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Stories from Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tiebreaker drops GHS to third place in Spell Bowl state finals (11/14/12)
How does Greencastle High School spell success? With a third-place finish in the 2012 Indiana Academic Spell Bowl state competition conducted Nov. 10 at Purdue University. The Greencastle team, coached by GHS Latin teacher/academic coach Nicole Kempf, tied for second place in the Class 3 competition with North Posey High School of Poseyville...
Poland man jailed for nine Friday evening crimes (11/14/12)
A Poland man is facing a long list of charges following a series of Friday evening events on the South Side of Greencastle. Randall Lee McDougall, 30, is lodged in the Putnam County Jail on nine charges, including two Class D felonies, following a series of vehicle break-ins and his subsequent run-in with the Greencastle Police Department...
Cloverdale schools continue building renovation projects (11/14/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board conducted its monthly meeting Monday, discussing issues such as the roofing project and the mechanical bid package. With nearly half of the board members absent, Donna Fiddler, Dave Brinkman, Bobbi Nees and Duane Huge discussed the ongoing roofing project, which is on track to be done by its December deadline...
Area 30 gets new grant, sets goal for United Way fundraiser (11/14/12)
The Area 30 Board of Directors met Tuesday in a meeting that lasted less than 10 minutes. On the agenda were a new grant, fundraiser and hopefully a new robotics team. Executive Director Lora Busch informed the board of a $7,000 mini-grant from Perkins that Area 30 has received...
Scanner for Nov. 14, 2012 (11/14/12)
Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:45 p.m. Timothy C. Day, 50, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction and as a habitual felony offender...
Non-Food Pantry distribution set for Nov. 17 (11/14/12)
The Putnam County Non-Food Pantry, hosted by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, will be distributing items from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the parish hall at 520 E. Seminary St. Organizers have moved the distribution date up one week in order to avoid the conflict with Thanksgiving weekend...
Second half surge lifts Mounties past Tiger Cubs (11/14/12)
After picking up two big wins over the weekend, the Greencastle girls' basketball team hosted Southmont in its home opener Tuesday. Things didn't go the Tiger Cubs' way, as the Mounties rallied in the second half to pull off a 63-51 win. Following a solid first half that saw them take a 10-point lead, 33-23, into halftime, Greencastle went cold in the second half and allowed Southmont to mount a charge...
North Putnam slips to 0-3 after 58-31 loss to Covington Trojans (11/14/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's girls' basketball squad fell to 0-3 on the season, losing their home opener to Covington 58-31. After starting the game with a 5-0 lead, the Cougars began to have issues with the Trojans' full court press. It was a theme for the evening as the hosts committed 33 turnovers over the course of the game...
Joseph K. Wilson (11/14/12)
Joseph K. Wilson, age 73, of New Bremen, Ohio, died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 in the early morning at his residence. He was born on Feb. 9, 1939 in Covington, Ohio. He was the son of Robert W. and Frances (Brunap) Wilson. On Aug. 20, 1976 he married Patricia Krieg, who survives near New Bremen...
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