Stories from Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Corpse identified as Crawfordsville man
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has made an identification of the male body found behind Refuse Handling Services on Monday.
Detective Sgt. Pat McFadden confirmed Wednesday afternoon the body was that of Tyler Kirts, 25, Crawfordsville...
2 sides of the same drive
Opposite ends of Greencastle's Percy Julian Drive offer quite a contrast Tuesday afternoon. Looking north, from just south of its intersection with Washington Street, the view is smooth new concrete, while the view to the south, looking toward Veterans Memorial Highway, shows there is much work to be done in preparing for the rest of the concrete to be poured.
'Camelot' to lord over Playhouse stage beginning Thursday night
The 50th season of Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH) continues with a production of the Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot." It will begin Thursday night and continue this Friday and Saturday, and again Aug. 17-20 at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle. All performances begin at 8 p.m...
Cloverdale prepares for coming year
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Community School Board addressed several issues during its monthly meeting Monday night, many of which were in preparation for the current school year. School Superintendent Carrie Milner and Indiana State Teacher's Association representative Kim Fidler addressed the registration process at the beginning of the meeting...
Record streak of 90-degree days ends at 23 in central Indiana
It's 23 skidoo for central Indiana's streak of 90-degree temperatures. With a Tuesday high hitting "only" 89 degrees, a record-breaking hot streak that begin July 17 ended officially on Aug. 8. That was Monday afternoon, when central Indiana's record heat wave maxed out at 23 straight days of 90 degrees or higher...
Local H.S. golfers compete at Terre Haute Invite
TERRE HAUTE -- Three of the four county schools competed at the Terre Haute South Invite Tuesday. Greencastle finished seventh with a score of 409, with South Putnam placing eighth with a 421 and Cloverdale nine with a 424. Cloverdale's Sydney Shrum was the county's lowest scorer after firing an 85. Greencastle's Katie Hedge was close behind with a 90 for her round...
Kenneth 'Shorty' Stewart
Kenneth "Shorty" Stewart, 66, of Brazil, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 following injuries sustained from an accident by his home on US 40.
He was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Putnam County to Floyd Harold and Dorothy (Siner) Stewart. Kenny graduated from Reelsville High School then served in the United States Army.
Police scanner for Aug. 10
County Jail Kenneth Howard Brewer, 34, Bainbridge: Public intoxication, disorderly conduct disturbing the peace, battery, Aug. 6, 5 a.m. Corey Adam Bunten, 23, Greencastle: Public intoxication, Aug. 6, 3:45 a.m. Chris Shane Dean, 40, Brazil: Operating while intoxicated with a prior, Aug. 4, 10:38 p.m...
Hide the gold, bury the silver
Darn you, Dow Jones. Watching your 401k shrink to half its size (by the way, does that make it a 200.5k?) is depressing enough. Down 635 points one day, up 430 the next, what's a guy to do with his dough? Gold soars to $1,750 an ounce. Silver is through the roof. Powerball climbs to $220 million. And the wife is getting estimates on a kitchen makeover .....
Lost dog's microchip reunites him with owner
To the Editor: My husband and I came home Sunday evening to discover a strange dog in our driveway. I immediately recognized the dog as a West Highland White Terrier. When we got out of our car, the dog scampered over to us, jumping excitedly. It allowed us to pet it. The dog was wearing a collar, but no tags...
The story behind Duke's coal gasification
To the Editor: It's been hot. Nothing demonstrates the need for electricity more vividly than the intense heat waves we've experienced this summer. We've needed all of the power generating resources we've got to meet customer energy demands. This is in spite of a still sluggish economy where industry is not operating at full steam...
Sale benefits Putnam County Food Pantry
To the Editor:
I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry garage sale on Friday, Aug. 5.
The event raised $203.90 in sales and donations. Thank you.
The Stephan Family