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Stories from Thursday, May 24, 2012

Suspect arrested in burglary at CVS store (05/24/12)
By ERIC BERNSEE Editor A 42-year-old Greencastle man is facing four criminal charges after being arrested inside the Greencastle CVS Pharmacy just before 2 a.m. Wednesday. Greencastle City Police officer arrested Jeffery E. King on charges of burglary, theft, possession of a controlled substance and auto theft. He was apprehended inside the closed CVS store at 1010 Indianapolis Rd. at 1:57 a.m...
City pool will open on time Saturday after lift delivery (05/24/12)
With 90-degree weather on the way for the weekend, Greencastle residents may find some relief in sight as the Aquatic Center will open the 2012 swim season on time after all. A new portable poolside chair lift -- as required by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) -- has arrived, and all systems are now go for the pool to open as scheduled this Saturday...
Saying Goodbye (05/24/12)
Keeping with tradition, Reelsville Elementary celebrated its fifth- and sixth-graders by lining the halls and high fiving them on their way out. Although many students took this time to chant 'no more school!', it was a tearful goodbye for most as none of them will be returning to Reelsville next year...
Trooper and deputy locate missing elderly woman (05/24/12)
REELSVILLE -- Wednesday morning calls to the Putnam County 911 Dispatch Center and the Putnamville State Police Post ultimately led to the safe return of a missing elderly Greene County woman. Iris R. Peavey, 90, Jasonville, had been reported confused and missing by her family to the Greene County Sheriff's Department at 6:45 a.m. She had apparently been driving around for hours trying to find her way back home...
Safety more important than cantata decorations (05/24/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- When the Red Cross asked Russellville for emergency contact information last month, they wanted to be sure a building would be available if it was needed. The community center, paid for partially by a grant that specified it could be used for an emergency, is that building, but the area of the facility that would be used for emergency relief was full of Christmas decorations...
Improvements to water and roads coming to Russellville (05/24/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- Final plans for the water project were completed and shown before the Russellville council on Monday. The installation of new meters and pipes will come as part of a series of improvements to the town. The Putnam County Highway Department has been granted the ability to repave the main road through town, but that effort will likely be delayed until after the water project is completed...
People Helping People (05/24/12)
The "Person" of the Year award went to 13 Greencastle High School football players who traveled to southern Indiana this spring to help with tornado relief. Those honored were Nick Gilliam, Carter Lewis, Hunter Smith, Mac Shuee, Caleb Robinson, T.J. Bollman, Dustin Williams, Jordan Froderman, Tyler Scott, Tanner Wood, Evan Coble, Grant Mundy and Johnny Newgent...
PCF celebrates IDOC Employee Recognition Week (05/24/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) Superintendent Stanley Knight acknowledged the accomplishments of staff at the facility in observance of the Indiana Department of Correction's Correctional Employees Week, May 14-18. Celebrating Correctional Employees Week, staff at the PCF participated in various activities organized by the facility's Employee Recognition Committee (ERC)...
Free Fishing Weekend is June 2-3 (05/24/12)
For Hoosiers who have never cast a fishing line or haven't cast a line in a while, Free Fishing Weekend, June 2-3, is a great opportunity. That's because Indiana's adult residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish Indiana waters during Free Fishing Weekend...
Civil War author Etcheson set for Brown Bag event (05/24/12)
The Putnam County Public Library will welcome author Nicole Etcheson for a Brown Bag Lunch talk at noon Thursday, May 31. Etcheson will discuss her book, "A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community." The author will have books available for purchase and signing...
Cornhole tournament, bake sale at Lieber (05/24/12)
The Friends of Cagles Mill Lake group is hosting a cornhole tournament and bake sale on Saturday, May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Lieber State Recreation Area campground enterance. Sign up is between noon and 12:45 p.m. the day of the event. Cost is $10 total for each two-person team. The winning team will win a prize...
Roban Apartment Fire (05/24/12)
Emergency personnel responded to Roban Apartments Wednesday morning to reports of a cooking fire in one of the units on the building's south end. Greencastle Fire Department Lt. John Shafer said the fire started on the stove and spread to some overhanging potholders and into the exhaust fan. ...
Reelsville Science Fair (05/24/12)
Reelsville Elementary held its annual science fair recently where student made projects ranged from everything from a transparent egg to an exploding volcano. Projects were judged by school board member Steve Cash and his wife Patti, librarian Nita Houk and art teacher Jim Padgett...
Indiana State announces dean's list (05/24/12)
Indiana State University has announced its dean's list for the spring semester. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale in order to be eligible for the dean's list at Indiana State. Area students making the spring 2012 ISU dean's list include Devin Gilmore and Rebecca Phillips, both of Bainbridge; Cameron Callan and Sarah Rusie of Coatesville; Crystal Blanton, Cecilia Capps, Kevin Dean, Sadie Gaston, Roxane Long, Michael May, Jerald Monds, Caitlin Russell, Lindsey Staletovich, Mark Voelker, and Katherine Williams, all of Cloverdale; Seth Arnold and Megan Peterson, both of Fillmore; Olivia Fidler of Franklin; Kevin Cook, Carollea Davis, Casandra Davis, Jack Estes, Chaleise Everly, Moriah Huber, Tricia Hudspeth, Kyle Johnson, Cameron Lancaster, Jessica Miller, Ethan Pennington, Haylee Query, Jeffrey Rodriguez, Shannon Wilson, and Dustin York, all of Greencastle; Adam Gaunt of Huntington; Amber Jones of Ladoga; Elizabeth Wiley of Quincy; Anthony Bailey, Matthew Hall, and Rachel Jervis, all of Reelsville; Wendy Cox, Cheryl Crosby, Katlyn Lawyer, Maggie Lubinski, all of Roachdale; and Coriann Arts of Waveland.. ...
Tri-Kappa Art Awards (05/24/12)
Tri Kappa recently held its art awards ceremony at the Putnam County Public Library. Art teachers at each of the area schools selected the nominees for the awards, which were judged by members of the sorority. Each student received a certificate along with a framed copy of their work, which wil become part of the student's schools permanent collection. ...
2012 Indiana State Police Summer Youth Camps (05/24/12)
The 2012 Indiana State Police summer youth camps will soon be in session. The camp is open to student entering grades 5-12 who have common interestes in law enforcement. Campers will learn teamwork skills while gaining self-confidence. The camps and programs teach students that discipline is a pre-requisite in gaining self-respect and self-respect is the first step in gaining the respect of others...
South Putnam claims sectional title (05/24/12)
CLAYTON -- It took them 12 innings, but the South Putnam softball squad edged Cascade 3-2 to claim the Class 2A No. 44 Sectional title. The Eagles knotted the game at 2-all in the fourth inning and the two squad played even until they hit the 12th inning. South Putnam had a chance to go ahead in the 10th inning, but left runners stranded on first and third. However, they were able to take advantage of a few Cadet miscues in the 12th inning to go ahead...
North Putnam's season ends with loss to North Montgomery (05/24/12)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The North Putnam baseball season came to an end after a disappointing 8-1 loss to North Montgomery in the sectional matchup at Crawfordsville High School on Wednesday. The Cougars failed to get a rally going for most of the game as North Montgomery pitcher Shawn Verhey, with the help of two double plays, faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings...
Key hits elude Tiger Cubs in loss (05/24/12)
"Hit 'em where they ain't." Baseball players have been following Wee Willie Keeler's words of wisdom since the 1800s. Unfortunately for sectional hosts Greencastle, Owen Valley followed the advice a little bit better on Wednesday. The Patriots collected 10 hits on their way to a 9-5 sectional-opening win...
South Putnam blanked by Sparkplugs (05/24/12)
SPEEDWAY -- South Putnam's baseball squad traveled to Speedway to face the hosts in the opening game of IHSAA Class 2A Sectional No. 44. It would become the Eagles' last road trip of the season as the visitors fell 7-0 to the Sparkplugs. South Putnam threatened in the top of the first inning after Rob Gibson lead off with a single. Gibson stole second and stole third on a close play, but the Eagles failed to get the centerfielder across home plate...
Men's Slow-Pitch Softball results (05/24/12)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Men's Slow-Pitch Softball League played three games on May 22. Dixie Chopper won 13-4 over Almost Home/Swizzle Stick Bar, while Mickey's Tobacco Shop defeated the Hood Rats 29-2. Return to Sender blasted Don's Garage 21-1...
North Putnam golfers outscore North Vermillion (05/24/12)
DANVILLE -- With a great evening for a golf meet, the Cougar boys' golf team managed to come out a winner Tuesday night against North Vermillion. The Cougars suffered from higher than normal penalties, the squad was able to score a 182 against North Vermillion's 195...
Scanner for May 24 (05/24/12)
City Police A two-vehicle accident resulted in traffic citations for both drivers involved in the mishap Tuesday morning, Greencastle City Police reported. At 8:05 a.m., John York, 40, Greencastle, was southbound on Jackson Street, crossing the railroad tracks south of Veterans Highway, when his 2004 Kia Sedona was reportedly sideswiped by a northbound 2004 GMC Denali, driven by Nichol Brown, 32, Greencastle...
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