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Stories from Friday, September 7, 2012

Leniency asked but court stands by sentence for man, 68, in molestation case (09/07/12)
Despite a last-minute plea by his wife for leniency, a 68-year-old Greencastle man will likely face at least the next 10 years in prison and live the rest of his life registered as a sex offender. Putnam Circuit Court Judge Matt Headley Thursday morning entered sentencing of Frank Nuz Jr. based upon a plea bargain in which he agreed to plead guilty to one felony count of child molestation and a single charge of criminal deviate conduct with a child younger than 14...
Salt storage, People Pathway improvements due for Fillmore (09/07/12)
FILLMORE -- The president of the Fillmore Town Council has volunteered his time and money to build a new salt storage facility for the town. Now he's asking his fellow residents for assistance. In August, Council President Alan Jones got the go-ahead from the rest of the council to construct a new salt storage floor on the same property as the town's water tower...
Parke County drug bust has Putnam County ties (09/07/12)
ROCKVILLE -- A Putnam County man is among three people arrested Wednesday in a joint investigation of the Parke, Putnam and Clay county sheriffs' departments. Authorities seized marijuana plants with a combined potential value of nearly a half-million dollars...
NY couple recalls 1974 theft after gun recovered (09/07/12)
STAFFORD, N.Y. -- Bob Bachorski remembered when his wife called him one morning in June 1974 to ask him what he did with all the handguns. The couple owned Stafford Trading Post, a general store that sold guns. Elaine Bachorski opened the store on June 17, 1974 and about noon noticed something amiss...
All signs point to slowing traffic along Shadowlawn (09/07/12)
Greencastle City Police have a new ally in the battle against speeding in school zones. A new driver feedback sign, which displays the speed of each passing westbound vehicle, has been installed along the north side of Shadowlawn Avenue in the heart of the Deer Field Estates subdivision...
SR 236 closing Monday for repairs in Roachdale (09/07/12)
ROACHDALE -- State Road 236 will close at the railroad tracks in Roachdale beginning on Monday, Sept. 10. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced that CSX Railroad will be performing railroad repairs and resurface work. S.R. 236 is set to reopen on Friday, Sept. 15...
Hot or cold, wet or dry, weather stays in headlines (09/07/12)
Weather continues to stick to state and local headlines like Hoosier humidity. While 2012 will likely go down as "The Year of the Drought" in Indiana, other weather stories continue to evolve and interesting notes seem to be produced with each front that passes through Putnam County...
Fundraiser organized for Bainbridge firefighter (09/07/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- The Bainbridge fire chief has organized a fundraiser for the family of a department officer who is facing a tough recovery after a recent illness. Capt. Mike Games, a 15-year veteran of the Bainbridge Fire Department, has been in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for several weeks following a heart attack...
Dixie Chopper Radio Hour to air live on DePauw station WGRE on Saturday night (09/07/12)
WGRE is going to put the live radio back in the live radio show this Saturday night. The DePauw University radio station (91.5 FM) will air the vintage radio program, billed as the "Dixie Chopper 20th Century Radio Hour," live from the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport in Greencastle...
North Putnam 7th graders win big (09/07/12)
The North Putnam seventh grade football team defeated Greencastle 20-0 Thursday. Gage Bell caught two touchdown passes from Hayden Rudes for North Putnam. Brandon Barker added a long TD run, with Iolas Lewis adding the two-point conversion. Head coach Lonnie Lawhorn praised his offensive line consisting of Talon Ball, Jake Powell, Darren Tennis, Nick Strange and Wyatt Summer for the efforts in the game...
Cougar volleyball wins in five sets against Rockville (09/07/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam volleyball team defeated Rockville in five sets Thursday 25-14, 25-27, 25-22, 21-25 and 15-13. Kelsey Reed had 16 points for the Cougars, with Bethany Wiatt had 14 points. Samantha Lucas led the team with 11 kills, while Taylor Nauert added eight kills. Wiatt had nine digs and Shay Lucas contributed five digs...
Tiger Cubs net overtime win over Cougars (09/07/12)
By CAINE GARDNER Sports Editor Greencastle boys' soccer hosted North Putnam Thursday, with the two teams needing overtime to decide the match. The Tiger Cubs scored the extra periods only goal to come away with a 2-1 victory. After the Cougars tied the game 1-all in the second half, Greencastle was able to score the deciding goal with 3:51 to go in the first half of the overtime period...
Greencastle girls' golf falls to Northview in three-way match (09/07/12)
Greencastle's girls' golf program celebrated senior night at Windy Hill Country Club Thursday night by hosting Northview and Crawfordsville in a three-way match. Sole senior Kenzie St. Marie paced the Tiger Cubs with a 47, but a red hot Knights squad took the match with a score 196 to the hosts 216 and the Athenians' 237...
South Putnam, Cloverdale runners compete at Clay City Invitational (09/07/12)
CLAY CITY -- South Putnam and Cloverdale's cross country teams traveled to Clay City Thursday. South Putnam won the boys' meet with a score of 48, while Cloverdale finished seventh with a score of 167. The Eagles also won the girls' meet with a score of 37, with the Clovers finishing second with a score of 50...
SP boys' tennis falls to Rockville 4-1 (09/07/12)
ROCKVILLE -- The South Putnam boys' tennis team lost to the Rockville Rox Tuesday 4-1. South Putnam's No. 1 doubles team of Trey Moore and Aaron Cole defeated Rockville's Chris Overpeck and Chance Baker 6-4, 6-4 for the Eagles' only win on the night...
Greencastle edges North Putnam (09/07/12)
Wednesday night at the Dee S. Monnet Field the "Golden Boot" switched ownership from North Putnam to Greencastle as the host Tiger Cubs won a 3-0 decision during a penalty kick shoot out in girls' soccer. The first half of the game was evenly matched as the Tiger Cubs and Cougars battled back and forth over possession of the ball. Though both teams desperately wanted to put one in the back of the net, neither team was able to connect and the first half remained scoreless...
Tiger Cub volleyball drops contests to Chargers, Bruins (09/07/12)
The Greencastle volleyball team lost to Tri-West in three sets 25-15, 25-19 and 25-21. Rayleigh Amis led the Tiger Cubs with seven kills and five stuff blocks. Alex Basile had 11 assists, with Quinci Miller adding four stuff blocks. The junior varsity squad lost 25-18 and 25-23...
Scanner for Sept. 7, 2012 (09/07/12)
Four people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday, Sept. 4. She hit her brakes while going into a downhill corner and went into an uncontrolled slide. The car hit a guardrail, sliding across the lanes of traffic and coming to rest in the ditch on the north side of the road...
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