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Stories from Wednesday, December 14, 2011

South Putnam school board holds special work session on Reelsville (12/14/11)
REELSVILLE--It was time to face the public for the South Putnam Community School Board on Monday night. As rumors of the Reelsville Elementary School closing have escalated, the Reelsville PTO brought the board into a two-hour long special work session to clear up any misconceptions...
Scaring up funds (12/14/11)
Linda Merkel (left) of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission receives a check for $450 from Dorothy Wells, president of Putnam County Extension Homemakers. The donation to support Putnam County Coats for Kids is half of what was taken in at the second annual Halloween Festival which was planned and sponsored by Putnam County Extension Homemakers. The remaining half of the proceeds will go to the Putnam County Fair Board for programming to support local youth through 4-H.
Roachdale doctor gets spring trial date (12/14/11)
A springtime trial date has been set in the case of a 57-year-old Roachdale physician accused of unlawfully dispensing narcotics, often reportedly in exchange for sex. Dr. Ray D. Howell, whose medical license has been suspended indefinitely by the Indiana Medical Licensing Board, will face a jury trial before Judge Matthew Headley on May 23 in Putnam Circuit Court...
Cloverdale School Corp. prepares for end of semester (12/14/11)
CLOVERDALE -- The end of a quick first semester in sight, the Cloverdale School Board heard updates on the school year and prepared for the end of 2011 at its December meeting. "This has been a very fast semester," Superintendent Carrie Milner said. "I'm very grateful we've gotten this far without ice and snow."...
Bridge expert Cooper recognized by DAR (12/14/11)
Washburn Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, presented its 2011 Heritage Preservation Award to Dr. James L. Cooper at a ceremony Monday afternoon at the Putnam County Library. Dr. Cooper, 629 E. Seminary St., Greencastle, was recognized as a Distinguished Hoosier Historian for his work with the historic bridges of Putnam County and the state of Indiana...
County council performs year-end housekeeping (12/14/11)
A number of routine, end-of-year matters highlighted a brief meeting of the Putnam County Council on Thursday, Dec. 8. The council approved several transfers and additional appropriations to ensure positive balances on various county funds by Dec. 31...
North Putnam falls to North Vermillion (12/14/11)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's girls' basketball team found a hot shooting North Vermillion squad too much to contend with Tuesday night, falling 55-33. The Falcons started off by grabbing a quick 7-0 lead before scoreboard issues gave the Cougars a chance to regroup...
Query will play soccer for Ancilla College (12/14/11)
DONALDSON -- Greencastle senior Brandon Query has signed with the Ancilla College men's soccer team for the 2012 season. The midfielder is the first official signing of the year for Ancilla head coach James Drzewiecki. "Brandon is a great player to start our class off with," said Drzewiecki. "He's floated under the radar a bit but the kid can flat out play. We've really been taken with his work rate, vision, and technical ability. He's our kind of player and he's a great fit for our system."...
South Putnam posts 3-1 record at Tri-West (12/14/11)
LIZTON -- The South Putnam wrestling team went 3-1 at Tri-West this past Saturday. They opened the day with a loss to Clinton Central, then went on to defeat Tri-West 41-22, Scecina 45-24 and Speedway 51-27. Posting records of 4-0 on the day were Andy Waters, Tanner Thompson, Rudy Harris and Jacob Williams...
Greencastle wrestlers competed at Mater Dei Invite Saturday (12/14/11)
EVANSVILLE -- The Greencastle wrestling team went 1-4 at the Mater Dei Invitational last Saturday. The Tiger Cubs defeated Jasper 37-36, but lost to No. 3 Evansville Mater Dei, No. 15 Jeffersonville, No. 16 Bloomington South and Castle. Ben Hesler was a perfect 4-0 on the day, with Carter Lewis posting a record of 2-1. Aaron Langdon and 3-2, with Nick Pingleton, Blaine Fenwick and Will Mobley posted records of 2-3...
Cloverdale Wrestling Club hosts 2nd annual Friendship Meet (12/14/11)
The Cloverdale Wrestling Club will host its second annual Friendship Meet Saturday at 9 a.m. Cost for the event is free for wrestling and $1 for general admission. For wrestlers interested in competing, they should send their name, age, weight and year's of expereience to Brian Asbury at asbury4040@yahoo.com. Info must be received by Thursday...
Don E. Compton (12/14/11)
Don E. Compton, age 65, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Born Oct. 12, 1946 in Moreland, Ky., he was the son of William Clyde and Flossetta Pauline (Smith) Compton. He married Sandra (Pritchett) Compton on April 2, 1994, and she survives...
Police scanner for Dec. 14 (12/14/11)
County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 3:45 p.m. Richard Lee Brown, 19, Indianapolis, was held at the jail for probation violation. At 1:42 a.m. Charles Ryan Byrd, 30, Fillmore, was housed at the jail for public intoxication...
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