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Stories from Thursday, January 17, 2013

City proclamation honors Shoda as visit caps Heartland activities (01/17/13)
The first time Kan Shoda came to Greencastle, the Japanese industrialist was intent on finding an American home for his expanding manufacturing business. While it was readily apparent the sprawling old IBM Corp. building on the city's East Side was far too big for the birth of Heartland Automotive as Shigeru's initial foray into the United States, Shoda and his advisers nonetheless found Greencastle a perfect fit...
County funds to help airport meet grant's local match (01/17/13)
While the Putnam County Airport Board's 36/18 Project to raise money for the runway improvements is ongoing, the Putnam County Council just gave a big boost to the effort. On Tuesday, the council approved an appropriation of $12,000 to the airport to cover the remainder of the local match amount to the more than $3.7 million in state and local funding for runway improvements...
Sheriff's Department K-9 officer retires after seven years (01/17/13)
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department recently retired a veteran of 49 years -- dog years, that is. After seven (human) years on the force, the last six as Deputy Josh Boller's partner, K-9 officer Sivo is hanging up his harness. At eight years old, Sivo is growing long in the tooth for a German Shepherd, a breed whose life expectancy does not usually exceed 10 years...
Local teen band to perform at music festival Friday in Plainfield (01/17/13)
Wanted on Fire, a rock band composed of five Greencastle High School students, will perform as part of the End of the Line Music Festival on Friday in Plainfield. The band, featuring members Dylan Bodnarick (bass), Alex Briones (lead vocals), Justin Hartman (lead guitar), Nathan Pearson (drums) and Derek Query (rhythm guitar), will perform as part of a seven-band lineup in the third-annual festival...
Foundation grant applications due Feb. 1 (01/17/13)
The Putnam County Community Foundation is seeking 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches and units of government to be partners in serving the local community. Preliminary grant applications are being accepted now and are due Feb. 1. They may be picked up at the Foundation office or downloaded at www.pcfoun-dation.org...
Fillmore Christian and United Methodist churches coming together for worship (01/17/13)
FILLMORE -- The Fillmore Christian Church began renovations to the interior of its 102-year-old building this week. For the duration of the 12-week renovation, Fillmore United Methodist Church has graciously invited Fillmore Christian Church to join its Sunday worship...
Alzheimer's Assn. to host session on basics of disease on Feb. 21 (01/17/13)
"Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's: The Basics," a free workshop on Alzheimer's disease, will be conducted 4-5 p.m. Feb. 21 at Putnam County Hospital. There is no fee to attend the session, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900. Putnam County Hospital is located at 1542 Bloomington St., Greencastle...
Cloverdale High School honors students with P.E.D.A.L. awards (01/17/13)
Cloverdale High School acknowledged 55 students for perfect attendance and zero discipline referrals for the second grading period during the 2012--13 school year. P.E.D.A.L. stands for Promoting Excellence through Discipline and Attendance enhancing Learning...
Bainbridge Elementary School Honor Roll (01/17/13)
Second Nine Weeks All A Grade 3: Grace Kinkead, Ellis Lyons, Bailey Probst, Lydia Reed, Lilly Dorsett, Katharina Hornbuckle, Madison Porter, Kyle Spencer and Brie Miller Grade 4: Gracie Elmore, Evan Nesbitt, Hunter Rudes, Gaibrielle Stockrahm, Reghan Christy, Erykah Lasley and Haley York...
Cloverdale Middle School Honor Roll (01/17/13)
Grading Period 2 High Honor Roll Grade 5: Sarah McKenzie Baker, Raymond Trauner Bates, Gayle Evelyn Baugh, Summer Dawn Burris, Madison Ann Burton, Aleithia Diane Dickerson, Brandon Scott Hicks, Phillip Blake Meek, Kamrie Lynn Monnett, Shelby Renee Nees, Kacey Lynn Shedron, Haley M Smith, Caydhan Wiley Stevens, MacKenzie Rae Stoltz, Hailey Grace Thomas, Kassie Elizabeth Wade and Jonathan Scott Wagoner...
Tiger women chew up Big Red (01/17/13)
The DePauw women's basketball team might not be the best team in the country. They're undefeated, and they've been ranked No. 1 for most of the year, but it won't be confirmed until March. But after an 85-48 dismissal of visiting Denison on Wednesday, it's becoming pretty clear that the only team that will challenge DePauw until the postseason is itself...
Halftime cures what ails DPU in men's win versus Denison (01/17/13)
The DePauw men's basketball team took control in the second half against Denison on Wednesday, opening up a three-point game at halftime into a 79-65 win. DPU senior Barry Flynn finished with a game-high 23 points on only 11 field goal attempts. The Tigers found their rhythm from beyond the arc, making 9-of-20 three-pointers in the game...
NPHS falls to South Vermillion 56-15 (01/17/13)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam wrestling team hosted South Vermillion Wednesday night. It was a hard-fought meet ending in North Putnam's 56-15 defeat. North Putnam's coach, Bucky Kramer, was pleased with his team efforts despite the loss. "In terms of dual meet scoring, we are not where we want to be but improvement-wise I am very pleased," Kramer said...
COLUMN: Free throws, pressure and time (01/17/13)
With the game and an NCAA tournament berth on the line, Memphis freshman Darius Washington Jr. was fouled shooting a three, down two points, with no time left on the clock. The Tigers were playing Louisville in the 2005 Conference-USA title game and Washington -- a high school all-American, the best player on the team, and a consensus first-round draft pick for the NBA whenever he chose to leave -- was confident...
Hopkins goes Psycho in 'Hitchcock' (01/17/13)
Over the years, many stars have changed their physical appearance and earned rave reviews in doing so. Robert DeNiro bulked up for "Raging Bull" and won an Oscar. Hollywood beauty Charlize Theron gained weight, tossed in some oversized chompers and also walked away with an Oscar for "Monster."...
Scanner for Jan. 17, 2013 (01/17/13)
Sheriff's Department On Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9:41 a.m. a motorist hit a guardrail on U.S. 40 while trying to avoid another vehicle. Lawrence J. Schirmer, 57, Avon, was westbound on U.S. 40, approaching County Road 400 East in a 2004 Toyota Camry. Charles R. Campbell, 19, Greencastle, was pulling onto U.S. 40 from northbound 400 East in a 2002 Subaru Forester...
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