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Stories from Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Communications outage now fixed (10/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Frontier Communications customers in parts of Greencastle and Putnam County are experienced an outage this morning. Matt Kelley of Frontier said the outage began after 8 a.m. and was fixed around 11 a.m.
Nelson seeks re-election to South Putnam school board (10/20/10)
Darwyn Nelson is seeking another term on the South Putnam School Board. Nelson is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture economics from Murray State University. Currently, Nelson owns an agri-business company and is a faculty instructor for Vincennes University. He is completing his first term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the South Putnam Community School Corporation, representing Jefferson Township...
Barn poetry meant to be 'food for thought' (10/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Driving west from Greencastle on West County Road 125 South, one barn currently stands out from the crowd -- it has a poem painted in giant white letters on the side of it. The poem was written by Joe Heithaus, and painted on the wall by Ken Torr...
Dealing with stress is topic of talk (10/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Handling the pressure of work, relationships, child-rearing or the expectations and demands of school -- all can contribute to stress day in and day out. Mental Health America of Putnam County will present two speakers who will discuss the topic of how to handle and balance those stressors from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Putnam County Museum, 1105 N. Jackson St. in Greencastle...
Jackson Township bridge no longer protected (10/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Highway has one less bridge considered historic by the state, so the structure is on the docket to be replaced in coming years. At Monday's meeting of the Putnam County Commissioners, president Gene Beck reported that Bridge 248, located on County Road 650 East, south of State Road 236, is no longer consider historic, so it is not protected...
Performing As One (10/20/10)
North Putnam High School junior Andrea Higgins practices sections of an arrangement of "Amazing Grace" with 191 other band members representing all four county high schools as Timothy Yontz, director of bands and music education for the Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College, conducts Tuesday afternoon at DePauw University's Kresge Auditorium. The group gathered for the day Tuesday to prepare for a second annual Putnam County Band Concert Tuesday evening. Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
Not too late to vote in General Election Straw Poll (10/20/10)
A Putnam County straw poll for the 2010 General Election has been launched. The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/bannergraphic.3 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...
Extension Homemakers help fight cancer (10/20/10)
Members of the Tuesday Tigers Extension Homemakers Club received the gift of a handmade 'Flower Basket' pattern quilt from Dorlis Deaton at their October meeting. Deaton is a member of the newly formed Extension Homemaker Quilt Club named A Stitch in Time. Members of the Tuesday Tigers will use the quilt as part of their fundraising project for this year's Putnam County Relay for Life. Deaton, who is a cancer survivor, said she made the quilt to benefit cancer research and was glad to give it to the club, which has supported the local fight against cancer as one of their major community outreach projects since the club began. For more information about Extension Homemakers or how to join or form a new club, contact membership co-chairs Dorothy Wells at 653-3586 or Bonnie Bryan at 739-6101. Extension Homemakers Week is this week until Saturday. Contributed photo
Halloween Fun Run planned for Oct. 30 (10/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Rebecka Howard loves running -- and in an effort to share the joy she takes from it with others, she is heading up the coordination of a Halloween Fun Run. The inaugural event, a non-timed, 5K run-walk, is set for Oct. 30. It will take place at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle, and will begin at Shelter No. 5 at 9 a.m...
Burkett Pottery collection to be unveiled later this month (10/20/10)
On Oct. 27 the Putnam County Museum will unveil a consolidated permanent collection of Richard Burkett's pottery. The collection includes a variety of ceramic works donated by the artist and Putnam County residents. The public is invited to an unveiling ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. ...
Greencastle family wins $10,000 home facelift­ (10/20/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- What started as a simple home remodeling contest turned into a much-needed gift for a Greencastle family. Daniel and Mary Rader were named winners in a $10,000 Labor Day Giveaway sponsored by Unique Home Solutions. A tough economy can often cause strain on small town life. For the Rader family, that has unfortunately been the case...
Putnam Patter for Oct. 20 (10/20/10)
The October Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, sponsored by First Financial Bank, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Old Toppers Steakhouse and Pub. All Chamber members and their guests are welcome for the food, beverages and networking...
Greencastle celebrates 'three-peat' at IACT (10/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- For the third year in a row, the City of Greencastle has been named the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Green Community of the year. Since 2008, when the Association first began offering the competition, Greencastle has been the sole winner in communities of its size and the only community to repeat in any category...
Clovers edge feisty South Putnam squad (10/20/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- After taking the first two games against South Putnam, Cloverdale looked well on its way to advancing in the 2010 volleyball sectional at Covenant Christian. However, a resilient Eagles squad wasn't going to make its trek an easy one and forced the Clovers to a fifth game, with the drag race to see who would score 15 points first...
Hyland delivers cosmic American music (10/20/10)
It's been called a lot of things over the years: country rock, Americana, alternative country. But Gram Parsons, the man who's commonly credited with inventing the genre, liked to call it "cosmic American music." It's a dreamy, undefined term that may just aptly describe the undefined music that exists in the ether that separates rock, country, blues and just about any other form of guitar-based music...
Brookside returns to Greencastle Friday (10/20/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Long Island, N.Y. band Brookside will play Hoods and Capers Friday night at 8 p.m. The band has played Greencastle numerous times, including as part of a benefit concert in 2005 that helped raise more than $14,000 for the Troyer family...
Helen Overton (10/20/10)
Helen B. (Hammond) Overton, a loving mother and grandmother, entered into eternal life on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at 3 p.m. Helen was born in Greencastle to John Raymond and Ruth Blue Hammond on April 25, 1930. She is survived by her three children, Janet (Manzo), Jeff and Elaine, her son-in-law Albert Manzo and daughter-in-law Camie as well as grandchildren Matthias, Marcia, Mario and Alexandra, granddaughter-in-law Tracy Manzo and great-grandchild Nicholas...
Anna L. Nicholls (10/20/10)
Anna L. Nicholls, 81, Poland, died following an automobile accident on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. She was born Nov. 19, 1928 in Owen County, the daughter of Lafe and Elsie Smith Schopmeyer. Following graduation from high school, she continued on at "Smart Appearance" Beauty School...
Argil Haltom (10/20/10)
Argil L. Haltom (Chippie), 78, of Flagler Beach, Fla. and formerly of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at Flagler Pines. Born Feb. 25, 1932 in Putnam County, he was the son of Modist and Nina Smith Haltom. On Nov. 27, 1952 (Thanksgiving Day) Argil and Patricia Hess were married. They had 58 years together and two children, Mark L. and Marcia Ann...
Bill Anthony (10/20/10)
Bill Anthony, 65, Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 in the VA Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 11, 1945 in Columbus, he was the son of George S. Anthony and Margyl Denman Anthony. He is survived by the love of his life Kelly Knoblett Anthony...
In the lap of luxury (10/20/10)
If what I just read is true, I may have a disease called erythema ab igne. I had never heard of it before now. Nor, apparently, has the spell-checker on my computer. If I have the illness, the same squiggly red lines that appeared underneath those words will appear all over my legs, as well. Also a few blotches and a little mottling. I can hardly wait to take my pants off to check...
Teachers deserve pat on the back (10/20/10)
You could use a lot of words to describe me, but "shy" isn't one of them. I have no problem getting up on a stage and performing. I can act, sing or dance in front of an audience without getting nervous or giving it a second thought. Public speaking? Bring it on! I love to do presentations and speeches. When I was a kid, I loved giving oral book reports almost better than I liked doing written ones (yes, I was a geek)...
Cloverdale auxiliary recognized (10/20/10)
To the Editor: As we prepare for the upcoming Christmas and Valentine mail collections, Friends of Our Troops Headquarters would like to extend special thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary Hurst Collins Unit of Cloverdale. Led by Dora Clark, they were the No. 1 group in Indiana and in the Top 10 American Legion auxiliaries nationally in the most recent campaign...
Oct. 9 benefit was a rousing success (10/20/10)
To the Editor: The Greencastle American Legion Riders hosted a fundraiser on Oct. 9 to raise money for April Weddle of Greencastle, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Nearly 300 people were in attendance for the dinner and comedy show, which allowed the Legion to donate nearly $3,000 to April and her husband Josh...
Committee expresses gratitude to sponsors (10/20/10)
To the Editor: The South Putnam Central Elementary would like to thank those families who attended the Fall Festival event. We would also like to publicly thank all of our sponsors: Avon Products-Debra Tincher, Banner Graphic, Big Bounce, Blessings Unlimited, Buffalo Wild Wings, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Chandler's Orchard, Chicago's Pizza, Chief's, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Chili's, Climb Time Indy, Cloverdale Agri-Center, Cloverdale Holiday Inn Express, Cornerstone Family Dining, Cottage Gardens, Cracker Barrel, Craftmakers 2 Gift Shop, Culver's, Custom Creations, Dance Kaleidoscope, Eiteljorg Museum, Extreme Tan, Family Video, First National Bank, HBG Insurance & Bonds, Holiday World, Indiana Beach, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Indians, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Zoo, Cloverdale Kentucky Fried Chicken, Liberty Industries, Little Caeser's Pizza, Long John Silver's, Louisville Zoo, McDonald's, Outback Steak House of Terre Haute, Pet Supplies Plus, PNC Bank, Putnam County Playhouse, Sherwin Williams, Subway, Super Wash, TCU, Texas Roadhouse, Walt Disney World and Wendy's.. ...
Drivers, cyclists must truly share the road (10/20/10)
To the editor: In recent weeks, Indiana has experienced an unsettling spike in the reports of bicyclists and pedestrians struck by automobiles. Wednesday's crash involving a team of cyclists in Bloomington was only the latest in a string of incidents resulting in everything from minor injuries to fatalities...
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