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Stories from Wednesday, May 23, 2012

County highway moving forward on several projects (05/23/12)
Often bogged down by a lack of road money in recent years, the Putnam County Highway Department is currently seeing some progress on a few projects throughout the county. Highway co-supevisor Jim Smith reported at Monday's Putnam County Commissioners meeting that the department has moved forward with work since the County Council approved $150,000 last week for a repaving project at county roads 250 West and 250 North...
Russellville hotel teardown costs continue to mount (05/23/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The destruction of the decaying old hotel building in Russellville hit another delay last week when it was discovered that the content report for the building was missing. The town purchased the building in early May and hoped to tear it down soon after. The plan was to then dispose of the material at Heritage Landfill, a facility equipped to handle a variety of materials...
Upcoming HPS events focus on Putnam County role in Civil War (05/23/12)
Recently Ken Eitel, current president of the Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County board, recalled the origins of the organization. "In 1977, a few persons with determination and dedication founded the Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County," Eitel said recently. "Thirty-five years later the organization has revitalized itself, dedicated (itself) to new objectives that raise community awareness and grasped the economic benefits of preserving and remembering our heritage."...
South Putnam prepares for the summer (05/23/12)
As the school year comes to a close, the South Putnam School Board is making its summer plans. During the relatively short monthly meeting Monday, the board received an update from high school principal Kieth Puckett as well as a transportation report from Neil Rissler...
North Putnam schools have active meeting (05/23/12)
Middle school principal Terry Tippin presented to the North Putnam school board some of the changes that will take place with middle school scheduling next year. Students will continue to take their four core classes -- math, science, social studies and English -- as well as P.E...
Night Sky Viewing at McCloud (05/23/12)
At 8 p.m. on May 26 the Indiana Astronomical Society will partner with Hendricks County Parks & Recreation in the second of a series of monthly astronomy programs at McCloud. Focusing on the basics of astronomy, the event will begin with an outdoor informational session lasting about 30 minutes, followed by night sky viewing. There will be a limited number of binoculars and telescopes available. Guests are encouraged to bring their own...
Amphibian Day at McCloud (05/23/12)
The nature park will host Amphibian Day at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. A park naturist will introduce various species of amphibians, teaching about their calls, dynamic lifecycles and physical features that set them apart from other species. The free, kid-friendly program is designed for ages six and up and will last about an hour...
Knightsville soldier killed in Afghanistan grenade attack (05/23/12)
KNIGHTSVILLE -- For the second time in two years, Clay County is mourning the loss of one of its own. According to reports, Spc. Arronn D. Fields, Knightsville, died Monday after sustaining injuries during a rocket grenade attack in Qal-ah-ye Mirza Jal, Afghanistan, while on a mounted patrol...
GHS classes to learn 'math in the real world' with grant from Toshiba (05/23/12)
"How am I ever going to use this?" Ah, yes, it's every high school teacher's favorite question. One Greencastle High School teacher will have a new answer to the inquiry beginning in August. She will be able to say something like: "As soon as we get outside."...
Weatherford sets track regional record, advances to state in two events (05/23/12)
EVANSVILLE -- Greencastle junior Colleen Weatherford moved on to the IHSAA State Track Finals set for June 1 after winning the 1,600-meter run and placing second in the 800-meter run at the Evansville Regional Tuesday. Weatherford posted a time of 5:06.39 to set a regional record in the 1,600. She dropped 10 seconds from her seed time to set the mark. She placed second in the 800 with a time of 2:13.36, a mere .12 behind first place...
Eagles land in sectional final with 14-0 win (05/23/12)
CLAYTON -- South Putnam soared into the sectional final Tuesday by defeating Covenant Christian at the Class 2A Cascade Sectional. However, the Eagles were dealt a heavy dose of reality as the game came to its conclusion. With the Eagles leading 14-0 in the fourth inning, South Putnam shortstop Emily Dabkowski moved into position to make a routine play on a grounder when anything but routine happened. ...
Cougars fall to Mounties in sectional (05/23/12)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Over four innings, North Putnam softball held Southmont's speed game at bay, staying in position for a possible upset. But Southmont's game plan finally broke through in the fifth, as the Mounties (22-5) broke open a 1-run game to put away the Cougars (4-16) in their IHSAA Sectional 25 first round game...
Greencastle bows out of tournament with 5-0 loss to South Vermillion (05/23/12)
ELLETTSVILLE -- Greencastle's softball squad met their match in sectional play Tuesday night, falling to South Vermillion 5-0 at Edgewood High School. Having lost to the Wildcats 3-2 earlier in the season, the Tiger Cubs looked to right the offensive wrongs of their April 10th meeting...
Eagles' Minor survives, advances to second round (05/23/12)
There wasn't much the coaches could say to Ericka Minor and Haylie Romer during the changeover of their grueling, three-set match on Tuesday, an eventual victory for Minor. The team leaders of rival schools South Putnam and Greencastle had been there before and at the end of a long season, they each knew what they had to do...
Tiger Cubs rally for win over Patriots at sectional (05/23/12)
ELLETTSVILLE -- A clutch three-run sixth inning for the Greencastle High School softball team led to a 3-2 defeat of the Owen Valley Patriots in the opening round of the IHSAA Girls' Softball State Tournament at Edgewood. The Tiger Cubs had been hitless until the fifth and were unable to advance a runner beyond second base until the late game heroics from the meat of Greencastle's line up...
Cloverdale season ends with loss to Cadets (05/23/12)
CLAYTON -- Cloverdale's outstanding softball season came to a predictable, one-sided conclusion Monday, a 9-1 loss to Cascade in the first round of the 2A Sectional 44 on the Cadets' field. The Clovers (18-9) went against one of the state's top pitchers in left-hander Haley Chambers, who struck out 14 and didn't allow a hit in five and one-third innings before Kate Breedlove came on in relief...
Eagles earn win on fifth card (05/23/12)
Cloverdale and South Putnam boys' golf teams battled to a tie with a total of 178, with the Eagles earning the win on the fifth score card. Tri-West placed third with a total of 189. South Putnam's Derek Chestnut led all golfers with a low-round of 42, followed by Alex Kelly with 44. Alex Eickhoff, Justin Berry and Tanner Robinson all shot 46, with Austin Query shooting a 61...
Tiger Cubs roll to win over Cougars, Crawfordsville (05/23/12)
DANVILLE -- The North Putnam boys' golf team welcomed Greencastle and Crawfordsville Monday, with the host Cougars placing second behind Greencastle 153-181. Crawfordsville placed third on the night with a tally of 193. Greencastle's Alec Davis fired a 37 to lead all golfers, with teammates Raymond Stinson, Brad Haussin and Luke Brotherton also posting rounds in the 30s. Stinson shot a 28, with Haussin and Brotherton adding a pair of 39s...
Robert 'Bob' G. Tresner (05/23/12)
Robert "Bob" G. Tresner, 84, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He was born on March 20, 1928 in Marion County to Harry I. Tresner and Lola Marie Hinote Tresner. Bob served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended the University of New Mexico and graduated from Indiana University...
Scanner for May 23 (05/23/12)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 1:25 p.m. Dion Anthony Willis, 20, Brazil, was housed at the jail for possession of marijuana. At 1:55 p.m. Christina Michelle Matthews, 38, Greencastle, was charged with violation of home detention...
Monumental task worth doing, history tells us (05/23/12)
From my own personal perspective, this doesn't qualify as anything close to a dead-end job. But it sure seems as though I have been spending an inordinate amount of time in cemeteries lately. I don't know whether that speaks more to my interest in local history or to the age of some of my friends (man, they're getting old!) and their beloved family members...
Double taxation for Edgelea Subdivisoin residents? (05/23/12)
To the Editor: What is the legal authority for what amounts to double taxation of Edgelea residents for services all county residents currently pay taxes for? Is the county government willing and able to extend the same courtesy to all county residents equally and fairly under the law?...
Hospital Guild donation, efforts appreciated (05/23/12)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Hospital Board of Trustees, administration and staff, we would like to publicly recognize, honor and thank the Putnam County Hospital Guild. This month, Guild members Carolyn Flint and Fran Allen presented two checks to the Putnam County Hospital Board of Trustees during the monthly meeting...
Four tons of paper shredded, recycled at event (05/23/12)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Board of Realtors, I would like to thank Farm Credit Service of Greencastle for partnering with us to hold our first Community Shred Event. Saturday's event was a huge success, with over four tons of paper shredded and recycled...
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