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Stories from Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Roachdale physician arrested in drug, sex case (10/19/11)
A longtime Roachdale physician was arrested Tuesday afternoon, culminating a more than two-year investigation by local, state and federal investigators into alleged unlawful and reckless dispensing of controlled substances and reported sexual encounters with patients...
Putnam County Band Festival (10/19/11)
Rebecca Moore and Nicolette Peters, of Greencastle High School, are two of over 150 performers who performed at DePauw University's Kresge Auditorium Tuesday night for the 3rd Annual Putnam County Band Festival. The concert included participants from all four county high schools.
Crime Stoppers collecting tips in Essie McVey case (10/19/11)
Given the frustration local police have experienced in the Essie McVey murder case, Crime Stoppers has at least offered an encouraging sign in he ongoing investigation. After three weeks of exposure of the McVey case through Crime Stoppers materials, an undisclosed number of tips have been received but authorities are still waiting for a big breakthrough in the baffling case...
Cuts at South Putnam result in nine terminations by Oct. 28 (10/19/11)
From the 2010-11 school year, enrollment has dropped by 66 students at the South Putnam School Corporation, Superintendent Bruce Bernhardt said. That will cause the school to lose about $450,000 in state funding this year. As a result, the corporation chose to plan ahead by reducing the amount of total jobs, as well as reducing some positions from full time to part time...
Something strange in your neighborhood? Organize a watch group (10/19/11)
If there's something strange in your neighborhood ... Who you gonna call? If there's something weird, and it don't look good ... Who you gonna call? Of course, you're probably tempted to shout out Ghostbusters, as the old Ray Parker Jr. lyrics might imply...
Christine Louise Lowry (10/19/11)
Christine Louise Lowry, 81, Cloverdale, passed away on Sunday, Oct.16, 2011 at Washington Healthcare, Indianapolis. She was born on Jan. 20, 1930 in Wayne County, Ind., and was the daughter of Edward L. and Regent C. {Moore} Rosser. She was married to Clifford R. Lowry on Oct. 6, 1981, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 2011...
Shelby Franklin Norton (10/19/11)
Shelby Franklin Norton, 78, of Rockville died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 in Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center at Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 7, 1933 to Mitchell and Clearcy (Sowder) Norton at Mt. Vernon, Ky. He was a graduate of Ladoga High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War...
Knauer -- 50th Anniversary (10/19/11)
Don and Nona (Pierson) Knauer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 19 (today). They were married on Oct. 19, 1961 in Belle Union. They moved to Charleston, S.C., where they lived for three years while Don served in the Air Force. After Don's military career ended, they returned to Indiana...
Police scanner for Oct. 19 (10/19/11)
Sheriff's Department Wright did not see the stopped vehicles in time and rear-ended Gedert's car. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Damage $2,501-$5,000. She swerved to miss the deer and ran off the road on the north side. The car down a steep embankment, driving through a fence and rolling several times. The car hit a culvert and came to rest upright in a driveway...
Harry Belafonte undeserving of article's attention (10/19/11)
To the Editor: In Saturday's paper eulogizing Harry Belafonte, I wish you had been fair and balanced in your reporting (Editor's note: The story to which he makes reference was an Associated Press feature on the Television page). Brainwashing the public doesn't let the people know the whole truth. ...
Friends of Library are friends indeed (10/19/11)
To the Editor: October 16-22, 2011, is the fifth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week, making it a good time to publicly thank the Friends of the Putnam County Public Library, who contribute so much of their time and expertise to significantly enhance our services...
Animal curelty letter brought tears to reader's eyes (10/19/11)
To the Editor: When I read the letter by Lynelle Cullen (We get letters, Oct. 14), I cried. I don't see how anyone could read that and not cry. Lenora Bowlby Greencastle
Postal Service employee retirements key to solution (10/19/11)
To the Editor: I'm sure in the future there will be local news about post office closings and there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let Congress repair what it has messed up and get older employees to retire. Almost 50 percent of postal employees are over 50 years of age, with many thousands ready to retire. Just give us a little help to go...
GFD thanks open house supporters (10/19/11)
To the editor: The Greencastle Fire Department would like to extend a special "thanks" to the following supporters who contributed to the 11th annual open house event on Oct. 13. We had a huge success with record-breaking attendance of 300-plus this year. The winners of the coloring, poster and art contests were recognized with ages ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade...
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