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Stories from Friday, October 26, 2012

Blaydes, Boller vow added responsibility, involvement as county commissioner (10/26/12)
Agreeing far more than they disagreed Wednesday night, two of the three men seeking the Putnam County District 1 commissioner seat in the Nov. 6 election promised decisive action on some of the county's lingering issues. Their vows of more responsibility and engagement came during the only confrontation between Putnam County candidates at the Greencastle League of Women Voters/WGRE radio-sponsored debate in Watson Forum of the DePauw University Media Center...
Candidates tackle issues but mainly agree during debate (10/26/12)
Candidates for the Indiana State Legislature positions representing Putnam County squared off Wednesday night in Greencastle. Two Hendricks County residents, Republican Pete Miller and Democrat Charles Bender, both of Avon, are vying for the District 24 seat long held by former State Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) prior to her appointment as secretary of state last April...
Duncan convicted of sexual misconduct with a minor (10/26/12)
A 35-year-old Roachdale woman was found guilty in Putnam Circuit Court Wednesday of charges that she had sex with a then 15-year-old boy in August 2011. Emily J. Duncan is facing between six and 20 years in prison following the conviction on two Class B felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor...
Greencastle Chamber of Commerce luncheon to be held at Crown (10/26/12)
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce will be holding its quarterly luncheon at Crown Equipment Corp. at noon Tuesday, Nov. 13. In the past year, Crown Equipment has more than doubled its building's square footage, added a large number of new employees and is now building five models of forklift trucks. The company also is shipping 28 trucks per day...
Russellville wellhead protection committee sets 2013 agenda (10/26/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The Local Planning Team held an annual meeting on Sept. 17 to discuss the Wellhead Protection Program in Russellville. The town's Wellhead Protection Program focuses on public awareness, education, spill prevention and reporting. This year, notification letters with educational information for protecting groundwater will be sent to some residents in the community who own private septic systems and/or agricultural fields...
PCPL board looks toward new social media outlets (10/26/12)
The Putnam County Public Library Board held its monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, in which it discussed several routine issues along with the adoption of the 2013 budget and a new technology plan. The board received an update from Sam Hirt of community relations, which focused mostly on social media in relation to the website...
Halloween party set at PCPL (10/26/12)
The Putnam County Public Library is hosting its annual Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. Come in costume for treats and creepy science experiments, if you dare! There will be books as treats for children, a Creepy Crawly room with tarantulas and other bugs, and Dave Roberts' Chemistry Club will help kids to make their own slime...
Putnam County Board of Realtors to host bingo benefit Saturday (10/26/12)
On Saturday, Oct. 27, Putnam County Board of Realtors will host its fourth annual fall bingo to benefit its scholarship fund. The games will be at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and an early bird game starts at 6 p.m. The main games will begin at 6:30 p.m...
Zumba classes offered at GCC in return for donation of food items (10/26/12)
Free zumba and zumba gold classes (dance exercise) are being offered at the Greencastle Christian Church gym on Nov. 3, 5 and 13. For those three days only, all the classes will be offered free in return for a donation of food items for the church's food pantry...
McCloud Nature Park program on owls scheduled for Nov. 3 (10/26/12)
On Saturday, Nov. 3, McCloud Nature Park will be having a program on owls. The event is free but registration is required. It will start at 8 p.m. Attendees will learn about several species of owls that live in the park at McCloud. After the program, hiking will be permitted to engage with the owls...
Melissa Ball earns athletic honor (10/26/12)
EVANSVILLE -- The University of Evansville recently announced that Melissa Ball, Greencastle Class of 2010, was honored at the Heritage Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete Academic Honors Breakfast on Sept. 27 in UE's Eykamp Hall. At the event, the University of Evansville was announced as the recipient of the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Award, which is given to the school whose student-athletes post the highest cumulative GPA...
Mary Ann Robinson (10/26/12)
Mary Ann Robinson, 81, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. She was born on Dec. 19, 1930 in Greencastle to William Nichols and Minnie Long Nichols. Mary Ann was a member of Hanna Street Baptist Church. She had been employed at IBM, Angwell Curtain Factory and Marsh, and most importantly she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother...
James Willard Cromwell (10/26/12)
James Willard Cromwell, 92, Cloverdale, passed away on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 in Cloverdale. He was born on Oct. 23, 1920 in Putnam County and was the son of the late John Willard and Gail Marie (Reeves) Cromwell. He was married to Jean (Hutsell) Cromwell on Dec. 31, 1947 and she survives...
Scanner for Oct. 26, 2012 (10/26/12)
County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday, Oct. 24. At 11:10 a.m. Brandi Lynette Clodfelter, 31, Bainbridge, was arrested for operating while intoxicated and probation violation. At 12:15 p.m. Joseph Wayne Taylor, 33, Cloverdale, was charged with receiving stolen property...
Left to wonder all too often, what would you really do? (10/26/12)
You always wonder, don't you? What would I have done if I'd been there when ... ? Would I have jumped into the middle of the fray? Would I have slinked back into a corner? Would I have spoken up ... or bit my tongue? Like, would I have held the door open 79 years ago this week at Central National Bank as John Dillinger and his gang made off with $75,000 in cash and negotiable bonds? I mean, you can still be polite, can't you?...
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