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Stories from Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fund set up in memory of teen (06/07/08)
Those who knew and loved Dietrich Jackson have a new way to help keep his memory alive. The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the establishment of the Dietrich Jackson Memorial Fund. The focus of the fund is to support educational and charitable projects that are geared toward the enhancement of quality of life for Putnam County African-Americans...
Health issues lead single mother of two to take refuge at shelter (06/07/08)
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories about the people who are living or have lived at A-Way Home Shelter in Greencastle. The past few years have been very difficult for Christy Hughes. "In May of 2005, I lost my job," she said. "I have insulin-dependent diabetes and high blood pressure, and felt sick and I was tired all the time, so I called in sick a lot. Then in June 2006 my dad had a massive heart attack, so I moved in with my parents to help take care of him."...
Friends of Trout bid farewell to the Ridpath teacher (06/07/08)
Ridpath Elementary second grade teacher Virginia "Ginni" Padgett Trout retired from teaching this year after 23 years. "Her first love has always been her children," her sister Barbara Hines told the BannerGraphic. "She has spent every night and weekend devoted to her school work. She took every child as an individual and worked with every one of them," added Hines...
Special Olympics torch in Greencastle (06/07/08)
Champion Cougars lead WCC with four selections (06/07/08)
The All-West Central Conference baseball selections were just released to the media and Putnam County teams did well with 11 all-conference selections for 2008. The North Putnam Cougars won their fourth-consecutive WCC title with a 10-2 record in 2008. ...
County has 12 WCC selections (06/07/08)
Having taken the top four spots in the West Central Conference standings this season, the four Putnam County softball teams also did very well in the All-WCC voting, taking 12 of the 18 positions on the all-conference squad...
Pair of youth bowlers win scholarships (06/07/08)
Janelle Mason and Hayden Rogers each won a $200 scholarship recently at the inaugural Youth Spring Tournament at Alex Alleys. Mason won first place in Division II (119 average and below) with an 880 series. Mason also recently earned a place in the National Pepsi Tournament...
Jessica Johnson (06/07/08)
Jessica Ryann Johnson, 22, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at her mother's home in Belle Union following a lengthy illness. Ms. Johnson was born May 8, 1986, in Greencastle to Marlena Stevens and James Johnson. She attended South Putnam High School and Ivy Tech Community College. She was a certified nursing assistant...
George Reed (06/07/08)
George "Pete" Reed, 57, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday June 6, 2008. He was born on Aug. 27, 1950 in Greencastle to George L. and Margurite Sutherlin Reed. Pete was a 1970 graduate of Greencastle High School, and attended Indiana State University...
Putnam Scanner for June 7, 2008 (06/07/08)
Putnam County Jail Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently...
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