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From the heart (02/01/12)
The local Night Stocking group has struck again, just finishing a new installation that calls attention to Women's Heart Health. The all-red tree, its branches and colorful yarn creations combining to resemble the human circulatory system, is located in the east parking lot at Deer Meadow School in Greencastle. ...
Coatesville man formally charged with 13 counts in molestation case (02/01/12)
A Coatesville man arrested last week appeared in Putnam Circuit Court, formally charged with 13 sex crimes involving a minor. The charges against David L. Williams, 37, include 12 molestation charges -- nine Class A felonies and three Class C felonies -- and one charge of incest, a Class B felony...
The Fluttering Duck to host comedy show featuring local act (02/01/12)
The Fluttering Duck of the Inn at DePauw will be hosting a free comedy show today. The event will begin at 8:30 p.m. and last until midnight. The show will feature local comedian, originally from Brazil, Tucker. Tucker, began his career in comedy two and a half years ago when he decided to try it as a hobby. After several successful stand-up show's he decided that comedy was his true passion and decided to make it his full-time career...
July trial date set for murder suspect Musall (02/01/12)
ROCKVILLE -- A Cloverdale man accused of six felony counts, including murder, will face a jury trial in Parke Circuit Court in July. At a pretrial conference on Friday, Jan. 27, Judge Samuel Swaim set Jeremy Musall's trial for Monday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m...
Cougar candidates (02/01/12)
North Putnam High School will crown its 2012 Winter Homecoming King and his court on Friday, Feb. 3, between the girls and boys basketball games against South Putnam. Senior King candidates (seated, from left) are Nic Stanley, Allain St. Victor-Duncan and Tyler Shorter. ...
Death of Ladoga man was a homicide (02/01/12)
LADOGA -- The autopsy of an elderly Ladoga man's body found Sunday afternoon in his home has confirmed the death was a homicide. Following a Monday afternoon autopsy in Terre Haute, Montgomery County Coroner David Hunt released the manner of death of Samuel H. Kessler, 94, as a homicide. The cause of death was a gunshot wound...
Sweet and savory science studied at DePauw Winter Term (02/01/12)
The explosion of interest in food preparation and the science behind it were the focus of a DePauw University Winter Term course, "Sweet and Savory Science," developed by Jeff Hansen, 1986 DPU graduate and associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry...
Art gallery to open Thursday (02/01/12)
Studio B, a gallery of works by local artists, will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5-7 p.m. In addition to works by a number of local artists, the gallery will offer wine and light refreshments, music by local musician Ron Dye, and a spinning demonstration by Heidi Warren...
Cunot Senior Center hosts lecture on Medicare fraud (02/01/12)
The Cunot Senior Center will host a lecture on "How to protect yourself from Medicare fraud" at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8. For more information, call the center at 795-3461.
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church to host blood drive (02/01/12)
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greencastle will host a blood drive from 2-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Donors will be eligible to win a $45 Walmart gift card. Schedule an appointment at DonorPoint.org or call Diana at 795-2005.
Big first quarter spells disaster for South Putnam against Clay City (02/01/12)
An explosive first quarter by visiting Clay City, in particular guard Carmela Roeschlein, proved to be too much for the South Putnam Eagles to overcome. The Eagles fell to 12-7 on the season with the loss. Clay City's Roeschlein connected was 5-of-6 from three-point range for 15 points and helped propel the Eels to a commanding 25-12 lead after one quarter...
Cloverdale closes regular season with loss to Shakamak, 44-33 (02/01/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale girls' basketball team tried to finish the season with a win on Tuesday night against Shakamak. Sole senior Katie Fulkerson was honored on the Clovers' home court, but the squad couldn't find the offense needed in a 44-33 loss to the visiting Lakers...
Championship game set for middle school (02/01/12)
The Greencastle seventh grade boys' basketball team defeated South Putnam 57-30 in the opening round of the Putnam County Tournament Monday. Cloverdale defeated North Putnam and will face the Tiger Cubs in the finals tonight at 6 p.m. In eighth grade action, North Putnam defeated Cloverdale 32-17 to advance to play Greencastle, who defeated South Putnam 41-23 in the championship game tonight at 7:30 p.m...
PCYSA holding sign-ups Feb. 20 and 23 (02/01/12)
The PCYSA has opened registration for the 2012 Spring Recreational League. Putnam County children between the ages of three and 14 are eligible to play. Visit the PCYSA website at www.pcysa.com to register online or to download a printable version of the registration form to send by mail...
GMS 8th graders in county final (02/01/12)
The Greencastle Middle School eighth grade boys' basketball team earned a spot in the Putnam County basketball championship game with a win over South Putnam Monday. The opening round host Tiger Cubs came out with a smothering pressure defense in the opening quarter that stifled the visitors and resulted in a 16-0 score after the first quarter. Ryan Coble and Zach Wilkerson both scored five points each in that opening stanza...
William L. Fink (02/01/12)
William L. Fink, 74, Greencastle, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Born April 15, 1937, he was a heat and frost insulator for Local Union 18 and was a member of the Greencastle Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Norma Spencer Fink; a daughter, Jackie (Steve) Cheh; two sons, Brian and William (Caryn) Fink; a stepdaughter, Melissa (John) Gallagher; a stepson, Rob (Tricia) Costin; a sister, Bobbie Ellen Young; cousins Ronnie and Denny Fink; and grandchildren Michael and Amanda Cheh, Josh, Jeremiah and Emily Fink, Nick and Maggie Gallagher and Courtney and Cassidy Costin.. ...
Stanley R. Smith (02/01/12)
Stanley R. Smith passed away Jan. 29, 2012 in Sacramento, Calif., at the age of 78. Born Dec. 15, 1933 in Fillmore, Ind., he was the beloved husband of 54 years to Ruby Smith. Greatly missed by children Suzzanne Katzakian and husband Tim of Lodi, Calif., and Stephanie Gonzales and husband Jamie of Reno, Nev. Forever remembered by grandsons A.J. Gonzales and Trevor Katzakian...
Scanner for Feb. 1 (02/01/12)
County Jail A number of people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 2:05 p.m. Michael James Vance, 21, Greencastle, was arrested for sexual misconduct with a minor. At 11:50 p.m. Tonya Lynn Sanders, 51, Brazil, was held at the jail for operating while intoxicated...
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