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Stories from Friday, August 11, 2006

Fire guts home in northern part of county (08/11/06)
Area firefighters were dispatched to a trailer fire in Clinton Township late Friday afternoon. With help from the new Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, Putnam County fire departments were notified of a fire at 7460 W. County Road 450 N. at 3:57 p.m. Fire departments responding to the scene included Bellmore, Bainbridge, Van Bibber Lake, Greencastle, and Madison. Also assisting on scene were the Putnam County Sheriff Department and Operation Life...
Man sentenced to 20 years in drug case (08/11/06)
A southern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in Putnam County last month to dealing in methamphetamines learned his future this week. Sean P. Killion, 33, of Plainville in Daviess County, was sentenced Thursday to serve 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in July to a B felony count of dealing...
Area 30 board bans all piercings (08/11/06)
Changes were the recurring theme at Area 30's board meeting on Thursday. The main business of the meeting was the approval of the proposed handbooks. The student handbooks had a major change in dress code, all piercings are to now be removed. "A piercing is a piercing, no matter what is through it," Assistant Director Lora Wood said...
Putnamville inmates take part in fundraiser for foster children (08/11/06)
With the help of Putnamville Correctional Facility inmates and other inmates statewide, several children will head to school soon with needed supplies. On Thursday, the Indiana Department of Correction paid a visit to the facility to present a check for $19,054.24 to The Villages, a foster care, adoption and family services agency...
Annual Wal-Mart yard sale scheduled (08/11/06)
On Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wal-Mart Transpor-tation will conduct its 10th annual community yard sale for Riley Children's Hospital. The community yard sale will be at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center parking lot in Greencastle. Anything from antiques to novelty items, to food and clothing will be available for purchase. Everyone attending will have a fun time searching tables for bargains of all kinds...
Board focuses on budget (08/11/06)
Following its regular business meeting, the Bainbridge Town Council reviewed the proposed budget for the town for 2007. Bainbridge Clerk-Treasurer Jason Hartman handed Mike Smith and Richard Cope a stack of papers containing information on the six funds the board needed to go through. ...
State announces school rankings (08/11/06)
Putnam County's four public school corporations are at varying levels of academic progress, according to a first of its kind report issued by the state Department of Education this week. The report, approved by the Board of Education on Wednesday, places each of the state's school corporations and their respective schools in one of five categories based primarily on their ISTEP scores...
GCSC board mulls budget (08/11/06)
On Wednesday, Greencastle Community School Corp. Supt. Robert Green presented the board with the corporation's 2007 budget, information he said he believed to be somewhat promising. "I gave them a four-year snapshot," Green told the BannerGraphic...
Nov. 4, 1948-Aug. 10, 2006 (08/11/06)
Linda "Lynn" A. Browning, 57, Roachdale, died Thursday at the Waters of Greencastle. Born in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of Charles H. and Lenore Porter Cole. A graduate of East Bank High School in East Bank, W.Va., she later worked on the production line at Heartland Automotive in Greencastle...
Vernie Lee Little (08/11/06)
Vernie Lee Little, 86, Lester, W.Va., died Tuesday at Heartland of Beckley in Beckley, W.Va., following a lengthy illness. Born in Grayson County, Va., he was the son of the late Ambrose and Dorothy Roop Little. He had spent most of his life in Tazewell, Va., and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner and foreman for Poca Fuel Company. He was a member of the Protestant faith...
Oct. 30, 1922-Aug. 9, 2006 (08/11/06)
William F. Smith, 83, Poland, died Wednesday at his residence. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he was the son of the late William F. Smith and Maude E. (Smith) Smith. He married Phyllis Lee (Talley) Smith on May 12, 1967, and she survives. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, he later worked as a contract truckman for Mayflower and United Van Lines...
Dec. 14, 1939-Aug. 10, 2006 (08/11/06)
Larry Dean Harbison, 66, Florida, died Thursday at his residence in Spanish Lakes Country Club, Fla. Born in Roachdale, he was the son of Wesley and Grace Harbison. He was a firefighter at Roachdale and Lynnville and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a marketing representative for five years for Hartford Insurance and more than 14 years for Indiana Insurance where he retired in July 1999. He was active in the Special Olympics program for children...
David Michael Tzitz (08/11/06)
David Michael Tzitz, 57, Brazil, died at his residence of heart failure. Born March 4, 1947, in Portage, he was the son of George and Delores Tzitz. He married Mary Kathryn Kerr on Aug. 11, 1977, and she survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam. He worked for CBS, the Cloverdale Shell station, and then as a correctional officer at RDC in Plainfield. Recently he worked as a materials handler at Heartland Automotive and worked there for more than six years...