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Stories from Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wittig, 45, back in jail; bond set at $30,000 cash only (08/08/12)
A Coatesville man charged with five felonies relating to a July attack on a police officer returned to the Putnam County Jail early Sunday morning. Paul R. Wittig, 45, was charged with three Class D felony counts of possession of a controlled substance...
Cougars AD Rich Bagienski resigns, effective Thursday (08/08/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam will be without an athletic director for at least the next few weeks following the sudden resignation of Rich Bagienski last Friday. North Putnam will hold a special school board meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m., at which time the board is expected to accept his resignation...
Canine training service wants courthouse annex (08/08/12)
A proposal presented to the Putnam County Commissioners on Monday could have the former Putnam County Courthouse Annex going to the dogs -- in a positive way. Scott Boswell, state director of Vigilant Canine Services International (VCSi) inquired about using the facility at 209 W. Liberty St., Greencastle...
Putnam Commissioners approve 2012 EDIT plan (08/08/12)
The Putnam County Commissioners approved the appropriation of nearly $1 million in County Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) money at their Monday meeting. The total EDIT revenues for 2012 will be $961,245, with the biggest portions of that money going to the Putnam County Jail bond and to fund county roads...
U.S. 36 closing for week for Bainbridge railroad repairs (08/08/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that U.S. 36 will close at the railroad tracks in Bainbridge on Monday, Aug. 13 for railroad repairs and resurface work. CSX Railroad will be working on the crossing. U.S. 36 is scheduled to reopen on Friday, Aug. 17...
'Thoroughly Modern Millie' musical to open Thursday (08/08/12)
The Tony Award-winning musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie" will be presented by Putnam County Playhouse Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 15-18. All performances will be staged at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre and will start at 8 p.m...
Taxpayers Protection Alliance president to address Defenders of Liberty Monday (08/08/12)
David Williams, president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), will be the featured speaker on the topic "Obamacare" at the monthly meeting of the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty on Monday, Aug.13. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport on Ballard Lane, Greencastle...
Meteor shower viewing at McCloud (08/08/12)
The McCloud Nature Park is hosting a viewing of the Perseids meteor shower on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. Perseids is visible each year starting mid-July, but its peak activity falls between Aug. 9-14. A park naturalist will give a short presentation about the meteor shower, beginning at 9 p.m., then take the group outside where an anticipated 60 meteors per hour may be seen...
National night out hosts hundreds (08/08/12)
The sixth annual National Night Out event on Monday was a huge success as hundreds turned out to participate in the evening's events, which promoted health and wellness.
Cloverdale UMC to take Smart Choice orders Aug. 11 (08/08/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale United Methodist Church will be taking orders for the August menu from Smart Choice Food Ministry on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10-11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Due to the current economy, it was necessary to raise the price of the Smart Box and the Convenience Meals by $1...
Museum Gala and dinner (08/08/12)
At the Putnam County Museum's annual membership dinner meeting and summer gala Saturday in the DePauw Memorial Union Building, Steve Setchell (left), director of corporate and foundation relations and chairman of the ongoing 175th anniversary committee at DePauw University, noted that the museum's current exhibit on DPU "tells a thought-provoking and instructive story of local history in synergy with the missions of both the museum and DePauw." He added, "Through the exhibit and other programs, the museum is not only bridging generations, connecting communities and preserving the past, but it is also advancing DePauw's mission of opening up wonderful opportunities for teaching and learning." Setchell invited the community to both visit the museum, and to join DePauw in celebrating its 175th anniversary year by taking part in events throughout the year. Meanwhile, Therese Cunningham (top right), president of the museum board, presents flowers to Maryann Meyer, director of the museum's volunteer docents, The museum, located at 1105 N. Jackson St., has a permanent collection of more than 2,000 Putnam County-related artifacts and exhibits that change throughout the year.
Tiger Cub girls golf cruises past Cougars in early season match (08/08/12)
Greencastle's girls' golf squad hosted North Putnam for their second WCC match of the season at Windy Hill Country Club on Monday. The Tiger Cubs navigated the ups and downs of Windy Hill for a score of 227, 19 strokes better than the Cougars' 246. Kenzie St. Marie recorded a 49 to claim medalist honors for Greencastle, followed by a 57 from Liz Johnson, 60 from Lauren Bridgewater and 61 by Lokysa Scheuermann...
Clovedale girls golf wins over Patriots (08/08/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's girls' golf squad defeated Owen Valley on Monday by a score of 210-225 at Clover Meadows. Sydney Shrum carded the low score of the day with a round of 40 for the Clovers. Makayla Moore shot 51, Anna Spencer carded a 57 and Payton Dorsett rounded out the scoring with a 62...
South Putnam QB Club cancels kickoff dinner (08/08/12)
The South Putnam Quarterback Club pre-season kickoff dinner has been cancelled for Aug. 9. The Quarterback Club would like to encourage all fans and youth team to attend the South Putnam scrimmage against Indianapolis Lutheran Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Eagles, Clovers and Tiger Cubs play in Braves Invite (08/08/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle girls' golf team placed ninth at the Braves Invitational Tuesday. The Tiger Cubs (436) placed behind South Putnam who finished seventh with a total of 414 and Cloverdale who were eighth with a 424. Jasper won the event with a score of 317...
Cougars selling tickets for Lucas Oil game (08/08/12)
Tickets for North Putnam's season-opener against Edgewood at Lucas Oil Stadium on Aug. 18. Game tickets are $11 and can be purchased by visiting the high school athletic office. The game will be the second game of the day, kicking off at 1:30 p.m.
Champions! (08/08/12)
The Dairy Castle team won the Putnam County Girls' Softball League and Tournament champions with a season of 14-1. Members of the Dairy Castle team are (front, left) Allyssa Sharpee, Michaila Moore, Alizza Jackson, Kristen Sutherlin, Marideth Boswell, Abby McGuire, (back) coach Josh Mason, Emily Scott, Tristyn Sharpee, Tori Sanders, coach Tim Sharpee, Sierra Mason, Erika Bright, coach Coby McGuire. Not picture Katie Sutherlin...
Joseph S. Houchins (08/08/12)
Joseph S. Houchins. 69, Quincy, passed away on August 7, 2012 in Indianapolis. He was born on February 22, 1943, in Bowling Green, Ky. and was the son of the late William Rumsey and Lou (Borden) Houchins. He was married for 39 years to Lisa C. (Touchette) Houchins and she survives. ...
Scanner for August 8, 2012 (08/08/12)
A number of people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 11:25 p.m. Carl Timothy Casteel, 41, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for operating while intoxicated. At 11:44 p.m. Jeramiah Laman Reed, 25, Cloverdale, was charged with violation of home detention...
A talented tunesmith in diapers (08/08/12)
Fresh off the heels of his first song "Daddy Sippy," Miles Scot Jernagan wrote a new hit song on his second birthday. "I Just Don't Know What to Try" is a short number, played by a five-piece percussion lineup featuring Miles on drum and vocals, Grandma on shaker, Great-Gram on jingle bells, Mommy on tambourine and Daddy on maracas...
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