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Stories from Friday, October 22, 2010

Straw poll results: Week 3 (10/22/10)
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...
Pre-Relay events hope to raise funds (10/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The 2011 Putnam County American Cancer Society Relay for Life event is more than six months away, but planning and fundraising for it are already starting. The 2011 relay is set for April 30 through May 1. A pre-relay community meeting is set for Tuesday. The meeting will take place at DePauw University's Memorial Student Union ballroom, and will begin at 7 p.m...
Vowing for a drug-free society (10/22/10)
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray signed a proclamation Tuesday (Oct. 19) making Greencastle a part of National Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 23- 31. For the week, people can wear a red ribbon to show support for a drug-free city, county and nation. PIE Coalition, which stands for Prevention, Intervention and Education, is one of the groups participating in the event. Pictured are (clockwise starting at center bottom) Murray, Cloverdale middle school student Ethan Baker, Cloverdale School nurse Lisa Baker, Greencastle police chief Tom Sutherlin, South Putnam guidance counselor Becky Brothers, PIE board member Hazel Proctor, PIE Coordinator Dawn Wade and youth PIE board member Chauncey Baker. Banner Graphic/JOSH GARVEY
Board votes to end McCormick's field trip -- for now (10/22/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- Members of the North Putnam Community School Corporation School Board passed a motion to discontinue the annual sixth grade McCormick's Creek State Park field trip on the grounds with the option to bring it back at a later date at its meeting Thursday evening...
Burn ban in effect for county (10/22/10)
Trials continued for suspects arrested in June drug bust (10/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Trials for four of nine suspects arrested in a June drug bust were set to begin this week, but have all been continued. Ileen Marie Gomez, 22, of Flora, charged with Class D felony possession of precursors with intent to manufacture, has a new trial date of Feb. ...
Putnam County Halloween Happenings (10/22/10)
TRICK-OR-TREAT, downtown Greencastle, 4-6 p.m. HAUNTED TRAIL, Putnam County Sheriff's Department, 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $1 per person. Proceeds will be used to purchase items for Christmas baskets for local needy families. 10th annual poland HAUNTED BARN, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $7 for the barn, $5 for the hayride or $10 for both. Take U.S. 231 to S.R. 42W or S.R. 59 to S.R. 42E to Poland and watch for signs. Proceeds will be donated to local charities...
Homemakers get behind Ronald McDonald House (10/22/10)
Members of the Country Bak'n Bunch Extension Homemakers Club Jennifer Romalia, Felicia Romalia and Kim Lawrenz recently received the Ronald McDonald House Collect a Million Club Award on behalf of Putnam County Extension Homemakers. The women delivered nearly one and a half million pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis in September...
School calendars: Oct. 25-29 (10/22/10)
Monday: 7th and 8th grade mixer, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday: Band/Choir Concert, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Picture re-takes; Cheer workshop, 5-7 p.m. Thursday: Cheer workshop, 5-7 p.m. Friday: Cheer tryouts, 3:30-5 p.m. Monday: Choir practice, 3-3:55 p.m. Tuesday: Spell Bowl practice, 3-4 p.m.; Spanish, 3-4 p.m...
'Drive for Kids' raises $1,120 (10/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Deer Meadow Primary School made $1,120 in a simple way recently -- They asked parents to drive around the parking lot. At the school's literacy night on Oct. 7, representatives from York Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Crawfordsville were on hand with Chrysler minivans for parents and teachers to test-drive around the parking lot. As part of Chrysler's "Drive for the Kids" program, each test drive earned $10 for the school...
Motorcycle ride benefits cancer patient (10/22/10)
A motorcycle benefit ride will take place this Saturday to benefit Cedra Lockaby of Coatsville. Lockaby has multiple Myelomamyeloma, a type of cancer that affects the marrow in a person's bones. "She has cancer and it's getting to the point where she can't work," said Miike Elliott, whose wife is Lockaby's grandniece...
United Way director 'cautiously optimistic' about reaching fundraising goal (10/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Chronologically halfway through its annual fundraising campaign, United Way of Putnam County is about just as far away from its fundraising goal financially. With the nearly $85,000 raised toward reaching its $175,000 goal, executive director David English is "cautiously optimistic" the Putnam County chapter of the organization will reach its target come February...
Workshop celebrates re-creation of bad films (10/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Lance Duerfahrd takes bad films seriously. He teaches a course on them at Purdue University, and Saturday he'll be running a workshop on bad movies at the Putnam County Public Library (PCPL). The workshop will be at PCPL from 12:30 to 2 p.m...
Cougars ousted from sectional by Plugs (10/22/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Coming into Thursday's sectional contest, Speedway had 10 more wins than the North Putnam Cougars, but when the opening whistle sounded, North Putnam looked more the seasoned team. However, those extra wins gave the Sparkplugs the experience to propel them past the Cougars 3-1...
Greencastle's season ends at Edgewood Sectional (10/22/10)
ELLETSVILLE -- A long, rough season for the Greencastle High School girl's volleyball squad ended Thursday night with an opening round sectional defeat to Brown County at Edgewood High School. The Eagles came out strong and, behind a 16-serve streak from Shelby Hundley, left Greencastle tailing by taking the first set 7-25...
Undefeated! (10/22/10)
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 22, 2010 (10/22/10)
Putnam County Jail Debra Lee Fisher, 46, Fillmore: Habitual traffic violator, public intoxication, probation violation, Oct. 20, 6:28 p.m. Juan Carlos Reyes, 24, Indianapolis: Theft, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. Sheila Sue Shoemaker, 38, Greencastle: Theft, Oct. 21, 11:16 a.m...
Election fever (10/22/10)
When I was a college student, I quickly figured out that I wanted to be an English major. What was not to like about spending four years reading novels and poems, writing about them and actually getting a degree out of it? The answer: there's absolutely nothing wrong with it, as long as you know you'll never be rich...
Disc golf sign project a community effort (10/22/10)
To the Editor: With the help of donations and volunteers, there are now directional signs at Big Walnut Sports Park for the disc golf course. This Eagle Scout project was made possible by Henry Osterhoudt, and I would like to publicly thank all the businesses and their donations, plus the volunteers who are: Taylor Made Awards, Black Lumber, Headley Hardware, Walmart, McDonald's, Pepsi Cola Indianapolis, Greencastle Parks and Recreation, Susan Sandlin, Charlotte Purdue Wilson, Amber Nobbe, Robert Nobbe, Tanner Nobbe, Jim Ousterhoudt, Cheryl Bumgardner, Kayla Heredon and the help of Cub Scout Pack No. ...
8th graders get dose of reality (10/22/10)
To the Editor: On Columbus Day, Oct. 11, approximately 520 students from the six 8th grades of Putnam County middle schools, Dr. Collins, and Eminence (plus home schooled) were given a unique educational opportunity to "experience reality." This annual event was called Reality Experience of 2010. It was sponsored by three service clubs of Greencastle: Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary; plus two philanthropic sororities: Kappa Delta Phi and Delta Theta Tau; and the Key Club at ResCare...
Abandonment of dogs is deplorable (10/22/10)
To the Editor: Yesterday my younger son found two dumped dogs just west of Heritage Lake. The female lab mix had obviously had puppies and besides being swollen looks to be nearly starved to death. She may not survive. A bag of dead puppies was found nearby. She did not want to leave them...
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