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Stories from Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fire damages historic Floyd Twp. home (02/09/08)
An eight-alarm fire Friday evening at the home of Anthony and Maria Fernandez in Floyd Township pulled emergency personnel from eight fire departments. The historic home, located at 6477 CR 675 North on old State Road 36, apparently caught fire around 4 p.m. ...
Local dentist gives children reason to smile (02/09/08)
Greencastle dentist Dr. John Hennette was smiling extra big Friday as he moved about his practice wearing his Sponge Bob Squarepants-adorned scrubs. The whole office was abuzz with activity as children from schools across Putnam County waited for their turn in the exam chair as part of a national initiative titled "Give Kids A Smile" Day...
Allegations of sexual encounter close daycare (02/09/08)
Allegations of inappropriate touching done by one child to another has forced the owners of Ju Ju's Daycare Center at Cloverdale to voluntarily shut down while an investigation takes place. Putnam County Prosecutor's Investigator Charlie Bollinger told the BannerGraphic Friday that a juvenile male -- not a client of the daycare -- was accused of inappropriately touching a younger client who was enrolled at the daycare while the pair were riding the school bus to the facility on Wednesday...
Demoted Cloverdale marshal sues town (02/09/08)
The former marshal of Cloverdale filed a lawsuit against the town this week, claiming among other things that he was wrongly demoted to a deputy last November and was since told he would be terminated from the force altogether on March 1. According to the complaint issued Friday by former Town Marshal Charlie Hallam and his attorney Bill Harrington, a private meeting was held Jan. ...
Author Richard Cohen to visit DPU Monday (02/09/08)
Three-time Emmy Award winning journalist and bestselling author Richard M. Cohen will come to DePauw University to discuss his newest book, "Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope." Released Jan. 2, Cohen's newest book, already a New York Times bestseller, chronicles the lives of five people living with chronic illness in America...
GHS girls swim strong at State (02/09/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- With the likes of Carmel going for their 22nd consecutive state title, as well as swimmers from other big schools breaking three State Finals records on Friday night, sometimes it seems good enough for swimmers from a school the size of Greencastle to just be there...
Eagles drop sectional semi-final to Warriors (02/09/08)
CLAYTON -- Losing at any point during the season is painful but dropping a contest to end your season in which you led at the half is more than painful -- it's heartwrenching. South Putnam bowed out of the Class 2A Cascade Sectional with such class that any fan occupying the stands should have been impressed by...
Greencastle battles but comes up short (02/09/08)
NASHVILLE -- A well-executed, disciplined effort by Greencastle in girls' sectional semi-final play Friday night went for nought, as the Tiger Cubs fell to host Brown County, 54-48. The first quarter of play saw four lead changes and gave a hint that the ballgame would be physical. ...
NP 7th girls defeat Tuttle (02/09/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam 7th grade girls' basketball team won a hard-fought game with Tuttle Middle School Thursday night, 31-27. The Cougar offense improved as the game wore on, totaling just two points in the first quarter, but scoring nine and eight in the middle two quarters. In the fourth, they broke into double figures with 12 points...
Fernandez scores 18 as DePauw downs Rhodes, 78-50 at home (02/09/08)
The DePauw Tigers have three players carrying double-figure scoring averages so far this season -- Jenna Fernandez 14.4, Cassie Pruzin 13.6 and Gretchen Haehl 10.4. But that doesn't mean the Tigers are a three-player team. DePauw's Tigers passed out 19 assists while netting 30 field goals Friday night in a 78-50 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over the visiting Rhodes College Lynx at Neal Fieldhouse. ...
Duo of Moore, Schott scores 42, lifts Tigers over Lynx, 87-56 (02/09/08)
Rhodes College's Lynx could pick their poison Friday night at Neal Fieldhouse. Play zone and bottle up DePauw's 6-6 center Steve Schott or play man-to-man to stop guard Mike Moore. The Lynx never figured it out. Moore scored 23 points and passed out seven assists, while Schott tossed in 19 points and grabbed 19 rebounds while leading DePauw to an 87-56 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference victory...
Sandra K. Wallen (02/09/08)
Sandra K. Wallen, 65, Stilesville, died Thursday morning. Born in Spencer, she was the daughter of Raymond and Doris (Smith) Paris. A homemaker, she was a member of Fraternal Order of the Moose 5138 in Washington Township. Surviving are her husband, Homer Wallen; children Lora Canada, Indianapolis, Phyllis Key, Indianapolis, Tonya Murphy and husband Gene, Pittsboro, Troy Wallen, Coatesville, Kimberly Goens and husband Andrew, Greencastle, and Teresa Wallen, Stilesville; brothers Denzil Paris, Texas, Larry Paris, Fort Wayne, and Kevin Paris, Crawfordsville; sister Vera Snapp and husband Lowell, Brazil; stepbrothers Vernon Paris, Crawfordsville, Marty Paris, New Market, and Gary Moore, Monrovia; stepsister Chris Moore, Crawfordsville; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Rosemary N. McDonald (02/09/08)
Rosemary N. McDonald, 84, Cloverdale, died Wednesday morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Charles and Nadine Anderson. She worked as an auditor for AT&T, retiring in 1985 after 30 years of service. She married Howard Milton, who died in 2006...
John William Wrights­man (02/09/08)
John William Wrights­man, 76, Rockville, died Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Guion, he was the son of William and Lola (Thomas) Wrightsman. A 1949 graduate of Marshall High School, he was a farmer and worked at the A&P Grocery in Terre Haute. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, then worked at Olin's in Covington. He was a 50-year member of Waveland Masonic Lodge 300, a member of American Legion Post 48 at Rockville, and a member of Indiana Farm Bureau...
Rue Anne Weist (02/09/08)
Rue Anne Weist, 72, Greencastle, died Thursday evening at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Wilson and Virginia (Donnohue) Wheeler. She was a 1953 graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Joseph F. Weist on July 19, 1971, and he survives...
Putnam SCanner for 2-9-08 (02/09/08)
Sheriff's Dept. Two accidents were investigated recently by the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. Deputy Dan Wallace reported that Sabrina M. Rouse, Greencastle, was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango westbound when she lost control due to icy roads. Rouse stated that she went off the left side of the roadway at the Roark residence, hitting two trees...
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