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Stories from Friday, October 2, 2009

Murphy sentenced to 60 years (10/02/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A Fillmore man convicted of molesting a female child numerous times over a period of several years was handed a 60-year prison sentence Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Lee Alan Murphy, 35, to 40 years for Class A felony child molesting, 10 years each for two counts of Class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor, four years for Class C felony child molesting and 18 months for Class D felony dissemination of matter harmful to a minor...
Trial date set for Fenwick (10/02/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A trial date has been set for a Greencastle woman accused of stealing more than $200,000 from a church where she worked part-time as an administrative and financial secretary. Melynda J. "Mindy" Fenwick, 37, was arrested on Aug. 11 and charged with six counts of Class C felony forgery and five counts of Class D felony theft in connection with incidents that are alleged to have happened over a period of several years at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle...
Colorful Reward (10/02/09)
Peace Lutheran second grader McKenzie Shannon looks proudly at the bike she won for placing first in the Greencastle Fire Department fire prevention coloring contest. All the winners were honored during Thursday night's GFD open house. Complete results of the GFD coloring, poster and essay contests will be published in an upcoming edition of the Banner Graphic.
Citizens invited to meeting on campus-city connections (10/02/09)
GREENCASTLE -- How can the DePauw University campus better connect to the City of Greencastle in ways that enhance the community at large? Members of the Greencastle community are invited to offer their thoughts on that question and others at a session today in DePauw's Memorial Student Union Building (408 S. Locust Street). The session will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in the "Fishbowl" (a glass-walled room immediately to the right of the building's main entrance)...
Generous Gift (10/02/09)
The Greencastle branch of Bank of America Home Loans made a donation to the Putnam County Senior Center to help support its many programs for local senior citizens. Present for the donation were (from left) Tina Love with Bank of America; Jack Glover, president of the Senior Center; Kyle Hutchison, director of the Senior Center; Cindy Mattox with Bank of America; Lisa Scammahorn with Bank of America; and JoAnn Short, vice-president of the Senior Center.
Man sentenced 13 years after arrest (10/02/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A former Greencastle resident was sentenced in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday for a crime he committed 13 years ago. James Brent Alexander, 46, was charged with Class C felony robbery and Class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury on Aug. 31, 1996. He disappeared before he could be sentenced, and authorities could not locate him...
Missouri man sentenced to three years (10/02/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A St. Louis, Mo. man received a three-year sentence Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court for Class C felony possession of cocaine. Ramiro Cruz Amado, 24, was arrested in late March and charged with Class A felonies dealing in cocaine and conspiracy to deal cocaine and Class D felony possession of cocaine or a narcotic drug. The charge he pled guilty to was offered as part of a plea agreement, and the other charges were dismissed...
Greencastle scores win over Cougars (10/02/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle Coach Trish Lowe saw her volleyball team do something Thursday night that it has struggled with all season --never giving up. After Greencastle and North Putnam split the first two sets, the Tiger Cubs got down to business in set number three...
Tiger Cubs drop Cadets on Senior Night (10/02/09)
GREENCASTLE -- In the final home game of their high school soccer careers, the Tiger Cub seniors put on a dominating performance Thursday at Dee Monnett Field. The starting seniors included Derrick Thompson, Nate Jones, Luke Smith, Steven Miller, David Cath and Josh Dunn...
Jade Olivia Taylor (10/02/09)
Jade Olivia Taylor, 5 months, of Poland died on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born on April 24 2009 in Greencastle and was the daughter of Caleb R. Taylor and Melissa A. Mullins Pollett. In addition to her parents, Jade is survived by her brother Gavin Pollett; maternal grandparents Reggie and Shirley Mullins of Poland; paternal grandmother Starleen Todd of Crawfordsville; paternal grandfather Jerry Taylor of Greencastle; maternal great-grandmother Lizzie Haddix of Poland; and paternal great-grandmother Shirleen Baisley of Arizona.. ...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 2, 2009 (10/02/09)
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