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Stories from Friday, September 2, 2011

Police search for suspect, motive in McVey homicide (09/02/11)
Now faced with a homicide case in the aftermath of Tuesday's assault on an 85-year-old Greencastle woman, authorities are searching for both a suspect and a motive. Essie McVey, a widow formerly of Cloverdale, died Thursday of injuries she sustained in an assault at her Autumn Glen Village Condos residence on Greencastle's Northeast Side...
Den full of cougars (09/02/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- For the past two summers, teachers, parents and students at Bainbridge Elementary have been building the school its own outdoor classroom. As the school year begins, it is finally ready to be used. The "Cougar Den" stands behind the school in a V-shaped space. ...
Hope's Way reaching out to community to win $100,000 (09/02/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- As Hope's Way is approaches its 10-year anniversary, it may have something much more to celebrate in the coming months. The non-profit organization is now eligible to win a donation of $100,000 from the Oscar Mayer "Good Mood" contest...
Hot and dry conditions playing like a broken record in Indiana (09/02/11)
In case somehow you haven't noticed, it's hot ... and it's very dry. Officially. And now, the hottest September weather in 57 years has arrived to torment west-central Indiana. When the mercury hit 99 degrees at 3:44 p.m. Thursday, it marked the highest September temperature in central Indiana since another 99-degree day on Sept. 6, 1954...
Why Indianapolis needs Indiana (09/02/11)
On the surface, it seems obvious that Indianapolis and Indiana need each other. After all, a state must have a capital city, and a capital city must have a state. But at a recent Indiana Humanities event, we asked people -- specifically Indiana State Fairgoers -- to look beyond the obvious and dig deeper. Why is it that Indianapolis needs Indiana? Why does Indiana need Indianapolis? And what can each learn from the other?...
Cloverdale tames Tiger Cubs (09/02/11)
CLOVERDALE -- In a clash of West Central Conference rivals, host Cloverdale was able to outlast Greencastle 3-0. The first set began with plenty of intensity. Both sides were ready for their opponent, and it reflected in the knotted score early. Greencastle was dominant on the service, forcing Clover errors and mixing in aces. Cloverdale was the better of the two teams following a set, blasting the ball into the Tiger Cub half and racking up their points the hard way...
North Putnam overtakes Eagles (09/02/11)
The opening game of the WCC schedule for North Putnam and South Putnam ended with the Cougars picking up the win. The host Eagles went down in three straight sets to the Cougars, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-23. Both teams came in on the backs of four-set losses on Tuesday, but North Putnam looked more ready to reverse the course than the hosts did...
Runners compete at Eagle Medley (09/02/11)
Blistering heat coated the course at South Putnam High School for the Eagle Medley Thursday, a combination of 3K, 4K and 5K races amongst the squads at the meet. Five of the six WCC squads were present, along with former member Speedway. Even with conference competition on hand, the meet had a more relaxed tone as runners battled the weather as much as they did one another...
North Putnam loses to Southmont, 5-1 (09/02/11)
SOUTHMONT -- The North Putnam boys' soccer team lost to Southmont 5-1 Thursday. Stephen Freund scored for the Cougars in the second half for their only goal of the night. Jordan Sarr provided the assist on Freund's goal.
Tiger Cubs defeat Owen Valley by four (09/02/11)
The Greencastle girls' golf team defeated Owen Valley Thursday 209-213 at home. Katie Hedge and Jessie Bennett were co-medalists with rounds of 48. Kenzie St. Marie shot a 53, Lauren Bridgewater shot a 60 and Liz Johnson carded a 61.
GMS cross country opens its season (09/02/11)
The Greencastle Middle School cross country teams open its season against Tuttle Thursday night. The GMS girls open the meet by sweeping the first six places. What makes that even more impressive is the fact Greencastle had only six girls run on the night...
North Putnam defeats Cloverdale (09/02/11)
The North Putnam seventh grade football defeated Cloverdale 26-6 Thursday. Scoring for the Cougars were Preston Porter, E.J. Westgate, Max Haste and Jack Kendall. Jon Luke McGruff, Allan Aynes and Trevor Sheldon led the team on the defense. "(It was) a good team effort. The kids played well," coach Lonnie Lawhorn...
Robert L. Cummings Sr. (09/02/11)
Robert L. Cummings Sr., 83, Indianapolis, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. He was born in Cloverdale on July 22, 1928. Mr. Cummings drove a truck for Schwerman Trucking for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed playing poker with his many friends...
Doris 'Dorie' Grace Garl (09/02/11)
Doris "Dorie" Grace Garl, 82, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born Nov. 25, 1928 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Robert Russell Garl Sr. and Gladys Mae (Stone) Garl. Dorie worked at the Putnam County Hospital, Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Home and was also a nanny for the Sheldon, Terry and Vaughn families...
War protesters missing in action (09/02/11)
To the Editor: Thursday noon, courthouse lawn, missing are the Afghanistan and Iraq war protesters. With no defined end in sight and many more Americans being killed or wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, why are you not here expressing your opinion? You were here for President Bush, why not for Obama? Miss you...
Are the unvaccinated now enemies of the state? (09/02/11)
To the Editor: While the usual barrage of vaccine hype is predictable this time of year, I was deeply disturbed by the tone of the article published in last week's Banner Graphic. The article, titled "Response To Measles Hailed as Exemplary" (and authored by State Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Larkin) is just one more instance of the vilifying of those who choose not to vaccinate...
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