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Stories from Friday, September 30, 2011

Library moves forward with e-books (09/30/11)
The Putnam County Public Library is trying to keep up with technology. The board decided during Wednesday's meeting to move forward with introduce e-books within the coming months. In the monthly report the board saw some decreases in registered borrowers, circulation and computer use, but the board is hoping the use of e-books will be a good thing...
Yo-Yo Ma's 50,000 hours of practice pay off at Discourse (09/30/11)
He was introduced by Deborah Rutter, president of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, as "the world's greatest cellist and a great friend to the world." But when Yo-Yo Ma spoke to the people at DePauw University's Kresge Auditorium Thursday night, he revealed himself to be as much of a child and student of life and music as he was when he learned his first piece at the age of 4...
With no new leads in case, police turn to Crime Stoppers (09/30/11)
Frustrated by a homicide investigation that has almost seemed like a cold case from day one, local authorities are employing a new tactic. In hopes of solving what is now the month-old murder case of 85-year-old Essie McVey, investigators have enlisted the help of Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana...
British-made cars to ring courthouse square Saturday (09/30/11)
The British are coming! The British are coming! If Paul Revere were to ride through the countryside to warn that the British were coming to Greencastle this Saturday, he'd doubtless be doing it from behind the wheel of a Ford or Chevy. For the British that are coming are British-made cars -- MGs, MGBs, Midgets and possibly even a Jaguar or two...
Cloverdale clerk-treasurer allowed an attorney (09/30/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Many people have voiced concern about the issues regarding the attorney of Cloverdale Clerk-Treasurer Cathleen Monaco. At the most recent utility board meeting, the board raised some concern about being over-budget and having to pay more than the budgeted amount for Monaco's attorney fees...
In the Pink (09/30/11)
The Cloverdale High School Clovers sold "Pink Out" T-shirts to raise money for the Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center and help support the girls' volleyball team during the Cloverdale-North Putnam game. The Clovers' Student Council, Sports Marketing Class and volleyball team presented a check for $411 to Linda Mann, representing the Cancer Center. Anyone who wants to support the Cancer Center can do so by making a contribution to the Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center Endowment. by contacting the Putnam County Community Foundation.
DNR fire assistance grants awarded to Greencastle, Cloverdale (09/30/11)
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has awarded 73 rural and volunteer fire departments from 46 counties across Indiana encompassing more than $310,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants. In Putnam County, Greencastle Fire Department was awarded $4,250 and Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $5,000...
2011 Taste of Putnam County a huge success (09/30/11)
To the editor: Last weekend's Taste of Putnam County was a hit. We had approximately 425 attend the Sept. 24 event at the Dixie Chopper Business Center and it was a great evening, with great food, great music and great fun. This event takes months of planning, and work, by a committee of dedicated volunteers, but in the end what made the evening so successful were our local restaurants who provided our attendees with so much delicious food. ...
Ball, Query score three each, Tiger Cubs torch Cadets 11-1 (09/30/11)
A stormy senior night turned beautiful as the western horizon at Dee S. Monnett Field turned golden, clouds lessened and the clock ran out as the Tiger Cubs ran off with an 11-1 win over Cascade Thursday. The five GHS seniors accounted for all of the Tiger Cubs' scoring on the night...
GHS defeats Cougars in four sets (09/30/11)
Wins have been hard to come by for the Greencastle Tiger Cub volleyball squad for the last two seasons. But things changed Thursday as the Tiger Cubs took down county rival North Putnam in four sets 25-14, 19-25, 25-23 and 25-20. The hosts picked up where they left off Tuesday as they stormed out of the gates early, taking a quick lead as they looked for an early jump on the visitors...
Greencastle ends regular season with a loss to the Cadets (09/30/11)
CLAYTON -- The Cascade Cadets girls soccer team showed up to their senior night ready to play, and that they did as they beat Greencastle 9-0 in the last regular season game. Greencastle arrived at Cascade last night and once again was met with rain showers. The girls got only a few minutes into the first half when the rain came on strong and so did the Cadet offense. Cascade put three goals into the GHS net within the first ten minutes of the game...
Richard G. 'Bud' Gray (09/30/11)
Richard G. "Bud" Gray, age 73, of Greencastle, lost his battle with cancer on Sept. 30, 2011. He was born Aug. 27, 1938 in Brown County, Ind., to Louis and Mable (Hines) Gray. He was a graduate of Reelsville High School, Class of 1956. On July 20, 1957 he married Donna (Miller) Gray, and she survives...
Police scanner for Sept. 30 (09/30/11)
City Police A Putnam County teenager is facing charges of battery and theft after a 12:15 p.m. incident Wednesday at the Greencastle Walmart store on Indianapolis Road. Ryan Gardner, 18, Reelsville, was lodged in the Putnam County Jail Wednesday afternoon after county deputies apprehended him coming out of a cornfield near Ballard Lane and State Road 240...
Do you have the clue police need to unravel the McVey case? (09/30/11)
It is now a month and counting on the unsolved murder of 85-year-old Essie McVey. Too soon to be an "Unsolved Mysteries" segment. Too short on suspects for "America's Most Wanted." And too routine compared to the Lauren Spierer case to be news de jour in Indianapolis...
Spittin' image of baseball exec. unnecessary in film (09/30/11)
To the Editor: Last Saturday my fiancée and I went to see "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt. It's a movie about the general manager of the Oakland A's and their use of statistics to build the team that won 20 games in a row. I'm not an avid baseball fan, but I like the sport and will happily chow down on a hot dog anytime I'm at a ballpark. I thought the film was great, despite some of the reviews I'd heard, and told a great story...
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