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Stories from Monday, February 4, 2008

Local man dies in single-car crash (02/04/08)
A 62-year-old Putnam County man was killed Monday morning when the pick-up truck he was driving overturned on CR 600 South about a mile east of Manhattan Road.
Clay grand jury to hear new info on '88 murders (02/04/08)
By IVY JACKSON For the BannerGraphic BRAZIL -- A six-member grand jury panel will hear new information about the 20-year-old double homicide of Tonya Pickett, 16, and her stepfather Ricky Mustard, 32, at their Brazil residence on Nov. 18, 1988. "This proves that those cold case investigations seen on television are very real," Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout told The Brazil Times Monday about his approval of special prosecutors' motion to convene a Grand Jury filed Jan. 30...
Museum sets $500,000 goal for endowment (02/04/08)
The Putnam County Museum has announced a goal to increase its endowment to $500,000 by Dec. 31, 2009. The target is based on the museum's success with the Putnam County Community Foundation Endowment Builder Program, which includes a previously undisclosed major gift...
Phone, e-mail scams target local residents (02/04/08)
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Those were the words from Putnam County Sheriff Mark Frisbie Monday when he reported that there have been a number of scams targeting local residents in the last two weeks. He told the Banner Graphic Monday that two Putnam County residents were targeted by different scams over the telephone, both of them seeking personal banking information...
GHS freshmen win county title (02/04/08)
The Greencastle boys' freshman basketball team captured the Putnam County championship by defeating North Putnam 40-32 Saturday. Greencastle found its way into the finals after defeating Cloverdale 36-22 in the opening game. In the opening game, a slow start by both teams led to a 12-12 tie at the half. ...
Lady Tiger Sharks place second at sectional (02/04/08)
By JARED JERNAGAN Sports Editor CRAWFORDSVILLE -- They say you can't dig out of a hole. The Greencastle girls' swim team came awful close on Saturday, though. The Lady Tiger Sharks fell behind Crawfordsville early in the meet, trailing by 31 points after two events, before crawling back into the meet and taking the lead with two events to go...
Brewer comes up short, county wrestlers struggle at regional (02/04/08)
By CAINE GARDNER Sports Writer MOORESVILLE -- 13 seconds. That is all that stood in the way of North Putnam wrestler B.J. Brewer and a slot in the IHSAA Wrestling Semi-State tournament. Injury and a grueling rematch against sectional opponent Trevor Morgan halted Brewer's charge...
Cougars outlasts South Putnam (02/04/08)
By KEITH BODNARICK Staff Writer In what might have been the most entertaining girls' county matchup of the year, North Putnam survived a furious South Putnam comeback to emerge with a three-point victory, 49-46, Saturday afternoon. A see-saw first quarter ended with the Cougars on top, 11-10, thanks to two three pointers from Carly McGaughey. McGaughey ended up 4-5 from downtown for the game, finishing with 13 points...
DPU pick up wins over weekend (02/04/08)
SAN ANTONIO -- Cassie Pruzin scored all of her career-high 27 points in the second half and led the 13th-ranked Tigers to a 68-51 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win at Trinity. With the win, DePauw improved to 17-3 overall and remained unbeaten in the SCAC at 10-0. The Tigers also extended their season-long win streak to six games. Trinity dropped to 13-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference...
Norman 'Gene' Fletcher (02/04/08)
Norman Eugene Fletcher, 85, Campbell, Calif., died Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif. Born in Eminence, he was the son of Burness W. and Emma (Whitlow) Fletcher. He was a graduate of Morgantown High School class of 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1941-45. He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He later returned to the Navy and served in the Korean War from 1950-52...
Jerry L. Jeffries (02/04/08)
Jerry L. Jeffries, 69, Rockville, died Saturday at his daughter's residence in Brownsburg. Born at Ladoga, he was the son of Jewell and Mary (Lame) Jeffries. A 1956 graduate of Ladoga High School, he attended Wabash College. He was carpenter and farmer, and worked for several years for Roachdale Building Supplies before becoming self-employed. He was a member of Ladoga Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic...
Putnam Scanner for 2-5-08 (02/04/08)
Sheriff's Dept. Several accidents were investigated recently by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Dan Wallace reported that Kenny Vo, Indianapolis, was driving a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder and hit a slick patch, went off the road and struck a telephone box...
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