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Stories from Monday, May 11, 2009

Cloverdale School Board accepts Brookshire's resignation (05/11/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Middle School principal Jeff Brookshire has resigned from his position. During the regular school board meeting Monday night, board members voted 6 to 1 for all personnel changes including Brookshire's resignation. In March, it was confirmed by Superintendent Carrie Milner Brookshire had been placed on administrative leave. Milner declined to give the Banner Graphic any more details on the situation other than it was "not related to any criminal allegations."...
Lane honored at Lincoln Dinner (05/11/09)
Greencastle resident Barbara Lane was honored in a big way Saturday night for her many volunteer pursuits in Putnam County. Sen. Connie Lawson presented Lane with the Sagamore of the Wabash award Saturday during the Putnam County GOP's Lincoln Day dinner...
Back to Back Challenge (05/11/09)
New Winchester church celebrates milestone (05/11/09)
Just over the Putnam County border in Hendricks County sits a little white church that will celebrate a milestone on Saturday, May 16. The New Winchester Baptist Church is 175 years old this month. Rev. Buddy Goss and the congregation invite the public to share this occasion with an anniversary celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. at the church located west of Danville on U.S. 36 in New Winchester...
Reception planned for Blubaum (05/11/09)
After 13 years as principal of Roachdale Elementary School, Helen Blubaum is retiring at the end of the school year. A special reception will be held in her honor in the Roachdale Gymnasium on Friday, May 22 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The reception is being hosted by the faculty and staff of Roachdale Elementary and is open to the public. Colleagues, friends, past and present students and parents are invited to attend...
Tax bills delayed again (05/11/09)
Putnam County Treasurer Janet Deaton has announced that tax bills will be late again. Putnam County is waiting on the state to set the tax rates for taxes due in 2009. A new due date will be set when all the information comes in from the state. Sewer assessments in Heritage Lake are still due May 11...
Alliance for the Arts looking to add members (05/11/09)
Residents are going to get a taste of a new Alliance for the Arts during the upcoming Fair on the Square next weekend in downtown Greencastle. Whether you are looking for art, jewelry, stained glass, pottery, woven art or want see a puppet show or listen to music, local artists will have their wares and talents on display at the Red Leaf Creativity Center on the square in Greencastle...
Summer softball leagues now forming in Greencastle (05/11/09)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its upcoming summer adult slow-pitch softball programs. The deadline for registering a team in any league will be Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. The men's softball league will offer two divisions of play at $600 per team. ...
Penny War Champs (05/11/09)
Eagles blast 6 home runs in win (05/11/09)
The South Putnam baseball squad defeated Greencastle Monday 14-3 in five inning. The Eagles collected six home runs in the final two innings to get the victory For complete game coverage, check out Wednesday's edition of the Banner Graphic.
Tigers come up short in final game (05/11/09)
For the second time in two days, an Ohio Northern grand slam decided the final outcome between the Polar Bears and DePauw and this time it was Jackie Mangola who provided the blast that gave Ohio Northern a 4-1 win over the Tigers in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship first-round title game...
Carson E. Trout (05/11/09)
Carson E. Trout, 79, of Brazil died Sunday, May 10, 2009, in the Exceptional Living Center. He was born March 28, 1930 to Charles E. and Florence Howald Trout, in Brazil. He attended grade school at Wools Elementary School on S. Waterworks Rd., moving to Staunton Elementary in the sixth grade. He graduated from Staunton High School in 1948. He worked summers on sections gang for the railroad during high school and at Arktex Clay Factory and the old Libby tomato factory after graduation...
Velsie O. Fisher (05/11/09)
Velsie O. Fisher, 89, of Avon died Monday, May 11, 2009 She was born Dec. 22, 1919 in Mooresville, the daughter of James and Beatrice Griffey Myrick. She married Floyd Fisher and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker and mother and had worked seven years as a teller/bookkeeper at Citizens Bank in Mooresville. She was a member of the Stilesville Christian Church and their Fellowship Helpers, Cartersburg Eastern Star, CWF at Danville Christian Church and the Tuesday Euchre Club...
Donald E. Dorsett (05/11/09)
Donald E. Dorsett, 76, of Cloverdale died on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born to Robert and Pauline Sims Dorsett on April 24, 1933, in Morgan County. Mr. Dorsett retired from Allison in 1992, and had served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His interests included coon hunting, golfing and fishing...
Second graders "Exploring 4-H" (05/11/09)
To officially be in the regular 4-H program, one must be in Grades 3 through 12 as of January 1 of the current year. However second graders can get a taste of 4-H by signing up for the "Exploring 4-H" program. Exploring 4-H is a program for children who are not yet old enough for 4-H. Any boy or girl who lives in or attends school in Putnam County and was in second grade as of January 1 of the current year is eligible...
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