Greencastle Banner-Graphic Headlines News from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us Authorities on scene of Madison Street gas leak For the third time in six days, city emergency workers have responded to the scene of a gas leak. The latest incident happened shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday on the 200 block of North Madison... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:06:20 -0400 Tucker honored by Hall induction INDIANAPOLIS – Al Tucker became Putnam County’s newest member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday night, being inducted as part of the 12-member Class of 2017. Tucker’s induction came... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:44:32 -0400 Cloverdale’s Moore chosen as Junior All-Star Cloverdale’s Jalen Moore was among 18 players selected for the IndyStar 2017 Indiana boys Junior All-Stars. The Junior All-Stars will play two exhibition games against the Indiana All-Stars in June,... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:02:56 -0400 FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Nick Young, North Putnam Nick Young is a senior swimmer at North Putnam. Banner Graphic: How long have you been swimming? Nick Young: “I started swimming in sixth grade, then I didn’t swim in seventh grade so I could try... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:01:31 -0400 County athletes preparing for indoor track state finals Several Putnam County athletes have qualified for the Hoosier State Relays indoor track meet, which will be Saturday at Indiana University’s Gladstein Fieldhouse. The competitors are divided into... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:52:09 -0400 Highway set to purchase $1.3 million in equipment Having reported the need for several new pieces of equipment in February, the Putnam County Highway Department is set to move forward with the purchase of seven new pieces of large equipment. At a... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:19:46 -0400 North Putnam board ends search for athletic director BAINBRIDGE -- Roger H. Busch, a 1992 graduate of North Putnam High School and 1996 graduate of nearby Wabash College, was formally announced Thursday as the new athletic director for the North Putnam... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:18:56 -0400 Defendant January mum as cordial courtroom prevails Armed with a new attorney and apparently a new attitude, a 26-year-old Greencastle man made his initial appearance in court Wednesday following a brief attempt at the same last week. Wesley January,... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:17:19 -0400 Cloverdale board to go paperless CLOVERDALE -- As the Cloverdale School Board seeks to go paperless, Five-Star Technology Director Steve Ricketts presented some ideas and suggestions for the board’s consideration at the board’s... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:16:54 -0400 Draft for Cloverdale downtown revitalization presented CLOVERDALE -- Adrienne Schmetzer and Katie Clark for R & B Architects and StructurePoint, respectively, delivered a presentation on the current downtown revitalization plans during the Cloverdale... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:16:34 -0400 Court News 3-24-17 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Curtis G. Thompson, 54, Indianapolis, Class A misdemeanor driving with a suspended license Diana R. Zamora, 32, Indianapolis, Class C... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:10:25 -0400 Deer Creek Cemetery grave decorations notice The Deer Creek Cemetery Board of Trustees requests that all decorations of any kind that will interfere with the mowing crew be removed by March 31, 2017. Only new flowers in urns on gravestone... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:09:27 -0400 Putnam Scanner 3-24-17 Fourteen people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Wednesday • At 6:44 p.m. Michael Vanevery, 36, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant. • At 4:38 p.m. Logan Lee Wetzel,... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:09:12 -0400 Ethel Louise Duncan Ethel Louise (Graham) Duncan passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at Antelope Valley Hospital, Lancaster, Calif. Born July 27, 1935 at Vincennes, she was the daughter of Buford and Mary Graham. She... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:11:00 -0400 Morris Leon Taylor Morris Leon Taylor, 82, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Born March 15, 1935 in Somerset, Ky., he was the son of Lester C. and D. Marie (Simpson) Taylor. Morris served 26... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:16:28 -0400 90-year child-molesting sentence for Nussbaum Calling the actions of a 65-year-old child-molesting defendant "nothing short of reprehensible," Putnam Circuit Court Judge Matt Headley Thursday sentenced the Greencastle man to 90 years in prison... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:20:06 -0400 Juanita Newby Juanita Newby, 86, of Cloverdale, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was born on Nov. 28, 1930 to the late Kenneth and Georgia Harris, in Crab Orchard, Ky. On June... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:54:53 -0400 Sharon Joan Jones Sharon Joan Jones, 80, of Fillmore, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She was born Aug. 10, 1936 in Greencastle, the daughter of Joe Dawson and Gladys Eileen (Wells) Dunivan and was a 1954... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:50:44 -0400 Neese overwhelmed by support CLOVERDALE — Not many things could draw a high school student away from a spring break vacation trip to Mexico. But for Cooper Neese, the chance to compete in the American Family 3-Point Championship... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:20:32 -0400 Cougars, Eagles claim middle school girls’ titles ROACHDALE — North Putnam won the 7th-grade title and South Putnam claimed the 8th-grade crown last week in the Putnam County middle school girls’ basketball tournament. In the 7th-grade game, North... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:11:17 -0400 Third armed robbery suspect in court The third of three men implicated in the December armed robbery at Cloverdale Liquors made his initial appearance in Putnam Superior Court Monday afternoon. During a brief appearance before Judge... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:11:51 -0400 Area 30 hosting Scholarship Fund event tonight at BW3 The Area 30 Career Center will host a fundraising event at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, March 22 from 6-9 p.m. for the Area 30 Scholarship Fund, which helps students with college costs and... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:11:24 -0400 POET bowling fundraiser POET Biorefining will host a bowling fundraiser on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at 3G Bowl in Greencastle to help raise funds for employees’ Dana Syrus and Jake Ritzle’s mission trip to Africa. The two... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:11:12 -0400 DePauw Econ Prof Lemon pens savvy investing guide Gary D. Lemon, professor of economics and management at DePauw University, is the author of “Savvy Investing: Strategy for Successful Investing.” An announcement of the new book says that when Lemon... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:10:29 -0400 Report: All good things at Area 30 After the culinary arts team qualified for the ProStart/FCCLA nationals recently, other Area 30 teams have also done well. The Super Mileage Club, 14 students and five instructors, is set to compete... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:10:12 -0400 Fish habitat in Harden Lake gets boost from DNR, partners HOLLANDSBURG -- Fish and anglers both will benefit from a DNR habitat project at Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon) Lake. DNR fisheries biologists and partner organizations hope to develop more than 350 fish... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:09:34 -0400 35 students initiated into Tri-M at GMS The chief aims of the Tri-M Music Honor Society are to foster greater interest in band, orchestral and choral performance and to provide wider opportunities for personal musical expression. Students... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:09:18 -0400 Putnam Scanner for 3-22-17 County Jail Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Monday • At 2:10 a.m. Paul Christopher Vogel, 31, Brazil, was lodged at the jail, charged as a habitual traffic violator.... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:09:03 -0400 Court News for 3-22-2017 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Criminal Cases Tyler Shawn Bryant, 23, Ellettsville, Level 5 felony trafficking with an inmate, Class A misdemeanor possession of a... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:08:39 -0400 Imogene Kiger Imogene Kiger, 99, died Friday, March 17, 2017 in the evening or as the sun was setting for the day. She was tired and had a worn-out body. Just a natural death. She was born April 4, 1917 in... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:35:47 -0400 Cornelia B. Ley Cornelia B. (Geabes) Ley, 97, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her home in Greencastle. She was born Sept. 10, 1919 to Arthur Morgan Geabes and Helen Mae (Ash) Geabes in Greencastle. She married... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:35:17 -0400 Alice J. Buchanan Alice J. Buchanan, 85, of Plainfield, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 28, 1931 to the late Joe and Jessie Mae (Selmier)... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:34:53 -0400 Locals collecting supplies for Okla. wildfire victims UPDATE: As reported in the Saturday edition of the Banner Graphic, First Baptist Church in Greencastle is continuing to collect donations for the victims of wildfires in Oklahoma and... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:30:23 -0400 Trooper finds estimated $400,000 in illegal drugs during traffic stop Two men were booked in the Putnam County Jail Monday afternoon on drug charges relating to an estimated $400,000 worth of illicit substances found in the cab of their tractor-trailer. At around 1:45... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:48:07 -0400 Rock Legend Todd Rundgren, CEO Jim Alling to receive DPU honorary degrees Musician and producer Todd Rundgren, who has been called "rock's Renaissance man" by "Entertainment Tonight," will be among three individuals to be presented with honorary doctoral degrees at DePauw... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:30:22 -0400 Eileen Janett Goodwin Eileen Janett Goodwin, 92, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Born June 2, 1924, in New Market, she was the daughter of Raymond and Eva (Wright) Short. She was a graduate of... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:37:20 -0400 Lisa Ellen Tandy Lisa Ellen Tandy, 58, of Fillmore, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. She was born Oct. 21, 1958 in Indianapolis, to the late Louis Neil Tandy and Marilyn... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:31 -0400 Aramark staff member arrested at Putnamville Correctional Facility PUTNAMVILLE -- A 23-year-old Monroe County man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to traffic narcotics with an inmate or inmates at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PFC). Tyler Shawn... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:09:19 -0400 Area 30 hosting Scholarship Fund event at BW3 The Area 30 Career Center will host a fundraising event at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, March 22 from 6-9 p.m. for the Area 30 Scholarship Fund, which helps students with college costs and... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:36:16 -0400 Severe Weather Preparedness Week Preparing for severe weather can mean a lot of different things. From having a family plan to knowing the evacuation plan at work to making sure enough emergency supplies are on hand, there are many... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:05:23 -0400 Alvin B. ‘AB’ Hanks Alvin B. “AB” Hanks, 76, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his residence in Houston. He was born Aug. 15, 1940 in Putnam County fo Fred Hanks and Zella Masten Hanks.... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:42:59 -0400 Wood taking lively arm to NAIA school To look at South Putnam senior Dylan Wood’s 5-8, 165-pound frame, the phrase “has nearly 90-mile-per-hour fastball” doesn’t automatically come to mind. Yet, the hard-throwing and versatile Eagle... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:23:17 -0400 Legislators: Base gas tax on those who use roads, pay for the roads In a sense, Hoosier drivers can see the disrepair and feel the need for road work as they thump along over deteriorating Indiana highways. But that doesn’t mean that House Bill 1002 is a sure thing... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:19:14 -0400 Warren Township iron bridge closed until further notice PUTNAMVILLE — The results of a recent bridge inspection has forced the immediate closure of a 127-year-old iron bridge in Warren Township. Bridge 187, located on County Road 25 East, north of U.S.... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:18:22 -0400 Elementary teacher gets the energy out In just her fourth year as third-grade teacher at Tzouanakis Intermediate, educator Carmen Cross has already made strides concerning her students’ energy levels. Through the use of programs like... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:17:16 -0400 South Putnam kindergarten orientation schedule set The annual South Putnam Community School Corporation kindergarten orientation for the 2017-18 school year will be conducted April 6 at Central Elementary and April 11 at Fillmore Elementary. Students... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:16:07 -0400 Court News 3-20-17 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Johnathan Edward Turner, 29, Reelsville, Level 6 felony residential entry Correna Yvonne Arthur, 49, Martinsville, Level 6 felony... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:15:51 -0400 Purdue Health and Human Science Leader Conference set Are you interested in learning about current trends and health information? Would you like to meet new people and participate in a fun afternoon of learning? If you answered yes to any of the... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:14:58 -0400 Ivy Tech hosting enrollment events in Greencastle, Avon Ivy Tech Community College is hosting enrollment events at its Greencastle campus and Avon site this month. Registration for summer and fall classes at the college opens this week. The Express... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:14:22 -0400 Myrtle Margaret Cockrell Myrtle Margaret (Mann) Cockrell passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Myrtle started her career as a housewife and supervisor at the switchboards for General Telephone. She was elected to public... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:49:08 -0400 Laura Frances Hayes Laura Frances (Phelps) Hayes, 85, of Greencastle, passed away, Saturday March 18, 2017 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Greencastle. She was born Nov. 6, 1931 to Floyd Wesley and Genevieve (Hamilton)... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:41:00 -0400 John H. 'Bud' Rulfs John H. "Bud" Rulfs, 86, of Greencastle, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Feb. 19, 1931 to John Henry Rulfs II and Dorothy Estel... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:16:33 -0400 George Odis 'Sonny' Waltz George Odis "Sonny" Waltz, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 17, 1937 in Rockville to the late Ivery and Leona (Near) Waltz. On Sept. 2, 1955 he married... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:05:18 -0400 Imogene Kiger Imogene Kiger, age 99, Avon, formerly of Coatesville, passed away Friday evening, March 17, 2017. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at Bousley Funeral Home, Coatesville, with... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:57:10 -0400 Curtis Donald Moore Curtis Donald Moore, 89, of Greencastle, passed away at Hendricks Regional Hospital on Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was born in Putnam County on Feb. 25, 1928 to the late Franklin and Nora (Smock)... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:54:04 -0400