Putnam jobless rate creeps back up to 4.7 percent for June
Keeping with the current theme of things this week, Putnam County has probably earned itself a red ribbon for its latest unemployment efforts. Not grand champion caliber. Not the blue-ribbon effort of a top 20 finish or the white-ribbon placing of the bottom third, but a middle-of-the-road ranking worthy of the middle of the pack...
100 Men award $12,300 to Boy Scout Troop 99
Many of the members and leaders of Boy Scouts of America Troop 99, initially sponsored in 1939 by the First Christian Church Men's Fellowship, recently gathered to accept a check for $12,300 from 100 Plus Men of Putnam County. Troop 99 was selected as the recipient for 100 Plus Men's sixth award during the July meeting at the Inn at DePauw...
Aug. 6 car show at fairgrounds to benefit Riley Children's Hospital
Classic cars will be on display when the seventh annual Children's Miracle Network Car Show returns to the Putnam County Fairgrounds ion Saturday, Aug. 6. Admission is free to the public. Approximately 180 cars, trucks and motorcycles are expected to compete in multiple major categories with awards going to the top 45 entries...
Harry Potter release party set at PCPL Saturday night
The Putnam County Public Library is partnering with Starbucks and Eli's Books to relive the magic of Harry Potter. On Saturday, July 30, from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the PCPL will be hosting a midnight release party, which will include games and activities for children and adults, crafts, costume contest, food, prizes and more...
Be alert to 'rolling slowdown' on I-70 Tuesday
TERRE HAUTE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced a rolling slowdown is scheduled for Interstate 70 westbound on Tuesday, July 26, weather permitting. It will begin after 10 p.m. and will allow the contractor to set a box truss over I-70 near the 12-mile marker...
Hollandsburg killer Smith up for parole
None of the four perpetrators of one of the most heinous crimes in Hoosier history has ever been granted clemency or parole since their horrific Feb. 14, 1977 killings. But that won't keep the youngest of the four Hollandsburg killers from seeking parole and possibly a new sentence during a scheduled Aug. 8 hearing with the Indiana State Parole Board...
DePauw team returns from inaugural archaeological excavation at Italian Site
Five DePauw University students and two faculty members are returning from Italy after completing the first season of archaeological excavation at the Vaiano-Gioiella "La Villa" site. The project is a collaboration between DePauw University, the Umbra Institute (Perugia, Italy) and Intrageo...
Non-Food Pantry distribution set July 30
The Putnam County Non-Food Pantry, hosted by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, will be distributing items from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, in the parish hall at 520 E. Seminary St. In order to be eligible for these items, bring proof of Putnam County residence...
Summer Music Festival to feature Salaam
The Greencastle Summer Music Festival continues its weekly concert series Wednesday night with a performance by Salaam. The series offers weekly concerts featuring "friends making music for friends" which are free to the public thanks to the support of donations by local individuals and businesses including the Inn at DePauw and an endowment at the Putnam County Community Foundation...
Nose Her Flowers
BannerGraphic/ERIC BERNSEE Getting right down into the heart of the Hydrangeas, Suzanne Potts judges the single-cut flower specimans Saturday afternoon during the 2016 Putnam County Fair Open Class competition at Harris Hall on the Putnam County Fairgrounds...
Lions Club accepting nominations for 2016 Cloverdale Civic Award
CLOVERDALE -- Nominations are now being accepted for the Cloverdale Civic Award. The award is sponsored by the Cloverdale Lions Club and will be presented to an individual who has made a positive difference in the Cloverdale community. The winner will have his or her name engraved on the permanent plaque that is on display in the Cloverdale Town Hall and will also receive a plaque to keep...
Cloverdale enrollment begins online July 27
CLOVERDALE -- Enrollment for Cloverdale Community School Corporation begins Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5- 7 p.m. at each school office. Online enrollment will open Wednesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. New students must schedule an appointment to register by calling Cloverdale Middle School at 765-795-2900 or Cloverdale High School at 765-795-4203. Parents are required to bring a copy of their child's birth certificate and immunization record...
Couple arrested in Putnam County facing Arkansas stabbing charges
A pair of Arkansas residents arrested in Putnam County earlier this month on seemingly innocuous charges were actually wanted in connection with an Arkansas stabbing. Jeffery Rhoades, 45, and Reddie Rhoades, 57, both of Blytheville, Ark., were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Monday, July 4...
County Council to consider OL expenditures in August
Having already appealed to the county commissioners this month, Putnam County Operation Life Executive Director Eric Claflin went before the county's fiscal body on Tuesday with the unenviable task of requesting more than $280,000 in funding. The local ambulance service will have to wait another month to find out the status of the request, as additional appropriations will have to be advertised before the Putnam County Council can fully address the requests...
'Well dressed thief' admits to local crime
He may be known in some circles as "the Well Dressed Thief" but a 27-year-old former Greencastle man mostly wears just orange jumpsuits these days. Shane Wesley Baker, who Thursday pleaded guilty in Putnam Circuit Court to one count of fraud, a Level 6 felony, has been spending recent days and weeks bouncing from jail to jail, courtroom to courtroom across central Indiana...
Putnam County Loves a Parade
Spectators enjoy a variety of entries Friday night at the 2016 Putnam County Fair Parade, including a large American Flag carried by Putnam County Boy Scouts, a visit from Iron Man, musical talents of the North Putnam High School band and high-riding guardsman on top of a Humvee...
New information presented at second Cloverdale public hearing
CLOVERDALE -- Four Cloverdale residents were present when Kristy Jerrell, grant administrator for Jerrell Consulting, explained the Community Block Grant application process in a recent public hearing. In addition to clarifying the application process, the hearing served as a do-over for the original public hearing on June 14. ...
Concerns expressed over CR 500 North
If there are two constants in the life of a Putnam County commissioner, they are bridges and roads. The problem is the same in Putnam County as it seems to be all over Indiana: There doesn't seem to be enough time or money to keep up with transportation issues...
Putnam Scanner for 7-23-16
County Jail Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Thursday. At 5:55 p.m. Christopher Joseph Elrod, 41, Quincy, was lodged at the jail on a warrant for driving with a suspended license. At 4:28 p.m. Kenneth Glen Pingleton, 38, Fillmore, was arrested on a warrant for nonsupport of a dependent...
Piano students will compete at state fair
Two piano students of Cheryl Beck of Greencastle have qualified to participate in the final competition of the 2016 Indiana State Fair Young Hoosier State Piano Competition. Ashley and Andrea Whitesell will perform on Aug. 21 in the third floor auditorium of the Ellison Bakery Home and Family Arts Building on the state fairgrounds...
Greencastle Church of God to host The Groves gospel group
The Greencastle Church of God will host gospel group The Groves Family at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. The Groves Family has been singing for many years in Florida and have won many awards. The group is composed of Wayne, Joe and Nicole Groves. For more information, contact Rev. David J. Bard at 765-795-2387...
GHS class of '91 plans reunion
The Greencastle High School Class of 1991 will conduct its 25th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Event details are being finalized.
Class members are encouraged to visit the class page on Facebook for updates or contact Brent Curry at 773-255-9131.