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Stories from Friday, October 21, 2011

Glenn seeking third term as city clerk-treasurer (10/21/11)
Teresa Glenn is the Democratic incumbent candidate for Greencastle city clerk-treasurer in the Nov. 8 municipal election. First elected in 2003, Glenn has served as the full-time clerk-treasurer since 2004 and is seeking her third term. The clerk-treasurer serves as the city's chief financial officer, performing the essential functions of bookkeeping, auditing and money management...
Tents in the wind (10/21/11)
Several tents at the Covered Bridges of Putnam County Festival along U.S. 36 in Bainbridge were damaged due to high winds and rain late Wednesday night. The festival will continue through Sunday despite the setback. The tents were originally purchased through donations and the festival itself is a fundraiser for Friends of the Park children's programs. Therefore, no festival money will be used to replace the tents. Instead, a fundraiser will be conducted after the first of the year to raise money to replace the tents for next year's festival. Additional vendors are due at the Bainbridge site for the weekend, organizers said.
Dr. Howell enters not-guilty plea, says he's now retired (10/21/11)
Charged with 15 felonies, Roachdale physician Dr. Ray D. Howell made his initial appearance in Putnam Circuit Court Wednesday, pleading not guilty to all charges. Dr. Howell, who was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his Heritage Lake home, is facing 12 counts of unlawful dispensation of a controlled substance and three counts of furnishing false fraudulent information...
S.P.O.T. hosts haunted house, bake sale (10/21/11)
S.P.O.T. spay and neuter clinic in Cloverdale will host a haunted house and bake sale from 7:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cost for the haunted house $5 and the bake sale will offer a variety of baked goods. Hot chocolate and coffee will also be available...
Commissioners hear more complaints about roads (10/21/11)
A group of northern Putnam County residents would rather the county leave their deteriorating blacktop road alone than, in their words, "turn it into a gravel road." County Road 450 East goes south off State Road 236 about a mile west of Roachdale. After a series of curves, it continues south as County Road 500 East. Much of the stretch between 236 on the north and County Road 1100 North on the south is cracked or crumbling...
Counting cars, buses too (10/21/11)
Several traffic counters were spotted around Putnam County recently, including three sets between the courthouse and the viaduct at the north edge of Greencastle. The traffic counters, however, aren't harbingers of coming road construction or traffic signals. They were set in place by the Crawfordsville District of the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to count and calculate average daily traffic numbers for all state and federal highway road segments. The counts are done on a three-year cycle, INDOT officials said.
Oct. 29 Halloween Festival to feature costume contest (10/21/11)
Games, food and fun are scheduled at the second annual Halloween Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. The festival will be hosted by the Putnam County Extension Homemakers Volunteer Community Service Committee...
Gobble-uns weekend scheduled at Lieber (10/21/11)
Lieber State Recreation Area will host a "gobble-uns" weekend Saturday and Sunday, Oct.22-23. All activities will be held at the campground entrance starting at 10 a.m. Saturday's activities run from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and include hayrides and pumpkin decorating; both are $1 each unless participants bring their own pumpkin. ...
GHS group to sponsor Oct. 27 pumpkin carving competition (10/21/11)
The Greencastle High School National Honor Society is teaming up with Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority to host a pumpkin-carving contest on Thursday, Oct. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Participants will be given one hour to complete a pumpkin before judging begins at 7:15 p.m...
Haunted Trail to be hosted by PCSD, Masonic Lodge (10/21/11)
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department along with Morton Masonic Lodge No. 469 will be hosting the Haunted Trail once again this year. The trail will be held on the south side of the jail in the woods on Oct. 29 and 30. The trail will run from dark until 11 p.m. each night...
Clovers advance to semifinals with win over Eagles (10/21/11)
CLAYTON -- Toward the end of "The Dark Knight", the Joker tells Batman "I think you and I are destined to do this forever." That same quote might describe how the Cloverdale and South Putnam volleyball teams feel toward each other. This dynamic duo have met three consecutive times now in the first round of the Class 2A Cascade Sectional, with Cloverdale holding a 2-1 edge after defeating the Eagles Thursday...
Tiger Cubs take down Vikings to advance (10/21/11)
SPENCER -- Greencastle's volleyball squad will be in unfamiliar territory come Saturday morning at Owen Valley High School. The Tiger Cubs won their opening match of the IHSAA 3A tournament, knocking off West Vigo 20-25, 25-22, 25-21 and 25-16. The win was the first for the current seniors in sectional play...
Cougars drops sectional match to Chargers (10/21/11)
LEBANON -- The North Putnam volleyball team lost to North Montgomery in the opening round of the Class 2A Lebanon Sectional Thursday. The Cougars lost 25-19, 25-19, 23-25 and 25-16. Due to deadline, the North Putnam volleyball story will be in Saturday's edition of the Banner Graphic...
GHS looks to add semi-state title to collection (10/21/11)
It's a fall season of firsts for Greencastle High School. In addition to its boys' cross country team making it to the IHSAA soccer semi-state, so has its boys' soccer team. The GHS soccer squad defeated Covenant Christian 1-0 to capture its first-ever regional title and now have it sights on the semi-state Saturday...
County Champs (10/21/11)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam eighth grade volleyball team won the Putnam County Tournament Wednesday by defeating Greencastle. The Cougars dropped the opening set 25-9, but came back to win the next two 25-24 and 15-14, including a 10-3 deficit in the final set...
One Step Closer (10/21/11)
Cougars get wins in overtime (10/21/11)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam Middle School football teams closed their season with thrilling overtime wins over South Putnam. The seventh grade team won 18-12, while the eighth grade team won 12-6. For the seventh graders, E.J. Westgate scored two touchdowns for the Cougars and Jack Kendall provided a key interception to stop a Southmont drive. In overtime, Kendall scored the game-winning touchdown for North Putnam...
National Champs! (10/21/11)
Police scanner for Oct. 21 (10/21/11)
County Jail On Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10:10 a.m. Thomas Walker Dobson, 28, Reelsville, was booked in the Putnam County Jail for burglary and conspiracy to commit theft.
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