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Stories from Thursday, September 20, 2012

Motorcyclist dies fleeing police in Reelsville (09/20/12)
REELSVILLE -- A Brazil man died Tuesday night after crashing his motorcycle while running from the Brazil City Police Department. The crash occurred on U.S. 40 near County Road 625 West. The driver, 28-year-old David L. Godsey, was pronounced dead at the scene...
Why Can't We Be Friends? (09/20/12)
Friendship Day 2012 gave local residents a chance to spread a little sunshine on Wednesday by passing out roses around town. Participants could pick up a free dozen roses at any one of 12 Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce member locations. One rose could be kept, provided the other 11 were handed out to other people. Chet O'Neal, pictured above receiving the dozen roses from Laura Lee Bollman at Eitel's Florist, took some of his roses to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, where Vova Johnson (right) was more than happy to receive a rose and a little friendship. (Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN)
County officials approve a pair of hires Tuesday (09/20/12)
The Putnam County Council gave final approval to a pair of new county hires on Tuesday, the moves having already been approved by the Putnam County Commissioners at their Monday meeting. Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter appeared before both boards needing to fill his office's investigator position. Charlie Bollinger had served the county in the position, but he has taken the same position in Parke County, where Bollinger resides...
'See How They Run' (09/20/12)
Coming a bit unbalanced, Vicar Lionel (played by Jack Randall Earles) comes home to find Miss Skillon (Eleanor Howard) drunk on the couch as Ida the maid (Peggy McClaine) reacts in horror with the news a Russian spy in on the loose in a scene from the Putnam County Playhouse production of "See How They Run." The season-ending comedy has its final three performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre off Round Barn Road in Greencastle. Ticket information is available by calling the box office (653-5880) nightly after 5 p.m. (Banner Graphic/ERIC BERNSEE
Russellville focuses attention on water (09/20/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- At the monthly council meeting on Monday the Russellville Town Council discussed the three phases of water -- gas, liquid and cash. With one of two heating boilers in the community center disconnected, officials are relying on the newer, recently repaired boiler to get them through the winter...
Fillmore Chicken Barbecue set this Friday and Saturday (09/20/12)
FILLMORE -- The Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department will host its 53rd annual chicken barbecue on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22. Food will be served beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and on Saturday beginning at noon. There will be a parade on Saturday at 1 p.m. and live entertainment on both nights...
Business After Hours sets September event date (09/20/12)
On Tuesday, Sept. 25 Autumn Glen Communities and First Financial Bank will be hosting the monthly Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, starting at 5 p.m. and concluding at 7. The event will take place at Autumn Glen, located at 98 N. 10th Street...
County tax sale results in total of $478,686.97 (09/20/12)
On Sept. 12, Putnam County officials held their annual delinquent property tax sale. The tax sale, organized by Indianapolis-based SRI Inc., on behalf of Putnam County, offered 257 parcels to 35 bidders. This year's tax sale resulted in the collection of $478,686.97 from owners and buyers. In total, 217 parcels had all taxes, penalties and costs paid in full...
League of Women Voters of Greencastle launches voter registration campaign (09/20/12)
The League of Women Voters of Greencastle announced today that it is launching a voter registration campaign in order to engage new voters before the November election. The deadline to register to vote in Indiana is Oct. 9. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. ...
Ivy Tech announces three new Institute of Technology options (09/20/12)
Ivy Tech Community College is offering three new options this fall to students wanting to study in the Ivy Institute of Technology, including one available at its Greencastle site. Beginning either Oct. 1 or Jan. 7, the Ivy Institute of Technology will offer new programs in Office Administration, Automotive and Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing...
19 DePauw grads commit to Teach for America effort (09/20/12)
DePauw University is tied for second among all of the nation's small schools when it comes to the number of graduates who have committed to serving in Teach For America's 2012 teaching corps. Nineteen DePauw alumni have joined TFA this fall. Only Wellesley College, with 21 participants, had a greater total among small colleges. Amherst College matched DePauw's total of 19 new corps members...
Vectren launches program for energy safety education (09/20/12)
For the fifth consecutive year, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) is partnering with the National Energy Foundation (NEF) to bring Energy Safe Kids, an energy safety education program, to area schools. Based on fourth-grade curriculum, the program will bring interactive, hands-on classroom presentations and take home energy safety booklets to fourth-grade classrooms...
Tiger Cubs defeat Eagles 4-1 on the court (09/20/12)
On Wednesday the boys' tennis teams from Greencastle and South Putnam battled for the first time in many years. The Tiger Cubs came away with a 4-1 decision, sweeping the singles competition and earning its first win of the season. "It's a good feeling," GHS head coach Sam Hirt said. "A lot of things we've been specifically working on are finally paying off. Our last match I could see them paying off to some extent when we played a tough team and lost...
Cougars compete at North Vermillion Invite (09/20/12)
The North Putnam cross country team competed at the North Vermillion Invitational. The boys placed ninth with a score of 193, while the girls' fielded an incomplete team. Dalton Spear placed fifth overall with a time of 17:56 to lead the Cougars. Trent Mason was second on the team with a 35th place finish with a time of 19:54, while Trebor Mason was 42nd in a time of 20:11 for North Putnam...
Eagles defeat Rox (09/20/12)
The South Putnam eighth grade football team defeated Rockville 14-0 recently. Kyle Hall and Hunter Higgins both scored touchdowns for the Eagles. Keiffer Vittetow added a two-point conversion and one interception.
Charlotte Faye Stewart (09/20/12)
Charlotte Faye Stewart, age 68, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 15, 1943 in West Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Clarence and Susan (Bemis) Knight. She was a graduate of Brazil High School...
Scanner for Sept. 20, 2012 (09/20/12)
On Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. Samuel Joseph Weekly, 32, Cloverdale, was arrested for parole violation. Greencastle City Police are investigating the theft of wheels from three vehicles at York Automotive, 1501 Indianapolis Rd. Officer Darrel Bunten was called to the dealership at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday after York employees discovered the theft from three new vehicles on the lot...
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