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Stories from Thursday, January 3, 2013

Local man charged in 'cruelly confining' stepson (01/03/13)
A Putnam County man, reportedly enraged that his 10-year-old stepson spilled sugar on the kitchen floor, is charged with confining the boy in a room without access to food, water or toilet facilities. Michael Shane Witt, 33, made an initial appearance in Putnam Superior Court Wednesday, charged with neglect of a dependent, battery causing bodily injury and domestic battery as a result of a Dec. 29 incident at the 202 N. Main St., Cloverdale, home he shares with six children and stepchildren...
Huffman's Hall of Fame induction 'truly an honor' (01/03/13)
When you're as successful as Kris Huffman has been as head coach of the DePauw University women's basketball team (the Tigers are ranked No. 1, have made nine consecutive NCAA tournaments and won 2007 national championship), recognition comes often...
GPD winner of $10,000 Walmart grant (01/03/13)
As part of Walmart's "12 Days of Giving" holiday campaign, the company recently awarded $120,000 to 14 nonprofits, one of which is the Greencastle Police Department Permanent Fitting Station. The Greencastle Police Department Permanent Fitting Station was selected as a winner for providing new car seats to pregnant women and children who have no seats or have outgrown their seats...
Local couple parents of first baby of 2013 at Hendricks Regional (01/03/13)
DANVILLE -- A Coatesville couple has delivered the 2013 New Year's Baby at Hendricks Regional Health. Andry Paul Neier was born to Mishael and Tyler Neier of Coatesville at 5:49 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the Danville hospital. Baby Andry check-ed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 20 inches long. He will be welcomed home by his two older sisters...
Second-Grade Food Drive (01/03/13)
Second-grade students in Cathy Proctor's class hosted an After-School Fun Night Food Drive for students at Roachdale Elementary recently. The children did the advertising, scheduling and ran the 90-minute event. With the help of parents and teachers, 136 students enjoyed bingo, relays, limbo, dances, games and other activities. ...
'Timothy Green' makes family time fun (01/03/13)
Sometimes in the critic game you find yourself standing at odds with the rest of the brethren. I've had my fair share of those movies over the years and this year is no exception. Some flicks slip unnoticed under your radar and are a complete surprise when you find them...
Jerry W. Mann (01/03/13)
Jerry W. Mann passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at his home in Greencastle with his wife by his side. He was born on Dec. 16, 1943 in Hattiesburg, Miss., to Gertrude and Fred Amacher. After the death of his father on Aug. 8, 1944, his mother married Leonard Mann, who adopted Jerry and was a loving stepfather...
Scanner for Jan. 3, 2013 (01/03/13)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Friday, Dec. 28 at 3:30 p.m. Harold Brock Pollett, 37, Greencastle, was arrested for nonsupport of a dependent. At 3:30 p.m. Gerald Lee Alley Jr., 28, New Market, was housed at the jail for failure to comply...
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