Editor returns to Banner Graphic

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Eric Bernsee
Eric Bernsee

A familiar voice is back in the pages of the Banner Graphic (Greencastle).

Longtime editor Eric Bernsee took over his old position this month after six years as the communications and public relations manager at Dixie Chopper.

Bernsee served as the Banner editor from September 1975 to December 2004, working for three different owners – Sarkes Tarzian, Elkhart Truth and Rust Publishing.

A native of the Chicago area and graduate of the University of Missouri, Bernsee has resided in Greencastle for more than three decades.

“This became home,” he said. “Both of my daughters were born here and went to high school here. This is their home, so it’s my home.”

Bernsee’s family includes his wife Ruth, daughters Kara and Nicole and stepchildren Emily and Sam Lowe.

As editor, Bernsee is focused on the challenges of balancing the printed and online editions of the newspaper.

“We are lucky in Greencastle and Putnam County to have a daily newspaper in a community this size,” he said. “I want to do my best to assure that it continues to thrive and evolve.”

Banner Graphic general manager Daryl Taylor said Bernsee’s knowledge of Putnam County and its residents is exactly what a small-town newspaper editor must have.

“And his love for the community makes for a great fit for the paper and Putnam County,” Taylor said.

— Banner Graphic (Greencastle)