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Stories from Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reelsville Elementary to close (12/21/11)
In what seemed like an inevitable situation, the South Putnam School Board voted Monday to close Reelsville Elementary School at the end of the current school year. "We've had numerous suggestions about other things we can do," said Superintendent Bruce Bernhardt. "Unfortunately, they don't add up to the amount of savings needed."...
Beginning to look like Christmas (12/21/11)
For the second year in a row, the Animal Medical Clinic held a holiday party on Monday for the public. During the party there was an elf named Candy Cane Chris who brought along his reindeer Fruitcake. Jeremiah Weir was one of many who enjoyed meeting the reindeer as well as letting Candy Cane Chris know what he was hoping Santa would bring him for Christmas.
O' Little Town ... (12/21/11)
More than 400 people toured the annual Putnamville Baptist Church "Back to Bethlehem" live nativity scene at the church along U.S. 40 this past weekend. The 10th anniversary live nativity was coordinated by event chairman Debby Sutherlin. On Friday night 187 persons visited the elaborate outdoor setting, while another 248 came through on Saturday. More than 5,000 people have now experienced the live nativity during its 10-year run. Characters in the stable scene include shepherds (front, from left) Dameon Poulton, Josiah Watson and Daniel Watson, Brad Gosner as Joseph and Kristi Brown as Mary. Portraying angels (back, from left) are Katie Sutherlin, Summer Sutherlin and Brook Buchanan.
Manhattan Road attacker concealed identity well (12/21/11)
One of the most puzzling details of a recent home invasion and attack south of Limedale has been the victim's inability to provide a description of her assailant. The recovering victim shed some light on this subject Tuesday afternoon, saying her attacker concealed his (or her) identity entirely by wearing an all-black bodysuit...
Rep. Baird, Sen. Lawson push for changes to hazardous waste law (12/21/11)
Two state legislators hope a change to Indiana state law can benefit the county roads here in their home district. Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) and Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) presented a draft of changes to the state's hazardous waste regulations at Monday's Putnam County Commissioners meeting. The changes would expand the uses of a county's hazardous waste disposal tax revenue...
City Council efforts make Christmas merrier for employees (12/21/11)
Sometimes actions really do speak louder than words. Like at Monday evening's special Greencastle City Council meeting. The session was arranged as a more or less routine second reading/adoption of Ordinance 2011-4, amending the 2011 Salary Ordinance to provide one-time payouts for fulltime and part-time city employees...
Bach, barbecue on local menu for Thursday night (12/21/11)
It's "Bach and Barbecue" this Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Chief's Restaurant in Greencastle. Violinist Allison Edberg, just back from concert tours that took her to Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Colorado and Pennsylvania, will join cellist Eric Edberg, a DePauw University School of Music professor, for an evening combining their passions for music and food...
Clovers stumble against Eastern Greene (12/21/11)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale boys' basketball team is going through a time no team wants to find itself in. Injuries have caused the Clovers to field a short bench and it's more about making it through the rough patch than it is about winning at the moment...
Tigers struggle in second half, succumb to Engineers (12/21/11)
DePauw's men's basketball team came roaring out of the gates Monday night against Rose-Hulman, starting the game off an 11-0 run. But a barren spell in the middle of the second half gave the Engineers enough time to mount a comeback and win a 67-59 encounter with the Tigers...
Susan Maude Loving Brentlinger (12/21/11)
Susan Maude Loving Brentlinger, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly at Union Hospital on Dec. 20, 2011 at 9:38 a.m. She was born on April 28, 1946 to Wayne and Phyllis (Ashman) Loving. Susan moved to Terre Haute from Chicago in 1966. Susan is survived by her husband of 42 years, Tony Brentlinger; daughters Erin Brentlinger and Abby Livers (Tim) all of Terre Haute; Jared Brentlinger (Laura) of Greencastle; grandsons Kyle Brentlinger and Charlie Livers; sister Jan Loving of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and many nieces and nephews.. ...
Leona Schimpf Robinson (12/21/11)
Leona Schimpf Robinson, 91, of Bloomington passed away on Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2011 at I.U. Health-Bloomington. She was born in Indianapolis on Sept. 26, 1920, the daughter of James and Sarah Trotter. She was a lifelong homemaker and a member of the Church of the Nazarene...
Police scanner for Dec. 21 (12/21/11)
City Police Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police. -- At 2:25 a.m. Sunday, Jared G. Hagen, 23, Greencastle, was arrested for drunk driving by Capt. Charles Inman. Capt. Inman initially stopped Hagen was speeding, after observing his vehicle reportedly "well in excess" of the 30-mph speed limit on Shadowlawn Avenue...
Farm Bureau attack not personal (12/21/11)
To The Editor: Please print this open letter to Cameron Mann, and the Farm Bureau concerning the "debate between industrial farming and those who think there might be a better way." (Jay Johnson 12/2/11) Thank you for facilitating this dialogue. Dear Cameron,...
GOP policies hastening public education decline (12/21/11)
To the Editor: One would think that State Rep. Jim Baird and State Sen. Richard Bray would be so embarrassed by what they and their Republican policies have done to local schools that they would not want their pictures on the front page (Banner Graphic, Thursday, Dec. 15) with school administrators...
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