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Stories from Monday, January 5, 2009

Lang sentenced to two years (01/05/09)
A former Putnam County woman was sentenced to jail time for thefts from the Van Bibber Lake Conservancy District. Rita K. Lang, 57, was handed a two-year sentence Monday in Putnam County Circuit Court on a Class D felony theft charge. Judge Matthew Headley ordered Lang to spend four-and-a-half months in the Putnam County Jail, four-and-a-half months on community corrections and the remainder of her sentence on probation.
Commissioners deal with high salt prices (01/05/09)
Putnam County Commissioners Gene Beck, Jim Baird and Kristina Warren organized their board, made a motion to request funds from the rainy day fund and discussed County Bridge 159 at their Monday meeting. As far as organization of the commissioners' board, Beck will remain as the board president with Warren as Vice President...
Ashley Square owner makes request for tax assessment (01/05/09)
Putnam County Commissioners heard a request Monday from Ashley Square Cinema owner Frank Katris to assess a per person tax for each person in Putnam County of $5 to 7 to make improvements to the theater. In exchange for the assessment, county residents could attend movies at the Greencastle theater for free during the week and for $1 on Fridays and Saturdays...
Centenarians are fastest growing population (01/05/09)
The fastest growing population in the United States and Canada is centenarians--people who live to be 100 years or older. This fact certainly appears to be true if Putnam County is an indication with several residents recently celebrating their 10th birthdays...
Rural Transit service begins Monday (01/05/09)
Beginning today, Putnam County Rural Transit will begin making rounds throughout Putnam County, stopping at various points throughout the to pick up and drop off additional riders as time and space allow. "We will be providing very thorough transit service to the Greencastle area. ...
Annual Chamber dinner slated for Jan. 31 (01/05/09)
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its annual dinner for Saturday, Jan. 31, at the DePauw University Indoor Tennis and Track Facility. Last year's event had a record 350 people in attendance and the Chamber is hoping with the fun evening they have put together with the assistance of their local sponsors that they can reach or top that number this year...
Area National Guard members depart for Iraq (01/05/09)
Community members gathered in Brazil to say good-bye to some of its heroes on Friday. "I know I speak for myself and everyone behind me when I say, we appreciate the support," Sgt. 1st Class Neil Brown said during the sendoff ceremony for the 138th Quartermaster Friday...
Cloverdale cattle breeders exhibit two national champions (01/05/09)
Platte City, Mo. -- Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, exhibited two National Champions and one Reserve National Champion at the 2008 ACA National Show Nov. 19 in Louisville, Ky. The Grand Champion Chiangus Female was WCC Miss Rattle 362S 1CA. The May 15, 2006 daughter of KF Precision showed with a bull calf at side and is co-owned with Ross Hyatt, Clay City. She was also named the Chiangus Cow/Calf Division Champion...
Wasatch Lake offers great getaway (01/05/09)
POLAND -- Wasatch Lake is a rustic country retreat located on 300 acres of private woodlands. Wasatch is an Indian word meaning 'beautiful vista," and is a fitting description of this quiet getaway. With rustic cabins and simple amenities like a fireplace with unlimited firewood, fishing permit and a boat you can use anytime...
Third quarter defense spurs Eagles to tourney championship (01/05/09)
By CAREY FOX For the Banner Graphic GREENCASTLE -- Only time will tell if Saturday afternoon was the start of a successful second half run for the South Putnam Eagles, but a pair of wins to claim the championship of the Eagle Holiday Classic was a good beginning...
Eels slip past South Putnam for win 61-37 (01/05/09)
Clay City coach Grant McVay watched the South Putnam Eagles win the Putnam County Classic in early December and came away knowing that if the two teams played, it could not be a half-court, grind it out basketball game. "It was very important that we dictate the personality of the game, given the way our two squads matched up. ...
Clovers finish seventh (01/05/09)
The Cloverdale boys' basketball team competed in the Graber Post Buildings Classic at North Daviess High School recently. The Clovers lost in the first round to host North Daviess 58-39 and then lost to Eastern on Friday 50-38. Saturday proved to be fruitful for Cloverdale as they defeated Washington Catholic 76-61 to secure seventh place in the tourney...
John Robert Walton (01/05/09)
J.R. Hogshead (01/05/09)
J.R. Hogshead, 20, of Coatesville died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. He was born in Danville on Dec. 2, 1988 to John and Denise Waggoner Hogshead. Mr. Hogshead had been serving in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his parents of Coatesville, brother Robert Dooley of Plainfield, sister Amanda Coffey of Ladoga, grandfather Gerald Hogshead of Arkansas and niece Abigail...
John R. Webb (01/05/09)
John R. Webb, 84, of St. Louis and formerly of Kansas, Ill. died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. He was a retired hospital administrator. He was born Jan. 26, 1924 in Kansas, Ill., the son of the late Harry and Mabel McVicker Webb. He married Lucy Louise Longden on July 20, 1947 in Greencastle. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2003...
Nancy D. Cooksey (01/05/09)
Nancy D. Cooksey, age 67, of Greencastle died on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 in Greencastle. She was born on April 6, 1941 to Earl and Betty Webb Denham in Crawfordsville. She married Robert E. Cooksey on March 8, 1965 in Crawfordsville. He preceded her in death on September 18, 2000...
Tommy Allen Harmon (01/05/09)
Tommy "Tom" Allen Harmon, age 66, of Coatesville passed away Jan. 3, 2009. He was born on June 21, 1942 in Fort Branch to Thelman Albertus and Violet Alma Williams Harmon. He married Mary Lou Hoopes on Nov. 30, 1963 and she survives. Mr. Harmon was a retired buyer for Allison Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended New Winchester Christian Church...
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