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Stories from Thursday, February 14, 2008

UPDATE: Alexander gets 18 months for theft (02/14/08)
INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge sentenced a former Putnam County Sheriff's Department manager to 18 months in prison and three years probation Thursday for stealing nearly $90,000 in federal and county funds over the course of two years, as new details about the thefts emerged...
Greencastle officials face the race issue (02/14/08)
After hearing reports of racial harassment among students, the Greencastle School Board has agreed to pursue a human relations committee as a possible way to handle what many parents says is an ongoing problem in the school system. "I am frustrated with racial slurs that have been made toward my child in the middle school," Charlene Shrewsbury told board members Mark Kannowski, Barry Fisher, Mike Dean, Barbara Bryan and Jack Berry at their regular monthly meeting Wednesday...
Council floats park board loan (02/14/08)
Greencastle City Council members signed off on a plan Tuesday night to release $129,000 from the city's Rainy Day Fund to the city parks department with a promise that they will eventually get that money back. As previously reported in the BannerGraphic, the parks department was awarded a $129,000 Land and Water Conservation Grant from the state DNR to make improvements at the newly acquired Big Walnut Community Park, which is a portion of the greater Big Walnut Sports Park that was deeded to the city last year.. ...
Girl Scout cookies arrive by the truckload (02/14/08)
Town tries to put the lid on lingering sewage problems (02/14/08)
Months after beginning a rehabilitation project at the town's sewer plant, Cloverdale officials are continuing to deal with unanticipated costs associated with the project and work out differences between them and the company contracted for the work...
Blood drive marks Black History Month (02/14/08)
The American Red Cross reports that every two seconds someone need blood, and is gearing up for its next Putnam County blood drive. In recognition of Black History Month, the organization is calling attention to the special contribution that African Americans have made to the organization, historically and today, to help ensure the nation has a safe and adequate blood supply...
Thomas Little Sr. (02/14/08)
Thomas W. Little Sr., 68, Coatesville, died Wedne-sday. Born in Portageville, Mo., he was the son of Thomas William and Opal Hornburg Little. He married Karen Wonders on July 31, 1988 at Groveland, and she survives. He worked in receiving at General Motors Truck and Bus for 32 years, before retiring...
Hazel M. Scott (02/14/08)
Hazel M. Scott, 88, Greencastle, died Monday at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Virgil and Elizabeth Grimes Buis. She had been a production worker at Ball Brothers Zinc Mill, Bridgeport Brass and P.R. Mallory, retiring in 1980...
Lois Aline Tomaw (02/14/08)
Lois Aline Tomaw, 85, Greencastle, formerly of Redmon and Paris, Ill., died Tuesday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Marshall, Ill., she was the daughter of Ophir and Opal (Davis) Claypool. She married Wayne Tomaw on Jan. 18, 1942 in Paris, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1981...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 14, 2008 (02/14/08)
Greencastle Fire Dept. Four runs were handled recently by Greencastle firefighters. City Police Greencastle Police investigated two accidents recently and issued three traffic citations. In accidents: Officer Albert Epple reported that Tony Burdine, 27, Greencastle, was driving a 1993 Ford Escort northbound on U.S. 231 when the vehicle ahead of him starting sliding on ice. He braked and slid and his car was struck in the rear by a 1993 Ford Probe driven by Donald Wallen Sr., 48, Brazil...
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