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Stories from Friday, September 16, 2011

Second helping of a Taste of Putnam County set Sept. 24 (09/16/11)
By ERIC BERNSEE Editor Building on the success of the inaugural Taste of Putnam County last fall, the second annual event promises to be bigger better, and -- dare we say -- even tastier. Taste of Putnam County, presented by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and the Dixie Chopper Business Center, is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24...
Putnamville facility predicting $1 million savings with new grinder operation (09/16/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility estimates a $1 million savings with the installation of a new wood grinder recently. As the winter season approaches, Putnamville Correctional Facility staff has labored through the summer months to install state of-the-art machinery that will offset heating costs during the cold weather season...
Greencastle child demonstrates the act of giving (09/16/11)
Children look forward to their birthday each year. The highlight of most children's birthdays typically is being with their families and receiving birthday presents. But for a Greencastle child, Chloey Barnett, the highlight was giving away all of her presents...
Bainbridge files lawsuit (09/16/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- Sometimes, one inch is just an inch too thin. The town of Bainbridge has decided to pursue legal action against Land and Sons Construction for allegedly mishandling the work done to the town's walking trail. Treasurer Jason Hartman said Wednesday night that after core samples of the path were taken, they came in at varying thicknesses, and overall, that did not meet the details of the contract...
Greencastle to get more sports programs (09/16/11)
Big changes are coming up in the Greencastle Community School Corporation. Budget balancing and adding new sports teams are just a couple of the things that will change this year. GCSC Superintendent Lori Richmond updated the Greencastle school board at Wednesday night's meeting on the status of the corporation's finances and high ability programs...
Warhol exhibit hits DePauw's campus (09/16/11)
DePauw University has a new addition to the galleries at the Peeler Art Center. The most recent addition, "I Am A Camera," showcases selections from Andy Warhol's photography. The exhibit includes some of Warhol's most prominent work, such as a selection of his Polaroid photographs, screen tests and black and white prints. Many of the photographs are shown next to original Warhol quotations...
A new way to explore local artists (09/16/11)
It won't be long until community residents are able to explore what Putnam County local artists have to offer. Mental Health America of Putnam County will host the 2011 Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon-6 p.m. Several local artists and venues will be uniting in an effort to bring attention to the community art scene. Participants in the tour will be able to explore artists in a new way that is generally not available, by exploring where the artists work, their studios...
Eagles edge Tiger Cubs, Clovers for County (09/16/11)
CLOVERDALE -- After only 23 strokes separated the four county girls' golf squad at conference Saturday, fans marked their calendars knowing that Thursday's countymatch was shaping up to be a tight one. The county golfers didn't disappoint. When it was all said and done, South Putnam took the 2011 Putnam County match with a 208, with Greencastle and Cloverdale nipping at their tail feathers with a pair of 209s. ...
Cloverdale loses heartbreaker to Bulldogs in five sets (09/16/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's volleyball team absorbed a narrow defeat Thursday, losing to Monrovia 28-30, 20-25, 25-22, 26-24, 15-10 in a well played West Central Conference match on the Clovers' floor. "What a disappointment," Cloverdale coach Kathy Moore said...
Cadets edge past Cougars in volleyball (09/16/11)
CLAYTON -- The North Putnam volleyball team lost a close contest against Cascade Thursday in three games. The Cougars lost 25-22, 25-17 and 25-22. Head coach Jill Scheiber said her team came out with a lot of intensity in the first game, but couldn't hold onto the lead although they played well and hustled and scrapped. And then after a lull in the second game, she said the Cougars found their groove, but once again couldn't sustain their lead...
GHS falls to Braves (09/16/11)
The Greencastle volleyball team lost to Terre Haute South Wednesday, falling 25-9, 25-21 and 25-8. The Tiger Cubs were led by Rayleigh Amis with 12 kills, with Kara Birt adding six kills. Ellen Gobert had 17 assists on the night. The GHS junior varsity squad also lost in straight sets 25-24 and 25-18. Sydney Smiley, Quinci Miller, Jessica Lenihan and Taylor Stoltey led the Tiger Cubs offense...
Cougars edge Tuttle (09/16/11)
The North Putnam seventh grade football team defeated Tuttle 30-28 Tuesday. Recording touchdowns for the Cougars were Max Haste with two, while Corbin Judy and E.J. Whitegate added a touchdown each. Defensive standouts for North Putnam were Justus Laffin who recorded some nice tackles along with Haste. Laffin also had an interception...
Jesse James 'Jake' York (09/16/11)
Dec. 15,1946-Sept. 15, 2011 Jesse James "Jake" York, age 64, of Greencastle, passed away at his residence on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Born Dec. 15, 1946 in Putnam County, he was the son of Jesse Don and Laura Gertrude (Sutherlin) York. Jake had attended Greencastle High School and received his stylist license from Harrold's Beauty College in Indianapolis...
Doris Snellenbarger (09/16/11)
Dec. 29, 1928-Sept. 13, 2011 Doris I. Martin Snellenbarger, 82, New Richmond died at 6:59 a.m. Tuesday in Indiana University Health Hospital at Lafayette, following a short illness. She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Montgomery County, to William and Grace Burkart Martin...
Police scanner for Sept. 16 (09/16/11)
County Jail Six recent arrests were reported by Putnam County Jail officials. -- At 12:50 a.m. Thursday, Kristian A. Day, 35, Indianapolis, was lodged in the jail on a charge of failure to appear in court. -- At midnight Thursday, Brian Keith Dixie, 34, Greencastle, was incarcerated at the jail for a probation violation...
See you in my dreams ... (09/16/11)
At this point in my life, I hate to admit it, but I have never really been a big dreamer. And I don't mean the idealistic kind of dreams like fantasizing about the house in the country with the white picket fence or any other similarly idyllic notion. Nor such flights of fancy that might be associated with space travel or a journey to the center of the earth...
A special celebration for a special community (09/16/11)
To the Editor: This past Sunday afternoon some 500 people gathered in Robe-Ann Park to remember Sept. 11th, 2001 and to recognize and celebrate the men and women who serve Putnam County as our first responders. It was a good afternoon and hopefully, those who weren't able to attend or listen over WREB will soon have the opportunity to watch a replay on our cable access channel...
Standing up for peace still important (09/16/11)
To the Editor: Recently, a letter to the editor in the Banner Graphic pointed out that the courthouse lawn protesters are missing. We are still at war, but they are missing in action. Then came the question, "If you were here for President Bush, why not for President Obama?"...
Children's yard sale raises money for A-Way Home (09/16/11)
To the Editor: Jessica, Sean, Grandma Nonnie Sue, and I would like to thank the generous folks who stopped at the children's yard sale. Sean (age 9) and Jessica (age 12) had their yard sale to raise money for the A-Way Home Shelter, which closed its doors on Sept. 10, 2011 due to a lack of funds...
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