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Stories from Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Buttery receives 35-year sentence (03/04/09)
A Russellville man received a total prison sentence of 35 years Monday in Putnam County Circuit Court. On Jan. 15 a jury convicted Chad Buttery, 28, of Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine and Class C felonies possession of anhydrous ammonia and possession of chemical reagents. In addition, the jury found that Buttery should be deemed a habitual offender...
Kids celebrate Dr. Seuss' 105th birthday (03/04/09)
Excitement was in the air at the Putnam County Public Library as kids lined up to join the fun celebrating Dr. Seuss' 105th birthday. The program put on by the Parks and Recreation Department Monday included games, reading, arts and crafts and snacks...
Recovery, stimulus funds discussed (03/04/09)
Indiana's Economic Recovery Plan was on the mind of everyone who attended a regional meeting held by The Indiana Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Monday. The two groups have been mandated by Gov. ...
Emergency Notification System now available (03/04/09)
Just in time for the start of tornado season, the Putnam County Emergency Management has its new Emergency Notification System up and running. They will conduct a test run on March 18 at the same time as the statewide tornado drill. "We're going to do a sampling of 200-300 numbers in different areas of the county," said Dave Costin, Emergency Management Director...
Jones withdraws evaluation request (03/04/09)
A Greencastle man accused in a string of burglaries has withdrawn a request he made in January for a mental competency hearing. Edward Alan Jones, 26, was arrested on July 31. He stands accused of committing or attempting to commit eight burglaries in the area of Manhattan Road and C.R. 550S in Greencastle between December 2007 and July 2008...
Jury trial set for accused molester (03/04/09)
A Coatesville man accused of child molestation is set to go before a jury in Putnam County Circuit Court on June 10. Vernon Fredrickson, 51, is facing two Class C felony charges of child molesting and one count of Class D felony sexual battery. If convicted on all charges, he could be sentenced to up to 19 years in prison...
Registration set for spring Horizons classes (03/04/09)
Spring 2009 classes have been set for Horizons of Putnam County. Horizons, now in its 14th year, is a not-for-profit organization supported by the Putnam County Public Library, the local Kiwanis and several area churches. Instructors come from the community. Some are professional teachers, but most are not. They take part in the programs because of their own enthusiasm for their subjects and their desires to convey that enjoyment to others...
Service Award (03/04/09)
Clovers survive against South Putnam (03/04/09)
It only took them the first half and five minutes into the third quarter, but the Clovers got in front and stayed there; edging South Putnam 46-40 for their first sectional game win of the tournament. "This was a pressure game and I think you suspect that in this tournament. ...
GMS swimmers come up short (03/04/09)
The Greencastle Middle School swim teams competed against Danville Monday. The boys fell 99-86, while the girls lost 110-70. "This was a tough loss," GMS head coach Kim Brattain said. "We were down in numbers due to illness and there were several races where we were 'out-touched.'...
Greencastle girls: two games, two wins (03/04/09)
Greencastle seventh grade girls hosted North Putnam Monday, coming away with two wins. The Lady Tiger Cubs prevailed in the A-game 29-14 and 17-8 in the B-team game. Corrine Trigg and Shelby Earl teamed up to score 12 and 11, respectively. Miranda Nuz scored four, while Shelby Bonebrake added two. For North Putnam, Bethany Wiatt scored nine and Maddi Asbell five...
Eagles place second, Cougars third at Tri-West (03/04/09)
The South Putnam eighth graders placed second at the JH Girls Eagle Tourney recently. The Eagles defeated South Vermillion in their first game and fell to Cascade in the championship game. Against the Wildcats, Leanna Masters led the charge with 14 points, followed by Brittany Doolin with six points, Mattie Varvel and Jenna Jones with five and Mallory Cash with four. ...
SPJH wrestling gets win (03/04/09)
The South Putnam Junior High wrestling team went against North Clay recently, winning 70-33. Winning by fall was Marcus Skinner (125), Rhaine Cluggish (135), Rudy Harris (145) and Tanner Thompson (165). Wrestlers capturing wins by decision were Collin Berry (80), Klayton Vittetow (85), J.T. Franklin (90), Zane Crosby (95), Sam Sloan (140) and Ryan Chestnut (180)...
Claude Albright (03/04/09)
Claude Albright, 89, of Greencastle died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1920 in Clay County, he was the son of Melvin Franklin and Mary Frances Bridgewater Albright. He married Ruth A. Vaught on Nov. 17, 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1994...
John A.D. "JC" Curtis Jr. (03/04/09)
John A.D. "JC" Curtis Jr., 65, of Mishawaka, died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was born in Indianapolis on May 28, 1943 in Indianapolis to John A.D. Curtis Sr. and Marjorie D. Woodworth Curtis. He attended Culver Military Academy and Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, where he developed his skills in mechanics...
Mildred Mandleco (03/04/09)
Mildred Mandleco, 92, of Roachdale died at her home near Fincastle on March 3, 2009. The daughter of Will and Bess Ross Lawler, she was born May 10, 1916, near Advance in Boone County. She was a 1934 graduate of Roachdale High School. She married James E. Mandleco, Jr. on Oct. 6, 1941 in Greencastle and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1998...
Putnam Scanner for March 4, 2009 (03/04/09)
Putnam County Jail Darren Huff, 34, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 7:06 p.m. Friday for battery with bodily injury and invasion of privacy. William Payne, 42, Cloverdale, was booked at 4:13 a.m. Saturday for operating while intoxicated, operating per se and public intoxication...
Daughter's tattoo painful for mom (03/04/09)
So here's one from the "Ain't that a kick in the head" department -- my lovely daughter, who turned 18 in January, celebrated her entry into the adult world by permanently marking her body. Yep, she got ink done. She got herself a tattoo. Dani has talked about this since she was 9. She lost her baby brother that year, and always said she was going to get a tattoo of his zodiac symbol with a halo over it...
Discontent residents should get facts straight (03/04/09)
To the Editor: Politics as usual. Promises, promises, promises. Resign now. I find it very interesting how and when people choose to become disgruntled. In our first year, the Fillmore Town Council and clerk-treasurer have worked well together to identify a number of serious problems and have begun working toward viable solutions. Now that we are acting on those solutions, people are speaking out...
SWCD thanks annual meeting sponsors (03/04/09)
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors we had for our annual meeting this year. I am sure they would appreciate your patronage. Sue Crafton SWCD director...
Reader responds to Speak Out (03/04/09)
Dear Editor: I would like to respond to a Speak Out letter printed in the Feb. 4, 2009 Banner Graphic titled "Limbaugh's hatred is unacceptable." The writer makes the accusation that Rush Limbaugh said that he hopes President Obama will fail. The writer also made a statement that if you want him, President Obama, to fail you don't care about the United States...

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