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Stories from Thursday, August 4, 2011

Reopening Percy Julian on time 'will be close' (08/04/11)
The irresistible force and the immovable object appear to be on a collision course on Greencastle's East Side. With the start of the school year less than two weeks away, construction work on Percy Julian Drive has encountered an untimely delay this week, putting completion of the project tenuously close to going past its Aug. 16 deadline...
Run for Roses sprints through county (08/04/11)
Wednesday morning, three runners met bright and early at South Putnam High School to run for a cure. Colleen Caul has so far run from St. Louis to Putnam County. She intends to finish her run in New York City. Why does she run? To spread awareness and raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis. Caul began her journey in honor of her younger sister Katie who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis...
Historic Eitel's Flowers business sold to Sullivans (08/04/11)
Ken and Jackie Eitel, owners of Eitel's Flowers and Gifts in Greencastle since 1980, have announced that Jenny and Kent Sullivan have purchased Eitel's Flowers Inc., effective July 30. Eitel's was founded in 1908 by Ken's great-grandfather and opened as Growers in Greenhouses on Melrose Avenue on the city's north side...
Crafton makes music his business (08/04/11)
Sometimes we are the biggest obstacles to pursuing our dreams. Singer-songwriter Kevin Crafton has spent the last year and a half trying to get out of his own way. "In the past I was always very good at making excuses as to why I can't pursue music," Crafton said...
Beaty sentenced to 60 years (08/04/11)
A Putnam County man has been sentenced to 60 years for molesting two young girls in Putnam County. Brian Beaty, 47, Fillmore, was sentenced to a 60-year term with 40 years executed for molesting two girls who were under the age of 14. "Mr. Beaty pled guilty to the two most serious charges," Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter said...
German music on Brazil Band concert menu Sunday night (08/04/11)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Herr von Huber, will present its annual German Music Festival Sunday, Aug. 7 at the special time of 7:15 p.m. in the Forest Park bandshell, rain or shine. The evening will begin with the roving German Band performing all the Oktoberfest favorites in the vicinity of the bandshell...
Adult class exhibitors (08/04/11)
Special deals and discounts abound at Indiana State Fair (08/04/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana State Fair is helping stretch Hoosier families' entertainment dollars by offering special pricing and discount opportunities this year. Fair officials have brought back many popular deals from last year's fair, including the wildly popular $2 Tuesdays promotion, along with adding a few new ones...
Spreading the Message (08/04/11)
Second Place Finish (08/04/11)
A Muddy Good Time (08/04/11)
New "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" film is more human than you'd think (08/04/11)
The success of most movies hinges on its ability to connect on an emotional level. So it was surprising to find that a movie about an ape revolution and ultimately the end of civilization as we know it had more heart than most movies this year and was able to connect on the most human of levels...
Go bananas for "Apes" poster (08/04/11)
Thanks to the lovely folks at Twentieth Century Fox and Allied Marketing, we have a few theatrical posters for the new "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" starring James Franco and Andy Serkis up for grabs. Shoot me an email at cgardner@bannergraphic.com and tell me why you want to see "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and your favorite memory from the original film franchise. It's as simple that...
Crafton brings a mature sound to 'The Vacant Heart(land)' (08/04/11)
What happens when the kids who cut their teeth on '90s rock get older, live a little life and start to find out what the grown up world is like? When we're lucky, they make a smart, understated album like Kevin Crafton's "The Vacant Heart(land)." The Greencastle singer-songwriter recently released the 10-song set of folk-inflected rock. ...
Thelma Lucille Bright Clodfelter (08/04/11)
Thelma Lucille Bright Clodfelter, 79, Greencastle, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2011 at The Waters of Greencastle. She had been previously employed at G.C. Murphy Co. in Rock-ville, IGA and the LAB Healthcare Facility. She was born March 14, 1932 in Rockville to the late Pete Bright and Fern Wirth Wright...
Henry Dean 'Hank' Pike (08/04/11)
Henry Dean "Hank" Pike, 23, of Ekron, Ky., formerly of New Palestine, passed away Aug. 3, 2011. Hank was born Jan. 11, 1988 in Greenfield. He was a union refractory hand and mason tender for Heimbrock Inc. in Louisville. Survivors include his father, Brian K. Pike; mother, Betsey Ann (Brydon) Pike (fiancÚ' Tim Boring); brother, Charles Robert Pike; grandmother, Charlotte Pike; aunt, Amy (Pike) Ladas; great-uncle, Don Morris; cousin, Christian Ladas; and soul brother, Bones...
Burton Abrell "Abe" Gentry (08/04/11)
Burton Abrell "Abe" Gentry, 89, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 at Asbury Towers. He was born in Freedom, the son of the late Burton Henry and Mabel Gentry. He graduated from Freedom High School and was a World War II veteran, farmer and retiree from IBM after 30 years...
Ernest A. Hill (08/04/11)
Ernest A. Hill, 92, Greencastle, passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 at Mill Pond Health Campus. He was born June 3, 1919 in Greencastle, the son of Robert and Ida Harris Hill. He worked at IBM as a maintenance technician and had worked at Lone Star Trucking. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Elks and Greencastle American Legion...
Police scanner for Aug. 4 (08/04/11)
County Jail Thomas Allen Alexander, 45, Poland: Operating while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license, Aug. 2, 6:15 p.m. Warren Jay Davis, 43, Harmony: Operating while intoxicated, Aug. 3, 1:20 a.m. Brandon Lee Fisher, 27, Mooresville: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, and possession of paraphernalia, Aug. 3, 5:51 a.m...
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