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Stories from Monday, March 7, 2011

Greencastle named one of state's first 'Stellar Communities' (03/07/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced Monday that Greencastle and North Vernon will be the pilot communities for the new multi-year, multi-million-dollar Stellar Communities program. Stellar Communities is a first of its kind collaboration initiated by Lt. Governor Skillman between INDOT, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Agency, and the State Revolving Fund to help fund communities' strategic plans...
Mitchener arrested for probation violation (03/07/11)
GREENCASTLE -- A Coatesville woman who stole more than $55,000 from Old National Trail special education cooperative was arrested Friday for probation violation. Tammy Y. Mitchener, 35, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 4:04 p.m. Friday after a warrant was issued for her arrest earlier in the day...
Old house gets new look (03/07/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- Volunteers for the Putnam County Habitat for Humanity spent the day gutting a house as the temperature continued to drop and rain made for a gray and depressing day. The First National Bank of Cloverdale donated the house, located on College Street in Bainbridge...
Second Time Around (03/07/11)
United Way hosts annual dinner (03/07/11)
GREENCASTLE -- The United Way of Putnam County had a lot to celebrate at their annual dinner and meeting on Saturday at the Putnam Inn. However, they also had some things they wanted to work on for next year. While they had raised slightly more money than last year, they had not met their goal. Their goal, as it was last year, was set at $175,000. This year, they were able to raise $162,000 for the many organizations the United Way funds, including the American Red Cross and A-Way Home Shelter...
Ag Day Starts March 12 (03/07/11)
There has been a change to Putnam County's Agriculture Ag week to Ag Day. This is an exciting change because more of people can participant. The importance of agriculture is showcased at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Ag Day gives us a glimpse of what agriculture is like today and understand why farmers do what they do...
GMS grapplers place fourth (03/07/11)
FRANKFORT -- The Greencastle Middle School wrestling team competed at the Frankfort Invite Saturday. The Tiger Cubs placed fourth out of 14 teams and missed third place by a mere half point. Placing second for the Tiger Cubs were Cameron Hinton, Nathan Tesmer and Nick Capps, with Troy Wardlow, Trae Carrington, David Clar and Mark Coghill finishing third. Trey Scanland and Logan Beck were fourth on the day...
Sharp Shooter (03/07/11)
Virgil Amos Landes (03/07/11)
Virgil Amos Landes, 87, of Reelsville, passed away March 5, 2011 following a brief illness. He was born in Putnam County Sept. 17, 1923 the son of John Henry and Mamie Alice (Girton) Landes. He was the youngest of nine children. His father was killed in a mining accident when Virgil was six weeks old...
H. William "Bill" Voltmer (03/07/11)
Mr. H. William "Bill" Voltmer, 77, of Greencastle, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Wishard Health Center in Indianapolis. Born March 18, 1933 in Greencastle, he was the son of Harry W. and Marga (Bruning) Voltmer. The valedictorian of the Greencastle High School graduating "Class of 1950," he attended DePauw University for two years...
Betty J. Thomas (03/07/11)
Betty J. Thomas, 86, Cloverdale, formerly of Mooresville, passed away on March 5, 2011, at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Feb. 27, 1925 in Bloomington and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Gladys V. (Butcher) Moore...
Hester Mary I. Rissler (03/07/11)
Hester Mary I. Rissler, 92, long-time resident of Putnam and Clay counties, died Thursday, March 3. Mrs. Rissler was born in Putnam County and is the daughter of John W. and Mary E. (Muncie) Blair. She graduated from Reelsville High School and was a member of New Winchester Baptist Church...
Dian L. Foster (03/07/11)
Dian L. Foster, 66, of Port Charlotte, Fla. died on March 2, 2011 at her residence. She was born on Aug. 31, 1944 in Three Oaks, Mich., and came to Port Charlotte from Santa Maria, Calif. in 1995. Dian was an office manager for Pine Valley Country Club, located in Fort Wayne and she was of the Lutheran faith...
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