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Stories from Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Putnam County man missing after kayak trip (04/20/11)
PUTNAMVILLE - Indiana Conservation Officers conducting a search Wednesday morning for a Putnam County man who has not returned from a kayak trip on Big Walnut Creek near Putnamville. David Pritchett, 48, accompanied by his dog, reportedly launched a kayak in a flooded field near his home at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday...
Young healthy minds (04/20/11)
Applicants storm local store seeking supersized jobs at McDonald's (04/20/11)
While neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night can keep from the postman from his appointed rounds, neither could lightning, thunder or hail keep job applicants from the Greencastle McDonald's Tuesday on the restaurant giant's first-ever national hiring day...
GMS donates to Japan Relief Fund (04/20/11)
For teachers and students, the Friday before spring break is often spent counting the minutes until school ends. This was not the case at Greencastle Middle School on Friday, March 18. Instead, students spent the last period of the day before spring break walking for Japan. Before the charity event, Mrs. Mikiko Obara, accompanied by several GMS students of Japanese descent, made a video announcement about the devastation in Japan...
South Putnam gets rid of trash (04/20/11)
The South Putnam School Corporation has an old candy bar vending machine in its storage area. Now they can finally get rid of it. The school board voted to move the old machine to the surplus equipment category during their monthly meeting Monday night, effectively allowing them to dispose of the machine in whatever way they see fit. The board would like to see the machine recycled, possibly for profit...
NARFE (04/20/11)
Putnam County traffic stop yields drug arrest (04/20/11)
A routine traffic stop five miles south of Greencastle Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a Johnson County man on drug-related charges, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported. The incident began as Indiana State Police Senior Trooper DuJuan McFadden stopped a 2004 Kia passenger car on U.S. 231, just south of U.S. 40 in Putnam County at 12:30 p.m...
'The Last Supper' comes to Roachdale Presbyterian (04/20/11)
Inaugural Pet Expo event slated for Saturday at fairgrounds (04/20/11)
West Central Veterinary Services will host a "Pet Expo" at the Putnam County Fairgrounds from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The community is invited to enjoy the free event. West Central veterinarian Dr. Jason Huff shared the origin of the inaugural event. "Our clients come in and are often looking for a specific service," Dr. ...
Greencastle holds kindergarten orientation (04/20/11)
The Greencastle Community School Corporation will conduct Kindergarten Orientation during the last week of April for all incoming kindergarten students for the 2011-12 school year. Ridpath Primary School will have its orientation session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27...
Day blasts home run, Cougars down Clovers (04/20/11)
CLOVERDALE -- With dark cloud growing and dissipating overhead, the baseball squads from Cloverdale and North Putnam took the field for a big time West Central Conference clash. The teams traded leads early, but it was North Putnam who came out on top following a two-inning scoring blast...
Cloverdale comes out on top over Eagles, Patriots (04/20/11)
Coverdale track and field made the short trip worth their while, winning both the boys and girls overall team awards. The CHS boys put up an impressive 70.5 points to Owen Valley's 53.5 and South Putnam's 43 points. The Clover's girls also won big, tallying 65 points to the 53 South Putnam managed and 48 put up by OVHS...
Shorter breaks record as Cougars finish second (04/20/11)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam boys' track team competed against Tri-West and Indianapolis Metropolitan Monday. The Cougars placed second behind Tri-West with a total of 45 points to the Bruins' 102. Tyler Shorter scored three individual wins for the Cougars, winning the 100-meters in 11:12, the 400-meters in 51.13 and the discus with a toss of 122'. Shorter's time in the 400 set a new school record. Now Shorter has records in the 100, 200 and 400-meters for North Putnam...
South Putnam girls tennis trumps Vikings, 3-2 (04/20/11)
The South Putnam girls' tennis team won a close contest with West Vigo Monday, winning 3-2. Recording wins for the Eagles was the No. 1 doubles team of Ericka Minor and Robbie Urton, which defeated Leah Ross and Allyson Walters 6-1 and 6-1, while the No. 2 doubles team of Caitlyn Boyce and Madison Cash cruised to victory over Sydney Brown and Delanee Hurst 6-0 and 6-3...
South Putnam takes down Bulldogs, 8-0 (04/20/11)
The South Putnam softball team defeated Monrovia 8-0 Monday on the road. Brooke Boetjer pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts and one hit. She was also 1-for-2 at the plate. Emily Dabkowski was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs score, while Jenny Thompson was 1-for-2 with 3 RBIs and one run scored...
Eagles fall to Bulldogs (04/20/11)
The South Putnam baseball team fell to Monrovia 12-1 Monday. Nick Scott was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI, while Rob Gibson went 1-for-3 and J.D. Briones went 1-for 2.
Cloverdale girls' middle school track defeats Cougars (04/20/11)
The Cloverdale Middle School girls' track team defeated North Putnam Monday 87-21. In the 2,400-meter race, Bailee Stevens was first, followed by Sadi McKinney in second and Ashlee Cross in third. Payton Dorsett was first in the 100-meter hurdles, while second place went to Lindsay Davis and third to Naomi Williams. In the 100-meter dash, Anna Spencer was first, with Kimmy Winders placing second and Gloria Butler third...
Ronald Scot Taylor (04/20/11)
Ronald Scot Taylor, 48, of North Salem, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at his residence. He was born Feb. 5, 1963 in Crawfordsville, son of Ronald S. and Carolyn S. Robinson Taylor. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in North Salem. Surviving are sons Brandon Taylor and Todd Taylor; sister, Tracy (Randy) Mitchell; brother, Alan W. Taylor; grandparents Walter and Jean Taylor and grandchild Caleb Taylor...
Police Scanner for April 20 (04/20/11)
Sheriff's Department The truck did not negotiate the curve, crossing the shoulder and exiting the road on the west side. It struck a dirt embankment and railroad ties supporting a private driveway before continuing, striking a mailbox and rolling onto its passenger side. The truck came to rest facing east in the southbound lane...
It's not easy being green (04/20/11)
They may have trouble in River City, my friends, but we in Greencastle have an identity crisis. It's bad enough we have that whole PutMAN instead of PutNAM thing that tends to creep into the local lingo, but the preponderance of "green" in Indiana -- and we don't mean cash money -- can just be too confusing at times...
Adding injury ... to injury (04/20/11)
Those people a generation or so ahead of me aren't impressed when they hear a 30-year-old say he feels old. And they're probably right. Thirty isn't old. On the other hand, I often get reminders that I'm not quite so young as I used to be. As a friend of mine said to me Monday as I told him the following story, "You're not a spring chicken anymore, Jared."...
Give Kids a Smile great success (04/20/11)
To The Editor: On April 8, my staff and I, along with Dr. Dennis Knuth and one of his staff members, Angie, from Hometown Dental were able to provide some much-needed dental services to several children in the Putnam County area. These eligible children received comprehensive dental care and were restored to as healthy a condition as possible. Those that were not able to be completed will be followed up on subsequent visits to achieve proper dental health status...
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