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Stories from Thursday, July 31, 2008

Accident claims 2 lives (07/31/08)
Car snaps pole on U.S. 231, road closed (07/31/08)
U.S. 231 between Greencastle and U.S. 40 was shut down for several hours early this morning for a car that hit a power pole. Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Helmer told the Banner Graphic that Teresa Osborn, of Brazil, was driving at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when one of the tires on her vehicle blew out, causing her to lose control and careen off the roadway. The power pole, located just north of Plessinger's Body Shop, was snapped in half and power lines covered all lanes of U.S. 231...
Greencastle native takes state office (07/31/08)
A Greencastle attorney was sworn in on Tuesday as a deputy attorney general for the state of Indiana. Stephen K. Tesmer joined the Appeals Division of the office. The oath was administered to him by Attorney General Steve Carter during a ceremony at the Putnam County Courthouse...
Police arrest man after foot chase at Van Bibber (07/31/08)
Indiana Conservation Officers on Tuesday arrested a Greencastle man who was a fugitive on a class C felony warrant for battery. Steve Strandberg, 27, was arrested following a foot pursuit. State Conservation Officers Jason Sullivan, Ken Spence and Dale Clark were working on Glen Flint Lake near Greencastle when they came upon Strandberg and a friend fishing...
Local Boy Scouts hard at work (07/31/08)
GCSC registration Monday (07/31/08)
Students new to Greencastle Community Schools can register at their individual school buildings on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who cannot make it on that date can go to Deer Meadow Primary School on Aug. 7, where principals and counselors will be available...
Students sought for EMT class (07/31/08)
Putnam County Operation Life, in conjunction with Area 30 Career Center, is currently accepting applications for a fall Emergency Medical Technician class. The course will begin on Aug. 12 and go through Dec. 11. Class sessions will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. and two Saturday sessions. This course meets the minimum state guidelines for certification at the EMT-basic level and teaches basic life support techniques...
Bainbridge softball team claims second prize (07/31/08)
The Bainbridge 14 and under softball team, sponsored by Midwest Outdoor Equipment of Brownsburg, recently finished second in its league tournament as well as second in the league standings. Team members include (front, from left) Ashley Templeman, Sadie Stewart, Caitlin Adbon, J.C. Wertz, Nicole Wertz, Madi Asbell (back) Coach Pat Asbell, Taylor Bullerdick, Haley Smith, Brittny Judy, Kenzie Asbell, Bridget Johnston, Coach Tom Johnston, Coach Brian Judy and (not pictured) LeAnn Davis...
Florence McVay (07/31/08)
Florence Elizabeth (Betty) McVay passed away on July 29, 2008 at the Indiana Masonic Home where she received loving care from friends and staff since 2004. While at the Masonic Home, Florence had made many friends and became reacquainted with friends from her college and working days. Florence made many new friends wherever she lived. Her love of kittens and cats was encouraged by staff members who gave her many books and stuffed animals to share with friends on her floor...
Peter Wingler (07/31/08)
Peter Leroy Wingler, 56, Coatesville, died July 24, 2008 as the result of a motorcycle accident in Avon. Visitation and services were Monday at the Danville Armory. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital and/or ABATE of Indiana...
Putnam Scanner for July 31, 2008 (07/31/08)
Putnam County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently...
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