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Stories from Friday, January 20, 2012

Democrat walkout stalls Baird's Military Family Fund legislation
 (01/20/12)
District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird's (R-Greencastle) authored legislation, House Bill 1059, advocating for the Military Family Relief Fund is one of many bills being delayed due to the Democrat walkout. The Military Family Relief Fund bill was unanimously passed out of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee, but cannot be voted upon on the House floor until the Democrats return. 
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Early Edition (01/20/12)
Getting a peek at the news before everyone but the newspaper staff, a group of Cub Scouts from Pack 99 examine the "Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Report" inserted in today's Banner Graphic.
Bill to fund road repairs passes out of Senate (01/20/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Senate lawmakers today voted 48-0 to approve legislation authored by Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) to allow Putnam County to have additional funds for maintenance and repair of roads. Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) will sponsor Senate Bill 172 in the House of Representatives. The legislation will allow county officials to use 10 percent of its hazardous waste disposal tax revenues to help cover cost of maintaining and repairing county roads in Putnam County...
Rod Bray wants to succeed his father in Senate District 37 (01/20/12)
Former Martinsville City Attorney Rod Bray announced Thursday he is seeking the Republican nomination for the State Senate District 37 seat currently held by his father, Sen. Richard Bray (R-Martinsville). Sen. Bray announced Tuesday he will retire when his current term expires this November...
Cloverdale family to celebrate in silky style Sunday (01/20/12)
CLOVERDALE -- When Jim and Jackie Dean decided last fall to host a foreign exchange student in their Cloverdale home, they expected to gain some new cultural insight. But little did they know that they would also acquire some beautiful, traditional Chinese shirts, not only for themselves but also for their entire extended family...
Enjoy 'Mysteries ... and Smaller Pieces' Friday night at DePauw's Moore Theatre (01/20/12)
DePauw Theatre will present a preview performance of The Living Theatre's "Mysteries ... and Smaller Pieces," this Friday, Jan. 20. The performance, which is presented free of admission charge, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre, located within DePauw's Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts...
Inaugural SPHS Alumni Banquet to feature initial Hall of Fame inductees (01/20/12)
The first South Putnam Alumni Banquet is being planned by the South Putnam Community Education Foundation. The Alumni Banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport in Greencastle...
Rotary club invites speech contestants (01/20/12)
The Rotary Club of Greencastle is inviting students from Putnam County's four high schools to take part in the 2012 Rotary Speech Contest. This year's speech topic is to contain, in part or in whole, some aspect of a local, national or international Rotary project or program such as "Polio Plus" or Rotary's food or water programs...
Sunday afternoon event to celebrate birthday of the Lego (01/20/12)
With the Lego building block born on Jan. 28, 1958, the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department will honor the occasion by celebrating the birthday of the Lego this Sunday. Participants can enjoy a "free build" with the department's collection of building blocks piled high on the floor of City Hall. Cake and ice cream will be served...
Diabetes education group classes at PCH (01/20/12)
Putnam County Hospital will again be offering a group class for diabetes self-management on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The material will be divided into two sessions: Diabetes 101: Diabetes Basics and Diabetes 201: Proper Nutrition which will include carbohydrate counting...
South Bend theater damaged in 1934 Dillinger shootout sold (01/20/12)
SOUTH BEND (AP) -- A downtown South Bend theater that bears bullet holes from a shootout that followed John Dillinger's last bank robbery in 1934 has been sold. Banko Capital, an investment and management company, recently completed the purchase of the State Theatre. Purchase price was not disclosed...
Greencastle grapplers fall to Warriors (01/20/12)
On Thursday, the Greencastle wrestling team hosted Danville on a night when it honored its three seniors. The Warriors came on strong down the stretch and delivered the Tiger Cubs a 43-30 loss. After the meet, GHS head coach Matt McComish was pleased with his team's effort against a very tough opponent...
Charles E. Inman (01/20/12)
Charles E. Inman 66, of Ladoga, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at Witham Memorial Hospital, Lebanon. He was born on Feb. 9, 1945 at Greencastle to Wilbur and Elsie Cofer Inman. He was a member of New Hope Christian Church. Charles retired from RR Donnelly's at Crawfordsville where he was a material handler. He also was driver for Standard Oil and had worked at P.R. Mallory's in Greencastle...
Putnam Scanner for Jan 20, 2012 (01/20/12)
Local and state officials had to respond for the cleanup process when a Monday morning collision at a local business caused a non-toxic chemical to spill onto nearby soil. John Whitkanack Jr., 78, Cloverdale, was backing up a 1992 Dodge pickup and attached trailer toward a service entrance behind Sparks Tire on North Jackson Street, Greencastle, at approximately 11:45 a.m. Monday...
We need a nickname (01/20/12)
Nicknames have been on my mind a lot lately. The ever-edgy New York Post has given one to the embattled captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, calling the Capt. Francesco Schettino the "Chicken of the Sea" after his actions in the ordeal off the Tuscan island of Giglio...
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