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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014

Stories from Friday, May 28, 2010

Thrill of Victory (05/28/10)
Carson Shepherd, 8, left, hands a ribbon to Brittany Ricketts, 8, to sign during a farewell celebration for departing second-graders at Deer Meadow Primary School in Greencastle on Monday. Many of Deer Meadow's current second-graders will move on to third grade at Tzouanakis Intermediate School in the fall. The students at Deer Meadow were also treated to pizza.
4-H group gives homage to veterans (05/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- This is the fourth year that members of the Greencastle Stars 4-H Club have been placing flags at the gravesites of American veterans in cemeteries around the county. It began with 4-H leader Karen Goff's grandfather who was a World War II and Korean War Veteran. Ernest Rasner would take Goff out and place flags on the graves of veterans as Memorial Day approached...
Trial date set for Land (05/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A trial date has been set for a Greencastle man charged with battering his mother over a year ago. Seth Land, 22, faces two counts of Class B felony aggravated battery, each punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Land was arrested on May 15, 2009, after he allegedly attacked his mother, Sharon Land, and her home...
GHS students to take part in community service (05/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The students of Greencastle High School will be doing a whole lot more than sitting in class on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, they will be dispersing throughout the community and school corporation to take part in two hours of community service...
Chelsey Mann hired as Farm Credit intern at Lafayette office (05/28/10)
LAFAYETTE -- How do you get a job without experience? And how do you get experience without a job? Ten interns who are working for Farm Credit Services of Mid-America this summer are solving this problem by taking advantage of the opportunity to work and learn in a real work environment with mentors and professionals who work in their respective fields of study...
Doing the Right Thing (05/28/10)
Putnam County Comprehensive Services was recognized by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce for having the most people take part in the annual Community Clean-up Day last week. PCCS had 19 people participate in the event. Several of them posed with Laurie Hardwick and Tammy Amor from the Chamber as they presented Donna DeBoer, HAB Staff Supervisor with PCCS, with a moving trophy. Those participating from PCCS were Andy Bee, Chris Brosmer, Judy Homler, Victor Lowman, Matthew Lanz, James Langley, David Parks, Andy Rogers, Becky Sears, Ray Stevens, Tommy Todd and Sam Vaughn. Not present were Betty Chaney, Tim Clapper, Jamie Cox, Mary Ann Finney, Doug Pettit, Jeff Sarcher and Carolyn Thompson.
Proceeds from golf tournament aid purchase of diagnostic camera (05/28/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A new diagnostic camera in the Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic of Riley Hospital for Children is the result of a dare made 17 years ago by a Greencastle man who is blind in one eye. Terry Clodfelter, who lost an eye to injury as a child, dared his friends to wear bandanas while playing golf after being chastised for his poor performance on the links. ...
Father-son duo completes book (05/28/10)
For Kirk Freeman, researching material for novels has become a tradition. Freeman has already written three books -- focusing on education. But for his fourth endeavor, Freeman enlisted some help close to his heart. His son Jared. The duo just completed, "Sweatin' the Small Stuff," a self-published book focusing on leadership...
Rady to be honored (05/28/10)
Pat Rady, who began his high school varsity basketball coaching career at Bainbridge in 1964 and now has won 700 games, will be honored for the accomplishment and serve as the featured speaker at the 96th annual Bainbridge High School Alumni Association banquet on June 26 at the Bainbridge Community Building...
Kinton receives sentence (05/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man was sentenced Thursday for attempting to break into a Greencastle business. Brian Kinton, 35, has been in jail since his Nov. 13 arrest. He pled guilty on Thursday to one count of Class C felony burglary, and received a three-year Indiana Department of Correction sentence...
Murray and Sara Pride Scholarship winner to be announced today (05/28/10)
The Putnam County Community Foundation is pleased to announce a new scholarship endowment. The first winner of the Murray and Sara Pride Scholarship will be announced at the North Putnam Honors and Awards Program on Friday at 1 p.m. in the high school gym...
Let summer vacation begin (05/28/10)
Central Elementary first grader Evan Steffy lies on the pavement while his classmates Kendra Nichols and Macie Bumgardner trace him with sidewalk chalk.The school's parking lot was turned into a giant canvas for the children to draw and write messages with the chalk. To end the school year, students were treated to ice cream sundaes before going home.
Second Grade Send-Off (05/28/10)
Deer Meadow Primary School second grade teacher Jenny Riggle autographs a student's ribbon during a farewell celebration held Thursday for the school's departing second-graders.
Asbury to be featured in concert June 12 (05/28/10)
Former Putnam County resident Jason Asbury will perform on the J. Stanford Smith Concert Organ in Kresge Auditorium on Saturday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m. The concert will feature Maggie McElwain Kemper '60 and Jason Asbury '95. The program will feature music by composers from South Africa, Nigeria and Mexico along with more traditional European and American composers...
Good Knight (05/28/10)
Tom Sutherlin, Linda Merkel and the National Night Out Knight (Bobby Hopper) are pictured from left here receiving a $1,000 donation from Rick Alexander, human resource director for Wal-Mart Distribution. This money will go toward the fourth annual National Night Out Event, scheduled for Aug. 3 at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle from 6-9 p.m. Rain date will be Aug. 5. Families with children in elementary to middle school are encouraged to attend. In addition to the free activities and refreshments, the event will be a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety, and community unity.
Eagles hold off Warriors' late charge (05/28/10)
ROACHDALE -- "Insurance run" is a term baseball writers, announcers and fans love to throw around. Generally, it's a way to add significance to an otherwise meaningless run near the end of a one-sided game. On Thursday, South Putnam added a seventh-inning insurance run when Grant Zimmerman drove in Cameron Chestnut to make the score 6-1. The Eagles cashed in on their policy, though, holding off a Covenant Christian rally for the 6-5 sectional win...
Eagles will battle for sectional crown (05/28/10)
LIZTON -- There was little doubt for those in attendance at the Tri-West No. 46 Softball Sectional that South Putnam came to play. In their first game, they cruised to an 11-2 win over the host Bruins and Thursday, they moved into the championship after defeating North Putnam 5-0...
Cougars dealt heartbreaking loss in sectional (05/28/10)
ROACHDALE -- If the first game at the North Putnam boys' baseball sectional had gotten stomachs to do flip-flops, the second game had them jumping through rings and flying 100 m.p.h. The hosts faced off against a Cascade squad that had downed the Cougars twice in conference play. The game never was out of reach for either side, but a seventh inning that will be remembered for markedly different reasons saw the Cadets eek out a 5-4 win...
Local track athletes call it a season at regional (05/28/10)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Thursday marked the end of the line for 10 local boys' track athletes in their quest for a state title. Getting things going for the boys were Jeff Couse of Cloverdale and Tyler Shorter of North Putnam in the 100 prelims. The runners ran identical times of 11.35, but failed to make it to the finals in the event. Shorter went on to post a time of 23.07 in the 200 prelims and placed seventh overall in the 200 final with a time of 23.13...
Correction (05/28/10)
In Thursday's edition of the Banner Graphic, Greencastle outfielder Ryan Battin was misidentified as Ryan Fulton in the story "Tiger Cubs advance with win over Sullivan, 8-6". The Banner Graphic apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused...
Mary Jane 'Pat' Wilson (05/28/10)
Mary Jane "Pat" Wilson, 83, was called to the Lord Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from her home in Greencastle where she lived since 1980. She was born on July 6, 1926 in Crawfordsville to Hiram and Una Mae Hensley Hughes. She married Jack Lloyd Wilson on April 18, 1944, who preceded her in death on May 4, 1999...
Zimmerman's Home Run (05/28/10)
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