Greencastle Banner-Graphic Headlines News from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us Sheriff’s department seeks help locating Cloverdale Liquors armed robbers CLOVERDALE — Two armed suspects robbed Cloverdale Liquors Wednesday evening, and police are seeking the public’s help in locating the two subjects. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department reports that... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:54:45 -0500 Former Cloverdale coach Al Tucker chosen for Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:14:21 -0500 Woman dies in Cloverdale Township car crash CLOVERDALE -- A Poland woman was killed Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle car crash east of Cloverdale. Darlene Whitaker, 18, was westbound on County Road 900 South at around 3:30 p.m. when she... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:40:26 -0500 NP’s Haste first-team all-state pick North Putnam senior tight end Max Haste was named to the Associated Press Class 2A all-state first team on Wednesday after a stellar season for the Cougars. Haste, a 6-3, 220-pounder, caught 49... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:06:32 -0500 North Putnam's David Flannelly selected 2017 Putnam Lilly Scholar North Putnam High School senior David John Flannelly has been named the 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar (LECS) by the Putnam County Community Foundation. The prestigious scholarship will... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:05:38 -0500 Cameron calls 2016 ‘course correction’ for U.S. and world The year 2016 has brought about an inordinate share of historic events. Brexit in Britain. The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president. A referendum for government reform in Italy. Addressing “The... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:10:31 -0500 This weekend's basketball game previews Game time: 6 p.m. So far: The Tiger Cubs have lost two of their last three games, but the six teams to defeat them are a combined 41-13. South Putnam’s only loss came 53-35 to Greencastle in the... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:04:22 -0500 BENNETT'S MINUTES: Clover-PT matchup one of many good ones in TipOff Any basketball fan going to Southport on Saturday to see the Cloverdale-Park Tudor contest in the Forum TipOff Classic would do well to leave two hours earlier than planned. The preceding game is... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:01:11 -0500 Windy Hill Donation Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:01:00 -0500 Good Citizenship Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:28 -0500 DePauw wins pair in hoops Claire Ryan notched a career-high 20 points as DePauw moved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference with a 69-43 win over Wittenberg on Wednesday night. ‘The visiting Tigers... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:59:44 -0500 FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Alicia Haywood South Putnam Alicia Haywood is a three-sport athlete at South Putnam who competes in golf, swimming and tennis. Banner Graphic: What do you like best about the sports you play? Alicia Haywood: “In golf, I do it... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:58:15 -0500 Tiger Sharks post great times in loss BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington North swept a pair of high school swimming meets from Greencastle on Tuesday, winning the boys’ meet 122-61 and the girls’ meet 138-44. “Our Sharks rose to the challenge... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:56:27 -0500 Putnam Scanner 12-9-16 Seven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Wednesday • At 5:58 p.m. Chad Matthew Fiscus, 31, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for resisting law enforcement and on an... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:55:10 -0500 Breakfast with The Grinch set for Dec. 17 at PCPL The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department’s second annual Breakfast with The Grinch program is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Putnam County Public Library, 103 E. Poplar St.,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:53:52 -0500 City Park Dept. offering phone calls from Santa The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the North Pole, has made arrangements for Santa Claus to make telephone calls to Greencastle area youth, ages 2-7, prior to... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:53:39 -0500 Texas man arrested on I-70 for transporting illegal aliens LITTLE POINT -- A 21-year-old Texas man was arrested Wednesday on Interstate 70 set of the Morgan-Putnam county line for allegedly transporting illegal aliens, Indiana State Police at Putnamville... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:20:46 -0500 I-70 commercial vehicle inspection results in arrest CLOVERDALE -- A California truck driver was arrested on three felony charges Thursday afternoon following a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Putnam County. At 12:15 p.m., an Indiana State Police... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:27:59 -0500 Aaron Charles Craft Aaron Charles Craft, 91, of Roachdale, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at his home with family by his side. He had been in failing health the past few years. He graduated from Bloomingdale High... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:50:02 -0500 Cloverdale senior wins Owen County Lilly Scholarship SPENCER -- A Cloverdale High School has been named the 35th Owen County recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Andrew Johnson of Quincy, the son of Keith and Lori Johnson, will... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:36:57 -0500 Kenneth 'LeRoy' Sillery Kenneth "LeRoy" Sillery, 91 of Reelsville, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. LeRoy was born Oct 13, 1925 to Enoch Arden Sillery and Silvie Mildred (Disbrow) Sillery. He married... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:52:57 -0500 Joseph 'Jay' Knauer Joseph Knauer, 60, of Carbon, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Jay was born June 30, 1956, the son of Norma Knauer and... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:18:37 -0500 Howard C. Lilley Howard C. Lilley, 68, of Quincy, formerly of Indianapolis area, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. He was born July 23, 1948 to the late Charles Lilley and Helen (King) Allred in Noblesville. He was a... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:37:01 -0500 Oh, give me a home where the chrome buffalo roams ... In celebration of Indiana's 200th birthday, a 200-pound fiberglass bison -- contributed by the Duke Energy Foundation -- is being placed in Putnam County as part of a public art project with the... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:23:49 -0500 Al Tucker proud to follow son into Hall of Fame Many sons dream of the day they can follow in the footsteps of their fathers. In Al Tucker’s case, the longtime Cloverdale basketball coach flipped that scenario when he followed in the footsteps of... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:01:38 -0500 Neese tops Blue on boys’ scoring list CLOVERDALE — Everyone in the gym at Cloverdale High School Tuesday — including Cooper Neese — knew what was going to happen after Neese hit his first bucket. Tied with 1960 Bainbridge graduate Jeff... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:01:20 -0500 Eagle, Clover girls get road victories CLAY CITY — The South Putnam Eagle girls’ basketball team traveled to Clay City and used an efficient, opportunistic offense to defeat the Clay City Eels 59-45 in a non-conference high school... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:49:22 -0500 Porter scores 25, leads Cougars to first win ROACHDALE — North Putnam was coming off of three straight losses going into Tuesday night’s game versus Eminence, while Eminence was 2-2 coming into the game. The Cougars got 25 points from Preston... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:47:07 -0500 Bray gets lunch experience at Cloverdale CLOVERDALE — A chance encounter at the Putnam County Fair led to Indiana Sen. Rod Bray eating lunch with some Cloverdale Elementary School students on Tuesday. In July, Sen. Bray (R-Martinsville) was... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:39:42 -0500 Remembering the lessons of Pearl Harbor, 75 years later Dec. 7, 1941 -- a date that will live in infamy as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt so eloquently stated -- has hit the 75-year anniversary mark today. And as the survivors of that day dwindle by... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:39:34 -0500 Putnam on par with statewide voter turnout numbers Already in line with the statewide GOP sweep that took place on Election Day, Putnam County voters also turned out in similar numbers to their counterparts around the state. With 60 percent of... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:38:49 -0500 Woman, 2 children perish in Brazil fire BRAZIL -- The city’s fire chief says investigation continues into what caused the fire at a Mechanic Street home that left three dead, including two children. The three — 18-year-old Raven Elizabeth... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:38:18 -0500 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor calls for salute The events of the past few minutes coursed through John Anderson’s mind like the hellish nightmare that it was. He had been assigned to set up chairs on the ship’s main deck for the Sunday morning... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:36:27 -0500 Putnam Scanner 12-7-16 County Jail Twelve people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Monday • At 10:05 p.m. Matthew R. Tiller, 33, Mooresville, was lodged at the jail on a Morgan County warrant. • At 4:18 p.m.... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:18:16 -0500 Chili supper Friday night at South Putnam A chili supper is set for Friday, Dec. 9 in the SPHS lobby during the South Putnam vs. Greencastle varsity girls’ and boys’ games. Serving is scheduled for 4-9 p.m. The cost is $5 for chili and all... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:17:44 -0500 Beverly A. Nichols Beverly A. Nichols, 81, of Coatesville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Beverly was born Jan. 7, 1935 in Putnam County to Maurice Paul and Leona Margaret McCullough. She was a 1953 graduate of... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:06:08 -0500 Edythe E. Benedix Schendel Edythe E. Benedix Schendel, 99, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle, where she had resided for 15 years. She was born April 23, 1917 in La Moure,... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:43:18 -0500 Robert Edward Taylor Robert Edward Taylor, 79, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Born Dec. 23, 1936 in Greencastle, he was the son of Roy Jennings and Zelda B. (Diel) Taylor. Bob was a 1954 graduate... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:42:12 -0500 Brenda Kay Williams Heaven received a beautiful angel on Dec. 1, 2016. Brenda Kay Williams, 57, of Greencastle, passed away in her home surrounded by her family. Brenda was born Jan. 11, 1959 to Floyd and Shirley... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:37:53 -0500 Emerald Palace playground pickets available as Christmas gifts The Greencastle Friends of the Park suggest that for a present for that hard-to-be-buy-for individual or even a last-minute gift, local residents consider sponsoring a decorative picket at the... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:56:01 -0500 Wilson to talk about tools of genealogical research Wesley W. Wilson, coordinator of Archives and Special Collections at DePauw University, will give a presentation at the Putnam County Museum on Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. Getting started... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:53:45 -0500 One Point from History The 53-point game by Cloverdale's Cooper Neese on Saturday put him into two ties for historical Putnam County records. Neese raised his career scoring total to 1,798 points, and is now tied with 1960... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:17:09 -0500 Report: Greencastle man charged with child molesting A September domestic violence investigation took an unexpected turn and led to Class C felony child molesting charges against a Greencastle man. While conducting a Sept. 20 investigation, a Putnam... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:26:35 -0500 Bicentennial events announced Having been celebrated throughout 2016, the 200th anniversary of Indiana statehood will arrive on Sunday, Dec. 11. The Putnam County Bicentennial Committee has an afternoon of celebration in store to... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:52:55 -0500 Neese’s 53 points again not enough for Clovers NEW MARKET — Southmont’s Mounties painfully watched from the stands last spring as Cloverdale cut down the nets in their gym following a win over Monrovia, marking the school’s second straight boys’... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:16:41 -0500 BENNETT'S MINUTES: Memorable night ends ‘Cooper moratorium’ early NEW MARKET — I would have no trouble defending the amount of coverage that Cloverdale’s Cooper Neese has received during my still brief tenure here at the Banner Graphic, considering his status as... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:14:27 -0500 Indy area squads top Eagles, Cougars The South Putnam Eagles ran into trouble on Saturday night at home, falling 55-30 to a talented Bethesda Christian team in a non-conference high school basketball game. The loss dropped the Eagles to... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:12:51 -0500 DePauw women win NCAC pair MEADVILLE, Pa. — DePauw scored the game’s first nine points and never trailed on the way to a 73-38 North Coast Athletic Conference win at Allegheny. The Tigers improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:11:26 -0500 Breakfast With Santa Between enjoying breakfast, doing several crafts or sitting on Santa’s lap, local youngsters take part in the annual Tri-Kappa Breakfast with Santa Saturday at Deer Meadow School. Seven-year-old... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:32:40 -0500 Santa Loves a Parade Santa Claus makes his arrival in town via horse-drawn carriage Saturday afternoon as a fitting climax to the annual Cloverdale Christmas Parade before the Jolly Old Soul visits with local youngsters... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:32:36 -0500 Above and Beyond Matthew Welker and Sally Fowler (left) of Allstate Insurance Co. in Greencastle present a $1,000 check from the Allstate Foundation to Beyond Homeless Inc. Executive Director Michelle Boller and... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:32:29 -0500 Giving Tree effort seeking support The Putnam County Giving Tree project is seeking groups or individuals to help sponsor families in need again this Christmas. Each year, the Giving Tree program works with local schools and... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:28:58 -0500 Johnson Nichols Health Clinic serves families, individuals Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of articles featuring the partner agencies of Putnam County United Way Johnson Nichols Health Clinic has provided quality affordable health care in our... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:26:30 -0500 Christmas lunch set in Ivy Gallery Dec. 14 The Culinary Arts students at Area 30 Career Center will celebrate Christmas in the Ivy Gallery with their next luncheon event, Culinary Arts instructor Mary Anne Birt has announced. The Christmas... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:26:28 -0500 Putnam Scanner for 12-5-16 City Fire The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to four dispatches and one medical run. • At 11:34 a.m. on Friday, GFD performed an odor investigation at the intersection of Indiana and... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:26:23 -0500 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols set Friday at St. Paul’s St. Paul the Apostle Church in Greencastle will host a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, on Friday Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. The service, whose readings and music tell the story of Christmas, will also aim... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:26:20 -0500 Dec. 9-10 pop-up shop set at Myers 5 East Myers 5 East will host a Dec. 9-10 Hometown Holiday event featuring a Holiday Pop-Up Shop on Friday night and Winter Market on Saturday morning. Five local vendors will offer handmade and vintage... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:26:12 -0500 All I Want for Christmas How long has it been since these first-graders could say “Thister Thuzie thittin’ on a thithle?” They can’t tell you for sure, but they’re entirely pleased to share their story, singing “All I Want... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:26:09 -0500 Humane Society Funds The Humane Society of Putnam County, represented by Sandra Grimes, receives a $1,000 donation presented Friday morning by Kroger District Manager Lanny Goad (left) and Store Manager Ralph Akers as... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:26:06 -0500 Food Pantry Donation As part of the grand reopening celebration at the Greencastle Kroger store Friday, the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry receives a $1,000 donation presented by Kroger District Manager Lanny Goad... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:26:03 -0500 Holiday Creativity Winners in the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department’s Holiday Gingerbread and Brickmania contests are Seth Lawrenz, 12, representing the Lawrenz family as winners of the gingerbread family... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:25:59 -0500 Dec. 10 chili supper to benefit Little family A chili supper to benefit a local family will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4-7 p.m. at the New Hope Fellowship Church, 2450 U.S. 231 North, Greencastle. Dinner and dessert is $6 per person.... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:25:42 -0500 Area 30 Health Services to host blood drive Thursday The Area 30 Career Center Health Services students will host a blood drive Thursday, Dec. 8 in the community room of the Area 30 Career Center. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:25:29 -0500 Dale E. Detro Dale E. Detro, 79, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Born March 21, 1937 in Putnam County, he was the son of Forest and Stella Opal (Abbott) Detro. Dale was a 1955 graduate of... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:02:05 -0500 Joseph Knauer Joseph Knauer, 60, of Carbon, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Services are pending with Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil.... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:53:30 -0500 Eagles swoop into NP, win pair ROACHDALE — Collin McHartt knows his North Putnam Cougars aren’t going to be a 20-percent shooting team very often this season. Unfortunately, they were on Friday night as the hosted South Putnam in... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:05:58 -0500 Edgewood pulls off pair of 3-point wins over Clovers CLOVERDALE — The Cloverdale High School gymnasium was hot on Friday night. It might have been the large crowd on hand to see the Edgewood Mustangs play the Clovers in Western Indiana Conference play... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:58:35 -0500 Tiger Cubs split pair of games with West Vigo A cold shooting night left Greencastle with an 0-1 start in the Western Indiana Conference West Division, as West Vigo handed Greencastle a 42-30 loss at McAnally Center Friday night. Greencastle... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:42:59 -0500 Eagle swimmers split with Mustangs South Putnam split a pair of swimming meets with Edgewood on Thursday. The Eagles won the girls’ meet 105-67, while Edgewood won the boys’ meet 107-74. First place finishes went to both medley relay... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:38:15 -0500