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Stories from Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tanker crash kills driver, closes I-70 (12/27/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon claimed the life of a tanker truck driver and created a hazardous materials spill on Interstate 70 near the Putnam-Clay county line. However, further tragedy was averted in an incident that could easily have turned out much worse.
Trucker in I-70 fatality identified as Ohio man (12/27/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- An Ohio truck driver was the lone victim of Monday's tanker truck crash that left Interstate 70 closed until early morning Tuesday. Putnam County Chief Deputy Coroner Dave Brown identified the victim as George F. Leggett, 65, Columbus, Ohio...
'First-day hike' on tap at McCormick's Creek State Park (12/27/11)
SPENCER -- McCormick's Creek State Park will offer a healthy chance to ring in 2012 with a guided hike on Jan. 1. The state park's mile-long hike, part of the national program America's State Parks First Day Hikes, will be an "ice photo safari." Participants will hike along a trail looking for photo opportunities along the frozen creek and canyon. Afterward, everyone will meet at the Canyon Inn in the park for refreshments and warm drinks...
Correctional officer dies at his post (12/27/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A 71-year-old correctional officer was pronounced dead Saturday morning at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF). Correctional Officer Ronald K. "Frenchie" French of Rosedale was reportedly found unresponsive at his PCF post assignment at approximately 6:30 a.m., authorities said...
Write-offs city's last resort for delinquent utility bills (12/27/11)
After exhausting all possibilities of making collections on some 250 delinquent accounts, the City of Greencastle regrettably has written off more than $13,000 in unpaid utility bills. The Board of Works took that action on more than three years worth of unpaid billing for water, trash and wastewater accounts...
Citizen of the Year deadline nears (12/27/11)
The deadline to nominate a person who has made a difference in the community for the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award a little more than a week away. The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year honor until 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6...
Two great income tax deduction options (12/27/11)
If you would like to lessen state income tax burden, you can always make a donation to your local Extension Office. No, I am not joking and did not have too much eggnog. Seriously, up to $200 per individual and $400 for couples filing jointly given to an Indiana-funded university will receive a direct deduction of 50 percent of the amount given off the state income tax bill. Therefore a $100 contribution to the Purdue Extension-Putnam County program would only cost you $50...
PCF staff rolls out barrel of donations for food pantry (12/27/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) staff recently donated a barrel of food items to the Putnam County Food Pantry in Greencastle. Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, thoughts of those less fortunate spurred the Putnamville staff to conduct a food drive. Coordinated by Tonya Morris, PCF staff donated items during the month of November and delivered them just in time for Christmas dinners...
Walking Wednesdays to offer winter edition at DePauw (12/27/11)
The Putnam County Health Coalition is partnering with DePauw University to offer a safe, clean, warm place to walk this winter with friends or by yourself. Walking Wednesdays' Winter Edition will meet each Wednesday between 8 and 10 a.m. to walk indoors at the DePauw Tennis and Track Center...
MHAPC hosts second New Year's 5K Fun Run/Walk fundraiser (12/27/11)
Mental Health America of Putnam County will hold its second annual New Year's 5K Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 9 a.m. The event will take place at Tzouanakis Intermediate School and participants will have the choice to walk the Tzouanakis Nature Trail or they may select the 5K non-competitive run on the new section of People Pathways...
South Putnam's holiday sports tournaments begin Thursday (12/27/11)
South Putnam will hold its annual two-day Eagle Holiday Sports Festival featuring a little something for everyone beginning Thursday. The Eagle Wrestling Invitational gets things going at 9 a.m. Thursday. In addition to the Eagles, teams from Attica, Sullivan, Turkey Run and Western Boone will be competing...
Pingleton ranked No. 1 in NAIA (12/27/11)
Greencastle grad and former state runner-up wrestler Charlie Pingleton is currently ranked No. 1 in the 157-weight division in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Pingleton has posted a record of 21-2, with his losses coming to No. 3 ranked wrestling in the NCAA Jordan Shields from Mercyhurst College 4-3 and to a wrestlter form Marysville College in overtime...
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