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Stories from Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Students celebrate Read Across America (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE-- Excitement was in the air at Ridpath Elementary School as students waited impatiently to meet their sixth grade reading partners on Tuesday afternoon. The Greencastle Middle School bus pulled up to the doorway and students headed into classrooms with their two or three younger students in tow...
Friends of GFD raising funds for training system (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- On Feb. 26, Greencastle fire chief Bill Newgent, Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department president Louis Fontaine and GFD fire prevention officer Christy Glass received $500 from Duke Energy Foundation Grant to fund monies toward the purchase of a BullEx Digital Training System...
Frisbie's court date continued (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A probable cause challenge that was set for Tuesday in the case against former Putnam County sheriff Mark Frisbie was continued, but no new date has been set. Frisbie, 39, was arrested in Putnam County Dec. 4 and charged with Class A misdemeanor operating with at least .15 grams of alcohol in 210 liters of breath, Class B misdemeanor public intoxication, Class C misdemeanor operating while intoxicated and open alcohol container and driving left of center infractions. ...
Bainbridge Fire Department discontinues hazmat responses (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- At its last departmental meeting, members of the Bainbridge Fire Department decided the department no longer had the personnel to first respond to hazardous materials calls. "Some of the items in our (hazmat) trailer that were dedicated for use with hazmat responses we would like to retain for departmental use," Bainbridge Fire Department member Mike Smith wrote in an e-mail to Putnam County Planner Kim Hyten. ...
Entries sought for Ag Day Photo Contest (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Entries for the 2010 Putnam County Ag Days Photo Contest are now being accepted. Send or drop off farm photos to the Purdue-Putnam County Extension Office at 209 W. Liberty St., Rm. 5, by Friday. The Ag Days Photo Contest is once again being sponsored by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and Wal-Mart Super Store. ...
YES gets students' thoughts on city's present, future (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Nearly a year and a half after Greencastle's Community Forward Summit, the hard work of the city's leaders and citizens continues. The last 17 months have seen major activity from the Greencastle Sustainability Committee, meetings in each of Greencastle's wards and a number of other activities...
Student of the Month (03/03/10)
Caleb S., a student at the Dr. Joanne V, Collins Elementary and Junior-Senior High School at ResCare in Greencastle, was selected as a Student of the Month by the Kiwanis Club if Greencastle. Caleb is on the basketball team and is a member of the Key Club and the bowling club. Pictured with Caleb is ResCare director Terry Armstrong.
Ivy Tech offering free FAFSA assistance today (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Confused about the financial aid paperwork and process? Help is here! A financial aid workshop will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Ivy Tech Community College, 915 S. Zinc Mill Road. A financial aid representative will be available to assist families and students help with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)...
Sexual battery charges filed against Brazil man (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Brazil man is being held at the Putnam County Jail after allegedly violating his probation. Keith A. Shepherd, 33, who was on probation for a November conviction for misdemeanor battery, has now been charged with Class D felony sexual battery and Class A misdemeanor public indecency in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred on Feb. 22 at the Putnam County Public Library...
Market and auction planned (03/03/10)
VEEDERSBURG -- Local produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and other gift items will be for sale at the monthly Winter Market at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The market is free and open to the public. Vendors that are interested in participating should contact Linda McGurk at (765) 299-2747...
Clovers battle, fall short at sectional (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With 30 minutes gone in the game, Cloverdale looked ready to avenge their Dec. 18 14-point loss to Monrovia. But some timely free throws by the Bulldogs kept them in front and ended the Clovers season 53-49 Tuesday at the South Putnam Class 2A Sectional...
North Putnam succumbs to Bruins at sectional (03/03/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Going into Tuesday night's Class 2A sectional at South Putnam, Nathan Martindale coach of the North Putnam Cougars, knew his team was in for a tough battle. That was an understatement. The Cougars fell to the Bruins to end their season 71-50, finishing the year with a 4-16 record...
GMS swimmers fall to Danville on the road (03/03/10)
DANVILLE -- The Greencastle Middle School swim team battled Danville recently, with both teams falling to the Warriors. The girls' team lost 100-76, while the boys' dropped theirs 99-87. Earning wins for the girls' team were Sydney Cassida (200 freestyle, 400 freestyle), Libby Brush (100 IM), Alexis Branigan (Diving) and Emily Wheeler (100 backstroke). The 400 free relay team of Wheeler, Cassida, Rachel Custis and Rosio Gomez also won...
GMS 7th graders split with North Putnam (03/03/10)
The Greencastle seventh grade A and B-team split with North Putnam recently. The A-team won 30-7, while the B-team lost 17-14. The A-team was led by Jessica Lenihan with 10 points, followed by Callan Taylor with eight points and Sydney Stuckwisch with six. Sydney Smiley, Tera Amis, Delanie Stoltey all chipped in two points each...
SPJH grapplers fall to North Clay 80-67 (03/03/10)
The South Putnam Junior High wrestling team lost to North Clay recently 80-67. Picking up wins for SP were Jacob Lorimer, Nick Owen, Jordan Clements, Klayton Vittetow, Joe Waters, Dakota Bunton, Braden Patrick, Kraig Sargent, Rudy Harris and Jacob Williams...
Cougar Softball League having sign-ups (03/03/10)
The Cougar Softball League sign-ups will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the Roachdale and Bainbridge elementary schools. The cost will be $30 for T-Ball and $75 for children eight and older. Persons can take off $5 for each additional child. Late sign-ups will take place until March 13...
GMS 8th graders sweep North Putnam (03/03/10)
The GMS eighth grade girls basketball A-team defeated North Putnam Monday 30-22. Shelby Earl led the way with 12 points, followed by Melody White and Miranda Nuz with six each. Alex Basil and Danielle Thomas both chipped in three points each. The B-team edged North Putnam 18-17, with Alyssa Tesmer leading the charge with eight points...
Donnie L. Alexander (03/03/10)
Donnie L. Alexander, 71, of Greencastle passed away Monday, March 1, 2010 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born June 16, 1938 in Hendricks County to Everett and Julia Alexander. Donnie was raised in Putnamville and attended Cloverdale and Greencastle High School...
Dorothy Marie Higgins (03/03/10)
Dorothy Marie Higgins, 90, of Greencastle died Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at home. Dorothy was born, December 11, 1919 in Indianapolis, daughter of Charles and Hattie Fry Smith. She retired in 1979 from Western Electric in Indianapolis after 25 years. She was a member of the Greencastle Church of God...
Minnie Doreen Varvel (03/03/10)
Minnie Doreen Kearschner Varvel, 78, of Titusville, Fla. and formerly of Greencastle, died Monday, March 1, 2010 at the Parrish Medical Hospital in Titusville. Minnie was born May 29, 1931 in Greencastle, daughter of Earnest E. and Emma E. Vanlandingham Kearschner. She had worked for General Telephone in Greencastle for several years and retired from FB Distro in Greencastle...
Zola Mae Jones (03/03/10)
Zola Mae Jones, 78, of Newport, Minn. passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. She is survived by children, Deb (Jim) Culbertson, Paula (Dale) Otsby, Kurt (Julie), Murl (Janelle), Shelby (Rick) Justice, Sandy (John) Tucker and Todd (Tracie); 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Smiley, Barbara Black and Sharon Sheldon; also many nieces, nephews, other family and friends...
Nancy Michael Statehouse Report (03/03/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- As we head into the final days of the 2010 session of the Indiana General Assembly, lawmakers will work together to pass legislation to improve the employment environment in Indiana. Reaching a final decision on this legislation will be the primary objective as we near the end of this session. We do expect to be finished before our mandatory March 14 deadline...
Don't be quick to judge (03/03/10)
Every time we here at the Banner Graphic cover something that goes on at Putnamville Correctional Facility, we get flak for it. Generally, that flak comes from people who post story comments on our Web site. What usually ends up happening is that people of differing opinions start arguing back and forth. The comments often take a very ugly turn and become almost impossible to police, so the commentary just gets shut down altogether...
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