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Stories from Friday, October 15, 2010

Straw poll results: Week 2 (10/15/10)
A straw poll for the 2010 General Election has been launched by the Banner Graphic. The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/bannergraphic. The poll will open 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...
NP band marches together as one (10/15/10)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam High School band director John Pinson said he's living proof of what extracurricular programs do for high school students -- Marching band gave him the motivation to graduate. "It gave me a reason to come to school every day," he said...
Inaugural car show to raise money for Habitat house (10/15/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- Brian Lathrop owns and collects a lot of cars, so when he was looking for ways to raise money for Putnam County Habitat for Humanity, a benefit car show seemed like a natural fit. The inaugural Habitat for Humanity Building Dreams Car, Truck and Bike Show will be held Saturday at the Bainbridge Community Center, located at 105 W. Main St...
ArtsFest series of events aimed at bringing community together (10/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Art has the potential to break down barriers and build cities. Art can be a way for communities to come together. Art, even at its most controversial, inspires conversation and interaction. It is these notions of art that are the focus of ArtsFest 2010: Art and the Green Castle. ...
Putnam Patter for Oct. 15, 2010 (10/15/10)
The McKim Observatory is having a public Open House to look for Mars and Jupiter from 8 to 10 p.m. As the temperatures start to fall, many parents struggle to purchase warm winter clothing for their children. Care Net Pregnancy Center of Putnam County has nice children's clothing for children in sizes newborn through 2T available free of charge to those who need them...
ISP makes arrest for 1979 murder case (10/15/10)
VIGO COUNTY -- Indiana State Police detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division at the Putnamville Post have made an arrest in the 1979 murder of 20 year old Kathy Jo Baker and the attempted murder of her then nearly 3-year-old son Kenneth Ryan Baker...
Veteran broadcaster to announce at Monon Classic (10/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Veteran broadcaster Paul Maguire, whose résumé includes covering four Super Bowls (XXIII, XXX, XXII and XXVII), will be behind the microphone for the 2010 Monon Bell Classic. Maguire will provide color commentary for the November 13 contest between DePauw University and Wabash College, joining play-by-play announcer Kenny Rice on the national HDNet telecast. Kickoff is at 1:07 p.m. (EST) from Hollett Little Giant Stadium in Crawfordsville...
ResCare employee wins state award (10/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- ResCare announced recently that the Indiana Association of Residential Child Care Agency (IARCCA) awarded the Excellence in Service Award to ResCare residential director of treatment services Donna Bonath. ResCare Residential provides residential treatment services to approximately 80 children from across the state of Indiana...
Volunteers sought for tax preparation (10/15/10)
The local AARP Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers who enjoy helping others and like the challenge of completing tax forms. All volunteers are provided vast training materials for free. Assistance is provided for completing the extensive test required by the Internal Revenue Service, and upon completion volunteers will have the knowledge to complete most tax returns...
Non-food pantry serves local needs (10/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- In March of 2009, the non-food pantry opened its doors at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church to serve the needy of Putnam County. The non-food pantry provides all the products used by a family on food stamps that food stamps do not pay for. These include paper products and items used in the bathroom, for laundry and for house cleaning...
Class reaches out to community at park (10/15/10)
As part of its annual community outreach program, the Area 30 Career Center Law Enforcement class recently conducted a sand and seal project at the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Emerald Palace Play Place. This is the second consecutive year that law enforcement students have conducted this project. The class participates in community outreach projects throughout the year, in an effort to instill a sense of public service, responsibility and caring to students considering a career in the criminal justice field. Picture are, from left, Josue Cabrera, Shelby Hunter, Jesse Gardner, Matt Fislar, Derek Williams, Jonny Sechrist, Wade Custis, Cord Watkins, Kayla Mahoy, Paige Clemons, Scott Daniels, Paige Hostetler- Miley, Lydia Kenworthy and, not pictured, Travis Jackson.
Strong Patriot squad takes down Tiger Cubs (10/15/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- Greencastle's second game of the sectional proved to be a tough task for the Tiger Cubs as they were defeated 12-0 by Terre Haute North Thursday. Greencastle head coach Curt Bingman was proud that his team battled throughout the contest Thursday and is hopeful for the future of the program...
Cloverdale closes season with loss (10/15/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale volleyball team fell to Linton--Stockton in three sets Thursday 25-18, 25-10 and 25-16 to end its regular season with a record of 12-13. The JV also lost in three sets to end its season with a 12-10 record. Leading the Clovers in scoring was Mariah Oetken with five points and one ace. Bradanne Toney added four points, while Taylor Jones, Bristy Skiles, Stacia Shepherd and Holly McCammon chipped in two points each...
I shouldn't complain... (10/15/10)
... but I'm probably about to. And of course, I'm complaining about something I really shouldn't. A warning to other parents of very young children: reading on may cause you to hate Jared Jernagan. He's completely out of line. With that said, my son -- my 12-week-old son -- let me down today. I thought we had a deal, and then he broke it...
Class Act (10/15/10)
My 45th high school reunion was Oct. 9 in New Rochelle, New York, and while my generation was sipping merlot, comparing Lipitor prices and kicking the legs on state-of-the-art walkers, I was vacationing in Egypt, looking at mummified people. Well, I walked myself right into that one, didn't I?...
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