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Stories from Friday, March 13, 2009

Fillmore man arrested on molestation charges (03/13/09)
A Fillmore man was formally charged in Putnam County Circuit Court Friday with several felony sex crimes. Lee Alan Murphy, 35, has been in jail since Wednesday. He faces two charges of Class A felony child molesting, two charges of Class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony count of child molesting, a Class C felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor and a Class D felony count of dissemination of matter harmful to a minor...
Recker cleared of allegations (03/13/09)
More than three years after it was filed, a case alleging professional misconduct by a Putnam County public defender has been settled. Indiana Supreme Court Hearing Officer Daniel J. Pfleging entered a judgment in favor of James Recker. "The court concludes that respondent did not commit the attorney misconduct charged and therefore enters judgment in his favor," the decision read. "We find that respondent, James R. Recker, did not engage in attorney misconduct."...
Sustainability group looks at next steps (03/13/09)
After more than three months of ideas and hard work, the Greencastle Sustainability Core Group made its official presentation to the Greencastle City Council at Thursday's regular council meeting. "I'm a proud representative of a really remarkable group from this community -- 100 strong from all corners of this community and Putnam County," said Sustainability Chairman Steve Setchell...
Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts! (03/13/09)
Web site already helping Sheriff's Department (03/13/09)
Two of Putnam County's "Most Wanted" criminals have been captured after their photos and charges were publicized on the Sheriff's Department Web site at www.putnam-sheriff.com. "Sharing information via the Web site allows the public to be more involved in keeping our communities safe," Sheriff Steve Fenwick said of the Top 10 list. "We encourage people to submit any tips, because info that may seem insignificant could be the tip that gets a criminal off the streets."...
Trials set, continued for alleged molesters (03/13/09)
A trial has been set for one man accused for child molestation, while the trial of another alleged molester in a separate case has been continued for a third time. William Norlin, 53, of Greencastle is slated to appear before a jury on May 27. Norlin was arrested on Jan. 20 and charged with two counts of Class C felony child molesting and Class D felony counts of performing sexual conduct in the presence of a minor and child seduction...
Charges against DePauw student consolidated (03/13/09)
A DePauw student accused of stealing a sorority sister's credit card and running up over $1,000 in charges will now face much less potential jail time if her case goes to trial. Brittany E. Schmall, 21, of Portage, Mich., was originally charged with one count of Class D felony theft and nine counts of Class D felony fraud -- each charge punishable by up to three years in jail. ...
Census 2010 looking for workers (03/13/09)
Every 10 years the government counts the population in the United States. The next census is due out in 2010 and recruitment of census workers has already begun. The census population totals determine which states gain or lose representatives in Congress as well of the amount of state and federal funding communities receive...
Putnam Scanner for March 13, 2009 (03/13/09)
Putnam County Jail Abdiwali Jama, 41, Kansas City, Kan., was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 4:34 a.m. Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance. Osman Abdilah, 25, Kansas City, was booked at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance...
County receives federal funds (03/13/09)
Putnam County has been chosen to receive $14,661 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. A national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, U.S.A.; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; United Jewish Communities and United Way of America made the selection...
PCPL hitting the road (03/13/09)
Anyone looking for gardening, flower, tree, plant (and more) information from the Putnam County Public Library will want to visit the 10th annual Putnam County Master Gardener's Lawn and Garden Show. This will also be the 10th year the library will have a display of print and non-print lawn and garden related materials on display. Visit with staff and dedicated volunteers on Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PC Fair Grounds...
Traditional Irish music coming to DePauw Sunday (03/13/09)
You don't have to be Irish to enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music being presented by DePauw University at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Well-known artists Liz Carroll and John Doyle are featured in a free concert at the Thompson Recital Hall of DePauw University's Green Center for the Performing Arts...
Spend spring break with the Parks and Recreation Department (03/13/09)
Spring break is only a few weeks away. Anyone not heading to the sunny south may want to consider signing up for the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department's spring break program for kids. It will take place March 23 to 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the ballroom of DePauw University's Memorial Union Building. Pre-registration is required for the program. Participants need to bring a lunch each day...
Acclaimed television producer to speak at DePauw (03/13/09)
David Simon -- called the "creator of some of television's most critically acclaimed and relevant work" by Associated Press -- is coming to DePauw University. On April 2, Simon will deliver the keynote address for DePauw's Undergraduate Communications Honors Conference Titled "The Audacity of Despair: The Decline of American Empire and What's In It For You."...
A Day at the Statehouse (03/13/09)
Museum looking for exhibit items (03/13/09)
For many of us, it has been a long while since we looked at the dollhouse stored in the attic or dusted off the toy trucks in the storage bin in the basement, but for all of us, the play objects from our childhood hold a special meaning that is dear to our hearts...
Putnam experiences housing market growth despite economy (03/13/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- According to statistics released this month by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR), nearly 4,500 homes sold in the three-month period ending in January for an average sales price $125,700, Key local findings: In the attached statistical analysis, Page 2 details county-specific information on units sold. ...
Seminar slated at Union Chapel (03/13/09)
Union Chapel Church is offering a seminar for parents of children of all ages who would like to begin planning for college. The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. on March 18. The church is located on U.S. 36 one mile west of Morton. Becky Brothers, guidance counselor at South Putnam High School, will explain how to go about getting scholarships...
Cougars' Vondersaar gets 'Knight'ed (03/13/09)
North Putnam senior Seth Vondersaar will look to bring his aggressive style of play to Marian College this fall. Vondersaar signed to play for the Knights on Thursday. A Class 2A All-State Honorable Mention and Banner Graphic Defensive Player of the Year, Vondersaar tore through his senior season collecting 93 total tackles and two blocked punts...
North Putnam swimming falls to Warriors (03/13/09)
The North Putnam swim teams battled Danville Wednesday, with both squads suffering defeats. The boys lost 108-74, while the girls lost 107-71. For the boys, Dane Gray won two events, Joe Lehr one with Zach Moore setting a record in diving. Gray won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:32.85 and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:05.25. Lehr captured the 100-yard backstroke in 1:19.62 and Moore's total of 145.45 set a new mark in the diving event...
GMS drops pair to North Clay (03/13/09)
The Greencastle eighth grade girls' basketball A and B-teams competed against North Clay Thursday. The A-team fell 40-24, while the B-team lost 23-10. Rayleigh Amis led the way for the A-team with 14 points, followed by Rebecca Sampson with four and Christy Miller with one point...
Ness places fourth at Championships (03/13/09)
BLOOMINGTON -- Kristen Ness took fourth place in weight throw for the Indiana University women's track and field team on Friday at the Big Ten Indoor Championships at the Harry Gladstein Field House in Bloomington, Indiana. The Hoosiers finished fourth, the best for IU since 2003...
Margaret Elmore (03/13/09)
Margaret Elmore, 85, of Greencastle died Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Mrs. Elmore was born July 25, 1923, in Kentucky. She was a member of Hanna Street Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Surviving are her husband, Charles Elmore; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Sarah Elmore of Coatesville; a sister, Mary Koselke of Indianapolis; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Lori Elmore of Martinsville; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Paula and Scott Wiggins of Greencastle; five great-grandchildren, Bethany Elmore, Kaylee Elmore, Bryce Wiggins, Brent Wiggins and Faith Wiggins; and cousins Betty Klaybush of Greencastle, Sue Newhouse and husband Mitch of Ohio and Mel Crawford and wife Barbara of Greencastle.. ...
Esta Mae Byrd (03/13/09)
Esta Mae Byrd, 91, of Mooresville, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the Meadow Lakes Senior community in Mooresville. Born Oct. 11, 1917 in Broad Park, she was the daughter of Burnace and Lula Buis Pritchard. She was a 1935 graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Kenneth J. Byrd and he preceded her in death on June 22, 1977...
Family appreciates help in difficult time (03/13/09)
To the Editor: Josh, Samantha and Lily Richardson would like to thank our community for the amount of support that we have received in the recent weeks with the passing of our daughter Lucy Bea. As it was a shock to us, amazingly it was a shock to many of you as well, and you felt our pain with us. We have been blessed with some pretty amazing family, friends, co-workers and citywide neighbors...
Determining when life begins is simple (03/13/09)
To the Editor: If someone asked you for one picture of you -- one that best describes who you are -- what picture would you give them? A picture of when you were in grade school? How about at your high school graduation? Your wedding picture? When you were awarded MVP?...
Roast committee sends out thanks (03/13/09)
To the Editor: The Putnam County Museum sends grateful thanks to the Banner Graphic for its support of the Roast-A-Relic, as we honored former Banner editor Eric Bernsee. Our other two sponsors, Hays, Murphy, Sharp and Brackney Insurance Agency and Perishing and Company/Payroll Express along with the Banner Graphic helped ensure the success of the annual museum fundraiser...
Meet the Banner Graphic Staff! (03/13/09)
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