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Stories from Monday, September 20, 2010

City to flush hydrants (09/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The city's water department will be flushing hydrants throughout the city beginning around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Ed Phillips of the water department said crews will begin on the city's west side and work their way south and east throughout the city. He hopes all the work can be done on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. They will extend it to Friday if necessary...
All eyes on Hawk (09/20/10)
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk made a surprise appearance Sunday afternoon at the skate park at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle. Hawk and a slew of other pro skateboarders are on the Midwest leg of the Tony Hawk Shred Presents Birdhouse World Tour. The tour stopped in Chicago Saturday night and stopped by the skate park on its way to its Tuesday stop in Cincinnati. A large group gathered for autographs and watched Hawk and Kevin Staab perform tricks early in the day. Riders on the Midwest tour include Willy Santos, Aaron "Jaws" Homoki, Riley Hawk and David Loy. In addition to Cincinnati, the tour will makes stops in Knoxville, Tenn. (Friday) and Athens, Ga. (Sept. 26). (Pictured) Hawk performs a handplant as members of the crowd look on. Complete coverage of Hawk's stop will be in Wednesday's edition of the Banner Graphic. Banner Graphic/CAINE GARDNER
Living with Alzheimer's: A daughter recalls (09/20/10)
When you get there I see diamonds in your hair White feathers with glitter That sparkle everywhere And on your head a halo of gold Your mind full of all Your mind full of all You used to know ... -- From the song "No Longer Can Remember" by Candy Foust McMickle...
Day full of dolls (09/20/10)
Mariette Bargen shows a doll from her childhood at the American Girls Go Victorian event at the Putnam County Public Library (PCPL) Saturday. Rajean Gallagher, the PCPL program coordinator said the American Girls group meets every three months. The next meeting will be in December. "The nice thing about the American Girl dolls is that they're historically based," Gallagher said. "We do allow all kinds of dolls, though. No doll is excluded. "We always try and have some arts and crafts, something to do with your hands, too," Gallagher said. Anyone interested in the American Girls series at the PCPL can contact Gallagher at 653-2755, Ext. 113. Banner Graphic/JOSH GARVEY
Russellville man arrested in connection to burglary (09/20/10)
RUSSELLVILLE -- Police have arrested a suspect in connection with three Russellville burglaries. Robert L. Washburn, 30, is facing three counts of Class C felony burglary and four counts of Class D felony theft. His Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley set Washburn's bond at $25,000 cash only. ...
11th annual local Coats for Kids project underway (09/20/10)
The Putnam County Youth Development Commission is requesting support of its 11th annual local Coats for Kids campaign, which kicked off on Friday. "We need new or gently used heavy winter coats of all sizes, little babies all the way through the teen years," said PCYDC executive director Linda Merkel. "We cannot accept coats that need to be dry cleaned."...
College Fair encourages students to explore (09/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Anyone wanting to learn more about a variety of Indiana universities and colleges can attend the Putnam County Area College Fair this Wednesday. The fair, hosted by Area 30 Career Center, will be at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at 102 Ballard Lane between 6:30 and 8 p.m. More than 30 Indiana and out-of-state schools will be represented...
Father-son bonding (09/20/10)
Tom Standers and his son Elijah Standers pitch their tent for this weekend's Boy Scouts Fall Camporee in Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle. The father and son pair were one of a couple dozen tents in the park from Boy Scout Troop 99. Jason Fagt, the Webelos One den leader, said camping out is one of the big pushes under current Boy Scout leadership. "This is our 100th anniversary, and it's really helped with recruiting this year," Fagt said. Banner Graphic/JOSH GARVEY
Putnam Patter for Sept. 20, 2010 (09/20/10)
Washburn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Autumn Glen. The program will be on the American Red Cross. Hostess will be Marilyn Clearwaters. Thomas O. Swinford, regional ecologist with the Central Indiana office of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will present "Woodland, Wetland, Stream and Prairie: Natural Areas of the Mid-Wabash," on from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Putnam County Public Library...
Local farms listed in Angus breeding report (09/20/10)
Two Putnam County businesses own bulls listed in the 2010 Fall Sire Evaluation Report from the American Angus Association. Wilson Cattle Company in Cloverdale owns nine bulls listed in the report, while Willer Timber Ridge Farm in Greencastle owns one bull listed...
Celebrating 60 years (09/20/10)
Endeavor Communication's President and CEO Ralph Cunha is dunked by Ashlie Castellanos Saturday at Endeavor's Fun Fest. Endeavor hosted the Fun Fest to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary. In addition to the dunk tank, there were hot dogs and other picnic food, inflatable slides, wall climbs and jumping areas and miniature golf. Banner Graphic/JOSH GARVEY
Ole Grandad's Used Books a tribute to beloved relative (09/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Danny Mesecher named his vendor space for his grandfather, Virgil Hoffeditz, who instilled in him a love of reading and books. "My grandpa was an avid reader. We would go to bookstores together. We didn't read the same books, but that was all right with him, he'd buy me any book I wanted to read. My business is called Ole Grandad's Used Books for him."...
Americans averse to investing in oil stocks (09/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With the ebb and flow of oil stocks buoyed to the lingering crisis in the Gulf, concerns about investing in oil companies continue to swell, according to Edward Jones financial advisor Robert Hardwick in Greencastle. A recent survey from financial services firm Edward Jones shows 65 percent of Americans are reluctant to invest in oil company stocks, states Hardwick. ...
USDA announces loan conservation program (09/20/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Julia A. Wickard, the Executive Director of the United States Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency in Indiana announced the launch of a Conservation Loan program that will provide farm owners and farm-related business operators access to credit to implement conservation techniques that will conserve natural resources...
Tiger Cubs, Shrum advance to regional (09/20/10)
BRAZIL -- Every team wants to peak as it enters tournament season, and it looks as if the Greencastle Tiger Cubs are doing just that. The Tiger Cubs broke the school record for the second consecutive Saturday after shooting a 373 at the Northview Sectional...
Cougars trounce Red Hill, 46-0 (09/20/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- On a day normally reserved for college football, Indiana State University's Memorial Stadium was the setting for three high school contests in the inaugural Jay Barrett Wabash Valley Classic Saturday. North Putnam was amongst the squads chosen to participate and was the Indiana squad in the inter-state game against Red Hill of Illinois...
Weatherford places first (09/20/10)
BLOOMINGTON -- The Greencastle girls' cross country team competed at the Bloomington North Invite Saturday. In the senior/junior division Greencastle was second and was first in the freshman/sophomore division. Emily Gill finished in fifth place in the senior/junior division with a time of 21:56, with Paige Pickens coming in seventh in 22:39. Cheyenne Fauvergue was ninth in a time of 24:58 and Jasmine Dwigans was 12th in 26:23. GHS placed second on the day...
Clovers take second (09/20/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale junior varsity volleyball team finished second in its own six-team round-robin tournament Saturday. The Clovers defeated West Vigo 25-19 and 25-8 and beat Turkey Run 25-20 and 25-17. In the championship game, the Clovers lost to Owen Valley 25-13 and 25-10...
Greencastle runners compete at Bloomington (09/20/10)
BLOOMINGTON -- This past weekend the Varsity Boys' Cross Country team traveled to Bloomington to compete. The team ran in an age, gender and divisional race. The freshman/sophomore boys finished fourth overall. Making the awards podium was Tyler Hudson who placed first with a time of 17:40, and Paul Bryan who placed ninth with a time of 19:06...
Tiger Cubs earn fifth consecutive shutout (09/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle boys' soccer team rolled to its fifth consecutive shutout victory Saturday, defeating Sullivan 10-0 at Dee Monnett Field. The Golden Arrows held their own early in the match until Greencastle senior Cody Watson connected on a bending corner kick and scored directly at the 32-minute mark to put the Tiger Cubs ahead...
Tigers place 5th at DPU Invitational (09/20/10)
GREENCASTLE --DePauw put together an outstanding effort to defeat Haverford, 25-22, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22, to take fifth place in its eight-team women's Volleyball Invitational on Saturday at Neal Fieldhouse. The Tigers (7-7) regrouped quickly from a tough-to-swallow five-game loss to NCAA Division III No. 13-ranked Carthage, 17-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-9, 15-10, which ended 30 minutes before they had to play Haverford...
Walter L. Prosser (09/20/10)
Walter L. Prosser, 86, formerly of Indianapolis, passed into the wild blue yonder Aug. 27, 2010. He was surrounded by his loving, devoted wife of almost 66 years and daughter and son. Born to Willard and Hazel Prosser of Brown County, he graduated from Center Grove High School and Indiana University. For Pros, an Air Force B25 bomber pilot in WWII, flying was his life passion. He built two planes early on, even his own ultra lite at 70...
Shannon Eugene Hassler (09/20/10)
Shannon Eugene Hassler, 69, of Lebanon, died Friday, Sept. 17 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Shannon was born Sept. 15, 1941 in Brazil to the late Forest E. and Catherine L. (O'Neal) Hassler. He graduated from Reelsville High School in 1959 and joined the United States Army in 1961, proudly serving in Korea as a part of the 7th Division. Shannon moved to Lebanon in 1965 and went to work for Shumate Business Forms in Lebanon for 38 years until his retirement in 2003...
Got chickens? (09/20/10)
Chickens are very common livestock to raise. Chickens are even finding their way into urban settings. The recent egg recall has many people thinking about having a few chickens. There are many reasons to have a home poultry flock. They produce fresh eggs, act as natural pest controls, are low maintenance, don't take too much space, can be an inexpensive hobby, produce meat and create a wonderful farm ambiance when you see them running around your property...
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