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Stories from Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wheel tax discussion rolls toward May vote (04/18/12)
The Putnam County Council took a step toward raising some much-needed road funds for the county at Tuesday's monthly meeting. While the wheel tax and county motor vehicle excise tax cannot be changed until the May council meeting, the council approved the rates to be advertised, which reflect what they will be considering at the next meeting...
Down to a Science (04/18/12)
Members of the North Putnam High School science team ponder a first-round question Tuesday evening during competition in the senior division of the Indiana Academic Super Bowl. District competition in the Greencastle High School multipurpose room featured 20 teams competing in four divisions.
Russellville to tear down old hotel building (04/18/12)
After years of vacancy and neglect, the historic hotel building in Russellville has become a hazardous eyesore. On Monday the town council agreed to approve a purchase agreement that, when signed by the current owner, will give the town control. They plan to immediately tear it down...
Pete Miller sworn in as state senator for District 24 (04/18/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Standing in the Indiana Senate chamber surrounded by fellow legislators and his family, Senator-elect Pete Miller took the oath of office Tuesday, officially becoming the state senator of District 24. The 42-year-old Miller was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker...
South Putnam board signs agreement with EMA (04/18/12)
The South Putnam School Board mainly attended to routine matters Monday, finishing its meeting in just 25 short minutes after discussing a memorandum from the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency. The board agreed, as it has in previous years, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency...
Phil Gick seeking re-election to Putnam County Council seat (04/18/12)
Putnam County native Phillip Gick is a candidate for re-election to the Putnam County Council on the Republican ballot in the May 8 primary. Gick returned to Greencastle in 2006 after serving in the U.S. Army for 30 years. While in the Army, he led and directed organizations from small teams to units with thousands of personnel. ...
Relay for Life hosts final event before big day (04/18/12)
Relay for Life will be hosting its final event before the big day. On Wednesday, April 18 there will hold a Bank Night from 5-7 p.m. at the DePauw Union Building Ballroom. Relay for Life will take place Saturday and Sunday April 21-22 from noon-noon at Blackstock Stadium...
Annual South Putnam NHS Talent Show to be staged Friday (04/18/12)
The National Honor Society of South Putnam High School will host its third annual Talent Show on Friday, April 20. Each year the talent show is a benefit for a family in the South Putnam High School Community. This year the talent show will benefit a South Putnam senior's mother, Melissa Chadd...
Verizon adding 4G coverage in Groveland area (04/18/12)
GROVELAND -- Verizon Wireless customers in the Groveland area of Putnam County can take advantage of the Verizon Wireless 4G Long Term Evolution network, the nation's largest 4G LTE network, starting Thursday, April 19. On Thursday, Verizon Wireless is introducing the network in 27 new markets and expanding across 44 existing markets across the United States, including Groveland...
PCPL to participate in World Book Night (04/18/12)
The Putnam County Library, which will be participating in World Book Night, will be hosting a pre-World Book Night reception in preparation for book givers going out into the community on April 23. The reception will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. Volunteers will be able to pick up their books, talk about their choice of location and review the WBN principals of book giving...
Mulch ado about Something (04/18/12)
On Sunday, April 15, a group of 30 DePauw University students from Alpha Phi Sorority and Beta Theta Pi Fraternity volunteered their time with four hours of Service to the Community Hours with the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department.
Sgt. Cline, Hassler, Thompson inducted into new SPHS Alumni Hall of Fame (04/18/12)
An American war hero and two highly successful and accomplished professional engineers comprise the inaugural class of the South Putnam Alumni Hall of Fame, announced earlier this month. Randy Cline, Kyle Hassler and Troy Thompson are the charter members of the Alumni Hall of Fame...
'Sextortion' suspect faces Mich. child porn charge (04/18/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana man charged with coercing two teenage boys into making sexually explicit online videos now faces similar federal charges in Michigan. The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit has filed charges of production of child pornography against 39-year-old Richard Finkbiner of Brazil. He could face from 15 years to life in prison if convicted...
For the Kids (04/18/12)
Designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and the week of April 22-28 as the Week of the Young Child, Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray signs a proclamation to that effect at City Hall.
Greencastle blanks Cascade 2-0 (04/18/12)
After a shaky start, GHS starting pitcher Ryan Battin settled down to hold the visiting Cadets scoreless and only allow three hits on the night. The Tiger Cubs rebounded from a tough loss Monday to defeat the Cadets 2-0 behind Battin's strong outing...
Eagles stumble against Bulldogs (04/18/12)
MONROVIA -- South Putnam pitcher Seth Hammond didn't get many breaks Tuesday against Monrovia. The Bulldogs broke open a close game with a bloop double to short right field in the fifth inning that scored three runs in an 8-4 victory over the Eagles in a West Central Conference contest at Monrovia...
Cougars double-up Cloverdale (04/18/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam scored early and often on Monday night in knocking off WCC and county foe Cloverdale 8-4 at North Putnam High School. The Clovers started off with the lead behind the legs of Jordan Brinkman, who reached on an error and eventually scored on an Austin Mannan single...
Cloverdale golfers fall to Knights (04/18/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale boys' golf team placed second behind Northview Monday 187-173. Shakamak fielded an incomplete team. Zach Hall, Brody Pfaff and Freddy Fislar paced the Clovers with each scoring 46 each. Aaron Whitlock shot a 49, Rylan Mattocks shot a 51 and Colte Tomlinson finished with a 56...
Eagles win tri-meet over Clay City, Shakamak (04/18/12)
The South Putnam girls' track team hosted Shakamak and Clay City on Tuesday, winning the meet with 72 points. The Eagles won five total events, including two individually, the 100-meter hurdles and 300-hurdles, by Ariel Higgins. She was also a member of the 4x100 relay that took first place, along with Steffany Baker, Jessica Jones and Josalynn Farmer...
Clovers sweeps Cougars (04/18/12)
The Cloverdale softball team cruised to a 10-0 victory against North Putnam on Tuesday, ending the game after only five innings. Paige Gutierrez started the game and lasted 4 innings, allowing one hit and striking out five. Kara Knapp led the offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and home run. She had three RBI...
South Putnam boys win tri-meet (04/18/12)
The South Putnam boys' track and field team cruised to victory on Tuesday, hosting a three-team Shakamak and Clay City. South Putnam finished with 87 points, well ahead of Clay City (58) and Shakamak (22). South Putnam had first-place finishes in nine events. Tyler Neumann won the 110-meter hurdles and 400. Ryan Chestnut won the shot put and discus...
Cougars to attend opening day Saturday (04/18/12)
The North Putnam baseball team will be at the opening day of Little League Baseball in Roachdale Saturday at noon. Members of the North Putnam varsity baseball team will be in uniform signing baseballs and passing them out to young players from noon to 1 p.m...
South Putnam moves to 12-0 with sweep (04/18/12)
The South Putnam softball remained perfect after winning a double-header against Monrovia Tuesday. South Putnam won the first game 12-0 and took the second by a score of 5-0. In game one, Emily Dabkowski was 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored for the Eagles, while Jenny Thompson was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored. Kelsey Whitaker and Mattie Varvel had two RBI each and Whitaker, Varvel and Jenna Jones scored one run each...
Davis fires a 2-under 34 to lead GHS (04/18/12)
SPEEDWAY -- The Greencastle boys' golf team posted a score of 149 to win a three-way match with Speedway and Lapel. Finishing second behind the Tiger Cubs was Lapel with 157 and the host Sparkplugs were third with a 180. GHS golf Alec Davis fired a two-under 34 to lead the Tiger Cubs on the day. Brad Haussin shot a 37 and Luke Brotherton added a 38. Tanner Dean and Raymond Stinson scored a pair of 40s and Derik Thomas shot a 45...
Cougars win over Bruins, Metropolitan (04/18/12)
ROACHDALE -- The Cougar boys' track team picked up two wins at home Monday night. The Cougars out distanced Tri-West 69-55, and cruised past Metropolitan 69-17. Individual winners on the night were Dalton Spear in the 1,600-meter run and 3,200-meter run. Jacob Reed won the 110-meter hurdles, with Tyler Shorter winning the 100-meter dash, Hunter Logan the discus and Eric Davis in the shot put...
Carl G. Johnson (04/18/12)
Carl G. Johnson, 75, Fillmore, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2012. He was born Nov. 23, 1936 to Harry E. Johnson and Katherine Borkjman, both of whom are deceased. Carl had three siblings, the late Charles E. Johnson and LaReata B. Berard and LaNora B. Miller, both of whom survive...
Putnam Scanner for April 18, 2012 (04/18/12)
Bauers lost control and his truck left the road on the east side. The truck went into a deep ditch and came to rest on its side. Bauers was able to get out of the vehicle and began walking up the road, where he was later found by a deputy. Bauers tested at .18 percent blood-alcohol content on the portable breath test and later tested a .19 on the certified test at the Putnam County Jail...
All involved deserved a '10' for Dancing with the Stars event (04/18/12)
To the Editor: This last Saturday evening the Putnam County Youth Development Commission (PCYDC) hosted the fourth annual Dancing with the Stars. I have been fortunate to participate as one of the three judges for the competition. Trust me, it is not because I have any knowledge regarding the art of dance...
Head Start to celebrate Week of the Young Child (04/18/12)
To the Editor: Putnam County Head Start will be joining early childhood educators around the country in celebrating Week of the Young Child -- April 22-28. The annual celebration, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, focuses on the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs...
Celebrate 4 committee seeks community donors (04/18/12)
To the Editor: The Celebrate 4 Committee, under the direction of the Friends of the Park Association, is once again creating a patriotic day for our community filled with Independence Day activities; music, food and fireworks show that will blow your mind. All, of course, taking place on the Fourth of July at Robe Ann Park, Greencastle...
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