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Stories from Friday, February 18, 2011

Lasting Gifts (02/18/11)
COATESVILLE -- John Boller has always been a hard worker. He built the house he lives in -- a log cabin with a stone chimney -- himself. He spent many years farming and doing construction work. But for the past several years Boller, 61, has had to curtail many of his activities...
Out with the old: Mallory building set for demolition (02/18/11)
GREENCASTLE ---- The former Mallory Capacitor Corporation on the east side of Greencastle is set to be demolished. Bill Dory, the Putnam County economic development director, said the building located at 1701 Indianapolis Road doesn't meet the needs of businesses that might be interested in the location...
Combs gets 25 years (02/18/11)
GREENCASTLE -- An Indianapolis man convicted of Class A felony child molestation was in court for sentencing on Thursday. Kevin D. Combs, 42, was handed a 25-year sentence by Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley. Combs was arrested in late April. According to court documents, he molested a 10-year-old girl, and the acts of molestation occurred in Putnam County...
North Putnam discusses future (02/18/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam School Corporation board spent a large portion of its time going over procedural issues over the Rainy Day Fund and discussing how to handle needed repairs and replacements at its schools at Thursday's meeting. The corporation has mostly replaced the roof over North Putnam High School and the windows at various schools. With those major projects out of the way, the board is looking forward to determine what their next course of action should be...
Local swimmers eying sectional finals (02/18/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Thursday night was the Boys' Swimming Sectional Prelims held at Crawfordsville High School. The Putnam County swim teams showed up with passion ready to take on the opposition. Between all three schools there are 22 finalists and 17 consolation finalists...
GMS snags two wins over Rockville (02/18/11)
ROCKVILLE -- The Greencastle seventh and eighth grade A-teams took on Rockville Thursday with both coming away with victories. The seventh grade team won 16-10, while the eighth graders won easily 38-11. Megan Haltom led the seventh grade squad with nine points, with Marley Halton adding seven points, including one three-pointer. Kenlee Johnson chipped in two steals and one block in the win...
Cougars defeat Rox (02/18/11)
The North Putnam middle school wrestling team defeated Rockville 60-42 Winning for North Putnam was Dylan Cox, Jaron Wolf, Trae Straziscar, Alan Aynes, Bobby Scheele, Jon-Luke McGuff, Travis Brandenburg and Jardan Sarr. In junior varsity action, Wolf and Brandenburg both picked up wins by pin...
Downing signs with LTC (02/18/11)
Bertha G. Scobee (02/18/11)
Mrs. Bertha G. Scobee, 93, Greencastle, passed away after an extended illness Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset Healthcare. She was born Jan. 3, 1918 in Putnam County. She was the daughter of Herbert O. & Della (Turner) Terry and a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1936...
Mary K. Quinnette (02/18/11)
Mrs. Mary K. Quinnette, 83, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at the Mill Pond Health campus. She was born Sept. 28, 1927 in Roachdale, the daughter of Edgar Clay & Sarah S. (Davis) Blaydes. A graduate of Roachdale High School class of 1945, she married Ray E. Quinnette on March 15, 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2008...
Judith A. Biggs (02/18/11)
Judith A. Biggs 67, of Coatesville, formerly of Waveland, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born June 10, 1943 in Crawfordsville to John and Esther Moore Reynolds. She married Robert Biggs on Feb. 8, 1962 in Hawaii and he survives...
Police Scanner for 2-18 (02/18/11)
Greencastle Police Department Seaman's vehicle towed by Jerry's. Damage $5,001-$10,000. Skirvin's vehicle towed by Jerry's. Damage $2,501-$5,000. The following tickets have been issued: Feb. 10, 3:02 a.m., SR 240: Brock Modesitt, 20, Brazil, expired registration plate...
The stories we can tell (02/18/11)
This job definitely has its rough moments. Ask Jamie some time how her skin crawls every time she covers yet another child molester. Or ponder some time how it feels when having to cover a story involving a dead or critically injured kid. It just isn't fun or uplifting at times...
Mitch Daniels, the anti-panderer (02/18/11)
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels did not get the memo about CPAC, the annual gathering of conservatives in Washington. The etiquette is that presidential wannabes should hew to a narrow band of harsh and harsher denunciations of liberalism, or anything suspected of having a liberal taint...
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