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Stories from Saturday, August 27, 2011

20 years since I-70 rock-throwing death (08/27/11)
Today -- Saturday, Aug. 27 -- marks 20 years since a tragic incident on Interstate 70 claimed the life of a 28-year-old Arcadia woman whose only mistake was choosing to drive through Putnam County in the wee hours of the morning. En route to Terre Haute with a male companion to pick up her young children (ages 9 and 10 in 1991), Marsa Gipson was driving westbound, approaching the 33-mile marker at about 1:15 a.m...
Scorpion saluted at Indiana 'Companies to Watch' ceremony (08/27/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A growing Putnam County business was named a "Company to Watch," while five Indiana firms were recognized Thursday as Spotlight Award recipients at the fourth annual "Companies to Watch" ceremony in Indianapolis. The Putnam County firm, Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc., was one of 43 Indiana companies from 18 counties honored as 2011 "Companies to Watch" during the program...
Driver of truck involved in I-70 fatality identified as Ohio man (08/27/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The name of the Ohio truck driver fatally injured Aug. 17 in a fiery traffic accident on Interstate 70 in Putnam County has been released by Putnam County Coroner Thomas Miller. The deceased has been identified as John M. Goins, 43, Harrison, Ohio. He was driving for Averitt Express Inc...
Taking Care of Town (08/27/11)
DePauw University students Zach Vanes of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Molly McGonigal of Alpha Phi pull weeds from around the sandbox at the Robert G. Bottoms Community Center for the Family, Youth and Community Development Program.
St. Andrew's to host pondside service (08/27/11)
As a chance to commune with God in nature, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will continue its tradition of holding a "last of summer" worship service at the pond owned by Mark and Deb Smith. The service is slated for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The pond is located off County Road 75 East from U.S. 231 North. Balloons will guide worshippers to the service County Road 75 is 0.9 miles north of the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Turn left into third driveway with sign "Hickory Hollow."...
Gospel Servants play in Greencastle (08/27/11)
The well-known Gospel Servants will present a concert of gospel music at Greencastle Church of the Nazarene, 580 S. 100 East (Round Barn Road) at 6 p.m. Sept. 11. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be received for the singers.
'Effective parenting' class at Fillmore CC (08/27/11)
Fillmore Christian Church will host a nine-week class "Effective Parenting in a Defective World" on Wednesdays from Aug. 31 through Oct. 26. The class runs from 6-7:15 p.m. each week and childcare is provided. For more information, contact Greg or Shannon Hammond at 653-6979 or Mike Faust at 246-6368...
Eagles struggle week 2 against Tri-West, 29-13 (08/27/11)
LIZTON -- Protect the ball. It's a simple request every football coach makes of his team, but sometimes it's tough to accomplish. On Friday, South Putnam put the ball on the ground six times, with Tri-West recovering three of them. The missed opportunities were too much for the Eagles (1-1) to overcome, as they fell to the Bruins (2-0), 29-13...
Cloverdale grounds Jets for first win (08/27/11)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale football team welcomed Anderson Prep Academy to town Friday and flexed some offensive muscle in the process. The Clovers tossed up 53 points on the Jets to earn their first victory of the season. The Clovers exploded on the Jets, gaining a whopping 260 yards on the ground and an equally impressive performance through the air. ...
Greencastle rolls again, downing Vikings 54-0 (08/27/11)
On Perhaps the nicest evening of the summer, the Greencastle Tiger Cubs had their home opener with the West Vigo Vikings visiting Harbison Field. With the stands full, the Tiger Cubs gathered under the arch dedicated to Coach John Fallis preparing to do battle with the visitors from Terre Haute. As the entrance theme played the tiger cubs roared onto the field. West Vigo won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half...
North Putnam halts Mounties, get 33-12 win (08/27/11)
ROACHDALE -- On Friday, fans of North Putnam football got to see their squad at home for the first time since the semi-state win over Evansville Mater Dei last year. Opposite them was an underrated Southmont squad that had the unenviable task of taking on two state runners-up from last year in the first two weeks...
Recent Births for Aug. 27 (08/27/11)
A local family has welcomed a new addition recently. * Amanda and Aaron Priest, Fillmore, had a girl Aug. 24 at Putnam County Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 27, 2011 (08/27/11)
Three property-damage accidents were investigated recently by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 7:40 a.m. Friday, a two-vehicle mishap occurred at State Road 240 and Warren Drive, Officer Albert Epple reported. Melissa Stanton, 30, Greencastle, was southbound on Warren Drive, driving a 2005 Dodge Caravan, while Leesa Beaman, 39, Greencastle, was eastbound on 240, turning left when a collision occurred...
Wingler - 85th Birthday (08/27/11)
Marjorie Wingler will be celebrating her 85th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Village of Avon, 4171 Forest Pointe Circle, Avon, from 2-4 p.m. All friends and family are invited to celebrate with her.
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