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Stories from Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cloverdale man charged for possessing gun at bus stop (12/19/12)
A 46-year-old Cloverdale man is facing felony charges after allegedly showing up at a bus stop with a shotgun and attempting to enter a school bus while carrying it. In an incident occurring Dec. 6 -- more than a week before the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., have again thrust schools and guns into the spotlight -- Henry T. Tillberry Jr. reportedly possessed shotgun at the school bus stop and then attempted to enter a Cloverdale Community School Corporation bus...
Deputies' late-night search saves man's life (12/19/12)
A Greencastle man would likely have frozen to death Monday morning if not for a late-night search by two Putnam County Sheriff's deputies. Having called off the search for 53-year-old David Thompson on Sunday evening due to darkness and thickening fog, deputies T.J. Smith and Philip Troyer decided to go back into the woods at around 2:30 a.m...
South Putnam finds some much needed funding for gym project (12/19/12)
After months of uncertainty plagued the South Putnam School Board over how to finance its gym wall repair project in the high school, the board finally got some good news. The entire project was estimated to cost nearly $500,000. However, the board previously decided to only do as much as it could at this time, which was reduced to $300,000...
Commissioners accept $1.5 million Edgelea roads bid (12/19/12)
County officials continue to move toward a project to repave the roads and improve drainage in Edgelea subdivision north of Greencastle. On Monday, the Putnam County Commissioners accepted a $1,505,314.41 bid from Wabash Valley Asphalt to perform the project...
Putnamville troopers, employees honored with service awards (12/19/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- During Tuesday's post meeting at the Indiana State Police Putnamville District, Lt. Dan Jones, commander of the Putnamville Post, presented awards and recognitions to troopers and civilian employees for recent achievements. An ISP Safe Driving Award was presented to Senior Trooper Ty Lightle of Parke County for achieving 500,000 safe driving miles. ...
PCF offenders reach out to families of Newtown shooting (12/19/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Offenders at the Putnamville Correctional Facility have extended their condolences to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting through cards, letters and prayer. Some 148 offenders assigned to the Purposeful Living Unit Serve (PLUS) program at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) were in agreement when fellow inmates Travis Lyell and Andrew Devore, from New Albany, suggested making a sympathy card and writing a letter of condolence to the victims' families in Newtown, Conn.. ...
State Sen. Miller encourages students to serve as pages (12/19/12)
District 24 State Sen. Pete Miller (R-Avon) invites area middle school and high school students to spend a day at the Statehouse and serve as pages during the 2013 legislative session, which runs from Jan. 7 to April 29. "As Senate pages, students have the opportunity to actively participate in the legislative process by working with legislators and staff," Miller said. ...
Are our freedoms and responsibilities as good American citizens changing? (12/19/12)
Editor's note: The following essay is the winning submission from Miranda Tate, Cloverdale High School senior and 2012 Putnam County DAR Good Citizen winner. By MIRANDA TATE The title of American citizen is one many take for granted. Most of us never stop and think about what being free is, or what happened in order for us to obtain out freedom...
Players, parents gather in support of CHS coach (12/19/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Although no decision has been finalized, word leaked to parents last weekend that the contract of Cloverdale football coach John Butler would not be renewed for next year. The popular coach and teacher completed his second football season in October with a loss in the sectional semifinal for the second straight year...
15 fourth-quarter free throws secure Tiger Cubs win over Northview (12/19/12)
After beating Edgewood on Dec. 1, Greencastle girls' basketball coach Bradley Key said his team could be poised for a big run. Following a 45-39 win over Northview on Tuesday, the Tiger Cubs have now won four of their last five games. The Knights committed seven team fouls in the third quarter, putting GHS in the bonus for the remainder of the game...
Clovers lose tight game to talented Eastern Greene (12/19/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Cloverdale's boys' basketball team had a tall ask in front of it as the Clovers traveled to Class 2A No. 8 Eastern Greene Tuesday night. After battling the Thunderbirds throughout the first half and trailing by five at halftime, Cloverdale ran into trouble in the third quarter and could not recover, falling 63-50...
Clovers lose Eels' in fourth quarter (12/19/12)
CLAY CITY -- Cloverdale wrapped up the pre-holiday portion of its girl's basketball schedule with a game that got away down the stretch. The Clovers overcame an eight-point deficit in the third quarter to take a one-point lead heading into the final period, but Clay City came away with a 39-32 victory...
Cougars come close to swimming sweep (12/19/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam boys' and girls' swimming and diving teams some of their most successful meets of the season on Monday against West Vigo. The boys' team won 121-64 and the girls' battled to a 62-all tie. Leading the girls' team were Elizabeth Alford, with wins in the 50- and 100-free, Lyndsay Roberts, winning the 100-breast, and Autumn Wolf, winner of the 500-free...
Scanner for Dec. 19, 2012 (12/19/12)
Sheriff's Department A traffic stop early Tuesday morning landed two Texas residents in the Putnam County Jail on charges relating to the sale of marijuana. Adan Hernandez, 38, and Noemi Villareal, 59, both of Palmview, Texas, were booked into the jail at 3:45 a.m. on charges of dealing in marijuana, (more than 10 pounds) and conspiracy to deal marijuana...
People need to stop and think before such actions (12/19/12)
To the Editor: If these people who shoot a bunch of children thought that a few seconds after they committed suicide they would wake up in a place that was very hot and didn't smell very good, and there were no prospects of it getting any better, they might have second thoughts about their proposed actions...
Buzzi employees' kindness even more touching in light of tragedy (12/19/12)
To the Editor: I would like to extend a special thank you to the employees of Buzzi Unicem. Every year ONT receives a call for the names of two Putnam County elementary age special needs students within the Old National Trail Special Services Inter-Local...
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