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Stories from Friday, July 20, 2012

Excise cites store for synthetic marijuana, owner also charged (07/20/12)
Indiana State Excise Police officers cited a Greencastle convenience store Thursday afternoon for allowing a public nuisance after an investigation into the sale of synthetic marijuana. Excise police cited Hoosier Pete, the Marathon gas station/convenience store in the former BP building at 1107 Indianapolis Rd., after a five-month investigation into the sale of synthetic marijuana...
Sheriff's Department receives check for March 2011 drug stop (07/20/12)
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department was presented with a $31,551 check from U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett on this week, money that was seized during a drug arrest in March 2011. A traffic stop on I-70, part of a collaborative investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and PCSD, turned up the cash...
Income surveys due to support South 43 grant opportunity (07/20/12)
South 43 Water Association customers in Putnam County are advised that South 43 is attempting to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, and is currently seeking grant funding for the completion of engineering feasibility study...
Fair Parade set to 'show it' as annual rite of summer begins (07/20/12)
With the theme "Sew It -- Grow It -- Show It" -- the 2012 Putnam County Fair Parade will roll through Greencastle tonight (Friday). Local residents Gene and Alice Beck, honored earlier this year as Farmers of the Year at the Putnam County Ag Day celebration, are the parade marshals...
County uses HAVA funds to increase voter accessibility (07/20/12)
The distribution of $5,000 in Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding is helping the Putnam County Clerk's Office increase voter accessibility in the county. Secretary of State Connie Lawson recently visited with Clerk Marty Watts, and the two discussed the county's use of the funds distributed by Lawson's office...
Riggs to play Putnam County Fair (07/20/12)
Promoting his latest six-pack of songs, "Hillbilly Superstar," Danville native Levi Riggs will play a show at the Putnam County Fair Pull Strip from 9-11 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. Also a member of the Overtones Gospel Quartet, which played the recent fair kickoff event, Riggs will play a solo country show at the fair...
BIS tosses one to softball (07/20/12)
The Bainbridge Improvement Society recently made a $3,000 donation to the Cougar Softball League. The money will go to help complete a new concession stand at the softball field near Bainbridge Elementary. Pictured are (from left) Jeremy Kinkead (CSL vice president), Donna Tippin, John Kessinger (BIS president), Eric Gibson (CSL treasurer), Misty Correa (CSL secretary), Thursa Evens and Linda Hartman...
Lawsuit filed in fatal shooting of Kroger robbery suspect (07/20/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The mother of an Indianapolis man who was fatally shot inside a Kroger store late last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the supermarket chain. Toni Atkinson reportedly filed the federal lawsuit July 13 on behalf of 26-year-old Jeremi Atkinson, the would-be robber who allegedly forced an employee into the store office and then charged the Kroger manager...
'Dark Knight Rises' to new heights in finale (07/20/12)
If you came here looking for spoilers, you've come to the wrong place. I might give a few little things away, but nothing of substance. Like I'll never tell that Batman/Bruce Wayne actually turns out to be Spiderman disguised as Superman disguised as Batman...
Sharon M. Berquist (07/20/12)
Sharon M. Berquist, 77, of Cloverdale, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in Cloverdale. Sharon was a former longtime Portage resident and registered nurse. She had been employed at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart and Dr. Penn's office in Lake Station for many years...
Annis Robinson (07/20/12)
Annis Robinson, 90, of Fillmore, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at her daughter's residence. Arrangements are pending at Bousley-Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Funny, but politics do make for strange bedfellows (07/20/12)
First things first, an admission. Political reporting has never been something I can truly say I have enjoyed. After all, it is so-o-o-o-o political. For me, political reporting ranks somewhere between walking to Walmart barefoot on hot asphalt and removing my own spleen with a shoehorn...
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