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Stories from Friday, April 20, 2007

After 20 years, Bottoms to step down (04/20/07)
Robert G. Bottoms, who has served longer than any president in the 170-year history of DePauw University, will retire from the position at the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year and become Chancellor of the University. Bottoms announced his intentions Thursday to DePauw's Board of Trustees, which began its spring meeting on the Greencastle campus. DePauw's 18th president, Bottoms has led the University since 1986...
Teacher placed on paid leave (04/20/07)
BAINBRIDGE -- A second grade teacher at Bainbridge Elementary has been placed on paid administrative leave and school officials aren't saying why. Parents with children who were in teacher Jennifer Porter's class told the school board Thursday night they are upset by the situation and want Porter reinstated, yet nearly a dozen of them at the meeting declined to be interviewed by the BannerGraphic...
4-H'ers ask commissioners for help (04/20/07)
A group of 4-H'ers are hoping the Putnam County Commissioners will help them with a barn project in time for this year's county fair. Members of the Poultry Club told commissioners Jim Baird, Gene Beck and Kristina Warren the building could help prevent heat-related deaths of chickens, such as those that occurred during last year's fair...
Roachdale students collect money for Riley (04/20/07)
Students at Roachdale Elementary were recently challenged to bring pennies to donate for Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. They wound up breaking a school record by collecting some $1,685 worth of copper coins. A combination of 14 students and teachers at the school have benefited from the care of doctors at Riley and joined together to celebrate the drive this week...
Greencastle golf defeats Southmont (04/20/07)
The Greencastle boys' golf team scored an impressive153-190 victory over Southmont Thursday night at the Windy Hill Country Club. The young Greencastle squad had been struggling to find itself this season but they seemed to take a step closer to that goal, Thursday...
GHS track sweeps triangular meet (04/20/07)
Staff reports The Greencastle boys' and girls' track teams hosted North Putnam and Crawfordsville Thursday night, with both running away with victories. The girls' won with a total of 120 and the boys' were victorious with a 70.83 total. For the girls, Greencastle scored wins in 15 events. Erica Soster won the 300 meter hurdles and the 110 meter hurdles, while Jamie Patterson finished in first in the 100 meter dash...
Cougars grab early WCC lead (04/20/07)
After two weeks of play, the West Central Conference baseball season is in full swing, and the North Putnam Cougars already have a two-game lead in the standings. With two wins over Cloverdale this week, the Cougars moved their record to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the WCC. Greencastle, Cascade and Speedway are all tied, two games back, at 2-2 in conference. Of these three, the Cougars have already beaten Greencastle and Speedway one time each...
Virgil Burl Taylor (04/20/07)
March 31, 1907-April 20, 2007 Virgil Burl Taylor Sr., 100, Greencastle, died Friday at his residence. Born in Parke County, he was the son of Calvin and Lottie (Martin) Taylor. He married Ura (Green) Taylor on July 29, 1931. She preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 1985...