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Stories from Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hoover sentenced to 13 years (12/23/08)
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 drug-related death of 17-year-old Dietrich Jackson. ...
Seventh-grader gets first taste of philanthropy (12/23/08)
Tyler Nield may only be in seventh grade, but he hopes to one day become successful so he can use his money and time to help local and national charities. Tyler, a South Putnam student, received his first taste of philanthropy when he won the 2008 Putnam County Community Foundation's National Philanthropy Week essay contest...
Putnamville welcomes new trooper (12/23/08)
Scott Probasco is the newest trooper at the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post. Probasco was one of 46 members of the 69th Indiana State Police Academy who took their oath of office Thursday at the University of Indianapolis' Ransburg Auditorium...
Angels Among Us (12/23/08)
As part of their holiday celebration Friday, students at Central Elementary sang carols and shared Christmas memories with the residents. It was an effort to teach the fifth-graders about the season of giving by giving to a local organization instead of having a classroom gift exchange. ...
Public transit coming to Putnam County (12/23/08)
Jan. 5, 2009 will be an exciting day in Putnam County -- affordable public transportation will become available to local residents as vehicles provided by Putnam County Rural Transit will begin making rounds throughout the city. The "Greencastle Express" service will stop at various points throughout the city and will deviate from the route to pick up and drop off additional riders as time and space allow. ...
Mill Pond appoints nurse mentors (12/23/08)
Officials at Mill Pond Health Campus have announced that Kathy Troyer, L.P.N. has been selected to serve as Nurse Mentor. The goal of the Nurse Mentor Initiative is to reduce nurse turnover, increase nurse job satisfaction, and improve delivery of services to the residents...
Youth City Bowling Tournament standings announced (12/23/08)
Youth City Bowling Tournament Standings (as of 12/22/08) TEAM EVENT Pee Wee Division 1. Tucker State Farm Ins. -- Score 1821 (Brady Robinson, Craig Robinson, Marcus Robinson) 2. First National Bank -- Score 1816 (Cooper Cline, Aircia Domangue, Larissa Poorman)...
Geneva Dimitroff (12/23/08)
Geneva Sims Dimitroff, 91, of Greencastle died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. Mrs. Dimitroff was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Clay County to George and Inis Reed Sims. She was a 1942 graduate of Indiana University School of Nursing. After graduation, her entire graduating class enlisted in the U.S. ...
Mildred Hunter (12/23/08)
Mildred A. Hunter, 99, of Greencastle, died on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. She was born on May 10, 1909 in Brooklyn, Ind. to Abraham and Ida Cox Nauman. Her husbands, Ray McGinnis and Morris S. "Pill" Hunter; two sisters, Kathryn Deweese and Ophia Duncan; and brother, Ralph Nauman preceded her in death...
Leonard Miller (12/23/08)
Leonard C. "Chuck" Miller, age 73, of Wimauma, Fla. passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008. Mr. Miller was in the construction business for years. More recently he was happiest behind the wheel of his sod truck. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be truly missed but never forgotten...
Free Choice Act should be resurrected (12/23/08)
To the Editor: Hard-working Americans are hurting. Paychecks have flat-lined, but everything else keeps going up -- health care, college tuition, groceries, and more. Hard-working Americans need the ability to organize a union without fear of retaliation from their employer. Today, hard-working men and women who try to form or join a union often face coercion, intimidation, or are simply fired by their employer. That needs to change...
Prosecutor asked for harsher sentence (12/23/08)
To the Editor: I have been asked recently by a number of citizens why my office would agree to such a lenient sentence on Tammy Wade. What the article in the Banner did not state was that my deputy prosecutor asked the court to impose a prison sentence of one and one-half years. The Probation Department recommended to the court that one year be spent in jail...
Change your habits for health (12/23/08)
To the Editor: Many people suffer from high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure and take medications -- which does not cure the problem, but allows them to continue doing what caused their problems. Cholesterol is automatically created by our bodies. ...
Emergency Food Pantry says thanks (12/23/08)
To the Editor: The Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry wants to thank all who have given to the pantry -- churches, individuals, organizations, clubs, schools, scouts, university people and the Putnam County Hospital. The pantry is grateful for all donations. None are too small, and all are needed. Thank-you one an all. You make it possible for us to help those who need it...
Nice turnout at sustainability session (12/23/08)
To the Editor: Last August, Mayor Sue Murray hosted the first Community Forward Summit at DePauw's Prindle Institute for Ethics. Many community members and civic leaders came together to consider the current state of our community and seeking ideas for moving forward. One of the most popular needs identified from the summit was the importance of sustainability and the need for focus sessions on this topic...
Child's benefit auction was big success (12/23/08)
To the Editor: Our silent auction on Nov. 21 at the Putnam County Hospital to benefit Dylan Jackson was a huge success. Dylan is 5 years old and was recently diagnosed with leukemia. He is doing well with his outpatient treatments. The nursing staff at the hospital would like to thank the following businesses: Identity Hair Design, Pizza Hut of Brazil, Jackson's Family Restaurant, Martin's Emporium, Los Martinez, Ambler Hill, Almost Home, Treasures on the Square, Eitel's Flowers, McKinley Bed and Breakfast of Brazil, Ellen Embroidery, Holiday Inn of Cloverdale, Enchanted Evenings Carriage Co., Six Points Trading Post, Chaney's Diner of Brazil, Wayne's World Fireworks, Styling Station, Peebles, Auto Zone, Tractor Supply Co., Garber Photography of Brazil, Pell's Mart of Brazil, K.C. ...
Knitting for Nets continues (12/23/08)
To the editor:, I just wanted to thank everyone for all of your help and contributions to the Knitting for Nets project. Scarves are currently on sale at the Blue Door Cafe on the corner of Indiana and Walnut St. as well as in the DePauw University Bookstore in the lower level of the Union Building. They are still priced at $10 each--the price of one mosquito net...
100th birthday party was a hit (12/23/08)
To the editor: The children of Eva Smith would like to thank the 150 plus that attended the open house in honor of their Mother's 100th birthday. We especially would like to thank Mill Pond Health Campus for providing us the use of their facility and all of their help...
Gas still overpriced at exit (12/23/08)
To the editor: A few weeks ago I submitted a letter to your opinion column on the gouging price of gas at the three gas stations at the Interstate 70 Cloverdale/Greencastle Exit. Update: On November 26, the per-gallon cost for gas at the exits east and west of this exit was $1.59 to $1.65, while at the BP station the price was $1.89, 24 to 30 cents more per gallon...
Consider community gardens (12/23/08)
To the editor: The recent op-ed article by David Lillard advocating Victory gardens and other forms of local food production was both timely and outstanding. In the coming hard economic times the development of local food sources is very important...
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