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Stories from Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Greencastle announces improvements and extension of South Street (01/25/12)
The City of Greencastle will be holding a public meeting for proposed improvements to South Street that will extend it to Bloomington Street (U.S. 231). The public meeting is for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 from at Greencastle City Hall, where city officials will explain plans to improve South Street and ask the public to provide input and feedback...
Latest county jobless rate up slightly again (01/25/12)
For the second straight month, the Putnam County jobless rate has crept upward, hitting the 9.9 percent mark in the latest figures. That December rate is a full point worse than the November figure of 8.9, which had restored Putnam County to the middle of the pack among Indiana's 92 counties. The latest figure leaves Putnam County tied for 68th place with Randolph County...
Clover Candidates (01/25/12)
Winter homecoming king and queen candidates at Cloverdale High School are getting ready for the homecoming boys' and girls' basketball games Friday night vs. South Putnam.
Goodwin seeking GOP nomination in Senate District 37 (01/25/12)
Current Morgan County Councilman Ryan Goodwin filed Thursday morning to seek the Republican nomination for the Indiana State Senate District 37. The seat has become open due to the retirement announcement of long-serving Sen. Richard Bray (R-Martinsville)...
Cloverdale Utility Board discusses cost cutting alternatives (01/25/12)
The Cloverdale Utility Board met for the first time this year on Monday to discuss not only the routine monthly issues, but ways to creating savings in the town as well. A good portion of the meeting was dedicated to the Clerk-Treasurer Cheryl Galloway who both updated the board on the town's finances and several ways to cut costs...
Local artist has shot at Super Bowl (01/25/12)
Much like Super Bowl is not 40 miles away every year, it is not often that a musician from Greencastle has a chance to open for the likes of The Roots and Jane's Addiction. For Greencastle singer-songwriter Kevin Crafton, these two unlikely scenarios could come together in a single day...
South Putnam struggles against Tri-West (01/25/12)
A rough third quarter against visiting Tri-West was too much for the host South Putnam Eagles to overcome as they fell 63-44. The Eagles struggled offensively against the Bruins and head coach Lindsey Blackman wasn't pleased with how here team responded Tuesday...
North Putnam routs Falcons on senior night (01/25/12)
ROACHDALE -- Senior night proved to be a resounding success for the North Putnam swim teams Tuesday night. The boys' squad picked up a 134-38 win over visiting North Vermillion, while the girls' earned their second win of the year 95-40 over the Falcons...
Cougars win against Warriors (01/25/12)
MARSHALL -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team defeated Turkey Run 53-40 Tuesday. LeeAnn Davis and Morgan Robinson led the Cougars with 14 points, with Kensy Asbell chipping in 13 points. Bethany Wiatt scored nine points and Madi Asbell contributed three points in the win...
GHS JV girls fall to Terre Haute North (01/25/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle junior varsity girls' basketball team lost a close contest to Terre Haute North Monday 27-23. Jessica Lenihan led the Tiger Cubs with nine points, followed by Melody White with five points. Lauren Bridgewater scored four points, while Sydney Smiley contributed three points and Sydney Stuckwisch with two points...
Eagles defeat Cougars (01/25/12)
The South Putnam seventh grade basketball team defeated North Putnam 26-22 Monday. Josh Bills led the Eagles with 10 points, followed by Kieffer Vittetow with five points. Evan Burton scored four points, with Cody Wyatt with three points.
Clovers win on the road (01/25/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Cloverdale girls' basketball team picked up a win over Eastern Greene Tuesday 53-47. The Clovers had four players score in double figures Tuesday. Sydney Shrum led the team with 18 points, followed by Katie Fulkerson with 13, Amillia Nally with 11 and Paige Gruener with 10 points. Bristy Skiles chipped in one point in the win...
George S. Burnett Sr. (01/25/12)
George S. Burnett Sr., 70, Clayton, died Jan. 25, 2012. He was born Sept. 12, 1941 to Tole and Berniece (Gasper) Burnett Sr. George owned and operated Burnett's Service Station in Clayton for 23 years, from 1972-1995. He then was employed by the Mill Creek School Corporation in Clayton as a custodian from 1998 until retiring in 2009...
Kieth Nelson Green (01/25/12)
Kieth Nelson Green, 76, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. He was born on Jan. 19, 1936 in Brownsburg to Edward and Mildred Wilson Green. Kieth served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserves during the Korean War. He attended Purdue University, and had been employed at Avco in Cincinnati, Magnavox in Urbana, Ill., Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis, and at P.R. Mallory in Greencastle, where he served as the plant manager from 1987 until his retirement in 2004...
Jane Annis Houston Weist (01/25/12)
Jane Annis Houston Weist, 75, Cloverdale, joyously went to be with our heavenly father on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 at home, surrounded by her family. It was her grandest wish for everyone to know Jesus Christ, so that some day we will all be reunited in heaven for eternity. Her favorite hymn chorus was "Farther along we'll know all about it. Farther along we'll understand why; cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine, we'll understand it all by and by."...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 25, 2012 (01/25/12)
He said his foot slipped off the clutch pedal, causing his truck to hit the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero in front of him driven by Christina J. Rumley, 25, Reelsville. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Damage $2,501-$5,000. The car ran off the road and hit the guardrail on the north side of the road. It then spun across both westbound lanes before ending up in the median facing northwest...
First-place Martin Luther King Day essay (01/25/12)
Today, in America, there are still racial issues that affect many African Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. had spent a large majority of his life trying to perfect the way different races, especially African Americans, are treated in the United States...
'Dear Dr. King' by Ben Gellman, GMS, first place (01/25/12)
Dear Dr. King, Since you made a stand for civil rights in the U.S. and all around the world, the nation has become less racist and accepting of all people no matter their race. You showed the world that if you want to make a stand for something you believe is not fair you can make a difference in the world, if you work hard enough. ...
'Dear Dr. King' by Lucas Gillen, GMS, second place (01/25/12)
Dear Dr. King, I am very grateful that you managed to make the equal rights to make the world a better place. You have suffered so much I could never thank you more! I fear today that racism is still a major problem today. Hate groups like the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) are against blacks. They used to hang, beat or do many other hurtful things to people that are just a different skin color. There is also the White Supremacy group who are against Jews, Catholics, Hebrew, blacks, and many other races...
'Dear Dr. King' by Luke Varvel, GMS, third place (01/25/12)
Dear Dr. King, Many things have changed since your unfortunate death. People from all over the world have equal rights and everyone is treated like human beings. You could ride anywhere on a bus, drink out of any water fountain and you can go to any school without it being a "white school" or a "black school."...
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