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Russellville filtration system still off line (01/24/13)
RUSSELLVILLE- Russellville is still waiting for its new filtration system to go on line. At its meeting Tuesday the town council discussed the filtration system, scrapping of the old system and the tearing down of a building. The new filtration system for Russellville was to go on line three weeks ago and yet the town is still waiting for it to be up and running. Council president Don Reddish relayed that he wasn't sure what was going on why the system wasn't operational yet...
Courthouse boilers can't keep up with extreme cold (01/24/13)
The coldest day in two years could not have come at a worse time for Putnam County Courthouse workers. With the mercury hovering somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 degrees, county employees arrived to a building with neither of its two boilers working...
Reelsville man, 20, arrested for sexual misconduct with minor (01/24/13)
A 20-year-old Reelsville man was arrested Tuesday by Indiana State Police oficers for sexual allegations involving a 15-year-old girl. Michael J. Fife faces four felony charges for the alleged improper relationship, including three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony, and one county of disseminating obscene matter or performance to a minor, a Class D felony...
South Putnam looks to move to Common Core Standards (01/24/13)
A new year brings a lot of new projects and even members to the South Putnam School Board. The board welcomed a new member, Angie Nichols, during Tuesday evening's meeting. Nichols along with board member Steve Cash, who re-ran for office this past year and was unopposed, took their oath of office at the beginning of the school board meeting...
Here Comes The Bride ... (01/24/13)
Nicole Watson (left) and Amanda Watson, both of Greencastle, receive advice from I Do Rentals representatives Sunday during the annual Brazil Times/Banner Graphic Bridal Show, which took place at Traditions in Brazil.
Driver cited for leaky load as five tons of contaminated soil spilled in Parke County (01/24/13)
ROCKVILLE -- Indiana State Police troopers and Parke County agencies responded south of Rockville Wednesday morning on the report of a dump truck leaking contaminated soil onto the roadway. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Mack dump truck owned by MZ Transport of Greenwood, and driven by Timothy Parke, 48, of Jamestown, was northbound on Catlin Road from CR 400 South about 11:25 a.m...
Over $100,000 in scholarship money, trip available to Endeavor members (01/24/13)
CLOVERDALE -- Endeavor Communications believes in a strong future and wants to help its members succeed. One important aspect is to help further the education of our youth. Endeavor contributes to this by the way of scholarships and youth tours. Endeavor will be awarding 12 Cedric Ray Memorial scholarships for $1,000 each to graduating seniors enrolled in a college, university or trade school. Applications must be submitted by March 15...
Filling the Pantry (01/24/13)
Jill McCammack's fifth-grade class at Fillmore Elementary School has collected non-food pantry items to donate to the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Bloomington and Seminary streets in Greencastle. Distribution is done the last Saturday of every month from 1-3 p.m. ...
King for a Day (01/24/13)
South Putnam High School winter homecoming king and prince candidates have been nominated for Friday's homecoming event. The 2013 SPHS king and class princes will be crowned during the Eagles' basketball game against rival Cloverdale. Senior homecoming king candidates are (from left) Aaron Parker, Justin Berry, Ryan Chestnut and Kinser Franklin. ...
Giving Back (01/24/13)
Students from Central Elementary School recently donated more than $200 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Students chose to donate money insteading of having a Christmas gift exchange this year. Presenting the donation were students Bryce Chandler (left), Trevor Vanihel, Logan Jordan, Averie Blaydes, Savanna Workman and Savanna Junkin. ...
Cloverdale Elementary Honor Roll (01/24/13)
Second Grading Period All A Jeremy Hess, Ruth Ann Mann, Phoebe McDonald, Anna Powell, Kiara Boyd, Kedrick Coon, Brayden Mann, Lily Monnett, Nate Monnett, Michaela Nees, Sadie Priest and Bailey Sanders A/B Ashley Cumbee, Waylon Elmore, Torrence Farmer, Mark Gill, Nolan Kelley, Skylynne Lowe, Lindsey Minton, Shelby Williamson, Emma Haywood, Grant Maners, Emma McLaughlin, Hayley Scott, Cody Morris, Desiree Sizemore, Alexa Wynia, Hailee Young, Melissa Sizemore, Chase Ashcraft, Aubree Branigan, Denise Carrillo, Lexie Lacey, Emma Manion, Clayton Meek and Parker Stevenson. ...
Roachdale Elementary Honor Roll (01/24/13)
Second Nine Weeks All A Grade 5: Adam Bonebrake Grade 4: Megan Earley, LexAnne Fuchs, Kysen Montgomery, Kiara Murdock, Dane Spencer and Carleigh Copeland A/B Grade 5: Camryn Albers, Aaron Fritz, Grace Fry, Sarah Fuhrman, Dakota Lathrop, Preston Parks, Jordan Taylor, Skyler Warren, Cari Strasburger, Jake Lycos, Haylee Cox, Morgan Boller and Brett Asher...
North Putnam Middle School Honor Roll (01/24/13)
Second Nine Weeks All A Grade 6: Mason Troy Allen, Emma Isabel Blanford, Evan Christopher Davies, DeTonyea Marie Dickson, Zachary Michael Koll, Teagan Youn Mitchener, Shalyn Kay Nelson, Bryce Richard Smith, Kolten James Thorson, Zachary Phillip Williams, Lainey Ann Willis and Isabella Zarate...
North boys get win at Tri-West (01/24/13)
LIZTON -- With the Putnam County girls' swim meet being contested Thursday, North Putnam sent its boys' squad to Tri-West Wednesday night solo, along with Fountain Central. While the Bruins and Mustangs competed in both girls and boys action, the Cougars came in and squeaked past the hosts 121-119, with Fountain Central finishing third...
DPU women move to 18-0 by rolling past Wittenberg (01/24/13)
By halftime against Wittenberg, the only thing in question for the DePauw women's basketball team was whether or not it would double-up the score of its opponent. The host Tigers did exactly that, winning 74-37. "We never go into a game (preparing) like we're better than an opponent. Coach (Huffman) always prepares us the same -- same scouting report, same amount of film, same prep during practice," DPU junior Alex Gasaway said. "But our goal is always to bury them."...
Payne's shot lifts DePauw past Wittenberg (01/24/13)
One thing was for sure going into Wednesday's matchup with DePauw and Wittenberg: a Tiger would walk away the victor. Fortunately, it was the DPU Tigers that cruised to a 68-66 win over visiting the Wittenberg Tigers in overtime to pick up its 12th win of the season and fifth in the North Coast Athletic Conference...
No. 1 Tigers rely on roles unspoken (01/24/13)
As the top-ranked DePauw University women's basketball team continued it dominant season by totally dismantling Wittenberg on Wednes-day, it became clear that the Tigers are capable of becoming more than a great team, but a legendary one. DPU is more than just a collection of great players, though it is most certainly that. But it isn't their talent that makes the Tigers special, it's how perfectly constructed they are...
Richard A. 'Rick' Fulford (01/24/13)
Richard A. "Rick" Fulford, 53, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Rick was born on March 10, 1959 in Greencastle, to Lindell L. Fulford and Thelma M. Treadway Fulford. His father and a sister, Linda Mahurin, preceded him in death...
Lisa Von Tress (01/24/13)
Lisa Von Tress passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Pavia Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after an extended illness. Lisa worked as Greencastle city planner under Mayor Nancy Michael's administration. She was also a licensed realtor at Collins-Evans and worked part time in various Greencastle restaurants, meeting what she always believed "were some of the best people in the mid-west."...
Scanner for Jan. 24, 2013 (01/24/13)
County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 11:55 a.m. Jana Ann Smith, 20, Greencastle, was arrested for battery with bodily injury and disorderly conduct. At 12 p.m. Brandi Jo Troxal, 34, no city listed, was lodged at the jail for nonsupport of a dependent...
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