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Stories from Friday, November 18, 2011

Event honoring Becky Brothers canceled (11/18/11)
A plan to honor ailing South Putnam High School guidance counselor Becky Brothers on Saturday has been canceled. Organizers of the event contacted the Banner Graphic Friday morning, indicating that Miss Brothers' condition has worsened and the ceremony would not be beneficial at this time.
Superintendent Lovejoy resigns at North Putnam (11/18/11)
By LAUREN BOUCHER Staff Writer The North Putnam Community School Corporation held its monthly meeting on Thursday and what seemed like a typical meeting, became anything but as Superintendent Dr. Mary Sugg Lovejoy announced her resignation, effective June 30, 2012...
Several changes discussed during library board meeting (11/18/11)
The Putnam County Library Board met Wednesday night to discuss several new additions to the library that will be coming within the next few weeks. The meeting began with library director Alice Greenburg giving a recommendation to the board for the hiring of Barbra Timm. Timm is a local artist and teacher of the Putnam County community. The board agreed with Greenburg's recommendation to proceed with the hiring of Timm...
Larkin highlights strengths of rural hospitals at celebration (11/18/11)
As urban areas build more and more hospitals, it becomes more difficult for their smaller, rural counterparts to compete for the talent needed in an ever--changing healthcare environment. However, State Health Commissioner Greg Larkin highlighted the strengths of rural hospitals over urban facilities in a Thursday speech at Putnam County Hospital...
Cloverdale boil order lifted (11/18/11)
CLOVERDALE -- After three days of Cloverdale's water being under a boil advisory, it has been lifted. Due to a water main break because of low pressure, the town issued the advisory earlier this week in the event of possible contamination. "We got the results at noon (Thursday)," said utility manager Rich Saucerman. "All the samples were satisfactory."...
Downen Home on Tour (11/18/11)
The Brian and Jamie Downen home, 2921 E. CR 275 South, is one of five houses on the 29th annual Delta Theta Tau Holiday Home Tour set for Saturday, Nov. 19 from 1-5 p.m. The Downens and their boys have called this four-bedroom ranch their home since 2008. ...
Eagles Lodge hosts free Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24 (11/18/11)
The Eagles Lodge No. 4388 will be hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24. The event is open to the public -- whether you are homeless or just have nowhere to go for dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner will begin at noon and last until the food runs out. A donation of a dessert is appreciated but not mandatory...
Hickory Creek collects cookies for returning soliders (11/18/11)
The second annual Operation Cookie Donation is now under way and will continue until Tuesday, Dec. 27. Hickory Creek at Sunset is collecting donations of high quality store bought cookies to be given to troops and civilians that will be demobilizing from overseas operations through Camp Atterbury...
Ivy Tech to offer 'Spring into Action' student help sessions (11/18/11)
Ivy Tech Community College -- Wabash Valley has help on the way for those confused about the college application process and the financial aid process. The college will present "Spring into Action" help sessions on Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. at the Greencastle instructional site at 915 S. Zinc Mill Rd., as well as at the Ivy Tech Terre Haute main campus at 8000 S. Education Drive...
Sanders Home on Tour (11/18/11)
Kathy Sanders' home, 111 Spring St., Unit 106, is one of five houses on the 29th annual Delta Theta Tau Holiday Home Tour set for Saturday, Nov. 19 from 1-5 p.m. The former Greencastle High/Junior High/Middle School building, built in 1918 and closed in the 1980s, was developed in the 1990s into condominiums for seniors. ...
GHS Fall Athletes Honored (11/18/11)
Christin Rayn-Ann Tubbs (11/18/11)
Christin Rayn-Ann Tubbs, 18, Greencastle, passed away at 3:09 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at the Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1993 in Bloomington to Benjamin E. Tubbs. Jr. and Carri R. Carpenter-Tubbs. Christin was a sales clerk in Terre Haute and enjoyed animals, listening to music and dancing...
Scanner for Nov. 18 (11/18/11)
County Jail Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Sheriff's Department Lehr said he apparently passed out, as he does not remember leaving work or driving the vehicle. He said he had been suffering dizziness and being light-headed the past few days...
PCYSA 3-on-3 tourneys successful (11/18/11)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Soccer Association I would like to thank everyone who participated in our second annual 3-on-3 soccer tournaments. All of the participants from Brazil to Cascade that made the "Flying Pumpkins" and "Rising Moon" tournaments such a success. We had lots of participants from ages 8 to 30-plus...
Being thankful for all of our food choices (11/18/11)
To the Editor: In response to Ms. Harvey's letter (Nov. 16 Banner Graphic), and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Putnam County Farm Bureau would like to give thanks for the following things. We are thankful we live in a country where healthy food choices are available for everyone, from the quality conventional and organic products in our grocery stores to the more diverse offerings at specialty markets...
Addressing the importance of agriculture (11/18/11)
To the Editor: I am writing in response to a recent letter to the editor titled, "An Open Letter to President Clinton," that was published on Wednesday, Nov.16, 2011. As I read the letter, I became deeply concerned about the common misconceptions that society has about the agricultural industry...
GDP Drug Take Back effort again a success (11/18/11)
To the Editor: I would like to personally thank everyone who participated in the Greencastle Police Department's Drug Take Back Event III on Oct. 29. I want to thank the Greencastle School Corporation for the use of the Greencastle High School parking lot for the event...
Making all votes equal goal of redistricting (11/18/11)
To the Editor: Your Nov. 10 article, "Commissioners redraw council districts," reports on the completion of the redistricting process for the county commissioners and council, which is required every 10 years. Like other cities, the City of Greencastle will need to redistrict next year. (Cities did not redistrict this year because of municipal elections.)...
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