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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (11/28/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 75 calls and incidents on November 24 through 27, including two abandoned vehicles, nine property damage accidents, two accidents involving personal injury, one alarm, five complaints about animals, one assist to another agency, one assist to the public, three burglaries, one child custody issue, two civil disputes, one criminal mischief incident, four domestic disputes, one assist to EMS, two reports of harassment, two complaints about hunting, two complaints involving juveniles, one property damage issue, six reckless drivers, four road hazards, seven reports of suspicious activity, one theft, one reported threat, two title checks, seven inmate transports and one welfare check.. ...
Asleep at the Wheel: Thanksgiving crash downs power lines, closes highway for hours (11/28/14)
A highway was closed for hours early Thanksgiving morning with emergency personnel from numerous agencies on the scene of a crash caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel and slammed into a utility pole, downing electrical lines and knocking out power. The driver was not reported to have been injured...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (11/28/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to six calls and incidents on Thursday, November 27, including one assist to another agency, one battery, one assist to EMS, one report of suspicious activity, one heft and one traffic stop.
Sheriff's Department seeking info on red Dodge pickup that caused a crash then drove on (11/28/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on a red Dodge pickup truck that clipped another vehicle causing it to veer out of control and flip twice. The red Dodge did not stop. The crash occurred at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night on State Road 54 near Hobbieville Road in eastern Greene County...
A Ride Back in Time: Anderson-Poindexter's horse-drawn hearse dates back to the late 1800s (11/27/14)
Jim Meng of Linton runs a business and lives in the present, but he appreciates history and heritage. Throughout the year, he looks forward to that one day of the year when he takes a ride back in time to the late 1800s -- atop an antique horse-drawn hearse in Linton's Freedom Festival Parade...
Greene County releases 2015 meeting schedule and holiday calendar (11/27/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Auditor's Office has released the 2015 schedules for the Commissioners, Council and County Holidays. The Greene County Commissioners will continue their schedule of bi-monthly meetings at 9:30 a.m. in the Greene County Courthouse on the first and third Tuesdays with exceptions for the primary and general elections...
Santa House opening Friday in Linton (11/27/14)
For many years, Santa Claus has been making his annual stop at the Linton Santa House in the Rotary Park next to the Sportsman Pub. The Santa House will be open for 10 days this year. The first day the Santa House will be open is Friday, November 28, from 5 until 7 p.m...
Shop Local: Greene County businesses ready for Small Business Saturday (11/27/14)
Local businesses around the county have been preparing for Small Business Saturday as a counterpart to the Black Friday shopping done at big retail stores on the day after Thanksgiving. In 2010, Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express to encourage holiday shoppers to support small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving...
Shop Local: Linton shops ready for Small Business Saturday (11/27/14)
Local businesses in the Linton area are ready for for Small Business Saturday -- a local shopping response to the popularized Black Friday. The first Small Business Saturday was observed nationwide in 2010. The event was designed to encourage consumers nationally to support local businesses in their respective communities...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (11/27/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 25 calls and incidents on Wednesday, November 26, including one property damage accident, three assists to other agencies, four assists to the public, one criminal mischief, one death investigation, one property issue, one protective order violation, three reports of suspicious activity, one theft, one title check and seven traffic stops...
Schedule changes for recycling centers, Linton trash pickup (11/26/14)
SWITZ CITY -- A few adjustments to the schedules for both the Greene County and Linton Recycling Centers as well as a change to the trash pickup schedule for the city of Linton were announced during Wednesday's meeting of the Solid Waste Board. Both manned recycling centers will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and the following Friday. They will resume normal business hours on Saturday. The same schedule will apply for the Christmas holiday as well...
Greene County Daily World offices to be closed on Thanksgiving Day (11/26/14)
To allow office staff to spend time with their families on the holiday, the Greene County Daily World office will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving. Normal office hours will resume on Friday and readers can look forward to Friday's issue of the paper delivered as usual...
Motivational athlete to deliver anti-bullying, suicide prevention and drug awareness message to area students (11/26/14)
Bloomfield - Bob Holmes, The One Man Volleyball Team, will be playing and speaking at ten area schools during the week of December 1-4, including Eastern Greene Middle School, Bloomfield Junior/Senior High School and Linton-Stockton Junior/Senior High School...
Nurse practitioner/midwife joins staff at Greene County Health-Linton Medical Clinic (11/26/14)
Greene County Health-Linton Medical Clinic is pleased to welcome Becky Jackson, a nurse practitioner and midwife, to the practice. Jackson, a 1992 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School, joins Dr. Gene Bourgasser, Dr. Chris Holmes and Physician Assistant Corianne Vanderkolk at Greene County Health-Linton...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (11/26/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 20 calls and incidents on Tuesday, November 25, including one property damage accident, one alarm, two complaints about animals, five assists to the public, one civil dispute, one extra patrol, one fire, one fraud, one property issue, one report of suspicious activity, two thefts, two traffic stops and one welfare check...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (11/26/14)
November 25 -- Sarah Leeann Thacker, 29, Bloomington, was arrested on preliminary charges involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Her bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Bloomfield Town Marshal Marvin Holt was the arresting officer...
Community Notes (11/26/14)
Wednesday, November 26 The City of Linton would like residents to know that trash pick up will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Trash will be picked up on Friday and Saturday instead of Thursday. The Worthington Christian Church will host a Thanksgiving Dinner for the Community from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the church, located at 105 East Main Street in Worthington. A meal consisting of ham, turkey, and all the trimmings will be served free of charge...
Harrell Homes expands their operation to include sales (11/26/14)
SOLSBERRY -- Local businessman Jesse Harrell has decided to take what he calls the next logical step in the manufactured home business. Harrell, who has owned and operated Harrell Contracting and Excavating for the last 18 years, has decided to add the sale of modular, mobile and manufactured homes. The expansion comes in the wake of nearly two decades of doing the ground preparation work to install the same homes he now sells...
Local businesses prepare for Black Friday (11/25/14)
Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving, has become one of the busiest shopping days of the year for retail stores nationwide, including stores in Greene County. This year, many businesses in the area will be opening their doors early and offering special savings for Black Friday shoppers.....
Greene County Athletes: Trophies awarded to Special Olympians (11/25/14)
The Greene County Area 7 Special Olympics group met at the Linton Bowling Center Tuesday evening to hand out trophies to all athletes who participated in bowling for 2014. Linda Bedwell has been a sponsor with the Area 7 Special Olympic group since its first year...
Get fit with exercise set to "oldies" music at Bloomfield First Baptist (11/25/14)
The Bloomfield Enhanced Fitness Class at the First Baptist Church is welcoming new participants to join them for classes. They are offering a casual, low impact exercise class. The class is open to men and women of all ages and will be set to oldies music...
Linton's Humphreys Park lights up for Christmas (11/25/14)
The holiday season has arrived and so have the lights in Linton's Humphreys Park. The park is now decorated with their annual Christmas lights from now until the third week of January. The Christmas lights in the park has been a Linton tradition for many years.....
Home-like atmosphere on tap for new business (11/25/14)
Eastern Greene County businesswoman Christy James has decided it's time to expand her horizons and open a new business in Bloomington. James, who is the owner of Victoria Grace Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel in Cincinnati as well as planning a flower shop in Bloomington -- one that is for use only for planning funerals and weddings and not a regular retail shop -- got the idea to open Home Folks Country Style Buffet & Tea Room while she was working in her Bloomington flower shop...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (11/25/14)
November 24 -- Jeremiah Jacob Adams, 31, Sullivan, was arrested on two Writs of Attachment issued in the amounts of $499.39 and $444.99 with cash only bond amounts. He was booked in by Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Lee Condol. November 24 -- Joseph Mark Hodges, 40, Washington, Ind., was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft. His bond was set at $1,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Worthington Town Marshal Randy Raney was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (11/25/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 17 calls and incidents on Monday, November 24, including two property damage accidents, one complaint about an animal, one assist to another agency, two assists to the public, one domestic dispute, one extra patrol, one fraud, one property issue, one noise complaint, three reports of suspicious activity, two traffic stops and one warrant served...
Elementary students learn the importance of handwashing (11/25/14)
Kristin Crynes, RN, who serves as the Infection Control Nurse at Greene County General Hospital, spent Tuesday afternoon at Linton-Stockton Elementary and White River Valley-Lyons Elementary teaching students the importance of hand washing. The students applied a special lotion to their hands prior to hand washing. ...
Roosevelt Mission searches for a new home (11/24/14)
The Roosevelt Mission has announced that they will be selling their property located at 89 East Vincennes Street in Linton. The ministry suffered from several mishaps during the harsh weather last winter and has been working to gain financial stability ever since.....
Pleasant Grove Farm gearing up for spectacular Christmas light show (11/24/14)
Click here to read a report on this year's preparations for the Christmas light show at Pleasant Grove Farm, by Chris Pruett, with behind the scenes photos.
Linton native Virgil Franklin scores The Borrowed Christmas (11/24/14)
Linton native Virgil Franklin is a local composer who has written music for almost 30 movies over the last decade. Franklin's latest project, The Borrowed Christmas, is directed by Indiana native Chip Rossetti, and is due to hit theaters nationwide.....
WestGate Technology Park welcomes new tenant (11/24/14)
CRANE -- The WestGate at Crane Technology Park has grown significantly in 2014. In a matter of months, four new companies have chosen to locate at Indiana's only tri-county tech park. The latest company to seize a strategic location just one mile outside of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane's WestGate, with direct access to dozens of defense industry partners and Crane's impressive cadre of scientists, engineers and leaders in the U.S. ...
Council approves Sheriff's salary, purchase of ambulance (11/24/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Council gave its approval for the purchase of a new ambulance for the Greene County Ambulance Service and adopted the salary for incoming Greene County Sheriff Mike Hasler during Monday's meeting. Both approvals were in support of recently passed motions by the Greene County Commissioners and were the final steps in both actions...
Santa Run on Sunday offers fun for families during Bloomfield's Hometown Christmas event (11/24/14)
Get into the holiday spirit with the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce's 5K Santa Run this Sunday. "This is a great opportunity for a family friendly activity," said organizer Kris Jarman. "It is a fun run, so it will not be timed." The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday with registration from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $15 per person...
Bassler to serve on three Senate Committees (11/24/14)
STATEHOUSE -- Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) appointed State Sen. Eric Bassler (R-Washington) to serve on three standing senate committees for the 119th General Assembly. Bassler was assigned to the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, the Senate Committee on Environmental Affairs and the Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor...
Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (11/24/14)
Girls' SWIAC Varsity Only, Shakamak at Bloomfield, Airtime 6:40 p.m. Boys, West Vigo at WRV, Airtime 7:10 p.m. Boys BLOOMFIELD HOLIDAY CLASSIC BLOOMFIELD vs Owen Valley, 10:10 a.m. Airtime Lighthouse Christian vs Vincennes Rivet, To Follow BLOOMFIELD HOLIDAY CLASSIC...
Linton church to present free concert by well-known gospel group (11/24/14)
The Talleys, one of the most beloved and respected groups in gospel music today, will be in concert at Linton Assembly of God on Saturday evening, December 6 at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The public is invited to this free Christmas Concert. An offering will be received during the concert...
Indiana Hospital Association recognizes Greene County General Hospital's work to improve quality and patient safety (11/24/14)
The Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) recognized Greene County General Hospital last week at The Marten House in Indianapolis for their work to reduce patient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent over the past three years. The recognition is based on the results of a national campaign known as Partnership for Patients, created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to improve quality and patient safety at hospitals nationwide...
Electronic Warfare Showcase highlights NSWC Crane Region capabilities (11/24/14)
The Association of Old Crows Crane Roost presented NSWC Crane/AOC 6th Annual Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Operational & Technical Information Exchange last week, complete with a showcase at the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center on Tuesday, November 19. ...
Arrest made in connection with head-on crash last July in eastern Greene County (11/24/14)
An Indianapolis woman was arrested over the weekend in connection with a head-on collision in eastern Greene County last July that injured two drivers. Melissa J. Wood, 33, was booked into the Greene County Jail Friday by Greene County Sheriff's Special Deputy Karen Oliphant...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (11/24/14)
November 21 -- William Wayne Cinamon, 25, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of theft. He was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Conaway was the arresting officer. November 21 -- Melissa Jean Wood, 33, Indianapolis, was arrested on a warrant issued on preliminary charges involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in bodily injury. .....
Linton Police Department Activity Log (11/24/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 16 calls and incidents on Friday, November 21, including two reports of harassment, two assists to the public, one extra patrol, one property damage accident, one complaint about an animal, three reckless drivers, four traffic stops and one theft...
WRV varsity boys basketball team opens the team against West Vigo; jv Wolverines play Orleans

Preparing for the light show at Pleasant Grove Farm

Shawnee Theatre's Festival of Trees 2014

Here are a few of the displays at the 2014 Festival of Trees, a fundraising event put on by the Shawnee Theatre. All displays are a part of a silent auction. All proceeds raised will benefit the theatre. The festival kicked off at Shawnee on...

WRV girls battle Terre Haute North

Linton-Stockton vs. Barr-Reeve girls basketball game