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Stories from Saturday, August 11, 2012

Daniels' last motorcycle ride as governor takes him across Putnam County (08/11/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Led by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a convoy of hundreds of motorcycles stretched from State Road 243 back past U.S. 231 Friday morning as the governor's eighth and final ride snaked its way through Putnam County. Accompanied by several Indiana State Police motorcycles, Gov. Daniels rode front and center on his Harley-Davidson as the ride followed U.S. 40 west after leaving Indianapolis...
Roachdale residents pitch in to donate backpacks for students (08/11/12)
ROACHDALE -- A small group of dedicated citizens are aiming to make a big difference in at Roachdale Elementary. On Monday more than 125 backpacks filled with supplies will be donated to the children of Roachdale. "We decided to pull together as a community," organizer Tammy Folck said. "We went to Walmart and got the list for the K-5 students and bought everything they need. It will be fully equipped."...
Rain takes a bite out of drought (08/11/12)
So, sick of all the rain yet? Amazing, isn't it, how a few raindrops can change your outlook on things. For after not raining for something like 40 days and 40 nights, Mother Nature unleashed her watery fury this week, dropping more than three inches of rain locally. On three separate days this week, rainfall has totaled more than three-quarters of an inch...
Average House Band (08/11/12)
The Average House Band is once again back for its annual reunion. The band, which began back in 1975, is composed of Danny Martin (left) on lead vocals and guitar, Bill Hamm (center) on bass, Steve Michael on guitar and Fred Badalli on drums. The band will perform Saturday evening at The Inn at DePauw. Doors will open at 8 p.m. with the show set to start at 9. For reservations or for more information contact Michael at 721-3913 or online at smichael@cinergymetro.net...
County EMA director: 'Nothing has changed' (08/11/12)
Several inches of rainfall in recent days has not changed the exceptional drought conditions in Putnam County. Meeting Friday morning, the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) discussed the drought and the possibility of lifting the county's burn ban...
Eagles golf scramble Aug. 25 (08/11/12)
The Greencastle Eagles Lodge will host a golf scramble on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Windy Hill Country Club. There is a $40 per person cost and proceeds will benefit the Ladies Auxiliary. Also on Aug. 25 there will be a hog roast at the lodge beginning at noon. Golfers will eat for free and other guests will be charged $5...
Miller-Knauer Reunion (08/11/12)
The Miller-Knauer reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 19 at Robe-Ann Park at Shelter No. 1. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Bring an item for the white elephant auction. For more information contact Don Knauer at 653-4956.
Cloverdale Church of the Nazarene to welcome Wilkersons for revival (08/11/12)
Cloverdale Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a weekend revival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 with Bob and Jennifer Wilkerson. On Saturday at 5 p.m., the church will be sponsoring a cookout and concert. The Wilkersons will be returning to the church again on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m...
Early morning hostage situation results in veteran's arrest (08/11/12)
LINTON -- A Linton man, who is believed to be a military veteran, took his three children hostage early Friday morning, setting up a nearly nine-hour standoff with police that began at about 3:25 a.m. Ian Long, 38, was taken into custody about 1 p.m. without incident...
High school football action kicks off (08/11/12)
Three of four county high schools kicked off their 2012 football season with in-county scrimmages Friday night. The lone exception was North Putnam who traveled to Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter. Cloverdale For head coach John Butler and crew, the 2012 season began with a scrimmage against Linton-Stockton. The Miners are the defending Class A regional champions...
Adelman 90th Birthday (08/11/12)
Zenobia Adelman, formerly of Greencastle, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 18 with an open house. Zenobia retired from the Putnam County Clerk's Office with 16 years of service. She now resides in Irmo, S.C. with her daughter Claudia...
Wingler-Stockton (08/11/12)
Jodi Green Wingler and Daniel Stockton were united in marriage in Greencastle on Saturday, July 28, 2012. The groom is the plant manager of Morgan Services of Indianapolis, and the bride is the manager of youth services of the Danville Public Library...
Kelley-Ogborn Engagement (08/11/12)
Brenda Josephine Kelley and Stephen Matthew Ogborn are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Brenda is the daughter of Patrick and Wanda Kelley of Greencastle. Stephen is the son of Mark and Cindy Ogborn of Cloverdale. They are the parents of Abigail Ogborn...
Dudley -- 50th Anniversary (08/11/12)
Edward and Barbara Dudley, Brazil (formally of Mt. Meridian) will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18, 2012 from 2-5 p.m. at the Dixie Chopper Business Center in Greencastle. They were married on Aug. 18, 1962 by the justice of the peace in Greencastle...
Flora - 50th Anniversary (08/11/12)
David and Bonnie Flora will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 12. They were married by Rev. Leo Schmidt at the Roachdale Presbyterian Church on Aug. 12, 1962. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Dave and Bonnie were both schoolteachers with South Putnam School Corporation with a combined 68 years of service. They have enjoyed traveling and celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Hawaii, completing their tour of all 50 states...
Scanner for Aug. 11 (08/11/12)
County Jail Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday, Aug. 9. Sheriff's Department No injuries were reported. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Hudelson hit a tree that had blown over in the roadway. Brandon L. Patterson, 18, Greencastle, was westbound in a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier. He rear-ended Hudelson's vehicle and also struck the tree...
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