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Stories from Saturday, May 28, 2011

Twisters rare in Putnam County, statistics show (05/28/11)
Funnel clouds to the north of us; twisters to the south this week. Death and devastation in Missouri and Alabama this spring. Tornadoes have dominated the news for several weeks now, even as we approach the June 1 start of another hurricane season. Yet the storms that roared through Indiana earlier this week managed to dance all around the area without doing any real major damage to Putnam County...
South Putnam Graduation 2011 (05/28/11)
South Putnam High School celebrated the announcement of their graduation with a silly string fight. More pictures will be available in Tuesday's edition of the Banner Graphic.
Greencastle grads full of power (05/28/11)
Power was the theme of class president Jesse Elkins' speech at the Greencastle High School graduation ceremony Friday night. The graduates listened to speeches from Elkins, Salutatorian Dakota Watson, Valedictorian Brittany Girton and teacher representative Glenn Hile before receiving diplomas and blowing off small party poppers filled with confetti.
County dodges worst of this week's storm (05/28/11)
National Weather Service assessment of the damage from Wednesday night's storms is ongoing, but Putnam County avoided the worst the system had to offer. County EMA Severe Weather Specialist Chris Edwards said several areas of rotation were spotted in and around the county, but no confirmed touchdowns...
Playhouse 50 years old, growing even stronger (05/28/11)
Editor's note: This is the final article in a five-part series exploring, by decade, the 50 years of Putnam County Playhouse in advance of an open house Saturday at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. Starting at 3 p.m., the public can tour the theater and buy tickets for the 2011 season...
Volunteerism rewarded (05/28/11)
Walmart Distribution sent the most volunteers of any organization to the Community Clean-Up Day on May 21 with 14 volunteers. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Amor presents several of the associates with the Community Clean-Up Day plaque.
Indianapolis Colts' Fan Fest to stop in Greencastle on June 21 (05/28/11)
The Indianapolis Colts will visit Greencastle and 22 other Hoosier locations during their 2011 Fan Fest and Make It Personal Tour this summer. The 42-foot-long Colts In Motion trailer will be on the Putnam County courthouse square from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The Greencastle stop will also feature live music, the Colts said in announcing that the tour will kick off Wednesday, June 1 at the Avon AAA...
Youth team tennis program set for Greencastle this summer (05/28/11)
This summer local youngsters can have fun playing Midwest Youth Team Tennis in Greencastle. The 10 and Under Tennis program, using the QuickStart Tennis play format, features kid-sized equipment, court dimensions and scoring. Kids develop tennis skills right away, and enjoy playing and competing in a fun, team environment...
Equine Herpesvirus: not in Indiana (05/28/11)
Equine Herpesvirus ( EVH-1) is getting a lot of attention recently due to the fact that several horses have become sick with the disease. The start of the most recent outbreak happened at the National Cutting Horse Association Championships in Utah early this May. Since then, 32 horses have become sick and seven have died from this disease. Luckily, no Indiana horses appear to be affected at this time. This might be in part to the fact that no Indiana horses attended that event...
DePauw will welcome 611 new students this fall (05/28/11)
DePauw University has enrolled more than 600 students for the 2011-12 academic year, featuring a strong increase in School of Music enrollments and a continuation of the university's its legacy of attracting a diverse group of new undergraduates. "In an extremely competitive environment, DePauw University is increasingly a top choice of some of the nation's top high school scholars, as well as a sought-after destination for students in other countries who desire an American college experience," said Dan Meyer, DePauw University vice president for admission and financial aid.. ...
Ind. residents urged to report storm damage (05/28/11)
Putnam County residents and all other Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by severe weather beginning Wednesday, May 25 are being urged to report damage to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS). A link to the form is available on the IDHS website at www.in.gov/dhs. In the middle of the page, under Topics of the Day, click on "Report Damage Beginning April 18, 2011 and Continuing -- Wind and Flooding."...
INCASA receives $600 donation from Putnamville offenders (05/28/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault is the recipient of a $600 donation from the Putnamville Correctional Facility's Purposeful Living Unit Serve (PLUS) program. The PLUS program, coordinated by case manager Karumathil Kumaran, teaches offenders skills that promote self-awareness and character development. ...
Eagles cruise into sectional final with win (05/28/11)
LIZTON -- South Putnam's quest for a sectional title continues after the Eagles cruised to a 10-0 five-inning victory over Speedway Friday. Sophomore Jenna Jones blasted a two-run homer and junior Brooke Boetjer hit two doubles in the Eagles win. "We capitalized early on some errors that they made and were able to score some runs," South Putnam head coach Chris Jones said. ...
Irma 'Rean' Lorean Thomas (05/28/11)
Irma "Rean" Lorean Thomas, 94, of Bradenton, Fla. and formerly of Greencastle, passed away at Asbury Towers in Greencastle on Thursday, May 26, 2011. She was born in Brazil on March 13, 1917 the daughter of Richard Abel Stallcop and Nellie Rose (Spurr) Stallcop -- Moxin...
Recent births for May 28 (05/28/11)
Ryan and Dalene Van Bibber, Avon, are the parents of their first child, Cameron Van Bibber, born at 5:38 p.m. May 16 at Hendricks Community Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and was 19.5 inches long at birth. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Ronnie Van Bibber, Bainbridge. Maternal grandparents are Jenny and Bill Richardson, Crawfordsville...
McKamey - 50th Anniversary (05/28/11)
Renos G. and Mary C. McKamey of Cloverdale will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 31, 2011. Renos and the former Mary Casida were married in the flower garden at her parents' home east of Cloverdale on May 31, 1961. The service was conducted by the late Bro. Clarence Barr. Attendants were Herchel McKamey, brother of the groom, and Sharon Ross, friend of the bride...
Police Scanner for May 28 (05/28/11)
Sheriff's Department Damage $1,001-$2,500. A passenger, Brock Wehrman, 18, Roach-dale, was transported to Hendricks Regional Health with complaint of hip/upper leg pain. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Hauk said rain affected her ability to see...
Rains - 90th Birthday (05/28/11)
Frances Rains will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 31. She has lived in Greencastle for 65 years and currently lives at Ivy Trace. Frances and her late husband Charles were in the ministry for 65 years together and have three daughters, Sandra Boswell (Larry) of Mooresville, Vicki Jones (Bob) of Greencastle and Rita Wylie (Gary) of Cape Coral, Fla. She has eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren...
New Providence welcomes new pastor (05/28/11)
The congregation at New Providence Baptist Church will welcome Mark and Cindy Wager to the church. Mark felt a calling from God to serve New Providence and will take on the duties of senior pastor beginning on Sunday, May 29. He graduated from South Putnam High School and married his best friend Cindy Cline Wager...
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