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Stories from Friday, October 19, 2012

Lilly-anna brings touch of Bosnia to Asbury Towers (10/19/12)
Ljiljana (Lilly-anna) Galich is thankful to many Greencastle residents to have escaped as a refugee, with her husband Hrvoje and 13-year-old son Boris, from the civil war that ravaged her home country of Bosnia and resulted, among other crimes, in the massacre of more than 8,000 Bosnian men and boys, whose bodies were unearthed from mass graves near the city of Srebrenica by American soldiers...
Local band War Radio gears up for big weekend (10/19/12)
For every band that's heard some smart aleck in the back yelling "Free Bird!" there's a point to strive for. When will they start wanting to hear our songs? Local band War Radio is starting to see the fruits of its labors. "It's our goal to try and pursue our music more and more," songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Joel Everson told the Banner Graphic. "It's kind of cool to see how the crowd now sings our songs as much as the standard cover songs."...
Greencastle Spell Bowl team secures berth in state finals (10/19/12)
Finishing second in recent area competition and qualifying third in the state overall, the Greencastle High School Spell Bowl team has earned a berth in the finals of next month's 28th annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl. Posting a score of 68, Greencastle finished second to Cascade and its 80-point effort at the area competition on Oct. 15...
Community center passes inspection at Russellville (10/19/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- Brighter days appear to be on the horizon for the Russellville Community Center as fears of a possible impending closure were put to rest this week. Russellville Town Council president Don Reddish reported at the regular monthly meeting that after an insurance review last week, the community center is in good shape to continue...
Variety of programs offered yet this month by City Parks Dept. (10/19/12)
Upcoming events sponsored during October by the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department include a new mini-career day program titled "Mom, Dad, I want to be a ..." The first program in that series will be "Mom, Dad, I want to be a Pilot," scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Ridpath Primary School cafeteria...
PCPL to host final Passport Travel program on Oct. 23 (10/19/12)
The Putnam County Public Library has announced the final program in the Passport Travel Series for the year. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Mickey Meehan and Ellie Ypma will present "The Heart of India and Nepal" at a noon Brown Bag program at the library. Their trip began in Delhi, then across India to Varanasi and the Ganges, to Kathmandu and surrounding areas of Nepal...
Gobble-uns Weekend slated for Oct. 20-21 at Lieber SRA (10/19/12)
Lieber State Recreation Area will host Gobble-uns Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21. Activities will be held at the campground entrance. In case of rain, some programs may be moved to the hilltop shelter. Saturday activities are: -- 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.: Hayrides, $1 per person, meet at the campground parking lot...
McCloud Nature Park to host 'unspookified' Halloween event (10/19/12)
McCloud Nature Center will be having an "unspookified" Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is designed to be less spooky and friendlier. People from the nature center will be debunking myths about all Halloween creatures such as owls, spiders, bats and more...
Cougars drop tight contest with Lebanon (10/19/12)
THORNTOWN -- Some nights the ball just doesn't bounce your way. The 2012 North Putnam volleyball season ended on one of those nights Thursday. The Cougars looked strong in stretches but struggled in crunch time, falling to Lebanon in straight sets, 25-16, 27-25, 25-21...
Powerful Sparkplugs ground Eagles at sectional (10/19/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- South Putnam's volleyball team opened its sectional play Thursday against a hard-hitting Speedway team. The Eagles lost in three sets to the Sparkplugs 25-14, 25-13 and 25-10. "We played well," South Putnam head coach Renata Hendrickson said. "I think they did a good job of identifying and adapting to their hitters, because the other team was a young team, but they had multiple hitters on their team. Not only strong hitters, but also they could place the ball...
Greencastle struggles against Patriots, falls in three sets (10/19/12)
SPENCER --Ten days ago, Greencastle's volleyball squad was beaten at Owen Valley in three sets. In the opening round IHSAA Class 3A Sectional No. 28, the song was the same for the Tiger Cubs, who fell to the Patriots in the opening round of sectional play 25-6, 25-23 and 25-19...
Regan S. Flint (10/19/12)
Regan S. Flint, 49, of Denver, Colo. lost his battle with cancer on Friday Oct. 12, 2012. He was born April 1, 1963 in Kokomo to Robert and Helen (Tzouanakis) Flint. His grandparents were Cecil Flint and Georgia (Tuttle) Flint and John and Virginia Tzouanakis...
Scanner for Oct. 19, 2012 (10/19/12)
County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday, Oct. 17. At 12:35 p.m. Billy Lee Jones, 36, Cloverdale, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and probation violation. At 5:20 p.m. David Andrew Burger, 48, Fillmore, was lodged at the jail for invasion of privacy...
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