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Stories from Friday, June 8, 2012

Covered bridge not right for park, but Forest Hill possible (06/08/12)
After further review, perhaps the quaint little covered bridge that has doubled as the Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau Welcome Center in Cloverdale isn't such a perfect fit for Greencastle's Robe-Ann Park after all. A month after encouraging the Greencastle Park Board to seriously consider the possibility of relocating the 10-by-30 foot covered bridge-style building to Robe-Ann, City Park Superintendent Rod Weinschenk has had a change of heart...
First of several local street closings to take effect Monday (06/08/12)
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray has announced that South Locust Street will be closed at Anderson Street beginning Monday, June 11. The contract on the Anderson Street project allows for that closure to last up to 45 days. The following Monday, June 18, Bloomington Street (U.S. 231) will be closed at Anderson Street. This first closure at that intersection is scheduled to last for only one week...
Softball heads to state (06/08/12)
Members of the South Putnam "Mom Squad" perform a skit during Friday night's pep session. A rowdy crowd helped cheer on and rally South Putnam as they get ready for the state championship game today. The Eagles will take on Adams Central at 1:30 p.m. at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis for the Class 2A softball state title.
Names of local veterans sought to include in show (06/08/12)
Susan Anthony and Duane Skoog, the co-producers of the third annual Dixie Chopper 20th Century Radio Show, are soliciting the names of local veterans to include in this year's show. Anthony and Skoog are looking for any veteran who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm or the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq...
Hot enough to fry a fish (06/08/12)
The Bainbridge Improvement Society held its June fundraiser, a Jonah Fish Fry, on Friday night. Community members (above) from all around Putnam County gathered around the communal tables and enjoyed all-you-can eat fish, slaw, baked beans, applesauce and dessert. Heather Thorson (right) said she takes her children Kolten and Kylee to the event almost every year.
Get ready for more I-70 roadwork starting Monday (06/08/12)
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced a resurfacing project on Interstate 70 in Putnam and Clay counties will begin next week. The affected area for lane restrictions will be from just under six miles east of State Road 59 in Clay County to three miles west of State Road 243 in Putnam County...
June is fish fry season in Putnam County (06/08/12)
The Greencastle Masonic Temple will be hosting its annual fish fry on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All are welcome. Carry-out is available, but one must pre-order by calling 653-4915. Roachdale VFW Post 3284 will be hosting a fish fry on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23...
10 percenters (06/08/12)
Members of the 10 percent club for the Greencastle High School Class of 2012 are (front, from left) Hannah Wainman, Faith Liveoak, Olivia Humphreys, Cheyenne Fauvergue, Dustin Law, Alice Moore, Alison Howard, (back, from left) Sarah Beams, Trevor Huber, Nate Secrest, Ryan Stevens, Emily Gill, Nathan Eubank and Mackenzie Meyer.
Bainbridge alumni banquet to feature speaker Lanny Parker (06/08/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- Lanny Parker, a retired public school administrator and a member of the Bainbridge class of 1960, will be the featured speaker Saturday, June 30 at the 98th annual Bainbridge High School Alumni banquet. The banquet will be in the Bainbridge Community Building with the social hour beginning at 5 p.m. and a buffet dinner following at 6:30...
Police locate runaway Fillmore teen (06/08/12)
A 17-year-old missing since May 26 has been located. Local police found Chelsi Benassi of Fillmore on Friday morning. The teen was believed to still be in the area and was found the same morning as a Banner Graphic report that her family and police were looking for her...
Phoenix facility rises from the remains of Oxford plant (06/08/12)
Anyone who drives South Jackson Street/Manhattan Road regularly has had to be amazed at the transformation of the old Oxford Automotive/Greencastle Manufacturing plant along the west side of the road. The old blue metal structure is now beige and brick with gleaming white silos along the front of the building now known as the Greencastle production facility for Phoenix Closures...
North Putnam staff evaluations on the RISE (06/08/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- At a special meeting on Tuesday new North Putnam Superintendent Dan Noel presented the school board with details about Indiana's new teacher evaluation system, RISE, which has gained attention in recent months. Although the primary controversy for the program has focused on merit-based pay increases, the board meeting mostly centered on teacher evaluation as it would apply to tenure and administrative logistics...
'Teen Pride @ the Library': Own the night kickoff event (06/08/12)
The kickoff event for the teen summer program "Teen Pride @ the Library: Own the Night" is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13. The 6-7:30 p.m. program will feature local musician Ryan Gullett. Gullett is the guitarist for Asteria, a pop rock band from Crown Point that has toured the country on multiple occasions...
New CountryMark station to host grand opening Saturday (06/08/12)
In a community that prides itself in buying local, a re-branded fuel station on Greencastle's south side is touting its Hoosier and Midwestern ties. The CountryMark station at 1207 S. Bloomington St., next door to Papa John's, will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, June 9...
The Traveling Plaque (06/08/12)
Putnam County Comprehensive Services was recently awarded the Traveling Plaque for its efforts during the Civic League's Clean City Month. PCCS had a total of 52 volunteers consisting of both consumers and staff. The volunteers planted trees, pulled weeds and mulched at Big Walnut Sports Park. ...
Quincy alumni banquet scheduled (06/08/12)
June 16 at Cloverdale High School The annual Quincy alumni banquet is set for Saturday, June 16 at the Cloverdale High School cafetorium. The noon meal will be catered by the Putnam Inn. Those interested in attending should contact Nancy Knox at (812) 835-5421 no later than Thursday, June 14...
Dinner at Moose Lodge Saturday (06/08/12)
The women's auxiliary of Moose Lodge is hosting a dinner from 4-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. The dinner will benefit the youth involvement committee. The dinner includes barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato salad and dessert for $6.
Mourdock guest speaker for Defenders of Liberty meeting (06/08/12)
Richard Mourdock, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, will be the featured speaker at the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty Tea Party meeting on Monday, June 11. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Dixie Chopper Conference Center at the Putnam County Airport, 102 Ballard Lane. It is free and open to all interested persons...
Family looking for missing 17-year-old Fillmore girl (06/08/12)
A Fillmore family is hoping to find a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week. Chelsi Benassi was last at home on Saturday, May 26. Her grandfather and guardian Denzil Benassi has contacted local law enforcement agencies, who have been looking for the runaway. Police and the family believe Chelsi is still in the area, so the family is requesting anyone who might see her to contact authorities...
GHS finishes strong at regional, places fifth (06/08/12)
GREENWOOD -- Sometimes it's just not your day. The Greencastle boys' golf team ventured to the Center Grove Regional Thursday, marking the first time a GHS team make the trek since the 1979 season. The Tiger Cubs narrowly missed advancing as a team, shooting a 313, six shots off the final advancing score...
Wanda M. Wainman (06/08/12)
Aug. 26, 1921-June 8, 2012
Rosetta Cummings (06/08/12)
Rosetta Alice "Rosie" Cummings, 91, Fillmore, passed away on June 8, 2012 at Greencastle. She was born on January 12, 1921 in Putnam County and was the daughter of the late Roy Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Dunn) Clark. She married Clarence Cleon Cummings on Sept. 1, 1941 and he preceded her in death on January 20, 1994. She was a nurse's aide at the Putnam County Hospital and an Avon representative. She loved reading, doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and being with her family and friends...
Mary Susan McMains (06/08/12)
Mary Susan McMains, 75, of West Lafayette, departed peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. She was born Oct. 13, 1936 in Fillmore to Stanley and Dorothy Sears. Mary was retired from Purdue University and Cassini Tile in Lafayette, and continued her passion of painting during her retirement...
Patricia L. Brown Wehrman (06/08/12)
Patricia L. Brown Wehrman, age 77, Coatesville, passed away Thursday evening, June 7, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Indianapolis on Aug. 13, 1934, the daughter of Archie and Sylvia Cimmerman Brown. A homemaker, she enjoyed croqueting, quilting and embroidering...
Booe-Flamion Engagement (06/08/12)
Rick and Susie Booe of Manhattan wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Marie, to Brock Daniel Flamion. The couple will be married in an intimate outdoor ceremony overlooking the Ohio River in Newburgh on Aug. 18, 2012.
Tippin-Crosley Engagement (06/08/12)
Howard and Marie Tippin of Greencastle and Jim and Jayne Crosley of Heritage Lake wish to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children Tippany Tippin and Andrew Crosley. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of North Putnam High School and is attending Purdue for teaching...
Junker - 50th Anniversary (06/08/12)
Phil and Phyllis Junker, former residents of Derby, Ind., celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday June 9. The couple has two children, Erik Junker of Danville and Michelle Fields of Ellettsville. They also have four grandchildren -- Denver, Molly, Kennedy, Meredith, and Allison...
Scanner for June 8 (06/08/12)
County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday, June 6. Sheriff's Department Fields braked and veered to the left to avoid a collision. This caused him to lose control and hit a guardrail face. He said there were three occupants of the vehicle, a white male driver in his late teens, an older white female passenger and a younger female passenger. Tracing the plate number revealed the vehicle was registered to Demi S. Webb of Indianapolis...
Who's News June 6 (06/08/12)
The Franklin College 2012 commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 19 in Spurlock Center Gymnasium on the Franklin College campus. A total of 213 students received an undergraduate degree. Six local students were among the graduates. JAMES BURNS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Burns of Roachdale, received a bachelor of arts in psychology. He graduated cum laude...
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