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Stories from Friday, September 28, 2012

Opening of Eli's, Starbucks seen as only the beginning (09/28/12)
Greencastle and DePauw University officials celebrated more than just the long-awaited opening of a new university bookstore on a corner of the courthouse square Thursday afternoon. They celebrated the pleasure, passion and potential of partnerships...
After 40 years, Schroeder still guiding force at PCCS (09/28/12)
A lot can change in 40 years. In 1972, 23-year-old Chuck Schroeder, fresh out of college, was hired as the workshop supervisor of the Putnam County Sheltered Workshop. The organization served 12 clients. Today, Schroeder directs the same agency -- renamed twice as the Putnam County Learning Center and now Putnam County Comprehensive Services. With Schroeder as CEO, PCCS serves approximately 220 clients...
Randy List moving to Iowa as his publisher duties expand (09/28/12)
After 13-and-a-half-years of leading the Greencastle Banner Graphic as publisher, Randy List has taken on some new challenges. List has been transferred to lead several newspapers in western Iowa. He began his new duties this week. While List will remain the publisher and part owner of all three Indiana properties, the Greencastle Banner Graphic, Greene County Daily World (Linton/Bloomfield), and The Brazil Times, Chris Pruett has been promoted to senior general manager. ...
Robbins admits to voluntary manslaughter (09/28/12)
A 24-year-old Clo-verdale man admitted Thursday afternoon to killing a Morgan County man following an August 2010 altercation outside a Burma Road residence. Jared T. Robbins -- who has been lodged in the Putnam County Jail for more than two years since the Aug. 21, 2010 shooting death of Donald E. Lowe III, 28, Martinsville -- has agreed to a plea agreement that is expected to result in his incarceration for the next 25 years...
Driver error cause of three more I-70 wrecks, ISP reports (09/28/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Three separate accidents in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 occurred within approximately five hours of each other Thursday morning. However, only one involved any significant injury, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported. "It is important to note that all three crashes were (caused by) driver error and not caused by the construction zone," stressed ISP Public Information Officer Sgt. Joe Watts...
U.S. 231 South Reopens (09/28/12)
Two days ahead of schedule, the barricades are gone and U.S. 231 South (Bloomington Street) reopened to through traffic Wednesday afternoon in Greencastle at its intersection with Anderson Street. The new, accent paving that will be part of the main entrance to the DePauw University campus is now in place. ...
Family run pumpkin patch to open this weekend (09/28/12)
As the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures cool, many families are left with finding new and exciting activities to keep their children entertained. In an effort to bring more entertainment close to home, the Ames family will open its very own pumpkin patch, The Patch, to the public this weekend...
Location of Sunday lecture by polar bear scientist changed (09/28/12)
The location of Sunday's DePauw University speech by Steven Amstrup, described as "the most important and influential scientist working on polar bear conservation today," has been changed. Amstrup will speak in Watson Forum, located within DePauw's Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media (609 S. Locust St.), at 3 p.m...
DePauw to begin new bike program Saturday (09/28/12)
On Saturday, Sept. 29 DePauw University will be hosting a Community Bike Event starting at 10 a.m., where it will be rolling out 20 new bikes for the community's use. For the past year several students from the DePauw Management Fellows capstone class have been working to develop a community bike program in hopes to enhance the relationship between the DePauw and Greencastle communities...
PCPL board takes care of maintenance issues (09/28/12)
The Putnam County Public Library board held its annual monthly meeting on Wednesday evening where board members discussed several routine maintenance issues. The library once again saw decreases in key areas such as circulation, in particular the periodicals, which were down by nearly 30 percent...
South Putnam's season ends at Northview Sectional (09/28/12)
BRAZIL -- South Putnam's first boys' tennis season since the early 1980s came to a close Friday as the Eagles came up short against the host Northview Knights 5-0 at the Northview Sectional. "I thought they played extremely hard tonight and if we're going to lose, let's lose to a Northview team -- one of the best teams down here," South Putnam head coach Allan Rains said. "We didn't give up and we won some games against them...
Greencastle takes down North Putnam (09/28/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's volleyball squad had the chance to try and claim second place in the WCC as their own Thursday night against Greencastle. Short-handed on the court, however, the Cougars could not find a way to match the Tiger Cub attack as the visitors won in straight sets 25-12, 25-17 and 25-11...
Tiger Cubs claim WCC title with win (09/28/12)
The Greencastle boys' soccer team defeated Cascade 2-1 in a shootout Thursday to secure the 2012 West Central Conference championship. After Greencastle fell behind when Hayden Sutter connected on a goal in the second half. The Tiger Cubs responded as Sedrick Weinschenk scored off a Paul Heithaus assist to tie the game 1-all...
Greencastle to host its annual Powder Puff game (09/28/12)
Greencastle High School will have its annual Powder Puff game for homecoming next Tuesday. The freshmen and sophomore game will start at 7 p.m., with the junior and senior game to follow. There will be a $3 admission and will benefit the GHS girls' basketball program. The event is open to the public...
Eagles fall to Bruins (09/28/12)
The South Putnam volleyball team lost to Tri-West Wednesday in three sets 25-16, 25-22 and 25-15. Mallory Cash recorded six kills, while Leanna Masters added four kills. Megan Guthrie had six points for the Eagles. Makayla Albers, Aubrey Nichols, Guthrie and Cash each added seven digs each...
South Putnam takes two from Cadets (09/28/12)
The South Putnam seventh and eighth grade football teams defeated Cascade Wednesday. In the seventh grade game, the Eagles won 14-8 powered by Jessie Robinson's 22 carries for 130 yards. Mason Burgess was 3-for-4 passing for 39 yards and two touchdowns. Hunter Croan had two touchdown receptions and intercepted one pass on defense...
Scanner for Sept. 28, 2012 (09/28/12)
County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Department Kerr's car left the south side of the road and entered a ditch. It then hit a power pole head on, causing the car to flip on the driver's side. The care came to rest in the middle of State Road 240 facing south...
Call it Eli's or 'Big Mo,' this may be the start of something big (09/28/12)
Capitalizing on Hoosier heritage and a longstanding connection with Greencastle, the new DePauw University bookstore downtown has been dubbed Eli's Books. That's Eli as in Eli Lilly, onetime Greencastle resident and Indiana Asbury (now DePauw) student, whose initial venture into the pharmaceutical world that would become his oyster was a drugstore at the southwest corner of Indiana and Washington streets (that's where the Downtown Deli now dishes up some of the best grub in town, by the way).. ...
Gone to the Dogs softball tournament a success (09/28/12)
Dear Editor: The first annual Gone to the Dogs backwards softball tournament was held at Robe-Ann Park on September 14-15 and was a big hit. There was also a corn hole tournament, long shot, accuracy shot, 50/50, silent auction plus food and drinks. The event raised over $1,200 for the Humane Society of Putnam County...
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