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Stories from Monday, November 22, 2010
GOP caucus to fill empty seats amid Baird's absence (11/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- When former Putnam County Commissioner Jim Baird was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives on Nov. 2, it came with an unexpected side effect. Upon election, Baird was no longer a commissioner -- effective immediately. According the Putnam County Republican Party chair Larry Sutton, Baird became what is known as a "legislative embryo." With the Indiana General Assembly convening for Organization Day Tuesday, Baird was not eligible to complete his term as commissioner, which will end on Dec. ...
Unloading the bus, lending a hand (11/22/10)
North Putnam students deliver a bus full of canned goods and non-food items to the Roachdale Christian Church Thursday as part of the "Fill the Bus" campaign. Pictured are, front from left, Emily O'Neal, Hannah Michael, Haley Scott; second row, Darrin Tennis, Ethan Mitchell, Nicholas Goode, Lexi Snedeker, Abby Spencer, Sonya Giles; third row, Lauren Freije, Ryan Sexton, Chloe LaPierre, Lydia Volland, Nate Woolums, Shelby Frye; back, Jared Fordice and Bailey Frye. The students also made delivery at Russellville Community Church and Bainbridge Christian Church. Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Award winners: A little gumption goes a long way (11/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Any adult in this community wanting a lesson in what community service means need to sit down and talk to Madeleine Hayes and Bailey Berish. The two seventh graders at Greencastle Middle School each recently won Youth Power and Hope Awards presented by the electric co-ops of Indiana. They wrote about what community service means to them and what community service they have performed...
Deer-auto collisions on rise in autumn (11/22/10)
Fall can mean a lot of things; the crunch of leaves upon the ground, cooler weather jackets and deer darting past a car as the driver swerves to avoid them. Sandi Rossok, the owner of Rossok and Company Insurance, said she's seeing a deer-related vehicle claim around once every five days. She said considering she works in a rural community and has a smaller company, that's a lot of collisions...
Bazaar caters global cuisine (11/22/10)
The DePauw International Student Association hosted a Pangaea in DePauw International Bazaar Saturday. Pangaea is an ancient Greek term that means "the entire Earth." The bazaar featured food from a variety of countries. Students started to form a line that snaked around one corner of the Union Building in anticipation of the event. (Pictured) Roberto Tolu and Ana Calvo set up one of the food tables while Bibek Dhakal watches. Banner Graphic/JOSH GARVEY
New pediatrician joins PCH staff (11/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Hospital is continuing to grow. Lalitha Valluri, MD, will join Putnam Pediatrics and Internal Medicine on December 1. Valluri is a pediatrician and will practice with Dr. Lisa Martin. Valluri is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics as well as the Sub-Specialty Board of Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology. ...
Putnam Patter for Nov. 22, 2010 (11/22/10)
The Friends of the Putnam County Library is holding its 2010 Holiday Book Sale Friday through Dec. 4. The sale will take place in the lobby of the library. All sorts of new and gently used books will on sale at special holiday prices. Cookbooks, mysteries, history, romance, biographies, novels, and coffee table books will be available. New titles will be added daily...
Framing a success (11/22/10)
Lester and Judy Wilson, center, recently cut the ribbon on the new addition to their business, Affordable Framing and Matting by Wilson's Photography Studio. While they have never really been out of the framing and matting business, they have recently expanded their offerings and expanded the business from 24 E. Washington St. to also include 26 E. Washington. Pictured at the ribbon cutting are, from left, Jennifer Bedwell, David English, Mechelle Lockwood, Lester and Judy Miller, Jinsie Bingham, Therese Cunningham, Beth Flint, Beau Battin and Tammy Amor. Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Nightingale opens new office (11/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Nightingale Home Healthcare has just opened a satellite office located inside Putnam County Senior Center. Becky Gwizdala, a patient advocate with Nightingale, said having the office in the senior center was a benefit. "This satellite in particular is an awesome thing," Gwizdala said. "It meets our needs but it also helps to support the senior center...
Tiger Cubs take Putnam County crown (11/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It took the Greencastle girls' basketball team a half to get going, but a talk at halftime got things going and helped ignite a 34-point second half for the Tiger Cubs. They used that second half to win the Putnam County Tournament over North Putnam, 55-16...
Eagles hold off Cloverdale in county tournament (11/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- In the consolation game of the Putnam County Tournament, South Putnam held off a second half rally from Cloverdale to win 40-37. An undermanned Clovers squad showed more energy in its second contest of the tournament. Paige Gruener knocked down two three pointers in the opening quarter to keep Cloverdale within a point of the hosts, who led 9-8 after the first quarter...
DPU women's basketball falls on buzzer beater (11/22/10)
GREENCASLTE -- A game of basketball hot potato ended the wrong way for the DePauw women's basketball team Sunday afternoon at Neal Fieldhouse. With under 10 seconds to play in a 56-56 game, Washington University pushed the ball down the court, missing two close-range shots before Annie Sayers finally secured the basketball and scored as time expired...
DePauw's season ends with first round loss (11/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Despite amassing 437 yards of total offense and coming back from a 20-point deficit, DePauw lost its first-round match up with Trine. The Tigers lost 45-35 to the Thunder and ended its season with a record of 9-2. Starting quarterback Michael Engle and starting wide receiver Alex Koors expressed their disappointment following the game and acknowledged they lost to a solid football team...
David Bradley Allen (11/22/10)
David Bradley Allen, 29, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 in Clay County. He was born July 29, 1981 to parents David and Lisa White Allen. He married Amanda Wright on April 19, 2007, and she survives. A diesel mechanic, he was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lebanon and loved hunting, fishing and outdoor activities...
Master gardner certification takes year to complete (11/22/10)
I am proud to announce we have 14 new master gardener volunteers. This fall's class has 14 volunteers who have taken 12 weeks of classes where they learned about soils, plant science, weeds, plant diseases, insects, vegetable gardening, trees, flower gardening, home lawns, animal pests, pesticide safety, composting, flower gardening, home greenhouses and many other subjects...