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Stories from Saturday, December 1, 2012

50 years of change and counting for Putnam County Coin Club (12/01/12)
When the Putnam County Coin Club began in late 1962, most U.S. coins had silver in them. Now the silver's mostly in the temples or atop the heads of club members. While change is supposed to be synonymous with coins, one look at the roster of Coin Club officers over the years shows several names have remained in circulation over and over again...
Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department breakfast to benefit one of its own (12/01/12)
REELSVILLE -- The Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its monthly breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7-11 a.m. at the Reelsville firehouse. All proceeds from this month's breakfast will go toward benefiting Reelsville firefighter Mickey Johnson and his family, who recently had a structure fire at their home...
Crown Street murder suspect facing competency hearing (12/01/12)
A 20-year-old Greencastle man, charged with the murder of his own father in a Sept. 12 stabbing case, will be evaluated by Indiana University psychiatrists to determine his ability to understand court proceedings and assist in his own defense. On Sept. 14, Putnam Superior Court Judge Charles "Denny" Bridges entered a plea of not guilty to the murder charge on behalf of Thomas W. Badgley, charged with the slaying of his father, Tommie Dale Badgley, 53, at the son's 906 S. Crown St. residence...
New redistricting plan raises questions for North Putnam (12/01/12)
A new plan for redistricting North Putnam for the 2014 election year is up for review, and the school will begin rolling out town meetings to explain the plan to all of the voters in the corporation. In October, North Putnam was hit with a lawsuit that dealt with the unfair districting of the townships...
Mental Health America to present annual Christmas 'High Tea' (12/01/12)
Mental Health America of Putnam County will present its annual Christmas "High Tea" on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Almost Home, 17 W. Franklin St., Greencastle. Harpist Harriet Moore will again provide music during this event. The annual Christmas High Tea can help begin your holiday celebrations with friends, enjoy Almost Home and help MHAPC raise funds to continue its work in the community...
Donations sought for Mill Pond 5K run (12/01/12)
The Mill Pond Health Campus will be hosting a 5K Run for the Red Jingle Run on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. All proceeds will go toward the American Red Cross. Mill Pond is currently looking for donations to give as prizes. There will be a first and second place in each age group, which are 12 and under, 13-18, 18-54 and 55 and over. There will also be a silent auction the day of the event...
After-school program every Monday at Mt. Zion Church, starting Dec. 3 (12/01/12)
Mt Zion Baptist Church, 802 Crown St., Greencastle, is starting an after-school program every Monday, beginning Dec. 3. The 3:30-5:30 p.m. program is designed to help youngsters with schoolwork or projects. Snacks will be provided. The age range is from kindergarten to high school seniors...
Local church donates to international ministry (12/01/12)
Every year in Nepal, an estimated 10,000-15,000 girls are trafficked across the border where they are sold into Indian brothels and forced to become prostitutes. These girls range in age between seven and 24, with an average age of 15. These children are forced into the beds of as many as 40 clients a day. If they protest, or try to run away, they are beaten or tortured...
Indiana State recognizes Greencastle graduate (12/01/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- Indiana State University has recognized Janelle R. Huber, a graduate of Greencastle High School, with a Hines Medal in conjunction with the university's upcoming winter commencement, scheduled for Dec. 15 at noon in Hulman Center. Huber, of Brazil, will graduate with a degree in music education with an instrumental music concentration. ...
Cougars run through Clovers to reach county final (12/01/12)
When the opening tip rolled out of bounds and the game official pointed in the direction of the North Putnam boys' basketball team, it seemed to set the tone for the night. The ball seemed to keep going the Cougars way in their Putnam County Classic semifinal game against Cloverdale, a 66-41 win for NPHS...
SPHS responds, moves to PCC championship game (12/01/12)
After taking a 30-seven lead into halftime, it looked like the South Putnam High School boys' basketball team would cruise into the county final with an easy victory, but nothing comes easy between county rivals. Greencastle's response fell short and South Putnam advanced with a 58-34 win, but the second half scare left Eagles coach Troy Burgess looking for more from his team...
Local football stars named to AP All-State team (12/01/12)
Several local athletes were selected to the Associated Press 2012 all-state football team as selected by voting members around the state of Indiana. South Putnam senior defensive tackle Ryan Chestnut was named to the class 2A first team and Greencastle sophomore kicker Sedrick Weinschenk was named to the class 3A first team...
Cloverdale middle school boys fall to Rockville (12/01/12)
Cooper Neese scored 46 of his team's 50 points, but it wasn't enough to secure a win as the Cloverdale eighth grade boys basketball team lost to Rockville recently, 55-50. Seth Phaff and Ryan Heavener had two points each. In the seventh grade game, Cloverdale lost 34-18...
Arnold-Walden Engagement (12/01/12)
Tim and Cheryl Arnold of Cloverdale are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Kay Arnold to Brett Michael Walden, son of Jack and Julie Walden of Fortville. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Cloverdale High School and a 2012 graduate of Purdue University. She is currently employed as a medical laboratory scientist at the IU Health Pathology Lab in Indianapolis...
Scanner for Dec. 1, 2012 (12/01/12)
Sheriff's Dept. On Thursday at 9:57 p.m. Anthony M. Lewis, 19, Greencastle, was traveling westbound on CR 125 South when he entered the turn at the bottom of the hill from Irwin Bridge. Lewis sated that he lost control of his 2003 Ford Taurus SE and proceeded to spin several times, leaving the north side of the roadway...
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