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Stories from Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bray will not seek re-election to Senate District 37 seat (01/18/12)
State Sen. Richard Bray (R-Martinsville) announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election for Senate District 37. The 77-year-old Bray, a lifelong Hoosier and military veteran, has served in the Indiana Senate since 1992. "Under the leadership of my Senate colleagues, our caucus has done an incredible amount of good for Hoosiers across Indiana and I am honored to call them friends," Sen. Bray said in commenting on the timing of his retirement...
The games people play digested in DePauw Winter Term course (01/18/12)
Students shuffle into a classroom at 9 o'clock on a Monday morning, only a few hours removed from the first DePauw University Winter Term weekend of 2012. At the front of the room, Howard L. Brooks, professor of physics and astronomy, stands before a projection screen filled with the blocky namesakes of today's object of study...
DPU students help teach GMS pupils in Youth Science Club (01/18/12)
Under normal circumstances, the scene that unfolded in the DePauw University Julian Science and Mathematics Center recently would have been an unmitigated disaster. A large group of middle school students had taken the high ground on a third-floor balcony, and one by one, they were dropping eggs to the ground below...
Parke County teenager dies from injuries sustained in accident (01/18/12)
LYFORD -- A Parke County teenager has died of injuries sustained in an accident Sunday afternoon on U.S. 41, near Lyford. The three-vehicle accident in Parke County claimed the life of Macey Crum, 19, Bloomingdale, who died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis...
South Putnam board clears rumors, says aquaculture lab will not close (01/18/12)
Many concerned parents and students showed up to the South Putnam School Board on Tuesday evening hoping to find out more information regarding the school's aquaculture lab. The board cleared up rumors that the aquaculture program at South Putnam High School would be closing following the loss of hundreds of fish after apparent overfeeding during winter break...
Cougars challenge Mounties, fall just short (01/18/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam had its chances Tuesday against visiting Southmont in girls' hoop action, but the Cougars encountered an unkind baskets as they struggled from the field and lost a narrow contest to the Mounties 49-41. Shooting issues have been something the Cougars have dealt with throughout the season and head coach Jim Brothers acknowledged that fact following the game...
South Putnam swimmers split with Cadets on senior night (01/18/12)
South Putnam's swim squads celebrated Senior Night Tuesday, honoring trio Brooke Boetjer, Avery Dotson and Sam Gould as the Eagles spilt with Cascade on the evening, the boys winning 102-80, with the girls falling 100-77. Tayler Arnold led the charge for the Eagle boys, who claimed six first place finishes on the evening. The sophomore won the 50 free and 100 back, with senior Gould taking the 100 breaststroke and Matt Lund winning the 100 fly...
North Putnam dominates Warriors on senior night (01/18/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam wrestling team defeated Turkey Run Wednesday on senior night 52-9. Picking up wins for the Cougars were Zach Ruble (113), Josh Coultier (120), Dean Kleiber (126), Mike Smith (132), Joe Mindiola (145), Larry Sexton (160), Randal Cox (182), Joel Murray (195) and Laren Sanford (285)...
Clovers nip Eagles (01/18/12)
The South Putnam seventh grade boys' basketball team lost to Cloverdale Tuesday 38-33. Josh Bills led the way for the Eagles with 10 points. He was followed by Kieffer Vittetow with seven points and Hunter Higgins with six points.
Tiger Cubs rout Mounties (01/18/12)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The GMS eighth grade boys' basketball team traveled north to take on the Mounties from Southmont this past week and came away with a pair of victories. In the first contest, Greencastle jumped out to a big lead and then coasted to an easy 43-28 win. Balanced scoring in the first half resulted in all five starters scoring four points or more and enabled the visitors to take a 24--10 lead into the locker room...
Joann Capps (01/18/12)
Joann Capps, 72, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. She was born March 11, 1939 to Clarence and Therla Sobolic in Larimore, N.D. She met her husband of 50 years Phil Capps when he was in the Air Force...
Helen M. Barker (01/18/12)
Mrs. Helen M. Barker, 90, Peru, Ind., formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. She was born June 27, 1921 in Terre Haute, to Raymond and Claudia L. (Akers) Cunningham. She married Ralph L. Barker on Oct. 12, 1940 in Roachdale. He preceded her in death in 2003...
Scanner for Jan. 18 (01/18/12)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 9:38 p.m. Christopher McKnight, 23, Avon, was lodged in the jail for operating while intoxicated and possession of marijuana. At 2 a.m. Athena Rae Siddons, 28, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail for battery with bodily injury, criminal recklessness, theft and intimidation...
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