Greencastle Banner-Graphic News News headlines from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us Body of Robert Sims recovered The body of the Fillmore man missing on Big Walnut Creek since Saturday evening was recovered Thursday morning. Robert Sims, 27, went missing while kayaking with a friend when the creek was high... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:22:55 -0400 UPDATE: Missing teenager found A local family is seeking help finding a 17-year-old missing for more than three weeks. Marilyn "Joan" Warren was last seen on Aug. 21 on U.S. 40 in Manhattan. Since then, several tips investigated... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:09:29 -0400 Roachdale set for annual Ribs and Blues Festival ROACHDALE -- This Saturday, Oct. 1, the northeastern Putnam community of Roachdale will be hosting its annual Ribs and Blues Festival, located on the town’s north side along Railroad Street. A stage... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:20:14 -0400 Man who made threat vs. judge to serve 2 years A 45-year-old Indianapolis man who last spring made threatening phone calls to a Putnam County judge and his staff was sentenced Monday to the maximum six years in the Indiana Department of... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:19:21 -0400 PCSD focuses on crash reduction in weekend saturation patrol The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducted a DUI and crash reduction patrol on three recent evenings and nights. From 8 p.m. through 4 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 24,... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:18:53 -0400 South Putnam Schools approve new lighting project The South Putnam School Board approved accepting a $198,846.25 bid from Energy Harness with 60-month financing to install new LED lighting in the annex, transportation barn, the entire inside of the... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:18:37 -0400 42nd Berry Street flea market slated for Saturday, Oct. 1 Berry Street residents will be hosting their annual flea market this Saturday, Oct. 1, marking their 42nd year of welcoming bargain hunters, visitors and former residents to their Greencastle... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:17:58 -0400 17th Annual Coats for Kids collections under way Editor’s note: The following article is being rerun due to incorrect dates in the previous story. The Putnam County Youth Development Commission is seeking community support for its 17th annual Coats... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:17:46 -0400 GHS Class of ‘61 55th reunion Saturday The Greencastle High School Class of 1961 will host its 55th reunion this Saturday. A class picture will be taken at 6 p.m. on the north side of the courthouse square, with dinner to follow at 6:30... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:17:29 -0400 Park’s annual ‘Glow Throw’ slated for Saturday The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department will stage its annual Glow Throw Saturday, Oct. 1 at Big Walnut Sports Park. Disc golf enthusiasts will play the city’s 19-hole disc golf course and... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:17:15 -0400 Cohn - 100th Birthday Grace Aker Cohn will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 1. Her family is inviting friends to join them in celebrating Grace’s milestone with a party at the Reelsville Fire Department from 1-4 p.m.... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:16:36 -0400 Three arrests made at Poland after finding marijuana plants POLAND -- Developing information related to marijuana cultivation on the property near the 7100 block of East Private Road 375 North, Poland, Indiana State Police troopers from the Putnamville Post... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:15:37 -0400 Commended Students Three Greencastle High School students have earned Commended Student status in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are (seated, from left) Nicholas M. Seaman, son of Francesca and... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:09:26 -0400 Upcoming technology classes slated at PCPL Putnam County Public Library will be offering four computer classes during October. On Friday, Sept. 30, the library will begin a three-part, hands-on computer basics course with Introduction to... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:08:24 -0400 Peeler Center receives $25,000 ‘Museums for America’ grant The Richard E. Peeler Art Center Galleries and Collections at DePauw University is among 206 museums nationwide and three in the state of Indiana selected to receive federal financial assistance for... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:08:06 -0400 K-9 officer, new cars due for GPD New rides and a new K-9 officer are coming soon for the Greencastle City Police Department. In action at the September Greencastle Board of Works and Safety meeting, GPD was approved for the purchase... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:09:38 -0400 Back Home Again ... Together again on stage at the VFW post in Greencastle Friday night, Greencastle natives Robin Hopkins (left) and Dick Hardwick entertain a packed house with some feel-good music and down-home humor.... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:09:26 -0400 Grace Cohn 100th Birthday Grace Aker Cohn will celebrate her 100th birthday on Oct. 1. Her family is inviting friends to join them in celebrating Grace’s milestone with a party at the Reelsville Fire Department from 1-4 p.m.... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:08:50 -0400 Troopers arrest three at Poland after finding marijuana plants POLAND -- Developing information related to marijuana cultivation on the property near the 7100 block of East Private Road 375 North, Poland, Indiana State Police troopers from the Putnamville Post... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:12:29 -0400 Walmart Transportation gives girl lift across town, then to Seattle The local Walmart Transportation office gave a little girl a ride around town on Saturday afternoon, but the funds they raised should take her a lot farther than that. At six years old, Alexis... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:17:17 -0400 Christian Church to celebrate its 50th anniversary Fifty years ago a group of local residents saw a need for an independent Christian Church in Greencastle and went to work building something new. The church started out humbly enough, taking out ads... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:16:43 -0400 Roachdale to host third OCRA exchange Wednesday, Sept. 28 ROACHDALE -- On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), in partnership with the Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance (RRCA), will host the third in a series of... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:16:18 -0400 Free Dental Day set Friday at Greencastle Hometown Dental For the fourth year, Dr. Dennis Knuth and his staff at Greencastle Hometown Dental will offer a Free Dental Day to the Putnam County community. The Free Dental Day will be Friday, Sept. 30 at the... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:15:26 -0400 Five Scorpion installers to compete in upcoming Tint-Off event Oct. 4-7 With the International Window Film Tint-Off and Competition taking place Oct. 4-7 in San Antonio, Scorpion Window Film will be in booth 703 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, showing its... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:15:08 -0400 Oktoberfest event set Saturday at St. Paul’s The third annual Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Greencastle. The Knights of Columbus-sponsored event is intended to bring the community and the parish... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:14:49 -0400 PCH celebrates renovation with open house Putnam County Hospital welcomes the community to come enjoy the newly updated Third Floor Outpatient Specialty Clinic during an open house celebration on Thursday, Sept. 29 from noon to 2 p.m. Staff... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:14:31 -0400 Brazil Band to play during sesquicentennial Saturday BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will perform during the Brazil Sesquicentennial Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. until dusk in Forest Park. The program will... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:14:17 -0400 49th Newport Hill Climb set for this weekend NEWPORT -- The 49th Annual Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb is scheduled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1-2, as the Newport Lions Club prepares for the annual gathering of antique auto enthusiasts. Hoping to... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:13:51 -0400 No better time than right now for 529 Feeling squeamish about College Go week next week because you don’t have adequate savings? Let’s dig deeper into the 529 college savings plan. It does not need to be scary and the most important item... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:13:32 -0400 Officials: Annual tax sale collects more than $256,000 Putnam County Officials hosted the annual delinquent property tax sale on Sept. 13, 2016. The sale was conducted by County Auditor Lorie Hallett and County Treasurer Sharon Owens. A property tax sale... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:13:12 -0400 Linking Communities, Generations With another link in the People Pathways system established in Putnam County, citizens gathered to celebrate the opening of the Putnam Nature Trail on Friday not with a ribbon cutting, but with a... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:08:04 -0400 ‘Ben-Hur’ scholar Miller to speak at Crawfordsville museum Thursday CRAWFORDSVILLE -- This Thursday, Sept. 29, Dr. Howard Miller will present “2016: Lew Wallace, ‘Ben-Hur’ and the Bicentennial of Indiana Statehood” at the Carriage House Interpretive Center of the... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:07:37 -0400 Conservation officers offer safety tips for Indiana deer hunters Indiana Conservation Officers are offering safety tips to keep Hoosier deer hunters safe during the 2016 season which began this morning in urban zones. Saturday, Oct. 1 is the official beginning of... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:07:04 -0400 Week 6 Football Scores Scores from around Putnam County: Sullivan 56, Greencastle 7; Northview 34, North Putnam 13; West Vigo 33, South Putnam 21; Cloverdale 19, Brown County 11 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:50:55 -0400 ‘Well Dressed Thief’ gets two years in Putnam County case A 27-year-old former Greencastle man known as “the Well Dressed Thief” for his dapper attire and suave appearance will be suited for prison following a sentencing hearing Thursday in Putnam Circuit... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:25:03 -0400 World-renowned conservationist Carl Jones to speak at DePauw World-renowned conservationist Carl Jones, who is credited with bringing back at least nine species from the brink of extinction and is the recipient of the 2016 Indianapolis Prize, is coming to... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:24:08 -0400 Police and work dog group to host fall K-9 conference at Cloverdale The American Mantrailing, Police and Work Dog Association (AMPWDA), based in Greencastle, will host its 2016 Fall National K-9 Conference in Cloverdale Sept. 25-Oct. 1. Search and rescue teams from... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:23:39 -0400 Firefighter honored for 50 years of service How does a fire department that’s only existed 44 years end up with a firefighter who’s served for half a century? In the case of the Madison Township Fire Department, it takes good, experienced help... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:22:35 -0400 Commissioners to pledge support to West Central Solid Waste Responding to a letter from the board of directors of the West Central Solid Waste District, the Putnam County Commissioners confirmed this week that they are committed to remaining in the... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:22:01 -0400 At the Library Monday, Sept. 26 -- 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. Computer... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:21:15 -0400 Trust Patron President Keith Brackney of Hayes Murphy Sharp Brackney Insurance presents a $500 check to Ginger Scott, treasurer of the Mary Allison Children’s Trust, to assist with serving the children of Putnam... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:33:08 -0400 Seven officers promoted at PCF PUTNAMVILLE -- Superintendent Brian Smith and the Putnamville Correctional Facility staff announced the promotion of seven deserving staff members to the rank of sergeant. Totaling more than 42 years... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:31:25 -0400 Good Company The Covered Bridge Harmony Chorus guest night on Sept. 19 was a success with two new guests. “We invite all women to attend and on the 19th we were pleased to have two new faces show up,” Patricia... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:30:32 -0400 Greencastle Storage adds U-Haul rental to business U-Haul Company of Indiana has announced that Greencastle Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Greencastle community. Greencastle Storage at 1221 Bloomington St. will... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:29:59 -0400 May the torch be with you Traveling on two modes of transportation that were outdated at the state’s centennial, Beth Tharp (above left) dismounts her horse and passes the Indiana Bicentennial Torch to Dan Holmes and his... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:58:42 -0400 Why Can’t We Be Friends Taking a break from their Wednesday morning reading, Mill Pond residents Jean Cromwell (above) and Evelyn Pitts enjoy their Friendship Day roses. Mill Pond employee Trista Dilley spent part of her... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:45:36 -0400 Putnamville State Police Post dedicates updated firing range PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville dedicated its updated firing range with a lunch and several guest speakers on Wednesday. The new range is the result of two years’ work and... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:44:20 -0400 Dental Care of Greencastle to host Free Dentistry Day Patients ages 12 and older in the Greencastle community and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to receive free dental services at Dental Care of Greencastle on Saturday, Oct. 1. Dr. John... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:43:53 -0400 Women in Business event to feature healthcare panel The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Women in Business group will gather for a networking event and program Friday, Sept. 30 at the Putnam County Hospital. Networking will begin at 8:30 a.m.,... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:43:29 -0400 Gleaners food truck returns to Bainbridge on Saturday BAINBRIDGE -- Gleaners Food Bank will again bring its Mobile Food Truck to the parking lot of the Bainbridge Community Building on Saturday, Sept. 24. Food distribution will begin at 10 a.m. and... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:41:56 -0400 Senior Center sets trip to Beef and Boards Christmas Show The Putnam County Senior Center is now taking sign-ups for the December trip to Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis. The Dec. 15 special Christmas Show will cost $50 for the buffet dinner... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:41:39 -0400 DPU Band Concert to benefit Putnam County Food Pantry The DePauw University Band, directed by Professor Craig Paré, will present its first concert of the season this Sunday — a mid-afternoon matinee on Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Green Center’s Kresge... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:22:11 -0400 ‘Lights of Hope’ event set for Saturday, Sept. 24 at courthouse September is National Recovery Month. And in celebration, Lights of Hope 2016 -- The Addict’s Mom (TAM) event other counties have done in the past -- will make its inaugural Greencastle appearance to... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:21:53 -0400 Conspire Ribbon Cutting Participating in a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at Conspire: Contemporary Craft, 2 W. Washington St., Greencastle, are (front, from left) Stacee Grove, Sharon Mix, Robin Teasley, Aidan Teasley,... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:21:10 -0400 Indiana Short Film Festival set for Oct. 7-9 at Danville DANVILLE – A Central Indiana film festival that continues to grow with record numbers of films submitted (6,000), films featured (105) and Hollywood actors appearing in those films (6) returns Oct.... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:19:40 -0400 Importance of agriculture in community featured at museum The exhibit “It’s Always Been About the Land” -- the Putnam County Museum’s contribution to bicentennial celebration -- is free and opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. Our good land... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:18:31 -0400