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Stories from Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Don't think your vote counts? Think again, Lawson assures (01/16/13)
In traveling more than 14,000 miles and visiting all 92 counties since becoming Indiana secretary of state last March, Connie Lawson is alarmed by a recurring theme she's encountered. The former 16-year state senator for District 24 (which includes the northern part of Putnam County and much of Greencastle) told the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty Monday night that voter apathy has reared its ugly head in the Hoosier State...
Cloverdale board examines ongoing issues (01/16/13)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board Monday evening discussed several ongoing issues, such as the roofing project, school safety and the 2013-14 school calendar. Dan Sulkoske gave another update on the roofing project, which is nearly complete after running into several unexpected issues and less-than-ideal weather...
Change of Seasons (01/16/13)
No matter what street you live on, winter has returned to Greencastle and Putnam County after a brief weekend fling with springlike temperatures and a high of 64 degrees last Saturday. More than four inches of rain fell over the weekend (5.5 inches, if you go back to Thursday). Some of the late precipitation changed over to freezing rain long enough to make an oxymoron out of this Greencastle street sign. But have faith, after today there 63 days until spring arrives March 20...
Trio facing drug, child neglect charges following police stop (01/16/13)
What began Sunday night as police checking on the welfare of a car's occupants ended with three people in the Putnam County Jail. Jerramy J. Bushong, 26, Indianapolis; Kenneth R. Manning, 25, Danville; and Brittney K. Thompson, 22, Greencastle, were all arrested on charges of possession of paraphernalia, possession of syringes and child neglect following an investigation by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and Greencastle Police Department...
Library will be closed on Thursday until 1 p.m. (01/16/13)
The Putnam County Public Library, 103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle, will be closed Thursday, Jan.17 until 1 p.m. due to construction work. The library is replacing air-conditioning units above the circulation area.
SWCD annual meeting set Jan. 30 (01/16/13)
The annual meeting of the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District is slated for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Putnam County 4-H Fairgrounds Community Building. The event will begin with concurrent workshops beginning at 5:15 p.m. Harold Thompson, retired Natural Resources Conservation Service leader, will speak about invasive species...
Fair Board Funds (01/16/13)
Jessie McFarland presents a check for $400 to Putnam County Fair Board President Steve Greeson, representing half the proceeds of the 2012 Community Halloween Festival sponsored by Putnam County Extension Homemakers. This was the fourth year Extension Homemakers have sponsored a fall fundraiser to benefit local youth. ...
Dine with a Doc to feature Jean Yacoub on Jan. 30 (01/16/13)
Senior Education Ministries Inc. has scheduled Dine with a Doc to take place on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m.-noon at First National Bank, 1128 Indianapolis Rd., Greencastle. Dine with a Doc is a free program that welcomes the local senior public to hear the doctor of the month speak about an educational topic while having lunch...
Winter signs, scats and tracks at McCloud (01/16/13)
Nutshells, feathers, tracks in the snow, bark rubbed off a tree -- these are just some of the clues being left this time of year by woodland creatures at McCloude Nature Park. The public is invited to join the tracking team at McCloud on Saturday, Jan. 19 and learn to identify and interpret the tracks left behind by the creatures that inhabit Indiana's woodlands. Enjoy hot cocoa in the Nature Center after the hike...
Chamber slates BAH for Jan. 29 (01/16/13)
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce January Business after Hours is being sponsored by and held at York Automotive Dealership on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 5-7 p.m.
Clovers step up, defeat rolling Rox (01/16/13)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's girls' basketball squad, coming off the back of two stinging losses in a row, looked to find a route back to the win column hosting Rockville. The Tuesday night game was the second-to-last home game of the year for the Clovers and Senior Night for the squad, one the hosts capped with a 46-40 win...
Cougars hang with Mounties until late in 60-48 loss (01/16/13)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- For the talented but inconsistent North Putnam boys' basketball team, it's getting closer to the time of the year when the players must finish a complete game. Offense comes through some nights, defense others, and on Tuesday against Southmont, the Cougars got everything going at the same time...
Southmont post players too much to handle for Cougars (01/16/13)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team made the short trek to Southmont on Tuesday night and went home with a loss, 57-32. North Putnam started out playing well, only trailing by five at the end of the first quarter. In the frame the Cougars forced eight turnovers and came down with six boards...
Tiger Cub JV girls moves to 14-1 (01/16/13)
The Greencastle girls' JV team continues to roll. As it did Friday night, the squad picked up a win Saturday against the Eagles. GHS topped Brown County 40-22. Taylor Stoltey had a game-high nine points in three quarters, but the balanced attack also included eight points from Alison White and Sydney Smiley, five from Paige Bragg, four each from Megan Haltom and Tera Amis and two from Kaylee Evans...
GHS JV boys top Edgewood, now 5-4 (01/16/13)
The Greencastle High School boys' JV basketball team continued its winning ways Saturday evening, defeating Edgewood 41-35 in Elletsville. Scoring first, the young Tiger Cubs trailed only once riding the strong first quarter of Luke Brotherton and second quarter of Carl Basile...
Cloverdale wrestlers shut out by Southmont in final home dual (01/16/13)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale wrestling team hosted the much larger Southmont on Tuesday. Cloverdale fought hard but ended the night losing 80-0. This was Cloverdale's last home dual of the year and although they didn't win, there were a lot of hard fought matches...
Catherine Ann Bean (01/16/13)
Catherine Ann Bean, formerly on the staff of Roy O. West Library at DePauw University, died of Alzheimer's disease on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. Born at Fort G.G. Meade, Md., she was the daughter of Chaplain James Corey Bean and Catherine Bickham Bean. After an adventurous childhood in an Army family that moved from Maryland to Texas to France to California and Illinois, she came to Greencastle as a sixth grader, graduated from Greencastle High School in 1967...
Scanner for Jan. 16, 2013 (01/16/13)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Anthony Wayne Lee, 40, Bainbridge, was arrested for driving while intoxicated with alcohol, driving with a suspended license and false informing...
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