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Stories from Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Judge Sally Gray dies unexpectedly (03/14/12)
Retired Judge Sally Hallof Gray of Greencastle died on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. She was born in Kirkwood, Mo., and her career began as an instructor of economics. She married Professor Ralph Gray in 1955, in Kirkwood, when both were graduate students at Syracuse, N.Y...
Rokita visits local industries, Defenders of Liberty meeting (03/14/12)
In addressing the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty Monday night, Congressman Todd Rokita invoked the logic of legendary statesman Benjamin Franklin. He recounted the story of how an elderly woman poked a bony finger into the chest of Franklin as he left an assembly of the Continental Congress, imploring him with "Sir, what kind of government have you given us?"...
Upcoming St. Patrick's Day, Spanish programs sponsored by Park Dept. (03/14/12)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department has announced two programs to be held later this week and beginning next week. The first will be St. Patrick's Day at the Putnam County Museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 15...
Area 30 looks toward the future (03/14/12)
The Area 30 Career Center Educational Interlocal Board of Directors met on Tuesday morning to discuss the approval of a contract with Vincennes University as well as hear a welding presentation from Dan Hill. The board approved the facility use for a GED+ program through the Department of Workforce Development. Through this program students who are getting their GED will also have the opportunity to receive certifications...
Van destroyed by fire in Kroger parking lot (03/14/12)
A normal vehicle malfunction quickly turned scary Tuesday morning as fire destroyed a van in the Kroger parking lot. William Crowley told Greencastle Fire Department official he had been having trouble starting his Chrysler Town & Country recently. It seemed to be this same problem again around 9 a.m. at Kroger when Crowley's van started, but it quickly died...
Easter lily sale to begin March 19 at Cloverdale (03/14/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Agricultural Greenhouse will have Easter lilies available for sale, starting Monday, March 19. The lilies were grown by the horticulture and landscape classes at Cloverdale High School. Cost is $6 each. Interested persons may call 765-795-4203, ext. 5545 for more information...
Annual Tri Kappa basket bingo event on tap for March 20 at Tzouanakis (03/14/12)
The Greencastle Beta Psi chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Inc. will host its annual basket bingo on Tuesday, March 20 at Tzouanakis Intermediate School, 500 Linwood Drive in Greencastle. Prizes will include Longaberger baskets, 31 bags and scentsy. Tickets will be $15 per person for 10 bingo games. Extra intermission games, raffles and 50/50 are planned. Concessions will be available...
SP athletes honored (03/14/12)
Spencer recognized as Scholar Athlete (03/14/12)
The National Football Foundation-Central Indiana Chapter recently announced the winners of their annual Scholar Athlete Award competition. This event is now in its 18th year of recognizing the top football players from 144 high schools throughout Central Indiana who also have demonstrated outstanding work in the classroom and in the community.

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Bobby Farrell Purcell (03/14/12)
Bobby Farrell Purcell, 67, Bainbridge, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his residence. Born Sept. 11, 1944 in Ozark, Ala., he was the son of Elmo and Corene (Baldwin) Purcell and was a 1962 graduate of Turkey Run High School. Bobby had worked at Mallory's for several years and had retired from Happico, where he was a skilled tool and die maker. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard, serving from 1972 to 1973...
Mary Margaret Berry (03/14/12)
The Lord came and took Mary Margaret Berry home on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Mary was 96 years old, born Dec. 7, 1915 in Putnam County, the daughter of Tarquin and Jesse (Willen) Hawkins. From a very young age, she lived with her grandparents, John Andrew and Mary (Moffett) Hawkins. She was a 1933 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Evelyn P. Taylor (03/14/12)
A graveside service for Evelyn P. Taylor, former junior high teacher and Greencastle resident for 60 years, will be conducted at Forest Hill Cemetery at noon on Tuesday, March 20. Mrs. Taylor passed away Oct. 27, 2011 in Orange City, Fla., at age 98...
Scanner for March 14 (03/14/12)
Sheriff's Department Towers said Eversole then proceeded to the hood and was knelt down on the driver's side, blocking Towers' view. Eversole then yelled for Towers to stop as the car approached a curve. Towers braked, which ejected Eversole from the hood. Eversole was struck by the front of the car as he was rolling off the hood...
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