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Stories from Monday, April 23, 2012

Light ballast fire causes GMS evacuation (04/23/12)
A minor electrical malfunction caused the evacuation of Greencastle Middle School Monday morning. At 8:48 a.m., the Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched to the middle school at 400 S. Percy Julian Dr. for a structure fire. Upon the fire department's arrival, the school had been evacuated, but the fire was already out. The problem had originated in a light ballast in the gymnasium...
Rollover crash on U.S. 40 injures mother and infant (04/23/12)
MOUNT MERIDIAN -- A one-vehicle rollover accident Monday morning on U.S. 40 near the Putnam-Hendricks county line sent a Plainfield woman and her young son to the hospital. Indiana State Police troopers and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to U.S. 40 at County Road 825 East, approximately 2.5 miles east of Mount Meridian, at 8:16 a.m. Monday...
Coatesville man, 35, dies in one-vehicle crash (04/23/12)
FILLMORE -- A Coatesville man died in a one-vehicle crash on Rangeline Road in eastern Putnam County Saturday night. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department investigation indicates that 35-year-old Timothy S. Horner of Coatesville was eastbound approaching County Road 750 East near Bethel Church. He appeared to have lost control of the vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed...
Officials ponder uses for funds from state error (04/23/12)
As state officials continue to struggle with questions of how the Indiana Department of Revenue shortchanged Indiana Counties by $206 million in a year and a half, county officials have the more palatable task of figuring out what to do with the money...
Board approves high ability classes for all three grades at Tzouanakis (04/23/12)
While students of Greencastle Community Schools were off Friday, class was in session for the Greencastle School Board. The five members, along with Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond and Assistant Superintendent Dawn Puckett, spent the day in a board retreat at the DePauw Nature Park Ian and Mimi Roland Welcome Center...
Cold Start to Relay (04/23/12)
It was a cold start to this year's Relay for Life, but hundreds showed up to pledge their support to ending cancer. The day started off with co-chairs Danielle Boyd and Katherine Butler not only thanking everyone for their support but let them know that more than $104,000 had been raised as of noon Saturday.
Covered bridge on long road to rehab (04/23/12)
No speed limit is needed as the wheels of government cross Baker's Camp Covered Bridge. As always, they turn slowly. The county learned of a pair of federal grant disbursements totaling $980,000 last summer that will fund 80 percent of a $1.225 million rehabilitation project for the 111-year-old structure. However, work on the bridge will not start until spring 2014...
Local academic teams advance to state finals (04/23/12)
A state title will be within reach for two Putnam County Academic Super Bowl teams on Saturday, May 5. Not only did the South Putnam fine arts and Greencastle social studies teams win the local Class 3 competitions at Greencastle High School last Tuesday, the teams' scores put them just one point behind the state's top finishers in class...
New way to 'Share the Dream' with Putnam Foundation funds (04/23/12)
The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced a new way to win in the 2012 Share the Dream Contest. In addition to the three awards that have been offered in the past, the Community Foundation will now award an endowment administered by the Foundation an additional $200 for each new person who names that endowment as a partial or full beneficiary of a life insurance policy, an individual retirement account, a trust, or another type of planned gift...
Sexting, social media and cyberbullying seminar Wednesday at North Putnam (04/23/12)
Police Sgt. Jennifer Pyatt Barrett will conduct a workshop at the North Putnam High School auditorium to discuss topics ranging from child exploitation, soliciting and pornography, social networking sites, sexting and cyberbulling on Wednesday. Barrett will conduct a program from 6-7 p.m. followed by an hour-long question an answer session with the parents in attendence...
GHS Alumni Association hosts spaghetti dinner Wednesday evening (04/23/12)
The annual Greencastle High School Alumni Association fundraising spaghetti dinner will be served Wednesday, April 25 in the Greencastle High School cafeteria from 5-7 p.m. Alumni Association president Steve McMains promises all the spaghetti one cares to eat for just $5. There will also be salad, beverages and homemade desserts...
Free Zumba classes this week at Heritage Lake Clubhouse (04/23/12)
In honor of National Dance Week, there will be free Zumba classes Tuesday and Thursday at Heritage Lake Clubhouse from 7-8 p.m. Lita Sandy of Dance Workshop will be the instructor. The classes are open to the public. Dance Workshop will also open a permanent Zumba location at 11 E. Washington St. in Roachdale today. Penny Long will have a class starting at 6 p.m...
4-H camp results in lifelong friendships (04/23/12)
We will be taking 4-H camp applications on a first come first served basis as there is still room on the bus. Registration will absolutely be cut off by Tuesday, May 15 if we are not full by that time. Go to extension.purdue.edu/putnam for current information about camp, which can be found by going to the 4-H left menu link and then click on the camp link...
Timm to present brown bag talk (04/23/12)
Local playwright Steve Timm will present a noon brown bag talk titled "Alligators, Bobcat and a Broken Canoe: Writing my Way through the Everglades" on Thursday, April 26 at the Putnam County Public Library. The event is part of the library's Passport Travel program. Participants are encouraged to bring their passports to be stamped -- or pick one up at the library -- and be entered for prizes to be given in the fall...
April BAH is Tuesday (04/23/12)
Parke County REMC is sponsoring the April Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours session from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. The event will take place at the Putnam Inn. It is open to Chamber members and their guests.
Metronet announces move to downtown (04/23/12)
Local communications service provider Metronet will move to a new location in downtown Greencastle on Monday, April 30. Metronet, a local, cutting edge company, purchased the building at 15 S. Indiana St. in March and has been working to restore and renovate it since then...
Rebate modifications help Vectren customers upgrade appliances to higher-efficiency models (04/23/12)
In an effort to encourage residential customers to upgrade their natural gas appliances to even greater efficiency, Vectren has modified its natural gas appliance rebate program, known as Conservation Connection. The tiered rebate structure for residential natural gas appliances is based on the level of efficiency and the initial cost to the consumer; as the efficiency rate increases, so does the rebate amount...
GHS places second at TH South Invite (04/23/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle boys' golf team placed second at the Terre Haute South Brave Invite Saturday. Terre Haute North won with a score of 307, with the Tiger Cubs following with a score of 313. Alec Davis earned medalist honors after firing a round of 75. Brad Haussin followed closely with a 77, with Luke Brotherton shooting an 80. Tanner Dean carded an 81 and Raymond Stinson shot an 84...
Tiger Cub softball falls to Warriors 6-4 (04/23/12)
DANVILLE -- The Greencastle softball team fell to Danville 6-4 Saturday. The Tiger Cubs fell behind early 3-0, but roared back to take the lead 4-3 after a four-run fourth inning. However, the Warriors scored three runs in two innings to gain the win...
Clovers win over Bulldogs (04/23/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale softball team defeated Union Dugger 9-5 Saturday. Jess Winders was 3-for-3 for the Clovers, with a double and three RBI. Bradanne Toney went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Adri Patterson was 2-for-2 at the plate, with Kara Knapp, Heather Goss and Justina Wellington contributing hits...
Cummins wires the field for sprint car win at LPS (04/23/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The weather might have been a bit on the chilly side on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway, but it wasn't enough to cool off Kyle Cummins. Cummins was practically untouchable all evening as he dominated his sprint car heat and then led wire-to-wire to top a hard-charging Dakota Jackson to claim the winner's share of the A-main money in the Vincennes University, Tim Mason Re/Max, Greenwell Auto Body-sponsored No. 3c...
Swinging for the Fences (04/23/12)
Putnam Scanner for April 23, 2012 (04/23/12)
A Tuesday, April 17 accident spilled more than 35 tons of lime along the side of State Road 243 and sent an Illinois semi driver to the hospital with minor injuries. At 12:25 p.m., James R. Phillips, 37, Benton, Ill., was traveling southwest State Road 243 in a 2006 Freightliner Classic semi tractor...
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