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Stories from Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Council discusses gas station leak (08/14/07)
Tuesday night's Greencastle City Council meeting gave officials a chance to talk about the underground fuel leak that forced the closure of one of the city's gas stations for nearly three weeks. The owner/operator of the Marathon convenience store told the BannerGraphic Tuesday afternoon that the gas station was set to reopen today and would be selling fuel once again. ...
Town approves mobile home request (08/14/07)
Mobile homes and big rigs have Roachdale residents fuming. Local resident Carolyn Keck asked the Roachdale Town Council to approve a variance for her property in order to place a second mobile home on it. ...
Council urges public to clear out (08/14/07)
CLOVERDALE -- Everybody's welcome at Cloverdale Town Council meetings -- just don't stay too long. The council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday night that would require members of the public to leave town hall after official meetings adjourn as quickly as practical -- or in about 15 minutes. The fine for staying longer -- up to $2,500 for the first offense...
Greencastle on cycling route across country (08/14/07)
Matthew Eisenberg, a New York native has set a goal to raise $5,000 by riding his bicycle from Telluride, Colo. to Larchmont, N.Y. for the Lance Armstrong Foundation which supports cancer research and survivorship programs. He will be riding through Greencastle on Aug. 21...
Vendors wanted for roundup (08/14/07)
RUSSELLVILLE - Craft vendors are needed for the Sept. 8-9 annual Russellville Roundup. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Prices for vendors are $25 for both days under the provided tent, and $15 for both days if vendors provide their own tents...
Putnam County Boys' Soccer Previews (08/14/07)
GHS soccer seeks quicker attack in '07 By JARED JERNAGAN, Sports Editor With nine returning lettermen, six of whom are seniors, the Greencastle boys' soccer team returns with no shortage of experience this year. However, Coach Dave Lilly's squad does have a very different group of players than last year, so the team could take on an entirely different look in 2007...
GHS boys' soccer dominates Monrovia in WCC opener (08/14/07)
The Monrovia Bulldogs travelled to Greencastle Tuesday afternoon and were defeated by the host Tiger Cubs 8-0. Griffin Moore put the Tiger Cubs ahead early, putting a shot past the Bulldogs keeper Bryce Wicks in the first two minutes of the game. Senior co-captain Adam Clute delivered the assist...
Cougar volleyball wins opener (08/14/07)
MONTEZUMA -- The North Putnam Cougars opened its 2007 volleyball season with a win over Riverton Parke Monday night. The Cougars won 25-16, 25-23 and 25-12. "Everyone played well together tonight. We did a lot of things right, including finding team chemistry," NPHS head coach Michelle Spencer said...
Eagle golf wins at Cloverdale (08/14/07)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Clovers hosted the South Putnam Eagles in girls' golf Monday evening at Clover Meadows, with the Eagles coming away with a 194-230 victory. Emily Zimmerman was medalist for the Eagles, shooting a six-over 42, with four pars, four bogies and a double bogey. Heather Hughes and Grace Aker came in with matching 48s for the Eagles. Chelsea Clark rounded out the South scoring with a 56...
RSVP and You (08/14/07)
Submitted by Patty Jones, RSVP volunteer coordinator The heat is on -- and it can be downright dangerous. When temperatures soar as it has lately, so does the risk of a heat-related illness. Although anybody can experience health problems from high heat, older adults are especially vulnerable...
Raymond J. Greve (08/14/07)
Raymond J. Greve, 86, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Born in Waveland, he was the son of Raymond T. and Verna Harder Greve. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served aboard the USS Nassau. He was a 1943 graduate of Wabash College where he played football and basketball and was inducted into the Wabash College Basketball Hall of Fame. He also attended Notre Dame for V7 flight training...
Putnam Scanner for August 15, 2007 (08/14/07)
Eleven people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Dept. A vehicle ran of CR 725 East north of U.S. 40 at 8:21 a.m. Saturday. Deputy Ronnie Campbell reported that Evangeline Strahl, 59, 6845 E. ...
Museum gala celebrates success (08/14/07)
To the Editor: A celebration. That's the only way to describe the Putnam County Museum's 6th Gala and Annual Meeting on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the DePauw Union Ballroom. More than 100 museum supporters attended to join in the celebration of the museum's successes over the past year and to give heartfelt thanks to Stacy Klingler who served the museum so well as executive director over the past three years, and who has accepted a new position at the Indiana Historical Society.. ...
Cloverdale park benefits from cabin's revival (08/14/07)
To the Editor: The logs for the Cloverdale Park Log Cabin went up nearly as fast as they came down a few weeks before Saturday, July 21. The original plan was to manually reconstruct the log home the way it was done 168 years ago. ...
School funding issues a major concern (08/14/07)
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to discuss Putnam County's property tax increases in simple English so those who never graduated from high school can understand where the problems started, and some available assistance along with where they should be complaining rather than barking up threes (at schools) which have been fighting to stay alive with truly limited funding...
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