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Stories from Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Drew Christy fighting his way back from brain injury (02/25/09)
FILLMORE -- "The most important day is today." Just over a year ago Drew Christy -- a 2006 South Putnam High School graduate who had been a star athlete and scholar during his high school career -- helped come up with that phrase as the theme for the 2008 football season at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute. He was a sophomore studying engineering and a member of the football team...
Roachdale man dies in 1-vehicle crash (02/25/09)
ROACHDALE -- At 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, Indiana State Police responded to a one vehicle crash on C.R. 675 East approximately one half mile north of C.R. 700 North. Preliminary investigation revealed that George M. Robertson, 63, of Roachdale was driving his 2003 Chevrolet pickup southbound on C.R. 675 just north of C.R. 700 North and for an unknown reason went off the east side of the road and struck a utility pole with the right front of the vehicle...
Rates to increase in Cloverdale (02/25/09)
CLOVERDALE --Town Hall was filled with concerned residents Tuesday night for a special Town Council meeting regarding proposed water rate hikes. Town Council president Don Sublett opened the meeting by stating, "Your electric bill has not stayed the same over a 12-year period."...
Teachers offered early retirement (02/25/09)
As the Greencastle Community School Corporation continues to look at budget cuts for the 2009-10 school year, it has struck a deal with its teachers on an early retirement incentive that could bring further savings. The school board voted 4-0 Tuesday afternoon in favor of a deal that could entice more teachers into retirement at the end of this school year...
Seniors at the Statehouse (02/25/09)
New map details county bike and walking trails (02/25/09)
Bicycling has become increasingly popular in Putnam County, which offers many safe and scenic places to ride. From the many iron and covered bridges to nature preserves and parks, Putnam County offers something for every type of biker. Just recently, the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau and People Pathways published a bike and walking routes map of Putnam County...
Give Kids a Smile a success (02/25/09)
Dr. John Hennette of Greencastle Pediatric Dentistry and his staff used Friday the 13th as a very lucky day for several children in the Putnam County area. Through the hard work of the local school nurses, 18 school-aged children were examined and treated in the office for any necessary dental care. These services were provided free of charge through the Give Kids a Smile program, sponsored by the American Dental Association...
Deer Meadow Readers Honored (02/25/09)
Lenten services begin at Peace Lutheran (02/25/09)
Peace Lutheran Church, 1421 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle, will be joining Christians throughout the world by holding Ash Wednesday services today at 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday is traditionally the first day of Lent, a 40-day season of repentance. Through worship and prayer, believers have the opportunity to grow closer to God. ...
Tiger Cubs overpower Patriots for win (02/25/09)
On Tuesday, the Greencastle Tiger Cubs did something they haven't done in at least 15 years -- defeat the Patriots of Owen Valley. The Tiger Cubs held on for a 47-45 win after a third quarter barrage by Owen Valley and moved to 8-11 on the season. The game came down to the wire and if Tuesday was any indication, the first game of the South Vermillion Sectional is going to be something to see...
Cougars get big win over Falcons (02/25/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- Thanks to some key shooting from downtown and the free throw line, North Putnam walked away Tuesday night with a victory. The Cougars clipped the visiting North Vermillion Falcons wings, 72-65 bumping their record to 4-16 and giving them a win under their belts heading into the sectional next week...
Clovers drop nail-biter to Patriots (02/25/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Charles Dickens once wrote in his book a Tale of Two Cities "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." The saying was true for Cloverdale Monday night as they dropped a 58-57 heartbreaker to Owen Valley. The "Best of Times" for Cloverdale was in the first three quarters, especially the third quarter where it outscored the Patriots 17-9, building its lead from two points to ten. ...
Annette M. Atkins (02/25/09)
Annette M. Atkins, 82, of Brownsburg died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. Mrs. Atkins lived in Greencastle for 30 years, where she owned and operated Toppers Restaurant. She moved to Brownsburg and was a WalMart greeter when it first opened. She was a member of St. Malachy Church...
Russell V. Green (02/25/09)
Russell V. Green, 79, of Bainbridge died at The Waters of Greencastle on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009. He was born on Feb. 11, 1930 in Indianapolis to William Herman and Lola Taylor Green. Mr. Green was a Mason for more than 50 years, belonging to Kentucky/Indiana Local No. ...
Billie K. Sillery (02/25/09)
Billie K. Sillery, 86, of Greencastle died on Monday Feb. 23, 2009 at Mill Pond Health Campus. Her husband, Nadean "Dean" Arden Sillery whom she married on June 23, 1963, preceded her in death four days earlier. She was born on Jan. 16, 1923 in Corbin, Ky. to Dr. E.L. Harmon and Elsie Lanham Harmon. She was a 1941 graduate of Corbin High School and was a member of First Baptist Church of Greencastle, Putnam County Hospital Guild and the DePauw University Retiree's Club...
Cathy York (02/25/09)
Cathy York, 58, of Greencastle died on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at Methodist Hospital. Born March 10, 1950 in Indianapolis, she cherished time spent with her family and friends. Survivors include her two sons, David A. York and Jason York and wife Christina; her parents, Mary and Garland Thomeson and Robert Thurston; five grandchildren, Joshua, Justin, Braden, Catalina and Shelby; four sisters, Debbie Adams, Sandy Reynolds, Melissa Deitz and Barbara Pardue and brother Steve Pardue...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 25, 2009 (02/25/09)
Several individuals have been booked into the Putnam County Jail on various charges. James Webb, 55, Tampa, Fla., was booked at 12:16 a.m. Saturday for operating a vehicle with blood alcohol level of .15 or more and operating while intoxicated. Stephan Lovelette, 19, Greencastle, was booked at 2:13 a.m. Saturday for possession of alcohol by a minor and public intoxication...
Businesses beware of scam letter (02/25/09)
Dear Indiana business: I am writing to alert you of a continuing scam being perpetrated on Indiana businesses. Several businesses have reported receiving a deceptive letter that would appear to come from an official government source. The letter solicits an annual fee of $125 or $150 and claims it will be used for record keeping and processing of a company's annual minutes. It gives the appearance of coming from a legitimate government agency and cites fictitious state law...
Help a deserving student study abroad (02/25/09)
To the Editor: Throughout the years I have supported many different and important "causes." Everyone has their passions and the desire to help others in whatever way they can. We all do what we can to assist wherever we feel our help is needed. I write today to ask for your help in providing a life changing experience for one local teenager. I hope you will read this note and consider helping make a difference in the life of this young lady...
Pet ownership should be a privilege (02/25/09)
To the Editor: According to ASPCA statistics, 10 million pets end up in shelters every year. Some are old, sick, abused or have behavior problems, but most are just unwanted. About 5 million of these are adopted into new homes every year, while the rest are euthanized...
Meet the Banner Graphic Staff! (02/25/09)
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