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Stories from Monday, May 7, 2012

Moderate voter turnout expected for primary (05/07/12)
If absentee turnout is any indication, voters in Tuesday's primary election can expect company at their polling places, but no long waits. With the absentee period ending today at noon, Putnam County Clerk Marty Watts told the Banner Graphic early turnout has been solid, but not overwhelming...
Voters reminded of polling place changes (05/07/12)
The closure of the Putnam County Annex last November displaced the polling locations of two Greencastle Township precincts. County Clerk Marty Watts wishes to remind First North and Limedale voters of their new voting places. First North now goes to the polls at the Putnam County Museum. Limedale voters should go to the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building...
NP redistricting could take until next year (05/07/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- After a week of research, attorney Gene Hostetter returned to the North Putnam school board with more redistricting questions than answers last Wednesday. "We couldn't find any logical way to divide it," Hostetter said. "The only way to know for sure is to have a map that has every house with the number of people in it. Otherwise you're just shooting in the dark."...
Remember When... (05/07/12)
Generations of Reelsville students filled the parking lot and halls of the elementary school on Saturday for an open house to bid the school farewell. Angie Barger showed her daughter, Ashlee, a sixth-grader at Greencastle Middle School, photos from her days at Reelsville.
Fair on the Square slated Friday-Sunday (05/07/12)
Main Street Greencastle has announced that it will host its annual Fair on the Square, beginning at noon Friday, May 11 and continuing through 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Everyone is invited and urged to bring family and friends to the Courthouse Square in downtown Greencastle to experience a weekend of musical entertainment, rides, amusements, festival food, crafts, antique and classic cars, and art...
Astronaut Joe Allen returns to alma mater Thursday (05/07/12)
Joseph P. Allen IV, a 1959 graduate of DePauw University who has flown on two space shuttle flights and is a member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, will return to his alma mater Thursday to offer "Reflections from the Edge of Earth." Allen's speech is part of DePauw's 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. The program, which will begin at 8 p.m. in Meharry Hall of historic East College, is free and open to the public...
Reading Improvement Center to mark 25th anniversary May 10 (05/07/12)
The Reading Improvement Center in Greencastle is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Center is marking this milestone on Thursday, May 10. An open house will be held at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church from 3-4 p.m. DePauw University tutors and their students will be demonstrating some games an activities...
GMS students focus on energy savings (05/07/12)
Sixth grade students at Greencastle Middle School participated in Environmental Footprint week, where they learned ways companies and community members are helping to protect the environment. Energizing Indiana, presented by Duke Energy, provided each of the 165 students with an energy savings kit valued at $90...
Alzheimer's Association offers free monthly support group (05/07/12)
On Thursday, May 10 and the second Thursday of every month at 4 p.m., caregivers will gather together for the Alzheimer's Association's support group in Greencastle. Facilitated by a trained leader, the group meets at the Putnam County Hospital, in the third floor classroom, located at 1542 Bloomington Street...
Cloverdale Farmers Market plans pre-market activities (05/07/12)
While the opening of the Cloverdale Farmers Market isn't until Saturday, June 30 several activities are taking place on the market property. An upcoming event is the second garden plant and flower sale, May 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. Garden enthusiasts who have grown their own garden plants will have their abundance and/or flowers to sell to the public...
Finding your heritage to get boost with seminar at PCPL (05/07/12)
Ever wonder about your heritage? Apparently many do, observing the popularity of the television broadcast program "Who Do You Think You Are"? During the one-hour program, celebrity guests are coached in learning about their ancestors, often learning more than they had expected possible...
Old National honors Young (05/07/12)
Emma Leigh Young (center) a South Putnam High School senior and daughter of Larry and Joni Young, Reelsville, receives a check for $1,000 as the Putnam County winner of the 2012 Old National Bank Community Matters Scholarship. Cara Goodin (left), Old National Bank manager at the Greencastle main branch gets help from Pat Modlin, assistant manager, in hoisting the oversized ceremonial check.
Cloverdale receives $2,500 credit through FFA Challenge (05/07/12)
The Cloverdale FFA Chapter placed first in Indiana and received $2,500 for receiving 283 votes from local farmers during the second annual FFA Chapter Challenge. Members of the Cloverdale FFA, a local Monsanto representative and a number of supporting farmers will participate in an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the high school. The ceremony will recognize the chapter for building meaningful relationships with the farmers who voted...
Storm shelters now available through Smart Tech Homes in Cloverdale (05/07/12)
CLOVERDALE -- With Indiana among several states experiencing widespread recent tornado devastation this spring, Smart Tech Homes of Indiana, located in Cloverdale, has partnered with Granger Plastics Co. to offer Granger ISS Tornado Shelters locally...
Cloverdale McDonald's to reopen Thursday with contemporary look (05/07/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The iconic Golden Arches of Cloverdale has a fresh new look. As McDonald's contemporizes its restaurants across the country, the McDonald's located at 1033 N. Main St. in Cloverdale will unveil its dynamic redesign on Thursday, May 10, with a grand reopening celebration scheduled for Saturday, May 19...
Barrier Windows recognized for sales (05/07/12)
Barrier Windows Inc. of Greencastle was recently recognized by Home Guard Industries for sales achievement. Home Guard Industries, manufacturer of vinyl replacement windows, steel and fiberglass entry doors and decorative steel security storm doors, recognized top home improvement dealers at their annual national dealer meetings and awards banquet...
Watershed funding available in Putnam, Boone, Hendricks counties (05/07/12)
The Big Walnut Watershed Alliance (BWWA) has been awarded funds to assist landowners in several watersheds in Putnam, Boone and Hendricks Counties. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Watershed Management Section, has provided funding through their Section 319 Program. Landowners in the Clear Creek Watershed in Putnam County are eligible for cost share funds through a state Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) grant...
Late race pass leads Jeff Bland Jr. to Lincoln Park Speedway sprint win (05/07/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Mother Nature finally relented at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night as action resumed a week after a rainout and a night after inclement weather claimed racing at several other tracks around the state. Jeff Bland Jr. was certainly happy that the rain subsided as he got past Casey Shuman late in the sprint car main event to snatch the checkered flag...
Clovers win OV Invite; Eagles are 19-0 (05/07/12)
SPENCER -- The Cloverdale softball team captured the Owen Valley Invitational Saturday after picking up two wins. In game one, Paige Gutierrez went all six innings, striking out 11 and giving up four hits. She was also 3-for-4 wit htwo singles and a double. Kara Knapp added a triple and a single, while Brianna Hoff had a triple. Adri Patterson was 2-for-4 with five RBI...
Greencastle drops pair to Bulldogs (05/07/12)
The Greencastle softball team dropped a pair of games to West Central Conference foe Monrovia recently. In the first game Greencastle fell 11-1 and lost 5-1 in the second game. In game one, Greencastle's lone run was scored by Taylor Pruitt in the bottom of the first inning. Greencastle collected five hits on the day, with Pruitt and Alex Basile recording two hits each. Kate Beaman added a hit...
Tiger Cubs win, Cougars fall in baseball action (05/07/12)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Greencastle baseball squad picked up a 7-5 win over Southmont Saturday. Nick Hutcheson provided a big lift for the Tiger Cubs, going 4-for-4 with three RBI and a home run. Dylan Linton and Ryan Battin recorded two doubles each. Linton and Pettit added an RBI each...
Deloris Jane Laswell (05/07/12)
Deloris "Jane" Laswell, of Brazil, daughter of Ralph and Mary Mustard, wife of Robert L. Laswell, passed away at home on Sunday, May 6, 2012. She was surrounded by her loving family, which included daughter: Carylon Smith (Joe), son Gene Laswell, son Darwin Laswell (Barbara), daughter Tracy Withers (Kevin), daughter Cindy Wallen, daughter Beverly Moeller (Kevin), son Dale Laswell and daughter Terri Neeriemer (Jim)...
Juanita Kaye Murphy (05/07/12)
Juanita Kaye Murphy, age 73, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Born Aug. 10, 1938 in Fayette County, Ind., she was the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Goodpasture) Voiles and was a graduate of Cloverdale High School. Juanita had been a secretary at Murphy Brothers for several years. She had also worked at the Banner Graphic, Horace Link, DePauw University and FB Distro...
Nancy M. App (05/07/12)
Nancy M. App, 78, of Mooresville, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012. She was born to Basil H. Jeffries and Alyene (Radford) Roth on July 14, 1933 in Lebanon, Ind. Nancy married John B. App on Jan. 23, 1954. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1951...
Karen Denise Williams (05/07/12)
Karen Denise (Jordan) Williams, 51, of Danville and formerly of Fillmore, passed away April 23, 2012. She was born Dec. 25, 1960 in Indianapolis to Ralph Harold and Ethel Loretta (Stanley) Jordan. She was a 1979 graduate of Morton Memorial High School at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home...
Are you interested in Purdue soybean research? (05/07/12)
Purdue is looking for a few good research fields. I will be participating in a soybean field sampling survey this summer for Shawn Casteel. Dr. Casteel is the soybean specialist at Purdue. He started a soybean sampling survey program a couple of years ago. Castell is interested in identifying the distribution of soybean yields' limiting factors...
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