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Stories from Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Playing it forward (11/24/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- Ken and Judy Rozelle received several phone calls in response to an ad they placed online to give away their Bauer Brothers baby grand piano. But when Jan Jonker, a kindergarten teacher at Bainbridge Elementary, rang in requesting the instrument be offered to the school's music room, Judy knew she had found the right match...
Caucus to fill vacant seats (11/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- At 9 a.m. Dec. 4, the Putnam County Republican Party will hold a caucus to select two new at-large members of the Putnam County Council. The caucus will take place at the Putnam County Annex, 209 W. Liberty St., Greencastle. The terms are being vacated by Nancy Fogle and Opal Sutherlin, who were both elected to new positions in this fall's general election. The new members elected by the caucus will serve the last two years of the original terms...
Jackson Township seat open (11/24/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam Community School Corporation Board of Trustees is looking for someone to take the place of one of its board members, Jon Buser, who has resigned. The member will represent Jackson Township. This board member's term expires Dec. ...
Attorney General's office to defend state prosecutors (11/24/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced late Tuesday that he would act as legal counsel for a group of county prosecutors who have been named in a civil law suit filed through Marion Superior Court. The suit, filed by Indianapolis law firm Roberts & Bishop, deals with the filing of civil forfeiture suits against the property of drug offenders or other criminals. ...
Buis pleads guilty to manslaughter (11/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Van Bibber Lake man accused of shooting death his neighbor in April has pled guilty to a Class B felony count of voluntary manslaughter. Matthew Buis, 40, was originally charged with a Class A felony count of voluntary manslaughter. A plea agreement reduced the charge to a Class B felony...
In the spirit of giving (11/24/10)
Paige Tesmer's eighth grade community projects class and Greencastle Middle School has spent this nine weeks collecting 133 non-perishable goods for the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. The class chooses a new service project each grading period. The students have also served the Humane Society of Putnam County this semester. Pictured are, kneeling from left, Brayden Watson, Brittany Love, Lane Winslow, Rosemary Hurst, Samantha Haynes, Anthony Mitchell, Lexi Hardey, Savannah Howard; standing, Judy Miller of the food pantry, Alex Osborne, Devynn Brankel, Justin Mills, Mitchell Griffin, Luke Thomas, Trinity Brown and Mrs. Tesmer. Miller said numbers are way up at the food pantry, so any and all donations are welcome to remain well stocked. "It is such a blessing to us to feed the hungry of Putnam County and to hear many say to us that this is a blessing to them as they can have some food since they are out of work, ill or facing many other hardships," Miller said. Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
Barker back as Town Council member (11/24/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- The Bainbridge Town Council voted unanimously at a special meeting to reinstate Naomi Barker as the body's third member. "She was duly elected by citizens. That's how they spoke three years ago so we have no problem having her complete the bounds of her term," board president Richard Cope said...
Putnam Patter for Nov. 24 (11/24/10)
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...
Leaving a greener footprint (11/24/10)
South Putnam sixth grader Desirae Poynter gets recycling tips from Missy Orr, DePauw University assistant director for sustainability, at a presentation Tuesday afternoon at a Central F.E.E.T. (Friendly Environmental Engineers of Tomorrow) meeting at Central Elementary. The student volunteer group is comprised of about 50 students in grades four through six that meet once a month to discuss environmental issues, recycle for the school and plant trees around the school. It is led by South Putnam teachers Michael Fisher, Kelly Newby, David Mann and Becky Phillips. Orr said she hopes the partnership between DePauw and South Putnam continues to grow. "The connection with the community is important and something I believe in," she said. Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
Carolina Chocolate Drops to perform at DePauw Nov. 30 (11/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Acclaimed Nonesuch recording artists Carolina Chocolate Drops -- one of Spin's "30 Must-Hear Artists at Bonnaroo Festival" -- will come to DePauw University for a free concert on Nov. 30. Presented by the DePauw Performing Arts Series, the music will begin at 8 p.m. in Moore Theatre, located in the Green Center for the Performing Arts, 605 S. College Ave...
Sportsmen, churches, businesses support food program (11/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With the winter season approaching and continuing economic challenges looming, an unusual team of organizations has stepped up efforts to secure locally harvested food for those needing it most in our community. Local Food for Neighbors in Need, an association including local churches, social service agencies and sportsmen mobilized by the City of Greencastle's Commission on Sustainability, has already guaranteed 2,000 pounds of ground venison for participating food pantries. ...
North Putnam's Barrett ready for State (11/24/10)
ROACHDALE -- In three years at North Putnam, Greg Barrett has experienced immense success. Only four losses hang on his record and from day one of his taking over the program, Barrett has preached a team philosophy. Many schools dream of making it to state and many find that journey came up short. In 2010, North Putnam has taken a setback from last season and stands just one game away from reigning supreme in Class 2A...
Cougars looking forward to State (11/24/10)
ROACHDALE -- For North Putnam team captains Nate Bryan, Travis Franklin and Hank Spencer, as well as starting quarterback Kolten Everts, they're trying to treat Friday's state championship like any other game. However, it's the biggest game of their football careers and each knows the significance of having the privilege to play on such a big stage...
Cloverdale opens season with win at home (11/24/10)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's boys played with patience and poise on offense and diligence and determination on defense Tuesday in winning their season-opening basketball game over North Central Farmersburg, 32-23, on the Clovers' court. The Clovers committed only six turnovers and forced the Thunderbirds into 13. Cloverdale held North Central to 29 percent shooting (9-of-31) from the field...
Tiger Cubs continue to roll, handle Crawfordsville by 23 (11/24/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Going into Tuesday night's match-up against Crawfordsville High School the Lady Tiger Cubs looked to control the tempo of the game and finish their shots. Coach Bradley Key said the team has been working hard to finish shots. A total team effort led the Cubs to a 60-37 victory over the Lady Athenians, moving their record to 6-1 on the season...
Track North Putnam's march to the state finals (11/24/10)
Check out the Banner Graphic website tonight for an exclusive video with the North Putnam football team captains and starting quarterback Kolten Everts. Also included in the video will be footage of today's pep session. When you're done watching the video, click the sports tab and catch "North Putnam making a State-ment" featuring interviews with coach Greg Barrett and football team members Everts, Hank Spencer, Nate Bryan and Travis Franklin about their thoughts about their upcoming state finals match-up with Fort Wayne Bishop Luers.. ...
Greencastle swims past Eagles for victory (11/24/10)
By TRENT SCOTT For the Banner Graphic GREENCASTLE -- An early season county clash between the Greencastle and South Putnam girls' swim teams turned into a one-sided event at South Putnam High School. Greencastle swept all 12 events Tuesday evening en route to a 126-57 victory over the host Eagles...
Trojan Classic Champs (11/24/10)
Albert R. Wood (11/24/10)
Albert R. Wood, 88, of Fillmore, passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. He was born on Dec. 30, 1921 in Hendricks County to Samuel R. Wood and Elizabeth "Axie" Jaragin Wood. Albert served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Stanly in Pearl Harbor. ...
Marguerite 'Maggie' Louise Richard (11/24/10)
Marguerite 'Maggie' Louise Richard, 80, of Clayton, died Nov. 22, 2010 in Yellow Rose Hospice Unit at Methodist Hospital. She was born March 19, 1930 in Greencastle. Maggie was raised by Rueben and Margaret (cooper) Cain. She married Charles "Charlie" Richard Nov. 20, 1971, and he survives...
Public Record for Nov. 24, 2010 (11/24/10)
The following were filed Nov. 15-22 in the Putnam County Courts:...
Our students deserve the best (11/24/10)
To the Editor: Gov. Daniels, in a Nov. 7 opinion piece regarding education in Indiana, stated: "Only the most selfish special interests still insist on defending the status quo." No argument there. Our students deserve the best and we know all schools are not as good as all of our students deserve. I commend the governor for his support to require highly effective teachers for all of our children and improved accountability for all schools...
Campaign financing should be made public (11/24/10)
To the Editor: With hindsight, it can be said that there were positive and negative aspects to the mid-term elections earlier this month. On the plus side, the Greencastle League of Women Voters was very pleased that the percentage of people voting in the election increased over previous mid-term elections. ...
Speak out: Children should be taught life is sacred (11/24/10)
The Nov. 18, 2010 Banner Graphic carries a half-page article with color picture trumpeting a six 6-year-old boy who has killed a 13-point buck with a .44 magnum rifle on land rented by the government as a reserve. The story includes the information that the boy likes to shoot his BB gun...
Speak out: School administrators should not be allowed to hire relatives (11/24/10)
So you think you want merit schools? You'd better read further. I have taught for many years in Putnam County, and I do not have a problem with merit pay or doing away with tenure contracts. I do have a problem with school board members, principals and superintendents hiring their wives, sons, daughters and other relatives to teach in any building drive a bus or work in the kitchen. I feel they could not be objective when evaluating an employee's work...
North Putnam making a State-ment (11/24/10)
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