Greencastle Banner-Graphic News News headlines from the Greencastle Banner-Graphic newspaper in Greencastle, Indiana en-us 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 10:19:33 -0400 North Putnam approves Sam Carnes as head football coach BAINBRIDGE — After filling the vacant position of athletic director in March, the North Putnam school board announced during a public session Thursday its decision to hire Sam Carnes as the newest... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:55:46 -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 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 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 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 Changes coming to South Putnam High School South Putnam High School is about to see some big changes. At a total cost of roughly $161,180.56, the South Putnam School Board approved three projects and tabled one during its regular meeting on... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:46:53 -0400 North Putnam principals update school board on 1:1 Initiative BAINBRIDGE — As a follow-up to their recent endeavors on the technology front at North Putnam Community Schools, each principal within the corporation gave a collective presentation to their school... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:31:10 -0400 Cutting It Close Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:30:19 -0400 Turkey scourge comes to town? The flock of suicidal turkeys recently engaged in an undeclared war on Indiana cars has made its way to Putnam County. Joining at least four known incidents on Indiana roads in recent weeks, a turkey... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:29:53 -0400 Trio of local bars participate in Raising the Bar Indiana Three local restaurants are going above and beyond to keep patrons safe. This week, staff at Tap House 24, Wasser Brewing Co. and the Fluttering Duck are all participating in Raise the Bar Indiana... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:29:27 -0400 DePauw School of Music events, week of April 24-30 DePauw School of Music Events Week of April 24--30 Big Woodwind Bash Tuesday, April 25 7:30 p.m. Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall Woodwinds join forces for an evening of fun music for all.... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:24:07 -0400 Restoration work under way on Civil War Monument What began in the fall of 2011 with local historians thinking maybe if they wish and hope and pray it might come true -- or wouldn’t it be nice -- has evolved into the good vibrations of actual... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:16:25 -0400 CES Principal Brad Sandy heads back to classroom CLOVERDALE -- After three years as the Cloverdale Elementary principal, Brad Sandy is looking forward to teaching again. “That closer interaction with the kids and a smaller group,” Sandy said. “I... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:14:59 -0400 America’s Best Cities picks Huntington, lauds Greencastle Greencastle may not have been named one of the top three winners Wednesday night in the long-running America’s Best Communities competition but that doesn’t mean the city came away empty handed.... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:13:50 -0400 Gardener gatherings seminars scheduled As residents prepare their spring gardens, everyone is invited to attend the Gardener Gatherings series, hosted by Purdue Extension and the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District. The... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:10:41 -0400 Farewell from WynWay Technologies WynWay Technologies of Greencastle has announced that will close its doors permanently Friday, April 28. WynWay was founded in 2013 by George Velazquez Jr., a 2015 DePauw graduate, to offer... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:10:25 -0400 Pub Crawl brings in $4,500 for colon cancer efforts The recent Greencastle Pub Crawl for Colon Cancer Awareness and Prevention was not only a musical, culinary and libations hit but a fundraising success as well. The first-time event March 11 grossed... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:06:17 -0400 Registration now open for May computer classes at PCPL Putnam County Public Library will be offering four computer classes in May. The computer classes being offered are hands-on classes and are designed to introduce patrons to specific tools. On Friday,... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:05:47 -0400 Greencastle sending four teams to Indiana Academic Super Bowl finals The tradition continues ... Greencastle High School, winners of three state academic titles in 2016, will be sending four of its teams to the 2017 state finals of the Indiana Academic Super Bowl... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:45:35 -0400 New state school superintendent to speak May 2 at GMS On Tuesday, May 2, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick will be in Greencastle to discuss her goals for the Indiana Department of Education. She was newly elected last... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:59:06 -0400