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Stories from Wednesday, May 9, 2012

NPMS students participating in silent auction Friday (05/09/12)
Students of the North Putnam Middle School eighth-grade Publications class are taking part in the second annual "Chair"ish the Children Silent Auction for the Family Support Services of Putnam County by decorating any wooden chair of their choice with any theme...
Fire heavily damages house on U.S. 231 South (05/09/12)
A fire destroyed part of a home south of Greencastle Wednesday morning, and the firefighting efforts affected traffic on U.S. 231 for more than an hour. At 9:56 a.m. the Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at 3161 U.S. 231 South. At least eight other local departments were dispatched to assist with the blaze...
David Berry survives GOP commissioner race (05/09/12)
Despite winning 20 of 31 precincts in the Putnam County primary election, David E. Berry of Roachdale had to wait until the final votes were in Tuesday night before knowing he had won the Republican nod as candidate for 1st District commissioner in the November general election...
Less than 25% turnout for county primary (05/09/12)
More than three-quarters of the registered voters of Putnam County exercised their right Tuesday -- their right to do nothing on primary election day in Indiana. Only 24.56 percent of local registered voters actually went to the polls Tuesday on a picture-perfect spring day...
Covered bridge coming to Robe-Ann Park? (05/09/12)
The quaint little covered bridge that has doubled as the Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau Welcome Center in Cloverdale may find a new home in Greencastle's Robe-Ann Park. The Greencastle Park Board, responding to an email from CVB Director Karla Lawless about the possible relocation of the 10-by-30 foot covered bridge building, is investigating the possibility...
Dog wandering onto I-70 causes car-semi accident (05/09/12)
LITTLE POINT -- A stray dog wandering onto Interstate 70 Monday morning caused a car-semi accident, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported. ISP troopers and emergency agencies responded to the accident about 9:25 a.m. near the 51-mile marker of I-70 in western Morgan County...
Fossil Dig at McCloud Nature Park (05/09/12)
McCloud Nature Park will be hosting a free fossil dig program on Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Beginning paleontologists can dig for fossils of their prehistoric ancestors. Participants are asked to meet in the Nature Center for a brief discussion of the geology of the area and the processes involved in fossilization. Kids are then invited to dig through the sands of Big Walnut Creek...
Delta Theta Tau Geranium Sale (05/09/12)
Delta Theta Tau Sorority of Roachdale will be conducting its 18th annual geranium sale at Riggle's Roachdale Hardware on Friday, May 11 from 8 a.m. -- 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. -- noon. Geraniums are $3 each and hanging baskets are $14...
Hopkins to give talk about her book Thursday at PCPL (05/09/12)
Author and former Greencastle resident Marjorie Hopkins will give a presentation of her book, "Dying to Meet Him: Wit and Wisdom from a Funeral Director's Wife" Thursday, May 10 at the Putnam County Public Library. A book signing will follow Hopkins' 6:30 p.m. talk...
Greencastle wins 13th consecutive county title (05/09/12)
Greencastle's Colleen Weatherford broke a record that stood for 30 years at Tuesday night's Putnam County Track meet at South Putnam. Weatherford set the new mark in the 800-meter run. She was also part of a record-setting 3,200-meter relay team. Greencastle rode the two record-setting performances to its 13th straight county title. Greencastle was first with a 105, followed by Cloverdale with 65 and South Putnam with 52. North Putnam placed fourth on the day with 21...
Tiger Cubs pull away late for County win (05/09/12)
Although the Putnam County boys' track meet features dozens of athletes in action Thursday, it was Greencastle and Cloverdale going mano-a-mano for the win. Through 13 events the two squad were tied at 63-points each, but the Tiger Cubs were able to pull away at the end to get the win...
Greencastle pounces on Eagles for 11-1 win, move to 6-2 in WCC (05/09/12)
The no-hit pitching of Greencastle's Hunter Mitchell had the Tiger Cubs in place to win the West Central Conference baseball game with South Putnam on Tuesday night. But the Tiger Cubs took no chances. Like a pop-up shower during the spring, Greencastle dropped eight runs on the South Putnam Eagles in the fifth inning, turning a tight, competitive game into an 11-1 victory...
Clovers start week with two big wins (05/09/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale softball continued its strong play recording it's 12th and 13th wins of the season. On Monday they defeated Covenant Christian 15-0. They defeated Linton-Stockton 7-0 Tuesday. In Tuesday's contest, Paige Gutierrez pitched a complete game shutout, allowing four hits, while striking out nine. She added two home runs at the plate and three RBI...
Local golf squads enjoy success on the course leading into County (05/09/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale boys' golf team earned its fifth win of the season, defeating Clay City 187-198. Colte Tomlinson led Cloverdale with a 44, followed by Brody Pfaff with 46 and Rylan Mattocks with a 47. Aaron Whitlock shot a 49, while Zach Hall fired a 50 and Freddy Fislar shot a 56...
Eagles remain perfect going into county tournament (05/09/12)
Storm clouds that swept through Putnam County seemed to be dodging South Putnam High School Monday as the Eagle softball squad celebrated Senior Night against Greencastle. The Class 2A No. 1 Eagles notched their 20th win of the season and wrapped up the WCC title after flying past the Tiger Cubs 13-0 in five innings...
Betty Jean Sillery (05/09/12)
Betty Jean Sillery, 74, of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Born Nov. 22, 1937 in Eminence, she was the daughter of Charles and Dorothy Crawley (Dickerson). She was a 1955 graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Royal Dale Sillery on June 27, 1958, and he preceded her in death...
Troy Lee Fields (05/09/12)
Troy Lee Fields, 48, of Carbon, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at IU Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, with his family and friends by his side. Troy was born Dec. 22, 1963 in Brazil, the son of Bobby L. Fields and Diane G. (Phipps) Fields. He graduated from Paris (Ill.) High School with the Class of 1981...
Joyce G. Christiansen (05/09/12)
Joyce G. Christiansen, 78, formerly of Greencastle, passed away surrounded by her children Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 10, 1933, in Harris, Texas, she was the daughter of Allen Guynes and Elva Myrta Stanley Guynes...
Robert G. 'Bob' Proctor (05/09/12)
Robert G. "Bob" Proctor, 86, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012 following an illness. Bob was born June 15, 1925, the son of James and Pauline (Peyton) Proctor. He was a part of the Brazil High School Class of 1943 where he was president of the class his junior year. While in high school he was the quarterback on the football team and also played basketball as a member of the 1943 Wabash Valley Championship team...
Father of the Bride just needs to let go (05/09/12)
Within a period of two weeks, my fatherly skills have been put to the test twice with my oldest daughter's wedding and my youngest daughter's 30th birthday. It's not like we didn't know these events were coming for several months. But trying to spawn some magic moment for their milestones had me completely baffled...
Youth Development Commission says thank you, Putnam County (05/09/12)
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission we wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the Putnam County community. Words cannot begin to express our gratefulness of how our 4th annual event "Dancing with the Putnam County Stars" was embraced. ...
Community support of Drug Take Back effort praised (05/09/12)
To the Editor: I would like to personally thank everyone who participated in the Greencastle Police Department's Drug Take Back Event IV held on Saturday, April 28. I want to thank the Greencastle School Corporation for the use of the Greencastle High School and the parking lot for the event. This four-hour event saw 51 vehicles utilize the site collecting 13 boxes of medication...
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