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Stories from Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bike winners (03/20/08)
Rain swamps county, closes roads (03/20/08)
Rainfall ranging from just over an inch in northern Putnam County to over three inches near Cloverdale has necessitated the temporary closure of up to 18 county roads, according to Putnam County Dispatch. County Highway Superintendent Dave Sutherland stated that the Dunbar Bridge area was the most severely affected...
Police seek help in identifying man found dead (03/20/08)
The Putnam County Coroner's Office is seeking the public's help to positively identify a man found dead in his home southeast of Greencastle. Deputy Coroner Brian Hopkins told the BannerGraphic the name of the 68-year-old man who was found dead inside his home on March 7, but Coroner Thomas Miller asked that his identity be withheld to protect the man's assets, which include a large amount of property...
Judge denies man's request to have his sentence reduced (03/20/08)
A decision on a modification to the 18-year sentence of Bradley D. Long was denied by Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew L. Headley Tuesday. The court concluded that merely being in the process of rehabilitation does not compel a reduction or modification of sentence. Long will continue to serve his 18-year sentence at Pendleton Penitentiary...
Walton announces run for commissioner (03/20/08)
Don Walton has announced his candidacy for the office of third District County Commissioner on the Republican ticket in the May Primary election. Walton is a life-long resident of Putnam County. He graduated from Belle Union High School and served in the U.S. Army. He became a self-employed bricklayer and contractor...
Internationally-known speaker schedules stop (03/20/08)
Carol Weisman, an internationally-known speaker, author, trainer and expert on board governance, volunteerism and fundraising, will present a workshop in Greencastle on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walden Inn, with lunch included. The workshop is titled "Board Recruiting and Orientation" and is sponsored by the Putnam County Community Foundation and F.C. Tucker/Schneider Realty...
Library board looks at Internet upgrade (03/20/08)
The Putnam County Library board approved using funds from the Endowment Fund to add a T1 line at the library. Director Alice Greenburg told board members the current T1 line is averaging 75 percent use with spikes to near capacity. This means that the Internet may slow down at peak periods...
Russellville eyes street repairs (03/20/08)
The streets of Russellville are about to get a makeover. At the regular town council meeting Wednesday evening, Council President Don Reddish reported that the town has purchased 30 tons of cold patch from Milestone in Lafayette. This is on top of the additional cold patch that was from the county in the sum of 4 tons...
Public input sought for upcoming bridge projects in county (03/20/08)
The Indiana Department of Transport-ation will be conducting a public meeting to receive input on applications from counties that applied for federal funding for local bridge projects to be considered for the selection in the 2008 Official Call for Projects...
Xplosion Fastpitch off to impressive start (03/20/08)
The Xplosion Fastpitch 14U softball team continued its 2008 season by taking first place in the NSA World Series Qualifier in Fort Wayne Jan. 18-20. The team took second place in the ASA A Northern National Qualifier Feb. 8-10 at the Sportszone in Indianapolis, and another first place victory at the NSA World Series Qualifier in Pekin, Ill. Feb. 29-March 2...
Janet Albright (03/20/08)
Janet Sue Albright, 64, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Paul and Anita Taylor. She had been a cook for more than 20 years at Mama Nunz's in Greencastle. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Steve; her children, Roy, Dora, and Kathy; two sisters, Bertie Anderson and Ann Beaman; and five grandchildren...
Margaret Foxx (03/20/08)
Margaret L. Foxx, 80, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Tyronza, Ark., she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Frohauck Haynes. She attended Brazil High School and had been employed at Goulds Market, and P.R. Mallory. Survivors include her sons, Rodney L. Foxx and wife Sandra, Crawfordsville, and David A. Foxx, Hall; a sister, Mary Lou Howard and husband Don, Brazil; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Morgan Johnson (03/20/08)
Morgan Gilbert "Butch" Johnson, 66, Brazil, died Tuesday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Braddock, Pa., he was the son of Eddie and Florence Preisach Mick-ling. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked as a foreman in warehousing for many years...
Putnam Scanner for March 20, 2008 (03/20/08)
Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department responded to one recent run. On Wednesday:...
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