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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Heartland pledges $100,000 to commemorate its 25 years (08/29/12)
With an "extremely generous gift" in celebration of Heartland Automotive's quarter-century of operations in Greencastle in hand, Mayor Sue Murray asked company officials if there was anything else the city could for them. "The construction on the road (U.S 231), when will it be finished?" Atsuo Shoda, president of Heartland's parent company, Shigeru Industries, asked Monday afternoon through an interpreter in a statement that lost nothing in translation...
Stolen gun surfaces in Reelsville after 38 years and 600 miles (08/29/12)
Google will tell you it takes about 10 hours to travel from Stafford, N.Y., to Reelsville, Ind. The circuitous journey of a stolen handgun took 38 years from Stafford to Reelsville. Apparently blue steel doesn't stick to the interstate. Putnam County Sheriff's deputies made the surprising discovery when they responded to a call of a man recklessly discharging a firearm at a home on Apple Blossom Drive in Reelsville early Monday morning...
Reduced speed limits considered for many county roads (08/29/12)
Having passed a new speed limit ordinance for all county roads in late 2011, Putnam County officials knew it was only the first step in a process. The 45-mph limit for all county roads except Shortcut Road and Bainbridge-Roachdale Road (50 mph) did not take into account unincorporated towns, roads approaching incorporated towns or stretches where safe driving simply dictates lower speeds...
2.7-inch Greencastle rain puts 2012 on wettest August list (08/29/12)
The on-again, off-again August rain seems to be putting the drought of 2012 in the rearview mirror in Putnam County. Yards have been greening back up. Dandelions have even been spotted sprouting up in Greencastle lawns. And why not, through Tuesday, the Greencastle area has now received a reported 7.21 inches of rainfall during the first 28 days of August...
Class acts -- DePauw students partner with United Way (08/29/12)
Several DePauw University students participated in the United Way Day of Giving Back on Saturday. Students like Cristina Rojas (left) and Kya Simmons painted posts at Robe-Ann Park Saturday morning.
Start training to win, sign up for Quit Now Indiana contest (08/29/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Reducing tobacco use saves lives, but pairing those efforts with healthy diet and exercise choices can make quitting tobacco for good that much easier. The 2012 Quit Now Indiana will once again challenge Hoosier smokers to quit tobacco for the month of October. The contest encourages tobacco users to use the summer months to "train" for this important challenge...
Jazz at the Duck flies back to town for the season (08/29/12)
Amid a number of late-summer concert events around Greencastle, DePauw Jazz at the Duck will make its return for the semester on Thursday evening. The opening night performance will be from DePauw Faculty Jazz, featuring Randy Salman on saxophone, Dan Foster on trumpet, Sandy Williams on guitar, Jack Helsley on bass and Art Reiner on drums...
Sale of invasive aquatic plants banned (08/29/12)
Starting Friday, Aug. 31 it will be illegal to sell 28 invasive aquatic plants in Indiana. The new rule, which was recently approved by the Indiana Natural Resources Commission, also makes offering such plants for gift, barter, exchange or distribution illegal...
Eagles grounded by Panthers in three sets (08/29/12)
South Putnam welcomed the volleyball squad from Riverton Parke Tuesday. After a close first set and a hard-fought second, the Eagles lost to the Panthers in three sets 25-20, 25-16 and 25-9. South Putnam head coach Renata Hendrickson said the enthusiasm her team came out with faded as the match went along...
Cross country runners compete at North Putnam Invitational (08/29/12)
ROACHDALE -- Five of the six member schools of the WCC, along with Eminence, met at North Putnam High School for the North Putnam Invitational Tuesday night. Cascade nipped South Putnam by a score of 89-91, with Cloverdale finishing tied for fourth and North Putnam sixth out of eight groups in cross country action...
Tiger Cubs maul Wildcats 5-2 (08/29/12)
Fresh from the weekend, the Greencastle Tiger Cubs added another win to their season Tuesday night against the South Vermillion Wildcats 5-2. The Tiger Cubs, determined for a win, set the tone very early into the game, when junior Melody White scored off a crossed ball from sophomore Sydney Secrest in the first twenty seconds...
GHS volleyball gets win over South Vermillion (08/29/12)
The Greencastle volleyball team scored a three-set win over South Vermillion Tuesday 25-14, 25-21 and 25-17. Greencastle athletic director Kelly Lewis and Assistant Athletic Director Zac Remsurg said the team came together and played well to earn an all around team victory...
Cougar golfers get first win (08/29/12)
DANVILLE -- The North Putnam girls' golf team accomplished something they've been striving for all season thus far -- picking up its first win. The Cougars got the better of Owen Valley Monday 213-225. Josie Parent led the Cougars with a 49, earning her medalist on the night. Ellen Wilborn and Emmy Rees followed with a pair of 53s. Jessie Cox rounded out the scoring with a 58. Olivia Zarate came to the clubhouse with a 66 for North Putnam...
Clover volleyball posts sixth win (08/29/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale volleyball is on a roll, picking up its sixth win in as many games against Union Dugger Monday. The Clovers won 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13. Lindsay Robson and Bristy Skiles led Cloverdale in scoring with 10 points each. Taylor Jones and Bradanne Toney followed with four points each. Paige Gruener and Rebekah Jordan added three points each, with Megan Hilterbrand, Jessica Winders and Adri Patterson chipping in two each. Ali Nees contributed one point...
GHS golf falls to Terre Haute North (08/29/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle girls' golf team traveled to Terre Haute North Monday for a match with the Patriots. The hosts downed the Tiger Cubs 192-214. Kenzie St. Marie led GHS with a 49. Lokysa Scheuermann followed with a 52, with Lauren Bridgewater adding a 55 and Liz Johnson chipping in a 58. Haley Cash carded a 73 for the Tiger Cubs...
Scanner for Aug. 29, 2012 (08/29/12)
A number of people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 1:40 p.m. Richard John Hudson, 38, Roachdale, was lodged at the jail for possession of stolen property and theft. At 3:18 p.m. Suzanne Elaine Hudson, 40, Roachdale, was charged with theft and possession of stolen property...
With apologies to Dr. Seuss: Oh, the places they come from (08/29/12)
It never ceases to amaze me how often I find myself taking photos at a major local event, and when it comes time to ask my subject for their name and address, I find myself chatting with a man, woman or child from somewhere beyond the friendly confines of Putnam County...
National Night Out Says, 'Thank You' (08/29/12)
To the Editor: On behalf of the National Night Out Committee we are proud to announce that over 1,400 community members attended our sixth annual event on Monday, Aug. 6 from 5--8 p.m. at Greencastle's Robe-Ann Park. In all, 850 hot dogs, 850 snow cones, 400 bags of popcorn and over 60 large pizzas and drinks were shared with all in attendance. A total of 750 bags of basic schools supplies were distributed...
Vicki Small was a loving teacher (08/29/12)
To the Editor: I began working at First Christian Church in Greencastle five years ago, and it has been one of the most joyful experiences of my life. I have met so many wonderful people there, and Vicki Small was one of them. I never grew tired of watching her teach the preschool children with her endless wisdom and patience. She was a truly gifted teacher...
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