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Stories from Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Several arrested on drug charges (10/07/08)
Several people were arrested in Greencastle over the weekend after police discovered what was identified as a mobile meth lab. Police Chief Tom Sutherlin told the Banner Graphic that Officer Chris Helmer was conducting a routine traffic stop early Friday morning on a vehicle occupied by 28-year-old Chad Buttery of Russellville and 37-year-old Timothy French...
City streets and sidewalks to get fall makeover (10/07/08)
Some much-anticipated repairs to city streets and sidewalks are on the way with Greencastle officials approving the measure on Monday. Members of the Board of Public Works voted during a special meeting to spend $68,222 for Spiker Excavating to repair and replace a number of sidewalks in town, beginning this fall...
Area 30's Culinary Arts students have a full plate (10/07/08)
By the time students in Mary Birt's Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management course at Area 30 Career Center are done with the program, they have experienced every facet of the food service industry. One part of what the students do is run the Ivy Gallery -- a full service restaurant -- which is housed at Area 30...
Illinois truck driver killed on 70 Monday (10/07/08)
An autopsy will be performed today on an Illinois man who was killed in a single-vehicle accident in the eastbound lane of Interstate-70 Monday morning. Clay County Coroner Rick Swearingen confirmed to The Brazil Times Monday evening an autopsy is scheduled for Ronald W. Frazier, 48, Nokomis, Ill., to help determine the cause of death...
Bayh makes stops for Obama in western Indiana (10/07/08)
Birch Evans Bayh II stopped in at the Double-N-Diner Monday and talked to locals about politics, at the national and local level. Bayh served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1954-62 and was a state senator from 1963-81. He was also a candidate for the democratic presidential nomination in the 1976 election...
Wabash student's death investigated (10/07/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Sunday death of Wabash College freshman remains under investigation. Johnny D. Smith, 18, of Tucson, Ariz. was found unconscious in a sleeping dorm in the Beta Psi Shelter where he lived, a report from Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity, of which Wabash's Beta Psi Chapter was a part, said...
Seniors shine for Tiger Cubs (10/07/08)
On the night they were honored for their contributions to GHS boys' soccer, no one came through bigger than the two Greencastle seniors on the field. The Tiger Cubs turned it on with seven second-half goals for a 9-2 win over Owen Valley Monday at Dee Monnett Field. Senior Greg Lilly led the way with a school-record-tying five goals. Fellow senior Griffen Moore contributed three assists...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 7, 2008 (10/07/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked in recently at the Putnam County Jail. Frederick Buttery, 34, Greencastle, was booked in at 5:34 a.m. Friday for neglect of a dependent, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and dealing in marijuana...
Sunday sales would increase convenience (10/07/08)
Dear Editor: Convenience and a good price. That's what consumers want when they shop today and that is why Indiana's drug, grocery, and convenience stores are supporting an effort to modernize Indiana's alcoholic beverage laws to permit Sunday and cold beer sales...
Younger players are important too (10/07/08)
To the Editor: My son is is a 7th grade football player for South Putnam Junior High School. He is always looking in the paper for any mention of their accomplishments on the field when they play, but for some reason there is never anything in there...
Residents thank Scouts (10/07/08)
To the Editor: Hickory Creek at Sunset would like to give a big "Thank You" to Girl Scout Troop 256 for the flowers they planted at our facility this week. Planting these flowers and bulbs was big job, and this troop of Girl Scouts really hung in there until it was perfect...
Reader offers kudos (10/07/08)
I just read Linda Larkin's complaint on the exorbitant gas prices at the three stations at the Greencastle/Cloverdale Interstate 70 Exit. Just what is going on with these stations? How can they get away with gouging the people who live in this area?...
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