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Stories from Friday, December 2, 2011

Friend of Extension (12/02/11)
The 2011 recipient of the Putnam County Friend of Extension Award, Bonnie Bryan (left), accepts the honor Tuesday night from Extension Board President Kate Skirvin. The Friend of Extension Award was presented during the Putnam County Extension annual meeting. Bryan is the ninth recipient of the local award. Previous winners have been: Dale Cantonwine, 2010; Geneva Dorris, 2009; Dale and Sandy Jessup, 2008; Rodger Winger, 2007; John Rosich, 2006; Shirley Ruark, 2005; Noble and Edith Fry, 2004; and Jim and Pat Sheldon, 2003.
Soon it will be Christmas Day... (12/02/11)
The song "Gloria" is one of several songs to be performed by the Russellville Community Christmas Choir during the 10th annual Christmas concert at the Russellville Community Center. Under the direction of Jamie France, this year's "Gift of Christmas" concert will feature the 80-member adult choir, a 50-member children's choir, soloists and Visions of Praise, a sign language praise team. Shows begin today at 7 p.m. and will continue on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend, and the event will feature a pre-concert dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon on Sunday. Admission to the concert is free.
National survey gives high marks to 'DePauw experience' (12/02/11)
A newly released national study finds the academic challenges provided by DePauw University are within the top 10 percent of colleges in the nation and that a large number of DePauw seniors report their educational experiences have been enriching. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) study, "Fostering Student Engagement Campuswide -- Annual Results 2011," is the result of a survey of 416,000 first-year students and seniors attending 673 American colleges and universities...
Greencastle Christian Church presents 'It's a Wonderful Life, the Musical' (12/02/11)
Tickets are now on sale for "It's a Wonderful Life, the Musical." The show will be produced Dec. 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the worship center at Greencastle Christian Church. Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all...
'24 days of specials' good only on specific date unless otherwise noted (12/02/11)
A "24 Days of Buy Local Savings" Chamber of Commerce-sponsored flyer included earlier this week in the Banner Graphic is apparently causing some confusion among local shoppers and coupon-users. The "24 Days" program is meant to feature a different special at a different business each day until Christmas...
DePauw among top producers of Fulbright Awards (12/02/11)
DePauw University is listed among the "Top Producers of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students, 2011-12" in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The chart notes that four DePauw graduates received Fulbright Awards to study and live abroad for the current academic year, and that 21 students at the university applied for the prestigious grants...
Greencastle edges West Vigo 45-32 on the mat (12/02/11)
By TRENT SCOTT For the Banner Graphic The Greencastle wrestling squad found success in their its home match of the season, knocking off visiting West Vigo 45-32. Riley Boswell started off the meet with a first round pin of Brady Likens in the 138 pound weight class. Hunter Smith picked up a decision win over Harold Cooper two matches later at 152 pounds...
Putnam County represented by 58 athletes on All-WCC list (12/02/11)
The West Central Conference has announced its 2011 selections. Putnam County was well represented across the board. Putnam County schools were WCC champions in four sports. Greencastle boys' cross country won the conference meet with a total of 24 points. ...
Bryan, Chestnut named first team All-State (12/02/11)
The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced its selections for All-State. Seven area players were recognized for their efforts in the 2011 season. North Putnam's Nate Bryan and South Putnam's Ryan Chestnut were named to the IHSAA All-State First Team...
Police scanner for Dec. 2 (12/02/11)
County Jail Several people were booked into Putnam County Jail recently. At 1:05 a.m. Thomas Andrew Venable, 27, Greencastle, was held for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and probation violation. Sheriff's Department She lost control of the car and left the road, hitting a fence...
Filling the gaps (12/02/11)
Like so many people in this community, I'm going to miss Becky Brothers. I suppose my reasons for missing her pale in comparison to those of her family members, her students and her colleagues, but I'll miss her just the same. As Becky has struggled with illness in recent years, I've missed her constant presence at the South Putnam scorer's table at sporting events...
Family Support Services grateful for golf outing (12/02/11)
To the Editor: The staff and Board of Directors of Putnam County Family Support Services extend their sincere appreciation to the family of Fred Huber for hosting the 12th Annual Fred Huber Charitable Golf Outing. The success of the outing would not be possible without the help of A.A. Huber and Sons, Jamie Bottorff and Gayla Dearinger, who organize the event...
Digesting the agricultural-pollution debate (12/02/11)
To the Editor: I've been watching the debates that surface every once in a while between industrial farming and those who think there might be a better way. Recently I read Marian Harvey's open letter to President Clinton about his switch to a plant based diet, and the replies from Farm Bureau and Cameron Mann. (Banner Graphic 11/16/11, 11/18/11)...
Tiger Talk Dec. 16 (12/02/11)
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