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Stories from Thursday, January 24, 2008

Teacher charged for student's injury (01/24/08)
A former special education teacher at Cloverdale Middle School is expected to appear in court, possibly as early as Friday morning, to face a felony charge of battery for allegedly breaking a student's hand during an altercation in the classroom. Scott W. Porter, 31, Cloverdale, was charged Thursday with one county of battery resulting in bodily injuring, a class D felony, on behalf of 15-year-old special education student Jordan Mundy...
Deadlines approach for 2008 primary election (01/24/08)
Though primary elections are still months away, the deadline for citizens to throw their hat into the political arena and declare their candidacy is rapidly approaching. The 2008 primary election is slated for May 6, but before campaigns get underway, candidates must file with the Putnam County Voter Registration office by noon Friday, Feb. 22...
New business brings green to Greencastle (01/24/08)
A new downtown business pledges to be a "green" alternative for the town's computer users, not only by helping to recycle some hazardous office supplies, but by saving customers a little "green" as well. B & B Ink and Toner co-owner Becky Bartlett hung out her tile on Greencastle's town square, Jan. 9, and says that any small town could benefit from the service her business provides -- recycling ink and toner cartages...
GHS Boosters (01/24/08)
At the presentation were (from left) Bill Shuee, co-president of the GHS Booster Club; athletic director Scott Knapp, booster club treasurer Destry Fauvergue, Steve Michael, general manager of York Chrysler Jeep Dodge; and Jon Day, sales manager of York Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC. Knapp says the building should be ready for business by spring...
Hospital evaluates financial assistance programs (01/24/08)
Skyrocketing healthcare costs and an ever rising number uninsured and underinsured Hoosiers, led the Putnam County Hospital to roll out a cost cutting initiative for patients most in need of help this fall. Now, the Putnam County Hospital Board plans to evaluate the program's success...
New mayor moves ahead with goals (01/24/08)
In one of her first public addresses since taking office Jan. 1, Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray told members of the Kiwanis Club Thursday that she has spent much of her first 23 days getting acquainted with her surroundings and making plans for the future of the city...
'Taste of Home' returns to Greencastle (01/24/08)
Dust off your spatulas, heat up your ovens and join us for what is certain to be one of the best shows of the year. The BannerGraphic presents Taste of Home Cooking School "Swing Into Spring" show. Join culinary specialist Dana Elliot as she whips up some superb spring dishes right before your eyes. She is one of nine "Taste of Home" culinary specialists who travel across the U.S. bringing food and fun to thousands of home cooks...
Clover royalty (01/24/08)
Cloverdale High School boys and girls basketball teams will take on South Putnam High School during the homecoming celebration Friday. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. and a coronation ceremony will take place between games. Cloverdale homecoming candidates are (front, from left) seniors Aaron Hall, Hilary Canfield, Raymond Gilbrech, Brynlea Mattocks, Rob Randall, Ben Sanders, Sanitpim Ploythammachat, (second row) juniors Chad Cummings, Whitney Bond, Eric Kukman, Brittney Hughes, Alex Swenson, Kayla Shepherd, (third row) sophomores Bryce Tomlinson, Taylor Gross, Reece McGuire, Ashley McCallie, Brandon Moon, Samantha Rightmyer, (back row) freshmen Josh Burdette, Taylor Buck, Kurt Davis, Chelsea Fidler, Jordan Hayden, Samantha Manning. ...
Fillmore family survives 'Wife Swap' (01/24/08)
Jake Zaring, driver of the World Champion Dixie Chopper Pulling Truck, is put to a new endurance test when he and wife Debby appear on the reality TV show "Wife Swap" on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The Zarings, who reside in Fillmore are paired with the Tony and Corrie LaBrie family of Michigan in the "Wife Swap" episode that airs at 8 p.m. on ABC...
NP swimmers host three-way meet (01/24/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam swim teams hosted a triangular meet Wednesday night and saw mixed results. The Cougar boys defeated Tri-West and Fountain Central in a close contest. However, the Cougar girls finished third to their guests. The North boys scored 113 points to edge Tri-West's 110. Fountain Central was not far behind with 96...
GHS freshmen down Bulldogs (01/24/08)
MONROVIA -- The Greencastle freshman boys' basketball team picked up its 10th win of the season with a 45-43 victory over Monrovia Wednesday evening. Trailing by as many as 8 points in the second quarter and 6 at the half, the Tiger Cubs used a third quarter rally to trail by only 1 at the end of three...
Cougar freshmen lose to Rox (01/24/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam freshman boys' basketball team lost an extremely low-scoring affair to the Rockville C team Wednesday, 14-13. Cougar coach Steve Peek told the team before the game he wanted them to hold Rockville to 16 points. He never thought they would achieve the goal and still lose the game...
Eagles, Cougars split 7th-grade contests (01/24/08)
The South Putnam boys' seventh grade basketball teams hosted North Putnam Wednesday night, with the two schools splitting the two games. The South Putnam A team defeated North Putnam 41-21, but the Cougars' B team won 31-14. In the A game, Lewie Knoy led the way for the Eagles, scoring 17 points. Aaron Parker was just behind with 15...
GMS 8th grade girls lose on road (01/24/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Greencastle 8th grade girls' basketball team opened their season on the road Tuesday at Southmont falling 20-19. In the A game Taylor Pruitt and Hannah Wainman scored 10 and 9 points, respectively. In the B game GMS lost 24-14. Kylie Smotherman scored 4, Jessie Bennett and Eryn Beck had 3 each and Erica Davies added 2...
William A. Dory (01/24/08)
William A. Dory, 80, Stow, Ohio, died Tuesday. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of William and Matilda Dory. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a firefighter for 30 years for Maple Heights Fire Dept. He married Irene Mas-ucci Dory, who preceded him in death, and Charlotte Mahrer Dory, who also preceded him in death...
David Allen "Butch" Pettit Sr. (01/24/08)
David Allen "Butch" Pettit Sr., 63, Greencastle, died Tuesday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Harold and Mary (Goodman) Pettit. He was employed at G.C. Murphy in Green-castle for 19 years, and at DePauw University for 20 years. He was a long-time member of Greencastle Moose Lodge and had coached Putnam County Girls Softball, Babe Ruth and Little League ball teams...
Birth Announcements 1-24-08 (01/24/08)
New Arrivals Jeff and Angie Everman, Bainbridge, announce the birth of their daughter, Haelynn Faith, born Dec. 7 at Hendricks Regional Hospital. Maternal Grandparents are Jim and Jane Ann Harris, Fillmore. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Debbie Everman, Russellville...
Putnam Scanner for 1-25-08 (01/24/08)
Sheriff's Dept. Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Dept. Several recent accidents were investigated by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Tom Helmer reported that Dustin Burris, Greencastle, was driving a 1999 Jeep Cherokee southbound when a herd of deer ran into the roadway. He was unable to avoid hitting the deer...
Putnam Scanner for 1-24-08 (01/24/08)
Sheriff's Dept. One accident was investigated recently by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Joe Tesmer reported that Cassandra Jo Davis, Cloverdale, was driving a 2008 Ford Escape northbound and slowed down for a school bus. Behind her, in an unidentified vehicle, was Paige Niemyer, Cloverdale. Niemyer said she could not slow down in time and struck the Davis vehicle from behind...
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