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Stories from Friday, October 12, 2012

No charges to be filed in police-action shooting case (10/12/12)
By ERIC BERNSEE Editor No charges will be filed in the July 1 police-action shooting of a 28-year-old Greencastle man, Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy Bookwalter announced Friday. Charles Aaron Brousard was fatally wounded by Greencastle City Police Reserve Officer Jeremiah Jackson in a midnight incident that occurred at Maple Berry Park, across the street from Brousard's South End residence at 511 Sycamore St...
Four captured in Bainbridge drug bust (10/12/12)
By GRANT WIEMAN Staff Writer BAINBRIDGE -- After an ambulance responded to an emergency call at 117 W. Main St. in Bainbridge on Wednesday night, police searched the premises and allegedly found paraphernalia related to a Schedule I. One suspect, Dillon Paul Brown, 20, Bainbridge, was taken to a hospital and has yet to be charged...
Decal donation (10/12/12)
North Salem State Bank recently made a donation to purchase decals for the new Bainbridge police cruiser. NSSB president Matt Howrey (right) and loan officer Michael Clampitt (left) gave a check for the cost to the Bainbridge town marshal Rodney Fenwick...
Covered bridge coverage (10/12/12)
The Covered Bridges of Putnam County begins today, but vendors have been setting up for the event all week at the west end of the Bainbridge town hall on U.S. 36. (From left) Christen Lyons, Lisa Horlacher and Joyce Massingill, all associates for the Crawfordsville Walmart, were preparing their booth to sell crafts, books, candles and other donated items. Their profits will be donated to the Riley Hospital for Children...
Winter natural gas bills seen continuing at decade-low levels (10/12/12)
Natural gas prices that for the past three years have remained stable and relatively low are expected to again translate to manageable bills for Vectren customers. The utility has announced that assuming normal winter weather this year, customers could see bills that are as much as five percent lower...
4-H Horse & Pony Club gives annual awards to members (10/12/12)
The Putnam County 4-H Horse & Pony Club recently conducted its Awards Celebration at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The celebration is an annual opportunity to highlight many Achievement Awards within the club for the past year and to get moving on the upcoming show season...
Roachdale grants extension to owners of 'unsafe buildings' (10/12/12)
ROACHDALE -- At the September Roachdale Town Council meeting, the board announced it was issuing unsafe building orders to five homeowners in town. On Tuesday, four of those owners appeared before the council to respond. The fifth, Ann Webb and Judy Butler, had already completed the demolition at 500 N. Indiana St...
West section of Anderson St. to become 2-way, no-parking (10/12/12)
Anderson Street in Greencastle has grabbed its share of attention for all the construction work under way this summer and fall. Now the city's interest had turned to its status on paper. While the western portion of Anderson Street has been undergoing massive physical changes the past couple of months, it is also due to see a major shift in its designation within the city's traffic and parking regulations ordinance...
Fillmore council approves policy for cross-connection (10/12/12)
FILLMORE -- In an effort to ensure the safety of the town's drinking water supply, the Fillmore Town Council recently adopted a cross-connection control plan regarding the town water utilities. While cross-connections were already illegal in the town, having an official policy regarding the issue mandated by federal and state law, so the passage of the policy was simply a formality at the October council meeting...
Greencastle named 2012 IACT Green Community of the Year (10/12/12)
An old local shopping slogan used to urge consumers to "keep the green in Greencastle." Now, the City of Greencastle has taken that to heart in other ways -- and apparently has been keeping the green here better than Indiana cities like Greenfield, Greenwood, Greentown or Greensburg...
State Road 39 westbound I-70 ramps to close for resurfacing (10/12/12)
BELLEVILLE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that the resurfacing project on Interstate 70 will close the westbound ramps at State Road 39 (Exit 59), beginning Friday evening, to mill and resurface the ramps. Crews plan the following schedule for ramp closures:...
Parke County Covered Bridge Festival begins 10-day run (10/12/12)
ROCKVILLE -- The annual Parke County Covered Bridge Festival begins its 10-day run Friday and continues through Sunday, Oct. 21 with activities across Parke County in celebration of its cherished 31 covered bridges. Headquartered since 1957 on the courthouse square in Rockville, the annual Covered Bridge Festival features food, crafts, sale items, demonstrations and entertainment...
Greencastle drops hard-fought contest against Riverton Parke (10/12/12)
In its last game of the regular season, Greencastle flashed moments of brilliance as it battled Riverton Parke, but ultimately fell to the Panthers in three sets. Greencastle lost 25-23, 25-22 and 26-24. Greencastle head coach Trish Lowe said stagnant feet poised a big problem for her team on Thursday...
Cloverdale closes its regular season with a four-set victory over Miners (10/12/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's volleyball squad capped off an impressive season Thursday night, hosting Linton for senior night in the final regular season match for the Clovers. A tough battle ensued between the Class 2A No. 9 hosts and the Miners, but after four sets, Cloverdale took their win total to 21 on the season, knocking the visitors off 25-23, 11-25, 25-20 and 26-24...
North Putnam falls in four sets to Warriors (10/12/12)
The North Putnam volleyball team lost to Danville Wednesday in four sets Wednesday. The Cougars fell 25-22, 25-29, 21-25 and 25-21. "The girls played well. We do not feel we played to our potential, but we played well," NPHS head coach Jill Schreiber said. "It's been a long last couple weeks. A couple long distance drives. We started out slow, but we fought back...
Robert H. Boller Jr. (10/12/12)
Robert H. Boller Jr., 53, Lehigh Acres, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Rob was born May 29, 1959 in Greencastle to Robert H. Boller Sr. and Carolyn McAllister Abbott...
Scanner for Oct. 12, 2012 (10/12/12)
County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 p.m. Donnie Walker Nicely, 63, Poland, was charged with probation violation. At 9:24 p.m. Kali Jane Rugenstein, 27, Indianapolis, was arrested on two counts of bond revocation...
GHS athletics commended as 'class act' for kindness (10/12/12)
Editor's Note: The following letter was sent to the Greencastle High School athletic department following a recent soccer match with Terre Haute North Vigo High School. To the athletic director, assistant athletic director, coaches and student athletes of Greencastle High School:...
NPHS Athletic Department says thanks for golf outing (10/12/12)
To the Editor: The NPHS Athletic Department would like to thank all of the teams, businesses and individual sponsors that made the annual golf outing fundraiser a success. A special thanks goes to York Chevrolet, Buick and GMC for the hole-in-one sponsorship and for the courtesy of Calloway gift cards that were distributed to all of the participants. A special thanks also goes to Buzz Bomb Graphics for putting time in designing and making the hole sponsor signs...
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