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Stories from Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Special prosecutor assigned to sheriff case (03/19/08)
A special prosecutor has been appointed in the misuse of funds case involving Putnam County Sheriff Mark Frisbie. Montgomery County Prosecutor Joseph R. Buser accepted the appointment as special prosecutor following a request by Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter...
BannerGraphic goes inside with GFD (03/19/08)
Temperatures approaching 500 degrees made breathing difficult as firefighters from the Greencastle Fire Department crawled on their hands and knees in the darkness of a large, steel shipping container Monday morning. Teams of three made their way inside the simulated building, pulling a fire hose and taking aim at a pile of burning straw and wooden pallets in the corner. ...
Commissioners consider drug discount program (03/19/08)
Putnam County Commissioners will discuss the National Association of Counties (NACo) Drug Discount Card program, designed for uninsured and underinsured county residents, at their next meeting on April 7. The card is a simple discount card, which can save an average of 20 percent off the full retail cost of prescription medication...
Money being raised for Christy (03/19/08)
Customers and local businesses are being invited to take part in an upcoming fundraiser for Drew Christy, a local student injured in a car accident earlier this year. Old National Bank, First Financial Bank, North Salem State Bank and First National Bank are encouraging employees to drop $5 in a jar in order to wear jeans to work for the day...
First born (03/19/08)
GMS sixth grade girls finish second (03/19/08)
Indiana ready to regain reputation as a powerhouse in college basketball (03/19/08)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Butler assistant coach Brandon Miller grew up living Indiana basketball. He was a fan as a child, played high school and college ball in a state where the sport was king and after a three-year stint at Ohio State, returned to his roots...
Local athletes win gold at Special Olympics (03/19/08)
Margaret L. Foxx (03/19/08)
Margret L. Fox, 80, Greencastle, died Monday, March 17, 2008. Services will be held 10 A.M. Thursday March, 20, 2008 at Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home Greencastle. Visitation will be 4 - 8 P.M. Wednesday March 19, 2008 at the funeral home.
Janet Albright (03/19/08)
Janet Albright, 64, Greencastle, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21 at Hanna Street Baptist Church, Greencastle, with Rev. Patrick Smith officiating. The full obituary notice will appear in Thursday's BannerGraphic...
Mary Dobson (03/19/08)
Mary Jean Dobson, 63, Brazil, died unexpectedly Monday at her residence. Born in Clay County, she was the daughter of William James "Jim" Lanham and Mary Alice Pierce Lanham. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1963 and was a member of the Carbon Baptist Church...
F. David Gentry (03/19/08)
F. David Gentry, 81, of California, and formerly of Owen County, died Saturday. Born in Owen County, he had lived in California since 1966. Survivors include his daughter, Cecily McDonald; a son, Doug; a brother, B. Abrell Gentry and family; and five grandchildren...
Everett Roy Lucas (03/19/08)
Everett Roy Lucas, 76, Indianapolis, and formerly of Staunton, died Monday in Indianapolis. Born in Staunton, he was the son of Roy and Anna Bullerdick Lucas. He worked as a farmer and owner of a trucking company. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army until his Honorable Discharge at the rank of Sergeant...
Ralph Powell (03/19/08)
Ralph Donald Powell, 65, Poland, died Monday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. Born in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Ralph Thomas and Louise (Walker) Powell. He married Rosa Lee (Murphy) Powell on March 22, 1962, and she survives. He was a crane operator, Kasle Recyclers, Indianapolis, and member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 103, Indianapolis...
Dorothy Spencer (03/19/08)
Dorothy Helen (Russell) Spencer 94, of Bainbridge died at her daughter Marguerite Lister's residence Monday evening. She was a member of Calvary Church of The Nazarene at Danville. She worked at Greenco Clothing Store at Greencastle, Van Bibber Lake Grocery Store and offered child care...
Tanya Rowing (03/19/08)
Tanya Lynn Neeley Rowing, 27, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Greencastle, she attended Greencastle High School and Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include two children, Jordan Cassity and Braiden Cassity, Plainfield; parents Connie Neeley, Greencastle, and Gordon Neeley and wife Sherri, Greencastle; a sister, Dana Robinson, Greencastle; a niece; paternal grandparents, Earl G. and Edna Marie Neeley, Stanford, Ky.; aunts, uncles and cousins...
Putnam Scanner for March 19, 2008 (03/19/08)
City Police Greencastle Police issued several tickets recently. On March 15 at 6:29 p.m. Officer Darrel Bunten ticketed the following people: On March 17 Sgt. Christopher Jones cited the following people: On March 17 Sgt. Charles Inman Jr. cited three people:...
Resident not happy with police response (03/19/08)
To the editor: It has really gotten sad here in Putnam County. Knowing that it took several hours for the sheriff's department to just respond out to your house when it had been broken into and then they just take a picture and a report. Knowing there had been several firearms and a knife collection as well as several other items...
Winter Carnival came with help from many (03/19/08)
To the editor: Fillmore Elementary PTO would like to thank the following donors for helping to make our Winter Carnival a huge success: Lucas Oil, Eli Manning, Victorian Day Spa, Dixie Chopper Busi-ness Center Hotel, American Girl, Indianapolis Indians, Shuee and Sons, Holiday World and Splashin Safari, Car Quest, Curves, Xeko, Felds, Old National Bank, Jackson's Family Resta-urant, Dixie Chopper, Headley Hardware, Mason Jewelers, Banner Graphic, McDonal's, Farm Bureau Insurance, Alex Alleys, Millgrove Campground, Creative Touch, Family Video, Bert and Betty's, Columbia Records, Putnam Inn, Humphrey's Outdoor Power, Papa John's, Greencastle's Music Center, Neal Tire, Wendy's Cloverdale, KFC, Wendy's Greencastle, Long John Silver's, Lincoln Bank of Plainfield, Papa Murphy's, National City Bank, Pizza Hut, Pizza King, American Eagle, Daniel Radcliffe/Harry Potter, Cracker Barrel, Plainfield Recreation Aquatic Center, Los Martinez, Greencastle Park and Recreation Center, Martin Emporium, Burger King, Bright Futures, Taco Bell, Almost Home, Panera Bread, Metropolis, Wal-Mart, Aldi's, The Rebel-WREB, Kroger, O'Reilly Auto Parts, South Putnam High School Athletic Dept., Auto Zone, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Zoo, Fur-niture Aware House, Fillmore P.T.O., Kroger, Hendricks Power Cooperative, Putnam County Playhouse, Arbys.. ...
Parody was 'tasteless' (03/19/08)
To the editor: In reference to the recent publication of "Dilbert", I would like to suggest the parody of any individual who is beloved is tasteless. To parody a religious figure who is followed by millions is highly disrespectful. Whether that religious figure is Jesus, Mohammed, or the Dali Lama, it is the responsibility of the local paper to screen and edit such material...
Thanks for Health Fair (03/19/08)
To the editor: We would like to thank the following for participating in South Putnam School Corporation's annual third-grade health fair: Operation Life, Family Support Services, Putnam County Board of Health, Tobacco Education with the Youth Development Commission, Cindy Hennette with dental health and the South Putnam Puppet Team...
Large show of support for EggFest '08 (03/19/08)
To the editor: Thanks to all the "good eggs" that helped make EggFest '08 nighttime egg hunt for teens, an eggs-tremely successful event. Months of planning by the "good egg" partners, Friends of the Park Association of Putnam County, Inc., the Greencastle Park and Recreation Department and VOICE-Indiana Youth Speaking out Against Teen Tobacco Use- was rewarded by watching nearly 500 teens attend the fourth annual event...
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