Greene County Daily World Headlines News from the Greene County Daily World newspaper in Linton, Indiana en-us James E. Goad James E. Goad, 71, of Bloomfield, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at his residence. Born Feb. 1, 1946 in Bloomfield he was the son of James and Alta (Killian) Goad. He was a Truck... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:07:26 -0400 Kenneth Michael Davis Kenneth Michael Davis, 31, of Bloomfield, passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Bloomington. He was born on Sunday, Aug. 11, 1985, in Charleston, S.C. Kenneth was a 2004 graduate... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:02:17 -0400 Heroes New Hope gives local kids a special opportunity Volunteers came together to help four local youth get out into the woods for a turkey hunt last weekend. Heroes New Hope Foundation founder Scott Goodman said the non-profit organization was created... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:58:55 -0400 Middle school principal Sparks retires after 38 years It is often a weighted question on how one measures their career. But for Jeff Sparks, and for numerous educators who have spent their life in service of students, it is about the lives they have... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:11:50 -0400 Walter Merrill Mattox Walter Merrill Mattox, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 27, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenwood with family at his side. Born January 24, 1933 in Sullivan County, Walt was the only... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:57:00 -0400 North Daviess hands Lady Lakers “tough loss” in eight innings Pictures from this game are in a photo gallery of local softball action in the Photos section. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:59:05 -0400 Harold Weaver Harold Lee Weaver, 65, of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Terre Haute. Arrangements are pending at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, and will... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:41:22 -0400 Vehicle accident slows traffic on SR 54 An accident Friday morning at the Phil Harris Golf Course slowed traffic on State Road 54. According to an accident report by Indiana State Trooper Eric Nash, driver Holly Nelson of Linton pulled... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:29:56 -0400 Linton storm water plan presented for public input Linton Mayor John Wilkes held an informational meeting at the Roy Clark Community Building on Wednesday evening in order to receive public input about the proposed storm water plan created by First... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:21:14 -0400 Bloomfield welcomes Gibboney as Superintendent After a lengthy process which began back in fall 2016, a superintendent has finally been found to permanently lead Bloomfield School District. As a former Superintendent of Eminence School District,... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:18:20 -0400 Norma Combs Norma Lucille Sparks Combs, 88 of Bloomington, passed away at 12:01 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Garden Villa of Bloomington. Born Sept. 5, 1928 in Martin County, she was the daughter of... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:54:52 -0400 Greene Gab Ep. 36 In this episode, Patti and Andrew discuss a visit from Congressman Bucshon, American Pickers and give a birthday shoutout to a special someone... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:55:00 -0400 Bloomfield netters sweep North Daviess Bloomfield girls’ tennis team picked up its ninth win of the season with a 5-0 win over visiting North Daviess Wednesday afternoon. Even though a 5-0 wins sounds like an easy win it was much closer... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:25:03 -0400 Lady Miners fall to Sullivan After a hard fight, the Lady Miners tennis team was unable to pick up one point and fell to Sullivan 5-0 Wednesday. Though the end result might not reflect it, many of the matches were very... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:18:46 -0400 Sullivan defeats Linton, Bloomfield track teams in five-way meet Sullivan’s track teams placed ahead of both Linton and Bloomfield at a five-way track meet Tuesday afternoon at North Daviess. Sullivan won the boys meet with 115 points, followed by Linton, 100;... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:42:38 -0400 Eastern rallies late, but Bloomfield rallies for win LITTLE CINCINNATI -- It was a game of two rallies. Bloomfield led host Eastern 10-5 heading into the bottom of the seventh Thursday evening. Eastern’s Gracie Rollins drew a walk with one out and... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:35:10 -0400 LOACL SPORTS ROUNDUP 4-27 SOFTBALL Sullivan unearns a 13-2 win over Bloomfield Sullivan exploited Bloomfield errors Wednesday evening to pound the host Lady Cardinals 13-2. The Lady Cards (2-7) committed five errors for the... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:52:51 -0400 Cardinal miscues hand Eels conference win The Bloomfield Cardinals let a winnable game slip away Thursday. And the visiting Clay City Eels took full advantage of the Cardinals’ foibles in the field. Seven Bloomfield errors led to four... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:27:17 -0400 Romans Warrior Foundation ‘Maintenance Muster’ set for May 5-7 Brian Romans, founder and CEO of the nonprofit Romans Warrior Foundation, is ready to begin the next phase of his planned cost-free therapeutic retreat in rural Greene County. The planned retreat... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:45:46 -0400 Linton man allegedly batters woman in his residence A Linton man was arrested on a warrant after allegedly battering a female victim. According to a probable cause filed by Greene County Sheriff’s Department Davis Aerne, David Cottengain, 48,... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:44:26 -0400 Eastern Greene Scrabble club team continues top 20 tradition The Eastern Greene Scrabble club recently traveled to Foxborough, Mass., to compete in the 2017 North American School Scrabble Championships, held April 21-23 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:10:48 -0400 Bloomfield seniors organize mock crash Seniors involved with the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) of Bloomfield organized a mock vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon. According to Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:59:12 -0400 Greene County Sheriff’s Department Jail Log David Allen Cottengain, 48, Linton, was arrested on a warrant for domestic battery. Bond is set at $11,000. Jayce Edward Wayne Troup, 23, Linton, was arrested on a warrant for theft. No bond is set.... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:35:12 -0400 Sullivan unearns a 13-2 win over Bloomfield Both Shakamak junior high teams showed improvement Monday in a triangular meet at North Knox. The boys placed third against the hosts and North Daviess with 37 points. The girls narrowly missed... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:38:36 -0400 Miners take SWIAC lead with win at North Daviess ELNORA - In a battle of conference unbeatens Linton-Stockton established itself as the frontrunner in the Southwestern Indiana Athletic Conference baseball race. It was a dogfight to the very end.... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:21:05 -0400 Linton executes offense to beat WRV in conference showdown SWITZ CITY -- Linton won the Dust Bowl Wednesday evening. Playing on an infield where gusts from an approaching storm kicked up clouds of dust, the Lady Miners beat host White River Valley 8-3 in... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:38:08 -0400 American Pickers to return to Indiana in June For the last three years, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, of the History Channel’s “American Pickers” series, have visited Indiana, searching through the collections of ordinary Hoosiers for interesting... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:27:03 -0400 Joe Howell Joe Lee Howell, 74, of Linton went to Heaven peacefully on April 25, 2017 in Indianapolis. He was born on April 30, 1942 in Linton to John and Naomi (Shipman) Howell. Joe was a retired US Air Force... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:47:46 -0400 Pet of the Week 4-29 Phoenix is a 6-8 month old domestic short hair who arrived to the shelter on April 11 as a stray. He is good with both dogs and cats, very cuddly, neutered and updated on shots. The fee to adopt... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:45:33 -0400 Community Notes Tuesday, April 25 The Linton VFW Post 7118 will host Taco Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., Dine in/Carry Out available. Wednesday, April 26 The Eastern Branch Library will have preschool story time at 10:15... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:07:28 -0400 Linton Police Department activity log The Linton Police Department responded to 21 incidents for service Wednesday, including two bank/residential entries, one criminal mischief, one extra patrol, five fingerprintings, one interview, two... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:50:50 -0400 Greene County Sheriff’s Department Jail Log Nathaniel Curtis Long, 33, Washington, was arrested on a warrant for criminal trespass and theft. Bond is set at $5,000. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:50:30 -0400 Lady Cardinal netters defeat WRV 4-1 BLOOMFIELD — Two Greene County teams went head to head Tuesday evening as the Lady Wolverines faced the Cardinals at Bloomfield. The Wolverines were only able to pick up one win at No. 2 doubles. It... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:30:26 -0400 Anemic bats cause Bloomfield to fall to Shoals Visiting Shoals Rox-ed the Bloomfield Cardinals Tuesday evening in baseball. The Jug Rox (8-6) overcame an early 2-1 deficit to thump the Cards (2-9) 7-2. Both teams made three errors, but Shoals... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:18:38 -0400 Miners jolt Eels 12-2 It took the Linton-Stockton Lady Miners until the third inning to start hitting. But once they started, they didn’t stop. The Lady Miners put three runs on the board in the third inning.... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:10:48 -0400 Loss to Paoli leaves Eastern coach in good spirits LITTLE CINCINNATI -- The scoreboard read Paoli 12, Eastern 3, at the end of the softball game Tuesday evening, but Eastern coach Mike Prince was all smiles He said the Lady Thunderbirds (2-10)... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:48:15 -0400 Lakers erupt early to tame Thunderbirds 11-6 LITTLE CINCINNATI -- Shakamak came out with bats on fire Tuesday evening and defeated host Eastern 11-6 in baseball. The Lakers (6-6, 3-1 in the Southwest Indiana Athletic Conference) led 7-0 after... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:43:20 -0400 Lady Miners Tennis Team falls to Vincennes Rivet Monday VINCENNES — The Lady Miners tennis squad faced a tough opponent in Vincennes Rivet Monday evening. The Miners fell 5-0 for the match. Though the Linton-Stockton was not able to pick up one win, there... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:01:00 -0400 T-Bird boys, Laker girls second in triangular meet JASONVILLE -- The Eastern Greene and Shakamak boys and girls track and field teams couldn’t quite keep pace with deeper Owen Valley squads in a triangular meet at Shakamak Monday. The Owen Valley... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:52:42 -0400 Bloomfield High NJROTC helping fund Champions Together Bloomfield’s NJROTC is lending a helping hand to the high school’s new Champions Together Unified Track Team. The group will host a fundraising spaghetti dinner on Friday, April 28, to help raise the... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:55:19 -0400 Sculpture Trails founder honored by award Gerry Masse, founder of Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Solsberry, received the Charles Hook award recently, given by the Sloss Furnace Foundation of Birmingham. Sloss Furnaces, founded in 1880,... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:37:08 -0400 EMA director thanks emergency personnel Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Axe commended local emergency personnel for quick action after the Citizens Energy gas leak last week. Axe told the Greene County Council during its regular... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:32:44 -0400 Congressman Bucshon stops in Linton, meets with LPD Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon was visiting the area this week and stopped at the Linton Police Department to thank the officers for their service. “I’m a big supporter of what law... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:17:28 -0400 Joe Howell Joe Lee Howell, 74, of Linton, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, and will be... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:06:38 -0400 Bloomfield alumni makes BU Top 15 A former Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School graduate has received recognition as one of the top 15 students at Butler University. Alex Bartlow, a Bloomfield native, was recognized April 7 during a... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:04:06 -0400 Solsberry woman allegedly escapes home detention A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Solsberry woman after allegedly escaping home detention. According to a probable cause filed by Executive Director for Greene County Community... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:35 -0400 Court News Criminal Cases Allijah Benefiel, 18, Bloomington, Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine Dennis Hill III, 36, Bloomfield, Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 felony unlawful... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:43:22 -0400 Greene County Sheriff’s Department Jail Log Steven Jermaine Johnson, 30, Linton, was arrested on preliminary charges of disorderly conduct. Bond is set at $500. Melissa Ann Conklin, 46, Loogootee, was arrested on a warrant for OWI. No bond is... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:42:54 -0400 Butterfingered Bloomfield falls 10-6 to WRV This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Emily Manley's name. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:30:59 -0400 Both Linton teams win at Miner Invitational Coaches comments and more pictures have been added. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:04:40 -0400 Bloomfield outlasts Wolverines to win 13-11 It took three hours Monday evening, but visiting Bloomfield finally beat White River Valley 13-11 in baseball. The Cardinals (2-8, 1-2 in Southwest Indiana Athletic Conference play) led only 2-1... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:51:01 -0400 LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP 4-24 BASEBALL Riverton Parke blanks Bloomfield in five The visiting Cardinals fell victim to a no-hitter Saturday morning as Riverton Parke triumphed 14-0 in baseball. The Cardinals could not manage any... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:54:46 -0400 Lady Cardinal netters squeeze past BNL The Bloomfield girls’ tennis team needed a third set win at No. 2 singles to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over Bedford North Lawrence on the Stars home courts. Bloomfield had wins at No. 1 singles... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:50:23 -0400 WRV Lady Tennis Team falls 2-3 to North Daviess SWITZ CITY — The Lady Wolverines tennis team faced a heartbreaker match Monday evening as they fell to North Daviess, losing 3-2. Coach Jimmy Beasley Sr. explained this is the fourth time this season... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:45:33 -0400 Shelter will assist Master Gardeners’ quest to help others Members of the Linton First Christian Church spent Saturday at the Greene County Fairgrounds helping the Greene County Master Gardeners build a shelter house next to the community garden. Tim Hale,... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:33:07 -0400 Bloomfield alumni makes BU Top 15 A former Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School graduate has received recognition as one of the top 15 students at Butler University. Alex Bartlow, a Bloomfield native, was recognized April 7 during a... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:28:57 -0400 Greene County Foundation announces opening of 2017 Community Support Grant Cycle The Greene County Foundation’s 2017 Community Support Grant Cycle is open to applicants as of Monday, April 24. The Community Support Grant Cycle is a competitive grant process that allows local... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:28:19 -0400 Council stalls vote on Innkeeper’s tax The Greene County Council postponed its vote on the proposed Innkeeper’s Tax in order to further discuss the topic. While the proposed tax has been brought before the council multiple times in the... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:27:39 -0400 RWF marches to honor late Worthington veteran Over the weekend, members of Greene County’s Romans Warrior Foundation undertook a memorial march in honor of Worthington’s Gary D. Brewer Sr.. The march was held to raise donations as well, for a... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:25:50 -0400 MayBelle Zimmerman MayBelle McDaniel Zimmerman, 69, of Jasonville went to be with our Lord and our Savior on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Shakamak Good Samaritan Home, with family by her side. MayBelle loved camping,... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:55:25 -0400 Open Arms Donor Event set for April 30 Each year, Open Arms Christian Ministries of Switz City hosts an afternoon meant to serve as a ‘Thank you’ to its donors, as well as serve as the organization’s annual meeting. This year’s event will... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:34:14 -0400 Linton Police Department activity log The Linton Police Department responded to 54 incidents for service Friday to Monday, including two property damage accidents, one animal complaint, three assists to other departments, one assist to... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:47:40 -0400 Greene County Sheriff's Department activity log The Greene County Sheriff’s Department responded to 193 incidents for service April 17 to April 23, including two abandoned vehicle, 21 property damage accidents, two personal injury accidents, five... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:46:46 -0400 Greene County Sheriff’s Department Jail Log Pamela Kay Bentley, 48, Washington, was arrested on a warrant for drug trafficking with an inmate. Bond is set at $10,000. Roger Keith, 54, Coal City, was arrested on an out of county warrant for... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:46:24 -0400 Master Gardeners planning Flower and Patio Show The Greene County Master Gardener Association is using its 2017 annual Flower and Patio Show to teach others to “Share the Bounty.” The Flower and Patio Show is set for Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m.... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:02:20 -0400 Passen's pitching, Miner bats ground Eagles The Linton-Stockton Miners rode the right arm of Trey Passen along with some timely hitting to a 12-0, five-inning victory over the visiting Brown County Eagles Saturday at Roy Herndon Field in... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:07:37 -0400 Meeda Faye Lynn Lentz Meeda Faye Lynn Lentz, 86, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of April 21, 2017.  She was surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Meeda was a 1948 graduate of... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:22:07 -0400 Riverton Parke blanks Bloomfield in five The visiting Cardinals fell victim to a no-hitter Saturday morning as Riverton Parke triumphed 14-0 in baseball. The Cardinals could not manage any hits against Panther hurler Jordan Nightengale, but... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:01:56 -0400