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Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Coroner confirms fatality in Tuesday night State Road 54 wreck (04/16/14)
A Bloomfield man died in a single-vehicle wreck Tuesday night on State Road 54, west of Bloomfield. Greene County Coroner Sherri Wilson identified the victim as 42-year-old Michael Joe Abrams. Wilson said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma to the head and spine.....
Greene County man promoted at WVCF (04/16/14)
Greene County resident Levi Simms has joined the supervisory ranks at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility(WVCF). Simms has been promoted to Correctional Sergeant at the maximum-security facility. He entered the Correctional Officer ranks at WVCF in July of 2012...
S.R. 37 restrictions begin Monday at new I-69 Interchange (04/16/14)
BLOOMINGTON -- Beginning on or after Monday, April 21, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) contractor Crider & Crider, Inc. plans to begin replacing pavement along the shoulders of State Road 37. This work will require temporary daytime lane closures between Fullerton Pike and Dillman Road and is expected to last through the end of April...
Run/Walk fundraising event in Bloomfield to benefit fight against Lupus (04/16/14)
Participants in an upcoming 5K/10K event in Bloomfield are urged to run, jog, walk, or crawl to help find a cure for the chronic autoimmune disease known as lupus. Team "LivHappy" is hosting its first annual 5K/10K run Saturday, April 26 in Bloomfield...
Jasonville Police Department Activity Log (04/16/14)
The Jasonville Police Department's activity log for the past week included two gun permits, one bank alarm, one complaint about an animal, four assists to other departments, one assist to the public, two burglaries, one child custody issue, one report of child neglect, one civil dispute, one criminal mischief, one assist to EMS, six school or extra patrols, two fights in progress, one report of harassment, three interviews, two residential entries, one road hazard, one complaint involving shooting, one theft, seven traffic stops, one trespassing, one unruly subject, two welfare checks, one arrest -- wanted on a warrant, and another arrest in a case of residential entry, criminal mischief and battery.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/16/14)
April 15 -- Kathy Sue Duncan, 50, Solsberry, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of possession of a controlled substance. She was being held without bond. April 16 -- James Matthew Hayes, 48, Bloomfield, was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine and a warrant issued for an alleged probation violation. He was being held without bond. Bloomfield Deputy Marshal Marvin Holt was the arresting officer...
Girl Scout troop hosting Cake War event on Saturday (04/16/14)
Girl Scouts Troop #2552 from Bloomfield is hosting the First Annual Greene County Cake Wars event on Saturday. The event will be at the Greene County Extension Service Community Building at the 4-H fairgrounds. Cake check will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and the auction at noon...
Road closure announced by county highway department (04/16/14)
The Greene County Highway Department has announced that County Road 200 South between County Road 800W and County Road 900W will be closed from April 23 to May 5 from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Traffic will be restricted to emergency vehicles and school buses...
State Road 54 wreck under investigation (04/16/14)
Greene County Sheriff's Dept and the Indiana State Police are investigating a one-vehicle accident that occurred on State Road 54, West of Bloomfield Tuesday evening. The accident occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the area near Haywood Printing Company...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/15/14)
The Linton Police Department's activity log for Monday, April 14, included one trespassing, one request for information, two for lifting assistance, one vandalism, one protective order violation, one death investigation, one utility repair, one structure fire, three medical runs, one complaint about animals, two thefts, one fingerprint, one domestic dispute, two community relations details and one traffic stop...
Community Notes (04/15/14)
Wednesday, April 16 Walnut Grove Church of God will conduct a pre-Easter service at 7 p.m. Lyle Pittman will be the speaker. Teen Movie Night at the Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library will feature the movie "Frozen" from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Snacks and soda will be provided. Grades 7-12 welcome...
GCDW makes changes to online policy (04/15/14)
The Greene County Daily World takes its role as the area's news leader seriously. This past winter the newspaper, in both print and digital formats, kept its readers updated with up-to-the-minute reports on road conditions, school closings, and approaching storms.....
Greene County Master Gardeners to host 10th annual Flower & Patio Show (04/15/14)
The Greene County Master Gardeners will host 10th annual Flower and Patio Show Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th, 2014. The show has moved to the Commercial Building, but it is still at the Greene County Fair Grounds, 4503 West State Road 54, Bloomfield, IN. The hours are Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.....
Downtown Linton businesses host Easter egg hunt (04/15/14)
The Easter Bunny has made an early visit to downtown Linton. Rediscover Downtown Linton is hosting an Easter hunt involving local businesses. At Brinson Family Chiropractic, Francis Jewelbox, Ms. Maggie's Boutique, Sarah Jane's Closet and The Silver Lining in downtown Linton there will be silver eggs throughout each shop with prizes from the store.....
Suspect pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate in ongoing investigation (04/15/14)
Kathleen Edith Featherstone, one of two suspects accused of physically attacking another woman in Linton in February, plead guilty and was sentenced in Greene Superior Court Tuesday morning. As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Featherstone plead guilty to criminal confinement - a class D felony, she agreed to testify against co-defendant Cynthia Renee Cocks, and she agreed to cooperate with police in an investigation to determine who was driving the car that tried to run over the victim.....
Eastern Greene School accepts donation from Smithville Foundation (04/15/14)
Eastern Greene Schools will have a dent in their coming costs for technology upgrades. In their regular meeting, the Eastern Greene School Board approved a donation from the Smithville Foundation of $48,945.10. Superintendent Ted Baechtold said the donations will help fund the school's needed technology upgrades. He said the district's servers are over five years old and going out of warranty...
Solid Waste Decisions Delayed (04/15/14)
SWITZ CITY ---- In what was expected to be decision day for the future operation of the financially-strapped Greene County Solid Waste Management District turned out to be a day of unanticipated delay. The Solid Waste Management District had advertised for an 11 a.m. executive session meeting Tuesday at the Recycling Center to discuss personnel and evaluate job performance of individual employees...
State Representative tells Linton Council that Business Personal Property Tax cut will have no impact unless the county adopts it (04/15/14)
Indiana District 62 State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) stood before the Linton City Council meeting to apologize for not attending a March 10 meeting, as expected, and to give an update on the controversial Business Personal Property Tax bill, which drew a storm of controversy this past legislative session.....
Arrest made in case of missing prescription (04/15/14)
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Billie Jean Polmanter a week ago, and she was taken into custody and booked into jail on Monday. Polmanter, 30, Bloomfield, was arrested by Bloomfield Deputy Marshal AJ Bowers on preliminary charges of theft, a class D felony, and possession of a controlled substance, also a class D felony...
Commissioners move forward with paving plans; learn tax statements will soon be in the mail (04/15/14)
The Greene County Commissioners approved summer blacktop paving contracts at Tuesday morning's meeting, with some stipulations. The commissioners in each of the three districts was authorized to confer with county highway superintendent Brent Murray and then award the jobs on a project by project basis to the bidder that can best serve the county...
I-69 Section 5 contract finalized (04/15/14)
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Finance Authority and Indiana Department of Transportation have finalized the contract with I-69 Development Partners to design, build, finance, operate and maintain I-69 Section 5. The project involves rehabbing and upgrading 21 miles of the existing, four-lane State Road 37 to interstate standards between Bloomington and Martinsville...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/15/14)
No new arrests.
Sink hole and drainage problems still an issue for Jasonville City Council (04/14/14)
JASONVILLE -- Two residents approached the Jasonville City Council Monday night for a second time asking for assistance and guidance regarding ongoing drainage issues on property within the city. Beth Watters and her husband, Larry Watters, Jr., have owned property at 309 East Sycamore Street for 18 years. The property is home to three state-licensed daycares...
Eastern Greene to double school's Internet speed (04/14/14)
The Eastern Greene School Board voted to increase the district's Internet processing speed during their regular monthly meeting on Monday. The board voted to increase the district's processing speed from 25 megabytes to 50 megabytes, increasing the cost from $1,250 per month to $2,250 per month...
Linton City Council adopts new ordinances (04/14/14)
The Linton City Council adopted two ordinances Monday night that will standardize fines for speeding and traffic control violations among the county's other incorporated communities. The new fines will be effective July 1 and councils in Jasonville, Bloomfield, Worthington and Lyons are expected to pass similar measures...
Community Notes (04/14/14)
Tuesday, April 15 Walnut Grove Church of God will conduct a pre-Easter service at 7 p.m. Lyle Pittman will be the speaker. Teen Movie Night at the Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library will feature the movie "Frozen" from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Snacks and soda will be provided. Grades 7-12 welcome...
Bloomfield band and choir return victorious (04/14/14)
Bloomfield School band and choral members returned from a successful weekend competition in Chicago, Ill. with awards in hand. The Bloomfield High School Band and the choral groups Joyful Noise (elementary), Cardinalsong (junior high), and Center Stage (high school) competed at Festivals of Music in the 'Windy City'...
Updated: Linton man dies in Illinois motorcycle crash (04/14/14)
A Linton man died Saturday of injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash on Thursday morning in rural Clark County, IL. Jackie 'Jack' L. Miller, 73, died at 5:42 p.m. Saturday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. The News-Gazette of Champaign-Urbana reports that Miller had been airlifted to Carle following his involvement in a motorcycle accident Thursday morning...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (04/14/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 59 calls and incidents Friday through Sunday, April 11-13, including four abandoned vehicles, six property damage accidents, two accidents involving personal injury, four alarms, four complaints about animals, one assist to the public, one burglary, one child custody issue, two civil disputes, one criminal mischief incident, three domestic disputes, one report of intimidation, one complaint about noise, nine reckless drivers, two road hazards, one shooting complaint, three thefts, one threat, six traffic stops, two inmate transports, one trespass and one welfare check.. ...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/14/14)
The Linton Police Department's activity log for Friday through Sunday, April 11-13, included one illegal burn, three follow-up investigations, eight requests for information, one for lifting assistance, one incident involving a juvenile, one stolen property, six assists to the utility department after hours, one custody dispute or exchange, one report of shots fired, two civil complaints, two brush fires, one property damage accident, nine medical runs, one vehicle identification number check, four reports of suspicious activity, one complaint of harassment, two reports of child abuse or neglect, one possibly intoxicated driver, one reckless driver, two extra patrols, three thefts, one disabled or stranded vehicle, one drug overdose, two welfare checks or concerns, one motor vehicle theft, three domestic disputes, three community relations details, one battery and 19 traffic stops.. ...