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Stories from Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Roachdale Citizenship (11/21/12)
Roachdale Elementary recently announced its October Citizenship award winners. (Front, from left) Jenna Barker, Jazmine Martin, Elijah Phillips, Alexis Oakley, Kaitlyn Overshiner, (row two, from left) Abigail Gaddis, Jillian Kindle, Baylee Miller, Emmalyn Jeter, (back, from left) Dane Spencer, Preston Parks, Cari Strasburger and Lexi Fuchs received the monthly award...
Law enforcement a true family affair for Helmers (11/21/12)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Police Department has added a new officer with a name familiar to Putnam County residents. Patrolman Brian Helmer, 29, originally from Putnam County, was sworn in Tuesday morning as the department's newest officer. Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham conducted the ceremony...
Edgelea repaving receives go-ahead from county (11/21/12)
Following an extended discussion of the project during their Nov. 5 meeting, the Putnam County Commissioners wasted no time in choosing to move forward with the repaving of Edgelea subdivision this week. The resolution to declare Edgelea an economic improvement district was the first item addressed Monday evening. District 1 commissioner Nancy Fogle made a motion to pass the resolution, which was seconded by president Kristina Alexander...
Thieves steal more tires and wheels from local dealership (11/21/12)
Repeat customers are widely appreciated in the business world and are often considered the lifeblood of many commercial endeavors. Unless, of course, they are the type that have apparently made a return visit to an East Side Greencastle business the past couple of months...
Cloverdale marshal resigns after months of disagreement (11/21/12)
CLOVERDALE -- In an unexpected turn of events, Cloverdale Town Marshal Jon Chadd resigned Friday afternoon after nearly three years. The resignation, effective immediately, came after months of disagreement with the current Cloverdale Town Council regarding financing and the police department...
Cloverdale marshal resigns after months of disagreement (11/21/12)
CLOVERDALE -- In an unexpected turn of events, Cloverdale Town Marshal Jon Chadd resigned Friday afternoon after nearly three years. The resignation, effective immediately, came after months of disagreement with the current Cloverdale Town Council regarding financing and the police department...
Sen. Miller appointed to Elections, Civil Law, Education committees (11/21/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- State Sen. Pete Miller (R-Avon) gathered with fellow legislators Tuesday at the Statehouse for Organization Day -- the ceremonial start of the 118th Indiana General Assembly's budget session. Organization Day is marked by the swearing in of new General Assembly members as well as the annual first roll call of all state lawmakers...
Rodric Bray sworn in as new state senator for District 37 (11/21/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Joined by his family and fellow state legislators at the Statehouse, Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) took the oath of office Tuesday to officially succeed his father and become the state senator representing District 37, which includes portions of Putnam, Owen and Johnson counties and all of Morgan County...
Shafers ready to ride in Thanksgiving Day parade after stop at McDonald's (11/21/12)
It's turkey time again and customers at the Greencastle McDonald's drive-through window earlier this week were surprised to find Elizabeth Shafer of Hope's Way riding her beautiful Paso Fino horse Cantador in line to order carry-out. Richard Shafer even surprised one little visitor by granting her first ride on a horse, courtesy of McDonald's...
Friends of Library holiday book sale to begin on 'Black Friday' (11/21/12)
Putnam County residents are invited to take the stress out of this year's "Black Friday" and browse for bargains at the Putnam County Public Library. Just in time for early holiday shopping, the Friends of the Putnam County Library's Third Annual Holiday Book Sale will take place in the lobby of the library beginning on "Black Friday," Nov. 23 and run through Saturday, Dec. 8...
North Putnam girls' top South Vermillion to notch first win (11/21/12)
The North Putnam girls' basketball team picked up its first win of the season on Tuesday, defeating South Vermillion 48-43. The Cougars (1-5) were led in scoring by Morgan Smith with 12 points. Bethany Wiatt added 10. Sam Lucas (nine), Madi Asbell (nine) Cayla Kientz (four), Alex Land (two) and Taylor Nauert (two) each added scores...
Amis, Stoltey key second half rally for Greencastle (11/21/12)
Defensive lapses in the first half left the Greencastle girls' basketball team trailing Crawfordsville, but a late charge led by senior Rayleigh Amis and sophomore Taylor Stoltey propelled the team to a 44-37 victory on Tuesday. Stoltey had 11 of the Tiger Cubs' 22 second half points, but Amis' defense keyed the attack...
Cloverdale rally falls short in season opener against North Central (11/21/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Clovers rallied from a 17-point deficit, but finished two points short Tuesday night, losing the opening game of the boys high school basketball season 57-55 to the visiting North Central Thunderbirds. North Central outscored Cloverdale 20-8 in the third quarter and extended the lead in the fourth quarter to 54-37 with 4 minutes and 30 seconds left in the contest...
Tiger Cubs trump Eagles in dual swim meet (11/21/12)
After facing North Putnam and Tri-West Monday night, South Putnam's swim squads made a quick turnaround Tuesday night to host Greencastle. The aquatic Tiger Cubs won both events, with the girls taking a 119-61 win and the boys walking away 101-79 victors in the opening meet for both boys' teams...
Cloverdale middle school hoops win (11/21/12)
Cloverdale's seventh and eighth grade boy's basketball team each picked up a victory over Eminence recently. The seventh grade squad won 29-18. Tyce Jackson had eight points, 12 rebounds and six steals. Nick Winders (six points), Dominic Brooks (five), Dyan Scott (four), T.J. Hagymasi (two) and Jimmy Tate (two) contributed...
South Putnam boys' basketball opens with big win over Turkey Run (11/21/12)
By TRENT SCOTT For the Banner Graphic South Putnam's boys' basketball squad opened the season in a big way on Monday night. With Turkey Run arriving for the Eagles' home opener, the hosts used a big rebounding advantage and a 26 point outburst from Sawyer Arnold to win 56-37...
Cloverdale girls' basketball team loses to Eastern Greene (11/21/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Coming off a big win on Saturday, the Cloverdale girls' basketball team hoped to carry momentum forward for the rest of the year. The momentum was halted on Monday when the Clovers lost a close game to Eastern Greene, 47-41. Cloverdale had four starters get forced to the bench with foul trouble in the first half, but still entered the break in a 23-23 tie...
Eagles girls' basketball tops West Vigo (11/21/12)
The South Putnam girls basketball team rallied from a 15-9 first quarter deficit to top West Vigo on Tuesday. Senior Leanna Masters led the team with a game-high 14 points on 3-of-13 shooting. She also finished with seven rebounds. Seniors Mallory Cash and Mattie Varvel each scored 10 points...
Tri-West downs North, South Putnam in girls three-way meet (11/21/12)
South Putnam's girls' swim team kicked off the 2012-13 season by hosting North Putnam and Tri-West for a three-way meet on Monday. The Bruins held off the hosts Eagles by a 135-128 margin, with the Cougars finishing in third. South Putnam picked up three wins on the evening through Joslyn Farmer in the 50 free, Lyndsie Beasley in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 yard free relay team of Beasley, Farmer, Katie Shaw and Katie Hansel...
Scanner for Nov. 21, 2012 (11/21/12)
Sheriff's Department The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is seeking a man who left the scene of an accident after his unoccupied pickup truck rolled backward into a gas pump at a local station on Thursday, Nov. 15. At 9:42 a.m. Chief Deputy Tom Helmer was dispatched to the Tobacco Road Mara-thon station near State Road 243 and Interstate 70...
Everyone urged to be active and informed (11/21/12)
To the Editor: An informed citizenry is essential to our democracy. To function effectively, citizens need access to government boards and records. An Oklahoma Court decision in 1978 (Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys v. State) explains why open meetings and access to public records are important: "If an informed citizenry is to meaningfully participate in government or at least understand why government actions affecting their daily lives are taken, the process of decision making as well as the end results must be conducted in full view of the governed.". ...
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