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Stories from Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cloverdale boil order in place (11/16/11)
Cloverdale was taking care of business on Monday, hearing updates on pervious projects as well as preparing for the new year. Utility manager Rich Saucerman started off by advising the town they are currently under a water boil advisory as the main water pipe burst earlier that day. The town is expected to be under this advisory until at least Thursday when the town will hear back on if the water is contaminated or not...
Dress rehearsal (11/16/11)
While it may look like something from a musical theater set, the creation being assembled Monday at the corner of Bloomington and Anderson streets is a prototype for the new DePauw University campus entrance coming soon. DePauw officials were trying to get a feel for the size and scope of the entryway before submitting drawings to the state for approval (necessary due to its placement along U.S. 231). The prototype of plywood and two-by-fours -- to be replaced ultimately by bricks and mortar -- cover a width of 32 feet on either side of Anderson Street. The columns standing 15.5 feet high create an archway over the existing sidewalk. At a recent Stellar Grant public meeting, DePauw President Brian Casey said the Anderson Street project was moved from the back burner to the front burner to serve as an example of how other streetscapes in the campus area might appear.
Helmer named Putnam County's EMA director (11/16/11)
Tom Helmer has worn many hats in his 30 years with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. He recently donned one more in service of the people of the county. In addition to his duties as a captain for the Sheriff's Department, Helmer was recently named the Emergency Management Agency director by the Putnam County Commissioners...
GHS Spell Bowl team captures third place at state competition (11/16/11)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- A third-place finish at state competition may spell even greater success in the future, Greencastle High School academic coach Nicole Kempf believes. She watched her young GHS spell bowl team finish behind only repeat champion Cascade High School and runner-up Benton Central Saturday in Class 3 competition at Purdue University...
Last meeting in Annex mostly uneventful (11/16/11)
Nearly a decade of county business in the Putnam County Annex came down to a meeting that was only about half an hour long. Tuesday's meeting of the Putnam County Council -- the last meeting in the building before its closure -- consisted of a series of approvals of fund transfers and discussions of future meeting dates and locations...
France Home on House Tour (11/16/11)
The Jamie and Amy France home, 203 Northwood Blvd., is one of five houses on the 29th annual Delta Theta Tau Holiday Home Tour set for Saturday, Nov. 19 from 1-5 p.m. The two-story, three-bedroom Spanish Revival home, constructed in 1927, is nestled on the edge of Northwood Addition (recently placed on the state historic register). The front entry features original polished stone flooring. The living room is furnished with rustic mission-style furniture and features a handcrafted entertainment center and authentic Southwest Native American décor. A formal dining room has homeowner-crafted stained-glass windows and a variety of prints by wildlife artist and Brown County resident and family friend, William Zimmerman. The Florida room has tile flooring and original french doors. A breakfast nook features a handmade wine storage rack built from the salvaged leaded-glass doors of the home's original corner curio cabinet, while a recently remodeled kitchen has ample counter and cabinet space and new appliances. Admission to the home tour is $8 per person. Tickets are available at Eitel's Flowers, Treasures on the Square, Ambler-Hill Florists, Almost Home and Curves.
Putnam County youth earn top honors at Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup (11/16/11)
Putnam County youth earned top honors among the nation's most knowledgeable 4-H Horse Program members during the 2011 Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup, an annual event hosted by the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville...
Tiger Cubs take Tuttle Trojan Classic (11/16/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- On Saturday, the Greencastle eighth grade basketball team brought home the Trojan Classic tournament championship held at Crawfordsville High School. The Tiger Cubs faced Southmont in the tournament opener and had to shake off some early season jitters before holding on to a 33-30 victory...
North Putnam picks up first win (11/16/11)
COVINGTON -- North Putnam picked up its first win of the season in girls' hoops action, defeating Covington 49-46 on the road Tuesday. The Cougars got a big performance from LeeAnn Davis and Kensy Asbell. Davis scored 12 and Asbell 11 for North Putnam. Bethany Wiatt chipped in seven points in the win...
Greencastle evens record with overtime win over Southmont (11/16/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' basketball team outlasted Southmont Tuesday for a 49-48 overtime win. The win moves Greencastle to 2-2 on the season. Taylor Pruitt paced the Tiger Cubs with 15 points, with Shelby Earl close behind with 14 points, including four three pointers. Alex Basile scored eight, with Callan Taylor and Hannah Wainman adding four points each. Erynn Beck and Jessi Covert chipped in two points each in the win...
Cloverdale falls to Owen Valley (11/16/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's girls' basketball team opened the home portion of the 2011 basketball season Monday night against an Owen Valley team that one year ago notched the Clovers by 46 points. In a game that showed that both teams were still working out the kinks, the Patriots took another handy win over the hosts 50-32...
Eagles struggle against Warriors (11/16/11)
The South Putnam seventh and eighth grade basketball teams battled Turkey Run, with both squads falling. The seventh grade team lost 40-27, while the eighth graders lost 40-24. Timmy Parker led the way for the seventh grade team with six points, with Hunter Higgins, Josh Bills and Logan Vandermark adding four points each...
Maxine Morrison (11/16/11)
Maxine Morrison, 94, Dallas, Texas, passed away on Nov. 11, 2011. She was born on June 15, 1917, in Cloverdale, Ind., to Louis Franklin Morrison and Norma Elizabeth Cunningham. She graduated from Indiana State Teachers College and worked for FDIC, GAO and the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C., Asheville, N.C, and Dallas, Texas...
Willie W. 'Willie' Roberts (11/16/11)
Mr. Willis W. "Willie" Roberts, age 72, of Greencastle, formerly of Elkhart, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. Born Dec. 7, 1938 in Angola, Ind., he was the son of Willis W. and Lois A (Powers) Roberts Sr. He was a graduate of Concord High School in Dunlap...
Police scanner for Nov. 16 (11/16/11)
County Jail A number of people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 3:40 p.m. Anna Marie Williams, 52, Gosport, was booked for theft, resisting law enforcement, possession of a schedule drug and disorderly conduct. At 5:15 p.m. Justin Bradley Homler, 38, Greencastle, was arrested for failure to appear...
How to fix distrust in government (11/16/11)
The latest New York Times/CBS News poll had bad news for Congress, whose support is down to single digits. But it had even worse news for the Republic. Americans' distrust of government, the pollsters found, is "at its highest level ever." A lot of this ire is focused on Congress, which an overwhelming majority believe is incapable of acting on behalf of the nation as a whole, but it has come to take in all of Washington. ...
Congratulating Roachdale town election winners (11/16/11)
To The Editor: I would like to congratulate the winners of the recent Roachdale elections, Barb Scott, Jack Jones, Zack Bowers and Martha Louk. The citizens have entrusted you for the next four years to take a great community to the next level. I met and conversed with many concerned citizens during my campaign that have now placed their trust in you to lead them in the revitalization of a town that has much potential. I trust they made the right decision...
An open letter to President Clinton (11/16/11)
To the Editor: Global food, water and energy crisis, environment and animal welfare are difficult to discuss in this community where farming is livelihood, a whole way of life. Farmers worry about feeding the starving. Agribusiness feeds automobiles and fattens animals ... and our children. The dire consequences of food production based on profit, efficiency and convenience are evident...
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