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Stories from Friday, February 6, 2009

Teen gets 5 years for battery (02/06/09)
A Cloverdale teenager was sentenced Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court for purposely hitting two other teenagers with a car on June 25. Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Nicholas Gregory Rogers, 19, to five years with two-and-a-half years executed and two-and-a-half years probation for convictions on two counts of Class C felony battery by means of a deadly weapon...
Fillmore citizens object to pathway (02/06/09)
FILLMORE -- Several Fillmore residents voiced objections to allowing the People Pathways to come through the town during Thursday evening's meeting. "They are coming through. They are coming and there is nothing we can do about that. The best way I see it is to make them help the home owners by putting up a fence," said Council member Wes Terhune...
March is Red Cross Month (02/06/09)
Putnam County Commissioners signed a proclamation Monday honoring the Putnam County Unit of the Wabash Valley American Red Cross for its essential humanitarian role in the county and declaring March Red Cross month in Putnam County. "We are grateful for the tireless work of the volunteers and employees of the Putnam County Unit and during this month, we pay tribute to this remarkable organization and all those who have answered the call to serve a cause greater than self and offered support and healing in times of need," says the Decree.. ...
Shelter Donation (02/06/09)
Cloverdale moves ahead with plans for unsafe buildings (02/06/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The next step has been taken by the town to have unsafe buildings removed. Attorney Alan Yackey requested a special meeting be set with Board of Zoning Appeals to allow owners of the disputed eyesores around town the chance to appeal the demolition notice...
Breast cancer patients can find assistance at Merle Norman (02/06/09)
For Alice Watkins, getting through the pain and fear of breast cancer was hard, but even worse was her dread of people seeing her after a mastectomy. Because of the type of surgery she had, plastic surgery wasn't possible. "I was embarrassed and knew people were looking at me because I was so lopsided," said Watkins. "I didn't even want to go out of the house."...
Warrant issued after defendant fails to appear (02/06/09)
A warrant was issued for the arrest of a Stilesville man accused of dealing prescription drugs after he failed to appear in Putnam County Circuit Court for a final pretrial conference on Thursday. Timothy Calvert, 48, was arrested in August and charged with Class B felony dealing in a schedule II controlled substance and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance...
Trafficking defendant asks for bond reduction (02/06/09)
An Indianapolis woman accused of attempting to pass drugs to a Putnamville Correctional Facility inmate during a visit was in court Thursday to request a bond reduction. Tonya Denise Corley, who also uses the last names Robinson and Allmon, was arrested after a Dec. ...
Terry shines, local swimmers advance to finals (02/06/09)
By DAN SHELTON Sports Writer CRAWFORDSVILLE -- It must be the weather. Or maybe it's just the atmosphere of the sectional, but either way you look at it, it's a pretty amazing feat for Sydney Terry to go from being seeded 19th to be sitting in the fifth slot in the 50-yard freestyle for the finals on Saturday...
GHS wins team championship, four individuals advance to regional (02/06/09)
The GGUSBC boys' sectional was held at Alex Alleys Thursday evening with Greencastle taking the team title with a total of 2,468. In addition, four individuals punched their ticket to the regional being held in Washington, Ind. Saturday. The GHS team of Matt Cox, Jacob Ensor, Josh Chaney, Raymond Stinson and Hayden Rogers comprised the winning team. Greencastle put three bowlers in the top four, including the first alternate...
GHS freshman boys fall to Bruins (02/06/09)
The Greencastle freshman basketball team fell to the Tri-West Bruins 46-28 in on the road Wednesday night. Leading 12-2 at the end of the first quarter, the Tiger Cubs were outscored 23-7 in the second stanza and never recovered. Poor shooting continued to hamper the young Tiger Cubs as they only shot 14 percent in the second half and 27 percent for the game...
Eagles place second, Cougars third at Tri-West (02/06/09)
LIZTON -- The boys' swim teams from North Putnam and South Putnam hit the road to face the Bruins of Tri-West Wednesday night. South Putnam placed second on the night with a total of 98, while the Cougars came in third with their total of 79. North Putnam's Jeremy Ban cruised to victory in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 54.52, while the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Hunter Logan, C.J. Werner, Jon Taggart and Ban won with a time of 1:41.49...
NPMS wreslters battle Tuttle (02/06/09)
The North Putnam middle school wrestled against Tuttle Thursday night and was defeated 55-37. Getting wins for the Cougars were Caleb Winings (85), Brayden Montgomery (105), Cole Fehr (110), Tyler Bullerdick (120), Ben Wiatt (125), Eric Davis (180) and Jake Robertson (245)...
GMS wins Putnam County crown (02/06/09)
The Greencastle eighth grade boys defeated South Putnam 43-39 to secure the Putnam County championship. Full game coverage will be in Saturday's Banner Graphic.
Fillmore leagues holding signups (02/06/09)
Fillmore Youth Baseball/Softball will be hosting signups in the Fillmore Elementary teachers lounge on the following dates. The sign ups will be Saturday, Feb. 7 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be signups on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the school during the Winter Carnival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 6, 2009 (02/06/09)
Putnam County Jail Thomas Miller, 39, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 3:26 a.m. Wednesday for criminal recklessness with a vehicle, neglect of a dependent, reckless driving and resisting law enforcement using a vehicle...
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