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Stories from Friday, August 26, 2011

Accident on U.S. 36 kills one, injures two (08/26/11)
MORTON -- A fatal accident west of Morton Thursday afternoon took the life of the passenger of a pick-up truck and resulted in injuries to the drivers of the truck and a grain semi. According to Putnam County Sheriff's Department Deputy Phillip Troyer, the grain truck driver, Richard Hix of Danville, Ill., was stopped, facing west near 5708 U.S. 36, about 3:45 p.m...
Remembering 9/11 (08/26/11)
With the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaching, the Banner Graphic is interested in collecting the remembrances of Putnam County residents. Just like the Kennedy Assassination and Pearl Harbor before it, 9/11 is a day that will live in infamy for Americans of this generation...
South Putnam at Tri-West will not be broadcast live (08/26/11)
LIZTON -- Due to technical difficulties at Tri-West Hendricks High School, tonight's South Putnam football game will not be available on a live webcast. An archived version of the game will be available here beginning Saturday...
Coroner's extra work exhausts dept.'s budget (08/26/11)
Even as budget belt-tightening is the problem on the mind of every county official, one Putnam County department has no control over its caseload and, therefore, little control of its expenses. In an average year the Putnam County Coroner's Office handles a little more than 40 cases. Having already reached that number in late August, there will be a lot of budget juggling and, very likely, some additional appropriations for the coroner's office in the coming months...
Local neighborhoods again grace 'This Old House' magazine pages (08/26/11)
Homes and home life in the City of Greencastle are featured in the September 2011 issue of This Old House magazine, the second time in six months the community has been included in the popular periodical. Featuring Greencastle under the Home News section, the story encompasses all of Page 14 of the magazine. It is headlined "Here's another one of our picks from 2011's Best Old-House Neighborhoods."...
Oxford building remodeling to likely take 10-12 months (08/26/11)
By the time the folks from Phoenix Closures get done renovating and retrofitting the old blue Oxford Automotive building on Manhattan Road in Greencastle, local people may not believe their eyes. "I've been told we won't recognize the building when they're done with it," Bill Dory, Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center director, told the Greencastle Redevelopment Commission Wednesday night...
Buzz Bomb bucks (08/26/11)
Brazil Concert Band slates 'grand finale' Sunday (08/26/11)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Grand Finale 2011" Sunday, Aug. 28 at the special time of 7:30 p.m. in Forest Park rain or shine. The Sudler Award-winning BCB will offer "Second Suite in F" by Gustav Holst, Henry Fillmore's transcription of "Poet and Peasant Overture" and the sensational Broadway hit "Phantom of the Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber in a setting by Warren Barker...
North Putnam gets first win of the season over Warriors (08/26/11)
ROACHDALE --North Putnam's volleyball team won its first match of the season Thursday, defeating Turkey Run 17-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-15 in non-conference play on the Cougars' floor. "It was a very, very sloppy win, but it's a win and I'll take it," North Putnam coach Jill Schreiber said...
Cascade deals Greencastle 2-stroke loss (08/26/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Only a couple of weeks ago, Greencastle's girls' golf squad slipped by Cascade at Deer Creek by four strokes. The Tiger Cubs were unable to pull off the trick again in a three-way match at Crawfordsville Country Club, as the Cadets this time won by a mere two strokes 195-197-212, with hosts Southmont finishing third...
Tiger Cubs edged by Warriors (08/26/11)
DANVILLE -- The Danville Warriors' Zach Blankenship scored early in the opening half when he headed in a shot off a corner kick with 10 minutes played and the Tiger Cubs were playing catch-up for the rest of the game. Greencastle lost to Danville 4-3 Monday, despite a two goal performance from Sonney Basham...
Tiger Cubs lose to Rockville 4-1 (08/26/11)
The Greencastle boy's tennis team lost to Rockville 4-1 Wednesday night. Landon Miller was the Tiger Cubs' lone winner on the night, winning 6-3, 5-7 and 15-13.
Police scanner for Aug. 26 (08/26/11)
City Police One alcohol-related arrest was reported recently by Greencastle City Police. -- At 2:29 p.m. Wednesday, Timothy Lee Miller, 41, Greencastle, was arrested at Round Barn Manor apartments on the city's East Side by Officers Jeff Modlin and Ed Wilson...
Simple solution: stay the heck off I-70 (08/26/11)
One of my favorite all-time newspaper-related movie dramas is the fairly obscure 1959 film "-30-" starring Jack Webb and a relatively skinny, pre-"Cannon" William Conrad. It is just so overly dramatic, and like all TV and film portrayals of the newspaper business, a little off-base in depicting the power of the press...
Real story of Bill Dory goes behind the scenes (08/26/11)
To residents of Greencastle and Putnam County: I feel compelled to write this letter in regard to the recent comments directed toward Bill Dory and Greencastle/Putnam County Development Center Board. If this organization, and Bill, has a failing, it is the lack of desire to "toot our own horn" on behind-the-scenes accomplishments...
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