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Stories from Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Medical bills piling up for county inmates (10/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Sheriff's Department went before the county council Tuesday with a request for additional money due to medical bills acquired by inmates. Vova Johnson, an assistant matron at the jail, said the department (as of Tuesday) is short $80,000 to pay medical bills. That figure does not include bills not yet received on three inmates transferred to Indianapolis heart hospitals by Putnam County Hospital or the two remaining months of the year...
Emergency response plans examined (10/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Emergency Operations Center was recently the site of a tabletop exercise featuring tornado disasters in the area. Participating personnel included law enforcement, health and hospital, transportation, 911, fire, planning, volunteer coordinators and others...
Prepare for the Scare (10/21/09)
Justin Wilson, left, portraying Pearl Bryan, talks to his fellow "historic" characters during the Heritage Preservation Society's Historic Haunted Cemetery Tours last weekend. Greencastle High School Theater members Ami Sutherlin, Chelsea Simmons, Amelia Beck, Kaeli Gray, Taylor Gannaway, Rebecca Burton and DePauw student Jasmine Shelton wer preparing for their parts early Saturday evening outside the Old City Cemetery. The tours are a fundraising event for HPS.
County Home items up for auction (10/21/09)
Furniture and equipment from the Putnam County home will go on the auction block this Saturday at 4 p.m. at The Little Dude Ranch on U.S. 231 N. just outside Greencastle. Among the many items for sale is State Farm hickory wood furniture, small appliances, dishes, lamps, chests, chairs and hundreds of items taken out of the now closed home...
Honor Band to feature local high school musicians (10/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- On Thursday, Kresge Auditorium on the DePauw University campus will be filled with the sounds of local high school musicians coming together for a unique musical event. The Putnam County Honor Band will bring together student musicians from Cloverdale, Greencastle, North Putnam, and South Putnam High Schools for a day of rehearsals followed by an evening performance...
Extension Homemakers focus on continuing education (10/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- One of the main purposes of Extension Homemaker Clubs is continuing education. One of the major vehicles of the education component is leader lessons. Each month a lesson is presented to representatives of the individual clubs who attend the lesson and then re-teach the material to the members of their clubs. This gives members not only a chance to learn new information, but also provides an opportunity to lead and teach others...
Openings still available for sexting conference (10/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Spots are still available for anyone interested in attending the Sexting Conference sponsored by the Putnam County Chaplaincy on Oct. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Walden Inn Conference Center. "Sexting: What it is and the consequences of it for students" is the topic of the conference...
Eagles advances to semi-finals (10/21/09)
LIZTON -- All teams know when the chill of October descends, the life of their respective seasons get shorter and shorter. The beauty and tragedy of the tournament is it's one and done, elevating the intensity of every contest. On Tuesday, South Putnam and Cloverdale battled at the Tri-West volleyball sectional and, unfortunately, it was the end of the Clovers' season. The Eagles won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-14 and 25-16...
Cougars say goodbye in three (10/21/09)
LIZTON -- In the blink of an eye, the North Putnam volleyball team's season was over. The Cougars fell to the Tri-West Bruins in the second match of the opening round of the Tri-West sectional 25-10, 25-11, 25-11. "We gave up before we even stepped foot on the court," NPHS coach Jill Schreiber said. "We had no confidence in ourselves or our teammates."...
Chad Collins' having season to remember (10/21/09)
On Sunday, Chad Collins captured his second Nationwide tour win at the Miccosukee Championship in Miami, Fla, by nailing a 30 foot putt -- all but clinching his spot on the PGA tour next year. To find out just how good 2009 has been for Collins read the full feature in Thursday's edition of the Banner Graphic...
Jacqueline Ann Williams (10/21/09)
Jacqueline Ann Williams, 69, of Greencastle died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at Millpond Health Campus in Greencastle. Born March 3, 1940 in Wood River, Ill., she was the daughter of Mason and Margie Mercer Williams. She married Donald R. Williams on Oct. 12, 1956 and he survives.
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 21, 2009 (10/21/09)
Putnam County Jail Jeremy Clodfelter, 30, Bainbridge, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 6:37 p.m. Friday for public intoxication. James Falk, 46, Greencastle, was booked at 10:48 a.m. Saturday for failure to appear. Matthew Jordon, 31, Greencastle, was booked in at 11:25 p.m. Saturday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and public intoxication...
School official clarifies points (10/21/09)
To the Editor: Last Wednesday, Jamie Barrand of the Banner Graphic and I spoke by telephone about various issues related to H1N1 influenza. Last Thursday, an article ("Schools Preparing for H1N1 Cases") appeared in the Banner Graphic. As opposed to an interview, our discussion was more of an open dialogue. ...
Humane Society says thanks (10/21/09)
To the Editor: We want to thank everyone who braved the weather and came out to enjoy the Humane Society of Putnam County's Second Annual Paws on Parade event on Oct. 3. We especially wish to thank the DePauw Nature Park staff, in particular its director, Doug Cox, for allowing us to use the beautiful nature park for Paws on Parade again this year; DePauw Volunteer Coordinator, Janet Mellinger, for all of her hard work helping to make Paws a success; all of the terrific DePauw student volunteers who spent some of their Old Gold Weekend with us; and United Way's director, David English, for his spectacular photographs.. ...
Theft has taken joy out of holiday (10/21/09)
To the Editor: Dear Thief, I am glad you like our Halloween decorations. They are really awesome, huh? Unfortunately, you stole them from my daughters when you removed them from my yard. Do you know those two little girls worked very hard to make those gravestones? That was a family project, and it took a lot of time and effort to make. My kids were very proud of those plywood headstones...
Family expresses gratitude (10/21/09)
To the Editor: My sister was in a very serious car accident Oct. 6 on U.S. 231 North. I would like to thank Operation Life the Roachdale Fire Department and every one else involved, and especially Mike Poole of the Roachdale Fire Department. He was on the scene seconds after it happened...
Obama is an outstanding leader (10/21/09)
To the Editor: I am extremely proud of President Obama and his tireless work for the people of our country. Thanks to the Banner Graphic, I read in full the wonderful words our president spoke in September to school children throughout the country. I was so moved that he would take the time to tell our children (including my own) that they can be whatever they are determined to me...
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