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Stories from Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Madison firefighters breathe easier with new equipment (04/27/11)
The air pack activates its PASS device after 20 seconds of inaction, quietly beeping at first before becoming a more shrill, violent siren. Effective when entering a burning building, the wail becomes painful in the Madison Township Fire Department...
Relay Proclamation (04/27/11)
Hawaiifest (04/27/11)
Autumn Glen awareness (04/27/11)
Mental Health America Panel to discuss employment and supported living issues (04/27/11)
As part of its ongoing effort to educate the public about mental health issues in the community, Mental Health America (MHA) of Putnam County will present a panel discussion Thursday night regarding special needs individuals requiring supported living and employment...
Pulitzer-winning novelist to give reading at DePauw Wednesday (04/27/11)
Jennifer Egan, who will appear at DePauw University Wednesday night to read from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "A Visit from the Goon Squad," has been named by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world. Egan's reading at DePauw comes just nine days after she won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She is also the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction...
Cloverdale focuses on employee handbook, culvert, gutters (04/27/11)
CLOVERDALE -- At the Cloverdale Utility Board/Town Council meeting Monday, the board set plans for a number of issues for future meetings regarding the town's employee handbook, a damaged culvert and gutters for a pole barn. Cloverdale clerk/treasurer Cathleen Monaco asked the board to consider revising a portion of the employee handbook for increased clarity...
Performing arts series presents two tales this weekend (04/27/11)
Medieval storytelling and music are intertwined in "Silence" and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," the final DePauw University Performing Arts Series events of the 2010-11 academic year. In "Silence," master raconteur Dolores Hydock enacts the 700-year-old tale of a young girl who is raised as a boy for the sake of property rights. The classic Arthurian legend is re-enacted in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." The early music trio PanHarmonium accompanies both performances...
19th Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous set (04/27/11)
BRIDGETON -- The Parke County town of Bridgeton will host its 19th annual Mountain Man Rendezvous from April 30 to May1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Visitors can enjoy a taste of authentic pre-1840s living in a historic setting with a Mountain Man encampment complete with trading posts and pioneer goods for sale. Visitors can also watch live black powder muzzleloader shooting, a primitive bow shoot, a canoe race on Raccoon Creek and demonstrations of knife- and tomahawk-throwing...
Cloverdale doubles up Cascade, 8-4 (04/27/11)
The Cloverdale baseball team defeated Cascade 8-4 Tuesday on the road. Brian Dale got the win for Cloverdale on the mound. Jordan Brinkman was 1-for-3 with a homerun and a RBI, with Shawn Shipp adding a double and two RBIs. Jordan Hayden adn Austin Mannan also added RBIs...
Watson blasts game-winner to lift Cougars (04/27/11)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam senior Tyler Watson had only one hit in Tuesday's contest with South Putnam, but it was a whopper. After a feisty Eagles' squad battled back to tie the game 10-all, Watson blasted a game-winning homer in the bottom of the sixth to lift the Cougars to an 11-10 victory...
Cloverdale track gets wins over North Central (04/27/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Threats of rain and storms casted doubt over the possibility of running a track meet Tuesday night, but clouds and wind were the only factors when Cloverdale hosted North Central in a dual meet. With a chance to run in dry conditions, the Clovers and Lady Clovers were victorious by wide margins. The boys won 97-29 and the girls won 89-33...
South Putnam golfers win on fifth card vs. Rockville (04/27/11)
The South Putnam boys' golf team picked up its sixth win of the season in thrilling fashion Monday. After the top four scores were tallied for South Putnam and Rockville, both teams were tied at 177 each. They moved to the fifth scorecard and the Eagles edged out the Rox 45-46 to pick up the win...
Tiger Cubs defeat Bruins (04/27/11)
The Greencastle boys' golf team earned a 155-179 win over Tri-West Tuesday on the road. Brad Haussin led the way with a 36 for Greencastle, with Jim Wheeler adding a 39 and Ray Stinson, Tyler Hopkins and Derik Thomas adding scores of 40. Alec Davis and Luke Brotherton shot 41, Tanner Dean a 42 and Joe Kaiser a 53...
Lou Plessinger Ryan (04/27/11)
Lou Ryan, 53, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away April 18, 2011 at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born on July 5, 1957 in Greencastle, Indiana. Lou was a 1975 graduate of South Putman High School. She graduated in 2005 from Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Mo., with a BS in nursing...
Police Scanner for April 27 (04/27/11)
Sheriff's Department April 25, 6:30 a.m.: Danielle N. Harris, 24, Greencastle, was eastbound on U.S. 36 in a 2006 Ford Focus when she hit a deer. Damage $1,001-$2,500. County Jail Lewis DeWayne Altemiller, 45, Cloverdale: Operating while intoxicated, public intoxication, April 22, 12:44 a.m...
Better learn to embrace the chuckhole (04/27/11)
Yes, it's spring in Indiana. And if Hoosiers aren't complaining about the weather, griping about gas prices or worrying about someone else finding their favorite mushroom spot, they're grousing about chuckholes. I used to hate potholes, too, especially one dark and stormy night a couple years back when I smacked the side of a crater -- coincidentally enough -- right in front of Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. ...
Here's the beef! (04/27/11)
Belated congratulations are in order for Irwindale, Calif. -- although I do question what it is they order. In 1998, they were officially recognized as the city in the United States that consumes the most Big Macs per capita. I found this little McNugget of information in the lower left-hand corner of a very old USA Today in their daily feature, Snapshots. I had clipped it out 15 years ago thinking it might be an idea for a story. I've been busy, okay?...
Celebrate Soil and Water Stewardship Week (04/27/11)
To the Editor: As president of the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), I would like to invite all Indiana residents to join our 92 county Soil and Water Conservation Districts in observing National Soil and Water Stewardship Week, April 24 through May 1...
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