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Stories from Friday, December 14, 2007

Police: Equipment stolen from five counties (12/14/07)
Approximately 34 varying pieces of heavy equipment, and counting, have Indiana State Police investigators in Putnam County busy searching for answers as they uncover one of the largest apparent theft operations of its kind in recent memory. Since Wednesday, officers have recovered everything from a John Deere tractor, to several backhoes, semi-tractor trailers, various truck parts, freight containers, a grain truck and even a pontoon boat...
State police identifying stolen items (12/14/07)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Details are still sketchy, but more information is expected later today on the Indiana State Police investigation into an apparent theft operation uncovered in Putnam County Wednesday. As of Thursday afternoon, investigators had recovered several large pieces of equipment from the property of 55-year-old Thomas Skene, located at 105 E. U.S. 40, Greencastle, and they were storing them offsite at Curtis Wrecker Service...
Cowboy Bob, Janie on reunion trail with CD (12/14/07)
For more that two decades, Bob Glaze graced our TV screens each afternoon with a combination of tales, songs and laughter. We were introduced to such friends as Freckles, Windjammer, Skye and his trusty sidekick Tumbleweed. You may not know the name Bob Glaze; you may remember him as Cowboy Bob...
TGL puts school on hold for chance at rock stardom (12/14/07)
Greencastle's own aspiring rock stars decided to go big rather than go home. After more than two months of carefully weighing their options, the members of the TGL have decided to put their schooling on hold and signed a contract with Lobster. Now, with school out for all four of them, lead singer John Sibbitt, guitarist Quinn Fenlon, bassist Zach Stewart and drummer Will Cath will be back in town and back together next week for the first time since they parted ways in August after a summer of intense touring.. ...
Pastor speaks at Evansville service (12/14/07)
Rev. Paul "P.T." Wilson offered words of comfort to a nearly capacity crowd at the University of Evansville's Neu Chapel on Thursday as family, friends, school supporters and employees remembered the 29 people killed in the tragic Dec. 13, 1977 airplane crash that killed the school's basketball team...
Plan commission okays shale mine (12/14/07)
The Putnam County Plan Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to allow Buzzi Unicem to mine shale on a tract of land in Cloverdale Township that is bordered on all sides by homesteads. The controversial decision drew frustration and even tears from some of the three dozen homeowners who showed up to protest the move...
Tad Robinson snags two Blues nominations (12/14/07)
Greencastle's godfather of the blues has never really contained his fame and talent to Putnam County but now it seems he's gotten some national attention for his work -- again. Tad Robinson was nominated for a pair of Blues Music Awards -- the so-called Grammies of blues - for his performance on his 2007 album release, the Blues Foundation announced Thursday...
Russellville wrestles with water bills (12/14/07)
RUSSELLVILLE -- Russellville town council members again found themselves in hot water with some local residents at the board's Wednesday night meeting. At issue was the $52.51 monthly water bill that town residents are facing -- a rate many in attendance said is too high...
Educators share funding concerns with legislators (12/14/07)
Local educators have shared their concerns with states legislators on future funding shortages and threats of school consolidation. Putnam County's four superintendents and area school board members laid out a case for the financial fallout area school coffers face in the wake of property tax reform and discussed the challenges that rural school districts face when considering consolidation...
Santa headed to Greencastle (12/14/07)
Despite travel delays, Santa will make an appearance in downtown Greencastle this year -- an announcement that should ease the fears of many local children that have not had the opportunity to submit their Christmas wish lists. Santa will be meeting with local children from at the Greencastle Opera House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and on Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22...
Cloverdale wrestlers capture county team title (12/14/07)
CLOVERDALE -- The 2007 Putnam County Wrestling Tournament turned out to be a marathon session with wrestlers leaving the mat injured, wrestlers leaving the mat dejected and 14 champions being crowned. Cloverdale took the Putnam County title going 3-0 on the night...
Lady Tiger Cubs handle Rox, 50-36 (12/14/07)
Sometimes a team learning to win needs an easy night. The Greencastle girls' basketball team got just that Thursday night, as they controlled the game throughout and defeated Rockville 50-36. The win broke a three-game losing steak for the Lady Tiger Cubs (3-3, 0-1 WCC)...
SP swimmers grab victories (12/14/07)
The South Putnam boys' and girls' swim teams picked up victories against west Vigo. The Boys' won 109-64, while the girls' defeated the Vikings 94-60. Full results will be available in Saturday's edition of the BannerGraphic
Cougar JV girls lose to Cadets (12/14/07)
CLAYTON -- The North Putnam girls' junior varsity basketball team fell to Cascade 30-21 Thursday night. Shelby Frye led the Cougars with eight points. She was followed by Brittany Hall with five and Ashlea Stigall with four. Brianna Bryan and Dakota Malayer each scored two...
Kay Lynn Barnett Crabb (12/14/07)
Kay Lynn Barnett Crabb, 47, Brazil, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Dec. 11. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of Joseph Franklin and Betty A. (Hillman) Barnett. A 1978 graduate of Van Buren High School and a graduate of Harrold Beauty Academy, she was previously employed as a hairdresser at Fantastic Sam's and Holly Hill Healthcare Facility...
Putnam Scanner for 12-14-07 (12/14/07)
Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four runs recently. On Tuesday: On Wednesday: On Thursday: Putnam County Jail Eight people were booked into the jail recently...
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