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Stories from Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Boil order in place for some South 43 Water customers (01/11/12)
South 43 Water Association Inc., serving customers in southern Putnam County, has experienced a water main break near Deer Creek in the association's south line. Customers in that area are not expected to have water service for the remainder of the day on Wednesday. It was expected to take the rest of the day to repair the water line break...
DePauw celebrates 'remarkable act of hope' as 175th anniversary begins (01/11/12)
"One can't really know what was in the minds and hearts of those who created this University nearly two centuries ago," DePauw President Brian W. Casey told a crowd that packed into the Great Hall of the Green Center for the Performing Arts Monday afternoon to celebrate the University's 175th anniversary...
Election filing period begins today (01/11/12)
With the election bug having already stirred the people of Iowa and New Hampshire, the 2012 election process begins a bit more quietly today in Indiana. From precinct committeemen up to the governor, election season officially opened at 8:30 a.m. with the beginning of election filing season. Any candidate wishing to appear on the May 8 primary election ballot must file between now and noon on Friday, Feb. 10...
Bill to fund road repairs passes out of committee (01/11/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Senate Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy passed legislation authored by Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) to allow Putnam County to have additional funds for maintenance and repair of roads. The bill passed unanimously by a vote of 11-0...
Taylor to retire after 33 years as a dental assistant (01/11/12)
The Greencastle Hometown Dental office will be hosting an open house on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 2-5 p.m. in honor of dental assistant Marilyn Taylor, who is retiring after more than 33 years. Born in Green Bay, Wis., Taylor resided there until her family moved to El Paso, Texas, at the age of 16. It was there she later met her husband, Virgil...
Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars to host phone-a-thon (01/11/12)
CLOVERDALE -- As students return for their second semester, the Cloverdale School Board heard updates on various school programs as well as prepared for its annual board retreat. Board members heard from Vivian Whitaker of the Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars, who gave an update on their upcoming events...
Jaws of Life (01/11/12)
Floyd Township Fire Department and Five Alarm, a fire product supplier, sponsored a basic auto extrication class at Floyd Township Fire Department. Fire departments from Floyd Township, Roachdale, Bainbridge, Madison Township, Reelsville and Bellmore participated in the free training.
Open basketball, Guard Experience events planned for Greencastle Armory (01/11/12)
The Indiana National Guard will be conducting community events on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 11 and 12. From 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, an open basketball tournament is scheduled at the Greencastle Armory. The Guard will have other games and prizes as well...
City Christmas tree pick-up ends Jan. 13 (01/11/12)
The Greencastle Department of Public Works is continuing its annual Christmas tree pick-up efforts through Friday, Jan. 13 (a story published earlier listed the ending date incorrectly). Residents within city limits may place only live Christmas trees (no tree stands or decorations) between the curb and sidewalk. Those without a curb or sidewalk may put their trees near the street, but not in it where it could affect traffic or drainage...
A brief apology (01/11/12)
I recently spent an hour in another man's underwear. Telling the story of how I took a complete stranger's briefs may help me locate the original owner and wash away the guilt I am feeling. Let me put my readers and editors at ease. This is not an X rated column, although I did go through a period in my life when my own shorts were XX...
A more rounded way to gauge Congress (01/11/12)
I suspect that most members of Congress will want to forget the year that just ended. The institution that symbolizes our democracy finished 2011 plumbing depths of unpopularity it has never experienced before. Its low approval ratings set records -- suggesting, as Gallup put it, "that 2011 will be remembered as the year in which the American public lost much of any remaining faith in the men and women they elect and send off to Washington to represent them."...
South Putnam falls to 7th ranked Panthers squad, 57-44 (01/11/12)
South Putnam tangled with Class A seventh-ranked Riverton Parke Tuesday, losing a contest that was much closer than the score indicated. The Eagles lost 57-44, with the Panthers using small runs to gain an advantage. Riverton Parke went on a 5-0 run to close the first quarter, leading 17-11 going into the second. The Eagles fought their way back into the game, with Jenny Thompson hitting a three-pointer just before the half and cutting the lead to 25-21 at the break...
Clovers edged by Vikings, 38-32 (01/11/12)
CLOVERDALE --Cloverdale's girls' basketball squad kept Monday's game against West Vigo from getting away from them, but couldn't find enough offense to overcome an 11-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, falling 38-32. Both sides shot around 25 percent from the field, but multiple second shot opportunities gave the visitors extra opportunities to get baskets...
North Putnam take down Eels (01/11/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team defeated Eminence 55-40 for its fourth win of the season Saturday. The Cougars trailed 16-15 after the first quarter, but went on to win the three remaining quarters en route to the victory. Maggie Pinney led the Cougars with 15 points, followed by Bethany Wiatt, Sam Lucas, Kensy Asbell and Cayla Kientz with seven points each. Madi Asbell scored four, with Morgan Robinson and LeeAnn Davis adding two points each...
Greencastle JV wins close contest (01/11/12)
The Greencaslte girls' junior varsity basketball team won a thrilling contest over Brown County Saturday 30-27. The Tiger Cubs received double-figure performances from Melody White and Jessica Lenihan, who scored 10 points in the game. Sydney Smiley added four points, with Taylor Stoltey adding three and Lauren Bridgewater two points. Delanie Stoltey contributed one point in the win...
Greencastle 7th graders win (01/11/12)
The Greencastle seventh grade boys' basketball team defeated Owen Valley 44-30. The win moved the Tiger Cubs to 10-1 on the season. The Tiger Cubs were led by Nick Costin with 20 points. He was followed by Noah Clark with 11, Duke Duff with nine and Devin Clar with four. Kevin Bland and Nathan Gobert chipped in one point each...
SP seventh graders defeat Clay City (01/11/12)
The South Putnam seven grade boys' basketball team defeated Clay City 43-34 Monday. Josh Bills led the Eagles with 20 points, followed by Kieffer Vittetow with 10 points.
Eagle grapplers perfect at Monrovia (01/11/12)
MONROVIA -- The South Putnam wrestling team went 4-0 at Monrovia Saturday. They defeated Tri-West 47-20, Owen Valley 72-6, Indianapolis Ritter 59-18 and Monrovia 60-18. The Eagles will travel to Plainfield tonight at 5:30 p.m.
Sylvia Mae (Young) Bauer (01/11/12)
Sylvia Mae (Young) Bauer, 81 of Belton, Mo., passed away Saturday, Jan. 7. Mrs. Bauer was born Feb. 19, 1930 in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Clifford L. and Virgie Alice (Lyons) Young. On May 22, 1947 she was united in marriage with Edwin Walter Bauer Jr. in Topeka, where they made their home until 1954 when the family moved to Kansas City. In 1992 they moved to Peculiar, Mo. Mr. Bauer passed away on July 23, 1994...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 11, 2012 (01/11/12)
Four recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 11:45 p.m. Monday, Timothy Ray French, 40, Greencastle, was arrested by Capt. Charles Inman on a Montgomery County warrant for contempt of court/failure to appear in court...
Making some sense of experiencing the newspaper (01/11/12)
My Sunday paper arrived on time but a little on the soggy side the other morning. Not that it was my carrier's fault. He or she had plastic-bagged the paper and tossed it onto my driveway in the wee small hours of a drizzly morning. Unfortunately, the paper landed at the edge of the concrete, in a low spot where rainwater typically collects before making its escape via what's left of the gutter along Hilltop Lane...
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