Greencastle Banner-Graphic Headlines News from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us Board reinstates Noel, ends superintendent search BAINBRIDGE -- Amongst rumors and much conjecture concerning the status of its superintendent position, the North Putnam school board received a short but impactful letter, made public Thursday at... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:28:19 -0500 Shaffer one step closer to state title INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Shaffer has been through the IHSAA wrestling state finals before, but the wait to get to wrestle -- especially at the higher weight classes -- is still as long and nervewracking... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:40:20 -0500 Kyle Shaffer finishes third in 195-pound weight class; fell to No. 1-ranked wrestler in semifinal Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:25:30 -0500 Dry spell dooms South Putnam at Owen Valley SPENCER -- The South Putnam Eagles had a cold shooting stretch during the second and third quarters on a warm Friday night at Owen Valley, and that stretch proved to be the difference in a 51-41 loss... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:46:30 -0500 Putnam Park Road Course completes another part of plan MOUNT MERIDIAN -- Significant improvements are continuing at the 203-acre Putnam Park Road Course facility near Mount Meridian. Putnam Park retained Wabash Valley Asphalt to repave the 1.8-mile... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:36:29 -0500 Journalism ‘more relevant than ever,’ reporter/author says On the very day President Donald Trump called an impromptu press conference essentially to berate the press, an accomplished journalist and author shared his story and an opposing view with a DePauw... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:36:26 -0500 KODO coming to DePauw Green Center on Feb. 24 KODO, the world's foremost taiko performing arts ensemble, will be presenting its DADAN program in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017. Tour... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:36:19 -0500 Dollars for Scholars, PCCF latest to donate to CCSC CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board approved one grant, accepted one donation and heard a favorable report on Dollars for Scholars during its Monday regular meeting. President Vivian Whitaker... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:26:19 -0500 Humane Society to hold annual meeting Feb. 22 The Humane Society of Putnam County will conduct its annual meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Kiwanis Room at the Putnam County Public Library. The meeting is open to all members of the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:16:26 -0500 Putnam Scanner for 2-18-17 County Jail Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Thursday. • At 3:38 p.m. Stephanie Amber Yoc Perez, 37, Bedford, was arrested on a local warrant. • At 9:04 a.m. Brandy Rene Pine, 34,... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:16:14 -0500 Court News for 2-18-2017 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Criminal Cases Shawn Michael Stanford, 32, Indianapolis, Level 6 felony auto theft, Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement, Class A... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:15:25 -0500 Covered Bridge Harmony gives back to community Covered Bridge Harmony recently shared the proceeds from its 2016 Christmas show with Beyond Homeless and the Bells of Gobin. More than 20 local women who belong to the chorus presented their show,... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:59:07 -0500 At the Library Feb. 20-25 Monday, Feb. 20 Library closed in honor of Presidents’ Day. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Learn to Play Mah Jongg, 1-3 p.m. Join in a five-week course led by local Mah Jongg expert, Janice White. Classes are free... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:58:48 -0500 Area 30 to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month Area 30 Career Center in Greencastle will host an open house for the community on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The open house at 1 N. Calbert Way on Greencastle’s East Side will give... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:58:25 -0500 DePauw School of Music Events: Week of Feb. 20-26 DePauw School of Music Events Week of Feb. 20--26 Student Recital Hour Wednesday, Feb. 22 10:20 a.m. Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall DePauw's weekly recital hour features live music by talented... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:28:54 -0500 Six swimmers going to sectional finals TERRE HAUTE -- Several Putnam County athletes qualified for Saturday's finals and consolation rounds in the Terre Haute South boys' swimming sectional preliminaries on Thursday at the Vigo County... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:25:05 -0500 Prep wrestling takes center stage South Putnam has never had a state champion wrestler, but senior Kyle Shaffer hopes to change that fact this weekend at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Shaffer is one of 16 competitors remaining in the... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:01:15 -0500 DePauw grad happy to cancel all-star break plans to coach NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brad Stevens was preparing to have this weekend off. A family trip was in the works, likely to someplace relatively close to home like New York or Washington. The getaway is still... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:58:09 -0500 Tigers defeat Wabash 70-50 for big Senior Night victory No overtime was needed in this outing between DePauw University and Wabash College, as the Tigers sent their seniors home happy on Senior Night with a 70-50 victory on Wednesday. After their last two... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:56:50 -0500 This weekend's basketball game previews Game time: 7:30 p.m. varsity tipoff So far: Greencastle had a two-game winning streak snapped last Friday with a loss to Cloverdale in the championship game of the Putnam County Classic. Southmont... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:56:02 -0500 FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Kieffer Vittetow, South Putnam Kieffer Vittetow is a senior at South Putnam who runs cross country and track. Banner Graphic: How did you get interested in running? Kieffer Vittetow: “I started running cross country in the fall of... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:53:02 -0500 Councilmen urge care in word choice To the Editor: In the Monday, Feb. 13 edition of The Banner Graphic, a headline touted “Eight illegal aliens in custody following Saturday traffic stop.” We encourage the Banner Graphic to avoid... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:19:41 -0500 Fight cancer, get involved with Relay for Life To Putnam County residents who want to make a difference in fighting cancer: We can safely say we all know one or more people affected by the disease of cancer. The disease can impact anyone, young... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:18:34 -0500 Governor, First Lady dedicate Deer Creek Shooting Range PUTNAMVILLE — In Putnam County to open a new shooting range on Department of Natural Resources land in Warren Township, Gov. Eric Holcomb revealed Thursday that his heart may be with a different... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:42 -0500 Roachdale proceeds with Gavilon agreement ROACHDALE -- In a move that has the potential to save its town exponential amounts of money over a short period of time, the Roachdale town council agreed to move ahead with negotiations Tuesday in... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:17:36 -0500 She’s 102 Years Young Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:16:35 -0500 Indy man facing 7 charges in auto theft, fleeing case An Indianapolis man is facing seven preliminary charges after reportedly stealing a woman’s vehicle and attempting to flee from law enforcement. At approximately 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Officer Darrel... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:16:32 -0500 Men arrested in separate incidents after being found unconscious A pair of incidents involving unconscious subjects were investigated recently by Greencastle City Police. At 7:13 p.m. Wednesday, authorities were called to the vicinity of Black Lumber on North... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:16:27 -0500 Beyond Homeless recognized by Hoosier Heartland State Bank ROACHDALE -- Hoosier Heartland State Bank feted the winners of its second annual Shared Values Awards during a recent dinner. HHSB’s Shared Values event is designed to highlight local non-profits and... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:15:56 -0500 ‘Being Mortal’ film, discussion slated Feb. 23 at hospital A free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film “Being Mortal,” based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande of Harvard Medical School, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:55:20 -0500 Lecture, reception for Steele exhibition at DPU In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration, the exhibition “From Munich to Brown County: The Life and Artwork of T.C. Steele” is on display at DePauw University’s Richard E. Peeler Art Center... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:55:06 -0500 Tractor Supply store hosting FFA fundraiser The Greencastle Tractor Supply Co. store will collect donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in Indiana. During National FFA Week, Feb. 17-26, Tractor Supply shoppers... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:54:49 -0500 Putnam Scanner 2-17-17 Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Wednesday • At 6:16 p.m. John Alvin Mayfield, 33, Westville Correctional Facility, was taken into custody on a court order. • At 3:31 p.m.... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:54:29 -0500 GHS vocal, piano students excel at contest TERRE HAUTE -- Greencastle High School vocalists and pianists competed and fared well in the District Solo Ensemble Contest Saturday, Feb. 4 at Terre Haute North High School. GHS results are as... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:46:37 -0500 West Central Indiana Quail Forever banquet set Feb. 25 at fairgrounds The annual West Central Indiana Quail Forever Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:46:26 -0500 Charles O. Gaston Charles O. Gaston, 86, of Cloverdale, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Born Jan. 26, 1931 to the late Harris and Mildred (Henson) Gaston. Charles was retired from Allison Gas... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:19:22 -0500 Marjorie Jean Houston Marjorie Jean Houston, 88, of Greencastle, passed away at her residence on Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2017. She was born on Feb. 10, 1929 at Ladoga to James Franklin and Lena Barr Carmichael. She was... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:54:48 -0500 Local couple proposing hookah bar for downtown A local couple's dream of opening a hookah bar in downtown Greencastle may go up in smoke before it draws its first breath. If the city's existing smoke-free law can't be amended, Blake and Destiny... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:38:42 -0500 Neese in running for national 3-point contest; online voting underway Cloverdale senior Cooper Neese is one of 16 players nationally to be nominated for the American Family Insurance High School 3-Point Competition, which will take place in Phoenix next month.... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:41:56 -0500 BENNETT'S MINUTES: Neese’s climb up ladder impressive Cooper Neese probably cannot fathom the historical significance of his spot as the 10th-leading scorer in Indiana boys’ high school basketball history. The Cloverdale standout is both modest and... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:22:42 -0500 Last-minute rally lifts Cougars over Chargers LINDEN -- Two teams with nearly identical records and similar seasons met on Tuesday night as North Putnam played at North Montgomery. As a result, the fact that the game was tied with 26 seconds... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:17:41 -0500 McDonald’s aids Tiger Cub track team’s safety Greencastle High School announces a generous donation from Jedele Enterprises and Greencastle McDonald’s Restaurant to the GHS Athletic Department. McDonald’s joined the list of GHS Athletics... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:16:09 -0500 Eagles drop third straight EMINENCE -- Free throws can make a big difference in high school basketball. On Tuesday night the Eminence Eels scored 27 of their 64 points from the charity stripe as they defeated the South Putnam... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:15:57 -0500 Duke reps in town to address billing factors Duke Energy crews are no strangers to dealing with the damage storms can cause to the thousands of miles of electrical lines the company uses to bring power to its customers. But when “a perfect... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:36:06 -0500 South Putnam FFA wins state, prepares for nationals The South Putnam FFA novice parliamentary procedure team -- consisting of Drew Steffy, Alex and Evan Steffy, Ava McHugh, Dartagnan Neudeck, Brooke Roberts and Bree Mahoney-Sutherland -- has placed... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:35:09 -0500 King Me Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:33:56 -0500 Legislative Update session set for Saturday morning Putnam County Farm Bureau will host its second Legislative Update program of the 2017 Indiana General Assembly session on Saturday, Feb. 18. District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle), District... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:33:44 -0500 GPD investigates suspicious package At approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Greencastle City Police Officer Zach Rhine was dispatched to Chiyoda factory on Indianapolis Road on the city’s East Side to investigate a suspicious package. Due... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:24:21 -0500 GMS vocal, piano students excel TERRE HAUTE -- On Saturday, Feb. 4, Greencastle Middle School vocal and piano students competed in the Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble competition at Terre Haute North High... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:24:01 -0500 Victim in Danville shooting identified DANVILLE — Authorities have identified the shooting victim in a Danville incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Danville Police had earlier arrested Philip Klug, 18, of Danville, on charges of... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:23:31 -0500 Body in Sugar Creek identified CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The body found Saturday in Sugar Creek in Montgomery County has been positively identified as missing teenager Kaden Cravens, 19, of Crawfordsville, Indiana State Police at... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:23:17 -0500 Two new ISP troopers asssigned to Putnamville PUTNAMVILLE -- In a ceremony led by Indiana State Police Supt. Doug Carter Tuesday, 54 probationary troopers from the 76th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class were issued their state police... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:22:28 -0500 Russellville VFD slates spaghetti supper Saturday RUSSELLVILLE -- The Russellville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a spaghetti supper at the Russellville Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 4-8 p.m. The meal will consist of spaghetti,... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:12:26 -0500 Court News 2-15-17 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Larry R. Owens, 40, Greencastle, two counts of Level 6 felony failure to register as a sex or violent offender Robert W. Roark, 38,... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:12:10 -0500 Putnam Scanner 2-15-17 Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Monday • At 12:59 p.m. Adam Edward Smith, 23, Russellville, was housed at the jail on a warrant for sexual misconduct with a minor. • At... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:11:11 -0500 Princely Possibilities Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:09:24 -0500 Willis C. ‘Bill’ Lundy Willis C. “Bill” Lundy, 86, of Greencastle, passed away Sunday Feb. 12, 2017. He was born in Switz City on July 25, 1930 to Charles and Macel Wright Lundy. He is survived by his wife of 61 years,... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:46:41 -0500