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Cloverdale man charged with sex crimes (09/01/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Cloverdale man has been charged with 21 sex offenses -- eight in Putnam County and 13 in Morgan County. Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter called the case of Jonathan R. Paugh "about the worst I've ever seen." Paugh is charged with two Class A felonies, one Class B felony, two Class C felonies, two Class D felonies and one Class A misdemeanor in Putnam County. In Morgan County, he faces four Class B felonies, three Class C felonies and six Class D felonies...
Local author brings out flavor of Saltville in latest novel (09/01/10)
FILLMORE -- Brenda Croan dropped out of high school by the sixth week of her sophomore year and has since then regretted the decision to end her formal education. Years later it was this same decision that motivated her to attempt to earn her high school diploma and write a book series about her Virginia hometown...
Bond for alleged molester set at $30,000 (09/01/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Cloverdale man accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl remained in the Putnam County Jail Tuesday in lieu of a $30,000 cash-only bond. David E. Nelson, 32, is charged with Class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison...
Waste removal on adjusted schedule (09/01/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Trash removal for The City of Greencastle will be on an adjusted schedule for the week due to the Labor Day holiday. When a legal holiday falls on a weekday the refuse normally collected on the day of such holiday will be collected on the following day and the collection schedule for the rest of the week shall be one day late, Mike Hill, site manager for Republic Services of Greencastle said...
Celebrating freedom (09/01/10)
Members of the Greencastle Benevolent and Protective Elks met with Mayor Sue Murray Tuesday, as she proclaimed Sept. 6 through 12 as National Patriotism Week in Greencastle. The proclamation urges all citizens to join with the Elks in expressing gratitude for the privilege of American citizenship with appropriate celebrations and observations. One such celebration is slated for Sept. 10 at the Elks Lodge, 202 South Indiana Street, when there will be an appreciation dinner for all law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers from 6 to 8 p.m. Present for the proclamation and signing were, from left, Elks Treasurer Garnett Gorham, Mayor Murray, Exalted Ruler Teresa Parrish and Americanism Chairman John Sims. Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Ready to rock (09/01/10)
Members of the Family Youth and Community Development Program (FYCDP) board will be on hand at Sunday's Crown Street Jazz and Blues Festival to welcome the public to the organization's main fundraiser of the year. The lineup will feature HausKatz at 1 p.m., Convergence at 2 p.m., Tad Robinson at 3 p.m. and the Randy Salman Quintet at 4 p.m. Blues Side Up and Anon and the Late Show have swapped the final two sets, with Blues Side Up going on at 4 p.m, followed by Anon and the Late Show at 6 p.m. Adult tickets for the event are $10 in advance or $12 at the gate. Student tickets are $5 or $6 at the gate. For tickets, contact Joe Miles at 653-6325 or Charles Miles at 653-9503. Board members include, front from left, Jamie Sibbitt-Dunn, Lisa Trigg; back, Chris Shuck, LT "Boomer" Taylor, Joe Miles, Savahanna Wise, Bill Richards, Charles Miles, Don Bowlby. Not pictured, Dustin Rumple. Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Teen crashes car reaching for cell (09/01/10)
BOWLING GREEN -- Just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, Indiana State Police Troopers and Clay County emergency agencies responded to a one-vehicle crash on S.R. 46 approximately one mile west of Bowling Green. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 19-year-old Andrea James of Brazil was eastbound on S.R. 46 near Ashboro Road, when the vehicle traveled off the south side of the roadway striking an embankment and then a culvert...
So nice to meet you (09/01/10)
Photo contributed Meet the Teachers Night was held on Aug. 17 at Fillmore Elementary School. Parents had the opportunity to meet teachers and staff as well as enjoy refreshments served by the PTO. Pictured is Narda Cotton, third grade teacher, discussing her classroom program with student Alexis Gibson and her mother, Patty. Contributed photo
Low-cost tutoring available for students through After School Enrichment program (09/01/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Students in grades one through five can receive high-quality, low cost individual tutoring at the After-School Enrichment Program at Gobin Church. Registration for After-School Enrichment starts on Sept. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. and will continue Sept. 8 and 9...
Hunter education classes coming to Putnam, Owen counties (09/01/10)
A pair of hunter education classes will be hosted in Owen and Putnam counties in early September. Each one is a three-day class, with one taking place at McCormick's Creek State Park in Spencer and the other at the First Assembly of God in Greencastle...
Putnam Patter for Sept. 1, 2010 (09/01/10)
The DePauw Retirees Club, a group a women who worked at DePauw University, will celebrate 18 years of monthly lunch meetings today at 11:30 a.m. at the Putnam Inn. Anyone who retired from DePauw, including recent retirees, are encouraged to attend for fun and reminiscing...
Hospice volunteers needed immediately (09/01/10)
DANVILLE -- Advocate Hospice, a locally owned and operated hospice agency, has immediate need for hospice volunteers in Avon, Brownsburg, Danville, Plainfield, Greencastle, Lebanon and Greenwood. "The support hospice volunteers provide to terminally ill patients and their caregivers and families is greatly needed and appreciated," President Linda Richardson said. ...
Cloverdale releases September schedule (09/01/10)
High School student/staff/faculty picture day, 8 a.m. Teen Speak will meet sixth period Homecoming Week Sept. 6: No school/Labor Day Sept. 9: Teen Speak will meet third period Sept. 10: Football game with Turkey Run, 7 p.m. Sept. 13-18 Sept. 11: FFA travels to Purdue University for soil judging, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m...
Fiesta Time (09/01/10)
Ridpath Primary School recently celebrated the start of the new school year with a fiesta event. Students enjoyed eating Mexican-style fried ice cream, quesadillas and mangos. Other activities included class raffles, storytelling, the Mexican Hat Dance, games, and art projects. The night concluded with teachers helping principal Tamra Walker break a confetti-filled piņata. The fiesta was made possible by Ridpath teachers and staff, PTO, International Affairs (DPU), Casa Grande and Wal-Mart. Decorations were donated by Greencastle Christian Church. Pictured above is Anna Zellers working on her piņata along with Sunny Brown and her father Gary. Contributed photo
'Grandparent scam' hits Putnam County (09/01/10)
In recent weeks, state officials have been warning Hoosiers about a "grandparent scam" -- which now seems to have hit Putnam County. Greencastle Police Chief Tom Sutherlin said he recently received a call from "a concerned parent whose elderly mother had received a similar type of call." Sutherlin said a young man who knew the elderly woman's grandson's first and last name and his city of residence called her to ask her to wire him money...
List promoted to regional vice president (09/01/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Rust Communications has elevated three of its veteran group publishers to roles as regional vice presidents, working with Rust newspaper publishers in different regions of the country. Randy List, based in Indiana, has added responsibilities in Midwest Tennessee and Iowa...
Putnamville Correctional Facility passes audit (09/01/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility has been recommended for re-accreditation after receiving high praising during a recent audit by the American Correctional Association (ACA). The facility passed their audit with a perfect 100 percent on the mandatory standards established by the ACA, and an extraordinary 98.9 percent on the non-mandatory ACA standards...
Cymerman set to perform today (09/01/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Claude Cymerman, professor of piano in the DePauw University School of Music, will premiere two works at a recital today. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall, Green Center for the Performing Arts, and is free and open to the public...
North Putnam Cougar Invite (09/01/10)
Cloverdale wins over Union Dugger (09/01/10)
CLOVERDALE -- Momentum has been hard to come by for the volleyball teams throughout Putnam County. In-county contests are scheduled for Thursday and Cloverdale looks to have things going in the right direction after knocking off Union (Dugger) in three sets Monday...
Cougars take down Eels in three sets (09/01/10)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam volleyball team were in action Tuesday night against Eminence. The Cougars won in three sets 25-14, 25-20 and 25-16. The Cougars started the match strong and driven. A powerful spike by Megan Robinson was part of getting the team fired up...
Clovers have good run at Riverton Parke (09/01/10)
MONTEZUMA -- The Cloverdale coed cross country team opened its season Saturday at the Riverton Parke Invitational. Claudia Monnett led the Lady Clovers with a time of 23:12, good enough for third place. Finishing fourth for Cloverdale was Amillia Nally with a time of 23:16 and placing eighth was Nikki Routh with a time of 24:02...
Eagles win over Riverton Parke (09/01/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The South Putnam volleyball team defeated Riverton Parke in five games, winning 26-24, 16-25, 15-25, 25-22 and 15-13. Emily Dabkowski led the team in digs with eight and added eight kills for the Eagles. Ashley Wombles led the team with 11 blocks, while Alex McHugh was tops with 18 assists, four aces, five blocks and added eight kills...
Tiger Cubs fall to Terre Haute North (09/01/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle girls' golf team fell to Terre Haute North Monday 168-200. Chelsea Samuels led the Tiger Cubs with a round of 44, followed by Katie Hedge with a 51 and Kay Wood with a 52. Diane Wokoun shot 53 for the Tiger Cubs, while McKenzie St. Marie shot a 62 and Liz Johnson a 73...
Dallas G. Gooch (09/01/10)
Dallas G. Gooch, 87, of Plainfield and formerly of Greencastle passed away on Aug. 31, 2010. Mr. Gooch was born on June 29, 1923 in Detroit to Clarence Gooch and Dessa Mitchell Gooch. He was a 1941 graduate of Clinton Center High School and a member of Temple Masonic Lodge No. 47, Greencastle VFW Post No. 1550 and American Legion Post No. 58. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII during the Normandy invasion...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 1, 2010 (09/01/10)
Damage estimate $5,001-$10,000. Vehicle towed by Jerry's. Damage estimate $2,501-$5,000. Cox said he apparently fell asleep as he approached the moving vehicle, but could not advise what happened. Marks on the road indicated the vehicle slid across both eastbound lanes and the shoulder, exiting the road on the south side. The vehicle's wheels then dug into the grass, causing the vehicle to roll two times before coming to rest on the shoulder facing northwest...
Lawmakers will have opportunity to impact Hoosier health, wellness (09/01/10)
On Sept. 8, select Indiana lawmakers have a unique opportunity to dramatically impact the health and wellness of Hoosier residents and workers throughout the state while significantly reducing health care costs associated with many chronic diseases caused by exposure to secondhand smoke...
All puckered out (09/01/10)
No polling data is offered. No experts are quoted. No international study referenced. The people at Dentyne just come flat out and say it in their newest TV commercial: The average person spends 20,000 minutes in their lifetime kissing. Again, this is simply an average...
Reader appreciates support for animals (09/01/10)
To the Editor: I gratefully acknowledge the Weaver's "Hog wrestling event disturbing to couple" letter (Banner Graphic Aug. 12) following the front page photo of a distressed piglet being stuffed into a barrel at the local fair. The popularity and condoning, of "Squealing, Mud-Slinging Fun" (Banner Graphic Aug. 2) reflects blatant disrespect and entitlement toward farmed animals...
Speak Out for Sept. 1 (09/01/10)
Congratulations, Pat Warcynski, on your recent promotion to commander. You are most deserving, dear friend, and truly one of Indiana's finest. Hey! How about some of those solar speed signs at the school crossings? They are needed there. By the way, we could use some officers as you turn off of Albin Pond Road. It's a racetrack from there on. But you have to be there to see them...
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