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Stories from Thursday, March 8, 2012

Special Olympics tourney continues DePauw tradition (03/08/12)
For more than 25 years, DePauw University has hosted the Special Olympics Women's State Basketball Tournament. This year's tournament will take place this weekend, welcoming 31 teams from across the state of Indiana. The all-women's tournament, put on by DePauw's Panhellenic Council, is the only one of its kind in the world. It will include three-on-three games as well as five-on-five...
Co-sleeping proves dangerous for infants (03/08/12)
In an article in the Banner Graphic on Feb. 18, 2012, it was reported that in Muncie, Delaware County, four healthy infants had died in the past year. The findings in Delaware County of the Coroner and the Department of Family and Children all pointed to the parents sharing the same sleeping space as their infant as the cause of the fatality...
FB Distro project to mean 135 new jobs by 2014 (03/08/12)
Almost exactly 25 years to the day the last of the IBM Greencastle employees had vacated the sprawling Big Blue plant on the city's East Side, there was reason for economic celebration. FB Distro, the Midwest distribution facility for Charming Shoppes Inc. -- a retail apparel chain specializing in women's plus-size apparel -- is expanding again in Greencastle...
Maryland business transfer to Greencastle makes up for welshed bet for Gov. Daniels (03/08/12)
Dominating the Indiana news landscape Wednesday was the long-awaited Indianapolis Colts' decision to part ways with quarterback Peyton Manning. It proved fodder for talk shows, newspaper columns and Internet blogs. Suffice it to say, it was readily on the minds of many, many Hoosiers -- not the least of which was Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels...
Goodwill: Pass It Along (03/08/12)
Besides this tricky lob pass from Holly Glaze to Kenny Short, Bethel Church members in Fillmore are passing along some goodwill to victims of last week's Southern Indiana tornados.
Rokita to speak to Defenders of Liberty (03/08/12)
Indiana 4th District U.S. Congressman Todd Rokita will be the featured speaker Monday, March 12 at the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport, 102 Ballard Lane, Greencastle...
PCF assists Putnam, Cunot, Clay County food pantries (03/08/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) has donated 1,267 food items and a total of $1,322 to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry, Cunot Community and Senior Citizen Center and Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. With Feb. 1 marking the beginning of the facility's Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers Food Drive, PCF staff members were challenged to donate five non-perishable food items each. ...
Swizzle Stick donates portion of Thursday's profits to tornado victims (03/08/12)
The Swizzle Stick in Greencastle will donate a portion of Thursday's proceeds to the American Red Cross for the Southern Indiana tornado victims. Ten percent of profits from all food or drink orders throughout the evening will be donated.
Spaghetti lunch to benefit Russellville Community Center (03/08/12)
The Russellville Community Center will host a meal of spaghetti, breadsticks and dessert at noon on Sunday, March 11. The meal will be a free-will offering. The Russellville Community Center is a not-for-profit organization. Proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the center...
One Fish Two Fish... (03/08/12)
As part of Roachdale Elementary School's Dr. Suess birthday celebration, Principal Scott Spencer reads the Suess classic "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" to second graders.
North Putnam choir students compete at Solo and Ensemble (03/08/12)
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Avon High School hosted the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest. North Putnam left with 25 gold medalist events and nine silver medalist events. Three North Putnam students earned the privilege of advancing to the state contest, which was held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Perry Meridian High School...
Good Citizens (03/08/12)
Roachdale Elementary recently honored its citizenship award winners for Febraury.
Ethics Bowl Success (03/08/12)
A DePauw University team reached the semifinals at the national Ethics Bowl competition March 1 in Cincinnati. DePauw students Ethan Brauer, Benjamin Hoffman, Kumar Amarnath, Mohammad Usman, Sara Scully with coaches Elizabeth "Nicki" Hewell, Prindle Graduate Fellow; Robert Newton, professor emeritus of philosophy; and Marcia McKelligan, Blair Anderson and Martha Caroline Rieth, professor of Applied Ethics and professor of philosophy, competed against 30 other teams.
Shifting priorities reason for Crabtree's departure (03/08/12)
ROACHDALE -- Sometimes life throws you a curve ball even when your chosen profession is head football coach. North Putnam head football coach Brian Crabtree tendered his resignation recently and spoke with the Banner Graphic about his decision to walk away from the program...
Evelyn E. Peterson (03/08/12)
Evelyn E. Peterson, 97, of Lafayette, died at Franciscan Health, St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette on Friday, March 2, 2012. She had resided the past three years at St. Anthony's Healthcare. Evelyn was born in Tippecanoe County near West Lafayette on Sept. 14, 1914, the daughter of the late John Peter "Pete" and Mary Magdalena "Lena" Schilling Brown. She attended Jefferson High School...
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