Recent photo galleries

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    There have been many softball games played this week. The Daily World put together a gallery of the action in these games.
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    Greene County's Bright Futures Banquet was held at the Roy Clark Community building on Thursday, April 20 to honor ten youth who were nominated by someone close to them. Jaden Lauderdale was named as Greene County's Shining Star, and received a basket of special goodies. The top ten each received an easter basket and brought family and friends with them to enjoy dinner.
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    Twin Rivers Construction Technologies, a vocational building trades class taught by Jim Morrison, spent the day at Autumn Trace Senior Communities of Linton. The reason for their visit was a giving one, as Instructor Jim Morrison explained. “We do at least one community project every year,” he said. “We built a gazebo at Rest Haven, an arbor for the library, some work at Head Start and this year we are doing this,” he said with a smile. What Morrison was referring to was the construction of two raised garden beds, one for each of Autumn Trace’s large courtyards.
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    Autumn Trace of Linton celebrated Easter by welcoming children from Little Lambs Daycare, from Linton First Christian Church. From Little Lambs were Director of Daycare Wendy O'Bryan and all-around volunteer Jennifer Myers. The residents enjoyed watching the kids hunt, and the kids, as you can see, had a great time at Autumn Trace.
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    Huckleberry Hill Winery, located about 10 minutes outside of Bloomfield, now offers Greene County its very own winery that is both kid and pet friendly. Owner Cheryl Riddle said she and her husband have been working on opening the winery for two years. It is open Monday through Sunday from 1-9 p.m. Call 317-850-4445 for more information about Huckleberry Hill Winery, located at 7126 East State Road 54, Bloomfield, Ind.
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    The first two Fridays of each month, Autumn Trace in Linton is host to a special music program. Originally held elsewhere in Linton, the music has moved to Autumn Trace. Some scenes from the March 10, 2017 performance.
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    Bloomfield School District's Life Skills classes spent the week on a Disability Awareness Event, which reminds students while everyone is different, together they create one masterpiece.
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    Teen Librarian Becca Feirer said the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library periodically hosts Perler Bead Art from 3:30-5:30 p.m., inviting grades 5-12 and providing all necessary materials. The library hosts many teen events, including video game nights which Feirer said are always a big hit. Feirer said she will be leaving her position as teen librarian around the end of April.
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    Eastern Greene students, under the advisement of teacher Gail Finn, are painting rocks and spreading them throughout the county to bring smiles to the people of Greene County.
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    For its annual return, Marsh Madness took over Humphreys Park in Linton as its main center of operation Saturday. From the Roy Clark Community Building to both shelter houses, people from not only the Greene County area, but surrounding counties came to learn about nature and the various wildlife found in Indiana.
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    Linton-Stockton High School hosted the Miner Basketball Shootout Saturday, February 25. Boys basketball teams in grades 3 through 8 from 12 schools participated.
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    Members of Tri Kappa visited sorority sister Debbie Nolting's second grade class Friday, to make birthday cards, play games and socialize. This yearly event is equally enjoyable for the kids and Tri Kappa.
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    On February 10, more than 140 special needs guests were treated to a glitzy prom event, courtesy of the Tim Tebow Foundation and Antioch Christian Church. A great time was had by all, and guests can't wait until next year.
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    As part of a Navy-wide exercise to test response time, Naval Support Activity Crane hosted an active shooter training Wednesday. Public Affairs Officer Jeff Nagan explained this is part of a two-week training which includes Navy installations across the continental United States. View the full story here.
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    Bloomfield High School's NJROTC received an inspection from Area Three Inspecting Officer CDR Joseph Hankins on January 25, 2107. The following photos are moments captured from that event.
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    Linton-Stockton Elementary held a spelling bee Wednesday, Jan. 18. 27 students, each the top speller in their class, competed in 10 rounds of increasingly harder words. Taking home the trophy for first place was second grader Owen Smith, with fourth grader Taryn Thuis as runner up. Smith will advance to the regional bee in Bloomington Feb. 11.
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    On January 13, 2017, Turning Point Educational Center graduated 22 students from its HSE program. 29 students actually passed, but 22 attended the ceremony Friday evening.
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    'Where the beauty of art and nature collide" and established in 2002, the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum is located in Solsberry, Ind. and boasts 120 unique scultptures by over 80 artists. Although visitors are more common in summer months, the trails are open year-round from 10 a.m. until sun down. Founding Director, Gerry Masse said the museum has been able to operate on grants, though next year, the museum will not receive two grants it normally receives. Donations can be made at the trail through the donation box, or online. If sufficient funds are not raised, the lack could result in programs being shut down, although the museum itself will never close, said Masse. “We want to raise at least $5,000 before the end of the year, we want to secure 2017,” he said.
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    The kindergarten classes visited Baesler’s in Linton Friday morning to see Santa and take a look around the store. Manager Tracy Conklin said it has been a tradition to invite the young students to the store. Not only do the kids have fun, she said, but the staff loves to see their smiling faces.
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    The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) operated the Santa Train for the 27th consecutive Christmas season this year, making stops in Southern Indiana and Eastern Illinois. The Santa Train came to Bloomfield on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. This year, a free ticket was required to step aboard the train and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in order to keep the train on schedule. The Santa Train made several stops in Greene County on Saturday including in Linton, Solsberry, Jasonville and Dugger.
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    Greene County Project Lifesaver event at Joetta's Pizza Villa on Thursday, Nov. 17.
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    The Linton Miner Football team earned its first Class A State Championship Saturday with a 34-20 win over the Pioneer Panthers at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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    A Pep Rally was held in the Linton High School Gym in honor of the Linton Miners playing in State Finals this weekend. Linton-Stockton will face the Pioneer Panthers in the Class A State Finals at noon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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    The 13th annual Festival of Trees kicked off on Friday night at the Shawnee Theatre in Bloomfield with a 'Wine,Cheese and Chocolate' event sponsored by Oliver Winery of Bloomington. The event serves as the biggest fund raiser of the year, benefiting the theatre's upcoming summer season. Bidding on decorated trees, wreaths and other holiday decor ends on Sunday, Nov. 27.
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    Ten Linton-Stockton High School seniors attended Spookfest 2016 as "Disney" princesses, and appeared after the parade at the Linton Fire Station to pose for pictures with a long line of little people. The group got a $1 donation per photo, and raised $300 in just over an hour. Their next appearance will be in downtown Linton Dec. 3 as part of the Chamber of Commerce Christmas celebration and the arrival of the Santa Train.
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    Bloomfield School District hosted a Veterans Day Program in Glover Gym Friday afternoon. First Sergeant Greg Swanson was the guest speaker.
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    Voters took to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2016 presidential election.
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    Rediscover Downtown Linton (RDL) held Linton's annual Spookfest celebration on Main Street on Oct. 29. Included in the fun was the Spookfest parade, led by the Linton-Stockton High School band, the golf cart parade, costume contest, trunk-or-treat, the annual tenderloin dinner at the Linton Firehouse and "Meet the Disney Princesses," a photo-op fundraiser to benefit the LSHS Band and the Miner Kadets.
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    The 7th annual Pet Parade offered pets and their owners a chance to show off their Halloween costumes on Thursday evening at Humphrey's Park in Linton. Event organizer Shauna Kendall said proceeds from the event will benefit the Greene County Humane Society. Four category winners boasted the funniest, cutest, scariest and best overall costumes.
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    NSA Crane celebrated its 75th anniversary by having open events for the public and the Commodore Run.
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    An assortment of moments from 2016's Linton Fall Arts Festival.
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    The 2016 Bloomfield Apple Festival occurred on the weekend of Oct. 8, with the annual parade occurring on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. The annual festival brings carnival rides, a variety of food and vendors to the area surrounding the Bloomfield Park.
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    Linton's Civitan Club held its annual dinner at Humphrey's Park Oct. 5. Guest speaker Lonnie Bedwell inspired the crowd with his personal stories of life as a blind mountain climber, kayaker, roofer and electrician. The club inducted new members, bestowed awards, named new officers and shared a wonderful meal catered by Third Generation Catering.
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    The annual 2016 Bloomfield Apple Festival Little Miss and Mr. Baby contest occurred on Saturday at the Bloomfield Park. Sponsored by the Bloomfield Order of the Eastern Star, 20 entries were separated into 4 age groups. The contest began at 4 p.m. in the shelter house of the Bloomfield Park.
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    Ally Kilzer was crowned the Bloomfield Apple Festival Queen during a Sunday ceremony. The Bloomfield High School senior is the daughter of Brandi Patton and Joel Kilzer. She will be representing the Apple Festival with her court, which includes runner-up Daelyn Arthur and second runner-up/Miss Congeniality Sydnee Skinner. The People's Choice winner will be crowned Friday at the stage in the park during the Apple Festival.
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    White River Valley seniors and staff members took part in Senior Pride Day. The day includes a variety of work around the school, such as painting parking spaces and planting flowers. According to superintendent Bob Hacker, "It is important to give back and work together. This day teaches that."
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    The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay passed through Greene County today.
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    The Bloomfield Farmer's Market offered an array of Fall items at the market on Friday, Sept. 16. Yer Studio dance classes aged 2-12 put on a performance for the public at 5:30 p.m.
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    The Greene County Daily World Difference Maker banquet recognized 10 local men and women who go above and beyond their line of work and superseding the realm of giving. Debbie Bender was named the Difference Maker of the Year.
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    Scenes from activities of 9/11 around Greene County
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    Buck and Judy Mullis hosted the ninth annual Sunday in the Park, complete with free ham and beans, chili and entertainment. Jelly Bean the Clown was on site to make balloon animals for the younger attendees. Judy said by around 1 p.m., the volunteers had served more than 100 meals.
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    The brand new senior living community, Autumn Trace of Linton, held an opening reception on Saturday to offer prospective residents and their families a chance to tour the facility and meet staff members from 1-3 p.m.
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    A selection of images from Saturday's benefit ride in memory of J.D. Davis
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    Terry Heacoch of Casey's in Dugger held a mini-carnival Saturday, to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Rainy conditions made the carnival move to the shelter house at Dugger Park