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Stories from Friday, August 31, 2012

ISP team uproots elaborate local pot growing operation (08/31/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Retired teacher, coach and athletic director Jim Sharp had been noticing a lot of activity above his head in southern Putnam County in recent days. What escaped him, however, was what's apparently been going on down the road for months...
Labor Day means no paper on Monday (08/31/12)
Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, The Banner Graphic will not be publishing a newspaper Monday. The Banner Graphic, however, will publish its TMC (total market coverage) edition on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Angie's List founder to speak Sept. 28 (08/31/12)
Angie Hicks Bowman, founder of Angie's List and a 1995 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma mater on Friday, Sept. 28, to deliver a 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in Meharry Hall, located within historic East College. The lecture will be among the featured events of Family Weekend and is free and open to everyone...
All weekend events canceled at Lieber State Recreation Area (08/31/12)
CLOVERDALE -- All Labor Day weekend activities at Lieber State Recreation Area have been canceled. The threat of inclement weather from the remains of Hurricane Isaac has the park's managers erring on the side of public safety. There will be no fireworks or any other planned public activities for the weekend...
Reelsville incident autopsy results consistent with murder-suicide findings (08/31/12)
REELSVILLE -- Autopsies on a rural Putnam County father and son, victims of an apparent murder-suicide, were conducted Thursday afternoon at Terre Haute Regional Hospital by Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr. Putnam County Chief Deputy Coroner Dave Brown has released the autopsy results as:...
Cloverdale looks to food and beverage tax to fix utility rates (08/31/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Town Council recently held a special meeting to discuss the issues relating to the upcoming change in utility rates. In a recent utility rate study done by O.W. Krohn & Associates, the town found that it has little choice but to do something drastic to keep itself from going deeper in the hole as Cloverdale is currently at nearly $3.3 million in wastewater debt...
BP lists one local station among those receiving misformulated gasoline (08/31/12)
One Putnam County gasoline station and five others across the west-central Indiana area have been listed by BP Global among service stations that recently sold contaminated gasoline. The Putnam location identified is the BP station at 1013 N. Main St., Cloverdale...
Two more Putnam pools test positive for West Nile virus (08/31/12)
U.S. health officials say reported West Nile virus cases -- already the most in history -- rose by 40 percent in the past week and are only expected to get worse. In Putnam County, we just keep adding to the positive test pool total, but those infected mosquitoes have yet to take a human toll...
Backroad Bike Tour fundraiser for People Pathways (08/31/12)
The Backroad Bike Tour is being held in conjunction with Putnam County Airport Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 8 with registration at the airport between 8-10 a.m. The Backroad Bike Tour is a fundraiser to help maintain and promote our community's People Pathways multi-use trail system...
Facade Progress (08/31/12)
Restoration work on the facades along the historic Courthouse Square in Greencastle continues on a number of fronts, the latest being the corner of Indiana and Washington, where crews removed the layer of concrete from atop the brick on the east wall of the building...
Scanner for Aug. 31 (08/31/12)
County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday, Aug. 29. City Police Two people were charged with theft and lodged in the Putnam County Jail Wednesday afternoon after an incident at American Rental, 1360 Indianapolis Rd...
Nonprofits to learn about fraud prevention (08/31/12)
The next workshop in the 2012 Nonprofit Learning Series, sponsored by the Putnam County Community Foundation and the Montgomery County Community Foundation, is titled "Financial Reports and Budgeting." The guest speaker will be Barbara Bitzer of Simons Bitzer and Associates. The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at the Crawfordsville Country Club...
Cloverdale nets three set victory over Greencastle (08/31/12)
In its first intra-county match-up, Cloverdale was able to pick up a three-set win over a feisty, hard-fighting Greencastle squad. The Clovers won 25-9, 25-22 and 25-19. "Beating Greencastle has been a goal of ours. We talked about setting a goal in terms of things we want to achieve this year and one of those is working our way toward a conference championship. We knew we still have three to go," Cloverdale head coach Kathy Moore said...
Cougars upend Eagles in four sets (08/31/12)
ROACHDALE -- A fast start and dominant final set propelled the North Putnam volleyball team to a four set victory over South Putnam Thursday, the team's first conference victory. North Putnam coach Jill Schreiber said the team entered the match believing it was capable of a strong match to hold down its home court...
North Putnam, Southmont battles to draw (08/31/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam and Southmont's boys' soccer teams clashed Thursday night in an entertaining but ultimately scoreless 0-0 draw. The action near the goals was slightly subdued in the first half though. Cougar goalkeeper Bailey Allen did well to tip over an early Mountie effort...
Greencastle golfers fall to Owen Valley (08/31/12)
SPENCER -- The Greencastle girls' golf team fell to Owen Valley Thursday 198-230 on the road. Lauren Bridgewater put together a solid round, carding a 44 to earn medalist honors. Liz Johnson shot a 55 and Kenzie St. Marie recorded a 57. Lokysa Scheuermann finished her day with a 74 and Haley Cash earned a 79 for GHS...
Alan Jeffrey Sparks (08/31/12)
Alan Jeffery Sparks, 52, Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 at his residence. He was born on Feb. 26, 1960 in Indianapolis, the son of Elbert Leroy and Delores May (Acton) Sparks. Alan was a member of New Life Baptist Church. Alan was an employee of Karl Sparks Construction Inc...
Kevin E. Boatright (08/31/12)
Kevin E. Boatright, 40, of Reelsville passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. He was born on Aug. 29, 1972 in Logansport. He was the son of James R. and Linda M. Boatright. Kevin was a 1992 graduate of Cloverdale High School where he was on the varsity wrestling team throughout high school. He was employed at Heartland Automotive...
As seen on TV? Unsolved case reminder it's never that easy (08/31/12)
If Randy Seipel were Columbo, he'd have had this murder case wrapped up a year ago. If the Greencastle Police Department were the 5-0 of Hawaii, the killer of Essie McVey would have been behind bars last Labor Day. But this isn't "CSI: Greencastle" or "Law and Order: Putnam County Unit." It's real life...
League invites public to Open Door Law discussion (08/31/12)
To the Editor: On Sept. 20, 2012, Joe Hoage, Indiana's public access counselor will be giving a presentation on the Open Door Law and the Access to Public Records Act. The presentation will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Greencastle City Hall. Mr. Hoage was appointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2011. As public access counselor, his job is to provide advice and assistance concerning Indiana's Public Access Laws to members of the public, government officials and government employees...
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