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Stories from Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Putnamville ceremony honors fallen ISP personnel (05/11/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville conducted its annual memorial service Tuesday to honor those members of the department who gave their lives in the line of duty. It was the first memorial service since the merger of the former Terre Haute Post into the Putnamville Post. The merger has since formed a newer and larger district comprised of Putnam, Parke, Clay, Vermillion, Vigo and Sullivan counties...
Prices Down, Prices Up (05/11/11)
Retaining wall at CHS damaged by recent heavy rain (05/11/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Recent heavy rains left their mark at Cloverdale High School with damage to the school's north retaining wall. Superintendent Carrie Milner told the school board at Monday's meeting the problem springs from simply too much rain and the water building up behind the wall...
Local postal carriers help 'Stamp Out Hunger' (05/11/11)
When letter carriers take to the roads of Putnam County on Saturday, not only will they be delivering the mail, they will also be collecting goods for those who need it most right here in the community. As part of the 19th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" national food drive, the carriers will be picking up bags and boxes of canned goods and other non-perishable food and non-food items for local food pantries...
Putnam County aids Alabama tornado victims with emergency relief drive (05/11/11)
Greencastle American Legion Post 58 recently sponsored an emergency relief drive for the victims of a deadly F-5 tornado that tore through Alabama on April 27, killing more than 500 people and destroying entire communities. Members of the Greencastle and Cloverdale American Legion posts collected items donated by the community on Saturday, May 7 and filled a 53-foot semi trailer donated by Swift trucking...
Free advice on medications offered Greencastle Ivy Tech (05/11/11)
Putnam County residents age 50 and older may chat with a pharmacist or technician about medications and/or their side effects during a free program Friday at Ivy Tech, 915 S. Zinc Mill Rd., Greencastle. Appointments are necessary and must be made in advance by calling Patty Cannoy at the Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled toll-free, 1-800-489-1561, Ext. 242...
DePauw professor headed to Russia with Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (05/11/11)
Leonard Foy, professor of music at DePauw University, has been invited to perform with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in several concerts in Russia, May 19 to 24. Concerts featuring music and songs by jazz greats Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Benny Carter and Benny Goodman will be held at various concert halls in several Russian cities, including the Moscow International House of Music, the Kazan State Conservatory, the Philharmonic Hall in Samara and the Spaso House, the residence of American ambassadors in Moscow.. ...
First concert of ISO, city, DePauw collaboration set Thursday night in Kresge (05/11/11)
Two leaders of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's string section -- concertmaster Zach DePue and principal violist Michael Isaac Strauss -- will take center stage Thursday night at DePauw University as soloists in a concert of "Symphonic Hits."...
Two SPHS seniors receive scholarships, teacher earns grant for new class (05/11/11)
Two South Putnam High School students and a SPHS teacher who were rewarded with scholarships and a teacher grant in a ceremony last Friday evening. Senior Jessica York was awarded the South Putnam Community Education Foundation Scholarship. She will use the scholarship as she attends Valparaiso University this fall to work toward a degree in the meteorological field...
23 DUI arrests over weekend for Putnamville Post police (05/11/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A district-wide patrol staged Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, against driving under the influence of alcohol resulted in 26 alcohol-related arrests, Indiana State Police at Putnamville report. ISP officers arrested 23 people on individual charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and three more suspects on additional alcohol-related arrests...
Lady Tiger Cubs capture Putnam County crown (05/11/11)
The Greencastle girls' track team racked up 10 wins en route to its Putnam County team championship win Tuesday. The Tiger Cubs won with a total of 115, with Cloverdale finishing second with 55. North Putnam nipped South Putnam by a single point for third place, 36-35...
GHS boys win 6 events, County Championship (05/11/11)
The Greencastle boys' track team won the 2011 Putnam County Championship Tuesday outdistancing North Putnam by 30 points, 88-58. However, both squads posted six wins on the night to lead all teams. Cloverdale edged the Eagles for third place, 49-48...
Cougars keep WCC hopes alive (05/11/11)
North Putnam kept its West Central Conference baseball championship hopes alive Tuesday with a 9-6 victory over Monrovia in eight innings on the Bulldogs' field. The Cougars (10-9 overall) finished 7-3 with their two-game sweep of the Bulldogs, who entered the series as the conference leader and departed 5-3. Greencastle holds the WCC lead at 6-2 with two games to play...
Arnold shoots 35, Clovers defeat Eels (05/11/11)
CLAY CITY -- The Cloverdale boys' golf team defeated Clay City Tuesday on the road, 160-169. Chris Arnold paced the field after posting a round of 35. Gary Williams shot a 40, Sam Jordan a 41 and Colte Tomlinson a 44. Mike Matthews and Zach Hall both had rounds of 46...
South Putnam shuts out Tiger Cubs in six innings (05/11/11)
It was a run-scoring kind of day at South Putnam High School Monday night. While Greencastle's baseball squad was busy laying the lumber to the Eagles, the South Putnam softball team was grinding out runs against the Tiger Cubs, leading to a 10-0 win in six innings...
North Putnam takes down Monrovia in conference win (05/11/11)
Tyler Watson pitched a two-hitter, blasted a two-run home run and his North Putnam teammates supported him with outstanding defense and clutch hitting in a 6-1 victory over Monrovia in a West Central Conference baseball game Monday on the Cougars' field...
Eagles go perfect in conference (05/11/11)
The South Putnam softball team defeated Greencastle 12-1 Tuesday to end conference play with a perfect record of 10-0. Kaylin Yon pitched a complete game four hitter and had six strikeouts. MaKenzie Trisler was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, while Megan Barnes was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs. Emily Dabkowski was 2-for-3 with a double and one runs scored and Brooke Boetjer was 2-for-3 with a run scored at the plate...
South Putnam splits in tri-match (05/11/11)
SPENCER -- The South Putnam boys' golf team finished second behind Owen Valley and in front of Monrovia Monday on the course. The Patriots won with a total of 171, followed by South Putnam with 178 and Monrovia with a 202. Derek Chestnut and Alex Kelly both carded rounds of 41 for South Putnam, while Alex Eickhoff and Dyan Gilbert chipped in rounds of 48...
South Putnam falls to Northview (05/11/11)
The South Putnam girls' tennis team fell to visiting Northview Monday, 4-1. No.1 doubles team of Ericka Minor and Sabrina Arnold won in three sets over Trisha Cox and Haley Leach. Minor and Arnold won 7-6 (7-4), 2-6 and 6-2 for the win. "Arnold and Minor played very well through three sets," South Putnam head coach Johnnie Briones said. "(They) covered the court well and played to win on every point."...
Tiger Cubs sweep Eagles (05/11/11)
For the second time in as many days, the Greencastle baseball team defeated South Putnam. The Tiger Cubs defeated the Eagles 9-1 Tuesday. Jesse Vermillion tossed a complete game, allowing three hits while striking out seven. Tanner Parker and Landon Miller were 3-for-4 and Keegan Remsburg was 2-for-4...
Fred Huber (05/11/11)
Mr. Fred L. Huber, 71, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Born October 18, 1939 in Indianapolis, he was the son of A.A. and Ellen (Steele) Huber. He was a 1957 graduate of Roachdale High School and attended DePauw University. He married Elaine M. (McBride) Huber on May 15, 1959 and she survives...
David Carl Pritchett (05/11/11)
David Carl Pritchett, 48, Reelsville, died in a kayaking accident on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Born in Greencastle on July 20, 1962, he was the son of Geraldine Aker Pritchett of Greencastle and the late Joseph M. Pritchett, of Indianapolis. David graduated from Greencastle High School in 1979 and subsequently earned an associate's degree in industrial electronics from ISU. ...
Police Scanner for 5-11 (05/11/11)
City Police Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police. -- At 3:41 a.m. Tuesday, Ryan Anthony Romandine, 48, Greencastle, was arrested by Capt. Charles Inman at 1240 W. CR 100 North on a Putnam County warrant for battery causing bodily injury...
Don't give me a home where the animals roam (05/11/11)
Lions and tigers and bears may have made life miserable along the old yellow-brick road, but keeping critters at bay isn't just a woods or farmland issue. Believe me. I've had a stray cow in my side yard, a deer or two using my lawn as a shortcut, a snake in the basement ceiling and a raccoon in my hot tub over the years...
Monthly advice (05/11/11)
My wife has renewed our subscription to Prevention magazine. I say "our" subscription because she reads it and then sticks the articles in my face. The purpose of this annoying publication is to make you worry about nearly every aspect of your life from the second you wake up in the morning and fail to drink organic orange juice to the second you fall asleep and start battling sleep apnea because you have a chubby neck...
PCYCD thanks the community (05/11/11)
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission we extend our sincere appreciation to the Putnam County community. Words cannot begin to express our thankfulness for the manner in which our third annual event "Dancing with the Putnam County Stars" was embraced. ...
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