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Stories from Friday, January 30, 2009

Winter fun for everyone (01/30/09)
Eagle Homecoming (01/30/09)
Work and play in the snow (01/30/09)
Man gets 'deal of the century' (01/30/09)
A former Greencastle man got what his court-appointed attorney James Recker said "might look like the deal of the century" Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Thomas L. Gorham III, 28, of Centralia, Mo., was in court to be sentenced on what were originally charges of Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine and Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine...
City awarded $1.5 million by INDOT (01/30/09)
The city of Greencastle has received a big financial boost from the federal government in its proposed effort to extend South Street to connect with U.S. 231 on the south side. INDOT awarded the city $1,522,000 in Local Public Agencies (LPA) Group III funding for the project. ...
Roche pleads guilty to battery (01/30/09)
A Greencastle man pled guilty Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court for his role in a June attack in which another man was severely beaten. Frank Adam Roche, 18, entered a guilty plea on a charge of Class C felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury. Under the terms of a plea agreement, a charge of Class A misdemeanor battery was dropped...
Burglary case proceeding to trial (01/30/09)
The case of one of two defendants allegedly involved in an October break-in that occurred in Cloverdale will proceed to trial. Jared T. Robbins, 21, of Cloverdale is charged with Class C felonies burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary and Class D felony theft. The deadline for any plea agreements between the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office and Robbins was Jan. 22, and none have been filed...
Clay County residents become advocates at Statehouse (01/30/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- With snow falling, a small group of Clay County residents made the trek to Indianapolis to become advocates for Indiana cancer patient rights and smoke-free environments. Local Clay County Relay For Life committee members Carrol Evans, Kathy White, Ann Hoopingarner and Olivia Herron's goals were to meet with Indiana General Assembly members Sen. John Waterman and representatives Clyde Kersey (Dist. 43), Vern Tincher (Dist. 46) and Nancy Michael (Dist. 44)...
Teen driving bill moves to Senate (01/30/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A bill that would ban teenage drivers from using cell phones and texting passed the state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday. The panel voted 9-1 to endorse the bill and send it to the full Senate for consideration. "Kids probably aren't going to like it, but it is a good thing to toughen it up. They need to enforce it if it passes," said Greencastle State Farm Agent Allen Williams...
Theft defendant rejects plea offer (01/30/09)
A Roachdale woman charged with Class D felony theft and a possible habitual offender designation has rejected a plea agreement offer extended to her by the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office. The case of Jonella K. Wallace, 51, is now set to proceed to trial. Judge Matthew Headley set a trial date of May 13 for Wallace, with a final pretrial conference on April 23 and a cut off date of April 16 for any other plea agreements...
Cancellations for Friday and Saturday (01/30/09)
The broken water valve in Roachdale that led to the cancellation of North Putnam schools on Friday has also led to the postponement of tonight's scheduled games between North Putnam and Greencastle. The homecoming festivities scheduled for this evening have been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 3 during the Cougars' WCC doubleheader with Speedway...
Girls' sectional pairings announced (01/30/09)
The IHSAA girls' sectional draws were announced Thursday night and it looks like Jan. 10 will be a busy night for county schools. In the Class 3A Owen Valley Sectional, Greencastle will play Brown County in the first game Wednesday evening. The Tiger Cubs and Eagles clashed in the opening game of the season, with GHS coming out on top 58-35...
Alex Alley's announces GGUSBC standings (01/30/09)
GGUSBC STANDINGS (As of 1-29-09) W.O.T.M. Bantam Youth (Sat.) High team scratch game-- A.J. Hacker's Bulldogs 539 High team scratch series-- A.J. Hacker's Bulldogs 1,004 High individual game-- Male- Jake Mundy 152; Female- Rebecca Wilson 117 High individual series-- Male- Tanner Scarf 267; Female- Jalyn Duff 206...
Charles Henry Wilson (01/30/09)
Charles Henry "Charlie" Wilson, 70, of Fillmore died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at Putnam County Hospital. Born April 18, 1938 in Wilbur Township, Mich., he was the son of Claude and Mabel Goodale Wilson. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial arts education from Michigan State University in 1963. He married Lynn Snite on February 14, 1977 and she survives...
Donald Arthur Saunders (01/30/09)
Funeral services were held Jan. 20 for Donald Arthur Saunders, 72, of Indianapolis. He was a graduate of Belle Union High School. His wife Celia survives him. Additional survivors include his four children, Vernon, Terry and Tim Saunders and Valerie Bright; sister Judy Crawley; brother Richard and grandson Jacob...
Venturing out on the ice (01/30/09)
The winter weather roller coaster ride we've been on has taken another turn to colder days. As temperatures drop and lakes freeze up once more, ice fishermen will be heading to local waters in search of some fine catches and much needed relief from cabin fever...
Yet another God argument (01/30/09)
To the Editor: I am not sad. I have done research. I'm actually happy and rational. I composed three letters, all with a different line of thought as to an answer to beauty... My own search for answers, speaking to people of different followings, science and evolution...
Maybe experience would bring improvement (01/30/09)
To the Editor: I am a 72-year-old retired man from IBM. I have been a silent business partner on the square for more than 30 years. My old address was on South Locust street two blocks south of Washington Street. Through the years I have seen many of things changing. We were accustomed to plowed streets, sidewalks and curbs that connected to the next neighborhood and storm sewers hidden underground not draining through our backyards...
Unexpected taxes are a hindrance (01/30/09)
To the Editor: I am a first time homeowner. I bought my house on contract in December of 2006. The contract specified that the taxes due and payable in 2007 were the responsibility of the seller. In January of 2008 I applied for the Homestead and Mortgage credits on my property taxes. Imagine my surprise when I found out I had to pay the full amount of taxes due for 2007 payable in 2008, over $3,000 as opposed to about $600...
Meet the Banner Graphic Staff! (01/30/09)
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