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Friday, Apr. 18, 2014
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Autumn Glen Assisted Living will host a VA Seminar on Thursday, April 24. (04/18/14)
The free seminar will begin at 3 p.m. with registration and hors d'oeuvres at 2:30. An earlier press release listed an incorrect date for the event. Jeff Cooper of Cooper Estate Planning and Elder Law will be presenting on the Aid and Attendance benefit available to wartime veterans and/or their spouses to help cover the cost of assisted living...
Easter events Saturday at Russellville Community Center (04/18/14)
The Russellville Community Center will host Easter activities on Saturday afternoon. A bake sale is set for noon on Saturday, April 19, featuring homemade pies, cakes, cookies, noodles and much more. At 1 p.m. will be the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Russellville Community Church...
Getting Down to Work (04/18/14)
A front-end loader scrapes up remnants of the Indiana Street asphalt that was milled away Thursday afternoon as the reconstruction project begins in earnest between this corner at Seminary north to Washington Street at the courthouse square. Rieth-Riley Construction Co. workers will be tackling several elements of the project, including new curbs, sidewalks, and drainage improvements, over the next 3-1/2 months with an Aug. 6 completion date attached to the firm's $884,383 INDOT contract. After milling and subgrade work is complete, concrete work is expected to begin June 12 with curbs, approaches and ADA ramps addressed.
GPD to take part in Drug Take Back (04/18/14)
The Greencastle Police Department will be participating once again in the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Drug Take Back Day event. It is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Greencastle High School, 910 E. Washington St...
Bethel begins Easter celebration in Fillmore with 'Serve Sunday' (04/17/14)
FILLMORE -- Palm Sunday in Fillmore was not the sleepy spring morning one might find on any other Sunday. Instead, at 8:30 a.m. 279 members of Bethel Baptist Church met at Fillmore Elementary School for "Serve Sunday." Following a brief worship service in the gymnasium, they spread out into the community wearing red shirts, big smiles and a heart for service...
South Putnam High School earns Four Star distinction (04/17/14)
The Indiana Department of Education has designated South Putnam High School as one of its prestigious Four Star schools. Only 14 percent of schools in all of Indiana qualified for this distinction. South Putnam qualified by placing in the upper 25th percentile of schools in performance on ISTEP+ and ECA state exams...
Four Stars and choir award for North Putnam High School (04/17/14)
ROACHDALE -- Due to exceptional ISTEP test scores, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz designated North Putnam High School (NPHS) as a Four Star school this week. In order to qualify for this status a school must score in the top 25th percentile in three ISTEP-based testing categories...
Homeless Funds (04/17/14)
Units of the Greencastle American Legion -- including the Post 58 general membership, Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion (SAL) -- are represented by SAL Commander Tony Sparks in presenting a check for $750 to Beyond Homeless Executive Director Tanis Monday. The Legion raised the funds, Sparks said, through various dinners and 50/50 drawings at the post. Beyond Homeless has reopened the local shelter at 309 E. Franklin St. in Greencastle...
TV crime program Sunday to focus on Hollandsburg case (04/17/14)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indianapolis airport spokesman says a Southwest Airlines flight has safely made an emergency landing after the airline received some kind of threat. Spokesman Carlo Bertolini says Southwest Flight 362 requested the emergency landing and landed without incident Thursday afternoon at Indianapolis International Airport. ...
Andrew Fenwick indicted on federal charges (04/16/14)
A Putnam County reserve deputy is facing federal charges for public corruption in connection with charges against another county deputy. Andrew Fenwick, 24, of Greencastle, is accused of providing false testimony during the federal investigation of suspended deputy T.J. Smith...
GFD Rapid Response (04/16/14)
Local fire departments were dispatched to a home located at 831 Tennessee St. in Greencastle at 1:06 p.m. Tuesday. The Greencastle Fire Department found the second story of the home on fire when firefighters arrived at the residence. The fire was later determined to be caused by an electrical shortage in the area between the first-floor attic and the second floor. ...
Cloverdale board accepts bid for drainage project (04/16/14)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board met for its monthly meeting on Monday evening, where Project Manager Dan Sulkoske once again gave an update on the upcoming improvement project, which will focus on fixing the on fixing the corporation's drainage issues...
Contractor open to working with those along closed street (04/16/14)
By ERIC BERNSEE Editor Like virtually any improvement project, updating and upgrading infrastructure generally comes with a few headaches and its share of inconveniences for those in and around the affected area. South Indiana Street in Greencastle likely will be no different, although the project manager for the construction company tackling the streetscape project has vowed to keep such issues to a minimum and finish the work by its prescribed Aug. 6 completion date -- if not sooner...
Emergency-related stories to be available to all free on website (04/16/14)
The Banner Graphic takes its role as the area's news leader seriously. This past winter the newspaper, in both print and digital formats, kept its readers updated with up-to-the-minute reports on road conditions, school closings and approaching storms...
Canning and food preservation program set April 24 (04/16/14)
Purdue Extension will be hosting a program on Food Preservation including canning, drying and freezing from 6-8 p.m. on April 24. The program will take place on the east side of the Fairgrounds Community Building and registration is $5. Register by April 18...
Girl Scout Glow Walk/Run set for April 25 at Big Walnut Sports Park (04/16/14)
Girl Scout Service Unit 184 will host its second annual 5K Glow Walk/Run on Friday, April 25 at 9:30 p.m. at Big Walnut Sports Park in Greencastle. Pre-registration is open until April 18 with a discount entry fee of $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Fee will be an additional $5 the day of the race...
Mill Pond to host discussion of Medicare and replacement policies (04/16/14)
Mill Pond Health Campus will host a talk from Laura Leigh from Area 7 Agency on Aging at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 21. The topic will be on the difference between traditional Medicare and replacement policies. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Interested individuals should RSVP to 720-4706...
Egging Him on... (04/16/14)
With mom Brandi Nichols of Belle Union holding him back, one-year-old Bentley Nichols is ready to charge into his first Easter egg hunt action Saturday at Robe-Ann Park. Bentley joined hundreds of other local youngsters in scooping up an estimated 7,000 plastic Easter eggs in less than five minutes at the annual Greencastle Park and Recreation Department event. A gallery of more than 50 photos from the egg hunt can be viewed at bannergraphic.com...
Greencastle High School choirs earn gold rating at competition (04/15/14)
BRAZIL -- On Saturday, April 12 Greencastle High School choirs competed in the Indiana State School Music Association Organization Contest at North Clay Middle School in Brazil. All three Greencastle High School Choirs -- New Beginnings, Coalesce and Classics -- received gold awards for their efforts...
Greencastle Band earns gold rating at ISSMA competition (04/15/14)
BRAZIL -- The Greencastle High School Band performed Friday, April 11 at the ISSMA Organizational Contest at Northview High School in Brazil. The band was entered in Division III, and was adjudicated by three music directors from around the state. GHS received a gold rating from all three judges...
P.I.E. Coalition (04/15/14)
Cloverdale Middle School student Mitchell Bock (right) was honored by the Putnam County P.I.E. Coalition with a third-place award and Walmart gift card for his Red Ribbon Week, drug-free essay. The theme of Mitchell's essay was "A Healthy Me Is Drug Free." Mitchell is a fifth-grade student in Mrs. Fidler's class at CMS. Other members of the Bock family supporting Mitchell when accepted his award were (from left) brother Adair, father Eric, brother Garrison and mother Sue Bock...
Bosma calls on Lincoln himself to help emphasize GOP message (04/13/14)
Invoking the words of Abraham Lincoln himself in closing his Putnam County Lincoln Day address Sunday afternoon, Indiana Speaker of the House Brian Bosma charged Putnam County Republicans to "do their duty." It is important, Bosma said, to convey the party's mission and philosophy in an effort to help reverse national trends and continue the success Indiana has experienced the past 10 years...
Cowboy Bob finds current state of kids' TV 'abominable' (04/13/14)
For nearly 20 years, Cowboy Bob Glaze entertained, educated and engaged central Indiana youngsters in hosting an afternoon cartoon show on WTTV Channel 4, Indianapolis. But like Janie of "Popeye and Janie" fame and Sammy Terry of "Nightmare Theater," characters like Cowboy Bob have gone the way of the dinosaur on local television these days...
Bobby McFerrin Brings 'spirityouall' to DePauw's Green Center Tuesday (04/13/14)
You probably remember him as the guy who wrote "Don't Worry, Be Happy." And, he is that guy. He is also the winner of 10 Grammy Awards and the first a cappella artist to have a song reach No. 1 on the Billboard "Hot 100" chart. On Tuesday, April 15, that guy -- Bobby McFerrin and his band -- will arrive in Greencastle for a 7:30 p.m. show at the Green Center for the Performing Arts...
Homeowners asked to be aware of assessors (04/13/14)
With reassessment ongoing in 2014, county officials are asking residents to be aware and courteous of Putnam County Assessor's deputies who may be visiting their properties. In light of recent incidents involving homeowners threatening deputy assessors on their property, Assessor Nancy Dennis and county leaders are examining the assessment process to ensure the safety of the county employees and the piece of mind of citizens...