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Stories from Friday, October 8, 2010

Putnam County General Election Straw Poll results announced (10/08/10)
A Putnam County straw poll for the 2010 General Election has been launched. The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/bannergraphic The poll will open at 8 a.m. each Tuesday morning and close at noon each Thursday through Oct. 29. Results from the poll will be published each Friday until the election, beginning Oct. 8...
Cornerstone hosts cupcake auction for pregnancy center (10/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Cornerstone Baptist Church will host a cupcake auction to benefit Care Net Pregnancy Center at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Auctioned cupcakes will be decorated by local celebrities, pastors, business owners and students. All proceeds will benefit Care Net...
Putnamville Correctional facility transfers land to DNR (10/08/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Gov. Mitch Daniels was on site Thursday as the Indiana Department of Corrections (DOC) prepared to transfer more than 1,900 acres to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Deer Creek Fish and Wildlife Area, which surrounds the Putnamville Correctional Facility, will be available for public access with some limitations starting Oct. 29...
Woman airlifted following US 40 crash (10/08/10)
PUTNAM COUNTY -- A 47-year-old Clay County woman was flown via Air Evac to Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, following a two-vehicle accident at the Clay-Putnam County line on United States 40 Thursday morning. At approximately 8:50 a.m., officials were dispatched to the area. Both vehicles were traveling westbound at the time...
Promoting fire safety (10/08/10)
The Greencastle Fire Department hosted its 10th Annual Open House Thursday, in which kids and adults alike were able to enjoy free food, activities, tour the station and equipment and visit with Patches the Robot. Pictured, 3-year-old Samuel Anderson steps off the No. 2 Greencastle Fire Department truck outside the Greencastle Fire Department Thursday afternoon. Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
Putnam RISE awarded $100K Envision 2011 grant (10/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation has awarded its $100,000 Envision 2011 grant to Putnam RISE, an initiative of the Greencastle Sustainability Commission. After much deliberation by the Community Foundation Board of Directors and Grants Committee, it was determined that the Putnam RISE grant proposal met all of the criteria and created a wave of excitement in the community that the Foundation is proud to support...
Sister plans to walk to honor sister lost to Lupus (10/08/10)
For Leah Ross and her family, walking in Saturday's fourth annual Walk for Lupus Now event is personal. Ross is hosting a team in memory of her sister, Heidi Ross, who passed away from complications of Lupus in 1998 at age 17. Heidi was 17 when she died on July 25, 1998. She was a student at South Putnam High School, where she was a three-sport athlete and a member of the National Honor Society. She was a member of 4-H, and showed chickens and goats at the Putnam County 4-H Fair...
Putnam Patter for Oct. 8, 2010 (10/08/10)
First National Bank has opened an account to benefit Eli Hardwick, a 6-year-old boy who is recovering at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis after he was hit by a car at the Big Walnut Sports Park in Greencastle. Deposits can be made at any FNB branch...
PCCF celebrates 25 years (10/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation held its 25th Anniversary Celebration on Oct. 2. The Community Foundation Board and Therese Cunningham State Farm Insurance, as event sponsor, entertained the 210 community members in attendance. The celebration included a $100,000 grant presentation and the first-ever Corinthian Society induction...
Farber honored by foundation (10/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation honored Robert Farber for 25 consecutive years of giving to the foundation over the 25-year history of the organization at its silver anniversary celebration on Oct. 2. Farber is the first inductee into the Corinthian Society --created to recognize Community Foundation donors who make consecutive annual gifts to the Community Foundation of any amount for at least 25 years...
Lending a Helping Hand (10/08/10)
DePauw fraternity Beta Theta Pi and sorority Alpha Phi organized an event recently to help with the People Pathway project in Greencastle. More than 70 students and Greencastle city officials helped to clean paths and plant sod near the Sherwood Christian Church.
FFA holding fundraiser (10/08/10)
The Cloverdale FFA Chapter is having its annual fall fundraiser. The group will be selling various fruits, honey, candies, and poinsettias. The sale will begin Oct. 8 and run through Nov. 15. Different types of fruits and fruit gift boxes will be sold in full or half bushels...
Workshop 'From Ordinary to Extraordinary' Comes to the Wabash Valley (10/08/10)
The Wabash Valley Human Resources Association will host a workshop titled "From Ordinary to Extraordinary," geared for leaders in the community concerned with getting the most from their workforce. The workshop is scheduled for Nov. 10, at The Ohio Building. ...
Library to host Antique Appraisal Roadshow (10/08/10)
The second annual Antique Appraisal Roadshow will be at the Putnam County Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday. The roadshow will include visits from guest appraisers, including John Sabol and Bill Kranz of Dan Ripley's Antique Helper in Indianapolis. ...
Annual College Transfer Fair set at Greencastle Ivy Tech (10/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Ivy Tech Community College is gearing up for its annual College Transfer Fair on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 915 S. Zinc Mill Road in Greencastle. The College Transfer Fair was established to advise students on how their educational experience at Ivy Tech Community College can easily be continued to a four-year degree program...
Extension Homemakers Achievement Night focused on history (10/08/10)
"Do You Know Your Putnam County History?" was the theme for the evening and the topic addressed by keynote speaker and retired DePauw professor Dr. John Baughman during the 2010 Putnam County Extension Homemakers Achievement Night program Wedensdasy...
GHS breezes into sectional final with win (10/08/10)
MOORESVILLE -- After a slow start that saw Monrovia drop the defense and clog the scoring lanes, the Greencastle boys' soccer team was able to come away with a 3-0 win to advance to the sectional final on Saturday. Greencastle head coach Dave Lilly was pleased with his team's performance and was happy to see his team play some nice possession soccer...
South Putnam holds off GHS to win 'Attack for the Cure' match (10/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- South Putnam held off Greencastle's determined comebacks in the second and third games to take a 25-12, 25-22, 25-21 victory in the West Central Conference volleyball's "Attack for the Cure" breast cancer benefit match Thursday on the Eagles' dressed-in-pink court...
Cloverdale overtaken by Bruins in three sets (10/08/10)
LIZTON -- The Cloverdale volleyball team lost to Tri-West in three sets Thursday. The Clovers fell 25-22, 25-13 and 25-14. "We played well the first set, but made a few mental errors at the end that cost us the set," CHS head coach Kathy Moore said. "In the second and third sets we struggled and just didn't play well. We have to learn that consistency in play is important to team success."...
Cougars drop heartbreaker in sectional opener, 3-2 (10/08/10)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Crawfordsville boys' soccer coach Jim Kochert cautioned his players to take nothing for granted as they began their quest for a fifth straight sectional title on Thursday. In the sectional semifinals, Crawfordsville faced a North Putnam team it defeated 10-1 during the regular season. Last year, however, the Athenians defeated North Putnam 8-0 during the regular season, then only 2-0 at sectionals...
George W. Russell Jr. (10/08/10)
George W. Russell Jr. died at his home in Poland on Oct. 3, 2010 at the age of 61. He was born in Indianapolis to the late George and Phyllis Russell. George was a graduate of Washington High School and was a manager for United Water for 30 years. He married Barbara Hancock in 1967 and she survives. George was a long-time member of the Indiana Environmental Federation and the Cloverdale Christian Church...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 8, 2010 (10/08/10)
Vehicle towed by D & D. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Morris was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a prior. Vehicle towed by Jerry's. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Tiffany Bohannon, 25, Indianapolis: Failure to appear, Oct. 5, 3:10 p.m. Tony Leon Burnham, 42, Cloverdale: Operating while intoxicated, Oct. 7, 1:50 a.m...
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