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Stories from Friday, June 17, 2011

Hyten retains job in face of battery charge (06/17/11)
A Putnam County official has been charged with domestic battery in Putnam Superior Court, but remains employed by the county. Kim Hyten, 43, Fillmore, county planner and emergency management director, was formally charged with Class A misdemeanor domestic battery Wednesday, following an alleged May 28 incident with wife Karen Reeves-Hyten...
Strange Magic (06/17/11)
A handful of kids in matching yellow T-shirts played around low table, having a "tea party" in the basement children's section of the Putnam County Library Thursday afternoon. They were a few of many their age present. The scene was bright and bustling as children rushed about playing with toys and computers as they waited for Professor Atom to perform. ...
Foundation gathering lauds volunteers, community efforts (06/17/11)
Those attending the Putnam County Community Foundation's Annual Meeting learned how everyone in the community wins because of the work of the organization and gifts from its donors, but there were some special winners, as well. Jinsie Bingham received the Foundation's Spirit of Philanthropy Award...
12th Vocal Arts at DePauw program opens Sunday (06/17/11)
The DePauw University School of Music will welcome 35 high school students to campus June 19-25 for the Vocal Arts at DePauw 2011 summer program. Beginning Sunday, the students, traveling from locations throughout the United States and Canada, will participate in a weeklong intensive, studying voice, acting, dancing and other activities related to performance. 
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Rotary welcomes two new members (06/17/11)
The Rotary Club of Greencastle recently welcomed two new members. Linda Hunter is property manager for Barnabas Properties, LLC. She and her husband Victor live at Airy Knob on the south side of Greencastle. She was sponsored by Rotarian P.T. Wilson, and joined Rotary "to learn, to serve and to meet dynamic people." Linda's interests are community development, gardening, travel antiques, hiking, biking and her family. She has four children, Jed, Drew, Matt and Holly...
Tri Kappa members attend state convention (06/17/11)
The 59th State Convention of Tri Kappa was recently held at Indianapolis Marriott East. Council President, Julie Reeder of Boonville, presided. Members of Gamma Iota Chapter were hostesses. Representing the Greencastle chapter were Michael Fisher as a delegate and Natalie Pritchard as an alternate...
Putnamville program focuses on inmates and their spouses (06/17/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Fifteen incarcerated individuals and their spouses participated in a recent three-day Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. "Now I have confidence in my future," offender Lloyd Russell, of Holland, Ind., said following the weekend event. "I liked how the program focused on communication and making decisions together and how important it is to eliminate underlying or hidden issues that would cause drama in a relationship"...
Alice Mildred Cooksey (06/17/11)
Alice Mildred Cooksey, 97, Cloverdale, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. Her life's journey began on Jan. 5, 1914 in Owen County. She was the last child of nine children of John and Norma (Drake) Sheese...
Robert E. Orcutt Sr. (06/17/11)
Robert E. Orcutt Sr., 82, Poland, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Summerfield Health Care Center, Cloverdale. He was born on Feb. 9, 1929 in Indianapolis, the son of the late Ira and Birdie Orcutt. He married Betty Jane Krieger on April 23, 1948 and she preceded him in death on May 3, 1998...
Steven A. Dalbey (06/17/11)
Steven A. Dalbey, 61, Crawfordsville, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Health Crawfordsville. He was born on Sept. 16, 1949 in Williamsport, the son of Stanley R. and Violet L. Long Dalbey. He was a 1968 graduate of Crawfordsville High School...
Edward H. Hammond (06/17/11)
Edward H. Hammond, 83, Greencastle, died Monday, June 6, 2011 at Mill Pond Health Campus. Ed was born June 18, 1927 in Putnam County, the son of Ross Nathaniel and Opal Marie (Hurst) Hammond. He married Jeanne Miller on Sept. 21, 1946 in Putnam County, and she preceded him in death in Sept. 2, 1986...
Jessie Nell Wilmoth (06/17/11)
Jessie Nell Wilmoth, 54, of Clov-erdale, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on Jan. 2, 1957 in Harlan County, Ky., and was the daughter of Walter Lee and Geneva (Jones) Boyd. She was a bartender for Jim's Place in Cloverdale and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Hurst-Collins Post No. 281 in Cloverdale...
Police Scanner for June 17 (06/17/11)
County Jail Michael Wayne Graham, 36, Seymour: Probation violation, June 15, 12:25 p.m. Sarah DeeAnn Kimbler, 25, Greencastle: Theft, possession of a controlled substance, public intoxication, June 16, 3:17 a.m. Sheriff's Department She reportedly did not see a northbound 2003 Toyota Sequoia driven by Jana R. Becker, 48, Greencastle, and backed into it...
Minnick - 75th Birthday (06/17/11)
Donna Minnick will turn 75 on June 23. She was born June 23, 1936 to Donald Eugene Gorham and Mary Lou Gorham (now Mary Lou Etter, 91, living at Asbury Towers in Greencastle).
So, are we still an All-American city? (06/17/11)
Time doesn't fly, my friends. It soars. And as proof, all we need do is check the nearest calendar and realize it is indeed June 2011. That means it has now been 20 years since Greencastle basked in the glory of the All-America City competition in simmering San Antonio. Two decades since we rubbed elbows with President George Bush (as in the Herbert Walker variety) in the Rose Garden at the White House...
Plenty of reasons to embrace Farmers Market (06/17/11)
To the Editor: We would hope that the writer of "Turnips turn out to be disappointment," published (as a letter to the editor) June 3, will give the Greencastle Farmers' Market another chance. Her experience is not typical. We are fortunate to have such dedicated farmers, honey and maple producers, bakers, preserve makers, crafters, plant growers and other vendors on our square each Saturday morning of the season, whatever the weather...
Different dialogue in 'The Music Man' (06/17/11)
To the Editor: Last Thursday night (June 9) I went with a group of ladies to the Putnam County Playhouse to see their production of "The Music Man." I was really looking forward to it for I have seen the movie several times but had never been to the PCPH...
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