Greencastle Banner-Graphic News News headlines from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us Meadow drive fire punctuates busy Sunday afternoon for GFD A fire at a home on Meadow Drive concluded a busy afternoon for Greencastle firefighters on Sunday. A call came in at 3:28 p.m. of the structure fire at 405 Meadow Drive. Crews arrived at the Jenelle... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:21:47 -0400 Wilson Cattle Co., Willer Timber Ridge among top 10 in Indiana Angus registrations Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, ranked as the fourth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Indiana with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2016, which ended Sept. 30.... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:21:22 -0400 KFC drive-through The Greencastle KFC was closed Sunday afternoon after a Greencastle woman drove her SUV into the south side of the restaurant. With an after-church lunch crowd gathered in the Bloomington Street... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:01:47 -0400 Downtown trick-or-treat to kick off local Halloween activity The 2016 Halloween trick-or-treat schedule for Putnam County looks heavy on treats and light on tricks. The annual downtown Greencastle trick-or-treat event, sponsored by the Greater Greencastle... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:48:25 -0400 GPD sets Drug Take Back Day effort Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon in the upper parking lot at Greencastle High School, 910 E. Washington St. The Greencastle Police Department (GPD) is again... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:47:34 -0400 Putnam County property tax due Thursday, Nov. 10 Putnam County Treasurer Sharon Owens would like to remind the taxpayers that the fall installment for property tax is due Thursday, Nov. 10. Property tax payments may be mailed to Putnam County... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:47:18 -0400 Coats for Kids distribution set The annual Coats for Kids distribution event is scheduled for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Harris Hall at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:47:02 -0400 Business After Hours Tuesday at Ivy Tech The monthly Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours gathering is set for Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Ivy Tech, 915 Zinc Mill Rd. The 5-7 p.m. social and networking event is sponsored by... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:45:27 -0400 Next Non-Food Pantry distribution 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, Oct. 29 in the parish hall at 520 Seminary St., Greencastle. In order... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:45:15 -0400 Ivy Tech to host free lean training at Greencastle campus Ivy Tech Community college is hosting a free two-session Lean Training at its Greencastle campus, located at 915 Zinc Mill Rd. Lean Training is an interactive, comprehensive and practical workshop to... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:45:01 -0400 CYCLE Members Raise Awareness Cloverdale High School students (from left) Rylan Hall, Kenzie Stoltz and Hannah Rady -- members of CYCLE (Countywide Youth Council for Leadership and Engagement) led by Rachel Jern -- have completed... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:43:43 -0400 Only one driver injured in fiery three-semi crash on I-70 BRAZIL -- A fiery three-semi truck accident Saturday afternoon that produced smoke that could be seen for several miles somehow resulted in only one injury, Indiana State Police at Putnamville... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:42:55 -0400 Gleaners returns to Bainbridge Saturday The Gleaners Mobile Food Truck will be at the Bainbridge Community Building parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 29. Participants are asked to bring their own food bags or boxes. There is... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:42:44 -0400 ‘Dessert 101’ program set Thursday, Nov. 17 at Area 30 Are you interested in learning new recipes? Would you like to hear from culinary arts students and past Baker’s Best winners? Do you want to spend a morning with friends and trying new recipes? Would... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:42:31 -0400 IHS honors Indiana veterans with November program INDIANAPOLIS -- Delve into Civil War-era letters from soldiers, wives, friends and family members when the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) holds a special program ahead of Veterans Day. The program,... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:42:11 -0400 Arts and Crafts The Past Presidents Extension Club will sponsor the 38th Holiday Arts and Craft Fair at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building on Friday, Nov. 4, from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:41:34 -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 Principals Month Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:30:27 -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 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 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 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 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