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Stories from Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween on the Square (11/02/11)
Many youngsters went trick-or-treating on the town square on Halloween afternoon. Hannah Schilling rides around in a wagon dressed as a pumpkin during the Halloween festivities on the Courthouse Square. Alicia and Nathan France trick-or-treat dressed as a spider and a Lego for Halloween. Local businesses gave out candy and treats to kids and adults alike walking the square.
Frightening time at library (11/02/11)
The Putnam County Public Library held a Halloween event of its own during the trick-or-treating on the Greencastle town square. Children could go in and get free books, which 9-year-old Kyle Tesmer did while dressed as a zombie. The Kiwanis room was also host to several spooky events. Kids could get candy, look at insects, eat ice cream, receive toys and get some homemade slime. Wyatt Clark, dressed as a rodeo clown with a stick horse, receives his package of slime from a volunteer.
Michigan sisters riding on horseback to Houston to help Haiti Water Project (11/02/11)
CLOVERDALE -- In an effort to raise money for the Haiti Water Project two young sisters, Brandy and Ashley Nelsey, from West Branch, Mich., have taken it upon themselves to ride all the way to Houston and back on horseback in a fundraising event called, "Horseback for Haiti."...
More questions than answers in Poland shooting (11/02/11)
POLAND -- Officials are still piecing together a shooting, which took place Sunday evening near the Poland area. According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, no one has been arrested at this point and no charges have been filed. "This is still under investigation," Heaton said. "No arrests have been made yet due to conflicting stories."...
South Putnam joins movement against texting and driving (11/02/11)
South Putnam High School announced recently through its Interact Club the school has joined the Movement to Educate Teen Drivers About the Dangers of Texting and Driving to Help Save Students Lives. The school joined the movement, sponsored by Scorpion of Greencastle, in an effort to try and save teen lives...
21 state parks to close for deer reductions (11/02/11)
Select Indiana state parks will close temporarily for two rounds of controlled deer reduction hunts in the coming weeks. The first reduction is Nov. 14-15. The second round is Nov. 28-29. The participating parks will close to the general public the evening before each of the two efforts and will re-open the morning after each two-day reduction...
Russellville Halloween costume winners named (11/02/11)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The annual Russsellville Halloween Social was held Saturday at the Russellville Community Center with a large crowd attending. Winners in the Best Animal category were: Colson Everman, first; Trenton Washburn, second; Jaslynn Wethington, third; Garrett Winn, fourth; Emma Chabez, fifth; Andrew Nees, sixth; Gabriele Church, seventh; Malcom Simpson, eighth; Ryan Jade Parrish, ninth...
Prostate screens offered at Putnam County Hospital (11/02/11)
On Thursday, Nov. 10, Putnam County Hospital will be hosting prostate screens for the men of Putnam and surrounding counties. The screen is an annual event that is sponsored by Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center. "Early detection is the key," Lou Fordice, LPN, Cancer Center, said. "We offer screenings to encourage more men to take an interest in their health and to protect themselves from cancer."...
Sports can teach you more than a lesson in life (11/02/11)
One of the great things about following sports has always been that if you pay attention, there are residual effects beyond just the pure enjoyment of athletic endeavors. It's more than just the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, despite what we all have learned from that poor, tumbling, stumbling, bumbling ski jumper on the "Wide World of Sports" intro...
Secretary of State reminds Hoosiers to bring photo ID to polls (11/02/11)
Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White reminds Hoosiers voting in the Nov. 8 election to bring photo ID with them to the polls. Voters who do not bring photo ID will still have an opportunity to vote provisionally and present their IDs to their local county election board by noon on Nov. 18...
Grace Ruth Rusteberg (11/02/11)
Grace Ruth Rusteberg, 89, of formerly of Bensenville, Ill., and Sebring, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at her home in Greencastle. Grace was born April 13, 1922 in Elmhurst, Ill., to Samuel and Isabelle Loomis. She married Marvin A. Rusteberg of Bensenville, Ill., on Aug.17, 1940 at the Church of Our Savior in Elmhurst...
Police scanner for Nov. 2 (11/02/11)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 9:04 p.m. Don Wayne Flanagan, 21, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail for operating while intoxicated. At 9:15 p.m. Jeffery Michael Bybee, 35, Indianapolis, was arrested for public intoxication...
Middle school students 'experience reality' (11/02/11)
To the Editor: On Columbus Day, Oct. 10, approximately 520 eighth-grade students participated in an annual event called Reality Experience. These students came from the four Putnam County middle schools, plus those of Dr. Collins Jr.-Sr. High School and Eminence and several who are home schooled...
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