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Stories from Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fair Queen profiles Day No. 1 (07/02/08)
BY JAMIE BARRAND Editor Seventeen young women from across Putnam County will vie for the title of Miss Putnam County on July 12 at the Putnam County 4-H Fair Queen Contest. The contest will be held in the community building at the Putnam County 4-H Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and the contest will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 per person...
Woman drowns in Heritage Lake (07/02/08)
The Putnam County Coroner's Office is investigating the apparent drowning death of a Heritage Lake woman earlier this week. Coroner Thomas Miller told the Banner Graphic that 45-year-old Brenda Thorburg, of Heritage Lake, drown while swimming near her home on Monday evening...
Ellsworth kicks off re-election campaign (07/02/08)
Congressman Brad Ellsworth announced Tuesday morning his intent to run for re-election. Ellsworth represents the 8th District that includes Putnam County. Ellsworth made his announcement outside the Greencastle City Hall. Mayor Sue Murray escorted Ellsworth into the Mary Rogers Field Park that lies directly east of City Hall where she introduced him. To a crowd of about 30, Ellsworth began speaking about how he hopes to continue taking Hoosier values to Washington...
July 5 concert to benefit flood victims (07/02/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- Flood waters, most of which have now receded, have significantly affected many families and businesses in the Wabash Valley. The financial burden of the clean-up efforts and support of those families who are struggling to find housing, food, and clothing is significant due to a lack of flood insurance for many areas affected...
Shopping center plans approved (07/02/08)
The Greencastle Board of Zoning Appeals met briefly Tuesday night and approved a variance for Midland Atlantic, the company developing the old Wal-Mart shopping center. Sears recently opened in the old Wal-Mart section and a Peebles clothing store is set to open in the same building later this summer...
What does your favorite ice cream say about you? (07/02/08)
July is National Ice Cream Month. That's right, a whole month dedicated to celebrating one of the greatest culinary inventions ever created. In fact, it's so great, say ice cream specialists from the Ice Cream Journal, "that when sliced bread was invented everyone called it the best thing since ice cream."...
Bretscher ready for big meet (07/02/08)
OMAHA, Neb. -- With the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials underway, a Putnam County link to the big event will be joining the fray on Friday. So when the eyes of the nation are turned on Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff, local swimming fans' eyes will be set on 2006 GHS graduate Andrew Bretscher...
Slammers defeat the Lock Shop (07/02/08)
The North American Slammers of the PCGSL continued their winning streak Friday the Lock Shop with a 15-6 win. Kaylee Evans of the Lock Shop scored a triple and had multiple hits. For the Slammers, Rachel Dozier led the way with two triples. Sierra Mason hit a pair of doubles. Erika Bright-French, Alyssa Stockall and Vanessa Weddell each one collected a double on her way to multiple hits...
Ora Eggers (07/02/08)
Ora "Orie" Eggers, 90, of Greencastle died on Monday June 30, 2008. He was born on Feb. 15, 1918 in Putnam County to William Franklin and Lela Alice Allgood Eggers. Mr. Eggers served his country in the US Army during World War II. He retired from Lone Star Industries as a truck driver, and was known for his fudge which he sold as Grandpa's Fudge at the Senior Center, Berry Street Festival and the Putnam County Coin Club...
Putnam Scanner for July 2, 2008 (07/02/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Department Several accident reports were turned in at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Damage was estimated between $2,500 - $5,000. Damage was estimated between $1,000 - $2,500...
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