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Stories from Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Authorities investigating 'suspicious crime' at Autumn Glen condos (08/31/11)
The Greencastle Police Department, Indiana State Police and the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office are currently investigating a suspicious crime that resulted in serious injuries to a resident at the Autumn Glen Village Condos on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 30...
Engaged couple end up in PCJ after motel, I-70 altercations (08/31/11)
CLOVERDALE -- A Kansas couple -- reportedly engaged to be married -- ended up in the Putnam County Jail Tuesday following an apparent altercation along the side of Interstate 70, west of Cloverdale. About 2:30 p.m., Indiana State Police Master Trooper Matt Ames was patrolling the interstate near exit 37 (the 37-mile marker) and noticed a man and woman arguing near a yellow 2005 Dodge pickup along the westbound emergency shoulder...
Putting it to the test (08/31/11)
Representatives from ATC Associates Inc., Indianapolis, observe one of three new test wells drilled on City Hall property at Locust and Washington streets Monday afternoon.
Converging at Parkfest (08/31/11)
The jazz trio of Convergence, featuring Ray Cumberland on drums, Carl Hines on keyboard, Harry Maginity on bass and vocals, and Sue Maginity (not pictured) on vocals, performed Tuesday night at the final Parkfest performance of the year.
Cloverdale struggles to keep budget balanced (08/31/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Already facing a strained budget, the Cloverdale Utility Board is struggling to find a way to keep its budget balanced as well as pay for many routine things the town needs. The Monday meeting lasted only an hour and covered buying a new utility truck, the Smyser demolition project, sidewalk repairs and parking bumpers...
Semi crashes, overturns in I-70 construction zone (08/31/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Interstate 70 construction zone in western Putnam County was the scene of another accident Tuesday morning. About 7:50 a.m., a semi left the roadway and overturned in the westbound lanes of I-70 near the 29-mile marker, Indiana State Police reported...
Tiger Cubs blasted by Braves (08/31/11)
The Greencastle boys' soccer team welcomed Terre Haute South to town Tuesday and found itself on the short end of the stick, losing to the Braves by the count of 8-2. Terre Haute South jumped out quick with Nic Henderson and Josh Pigg scoring early. The Tiger Cubs began the game well, but after two goals, the team looked deflated and the Braves took advantage...
Greencastle falls to Patriots (08/31/11)
Greencastle's girls golf squad got the chance to see some of the best competition in the western part of the state Monday afternoon when No. 19 ranked Terre Haute North came to Windy Hill. The Patriots, paced by All-State selection Rachel Welker's one-under score of 35, shot a 170 on the day, well in front of the home sides' 212...
North Putnam still looking for first win after dropping contest to Eels (08/31/11)
EMINENCE -- North Putnam was looking for win number one of the season as they traveled to Eminence Tuesday night. Four sets of heavily contested volleyball later, the Cougars were still looking for the elusive first win as the Eels scrapped out a 25-22, 25-27, 25-22 and 27-25 win...
HBG Donation (08/31/11)
Clovers improve to 4-2 on the season (08/31/11)
DUGGER -- The Cloverdale volleyball team moved to 4-2 on the season after its win over Union Dugger Monday in three games. The Clovers won 25-18, 25-13 and 25-17. Paige Gruener had a season-high 13 points, followed by Bristy Skiles with nine, Rebekah Jordan with seven and Bradanne Toney with five. Mariah Oetken and Lindsay Robson had three points each and Adri Patterson had one...
GMS softball skills day set for Sunday (08/31/11)
Greencastle Middle School softball Club will have a skills day at the Greencastle armory this Sunday. The skills day will run from 2 to 4 p.m. This is open to any GMS girl who is interested in playing softball for GMS. Players are asked to bring a glove, bat and batting helmet...
Police scanner for Aug. 31 (08/31/11)
City Police Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 9:47 a.m. Monday, Troy Morphew, 38, Greencastle, was arrested at Howard and Maple streets by Officer Eric Vaughan. Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Morphew is facing charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication (with a blood-alcohol contact of .16 percent under portable breathalyzer testing) and false informing...
Mental Health America thanks sponsors (08/31/11)
To the Editor: Mental Health America of Putnam County held its seventh annual "Mind Your Health" 2-mile walk and 4-mile run on Saturday, July 30. Each year we are delighted with the participation from Putnam County community members and individuals from outside of our community. This event has continued to grow each year and we hope to see it grow again in 2012...
Local citizenry needs to 'step up' to aid shelter (08/31/11)
To The Editor: We read with sadness the news of the A-Way Home Shelter's potential closing. Surely Greencastle residents, with some help from county residents, can raise the money to keep it open. As federal and state government cuts the spending which reduces many social services, the challenge is for individuals, corporations, small businesses, churches, etc. to fill in the gap...
Ethanol industry positively impacting U.S. economy (08/31/11)
To The Editor: Today our country is in an economic mess with no solution in sight. If there is one thing that all parties must come together on, it is a strategy to create jobs in order to get this country back on track. There is a simple solution right in front of us which has provided an unparalleled, value-added opportunity for agriculture and America. ...
Support disaster relief with Red Cross (08/31/11)
To the Editor: The approach of a hurricane is slow and deliberate. We can monitor its threatening path as it swirls ominously toward land, but we are unable to halt its advance. However, this doesn't mean we must remain powerless. With nearly 130 years of experience, the American Red Cross knows that empowerment comes with careful preparation and a practiced response. ...
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