Greencastle Banner-Graphic Headlines News from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us Small fire occurs at DePauw's Hoover Hall A small fire early Saturday morning at Hoover Hall on the DePauw University campus occurred in a storage room on the lower level of the new dining hall in the canter of campus. The fire was... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:21:24 -0400 Greencastle hires Garletts as assistant superintendent The Greencastle Community School Board welcomed its new assistant superintedent to town on Monday evening. During the regular school board meeting, the board accepted the recommendation to hire Dr.... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:42:28 -0400 Virgel P. Daniels Virgel P. Daniels, 71, passed away early Friday morning, April 28, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Virgel was born in Celina, Tenn., the son of Carvel and Irene (Grogan) Daniels,... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:55:49 -0400 Gloria A. Bergstrom Gloria A. Bergstrom, 84, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Mill Pond Health Campus following an extended illness. Gloria was born in Iron River, Wis., on June 3, 1932, the daughter of James... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:55:30 -0400 HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Bennett’s 36 leads Tiger Cubs over Clovers CLOVERDALE — Jake Bennett shot a 36 to pace Greencastle to a 156-182 win over Cloverdale on Thursday in boys’ high school golf action at Clover Meadows. Blaise Hasty added a 37, Jaxon Parmley had a... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:15:29 -0400 Library parking lot work to begin Monday Director Grier Carson announced to the Putnam County Public Library Board that work on the parking lot is set to begin next week with creating the new entrance on Walnut Street. “Our plan is to... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:09:32 -0400 Tree City Again, Naturally While city officials learned early in April that Greencastle has earned the Tree City USA designation for the 18th straight year, what better way to celebrate the honor than with an Arbor Day tree... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:08:47 -0400 BENNETT'S MINUTES: Wilkes wins top honor on big night INDIANAPOLIS — Kris Wilkes of Indianapolis North Central was named Mr. Basketball on Thursday night at the Indiana Sports Awards program held at Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus.... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:08:39 -0400 Give Local Putnam County Day chance to help local charities A Tuesday online competition will give supporters of local charities the chance to support their favorite causes not only with their own gifts, but with the chance to earn even more. Tuesday, May 2... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:07:36 -0400 Putnam Scanner for April 29, 2017 One person was booked in the Putnam County Jail on Thursday. • At 12:40 a.m. Daniel Neal Bates, 38, Athens, Ala., was lodged at the jail for reckless driving, driving under the influence with a prior... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:06:55 -0400 Court News for April 29, 2017 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Steven E. Davis, 49, Greencastle, Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine, Class B misdemeanor false informing, Class C... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:05:46 -0400 Good Cooking Area 30 Career Center culinary arts instructor Mary Anne Birt recently spoke to the Greencastle Kiwanis Club, showing pictures of the students as they learned the art of cooking and explaining the... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:04:27 -0400 ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ day set at library Putnam County Public Library will mark “May the Fourth Be With You” day on Thursday, May 4. Persons may stop by the library, 103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle, any time between 5 and 7 p.m. on May 4 for... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:48:19 -0400 Civic Duty On Saturday, April 22, the women of the Greencastle Civic League participated in Earth Day celebrations by picking up trash along a segment of Veterans Highway. Twice a year, The Civic League members... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:47:34 -0400 Mountain Man Rendezvous this weekend at Bridgeton BRIDGETON -- The 25th annual Mountain Man Rendezvous is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30 in the Parke County community of Bridgeton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:46:53 -0400 Police investigating death of an infant in Bainbridge BAINBRIDGE — State Police detectives are investigating the Thursday-morning death of a Bainbridge infant. At 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, the child’s father called Putnam County 911 Dispatch reporting his... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:46:23 -0400 Four mayors to offer reflections on three decades of governing Greencastle The four individuals who have served as mayors of Greencastle since 1988 will come together on Friday, May 5 to reflect on their experiences as mayors and on their city -- past, present and future.... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:12:28 -0400 DePauw Band ends year with premiere Sunday For its final concert of the season, Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, the DePauw University Band will present two distinguished soloists -- Master Sgt. Michael Mergen (United States... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00:36 -0400 BENNETT'S MINUTES: Ex-boss praises new Cougar coach Mark Bless knows a thing or two about coaching football. The eighth-year Avon coach has won 205 games in his 28 years, which include six years at North Vermillion and 15 years at Mooresville before... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:45:16 -0400 DAZE WORK: When the weather gets too personal This time it’s personal. The weather, I mean. Dodging raindrops and hailstones seemed bad enough Wednesday night, but that was before I spent part of the evening in the inner sanctum of Buffalo Wild... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:18:18 -0400 Veteran salutes Street Department crew To the Editor: This letter is directed to Mr. Brad Phillips and the men and women of the Greencastle Street Department. As a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a citizen of... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:17:21 -0400 Clean power plant halt yields victory To The Editor: Indiana experienced one of its first major victories under the Trump administration recently. While some will lament the action taken to halt the Clean Power Plan (CPP), there are... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:16:41 -0400 Riding carts and Frosty Paws concerns To the Editor: Recently we were shopping at the local Walmart store. For a very long time they have only a few riding carts for those needing them. We’re talking as low as four or five carts in use.... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:15:56 -0400 Need to safeguard the ‘public’ in public office For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to report that it’s getting rather full. This is not a good thing.... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:15:22 -0400 Master Gardeners slate plant auction May 13 Putnam County Master Gardeners will sponsor a plant auction on Saturday, May 13 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Flowers, ornamentals, trees, bushes and house plants will go up for bids inside... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:54:11 -0400 Storm scary yes, but no tornado All the right ingredients were there. Hail, hail and more hail. Winds clocked at greater than 70 mph. Wall clouds -- with that infamous rotation. That’s a prime recipe for tornadic action. But the... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:52:30 -0400 Democrats set town hall session with congressional candidate Sunday There is no election this year but that doesn’t mean local political activity has ground to a halt. As proof of that, Putnam County Democrats will host a town hall meeting on Sunday, April 30 from... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:49:35 -0400 Cougar track squads sweep Rockville, RP ROCKVILLE – North Putnam swept a pair of three-way track meets on Tuesday, winning the girls’ meet by 38 points over Rockville and taking the boys’ meet by 50 points over second-place Riverton Parke.... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:22:08 -0400 Featured Athlete of the Week: Spencer Rhine, Greencastle Spencer Rhine is a Greencastle senior football player who anchored the Tiger Cubs’ offensive line last fall, and is a thrower this spring for the track team. Banner Graphic: How important are sports... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:22:04 -0400 Court News 4-28-17 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Mercedie S. Vance, 42, Reelsville, Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine, Class A misdemeanor driving with a suspended license,... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:16:32 -0400 Putnam Scanner 4-28-17 Fourteen people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Wednesday • At 6:05 p.m. Caitlin Marie Abdon, 22, Bainbridge, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant. • At 3:06 p.m. Robin... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:15:50 -0400 Kappa Delta Phi Convention Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:14:36 -0400 Two of three defendants convicted in $2 million lottery scam with Putnam connections INDIANAPOLIS -- A Marion County jury has found two of the three persons accused in a $2 million scam involving a bogus winning Hoosier Lottery ticket guilty on multiple counts, while a third... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:25:29 -0400 U.S. 231 South closed for transformer replacement U.S. 231 South is closed Thursday, the Indiana Department of Transportation has announced. Crews are working to replace an electric transformer between county roads 300 South and 350 South. The... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:42:06 -0400 Attempted armed robbery reported at Family Video A reported attempted armed robbery at the Family Video business on Indianapolis Road in Greencastle Wednesday night sent Greencastle Police Officer Brad Hiatt to the scene at approximately 7:50 p.m.... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:18:18 -0400 Area 30 students take top ten, top three in recent contests Area 30 students performed well in two recent state competitions. Of 23 students who competed in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competition in Indianapolis, five returned with a... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:47:24 -0400 Rob Lowe postpones DePauw visit The Ubben Lecture by actor, producer and author Rob Lowe, which was scheduled to take place Monday, May 1 at DePauw University has been postponed. “We have received word that a scheduling conflict... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:21:08 -0400 Another Liberty Street drug bust reported by GPD Responding to a report of multiple drug transactions allegedly taking place in front of a Greencastle home, City Police Officers were dispatched to the East Liberty Street area during the evening... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:05:54 -0400 Betty A. Black Betty A. Black, 87, Greencastle, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 after a short illness. She was born in Clay County on June 16, 1929 to her mother Lucille Shidler Trueblood. She... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:11:28 -0400 Ronald Hammer Luther Ronald Hammer Luther, 77, of Greencastle, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born July 23, 1939 to Walter Eugene Luther and Oral Mercedes... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:47:49 -0400 Neese repeats as top county player In one of the most predictable announcements in journalism history, Cloverdale senior Cooper Neese has been named the Banner Graphic’s Player of the Year for the second straight season. Neese... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:17:58 -0400 Non-food Pantry distribution set Saturday The Putnam County Non-food Pantry, hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, will be distributing items from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 in the parish hall at 520 Seminary St., Greencastle. In... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:41:51 -0400 Putnam Scanner 4-26-17 Eleven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Monday • At 10:46 p.m. Mercedie Star Vance, 42, Reeceville, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant and for driving with a... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:38:38 -0400 Trio on trial in bogus $2 million lottery claim Almost exactly two years to the day they were arrested, a jury trial is under way in Marion County this week in the case of three people accused of trying to bilk the Hoosier Lottery out of $2... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:36:44 -0400 Dose of Reality Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:30:53 -0400 DePauw noted on Jeopardy! Tuesday Viewers of the television game show Jeopardy! got a dose of Tiger pride in Tuesday’s edition of the program. In the category of “Similarly Named Schools,” host Alex Trebek offered the answer: “It’s... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:17:37 -0400 Clovers get 2-1 revenge victory CLAYTON – Cloverdale’s softball team was reeling a bit after two losses to Edgewood last week, and needed a pick-me-up. The Clovers got exactly that on Monday evening, scoring two runs in the top of... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:49:30 -0400 Cub golfers top THS; Clovers get past Cougars Greencastle got a best-ever score of 39 from freshman Conner Taylor to defeat Terre Haute South 167-174 on Monday in boys’ high school golf action at Windy Hill. Terre Haute South’s Jake English was... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:47:55 -0400 GPD-administered Narcan dose saves unresponsive woman's life Quick response by an off-duty Greencastle City Police officer and the administering of a spray that counteracts life-threatening effects of opioid overdose apparently saved a woman's life Saturday... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:18:26 -0400 Charles R. Johnson Charles R. Johnson, 64, of Indianapolis, passed away on Dec. 18, 2016. He is survived by sisters, Mary Kathryn Webb and Sarah Ann Ross; and sister-in-law Janet Anna Johnson. He was preceded in death... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:39:33 -0400 ESPN VP Jill Frederickson '92 Returns to DePauw Wednesday Jill Frederickson, vice president of SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma mater Wednesday to discuss "The Value of a... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:25:01 -0400 Local firefighter recognized for his 50 years of service BELLE UNION -- Volunteer firefighter Robert “Bob” Nichols, 70, of Belle Union, was greeted with a surprise party on Sunday in celebration of his 50 years at the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:40:53 -0400 Preventing child abuse by building strong families For every 1,000 Hoosier children, there are 17 substantiated cases of child abuse or neglect. In Putnam County, the rate is higher, at 18 cases per 1,000 children. It's the third highest among its... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:32:40 -0400 Beverly Sinclair Beverly Sinclair, 71, of Clinton, passed away Sunday night, April 23, 2017 in the Vermillion County Health Center at Clinton. Born June 12, 1945 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Vern... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:33:44 -0400 Janet R. Aker Janet R. Aker, 76, of Utica, Ky., passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at her home. Born in Greencastle on May 27, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Thelma Myers Johns. Janet... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:23:45 -0400 Constance 'Connie' Marie Long Waldon Constance "Connie" Marie Long Waldon, of Roachdale, passed away at Danville Regional Rehabilitation in Danville on Saturday afternoon, April 22, 2017. She was born on Aug. 24, 1921 at Jamestown,... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:34:25 -0400 Evelyn Louise Capps Evelyn Louise Capps, 65, Brazil, died April 22, 2017 at Cloverleaf Healthcare. She was born May 10, 1951 in Decatur, Ill., the daughter of Wanda Louise Davis and Nathan Montgomery. On July 24, 1969... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:33:10 -0400 Three cars damaged in accident on West Franklin The temporary distraction of a teen motorist caused a three-car accident near downtown Greencastle Sunday evening. At 7:30 p.m., 17-year-old Wyatt Ellis of Greencastle was westbound on West Franklin... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 21:21:48 -0400 Clovers top NP in baseball, softball ROACHDALE -- Cloverdale and North Putnam met for baseball and softball games on Friday evening. The Clovers won the softball matchup by a 17-3 margin, and also won the baseball with a 4-3 triumph... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:29:52 -0400 Banner Graphic to switch Monday publication to Tuesdays The Banner Graphic will change its weekly print schedule beginning on Tuesday, May 2 with a switch to printing on Tuesdays. The weekly Tuesday edition will replace the current Monday edition of the... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:14:48 -0400 Putnam County Board of Realtors Shred Event The Putnam County Board of Realtors will host a community shred event from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Greencastle Middle School parking lot off Percy Julian Drive at Veterans Memorial... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:14:36 -0400 Celebrating Divine Mercy Members of St. Paul of the Apostle Catholic Church took to the streets of downtown Greencastle Sunday, signifying the chapel’s first-annual Divine Mercy Service on what is known in the Catholic... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:14:02 -0400 HPS to mark May as Preservation Month May is National Historic Preservation Month, and the Heritage Preservation Society (HPS) of Putnam County will begin by celebrating with the dedication of the two new courthouse clocks in conjunction... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:13:39 -0400 Putnam Scanner 4-24-17 City Fire The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to seven dispatches and one medical run. • At 5:51 p.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to reports of a possible gas leak at 410 E. Washington... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:13:21 -0400 Court News for 4-24-2017 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Criminal Cases Bryan K. Conner, 41, Clinton, driving a motor vehicle after forfeiture of license for life Sara A. Trivett, 28,... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:12:34 -0400 Library to host new round of Mah Jongg classes The Putnam County Public Library will host another round of Learn to Play Mah Jongg, beginning May 2 and running through June 13. Janice White will be leading another seven-week course at the... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:11:46 -0400 Mansfield Mill to take part in mushroom fest April 29-30 MANSFIELD -- Mansfield Roller Mill in southeastern Parke County will participate in Mansfield’s Mushroom Festival Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30. The historic three-story, 1880s mill will be open... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:11:29 -0400 DPU Jazz Ensemble in concert with special guest performer Paul White, GMS Jazz Band Wednesday The DePauw Jazz Ensemble will welcome composer/arranger SSG Paul G. White to the Green Center for the Performing Arts in a joint concert conducted by Steve Snyder this week at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday,... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:10:01 -0400 This Earth Day, we are grateful for our region’s resources Every Earth Day, we at the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District reflect on the wonderful natural resources we get to enjoy in Putnam County. Our staff is grateful for the opportunity to... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:09:12 -0400 Habitat for Humanity sets fundraiser breakfast Putnam County Habitat for Humanity will have a pancake breakfast at Reelsville Fire Department on Saturday, April 29 from 9-11 a.m. Payment will be via free-will donation. PCHH board members will be... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:08:26 -0400 Santa Claus comes to town early for Big Bounce visit Normally you don’t associate Santa Claus with Earth Day, but on Saturday -- Earth Day -- Santas from across Indiana descended upon Greencastle. People driving along State Road 240 just east of... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:58:51 -0400 DePauw baseball honors coach Ed Meyer DePauw University honored the memory of alumnus and longtime baseball coach Ed Meyer on Saturday during its doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan. Meyer, a 1962 DePauw graduate, was head baseball coach... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:53:17 -0400 Carl Orvis Arbuckle Carl Orvis Arbuckle, 93, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness. Carl was born in Belleville on July 23, 1923, the son of Samuel... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:31:34 -0400