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Stories from Friday, July 21, 2006

Representation can be better, Ellsworth says (07/21/06)
Listening is the key to one congressional candidate's hopes for office and a successful future. Democrat Brad Ellsworth is running for the eighth district congressional seat against Republican John Hostettler. Ellsworth stopped by the BannerGraphic on Friday before he was to be in the Putnam County Fair Parade to share some of his story...
Local man turns hero while on vacation (07/21/06)
A Florida vacation has turned a local man into a hero. Mark Coghill has lived in Greencastle for five years. He's married and has four kids. Coghill, a stay-at-home dad, also volunteers his time delivering meals for the senior center every week. The self-described fishermen and hunter doesn't think he leads an exciting life, in fact he says it's a "pretty boring life actually."...
Library board mulls over copy machine dilemma (07/21/06)
The Putnam County Public Library board members revisited their discussion from last month's meeting about the copiers on Wednesday night. The library has a total four copiers in the building. Two of them are fine, while the other two need to be replaced due to old age and cost of maintaining them is increasing...
Daniels pleased with speed of progress (07/21/06)
Since coming to office, Gov. Mitch Daniels has accomplished nearly all of his goals. During an interview with staff members from three Rust Communication newspapers on Tuesday in Brazil, Daniels said he wants to tackle more issues before leaving office...
Police fill in the blanks of letter case (07/21/06)
The answer to a puzzling string of alphabet thefts that left Greencastle residents at a loss for words this week came to a surprising end in the form of a small shoebox left mysteriously on the steps of the city police station Thursday morning. Inside the box, officers were relieved to discover a stack of about 100 plastic letter "R's" believed to be the same ones that suddenly disappeared from signs in front of local businesses earlier in the week...
Downtown Farmers' Market starts Aug. 5 (07/21/06)
Main Street Greencastle announces the Putnam County Downtown Farmers' Market on the north side of Greencastle's courthouse square every Saturday morning from 8 a.m.-noon starting Aug. 5 and running through Oct. 28. The market is open to the public and anyone wishing to be a vendor with Hoosier homegrown, home sewn and homemade goods should contact the Main Street Greencastle office...
Board approves salary increase for bus drivers (07/21/06)
The North Putnam School Board members made quick business of the items on its agenda Thursday night. But the main topics that all the board members seemed to have a say in was the bus driver salary and policy 6440. North Putnam Supt. Murray Pride informed the board that the bus drivers have not had an increase in their salary in more than four years. The salary for a bus driver for North Putnam Schools is currently at $27.50 for the first three hours and $6.25 for every hour after that...
Local bull rider sharing experience with youth (07/21/06)
David Winings, Roachdale, learned to ride bulls from his dad, Gene, and his brother, and has been riding competitively since 1980. Now, with assistance from Gene and other bull riders, Winings is teaching Indiana youths the art of competitive bull riding...
Oct. 10, 1925-July 21, 2006 (07/21/06)
Ruth Joanne Lyon Fletcher, 80, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at the Manor Care Summer Trace in Carmel. Born in South Bend, she was the daughter of Adolph R. and Ruth L. (Smith) Hayes. She was a 1943 graduate of South Shore High School in Chicago and a 1947 graduate of DePauw University with a degree in Economics. She also earned a master's degree in education from DePauw in 1966...
May 2, 1949-July 19, 2006 (07/21/06)
Nancy J. Manley, 57, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Clarian Health/Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Harry Hunter and Audra Pauline (Morgan) Kirton. She was a TCO-2 with the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources, Indianapolis, in addition to being a member of the Women of the Moose No. 138, Greencastle, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Hust-Collins Post 281, Cloverdale...
Ruth Fletcher (07/21/06)
Ruth Fletcher, 80, Carmel, died Friday morning at Manor Care Summer Trace, Carmel. Arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.