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Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2011

'What in the World is This?' artifact guessing contest (12/08/11)
The Putnam County Museum invites the public to participate in a new monthly contest held at the museum. Beginning this week, the museum will place an unfamiliar artifact on display and invite visitors to guess what the object is and what its purpose might be...
Home is what you make of it (12/08/11)
Habitat for Humanity has a way with fixing up dilapidated homes and turning them into livable and affordable places to stay. For their 20th house, donated by First National Bank, Tim Matthews and Chris Scott are working with Jesse and Amber Rogers of Bainbridge to create a new house for the Rogers couple and their two kids. The plan is to finish the house in the next few months. One of the major rehabs of the house involve placing insulation in the second floor of the home (above) where there was no insulation previously. Jesse Rogers stands in what will be his new basement (left) looking at the recently finished electrical wiring.
Wastewater treatment plant earns award (12/08/11)
The city of Greencastle received a pair of honors at the recent 75th annual conference of the Indiana Water Environment Association (IWEA). The IWEA honored the Greencastle Wastewater Treatment Plant with the Municipal Safety Award, while Greencastle Utilities Superintendent Richard Hedge was awarded the L.L. Larson Safety Award during the Nov. 16-18 conference at Indianapolis...
County Commissioners seek applicants for appointments (12/08/11)
With nearly 38,000 residents in the county, the Putnam County Commissioners are calling upon the sense of civic duty in a few of them to serve the community. The commissioners have 20 appointments to make to nine different local boards during December and January. The appointments will likely be made at the Monday, Dec. 19 commissioners meeting...
Sheriff's Department taking names for holiday food baskets (12/08/11)
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department will be taking names for food baskets until Friday, Dec. 16 or until they reach 50 families. Interested parties may request a basket personally or nominate a family. Anyone nominating someone must have the following information: Name of the person nominated, complete correct address, contact phone number, number of people living in the home, children's ages and if they are boys or girls...
Wanda Carol (Shutcs) Milliman (12/08/11)
Wanda Carol (Shutcs) Milliman, 70, of Jeffersonville, Ind., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Carol was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in New Albany. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed traveling and jazz music and dearly loved spending time with her family and grandchildren...
Paul W. Gibbs (12/08/11)
Paul W. Gibbs, 74, Monticello, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at the Indiana Veterans Home of West Lafayette. Born Feb. 13, 1937 in Sellersburg, Ind., he was the son of Paul G. and Alean (Bagshaw) Gibbs. Paul had lived in the Monticello community since 1996, coming from Delphi, Ind. He grew up in Roachdale...
Michael David Gilliam (12/08/11)
Michael David Gilliam, age 40, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. Born April 15, 1971 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Gary Lee Gilliam and Kathleen E. Harris and was a graduate of the Cloverdale High School class of 1990. Michael was a United States Marine Corps veteran, having served for 13 years...
Geraldine C. Runion (12/08/11)
Geraldine C. Runion, age 95, of Terre Haute, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1916 near Greencastle in Putnam County as the daughter of Glen and Elizabeth Hurst Clark. She graduated from Fillmore High School...
Margaret Alice Reid (12/08/11)
Margaret Alice Reid, 89, Warsaw, Mo., and formerly of Kansas City and Ava, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Sugarland, Texas. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 8 at White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone, Mo...
Police scanner for Dec. 8 (12/08/11)
City Police Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police. -- At 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Corey Reeves, 23, Fillmore, was arrested by Officer Darrel Bunten at Greencastle Police headquarters on a warrant for theft. -- At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Christopher Leathers, 28, Greencastle, was arrested at an Avenue B residence by Officer Bunten on an active warrant...
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