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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Trucker killed in I-70 construction zone crash (08/17/11)
PUTNAMVILLE --- An Ohio truck driver was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon in an accident occurring within the one-lane construction zone of Interstate 70 near the Putnam-Clay county line. Preliminary investigation revealed that eastbound traffic was moving slowly through the construction zone and had come to a stop for an unknown reason, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported...
Good neighbors (08/17/11)
On Tuesday, Floyd Township Fire Department responded to a call made at 5:06 p.m. at 5968 N. CR 500 East, the home of Kim Bowman. Neighbors made the call after seeing smoke coming from the side of the house. Assistant Chief Roger Wright said the fire started inside the wall as the result of too many wires underneath the same staple.
Tiger Cub stampede (08/17/11)
Dozens of students streaming from the buses to Greencastle Middle School was the closest Greencastle Community Schools came to a traffic jam on Tuesday.
Wood Stripped (08/17/11)
Motorists on Wood Street are getting a rough ride this week after Greencastle Public Works employees milled the road on Monday as the first phase of resurfacing.
No fish story here (08/17/11)
When David Clark one day tells his buddies or his grandkids he once caught a 55-pound catfish, it'll be a fish story for sure -- but this one will be true, as Clark displays the proof.
More vendors vie for county tech business (08/17/11)
With Putnam County's technology needs already being courted by a number of businesses, two more came before the commissioners for consideration at Monday's meeting. Indiana Business Equipment recently completed a study of the county's use of printers, copiers, fax machines and multi-purposes devices, with an eye toward serving the county's needs as a single, central vendor...
Music Fest to celebrate anniversaries for Dave's, Almost Home Saturday (08/17/11)
Five musical acts, free cake, a cornhole tournament, raffles and a beer garden will help celebrate two business anniversaries and a birthday Saturday in Greencastle. The north side of the Putnam County square will be the scene as Almost Home and Dave's Heating & Cooling invite the public to a day of celebration that begins at 3 p.m. and runs until 11 o'clock on the outdoor stage...
South Putnam gets ready for school (08/17/11)
The South Putnam School Corporation board approved the advertisement of the 2012 budget during its monthly meeting on Monday. The budget, along with the capital projects plan and bus replacement plan, will be published at a later date, and then the board will hold a public hearing regarding the budget...
Fillmore Town Council rescheduled (08/17/11)
FILLMORE -- The monthly meeting of the Fillmore Town Council scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 4 was unexpectedly canceled and has now been rescheduled. The council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at Fillmore Town Hall.
Greencastle opens season with loss to Northview (08/17/11)
Greencastle's volleyball squad kicked off its 2011 season at home Tuesday night, hosting Northview. A spirited Tiger Cub squad stood toe to toe with the Knights throughout the first set but, falling in that set, were eventually taken out in three sets 22-25, 10-25 and 11-25...
Clovers edge past Eagles for win (08/17/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale and South Putnam's girls' golf squads have gotten familiar with one another over the opening month of their seasons. The two teams tangled for the fourth time Monday afternoon, and, in their closest encounter yet, the Clovers squeaked by the Eagles, 216 to 218...
Cougars open season with win on the pitch (08/17/11)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam girls' soccer team defeated South Vermillion 6-2 Tuesday. The Cougars pulled away in the second half, scoring four goals to get the win. First half goals from Maggie Pinney and Cayla Kientz had the Cougars tied with South Vermillion. They turned it on in the second half with Pinney scoring two more goals and Kientz scoring a goal and Ali Birchman scoring her first career goal for the Cougars...
Tiger Cubs tame Bulldogs in opener (08/17/11)
The Greencastle boys' soccer team opened its season Tuesday with a 8-0 romp over Monrovia at home. Sonney Basham, Mitchell Ball and Brandon Query combined to score seven of the Tiger Cubs' eight goals. Query scored two quick goals to get GHS going, with Basham scoring the next three goals. Jon Good closed out the Tiger Cubs' strong first half with a goal to put GHS up 6-0 at the half...
GHS falls to Chargers on the golf course (08/17/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' golf team dropped a close contest to North Montgomery 182-188 on the course Monday on the road. GHS senior Jessie Bennett led the team with 43, earning her co-medalist honors for the match. Katie Hedge shot a 46, with Kenzie St. Marie close behind with a 47. Liz Johnson shot a 52 and Kourtnee Vickery carded a 73...
Cougars drops match to Riverton Parke (08/17/11)
MONTEZUMA -- The North Putnam girls' volleyball team lost to Riverton Parke in five sets. The Cougars lost 18-25, 10-25, 25-20 and 17-25. North Putnam head coach Jill Schreiber said two holes in the squad didn't help in their first match of the season...
George W. Gardner (08/17/11)
George W. Gardner, 68, of Terre Haute, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 in Union Hospital. He was born Nov. 2, 1942 in Terre Haute to George W. Gardner and Ruby C. Honnold Gardner. A 1960 graduate of Wiley High School, George went on to earn his bachelor's in accounting from Indiana State University, where he won The Wall Street Journal award and the Delta Sigma Pi Award. He was a U.S. Army Veteran...
Shirley Margaret (Drayer) Warren (08/17/11)
Shirley Margaret (Drayer) Warren, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Born Sept. 16, 1921 to Joseph and Shirley (Martin) Drayer, she was a graduate of North High School and the Ohio State University. She served in the WAVES during World War II...
Shirley Margaret (Drayer) Warren (08/17/11)
Shirley Margaret (Drayer) Warren, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. Born Sept. 16, 1921 to Joseph and Shirley (Martin) Drayer, she was a graduate of North High School and the Ohio State University. She served in the WAVES during World War II...
Grace Roseline (Bauer) Pena (08/17/11)
Grace Roseline (Bauer) Pena, 80, Greencastle, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. She was born in Indianapolis on June 1, 1931, the daughter of Henry and Halzie (Brackert) Bauer. Although she was a homemaker most of her life, Grace had been employed by Indianapolis Public Schools as a crossing guard at Lemont School No. 3, a nurse's aide at Turtle Creek in Beech Grove and at Wendy's restaurant at Pilot Travel Center at I-465 and Harding Street...
William R. Zimmer (08/17/11)
William R. Zimmer, 56, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at the IU University Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born July 26, 1955 in Chicago, Ill., to Eugene Zimmer and Joyce McQueary Zimmer. He married Louise A. Hofmann on Sept. 9, 1983, and she survives...
Police Scanner for Aug. 17 (08/17/11)
Sheriff's Department Neeley said he got distracted and his attention was diverted to inside his vehicle, at which time he hit a power pole on the southeast side of the intersection. Damage $2,501-$5,000. Berry said she did not see the northbound 2005 Dodge Ram driven by Gary Anderson, 59, Cloverdale, that had just crested a hill. Berry turned into Anderson's path...
Turn, turn, turn? That's for the birds (08/17/11)
The obvious disdain Hoosiers show for the turn signals car and truck manufacturers put on their vehicles for seemingly no apparent reason continues to bewilder me. Having followed one of my neighbors home from work before, I've seen her execute four or five turns in the process -- all without the benefit of a single signal. Not one at Shadowlawn and U.S. 231 or even at the final destination of her driveway...
$5 Friday nights priceless to Hoosier programs (08/17/11)
To the Editor: Five dollars doesn't go very far these days, does it? You can't go to a movie, have lunch at your favorite restaurant or buy much more than a gallon of gas for five bucks. That's the bad news. The good news is that, beginning this Friday night, an evening loaded with wholesome, family-friendly, action-packed entertainment can be yours in exchange for a $5 bill...
WGRE a well-deserved No. 2 college station (08/17/11)
To the Editor: In the Aug. 5 issue of the Banner Graphic, Editor Eric Bernsee analyzed the results of the Princeton Review College Survey, claiming its findings were unrealistic. While it may be hard to believe that a school of 2,400 students ranks highly for partying and alcohol consumption, the history and accomplishments of DePauw's radio station, 91.5 WGRE, serve as substantial evidence for its ranking as the No. 2 college radio station in America...
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