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Stories from Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cloverdale boil order Lifted (11/17/11)
Boil order for the town of Cloverdale was lifted as of noon Thursday.
Roachdale makes space for towing (11/17/11)
ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Town Council talked to the owner of S & S Towing Tuesday night about a possible impound lot. Steve Collisi told the council about his intentions to use a lot just north of the Casey's General Store where the old grain elevator was. The land is currently owned by Kurt Ramsey, who has worked out an agreement with Collisi to rent half of the property to store cars collected from accidents, impounds and abandoned properties...
Fly her to the moon (11/17/11)
Melba Brown has led an exciting life. She was neighbors with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, owned her own businesses, worked at Dairy Queen for 17 years and now is celebrating her life at The Waters in Greencastle. On Wednesday the 103-year-old woman's life was celebrated before her Dec. 30 birthday by The Waters and Horizon Hospice Care. Brown received two ice cream cakes, a dozen roses from Eitel's Flowers and more. Andrew Knox (left) and his children Jackson and Caitlin, along with Brown's caretaker Linda Hall, celebrated the event with champagne, which Brown "tipped" (right), wine and stories about Brown's life.
The Domino Effect (11/17/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- As a wide-load vehicle traveled westbound along U.S 36 just west of Bainbridge Wednesday afternoon, it left a three-vehicle accident in its wake. The wide-load that had required a three-car police escort took up nearly the entire two-lane highway, forcing cars to yield and pull over to the side of the road as it passed...
'How to Succeed in Business' opens at GHS (11/17/11)
Greencastle High School will present Frank Loesser's popular show "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" as its fall musical this week. The show opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and runs through Saturday in Parker Auditorium at GHS. Based upon a book of the same title published in 1952 by Sheperd Mead, the musical follows the rise of young J. ...
Larry Sutton returns to DPU to direct Ibsen classic (11/17/11)
DePauw University Theatre will present Henrik Ibsen's classic 1890 play, "Hedda Gabler," from Nov. 17-20, marking the return of professor Larry Sutton to the directing ranks. Performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre of the Performing Arts Center at DPU. Sunday's matinee will begin at 2:30 p.m...
Putnamville troopers earn ISP awards, recognition (11/17/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- During a recent post meeting at the Indiana State Police Putnamville District, Lt. Dan Jones, commander of the Putnamville Post, presented awards and recognized several individual troopers on their recent achievements. Safe Driving Awards were presented to Master Trooper Todd Brown of Clay County and Senior Trooper DuJuan McFadden of Hendricks County for achieving 500,000 safe driving miles. ...
Museum displays wall hanging 'Jigsaw Puzzle' by Opdahl (11/17/11)
The Putnam County Museum has announced the donation by Martha Donovan Opdahl of "Jigsaw Puzzle," a tufted wool wall hanging of hand-dyed yarn. The abstract 4' x 6' piece "is a stunning addition to the museum's Art Walk," Museum Director Tanis Monday commented...
Albright Home on Tour (11/17/11)
The David and Sandi Albright home, 1908 Windemere Drive in the Edgelea Subdivision, 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 Victorian style of the home has been maintained in its formal living and dining rooms with lace curtains and darker cherry wood dining furniture. The Christmas tree in the living room reflects the rose and gold tones of the room. Dining room colors accentuate a set of handmade "rice china" Sandi's parents purchased in Okinawa when she was a child. The family room's more traditional reds and greens feature Dave's "Christmas Carol" collections. Each of three spare bedrooms is themed in a way special to Dave and Sandi -- from the "man room" with sports memorabilia, to the "oriental room" that is home to a bed Sandi's parents designed and had handmade while overseas, to the "Charleston room" with South Carolina accents and Sandi's pharmacy collectibles. The master bedroom, matching the footprint of the living room below, is done in shades of blue. 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.
Coming to terms with death, told (11/17/11)
After growing up afraid of death her whole life, author Marjorie E. Hopkins has finally come to the conclusion no one should fear death, especially not a Christian. Through years of being married to a local funeral home director, Hopkins is publishing her first book, "Dying to Meet Him -- Wit and Wisdom from a Funeral Director's Wife" that is based on true events that took place during her marriage...
Air Bears are citizens too... (11/17/11)
The Indy Air Bears, a nationally-ranked jump rope troop from Indianapolis, presented Roachdale Elementary students with their citizenship awards for the month. The students, from left, are (front row) Lily Gaddis, Grace Dillon, Regan Long, Keely Black, (middle row) Natalie Presslor, Dane Spencer, Aaron Pickel, Brooke Boswell, Tycee Crabtree, (back row) Jaden Day, Kalishia Franklin, Grace Fry, and Adam Bonebrake.
Annual toy drive give away under way (11/17/11)
It's getting to be that time of year and that time for the annual Toy Drive. South Putnam and Cloverdale student councils started the toy drive Tuesday night with the help of Marie Leach, representative of Return a Gift. The collections for the annual Toy Drive will take place until Thursday, Dec. 8, which will also be the morning of the Toy Drive Give Away held at Cloverdale High School from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m...
Cloverdale's Mann earns bronze emblem in public speaking event (11/17/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Cameron Mann of the Cloverdale FFA Chapter in Indiana was one of 45 participants in the National FFA Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event (CDE). Mann was awarded a bronze emblem during the competition at the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis...
ISU students soar sky-high in new course (11/17/11)
Indiana State University senior Lindsey Butorac enjoyed flying in airplanes with her friends who are pilots, and even mulled changing her major to aviation. Though she didn't make the switch, an activity in a new honors course this fall led to her soaring over the Wabash Valley -- at least for a little while...
Crawfordsville retailer sells million dollar scratch-off (11/17/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- A Montgomery County gas station is the site of the Hoosier Lottery's latest $1 million win. GasAmerica at 2605 Lafayette Rd. in Crawfordsville is the latest Hoosier Lottery retailer to sell a $1 million winning ticket on the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza Scratch-off...
GCC to host Thanksgiving dinner for community (11/17/11)
Thanksgiving is a time that our nation has set aside to thank God for the many blessings He has given us. However, not everyone in our community has family nearby to celebrate with. Many do not have the means to purchase food supplies to celebrate Thanksgiving this year...
Christmas 'High Tea' slated for Dec. 8 (11/17/11)
Mental Health America will be holding the third annual Christmas "High Tea" on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 4-5:30 p.m. The event which will take place at Almost Home, will cost $15 per person or $25 for two people. The event will include entertainment from harpist, Harriet Moore. All proceeds will go to MHAPC allow them to continue their work in the community...
Boetjer Bloomington Bound (11/17/11)
Tiger Cubs place third in opener (11/17/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' swim team battled North Montgomery and Danville Tuesday on the road. GHS finished third with 70 points behind Danville with 145 points and North Montgomery with 108. In their season opener, the Tiger Cubs had no first place finishes on the night. Their best finish came from Rachel Custis who finished second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:06.12...
Police scanner for Nov. 17 (11/17/11)
County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Sheriff's Department Upon returning to the ground, the deer struck the wrecker's left rear-view mirror and destroyed the left side of the emergency light bar on top...
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