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Stories from Friday, February 10, 2012

City order to vacate, demolish old Mason Jewelers building reaffirmed (02/10/12)
A downtown building that sprang from the ashes of a turn-of-the-century fire and then survived an October 1988 blaze that destroyed an adjacent storefront has apparently lost its battle to the elements. An order to vacate and demolish the old Mason Jewelers building at 18 W. Washington St., issued last month by City Building Inspector David Varvel, was unanimously upheld Thursday afternoon at City Hall by the Unsafe Building Hearing Authority...
Officials hoping Deer Meadow roof problems in past (02/10/12)
There was no foreboding music, no cigars burned down to a nub and certainly not a "man with no name," but the news on building maintenance at Wednesday's Greencastle School Board meeting might as well have been "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." The board received updates on the Deer Meadow roof, chillers for the middle school and high school and the high school corn boilers...
Salt storage still a problem in Bainbridge (02/10/12)
BAINBRIDGE-- The Bainbridge Town Council held its monthly town council meeting on Wednesday evening. The town heard updates on salt storage, the walking trail as well as discussing the police going to a split-band system...
Summer heat, drought make Putnam one of 45 counties pegged natural disaster areas (02/10/12)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Putnam and 44 other counties in Indiana as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by the combined effects of drought and excessive heat during the period July 1 through Oct. 18, 2011...
Ag Day is March 10 (02/10/12)
Following the success last year of making Putnam County Ag Day a one-day event, the event has been set again for this year on Saturday, March 10 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. The Putnam County Commissioners have signed a proclamation declaring the date as Ag Day in Putnam County. ...
Conservation Officers investigate shooting of bald eagle near Eminence (02/10/12)
EMINENCE -- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the shooting and subsequent death of a Bald Eagle that was discovered in Morgan County. The eagle was located by a resident on private property near the town of Eminence in rural Morgan County on Wednesday, Feb. 1...
Delta Kappa Gamma seeking grant applicants for teacher education effort (02/10/12)
Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is seeking applicants for grant-in-aid from university juniors and seniors admitted to a teacher education program for elementary or secondary teaching. The mission of the society is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. The society fulfills its mission by offering small grants to cover books, materials or incidental expenses related to the teacher education program...
Sen. Lawson to speak to Greencastle Defenders of Liberty Monday (02/10/12)
Indiana State Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) will be the featured speaker at the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty meeting on Monday, Feb. 13. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, 102 Ballard Lane, Greencastle...
Clovers drop heartbreaker to Southmont (02/10/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale came close to pulling off a major upset Thursday night, but fell in a thriller to visiting Southmont 57-56. Cloverdale had led for nearly the entire game until the final 8.7 seconds when a Drake Cooksey basket gave the Mounties just their second lead of the second half -- the other came after the first basket of the second half...
Cougars crowned county swim champs (02/10/12)
The Putnam County boys' swim squads met at South Putnam High School Thursday night to determine the county champions for the 2011-12 season. An exceptionally tight meet came down to the wire, but when the last waves rippled across the pool, North Putnam claimed their first ever boys swimming county title, outlasting Greencastle and South Putnam 232-222-189...
South Putnam gets first win against Northview in 16 years, 60-54 (02/10/12)
The South Putnam boys' basketball team did something Thursday it hadn't done since the 1995-96 season -- they beat the Northview Knights. In fact was 16 years to the day that South Putnam got its last win against the Knights. South Putnam defeated Northview 60-54 for its eighth win of the season and third in a row...
Eagle seventh grade girls defeat Rox (02/10/12)
The South Putnam seventh grade girls' basketball team defeated Rockville Wednesday 18-17. Leading the Eagles in scoring was Kailee Hawkins with eight points, followed by Jenna Carmichael with six points. Grace Taylor and Allison Bunton scored two points each in the win for South Putnam...
Anna B. Dean (02/10/12)
Anna B. Dean, 90, Cloverdale, passed away on February 8, 2012 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born on February 10, 1921 in Marion County and was the daughter of the late John and Martha (Mudd) Englert. She was married to Paul Ervin Dean on May 10, 1940 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 1980...
Scanner for Feb. 10 (02/10/12)
County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Sheriff's Department On Friday, Feb. 3 at 6:21 a.m. Isaiah P. Lake, 21, Greenwood, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2004 Mazda3 when he hit a deer. Damage $1,001-$2,500...
Losing proposition (02/10/12)
Mary Ellen has signed up for another year of Prevention magazine. This pocket-sized monthly tells you how to prevent most everything except how to stop your wife from wasting another $24.95. Quite frankly, I think the whole publication is a lot of baloney, although in this guide to healthy living, you hardly ever see a baloney recipe...
Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-Thon set for Feb. 11-12 (02/10/12)
Editor's note: The following is a letter from the 1995 recipient of a Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars scholarship, Jay T. Branneman: In 1995, I was one of the first recipients of the annual Dollars for Scholars Scholarship. That award has been very beneficial in helping me reach my goals at this point in my life. It gave me a needed boost to move on to attend college and the financial obligation that goes along with all the college expenses...
Giving tree says 'Thank you, Putnam County' (02/10/12)
To the Editor: The Putnam County Giving Tree officers and volunteers wish to acknowledge and thank all of the organizations and individuals that supported the 2011 PCGT program. Our organization provided assistance to more than 250 Putnam County families and 635 children...
Group wants to assist water quality understanding (02/10/12)
To the Editor: Do you appreciate having clean water to drink? Do you ever wonder how safe our water is for swimming and other types of recreation? Chances are, you answered yes to at least one of these questions. The Big Walnut Watershed Alliance, a non-profit group working on water quality issues in the Greencastle area, wants to help you understand the quality of our water, where our current pollution problems are coming from, and how every business and resident can do their part to ensure we always have enough safe water.. ...
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