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Stories from Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Creating a unique backyard paradise (09/14/11)
Everyone wishes they could live in paradise, especially during the harsh Indiana winters. Driving down Shadowlawn Avenue one is sure to notice the exotic plants covering the sides and backyard of Tom Jefferson's house. Retiring early after 27 years of working at Kroger, a legally blind, Jefferson needed something to focus his attention on. ...
Cloverdale court (09/14/11)
Spencer soldier killed in Afghanistan bombing (09/14/11)
SPENCER (AP) -- A 19-year-old soldier from central Indiana who enlisted in the Army last year with his brother was killed in an Afghanistan bombing just weeks after spending time back home recovering from a concussion he suffered in another bombing...
Harmony teenager dies as result of handgun mishap (09/14/11)
HARMONY -- For the second time in three years, Northview High School is grieving for one of its own. Christian Watkins, 16, Harmony, died due to injuries sustained after an accidental shooting incident Sunday, according to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton. (See complete obituary, Page 2A)...
Local police urge parents, caregivers to get car seats inspected (09/14/11)
The Greencastle Police Department, along with Putnam County Sheriff's Department, is urging parents and caregivers to have their children's car seats checked on National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 17. "We will have technicians on hand to inspect seats for correct installation, recalls, expired seats, and make sure the child is in the correct seat for their weight and height," Darcy Hendershot, GPD car seat technician, said...
Asbury Towers slates second annual Senior Extravaganza (09/14/11)
Asbury Towers will hold its second annual Senior Extravaganza Friday, Sept. 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the continuing care retirement community located at 102 W. Poplar St., Greencastle. All seniors, caregivers and families are welcome. Free music and entertainment are planned, including a performance by singer Will Yancy and free carriage rides provided by Enchanted Evenings...
Annual Family Movie Night set Sept. 17 at park (09/14/11)
The third annual Family Movie Night at Robe-Ann Park will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17. The Putnam County Youth Development Commission is also reaching out to the community seeking sponsorships. They are asking for $100 sponsorships in order to not only provide for the event but also to purchase school supplies for Putnam County children. Each sponsor will be recognized in all promotional and advertising materials...
South Putnam hangs with Warriors in 4 games (09/14/11)
The South Putnam volleyball team battled a tough Covenant Christian squad Tuesday, forcing the Warriors to four games, but ultimately losing 25-19, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-18. The Eagles were able to withstand the Warriors' Laura Johnson powerful net play and deft serving to hang with Covenant Christian in each of the four sets...
Tiger Cubs take down Vikings (09/14/11)
The Greencastle girls' soccer team heated up as they take their first win of the season. With temperatures rising around 90 degrees, the GHS girls took to the Dee S. Monnett Soccer Field and defeated the West Vigo Vikings 5-2. The Vikings came ready to play as they caught the GHS defense off guard with the first score of the game coming only 10 minutes into the first half...
Cloverdale cross country wins tri-meet over Cougars, Patriots (09/14/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale was the site for a three-way cross country duel Tuesday night, as the host Clovers racked up a pair of wins over visiting North Putnam and Owen Valley. With conditions changing week by week, running a race has been anything but simple for runners across the state and that was no different for the three competing squads...
Cougars get second win of the season (09/14/11)
The North Putnam boys' soccer team defeated Owen Valley 1-0 on Tuesday at home. Zach Hunter scored the Cougars' only goal on the night in the second half to give North Putnam its second win of the season. North Putnam will host Crawfordsville Saturday at noon...
GHS golfers come up short against Braves (09/14/11)
The Greencastle girls' golf team lost to Terre Haute South Monday 190-209 on its home course. Katie Hedges shared medalist honors with Terre Haute South's Kristen Krockenberger. Both girls shot a 42 on the day. Following Hedges was a trio of golfers posting scores in the 50s. Jessie Bennett shot a 51, while Kenzie St. Marie shot a 57 and Liz Johnson a 59. Kourtnee Vickrey shot a 62 and Lauren Bridgewater carded a 63...
Cougars defeat Clovers (09/14/11)
The North Putnam seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams were in action Monday against Cloverdale. The seventh grade team defeated the Clovers 25-15 and 25-17. Carlie Bundy had five points to lead the Cougars, with Haley Abdon and Grace Willard recording four points each...
Eagles win on fifth card over Southmont (09/14/11)
South Putnam's girls' golf squad kept the momentum from the WCC match Saturday going Monday as they knocked off Southmont on a tiebreaker Monday night. Both squads came in with a score of 210 at the Oak Ridge Golf Course and went to the fifth scorecards, where Sarah Woodworth's 57 was enough to earn the victory...
North Putnam cross country team competes at Jon Mitchell Invite (09/14/11)
CLAYTON -- The North Putnam cross country team traveled to Cascade for the Jon Mitchell Invite Saturday. In the boys' race, Dalton Spears was 21st with a time of 17:59, while Trenton Osborn was 39th with a time of 19:10. Joe Mindiola was 65th in a time of 21:47 and Chase Salyers was 68th in a time of 23:06. Michael Herrmann was 71st with a time of 24:12 and Jimmy Volland was 72nd with a time of 25:22...
Lenihan named Player of the Game (09/14/11)
Carolyn S. Grooms (09/14/11)
July 22, 1949 -- Sept. 13, 2011 Mrs. Carolyn S. Grooms age 62 of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at her residence. Born July 22, 1949 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Glen Edward Crawley and Ann Marie (Higgins) Haga. She married Phil Grooms on Dec. 13, 1982 and he survives...
Mary Willidean Sullivan (09/14/11)
July 22, 1949 -- Sept. 8, 2011 Mary Willidean Sullivan, 62, a resident of Greencastle and formally of Greenfield, passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis. She was born July 22, 1949 in Indianapolis to the late Theodore Sample and Mattie (Graham) Sample...
Police scanner for Sept. 14 (09/14/11)
City Police Three Putnam County women were arrested in three separate incidents investigated recently by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 4:30 p.m. Monday, Hope L. King-Rush, 40, Cloverdale, was arrested for theft at the Greencastle Kroger store on Indianapolis Road. Officer Ed Wilson's report indicated she reportedly took makeup and women's shaving lotion, valued at a total of $25.56...
Owen reels in a keeper for Ubben Series anniversary (09/14/11)
Anyone who has done any amount of fishing knows the big ones don't just jump in the boat. Perhaps even more than a rod and reel, to be a successful fisherman you need the patience of Job, the fearlessness of Jonah and the optimism of Noah. You have to fish deep and wait the lunkers out. But the payoff can be a trophy for the ages...
United Way thanks Day of Caring participants (09/14/11)
To the Editor: Approximately 300 volunteers teamed up for good on Friday and Saturday Aug. 26 and 27. Participants in the United Way of Putnam County's annual Day of Caring trekked across the country to serve at various sites. Much work was completed, and such a significant impact could not have been made without the exceptional efforts of these individuals...
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