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Stories from Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Harassing phone calls turn into bomb threat (04/02/08)
Police officers surrounded a Greencastle bank Tuesday afternoon after sexually-harassing phone calls turned into bomb threats. Tuesday afternoon was shaping into a rather normal, mundane day at the Old National Bank location at 1027 Indianapolis Road, until a series of harassing calls -- predominantly sexual in nature -- began flooding the bank's incoming lines at approximately 4:30 p.m., according to police at the scene...
Real estate firm announces purchase of Putnam Plaza (04/02/08)
A spokesperson for a multi-state real estate firm announced Tuesday plans to develop the Greencastle shopping center once occupied by Wal-Mart. Putnam Plaza, which is home to Tractor Supply Co. and several other smaller businesses, was recently acquired by Midland Atlantic Development Co., according to information contained in a press release issued Tuesday...
DePauw set for 'Our Town' (04/02/08)
DePauw Theatre will be concluding its 2007-08 season with Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-Prize winning drama "Our Town." The production will be staged in Moore Theater of the Green Center for Performing Arts. Evening performances are April 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee will be offered April 13 at 2:30 p.m...
Women grow hair only to lose it (04/02/08)
Sherry Hansel and Jane Livesay have spent the past year working on a way to reach out to kids and young adults with hair loss. The two women who work together at Tractor Supply Company (TSC), Greencastle, have been growing out their hair for several months...
Merrell announces bid for commissioner (04/02/08)
A lifelong Hoosier, Eric Merrell is formally announcing his candidacy for First District Commissioner and asks for support in the primary election this May. "Our county is in need of new ideas and a new direction. We should start with a long-term plan for roads and bridges, reaching out as far as necessary to be comprehensive. We need to break the cycle of playing catch-up," he said...
Greencastle softball sweeps opening series against North Putnam (04/02/08)
By JARED JERNAGAN Sports Editor The revitalization of the Greencastle softball program took a big step forward Tuesday night as they completed a sweep of county rival North Putnam with a pair of wins to open the season 2-0. The Tiger Cubs won in the conclusion of a game started Monday by a 4-3 score in 11 innings. They then moved on to Tuesday's originally-scheduled game and won 3-2...
GHS girls' track wins (04/02/08)
The Greencastle girls' track team won its three-way meet over Southmont and North Montgomery, 90-70-12, Tuesday night. Complete details will be available in Thursday's BannerGraphic. No results were available from the boys' meet.
Soultz earns 20th win (04/02/08)
The third-ranked DePauw softball team extended its win streak to 23 following a doubleheader sweep of Illinois Wesleyan by scores of 1-0 and 4-1. The Tigers improved to 23-1, while the Titans dropped to 11-3. DePauw pitcher Megan Soultz broke her own single-season school record when she picked up her 20th win in shutting out Illinois Wesleyan in game one...
Bretscher competes at NCAA Championships (04/02/08)
Greencastle graduate Andrew Bretscher competed at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend at Ohio State. On day one, Bretscher along with teammates Felipe Travesso, Matt Voelker and Daniel Novak broke a 10-year old school record in the 400-yard medley relay, with the time of 3:11.04. They finished 15th overall to earn honorable mention All-America...
Six local bowlers inducted into Hall of Fame (04/02/08)
The Greater Greencastle USBC Association recently inducted six new bowlers into the local Bowlers Hall of Fame. Jean Bartley, R. "Shorty" Middleton, Marie Chestnut, Curt Brewster, John Sutton and rob Alex were all inducted into the Hall at the Annual Spring Awards Banquet...
Janice Long (04/02/08)
Janice Long, 68, Greencastle, died Monday morning at Autumn Glen in Greencastle. Born in Fillmore, she was the daughter of Ralph and Helen (Kersey) Beaman. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School and retired from IBM. Survivors include brothers, Donald Beaman and wife Sharon, Greencastle and Robert Beaman and wife Carol, Arizona; and 11 nieces and nephews...
Cecil R. York (04/02/08)
Cecil R. York, 57, Greencastle, died Monday evening at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Irving R. and Bonnie Gass York. He married Cathy Thurston York and she survives. He was a self-employed excavator with Cecil York Excavating for 35 years and was co-owner with his wife of York Oak Leaf Park and York Walnut Ridge Park...
Putnam Scanner for April 2, 2008 (04/02/08)
City Police Greencastle Police Officer Darrel Bunten investigated an accident March 31 at 1:20 p.m. on North Jackson Street. Derrik Sheets, Greencastle, was at the Marathon gas station when his Jeep Wrangler started rolling on its own. The car rolled across the roadway striking the main entrance to the old TSC building owned by Branka Sattelmayer, Calif...
Wine industry applauds legislative actions (04/02/08)
To the editor: In a short legislative session where property taxes dominated the floor, the Indiana General Assembly once again affirmed the critical importance of the state's current system for alcohol beverage distribution. For nearly 75 years, Indiana has used a "three-tier system," so called because the state-regulated distribution of alcoholic beverages goes from a producer to a distributor to a retailer. ...
Town officials need to look at Kroger stoplight (04/02/08)
To the editor: It seems to me like some of our town officials need to be taking a look at the intersection where Kroger is located. Now that there is a strip mall and a new video store there too, it is going to cause an accident. I can't believe, to my knowledge, that one hasn't happened yet...
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