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Stories from Monday, May 18, 2009

County Commissioners freeze hiring, announce highway funds reduction (05/18/09)
After being hit with a reduction of $700,000 in the county highway department this week, Putnam County Commissioners voted not to replace any county employee who quits or is fired from their position effective May 18. The hiring freeze was the suggestion of county council member Nancy Fogle. Several county council members were in the audience at the commissioners meeting and noted they would also review the suggestion for the council at their Tuesday evening's meeting.
SP board insists personnel issues remain private (05/18/09)
Before the South Putnam School Board got down to business at its regular meeting Monday, board president Michael Rissler read a statement regarding personnel issues being kept private. It said, "Long-time South Putnam Community School Board policies and directives have always maintained personnel issues in respect to the individuals were not discussed at public meetings."...
Hayes, Steffy take on new roles (05/18/09)
The administrative staff at two South Putnam schools will have a new look at the beginning of next school year. Superintendent Bruce Bernhardt announced the change during the South Putnam school board meeting Monday evening. Brad Hayes has been acting as principal of both schools for the past few years. To help ease Hayes' dual role, the board hired former South Putnam High School physical education teacher Debbie Steffy as assistant principal of Central last year...
Man charged with assaulting mother (05/18/09)
A Greencastle man was formally charged in Putnam County Circuit Court Monday after allegedly assaulting his mother Friday night. Seth Matthew Land, 21, was charged with two counts of Class B felony aggravated battery. Land, who currently has Class B felony charges of battery and escape, a Class D felony charge of battery on a police officer and two charges of Class A misdemeanor resisting law enforcement pending against him in Wayne County, sat silently as his charges were read. ...
PCM patrons get history lesson (05/18/09)
More than 40 women enjoyed a performance of Kandie Carle "The Victorian Lady" Saturday morning at the Putnam County Museum. Carle took the room on a tour of one of the most magnificent eras in history using Victorian era clothing. She dressed in layer upon layer of the clothing from the late 1800s to the turn of the 20th century. As she added each piece of clothing, she explained its use and shared the history of the item as well as the lifestyle and manners of the time...
Pomp & Circumstance (05/18/09)
City's water wins best tasting award (05/18/09)
The city of Greencastle received some good news about its water recently at a conference of the Indiana Rural Water Association (IRWA). A sample of the city's water was voted the best tasting among the entrants at the conference. Dick Asbell, who is a member of IRWA, took two gallons of water to the conference to take part in the blind taste test...
Hickory Creek at Sunset celebrates National Nursing Home Week (05/18/09)
The focus of National Nursing Home week on May 10-16 was on "nurturing" this year. According to the American Health Care Association (AHCA) the theme, "Nurturing a love that lasts," encourages everyone to think about the generations of family members nurturing loved ones...
Church Bake Sale (05/18/09)
Cancer center hosts quilt raffle (05/18/09)
The Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center is holding a quilt raffle from now until May 31. The hand-made, queen-size quilt, which was donated by an anonymous donor, is on display in the hospital gift shop. "It's wonderful to have area residents who want to contribute to the success of our local Cancer Center," stated Linda Mann, R.N., OCN Manager...
Woodworkers at Timber Arts are true craftsmen (05/18/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- For over 30 years, Jim Crosbie has used his talent as a woodworker to create beautiful pieces of practical art. From spiral staircases to German music boxes Crosbie is a master at his craft. Joined by his son Jake several years ago, the two work out of their shop called Timber Arts located just outside Bainbridge near the Rolling Stone Covered Bridge, bordering on the Big Walnut Nature Preserve...
Tournament will resume Thursday, Saturday (05/18/09)
The County softball and baseball tournaments that were called for rain Saturday will be made up later this week. The county softball championship game will be at Greencastle beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday. On Saturday, North Putnam and South Putnam will face off at 10 a.m. in the second game of the tournament. The winner will face Greencastle for the county championship at approximately 12:30 p.m...
Tiger Cubs down Clovers in five innings (05/18/09)
The Greencastle baseball team defeated Cloverdale 13-3 Monday in five innings. GHS senior Kyle Nobles was 3-for-3 with four RBIs and a double. Keegan Remsburg picked up the win. The complete story will be in Wednesday's edition of the Banner Graphic...
GHS battles elements, wins conference (05/18/09)
CLAYTON -- Local golfers were greeted by a plethora of weather conditions Saturday, but players battled through, with two local teams at the top. Greencastle placed four golfers on the All-Conference team and came away with the West Central Conference crown. The Tiger Cubs finished with a 335, 29 shots in front of second place Cloverdale...
Tiger Cubs win opening game of rain-shortened tournament (05/18/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle pitcher Jesse Vermillion was outstanding Saturday in the opening game of the Putnam County Classic, limiting Cloverdale to four hits in a 7-1 victory on the Tiger Cubs' field. Vermillion retired 17 straight Clovers after giving up an infield single with one out in the first inning. The sophomore right-hander struck out nine and did not walk a batter. Cloverdale's seventh-inning run was unearned. Three of the Clovers' four singles didn't leave the infield...
Arminda Louise Wetterman (05/18/09)
Arminda Louise Wetterman, 97, of Bellmead, Texas died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at a local nursing home. She was born Oct. 12, 1911 in Waco, Texas to Prince Albert Houston and Martha Iredell Moore Wolfe and married Edgar Arthur Wetterman on April 30, 1932...
W. Vernon Abbott (05/18/09)
Vernon Abbott, 88, of Greencastle died Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be listed in Wednesday's Banner Graphic. Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to inbth@keymemories.com...
What should you REALLY eat? (05/18/09)
What to eat or not eat is a question that many people struggle with every day. If you follow nutrition advice that you see frequently on TV, it's no surprise that you might be confused. Recently I've seen "Eat This -- Not That" segments on TV where two plates of food are shown and people are asked to choose which is the better choice. ...
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