Greencastle Banner-Graphic Headlines News from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us Man shot while allegedly brandishing weapon at deputy MORTON -- A 35-year-old man was shot twice in the torso late Thursday evening as he was allegedly brandishing a firearm at a Putnam County Sheriff's Department special deputy. The suspect, Adam B.... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:54:16 -0500 Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday All of Putnam County is included in a Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain issued Thursday afternoon by the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. The advisory has been issued for most of... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:02:18 -0500 Blowin’ in the Wind The quick work of crews from Duke Energy and probably a dose of good luck kept a bad situation from getting a whole lot worse Tuesday afternoon on the city’s east side. Shortly after noon, emergency... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:08:19 -0500 Crash topples several stones at local cemetery Mt. Pleasant Cemetery not only sits at a curve in the road in southern Monroe Township, it is the reason for the curve in the road. As County Road 200 North makes its way along the Monroe-Greencastle... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:07:23 -0500 Share the Dream Paris Murray and Mara Leon-Coss share what their dream communities would be like during an event hosted by DePauw University in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:58:36 -0500 Winter Term students enjoy history lesson from Greencastle icon During Winter Term this month, DePauw University students have gone galloping off to the Galapagos Islands, cruised to Cuba, explored Ecuador and made a jaunt to Japan. Meanwhile, two dozen of them... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:57:09 -0500 Council opts for status quo for appointments, monthly meeting date The calendar may say it’s 2017, but it looks a whole lot like 2016 at Greencastle City Hall. Traditionally, the first City Council meeting of the new year means time for the Council’s annual... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:56:38 -0500 Board president brings fresh perspective to North Putnam BAINBRIDGE -- Born and raised within the North Putnam School District, Roachdale native Amber Greene is now set to lead the corporation’s seven-member board into the new year. Having been elected to... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:55:50 -0500 Second driver dies as result of December crash CRAWFORDSVILLE -- A second person has died as a result of a Dec. 23 accident on U.S. 231 in Montgomery County. A 39-year-old Roachdale woman, Camarin Carpenter Miles, died Friday at St. Vincent... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:55:28 -0500 Putnam County Hospital earns 4-Star quality rating Putnam County Hospital has earned a 4-Star Overall Hospital Quality Rating, based on data collected on Hospital Compare. The ratings for hospital facilities throughout the nation were released to the... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:54:54 -0500 Farm Bureau scholarship applications available Indiana Farm Bureau and Putnam County Farm Bureau Inc. scholarship applications are now online with a deadline of March 1. Students need to go to To get to the scholarships, go to the... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:54:10 -0500 Workshop set for Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing Are you interested in learning about grants? Would you like to hear from experts about improving your grant writing skills? If you answered yes to either of the listed questions, consider... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:53:51 -0500 Everyday Patriot Greencastle Police Capt. Charles Inman (center) receives the Patriot Award from the Department of Defense, represented by Clyde Stringer (second from left), for being a loyal supporter of the guard... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:52:30 -0500 NP falls to Monrovia; Cubs beat Mustangs MONROVIA – Monrovia used a strong third-quarter performance and a near-perfect effort at the free throw line in defeating North Putnam 58-51 on Saturday night in boys’ high school basketball action.... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:51:21 -0500 Crossover lineups falling into place With the Western Indiana Conference girls’ basketball crossover playoff games scheduled for Friday, some pairings remain up in the air pending outcomes of the final two divisional games. In the East... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:50:39 -0500 Girls’ sectional pairings drawn Sectional play starts on Jan. 31 for Indiana high school girls’ basketball teams, and pairings were drawn Sunday for the 64 sectional sites. Greencastle will play in the Class 3A Lebanon sectional,... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:50:16 -0500 Tigers pick up sweep of Oberlin A 15-0 first-half run was key for 17th-ranked DePauw University on Saturday as the Tigers rolled a 66-41 North Coast Athletic Conference win over Oberlin in women’s basketball. The Tigers improved to... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:49:30 -0500 Cloverdale swears in new board members CLOVERDALE -- Executive Secretary Lynn Lotz delivered the oath of office to three new and one returning member of the Cloverdale School Board. Returning member and former Vice President Donna Fidler... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:37:29 -0500 Bettylou 'Lou' Simpson Bettylou "Lou" Simpson, 63, of Roachdale, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 15 at 5:04 p.m. with her family by her side. She was born May 6, 1953 in Crawfordsville to the late Norman and Pirette... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:32:23 -0500 Camarin Carpenter Miles Camarin Carpenter Miles of Roachdale passed away on the morning of Friday, Jan. 13, at St. Vincent Hospital, where she had been since Dec. 23 following a traffic accident near Crawfordsville. She was... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:54:44 -0500 Putnam women can apply for DKG grant for future educators Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is looking for qualified applicants for its Recruitment Grant-in-Aid. Putnam County high school female graduates, who will be university juniors or seniors next... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:32:34 -0500 Elves ‘Dean’ Wiggam Elves “Dean” Wiggam, 93, Danville, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Dean was born Nov. 14, 1923 in Putnam County to Harry John and Minnie Helen (Williamson) Elliott. She was a 1942 graduate of Bainbridge... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:25:07 -0500 Tiger Cub girls reach WIC title game Greencastle’s girls closed out Western Indiana Conference divisional play undefeated with a 62-15 win over North Putnam on Friday night in McAnally Center, while the Cougars won the boys’ game 58-50... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:39:18 -0500 Jalen Moore sinks last-second layup, Cadets CLAYTON — Cloverdale junior Jalen Moore not only scored his 1,000th point but hit the game-winner Friday night in a 76-74 win over Cascade, spoiling the Cadets’ homecoming and taking a conference win... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:37:39 -0500 South Putnam drops final WIC doubleheader to Northview The South Putnam girls’ and boys’ basketball teams dropped a Western Indiana Conference doubleheader to Northview on Friday night. The Eagle girls fell just short in a 58-55 affair, while the Eagle... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:34:19 -0500 Local graduation rates above average Graduation rates at all four Putnam County high schools exceeded the statewide average in 2016, according to an Indiana Department of Education report released this week. With the state graduation... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:15:05 -0500 King Kieffer Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:13:34 -0500 Greencastle-born Soldiers & Sailors Monument now a national landmark A monument born in Greencastle and a Parke County covered bridge have earned spots on the list of National Historic Landmarks. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel has announced that two... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:12:48 -0500 Man called in own bomb threat at Brazil Post Office BRAZIL — Police say the Brazil man who claimed to have a bomb in a backpack inside the Brazil post office Friday reported that threat to authorities. That man, Carl Whitehead, 49, allegedly called... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:52:33 -0500 Four-county high-speed pursuit ends in Cloverdale CLOVERDALE — A high-speed chase that crossed four counties ended in Putnam County late Friday afternoon. Shortly before 5 p.m. Indiana State Troopers from the Indianapolis and Putnamville Posts were... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:51:52 -0500 DPU School of Music pays NEH funds forward with free premiere If your New Year’s resolution is to pay it forward, the DePauw University School of Music is with you. Thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the school is sharing the... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:50:45 -0500 At the Library Putnam County Public Library Library will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. -- Community Help Desk, 4-7 p.m. PCPL has a computer technician available to diagnose and help repair computers... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:49:35 -0500 Court News 1-14-17 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Natasha M. Jackson, 26, Indianapolis, Class A misdemeanor driving with a suspended license David Lee Messer and Jesse Danielle... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:48:33 -0500 Putnam Scanner 1-14-17 Sheriff’s Department Putnam County sheriff’s deputies responded to a pair of recent property-damage crashes. • At 8:08 a.m. on Thursday, William R. Campbell, 68, Gravenhurst, Ont., was parked in the... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:48:20 -0500 Ralph R. Kirton Ralph R. Kirton, 74, of Jasonville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at his home. Born Dec. 28, 1942 to Harry H. Kirton and Audra P. Duncan (Morgan). Ralph retired from being a truck driver... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:09:13 -0500 Area 30 graduates generate $20,000 During Tuesday’s Area 30 Governing Board meeting, Director Lora Busch announced that 92 of 148 graduates (62 percent) have earned a total of $1.6 million for Area 30 by completing state... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:48:27 -0500 LAST MINUTE MUSINGS: We always have been, and remain, Hoosiers For most of our 200-year history, at least one thing has united us as natives and residents of Indiana. We are Hoosiers. Not “Indianans.” Not “Indianians.” How is that even a thing, by the way? Why... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:19:44 -0500 Winter Term project goes from remodeling to deconstruction It’s an hour into DePauw University’s Winter Term, and students are already combing through a condemned house on the outskirts of Greencastle. With the heat turned off, it’s nearly as cold inside as... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:53:36 -0500 Lawson: Modernization an ongoing challenge In her nearly five years in the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, modernization has been at the forefront of her duties, Connie Lawson told the Kiwanis Club of Greencastle Thursday. The call of... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:50:30 -0500 Hartman assisting with utility duties in Roachdale ROACHDALE -- Mr. Jason Hartman, local historian and former clerk-treasurer of Bainbridge, will be joining forces with the town officials and employees of Roachdale less than one year after choosing... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:48:49 -0500 Putnam Scanner for 1-13-17 County Jail Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday. • At 7:36 p.m. Barbera L. Person, 36, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a local warrant. • At 11:59 a.m. Charlotte... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:48:27 -0500 Court News for 1-13-2017 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Criminal Cases Amy M. Patterson, 32, Greencastle, Class A misdemeanor theft Sondra A. Green, 32, Poland, Class A misdemeanor driving... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:47:54 -0500 BENNETT'S MINUTES: New Castle trip memorable for Neese NEW CASTLE — Jerry Neese returned to New Castle Chrysler’s legendary gymnasium on Saturday for the first time in 33 years. The gym, labeled as the “world’s largest high school gymnasium,” has a... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:46:06 -0500 Eagle girls split weeknight games; Clovers win big MECCA — The South Putnam Eagles traveled to Riverton Parke on Tuesday night for a non-conference girls’ high school basketball game against the Class A No. 10-ranked Panthers. After fighting through... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:43:05 -0500 Featured Athlete of the Week: Duke Duff, North Putnam Duke Duff is a senior at North Putnam, and is an old-school three-sport athlete — competing in baseball, basketball and football. Banner Graphic: How important are sports to you? Duke Duff: “Sports... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:41:37 -0500 DePauw women get OT win; men see win streak snapped GRANVILLE, Ohio — The 17th-ranked DePauw University Tigers overcame three-point deficits in both the fourth quarter and overtime and outscored Denison, 17-4, in the second overtime for a 63-50 North... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:38:00 -0500 This weekend's basketball previews North Putnam (4-8, 0-4) at Greencastle (1-7, 0-4) Game time: 7:30 p.m. varsity tipoff So far: The Tiger Cubs picked up their first win last Saturday, 84-51 over Rockville. North Putnam also won on... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:36:33 -0500 DAZE WORK: Left in the dark by the light bulb revolution Nestled into the big, comfy chair in front of the TV the other evening, I was enjoying a bit of a guilty entertainment pleasure -- “The Mystery of Oak Island” -- played out in a perfect low-light... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:13:32 -0500 Pledge allegiance to the republic To the Editor: I read Lee Hamilton’s column and he keeps referring us to a representative democracy. When did we change from a republic? I thought when we sent representatives and senators to... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:12:35 -0500 Irene Clark Irene Clark, 97, of New Castle, formerly of Reelsville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Irene was born Aug. 19, 1919 in Martin County, Ky., the daughter of the late John and Mattie Lanham.... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:01:02 -0500 Wilda E. Wray Wilda E. Wray, 91, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017. Born Oct. 23, 1925 in Clinton Township of Putnam County, she was the daughter of Earl Everett and Mabel (Martin) Evens. She... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:28:44 -0500 South Putnam Royalty The Winter Homecoming king and princes will be crowned Friday at South Putnam High School. The Eagles girls’ and boys’ basketball teams will host Northview for a Western Indiana Conference... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:52:19 -0500 BENNETT'S MINUTES: Hall to honor ex-Tiger Cub star The leading girls’ basketball scorer in Putnam County history was not named to the Indiana All-Stars in 1992, but Laura Ledbetter (Branagin) hasn’t been forgotten. Ledbetter was one of 18 women... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:17:53 -0500 GHS plans special sports activities Greencastle will host a special Breast Cancer Awareness night on Friday during the doubleheader basketball games at McAnally Center against North Putnam. The girls’ game will start at 6 p.m.,... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:16:31 -0500 Taylor named player of week after averaging 20.3 per game The United States Collegiate Athletic Association announced on Tuesday that sophomore Callan Taylor of Greencastle has been named the USCAA DI Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:11:04 -0500 Matthews jumping for joy about Bethel signing Greencastle High School senior J.T. Matthews hit a top height of 6 feet, 3 inches last year in the high jump as he qualified for the state track finals. Matthews signed a national letter-of-intent... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:08:12 -0500 DePauw’s Lattner named top player; Tiger Cub girls win again DePauw University senior Luke Lattner was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after guiding the Tigers to two victories last week. Lattner averaged... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:07:04 -0500 Inside Job It may have been cold outside, but inside the warmth of City Hall, youngsters enjoy an afternoon of “Brickmania: Melt the Winter Blues” on Sunday, building the “Melting Room” kit from the “Lego... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:03:45 -0500 Park Board looks at 2016 achievements with eye to future While 2016 may have been the Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar and the year of celebrity deaths in the real world, it was apparently the Year of Accomplishment for the Greencastle Parks and... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:03:41 -0500 Warren Township maintenance shop deemed ‘total loss’ The early hours of Tuesday morning had multiple emergency agencies from around the region responding to what was initially thought to be a large barn fire fueled by winds estimated at more than 40... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:03:36 -0500 DePauw University marks 180 years today It's a "180" for DePauw University and Greencastle. On Jan. 10, 1837 the charter for Indiana Asbury University -- a new institution to be named in honor of Bishop Francis Asbury (1745-1816), the... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:03:27 -0500 DePauw graduate Pitcock to serve as Pence’s chief of staff A 1998 DePauw University graduate has been named chief of staff for Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Josh Pitcock, a native of Anderson, previously worked on Pence’s congressional staff and was hired... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:03:23 -0500 Leaning utility pole forces alternate pick-up plan at GHS A utility pole, weakend by the high winds Tuesday morning, looms precariously over East Washington Street right at the main entrance to Greencasltle High School just after noon today. With crews from... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:03:13 -0500 Court News for Jan. 11, 2017 The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Jacob Skinner, 34, Greencastle, Class A misdemeanor driving with a suspended license Jacob E. Williams, 21, Greencastle, Class A... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:46:02 -0500 Putnam Scanner for Jan. 11, 2017 Fourteen people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently. Monday • At 2:26 p.m. Alexis Cheyenne Bean, 19, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for probation violation. • At 12:27 p.m. Terry Bryan... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:44:45 -0500 UAW Drive Aids Military A recent effort led by UAW Local 2382 with support from IAC Greencastle resulted in supplies being sent to deployed military men and women serving in Afghanistan this holiday season. In all they were... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:36:42 -0500 Sandra A. Whiting Sandra A. Whiting, 77, originally from Quincy, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. Born Nov. 30, 1939, she was the daughter of Glen and Calita (Black) Job. Sandra was a retired teacher.... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:58:38 -0500 Dairy Queen sales to aid Youth Basketball program The Greencastle Dairy Queen, 40 Putnam Plaza, is hosting a fundraiser day for the Greencastle Youth Basketball Program on Wednesday, Jan. 11. An all-day event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 10 percent of... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:13:07 -0500 Fred L. Harris Fred L. Harris, 81, of New Ross, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2017. He worked 37 years at Union Carbide, retiring in 1992 as office manager. He was a member of Woodland... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:31:29 -0500