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Stories from Saturday, December 17, 2011

Houck Iron Bridge now on dry land (12/17/11)
By their very nature, bridges do not move easily. Public confidence in civil engineers tends to plunge when bridges start moving. This made Friday morning's undertaking by Duncan Robertson contractors all the more daunting -- remove a 36-ton, 160-foot iron bridge from its abutments and place it on solid ground ... and keep it in one piece...
Three men overpower employee, rob Greencastle Subway (12/17/11)
The Subway restaurant in the Shoppes of Greencastle shopping center on the city's East Side was robbed Thursday night, Greencastle City Police reported. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the Subway at 1360 E. Indianapolis Rd. as a female employee went outside to take out the trash, GPD Officer Eric Vaughan reported...
Deer-poaching incident being investigated (12/17/11)
CORY -- Indiana Conservation Officers will turn in charges to the Clay County Prosecutors' Office on a deer that was taken by illegal methods. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a poached deer complaint called in by a concerned citizen, Josh Stoelting of Cory...
Lego winners (12/17/11)
Winners in the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department's Brickmania "It's a Lego Christmas" Contest are (from left) Dylan Barcus with his first-place entry in the 5-10 year-old group with "'Santa's Workshop #1," his brother, Connor Barcus, with second place in the same group with "Santa's Secret Workshop," with Wyatt Hamilton and Hunter Miller, followed by second-place winner in the 11-17 year-old group Keeghan McLain. ...
Vectren union rejects new labor agreement (12/17/11)
Union members serving more than 570,000 natural gas customers in central and southeast Indiana announced Thursday they have rejected a new three-year contract. "We have worked in good faith with union leadership for many months and provided employees more than two weeks to vote the contract," Vectren Vice President of Utility Operations Bill Doty said. ...
Rising waters close State Road 42 in Morgan County (12/17/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Putnam County drivers are advised that rising waters have caused the closure of roads in the surrounding area. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Crawfordsville District has announced that State Road 42 in Morgan County, seven miles east of Cloverdale and U.S. 231, was closed by water at the 40-mile marker...
Deer Meadow roof saga may be nearing end (12/17/11)
Like clockwork, the roof of Deer Meadow Primary School has been a topic of discussion at each Greencastle School Board meeting since March. With bated breath and crossed fingers, school officials said at Wednesday meeting the roof problems may almost be over. Contractors recently completed work on the roof of the 10-year-old school...
Few details available in home invasion (12/17/11)
Sheriff's Department officials said Friday that few details are available in a possible breaking and entering south of Limedale Thursday afternoon. At 2:08 p.m. Thursday, a woman called 911 Dispatch reporting an intruder in her house when she came home. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department responded to the call at 3541 S. CR 200 West (Manhattan Road)...
Local Christmas Services (12/17/11)
Russellville Community Church hosts candlelight memorial service The holidays are not always a bright and cheery time for those who have experienced deaths and losses in their families. In an effort to provide a safe and quiet space to remember our loved ones who will be absent from our holiday celebrations, the Russellville Community Church will have a Christmas candlelight memorial service on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m...
Eagles' slide continues with loss to No. 2 Rox (12/17/11)
ROCKVILLE -- South Putnam tangled with Class A second-ranked Rockville Friday in a rough and tumble contest that saw its fair share of hard fouls and neglected calls. The Rox leaned heavily on 6'7" junior forward Lane Mahurin and came away with a 57-38 victory of the Eagles...
Cougars still searching for first win after loss to Cadets (12/17/11)
CLAYTON -- A different North Putnam team came out in the second half from the first against the Cascade Cadets Friday night. Unfortunately, both those teams lost by the night's end, 74-41. The Cougars held a two-point lead in the second quarter and trailed by only five at the half, 28-23. But head coach Nathan Martindale said the team lost focus in the second half...
Tough second quarter dooms Cloverdale against Bulldogs (12/17/11)
Had the rest of the game carried on like the first four minutes of the first quarter, Cloverdale's boys' basketball squad might have won handily on their travel to Monrovia Friday night. A shooting power outage instead followed as the Clovers fell to the host Bulldogs 67-38...
Clovers struggle in contest with Monrovia, fall 44-27 (12/17/11)
MONROVIA -- Cloverdale's girls' basketball squad started slow out of the traps and eventually found themselves unable to catch-up completely after losing 44-27 at Monrovia Friday night. The game was brought to the Clovers in a hurry as the Bulldogs knocked down their first three 3-pointers to take an early 9-0 lead...
North Putnam girls on five-game skid after loss (12/17/11)
CLAYTON -- From the opening whistle Cascade's Cadets hit the gas against North Putnam's girls squad and didn't let up, beating the Cougars 62-15. The girls had little chance to retaliate against a dominate combination of speed and accuracy. It didn't help that the North Putnam squad turned the ball over 33 times, with 17 of those turnovers during Cascade's explosive first half...
Bobby Joe Witt (12/17/11)
Bobby Joe Witt, 60, of Rockville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. He was born on Aug. 5, 1951 in Crawfordsville to Harold Witt and Geraldine Webb Witt. Bobby honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was employed by Campbell Construction Inc., Indianapolis...
Recent Births for Dec. 27 (12/17/11)
Three Putnam County families welcomed new arrivals recently at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville: -- Emilee Hutcheson and Casey Cline of Roachdale had a son on Dec. 8. -- Brittany Adamson of Greencastle had a son on Dec. 9. -- Jennifer and Daris Vansickle of Cloverdale had a son on Dec. 15...
Weavers to celebrate 59th anniversary on Christmas Day (12/17/11)
Wayne and Jean Weaver will celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. They marked the occasion earlier this year with a family cruise to The Bahamas and a family trip on Thanksgiving to Laughlin, Nev., where they had a winter home for many years...
Hurst - 50th Anniversary (12/17/11)
Jim and Madonna Hurst were married Nov. 23, 1961 in Bainbridge. The couple just celebrated their 50th anniversary with a 14-day cruise to Hawaii. They are the parents of Tony Hurst, Chuck Hurst and Missy Hurst Banks. They are also the grandparents of two granddaughters Ashton Banks and Natalie Hurst...
Scanner for Dec. 17 (12/17/11)
County Jail Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday, Dec. 15. City Fire The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to a number of recent dispatches. Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff's departments...
Nancy Reed retires from Tri-County (12/17/11)
Tri-County Bank would like to announce that on Dec. 31, Nancy Reed is retiring after 37 years of service. Throughout her years with Tri-County Bank, Reed has had many duties, including loan clerk, loan reviewer, internal auditor, compliance officer and assistant vice president...
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