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Stories from Monday, August 11, 2008

Children, matches lead to barn fire (08/11/08)
REELSVILLE -- A weekend fire that destroyed a Reelsville man's barn was caused by children playing with matches, the fire chief said Sunday. Reelsville Fire Chief John McPherson contacted the Banner Graphic and said he wanted to take the opportunity to warn the public about the dangers of children playing with fire...
Missing man did not drown (08/11/08)
HERITAGE LAKE -- A man thought to have disappeared in the waters of Heritage Lake late Saturday or early Sunday was later found alive and unhurt. Dive teams from Floyd Township, in addition to other nearby agencies, searched through the darkened water near the boat dock for some time for the man who was reported missing about an hour after being seen attaching a cover to a boat in the lake...
Plans under way for aerospace club with goal of national competition (08/11/08)
Eric Merrell's face just beams with excitement when he talks about model rocketry. From the time he was a boy, the Putnam County resident has loved building rockets and then watching excitedly as they soared sharply into the sky above his head. Even today, rocket-building remains on his list of hobbies. In fact, he still has the second rocket he built as a child and it's something he proudly holds onto all these years later...
Folk medicine still being used today (08/11/08)
Folk medicine has existed side by side with human beings for thousands of years. In an effort to cope with an environment that was often dangerous, man began finding ways to treat medical problems. At first, these came through trial and error, using various plants and other methods derived from observing how animals reacted to and treated themselves when ill or injured...
Author on Vietnam War coming to PCL (08/11/08)
The Vietnam War era was a time of great political tension both domestically and abroad. The outcome of one soldier's experiences are eloquently described in a book published by the Indiana Historical Society, "To Bear any Burden: A Hoosier Green Beret's Letters from Vietnam", written by Daniel FitzGibbon...
Puterbaugh ends Gaines' streak at three (08/11/08)
PUTNAMVILLE -- For three weeks, sprint car drivers had attempted to find a winning combination to end Dickie Gaines' domination at Lincoln Park Speedway. On Saturday night, Billy Puterbaugh finally came across the right formula, adding equal parts lead foot with a lack of brakes to edge Gaines for a victory...
Harold Roe (08/11/08)
Harold R. Roe, 78, of Bainbridge, died Saturday morning at the Waters of Greencastle. He was born Aug. 29, 1929 near North Salem to Emory and Katie Irene Lively Roe. He married Anna M. Noll on Sept. 6, 1962 at Beaumont, Texas. She preceeded him on Jan. 2, 1997...
Margaret Sanders (08/11/08)
Margaret S. Sanders, 68, of Eminence, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at her residence. Born Jan. 31, 1940, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Byron Baker and Margaret L. (Hofer) Delp. She worked as a quality control inspector at Libby Glass Co. Survivors include a son, Lawrence D. ...
Lois Trent (08/11/08)
Lois M. Trent, 81, of Poland, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at her residence. Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Jasonville, she was the daughter of David and Ida Mae (Mowery) Shonk. She married Russell J. Trent on June 2, 1945, and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1998...
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