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Stories from Thursday, August 19, 2010

Prosecutor proposes K2 ban (08/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter has proposed an ordinance that would ban the local sales of an incense blend known by the brand names K2 or Spice. The ordinance will go to the Putnam County Commissioners in the near future. The substance is made of herbs, spices and synthetic cannabinoids (a blanket term for compounds found in the cannabis plant that are structurally related to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a main component of marijuana)...
Against all odds: 9-year-old thriving despite challenges of Asperger's (08/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- In his 9 years, Tyler Hopper has faced a lot of challenges. Before he was 2 years old, he contracted a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection for which he underwent two emergency surgeries. Doctors told Tyler's parents, Bobby and Cami, that the chance of their son surviving that infection was slim, but Tyler overcame the odds...
Produce picking at the park (08/19/10)
Jim Leach sits on the bed of his truck with melons he had on display for a fundraiser for the Covered Bridge Country Chorus at the farmers market at Robe-Ann Park Tuesday. Along with his wife Jodi, Leach was stationed at one of four tables vending locally grown produce at the market in conjunction with Parkfest. Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
Miller charged with arson (08/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man was formally charged with arson Wednesday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Timothy L. Miller, 40, was charged with Class D felonies arson and criminal mischief. He could face a jail term of up to six years. According to court documents, Greencastle Police Department Reserve Officer Jeremiah Jackson was dispatched shortly before 10 p.m. Monday to a vehicle fire. The person who reported the fire alleged it had been set by Miller...
Bainbridge receives 5 bids for street lighting (08/19/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- The town of Bainbridge received five bids for the Area 1 Energy Efficiency Grant to improve the town's street lighting, and a final bid for an electrical supplier will be announced soon, clerk-treasurer Jason Hartman said. All Phase Electric Supply Co., Brownstown Electric Company, HD Supply, Midwest Lighting Solutions and Shelby Thermal Engineers and Fabricators each submitted bids ranging from $40,29 to $62,470...
SPCSC sets schedule for August (08/19/10)
Monday: Special School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Central Elementary School music room Tuesday: Student picture day, Fillmore Elementary, 8 a.m. Thursday: Sr./Jr. High FCA, 7:30 a.m., South Putnam High School Bookmobile, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Fillmore Elementary...
CCSC announces August calendar (08/19/10)
Today: Open house, 6-7 p.m. Monday: Knoy after-school homework help and community service project, kindergarten-2nd grade, 2:45-5 p.m. Tuesday: Knoy after-school homework help and community service project, 3rd and 4th grade, 2:45-5 p.m...
Area girls invited to a Party in the Park (08/19/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Girls ages 5 to 17 and their families are invited to a Party in the Park from 3:30 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Robe-Ann Park. Putnam County girls may register for Girl Scouts during the event by paying $12 membership dues. Financial assistance is available...
Trial date set for man accused in money laundering case (08/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A trial date has been set for one of two men charged in June with money laundering. Eury David-Rodriguez, 24, of Pleasantville, N.J. is set for jury trial on Nov. 17 for one charge of Class C felony money laundering. A final pretrial conference in the case is set for Oct. 28, and any plea agreements must be filed by that date...
Aug. 26 pretrial conference set for shoplifting suspect (08/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- An Aug. 26 pretrial date has been set for a Greencastle woman accused of shoplifting several items from two discount stores. Jessica Phares, 26, was arrested June 15 after she allegedly stole merchandise at the Dollar General stores at 507 N. Jackson St. and 1520 Indianapolis Road, both in Greencastle...
Youthful Eagles ready for 2010 season (08/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- For Troy Burgess' South Putnam Eagles football squad, the end of last season was a tough one. The Eagles fell to Monrovia 6-3, closing the career of a core group of seniors. In 2010, the youth bug has bitten the Eagles, but according to Burgess, that's not something to be concerned about. He knows they might take their lumps early, but when the tournament rolls around, he expects them to be ready to roll...
Cougars look to avenge sectional sting (08/19/10)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam football team racked up the most wins in the county a year ago with nine, but it was its final loss that has set the tone for 2010. The Cougars dropped the sectional final to Monrovia 7-6 after allowing a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. It's something that has motivated the team all summer...
Cloverdale falls in four sets to Vikings (08/19/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale volleyball team opened its season with a four-set loss to West Vigo Tuesday. The Clovers lost 17-25, 25-20, 19-25 and 22-25. Bradanne Toney had a strong night for CHS with 17 kills, four blocks, two aces and four points, while Holly McCammon added five kills, two aces and 11 points. Breegan Andersen chipped in two kills, one ace and three points and Taylor Jones recorded two kills, one block and two points...
Tiger Cubs lose to Knights in three sets (08/19/10)
The Greencastle volleyball team suffered a three set loss to Northview to open the 2010 season Tuesday. The Tiger Cubs lost 10-25, 4-25 and 11-25. Head coach Liz Spencer noted Kandice Phillips led the team with serving aces, while Erika Davies led the team in blocking. She also said Phillips was one of Greencastle's offensive threats on the night...
Betty J. (Bridges) Lightle (08/19/10)
Betty J. (Bridges) Lightle, 71, of Veedersburg, passed away Aug. 10, 2010 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette. She was born Dec. 17, 1938 in Crawfordsville, the daughter of Franklin and Marcella (Myers) Bridges. She married Gary L. Lightle Sept. 3, 1966 in Veedersburg. He survives...
Evelyn J. Slavens (08/19/10)
Evelyn J. Slavens, 94, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. She was born on Feb. 11, 1916 in Greencastle to Jesse Tobin and Lydia Gorham Tobin. She was formerly employed at Angwell Curtain Factory and retired from Mallory's. Mrs. Slavens attended First Baptist Church and was a former member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Gary R. Wilbur (08/19/10)
Gary R. Wilbur, 71, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 in his home in Carlisle, Penn. He was born May 21, 1939 in Johnson City, N.Y. to the late Fredric and Helen Francis Wilbur. He retired from IBM as a parts analyzer and was a member of BPOE Lodge #578 and the Conservation Club in Cloverdale. Gary loved to hunt and fish...
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 19, 2010 (08/19/10)
Damage estimated $1,001-$2,500. Vehicle was towed by Seniour's. Damage estimate $5,001-$10,000. Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Greencastle Police Department and Greencastle Fire Department...
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