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Stories from Friday, May 20, 2011

Jordan pleads to conversion (05/20/11)
A former TransCare employee originally accused of sexual battery and theft entered into a negotiated plea agreement for a lesser charge in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday. Jason A. Jordan, 28, Terre Haute, made a voluntary guilty plea in court on one count of misdemeanor conversion...
Putnam one of 34 counties designated emergency areas (05/20/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has issued a disaster emergency for 34 counties, including Putnam County, due to severe weather that has caused widespread damage to homes, businesses and public property beginning April 18 and continuing. Counties experienced flooding, damaged roads, downed power lines and other severe damage...
EAA to host Learn to Fly Day Saturday (05/20/11)
The public is invited to participate as Chapter 1374 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosts an International Learn to Fly Day event Saturday at the Putnam County Airport. International Learn to Fly Day was created to invite people interested in the world of flight to discover more by meeting local aviators and discovering the initial steps toward "living the dream" of personal flight. ...
Computer theft testing Hope's Way director's faith (05/20/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- Elizabeth Shafer and her husband Richard have dedicated their lives and their 26-acre property near Bainbridge to helping the disadvantaged enjoy life a little more. Late last week someone took advantage of their faith in their fellow man, breaking into the office and walking away with a new computer, external hard drive and HP flat-screen monitor...
Management structure to change at 911 dispatch (05/20/11)
A retirement at the 911 dispatch center has director Dave Costin rethinking his management structure. Costin advised the county council and commissioners this week that he would like to rework his management structure following the retirement of his assistant director...
Earthquake emergency test (05/20/11)
This old house (05/20/11)
Road work to be done in Bainbridge (05/20/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- In the town of Bainbridge, it doesn't matter if a driver takes the road less traveled; both roads are pretty beat up. On Wednesday night, The Bainbridge Town Council discussed what will eventually become a plan to fix the many problems with the town's roads. The board has already received two projected quotes from Wabash Valley Asphalt and Baumgartner and Company Asphalt Services for work on several different roads and sections...
State Police to increase Memorial Day holiday patrols (05/20/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville will be participating in an effort to reduce injuries and deaths resulting from crashes on Indiana's roadways. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) and the Governor's Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving will be joining 250 state and local law enforcement agencies to launch Operation Pull Over Blitz 67, "Click It or Ticket."...
Tiger Cubs knocked out of sectional (05/20/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- After playing them earlier in the year in invitationals, the Northview Knights faced the Greencastle Tiger Cubs in their first sectional match of the year. The Knights came away victorious, 4-1. In the No. 1 singles match, Kaci Kehrt defeated Katherine Farris, 7-5 in a tiebreaker, 6-0...
Hole-in-one surprises GMS golfer (05/20/11)
BRAZIL -- Excellent golfers can play their whole lives and never have the joy of an ace. So when Greencastle Middle School seventh grader Dylan Owens hit a hole-in-one Tuesday, he even surprised himself. "It felt great," Owens said. "I didn't think it was going to happen ever."...
Boys sectional track story in Saturday's Banner Graphic (05/20/11)
PLAINFIELD -- At Thursday's boys' track sectional in Plainfield, North Putnam and Greencastle saw athletes advance out to the Lafayette Jeff Regional next Thursday. Advancing for Greencastle will be Ryan Stevens in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:55.91 and Hayden Stuckwisch in the high jump with a height of 6-2. The 3,200-meter relay team of Cameron Cash, Tyler Hudson, Stevens and Nathan Eubank advanced after posting a time of 8:30.89...
Eagles defeated Patriots 4-0 in regular season finale (05/20/11)
The South Putnam softball team defeated Terre Haute North 4-0 Thursday. Brooke Boetjer pitched a complete game, allowing three hits and recording nine strikeouts. She was also 1-for-1 at the plate with a run scored. Kelsey Whitaker went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, while Jenna Jones was 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Emily Dabkowski chipped in a triple and a run scored...
Police Scanner for May 20 (05/20/11)
City Police Three recent traffic accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers. At 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, the intersection of Indianapolis Road and State Road 240 on the city's east side was the scene of a two-vehicle mishap. Officer Ed Wilson reported that Randy Winters, 47, Greencas-tle, had stopped his 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck for a red light when it was struck from behind by a 1990 Honda Civic, driven by Arthur Lowe, 61, Greencastle...
5 Generations (05/20/11)
Zoey Paige Jackson recently had a great visit. She was visited by her great-great-grandma Bonnie Shouse, great-great-grandma Dorothy Jones, great-grandma and great-grandpa Patty and Mike Shouse, grandma Chell Atkinson and mom Courtney Daniels, making it a double five-generation visit.
It's the end of the world as we know it! (05/20/11)
There I was, minding my own business, chomping on a chicken sandwich in a corner of the Greencastle McDonald's (Hemingway had Sloppy Joe's in Key West for a hangout, and I have to settle for Mickey D's) when I came across the Story of the Century. With apologies to both the Lindbergh kidnapping and O.J. Simpson case, the Story of Century was right there in Wednesday's USA Today...

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