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Stories from Saturday, October 20, 2012

Putnamville horse program reins in donation from Indiana horseman's group (10/20/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- First, the greyhounds grabbed the spotlight at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF). Now it's horses getting attention and making an impact at the local prison. The PCF Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and Equine Management program has announced the receipt of a $15,000 donation from the Indiana Horseman's Benevolent and Protection Association (INHBPA)...
Broadway's David Cryer returning to DePauw to star in 'The Crucible' (10/20/12)
Broadway star and 1958 DePauw University graduate David Cryer will star in a production of "The Crucible" next month at his alma mater. Cryer and his wife, choreographer and actress Britt Swanson, will join a cast of students and local actors Larry Sutton (professor emeritus of communication and theater at DPU) and longtime Putnam County Playhouse regular Jack Randall Earles in the Tony Award-winning play by Arthur Miller...
Redistricting lawsuit sent to insurance company (10/20/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- A week after being sued, the representatives from North Putnam are no closer to rectifying the issue, or determining a new course of action. The North Putnam School Board was sued last Thursday for failing to redistrict in an effort to balance the population of the voter districts in the corporation...
Putnam jobless rate working its way toward respectability (10/20/12)
If the Putnam County jobless rate were a work zone, the sign of the times might well be: Under construction. It continues, after all, to be a work in progress that has gotten progressively better each of the past two months. Putnam County continued to post some major improvement on the unemployment front Friday as the Indiana Department of Workforce Development released its latest monthly jobless figures...
Boy Scout 'perversion files' include two local cases (10/20/12)
Among the 14,500 pages of documents released in the so-called Boy Scout "perversion files" were two local cases of alleged sexual abuse. The file contains two alleged cases of abuse by a Scout leader in Cloverdale. No names or further details of the incidents are given, only that the files regarding the Cloverdale cases were created in 1998...
Norberg to speak Thursday at Purdue Club Dinner Program (10/20/12)
John Norberg, a Lafayette journalist and author of books on Purdue University history and achievements, will speak Thursday, Oct. 25 at a dinner sponsored by the Purdue Club of Putnam County. The 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at Autumn Glen in Greencastle is open to the public...
NY Times columnist, author Freedman to give Mendenhall Lecture Tuesday at DePauw (10/20/12)
Samuel G. Freedman, a New York Times columnist, award-winning author and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will present the 2012 Mendenhall Lecture at DePauw University on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Freedman's speech, "Dirty Knees on the Campaign Trail: Religion in the 2012 Presidential Election," is set for 7:30 p.m. in Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to attend the free presentation...
Hot Pursuit (10/20/12)
Members of the Putnam County Fraternal Order of Police recently participated in the Terre Haute Hot Pursuit benefit 5K run. The run/walk is a benefit event for the Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors and had 163 participants.
First Baptist Church to host Life Line screenings slated for Nov. 19 (10/20/12)
First Baptist Church will host a stroke and osteoporosis screening from Life Line Screening on Monday, Nov. 19. The church is located at 404 Judson Drive. Screening packages start at $149 and all five screenings will take about 60-90 minutes to complete...
Antioch Baptist Church to host Creation Evidence Expo (10/20/12)
The Antioch Baptist Church is hosting the Creation Evidence Expo on the Road on Sunday, Nov. 4. The expo will be presented free of charge at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Creation Evidence Expo was founded by Pastor Fredrick Boyd in 2005. The purpose of the expo is to show how the current scientific evidence supports the conclusion that God created man...
Eagles Auxiliary donates to burn camp (10/20/12)
The Greencastle Eagles Auxiliary raised $1,304 to help Abate Region No. 6 with its fundraiser for Hoosier Burn Camp. Abates total donation was more than $3,400. Present for the donation were Eagles treasurer Sue Mitchell, secretary Jody Proctor, trustees Jessie Mitchell, Terry Tuttle and Abate Putnam County president Danny Wallace...
South Putnam falls to Broad Ripple, 34-21 (10/20/12)
Entering the postseason at 7-2 and hosting a first round game, South Putnam entered sectional play Friday in a good spot. Unfortunately, the Eagles saw its quest to repeat at Class 2A Sectional No. 30 champions derailed by Indianapolis Broad Ripple...
Cloverdale picks up first win in sectional opener (10/20/12)
MONTEZUMA -- There are two ways to respond to an 0-9 regular season. Many teams in the Clover's situation would pack it in, allow the disappointing year to doom them and get down on themselves. Cloverdale took the opposite route on Friday, working harder, running faster and playing stronger than it has all year...
Tiger Cubs roll over Vikings to open sectional (10/20/12)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The most important thing for the Greencastle Tiger Cubs on Friday night was the win, not the 35-0 final score over the West Vigo Vikings. For this is tournament play and the 10th victory of an unblemished season sends the Tiger Cubs into the second week of Class 3A Sectional 21 play against the Tri-West Bruins...
Cougars season ends at the hands of Sparkplugs (10/20/12)
SPEEDWAY -- Speedway left the WCC in 2009, yet North Putnam has managed to find a way to play their Indianapolis rivals in every year since then, winning the last three meetings in a row. Friday night, the schools met again in the opening round of IHSAA Class 2A Sectional No. 30...
GHS boys' basketball holding meeting (10/20/12)
Greencastle boys' head basketball coach Troy Greenlee will be holding a call out meeting for parents of all boys' grades 9-12 wanting to participate in the high school boys' basketball program this winter. The meeting will take place Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. inside McAnally Center. It will last approximately 30 minutes and will cover key information regarding tryouts and the season...
Raymond Francis Peck (10/20/12)
Raymond (Ray) Francis Peck, 67, of Indianapolis, passed away at home on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, with Kathy, his devoted wife of 46 years, and his loving family by his side. Ray was born on July 12, 1945 to Frank and Marie (Owens) Peck. Ray and Kathy were married on July 23, 1966 at St. Christopher Church...
Porter - 90th Birthday (10/20/12)
Elva Mae (O'Hair) Porter will celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 8. She was born Nov. 8, 1922 in Morton. Elva Mae wishes for her friends and relatives to call or write to wish her a happy birthday.
Scanner for Oct. 20, 2012 (10/20/12)
County Jail On Friday, Oct. 19 at 12:16 a.m. Kenneth Michael Finchum, 33, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail for domestic battery, strangulation and intimidation. City Police A two-vehicle mishap on the west side of the courthouse square Thursday afternoon caused about a 30-minute traffic back-up but minimal damage to the two trucks involved, Greencastle City Police reported...
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