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Stories from Monday, February 2, 2009

Pearl Bryan murder was 113 years ago (02/02/09)
Pearl Bryan, the daughter of a wealthy Greencastle farmer, was an attractive, young woman. She was the youngest of 12 children and at the age of 22, was one of the most popular girls in the area. On January 31, 1896 she was five months pregnant and was murdered in Kentucky by Scott Jackson. This weekend is the 113th anniversary of her death...
Former Cloverdale teacher acquitted on battery charges (02/02/09)
A jury acquitted a former Cloverdale Middle School special education teacher accused of injuring a student in January 2008 late Friday. The jury heard three days' worth of testimony and deliberated for over six hours before finding Scott W. Porter, 32, not guilty on counts of Class D felony battery resulting in bodily injury and criminal recklessness and Class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury...
Bohmer is Citizen of the Year (02/02/09)
As surprised as Lynn Bohmer was to learn she had been named Citizen of the Year by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce, she was even more surprised that her husband Dave had known for some time she would be honored and he never spilled the beans...
North Putnam hosts Winter Guard Invitational (02/02/09)
ROACHDALE -- Recent inclement weather didn't stop Saturday's 2009 Winter Guard Invitational hosted by North Putnam High School from marching on. Several Indiana high school and middle school guards, including previous national champion Avon High School, displayed their talents before six judges...
Filmmaker talks about Pearl Bryan movie (02/02/09)
Independent filmmaker Ron Whitt spoke to a full room Saturday afternoon at the Putnam County Library about a woman he claims to love and who is at the center of his trilogy of films, the first one due to be released this Halloween. The woman he speaks about is Greencastle native and 1896 murder victim Pearl Bryan...
Sustainability committee meeting moves (02/02/09)
The Greencastle Sustainability Committee will meet Feb. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Deer Meadow Primary School. The location has been changed due to great interest. Residents are invited to participate in a farmers market of ideas, an interactive forum to learn about and support citizen-led solutions in the areas of local food and markets, energy conservation and alternatives, transportation and transit, recycling and waste and communications and education...
S.P.O.T. celebrates one-year anniversary (02/02/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Since S.P.O.T (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today) opened a year ago, they have performed 2,597 surgeries. These were performed on dogs, cats and a couple of rabbits. Those surgeries mean that thousands of unwanted animals will not be born.
"People don't realize that one female dog and one litter can produce 67,000 dogs in six years or that a female cat and her litter create 467,000 cats in seven years. ...
Putnam County Farm Bureau unveils Web site (02/02/09)
Putnam County Farm Bureau Inc. has unveiled its new Web site (blog) located at http://putnamcofarmbureau.blogspot.com The site will be updated often with current information from the world of agriculture. Current posts include USDA articles, legislative activities involving agriculture, American and Indiana Farm Bureau information, along with specific information on crop and livestock production...
14 grapplers making trek to Mooresville (02/02/09)
AVON -- It has begun. On Saturday, the quest for a state championship started for the wrestlers of Putnam County and for some, that battle continues next weekend at the Mooresville Regional. Even though there were sectional champions, 14 grapplers continue their quest for a state championship as six from Greencastle, four from Cloverdale, two from South Putnam and two From North Putnam will make the trip to Moressville for the Regional this Saturday...
GHS swims to county title (02/02/09)
ROACHDALE -- Saturday morning North Putnam hosted the girls County swim meet. Greencastle came out on top with a score of 154 over South Putnam with 100 points and North Putnam scoring 64 points. "I felt they were up for the meet, enthusiastic. They wanted to perform well. ...
Tiger Cubs hold on for two-point win (02/02/09)
When two county opponents get together, it's an almost guaranteed good time. Saturday proved to be more than a good time as Greencastle held off a charging South Putnam squad to grab a two-point victory 42-40. "I thought it was game of runs," South Putnam head coach Debbie Steffy said. ...
Tiger Cubs tamed by Bruins 62-54 (02/02/09)
After putting down the South Putnam Eagles in Lizton Saturday, Jan. 24, the Tri-West Bruins invaded Putnam County this last Saturday to challenge the Greencastle Tiger Cubs basketball team. According to Greencastle head coach Troy Greenlee, three days with no practice due to the snow emergency left the Cubs unprepared for the Bruins' attack. The Tiger Cubs were defeated on home turf, 62-54...
Eagles pick up road win against Panthers (02/02/09)
By MIKE CLODFELTER For the Banner Graphic MONTEZUMA -- The South Putnam Eagles boys' basketball team traveled to Riverton Parke Saturday night, hoping to get a victory against the Panthers and spoil their homecoming after suffering a disappointing loss to county and West Central Conference rival Cloverdale Friday night...
Charles Wilson (02/02/09)
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...
James Dewey "Red" Simpson (02/02/09)
James Dewey "Red" Simpson, 75, of Roachdale died at St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He was born Feb. 28, 1933 at Somerset, Ky. to John and Eucie Mink Simpson. He married Elaine Simpson on June 7, 1974 at Roachdale and she survives...
Deborah J. "Debbie" Sparks (02/02/09)
Deborah J. "Debbie" Sparks, 55, of Greencastle died on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009. She was born on July 10, 1953 in Danville, Ill. to Aaron and Rose Hardesty Bradford. She graduated from Danville, Ind. High School. Mrs. Sparks was secretary of Clinton Falls Community Church Sunday School, the president of Christian Ladies In Action, and was a secretary at Karl L. Sparks Construction, Inc...
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