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Stories from Wednesday, February 22, 2012

South Putnam taking measles precautions (02/22/12)
The threat of measles in Central Indiana hasn't hit Putnam County, but that isn't stopping South Putnam Schools from taking precautions. Superintendent Bruce Bernhardt discussed the issue with the school board Tuesday. The number of cases has grown since the outbreak at the Super Bowl Village...
Birthday in a Bag (02/22/12)
Filling gift bags with cake mix, icing and candles, Girl Scouts of northern Putnam County recently created 50 "Birthday in a bag" set-ups donated to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry so families can help celebrate a birthday, special occasion or event.
County receives grant for narrow banding project (02/22/12)
A new project that will cost Putnam County approximately $150,000 will be alleviated, slightly, by a grant Putnam County 911 Director Dave Costin announced this week to the county commissioners and council. The county received a grant for $24,734 to help with the cost of narrow banding its dispatch equipment. Costin estimates the total cost of the project will be between $140,000 and $150,000...
Mental Health America to host behavioral addiction program (02/22/12)
Mental Health America of Putnam County will be hosting an education series program, "Dealing with Behavioral Addictions." The program will take place at the Putnam County Museum on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be led by panelists Bill Nunn, the director of the Hamilton Center; Kimberly Grande, a licensed marriage and family therapist with the Hamilton Center; Chuck Bovis, vice president of the Indiana Council for Problem Gambling; and James "Figgy" Hardwick, a case manger, education coordinator and program facilitator and substance abuse counselor with Putnam County Community Corrections.. ...
Cloverdale deputy OK after crash (02/22/12)
CLOVERDALE -- A Thursday crash heavily damaged a Cloverdale Police car but left the deputy inside unharmed. At 10:01 p.m., Deputy Town Marshal Tyler Turner, 28, was assisting Indiana State Police in attempting to catch a fleeing vehicle when the wreck occurred...
Ivy Tech offering last-chance FAFSA assistance (02/22/12)
For those confused about financial aid paperwork and the financial aid process, help is arriving soon. A financial aid workshop is set for 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 in Room G108 at Ivy Tech Community College, 915 S. Zinc Mill Rd., Greencastle. The workshop, an informal help session where a financial aid representative is available on a walk-in basis, will be a last chance for students and families to obtain valuable information for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the state's March 10 deadline.. ...
Drive for Athletics (02/22/12)
The Greencastle High School athletics department and York Chevrolet Buick GMC are selling tickets on a 2012 Chevy Sonic as part of the Chevy Drive for Athletics event. Rob York (left), Nick York, GHS assistant athletic director Zac Remsburg and athletic director Russ Hesler display the car and a $1,500 check York also has donated to the athletic department.
Channel catfish from Cagles Mill among 2011 'Fish of the Year' (02/22/12)
Indiana's 2011 Fish of the Year contest proves the art of angling has not been lost on our youth. Fish of the Year recognizes the angler who catches the longest fish of each species tracked. In 2011, anglers submitted entries for 25 species. Among the youth winners, 10-year-old Rylan Crockett scored the longest fish, a 33.3-inch channel catfish he caught in Cagles Mill Reservoir at the Owen-Putnam County line on cut shad...
Past Presidents Extension Club to sponsor March 3 garage sale (02/22/12)
The Putnam County Past Presidents Extension Club will sponsor its annual Garage Sale on Saturday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The event will house many booths offering craft items, gently used articles, food products, books and other attractions...
Walking sticks at McCloud (02/22/12)
The McCloud Nature Park will host a free instructional program on making walking sticks Saturday, Feb. 25. The program will last approximately one hour and will be offered at 1 and 3 p.m. Walking stick blanks will be provided or participants are welcome to bring their own. The program is recommended fro those ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, Feb. 23...
Sam Gould's season ends at diving regional (02/22/12)
BROWNSBURG -- One moment can change everything. For South Putnam diver Sam Gould, that moment was not a positive one Tuesday night. Sitting eighth in the diving regional competition, one bad dive took him out of contention to advance to this weekend's IHSAA State Finals. The senior finished 14th in the competition with a score of 217...
Cougars fall in regular season finale (02/22/12)
ROACHDALE -- Senior Night at North Putnam High School proved to be a moment to savor for several sports, including the boys' swim squad, coming off their first county title in school history. The game that followed, however, was not as sweet, as the boys' basketball squad was knocked off by Tri-West 74-53...
DPU women cruise past Oberlin in NCAC quarterfinals (02/22/12)
In its first year in the NCAC tournament, the DePauw women's team overcame a slow start and took care of business against Oberlin Tuesday 76-38. The fourth-ranked Tigers moved to 24-1 with the win and will host Allegheny in the NCAC semifinal Friday at 8 p.m...
James "Bubba" Yack (02/22/12)
James "Bubba" Yack, 52, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at his residence in Roachdale. He was born May 18, 1959 in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Stuart and Virginia Hahn Yack. He graduated from Beaverton High School near Grand Rapids in 1977. He married Kristy Wendling on July 10, 1999 in Roachdale...
Gertrude L. Hoffa (02/22/12)
Gertrude L. Hoffa, 96, Cloverdale, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at The Waters of Greencastle. She was born on May 12, 1915 in Marion County, and was the daughter of the late Theophilus "Theo" and Lula Katherine (O'Banion) Murray. She married Dorsey Williamson Hoffa on March 25, 1932, and he preceded her in death on Oct.18, 1983...
Robert Lee Creech (02/22/12)
Robert Lee Creech, 51, of Clayton, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. Robert was born to Robert F. and Mildred Faye (Ridener) Creech on March 29, 1960 in Richmond, Ky. He married Dee (Hughes) Creech on Oct. 16, 1999. He lived in Indianapolis for most of his life...
Jean W. Maynard (02/22/12)
Jean W. Maynard, 88, Rockville, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, 2012 at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. She was born in West Brattleboro, Vt., on Oct. 26, 1923, the daughter of Arthur and Emma Hall Woodworth. She married Lyman E. "Shorty" Maynard on Feb. 24, 1951, and he preceded her in death on June 16, 2001...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 22, 2012 (02/22/12)
Two women were arrested on drug-related charges early Sunday, Greencastle City Police reported. At 3:31 a.m. Sunday, Vanessa Coy, 37, Plainfield, and Eva Mason, 28, Greencastle, were stopped on Shadowlawn Avenue at Meadow Drive by Officer Matt Huffman...
Advertised Capps service not family's doing (02/22/12)
To the Editor: On Thursday, Feb. 16, a notice was printed in the paper for a memorial service for my Dad, John E. Capps. I want to make it clear to all that neither I, my Mom, my sister or my brother have anything to do with this service. None of us were contacted by whoever is holding this service...
Bright Futures thankful for 19 years (02/22/12)
To the Editor: After 19 years, we at Bright Futures will soon be closing our doors. We would like to thank the Putnam County community for their patronage, support and friendship. It has been a wonderful journey, and we have so enjoyed the time we have spent with the children, teachers, parents, grandparents and all the adults who are kids at heart...
Hoosiers can't wait for smokefree workplace law (02/22/12)
To the Editor: This week, the Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee will once again debate provisions for a new smokefree workplace law for Indiana. It will not be a new issue for most of them. They've had this debate before. This year, an appeal by both Gov. ...
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