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Stories from Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Attacker in police-action shooting charged officers with butcher knives (01/17/12)
REELSVILLE -- A fatal police-action shooting that occurred Sunday evening remains under investigation by Indiana State Police detectives and crime scene investigators from the Putnamville Post. William E. Williams, 38, Reelsville, was fatally wounded by officers in an incident that unfolded about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at his home at 11152 S. CR 300 West.
Happy Birthday, Dr. King (01/17/12)
The Putnam County Library held a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Saturday afternoon. During the celebration Greencastle Middle School sixth-graders Luke Varvel, Lucas Gillen and Ben Gellman were honored by GHMS Principal Tamera Walker and PCPL Director of Community Margot Payne as finalists in the "Dear Dr. King" essay contest.
DPU School of Music 'free gift to Indiana schools' well received (01/17/12)
"A free gift to Indiana schools" from the DePauw University School of Music -- a special recording of "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- has been greeted with an overwhelming response, according to Mark McCoy, dean of the School of Music. At the beginning of the fall 2011 semester, high schools throughout Indiana received a recording of the national anthem featuring the DePauw Orchestra...
Legislative Update set Saturday at Farm Bureau office (01/17/12)
The first Legislative Update session of 2012 is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Farm Bureau Boardroom located at 1001 N. Jackson St., Greencastle. State Sens. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) and Richard Bray (R-Martinsville), along with District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle), will be on hand to discuss activities of the Indiana General Assembly and answer questions on legislation being presented during the current short session of the Legislature...
Putnam County Hospital to install new information system (01/17/12)
Putnam County Hospital has announced the purchase and impending implementation of the CPSI Healthcare Information System. With the system, PCH will be integrating departments to bring together patient data in a way that will allow the hospital to achieve greater efficiencies in operations as well as providing a higher level of patient care to the community...
Bridal Show (01/17/12)
Krista Wilson (from left), Jana Grigsby and Chloe Grigsby, all from Brazil, learn what Mona Lisa Spa and Salon has to offer from owner Rhonda Stonebraker during the eighth Brazil Times and Banner Graphic Bridal Show Sunday. The event took place at Traditions Banquet Hall in Brazil.
Foundation now accepting community grant applications (01/17/12)
The Putnam County Community Foundation is seeking 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches and units of government to be partners in serving the local Putnam County community. Preliminary grant applications are being accepted now and are due Feb. 1. They may be picked up at the Foundation office or downloaded at www.pcfoundation.org...
Sen. Lawson's bill to eliminate nepotism in government passes out of committee (01/17/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Members of the Senate Committee on Local Government voted 9-0 last Wednesday in favor of legislation authored by Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) to eliminate nepotism at all levels of Indiana government. Senate Bill 170 would prohibit an individual from serving in a direct supervisory role over a family member within any government unit...
GHS future broadcasters 'take over' WGRE (01/17/12)
The Greencastle High School Future Broadcaster's Initiative (FBI) is "taking over" DePauw University's radio station, 91.5 WGRE. The two organizations are teaming up to broadcast a weekly talk show, "Tiger Cub Takeover," which will cover exclusive news, sports and events from the high school...
Hogsett reveals priorities for U.S. Attorney's Office during Greencastle visit (01/17/12)
United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett visited Greencastle this week to discuss the 2011 accomplishments of the U.S. Attorney's Office and to unveil the office's federal prosecution priorities for 2012. Pledging to build on the success of the U.S. Attorney's Violent Crime Initiative, Hogsett vowed to expand efforts in the areas of white-collar fraud and public corruption...
Waveland firm in violation of child labor laws after machine severs arm of worker, 17 (01/17/12)
WAVELAND -- The U.S. Department of Labor has found S & H Pallet Industries in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act's child labor provisions after a 17-year-old worker's arm was severed in an accident at the Waveland-based wood pallets manufacturing plant...
Perfect Season (01/17/12)
South Putnam wins conference wrestling title (01/17/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Wrestling teams gathered at Cloverdale High School for the West Central Conference match Saturday. Two Putnam County schools battled for the top spot, with South Putnam coming away with the win 197-189.50 over Greencastle. North Putnam finished fifth, with the host Clovers finishing sixth on the day...
Cloverdale narrowly misses ending losing streak (01/17/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Two teams desperately seeking a return to the win column squared off in boys' basketball on Saturday night as Clay City and Cloverdale came into the contest with multi-game losing streaks. On Saturday night it was the Eels who survived foul trouble and another cold shooting night to escape Cloverdale with a hard fought 43-37 victory against the Clovers...
GMS eighth graders pick up wins (01/17/12)
ROCKVILLE -- The Greencastle eighth grade boys' basketball team traveled to Rockville last Tuesday evening and returned home with a pair of wins. In the first game, Rockville opened up in a trapping half court defense that caught the Tiger Cubs off guard, jumping out to an 11-6, first quarter lead. The visitors made the necessary adjustments in the second quarter and outscored the Rox 13-3, to take a 19-14 lead heading into the locker room...
Tiger Cubs end regular season perfect (01/17/12)
The Greencastle High School bowling team completed the regular season undefeated in the Wabash Valley South High School Bowling Conference. The Greencastle team of Austin Alspaugh, Reggie Alex, April Cain, Joe Fields, Brittany Friars, Zane Miller, Jacob Schick and Ray Stinson finished the season 11-0 with a victory over Lebanon on Saturday at Revolutions Bowling Center in Frankfort...
Tigers remain perfect in NCAC, win 12th straight (01/17/12)
For a brief moment, DePauw's women's basketball squad looked as though they might be in for a game against Wooster Saturday afternoon. Trailing 5-1 four minutes into the game, a lid fell on the Wooster basket as the No. 7-ranked Tigers outscored the Fighting Scots 32-2 for the rest of the first half en route to cruising past the visitors 71-36...
DPU men notch second upset win in a week (01/17/12)
DePauw's men's basketball team picked up their second major win in four days after knocking off No. 16 Wooster 75-66 Saturday afternoon. Three days after dropping rivals and No. 14 Wabash in Crawfordsville, the Tigers came through late to hand the Fighting Scots their third NCAC and overall loss of the year...
William E. Williams (01/17/12)
William "Bill" E. Williams, 38, of Reelsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Bill was born Jan. 29, 1973 in Terre Haute, the son of William Dean and Patricia Kay (Southard) Williams. Bill graduated from Southern High School in Stronghurst, Ill., with the class of 1991 and then graduated from Lincoln Tech in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1992 with a degree in Automotive Technology...
Rev. Frank Bunn Sr. (01/17/12)
Rev. Frank Bunn Sr., 89, rural North Salem, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, 2012 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born Jan. 14, 1923 in Olney, Ill., the son of Frank Solomon and Nellie Fisher Bunn. He was the pastor for the past 23 years at New Maysville Community Church and had previously been a pastor at several area churches...
Carl E. Lockhart (01/17/12)
Carl E. Lockhart, 84, of Plainfield, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. He was born on Sept. 8, 1927 and was the son of the late Charles B. and Mary E. (Jones) Lockhart. Carl graduated from Quincy High School, served his country in the Army Air Force and graduated from Indiana University with a BS in geology...
Rev. Glendon Carl Dixon Sr. (01/17/12)
Rev. Glendon Carl Dixon Sr., age 84, of Brookville, Ind., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at his residence. Born Aug. 6, 1927 in Ashburn, Mo., he was the son of the late Jesse Dow and Trulla Bernadine (Troutner) Dixon. On May 6, 1956 he and the former Quannah Scott were united in marriage, and she survives...
Richard L. Harlan (01/17/12)
Richard L. Harlan died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the age of 65 at the Valparaiso VNA Hospice. He was the oldest child of Robert and Bernice (Crumley) Harlan of Lafayette, Ind. Dick was a resident of Valparaiso for the past 20 years. Born in Williamsport, Ind., on Sept. 22, 1946, Dick Harlan was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and attended Purdue University...
Extension Homemakers host open houses (01/17/12)
Do you or someone you know enjoy singing, crocheting, scrapbooking or machine embroidery? Would you like to learn more about any of these or other interests or skills? If so, Putnam County Extension Homemakers are ready, willing and able to help. Bonnie Bryan and the Putnam County Extension Homemakers membership committee are planning two Open Houses from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. ...
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