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Stories from Monday, December 22, 2008

Hoover sentenced to 13 years in Jackson case (12/22/08)
A Greencastle man has been sentenced to 13 years for his involvement in the Dec. 15, 2007 accidental death of a Greencastle High School senior. Scotty B. Hoover, 24, was convicted of a Class B felony dealing in a schedule II controlled substance and Class C felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the death of 17-year-old Dietrich Jackson. ...
Decorating contest winners named (12/22/08)
Christmas trees, angels, manger scenes, music and, of course, Santa Claus are all part of the annual Home for the Holidays home lawn decorating contest sponsored by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce. There were 10 entries in this year's race. ...
Santa comes calling and surprises Greencastle girl (12/22/08)
Yes, Megan, there is a Santa Claus. Several weeks ago, 8-year-old Megan Manning sent St. Nick a letter through the mailbox located in downtown Greencastle. In the letter, Megan expressed her concern that, because she would be going out of town for Christmas, Santa might not be able to find her...
Ina Armour celebrates her 100th birthday (12/22/08)
Ten decades is a long lifetime. It is long enough to see a remarkable shift in technology, medicine, science, ideology and lifestyles. For Ina L. Armour, who celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 20 at the Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Facility in Greencastle, it has been a wonderful century...
Ensuring safety during outages (12/22/08)
This time of year can mean winter power outages. CampSafe Coalition has prepared a list of "must have" items to ensure safety during long power outages. Always think safety. Portable propane and gasoline powered products burn and consume oxygen for combustion and give off carbon monoxide, which can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning...
Cloverdale implements reserve police program (12/22/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Residents of Cloverdale have seen an increase in police patrol in the area, thanks to a reserve program implemented by the police department in the summer of 2008. With money always being in short supply, small towns like Cloverdale must make the best use of their resources...
Shoe Sensation offers local spot for shoe shoppers (12/22/08)
With over 6,500 square feet of room for shoes, Greencastle's newest store Shoe Sensation is Mecca for those who love to shoe shop. There are bargains galore and brands that include Nike, Reebok, New Balance, Clarks, SAS, Sketchers and DC. But shoes are not the only items the savvy shopper can find. When an independent group purchased the chain last February, they decided Shoe Sensation should be a "shoes only" store...
Cloverdale tames Tri-West (12/22/08)
LIZTON -- Christmas came early for the Cloverdale boys' basketball team as they faced the Tri-West Bruins Saturday night. The Clovers were able to use the gift of teamwork to come away with a 63-59 win. Cloverdale won the tip but committed a turnover, which enabled Tri-West to score first. However, that didn't stop the Clovers...
Struggles continue for North Putnam (12/22/08)
By Tim Tuttle For the Banner Graphic MONTEZUMA -- North Putnam slid into a hole early Saturday against Riverton Parke and never was able to climb all the way out of it, losing 62-52 in a nonconference boys basketball game on the Panthers' court. The Cougars (0-6) fell behind 16-3 in the opening five minutes. They fought back to within seven twice...
Janice E. Sexton (12/22/08)
Janice E. Sexton, age 83, of Greencastle died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. Mrs. Sexton was born on Feb. 15, 1925 in Ecorse, Mich. to Clarence B. and Faye Darigan Summers. She was a graduate of Eastern Illinois State Teachers College High School. Her husband, J.M. Sexton Jr., whom she married on August 5, 1947, preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1996...
Wilma P. Cash (12/22/08)
Wilma P. Cash, age 86, of Greencastle died on Saturday Dec. 20, 2008 at home. She was born on June 17, 1922 in Floyd Township to Frank M. and Hazel D. Lydick Woods. She married Robert E. Cash on April 12, 1941 and he preceded her in death on July 19, 1999...
Jon William Lancaster (12/22/08)
Jon William Lancaster, age 45, of Brazil passed away at his residence Thursday Dec. 18, 2008 following an extended illness. He was born December 29, 1962 in Goshen to Billy and Frances McGinty Lancaster. He married Fran Nevils in April of 1986. They were later divorced, but have remained close friends...
Melba F. Haskett (12/22/08)
Melba F. Haskett, age 95, of Greencastle died on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. She was born on March 11, 1913 in Greencastle to Steve and Maude Gayor Haskett. Surviving are four nieces, Miriam Madore, Donna Jean O'Conner, Sandra Davis, Sue Basey; one nephew, Barry Haskett; and a sister-in-law, Maxine R. Haskett...
Faye Eggers (12/22/08)
Faye Eggers, age 71, of Greencastle passed away Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Six Mile, W.V. on Feb. 16, 1937, the daughter of Wilbert and Opal Hager Arthur. She was a homemaker and had previously worked at Mallory's in Greencastle and had sold Parke Lane Jewelry...
Olga Ida Field (12/22/08)
Olga Ida Muenzler Field, age 90, Naperville, Ill. passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 in her residence with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 28, 1918 in Cost, Texas to Anton and Frieda Helen Bauer Muenzler, and was the granddaughter of German immigrants. She grew up in Three Rivers, Texas, where she met her future husband, William Joseph Field. They married in Palm Beach, Fla. in 1943 while he was stationed in the U.S. Navy...
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