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Stories from Monday, July 2, 2012

Slaughter out as Greencastle Schools CFO (07/02/12)
The public portion of the Greencastle School Board meeting regarding Chief Financial Officer Clayton Slaughter's future with the corporation was more wait time than it was meeting. Having spent nearly two hours in executive session, interviewing Slaughter and discussing the issue, the board took little time to take official action...
County burn ban in place until further notice (07/02/12)
Following an emergency burn ban ordinance issued by the Putnam County Commissioners last Wednesday, a more lasting ordinance was approved on Monday morning. As an emergency measure, last week's declaration only had to be approved by Commissioner President Kristina Alexander (formerly Warren) and was only good for seven days...
Latest I-70 resurfacing project due to start Thursday (07/02/12)
LITTLE POINT -- Get ready for more road work along Interstate 70 in the area between Cloverdale and Plainfield. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that a resurfacing project on Interstate 70 -- from just west of State Road 39 to just west of State Road 267 -- is scheduled to begin on or after Thursday, July 5...
Greencastle man, 28, dies in police shooting (07/02/12)
A Greencastle man was shot and killed by a Greencastle Police Department officer shortly after midnight on Sunday morning near the corner of Maple Avenue and Sycamore Street. Aaron Brousard, 28, Greencastle, died after a physical altercation with an unnamed police officer...
Which head will wear the crown? (07/02/12)
On Saturday evening, July 14, Putnam County's 2011 Fair Queen Paxton Stephenson (seated center) will be passing her crown along to one of the 13 lovely young ladies gathered around her. The 2012 Putnam County Fair Queen Contest is set for 7 p.m. in the Fairgrounds Community Building.
More than fireworks on July 4 schedule at Robe-Ann Park (07/02/12)
While the annual Fourth of July fireworks at Robe-Ann Park annually have been the centerpiece of Greencastle Independence Day activities, there is more to the celebration than rockets bursting in air. Food, entertainment and fun also are part of the holiday menu...
Fillmore declares burn ban (07/02/12)
FILLMORE -- Joining the Putnam County Commissioners and several other local municipalities, the Town of Fillmore issued a burn ban on Saturday. The ban is in line with that issued by the county and other towns, using roughly the same parameters. Campfires are banned, unless enclosed in a fire ring 23 inches in diameter and 10 inches high or larger...
Fair Month Kicks Off (07/02/12)
The 2012 Putnam County Fair held a kickoff party on Sunday afternoon. The event featured an ice cream social, presentations for fair participants and hosts and performance by local singing group the Overtones. Above, Maddy Jones makes the all-important decision of whether or not to get a cherry on top of her sundae.
My First Day Camp program set at park (07/02/12)
My First Day Camp is a Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department summer program for kids wanting small groups, structured games, local field trips, arts and crafts, daily swimming and more in an outdoor setting. A little more personal than the SPARK program and designed for youth entering grade 1-6 grade who do not enjoy the large, fast, loud days of SPARK, the program will have small groups and more supervision...
Fourth of July Variety Show on tap Wednesday at Gobin (07/02/12)
There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Greencastle this year, including a free, one-hour variety-show event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in air-conditioned Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. Story telling, poetry, songs from American musicals, original music from a young singer-songwriter, Gershwin's classic "Rhapsody in Blue," and a singalong of popular American songs are on the bill...
July 4 events at Robe-Ann Park (07/02/12)
-- 7-8 a.m., Mike Rokicki Memorial 5K Road Run Registration, Shelter No. 5, $15/person in advance or $20 day of event. -- 7:30-8:30 a.m., Zumba by Lita Sandy of Dance Workshop, bandshell, donation to fireworks fund asked. -- 8 a.m., 21st annual Mike Rokicki Memorial 5K Road Run...
July 4 Fireworks Sponsors (07/02/12)
ParkFest to feature Bridge 19, Him & Her (07/02/12)
While Robe-Ann Park will be crawling with people for Celebrate 4 on Wednesday, July 4, music fans can get an early start to their celebrating on Tuesday evening This week's edition of the Greencastle Civic League's ParkFest will feature the acts Bridge 19 and Him & Her. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. at the park bandshell...
Crimes Against Children, Cyber Crimes Units work to protect Indiana youth (07/02/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- In today's society, the most insidious criminals are those who choose to prey children through heinous acts that steal the innocence of childhood, Indiana State Police officials believe. Tragically, infants to teens can become sexual targets of family members, neighbors, persons charged with their care, or total strangers...
Local athletes showcase talents in PostYourT.org All-Star games (07/02/12)
ROACHDALE -- The few Putnam County participants in the PostYourT East/West All Star game made several key plays for their teams. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to produce a win, as both West squads lost 13-3 in baseball and 8-4 in softball. North Putnam incoming senior Kyler Badten was 1-2 with a walk for the West baseball team, coached by NPHS head coach Norm Fish...
All-County to be announced Thursday (07/02/12)
The 2012 All-County softball team and Player of the Year will be annouced in Thursday's edition of the Banner Graphic. Miss Softball Brooke Boetjer looks to be named the All-County Player of the Year for the fourth straight year.
Bland Jr. captures second sprint car win at Lincoln Park Speedway (07/02/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A tough field of talented sprint car drivers were on hand to chase a $2,000-to-win top prize at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. Ryan Bernal looked to have the field wired, but it was Indiana's Jeff Bland Jr. who managed to navigate lapped traffic and take the lead with three laps remaining. Bland got past Bernal, who slipped high in traffic through turn two, and made the move stick over the final laps to gain his second win at LPS this season...
James W. Bryant (07/02/12)
James W. Bryant, 82, Spencer, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born on March 25, 1930 in Detroit, Mich., and was the son of the late Lester G. and Clara E. (Schwartz) Bryant. He was married to Barbara J. (Comadol) Bryant and she preceded him in death...
Putnam Scanner for July 2, 2012 (07/02/12)
Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday, June 28. One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 10:27 p.m. Thursday, Amanda Smiley, 23, Greencastle, was arrested on the grounds of Deer Meadow Primary School, 1000 Deer Meadow Lane, for public intoxication and neglect of a dependent...
4-H Beyond the Purple Ribbon (07/02/12)
With summer judging, county public speaking and demonstration contests occurring last week, it feels like the fair is right around the corner. In fact it will be just two weeks from now that project judging occurs! Occasionally a parent might approach Extension staff and be disappointed about the placing of a child's project. ...
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