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Stories from Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chief's to hold benefit Thursday night for Hoosier Tornado Relief fund (03/07/12)
On Thursday, Chief's, 5 E. Franklin St., Greencastle, will sponsor a dinner to benefit the Hoosier Tornado Relief fund. Ten percent of the day's sales will go directly to this program. Chief's is open for lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 5-9 p.m. for dinner...
Local community hoping to make a difference in tornado relief (03/07/12)
As many victims begin picking up the pieces destroyed in a set of severe storms and tornadoes that raged through the Midwest and South, some are looking to help those in need. With as many as 95 confirmed tornadoes nationwide, Reelsville residents Keith and Tracey Goad are looking to help their fellow man by collecting donations to help those in need. The Greencastle Fire Department is also offering its assistance as a part of Task Force Seven...
County may add more of CR 475 East to inventory (03/07/12)
In a seemingly simple matter of the county caring for a road that serves several Jefferson Township families, one resident may have taken things a bridge too far for the commissioners' comfort. Currently, the Putnam County Highway Department maintains approximately 0.4 miles of County Road 475 East to the south of U.S. ...
Spencer man, 19, charged with sex crimes at state park (03/07/12)
SPENCER -- A 19-year-old rural Owen County man has been arrested on four sex-related charges concerning alleged improper contact with an 11-year-old girl at an Indiana state park. The arrest of Charles "Chip" May by Indiana Conservation Officers Monday marked the culmination of a four-month investigation conducted by Conservation Officer Dale Clark...
Hunter education class slated at Roachdale Christian Church (03/07/12)
ROACHDALE -- A Hunter Education Class is scheduled for late March at the Roachdale Christian Church. The class will cover three days -- Tuesday, March 27, Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. The Tuesday and Friday sessions are set for 6-9 p.m. with the Saturday program from 8 a.m. until noon...
Elementary students invited to Camp Read-A-Lot at GHS Thursday (03/07/12)
The Greencastle High School National Honor Society will host a Camp Read-A-Lot for elementary students throughout Putnam County from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Students will be able to participate in many activities, including bug building, face painting, Kindermusik, puppet shows, coloring and word searches and celebrity readings...
Jazz at The Duck presents Tad Robinson (03/07/12)
Singer, songwriter, harmonica player Tad Robinson returns to Jazz at the Duck on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. He will be accompanied by a swinging organ trio of Jeff Chapin on drums, Kevin Anker on Hammond organ and special guest guitarist, Sandy Williams...
Special session brings end to Rogers' and Largent's contracts (03/07/12)
BAINBRIDGE-- The North Putnam School Corporation terminated the contracts of band director Craig Rogers and volunteer swim coach Brandon Largent during a special session board meeting on Monday evening. The terminations came following child seduction charges against Rogers and Largent, which were filed Tuesday, Feb. 28. The two were charged with the same child seduction charges involving the same 16 year-old male student...
Gellman, brass quartet earn gold medals at state solo/ensemble contest (03/07/12)
Ten students from Greencastle High School Band participated in the ISSMA State Solo/Ensemble Contest on Saturday, Feb. 25 at North Central High School in Indianapolis. GHS students participated in five different events that day, coming home with gold and silver medals for their efforts...
Tourney Champs (03/07/12)
Scanner for March 7 (03/07/12)
County Jail A number of people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 7:43 p.m. William Carl Winseman, 38, Greencastle, was arrested for violation of home detention. At 7:44 p.m. Amanda Kae Witt, 27, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail for driving with a suspended license...
Don't be a pill! (03/07/12)
My wife heard a news segment on TV about doctors' concerns that certain cholesterol-lowering drugs might be responsible for causing memory loss. Mary Ellen asked me if I was aware of this, but before I could give her some wise-guy answer, she issued one of her patented humor warnings: "Dick, you are not allowed to say that you used to know it, but once your LDL went down, you forgot it. ...
Lady Tigers stand as role models, even in defeat (03/07/12)
To the Editor: I am writing in regard to the storyline and pictures about the DePauw Lady Tigers' loss featured on the front page of the March 5, 2012 issue of the Banner Graphic. While I realize that some media outlets capitalize on the misfortunes and misery of others to sensationalize their stories, I was dismayed to open the Banner Graphic to see the "Wide World of Sports ..." headline using pictures of DePauw seniors Katie Aldrich and Kathryn Denbow moments after an emotional loss as examples of the "agony of defeat.". ...
Girl Scouts lauded for donation to PCH (03/07/12)
To the Editor: We would like to publicly thank the North Putnam Girl Scouts, Service Unit 183, for their very generous donation of books and activity bags for our younger patients and visitors. The girls repurposed T-shirts to make bags that contained books, coloring books, crayons, puzzle, stickers and more. Over 60 bags were donated to be distributed to children when they visit Putnam County Hospital...
Many positive things happening at North Putnam (03/07/12)
To the Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to write a letter as both a North Putnam alum and a parent living within the North Putnam Community School Corporation. While I do have some insight into the recent happenings, my purpose in writing this letter is to let the other residents of Putnam County know that the actions of a few who chose to disregard rules and act so scrupulously as individuals does not in any way reflect on the majority of staff, administration, and student body within the hallways of North Putnam Schools.. ...
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