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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Fundraising Hog Roast at the Linton Moose Lodge this weekend (06/30/16)
The Linton Moose Lodge, #1434 will be hosting a yard sale and Hog Roast to benefit the children of the Moose Heart Orphanages this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday. Located at 89 A St. SW in Linton, the yard sale will begin at 8 a.m in front of the Linton Moose lodge, with the hog roast starting at 3 p.m. and ending when the crowd runs thin. Both events begin at the same times on both days...
Bank robbed in Farmersburg (06/30/16)
Thursday morning at 10:38, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from the staff at 1st Farmers Bank and Trust located at 11612 North US 41 in Farmersburg, reporting a bank robbery. At 10:41, ISP Sergeant Joe Rutledge arrived, but the suspect had fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money...
Linton man arrested for thefts (06/30/16)
The Linton Police Department made an arrest for recent thefts and burglaries in Linton. Levi Snowden, 19, of Linton, was transported to the Greene County Jail for the initial charges of five counts of burglary and six counts of theft, according to a LPD press release...
Greene County's Torchbearers announced (06/29/16)
Over 2,000 Hoosiers have been selected as torchbearers for a major commemorative event of the 2016 Bicentennial celebration this year as revealed in a press conference at the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday. With over 50 Greene County residents nominated, just 20 were selected for their "exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state," according to a press release...
Linton business honored during Entrepreneurship Week (06/29/16)
With less than a year of business under its belt, one Linton shop received a prestigious award for its entrepreneurial accomplishments. Totally Whipped Cupcakery, located at 41 A St. in Linton, was recognized with an Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) Entrepreneurship Award...
Temporary move downtown brings in new market-goers (06/29/16)
The Linton Farmers' Market (LMF) temporarily moved downtown last weekend, and organizers were impressed with the turnout despite the heat. LMF and Rediscover Downtown Linton partnered for the one-time relocation to the Linton City Hall parking lot on June 25. Market Manager Mark Stacy said the move was made to accommodate the Classic Cruisers Car Show, which is an annual Linton Freedom Festival attraction that fills the park and raises funds for Riley Children's Hospital...
Quilt raffle to benefit local law enforcement (06/29/16)
Those wishing to donate to local law enforcement can do so through How Charming Photography's Sharing Safe Smiles campaign. Heather Graves, of How Charming Photography, said this is the second year for the campaign geared toward raising funds for local law enforcement projects. ...
Community Notes (06/29/16)
Tuesday. June 28 The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will host a Super Smash Bros. Tournament from 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Compete to become the Super Smash Bros Champion! The winner will receive a prize! Registration is required. Grades 7-12 welcome...
2016 Linton Freedom Festival Parade to offer surprises (06/28/16)
The Linton Freedom Festival Taskforce has a few surprises up it's collective sleeve for this year's parade. For the first time since Gayle and Jerry Margraf opened the Linton McDonald's in 1989, Ronald McDonald will be in town. Not only will he make an appearance in the parade, but he will be at the Linton restaurant after the parade ends, to visit with customers...
2016 Linton Freedom Festival Schedule (06/28/16)
Wednesday, June 29 6 p.m.-Carnival Midway-Linton City Park-wristbands $20 7-7:45 p.m.-Bonnie Bland Gospel Music-Linton City Park Band Shell 8-9 p.m.- The Jammin' Pans: Music of the Islands-Linton City Park Band Shell Thursday, June 30 6 p.m.-Carnival Midway-Linton City Park...
Carnival opens in Linton (06/28/16)
The James Gang Amusements' Carnival comes to town as part of Linton's Freedom Festival starting June 27 and running until July 4. Opening at 6 p.m. each night of the week, music is also featured nearly every night at the Humphrey's Park Band Shell offering a free and family-friendly place to cool down in the shade...
Community Notes (06/28/16)
Monday, June 27 The James Gang Carnival come to Linton at Humphrey's Park as part of the Linton Freedomn Festival. The carnival will run through July 4. Bracelets will be available each night for $20, they will be $15 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings...
Fireworks laws Hoosiers need to know (06/27/16)
It's the time of year once again that our local fire departments, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, would like to remind us of local laws pertaining to the use of fireworks. "Fireworks can be very entertaining to watch," says State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. "But there are laws in place that are often overlooked when it comes to their usage. We want for everyone to enjoy their summer, but we also want them to do so responsibly."...
5K run/walk benefits Kicking Bear Camp for kids (06/27/16)
Several walkers, runners, organizers and volunteers were on hand Saturday for a 5K walk/run to benefit Kicking Bear Camp for kids. Jasonville American Legion Post 172 was there to provide a color guard for the opening ceremonies. On hand were Post Commander Brian Edmondson, Jim Grady, Dale McDonald and Jim Arnac...
McDonald's All American Crew Team announced (06/27/16)
McDonald's of Washington, Ind. recently hosted the 2016 All American Crew Competition last Thursday. Competing crew members came from 23 McDonald's restaurants across the Wabash Valley to the final competion in Washington. Crew members were tested on speed, accuracy and service in their respective positions...
Greene County 4-H schedule of events and registration forms (06/27/16)
Greene County 4-H Events have kicked off. Below is a complete schedule, as well as a printable version. Registration forms have also been included. Click the following links for registration forms: Baby Contest Little Mister and Miss Hog Wrestling Hog Wrestling Release Form...
4-H Tractor driving contest (06/26/16)
Jackson Hale goes through the course with a Z-turn mower. Jackson swept the competition, winning Grand Champion in all three Jr. Tractor Driving Division courses and will move on to the area competition in August.
4-H Dog Show (06/26/16)
Winners at the 4-H Dog Show on Saturday included Grand Champion and Agility Champion Breana Wright and Jasmine and Reserve Grand Champion Dale Isenogle and Bodie.
Graves named Miss Greene County (06/26/16)
Alexis Graves was named Miss Greene County on Sunday evening. The Greene County Queen Contest opened with last year's queen, Courtney Johnson, opening with a speech about her experiences as the Greene County Queen. Johnson then introduced each of the contestants individually and asked various questions...
Little Miss and Mr. Freedom (06/25/16)
Courtesy photo. Brylee DiLorenzo was awarded Miss Sparkler and Tytus Pigg was awarded Mr. Firecracker.
Community Notes (06/25/16)
Saturday, June 25 Linton Moose Lodge presents Keith Enochs and Jerry Raines, show starts at 8:30 p.m. Lyons Legion Post 479 will host "Tribute to Elvis Night," featuring Elvis tribute artist Carl Poe. The event will take place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lyons Legion on West Broad Street in Lyons. Open to the public, children are welcome, no smoking...
Romans Warrior Foundation completes first leg of walk to Indy (06/24/16)
The Romans Warrior Foundation completed the first section of its' planned five-part walk to the War Plaza in Indianapolis on Thursday. Starting at 5 a.m. at the VFW Post in Linton, Romans and his team walked through Linton, on to Highway 157, and ended the first section of the walk at the VFW in Worthington...
University of Indianapolis posts May graduates (06/24/16)
The University of Indianapolis has posted searchable online listings of its May graduates, as well as students named to the second semester Dean's List or Honor Roll for the 2015-2016 academic year. According to a press release, nearly 1,400 students were eligible to participate in the May 7 commencement ceremony on the main campus -- 907 undergraduates, 393 master's degree recipients and 78 doctoral degree recipients representing 30 U.S. ...
IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day (06/24/16)
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Saturday, June 25. The IDEM is forecasting high ozone levels in counties in the greater Louisville, southwest Indiana, central Indiana and northwest Indiana, according to a press release...
39th annual luncheon hosted in Bloomfield (06/24/16)
The First Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield hosted its 39th Annual Tasting Luncheon Friday afternoon. The luncheon is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the church, according to member Alicia Holt. "We've been having it every year for my whole life," Holt said. "The whole church is involved with getting it put together."...
Linton graduate honored as Top 10 Under 40 (06/24/16)
A former Linton resident was recently recognized as a Top 10 Under 40 in the Tippecanoe area. Tara Lannan, a 2006 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, said she was lucky to be selected. "There were over 160 nominations for the top ten," Lannan said. "It really is an honor, and it's exciting to be a part of a growing community."...
Bloomfield native publishes first book (06/24/16)
A former Bloomfield native has successfully published her first novel. Sarah McClure, a current resident of Indianapolis, said her book is a coming of age story. "It's about a girl from a small town who fell in love, and her boyfriend commits suicide," McClure said. "From there she tries to find herself and her family. It's about facing down depression."...
Community Notes (06/24/16)
Friday, June 24 Linton Moose Lodge presents Keith Enochs and Jerry Raines, show starts at 8:30 p.m. Owen County YMCA is having a Shawnee Theater bus trip, leaving at 12:45 from the Owen County YMCA. Bus will travel to the Shawnee Theatre in Bloomfield to see "Gutenberg:The Musical". After the performance, there will be an authentic mexican dinner. Register in advance at: www.owencountyymca.org, or call 812-828-9622...
American Legion helps in many ways (06/23/16)
Recently, Linton American Legion Post 22 sponsored two local young men, high school juniors/seniors Devon Hill and Thaniel Heath, who were chosen for a once-in -a-lifetime opportunity. The parents of these young men are very grateful to the Legion for the opportunity...
Fireworks laws Hoosiers need to know (06/23/16)
Fireworks season has arrived, and the State Fire Marshal is reminding all Hoosiers to be mindful of fireworks laws when celebrating this summer. "Fireworks can be very entertaining to watch, but there are laws in place that are often overlooked when it comes to their usage," said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson. "We want for everyone to enjoy their summer, but we also want them to do so responsibly."...
Greene County 4-H Fair events to commence Saturday (06/22/16)
The Greene County 4-H Fair events will begin Saturday, June 25. According to Malea Huffman, County Extension Director of the Purdue Extension, the fair will start with a tractor driving contest at the northeast field. "There will be three events for the tractor driving contest," Huffman said. "There will be the agriculture tractors, lawn and garden tractors and z-turn tractors."...
Greene County Queen contestants prepare for pageant (06/22/16)
Six young ladies of Greene County will compete for the title of Greene County Queen on Sunday, June 26. The women involved include: Samantha Fox, daughter of Norman and Lena Fox, of Worthington Alexis Graves, daughter of Mark and Kristi Graves, of Switz City...
Linton Mayor John Wilkes gives progress report to Chamber (06/22/16)
This month's regularly scheduled meeting of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce featured guest speaker, Linton Mayor John Wilkes. The meeting was held at Pleasant Grove Farms, south of Linton on County Road 300. Wilkes gave a presentation in which he discussed the current state of affairs in the city, as we head into one of the busiest times of the year, the Linton Freedom Festival...
Greene County Commissioners table highway bids (06/22/16)
The Greene County Commissioners met in public session Tuesday morning and tabled current bids for road bids. According to president Nathan Abrams, the decision has come from the changes in statue for road funding. "We need to change the process that we were using," Abrams said. "We need to add to that. We would like to advertise today that we are going to rebid those projects with more additions to them."...
Project to increase fire radio traffic on west side of county (06/22/16)
The Greene County Council approved a project to improve radio traffic for fire departments on the west side of the county. Greene County Emergency Management Director Roger Axe asked the county for $10,980 needed to put up the analog repeater, which was recently given to the EMA office by the Greene County Ambulance Service...
Community Notes (06/22/16)
Wednesday, June 22 Linton Moose Lodge presents "Cheeseburger Wednesdays", from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cheeseburger and fries for $5.50. Greene County Coin Club will meet Wed. June 22nd at the Bloomfield Community Building. Dealers will set up at 6 p.m. and meeting to begin at 7 p.m...
County to set aside $1 million for possible matching grant (06/21/16)
If all goes as planned, Greene County may be able to double $1 million set aside for prospective road work. Commissioner Nathan Abrams went before the Greene County Council Monday afternoon to request an additional appropriation to set aside a total of $1 million as the Indiana Department of Transportation puts a call out for a 50/50 matching grant program, up to $1 million...
White River Valley discusses upcoming changes (06/21/16)
The White River Valley School Board met for its monthly meeting on Monday evening. In old business, work is still continuing for the summer projects, according to superintendent Bob Hacker. "The teachers have now been moved to their new buildings," Hacker said. ...
Community Notes (06/21/16)
Monday, June 20 The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in an executive session at 6 p.m., followed by the regular board meeting at 7 p.m., and again by an executive session at 7:45 p.m. The meetings will be held in the administration center, 801 1st Street NE in Linton...
Bucshon visits Open Arms in Switz City (06/20/16)
Congressman Larry Bucshon visited Greene County Monday,and he made a stop in Switz City to hear a presentation and take a facility tour at Open Arms Christian Ministries. Bucshon, a conservative republican congressman representing the 8th district, has long been a supporter of education. The 8th district encompasses 19 counties in southwestern Indiana and the Wabash Valley, covers over 7,000 square miles, and contains about 700,000 Hoosiers...
Bio-Diversity Blitz at Goosepond FWA (06/20/16)
A partnership with the Indiana Academy of Science and conservation group Friends of Goosepond brought a sizeable group of scientists from local universities, members of other local conservation groups and other volunteers together last weekend at Goosepond Fish and Wildlife Area, to conduct a "bio-diversity blitz" at the wetlands...
Tasting luncheon to raise funds for church efforts (06/17/16)
The Presbyterian Women's Association will be hosting the 39th annual tasting luncheon in Bloomfield on June 24. The First Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield hosts the luncheon every year to raise funds for its several projects throughout the year. Alicia Holt, who co-organizes the event with Kayla Hendrix, said the Presbyterian Women's Association is planning for 200 people to taste the variety of dishes...
Sponsorships to benefit Humphreys Park (06/17/16)
Those wishing to sponsor a park bench or adopt a tree for the park next week will be eligible for a free portrait package. How Charming Photography's Heather Graves is teaming up with Linton Park Board President Jeanette Evans to seek sponsors for the Pride in the Park benches, which will be placed in Humphreys Park...
Linton receives streamgage at Bee Hunter Ditch (06/17/16)
A new streamgage has been installed on Bee Hunter Ditch in Linton. The streamgage will provide continuous, real-time streamflow and water level data, according to a press release from U.S. Geological Survey. Supervisor hydrologist for the USGS Jeff Woods said the information the gage monitors will be available to the public...
New musical attractions added to Freedom Festival activities (06/16/16)
The Linton Freedom Festival has added two musical attractions to this year's lineup, Adam Crabb and the Avalons. Appearing on June 26 at 7 p.m. at the band shell in Humphrey's Park, Linton Assembly of God presents Adam Crabb. Crabb is a former member of the award-winning Crabb Family, and the current lead singer for the Gaither Vocal Band...
Knoll named 2016 Linton Hall of Fame inductee (06/16/16)
Joining the list of distinguished names in the Linton Hall of Fame will be 2016 recipient Sue Knoll. She joins the list of names including Jimmy K and Connie Wright, Gayle and Jerry Margraf, Noble Stallons, Fred Markle, John Wilkes, Ralph Witty, and many others presented by the Linton Stockton Chamber of Commerce, the Linton Freedom Festival Taskforce and Freedom Festival Hall of Fame Committee...
Linton plans for trail on east side of city (06/16/16)
A trail may soon connect Humphreys Park to the area near Greene County General Hospital on the east side of Linton. Linton Mayor John Wilkes informed the City Council of a partnership with the hospital to potentially implement a walking and biking trail, which could connect the park to the hospital if the city were to move forward...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (06/16/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 23 incidents and calls for service Wednesday, including one personal injury accident, one bank/residential alarm, three assists to other departments, seven assists to the public, one child neglect,two extra patrols, one property, one special detail, one suspicious, one theft/shoplifting, one traffic stop, one unruly subject, and two welfare checks...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (06/16/16)
Cletus Carl Padgett Jr., 69, Linton, was arrested on a preliminary charge of OWI. Bond set at $4,000 Megan Larae Damron, 33, Jasonville, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance; possession of paraphernalia. No bond set...
USDA honors locals for Homeownership Month (06/16/16)
The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development program honored Nick Lightfoot of Ruoff Mortgage and Stacy Parker on Thursday morning. June is Homeownership Month for the program, and Parker was selected because she fit the design of the program, according to area specialist Jenny Cooper...
Kicking Bear Camp 5K Run and Walk

Kicking Bear Ministries held a 5K walk/run at Shakamak State Park to raise funds for Kicking Bear Camp in August.

Worthington American Legion retires American flags

Tuesday evening the Worthington American Legion hosted a flag retirement ceremony outside of its building.

Eastern Greene High School Graduation Ceremony May 28 2016

EGHS celebrated the graduation of 75 seniors on Saturday, with a commencement ceremony held at the high school's gymnasium. The seniors filed in, wearing school colors of red, white and black, along with big smiles of pride and acheivement, as the...

Shakamak Graduation Ceremony May 28 2016

MSD of Shakamak held a commencement ceremony on Saturday, graduating 47 seniors. The pledge of allegiance was led by Seth Wise, class vice-president and national honor society member, followed by a welcome given by class president Emmalee...

Bloomfield High School Class of 2016

Bloomfield High School hosted the Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony Saturday.