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Stories from Saturday, February 2, 2013

Falling rock not part of historic bridge (02/02/13)
Much like the lesson Chicken Little taught us about the sky, the Big Four Railroad Bridge was not falling this week. However, it may have looked that way at first. On Monday evening, crews from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and CSX Railroad responded to a report of chunks of either rock or concrete in the middle of County Road 500 West, which runs beneath one of the Madison Township bridge's three large arches...
'Gates-gate'? Apparently not but DPU entry under review (02/02/13)
Ever since Woodward and Bernstein broke the Watergate story that brought down President Nixon and his covert operatives, headline writers and news commentators alike have routinely assigned the suffix "gate" to just about every controversy coming down the pike...
Cloverdale council discusses grants at special session (02/02/13)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Town Council conducted a special session Friday afternoon to discuss two grants for which it will soon be applying. Among the grants was one for a new fire truck for the Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department as well as a storm water project...
PCPL Black History Month film series to feature 'Amistad' (02/02/13)
The Putnam County Public Library Black History Month film series continues Thursday, Feb. 7 with an 11 a.m. showing of "Amistad." Directed by Steven Spielberg, the 1997 drama is rated R and runs 152 minutes. The cast features Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey...
Historic documents to be featured in new Sellers Family exhibit (02/02/13)
The Putnam County Museum has a new exhibit celebrating another founding family of Putnam County. The Sellers Family exhibit features artifacts that have been in the Sellers family since the mid 1800s, Museum Director Tanis Monday said in announcing the exhibit opening...
Food Harvest for the Soul (02/02/13)
The Student Council at Fillmore Elementary School has been collecting food items for the Soul Harvest Church in Cloverdale as a group project. Student Council members collected the can goods throughout the month of December. Members present for the photo are (from left) Student Council sponsor Brad Laney and Fillmore students Kate McCammack, Aubrey Hill, Brandon Rector, Brianna Robinson, Ava McHugh, Dawson Cash, Kensley Cash and Sammi Jo Jones...
New Teen Writers Group forming at PCPL; first session set for Tuesday (02/02/13)
Putnam County teens who enjoy creative writing are invited to participate in a Teen Writers Group forming at the Putnam County Public Library. The first session is set for 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the library, 103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle. High school students who want to practice their creative writing skills, may come to the Library every Tuesday starting Feb. 5 and join the new Teen Writers Group...
Bainbridge Christian Church SOUP-er Bowl set for Sunday (02/02/13)
The Bainbridge Christian Church will be sponsoring its second-annual SOUP-er Bowl Sunday/Friends and Family Day at North Putnam Christian Church on Sunday. Everyone are invited to attend. The day will begin with breakfast pastries and fellowship at 9:30 a.m., followed by 10 a.m. worship service. The SOUP-er Bowl Sunday luncheon and soup contest will begin immediately following the service...
Eagles overcome halftime deficit to beat Cougars (02/02/13)
With the prospect of the sectional tournament hanging over the its head, the South Putnam girls' basketball came out slow against visiting North Putnam. The Cougars played loose and took a lead at the half, but the Eagles made a run midway through the third quarter to seize the game and won 40-34...
Greencastle clinches WCC share with win (02/02/13)
MONROVIA -- In order to capture a share of its first conference title since 2010, Greencastle's girls' basketball squad needed to win at Monrovia Friday night. With their 53-47 victory, the Tiger Cubs did exactly that, splitting the West Central Conference regular season title with the Bulldogs and Cascade...
NP catches Eagles, gets road WCC win (02/02/13)
North Putnam was able to avenge its Putnam County Championship game loss to South Putnam by winning a tight contest 54-49 on the Eagles' home court in thrilling fashion. It's said that defense wins championships and if Friday was any indication, North Putnam should feel pretty good about the approaching postseason tournament. The Cougars seized their final lead of the night with 30 seconds on the clock on an outstanding play in the backcourt...
Tiger Cub boys lose on road to Monrovia Bulldogs 62-49 (02/02/13)
MONROVIA -- The Greencastle Tiger Cubs boys' basketball team was on the road Friday night at Monrovia. They went home with a loss 62-49. The Tiger Cubs started out playing very good basketball in the first quarter. They forced four turnovers and only gave three possessions away...
Featured Athlete of the Week: Eric Davis, Wrestler North Putnam High School (02/02/13)
Eric Davis, 18, is a very talented senior from North Putnam High School. He has varsity lettered in football, and wrestling all four years of his high school career, three so far in track. He loves steak but he hates Brussels sprouts. In school he says that his favorite class is PE and his least favorite is English. ...
GHS JV girls lose tough game to Bulldogs (02/02/13)
The Greencastle girls' junior varsity basketball team had 25 turnovers and failed to get a double-digit scorer in its loss to visiting Monrovia on Thursday night. The Tiger Cubs fell behind by three points at the half and the score held in the 30-27 Bulldogs win...
GHS boys' JV wins WCC title (02/02/13)
Riding the strong performance of junior Luke Brotherton, the Greencastle boys' junior varsity basketball team defeated Monrovia 50-39 Thursday at McAnally Center. With the win, the young Tiger Cubs finished the West Central Conference schedule with a perfect 5-0 mark, winning the conference for the second consecutive year...
No. 1 Tigers secure NCAC crown (02/02/13)
MEADVILLE, Pa. -- The top-ranked DePauw women's basketball team shot 54.2 percent in the first half and led by 19 at the break on the way to a 67-36 North Coast Athletic Conference win at Allegheny. The Tigers improved to 21-0 overall and 12-0 in the NCAC, while the Gators dropped to 11-9 overall and 6-5 in conference play...
Scanner for Feb. 2, 2013 (02/02/13)
__County Jail__ Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday, Jan. 31. At 11:45 a.m. Bobby Gene Forey-Standifer, 23, Poland, was arrested for theft. At 8:50 p.m. Jason Elaier Roman, 37, Indianapolis, was charged with two counts of nonsupport of a dependent and failure to appear...
Who's News for Feb. 2, 2013 (02/02/13)
ALICE MOORE of Greencastle, a member of the class of 2016 at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean's list status for the recently-ended fall 2012 term. The 2012 Greencastle High School graduate is the daughter of Harriet and Kevin Moore. Dean's list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale...
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