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Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
Community Notes (02/12/16)
Friday, February 12 The Moose Lodge will be holding a Valentine's Day dinner and dance on Feb. 12. This event is open to the public. A ribeye steak dinner will be seved from 5-7 p.m. with music by a special guest DJ to follow. Couples dinner will be $25 and singles is $15...
Shakamak School Board approves personnel changes (02/11/16)
JASONVILLE -- The Shakamak School Board dealt with a variety of personnel changes during its monthly meeting Thursday. The board accepted the retirement of Lori Smith, who served as a media center aide. Smith's term will end at the end of the 2015-16 semester...
RDL is on the attack (02/11/16)
Rediscover Downtown Linton committed the first attack in its "Heart Attack" promotion on Wednesday. Its first victim was the Linton McDonald's restaurant owned by Jerry and Gayle Margraf. As Kristy Lewellyn and a helper covered McDonald's front lawn with bright red plastic hearts, Gayle Margraf got a call from the restaurants on-duty manager, alerting her that there were two people putting things on the lawn and she might want to know. ...
Linton Department Activity Log (02/11/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 24 incidents and calls for service Tuesday and Wednesday, including two assists to other departments, 13 assists to the public, one civil dispute, one harassment, one suspicious activity/person, two traffic stops, one welfare check, one property damage accident, one interview and one title check...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (02/11/16)
Enrico Demetrius Ross, 35, Jasonville, was arrested on an out of county warrant for possession of cocaine. Alvino Ray Love III, 22, Sullivan, was arrested on a warrant for theft. No bond set.
Supreme Court approves stay of Clean Power Plan (02/10/16)
Peabody Energy praised the Supreme Court for temporarily blocking the Clean Power Plan until litigation is finalized. The Associated Press (AP) reported Tuesday the Supreme Court approved a stay of the plan with a 5-4 vote. The Clean Power Plan has a goal of reducing power plant emissions from power plants by 32 percent by 2030 in comparison to the levels in 2005...
Speeding vehicle on I-69 leads to location of credit card 'skimming' device (02/10/16)
A New Mexico man traveling more than 100 mph on Interstate 69 was arrested after Indiana State Police Troopers found a piece of equipment used to steal credit card information. Jacob A. Smith, 20, was booked into Greene County Jail Tuesday on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony possession of a skimming device, Class A misdemeanor possession of a handgun without a permit and Class B misdemeanor reckless driving...
Sherer promoted to assistant chief of Richland Fire and Rescue (02/09/16)
Richland Township Fire and Rescue promoted Capt. John Sherer to assistant chief of the department. Fire Chief Kenny Hinkle was re-elected to head the department at the beginning of the year, who then chose line officers to help lead the department. A press release issued by Chief Hinkle said, "selecting an appropriate assistant chief was made much easier this year."...
Ellington meets with local Chamber members (02/09/16)
District 62 State Representative Jeff Ellington took time to speak with members of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce at the Statehouse Tuesday afternoon. Several local Chamber members were visiting the State Capitol for the inaugural Indiana Chamber Executive Association Chamber Day...
School staff to take on Harlem Wizards (02/09/16)
White River Valley High School will be welcoming the world famous Harlem Wizards on Feb. 18 in a basketball battle against area high school superintendents, faculties and staff members. In an attempt to revive the White River Valley Parent Booster Club, the group is putting on the event in order to raise money to help fund groups, clubs, athletics and other programs put on by the school...
Lyons Town Council hears from concerned citizen over speeding issues (02/09/16)
LYONS -- Lyons resident Debbie McCombs came before the Lyons Town Council Tuesday evening to discuss issues of speeding drivers who allegedly barrel down North Jefferson Street. Prior to McCombs address, Lyons Town Marshal Ron Sparks said he has been monitoring traffic on North Jefferson Street and the fastest car he has clocked was 32 miles per hour. The speed limit on North Jefferson Street is 25 miles per hour...
Jasonville to implement Unsafe Building Law (02/09/16)
The Jasonville City Council took the first steps to implement an Unsafe Building Law. The council heard the first reading on the ordinance at Monday's regular meeting. Council president Peggy Sluder read through the ordinance. It provides a detailed list of items which could be deemed a violation per the Indiana Code, such as being deemed an impaired structure making it unsafe, being a fire hazard or hazardous to health, posing a danger to the community due to building condition or maintenance and more.. ...
Closures and Delays for Tuesday, Feb. 9 (02/09/16)
WRV School Corporation will be on a two hour delay. Linton-Stockton School Corporation is on a two hour delay. Bloomfield School District will be on a two hour delay. MSD of Shakamak will be on two hour delay. This list will be updated if necessary...
Community Notes (02/09/16)
Wednesday, February 10 Registration is currently open at www.greenecountysoccer.com Cost is $40 for the first player and $30 for every player thereafter in the same household. Registration cutoff date is April 1. Season first game is April 30.Age ranges from 3-19. Adult soccer is also available this year for $25 that covers the whole year. Questions can be emailed to admin@greenecountysoccer.com...
Worthington cemetery plan ready for submission to state for approval (02/09/16)
The Worthington town council reviewed its plan to take over the care and upkeep of the cemetery at its meeting Tuesday. Worthington town attorney Marilyn Hartman produced the plan she had submitted to the state for review, as well as suggestions the state had made before final approval...
Greene County under travel advisory (02/09/16)
Greene County Commissioner President Nathan Abrams has placed Greene County under a level one travel advisory. This cautionary measure has been put into place due to slick spots on the roadway and the anticipated low wind chills Tuesday night and Wednesday...
Many changes ahead for Eastern-Greene (02/09/16)
New hires, coaching positions and resignations claimed a majority of Eastern-Greene's school board meeting yesterday evening. Eastern-Greene High School Athletic Director Ryan Wilcoxen put in his resignation, which was accepted by the board, in order to pursue other opportunities...
Community Notes (02/09/16)
Tuesday, February 9 The DUCS community meeting has been moved to today at 7 p.m. The meeting of the Executive Board of the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative will meet in Executive Session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. with the regular meeting to follow at 12 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative, 77 A St., N.E., Linton...
Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District to hold annual meeting (02/08/16)
The Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Feb.16 at the 4-H Fairgrounds. This open meeting is held to report activities and financial affairs since last year's meeting, elect a supervisor for the GCSWCD, recognize this year's Conservation Farmer of the Year and Conservation Teacher of the Year and to recognize Greene County's Hoosier Homestead farms...
Bloomfield seeking new building inspector (02/08/16)
The Town of Bloomfield is seeking candidates to fill the position of building inspector. The former building inspector resigned and the council would like to find a qualified candidate to fill the spot. Those interested in becoming Bloomfield's building inspector should contact Sondra Thompson at the Bloomfield Town Hall or contact a Town Council member...
WRV student to participate in spelling bee (02/08/16)
BLOOMINGTON -- More than two dozen students from five counties will compete Feb. 13 in the IU Bee at the Monroe County Public Library, vying for the chance to participate in the national contest near Washington, D.C., in May. The competition will serve as the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for South Central Indiana...
Only 35 bricks left for History Slides Home project (02/08/16)
Since August, the History Slides Home project has given the citizens and businesses the unique opportunity to have their name engraved in bricks, which will line the base of one of the former You'll Like Linton signs at the Linton Youth League Sports Complex. But the deadline for orders will end Friday, February 19 at 5 p.m...
Go Red for Women event promotes heart health (02/08/16)
The inaugural Greene County Go Red for Women event featured a wealth of information about women's heart health. The Saturday lifestyle forum and luncheon was sponsored by Greene County General Hospital and Autumn Trace of Greene County. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's...
Jasonville tables animal control ordinance (02/08/16)
The Jasonville City Council voted to table an ordinance which could put a more strict definition on the types of animals allowed within the city limits. The animal control ordinance was presented to the council during its Monday meeting, but city officials had several questions before passing the first reading. This ordinance would be an update to the previous ordinance, which did not discuss livestock...
Linton City Council adopts Lost Reporting Ordinance (02/08/16)
LINTON -- During the regular meeting Monday, the Linton City Council adopted the Lost Reporting Ordinance, which mirrors a similar ordinance passed by the county earlier this month. The ordinance was written by Linton Clerk-Treasurer Jathan Wright. Wright explained the ordinance designates that after a certain amount of money or assets come up missing, the city would need to report to the State Board of Accounts...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (02/08/16)
Rodney Russell Shipley, 34, Linton, was arrested on a writ of attachment. He was required to pay $500. Aaron David Parker, 29, Bloomfield, was arrested on a preliminary charge of felony operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Bond set at $8,000. Bradley Ray Fiscus, 31, Jasonville, was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a BAC between .08 and .15 percent. Bond set at $4,000...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (02/08/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 43 incidents and calls for service from Friday to Sunday, including one property-damage accident, one personal injury accident, two assists to other departments, nine assists to the public, four domestic disputes, one fraud, one property investigation, one reckless driver, two suspicious persons/vehicles, two title checks, 17 traffic stops and two welfare checks...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (02/08/16)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 50 incidents and calls for service from Friday to Sunday, including two abandoned vehicles, five property-damage accidents, three personal-injury accidents, one bank/residential alarm, one complaint, three assists to other departments, two assists to the public, one child custody, two criminal mischief, two domestic disputes, one fraud, one harassment, one juvenile complaint, three reckless drivers, three suspicious persons/vehicles, two thefts, one threat, one title check, 12 traffic stops, one transport and one warrant service.. ...
Greene County's budget order and final tax rates approved (02/08/16)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) certified Greene County's 2016 budget order and tax rates on Jan. 5, paving the way for on-time property tax bills. The budget certification puts the county in a position to have taxes due on May 10, 2016...
Newberry prepares for annual festival (02/05/16)
The town of Newberry is currently making plans for its 25th annual Newberry Festival. This year's festival is planned for Aug. 19 (noon-10 p.m.) and 20 (8 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and will include a Little Mister and Little Miss contest, vendor booths, car show and parade, live music, raffle and 50/50 drawings, a baby contest, a kids peddle tractor pull, Wacky the Clown and a town parade...
Indiana DOE releases corporation totals for 2014-15 ISTEP+ (02/05/16)
Early Thursday, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the corporation grades. For the corporation grades, the IDOE compiles an average score of all the schools within a particular corporation. As stated in earlier articles, the schools are "held harmless" in terms of accountability...
Filing period for 2016 Primary ended Friday (02/05/16)
The last date for candidates wishing to file to run in the 2016 Primary on May 3 ended Friday at noon. Greene County Voter Registration Clerk Marjorie Cullison said following the primary, the next date voters should keep in mind is April 4. "This is the deadline to either register or update your voter registration," Cullison said...
Cheryl Hamilton of Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce Completes 1st Year at Institute for Organization Management (02/05/16)
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announces that Cheryl Hamilton, Executive Director, of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at Winter Institute in Tucson...
Local dancers return home victorious (02/05/16)
Three teams of dancers from YER Studio in Bloomfield recently returned victorious from a competition at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. last week. The mini hip hop team and the senior jazz team won national titles while the junior hip hop team placed second competing in the UDA National Dance Team Championships, which took place Jan. 29-31...
Warrant issued for Jasonville man on sexual misconduct charges (02/05/16)
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Jasonville man who allegedly engaged in sexual acts with two teenagers. Shannon L. Pilant, 39, is facing preliminary charges of six counts of Level 4 felony sexual misconduct with a minor, and two counts child seduction...
Our Opinion: Together we can keep students safe (02/05/16)
When it comes to the safety of students, the task is not only in the hands of school officials, especially around the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The suggestion of implementing crossing guards around Linton-Stockton Schools was brought to the attention of the Greene County Daily World, and it piqued our interest. So we asked: Is this a feasible idea?...
Community Notes (02/05/16)
Saturday, February 6 American Legion Auxiliary Unit #479 of Lyons will hold its monthly breakfast Saturday, Feb. 6 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. The public is welcome. The Bloomfield Public Library will host its 3rd Annual Golf (fore!) at the Library Saturday, Feb. ...
Linton man accused of defrauding New Jersey companies (02/05/16)
A Linton man is accused of bilking three New Jersey companies out of more than $2,200. Jared R. Chambers, 36, was arrested by the Greene County Sheriff's Department (GCSD) Thursday evening on two counts of Level 6 felony theft and Class A misdemeanor theft...
Friday afternoon crash sends one to hospital (02/05/16)
LINTON -- A Friday evening crash, which occurred on Highway 54 near Dollar General, sent one person to the hospital, and stalled traffic. Responding to the call were Linton Police Department, Linton Fire Department (LPD) and Greene County Ambulance Service...
Community Notes (02/05/16)
Friday, February 5 The Jasonville Senior Citizen Center will host its monthly biscuits and gravy breakfast (other items available) at the Jasonville Senior Center from 7-9 a.m. Carry outs are available by calling 812-665-9882. Proceeds go to the Jasonville Senior Citizen Center...
Free resources available for local small business (02/04/16)
Like-minded small business organizations will gather at WestGate Academy to help regional entrepreneurs and small business owners gain access to useful resources. This event is free and open to the public every third Tuesday. The next event is scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 8 to 11 a.m...
Parents address LSSC safety concerns (02/04/16)
While Linton-Stockton School Corporation is working on a project to increase student safety at the school, some parents and community members have raised question about safety just outside the campus. Superintendent Nick Karazsia said student safety is a priority, and right now the school board is working through a project to address some of those issues...
Totally Whipped Cupcakery ready to sweeten Linton (02/04/16)
Thursday morning found entrepreneurs Brandy Brown and Rhea Linneweber hard at work, getting ready for the opening of their new business, Totally Whipped Cupcakery located at 41 A Street NE in Linton. The pair started selling from a Facebook page, and have progressed to their own shop, set to open on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m...
Complaint filed against WRV Board for allegedly violating the Open Door Law (02/04/16)
Earlier this week, a complaint was filed with Indiana Public Access Counselor Luke Britt concerning an alleged violation of the Access to Public Records Act and the Open Door Law by the White River Valley School District: Bob Hacker, Superintendent and Jason Davidson, Board President...
Family Life Center to benefit from 'Souper Bowl of Caring' (02/04/16)
First Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield is designating Family Life Center of Greene County as its designated charity for the Souper Bowl of Caring, held nationally on Super Bowl Sunday which this year is Feb. 7. More than 25 years ago the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single church youth group:...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (02/04/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 14 incidents and calls for service Tuesday, including one personal injury accident, one bank/residential alarm, eight assists to the public, one extra patrol, one fraud, one reckless driver and one theft.
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (02/04/16)
Keenan James Nowlin, 25, Bloomington, was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated. Bond set at $4,000. Robert Leon Wilson, 52, Sullivan, was arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. No bond set...
State program could pave county road (02/04/16)
The Greene County Commissioners are hoping to collaborate with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to pave a portion of a county road. Commissioners President Nathan Abrams said at Tuesday's meeting, if approved by INDOT, the county road leading up to the Goose Pond Visitor Center would be paved...
Go Red for Women Luncheon set for Saturday (02/02/16)
One event designed to combat heart disease for women, Go Red for Women, is set to premiere this Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Greene County Community Event Center in Switz City. This is a national event which is forwarded by the American Heart Association (AHA)...
Through the Eyes of a Drifter: Linton native pursues passions in traveling and rock climbing (02/02/16)
Some have defined life as fluid motion -- where each step, every act leads to a new direction and understanding. Like most people who grew up in the Linton area, Jenny Poe was exposed to the area's general surroundings: wide expanses of wooded areas and open fields...
Scenes from the Saron Church Holiday Dinner and Toys for Tots Giveaway

Scenes from Section 4 of I-69 ribbon cutting

Bloomfield Hometown Christmas

Santa and friends stop in Greene County over the weekend

The Indiana Railroad Santa Train stopped at several locations in Greene County over the weekend. Santa, superheroes, princesses and more visited with local youth. For the first time, patrons were also able to see the Santa Train pass over the Tulip...

Miners at the State Finals

Photos of the Miners at the State Finals