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Stories from Friday, April 13, 2012

Hands-On Learning (04/13/12)
Glenn Sanders takes his turn operating the excavator while Brad Johnson provides water to keep the dust settled as Area 30 Career Center students demolish a house next to Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home on Percy Julian Drive in Greencastle Wednesday.
DePauw launches athletics facilities planning process (04/13/12)
With the support of alumni gifts, DePauw University has formally launched a major effort to develop a comprehensive facilities master plan for athletics and recreational sports, President Brian W. Casey announced Thursday in a message to students, faculty and staff...
Final two figures in Subway case get suspended sentences (04/13/12)
The final two young people implicated in a December theft at the Greencastle Subway restaurant have reached plea agreements in the case, receiving suspended sentences. The third and final defendant to go to court was Hayley R. Ellis, 21, Coatesville, who appeared in Putnam Circuit Court on Thursday. Ellis is the lone member of the trio who was employed by Subway at the time of the inside theft that was falsely reported as a robbery...
Bid for Bainbridge salt barn accepted (04/13/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- The Bainbridge town council unanimously agreed on Wednesday to accept a proposal to build a $33,600 storage facility. They all hope the new site will be worth its salt. When discussions first began about building a new salt storage facility in October, the council had a strong case...
Summitt-Campbell seeks at-large council seat (04/13/12)
Stephanie Summitt-Campbell has announced her bid for Putnam County Council on the Republican ballot in the May 8 primary. Summitt-Campbell says she would bring 16 years of experience and knowledge to the County Council. She has been the current county auditor for 7 years, and prior to being elected auditor she held the following positions in the office: plat, tax, payroll and claims deputy...
Geocache players become explorers, game creators (04/13/12)
On the Greencastle Courthouse square, near the large Buzz Bomb monument, hidden within the base of a lamppost, there sits a small tin box. The box is labeled, and inside contains a series of numbers -- a code. For whoever finds this code, a new world of mystery, excitement and intrigue can be unlocked. Just don't take the box with you...
Fourth annual adult egg hunt scheduled Saturday (04/13/12)
Eggstock, the annual adult egg hunt in Robe-Ann Park, is set for 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Cost is $10 and the hunt is on, even in the rain or mud. The real hunt of the night is for a cure. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation...
Pantry Donation (04/13/12)
Temple Lodge 47 F&AM recently made a donation to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry, collecting a number of non-perishable food items as well as donating $100.
Late-inning rally delivers South Putnam second win (04/13/12)
South Putnam utilized some hot bats in the late innings Thursday to snap a three-game skid and defeat Eminence 4-3. "It was (a good win). Eminence came in and played really well. They made a lot of plays in the field. We put the ball in play. We've been struggling with strikeouts lately and only had six tonight, which is an improvement from 13 that we had at Cascade," head coach Ryan Gilman said...
Greencastle has strong outing against Monrovia, Owen Valley (04/13/12)
Greencastle's boys' and girls' track teams started the 2012 season by picking up a pair of wins Thursday evening. The boys' squad won 73.5-54-37.5 over Monrovia and Owen Valley, while the girls' squad blasted past the same two squads 95.5-44.5-25. The girls' squad won 11 events on the evening. Kayla Cash collected wins in the 800 and 1,600 meter races, with Kara Birt adding two wins in the 100 and 200 meter dashes...
Eagles shut down Mustangs for 12-2 win (04/13/12)
ELLETSVILLE -- The South Putnam softball team took care of Edgewood 12-2 in six innings Thursday to cruise to its ninth win of the season. Big hits and strong pitching was the perfect formula for the Eagles on the night. Jenna Jones led the Eagles, going 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBI, three runs scored, two doubles and a home run. Mattie Varvel added a home run and two RBI. Janet Craft connected for two hits, with three RBI and a double...
South Putnam girls track sweeps Eels (04/13/12)
The South Putnam girls' track team swept all events in Thursday meet to defeat Eminence at home. Ariel Higgins won three individual events on the night and was part of the winning 400-meter relay team. Higgins won the 100-and 300-meter hurdles as well as the long jump. Alex McHugh collected two wins on the night, winning the shot put and the discus. Deborah Cheatham also won two event, taking the top spot in the high jump and the 400-meter run...
Tiger Cubs down Vikings (04/13/12)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle boys' golf team defeated West Vigo 162-202 Thursday at Rea Park. Luke Brotherton paced the Tiger Cubs with a round of 37. Brad Haussin followed with a score of 40 and Tanner Dean added a 42. Raymond Stinson shot a 43 to round of the scoring for GHS...
Clovers lose to Miners (04/13/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The CHS boys' golf team lost Thursday to Linton-Stockton, 161-188. The Clovers were led by Aaron Whitlock's 44. He was followed by Zach Hall's 45, with Colte Tomlinson adding a 49 and Freddy Fisher a 50. Rylan Mattocks shot a 53 and Brody Pfaff shot a round of 53...
Willie Belle Williams (04/13/12)
Willie Belle Williams, age 93, of Spencer, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Owen Valley Health Campus. Born Feb. 9, 1919 in New Castle, Ky., she was the daughter of Arthur and Nancy Carter and was a graduate of Greencastle High School...
Gary Leon Haltom (04/13/12)
Gary Leon Haltom, 63, of Cloverdale, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012. Gary was an accomplished auto body repairman. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, being outdoors and music. He is survived by one son, Greg Haltom of Lafayette; one daughter, LeEtta Haltom of Martinsville; two stepchildren, Truman Vinson IV and Lisa Vinson-Hughes; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia Paris, Lyndell Bixler and Mardenna Boler; and one brother. Glenn Haltom...
Gilbert 'Gib' Hassler (04/13/12)
Gilbert "Gib" Hassler, 83, of Brazil, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, following a long neurological illness, Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA). Gib was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Reelsville, the son of Glenn and Pearl (Schroer) Hassler. Gib graduated from Reelsville High School with the class of 1946. During high school, he was a part of the basketball team that was later inducted into the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame...
Putnam Scanner for April 13, 2012 (04/13/12)
Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 11:08 p.m. James Dale Haltom, 76, Cloverdale, was booked in for operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction and public intoxication. The care drove across the northbound lane, entering the ditch on the east side of U.S. 231, hitting a fence just north of County Road 900 North. She then ramped over 900 North, going airborne and hitting a concrete corner post...
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