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Stories from Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heavy on the Salt (02/09/11)
GREENCASTLE -- It took a crazy week to surprise someone who's been in business for a quarter century. That's exactly what last week was, though, and Headley Hardware owner Randall Jones is scratching his head over the amount of ice melt he's seen move through his store...
Lawmakers nix gun club (02/09/11)
GREENCASTLE -- The final authority on rezoning for a proposed gun club in western Putnam County officially denied the motion Monday morning. After a negative recommendation from the Putnam County Plan Commission in November, the action came before the Putnam County Commissioners at Monday's regular meeting...
Anglin retires from ISP (02/09/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A veteran employee and administrative anchor who served at four different Indiana State Police Posts has retired after 33 years of service to the department. Marianna Anglin was recognized for her retirement at a Putnamville District post during a recent meeting. She was presented a retirement plaque commending her years of service by Putnamville District Commander Lt. Dan Jones and Assistant District Commander Matt Mischler...
City council briefed following big storm (02/09/11)
GREENCASTLE -- While city departments no longer have to work extra shifts and overtime to respond to the winter storm, cleanup efforts in Greencastle are ongoing. Several of the city's department heads gave reports on storm response at Tuesday's meeting of the Greencastle Common Council...
Evening at the Elms slated (02/09/11)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Museum invites local residents for an evening of art and entertainment at the Elms, home of DePauw University President Brian W. Casey, on Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will feature the museum's upcoming "Through the Lens" exhibit, as well as a silent auction of select works of art including framed photos from the museum's collection, photographs by Laurie Hardwick, pottery by Richard Burkett, and pieces by DePauw University studio art students Jessica Adams and Rita Klofta.. ...
Roachdale creates new fee for utilities (02/09/11)
ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Town Council passed an ordinance that would create a fee for those attempting to reconnect their utilities after non-payment on Tuesday. The ordinance, discussed in the council's last meeting, would only apply for those attempting to reconnect their utilities after non-payment. The fee for gas and water service will be $25 if the request is made during regular business hours and $50 if the request is made after regular business hours...
Cloverdale Council conditionally approves revitalization plan (02/09/11)
CLOVERDALE-- The town council voted to go forward with a downtown revitalization plan, if they can get earmarked funds to match their investment. At the last utility board meeting, the council heard a presentation from Candice Bernier with the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns regarding a revitalization project for downtown Cloverdale. The project would create an action plan to improve the downtown area with step-by-step instructions after an involved survey process...
Elwood enters change of plea (02/09/11)
GREENCASTLE -- A Spencer man has pled guilty to carjacking. Brandon L. Elwood, 24, will be sentenced on Feb. 24. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Elwood pled guilty to Class B felony carjacking, Class D felony resisting law enforcement and Class A misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with at least .15 grams of alcohol in .210 liters of breath...
Sentencing set for drug dealer (02/09/11)
GREENCASTLE -- A Brazil man has pled guilty to drug dealing. Seth M. Curtis, 23, will be sentenced March 7 on one count of Class B felony dealing in a narcotic drug. Curtis worked for Aramark Food Services, the company that provides meals for offenders at the Putnamville Correctional Facility...
Free no-till breakfast offered by area SWCDs (02/09/11)
SPENCER -- Owen, Greene, Monroe, and Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation Districts are sponsoring a free No-Till Breakfast at Chambers Restaurant located in Spencer on Tuesday from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Purdue Extension Services will host a farmer panel and experts' panel and Betsy Bower, agronomist, Ceres Solutions, will be the guest speaker...
Vectren supports weatherization (02/09/11)
EVANSVILLE -- Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana (Vectren) will match dollar-for-dollar all public donations to its Share the Warmth program this winter, up to a total of $200,000. Share the Warmth, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, annually allocates funds to Indiana Community Action Agencies who administer the Indiana Weatherization Assistance Program...
Cougars dominate first half, defeat Clovers (02/09/11)
CLAYTON -- It was easy to assume that two teams who had split during the season would make for a great game the first night of sectional play. However, North Putnam switched some things up, namely its press, and was able to take complete control early over Cloverdale and ride it to a 40-28 victory...
GMS captures conference title (02/09/11)
GREENCASTLE -- The boys seventh grade basketball team made it a perfect 5-0 in the West Central Conference and captured the title with a 31-20 win over the Monrovia Bulldogs. The host Tiger Cubs jumped out to a first quarter lead, then extended that advantage to a 16-11 score going into half time. Greencastle built on its lead early in the third quarter, but then the visiting Bulldogs reeled off six unanswered points to close the gap to one point, 18-17...
Dorothy F. DiRocco (02/09/11)
Dorothy F. DiRocco, 80, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. She was born on Jan. 5, 1931 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Edward Mansfield and Emily Gilliard Mansfield. Her parents and a brother, Edward Mansfield preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Robert W. ...
Anthony "Dingo" Dilcher (02/09/11)
Anthony "Dingo" Dilcher, 19, of Cloverdale passed away at his residence on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. He was born in Indianapolis on Aug. 23, 1991 into the home of Louis W. Dilcher and Karen Kerzan-Dilcher. Anthony graduated from Cloverdale High School in 2010 where he was a member of the football team in his freshman, sophomore and junior year. He worked at McDonalds in Cloverdale...
Marcia A. Frazier (02/09/11)
Marcia A. Frazier, 78, of Roachdale died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at Waters in Greencastle. She was born Feb. 26, 1932 at Roachdale and was the daughter of Claude and Nerva (Ellsberry) Smith. She was a Roachdale High School graduate and was a lifetime member of the Roachdale Presbyterian Church...
Police Scanner for 2-9 (02/09/11)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Damage $1,001-$2,500. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Towed by Jerr's. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Damage $5,001-$10,000. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Damge $2,501-$5,000. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Damage $1,001-$2,500...
Box of memories (02/09/11)
I was cleaning out my cubicle at WISH-TV, not because I'd lost my job, but because I'd accepted a limited role in the news and no longer required a place for all my stuff. The news is changing quickly, they told me. Apparently I'm not. No argument there...
Repeal of act epitomizes disconnect (02/09/11)
To the Editor: Republican efforts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act totally or bit by bit represents the epitome of disconnect between the senior citizen-white-relatively wealthy members of that party and the majority of this nation. How any compassionate person can oppose health care reform blows the mind...
Duke thanks customers for patience (02/09/11)
To the Editor, On behalf of the hundreds of line workers, tree trimmers, damage assessors and support personnel at Duke Energy, I want to thank our customers for their patience and support during the recent ice storm. We understand the inconvenience of power outages. In spite of that, many customers sent us notes and letters, thanking us for our work. It's impossible to overstate how much we appreciate these thoughts...
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