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Stories from Friday, April 20, 2012

Clay County woman has baby at gas station (04/20/12)
ASHBORO -- A Clay County grandmother recently had an unforgettable experience when her great-granddaughter was born. Kathy Swearingen, Clay City, usually wakes up at 4 a.m., for her shift as a Clay County dispatcher; however, she was awakened earlier Thursday morning when her granddaughter Ashley Swearingen, of Clay City, went into labor.
Contract calls for Mason Jewelers building to come down by May 18 (04/20/12)
An experienced excavating company that demolished the old Greencastle City Hall building in 2003 will be back in town this spring to raze more ruckus. Denney Excavating Inc. (DEI), a Plainfield-based company that has 40-50 Indianapolis demolition projects on its agenda for this spring and summer, has been awarded the bid to tear down the old Mason Jewelers building at 18 W. Washington St...
Teacher evaluation model nets Greencastle Schools $166,000 grant (04/20/12)
With many schools in the state scratching their heads at implementing a new, state-mandated model for teacher evaluations and compensation, Greencastle Community Schools forged ahead, creating its own model. The Indiana Department of Education noticed, announcing Thursday that Greencastle is among the 28 districts receiving Excellence in Performance for Teachers grants for 2012...
Farber gift funds renovations to Thompson Recital Hall (04/20/12)
At age 99, Vera May Kierstead-Farber, a longtime Greencastle resident and 1936 graduate of DePauw University, has taken to giving gifts on her birthday. On Wednesday, April 4, she was on hand for a celebration to recognize her $100,000 gift to her alma mater, which made possible renovations to Thompson Recital Hall, a performance space located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts...
Blaydes seeks Democrat nod for District 1 Commissioner (04/20/12)
Jeff Blaydes is seeking the Democratic nomination for Putnam County Commissioner in District 1. Blaydes said he would like to thank the many people who contacted him offering support after reading of his candidacy in the Banner Graphic. Blaydes is a fourth generation Putnam County native. Along with two brothers, Blaydes was raised in Roachdale. He attended Roachdale Schools from kindergarten through his sophomore year and graduated from North Putnam in 1971...
Edwards named United Way director (04/20/12)
The United Way of Putnam County has welcomed Jennifer Edwards to the organization as the new executive director. Edwards will succeed David English, who served in the position for the last four years. Edwards is a lifelong resident of Putnam County. ...
REMC Awards Grant (04/20/12)
The Parke County REMC Multi-County Community Trust (Operation Roundup) recently awarded $500 to the Russellville Community Center for the purchase of athletic equipment. Accepting the ceremonial check are Darrell Wiatt (left), Russellville Community Center president, and Gale Williams, former treasurer. Board members not present are Chris Williams, Cathy Jones, Barbara Bowman, Debbie Bartelt, Jean Gross and Joan Everman...
Increased seatbelt patrols in Putnam County (04/20/12)
Beginning April 20, troopers from the Putnamville State Police Post will increase seatbelt patrols throughout Putnam, Clay, Parke and Sullivan counties as part of the state's Rural Demonstration Project. On Thursday state police officials announced their participation in the annual effort, which aims to increase seat belt use by motorists in rural counties with the highest percentage of unrestrained fatalities...
Eagles continue to roll, win in five innings (04/20/12)
The South Putnam Eagles cruised to a 10-0 win over the visiting Eminence Thursday, but didn't come out unscathed. Senior shortstop Emily Dabkowski tweaked an ankle in the third inning, but head coach Chris Jones expects her to be ready when his team takes the field again...
Clovers takes down fourth-ranked Mustangs (04/20/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Paige Gutierrez struck out six for the home side as Cloverdale took down Class 3A No.4 Edgewood 5-1 Thursday night in Cloverdale. The senior went the distance, scattering five hits throughout her seven innings pitched, three to leadoff hitter Rachel Delay, walking none...
Tiger Cubs, Cougars battle in tri-meet (04/20/12)
Greencastle and North Putnam's boys' and girls' track teams squared off Thursday night, along with Crawfordsville, at North Putnam High School Greencastle claimed first in both meets, with North Putnam placing second in both. The Tiger Cub boys won 88-37-31 with the girls taking an 85-27-26 decision...
South Putnam tennis falls to Edgewood (04/20/12)
The South Putnam girls' tennis team fell to Edgewood 4-1 Thursday at home. The No. 1 doubles team of Madison Cash and Caitlyn Boyce defeated Brandi Wilcoxen and Beka Douglas 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 for the Eagles' only win on the night. "(It was) just one of those night where the ball just didn't bounce our way," Eagles head coach Johnnie Briones said. "The girls could not get a good feel for the ball."...
Cloverdale gets big win over Monrovia (04/20/12)
CLAYTON -- The Cloverdale boys' golf team traveled to Deer Creek Golf Course to face the Monrovia Bulldogs and came away with a 222-177 victory. Zach Hall paced the Clovers with a medalist round of 43. Colte Tomlinson and Freddy Fislar followed with a pair of 44s. Aaron Whitlock shot a 46, while Rylan Mattocks fired a 49 and Brody Pfaff shot a 59...
Marylee Aker McCammack (04/20/12)
Marylee Aker McCammack, age 87, Greencastle, passed away Friday morning. She was born in Reelsville on March 20, 1925 the daughter of Forest and Lucille Mace Aker. She married Myron McCammack and he preceded her on September 9, 2009. She had taught school for 19 years at Fillmore and Northwest High School and had co-owned Fineline Fabrics in Indianapolis with her husband. She was a member of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, Greencastle...
Billy R. Wilson (04/20/12)
Billy R. Wilson, 77, of Coal City, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the home of his daughter. He was born Oct. 10, 1934 in Quebec, Tennessee, the son of Thomas E. Wilson and Eula Mae Steele. Billy retired from Rexnord Link-Belt, Bearing Division as a department foreman with 36 years of experience...
Jessie H. Perdue (04/20/12)
Jessie H. Perdue, 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012. He was born on Dec. 19, 1929 in Lafayette, Tenn. to Ezra Perdue and Gertha Cliburn Perdue. Jessie was one of 17 children. Jessie married Virginia Sanders on July 16, 1948, and she preceded him in death on May 16, 1991...
Sandra L. Langston (04/20/12)
Sandra L. Langston, 66, of Cloverdale, passed away April 19, 2012. Born January 10, 1946 in Danville, Ill., she was the daughter of Paul T. and Doris Doran Aarrestad. She married Jack Langston on Jan. 7, 1966 and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband Jack, daughter Shannon Robinson and husband Shannon and grandchildren Megan S. and Damon M. Robinson...
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