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Stories from Monday, August 22, 2011

Tuesday hearing is all about Martha Payne (08/22/11)
Tuesday afternoon in Bedford, court proceedings are expected to dictate the future of convicted murderer William A. Minnick. Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy Bookwalter, however, intends to make them about the past. And more specifically, Bookwalter wants to make those proceedings about the victim -- 24-year-old Martha Rushing Payne, who was killed Oct. 26, 1981 in her 9 S. Locust St., Greencastle, home...
Plastic packaging company buys old Oxford Automotive facility (08/22/11)
With bad economic news still just sinking in about Putnam County's 10.5 percent unemployment rate, there is good news today to counter that. The old Greencastle Manufacturing building, most recently known as the Oxford Automotive plant, has been purchased by Phoenix Closures, an Illinois-based company...
Bousman, Dinn recovering following kidney transplant (08/22/11)
As he recovers in the hospital today, it's easy to see the blessings in Nathan Bousman's life. The 34-year-old received a kidney transplant on Friday in what his surgeon described as "the easiest transplant he'd ever done." He knows his days on dialysis are likely done...
DPU president tells incoming students to have 'no small thoughts, no small dreams' (08/22/11)
Saturday marked the beginning of a new year at DePauw University with the arrival of members of the Class of 2015 in Greencastle. "On this first day, I hereby, and officially, give you permission -- right now -- to work with this faculty and this college to make this world as big as you can," DePauw University President Brian W. Casey told the 612 new students who arrived on campus Saturday...
Saturday Shoes on a Tuesday Night (08/22/11)
Local alt-country specialists Saturday Shoes will be back at Parkfest for a 6:30 p.m. set Tuesday evening in the bandshell at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle.
Melons a sure sign of summer fun (08/22/11)
Nothing says summer like ripe, sweet melons. Watermelon is a staple at most Indiana summer picnics. Many avid gardeners have a special place in their garden and heart for growing melons. Muskmelons and watermelons are members of the same family as pumpkins and gourds. They are Cucurbits which means they have similar growing habits. All of these plants have a sprawling vine growth habit usually with tendrils. All of these have yellow flowers...
Final cut (08/22/11)
Having sold his shop, Max Whitaker will be closing Max's Barber Shop after more than 42 years at 1056 Indianapolis Rd. His last day will be Friday, Aug. 26, closing at 4 p.m. Shown is Jim Christy getting his last hair cut from the master of the trade.
Opening fiesta at salon (08/22/11)
Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Amor helps FiestaSalon manager Kathy Dyar cut the ribbon in front of the store located at 39 Putnam Plaza on Wednesday. Also pictured are FiestaSalon employees Logan Chaney and Amber Grubbs, Banner Graphic advertising manager Andrea Kennedy and advertising representative Jeanne Burris, Tonya Sanders of WREB, Amber Bowers and Curt Krominaker.
Tiger Cubs race to second place at Grand Prix (08/22/11)
VEEDERSBURG -- This past Saturday, the Greencastle boys cross country team opened up its season by placing second at the Fountain Central Grand Prix. The Tiger Cubs looked strong throughout the 5k race giving the favored McCutcheon a scare. Saturday's result was a major step in the right direction according to Greencastle's head coach Craig Callahan...
South Putnam defeats four, captures tournament title (08/22/11)
The South Putnam volleyball team won four games to capture the South Putnam Volleyball tournament. The Eagles defeated North Vermillion in game one 25-20 and 25-19 and defeated North Central 25-20 and 26-24 in game two. South Putnam then went on to down South Vermillion in game three 26-24 and 25-6. It took the Eagles three sets in game four to pull out the win. South Putnam defeated Turkey Run 13-25, 25-16 and 25-15...
GHS places third at Fountain Central (08/22/11)
VEEDERSBURG --The Greencastle girls' cross country team opened its season with a third place finish at the Fountain Central Grand Prix. The race was good test of the conditioning and mental toughness of the teams. The course is a very challenging old time cross country course with creeks to cross, steep ravines, steeper than normal hills, flat grassy areas and gravel. Not a course designed for good times. Still the 39th ranked Greencastle squad managed a third place finish out of 17 teams...
Sign-ups for fall baseball league taking place now (08/22/11)
Sign-ups are taking place for the fall baseball league currently. The games will be played at Cloverdale High School on Sunday afternoon the second weekend from September through October. The cost of the league is $100, which pays for facility use and maintenance, umpires and baseballs. There is a maximum of five players high school players to play on a team. There are coaches still needed...
Clovers fall to conference foe Cascade in five sets (08/22/11)
CLAYTON -- The Cloverdale volleyball team dropped its conference opener to Cascade in five sets. The Clovers lost 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, 28-25 and 6-15. Bradanne Toney led CHS iwth 13 kills, with Adrianna Patterson adding six kills and Mairah Oetken had four. Paige Gruener and Taylor Jones had two kills each and Lindsay Robson and Katie Kays had one each...
Mary L. Wichmann (08/22/11)
Mary L. Wichmann, 86, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 in Elmsere, Ky. She previously resided in Port Charlotte, Fla. and Washington, Ind. She was born Sept. 4, 1924 in Putnam County to Ira and Lucille (Wood) Hutcheson. She is survived by her daughter Jane (Mike) Tumey of Hebron, Ky.; grandsons Christopher Tumey of Granby, Mass., and Scott J. Tumey of Pleasanton, Calif.; and sister Anna May Wall of Pompano Beach, Fla...
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