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Stories from Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pride receives Foundation's Spirit of Philanthropy Award (06/27/12)
Murray Pride received a standing ovation as he accepted the Spirit of Philanthropy Award at the recent annual meeting of the Putnam County Community Foundation. "If I would have known about this," Pride said, "I would have gotten a haircut." The award is the highest honor bestowed by board members of the Community Foundation and recognizes outstanding philanthropic achievement within the Putnam County community...
Budget Bill amounts to drop by 30 percent for most Vectren customers (06/27/12)
In response to continued low, stable natural gas prices, Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana-North is reducing the monthly Budget Bill amounts by 30 percent for the majority of its 98,000 customers on the program. Revised Budget Bill amounts should be reflected on Vectren July billing statements...
Trash routes to start at 5 a.m. (06/27/12)
Republic Trash Services will be starting its Greencastle routes an hour early (5 a.m.) on days that the weather is projected to be 95 degrees or more. Thursday (today) will be the first day Republic will be running earlier.
Cement truck overturns onto SUV, killing woman on I-70 (06/27/12)
A 73-year-old female passenger in an SUV was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the 30-mile marker in western Putnam County. At 4:14 p.m., Indiana State Police troopers and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to crash involving a cement truck and a sport utility vehicle with two persons injured and one dead at the scene...
A Look At The Past (06/27/12)
Brad Fenison along with his wife Wendy (not pictured) will be around town this week collecting photos for a special hardcover book from the Banner Graphic. The book will include nearly 300 pictures and focus on the photographic history from the 1800s-1939. ...
New insurance provider selected in Russellville (06/27/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- At a special meeting on Tuesday the Russellville Town Council voted to accept a bid from HGB Insurance and Bonds to be the town's provider at a cost of $6,720 per year. Beginning July 7, HGB, based in Greencastle, will replace Johnson Malott & Williamson, which has served the town for the past three years...
Greencastle School Board to meet again Monday (06/27/12)
The Greencastle Community School Board will again meet in an executive session and a special public meeting on Monday, July 2. According to Indiana code, a board must disclose the reason for meeting in a non-public meeting before doing so. Among the listed purposes of Monday's 4 p.m. executive session is the discussion of personnel matters, including receiving information on alleged misconduct and discussion of job performance...
PCH to house cooling shelter Thursday, Friday (06/27/12)
Local health and emergency officials will have a cooling shelter set up for the expected high temperatures on Thursday and Friday. Putnam County Emergency 911 Director Dave Costin told the Banner Graphic the shelter will be in place during daylight hours at the Putnam County Hospital main waiting room lobby...
Special scholarship, award winners honored at annual Foundation fete (06/27/12)
Attendees to the Putnam County Community Foundation's annual meeting learned how everyone in the community wins because of the work of the organization and gifts from its donors, but there were some special winners, as well. Vickie Parker, a member of the Scholarship Committee, recognized the Lilly, Lyon and Zeiner scholarship winners in attendance and explained the importance of their award and how much each scholarship means to the donors who made it possible. ...
Small Hands, Helping Hands (06/27/12)
Wading in a sea of empty grocery bags, Summer Enrichment Program participants Hunter Jackson (left) and Kobe Davis begin to fill bags for the Non-Food Pantry Tuesday morning at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. A number of children and sponsors from the Enrichment Program helped out at the pantry, filling approximately 150 bags with toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent and laundry detergent. ...
GHS Alumni Association All-Class Dinner Dance set (06/27/12)
On Saturday, July 14 the GHS Alumni Association will host the 2012 All-Class Dinner and Dance at Dixie Chopper Hotel and Conference Center at the Putnam County Airport from 4 p.m. -- midnight. The festivities will include the doors opening at 4 p.m., a dinner buffet starting at 6 p.m. and entertainment by The Chiggers from 8:30-11:30 p.m...
Four seriously injured by hit-and-run driver near Greene-Sullivan State Forest (06/27/12)
LINTON -- Multiple AirEvac helicopters were scrambled to Greene County General Hospital early Tuesday morning as police sought a reported hit-and-run driver who struck a crowd of pedestrians and seriously injured four near the Greene-Sullivan State Forest...
Marathon Man (06/27/12)
Ronna L. Chappell (06/27/12)
Ronna L. Chappell, 39, Tavernier, Fla., died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Jackson Memorial Hospital after a painful battle with ALS. Born in Putnam County on Aug. 16, 1972, she was the daughter of Judith Ann Smedley Allee and Ronnie H. Allee. She graduated from South Putnam High School in 1990 and from Indiana University SPEA School in 1994...
Scanner for June 27 (06/27/12)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 4:15 a.m. Michael Andrew Hendershot, 24, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for operating while intoxicated. At 1:20 p.m. Richard M. Woods, 35, Indianapolis, was booked in for probation violation...
A funny thing happened on the way to the detour story (06/27/12)
When my kids were young, one of our favorite books enjoyed together was "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." You probably remember the clever short story. Little boy must come to grips with the reality that "some days are like that."...
Homeowner loses faith in contractor, roofer (06/27/12)
To the Editor: After much thought, consideration and prayer, I have decided to write this letter -- hoping perhaps to help seniors and other people avoid the problems that have recently happened to me. My first problem is with a contractor: A few months ago, after a bad storm, I found my bedroom badly damaged and in need of repair. I contacted a contractor -- one in whom I had confidence. I believed that he and his crew would do a decent job on my house...
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