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Stories from Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Vigil brings needed attention to tragedy of child abuse, neglect (04/26/06)
April has been a busy month for several local agencies. And on Tuesday, the month's activities culminated with the annual Putnam County Child Abuse Prevention Candlelight Vigil at Gobin United Methodist Church in Greencastle. Several people gathered in the church sanctuary Tuesday evening in remembrance of the 57 Indiana children who died last year as a result of child abuse or neglect...
Local nurse has first-hand experience in cancer battle (04/26/06)
Lung cancer kills more women each year than any other type of cancer. This year alone, lung cancer will take the lives of an estimated 68,510 women. Local resident Georgeann Cain is a survivor of this disease. "I was lucky because my cancer was found early," she said. "I only had three cycles of chemotherapy because the doctor did not think the cancer was shrinking quickly enough. I had to have surgery to remove it."...
Author of spacy thriller brings book action to PCPL (04/26/06)
"Jesuits in space." These three words are how author Mary Doria Russell sums up the plot of her book and soon-to-become a major motion picture, "The Sparrow." Luckily, for those who plan to see her when she speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Putnam County Public Library, Russell promises not to use such a thrifty vocabulary when addressing the Putnam County crowd...
City earns recognition for tree plantings (04/26/06)
Greencastle has once again been named among 56 Hoosier cities and towns to be given the Indiana Department of Natural Resources distinction of Tree City USA. The honor will officially be given Saturday, May 6 during a 10 a.m. ceremony on Veterans Memorial Highway, site of the memorial tree planting that helped win the city the award. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and take part in the hour-long Arbor Day ceremony where local veterans will also be honored...
Feb. 25, 1988-April 24, 2006 (04/26/06)
Micky Logan Vance, 18, Roachdale, died Monday evening at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Donald R. Vance and Rebecca L. (Poe) Vance. He was a senior at North Putnam High School, a member of Antioch Baptist Church, an avid motorcycle rider and played guitar...
Jan. 28, 1918-April 24, 2006 (04/26/06)
Clelland J. Hanner, 88, Bloomingdale, died Monday evening in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Rosedale, he was the son of James O. and Gertrude (Britton) Hanner. A graduate of Marshall High School, Indiana State University and Notre Dame Law School, he practiced law in Rockville for 58 years, first with his father and later with sons James and Gary. He was elected prosecutor in 1948, and gained national attention in 1977 in the prosecution and conviction of the "Hollandsburg Murders."...
Sept. 7, 1927-April 25, 2006 (04/26/06)
Etta Ruth Croan, 78, Fillmore, died Tuesday afternoon at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Wilbert and Lena McNew. She worked in production at Naval Avionics and also had been a supervisor at Gilley for 20 years. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Holton...
Albert L. "Jake" Collier, 91, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. (04/26/06)
Born in Morgan County, he was the son of Charles Bird Collier and Flossie Myrtle (Kaywood) Collier. He had been a heavy equipment operator and carpenter, and a member of Mt. Meridian Church of Christ. He married Trillis N. McKamey on Dec. 12, 1936. She died Sept. 29, 2003...