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Stories from Thursday, April 21, 2011

High water stalls search for Putnam County man (04/21/11)
REELSVILLE -- The search for a Putnam County man who has not returned from a kayak trip on Big Walnut Creek near Putnamville was hindered by high water levels, officials said. David Pritchett, 48, reportedly launched a kayak in a flooded field with his dog following him on land near his home at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday...
Book of stories (04/21/11)
Putnam pummeled, but little damage (04/21/11)
Literally, it was a dark and stormy night (and day) Tuesday, and as bad an intro to a novel as that might be, it pretty much sums up the storyline for what happened in Putnam County. The area got lots of rain. Heavy rain. Officially it was 4.15 inches in the two storms occurring about 12 hours apart Tuesday, according to Chris Edwards, severe weather specialist for Putnam County Emergency Management Agency...
Putnam disaster request denied for ice storm-related funds (04/21/11)
Apparently, community-crippling ice storms are not disasters, just epic inconveniences, according to the federal government's definition. That much can be deduced after a federal disaster assistance request was denied Wednesday for Putnam and 38 other Indiana counties relative to this past winter's ice storm, authorities announced...
Commissioners approve 5-year lease on new graders (04/21/11)
The Putnam County Highway Department will be leasing its three graders at a reduced rate over the next five years. On Monday, the Putnam County Commissioners approved a five-year lease for three 2011 Caterpillar 160M all-wheel-drive motor graders. The county had been operating on a three-year lease in the past...
Autistic kids go to movies (04/21/11)
On Saturday at 1 p.m., children with autism and other disabilities will be able to do something that for many of them was impossible until recently: go to Ashley Square to see a movie. The lights will dim but remain on, the volume will be lowered, families with special dietary needs will be allowed to bring snacks from home and if the kids yell or even stroll around the theater, no one will complain...
Updates likely to county website (04/21/11)
A badly outdated website has Putnam County officials looking for a solution without overspending in the county's already tight budget. Jon Tesmer presented the Putnam County Commissioners and Putnam County Council with his proposal for the website at this week's meetings. His proposal featured an up-to-date design for the site as well as a search function...
Area 30 Career Center Honors Excellence in Career and Technical Education (04/21/11)
On Thursday, April 14, Area 30 Career Center inducted 40 students as new members in National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and honored 15 returning members who were inducted last year. NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of students who excel in career and technical education...
Curious Clovers advance to Global Finals in May (04/21/11)
On Saturday, April 16, the Curious Clovers walked away from the State Destination Imagination as runners-up in the Improv Challenge. Team members include: Tyce Jackson, Hannah Long, Annika Whitlock, Jimmy Tate, Evan Williamson, Sarah Baker and Eddie Mannan. Brad Sandy coaches the team...
Top 10 Percent (04/21/11)
Hole in $1,000 (04/21/11)
Lucky Golden Egg (04/21/11)
PCH Guild seeks new members (04/21/11)
The Putnam County Hospital Guild is currently seeking additional active members. The Guild was established to help promote and advance the welfare of PCH through volunteer services, in fundraising efforts and promote a better understanding of the services available to the community...
Prenatal classes at Putnam County Hospital set for May 2 (04/21/11)
Putnam County Hospital offers prenatal classes to all expectant mothers. The next session of prenatal classes at is slated for May 2 at 6 p.m. The class is free for mothers who plan to deliver at the hospital and $25 for those delivering at another facility...
Big defensive effort powers GHS to win (04/21/11)
The seventh inning of Wednesday's contest against Cascade was a test of character for Greencastle's softball team. Fortunately for the Tiger Cubs they passed with flying colors and notched their second win of the season by defeating Cascade 2-1. "I am tremendously proud of the girls. ...
All-Stars (04/21/11)
South Putnam softball defeats Rockville in five (04/21/11)
ROCKVILLE -- The South Putnam softball team routed Rockville Wednesday 13-1 in five innings on the road. Brooke Boetjer pitched a complete game with three hits and three strikeouts. She was also 2-for-3 at the plate with a homerun and two RBIs. Emily Dabkowski was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, while Jenna Jones was 2-for-4 with a homerun and one RBI. Mattie Varvel, Destiny Tomasino and Kaylin Yon were all 1-for-1 on the night...
'Incredibles' and what makes Pixar -- Pixar (04/21/11)
BY CAINE GARDNER Film Crtiic While watching the special features for the new Blu-ray release of Disney/Pixar's "The Incredibles", I was amazed to find myself once again blown away. A lot of movies pile on movie extras, even animated features, but there's something special about Pixar releases...
'Guys and Dolls' opens April 27 at Myers Dinner Theatre (04/21/11)
HILLSBORO -- The classic gangster musical "Guys and Dolls" will open Wednesday, April 27 at the Myers Dinner Theatre in Hillsboro. The show runs through May 21 with matinees on weekdays and weekends and evening performances on weekends. Two familiar Putnam County performers have rolls in the musical. ...
Chester M. Ludlow (04/21/11)
Chester M. Ludlow, 92, Plainfield, formerly of Fillmore, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011. He was born Feb. 25, 1919 in Hendricks County to the late Blanch and Lorena Ludlow. Chester was a World War II Army veteran. He retired as an inspector for Bryant Heating and A/C. His memberships include Stilesville Christian Church, Greencastle American Legion and VFW...
Honor Roll for April 21 (04/21/11)
North Putnam Middle School honor roll High Honor Roll 6th Grade Sarah Elizabeth Fry, Jessica Susanne Hays, Trevor Dwayne Sheldon, Dylan, Thomas Webster, Austin Oren Wright Honor Roll 6th Grade Jessica Therese Copeland, Brittany Michelle Garo, Max Robert Haste, Cole, Nathaniel Huber, Amy Marin Olson, Dawson James Ottinger, Drew, Frederick Peebles, Preston Logan Porter, Andrew Michael Rude, Abigail Denise Skillern, Bronwyn Paige Spencer, Mark Allen Timm, Grace Mae Willard...
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