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Stories from Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No paper this coming Monday (01/14/09)
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, there will be no Banner Graphic. However, in its place, there will be a Tuesday paper for the week.
City's EID decision will wait (01/14/09)
A decision on the much-debated ordinance for the city of Greencastle to institute an economic improvement district in the city's downtown will have to wait until at least February. Having tabled the ordinance after a Dec. 31 special session, the Greencastle Common Council once again opened the issue to discussion at Tuesday's regular meeting...
Residents want speed limits reduced (01/14/09)
CLOVERDALE -- A rather large crowed braved the cold temperatures Tuesday night to attend the town council meeting at the Cloverdale Town Hall. Their concern was with the current posted speed limits in certain areas of town. They feel some need to be reduced...
Bainbridge students give up gift exchange to make donations (01/14/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- First grade students in Nana Rising's class at Bainbridge Elementary gave up having a Christmas gift exchange, and instead donated money and items to the Putnam County Humane Shelter. "The students were very excited as they began to see the collections of coins accumulate on my desk. We were even more surprised when we counted all of the money we had. There was $109.69," said Rising...
Bainbridge insurance agent loses license (01/14/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- After a five-month investigation, Indiana Commissioner of Insurance James Atterholt has permanently revoked the license of a Bainbridge insurance agent. The Indiana Department of Insurance suspended the license of Bradley K. Buchanan, owner of Bright & Williamson Insurance Services II Inc., which did business as Buck Insurance Services, on Sept. 11. The IDOI had been investigating Buchanan for about a month when the suspension was issued...
Greencastle Schools pulling out of ONT (01/14/09)
Greencastle Community Schools will pull out of the Old National Trail special education services cooperative when its contract with ONT expires in June 2010. "For a couple of years we've been looking at doing this," said Greencastle Schools superintendent Robert Green. ...
Coatesville man sentenced in child seduction case (01/14/09)
A Coatesville man was given a suspended sentence in Putnam County Circuit Court Monday on a Class D felony charge of child seduction. Roy K. Buchanan, 68, will spend 18 months on probation. Buchanan and his lawyer, Darrell Felling, requested that the charge be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor. Judge Matthew Headley denied the request, at least for the time being...
Banner helping organizations with 'Pay it Forward' (01/14/09)
Human services organizations abound in Putnam County. To assist 12 of those organizations, the Banner Graphic will launch "Pay it Forward" -- an initiative aimed at bringing awareness and financial assistance to them -- at the end of January. Every month in 2009, a different Putnam County not-for-profit organization will be spotlighted with a full page in the Banner Graphic. ...
Obama campaign manager Plouffe to visit DePauw (01/14/09)
On the night of his historic election on Nov. 4, 2008, Barack Obama called his campaign manager, David Plouffe, "the unsung hero of this campaign, who built the best political campaign, I think, in the history of the United States of America." On Feb. 2 -- thirteen days after the inauguration of President Obama -- Plouffe will come to the campus of DePauw University to discuss "Leadership Lessons from a Presidential Campaign Manager" as part of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series...
Increasing water rates discussed (01/14/09)
ROACHDALE -- Town Council President Jack Jones opened the monthly meeting telling the audience they would be recording during the meeting and that comments from the audience would be limited to five minutes. Resident Dennis Gentry spoke to the board during the public comment section. He pulled his own timer out of his pocket and set it before telling the board what his concerns were...
Jury trial continued for Flatt (01/14/09)
Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley granted a continuation Monday for the jury trial of an Indianapolis man charged with several felonies. Robert Jay Flatt, 42, was in court Monday for a change of plea hearing, but informed Headley he did not want to enter a guilty plea to the charges against him. Flatt's court-appointed attorney, James Recker, said he had been unaware that his client didn't want to plead and needed more time to prepare for trial...
Sentencing for Lashbrook reset (01/14/09)
A continuance in the sentencing of a Cloverdale woman accused of biting a 4-year-old child was granted Monday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Kelly Anne Lashbrook, 26, was to be sentenced Monday on a charge of Class D felony battery resulting in bodily injury. Judge Matthew Headley reset sentencing for Jan. 26...
Charges against French dismissed (01/14/09)
Charges against one of two men charged in connection with an alleged rolling methamphetamine lab have been dismissed. Timothy R. French, 37, of Greencastle was set to face a jury on March 11 on a charge of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine. Late last week, the charge was dismissed without prejudice, which means the prosecutor reserves the right to re-file should additional evidence against French arise in the future...
Trial set for Putnamville inmate (01/14/09)
A trial date has been set for a Putnamville Correctional Facility inmate charged with Class B felony aggravated battery and Class D felony criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury. Renaldo G. Hardy, 26, of Greencastle was sentenced to six years in prison on Oct. 11, 2007 for dealing in cocaine or narcotic drugs. He was charged in November in connection with an Aug. 4 incident at the prison in which he allegedly struck and threw hot liquid onto Jason Miles, another inmate...
Milner shares legislative priorities with board (01/14/09)
CLOVERDALE -- With the 2009 session of the General Assembly underway, schools are worried about funding, transportation costs and potential fiscal impacts, among other things. Superintendent Carrie Milner shared a summary of Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents legislative priorities during the school board meeting Monday night...
Sporting events cancelled (01/14/09)
Athletic events for Greencastle and North Putnam have been cancelled for tonight. Events at South Putnam are proceeding as planned.
Sporting events cancelled (01/14/09)
Athletic events for Greencastle and North Putnam have been cancelled for tonight. No events have been cancelled for South Putnam.
Greencastle falls to Pioneers (01/14/09)
MOORESVILLE -- The Greencastle Tiger Cubs girls' basketball team traveled to Mooresville Tuesday night, knowing they would have a tough task on their hands, against the undefeated, IBCA sixth-ranked, Mooresville Pioneers. The Lady Tiger Cubs played hard against the Pioneers, but Mooresville played up to their reputation and ranking, defeating Greencastle, 73-31...
Cougars fall to Stars, 78-36 (01/14/09)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team couldn't overcome a rough first half and were downed by Western Boone 78-36 Tuesday night. Taylor Alles was able to win the tip for the Cougars, but their first few possessions didn't end in points but turnovers. Alles was also the first to score for North Putnam. Turnovers and missed rebounds were two of the factors that allowed Western Boone to capitalize and take the double-digit lead...
Vikings outlast Clovers (01/14/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The struggles for the Cloverdale girls' basketball team continued Monday when they fell to West Vigo 46-36. It is the Clovers' seventh straight loss and 11th overall on the season. Seniors came up big for Cloverdale as Allie Franklin, Kristin McCammon and Kayla Shepherd accounted for 29 of the Clovers' 36 points. The remaining seven came from junior Ashley McCallie...
GMS falls to Chargers (01/14/09)
The Greencastle freshman basketball team fell to North Montgomery 41-35 on the road Monday night. Falling behind 8-2 early, the Tiger Cubs stormed back to take a 10-8 lead at the end of the first quarter behind eight points and eight rebounds from Jesse Tesmer. However, the lead was short lived as the Cubs were out-scored 10-2 in the second stanza and went into the half trailing 18-12...
DPU women's team to hold clinic (01/14/09)
The DePauw women's basketball players will hold a basketball clinic today for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The clinic is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lilly Center, with registration beginning at 6:45 p.m. The team simply asks that each participant bring a small monetary donation for the People's Burn Foundation of Indianapolis. The donation may be any amount whatsoever...
Erma E. Brant (01/14/09)
Erma E. Brant, 79, of Marion died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. She was born in Hendricks County, June, 15, 1929 to Atlas C. and Esther Stewart. Mrs. Brant was a lifelong homemaker. Survivors include son Terry W. Brant and wife Cinda of Marion and son Donald E. Wood and wife Charlene of Amo; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and 14 step great-grandchildren...
Cyntha Van Tassel Yeo (01/14/09)
Cynthia Van Tassel Yeo, 61, of Zionsville died Dec. 30, 2008. Mrs. Yeo was a 1970 graduate of DePauw University, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and where she honed her artistic skills as painting became her avocation and later, her vocation...
James D. "Smoke" Richards (01/14/09)
James D. "Smoke" Richards, 68, of Greencastle died on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. He was born on April 14, 1940 in Greencastle to Stuart N. Richards and V. Imogene Williams Richards. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He was an owner of Richards Insurance Agency...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 14, 2009 (01/14/09)
Sheriff's Department Kristen Rissler, Reelsville, was traveling on County Road 400 near U.S. 40 at 7:50 a.m. Jan. 12 when a deer came over the embankment. She was unable to avoid hitting the animal. There was an estimated $1,001 to $2,500 in damages...
Success is found in experience (01/14/09)
Spend enough hours in nature, and you will undoubtedly experience some remarkable moments. A hawk diving for prey, raccoons scurrying across an open field, 2 mature whitetail bucks locking antlers in a match for dominance; these are just a few of the millions of sights that can enhance the experience of deer hunting...
Ellsworth against congressional pay raises (01/14/09)
To the Editor, America is facing the most serious challenges we've seen in generations, and the way we choose to respond will shape the world our children and grandchildren inherit. We have got our work cut out for us. Turning our economy and country around will require everyone to pitch in and make sacrifices for the greater cause. That's one of the reasons why I am co-sponsoring a bill to block an upcoming pay raise for members of Congress...
Main Street says 'thanks' for wonderful help (01/14/09)
To the Editor: On Dec. 24, 2008 a board member of Main Street Greencastle received a call about a major hot water leak in the Opera House building on the downtown square. Main Street owns that building and rents space to various tenants. One of the tenants had come in on Christmas Eve and noticed the water gushing from a plumbing leak in one of the first floor restrooms...
Thanks for merry Christmas from County Home (01/14/09)
To the Editor: The residents of Green Acres County Home would like to thank everyone who took part in making this a very merry Christmas. Thanks for the gifts, food, party, poinsettias, the music and the fun. God bless you all. Green Acres residents and staff...
First major snowfall of 2009 (01/14/09)
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