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Stories from Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fair Contestant -- Mikayla Cherry (07/11/12)
Mikayla Cherry is an 18-year-old from Greencastle and a recent graduate of South Putnam High School. She is the daughter of Mike Cherry and Kandra Truex and the sister to Miriah, 15. High school activities include cross country, basketball, track, Latin Club, FFA, FCA, student council, Livestock Judging, and cheerleading...
Fair Contestant -- Cheryl Dean (07/11/12)
Cheryl Dean is a 17-year-old from Cloverdale. She is the daughter of Jim and Jackie and the sister to Ryan, 22 and Kevin, 20. She will graduate from Cloverdale High School in 2013. High school activities include National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Rose Waters Book Club, SADD, Spanish Club, Science Club, Ambassadors, Women's Chorus, Student Council, 4-H, Cheerleading, class officer and FCA...
Fair Contestant -- Ali Torr (07/11/12)
Ali Torr is an 18-year-old from Greencastle and a recent graduate of South Putnam High School. She is the daughter of Christy and Tony Cash and Mike Torr. She is a sister to Kenzie Cash, 9, Madison Cash, 18 and Caidon Cash, 8. High school activities include Student Council, FCA, FFA and varsity cheerleading. She was also a member of 4-H...
Fair Contestant -- Sydney Shrum (07/11/12)
Sydney Shrum is a 17-year-old from Cloverdale. She is the daughter of Roger and Kim and sister of Sammie, 10. She will graduate from Cloverdale High School in 2013. High school activities include golf, basketball, track, student council, Spanish club, Mu Alpha Theta, Business Professionals of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Senior Class President...
Fair Contestant -- Sarah New (07/11/12)
Fair Queen contestant Sarah New is a 19-year-old from Fillmore. She is the daughter of Joe and Mary Cash and the sister of Justin, 17, Carey, 16 and J.D., 8. New is a recent graduate of South Putnam High School. She will be attending Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in the fall where she will participate in Western and Hunt Seat Equestrian Teams...
Greencastle man held on 5 counts of sexual misconduct (07/11/12)
A 47-year-old Greencastle man is facing multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a pair of 14-year-old females following his arrest Saturday evening at his residence. During an initial hearing Monday in Putnam Circuit Court, Mark D. Nichols entered a not-guilty plea on the five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor...
Boil order issued for area of CR 100 North (07/11/12)
The South 43 Water Association reported a water main break Wednesday morning and has issued a boil order for customers in the area. The boil order is necessary for customers located on West County Road 100 North, including the Willow Bend and Oak Ridge subdivisions...
ISP police-action shooting report due by early next week (07/11/12)
An Indiana State Police investigation into the July 1 police-action shooting that claimed the life of a 28-year-old Greencastle man is nearing completion, the Greencastle City Council was told Tuesday night. City Police Chief Tom Sutherlin told the Council that State Police investigators will submit a preliminary report to the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office "by the end of this week or the first part of next week" in the fatal shooting of Charles Aaron Brousard...
2012 Putnam County Fair queen contestants -- Part 1 (07/11/12)
The Putnam County 2012 Fair Queen contest is quickly approaching. The contest will take place on Saturday, July 14 at the Fairgrounds Community Building at 7 p.m. Contestants will be judged on the basis of beauty, poise and personality, which will be determined in both preliminary personal judging and the public contest...
'Curious' Kiss (07/11/12)
Tammy Hunter (right), as Florence, a resident of The Cloisters sanitarium, has make-believe son John Thomas give new arrival Ethel Savage (Bethany Bax) a kiss in a scene from the Putnam County Playhouse production of "The Curious Savage." The comedy opens Tuesday on the Hazel Day Longden Theatre stage in Greencastle with 8 p.m. shows also this Friday and Saturday and again July 18-21. For information on tickets, priced at $10, persons may call the box office daily after 5 p.m. at 653-5880...
Baird to chair Military and Veterans Affairs Committee (07/11/12)
Rep. Jim Baird (R--Greencastle) has been appointed to serve as chairman of the Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. The District 44 state legislator will also serve as a member of the Environmental Quality Service Council. "I look forward to the discussions to be had and the work to be accomplished through these summer study committees," Rep. Baird said...
Greencastle board meeting rescheduled (07/11/12)
The July meeting of the Greencastle School Board slated for Wednesday, July 11 has been rescheduled. The board will now meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at Ridpath Primary School. The meeting will be preceded by a 5 p.m. executive session at the Greencastle Community School Corporation office...
DePauw selects Bonebright for dean of faculty position (07/11/12)
Terri L. Bonebright, professor of psychology, has accepted a three-year appointment as dean of the faculty at DePauw University. Bonebright takes over for Kerry E. Pannell, whose three-year term as dean of the faculty concluded at the end of June. Pannell is the Q.G. Noblitt Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw...
Got a Volkswagen? Want to join a parade? (07/11/12)
The VW Brigade will be joining the Putnam County Fair Parade again this year for the 11th time. Any and all Volkswagens are welcome to tale part in the parade. Drivers are to meet at the Greencastle Middle School parking lot on Friday, July 20 at 5 p.m...
Geocaching at McCloud Nature Park (07/11/12)
McCloud Nature Park will be hosting a program on geocaching on Saturday, July 14. Participants are invited to test their skills in the art of geocaching to find hidden treasures located throughout the park. Maps and coordinate sheets will be available for pick-up at the Nature Center between noon and 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own GPS or use one provided by the park (while supplies last)...
Master Gardeners host tour July 14 (07/11/12)
Putnam County Master Gardeners will host their second Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14. There are six gardens to see and enjoy. Tickets are available at Hilltop Orchids, Treasures on the Square, Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau and the Putnam County Extension Office and at each of the gardens...
Dry Run (07/11/12)
A visitor to Clinton Falls during this summer's drought will find a sad sight, as the falls has completely stopped running. Many nearby residents say they do not remember the local landmark coming to a complete stop as it has now. The possibility of storms later this week appears to be the best chance Putnam County has had for significant rainfall in well over a month.
Up on the Roof (07/11/12)
An observant neighbor spotting smoke Tuesday night may have helped prevent a full-blown house fire at 319 Gillespie St. on Greencastle's northwest side. Greencastle Fire Department firefighters responded at 8:44 p.m., finding smoke coming from the attic of the small frame home. Firefighters entered the attic to remove blown-in insulation (via the blue tarp) in order to access smoldering areas. Fire officials were on the scene past 10 p.m., assessing the situation, which provided more smoke than fire. No damage estimate was available.
Eagles championship T-shirts available (07/11/12)
Fans that ordered a South Putnam High School softball state champions T-shirt can pick them up next week. The shirts commemorating the Eagles back-to-back championship will be available on Tuesday, July 17 from 5-7 p.m. in the commons area and Wednesday, July 18 from 6-6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria...
Gibson, Bryan to play in North/South Classic Friday (07/11/12)
After displaying their talents three weeks ago during the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association (WVFCA), South Putnam's Rob Gibson and North Putnam's Nate Bryan will take to the field again this Friday. Gibson and Bryan will play for the South squad in the 2012 Grange Insurance North/South All-Star Classic at North Central High School. South Putnam head coach Troy Burgess will serve as an assistant coach for the South team as well...
Perfect Season -- Again (07/11/12)
Michael Lee Fisher (07/11/12)
Michael Lee Fisher, 49 Clayton, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in St. Vincent Heart Center, Indianapolis. Born June 22, 1963 in Danville, he wais the son of Buddy L. and Mary Lou Thorpe Fisher. A 1981 graduate of Cascade High School, he then received certificates for electronic and TV repair from ITT Tech...
July 11 Scanner (07/11/12)
Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 2 a.m. Travis Lee Slater, 31, Cloverdale, was charged with operating while intoxicated. At 5:02 a.m. Charles William McCarty, 37, Bainbridge, was held at the jail for possession of precursors...
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