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Stories from Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Open house a chance to say farewell to Reelsville Elementary (04/25/12)
The public is invited to the "Farewell, Reelsville Elementary" open house from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The event will give people one more chance to tour the school before it closes for good in June. It will also be a time to reminisce on the history of the school...
Putnam Relay For Life '12 collects nearly $130,000 (04/25/12)
The 17th annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Putnam County Relay For Life 2012, has raised more than $129,300. That eclipsed last year's total by more than $3,000 when the 24-hour-long event concluded Sunday with more funds still expected to come in...
A Novel Surprise (04/25/12)
Monday was World Book Night, an annual celebration in which volunteers go out to their communities and pass out free, specially labeled books. Peggy Lilly, a worker at Area 30, was one of a number of Greencastle community members to take part. Lilly said she heard about the event in January and is excited to be a part of it. "I love to read," Lilly said. "I'm in the library all the time." Lilly was given 20 copies of "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini to hand out. She surprised parents at Big Walnut Sports Park. Lilly, right, is seen here handing a copy to Cynthia Boswell.
Rodney Fenwick seeking District 1 commissioner seat on GOP ballot (04/25/12)
Rodney Fenwick is a Republican candidate for Putnam County commissioner, District 1, in the May 8 primary. Fenwick was born and raised in Putnam County. Growing up, he said his grandfather and father instilled in him "the most important things in life -- God, country and family."...
Eagles Donation Has Landed (04/25/12)
Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge #4388 made a donation to Putnam County Comprehensive Services Special Olympics athletes. Bowling team members (from left) Michael Armacost, Terry Chadwick, Gary Steele and Michael German came to receive the check. Also pictured are staff and lodge members. The area games will occur on May 19.
Carrington family recognized in latest 'Founding Families' exhibit at museum (04/25/12)
A new exhibit honoring one of Putnam County's most enduring families, the Carringtons, opened Saturday, April 14 at the Putnam County Museum with a special reception at 10:30 a.m. Malcolm Romine, one of the family's current descendants, will speak on the family's history at the opening reception...
Whether for weather or stars, McCloud has it covered (04/25/12)
The McCloud Nature Park plans a weather discussion in the afternoon and, weather permitting, a star gazing event at night on Saturday, April 28. At 2 p.m. McCloud's naturalist will teach those in attendance how to read and interpret a weather map, causes of severe weather and why seasonal weather patterns occur...
Diabetes education group class offered (04/25/12)
Putnam County Hospital will again be offering a group class for diabetes self-management on Tuesday, May 8. The material will be divided into two sessions, Diabetes 101: Diabetes Basics and Diabetes 201: Proper Nutrition, which will include carbohydrate counting...
Frank Portolese Trio to play Jazz at the Duck (04/25/12)
The Frank Portolese Trio will play DePauw Jazz at the Duck from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26. The group features Frank Portolese (DePauw '75) on guitar and a rhythm section of brothers Fred and Sam Withrow on bass and drums, respectively. The performance, as always, is at The Inn at DePauw's Fluttering Duck and is free and open to the public...
Public Library offers class on its online resources (04/25/12)
The Putnam County Public Library will offer the free computer class "Make Use of Your Library's Online Resources," on Monday, April 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. Class members will learn the use of the library's online catalog and other available databases in order to conduct efficient searches. This can be done over the Internet from home...
Cloverdale Main Street presents April 28 garden plant sale (04/25/12)
Gardeners who raise their plants from seeds have the opportunity to sell the excess plants on Saturday, April 28 at the Cloverdale Farmers Market. From 9 a.m.-noon, those wishing to sell their garden plants may do so at the farmers market lot at Logan and Lafayette streets...
Clovers sluggish in loss to Cadets (04/25/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Coming off an 8-7 win over Cascade on Monday, Cloverdale was looking to add another victory Tuesday. However, sluggish play resulted in a 7-3 loss, with head coach Bryan Archer noting his team needed to pick its effort up. "It all starts with our defense," Archer said. ...
South Putnam makes it 15-0 with sweep of Cougars (04/25/12)
Class 2A No. 1 South Putnam kept its winning ways going after knocking off North Putnam 12-2 in six innings Monday night. The Eagles pounced early, plating the first four batters that came up in the bottom of the first. Brooke Boetjer and Mattie Varvel hit singles that knocked in two runs apiece...
North Putnam wins behind strong performance by Flynn (04/25/12)
ROACHDALE --North Putnam's Coy Flynn was superb on the mound and at the plate Tuesday against South Putnam. The sophomore right-hander limited the Eagles to four hits, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter and had a home run and three RBIs in a 12-0 victory in five innings in a West Central Conference game on the Cougars' field...
Cloverdale drops pair to Cadets (04/25/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale softball team lost two tough contests to Cascade to start the week. On Monday the Clovers lost 5-1 and were nipped 5-4 on Tuesday. Paige Gutierrez pitched a complete game for Cloverdale Tuesday, allowing six hits and five runs, while striking out six...
South Putnam wins on Senior Night (04/25/12)
The South Putnam tennis team defeated Turkey Run 3-2 on Senior Night. Senior Ericka Minor gave South Putnam its lone singles win on the night, defeating Hannah Delp 6-3, 6-1. The No. 1 doubles team of Caitlyn Boyce and Madision Cash picked up a win 6-2, 6-3, while the No. 2 doubles team of Kyndra Boyce and Emily Clark won 6-3, 6-2...
Tiger Cubs defeat Braves (04/25/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- Alec Davis shot a medalist round of 35 to lead Greencastle past Terre Haute South 156-172 Monday. In addition to Davis' 35, Brad Haussin shot a 39 and Luke Brotherton added a 40. Raymond Stinson shot a 42, Adam Jaynes a 43 and Derik Thomas a 45. Tanner Dean and Carl Basile shot a pair of 47s, with Justin Baxter carding a 51 and Joe Kaiser shooting 60...
Clovers compete at Mustang Invite (04/25/12)
The Cloverdale coed track teams competed at the Mustang Invitational Saturday at Edgewood. The girls placed fifth overall with a score of 56, while the boys finished sixth with a total of 53 points. For the girls Mariah Oetken placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.88...
Greencastle coed track competes at West Vigo in tri-meet (04/25/12)
Greencastle's boys' and girls' track squads split their three-way meet at West Vigo Tuesday night against the hosts and Terre Haute North. North won the boys' side over Greencastle and West Vigo 91-42-34 and claimed the girls' meet as well over Greencastle and West Vigo 92-59-16...
Cougars edge Clovers on the links (04/25/12)
DANVILLE -- The North Putnam boys' golf team edged Cloverdale 194-197 Monday. Danny Smith shot a 41 to win medalist honors for the Cougars, with Jake Smith adding a 48. Lance Clodfelter shot a 50, while Jon Willard added a round of 55 and Emmett Holsapple added 58. Tyler Martin shot a 61...
Jason Wayne Hayman (04/25/12)
Jason Wayne Hayman, 34, Fillmore, passed away on April 24, 2012 at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 30, 1977 at Greencastle, and was the son of James S. and Judy A. (Zimmerman) Hayman. He was married to Lisa (Stremlow) Hayman on March 17, 2003 and she survives...
Putnam Scanner 4/25/12 (04/25/12)
Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 2:40 p.m. Christopher Ryan Dunn, 33, Tuckerman, Ariz., was booked in for operating while intoxicated. At 8:05 p.m. George Ronald Cross, 28, Indianapolis, was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine...
Former United way director thanks community (04/25/12)
To the Editor: This letter is twofold in nature to the Putnam County community, in order to say thank you, while conveying a message to the community. Initially, please allow me to convey a statement related to my leaving the executive director's position with the United Way of Putnam County, after having the wonderful opportunity of serving my community for the last four years...
The reality of Social Security system (04/25/12)
To the Editor: Bill Field in a recent letter to the editor declares that FDR's "... disastrous, ill-conceived economic policies made the Great Depression drag on for years ..." This statement is followed with no supporting evidence whatsoever. It is a throwaway line. That's what conservatives like to do -- throw out emotionally charged statements without actually backing them up...
In praise of Janet Staley at First Baptist (04/25/12)
To the Editor: Her tireless efforts and behind-the-scenes work -- as well as her gracious spirit -- are highly valued. She is a blessing and a true asset to our congregation and community. Thank you, Mrs. Staley! The FBC Congregation...
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