Suspects picked the wrong county to throw rocks
When communication about the unspeakable stupidity of the recent U.S. 231 rock-throwing incidents first popped into my email inbox a couple months back, the subject line made me gasp. "Rock throwing arrests," read the line heralding arrival of an email from Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, a likable former deputy prosecutor for Putnam County who still keeps in contact...
Good people make the fair happen
There's a sense of impending doom in the Banner Graphic newsroom this time of year. It's not so much that we hate the county fair, as we sometimes claim, we just disklike the unending busyness and exhaustion that comes with it. This year comes with a special sort of dread, though. While part of that is the broken air conditioner here at the office, in more fair-related matters, we are not looking forward to being without Mark Evans...
Where the election stands
The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it's a good time to step back and assess this year's election. Which carries bad news for both parties...
Letter to the Editor
Letter from a hog wrestling protester
To the Editor: As an earth/animal advocate I appreciate Putnam County's decision a few years ago to cease the hog wrestling event. This year less than 10 counties are sponsoring this event. I'm encouraging everyone I know to boycott these events. Please consider these comments from "A Hoosier Hog wrestler Protester."...
Our next vice president may well be chip off the old block
Oh my gosh, as Yogi Berra supposedly once so aptly quipped, it's deja vu all over again. Really. I mean, Pokemon (for some reason known only to the card-carrying Pikachu) is popular again. Evan Bayh is back running for office. And the next vice president of the United States could be a Hoosier...
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