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Stories from Friday, April 4, 2008

Vandalism closes skate park (04/04/08)
The skate park at Robe-Ann Park, Greencastle, is closed until at least next Monday, April 7 according to Park Superintendent Rod Weinschenk. "Sometime last night vandals tagged the skate park with graffiti and stickers from TOC Skate Shop in Terre Haute," reported Greencastle Police Department Detective Randy Seipel to the BannerGraphic...
Officials ponder where to allow adult businesses (04/04/08)
Downtown Cloverdale may not be the place for a sexually oriented store to open, according to officials who discussed the matter Thursday evening. At their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, members of the Cloverdale Plan Commission discussed in detail a way to zone areas of legal adult oriented businesses to outlying areas. The major concern was to keep such businesses out of the area around the intersection of U.S. 231 and Interstate 70 as well as downtown...
Fillmore officials make plans for 'Town Pride Week' (04/04/08)
FILLMORE --Residents and Town Council members are planning something they say will bring pride back to Fillmore. Council members Jeff Osborn, Allen Jones and Wes Terhune voted to have a town pride week in the tiny town, which has been beset with financial difficulties...
Mystery of cabbage plants stuns parishioners (04/04/08)
Several local churches discovered hundreds of cabbage plants left on their doorsteps last weekend. Dubbed the "Cabbage Plant Angel" by Allison Edberg, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, a simple note was left behind saying "free cabbage." Pastor Steve Williams, Putnam County Hospital chaplain and pastor of Grace Tabernacle Church, called the BannerGraphic to report flats of plants were left at several churches around town including Grace Tabernacle, Peace Lutheran, Somerset Christian and St. ...
Museum director planning for multi-religion display (04/04/08)
The Putnam County Museum's newest director isn't wasting any time introducing new ideas. Jennifer Ro took over for Stacey Clingler back in August as the executive director of the Putnam County Museum. She is originally from Battle Creek, Mich. but is no stranger to the Hoosier state...
Judy tosses perfect game for North Putnam (04/04/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- In the third start of her career, North Putnam freshman Taylor Judy reached one of the ultimate goals for a pitcher, tossing a perfect game in the Cougars' 18-0 five-inning defeat of Eminence Thursday. Judy struck out nine of the 15 batters she faced while yielding no base runners all evening...
Eagle tennis features mix of youth and experience (04/04/08)
With an 8-5 record last season, South Putnam tennis coach Johnnie Briones is expecting even more out of a young but talented squad. The Eagles are anchored by seven seniors, but an impressive turnout from the freshman class had Briones all smiles. But for a coach who believes in a no-cut policy, it was difficult to have to turn some of those freshmen away...
North defeats Turkey Run 15-0 (04/04/08)
MARSHALL -- North Putnam baseball continued the fast start to its 2008 campaign and a freshman pitcher put on a good performance, as the Cougars defeated Turkey Run 15-0 in four innings Thursday. The game was shortened due to darkness. Tyler Watson had five strikeouts while allowing just one hit in four innings on the mound...
Cougars search for pitching to go with offense (04/04/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- After a 2007 campaign in which it posted a 25-7 record and finished just one game short of the state finals, the North Putnam baseball team begins the 2008 season in a similar situation to the other three Putnam County teams -- short on quality practice time and uncertain about their pitching...
Eagles ready to make the competition listen up (04/04/08)
Can you hear it? One may be asked that question when you visit the baseball diamond at South Putnam by head coach Harold Campbell and pitching coach Emmitt Carney. They want fans to hear the rumble of the Eagles approaching and ultimately roaring passed...
Eagles sweep Clovers in season-opening series (04/04/08)
The South Putnam and Cloverdale baseball teams faced off twice this week, with the Eagles taking each game by the 10-run rule in five innings. Both games took place at South Putnam. South Putnam won game one 11-1 in the fifth inning. The game began Monday, but was suspended in the top of the fifth due to rain and field conditions. It continued Wednesday, prior to the start of game two...
DePauw softball team retains No. 3 ranking (04/04/08)
Following an 8-0 week at the Gene Cusic Classic, DePauw softball remained third in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top 25 Poll. DePauw totaled 178 points in the national poll and trail the University of Texas-Tyler which had 200 points and all eight first-place votes and Louisiana College with 190 points...
Lula M. Campbell (04/04/08)
Mrs. Lula M. Campbell age 91 of Greencastle, passed away Thursday at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Feb. 21, 1917 in Henderson, Ky. she was the daughter of Clara Mae Chandler. She married Clarence Campbell on Feb. 4, 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1987...
Betty Jane Cooksey (04/04/08)
Betty Jane Cooksey, age 79 of Greencastle and formerly of Brazil, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, Ind. She was born Oct. 17, 1928 in Bellefontaine, Ohio as the daughter of Benton and Mary Winkler Grantham. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the Class of 1946. In addition to raising her family, she had been employed at Hills Department Store in Terre Haute and as a nurses aid...
Leland Shirely (04/04/08)
Leland "Lee" Kimble Shirely, PhD. died on Wednesday April 2, 2008 at his home in Cloverdale, Ind. where he has lived since 1986. He was born on Feb. 16, 1937 to Fenton Mark Shirely and Dorothy Dean Shirely of Marshall, Ill., both of whom preceded him in death...
Hubert D. Spencer (04/04/08)
Hubert D. Spencer, 74, Lafayette, died Wednesday at Rosewalk Village. He was born in Parke County and graduated from Russellville High School. He married Louise Wood on June 25, 1955, in Russellville. She survives. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a custodian for the Lafayette School Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1997...
Putnam Scanner for April 4, 2008 (04/04/08)
City Police Several tickets were issued by the Greencastle Police Department recently. Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department responded to several recent runs on Thursday...
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