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Stories from Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bill Lynch returning to DePauw as new football coach (12/20/12)
Bill Lynch, former head coach at Indiana University, Ball State University and Butler University, has been named as DePauw University's next head football coach. Lynch begins his duties on Jan, 2 when he will return to DePauw to take over for interim head coach Scott Srnka, who remains on the staff...
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (12/20/12)
For the past 15 years the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 92 has delivered toys to the needy children in Putnam County. Recently members of the Ladies Auxiliary wrapped gifts for needy children, which will be distributed today in an event known as the FOP Santa Drop. This year the Santa Drop will be distributing gifts to more than 47 children. Those present include: Melba Thomas, Amber Gardner, Lila Keller, Phyllis Hamilton, Carol Porter, Darla Hopkins, Roberta Hinkle, Kelly Knoblett, Mary Louis, Loretta Ash and Rachel Hopkins.
City negotiating deals on parking garage real estate (12/20/12)
The first of three real estate acquisitions, ultimately designed to deliver a game-changing, two-story, 150-space parking garage for downtown Greencastle, has cleared its initial hurdle. The Greencastle Redevelopment Commission Wednesday afternoon unanimously approved acquisition of the law office property at 106 S. Indiana St. from Darrell and Jill Felling at a purchase price of $165,000...
We Three Kids (12/20/12)
Triple-teaming Candy Cane Chris and his nine-month-old reindeer Clarice Tuesday afternoon at the Animal Medical Clinic office of Dr. John Scamahorn are the seven-year-old triplet daughters of Lisa and Mark McCoy, Greencastle. Sisters (from rear forward) Maddie, Sammie and Hadley were among dozens of youngsters on hand to pet the reindeer and check out Hoosier the Owl and Little Bunny Foo-Foo who were visiting Dr. Scamahorn's veterinary office from Silly Safaris.
Driver falls asleep at the wheel, causes three-vehicle crash (12/20/12)
A Wednesday morning accident south of Greencastle near Plessinger's Hill on U.S. 231 left three vehicles heavily damaged with one driver being transported to Putnam County Hospital. At 8:06 a.m. emergency personnel were dispatched to U.S. 231 and Tall Oaks Lane on a report of a three-vehicle accident that closed the highway for nearly an hour...
Senior Moment (12/20/12)
DePauw University senior forward Barry Flynn shakes hands with Ila Reeves of Greencastle, one of several senior citizens taking advantage of DePauw basketball hospitality Wednesday afternoon during Senior Citizen Day at Neal Fieldhouse. As the Tigers' starting lineup was introduced, each player ran over and shook hands with senior citizens in attendance, also including William Eggers (left) and Gerald and Susie Carpenter (at right), all from Greencastle. The Tigers appeared properly inspired by their experienced guests, ending a three-game losing streak by demolishing Kalamazoo College, 76-46. A second such Senior Citizen Day effort is scheduled for the 3 p.m. Jan. 5 game vs. Hiram College.
ISP promotes Stockton to lieutenant in command of Drug Enforcement Section (12/20/12)
PUNTAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police have announced the promotion of 1st Sgt. Scotty D. Stockton to the rank of lieutenant, where he will serve as commander of the Drug Enforcement Section. Stockton received the promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process, ISP Supt. Paul Whitesell said...
Russellville filtration system to be completed soon (12/20/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- Russellville held its monthly town council meeting Monday night, discussing the near completion of several town projects. The new filtration system for Russellville is about 99 percent complete, it was noted. The town is currently waiting for Superior Water to complete the new lining on the water tower, which has been rescheduled due to weather...
North Putnam swimmers enter break with split against North Montgomery (12/20/12)
Roachdale -- The North Putnam boys' swim team continued its recent hot streak with a 115-67 win over North Montgomery on Wednesday. The two squads each won their respective county championship last season and bragging rights were on the line. Dane Gray bested his own school record with a 58.72 second finish in the 100-yard backstroke...
Cougars wrestling team comes through against Rockville (12/20/12)
ROACHDALE -- The young North Putnam wrestling team is starting to shape into form. The crew fought to a 60-12 win over Rockville on Wednesday. Trevor Bingman started out the night with a first round pin at 160 pounds. After a few forfeits Buck Buchanan picked up where his teammate left off, getting a pin just 26 seconds into the first round...
JV Cubs top Northview, move to 11-1 (12/20/12)
The Greencastle junior varsity girls' basketball team beat Northview on Tuesday 37-23. Sophomore Delanie Stoltey scored 10 points to lead the team. The Tiger Cubs led by only six after three quarters, but used a 14-6 advantage in the fourth quarter to seize the big win...
Tigers break streak with win over K-college (12/20/12)
The DePauw men's basketball squad broke a three-game losing streak by downing Kalamazoo, 76-46, on faculty, staff and senior citizens appreciation day at Neal Fieldhouse. After a dismal shooting performance two days earlier against Rose-Hulman, DePauw shot 57.9 percent from the floor to run the Hornets out of the gym...
DePauw women stay perfect (12/20/12)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The DePauw women's basketball team picked up its second win in as many days by beating No. 8 Messiah on Wednesday, 63-49. Junior Alex Gassaway had a game-high 25 points to lead the Tigers. The two teams entered halftime tied at 28, but DePauw went used a huge rebound advantage (46-25) to propel itself to victory...
Linda Leota Stanton (12/20/12)
Linda Leota Stanton, 59, of Coatesville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in the St. Vincent Hospice Center in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 15, 1953 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of James Russell Shoemaker and Edith Marie (Overshiner) Whitt. She married her husband of 40 years, Larry G. Stanton and he survives...
Virginia Winifred Forsyth (12/20/12)
Virginia Winifred Forsyth, age 92, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Dec.19, 2012. Virginia was the third and youngest child born to Frederick and Winnie Schneiter in Olney, Ill., a small town in the corn and oil fields in the southern part of the state. There she grew into a smart, sporty and beautiful woman...
Scanner, Dec. 20 (12/20/12)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 12:55 p.m. Chad William Wilson, 37, Cloverdale, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. At 7:31 p.m. Daphne LeAnn Glendy, 23, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail for violation of home detention...
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