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Stories from Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dog Day Afternoon (08/25/11)
With the city pool officially closed to humans for the season, canines and their owners took advantage of the annual Soggy Doggy Day to cool off at the Greencastle Aquatic Center Monday night.
Relief the prevailing feeling in murder case aftermath (08/25/11)
In an old TV commercial, Speedy Alka-Seltzer would remind us "relief is just a swallow away." Old advice is apparently still good advice. Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter and others swallowed hard Tuesday, holding their collective breath as Judge Andrea McCord announced her ruling in the William Minnick resentencing...
Grants to fund 80 percent of Baker's Camp Bridge rehab (08/25/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- The chances of a rehabilitation project for Baker's Camp Covered Bridge got a big boost from a federal grant program. In a pair of recent grant disbursements, Putnam County received $795,000 in late June and an additional $185,000 last week. The total of $980,000, leaves the county with $245,000 to pay of the $1.225 million project...
Airport Appreciation Days fundraising efforts to benefit Indiana USO, Young Eagles (08/25/11)
The Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days (PCAAD) Group has announced that fundraising efforts for this year will be directed toward two organizations -- USO of Indiana and the local Young Eagle program. Almost everybody is aware of the USO since World War II and continuing through the Gulf War in large part because of the efforts of comedy legend Bob Hope. The USO's mission continues today supporting our military fighting the Global War on Terrorism...
Income surveys mailed out relative to Stellar Grant project (08/25/11)
The City of Greencastle will be mailing out income surveys to randomly selected residents in order to qualify for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) that will facilitate completion of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Stellar Parking Garage Project...
Living a healthy life with chronic conditions workshop at Autumn Glen (08/25/11)
Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled is offering a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions workshop for adults with chronic health conditions or those living with or caring for people with chronic conditions. The workshop is designed for persons who live with arthritis, diabetes, asthma, COPD, emphysema, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, pain, fatigue or any other ongoing health condition that impacts daily life and emotions...
Parent Breakfast (08/25/11)
Roachdale Elementary School invited new families to the first annual New Parent Breakfast last Friday, August 19. Principal, Scott Spencer and Dan McMurtry, guidance counselor, were on hand to present information to the new families. Parents learned about the school's vision, mission, goals, and various programs offered through the school. After breakfast, parents were able to take a short tour of the school to see the staff and students in action.
Brazil exchange student needs home in South Putnam or Greencastle school district (08/25/11)
Dreaming of the NBA? In Brazil (South America), that might mean the National Biscuit Association or Never Buy Apricots. But to Diogo Vacconcelos of Volta Redonda, Brazil, it is does indeed mean the National Basketball Association, to which Diogo hopes, perhaps "prays," one day to join...
Ivy Tech sets info sessions on training for healthcare industry jobs (08/25/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- In response to the current economy and high unemployment rates, Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley is hosting two information sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 30, beginning at 2 and 6 p.m. at Terre Haute. The sessions are designed to provide the community with information on training the school offers in conjunction with Career Step, a leading online healthcare education company, for careers in the growing healthcare industry...
Putnam County football games available online (08/25/11)
In our ongoing efforts to bring our readers the latest in Putnam County sports, the Banner Graphic has joined the Ink Barrel Video Network. Through this new partnership, viewers will be able to watch a number of Putnam County high school football and basketball games -- as well as match-ups from around the state -- live on the internet this season...
Tiger Cubs struggle with bigger Sullivan squad, loses in three sets (08/25/11)
Coming off a five-set marathon loss to Southmont Tuesday, the Greencastle volleyball team faced a tall, power hitting Sullivan squad. The Tiger Cubs lost in three sets 25-8, 25-10 and 25-16. The biggest issue for the Tiger Cubs against the Golden Arrows was the net prowess of their opponent, especially Rhagen Smith. Smith gave the Tiger Cubs fits all evening long by either blasting powerful shots at the GHS squad or deflecting or altering the Tiger Cubs' hits at the net...
Cougars comes up short to Bruins (08/25/11)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam eighth grade football team lost to Tri-West 24-14 Tuesday. Tri-West dominated the first half of play and led the Cougars 16-0 at the half. North Putnam battled back in the second half against a big and talented Bruins. North Putnam scored touchdowns when Bradley Hodges and Jimmy Rutter hooked up for a 20-yard score. Hodges also ran for a five-yard touchdown...
Punt, Pass & Kick (08/25/11)
'Spy Kids 4' keeps focus on importance of family (08/25/11)
By CAINE GARDNER Film Critic Director Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World" is just what you'd expect from the franchise. The movie is filled with juvenile jokes, cheesy moments and even cheesier acting. But as with the rest of the franchise, the importance of family is at the core of the latest film...
First 3 'Spy Kids' films re-released on Blu-ray (08/25/11)
To help get yourself in the mood for "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World", Lionsgate Home Entertainment has recently released the original three films to coincide with the film's release. The Blu-ray releases are packed with extra goodies, including director Robert Rodriguez's infamous "10 Minutes Cooking School" and a 50-minute retrospective. You also get digital copies of the films, so you can take Spy Kids with you everywhere you go...
Dreis 'takes time' to craft a gem (08/25/11)
When 19-year-old Haley Dreis self-produced and self-released her debut "Beautiful to Me," in 2009, the quality and maturity of the record was a pleasant surprise from someone so young. As such, the expectations were higher when it came time for Dreis, now 21, to make her follow-up EP "Taking Time" this spring...
Cincy-based cowpunks headline downtown Terre Haute concert (08/25/11)
There would be a lot of dispute if you asked a music lover to point to the spot on the map where country and rock intersect. Is it Texas? Southern California? Tennessee? It's likely few would say Cincinnati, so perhaps Queen City-based 500 Miles to Memphis chose their name well. Memphis is as good a reference point as any for this cowpunk band's mix of modern alternative and country...
Thelma I. Varvil (08/25/11)
Thelma I. (Pollom) Varvil, 106, Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Mrs. Varvil was born in Reelsville. She was a homemaker and had lived the last 15 years at Asbury Towers. She was married to Orlan C. Varvil and he preceded her in death...
Police scanner for Aug. 25 (08/25/11)
City Police A 29-year-old Clov-erdale man is facing six charges after Greencastle City Police were called to the scene of a disturbance early Wednesday on Castlebury Drive. Arrested by Officer Matt Huffman at the East Side location was Orlando Cyphers III. He was lodged in the Putnam County Jail at 1:45 a.m...
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