, Jared James, Jeremy Ban and Gray won in a time of 1:56.78...
Harold D. "Bud" Surber (01/28/11)
Harold D. "Bud" Surber, 87, Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. He was born on April 15, 1923 in Emerson, Neb. to Loyd and Myrtle Ida Heckens Surber. Bud served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, receiving six Bronze Stars. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Greencastle and the American Legion and a life member of the V.F.W. and Lion's Club. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after more than 30 years of service...
Carol L. Benassi (01/28/11)
Carol L. Benassi, 49, Fillmore, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. She was born in Putnam County on Feb. 21, 1961. She had worked as a CNA at the Waters of Greencastle for 22 years. Survivors include her husband David Benassi; daughter Crystal (Tom) Whaley of Greencastle; son Jeremy Benassi of Greencastle; eight grandchildren; father Larry Nauman of Greencastle; mother Madelyn Alexander Nauman of Fillmore; brothers Rick Nauman of Coatesville, Greg Nauman of Fillmore; Larry Nauman of Avon; Billy Nauman of Fillmore; Jimmy Nauman of Coatesville and Mike Nauman of California; and sisters Vicki Lytle of Bainbridge; Julia Socia of Fillmore and Debbee Short of Kentucky.. ...
Mann - Meluch (01/28/11)
Robert and Malinda Mann of Cloverdale announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsey Lu Mann, to Andrew Leuck Meluch, the son of John and Paula Meluch of Lafayette. Chelsey is a 2007 graduate of Cloverdale High School and will be graduating in May from Purdue University with dual degrees in agricultural education and agricultural economics...
Police Scanner for 1-28 (01/28/11)
Putnam County Jail Fount Thomas Brock, 29, Bainbridge: Public intoxication, probation violation, Jan. 26, 11:35 p.m. Jared Anthony Pentz, 21, Fillmore: Theft, Jan. 26, 5:45 p.m. Mark Allen Poynter, 29, Greencastle: Burglary (2 counts), theft (2 counts), receiving stolen property, Jan. 26, 2:22 p.m...
The floodgates have opened (01/28/11)
I remember hearing my wife say something once that really shocked me -- "I need a good cry." What? First of all, I couldn't figure out what about a cry is good. Secondly, I couldn't think of any time I had ever needed a cry. It just sort of happens when it happens...
Sleeping around (01/28/11)
He was sound asleep on a bench in the middle of the Orlando International Airport -- head slumped over, legs draped over his carry-on bag. Normally, I wouldn't have given him another thought. Goodness knows, I have always boasted of my own daytime slumbering ability...
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