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Stories from Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Putnam County residents bring home an Indianapolis Colts Dixie Chopper (01/28/09)
Talk about your home-field advantage. The next time Hope Beaman mows her five-acre property northwest of Belle Union, she can thank Dixie Chopper for turning a seven-hour chore into little more than an hour of what she calls "fun." That's because Hope and David Beaman of Putnam County are the 2008 winners of the Dixie Chopper-Indianapolis Colts mower giveaway. ...
Winter in Indiana (01/28/09)
Woman gets probation for biting child (01/28/09)
A contrite mother of two was sentenced Monday to 18 months of probation for biting one of her children. Judge Matthew Headley gave Kelly Anne Lashbrook, 26, a suspended year-and-a-half sentence, all of which will be served on probation. Lashbrook must also take parenting classes and perform 32 hours of community service...
United Way of Putnam County exceeds goal by 10 percent (01/28/09)
United Way of Putnam County not only met its goal of raising $160,000 but exceeded it by ten percent and possibly more. "The goal was rather modest, but in light of the economic situation it is significant to note that it was not only met, but exceeded," said United Way of Putnam County Executive Director David English...
Evansville man sentenced to home detention (01/28/09)
An Evansville man appeared in Putnam County Circuit Court and was given a four-year sentence for Class C felony possession of cocaine. Robert A. Jackson, 49, was sentenced to four years with one and one-half years served on home detention and the remainder to be suspended and spent on probation...
Local officials attend training (01/28/09)
Indianapolis--Putnam County Council member Opal Sutherlin and Treasurer-elect Sharon Owens recently attended the Association of Indiana Counties Newly Elected Officials seminar at the Crowne Plaza in Indianapolis. About 150 county elected officials from all over the state attended the conference. ...
Public library hosts publication party (01/28/09)
Attention poets and writers: the Putnam County Public Library is hosting a publication party from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Kiwanis room at the library. This "party" is designed to help writers network with other writers in a safe and encouraging atmosphere...
Burglary suspect enters change of plea (01/28/09)
One of two defendants allegedly involved in an October break-in that took place in Cloverdale entered a guilty plea to one charge in connection with the incident and will be sentenced at a later date in Putnam County Circuit Court. Justin M. Manning, 22, of Cloverdale pled guilty to a charge of Class D felony theft Monday. In exchange, two Class C felony counts -- burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary -- against Manning will be dropped...
Michael gives update on house activities (01/28/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The end of January is quickly approaching and we have just concluded another week of activities and celebrations that I will remember forever. The week began with the observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., followed by the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. It is hard to put into words the impact of the many images that came into our living rooms from the nation's capital last Tuesday. It was one of the proudest days in this country's history...
Sentencing continued despite state's objection (01/28/09)
Over the objection of the State of Indiana, the sentencing of a Greencastle man convicted of severely beating his brother-in-law has been continued a second time. Jay C. Unger, 55, was slated to be sentenced Monday on charges of Class B felony aggravated battery, Class C felony battery by means of a deadly weapon, Class D felony criminal recklessness and two counts of Class B misdemeanor battery...
Cloverdale park issues reviewed by town board (01/28/09)
CLOVERDALE -- A meeting that had never before taken place between town and park officials happened Saturday. Park board and town council members met jointly for the first time to review the budget and project list for Cloverdale Community Park. "It was a productive meeting," commented Ron Jones, park board president...
Tiger Sharks dominate in tri-meet (01/28/09)
With the post season less than four weeks away, the Tiger Sharks are starting to concentrate on the Crawfordsville Sectional and the state meet and not their dual meets; but you wouldn't have noticed that Monday night as they demolished North Montgomery and Danville High School...
Cougars rebound for WCC Conference win over Cascade (01/28/09)
By TIM TUTTLE For the Banner Graphic ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's girls played solidly from start to finish, shot brilliantly from the field and had a substantial edge rebounding to earn a 56-44 victory over Cascade in a West Central Conference basketball game Saturday on the Cougars' court...
Cloverdale sixth grade hoopsters in action (01/28/09)
The sixth grade Cloverdale boys basketball team picked up a win Monday night knocking off Eminence 32-25. After trailing by six in the half, the Clovers rallied back for the win. Brantson Sharp led the Clovers with a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. ...
GHS freshman fall to Knight (01/28/09)
The Greencastle High School boys' freshman basketball team dropped a hard-fought battle to Northview Monday night 50-38. The Tiger cubs trailed at the half 23-21 only to be outscored 12-4 in the third quarter. Greencastle tried to rally back in the fourth, but couldn't pull it off. Northview sealed the deal hitting 7-of-9 of its free throws in the final frame. All in all, the Knights went 12-17 from the charity stripes while the Tiger Cubs only hit three-out-of-eight...
Cougar Youth Softball signups dates (01/28/09)
The Cougar Softball League will be holding signups on two days at two separate locations. The first day is Saturday at Bainbridge Elementary from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Roachdale Elementary from 9 a.m. until noon. The second opportunity for signups will be on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Bainbridge Elementary from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and at Roachdale Elementary from 9 a.m. until noon...
Johnston leads Grizzlies at Rose-Hulman (01/28/09)
South Putnam grad Shelby Johnston captured two events when Franklin College competed in an unscored men's and women's indoor track and field meet at Rose-Hulman Friday. Johnston won the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.88 and soared to a first-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 5-1/4 inches. She also placed third in the long jump (13-7 3/4) and in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.46...
Ralph Lee Delp (01/28/09)
Ralph Lee Delp, 74, Frostproof, Fla., formerly of Greencastle died on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 at Florida Hospital Heartland Division in Sebring, Fla. He was born on Jan. 7, 1935 in Mulberry to LeRoy and Fern Elvira Britan Delp. He graduated from New Market High School and served in the Indiana National Guard. He married Margaret Carol Carothers in Alamo. They resided in Lizton and Harrison, Ohio until he retired as a teamster truck driver from Dennis Trucklines...
Roland Eugene Jones (01/28/09)
Roland "Ronnie" Eugene Jones, 69, of Martinsville, formerly of Greencastle, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. He was born April 24, 1939 to Venard Earl and Margaret Louise Parrish Jones. Mr. Jones was a carpenter, working most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended Greencastle schools...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 29, 2009 (01/28/09)
Putnam County Jail Two individuals were booked into the Putnam County Tuesday on contempt of court charges. Zachary Lancaster, 21, Rockville, was booked at 3:29 p.m. His bail has been set at $764. Charles Wood, 27, Greencastle, was booked at 4:24 p.m. with bail set at $412.80...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 28, 2009 (01/28/09)
Sheriff's Department Robert Buchanan, Greencastle, was traveling north on U.S. 231 at 7:25 a.m. Monday when a deer, running from east to west, ran into the right side of his vehicle. Damage was done to the front fender and door. A vehicle driven by Lisa Moore then struck the animal. Moore stated the animal stood up and ran in front of her vehicle. Neither vehicle was towed from the scene...
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