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Stories from Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Minnick case could finally be closed with appeals court ruling (04/04/12)
Never say never, wise men often advise, but the 30-year courtroom saga of convicted Greencastle murderer William A. Minnick may finally have come to an end. The Indiana Court of Appeals Tuesday affirmed much of the 160-year sentence Minnick received last August in an emotional resentencing hearing in Lawrence Circuit Court at Bedford, effectively reducing it to a total of 130 years...
Sam Gould named Putnam Lilly Scholar (04/04/12)
A South Putnam High School senior has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Putnam County Community Foundation 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Samuel A. Gould, son of Timothy and Mary Gould of Greencastle, will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment...
Candidates reminded to keep signs back from roads (04/04/12)
Signs, signs, everywhere signs? Well, they should not be everywhere. The primary election is 34 days away and the political signs are popping up all over Putnam County. Unfortunately, some are showing up where they should not be. The subject arose at the Putnam County Commissioners meeting Monday, with County Highway Co-Supervisor Jim Smith saying some signs have been placed on county right-of-way...
Putnam ranks as state's seventh healthiest county (04/04/12)
The third annual report ranking the health of Indiana counties, released Tuesday, lists Putnam County as the seventh healthiest county in the state. That surprisingly lofty ranking is up from 11th place among Indiana's 92 counties last spring. This latest ranking seems to adhere to the old adage -- the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. After all, Putnam County doesn't rank as high as seventh in any of the seven categories used to determine overall rating...
Secretary of State Lawson reminds voters of registration deadline for May 8 primary (04/04/12)
Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Indiana's chief election officer, urges eligible Hoosiers to register to vote or to update a voter registration for the upcoming primary election. New Indiana voters or voters who have moved or changed their name since the last election must update their registration by April 9...
Greencastle softball outlasts Cougars (04/04/12)
The Greencastle softball team did something Tuesday it hasn't done is many years -- start the season 2-0. For the second straight night, the Tiger Cubs were able to get the best of North Putnam and come away with a 6-3 victory. The game started off a little rocky for the Tiger Cubs, but head coach Dave Keller made a change on the mound and bought his team enough time to find their bats...
Tiger Cubs rally for walkoff win over Cougars (04/04/12)
A night after being embarrassed at North Putnam High School, the Tiger Cubs rallied for a 5-4 victory against the same rival team. Behind clutch pitching and hitting by senior Ryan Battin, Greencastle erased 2-0 and 4-2 deficits to earn the win. Battin struck out nine Cougars and had a key one-out single in bottom of the seventh. He then scored the game-winning run on a walk-off base hit to deep left field by his battery mate, senior Andy Bell...
South Putnam stays perfect with sweep of Cloverdale (04/04/12)
Picking up where they left off last season, the defending Class 2A South Putnam Eagles opened its season with a win over conference and county rival Cloverdale. South Putnam scored in bunches in the second and third inning en route to a 12-2 victory Monday...
Clovers move to 5-0 on season following win over Eagles (04/04/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Tuesday's have been kind to the Cloverdale baseball team in the early part of the season. After smacking 12 runs past Southmont a week ago, the Clovers pushed 10 more across the plate as the hosts knocked off South Putnam 10-0 in six innings...
Clovers win tri-meet with Cougars, Eels (04/04/12)
ROACHDALE -- Cloverdale ran away with the North Putnam track meet on Tuesday night, demolishing the hosts and fellow travelers Eminence 86 to 50 and 5 on the girl's side with the boy's also winning 89 to 60 and 7. The Clovers raced to 21 out of 22 first place finishes, as well as finishing in the top two positions seven times...
North Putnam blanks Tiger Cubs Monday to open its season, 11-0 (04/04/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam had three cracks at Greencastle last season on the baseball diamond and failed to pick up a win in any of the contests. The Cougars wouldn't be swept again after taking the conference opener for both squads 11-0 in five innings...
Doris J. Johnson (04/04/12)
Doris J. Johnson of Fillmore passed away on Saturday, March 31. She was the daughter of Charles H. and Ora B. Lane, both deceased. She married Carl G. Johnson in 1962 and he survives. The had one daughter, Carla J. (Johnson) Arnold and one granddaughter, Shaye Jeane...
Time for a change! (04/04/12)
I admit I'm not very good with gadgets. I can't even switch my leaf vacuum into a leaf blower, and my microwave is stuck on the popcorn setting. I'm also having a heck of a time with the new parking meters that require credit cards. I told a police officer in downtown Indy the other day that I couldn't figure out how to get the blasted machine to accept my VISA. "Join the club," he said. I'd like to. I hope they accept cash...
Many thanks to those who helped with Health Fair (04/04/12)
To the Editor: South Putnam schools hosted the third annual health fair on Thursday, March 22. It was a great day of fun and learning for our students. The Fillmore Elementary Drama Club got the fair started by performing a skit called "The Healthy, Human Helper Contest" that was informing as well as entertaining. Kudos to all of you...
You can help us help the children (04/04/12)
To the Editor: A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States. The Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline received over 151,000 reports of child abuse just last year. The agency responded to almost 95,000 of these reports to assess the allegations...
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