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Stories from Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fundraiser, carnival in Reelsville for Nikki Oliver (05/16/12)
Friends are banding together to help Nikki McLin Oliver, a local mother struck by the Human Parvo virus B-19, on Saturday. Fundraising events will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and occur at the Reelsville firehouse, Reelsville school and other locations around the county...
Sunny skies, bright futures forecast for DePauw grads (05/16/12)
With three days remaining until DePauw University's 173rd annual commencement, the forecast is looking ideal for the ceremonies, which are scheduled to take place outdoors in Holton Memorial Quadrangle. The weekend outlook is for sunny and dry conditions, with Sunday calling for more sun than clouds and a high in the mid-80s...
Photographer to speak at PCPL (05/16/12)
Photographer Joe Ashby will give a program at the Putnam County Public Library titled, "Rocky Mountains from Border to Border" about his photographic journey from Alamogordo, New Mexico to Glacier National Park in Montana. Joe's photographs are currently on display at the library through the month of May in the Kiwanis Room...
Community Shred Day (05/16/12)
The Putnam County Board of Realtors and Farm Credit Service will be hosting a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. -- 1 p.m. at the Farm Credit Service in Greencastle. The community is invited to have their personal documents including papers, credit cards, CD's, DVD's and hard drives shredded or destroyed as well as participate in a paper-recycling program...
Cornerstone Baptist to host rummage sale (05/16/12)
Cornerstone Baptist Church is having an indoor rummage sale Friday, May 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 8 a.m.-1 p.m. All proceeds will go to fund a border monitoring station through Tiny Hands International in Nepal, a not-for-profit that intercepts young people before they sold into the sex trade...
Pasta dinner at Cloverdale UMC (05/16/12)
The Cloverdale United Methodist Church, located at 364 W. Robert Weist Ave., will be having a pasta dinner on Saturday, May 19 from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be a freewill offering with all of the proceeds to the youth of the church to help them achieve their dream of going to church camp this year...
Outstanding Citizens (05/16/12)
Roachdale Elementary recently announced its citizens of the month for April. Pictured above are Jaeden Miller, Mary Buchanan, Mrs. Taylor, Mason Garriott, Keely Black, Lilly Skaggs, Haley Stevenson, Aiyana Ramminger, Abby Poynter, Gavin Poynter, Kovey Jeter, Mackenzie Walls, Sudyn Thornburg and Hannah McCalister. Mrs. Taylor received the most pennies during Roachdale's Penny Wars for Morgan Robinson and Henryville fundraiser.
Late night accident leaves three injured (05/16/12)
An accident occurred late Monday evening on U.S. 231 S. as a driver of a white GMC Safari van passed out behind the wheel due to a medical issue and drove through a fence, which eventually landed him in the side of an apartment complex. The driver of the van was Ron Dorsett who was traveling with his wife Linda. ...
Mason Jewelers building demolished (05/16/12)
After housing a jewelry business for 46 years and then standing for a year and a half after a partial collapse, the Mason Jewelers building came down in an hour Tuesday morning. Denney Excavating Inc. (DEI) began the demolition at 9 a.m. and all of the walls had come "crumblin' tumblin' down" by around 10...
Daniels recognizes Baird's legislation for military famlily relief (05/16/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Military Family Relief Fund legislation, authored by Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle), was recognized Tuesday afternoon by Gov. Mitch Daniels in a ceremonial bill signing at the Statehouse. "I am grateful the Military Family Relief Fund was recognized today," District 44 Rep. Baird said...
Photographer to speak at PCPL (05/16/12)
Photographer Joe Ashby will give a program at the Putnam County Public Library titled, "Rocky Mountains from Border to Border" about his photographic journey from Alamogordo, New Mexico to Glacier National Park in Montana. Joe's photographs are currently on display at the library through the month of May in the Kiwanis Room...
Retreat Campus plans monthly fellowship for Thursday (05/16/12)
QUINCY -- The Retreat Campus in Quincy invites the community on the third Thursday of every month for a time of fellowship and prayer. Participants are invited to come and go as they please while enjoying refreshments in The Retreat House, walking the Pondering Path, or visiting the Prayer Cabin...
'Click It or Ticket' seatbelt enforcement effort to begin (05/16/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts -- beware. Indiana State Police in the Putnamville District will be participating Indiana's 2012 Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement, which will begin Friday, May 18. This national mobilization will take place over the Memorial Day holiday period and is supported by thousands of law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates across the country...
Cloverdale fully accredited after QAR (05/16/12)
CLOVERDALE-- It was all good news for the Cloverdale School Corporation as the results of the advanced education Quality Assurance Review visit were announced Monday by elementary and middle school principal Stacey Baugh...
Illegal U-turn on I-70 causes crash (05/16/12)
BRAZIL -- A three-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near the 22-mile marker of Interstate 70 in Clay County involved a passenger car and two tractor-trailer combinations. The 4:41 p.m. crash resulted in critical injuries to the driver of the passenger vehicle but no injuries to either driver of the tractor-trailers, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported...
Local track athletes moving on to regional (05/16/12)
The IHSAA Girls' Track and Field Sectional at South Putnam featured a completely new field Tuesday night, as sectional realignment meant that the Putnam County schools welcomed the likes of the Terre Haute schools instead of Avon and Plainfield, amongst others...
Cloverdale rebounds for win Monday (05/16/12)
"Cloverdale showed up today. Greencastle was nowhere to be found." It was a quick line from Greencastle head coach Troy Remsburg, but one that summed up Monday's final WCC home game for the Tiger Cubs as they fell to Cloverdale 13-2. Having lost 10-0 two days prior, the Clovers gave themselves a chance to get a piece of the WCC regular season title...
Tennis sectional starts tonight (05/16/12)
The 2012 IHSAA Girls' Tennis Sectional begins tonight for Greencastle and South Putnam at Northview. Greencastle will face Owen Valley tonight at 5 p.m., while South Putnam will square off against the host Northview Knights Thursday at 5 p.m. South Vermilion received the bye and will await the winner of the Greencastle/Owen Valley contest. The sectional final will be played Friday at 5 p.m...
Eagles softball blanks Carmel (05/16/12)
CARMEL -- The South Putnam softball team defeated Carmel 2-0 on the road Tuesday. The Eagles, ranked No. 1 in class 2A, blanked the Class 4A Greyhounds with Brooke Boejter tossing a complete game shutout. She recorded four strikeouts and gave up two hits...
Cougars pounce on Riverton Parke (05/16/12)
The North Putnam baseball team blasted Riverton Parke 23-1 Tuesday. Beau Green went five innings, allowing two hits, while striking out two. He also went 1-for-4 with a double. Brodie Perrine was 4-for-4 with a home run, with Austin Day going 2-for-3 with a home run. Kyler Badten was 3-for-4 with a double. Jake Haste, Shane Beaman, Kaleb Belcher, Coy Flynn, Jordan Nauert and Bennett Hazlgrove all contributed hits in the win...
Clovers take one from Tiger Cubs (05/16/12)
On Monday, the Cloverdale softball team defeated Greencastle 7-1 on the road. Paige Gutierrez pitched six innings, allowing four hits, one run and had seven strikeouts. Jess Winders was 3-for-4 for the Clovers with two doubles and an RBI. Kara Knapp, Gutierrez, Meghan Helterbrand and Madison Smith all added hits in the Cloverdale victory...
Martha Jane Coffman (05/16/12)
Martha Jane Coffman, 87, passed quietly at her home in Ormond Beach, Fla., from this life to glory on Friday, May 11, 2012. Born Martha Jane Minnick in Owen County, Ind., on Aug. 12, 1924 to Glen Minnick and Ina Huber Minnick and known to family and friends as "Jayne," she grew up on a farm in southern Indiana and attended Quincy High School...
Scanner for May 16 (05/16/12)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 2:30 a.m. Gary Michael Kirby, 37, Terre Haute, was housed at the jail for operating while intoxicated, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia...
Leftovers just need a little reheating before consuming (05/16/12)
Stealing a page from the Ben Franklin school of journalism: Yes, both fish and houseguests do smell after three days. Normally you can add news stories to that list, although I don't believe that was necessarily part of the equation when Franklin's mother passed along the 16th-century proverb that would later be almost universally credited to the great American statesman...
Why not just give Russ Hesler the principal job? (05/16/12)
To the Editor: Saw in Friday's Banner Graphic that Russ Hesler is serving as interim principal at Greencastle High School. Supt. (Lori) Richmond is quoted in part as saying that: All is moving along as planned. Everything remains stable, focused. Everything is holding together fine...
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