Greencastle Banner-Graphic Headlines News from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us BENNETT'S MINUTES: Premiere date set for Pat Rady documentary Filmmakers don’t make documentaries about just anybody who has coached Indiana high school basketball, since thousands of different people have held that position for the more than 100 years the... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:47:11 -0400 Greencastle's Emma Wilson wins regional title; South Putnam boys place fourth INDIANAPOLIS – Greencastle’s Emma Wilson was the individual girls’ champion and the South Putnam boys’ team placed fourth to highlight Putnam County participants in the Ben Davis regional cross... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 01:53:03 -0400 Tiger Cubs hang on for repeat win It took everyone and everything, all three phases of the game, for Greencastle to earn a 33-30 victory over West Vigo on Friday night in the opening round of the IHSAA Class 3A football tournament at... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:42:53 -0400 Adjustment period over for NP’s Gross ROACHDALE — Early in the season, North Putnam newcomer Solomon Gross was having a little trouble adjusting to the terminology and offense run by coach Greg Barrett. Gross, whose family moved to... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:40:33 -0400 Many of state’s elite runners to compete at Shelbyville semistate Twelve athletes from Putnam County will be competing today in the IHSAA semistate cross country meet at Blue River Park in Shelbyville, with their eyes set on advancing to next Saturday’s state... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:37:19 -0400 Improved Clovers eliminated by Cascade, 27-6 CLOVERDALE — The Cloverdale Clovers welcomed the Cascade Cadets to face off in the first round of Sectional 39 in a rematch from the regular season. This time the Cadets came out on top 27-6. “We... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:34:31 -0400 Quick start paces ‘Hawks by Eagles SHERIDAN — The South Putnam Eagles traveled to Sheridan for the opening round of the Class 1A high school football sectional. In a blink of an eye, they were staring at 21-0 deficit and the... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:33:23 -0400 Moore pleased with season MONROVIA — The Cloverdale volleyball team lost to the Cascade Cadets in the first round of the Monrovia sectionals on Thursday night by scores of 20-25, 21-25 and 18-25 to finish the season at 7-19.... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:32:04 -0400 Gaston - 60th Anniversary Robert and Mary Gaston will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 26. They were married on Oct. 26, 1956 at New Providence Baptist Church. They have one daughter, Myrna... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:46:16 -0400 Zellers - 60th Anniversary Leland and Shelba Jean (Bailey) Zellers of Greencastle will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 3. They were married on Nov. 3, 1956 at the First Christian Church in Palestine,... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:44:44 -0400 Utah man killed, seven students hurt in I-70 crash HAZELWOOD -- A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 sandwiched a rental van in between a semi and a school bus Friday afternoon, resulting in the death of a Utah man and minor injuries to a... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:43:55 -0400 Blues and Brews Singing the blues for a Friday night crowd at Wasser Brewing Company, Alex Puga of Gravel Road takes a break from the harmonica and lets the emotion of the song take over. Puga and bandmates Jeremy... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:43:49 -0400 No change to utility bill responsibility CLOVERDALE -- The recent Cloverdale Town Council meeting saw a heated exchange between the council and audience members over a large utility bill write-off and a proposal to amend Ordinance 2012-4... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:43:45 -0400 15th annual DePauw ArtsFest, ‘Art & Utopia,’ set for Oct. 26-Nov. 6 DePauw University’s 15th annual celebration of the arts, ArtsFest, begins Wednesday, Oct. 26, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 6. The 2016 edition of ArtsFest brings together a variety of events,... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:43:39 -0400 Committee suggests redistricting reform be settled by commission, not legislators INDIANAPOLIS — A nine-member Indiana redistricting commission, instead of the General Assembly, should direct how congressional and legislative district boundaries are drawn. That’s the... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:43:31 -0400 100 Women Who Care give with gratitude The members of 100 Women Who Care (WWC) Putnam County are ready to learn about local nonprofit organizations to support with a charitable gift of a potential $10,000. It takes 100 women to reach that... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:43:25 -0400 Putnamville UMC to host trunk or treat event Oct. 28 Putnamville United Methodist Church will host its second annual trunk or treat event from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at the historic church at U.S. 40 and Indiana 243 in Putnamville. The event will... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:43:13 -0400 Putnamville staff members honored at annual conference Three Putnamville Correctional Facility staff members were recognized during the recent Indiana Criminal Justice Association (ICJA) Conference held in Michigan City. Superintendent Brian Smith was... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:42:25 -0400 At the Library, Oct. 24-28 -- Imagination Portal Unplugged, 9 a.m.-noon Enjoy the Imagination Portal without monitors, video games or music in the background. -- Community Help Desk, 2-4 p.m. Tech Help Desk has a computer... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:34:11 -0400 Court News 10-22-16 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Brandi L. Bruce, 29, Cloverdale, Level 6 felony theft Seairah S. Delaney, 20, Bloomington, speeding Valerie M. Tippin, Greencastle,... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:33:25 -0400 Putnam Scanner 10-22-16 Eleven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Thursday • At 7:01 p.m. Michael Ryan Runnells, 31, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail on a local warrant. Wednesday • At 7:07 p.m. John... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:32:32 -0400 Principals Month Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:30:27 -0400 Rebecca Sue 'Becky' Buis Rebecca Sue "Becky" Buis, 59, Coatesville, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 20, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Greencastle on June 19, 1957, the daughter of Everett Miller Jr. and Flora L.... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:01:25 -0400 Baby comes crashing into the world with band’s name Certainly, as he grows up, baby “Crasher” is going to have one heck of an interesting story about how he got his name. Born Crasher Brendon Michael Buttery to Kaili Smith and Brent Buttery of... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:32 -0400 Playhouse, Peeler, School of Music get arts funding TERRE HAUTE -- On behalf of the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Illiana will award 12 arts organizations and arts providers -- including Putnam County Playhouse and the DePauw University Peeler Arts... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:26 -0400 PNC Grow Up Great program effort aids Putnam Head Start program Thanks to PNC Bank and the efforts of its employees, the Putnam County Head Start program has received a check for $6,000 to use for furthering educational opportunities locally. The funds were... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:19 -0400 Launch Putnam County unveiling due Oct. 25 Collaborative, low-cost workspace is coming to Greencastle with the introduction of Launch Putnam County, a co-working space for entrepreneurs, small business owners and anyone else who wants to... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:14 -0400 Museum seeks military items for local Veterans Day display With Veterans Day approaching, the Putnam County Museum has issued a call-out to all Putnam County veterans and families of veterans to bring in artifacts the museum could borrow. The museum wants to... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:10 -0400 Green Light Celebration Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department Director Roderick Weinschenk (center) was recently recognized and inducted into the Green Light Legacy Hall of Fame in Terre Haute. Weinschenk earned the... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:05 -0400 Halloween camping event set Oct. 29 at Raccoon SRA Raccoon State Recreation Area will have its 23rd annual Halloween Camping Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Raccowl Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. behind the camp store across the street from the modern... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:00 -0400 Hole In One The Area 30 and Ascena Retail Group 4th annual Scholarship Fund Golf Scramble was a success on Oct. 1 at Clover Meadows. Fourteen teams competed, with the winning team consisting of Zane Earles,... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:50:54 -0400 Cloverdale Lions Officers The Cloverdale Lions Club recently celebrated its 73rd year of service to the Cloverdale community and installed officers for the 2016-17 term. Officers are (from left) Brady Stockwell, president;... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:50:49 -0400 24 arrested for selling counterfeit items at Covered Bridge Festival MANSFIELD, Ind. (AP) - Authorities have seized tens of thousands of suspected counterfeit items from several booths at the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana, resulting in the arrests of... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:50:45 -0400 Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 21, the 295th day of 2016. There are 71 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:50:32 -0400 DePauw School of Music Events Week of Oct. 24--30 DePauw School of Music Event Week of Oct. 24--30 DePauw Faculty Woodwind Ensemble Anne Reynolds, flute; Randy Salman, clarinet; Leonid Sirotkin, oboe; Kara Stolle, bassoon; Rob Danforth horn Tuesday,... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:46:41 -0400 Gregg/Hale bus tour sets Oct. 31 Greencastle stop Heading into the 2016 election homestretch, Democrat candidates John Gregg for governor and Christina Hale for lieutenant governor are taking their campaign on the road with a statewide bus tour that... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:46:19 -0400 Tiger Cubs fall in five sets; NP wins CRAWFORDSVILLE — Greencastle’s volleyball team has had its share of ups and downs this year, playing well at times and showing its youth on others. More than half of the Tiger Cubs’ roster consists... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:25:30 -0400 Tonight’s prep football capsules Game time: 7 p.m. Media coverage: The MTC Sports Network will telecast the game online at The coaches: Tony Meyer is in his second year at Cloverdale. Steve Spinks is in his first... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:19:16 -0400 Featured Athlete of the Week: Shelby Kallem, Greencastle Shelby Kallem is a senior member of the girls’ cross country team at Greencastle High School who is homeschooled for most of the day. She and her family, which includes sophomore cross country... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:16:26 -0400 Pay attention to local races when you’re in the voting booth Election fever has caught on around the nation, around the state and right here in Putnam County. It’s not hard to see why. With a presidential election seemingly unprecedented in its divisiveness,... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:40:44 -0400 Do debates help us choose wisely? We should change the nature of presidential debates to put control of the process on the voters’ side, and not let the candidates get away with fluff. We’re in the middle of the presidential debates,... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:40:29 -0400 A taxpayer’s lament To the Editor: I have always suspected that I was a chump and a loser, but it wasn’t until a couple weeks ago that I realized the full magnitude of my stupidity. For my entire working life, I have... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:40:07 -0400 Vote no for Public Question 1 Right to Fish and Hunt To the Editor: Even if you enjoy hunting and fishing, please vote “no” on Indiana’s Ballot Question No. 1, Right to Fish/Hunt/Harvest Wildlife. Evvery citizen in the U.S. already has equal... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:39:47 -0400 Sponsors help make GFD open house possible To the Editor: The Greencastle Fire Department would like to extend a special “Thanks” to the following supporters who contributed to the 16th annual GFD Open House event on Oct. 6. We had a huge... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:39:28 -0400 Putnam Scanner 10-21-16 City Police Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers. • At 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Max Morphew, 45, Greencastle, was arrested at a Maple Avenue apartment by Reserve Officer... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:29:55 -0400 Court News for 10-21-2016 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. The following cases have been filed recently in Putnam County courts. Criminal Cases • Michael Eugene Skinner, 44, Greencastle,... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:29:12 -0400 Helen Joan Hendricks Helen Joan Hendricks, 84, of Ladoga, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at Hendricks Regional. She was born Nov. 17, 1931 in Indianapolis, daughter of the late Earl and Helen Anna (Gantz) Simon.... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:17:34 -0400 Suspect who briefly fled police can't get away from his past A suspect who tried unsuccessfully to flee from police at the Putnam County Courthouse last Friday couldn't outrun his criminal history either. Carey K. Carr, 50, Brownsburg, a suspect with nine... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:52:22 -0400 Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2016. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1976, 78 people were killed when the Norwegian tanker Frosta rammed... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:47:57 -0400 Beverly Anne Jones-Steele Beverly Anne Jones-Steele, 64, of Cloverdale, passed unexpectedly on early Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville. She is survived by husband Wally Steele. They married on... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:29:22 -0400 Bainbridge United Methodist Women to sponsor chili supper Oct. 22 BAINBRIDGE -- The United Methodist Women of Bainbridge will be sponsoring a chili supper with coneys, hot dogs, veggies and desserts on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church,... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:17:07 -0400 Free movie Saturday at Robe-Ann Park The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is having its second Movie Night Saturday, Oct. 22 on the softball field in Robe-Ann Park. The free 7:45 p.m. movie is billed as a “Family Fun... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:17:00 -0400 Area 30 pupils earn 1,256 college credits Assistant Director Chad Nunley delivered a report on the number of Area 30 Career Center students who will be graduating with dual credits. A total of 203 graduates will have earned a total of... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:16:52 -0400 Putnam Scanner 10-19-16 Greencastle City Police officers investigated a recent shoplifting incident at the Walmart store on Indianapolis Road. • At 5:20 p.m. Friday, Cassidy Frost, 19, Bainbridge, was arrested by Sgt. Ed... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:16:42 -0400 Bridge jobs closer to completion Four county bridge projects are nearing or have reached completion, the Putnam County Commissioners learned Monday morning. In his bimonthly report to the commissioners, County Highway Supervisor... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:16:14 -0400 Spikers open sectionals Thursday Sectional play started at some of the larger tourney fields on Tuesday, with action at a majority of the sites getting in full swing on Thursday. Quarterfinal matches will take place on Thursday at... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:28:06 -0400 Twila Gail Ott Twila Gail Ott, 83, of Greencastle, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. She was born Aug. 11, 1933 in Indianapolis to Roy and Carrie Wilkerson. Twila was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:07:25 -0400 Dragster champ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:05:45 -0400 Mary Lou Dudley Mary Lou Dudley, 91, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Born May 9, 1925 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Robert and Jessie (Buis) Arnold. She was a 1943 graduate of Fillmore High... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:03:43 -0400 Patricia 'Patty' Fajt Patricia "Patty" Fajt, 72, Plainfield, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born in Latrobe, Pa., to Joseph and Mary (Brody) Vadas. She married John Dennis... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:03:31 -0400 ZoDell Smith ZoDell Smith departed her temporary earthly home Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 for her eternal home to dwell in the Eternal Presence of God, whom she devotedly loved and faithfully served in this life. She... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:35:58 -0400 Beverly Anne Jones-Steele Beverly Anne Jones-Steele, 64, of Cloverdale, passed unexpectedly early Tuesday morning, Oct. 18, 2016, at Riverview Health in Noblesville. Arrangements are pending with the Hopkins-Rector Funeral... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:25:03 -0400 Louise Downs Louise Downs, 86, of rural Dana, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton. Louise was born Aug. 29, 1930 in Greencastle, daughter of the late Enoch... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:29:28 -0400 Public Access to air 2016 Candidate Forum through Election Day With Election Day upcoming, Greencastle's Public Access channel (channel three on most viewing guides) will be airing the recent Candidate Forum that took place inside DePauw University's Pulliam... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:13:59 -0400 Cloverdale's Cameron Mann named Purdue homecoming queen WEST LAFAYETTE -- Accolades and awards keep coming for Purdue University senior Cameron Mann, who Saturday was named the school's 2016 homecoming queen. The daughter of Rob and Malinda Mann of... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:12:35 -0400 Jocie Elizabeth Kircher Jocie Elizabeth Kircher, 97, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Arrangements are pending with the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle. A complete obituary will be... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:56:32 -0400 County bridge jobs getting closer to completion Four county bridge projects are nearing or have reached completion, the Putnam County Commissioners learned Monday morning. In his bimonthly report to the commissioners, Highway Department Supervisor... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:56:25 -0400 Broad Stripes, Bright Stars Early voters doing their civic duty at the Putnam County Courthouse are getting a patriotic surprise this election season — a large American flag hanging from the fourth floor above the courthouse... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:56:15 -0400 Owen to moderate Tuesday U.S. Senate debate Commercials for U.S. Senate candidates Evan Bayh and Todd Young have been everywhere on local television recently, but theirs won’t be the only two familiar faces featured on the U.S. Senate debate... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:56:00 -0400 Roaring Readers Deer Meadow Primary School celebrates some changes to its Roaring Readers program, which include automatic membership for students and staff as well as unveiling new T-shirts on Friday. “We’re just... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:55:52 -0400 Today in History See what's happened on today's date in a new section called Today in History. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:52:06 -0400 Wilson claims first regional title INDIANAPOLIS – Greencastle’s Emma Wilson was the individual girls’ champion and the South Putnam boys’ team placed fourth to highlight Putnam County participants in the Ben Davis regional cross... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:53:30 -0400 Tiger Cubs, Clovers record WIC crossover wins Greencastle and Cloverdale picked up victories on Saturday in the Western Indiana Conference volleyball crossover round. The Tiger Cubs finished in fifth place after defeating Cascade 3-2, while the... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:52:12 -0400 Hoop coaches unhappy with IHSAA change, but they're managing The predicted temperature today for Putnam County is 82 degrees. Tomorrow’s is 85. So what time is it? It’s the first day of girls’ basketball practice. The problem is that many players can’t make... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:51:19 -0400 DePauw routs Allegheny, goes to 5-1 on year MEADVILLE, Pa. — DePauw University scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions on the way to a 69-21 North Coast Athletic Conference win at Allegheny. The Tigers moved to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:39:33 -0400 Court News 10-17-16 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Jacob Gaddis, 19, Bainbridge, Level 6 felony residential entry Chad N. Sellers, 18, Greencastle, Class C misdemeanor illegal... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:28:09 -0400 Putnam Scanner 10-17-16 Putnam County sheriff’s deputies responded to three recent property-damage crashes. • At 8:32 a.m. on Thursday, Lindsey J. Cottrell, 30, Coatesville, was westbound on U.S. 36 in a 2007 Chevrolet... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:27:08 -0400 Oct. 25 LWV event to ask: Is the news media doing its job? Press conferences, rallies, debates, interviews, soundbites and 24-hour coverage of “breaking news” --- we have been inundated with so much information. But is the news media doing its job during... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:25:57 -0400 North Putnam FFA members to compete at national convention The North Putnam FFA is preparing to compete in two contests at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on Oct. 19-21. Mary Timm will be competing in the FFA Creed contest. She won the state... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:24:19 -0400 Annual war on leaves to begin Autumn leaves are beginning to fall already, and soon will be piling up on the ground in earnest awaiting the annual collection efforts of the Greencastle Department of Public Works. That process... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:23:15 -0400 Jazz, Beer and Communiversity Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:20:34 -0400 Smart meters coming to Greencastle Having spent “close to a million dollars” recently to remodel its Greencastle office, Duke Energy is getting ready to upgrade its presence at local homes as well. “We’re coming into the technology... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:19:21 -0400 September Restaurant Inspections Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:04:03 -0400 Abbott keynotes Oct. 25 Extension annual meeting Purdue Extension-Putnam County cordially invites the public to attend its 2016 annual meeting. The annual meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Inn at DePauw. The... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:03:39 -0400 Domestic Violence prevention efforts ongoing in county Among ghosts and goblins, the month of October is symbolic for something else — Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each year during the month of October, the Family Support Services Domestic... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:01:24 -0400 Don R. Arney Don R. Arney, 56, of Poland, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1960 in Brazil. He was the son of the late James L. and Thelma Jene (Fritzinger) Arney, and she... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:26:14 -0400 Dorothy Mae Long Edenfield Dorothy Mae Long Edenfield was born July 28, 1925 in Winchester, Ky. She died peacefully in her sleep, Saturday morning, Oct. 15, 2016, while a resident of Asbury Towers, Greencastle, after a short... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 16:45:56 -0400