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Stories from Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Driver identified in fatal I-70 tanker crash (12/28/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- An Ohio truck driver was the lone victim of Monday's tanker truck crash that left Interstate 70 closed until early morning Tuesday. Putnam County Chief Deputy Coroner Dave Brown identified the victim as George F. Leggett, 65, Columbus, Ohio...
Civility, civic duty drive city officials in starting new terms (12/28/11)
The nice thing about inviting Judge Diana LaViolette to the party is you always get a dose of humor along with some very interesting perspective. She certainly didn't let the audience down Tuesday afternoon at the City of Greencastle swearing-in ceremony at City Hall...
Snowfall downs tree across I-70, causes numerous slide-offs (12/28/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- As if the first significant snowfall of the season weren't enough, a driver on Interstate 70 suddenly found a fallen tree in his path Tuesday morning. The unidentified driver was eastbound, approaching the Putnamville exit (State Road 243) in a full-sized pickup truck, when the obstruction entered his path from a thicket in the median of the interstate...
Let it snow... (12/28/11)
To the dismay of many drivers, Putnam County experienced its first significant snowfall of the winter season Tuesday morning. But while commuters cautiously slid their way to work, children could be found traversing the local slopes, enjoying the new-fallen snow. ...
Funds for Youth (12/28/11)
Putnam County Extension Homemakers Volunteer Community Support Committee members (from left) Megan Robertson, Jennifer Romalia and Jessie McFarland (right) present a check for $450 to Linda Merkel (third from left). The Volunteer Community Support Committee led the planning for the second annual Community Halloween Festival. ...
GHS bowlers remain perfect (12/28/11)
The Greencastle High School bowling team entered the holiday break with a 9-0 record and a two-win lead over second place Lebanon after competing Dec. 17 and 18 in the Wabash Valley South High School Bowling League. On Saturday at Frankfort's Revolutions, Southmont defeated North Putnam 6-2 and on Sunday at Lebanon, Greencastle beat Frankfort 6-2. North Putnam is now 4-5. Greencastle and North Putnam each received a forfeit from South Putnam...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 28 (12/28/11)
City Police Two Indianapolis men spent Christmas in jail after their arrests Thursday afternoon on Greencastle's East Side. Steve Redmon Jr., 44, and Marlan D. Wilson, 36, were arrested after allegedly attempting to use stolen credit card information or stolen credit cards at Walmart...
Reelsville principal reflects on school's closing (12/28/11)
To the Editor: I have been the principal of Reelsville Elementary since 2001. The recent decision to close our school (after the 2011/2012 school year) creates a time for reflection and a time to express appreciation. I'm grateful to our faculty and staff for their dedication to our Reelsville Scholars. ...
Other options should be explored for Reelsville (12/28/11)
To the Editor: This letter is in response to the closing of the Reelsville Elementary School on the front page of the Banner Graphic, Dec. 21, 2011. I have two more cost cutting/saving measures that need some consideration. 1. Close the Administration Building and have them work out of an office in one of the three remaining South Putnam Schools. (Imagine the utility savings!)...
Kind acts comforted Becky Brothers and family (12/28/11)
Dear Editor: We may never know how a simple act of kindness has a rippling effect. Surely one has seen the commercial where a lady smiles at a man on the street. He, in turn, opens a door for a young couple with a baby, they stop to help an older woman pick up her dropped groceries, and though, one may not remember what was advertised, the viewer sees how a smile caused a sequence of kind events...
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