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Stories from Thursday, June 16, 2011

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Pence to visit Greencastle (06/16/11)
Newly announced Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence will visit Putnam County Saturday morning on one of the first stops on his 2012 Indiana campaign trail. A lifelong Hoosier and Columbus native, the 52-year-old Pence is a sixth-term U.S. representative from the 6th District. He made his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor official just last week...
Latest I-70 work-zone accident brings renewed call for caution (06/16/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Indiana State Police Troopers from the Putnamville Post have been working overtime in the construction zone projects along Interstate 70, attempting to slow down drivers and save the lives of workers and motorists. Last year in Indiana, 12 persons were killed and 602 were injured in work-zone crashes. Two of those deaths were highway workers and in both instances, alcohol was a factor. On average, four of every five work-zone deaths are drivers/passengers, not highway workers...
Home building permit a first for city (06/16/11)
Building inspector Dave Varvel has been around City Hall long enough that he actually pre-dates the office computer. He works from a modern laptop now, certainly an upgrade from the first city computer he used. That old blunderbuss was loaded with Windows 95 -- unfortunately it was already 2004...
'Hidden costs' emerge as Cloverdale Council issue (06/16/11)
CLOVERDALE -- For the second time in a row, dispute among board members and other town officials drew Cloverdale's monthly town council meeting into a lengthy event on Tuesday evening. The meeting stretched a formidable three hours and covered a controversial bill owed to OW Krohn and Associates, a lengthy report by Building Inspector Mark Cassida, and finalizing litigation involving former Town Marshal Charlie Hallam...
Good judges of livestock (06/16/11)
Ivy Tech competed in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Competition at Modesto (Calif.) Junior College. The livestock team, coached by Bob Leib, finished ninth in the two-year college division. It was the first time Ivy Tech has competed in the livestock competition in which students are required to judge four animals each in the categories of beef cattle, hogs, sheep and goats.
Police scanner for June 16 (06/16/11)
City Police Four more drivers were ticketed recently for disregarding a traffic control device and driving through the restricted Percy Julian Drive work zone between Avenue B and Mill Pond Drive. Ticketed for that indiscretion were: -- Jerry Friend, 60, Greensburg, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Honor roll for June 16 (06/16/11)
The following is the honor roll for the 4th nine weeks of school at North Putnam High School. Grade 12 High honor roll Travis Franklin, Danielle Harbison, Whitney High , Emily Lichlyter, Megan Robinson, Taylor Smith, Paxton Stephenson Honor roll Cody Beck, Lauren Green, Rachel Keintz, Brittany Limp, Jesse MacGruder, Daniel McIntyre, Amanda Millican, Ashley Novak, Carter Price, Cara Stanley, Tyler Watts...
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