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Stories from Friday, September 25, 2009

2nd Paws on Parade features Frisbee dogs (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Paws on Parade promises all kinds of dog gone fun this year. From noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 3, the DePauw Nature Park will be filled with canines and their owners. This is the second year for the PoP fundraiser for the Putnam County Humane Shelter. It is a combination of sponsored dog/human walk, pet-related informational exhibits, demonstrations, food and fun...
Crowned King and Queen of GHS Homecoming (09/25/09)
No suspect linked to bus stop incident (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Further details about suspicious activity that took place this past week at a Greencastle Community Schools bus stop have been released by the Greencastle Police Department. Parents of Greencastle Community Schools students were notified Thursday evening of the suspicious activity via a recorded telephone message from Superintendent Robert Green...
Michael: Funding approved for Putnamville prison security (09/25/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- State Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) announced today that funding has been approved to improve the safety for staff and inmates at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Michael said the State Budget Committee agreed to appropriate $390,000 to upgrade Putnamville's video surveillance system. The funding was approved during the committee's monthly business meeting today at Purdue University in West Lafayette...
Flu immunization offered by Mill Pond (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Mill Pond Health Campus, a senior living community located in Greencastle Indiana, will offer flu immunizations for area senior citizens on October 20th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The immunizations will be offered free of charge to area residents who are over 65 years of age with Medicare Coverage. Mill Pond Health Campus is located at 1014 Mill Pond Lane off of Indianapolis Rd/Veterans Hwy in Greencastle...
Family Movie Night considered successful (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The inaugural Family Movie Night presented by the United Way and Youth Development Commission was considered a success. "We estimate there were 400 attendees at our showing, which is great for the first year," said Josh Richardson, a committee member for the event...
More details released on bus stop incidents (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Further details about suspicious activity that took place this past week at a Greencastle Community Schools bus stop have been released by the Greencastle Police Department. Parents of Greencastle Community Schools students were notified Thursday evening of the suspicious activity via a recorded telephone message from Superintendent Robert Green...
GCSC students encouraged to be 'vigilant' at school bus stops (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Parents of Greencastle Community School students received a notification Thursday evening of a situation at a school bus stop this week. In part, a recorded notification sent to parents' phones by Superintendent Robert Green said, "We want to bring your attention to suspicious activities at one of our school bus stops this week. On two different occasions, an adult has attempted to approach a high school girl before her bus arrived."...
CHS students learn about 2010 Census process (09/25/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale High School students received a lesson on the United States Census from Maria L. Bonilla, partnership specialist with the Chicago Regional Census Center. Bonilla spoke to the students Wednesday morning about the census, why it is important and how they could help "be counted in 2010."...
Unsafe homes to be razed (09/25/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The process of having eyesores demolished is still moving forward. Three properties will be bulldozed soon, with one possibly at a later date. A dilapidated trailer at 53 W. Fulton St. has been put on the list, but due to a mix-up with the deed, there was not enough time to have it considered with the other three properties...
Three win with Share the Dream (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the winners of the 2009 Share the Dream Contest. The Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center Endowment obtained the most contributions; Greencastle High School Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment earned the most online contributions. Fillmore High School Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment obtained the most-first time donors...
Banner Year (09/25/09)
Randy Dodge with the City of Greencastle Public Works was hanging fall banners around the downtown square Tuesday morning.
Vintage WWI planes make stop in Putnam County (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Five vintage airplanes came in from the west about 3 p.m. Monday to refuel at the Putnam County Airport en route to an air show at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. The planes were headed to the Dawn Patrol Rendezvous presented by the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Field today through Sunday...
Recycling continues to raise money (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Over the last six months the Banner Graphic was able to donate over $800 to the Putnam County Humane Shelter thanks to the recycle bins in the parking lot. Over the last two months, more than 13,000 pounds of recyclable paper has been collected in the Retriever bins at the Banner Graphic...
North Putnam High School commences PEERS project (09/25/09)
ROACHDALE -- Last spring administrators at North Putnam High School sent out a call for concerned parents, teachers and organizations to come together to discuss student at risk behaviors. One result of those meetings is the implementation of a program called The PEERS Project (Peers Educating & Encouraging Responsible Sexuality). Dr. Veronica Dorsch told the group about the program, which her stepdaughter was participating in at North Central High School...
Greencastle resident receives state award (09/25/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- On Sept. 19, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar honored Ruth Ralph of Greencastle for her commitment to health and fitness with the Dick Lugar Health and Fitness Award, presented as part of the 31st Annual Dick Lugar Community Run, Walk. Lugar's wife, Char, announced the recipients while the senator handed out the awards...
Speedway edges GHS on penalty kicks (09/25/09)
GREENCASTLE -- With a steady rain that continued throughout the contest, the Greencastle boys' soccer team hosted undefeated Speedway Thursday and played the Sparkplugs to a 0-0 tie after regulation. The contest ultimately came down to penalty kicks, where Speedway edged the Tiger Cubs 2-0 for the win...
Cougars, Eagles pick up wins, Tiger Cubs fall in three (09/25/09)
MONROVIA -- The Greencastle girls' volleyball team fell to Monrovia Thursday in three sets. The Bulldogs won 26-24, 25-19 and 25-9. "This is not how we wanted to start this section of our matches when we will play most of our conference opponents," GHS coach Trish Lowe said. "We started the match well, but were not able to play consistently. We must get better and fast."...
Gordon Keith Kallner (09/25/09)
Gordon Keith Kallner 86, of Frankfort, Indiana passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, Indiana after a lengthy illness. Born November 2, 1922 in Frankfort, the son of Fleet Jacob and Dorothy Ione Skeen Kallner. He graduated from Frankfort High School in 1940 and married Ada Marie Beechler on January 8, 1941 in Indianapolis and she survives. They had 68 years together...
Lelah A. Harney (09/25/09)
Lelah A. Harney, 89, Greencastle, died on Thursday Sept. 24, 2009. She was born Dec. 1, 1919 in Parke County to Asa Samuel and Cora Elizabeth Bowman Burkett. Mrs. Harney was a cook at Jackson's Double Decker for more than 20 years. Her parents; husband, Alonzo Ellsworth Harney; three sisters, Bessie Brown, Sarah Brown, Neomi Harney and three brothers, Arthur Burkett, Nelson R. Burkett and Omar L. Pope preceded her in death...
Louis Wilbern "Web" Boler (09/25/09)
Louie Wilbern "Web" Boler, 81, of Fillmore died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Brownsburg on Oct. 31, 1927 to Will Olie and Mary Jane Leonard Boler. Mr. Boler was an over-the-road truck driver; drove for Cloverdale Agri Center; and also was a self-employed truck driver. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Spencer Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Delores Ann Jenkins (09/25/09)
Delores Ann Jenkins, 56, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born Oct. 20, 1952 in Iager, W. Va., she was the daughter of James W. and Georgia Beatrice Hagerman Vance. Mrs. Jenkins had been a nursing assistant for several years and was a member of the Healing Streams Revival Church...
Marian Gregson Phillips (09/25/09)
Marian Elma Gregson Phillips, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at Brownsburg Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 1, 1919, in Amo to Clyde and Clara Gregson. She married Virgil "Sam" Phillips Sept. 27, 1941. Mrs. Phillips lived most of her life in Amo. She graduated from Amo High School and Indiana Business College. She worked for many years at insurance agencies in and near Amo...
Kukla-Conniff (09/25/09)
Becky and Joseph Conniff are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Nathan Conniff, to Amber Kukla. Nathan is a 2000 graduate of North Putnam High School and a 2004 graduate of Indiana State University with a geography Degree. Amber is a 2000 graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School and a 2004 graduate of Franklin College...
Pefley-King (09/25/09)
Nikki Pefley and Gary King II are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Living Christ, Harmony. Nikki is the daughter of Neva Pefley, Brazil, and the late Noel Pefley. She is a 2002 graduate of South Putnam High School, and is a shift manager at McDonald's...
Neal-Lepinskas (09/25/09)
Danielle Neal and Ken Lepinskas will be married on Oct. 23 at Catalina Island. Danielle is the daughter of James (Jim) and Chera Neal, formerly of La Porte. She is the granddaughter of the late Curtis and Winifred Neal. Ken is the son of Casimir Lepinskas and Marilyn McDermott of Phoenix, Ariz...
Lisby (09/25/09)
Harold and Thelma Lisby will celebrate 75 years of marriage on Oct. 13. They were married in Brazil. They have spent 65 years of their married life on the farm in Coatesville where they still reside. They have two daughters, Doris Ratcliff and husband Wendell Ratcliff, and Kitzie Pallas and husband George Pallas. ...
Noland (09/25/09)
Albert "Pete" and Mary "Toadie" Noland of Roachdale will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 3 with a gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Roachdale Christian Church Family Life Center. Pete and Toadie were married by the Rev. Ray Britton on Oct. 4, 1959 in the home of the bride's parents, Jim and Ada Stewart...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 26, 2009 (09/25/09)
Putnam County Jail Zachary Bryant, 19, Coatesville, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 9:59 p.m. Thursday for possession of paraphernalia, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, public intoxication, operating per se and possessing alcohol as a minor...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 25, 2009 (09/25/09)
Putnam County Jail Jeffrey Cottrell, 46, Terre Haute, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 8:13 p.m. Wednesday for public intoxication. Christopher Monnett, 31, Greencastle, was booked at 2:35 a.m. Thursday for public intoxication and trespassing...
Coach's dedication appreciated (09/25/09)
To the Editor: We'd like to thank the South Putnam School Board for allowing the South Putnam football community to name the football field the Mark Wildman Field. We'd also like to thank the South Putnam High School administration for a great dedication service on Sept. 4, 2009...
Little things mean a lot (09/25/09)
To the Editor: I just must write you and praise and thank the wonderful, thoughtful, considerate citizens of your city, Greencastle, Indiana, and surrounding area. A friend and I had traveled from Ottawa, Ill. to Greencastle, Indiana for the funeral of a very dear, Christian sister's funeral there in Greencastle. Her name was Mrs. Mary Ellen Glidewell...
Reenactment was great fun for participant (09/25/09)
To the Editor: I would like to compliment and heartily thank all the persons who were involved in the reenactment of the 1933 Dillinger Gang Robbery of the Central National Bank: Hollie Wyatt was tireless in her efforts to organize and manage the entire Pioneer Days celebration of which the re-enactment was a part. She dedicated an amazing amount of time and effort to create what should become an annual event that helps to enrich the lives of all Greencastle residents...
Donors, sponsors made event a success (09/25/09)
To the Editor: The second annual Cause 4 the Paws was held at Robe-Ann Park on Sept. 12 and was once again a hit. I would like to say thank you to everyone who came out and showed their support to the Humane Society of Putnam County. I also want to give a big thank you to Greencastle Custom Cycle owners Scott and Lisa Eaton for sponsoring another successful event. Their love for other people and the community is an inspiration to everyone around them...
Cooperation was key to case (09/25/09)
To the Editor: As we read and see on television how the Zachary Snider case has been closed with Chris Stevens apparently spending the rest of his life in prison, it might do well to reflect on it. Although my name appeared on the probable cause affidavit for his arrest and some of the search warrants, this case is a prime example of how good things can happen when the criminal justice system works together...
Reader is proud of, grateful for president (09/25/09)
To the Editor: This is in response to a letter by J.L. Stamper about our president. I think about our country, its leadership and President Obama every day. I am proud of our president and thankful that he is the one leading us into the future. Bob Haymaker...
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