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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
Linton student selected for University Honors Scholarship (08/29/16)
A Linton student is among 31 outstanding freshmen awarded the University Honors Scholarship by Indiana State University. Eli Cooksey of Linton, is the son of Andrew and Alicia Cooksey. In high school, Cooksey was involved in National Honor Society, band, Switz City Christian Church Youth Group and the Linton-Stockton High School Junior Civitan. At Indiana State, Cooksey plans to pursue a degree in biology...
Greene County Foundation Awards over $50,000 in grants (08/29/16)
The annual competitive grant process of the Greene County Foundation has been completed and the grant committee approved grants totaling $53,700. The 2016 grants were awarded to six outstanding projects: $8,500 to the Greene County Soccer League for replacement and upgrades to their storage and concession area. Greene County Soccer serves over three hundred youth during their spring and fall seasons...
Linton Heritage Fund grant cycle open (08/29/16)
The Linton Heritage Fund held at the Greene County Foundation is accepting applications for a $500 grant. Application deadline is Sept. 16. The fund first established by a former Linton resident , Barbara Briggs, is focused on historical, and beautification activities in the Linton Area. Last year the fund supported the replacement of the Spirit Flags that line Main Street during football and athletic seasons...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/29/16)
Desiree June Booker, 31, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant for dealing methamphetamine. No bond is set. Jennifer Lynn Linthicum, 28, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant for petition to revoke suspended. No bond is set. Cameron Robert Marling, 26, Solsberry, was arrested on a warrant for possession of ginseng out of season. No bond is set...
Linton Police Department activity log (08/29/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 35 incidents for service Friday to Monday, including two personal injury accidents, one bank/residential alarm, one animal complaint, four assists to other departments, four assists to the public, one battery, one child custody, three civil disputes, two criminal mischiefs, one domestic dispute, one drug, one juvenile complaint, two properties, one noise complaint, two reckless drivers, one attempted suicide, three thefts, one title check, one traffic stop, one trespass and one welfare check.. ...
WRV teacher begins second year of human trafficking course (08/29/16)
A White River Valley High School teacher is in her second year of teaching a program about human trafficking. Denise Howell, an English teacher at WRV, received the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship grant last year, which was worth $12,000...
Our Opinion: Mom Prom is about more than dressing up (08/29/16)
The upcoming Mom Prom may sound like a silly and fun event, but the cause behind it is important to many. The Greene County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) organizes the annual event as a fun night for local women to get dressed up, but also as a fundraiser for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at Greene County General Hospital. It also helps bring awareness to options available for victims of abuse or sexual assault...
Community Notes (08/27/16)
Saturday, August 27 The 24th District 7 Rural Youth Reunion will meet at 11 a.m.at the west shelter house in Linton City Park. Please bring a covered dish for the noon meal. Coffee, tea and lemonade will be furnished. For more information, call 812-847-2639...
Survey to be conducted by the town of Bloomfield (08/26/16)
The Town of Bloomfield intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a Community Development Block Grant for a Comprehensive Plan and future wastewater improvements project. A door-to-door income survey will be conducted by the Town of Bloomfield. ...
Simulated STEM Lab kicks off at Bloomfield High (08/26/16)
A program in its first full year of implementation began Friday at Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School. Called the Crane Workplace Simulated STEM Lab, the program works in conjunction with NSWC Crane to provide students with hands-on experience and practical instruction in the professional fields of computer science, physics, engineering and others...
Leaders discuss impact of future trends presentation (08/26/16)
Greene County Foundation Director Cam Trampke said she felt as though the "10 Future Trends Shaking Greene County" program started several good conversations this week. Marketing and Managing Consultant Timothy Hosey presented the top 10 list at the Greene County Community Event Center this week, and area community leaders said they took quite a bit from the event...
Program focuses on future of Greene County (08/26/16)
Community and organization leaders attended an event this week, which highlighted potential changes to affect Greene County. The Greene County Foundation hosted the "10 Future Trends Shaking Greene County Tomorrow" presented by Timothy Hosey at the Community Event Center...
Greene County organizing 9/11 volunteer day (08/26/16)
The Greene County Volunteer Center is organizing a day for paying tribute to Sept. 11 victims and first responders. According to Kristy Lewellyn, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the GCVC, the day is meant to unite the county. "This 9/11 day is about getting the county, from one end to the other, to unite and pay tribute to the victims and first responders by doing a good deed somewhere," Lewellyn said. ...
Jasonville council moves to purchase well property (08/26/16)
The Jasonville City Council has agreed on a final offer price for a property to construct water wells. Council member Peggy Sluder made the motion to offer $6,000 per acre for six acres, totaling $36,000 in a one time payment. The motion carried. According to city attorney Sam Drummy, based out of Rowe Law Firm in Linton, Jasonville is under an order from the state to put in new water wells...
Bloomfield School Board approves online dual credit courses (08/26/16)
Since the retirement at the end of the 2015-16 school year of Spanish/French teacher Brenda Roach, a 29-year employee at Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School, the availability of dual credit courses in these subjects for students has been uncertain. The school's current Spanish teacher, Bianca Tolbert, holds a bachelor's in Spanish, and is currently working on obtaining her masters degree at Indiana University. ...
Community Notes (08/26/16)
Friday, August 26 The Owen County YMCA will host "The Price is Right", a community game morning, at 10 a.m. at the Owen County Family YMCA located at 1111 West State Highway 46, Spencer. Questions, call 812-828-9622 Golf Cart Decorating Contest: Two categories: Indiana Bicentennial or Patriotic USA --Bloomfield Farmers Market 4-7 p.m. on corner of Franklin and Spring St...
Worthington town-wide yard sale brings community together (08/25/16)
The Worthington town wide yard sale will be the weekend of Labor Day, officially beginning on Saturday, Sept. 3. Established in 1992 by Jean Ingersoll and Lessalee Pickard, it is one of the oldest and largest community-wide yard sales in the state. The community event is sponsored by the Worthington Lions Club, who will also hold a breakfast at the Worthington Municipal Building on the triangle from 6:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday...
Grant to help Linton spend $850,000 on local streets (08/25/16)
With the help of an Indiana Department of Transportation grant, the City of Linton will be able to spend about 10 times its normal budget on city street projects. Mayor John Wilkes said the city was the recipient of a $420,162.50 dollar-for-dollar matching grant...
Linton Police Department activity log (08/25/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to eight incidents for service Wednesday, including one property damage accident, one bank/residential alarm, one animal complaint, one assist to other departments, one child custody, two properties and one suspicious...
Community Notes (08/24/16)
Wednesday, August 24 Greene County Coin Club will meet at the Bloomfield Community Building. Dealers set up at 6 p.m. and meeting begins at 7 p.m. Join the Greene County Foundation, and other Greene Countians, from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., at the Greene County Community Event Center for a chance to peek into the future. ...
Tornado warning issued for area (08/24/16)
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Northeastern Greene County in Southwestern Indiana and Southern Owen County until 5:15 p.m. According to the warning, at 4:40 p.m. a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 10 miles southwest of Spencer, 20 miles west of Bloomington, moving east at 25 mph. A police officer reported a descending funnel cloud looking northeast from Worthington at 4:39 p.m...
Cards requested for Boone's Sweet 16 (08/24/16)
The community is encouraged to send birthday cards to a Linton-Stockton High School student who is undergoing cancer treatment. Savannah Boone was diagnosed with brain tumor in December, and according to the Facebook page run by her father, Joe Boone, titled Savannah's Journey, she is currently undergoing radiation treatment, with chemotherapy expected to begin afterward at Riley Hospital for Children...
Linton Police Department activity log (08/24/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 16 incidents for service Wednesday, including one bank/residential alarm, two assists to other departments, two assists to the public, one battery, two properties, three suspicious, one threat and four traffic stops...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/24/16)
Darrell White, 52, Solsberry, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a gun/serious violent felon. No bond is set. Dustin Eugene Watts, 35, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant for petition to revoke suspended. No bond is set.
Putnamville promotes two in Investigation and Intelligence (08/23/16)
Putnamville Correctional Facility recently announced the promotions of Keith McDonald of Linton, and Leann White of Greencastle. McDonald has joined PCF and been promoted to Lead Investigator in the Investigations and Intelligence Department (I & I), formerly Intyernal Affairs...
Capabilities at NSA Crane prompt Senator Donnelly to host Chief of Naval Operations (08/23/16)
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson made a visit to Naval Support Activity Crane, on Tuesday following an invitation from Senator Joe Donnelly. Senator Donnelly has previously helped build connections for Crane when he hosted the first-ever visit by a Secretary of Defense to visit Crane, last June...
Solsberry offender fails to keep info current (08/23/16)
A Solsberry man was arrested on a warrant after allegedly leaving his registered address without updating his information on the sex offender registry. David L. Chambers, 23, was arrested on a warrant for Level 6 Felony failure to register as a sex offender...
Jasonville to shut down water (08/23/16)
Jasonville water will be shut off from 3 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 30. Water will be turned off for hyrdant repairs. When the water is turned back on, there will be a boil order until further notice, according to a post from Jasonville Utilities. This story will be updated as more information is made available...
Benefit for J.D. Davis exceeds expectations (08/23/16)
A benefit was held Saturday at Sullivan City Park to help cover funeral costs for the family of J.D. Davis, killed on the night of June 7 while riding his motorcycle home from work on Hwy 50 near Lawrenceville. Members of motorcycle ministries Brotherhood of the Cross and the 40:31 (Isaiah) Riders were on hand, ready to take part in a planned 100-mile ride in memory of the young man...
Humphreys Park playground nearing completion (08/23/16)
The Humphreys Park playground is near completion. According to Bob Evans, a volunteer associated with the Linton Park Board, if the weather holds out the playground should be done by the end of the week. "We've assembled the playground equipment today (Monday)," Evans said. "At this point, we're just waiting on mulch to be hauled in from Martinsville."...
Former Bloomfield man fails to register, violates probation (08/23/16)
A former Bloomfield man was arrested on a series of charges pertaining to failing to register as a sex offender and violating his probation. Joshua Tobias Cox, 33, now of Sullivan, was booked into Greene County Jail Sunday on warrants for possession of a controlled substance, petition to revoke a suspended sentence and failure to register as a sex offender...
Linton-Stockton Class of 72 seeks missing members (08/23/16)
The Linton-Stockton Class of 1972 will hold its 44th annual reunion this year, and there are a handful of members they've so far been unable to find. The group seeks any and all information on the whereabouts of these members: Richard Lee White Robert Newton Lewis, Jr...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/23/16)
Michael Leclere, 42, Terre Haute, was arrested on a warrant for domestic battery and stalking. Bond is set at $4,000. Amanda Nicole Gibson, 33, Linton, was arrested on a warrant for petition to revoke suspended. No bond is set.
Linton Police Department activity log (08/23/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 17 incidents for service Tuesday, including two bank/residential alarms, one assist to other departments, four assists to the public, one civil dispute, one local ordinance violation, one reckless driver, one suspicious, three thefts, one threat, one traffic stop and one welfare check...
Greene County Farm Bureau awards several scholarships (08/22/16)
The annual meeting of the Greene County Farm Bureau Inc. took place on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Greene County Community Event Center. Several scholarships were awarded at the banquet, as well as two one year-long memberships and several other raffle prizes...
Community backs LFD need for vests (08/22/16)
About a month after asking for community support, the Linton Fire Department has raised enough money to purchase tactical vests. Linton Fire Chief Brad Sparks brought the idea before the Linton City Council at the July meeting. He told the council the department would start a fundraiser to purchase the Level IIIA Tactical Vests for the eight-member department. At $600 each, the chief enlisted a fundraising raffle...
Hi-Lift Trail Day a success for Family Life Center (08/22/16)
Redbird State Recreational Area hosted an event Saturday, in conjunction with the Hi-Lift Jack Company of Bloomfield. The event was a Trail Day, and engineered to benefit the Family Life Center of Linton. Attendees were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Center...
Our Opinion: Patience needed for progress (08/22/16)
Mother Nature has been a bit temperamental this summer, and therein has caused quite the headache for local motorists. Summers are often the ideal time for community leaders to seek contract work on roads and at schools because there are no students buzzing about, no buses following routes and for the most part, the weather is usually more ideal...
Linton Police Department activity log (08/22/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 48 incidents from service Saturday to Monday, including two property damage accidents, five animal complaints, one assist to other departments, eight assists to the public, one battery, one child custody, one civil dispute, two criminal mischiefs, two domestic disputes, two extra patrols, two fights in progress, one interview, one juvenile complaint, one local ordinance violation, one reckless driver, one road hazard, one suspicious, two thefts, 12 traffic stops and one welfare check.. ...
Community Notes (08/20/16)
Saturday, August 20 Eugene and Marilyn Helms will celebrate 50 years of marriage at Word of Life Fellowship in Bloomfield from 2-5 p.m. No gifts, please-cards only The Fifth Annual Southern Indiana Men's Conference will be held at Bloomfield Baptist Church, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bloomfield First Baptist Church. Admission is free, and the event will feature four guest speakers, worship, fellowship and a free lunch. Any questions, call Matt Britton at 812-660-1414...
Magic tree house coming to Linton Library (08/19/16)
A 'magic' tree house will be coming to the Linton Library, providing a unique place to not only play, but read a good book. Funded by the book sale and purchased at a discounted price from local Wal-mart, the tree house and stand will be finished within the week and moved to its permanent location in the children's department by Sept. 1...
Mom prom: dine, dance and donate (08/19/16)
The sixth annual Mom Prom invites all ladies to dine, dance and donate to the Greene County Victim Advocacy program as well as training and education for sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) at the Greene County General Hospital. Victim Advocate Vickie Aydt ,along with the Greene County's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART),organize the event to not only benefit the cause, but to dedicate a night for women only to dress-up, fun and help bring awareness to the options and places victims can go to for support.. ...
Eastern Greene Elementary School applauds its heroes (08/19/16)
Eastern Greene Elementary has created a fun new way to reward good acts committed by its students. Called the "Hero Walk," it is the brainchild of Principal Sharon Abts and School Counselor Dawn Sullivan. School staff worked from last spring and over the summer to come up with ideas to enhance school climate, and Abts also credits an existing program, "Star Students," in which students were recognized for growth and for using positive behaviors, led for several years by School Counselor Dawn Sullivan, as being inspiration for the hero idea.. ...
Linton Police Department activity log (08/19/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 29 incidents from service Thursday and Friday, including one animal complaint, 15 assists to the public, one child custody, two extra patrols, one interview, two local ordinance violations, two road hazards, one suspicious, one theft, one traffic stop, one warrant service and one welfare check...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/19/16)
Austin William Feutz, 21, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant for criminal mischief. Bond is set at $5,000. Ryan Ray Lewis, 34, Linton, was arrested on a warrant for illegal possession of game. Bond is set at $5,000.
Community Notes (08/19/16)
Friday, August 19 Yoga with Stacey Corbin on the Library Lawn at Bloomfield Farmers Market 4-7 p.m. on corner of Franklin and Spring St. Saturday, August 20 Eugene and Marilyn Helms will celebrate 50 years of marriage at Word of Life Fellowship in Bloomfield from 2-5 p.m. No gifts, please-cards only...
Renovations coming to Bloomfield Public Library (08/18/16)
The Bloomfield Public Library main branch is planning renovations to the building which will include re-paving the parking lot, new carpeting throughout both levels of the library as well as new furniture, according to Library Director Austin Stroud...
Benefiting Teletha: Painting for a good cause (08/18/16)
In an effort to "pay it forward" a local woman is hosting a fundraising painting class to help out a friend. When local Katie Lane saw a close friend in need of help, she volunteered her time to organize a benefit event to support local Teletha Hubbard as a way of not only helping out a friend in need, but as a way of giving back the same kind of support she herself received the year before...
Eastern Greene High School Marching Thunderbirds (08/18/16)
The EGHS marching band, a 34-member group of high school musicians, recently competed in the Indiana State Fair Band Day competition, Aug. 6 in Indianapolis. This year's Band Day included marching bands from high schools across the state, 49 in all...
Lilly scholarship application opens Friday (08/18/16)
The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application process will start Friday. A press release issued by the Greene County Foundation says the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship will be open to applicants on Friday, Aug. 19. This is a major change in the scholarship's timeline -- the availability timeframe is several months earlier than previous years. ...
Benefit Ride in memory of J.D. Davis

A selection of images from Saturday's benefit ride in memory of J.D. Davis

Casey's Mini Carnival 8/20/16

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

Hi-Lift Trail Day

Hi-Lift Jack Company hosted its annual Trail Day at Redbird State Riding Area over the weekend.

Newberry Parade 2016

Back-To-School Bash Tournament

Local teams participated in the annual Back-To-School Bash at the Linton Softball Complex over the weekend. Four different Indiana Tribe teams all made the championship game, with the 8U and 12U teams earning team titles. The Tri-County Stars...