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Stories from Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hangar High (05/25/11)
Steel framing of the Champion Properties hangar is under way at the Putnam County Airport on Greencastle's east side. Once complete, the hangar will house the Falcon 50 jet owned by NASCAR driver and Hoosier native Tony Stewart.
Mythbusting Mayor Murray details stellar grant progress (05/25/11)
There wasn't a creaky catapult, a crash-test dummy or any bald guys with moustaches in sight, but Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray played Mythbuster Tuesday. Speaking to a Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Inn at DePauw, Mayor Murray set about destroying some myths about the city's Stellar Communities designation and the $19 million grant package that accompanies it...
No children injured in Tuesday bus accident (05/25/11)
A Tuesday afternoon three-vehicle accident involving a Greencastle school bus resulted in no injuries, but left extensive damage to two of the three vehicles. At approximately 3:30 p.m., the bus driven by Janet James of Greencastle stopped to drop off children just east of Linwood Drive. Cameron Lancaster, 18, Greencastle, was following in a Jeep Cherokee and safely made the stop...
Playhouse navigates bumps in the road in the 1970s (05/25/11)
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of five articles exploring, by decade, the 50 years of Putnam County Playhouse in advance of an open house Saturday, May 28 at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. Starting at 3 p.m., the public can tour the theatre and buy tickets for "The Music Man or the 2011 season...
Eagles explode for 10-run fifth en route to sectional victory (05/25/11)
LIZTON -- There's a lot of unknown factors for South Putnam at the Tri-West softball sectional. Their side of the bracket was filled with teams the Eagles had not played this season. But if Tuesday was any indication, they're going to be just fine. South Putnam used a 10-run fifth inning to defeat the host Tri-West Bruins 12-0 and will play Speedway tonight at 7 p.m...
Cloverdale advances with 14-7 win (05/25/11)
LIZTON -- Cloverdale's softball team pounded out a 14-7 victory over Monrovia in the first round of Sectional 46 on Monday at Tri-West Hendricks in Lizton. Kara Knapp, Bradanne Toney and Breegan Anderson had three RBIs and two hits each in the Clovers (14-10) highest scoring game of the season. Cloverdale had 13 hits...
Cadets score run in seventh to defeat Cougars in sectional (05/25/11)
LIZTON -- North Putnam's season had been roller-coasteresque heading into the sectional opener against Cascade. The events of the day reaffirmed that notion but did so in the wrong way. Scoring came in the last two innings and though the Cougars had opportunities to score late, they couldn't muster enough offense as the Cadets won 2-1...
Shirley Jean Wilson (05/25/11)
Shirley Jean Wilson, 68, Greencastle, passed away at her residence on Monday, May 23, 2011. She was born on Feb. 28, 1943 in Indianapolis to the late Ralph Julius and Wanda Maxine (Martin) Fausey. On Oct. 7, 1971 she married her love Ronald Lee Wilson in Greenwood...
J. Edward Myers (05/25/11)
Mr. J. Edward Myers, 90, of Avon, formerly of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Avon Healthcare. Born November 13, 1920 in Huntington County, he was the son of Irvin R. & Almeda (Ziegler) Myers. He was a 1938 graduate of South Whitley High School and a 1942 Manchester College graduate. He married Hazel L. (Allen) Myers in Salt Lake City on Nov. 14, 1945 and she preceded him in death on March 29, 2003...
Police Scanner for May 25 (05/25/11)
Sheriff's Department Damage $1,001-$2,500. Damage $1,001-$2,500. He complained of right shoulder pain and was transported to Putnam County Hospital. At the hospital, he tested .437 blood alcohol content. He was later booked into the Putnam County Jail...
Buzz Bomb will endure as Durham legacy (05/25/11)
Some people go through life without leaving behind so much as footprints in the sands of time. Others create magnificent edifices in their own image in a vain attempt to last for time immemorial. For J. Frank Durham, who died last Friday, May 20, his enduring legacy will be the Buzz Bomb on Greencastle's courthouse square...
Mc Record (05/25/11)
I try to never tire my readers by repeating topics in my newspaper column. I have a real knack for boring the public each week with totally fresh material. But this week I have egg on my face, in a special sauce. I recently reported to you about a city in California that had squeezed into the Guinness Book of Records for consuming the most Big Macs per capita...
PCGSL sends thank you to supporters (05/25/11)
To the Editor: On behalf of the entire Putnam County Girls Softball League, we would like to thank the Greencastle Fire Department for presenting our flag on Opening Day. We would also like to thank the group Wings from South Putnam for gracing us with their voices during the "Star Spangled Banner."...
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