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Stories from Friday, August 17, 2007

DePauw not so thrilled about ranking (08/17/07)
DePauw University is the top liberal arts college in the state, according to US News and World Reports. But University President Robert Bottoms won't be shouting that from the top of the Administration Building any time soon. And DePauw Spokesman Ken Owen won't even issue a press release about the news...
Hometown movie theaters a rarity (08/17/07)
As mega monsters like The Rave in Plainfield lure movie patrons to their theaters, small town cinemas struggle to stay afloat. But with community support and the ability to get first release movies, hometown theaters like Ashley Square Cinema in Greencastle keep their doors open...
Prison staff win one for Special Olympics (08/17/07)
Members of the Putnamville Correctional Facility won first place in the Special Olympics Plane Pull at the Indianapolis Airport this week and presented the Olympic Committee with more than $1,600 in donations.     A 20-man team made up of K-9 and Emergency Squad staff from the Putnamville Correctional Facility, competed in the "Public Safety Division" by pulling a 147,000 pound Fed Ex Jet across the tarmac in 7.728 seconds for the win. ...
Pond project clears up murky waters (08/17/07)
A rehabilitation project for a pond on the city's northeast side had attracted a lot of attention from passersby, and will be a welcome improvement for its owners. Greencastle Church of the Nazarene plans to once again use the pond for baptisms and other activities once water again fills the 1 acre-plus pond...
Man who fled country returns to face charges (08/17/07)
A Greencastle man who federal investigators say fled to South America to avoid prosecution for child molestation was back in Putnam County Thursday afternoon, more than three years since being charged...
Parents can have children tested for lead (08/17/07)
Two massive toy recalls in the past few weeks have unnerved parents scrambling to get the bad products out of toy boxes and back to the manufacturer. And, it is causing many parents to head to local clinics for lead testing...
Local news briefs (08/17/07)
Walk-ins welcome Walk-ins are welcome during the immunization clinics for infants and children conducted by the Putnam County Health Department. Children through age 19 can get immunization shots from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evening...
Numbers look low at N. Putnam (08/17/07)
Student enrollment is down at North Putnam Schools this year, according to preliminary statistics given to the school board Thursday night. Total enrollment, based on information from the first day of classes this week, shows Bainbridge Elementary with 569 students -- compared to 585 last year -- and Roachdale Elementary with 261 -- compared to 289 last year...
Perfect score for SP buses (08/17/07)
It's the first week of school and South Putnam School Corp's buses have already received a perfect score of 100 percent. Transportation Director Chuck Shaffer told the BannerGraphic that the school systems buses were recently inspected and passed with a perfect score...
Clovers looking for another sectional (08/17/07)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale volleyball team returns from a sectional championship in 2006, knowing they accomplished something last year, but also realizing it is in the past. The Clovers graduated five seniors and are excited by the promise of a new year...
Cougars optimistic about new season (08/17/07)
The 2007 volleyball season is looking optimistic for the North Putnam Cougars. "I think we're looking good," North Putnam coach Michelle Spencer said. "We have a lot of newcomers, but then also a lot of returners. We're learning a lot at the young end but at the high end, everybody on varsity is returning, so that's looks promising...
GHS prepared for new season (08/17/07)
Greencastle volleyball coach Trish Lowe knew from the beginning of practice for this season she would be putting a good group of kids out on the floor. This came partly from the effort they gave in practice, but also from the dedication she has seen in preparation for the season all summer long...
Team chemistry key for Eagles (08/17/07)
For the South Putnam Eagles, player relationships will be key to having a successful season. "I think it's (the season) shaping up pretty good," head coach Jill Newton said. "We seem to have really good chemistry within the team and I think that will help us be successful."...
South Putnam golf defeats Southmont (08/17/07)
On senior night, the South Putnam Eagles girls golf team defeated Southmont, 176-195, at home Wednesday night. Heather Hughes earned medalist honors as she lead the Eagles with 40. Emily Zimmerman scored a 41, Grace Aker shot a 47 and Tosha Fisher added a 48...
Cougars drops contest to GHS (08/17/07)
The North Putnam girls soccer squad fell to Greencastle, 7-0, Thursday night at home. "Hats off to Greencastle for a good match. Speed, control, strength, aggression, they had the total package. It's really the style of soccer that we aspire to play," head coach Scott Spencer said...
Greencastle boys' soccer loses to Tigers (08/17/07)
In varsity action Thursday, the Greencastle Tiger Cubs suffered their first loss of the season dropping its game to the visiting Lebanon Tigers. The senior laden Lebanon team took advantage of their size and physical play early, with goals coming from Brad Hardwick and Chris James to take a 2-0 lead. ...
Couple united Aug. 4 (08/17/07)
Lindsey Dean and Braden Etcheson were united in marriage Aug. 4 in Wichita, Kan. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Patty Dean, and Rheba Dean, Kansas. She completed her associate's degree in ministry from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo...
Couple wed May 5 (08/17/07)
Kaila D. Christy and Jonathon D. Harkins were united in marriage May 5 at the Rose Hulman White Chapel. Pastor Brant Leidy and Joe Harkins officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Debbi Christy, Fillmore. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Karen Christy and Larry and Lana Schimpf. She is currently a student at IUPUI studying elementary education...
Couple mark 50th year (08/17/07)
Charles and Mary Ann Saathoff will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Greencastle Christian Church. The event will be hosted by their daughter, Elizabeth Gregory, and family...
Couple mark anniversary (08/17/07)
Paul and Peggy Runnells, Greencastle, will celebrate their 48th anniversary on Tuesday. Runnells and the former Peggy Ellen Nichols were married Aug. 21, 1959 at Fillmore Christian Church by Pastor James Pifer...
Police and fire scanners for Aug. 18, 2007 (08/17/07)
Putnam County Jail Five people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Dept. Two accidents were investigated recently by the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. Damage was estimated at $750-$1,000. Deputy Gregg Slover assisted at the scene...
Putnam Scanner for 8-17 (08/17/07)
Putnam County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Dept. One person was injured at 1:12 a.m. Thursday in an accident on CR 250 East near CR 1100 North. Sgt. Thomas Helmer reported that Holly M. ...
School Calendars for Aug. 20-24 (08/17/07)
Area 30 Career Center Aug. 20-24 Monday, Aug. 20 -- Area 30 Preschool/Child Care Center, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 -- Area 30 Preschool/Child Care Center, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 -- Area 30 Preschool/Child Care Center, 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m...
School Menus for Aug. 20-24 (08/17/07)
AREA 30 Aug. 20-24 Monday - Stuffed pizza, seasoned fries, peas, fruit choice and milk. Tuesday - Chicken salad or tuna salad, Sun chips, California blend, fruit choice and milk. Wednesday - Popcorn chicken or chef salad, banana, bosco stick and milk...
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