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Stories from Friday, September 14, 2012

Bainbridge council finds new unsatisfactory construction (09/14/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- If being unsatisfied with the construction from one project wasn't enough, the Bainbridge Town Council will now have more to fret about. After struggling for more than a year to get repairs done for the East Point Park walking trail to get it up to specification, the council is now looking at problems with the recently completed Washington Street storm sewer...
Voluntary water conservation lifted in Greencastle (09/14/12)
One of the wettest Augusts on record has made the driest June and July in Central Indiana a thing of the past. The rain has now also made voluntary water conservation in the city a thing of the past. At Tuesday's Greencastle City Council meeting, Mayor Sue Murray officially announced the lifting of the city's request that residents voluntarily restrict their water use...
GCSC board approves curriculum changes (09/14/12)
The Greencastle School Board approved a pair of proposals at its September meeting that will mean greater opportunity for writing and sciences students at Greencastle High School. A new creative writing course and a physics textbook that will better prepare students for an Advanced Placement (AP) class were both given a green light at Wednesday's meeting...
McCloud Nature Park to host fall festival Sept. 22 (09/14/12)
McCloud Nature Park is holding a fall festival to celebrate the arrival of the autumn season on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The festival is free and for all ages. Festival attendees can make and taste their own apple cider and bring their best apple pie for a chance to win prizes. The pie judging begins at 3:30 p.m. with the prizes awarded afterward...
Senior Health Fair (09/14/12)
Seniors from across Putnam County took advantage of several health services and screenings Tuesday at the Putnam County Senior Health Fair at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Doris Griswold has her ears checked for abnormalities via a video otoscope operated by Alisa Calhoun of Hearing Care Professionals, Greencastle. Lead sponsor of the fair was Summerfield Health Care, Cloverdale. (Banner Graphic/ERIC BERNSEE)
Truck stopped on I-70 loaded with food at unsafe temperature (09/14/12)
CLOVERDALE -- A refrigerated box delivery truck, stopped for routine inspection along Interstate 70, was discovered transporting food at unsafe temperatures Thursday morning. Master Trooper Kent Winstead, an Indiana State Police commercial vehicle enforcement officer, stopped a 2005 Mitsubishi refrigerated box truck on westbound Interstate 70, near the 37-mile marker...
Roof leaks plaguing four GCSC buildings (09/14/12)
The repaired roof of Deer Meadow Primary School spent much of the dry summer untested by Indiana's severe drought. The final exam came when children returned and brought with them a wet August. How did the test go? To put in primary school terms, the roof certainly "needs improvement."...
Raises one step closer for Greencastle employees (09/14/12)
It can't be made official until October, but raises for fulltime city employees look even more promising. Having discussed the possibility of $1,000 pay increases for all fulltime city employees -- excluding elected officials -- during August budget discussions, the Greencastle City Council on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance to enact the raises...
Soaring into the Past (09/14/12)
What was it like to fly on an airline in 1929? Adventurous travelers can find out this weekend at the Putnam County Airport on the visiting Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. Originally constructed for Eastern Airlines, this Tri-Motor has been restored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and now travels the country giving passengers a taste of the bygone era of flight. EAA Chapter 1374 is hosting the plane at the Putnam County Airport through Sunday, and tours will be available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Prices are $80 for adults, $40 for students 6-17. Children under five fly free when flying on the same flight as their parent or legal guardian. If you would like to sit up front with the pilot, a seat in the co-pilot chair is $125. (Banner Graphic/LAUREN BOUCHER)
Council can't agree on town cleanup (09/14/12)
ROACHDALE -- In a council meeting filled with disagreements on Tuesday, it seemed like the only thing that reached a consensus was the date of Halloween. On Wednesday the town of Roachdale sent out letters to the owners of five properties, selected from a list of 50 as the most rundown and abandoned in town...
Money issues continue to hang over Cloverdale (09/14/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Several officers of the Cloverdale Police Department showed up Tuesday evening to lend their support to Cloverdale Police Chief Jon Chadd as he continues to work toward making several changes within the department. Several board members spoke out about seeing Cloverdale police vehicles around the state, in places that they believed they should not be, including on Interstate 70, in Brazil, Spencer and more...
4-H Club pitch-in dinner and meeting (09/14/12)
Putnam County Fair and 4-H Club Association Inc.'s annual pitch-in dinner and meeting will be held at the fairgrounds on Monday, Sept. 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in 4-H and working with the fairboard to further the ideals of 4-H is invited to attend. The association will be voting on directors and bylaws updates...
Do you want to learn machine embroidery? (09/14/12)
The Putnam County Extension Homemakers will sponsor a machine embroidery open house on Monday, Sept. 17, beginning at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about machine embroidery and joining an extension homemaker club. The meeting will be held at the Extension Office in the conference room, located on the north side of the FNC Bank, 12 Central Square...
Ordinance officer, utility board member resign (09/14/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- The Bainbridge Town Council has put a priority on keeping the town clean and appealing in recent years. A large part of the process has been issuing fines to town members who are in violation of ordiances. But this has angered a lot of people...
Putnam County Airport history captured in new museum exhibit (09/14/12)
A historical exhibit representing the importance of Putnam County in the field of aviation is now on display at the Putnam County Museum. The exhibit, compiled in honor of the recent Airport Appreciation Days, highlights the establishment of the Putnam County Airport by following the narratives of some of Putnam County's most famous flyers. A portion of the exhibit remains at the local airport through the end of September...
Series of photography classes slated at library, beginning Monday (09/14/12)
The Putnam County Public Library is hosting the introductory "Essentials of Photography" class with Joseph and Deborah Ashby, beginning Monday, Sept 17. The class will run from 6:30-8 p.m. The first class is offered at no charge. The following eight classes will offer comprehensive education for any photographer wanting to learn technical aspects of using their camera as well as those wanting to experience photography as a creative outlet. ...
South Putnam soars to county golf title (09/14/12)
CLOVERDALE -- With bright skies and a cool breeze blowing over the course at Clover Meadows, South Putnam was able to walk away with its second consecutive Putnam County title. Cloverdale's Sydney Shrum was the tournament's medalist with a round of 37...
North Putnam stuns Cascade (09/14/12)
By TRENT SCOTT For the Banner Graphic ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's volleyball squad hosted Cascade Thursday night with a chance for the winning team to pick up their second WCC win of the year. After the Cadets ran through the first set, the hosts dug in and won a thrilling five set contest 13-25, 25-14, 12-25, 25-17 and 15-13...
Clovers post 13th win of the season (09/14/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale volleyball team recorded its 13th win of the season, defeating Monrovia in four sets. The Clovers won 25-18, 13-25, 25-13 and 25-20. Bradanne Toney had 23 kills, six blocks, nine digs and one point, with Rebekah Jordan adding 17 points, two aces and two digs. Lindsay Robson recorded 10 points, six digs, two aces and two set assists, with Paige Gruener adding five points, six kills, six digs and two aces...
Greencastle defeats West Vigo in three sets (09/14/12)
The Greencastle volleyball team snagged a win over visiting West Vigo Thursday in three sets. The Tiger Cubs won 25-14, 25-14 and 25-19. Rayleigh Amis led Greencastle with 10 kills, with Quinci Miller adding nine kills. Alex Basile recorded 21 assists on the night...
D3TV to feature DPU soccer double header (09/14/12)
The DePauw women's soccer team takes on Denison at noon this Saturday. The lady Tigers have started their season 0-4, but look to bounce back in front a home crowd at Boswell field. The DePauw men's soccer is off to a fantastic start to their season, currently 4-0-2. They look to take down Denison this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. after a tie against Hanover Saturday night...
Scanner for Sept. 15, 2012 (09/14/12)
County Jail Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 6:44 a.m. Richard Hawkins, 52, Bellmead, Texas, was lodged at the jail for nonsupport of a dependent. City Police Three recent property-damage accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers...
Scanner for Sept. 14, 2012 (09/14/12)
On Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 12:55 p.m. Jeffery Allen Sweet, 46, Greencastle, was arrested for theft. One arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers Wednesday. -- At 2:25 p.m. Joseph Ferran, 31, Martinsville, was arrested at the Community Corrections office in the Putnam County Courthouse on a warrant...
Temptation at hand? You said a mouthful (09/14/12)
"Lead me not into temptation," some wag once said, because "I can find the way myself." Actress Mae West, meanwhile, is credited with offering, "I generally avoid temptation ... unless I can't resist it." And the great Oscar Wilde once noted, "I can resist anything -- except temptation."...
'When am I going to do this again?' (09/14/12)
As I work long hours for a salary that probably translates out to pennies on the hour, I sometimes have to ask myself, why do I do this? Journalism has its own rewards, and those rewards certainly are not monetary. I suppose there's a certain level of notoriety that that comes with this job, but it's not something I'd really call fame. That isn't it...
Constitution Week a time for celebration (09/14/12)
To the Editor: Each year the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate the Constitution of our great country. Over 200 years ago American colonists sacrificed their lives and fortunes to establish the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America...
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