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Stories from Saturday, January 26, 2008

New arrests connected to death of local teen (01/26/08)
The Putnam County Prosecutor's Office filed charges against a fourth adult Friday in connection to the December death of 17-year-old Dietrich Jackson. Law enforcement officials say that more arrests are likely. Jessica Phares, 24, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 4:30 p.m., Friday, and charged with possession of a controlled substance (Oxymorphone), a class D felony, and possession of a controlled substance (Xanax), also a class D felony...
Saloon an oasis in Russellville (01/26/08)
A quick glance down the main street of the tiny community of Russellville indicates what has happened to many small hamlets in our nation. It's like stepping back in time, and a deeper inspection reveals that there isn't much in the way of viable enterprise in this northern Putnam County town...
Clover royalty (01/26/08)
Hilary Canfield and Aaron Hall were crowned 2008 winter homecoming king and queen during Friday's basketball double-header at Cloverdale High School. Cloverdale won both contests. See Page 8A for results.
Police cite first violation of smoking ban (01/26/08)
A Greencastle bar is the first local business to receive a citation and fine for alleged violations of the city's smoking ban that was passed by the city council last year. The owner of Moore's Bar, Carolyn Hammond, along with three patrons of the establishment, were handed tickets Thursday by Greencastle police officers responding to repeated complaints about smoking inside the business, Police Chief Tom Sutherlin told the BannerGraphic Friday...
Clovers dominate Eagles, 67-48, on Homecoming (01/26/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Craig Blair's 32 points led Cloverdale to an easy 67-48 win over visiting South Putnam before a large Homecoming crowd at Cloverdale Friday night. Blair and Brandon Moon combined for 18 points in the opening quarter, as the Clovers held a 20-14 advantage...
Cougar girls stay in WCC hunt with 38-36 win over Tiger Cubs (01/26/08)
North Putnam's varsity girls held off a late charge by Greencastle to win a Friday night match-up 38-36 at McAnally Center. "I'm extremely proud of our girls tonight," Cougars coach Kevin Smith said following the contest. "With our defending and rebounding, I felt we did a good job on both ends of the court tonight."...
Cloverdale girls avert South Putnam upset bid, 41-37 (01/26/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Bruce Cook must be thanking the basketball gods after the Cloverdale girls defeated South Putnam in a hotly contested WCC matchup, 41-37, Friday evening. The Eagles jumped out quickly, scoring on their first three possessions of the game, and led 6-2 at the 6:00 mark of the first quarter. Two threes by Kristin McCammon, however, kept the Clovers close as they trailed by two, 13-11, after the opening eight minutes...
Tiger Cubs rout Cougars, 70-26 (01/26/08)
The North Putnam Cougars boys' basketball team traveled to Greencastle Friday night, hoping to hand the Tiger Cubs their first West Central Conference loss of the season. However, the Tiger Cubs raced out to a 23-2 lead in the opening quarter, and were able to sustain their dominance, defeating the Cougars, 70-26...
DePauw women hold off Hendrix, 78-70 (01/26/08)
The 15th-ranked DePauw women's basketball team never trailed, but visiting Hendrix closed a 14-point deficit to two with just over four minutes to play before the Tigers scored seven of the game's final eight points in a 78-70 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over the Warriors...
DePauw runs away from Hendrix in second half (01/26/08)
DePauw used a 14-0 run early in the second half to pull away from visiting Hendrix on the way to an 81-53 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory. DePauw improved to 13-4 overall and 5-2 in the SCAC, while the Warriors dropped to 10-6 overall and 4-4 in the conference...
Tiger swimmers edge Wabash (01/26/08)
DePauw men's swimming, ranked ninth in Division III, improved to 5-1 on the season and extended its home win streak to 22 with a 150-141 win over visiting Wabash at the Erdmann Natatorium. Wabash dropped to 5-2 with the loss. The teams entered the final event with DePauw holding a 139-135 lead, but the Tigers' 400-yard free relay of Rob Alexander, Greg Nowak, Kyle Kerrigan and Steve Klabak won in 3:10.73...
Connie A. Lovely (01/26/08)
Connie A. Lovely, 54, Greencastle, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Donald L. Pearson Mortuary, Cloverdale.
John Bailey Baker (01/26/08)
John Bailey Baker, 90, Lancing, Tenn., died Wednesday at Roane Medical Center, Harriman, Tenn. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Virginia Baker; daughter Gail Lyon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
William King Logan (01/26/08)
William King Logan, 86, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Greenbrier, Tenn., he was the son of Vernon and Clara Logan. He worked as a pipeline superintendent, retiring in 1985 from Indiana Farm Bureau. He was married to Ruth Logan...
Putnam Scanner for 1-26-08 (01/26/08)
Sheriff's Department The Putnam County Sheriff's Department responded to one accident recently. At 3:33 p.m., Thursday, Putnam County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Joe Tesmer responded to a head on collision at 700 South near the intersection of U.S. 231...
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