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Stories from Thursday, March 22, 2012

Changes to wheel tax could yield county extra $375,000 (03/22/12)
Is paying $11 more dollars a year for your car's license plates worth it for better cared for roads in Putnam County? The County Council is pondering this exact question. The Council met with John Habermann of Purdue University's Local Technical Assistance Program during Wednesday's monthly meeting to discuss what kinds of revenue the county might expect to raise if the county's motor vehicle excise tax and wheel tax were to be raised...
Girl Scouts brave cave, help restore order by erasing graffiti (03/22/12)
Imagine a musty, muddy old cave, replete with bats, spiders and snakes and decades of debris. Not exactly the place you'd expect to find a group of teenage girls and their mothers, is it? Yet a hearty group of Girl Scouts -- mainly from troops in the Bainbridge and Roachdale area, along with a few brave Marion County Brownies -- ventured into the 3.5-mile-long Buckner's Cave in the Richard Blenz Nature Conservancy near Bloomington and worked tirelessly for nearly seven hours on March 10...
Get Bach (03/22/12)
In honor of Johann Sebastian Bach's 327th birthday, the DePauw School of Music celebrated on Wednesday with Bach Everywhere. The celebration included music faculty and students playing an informal lunch concert at Gobin United Methodist Church, as well as performances at the Hub, the Roy O. ...
Cloverdale board sets new goals (03/22/12)
The Cloverdale School Board took time to set its future corporation goals during its monthly meeting on last week. Each year the corporation is required by the Department of Education to set goals it hopes to reach during the upcoming year. "It's time to set new goals," said Cloverdale Superintendent Carrie Milner. "We met all the goals last year."...
Pantry Donation (03/22/12)
The Post 58 American Legion Riders recently donated $600 to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. Director Mike Ford made the presentation to food pantry Executive Director Judy Miller.
DePauw debate team captures national championship (03/22/12)
Two members of the DePauw University debate team -- sophomore Ronnie Kennedy and junior Jimmy Kirkpatrick -- won the national championship at the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament, which took place March 17-18 in Overland Park, Kan. Pi Kappa Delta is largest forensics honorary societies in the United States and more than 65 colleges and universities took part in the national championship tournament...
Bainbridge Elementary Honor Roll (03/22/12)
3rd Nine Weeks All A Honor Roll Grade 3: Jacob Farrington, Evan Nesbitt, Samantha Schultz, Ashton Shaw, Gaibrielle Stockrahm and Hailey York Grade 4: Melanie Brown, Ella Timm, Emma Haste and Josie Lyons Grade 5: Alexis Benge, Emma Blanfold, Zach Koll and Kolten Thorson...
Roachdale Elementary Honor Roll (03/22/12)
3rd Nine Weeks All A Honor Roll 5th Grade: Jaden Day, Emily Fink, Jarrek Montgomery, Shalyn Nelson, Andrew Pickel, Jake Powell, Bryce Smith 4th Grade: Adam Bonebrake A/B Honor Roll 5th Grade :Jordan Adam, Payton Barthalow, Lilly Brown, Olivia Denny, Reese Gant, Cheyenne Graham, Tanner Louk, Aidan Millican, Ashley O'Neal, Connor Payton, Blake Reed, TJ Smith, Kameryn Thornburg, Mackenzie Walls, Lainey Willis...
North Putnam High School Honor Roll (03/22/12)
3rd Nine Weeks High Honor Roll Grade 12: Mackensy Asbell, Kyle Cunningham, Kolten Everts, Stephen Freund, Jared James, Bridget Johnston, Kierstan Kaufman, Heather Kemerly, Justin Montgomery, Mehgan Nordmeyer, Jaclyn Roush, Valerie Scott, Tari Straziscar and Lydia Volland...
'Immortals': great action, stale story (03/22/12)
Proving once again that Hollywood values style over substance, "Immortals" is another flick that inundates us with overpowering digital effects and forgoes trying to tell a cohesive story. The second film in as many years to have Greek Gods at the center of it learned little from its predecessor "Clash of the Titans."...
Marilyn Bob Hunt Hoover (03/22/12)
Marilyn Bob Hunt Hoover, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Sun City, Fla. She was born Feb. 3, 1923 to Clyde and America Blanche Hunt in Fort Worth, Texas. She married William Benjamin Hoover. They were longtime residents of Greencastle, where they raised their four children...
Dr. Robert 'Bob' L. Fuson (03/22/12)
Dr. Robert "Bob"/"Doc" L. Fuson, 80, of South Pasadena, Fla., and Winona Lake, Ind., passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence in South Pasadena. He was born in Indianapolis to Wenfred Fuson and Lucylle Mary (Wachsman) Fuson. He was married in Greencastle on June 14, 1959 to Shirley "Sue" (Smythe) Fuson, who survives...
Adam Bryan (03/22/12)
Adam Bryan, 23, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. He was the beloved son of Regena McGreal of Berea, Ohio, and Mark (Amee) Bryan of Bainbridge; loving grandson of Eugene and Maerene Campbell of Brook Park, Ohio, and Clark and Bonnie Bryan of Greencastle; dear brother of Wesley; and step-brothers Myles, Neal, and Jesse; and cherished nephew and cousin, and loved by many;...
Scanner for March 22 (03/22/12)
County Jail Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday, March 20. City Fire The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to a number of recent dispatches. At 3:20 p.m. personnel performed a medical assist at 1901 SR 240 East. Cleared 3:34 p.m...
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