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Stories from Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wreck closes U.S. 231 most of afternoon (01/04/12)
FINCASTLE -- A one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon closed U.S. 231 between U.S. 36 and State Road 236 when a semi left the roadway and bottomed out after returning to the pavement, effectively blocking the highway for at least three hours. Truck driver Warren R. Eikelberg, no age available, Michigan City, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a semi-truck carrying a wide load when he ended up in a ditch just north of Fincastle...
Fire destroys home (01/04/12)
FILLMORE -- Eight fire departments from two counties responded to a house fire near the Putnam-Hendricks county line Tuesday afternoon. The fire destroyed much of the home owned by Gary Hazlett at 488 N. County Road 850 East, with the remainder heavily damaged by smoke...
County to make all paychecks direct deposit (01/04/12)
All Putnam County employees will soon stop collecting paychecks -- in a sense. Meeting with Treasurer Sharon Owens in their role as Board of Finance, the Putnam County Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to begin paying all employees by direct deposit rather than giving them the option of checks...
GHS alumni to offer scholarships (01/04/12)
The Greencastle High School alumni scholarships are once again being offered this year. Applications are available from the Greencastle High School guidance counsler, the Putnam County Community Foundation or online at www.greencastlealumni.com. The GHS Alumni Scholarship Fund has awarded 91 scholarships to GHS graduates since its inception in 1995. The fund is housed in the Putnam County Foundation and only the interest is used for scholarships, so the fund will continue into perpetuity...
HFCS co-founder to speak Jan. 9 to Defenders of Liberty Group (01/04/12)
Greg Fettig, co-founder of Hoosiers For a Conservative Senate (HFCS), will be the featured speaker at the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty meeting, Monday, Jan. 9. The meeting, open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, 102 Ballard Lane, Greencastle...
Girl Scouts plan sweet time at Cookie Rally Friday at GMS (01/04/12)
Northern Putnam Girl Scouts will conduct a Cookie Rally Friday, Jan. 6 at Greencastle Middle School. Girls will be able to taste all varieties of the 2012 Girl Scout cookies and learn what sales incentives are available. They will also receive their cookie order cards at the 6-9 p.m. meeting...
Cougars start 2012 with loss to Stars (01/04/12)
ROACHDALE -- In their first contest of 2012, the North Putnam Cougars suffered from a rough shooting night en route to a 61-44 loss to Western Boone Tuesday. North Putnam head coach Nathan Martindale noted the team's struggles on the night and what they need to do when shooting woes happen...
Greencastle wins second contest against Northview this season (01/04/12)
BRAZIL -- The Greencastle Tiger Cubs continued a midseason surge with their fifth victory in a row on Tuesday night, closing out the Northview Knights by a 43-26 score to improve to 9-5 overall this season. The victory might not have been pretty for the Tiger Cubs, who shot just 31-percent (14-of-45) from the field during the game, but head coach Bradley Key was simply focused on the bottom line...
Clara M. Terry (01/04/12)
Clara M. Terry, 97, Belle Union, passed away Jan. 4, 2012 at the Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born on Oct. 30,1914 in Clay County, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ida (Shofer) Altemiller. She married Norman R. Terry on Feb. 17, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1998...
Marion McCauley Cook (01/04/12)
Marion Cook, 95, of Greencastle, passed away peacefully at Garden Villa Nursing Facility, Station 4, in Bloomington. She has taken the last journey. Marion Louise McCauley was born March 7, 1916 in Rock Island, Ill. She was one of five children born to Anna Hunt McCauley and Hope W. McCauley: Ruth, William, Robert, Marion and Margaret...
Scanner for Jan. 4 (01/04/12)
City Police Two Putnam County men were arrested Saturday following an altercation in the middle of South Indiana Street. Officers Nick Eastham and Eric Vaughan responded to a reported fight a block south of the square at 1:44 a.m. Arrested were Cade R. Gibson, 24, Bainbridge, and Dennis Campbell, 42, Greencastle...
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