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Stories from Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Baird takes oath of office as new District 44 representative (11/17/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- All 100 members of the Indiana House of Representatives, including 19 new state representatives, were sworn in Tuesday be Chief Justice Randall Shepard. Among the 19 new reps was Greencastle's Jim Baird, representing the 44th District...
Celebrating spatial locating (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County residents will have the chance to learn some of the practical applications of Google Earth in celebration of National Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day from 3 to 5 p.m. today in DePauw University's Julian Science and Math Building atrium...
Collections should give late bolster to county's 911 budget (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Emergency 911 budget -- the subject of consternation at two month's worth of county council meetings -- looks to be in better shape as the end of the year approaches. 911 director Dave Costin was at Tuesday's council meeting to request another additional appropriation of $55,000 from the county general fund. However, an influx of receipts should put the budget in the black by Dec. 31...
Putnam Patter for Nov. 17, 2010 (11/17/10)
The Greencastle Garden Club will meet at Autumn Glen at 9:30 a.m. today. Roberta McCormick will serve as hostess, and Marilyn Mourouzis will assist and provide the program. Temple Lodge No. 47 will meet today. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m...
Homes decorated for the holidays (11/17/10)
The Delta Tau Delta fraternity house located on DePauw University's campus at 1 Taylor Place, is one of seven participating locations in the 28th annual Holiday Home Tour presented by the Theta chapter of Delta Theta Tau sorority that will take place Saturday. Tour hours are 1 to 5 p.m. and admission is $8 per person.
Saluting heroes (11/17/10)
Sgt. Matthew Spears of the Indiana National Guard was a special Veterans Day guest of Fillmore Elementary second graders. Spears spoke to the students about Veterans Day and why it is celebrated. He told the children about his career in the National Guard and the countries that he has served in around the world, and he surprised the students with a sack full of souvenirs. Sgt. Spears then went to the gymnasium for the Veterans Day ceremony, where the Pledge of Allegiance was said and a variety of patriotic songs were performed. Several veterans were recognized during the ceremony, and Sgt. Spears brought a flag with him that he had carried all over the world. He picked four second-graders -- Brayden Grable, Landon Clark, Zion Harris and Tylar McClintock --to help demonstrate how to properly fold the American Flag and what each star and stripe stood for. He also explained what each fold of the flag meant. Contributed photo
'Much Ado About Nothing' comes to DePauw (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It's 1928, and the DePauw Tigers have won the annual football match over their rivals at Wabash College. So what happens once the game is over and the victors return home? Love, of course. DePauw Theatre gives Shakespeare's comedic classic "Much Ado About Nothing" a new twist in this second production of the 2010-11 year...
Library hosts Smoke-Out Day (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Public Library will be hosting a Smoke-Free Family Night from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday. The library is working with the Putnam County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program to put on the event. Meredith Williams, the organization's program director, said this all-ages event is part of the celebration for the Great American Smoke-Out...
County seeks grant money for busiest road (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The busiest stretch of road cared for by Putnam County is in bad need of upgrade and repairs. With the help of a federal aid program, these changes could be coming at minimal cost to the county. Laura Slusher of Indiana's Local Technical Assistance Program met with Putnam County Commissioners Gene Beck and Kristina Warren at Tuesday's meeting to discuss the county's application for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) on County Road 725E, from U.S. ...
South Putnam principal pleased with school's progress (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- South Putnam High School principal Kieth Puckett presented the board with a county, state and district-wide comparison of ISTEP+ scores and a year-by-year analysis of Graduation Qualifying Exam results from the past few years at the board's regular business meeting Monday night...
A gift for the animals (11/17/10)
Banner Graphic/JAMIE BARRAND Students in C.J. Shields' eighth grade homeroom class at Greencastle Middle School recently presented items collected at the school to representatives of the Humane Society of Putnam County. The collection, which ran for two weeks, was part of a "Good Deed Thursday" initiative and was spearheaded by GMS eighth grader Nicolette Peters, 12. "I have a dog and I really do like animals," Peters said. "The animals at the Humane Society don't have nice, sheltering homes like my dog does." The students collected a variety of animal food and treats, as well as cleaning products. The collection drive was opened up to the entire school. Banner Graphic/JAMIE BARRAND
Keep pets protected in winter months (11/17/10)
Winter, with its bitter wind, rain and snow, is rapidly approaching. Don't wait too long to prepare for outdoor animals' needs. Dogs really need to be near their human caregivers. They are usually calmer and happier if they are allowed to live in your home with you...
Greencastle takes down Southmont by 19 (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle continued its strong start to the season by defeating Southmont 64-45 Tuesday at home. The win pushed the Tiger Cubs to 3-1 on the season. Greencastle jumped all over the Mounties to open the game, running out to a 15-6 lead at one point, with senior Mallory Miller providing 11 of the Tiger Cubs' 15 points. Point guard Alyssa Nichols added four in the quarter and Rayleigh Amis added three...
North Putnam improves to 2-1 with 44-27 win over Covington (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- North Putnam's girls' basketball team will enter the Putnam County Tournament on a two-game winning streak after a stingy defensive effort earned them a 44-27 win over Covington Tuesday night. The Cougars blanketed the Trojans early in the ball game with a full court press that would not allow the visitors to even get so much as a shot off until the 3:20 mark in the first quarter. Five steals in the opening period led to nine points as the hosts took an early 17-2 lead...
Greencastle swimmers open season with win (11/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle girls' swim team defeated North Montgomery 113-69 Tuesday in its home opener. GHS had three individual wins and won all three relay events. Alison Howard won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:27.27 and Sydney Terry won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:11.99. Riley Seahorn won the diving event with a total of 136 points...
James Perry (11/17/10)
James Henry "Pop" Perry, 82, of Waveland died at his home on Monday, Nov.15, 2010 at 12:40 a.m. with his wife and family around him. Pop was a farmer most of his life. He worked as an Omar Man for 1½ years, and worked for Ed McGaughey on the farm for 20 years...
Charles Jenkins (11/17/10)
Charles M. "Charlie" Jenkins, 84, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. He was born on Dec. 3, 1925 in Avon to Charles Lester Jenkins and Mary Edith Clark Jenkins. He was a 1944 graduate of Fillmore High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Putnam Scanner for Nov. 17, 2010 (11/17/10)
Vehicle towed by Seniour's. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Greencastle Police Department and Greencastle Fire Department...
A word to the wise (11/17/10)
MONDAY: Many people ask me if I polish off a column in one sitting (like I do with Denny's Grand Slam breakfast) or if I dabble with it, like my wife's spinach soufflé. I've used both methods, but the pressure of completing a story in one day has taken its toll...
Am I the student or the teacher? (11/17/10)
Anyone out there who is a fan of the classic television show "Friends" will remember the episode in which Phoebe attempts to find and carry out a selfless good deed. Her reasoning is that because the person doing the good deed always ends up feeling really good about it, no good deed is done simply for the greater good...
Reader has discovered hope, change to believe in (11/17/10)
To the Editor: In February of 2009, President Obama met with Republican congressional leaders on economic issues, primarily his stimulus package and a refundable tax credit for those Americans who don't pay income taxes. If I remember correctly, he did most of the talking and certainly set the Republicans straight on who was in charge...
First Taste of Putnam County deemed success (11/17/10)
To the Editor: The inaugural Taste of Putnam County was a hit! We had approximately 350 attend the Nov. 6 event at the Dixie Chopper Business Center, and it was a great evening, with great food, great music, and great fun. This event took months of planning and work by a committee of dedicated volunteers, but in the end what made the evening so successful were our local restaurants and vendors who provided our attendees with so much delicious food. ...
Paranormal group discusses gear (11/17/10)
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