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Stories from Friday, July 6, 2012

Hot temperatures send kids diving for the Greencastle pool (07/06/12)
Trying to keep cool during the scorching temperatures, many youngsters have taken to the Greencastle pool recently. Jacob Garnen (right) did cannonballs off the high dive while Dalton Matthews (below) enjoyed the waterslide feature. Thursday was the seventh time in the last eight days a record-high temperature was set.
PCF inmates bid farewell to first greyhound residents (07/06/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) has said goodbye to Rosie, Gordy and Dillinger, the facility's first greyhound residents, and welcomed four new arrivals -- Midnight, Onyx, Hunter and Basil. One cloudy day in March, Jeff and Mary Louden and Mike and Teresa Hatton delivered the first three greyhounds to Putnamville and three months later, offenders and dogs were being recognized as the first graduates of the Prison Greyhound Program...
Walking Wednesdays summer program comes to a close next week (07/06/12)
After the very hot summer of 2011, the Putnam County Health Coalition modified plans for the 2012 Summer Series of Walking Wednesdays, making it only six weeks instead of 10, and scheduling the walks for some of the shadier paths. Since the Fourth of July fell on a Wednesday this year, the coalition encouraged Walking Wednesdays participants to join the early morning Rokiki Walk/Run or walk wherever they might be celebrating their holiday...
Heat, drought stay big story in Central Indiana (07/06/12)
Putnam County, like all of central Indiana, is in the middle of an historic heat wave, the likes of which the area has not seen since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. To make matters worse, the drought conditions in early July are currently worse for the local area than in early July 1934 or 1936. The only time that less rain has fallen in the period from May 1-July 4 came in the years 1988 and 1895...
Various 'B' musical program for Brazil Concert Band Sunday (07/06/12)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "The Bird, Buccaneers and Beethoven" at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8 in Forest Park, Brazil. The "bird" is recent ISU School of Music graduate Janelle R. Huber performing "Bird of the Forest" on the piccolo from her senior recital last spring...
Extension Club to meet Saturday (07/06/12)
Common Threads, the new Purdue Extension Club, is having an open meeting on Saturday, July 7 at the Kiwanis Room of the Putnam County Library at 10:30 a.m. There will be a brief discussion in which the club chooses upcoming lessons and shares "baby blanket" ideas...
Champions of liberty (07/06/12)
The idea of reading the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Putnam County Courthouse at noon on Independence Day was the brainchild of James Champion of Greencastle. After approval by the Putnam County Commissioners, he and Paul Champion read the document aloud on Wednesday. With the cooperation of Greencastle Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Park, they repeated the reading during Celebrate 4 event at Robe-Ann Park. The Champions are thinking of making the reading a yearly event.
Keep your shirt on, there's magic here (07/06/12)
One of the best places to escape the sizzling summer Hoosier heat and simultaneously get away from it all has always been the movie theater. After all, even John Dillinger enjoyed a cool retreat to a darkened movie theater. It was exiting the cinema that didn't work out so well for him...
Carol Joann Koenig (07/06/12)
Carol Joann Koenig, age 77, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Putnam County Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Donnie Watson officiating...
V. Irene Hester (07/06/12)
Mrs. V. Irene Hester, 93, Lapland/Parkersburg, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 at 2:05 a.m. at Hickory Creek Nursing Home. She was born May 27, 1919, in Lapland to Frank and Julia (Mangus) Crowe. She married Albert H. Hester on Nov. 4, 1936 in Montgomery County. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1997...
Scanner for July 6 (07/06/12)
Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail in recent days. At 11:15 Timothy Vern Giles, 38, homeless, was charged with robbery with a firearm and theft. At 7:00 p.m. Jason Lee Neace, 32, Indianapolis, was charged with burglary. At 7:15 p.m. Renae Susanne Adams, 34, Avon, was arrested for nonsupport of a dependent...
Keep your shirt on, there's magic here (07/06/12)
One of the best places to escape the sizzling summer Hoosier heat and simultaneously get away from it all has always been the movie theater. After all, even John Dillinger enjoyed a cool retreat to a darkened movie theater. It was exiting the cinema that didn't work out so well for him...
Time for change in Greencastle schools (07/06/12)
To the Editor: Over the past month, we have been dazzled by stories from the Banner Graphic detailing the actions taken by those who hold power in the Greencastle Community School Corporation. We hired a sitting board member as the new athletic director, and a state audit detailed over $344,000 had been spent over the past several years paying wages that were never approved. This week, comes a story that $3 million in checks had gone undeposited...
Become less of a target for thieves (07/06/12)
To the Editor: Residential burglary has increased considerably around the county over the past several weeks. Usually the growing season lends to the increase because of less visibility due to corn crops. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has taken a number of reports and a few leads have been produced...

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