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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2012

City Water Dept.'s Charlie Wells earns top service award (11/01/12)
With a last name like Wells, a longtime Greencastle city employee almost has to be synonymous with water. And he is. Charlie Wells has been employed with the City of Greencastle Water Department for more than 45 years, spanning 11 mayors and five water superintendents...
Putnam County history books now available (11/01/12)
Pre-sale copies of the Banner Graphic publication "Putnam County Indiana, Looking Back: A Photographic History from the 1800s-1939" are now available for pickup at the newspaper's office at 100 N. Jackson St., Greencastle. Even those who missed the pre-order period still have a chance to pick up a piece of Putnam County history. The 128-page pictorial history is available for $39.95...
Nonprofits to learn about collaboration at November workshop (11/01/12)
The Putnam County Community Foundation announced the November workshop for nonprofits, churches and units of government. The workshop is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Country Club. The workshop is $15 if registered and paid for by Nov. 5 and $25 after that date and at the door. The cost includes the workshop, a catered lunch and all workshop materials...
Hayride slated Friday night at Mt. Hebron Church (11/01/12)
Mt. Hebron Church will host a hayride on Friday, Nov. 2 from 6-9 p.m. The event is free and snacks will be provided. The ride will be canceled if it rains. Mt. Hebron is located at 1339 W. CR 1000 South, Cloverdale. Persons may call 795-6891 for more information...
Trick-or-Treat (11/01/12)
Hundreds showed up in their Halloween best on Wednesday evening for trick or treating on the courthouse square.
Driver sentenced in fatal 2011 Cunot hit-and-run accident (11/01/12)
SPENCER -- A 29-year-old Quincy woman has been sentenced to six years in the Indiana Department of Correction for leaving the scene of a 2011 accident that claimed the life of a Cloverdale Middle School student. Tabitha Blake Lucas, formerly of Greencastle, was sentenced to six years in prison with two years of initial executed time and four years suspended to probation...
Greencastle Schools improve performance scores across board (11/01/12)
As controversies over financial irregularities and low staff morale raged for Greencastle Community Schools in the 2011-12 school year, something positive was quietly happening. The schools were getting better at educating students. The Indiana Department of Education released its 2012 school academic performance grades for all Indiana schools Wednesday, and every Greencastle school improved on its 2011 score...
Roachdale Elementary School Honor Roll (11/01/12)
First nine weeks All A: Grade 4: Megan Earley, LexAnne Fuchs, Kysen Montgomery, Corissa Crosby and Dane Spencer Grade 5: Brett Asher, Adam Bonebrake and Aaron Fritz A/B: Grade 4: Holt Taylor, Maddie Lawler, Kovey Jeter, Kyren Long, Kiara Murdock, Luke Allen, Kevin Barger, Michael Buchanan, Carleigh Copeland, Kaylie Hackleman, Taylor Louk, Max Mijic, Mallori Sinnet, Austin Tripp and Katie Watt...
Cloverdale Elementary School Honor Roll (11/01/12)
First nine weeks High honor roll: Kiara Boyd, Aubree Branigan, Kedrick Coon, Waylon Elmore, Jeremy Hess, Grant Maners, Emma Manion, Brayden Mann, Ruth Ann Mann, Phoebe McDonald, Lindsey Minton, Lily Monnett, Nate Monnett, Michaela Nees, Sadie Priest, Anna Powell and Bailey Sanders...
Cloverdale Middle School Honor Roll (11/01/12)
Grading Period 1 High Honor Roll Grade 5: Sarah McKenzie Baker, Gayle Evelyn Baugh, Summer Dawn Burris, Madison Ann Burton, Gabriel Marshall Davis, Olivia Leigh Johnson, Phillip Blake Meek, Kamrie Lynn Monnett, Shelby Renee Nees, Taylor Renee Royse, Haley M. Smith, Adam Gene Stattner, Caydhan Wiley Stevens, MacKenzie Rae Stoltz, Hailey Grace Thomas, Kassie Elizabeth Wade and Jonathan Scott Wagner...
CES Holds 1st SCORE Positive Behavior Party (11/01/12)
Students at Cloverdale Elementary School recently kicked off the school year with a "SCORE a Smore" party. Admission to this party was granted by students saving their SCORE tickets to trade in. SCORE tickets are given to students that are caught making positive and good choices. ...
Putnam County to host conversation on college success (11/01/12)
Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers will join area business, education and community leaders from Putnam County on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the Memorial Student Union Building ballroom. Lubbers will spotlight regional efforts that promote education and training beyond high school...
Greencastle Tiger Cubs prepare for top-ranked Bishop Chatard Trojans (11/01/12)
Despite a dazzling undefeated record and a state-best scoring defense that has allowed just 2.2 points per game, the Greencastle High School football team finds itself as the big underdog this weekend in the sectional final contest against 3A top-ranked Indianapolis Bishop Chatard...
'Those were the days?' (11/01/12)
In a day and age when television is as politically correct as it could be, it's hard to imagine a series that would place a main character front and center where almost every word that came out of their mouth was pushing the envelope of good taste. However, that was the case with "All in the Family," which ran the entirety of the 1970s...
Star Wars: Episode VII? I'm willing to listen... (11/01/12)
For years, fans of George Lucas' sci-fi fantasy saga have been hoping and trying to urge the director to give them Episodes VII, VIII and IX, which would round out the franchise. Lucas tantalized fans early on by saying he knew the stories for the continued series, but years took a toll and he proclaimed they would never be made...
Leslie Fenton (11/01/12)
Leslie Fenton, 48, of Crawfordsville passed away at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at Pyramid Point Health Care in Indianapolis. Mr. Fenton was an IT specialist for many years. He served for one and a half years as an IT contractor during Operation Iraqi Freedom...
Donna Lee Jeffries (11/01/12)
Donna Lee (Barker) Jeffries, 69, of Roachdale, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 in her home. Donna was born Nov. 27, 1942 in Clinton, Ind. She was the daughter of Harold and Anne (Serpe) Barker. She was a 1960 graduate of Bainbridge High School. Donna was a farmer, working alongside her husband, Don, on their farm...
Scanner for Nov. 1, 2012 (11/01/12)
City Police A 26-year-old Greencastle man is being cited for possession of marijuana under 30 grams and possession of paraphernalia following a Monday night incident, Greencastle City Police report. At 10:47 p.m. Monday, Capt. Chris Jones was called to 119 S. Jackson St., Apt. 1, on the report of a verbal domestic disturbance...
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