March Madness is behind us. Daylight savings time is upon us. And the May 8 Indiana primary election is fast approaching.
We at the Banner Graphic want our readers to be able to make informed decisions on their choices for who will lead Putnam County government for the next four years or more. But to do so, we will need the help of both the local candidates and their political parties.
Each candidate for countywide offices in the 2012 primary -- auditor, coroner, county commissioners and County Council -- is eligible to submit a story about himself or herself for publication on the front page of the Banner Graphic this month.
The deadline for submitting such articles will 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.
We ask that candidates limit the length of their submission to 250 words. As always, we reserve the right to edit all stories for style, clarity and accuracy.
Candidate stories can be emailed (the preferred method) to the Banner Graphic at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Banner Graphic, P.O. Box 509, Greencastle, IN 46135. They can also be hand-delivered to the office at 100 N. Jackson St. or faxed to the Banner Graphic at 653-2063.
A color headshot photograph should be provided with your written submission.
The Banner Graphic plans to publish all articles submitted by candidates by the Saturday, April 21 edition of the newspaper. No separate candidate stories will be run after that date.
It should also be noted that no candidate introduction stories will be run in a Monday edition.