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Stories from Thursday, September 1, 2011

Condo assault victim, 85, dies from injuries (09/01/11)
An elderly Greencastle woman, the apparent victim of an assault at her Autumn Glen Village Condos residence earlier this week, died Thursday, the Marion County Coroner's Office confirmed. The apparent homicide victim was identified as Essie McVey, 85...
Hoskins family continues fight for Zion (09/01/11)
Chelsea and Paul Hoskins have watched their son, Zion, grow up knowing that he will never be able to walk or stand on his own. In the past year there have been several fundraisers in place to aid them in funding Zion's medical bills. The couple is reaching out to the community once again, asking for help as they try to raise money to equip their van so Zion can use a power chair instead of a manual one...
Humane treatment (09/01/11)
The Humane Society of Putnam County provides homes to 90 cats and dogs. But the non-profit organization is facing some serious budget cuts. Such budget cuts mean fewer hours for the workers as well as less individual time with the animals themselves...
GCSC board accepts wave of personnel items at special meeting (09/01/11)
The 2011 fall semester is more than two weeks old and things are still settling into place for the employees of Greencastle Community Schools. All teaching positions were filled prior to the Aug. 16 start of classes, but some shuffling continues in other positions throughout the corporation, as the board accepted 46 personnel items at Wednesday's special session...
City plans public workshop on portion of Stellar project (09/01/11)
The City of Greencastle will be holding a meeting on its application to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority for an owner-occupied rehabilitation grant. The program is a part of the city's Stellar Community Grant project. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at Greencastle City Hall, 1 N. Locust St...
Native plants of Putnam County opens at PCM (09/01/11)
The Putnam County Museum invites the public to visit a new exhibit featuring Indiana native plants. The outdoor exhibit consists of three raised flower boxes that adorn the museum's entrance and parking lot area. The first-of-its-kind display at the museum is meant to educate and show off the natural history and richness of our state's flora...
Walmart assists Tzouanakis (09/01/11)
The Walmart Foundation recently presented a check for $2,250 to Tzouanakis Intermediate School.
GHS takes down Warrior squad (09/01/11)
The Greencastle boys' tennis team faced an undermanned Turkey Run squad Tuesday and came away with a 5-0 win over the Warriors. "It was good for especially my one, two and three to get a win," head coach Bradley Key said. "They've actually been battling fairly well. (At) West Vigo, they had a chance for a win there. It was good to see Landon Miller finish on his forehand. He's been battling that in his head and he told me that before the match and today it looked pretty smooth."...
Greencastle places second, Cloverdale third in tri-match (09/01/11)
CLAYTON -- Greencastle's 208 delivered a split in a West Central Conference three-way golf match Wednesday, defeating short-handed Cloverdale's 213 and falling to Monrovia's 200 at Deer Creek Golf Club. Jessie Bennett had the low nine-hole round for the Tiger Cubs (5-8, 4-3 WCC) with a 48 and Katie Hedge shot 49. Kenzie St. Marie scored 54 and Lauren Bridgewater's 57 completed the total. Liz Johnson shot 61...
CHS gets win over Turkey Run (09/01/11)
The Cloverdale volleyball team defeated Turkey Run Tuesday in three games 25-17, 25-21 and 25-21 and moved to 5-2. Leading the Clovers in points was Paige Gruener with 13 points. Bristy Skiles adding five points, with Adri Patterson, Bradanne Toney and Taylor Jones scoring four points each. Lindsay Robson, Rebekah Jordan and Katie Fulkerson had three points each. Gruener had a season-high six aces...
South Putnam falls to Riverton Parke (09/01/11)
The South Putnam volleyball team lost to Riverton Parke Tuesday 18-25, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-22. "Riverton did a great job hitting," South Putnam head coach Renata Hendrickson said. "We did a good job at times, but couldn't hold n for the win. The ladies did well hitting tonight, we just need to pull everything together all in the same game."...
North Putnam splits with Southmont (09/01/11)
The North Putnam eighth grade volleyball team defeated Southmont 25-12 and 25-22 Tuesday night. The Cougars came back to win after being down 20-15 in the second game. Leading North Putnam in kills were Taylor Nauert and Adri Millican. Hannah Gray, Nauert and Millican combined for 11 aces and 24 service points. Libero Kennedy Weliever led the team in passing and digs...
Tiger Cubs secure elusive first win (09/01/11)
The Greencastle volleyball team earned an elusive first win of the season Tuesday when they defeated South Vermillion 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 21-25 and 15-9. Rayleigh Amis had 18 kills for GHS, with Kara Birt adding nine kills. Ellen Gobert recorded 35 assists and Alex Basile had five aces on the night...
Cloverdale places second in tri-match (09/01/11)
The Cloverdale girls' golf team placed second in a tri-match with Southmont and South Vermillion Tuesday. The Clovers tied Southmont with a total of 193, but fell to the Mounties of a fifth card tie-breaker. Sydney Shrum led the Clovers with a low-round of 36. She was followed by Victoria Boyette with a 49 and MaKayla Moore with a 53. Anna Spencer shot a 55 and Dani Ellebrecht shot a 60 for the Clovers...
Von Ehrics serve up spicy bowl of attitude (09/01/11)
There's something distinctly Texas about throwing a bunch of flavors in the same pot and letting them stew for a while. Although many locales nationwide may claim chili as their own, it remains synonymous with the Lone Star State. Texas music seems to be the same way. Where else could elements of punk, metal, country, classic rock, alternative and even gospel mix so seamlessly as they do on "Two Foot Stomp," the latest release from punkabilly act The Von Ehrics?...
New book gives us ABCs of rock 'n' roll (09/01/11)
Why didn't I think of this? As the father of a 1-year-old and a certified music freak, my interests lie somewhere between Dr. Seuss and Cameron Crowe. A book that combines classic rock art with clever rhymes engaging to the youngest of audiences is up my alley...
Virginia Kathryn Craft Spelbring (09/01/11)
Virginia Kathryn Craft Spelbring, 89, passed quietly on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Greencastle. She was born March 22, 1922 in Manhattan as the daughter of Cecil and Ruth (Hut-cheson) Craft. She lived her entire life in the Putnam and Clay County region, living near Poland after marrying Harold E. Spelbring on March 22, 1942...
Verna Kendall Davies (09/01/11)
Verna Kendall Davies, 89, Hazelwood, died Aug. 31, 2011 at her home. She was born June 28, 1922 in Morehead, Ky., the daughter of Everett and Carrie (Caudill) Kendall. Mrs. Davies was the widow of Roland C. Davies, who preceded her in death in 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Martinsville VFW...
Police scanner for Sept. 2 (09/01/11)
City Police Three recent property-damage accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers. -- A 3:32 p.m. accident Wednesday at Washington and Wood streets reportedly spawned an altercation between drivers and resulted in the arrest of a Greencastle woman...
Police scanner for Sept. 1 (09/01/11)
City Police One arrest was reported Tuesday night by Greencastle City Police. Joshua Dean Akins, 21, Greencastle, was arrested at 9:50 p.m. at Robe-Ann Park on charges of possession of marijuana (less than 30 grams), contributing to the delinquency of a minor and probation violation...
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