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Stories from Friday, August 8, 2008

Police stage reenactment of 1991 homicide (08/08/08)
A 17-year-old Putnam County homicide case may be cold, but authorities have not stopped trying to solve it. A small section of I-70 westbound west of Putnamville was closed temporarily late Friday morning as Indiana State Police, in conjunction with the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office, revisited the murder case of Marsa Gipson, 28, of Acadia, who was killed on Aug. 27, 1991...
Remember to watch for buses as school year begins (08/08/08)
With the new school year quickly approaching, drivers need to be reminded about school buses and student pedestrian traffic. Sgt. Rich Myers of the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post said, "Motorists are required by state law to stop when a school bus is picking up or dropping off children. Watch for school buses with their stop arm extended and red lights' flashing. That means stop, not proceed with caution."...
Deadline for loans is Monday (08/08/08)
The final deadline for anyone applying for a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loan is Monday, August 11. Victims of the flood are urged to register with FEMA by calling 800-621-3362. "If you were issued an SBA loan application, complete and return the application to the SBA before the August 11 deadline, even if you don't want a loan. ...
West Nile cases reported nearby (08/08/08)
Recent cases of West Nile virus are hitting closer to Putnam County -- Hamilton County reported some cases of the mosquito-transmitted virus this week. Along with news of the virus are tips on keeping from getting bitten by the nasty bloodsuckers. But for some people, it seems nothing they do helps prevent an attack from a mosquito...
County 911 center officially moves to new location (08/08/08)
Earlier this week, the Putnam County 911 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) moved into a new facility. Nearly six years after plans for the construction of an EOC and 911 facility were formulated, the project is nearly complete. Radios were being moved to the Center starting on Wednesday this week. According to 911 Director Dave Costin it will take most of the rest of the week to move them all...
Abandoned kitten takes home state fair honors (08/08/08)
Four months ago, Pandora was an undernourished, abandoned kitten roaming the farm fields of rural Putnam County. Today, she is a vibrant, loving animal with the distinction of being named the Reserve Champion Overall Kitten Wednesday at the 2008 Indiana State Fair...
Posse kids coming to DePauw (08/08/08)
Before coming to DePauw for an official interview, new University President Brian Casey visited the campus. He toured the facility with some kids who were part of an organization called The Posse Foundation. Casey was impressed by the enthusiasm and fervor the students showed for the school. He told the Banner Graphic, in an interview last week, how excited he is to have a group of "Posse" kids attending DePauw...
The beauty of local churches displayed at county museum (08/08/08)
A photo exhibit at the Putnam County Museum of local churches, past and present, is worth a trip to the north side of Greencastle. Photographer Ken Torr has provided the museum with a large number of photos of churches from all over the county. The pictures include small country churches as well as larger structures. Many of the older photos have unique features such as an old door, stained glass window or view of a steeple...
Pizza King closed for renovations (08/08/08)
In a time of economic hardships and local businesses mysteriously jumping ship, one business is simply in need of improvement. Greencastle's Pizza King has been in the community for 30 years. Recently, it has been closed -- but not because of any economic difficulty...
Cloverdale native to lead US Cycling Team in Beijing Olympics (08/08/08)
Andy Sparks, a 1993 graduate of Cloverdale High School, has been selected as Head Coach for the United States Track Cycling Team for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Sparks spent three years as a resident athlete at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, where he was a member of the US National Cycling team. As a member of the national team, Sparks was able to race at velodromes around the world...
William Strother (08/08/08)
Mr. William Henry Strother age 75 of Plainfield passed away Thursday morning at his residence. Born May 16, 1933 in Putnam County, IN., he was the son of Joseph E. & Ruth Catherine (Boswell) Strother. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1951". He married Evelyn Jane (Arnold) Strother on May 18, 1956 and she survives...
HOLT-PARKER (08/08/08)
Rachel Holt and Brett Parker, both of Bainbridge, plan to be married on Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Crawfordsville. The Bride-to-be is the daughter of Brian and Natalie Holt, Darlington. She is a 2005 graduate of North Montgomery High School and is employed at Hendricks Regional Health Center...
WRIGHT-LOVELACE (08/08/08)
Randy Lovelace and Erika Wright, both of Springville, were married on July 8, 2008 on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota Florida. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Rae Davies of Bloomington, Indiana. Randy is the son of Norman and Bea Lovelace of Dugger...
JONES (08/08/08)
Steve and Brenda Jones and Mike and Beth McBride will be hosting a 50th wedding celebration in honor of their parents, Jackie R. and Caroline Jones, on Aug. 16 at the Roachdale Christian Church Fellowship Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. with reaffirmation of vows at 5:30 p.m...
BARKER (08/08/08)
Carl and Crystal Barker of Greencastle will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on Aug. 17 at the Fillmore United Methodist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Friends are invited to share in the celebration. Carle retired from the Indianapolis Star, and Crystal retired from the Indiana Department of Highways...
ALEXANDER (08/08/08)
Donnie and Barbara L. Alexander of Greencastle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug.16. Donnie is a retiree of DePauw University, where he worked for 49 years in the physical plant. Barbara is retired from her home cake decorating business of over 25 years...
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 8, 2008 (08/08/08)
Putnam County Jail Four people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently...
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