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Stories from Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Alert residents, fast response save Washington Street house (01/23/13)
Fast thinking by homeowners and a quick response by the Greencastle Fire Department are credited with saving a Washington Street home from going up in flames Tuesday night. Residents of 634 E. Washington St., located just west of Arlington Street, were cooking dinner about 7:15 p.m. when they noticed a burning smell in the kitchen, Greencastle Fire Department (GFD) officials reported...
Lego Maniacs (01/23/13)
Joining in the fun of the Lego Birthday Bash, sponsored by the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department Saturday morning at City Hall, youngsters and adults alike sort through plastic pieces poured onto the floor to encourage creative options.
GFD gets new fire inspector as efforts continue to pay off (01/23/13)
Where there's smoke, there's fire, the old saying goes, and keeping either of those from occurring is an ongoing priority for the City of Greencastle and its fire officials. Consequently, as expected, fire inspections continue to be a valuable resource in keeping Greencastle free of major business and commercial structure fires in recent years, city officials have observed recently...
Domestic violence survivor speaks to PCF offenders (01/23/13)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Motivational speaker and domestic violence survivor Renita Hills recently addressed offenders assigned to the Putnamville Correctional Facility's Pre-release Re-Entry class. "I was a victim of domestic violence and I'm here to speak for victims who can't speak for themselves," Hills said as she gave her opening remarks...
Winter Homecoming (01/23/13)
North Putnam High School is getting ready for their winter homecoming this weekend.
Putnam jobless rate up to 8.6 percent for December (01/23/13)
The fourth quarter of 2012 continued unkind to Putnam County's unemployment numbers as figures just released for December reached 8.6 percent locally. The past three months have seen the jobless figure rise from 7.1 percent in October to 8.0 percent in November and finally 8.6 for December to close out the year on a bad note...
Last-second shot helps Warriors knock out NPHS (01/23/13)
ROACHDALE -- Big Ten fans know that in a slow-paced, every-possession-matters-more kind of game, every mistake and every success is magnified. So when Turkey Run junior Jordan Goddard sank a layup from the right block as time expired to give her team a 33-32 win at North Putnam, the Cougars had numerous plays they could point to as a culprit...
Eagles get soundly downed by Bruins (01/23/13)
LIZTON -- South Putnam had a tall task ahead of it as it traveled to Tri-West Tuesday night. The Bruins had already claimed three wins against Putnam County girls' basketball teams this season and completed the sweep with a resounding 62-22 win over the Eagles...
South Putnam swimmers split with Mooresville on senior night (01/23/13)
South Putnam's boys' and girls' swimming and diving teams hosted Mooresville, on Tuesday, honoring the teams' seniors and fine-tuning for the postseason. South Putnam's girls lost 98-79 and its boys won 111-71. The Eagles honored seniors Ashley Wilson, Matt Lund, Morgan Deszi, Zeke Evens and Lyndsie Beasley. They were given praise and gifts from their teammates, making it clear the class will be greatly missed next year when swimming begins again...
Mooresville medalists (01/23/13)
Greencastle youth wrestlers who won medals at the recent Mooresville tournament include (from left) Trace Thomas, Derek Ummel, Trae Carrington, Cauy Thomas, Logan Carrington and Branch Carrington. Keeton Boswell is not pictured. (Courtesy photo)
Mary M. Farrell (01/23/13)
Mary M. Farrell, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. She was born Aug. 22, 1928 in Ghent, W.V. the daughter of Robert and Lottie (Waddell) Bryant. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Farrell Sr. She is survived by a son, George E. ...
Scanner Jan. 22 (01/23/13)
Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Friday, Jan. 18 at 1:40 p.m. Kyle Lee Doolin, 20, Reelsville, was arrested for residential entry. On Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3:21 a.m. Todd Tyler Zimmerman, 47, Reelsville, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated...
Taking one for the team can bruise more than your ego (01/23/13)
Suffice it to say, the hazards of this job can be many once you get away from the shadow of your computer screen and the shelter of that big wooden desk. Over the years, decades even, I've had my share of on-the-job close calls. I've been frozen in mind, body and spirit along an ice-covered interstate as out-of-control cars slid toward a brave young state trooper and me...
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