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Stories from Thursday, June 23, 2011

Retirement suits Suitors after more than 35 years as conservation officer (06/23/11)
When first asked for an interview about his recent retirement from 30 years of law enforcement service, former Conservation Officer Kim Suitors corrected the figure instantly. "Thirty-five and a half years," he said. He said it with a relief in his voice that only comes after years of steady work has ended and it is time to just be. You could also hear, though, that the job meant something deep-seated and important to him...
Civic League to host kids' tennis tournament (06/23/11)
The Greencastle Civic League recently announced its inaugural tennis tournament for kids in Putnam County. The tournament will be held on July 9-10 starting at 9 a.m. at the DePauw University outdoor courts. It is open to kids between the ages of 7-18...
Heritage Lake camp fosters values over video games (06/23/11)
The Survivor with Character Camp has begun again at the Heritage Lake POA Clubhouse. And while children are enjoying many fun games and activities throughout the week, they are also being taught values that will serve them their entire lives. The weeklong camp is open to all children in the North Putnam area, from kindergarten through eighth grade. ...
United Way plans to benefit from new organization (06/23/11)
The United Way has not kicked off its official campaign year yet, but the philanthropic group that gives unrestricted funds to more than a dozen county groups plans to be able to help the county even more with a new fundraising method and organization...
Council sets budget hearing dates (06/23/11)
With 2011 not yet half over, plans are already being laid for the 2012 Putnam County budget. The Putnam County Council will begin formally discussing the upcoming year with budget hearings in late August. At its Tuesday meeting, the council set Aug. 22 and 23 as dates to plan the 2012 budget. Commencing at 9 a.m. each day, this will be a pair of all-day meetings in which the council meets with each department head and reviews the entire county budget...
Roachdale's annual Summerfest to be held this weekend (06/23/11)
ROACHDALE -- The famous Roach Races will return again at the Roachdale Summerfest this weekend. Of course, the festival will hold many other events this Friday and Saturday. Starting on Friday the vendors will be open at 4 p.m. along with the VFW Fish Fry, and at 7 p.m. the festival will hold the Little Mister and Miss contest on Railroad Street...
PCPH Youth Theater Workshop productions scheduled for Saturday (06/23/11)
The 2011 edition of the Youth Theatre Workshop at Putnam County Playhouse is under way. Director Caroline Good plans two productions of William Shakespeare's comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream." They will both be presented Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m...
WVFCA All-Star game kicks off Saturday, Wasson to be honored (06/23/11)
The Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star game will take place this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at ISU's Memorial Stadium and will features a bevy of Putnam County talent. The Awards Banquet will be held at Hulman Center on Friday at 6 p.m. with new ISU Head Football Coach Trent Miles as the keynote speaker, with two new members of the WVFCA Hall of Fame being honored...
GHS football sponsored golf scramble July 16 (06/23/11)
The Greencastle Football Program will be sponsoring a golf scramble July 16 at Windy Hill County Club. The 18-hole scramble will have two flights, with the first teeing off at 8 a.m. and the second flight at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The cost of the event is $200 per foursome, which includes cart, green fees, lunch and a chance for prizes...
GHS runners honored with All-State status (06/23/11)
Four Greencastle girls track team members have been selected to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches All-State Academic team. Junior Emily Gill was named to the All-State academic team, while senior Brittany Girton and juniors Cheyenne Fauvergue and Olivia Humphreys...
Young's music shines on DVD tribute concert (06/23/11)
Neil Young casts a long shadow in the music world. Few can compare to his output as a songwriter or performer over the last 40-plus years, but an even better testament comes when other artists have the chance to honor him. An example of this influence comes in "A Musicares Tribute to Neil Young," released on DVD and Blu-ray by Shout! Factory on May 31. ...
Eula Mae Burks (06/23/11)
Eula Mae Burks, 89, Mooresville, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Meadow Lakes Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 26, 1921 in Greencastle, the daughter of Winnie Lucille Knaur and William Arnold. She is survived by son David Burks; brothers Samuel Arnold, Wilbur Arnold and John Arnold; sisters Evelyn Everett, Alice Young and Sarah Huggler; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews...
Sandra Kay Cosner (06/23/11)
Sandra Kay Cosner, 61, Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. She was born on Oct. 3, 1949 in Greencastle to Fred E. Bunten and Lucille Jane Grimes Bunten. Sandy was a 1967 graduate of Fillmore High School. Surviving are her son, James Michael Cosner and fiancée Lisa King of Indianapolis; a grandson, Anthony James Cosner of Greencastle; three brothers, Ronnie Kent Bunten and wife Anita of Brownsburg, Steven Ray Bunten and wife Kelly of Fillmore and Carey Lee Bunten and wife Donna of Roachdale; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Georgia C. Bacon (06/23/11)
Georgia C. Bacon, 85, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. She was born on Sept. 24, 1925 in Cloverdale and was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Cora Dell (Lewis) Whitaker. She was a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ and had been a cook and housekeeper for the Hendricks County Nursing Home...
Police scanner for June 23 (06/23/11)
County Jail Cynthia Rae Bishop, 39, Plainfield: Probation violation, June 21, 5:04 p.m. Sheridan Andrew Harvey, 32, Greencastle: Battery, possession of paraphernalia, false informing, public intoxication, disorderly conduct affray, June 21, 10 p.m. Georgie Lynn Mboga, 40, Terre Haute: Failure to appear, June 21, 12:13 p.m...
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