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Stories from Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Severe thunderstorms possible today (10/17/07)
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible across all of central Indiana today and tonight, according to officials with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. The weather bureau says a strong storm system moving through the area today and tonight will bring with it a moderate threat of thunderstorms, which may include large hail, damaging straight line winds and tornadoes...
Decision delayed on Local Option Income Tax (10/17/07)
Dump truck interrupts some cable service (10/17/07)
Cable television service for customers of Insight Communications in the Greencastle coverage area was down for several hours Wednesday morning, a company representative confirmed. Insight district vice president Wendy Henry told the BannerGraphic that there was a report of a dump truck running into some overhead lines around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Greencastle area, which caused the service to go down...
Fillmore man dies of crash injuries (10/17/07)
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday for Tracy L. Benassi, the 34-year-old Fillmore man who was involved in a car accident last Friday with his wife Tonya Benassi. According to police reports, the couple was driving their mid-1990s Chevrolet Camaro on CR 75 North (Right-of-Way Road), near Fillmore when the vehicle left the roadway and landed on the railroad tracks below...
Coats for Kids kicks off 2007 collection campaign (10/17/07)
The Putnam County Youth Development Commission, a United Way Agency, announce the 2007 Coats for Kids Campaign. Donations will help ensure every child in Putnam County can be warm. New or gently used winter coats of all sizes -- for little ones through teen years -- are being accepted. ...
Feds take over theft case (10/17/07)
Federal authorities in Indianapolis on Monday picked up the case against the former Putnam County Sheriff's Department employee who was arrested in May for allegedly stealing $45,500 in U.S. Department of Justice grant money. George Alexander appeared in front of Judge Kennard P. Foster in federal court Monday to hear a complaint of two counts of theft of federal money against him...
Getting fired up (10/17/07)
Winners of the Fire Prevention Month contests at the Greencastle Fire Department are (front, from left) Carissa Johnson, Maggie Meyer, Kaitlin Dibble, Kaitlyn Merriman, Kenzie Wilson, Katie Nickerson, Brayden Watson (back row) Payton Linkogle, Emily Wheeler, Jessica Hinton-Sims, Marley Haltom, Lexi Branagin, Ashleigh Walden, with fire prevention officer Kristie Glass. Not pictured is Kaitlyn Patterson. Winners were chosen from among submitted posters, poems, essays and colored pictures...
Clovers return from the dead to grab a five-game victory over Speedway (10/17/07)
LIZTON -- Through two games at Tuesday's opening round sectional match, the Cloverdale volleyball team looked lifeless. Speedway was scoring at will and the Clovers couldn't get out of their own way. It looked like a rough end to the season. Fortunately for the Clovers, they weren't ready to throw in the towel...
Greencastle advances in sectional, ousts Mustangs (10/17/07)
SULLIVAN -- It took the Greencastle volleyball squad longer to travel to meet its sectional opponent Edgewood, than it did to finish them off. The Tiger Cubs ousted the Mustangs in three games 25-13, 25-20 and 25-16, setting up a showdown with West Vigo at 11 a.m. Saturday...
Ronald E. Pierce (10/17/07)
Ronald E. Pierce, 71, New Castle, died Monday. Born in Straughn, he was the son of Millard and Arrow (York) Pierce. He worked as a barber, car salesman and auctioneer, owning Pierce's Barber Shop, Ron Pierce Auto Sales and Arrow Auction Co. for many years...
Wintfard J. "Bud" White Jr. (10/17/07)
Wintfard J. "Bud" White Jr., 51, Danville, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Wintfard J. Sr. and Martena (Smith) White. He was an electrical test specialist at Hendricks Regional Health. He was a 1974 graduate of Danville Community High School and attended New Winchester Baptist Church...
Shirley M. Roof (10/17/07)
Shirley M. Roof, 75, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Garden Villa Skilled Nursing Home in Bedford. Born in Freemont, Ohio, she was the daughter of Merlin and Carlie (Folis) Siler. A graduate of Dundee High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in general studies and a master's degree in education from the University of Michigan. She was a member of the Tuesday Reading Circle for 20 years...
Jack D. Bixler (10/17/07)
Jack D. Bixler, 68, Coatesville, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Spencer, he was the son of Louis and Ethel Douglas Bixler. He was a press metal operator for GM Truck and Bus Division for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of U.A.W. He married Kay Mildner Underwood Bixler, and she survives...
Tracy L. Benassi (10/17/07)
Tracy L. Benassi, 34, Fillmore, died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Denzil and Barbara (Head) Benassi. He married Tonya (Aikee) Benassi, and she survives. He was self-employed as a brick mason and had been so for several years...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 18, 2007 (10/17/07)
City police The Greencastle Police Department issued several traffic tickets recently. Sheriff's Dept. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department investigated one recent accident. Deputy Joe Tesmer reported that Zachary Eaglin, Indianapolis, was driving a 1996 Cadillac Seville southbound on Manhattan Road, near CR 450 South, when he overcorrected and went off the road, striking a power pole and coming to rest in a yard. Damage was estimated at $5,000-10,000...
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