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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2012

Local residents among 18 charged in multi-county drug bust (02/16/12)
BRAZIL -- Three Putnam County area men are among the 18 indicted in a multi-county methamphetamine bust announced by federal authorities Wednesday afternoon. U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett announced the indictments at the Clay County Justice Center, praising the efforts of federal, state and local authorities from across the area...
24th annual banquet slated for Quail Unlimited on Feb. 25 (02/16/12)
The 24th annual West Central Indiana Quail Unlimited banquet and fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, located off Ind. 240 at Ballard Lane in Greencastle. Dixie Chopper is the corporate sponsor of the event...
Driver arrested for OMVWI after crash on I-70 (02/16/12)
BRAZIL -- a 60-year-old Tennessee trucker was arrested on alcohol-related charges Wednesday morning following a one-vehicle accident that closed a portion of Interstate 70. At 8:54 a.m., troopers from the Indiana State Police post at Putnamville responded to a semi tractor-trailer rollover on eastbound I-70 near the 24-mile marker in Clay County...
City sees prime-time savings for water line project (02/16/12)
Nothing good on television these days? Don't try to tell that to Richard Hedge, superintendent of the Greencastle Water and Wastewater Department. Maybe it wasn't "CSI: Greencastle" or "Greencastle, 46135" he was watching, but Hedge was thrilled with what he saw being televised recently...
Gbowee outlines rewards and struggles of promoting peace (02/16/12)
"Dedicating your life to peace is one of the most beautiful things, but it's one of the most difficult things," 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Leymah Gbowee told an audience at DePauw University tonight. Gbowee, who was honored for her activism to promote women's rights and peace in her native Liberia, described her "journey to empowerment" in a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture. ...
GMS music students earn honors at competition (02/16/12)
On Saturday, Feb. 11, Greencastle Middle School instrumental students competed in the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble competition at Terre Haute North High School. The students spent many hours preparing a solo or ensemble piece and performed before a highly qualified judge...
GHS musicians earn trip to state solo and ensemble finals (02/16/12)
On Saturday, Feb. 11, members of the Greencastle High School Band participated in the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest at Terre Haute North High School. Musicians competed in either solo entries or ensembles entries, which ranged from three to five members. Participants who received a gold medal rating in Group I will be participating at the state competition in Indianapolis on Saturday, Feb. 25...
Cloverdale vocalists move on to state solo ensemble contest (02/16/12)
On Jan. 28 Cloverdale vocalists competed at the Indiana State School Music Association Solo Ensemble District competition held at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. The vocalists results are as follows: Group V -- Gold Awards: Lindsay Davis, Kelsey Helterbrand, Makayla Westell, Payton Jannings, small ensemble; Lillian Boyd, Sophia Hawkins, Kelsey Helterbrand, Ambrie Kidder, small ensemble...
DePauw women 22-1 after win over Wittenberg (02/16/12)
Senior night at DePauw's Neal Fieldhouse was a chance for the No. 4 ranked women's team to play one more game in front of the home faithful. Kathryn Denbow and Katie Aldrich were the senior honorees for the Wednesday evening game against Wittenberg...
Tigers stung by another 1-point defeat (02/16/12)
The other half of Senior Night at DePauw's Neal Fieldhouse also saw two seniors honored for the Tigers. Ian Rumpp and Sean Haseley were the men of the hour as DePauw hosted No. 21 Wittenberg Wednesday night. But for the second straight game, DePauw (13-11, 7-8 NCAC) couldn't find the basket to get the win, as they fell to the visiting Tigers 56-55...
'Drive': An impressive throwback of a film (02/16/12)
I'm a sucker for a good throwback flick. I love films that capture the essence of a time and certain style of cinema. All too often films try but never succeed. That, however, is not the case with "Drive." For those who haven't seen or heard much about the film, it follows Driver (Ryan Gosling), a man who is magic behind the wheel of a car, as he gets caught up some nasty stuff with criminals Bernie Rose (Albert Brooks) and Nino (Ron Perlman) after trying to help his lovely neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan).. ...
Alfred S. Losin (02/16/12)
Alfred S. Losin, age 90, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Mr. Losin was a staff sergeant in the United States Army, serving his country for 37 months in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He had retired from IBM Corp. in 1987, having more than 25 years of service...
Donald G. Beaman (02/16/12)
Donald G. Beaman, age 74, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1937 in Coatesville, he was the son of Ralph E. and Helen M. (Kersey) Beaman. He was a 1955 graduate of Fillmore High School...
John R. Amers (02/16/12)
John R. Amers, 70, Marietta, Ga., formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Monday Feb. 13, 2012 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was born Dec. 14, 1941, in Terre Haute, the son of George and Etta Head Amers. He married Diana Zalokar on Aug. 11, 1984 in Danville...
Virginia L. Sligh (02/16/12)
Virginia L. Sligh, 81, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Aug. 12, 1930 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Willie Edward and Lucy Lenora (Cartwright) Sligh. Virginia had been a cook at the Walmart Distribution Center, several years for the Putnam County Correctional Center, IBM Corp. and the Beta house at DePauw University...
Scanner for Feb. 16 (02/16/12)
City Police Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 3:14 a.m. Wednesday, Capt. Charles Inman was called to an apartment on South Vine Street, where he reportedly found Jeffrey Hunter, 19, Coatesville, to be a minor in consumption of alcohol...
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