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Stories from Wednesday, October 6, 2010

GHS seniors win inaugural powder puff game (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Experience carried the day Tuesday at Harbison Stadium, as the seniors defeated the juniors and the sophomores downed the freshmen in homecoming powder puff action. The inaugural powder puff games went well for GHS, as more than 20 girls went out for each of the four teams...
Changing the lights (10/06/10)
Nick Geminden changes the traffic lights at Indianapolis Road and Percy L. Julian Drive, next to the McDonalds in Greencastle Tuesday. Geminden is a signal technician with Midwestern Electric. Banner Graphic/JOSH GARVEY
Bledsoe murder trial continued to February (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Oct. 18 trial for a Reelsville man accused of murdering his wife has been reset and will not happen until next year. The trial date for Jeremy Bledsoe, 31, was set at a pretrial conference held on May 6. One week was allotted for the trial...
Woman honors fiancÚ with charity walk (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- When Amy Barger's fiancÚ, Kevin Newtown, passed away on May 10, she wasn't sure how she would go on. But she has, and on Oct. 16 she plans to honor her late loved one in a very special way. Newtown succumbed to acute lymphatic leukemia after battling the disease for three years...
Buy Local meeting postponed; no new date scheduled yet (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Buy Local meeting scheduled for this evening at Greencastle City Hall has been postponed. No rescheduled date has been set, but the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce will do so soon. Anyone with questions may call the chamber at 653-4517...
Plans ready for county burn ban, if necessary (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Drought conditions in the state have led 62 counties to enact some sort of burn ban as of Oct. 1. The Putnam County commissioners are prepared to make it 63 if necessary. At Monday's commissioners' meeting, County Planner Kim Hyten passed out information from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security regarding burn bans as well as a disaster emergency proclamation the planning department has prepared...
Visiting conductor leads DPU choral concert (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University's choral ensembles begin their 2010-11 season with a Sunday concert by the DePauw Chamber Singers. The ensemble will present a birthday concert in the style of a German Liederabend, a legendary century house gathering of friends and musicians who would get together to share music and song. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday in Thompson Recital Hall in the Green Center for the Performing Arts, and is free and open to all...
Mitchener approved for transition program (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Roachdale woman who stole over $55,000 from local special education cooperative Old National Trail has been granted release into a community transition program. Tammy Y. Mitchener, 34, has been in prison since July 2009. She was convicted of stealing funds from ONT, where she was employed as a treasurer. She was convicted of one count of Class C felony corrupt business influence (also known as racketeering) and one count of Class D felony theft...
County Council seeks ordinance to balance budget for next year (10/06/10)
By JARED JERNAGAN Assistant Editor GREENCASTLE -- With funding issues coming to light after the Putnam County Council's approval of the 2011 budget, Council President Darrel Thomas appeared before the County Commissioners and Monday's meeting requesting an ordinance...
The gift of reading (10/06/10)
During the month of October the South Putnam National Honor Society students are assisting in an Indianapolis Colts-sponsored book drive for the Indiana Department of Child Services. New and gently used books will be collected at school and at Friday's football game, Senior Night. These books will be given to children and teens in foster care. The statewide goal is to collect 500,000 books by halftime of the Thanksgiving weekend Colts game. The books South Putnam collects in October will be added toward that total. A drop box for donations is located at South Putnam Junior-Senior High School in the library media center. Pictured are SPHS students Kelsey Searles, Morgan Clark, Megan Barnes, Nicole Hurst, Rachel Jervis, Jessie York, Robbie Urton, Ryan Zigler, Adam Zigler, Seth Arnold, Cody Long, Jake Gould, Shea Mahoney-Sutherland, Cassie Warren, Sarah New, Chelsea Modglin, Jordan Pitts and Kayla Dunscombe. Contributed photo
School officials considering Lunch Buddies program for TZ (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- School officials are considering launching a Lunch Buddies program at Tzouanakis Intermediate School. Volunteers for the program would commit themselves to coming to TZ to eat lunch once a week with a student they have been matched with...
Ivy Tech expands transfer initiatives (10/06/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley recently expanded its transfer initiatives with Indiana State University in an effort to improve the transfer process between the two state higher education institutions. In 2010, Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley had 114 transfer students who enrolled at ISU to complete a bachelor's degree...
Tiger Cubs struggle, win county title (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It wasn't necessarily the meet they were hoping for, but nonetheless Greencastle was able to come out on top in Tuesday's Putnam County Cross Country meet. The Tiger Cubs were first with 17 points, followed by South Putnam with 42. Cloverdale and North Putnam posted incomplete scores...
GHS places four in top seven to win meet (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle took four of the top seven placing in Tuesday's county cross country meet to finish first overall with 20 points. South Putnam was second with 45, Cloverdale third with 78 and North Putnam fourth with 105. Ryan Stevens blistered the course with a time of 17:02 to lead the GHS charge. Tyler Hudson was second with a time of 17:35, with Nathan Eubank placing fourth with a time of 17:52 and Hunter Mitchell finishing fifth in a time of 18:12...
Greencastle sweeps junior high county titles (10/06/10)
GREENCASTLE -- At the county cross country event for junior high, Greencastle ran away with the titles. The boys scored a perfect 15 points to win, while the girls tallied 26 to come away with the win. In the boys' event, Greencastle swept the top five positions en route to its win. ...
Tiger Cubs blank Owen Valley on senior night (10/06/10)
The departing seniors of Greencastle High School's boys' soccer team gave the home spectators one last show before sectional play opens on Thursday. Behind a hat trick for senior Cody Watson and brace from fellow senior Spencer Moore, the Tiger Cubs routed visiting Owen Valley 9-0 to finish play at Dee S. Monnett field for the year...
Cougars fall to Mustangs (10/06/10)
VEEDERSBURG -- The North Putnam volleyball team fell to Fountain Central Monday in three sets, losing 25-17, 25-21 and 25-14. North Putnam head coach Jill Schrieber said Monday's loss came down to committing too many errors in the mental game. She also acknowledged a key position on her team is currently in transition...
Ruth S. Carter (10/06/10)
Ruth S. Carter died at her home unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 in Brazil. She was born Sept. 1, 1919 in Dick Johnson Township as the daughter of John Henry and Frances Houk Sampson Sr. Following graduation from high school she graduated from Indiana State University. ...
Harold E. "Gene" Sargent (10/06/10)
Harold E. "Gene" Sargent, 80, of Martinsville, died on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Arrangements are being handled by Carlisle and Son Funeral Chapel, Mooresville.
Shirley S. Cook (10/06/10)
Shirley S. Cook, 75, Beatrice, Neb., died as the result of a traffic accident on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. She was born June 7, 1935 in Indianapolis and attended and graduated from Emrich Manual High School. She married Billy Cook on July 12, 1953 in Indianapolis...
Troy Dean McCallie (10/06/10)
Troy Dean McCallie, 45, Cloverdale, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. He was born on Dec. 6, 1964 in Greencastle and was the son of John Berry and Diann Taylor McCallie. He was a 1987 Graduate of Cloverdale High School and had been employed at Lear Corporation, Shenandoah/IAC, DePauw University and South Putnam School Corporation...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 6, 2010 (10/06/10)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Ward's vehicle was towed by UNK. Damage $10,001-$25,000. The deer ran off to the north. Vehicle towed by Seniour's. Damage $5,001-$10,000. Campbell's vehicle was towed by Jerry's. Damage $5,001-$10,000. Damage less than $1,000...
Facing problems (10/06/10)
Are you addicted to Facebook? Do you want to dump your Facebook page and get an actual life, and you need help finding all the places you have to click to make your profile disappear? It's called the 1,200-Steps Program. You'll be completely anonymous...
It could have been my undoing (10/06/10)
One evening not too long ago, two of my girlfriends and I were having a three-way phone conversation. We all used to call each other once a week, but we have really busy lives. So when we discovered three-way calling, we were ecstatic. All of us being able to talk at once would save us so much time...
Speak Outs for Oct. 6 (10/06/10)
Lots of money was spent on Albin Pond Road this summer. The approach to Arlington Street and Albin Pond Road off Houck Road is terrible. After all, it is a city street and has been for years. After all the big truck loads on it this summer, it will be a surprise if it holds up this winter...
Less government? (10/06/10)
To the Editor: Our government is a democracy that soldiers have fought and died for. Our freedom allows us to elect new representatives every four years, and if we don't like the job they're doing, then we can vote them out. Less government means less regulation on big businesses. ...
Fire department extends thanks (10/06/10)
To the Editor: Sometimes thank you just doesn't seem to be enough. We at the Fillmore Fire Department had our 51st chicken barbecue recently. Without the help of a great community effort, we couldn't have done it. All the people who provided desserts and salads, thank you. All the businesses that donated prizes for us to give away, thank you...
Missing golden retriever found dead (10/06/10)
This letter follows a story that ran in the Sept. 29, 2010 edition of the Banner Graphic about a show quality Golden Retriever, Rose, that went missing in the Cloverdale area. A $1,000 reward was offered for her return. To the Editor: Rose was found dead along 231 about half a mile south of the Owen-Putnam County line...
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