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Stories from Friday, September 24, 2010

Jump and Dunk (09/24/10)
Putnam County Comprehensive Services client David Parks enjoys the trampoline at Thursday's Comprehensive Services client and caregiver picnic. Clients and caregivers had several hours to enjoy face painting, a dunk tank, trampolines and a live DJ. Dinner was also served following the games. Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Puzzle Club puts pieces together (09/24/10)
(Left to right) Clema Perkins, Bill Perkins, Joyce Rust and John Young frame a puzzle for Saturday's Roachdale Community Yard Sale Thursday at Roachdale Presbyterian Church. All are members of the Puzzle Club in Roachdale, which meets daily at Allen's TV Sales and Services. The group has 31 puzzles to sell for $5 each and will be outside the church, 14 N. Indiana St., in Roachdale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, and will also sell hot dogs, coneys and baked goods to raise funds for the church. For more on this story, see Saturday's Banner Graphic. Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
Senior volunteer program hosts a monthly breakfast (09/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) held a breakfast this Wednesday to celebrate volunteers in the program. Patty Jones, the volunteer coordinator for RSVP said the meal, called Breakfast Over Easy, will be held every month at the Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Greencastle. She wants the breakfasts to help bring in new volunteers...
Hughes seeks seat on South Putnam School Board (09/24/10)
Adam Hughes has announced his candidacy for the Warren Township seat on the School Board of the South Putnam Community School Corporation. Hughes grew up in southeastern Putnam County and was a member of the last graduating sixth-grade class at Belle Union Elementary in 1984. He is a 1990 graduate of South Putnam High School and a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, where he majored in chemistry and mathematics...
Campus safety is top priority at Ivy Tech, DePauw (09/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- College students in the area may have been away from home for a little more than a month, but a somewhat lack of incident during the beginning of the school year does not mean risk-taking behavior and protection should be taken any less seriously...
Golf outing winners donate prize money back to Red Cross (09/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County's chapter of the American Red Cross hosted its 2010 golf outing on Sept. 17. While first prize was $200, second place $100 and third place $50, all the winning teams donated back their prize money. The money will be used for disaster services provided by the chapter for Putnam County residents in time of distress...
5th annual Life Chain planned for Oct. 3 (09/24/10)
The fifth annual Putnam County Life Chain will take place on Oct. 3 from 2:30 -- 3:30 p.m. Life Chain is a large peaceful and public pro-life witness. Participants meet at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church at 202 East Washington St. in Greencastle. Professionally printed signs are handed out, and a code of conduct is read by all participants...
Horse judging team bound for nationals (09/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The four South Putnam students that make up the Future Farmers of America Horse Judging team are headed to the national competition following a second place finish at state competition recently. Seniors Shea Mahoney-Sutherland, Sarah New and Garth McMains and Sophomore Logan Pell will travel to Tulsa, Okla. on Oct. 28 to take part in nationals. The competition will last for three days...
Children's Trust continues tradition of giving (09/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Deer Meadow Principle Gwen Morris brought tears to the eyes of those attending the annual Mary Allison Children's Trust luncheon Wednesday as she described a single parent who drove back and forth from Cloverdale with her three kids in a car that had tires so bald the metal showed through...
Putnam Patter for Sept. 24, 2010 (09/24/10)
Fillmore author Brenda Croan will appear at a book-signing event Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Clayton Liberty Township Public Library in Clayton. All five of Croan's books -- "Salt Mountain Girl," "Return to Salt Mountain," "Buckeye Hollow: Home Sweet Home," "Salt Mountain Girl Cookbook: A Taste of Country" and "Hidden in a Pillow" -- can be purchased online at www.authorhouse.com, E-Book, www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com...
DePauw visit by Todd Rundgren leads to IU professorship (09/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- "Todd Rundgren, the rocker-producer known for his songs "Hello, It's Me," "Bang the Drum All Day" and "I Saw the Light," has been selected as the Class of 1963 Wells Professor at Indiana University - Bloomington for this fall," notes an announcement from the school Thursday...
Cloverdale tames Cougars in 4 sets (09/24/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Lady Clovers volleyball squad was in action against the North Putnam Cougars in the inaugural Breast Cancer Match. The Clovers defeated the Cougars in four sets 25-17, 26-24, 17-25, 25-12. Cloverdale started strong with a 14-4 lead. They were able to limit the Cougars to coming within eight points for the entire first set...
DePauw cyclists compete at USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals (09/24/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2010 USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals kicked off in Indianapolis Thursday at Major Taylor Velodrome on the campus of Marian University. Local cyclists from DePauw University will be taking part in the competition that ends on Saturday...
Patsy Joan King (09/24/10)
Patsy Joan King, 70, of Greencastle passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. She was born on July 11, 1940 in Bainbridge to Maurice and Olive Whitaker Gibbs. Mrs. King had been employed at P.R. Mallory, DePauw and Asbury Towers. She was a member of Abundant Life Baptist Church...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 24, 2010 (09/24/10)
Damage $2,501-$5,000. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Shawn Allen Fikes, 33, Coatesville: Domestic battery (2 counts), failure to appear, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. Taureen Kyron Terry, 28, Greencastle: Disorderly conduct disturbing the peaces, public intoxication, theft, resisting law enforcement, Sept. 23, 1:37 a.m...
Karaoke Idol (09/24/10)
I just learned that the Karaoke World Championship began Thursday in Moscow. Why didn't somebody call me? While my skills may have grown a bit rusty in recent years, I have no doubt my skills deserve attention at the very top level. Just consider my vast repertoire...
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