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Stories from Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GCSC board chooses Sutherlin as new member (01/26/11)
GREENCASTLE -- In a unanimous vote Tuesday afternoon, the Greencastle Community School Board chose Todd Sutherlin to replace Jack Berry as the board's fifth member. The 1987 Greencastle High School graduate was chosen from among five candidates to serve the remainder of Berry's term, which expires on June 30. Berry had to vacate his position when he moved out of Greencastle Township...
He Who Would Be King (01/26/11)
After Hours (01/26/11)
Ex-insurance agent sentenced (01/26/11)
GREENCASTLE -- A former Bainbridge insurance agent who pled guilty to one count of Class D felony theft was in court Tuesday for sentencing. Judge Denny Bridges sentenced Bradley K. Buchanan, 44, to three years on home detention. The state asked for two-and-a-half years executed. Buchanan will receive credit for 50 days he spent in jail following his arrest...
North Putnam School board elects new president (01/26/11)
BAINBRIDGE-- The North Putnam School Corporation selected a new president and vice-president at their first monthly meeting of the year on Tuesday night. Charlie Boller was elected the new president of the board, while former president Debbie Sillery was elected to vice-president. Jacquelyn Simpson remained the secretary...
Convicted molester sentenced to time served (01/26/11)
GREENCASTLE -- A Coatesville man was sentenced in Putnam County Superior Court Tuesday for a charge of Class C felony child molesting. Robbie G. Stanton, 36, was given an 18-month Indiana Department of Correction sentence, but because he spent nearly a year in jail after his August 2009 arrest he was released with time served...
Board doesn't want to take out trash (01/26/11)
CLOVERDALE -- At their monthly meeting, the Cloverdale utility board discussed trash and angry citizen issues facing the town and heard from two people with information related to funding projects. Board president Cathy Tipton said the town's recycle bin had become an issue because of trash...
Sentencing continuance requested (01/26/11)
GREENCASTLE -- An emergency motion for the continuance of a sentencing hearing for a former local youth softball coach was filed Tuesday in Putnam County Circuit Court. The motion on behalf of Elizabeth Anne Rossok was filed by her attorney, Todd Sallee of Indianapolis. Rossok, who has pled guilty to Class D felony sexual misconduct with a minor and Class A misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was set to be sentenced on Thursday...
Elks scholarship applicants advance to state level (01/26/11)
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2011 competition...
Festival Princess selection dates set (01/26/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The 500 Festival is set to begin the two-part selection process to choose 33 young women to represent the 2011 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 at this year's events and statewide outreach programs. First-round interviews will be on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Indiana Farm Bureau on East Street in downtown Indianapolis...
AP story needs some clarification (01/26/11)
To the Editor, I believe that some clarification of a comment made in an AP story in the Banner Graphic on Pope John Paul II is necessary to set the record straight. The article in question appeared in the Saturday, Jan. 15 issue of The Banner Graphic. The article was on the Faith section and the inaccurate comment was in the top of the fifth column of the article...
Second season win eludes Cloverdale (01/26/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Coming off their emotional first win of the season, the Cloverdale Clovers hosted Eastern Greene Tuesday and proved their improved play was no fluke. Cloverdale came out fast and feisty and gave the 10-win Thunderbirds all they could handle...
Warriors swim away with victory on Tiger Cubs' senior night (01/26/11)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle's girls' varsity swim team hosted the Lady Warriors of Danville -- from the Sagamore Conference -- in a dual meet this past Tuesday night. There was some emotion in the air before the meet went under way as the team, coaches, and families celebrated senior night. GHS has three seniors on the team: Melanie Bittles, Shelby Gilbert and Sydney Terry...
Cougars continue to struggle (01/26/11)
ROACHDALE -- DePauw University women's basketball coach Kris Huffman was in the stands Tuesday to watch Turkey Run defeat North Putnam, 61-17, in a nonconference girls game on the Cougars' court. Huffman is recruiting Warriors' center Adrianne Francis, who also is considering Hanover and hasn't made a final decision according to Turkey Run coach Jeff Thompson. ...
Tiger Cubs score two wins against Mounties Tuesday (01/26/11)
NEW MARKET -- The Greencastle eighth grade A and B-teams won a pair of games against Southmont Tuesday on the road. The A-team won 32-16 and the B-team won 36-10. In the A-game, Callan Taylor and Taylor Stoltey led the way with eight points each, with Delanie Stoltey chipping in seven. Sydney Smiley had three, while Sydney Stuchwisch, Sydney Secrest and Jessica Lenihan all had two each...
Tiger Cub seventh graders pick up wins (01/26/11)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle seventh grade A and B basketball teams picked up a pair of victories against Southmont recently. In the first game, the A-team jumped out to an early first half lead and took a 19-10 lead going into the locker room. GMS was led by Brandon Gierke with nine points...
South Putnam splits with Mooresville (01/26/11)
GREENCASTLE -- South Putnam's swimming and diving squads sent their seniors off against Mooresville Tuesday evening, the boys claiming a 101-66 win and the girls falling 109-69 to the Pioneers. Eagle seniors Sarah New, Jessica York, Kate Sherwood, Thomas Butts, Tyler Williams and Jake Gould collectively won seven races and medleys on the evening...
Aurel C. Willer (01/26/11)
Aurel C. Willer, 95, a former resident of Pine Village, died on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at the Franklin United Methodist Home in Franklin. Aurel was born on Sept. 12, 1915 in Pine Village to James D. and Rose A. (High) Hooker. She graduated from Pine Village High School and Saint Margaret's School of Nursing in Hammond. ...
Mildred L. "Middy" Marlatt (01/26/11)
Mildred L. "Middy" Marlatt, 79, passed away on Jan. 26, 2011 at 5:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth East in Lafayette. She was born on July 31, 1931 in Mulberry to Bruce and Oora (Cooley) Coyner. Mrs. Marlatt was a 1950 graduate of Mulberry High School and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. ...
Finding new ways to give (01/26/11)
There are a lot of things I love about my job, but what I probably love the most is that on any given day, someone I meet randomly can make me look at something I thought I knew how I felt about in a whole new way. One of my New Year's resolutions this year was to write more feature stories. I love news reporting, but storytelling has always really been my passion...
We Can Create a Cervical Cancer-Free America (01/26/11)
Kristen Forbes of Noblesville had recently graduated from college when she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer at age 22. After a yearlong, painful battle, she succumbed to the disease, leaving behind a bright future and grieving family members and friends...
Museum just keeps getting better (01/26/11)
To the Editor, The Putnam County Museum just keeps getting better and better, and there is no more telling evidence of this than the numbers of folk of all ages who entered the museum's doors in 2010. By the end of the year, more than 3,300 men, women and children had attended openings of exhibits and programs designed to educate and delight, and special events...
Privatization is not the answer for schools (01/26/11)
To the Editor, Wake up Indiana, before it's too late. Curriculum and extracurricular cuts in our school districts are becoming the norm. Many school districts are being forced to do away with art, music, and physical education. Class sizes are on the increase statewide. More and more school districts are foregoing transportation as a cost-cutting measure and even more have initiated pay to play to participate in extra-curricular activities...
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