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Shepherd resigns as GHS principal (12/05/12)
Greencastle High School principal Jennifer Shepherd tendered her resignation on Tuesday, Dec. 4, effective immediately. Greencastle superintendent Lori Richmond confirmed the resignation to the Banner Graphic. No reason was given for Shepherd's resignation, just eight months after she was hired by the Greencastle School Board and only five months after her duties officially began...
Bainbridge first stop on North Putnam's talk of redistricting program (12/05/12)
A plan has been made to satisfy the lawsuit that was brought up against North Putnam nearly a year ago. The plan to redistrict the area will be presented at town meetings, board of education meetings and several others that are planned in the next 120 days...
Sheriff's Department looking for holiday basket applicants (12/05/12)
It's time again for nominations for the holiday baskets from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Thanks to the money collected by the haunted trail and donations, the department is able to provide this service again this year. If you or someone you know will be struggling this year to put food on the table, contact the PCSD to be put on the list for a food basket...
Commissioners return to the past, look to the future (12/05/12)
Even as they returned to a meeting place from their past, the Putnam County Commissioners looked toward the future in their monthly meeting. Conducting business in the Putnam County Courthouse commissioners courtroom for the first time in more than a decade, the commissioners spent much of Monday's meeting planning for 2013...
Lights of Love (12/05/12)
Hundreds showed up to the Putnam County Courthouse to enjoy the 28th Annual "Lights of Love" ceremony, presented by the Greencastle Civic League, where choirs from Tzouanakis Intermediate School, Greencastle Middle School, Greencastle High School and the DePauw University Chamber Singers provided Christmas carols as local students read their winning essays for the 2012 contest, "How can you make Greencastle a brighter place?"...
Non-support charges filed against 42 persons totaling more than $500,000 (12/05/12)
Hoping to motivate local residents to support the minor children they are responsible for, Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter has filed criminal charges against more than three dozen individuals for non-support of dependent children. The total amount of child support reportedly owed by the 42 suspects is $521,375.19, the Prosecutor's Office noted Tuesday...
Christmas in Roachdale to feature carriage rides, Santa and more Friday (12/05/12)
ROACHDALE -- The Town of Roachdale and its merchants will welcome Santa Claus and the Christmas season this Friday, Dec. 7. "Christmas in Roachdale," presented by sponsoring town merchants, is scheduled 5-8 p.m. Friday with a variety of activities planned...
Spirit of Christmas (12/05/12)
The Putnam County Senior Center was honored with the 2012 Spirit of Christmas award, which is awarded to businesses each year by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented during the 28th Annual "Lights of Love" ceremony on Tueday evening. Presenting the award was chamber member Amber Bowers to the Senior Center's Sharon Pitcock and Board of Directors President Bill Egger. Shuee and Sons came in second place...
Dine with a Doc program to feature podiatrist Dec. 11 (12/05/12)
Senior Education Ministries Dine With a Doc will be featuring Dr. Chase Stuart DPM -- Podiatrist on Dec. 11 from 10 a.m.- noon at First National Bank. Dine With a Doc is a free program that welcomes the senior public to hear the doctor of the month present an educational topic over lunch...
Noblesville woman arrested for trafficking narcotics at Putnamville (12/05/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A 27-year-old Hamilton County woman was arrested Sunday at the Putnamville Correctional Facility on preliminary charges of trafficking a controlled substance, a Class C felony. Ruth Todd, of Noblesville, was arrested while visiting offender Patrick D. Mix, 33, from Marion...
Four-vehicle wreck injures two drivers (12/05/12)
A four-vehicle accident on U.S. 231 north of Greencastle sent two motorists to the hospital early Monday morning. At approximately 6 a.m., Joseph R. Blaikie, 62, Greencastle, was stopped at the end of Edgelea Drive, waiting to pull onto U.S. 231. Blaikie tried to pull into traffic when his 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee was hit in the rear driver's side by the northbound 2010 Honda Odyssey driven by Diana M. Ummel, 46, Greencastle...
GHS class of 1982 reunion moved to Putnam Inn (12/05/12)
Wednesday's 30-year reunion for the Greencastle High School class of 1982 has changed locations. The event will take place at the Putnam Inn at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. It was originally slated for the Dixie Chopper Business Center. For more information contact Pattie Potts at (317) 997-0813...
Tiger Cubs lose physical battle to feisty Danville Warriors, 58-51 (12/05/12)
The Danville girls' basketball team is starting to make a habit of frustrating its' Putnam County foes. After winning at South Putnam by three last week, the Warriors topped Greencastle on Tuesday, 58-51. The Tiger Cubs fell behind early, at times in the first quarter struggling to cross midcourt. They turned the ball over 15 times in the period...
Cougars get trounced by Tri-West (12/05/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam became the third Putnam County squad to fall to Tri-West this season, losing Tuesday night 81-32. The mixture of zones, presses and traps from the visitors was largely ineffective in the opening quarter as the Cougars kept the Bruins in striking distance at 13-7...
Clovers dominate Eminence in 61-9 win (12/05/12)
The Cloverdale girls' basketball team held Eminence to only two first-half points in its 61-9 win on Monday. It was the team's largest margin of victory since beating Indianapolis Howe 81-24 on Dec. 29, 2006. "Defensively we played well," Cloverdale coach Matthew Langdon said. "You have to just slow down and make sure that we were learning stuff off of the game."...
MS Clovers split against Clay City (12/05/12)
The eighth grade Cloverdale boys' basketball team beat Clay City 52-29 on Monday to move to 2-2. Cooper Neese had 26 points in the win. Ryan Heavener (11), Kolton Cooper (six), Seth Phaff (five) Zack Nichols (two) and Aaron Fulkerson (two) also scored...
Cloverdale hosting third annual Friendship Meet (12/05/12)
Cloverdale will be hosting a friendship meet for athletes to compete against area wrestlers for one day at no cost on Saturday, Dec. 15. The hosts hope to have each wrestlers compete in two or three matches. The third annual Friendship Meet begins at 8 a.m...
Marian Velfred Riley White (12/05/12)
Marian Velfred Riley White of Indianapolis was born on Feb. 20, 1919 to Fred Thomas Riley and Minnie Velma Douglas Riley, in Massac County, Ill. She died on Dec. 5, 2012, at age 93 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. On Nov.1, 1940 she married Russell White, and he preceded her in death...
Arlie Ray Scaggs (12/05/12)
Arlie Ray Scaggs, age 91, of Avon, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Born Sept. 19, 1921 in Kentucky, he was the son of Dee and Minnie (Blankenbeckly) Scaggs and attended Clinton Center schools. He married Betty L. (Gibson) Scaggs on March 15, 1947, and she survives...
Scanner for Dec. 5 (12/05/12)
Sheriff's Department A Roachdale woman was arrested for operating while intoxicated following a Friday evening collision north of Greencastle. Robert A. Lancaster, 58, Greencastle, told Deputy Philip Troyer that at 5:50 p.m. he was stopped or slowed on U.S. 231 in a 1994 Ford Escort due to two other vehicles turning into the Fairway Restaurant...
Find strength through church, not vandalism (12/05/12)
To the Editor: For the second time in four years, the bench in front of First Christian Church on Indiana Street has been vandalized. The first time was several years ago, and the bench was destroyed. It had been placed there in memory of the parents of one of our members. It was replaced with a bench given in memory of another of our deceased members...
Community generosity aids clothing ministry (12/05/12)
To the Editor: Dear Friends, Family and Neighbors, You have been so generous, investing time, energy and funds into our ministry so we thought we should let you know what your investment has enabled us to accomplish. The Lord has certainly blessed us with good friends and family, and we are very grateful to Him and to you...
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