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Stories from Friday, September 17, 2010

Fun Fest celebrates Endeavor's 60th year (09/17/10)
CLOVERDALE -- Endeavor Communications is having a Fun Fest to celebrate its 60th anniversary this Saturday in Cloverdale. The festival will take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and is free to the public. Sarah Trammell, Endeavor's public relations coordinator, said the event is a way to celebrate with and give back to the community...
Battle Scars: Domestic violence can lead to life of fear, resentment for victims (09/17/10)
The names of the domestic violence victim and her son in this story have been changed to protect their identities. GREENCASTLE -- Suzanne married her ex-husband in August 2008 after they had dated for four years. She had misgivings about the marriage from the beginning. Her husband, she said, was physically, sexually, verbally and mentally abusive to her throughout their relationship...
Preparing for the worst: Local emergency responders ponder effects of tornado disaster (09/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It's a scenario few of us can imagine or even want to: tornadoes ravage the county, striking a housing addition in Reelsville, Putnam County Hospital and Fillmore Elementary School. With roads blocked and many lines of communication clogged or out of service, how would emergency personnel respond to the situation? How would the public react? Where else could we turn for help?...
Riding for Willie (09/17/10)
Sunday's Willie 4 Ride attracted 28 riders and raised $702 for the Emergency Food Pantry. Pictured from left to right are Willie's mother Mary Bartley, Gold Club President Dave Sutherlin, Frances Washburne of the Emergency Food Pantry and Gold Club Vice President Aaron Stout. "Thank you to Judy (Miller) for the food, Taylor Made for the decals and all Gold Club members for making it all happen," Sutherlin said. "And Mary, of course. We hope to see you all next year." Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
Superintendent encourages coffee talk (09/17/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- Superintendent Mary Sugg Lovejoy wants to have coffee with parents and community members, she announced at Wednesday evening's monthly school board meeting. She has plans for a series of "Superintendent Coffees" to share coffee and soft drinks so those interested can voice their concerns and questions about the North Putnam Community School Corporation...
Judge gives Couch suspended sentence (09/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The first of four co-defendants allegedly involved in an April shooting incident has been sentenced. Judge Matthew Headley entered judgments of conviction on Class D felonies resisting law enforcement and neglect of a dependent against Lacey Ann Couch, 24, of Greencastle. He sentenced Couch to two-year Indiana Department of Correction sentences on both counts, two run concurrently, and suspended the sentences...
Friends Indeed (09/17/10)
Several area businesses acted as sponsors for a local Friendship Day initiative on Wednesday, passing out free roses and collecting food items for the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. Pictured are, front from left, Jodie Hamm of Cinergy MetroNet, Jenny Sullivan of Eitel's Flowers & Gifts, Kristin Wade of Teacher's Credit Union, Jeff Flint of Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins-Rector Funeral Homes and Tammy Amor of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce; and back from left, Trei Barnett of Asbury Towers, Scott Herrick of Bittles & Hurt and Hopkins-Rector, Ken Heeke of First National Bank, food pantry director Judy Miller, Tina Love of Bank of America, Courtney Myers of Eitel's, food pantry Vice President Frances Washburne, food pantry volunteer Gladys McMains and Sharon Bone of Ivy Tech. Cunningham Insurance was also a sponsor. Banner Graphic/JAMIE BARRAND
Tax sale nets over $700,000 for county (09/17/10)
A tax sale of delinquent Putnam County properties was held on Wednesday. The sale was organized by Putnam County Auditor Stephanie Campbell and Putnam County Treasurer Sharon Owens. A property tax sale is required to be held in each Indiana county for those properties of which an owner has failed to pay the property taxes from the prior year's first property tax bill installment...
Indiana State Police to participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day (09/17/10)
PUTNAMVILLE --On Sept. 25, the Indiana State Police will be participating in a nationwide initiative headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA), in the first ever "Prescription Drug Take Back Day." The "Take Back" initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft and collection sites will be set up nationwide as collection points for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction...
Hedge defeats Shrum in 1st playoff hole (09/17/10)
CLOVERDALE -- After hours of golf in cool windy conditions, it came down to one hole to decide the medalist at the Putnam County Golf Tournament Thursday. Overall, Greencastle edged South Putnam 206-208 to win the tournament, with North Putnam finishing third with 215 and Cloverdale in fourth with a 224...
Cougars struggle against Cadets (09/17/10)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam volleyball team fell to the Cascade Cadets in three sets 12-25, 14-25, and 18-25. Cascade came ready to play and took an immediate lead after it gained the first three points unanswered by the Cougars. The first point for the Cougars came after Megan Robinson was able to make a play at the net and Cascade didn't respond...
Clovers topple Bulldogs in 4 sets (09/17/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale varsity volleyball team defeated the Bulldogs of Monrovia in four sets by the scores 25-19, 21-25, 26-24, 23-25 to go 7-6 on the season and 2-1 in the West Central Conference. Leading the Clovers in scoring was Holly McCammon with 16 points and five aces. Brsity Skiles had 15, Stacia Shepherd 11, Breegan Andersen five, Paige Gruener three, Bradanne Toney three and Mariah Oetken one...
SPJH defeats Cascade, 24-33 (09/17/10)
The South Putnam Junior High boys' cross country team battled Cascade Wednesday and came away with a 24-33 win. Leading the way for South Putnam was Lane Franklin in second place, followed by Kieffer Vittetow in third and Berndt Freeman in fifth. Collin Berry placed sixth on the night and Tyler Vandermark was eighth overall...
GMS football splits Thursday (09/17/10)
The Greencastle Middle School football teams split with Batchelor Thursday, with the seventh grade team winning 3-6 and the eighth grade team falling 16-14. The teams will be back in action Thursday at Cloverdale.
Eagles down Clovers (09/17/10)
The South Putnam seventh grade football team defeated Cloverdale 40-12 Thursday, with the eighth grade team winning 52-8. Daniel Grundlock had three touchdowns for the Eagles, with Grady McHugh adding one rushing touchdown and a two-point conversion. Grundlock also returned an interception for a touchdown...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 17, 2010 (09/17/10)
Sylvia Marie Hayes, 33, Greencastle: Theft, Sept. 16, 12:34 a.m. Treva Jeanine Jackson, 36, Greencastle: Probation violation, Sept. 16, 11:44 a.m. Arthur Lee Wells, 41, Greencastle: Intimidation, reckless driving, Sept. 15, 11:55 a.m. The following tickets have been issued:...
The sounds of adolescence (09/17/10)
As you read this, I should have my Mini back. As of Thursday, it's been exactly one month since that fateful night in August when its clutch finally breathed its last. It's been a tough couple of months for editors' cars here at the Banner Graphic. First my clutch died, then Jamie's car was totaled when she was rear-ended while waiting to turn into her driveway...
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