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Stories from Friday, September 29, 2006

Tour industry steady despite gas prices (09/29/06)
Despite all the doomsday theorists predicting that skyrocketing gasoline prices would cause the death of the American travel industry, local tourism dollars have remained steady and are expected to rise through the end of the year. Putnam County Convention and Visitor's Bureau Director Karla Lawless told members of the tourism board this week that revenues generated by local hotels this year are poised to meet or exceed previous ones...
Area band to enter new video in contest (09/29/06)
Like some of their friends, the Greencastle rock-outfit TGL is using youtube.com to its advantage. TGL bassist Zach Stewart told the BannerGraphic the group, composed of former Greencastle High School students, has plans to enter a video contest youtube.com is sponsoring in conjunction with Cingular Wireless...
Extended comib books the latest fad at library (09/29/06)
A new craze has hit the Putnam County Library. Members of the library board learned during their recent meeting that local enthusiasm has begun to grow over Japanese graphic novels, or extended comic books. Library staffers Lynne Tweedie and Margot Payne, along with Payne's daughter Rene, presented the board with information about these books...
Fire district will not seek mutual aid from others (09/29/06)
Citing the creation of a new countywide warning system, the president of the Floyd Township Fire District announced this week that he will not seek to renew mutual aid agreements with Bainbridge and Fillmore fire departments. Wayne Mason, president of the Floyd Township Fire District Board said said the board decided since the county had implemented the mutual aid box alarm system (MABAS), there was no point in renewing the contract...
Ten honored as hometown heroes (09/29/06)
Retired Putnam County Judge Sally Gray couldn't have said it any better. "We do have control about what happens in our community," Gray told an audience at the Putnam County Elks Lodge Thursday evening for the first Putnam County Hometown Heroes Honors Banquet. "You are heroes in the truest sense of the word. I cheer you on to bigger and better things."...
Cloverdale Civic group growing (09/29/06)
While it has only existed since Aug. 26, the Cloverdale Civic League has already made great strides. On Thursday, president and founder Angela Ladd told the BannerGraphic the CCL -- a not-for-profit women's organization -- has already started setting up fundraisers to help the town...
Fatal disease targets local deer herds (09/29/06)
As local hunters prepare for this Sunday's start of the bow season, it appears something else may be targeting the county's deer population. EHD, or epizootic hemorrhagic disease, has started to appear in deer populations across western parts of Indiana, one of the state's top wildlife officials confirmed Thursday...
June 11, 1967-Sept. 27, 2006 (09/29/06)
Marian Tina Lee, 39, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Shelbyville, Ky., she was the daughter of Marion Lee and Mary Dixie. Survivors include daughters Angel and Tiana Lee, both of Greencastle; brothers Vincent Dixie and wife Nadine, Greencastle, and Victor Lee, Terre Haute; sisters Frankie Robertson, New Castle, Ky., Linda Lee and April Lee, both of Greencastle...
Died Sept. 28, 2006 (09/29/06)
Marian Tina Lee, 37, Greencastle, died early Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.