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Stories from Friday, September 21, 2012

Greencastle Clark station robbed at gunpoint (09/21/12)
Local police are searching for an armed man who robbed the Greencastle Clark station Friday morning. Between 10 and 10:30 a.m. a white male brandishing a dark-colored handgun demanded cash from the clerk of the station at 404 E. Washington St. The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot heading either south or east. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash...
Disappearing signs trouble county officials (09/21/12)
The recurring disappearance of weight limit signs for a bridge on the Jackson-Floyd township line is causing a serious liability issue for the Putnam County Commissioners. Bridge 240, located at approximately 8000 E. CR 800 North, has been the topic of discussion at previous Putnam County Commissioners and North Putnam School Board meetings...
Pawn shop armed robbery suspect now pleads guilty (09/21/12)
A 38-year-old former Greencastle man, whose image was captured on videotape both before and during the March 31 armed robbery of a local pawn shop, has changed his plea to guilty. In a plea agreement with the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office, Timothy V. Giles, listed as homeless before ending up in the Putnam County Jail, will plead guilty to armed robbery, a Class B felony...
Facade Fascination (09/21/12)
East side, west side, all around the square, the facade portion of the Greencastle Stellar Community Program continues. Work has commenced on the west side of square now as Jason Hicks of Advance Restoration Co., Indianapolis, works on dismantling a section above the doorway to the Shuee and Sons storefront. ...
GPD-led safety clinic sees 10 obsolete car seats replaced (09/21/12)
The Greencastle Police Department (GPD) conducted its annual car seat safety clinic Saturday at the Putnam County Hospital as a part of the National Child Passenger Safety Week of Sept 15-22. The effort resulted in a total of 15 car seats being checked for proper fitting, proper installation and the known history of the car seat...
Phoenix sets grand opening Tuesday for media, guests (09/21/12)
Injection molder Phoenix Closures will celebrate the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Greencastle on Tuesday, Sept. 25, company officials have announced. The plant will be open to the media and invited guests from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with opening ceremonies beginning at 11a.m...
Fall into Fitness Zumba party (09/21/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- The Bainbridge Improvement Society is hosting a Fall into Fitness Zumba party on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Bainbridge community building. The doors open at 7:45 p.m. and the event will run until 11 p.m. There is a $10 fee for the event, which will be run by Zumba instructor Nikki Gilbert...
Cloverdale powers past North Putnam (09/21/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The volleyball teams from Cloverdale and North Putnam battled in their annual Breast Cancer Awareness match Thursday, with the Clovers coming away with a convincing three set victory. Cloverdale won the match 25-16, 25-11 and 25-7. The two teams faced off in the final of the Putnam County Tournament a couple weeks ago in a hard-fought contest. However, Thursday North Putnam never seemed comfortable in the match, which allowed the Clovers to cruise to the win...
Greencastle drops hard-fought five-set battle with Monrovia (09/21/12)
Greencastle's volleyball squad was within touching distance of their first WCC win of the year Thursday night against Monrovia. Leading 2-1 and up 18-9 in the fourth set, a furious Bulldog rally set up a fifth set, which the visitors claimed to win 23-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-20 and 15-12...
GMS girl runners win at Danville (09/21/12)
For the third consecutive year, the Greencastle girls' cross country team won the Dave Landes Danville Invite. The girls' team won 34-27, while the boys fell to a strong Warriors squad. Emma Wilson led the Tiger Cubs with a time of 11:52. Seelye Stoffregen followed with a time of 12:07, with Katie Haynes adding a time of 12:13. Sydney Lewis ran a time of 12:23, with Grace Smith posting a time of 13:04...
Marjorie E. Hopkins (09/21/12)
Marjorie E. Hopkins, 82, of Roachdale passed away at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital at Crawfordsville on Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2012. She was born on May 28, 1930 to Everett and Lucille Purkey Camblin at Morocco, Ind. She was a homemaker and also drove a school bus for North Putnam Schools...
Scanner for Sept. 21, 2012 (09/21/12)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 10:29 p.m. Amanda Jo Kelley, 25, Terre Haute, was lodged at the jail for operating while intoxicated and probation violation. At 5:15 a.m. Dallas Colby England, 19, Greencastle, was booked in for theft...
Bill Dory long overdue to be credited with local successes (09/21/12)
Sometime next Tuesday, the hierarchy at Phoenix Closures will open their doors to the media and some invited guests, and Greencastle's newest manufacturer will magnanimously heap thanks upon Mayor Sue Murray, city officials and others. Among them certainly will be Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center Director Bill Dory. And odds are Dory, in turn, will be thanking and praising everyone else...
Community in tune with Crown Street efforts (09/21/12)
To the Editor: The board of the Family and Youth Community Development Program is indeed grateful to both local and area friends, our sponsors and community musicians who contributed their capital and time to support the Crown Street Music Fest. The event amplifies our citizens' commitment toward the enhancement of children's improvement...
Glad she did her treatments at PCH (09/21/12)
To the Editor: One year ago I was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. I had my mammogram done at Putnam County Hospital, and that very day I had an ultrasound and also a biopsy. Within five days I was in chemo. My family doctor, Dr. ...
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