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Friday, May 6, 2016
GOP Chairman reflects on Primary Election results (05/06/16)
For a rare moment in election history, Indiana played an important role, especially on the Republican side. Following the primary, both Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of the race after Donald Trump swept the state...
Community Notes (05/06/16)
Friday, May 6 The Jasonville Senior Citizen Center will host its monthly biscuits and gravy breakfast with other items available at the center from 7-9:30 a.m. Carry out is available. Proceeds go to the Jasonville Senior Citizen Center. The Listen to Your Heart Event will be on May 6 (starting at 7 p.m.) and May 7 (starting at 2 p.m.) at the Shawnee Theater to benefit the Shawnee Theater Ballroom Club. ...
Bloomfield town wide yard sales set for Saturday (05/05/16)
The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce is readying for the annual town wide yard sale event, set for Saturday, May 7. The town will be full of bargains for treasure-seekers in this event's 20th year. The town-wide yard sale is a communal opportunity for residents to sell their new or gently used items, as well as a chance for local bargain hunters to find good deals on assorted items...
Resident expresses concerns about county road (05/05/16)
A resident who lives on Black Ankle Road in eastern Greene County expressed her concern with road conditions at the commissioners meeting this week. Sharon Leigh lives on Black Ankle Road said the construction in her area around Interstate 69 destroyed her road, and she believes the state should have to help get her roads back to "snuff." She said the roads have torn up her vehicles extensively, and cannot sit outside due to the dust...
GCSD says IRS scammers are active again (05/05/16)
The Greene County Sheriff Department is warning all residents to be aware of a telephone scam involving the Internal Revenue Service. GCSD said this is not the first experience residents have had with scam calls from individuals stating they are with the IRS. The scam starts, is active in our area for a while, then stops for a period, then starts again...
Tip leads to recovery of equipment reportedly stolen from I-69 contractors (05/05/16)
An anonymous tip led to the recovery of $25,000 worth of items allegedly stolen from contractors associated with the Interstate 69 project, and the arrest of a Bloomfield man. Mark E. Allen, 56, was arrested on four preliminary charges of Level 6 felony theft where the value of the property is between $750 and $50,000...
Community Notes (05/04/16)
The Linton Moose Lodge will host the band "Chaos" from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., public is welcome. Cover charge is $5 for couples and $3 for singles. Open Arms Christian Ministries will have a free foster parenting training class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Open Arms Administration office. For more information call 8132-659-2533...
Eastern Greene Elementary students helping students (05/04/16)
Two Eastern Greene fourth grade teachers, Mrs. Buskirk and Mrs. Marmouze, have paired up with kindergarten teachers Mr. Conklin and Mrs. Deckard, combining their classes one day a week for 30-40 minutes. During this time the students have built relationships with one another...
Roudebush, Frye, Uland earn Republican spots for County Council at-large (05/03/16)
Three incumbents and two newcomers will be featured on the fall general election ballot for Greene County Council's at-large seats following Tuesday's general election. Five Republicans battled in the primary ballot for the three County Council at-large seats, with Gregg Roudebush, Jerry Frye and Jonas Uland earning the party's bid...
Stahl wins closely contested race for county treasurer (05/03/16)
Nicole Stahl won the Republican ticket for treasurer in Greene County over incumbent Kelly Zimmerly. Winning 50.37% of the vote, Stahl came out victorious with a narrow margin of 46 votes. This story will be updated.
Nathan Abrams wins Republican bid for County Commissioner District 2 in primary election (05/03/16)
Incumbent Nathan Abrams edged out challenger Mike Crane in the Republican Primary race for Commissioner District 2 on Tuesday. Abrams won with 3,006 votes, to Crane's 2,996. Abrams will face Democrat Mike Bond in the elections this fall.
Polls busy as voters cast ballots for primary election (05/03/16)
Greene County residents are headed to the polls today to vote in the primary election. Two Linton locations -- the Roy Clark Building and East Shelter House at the park -- report decent voter turnout thus far. At the Shelter House, John Correll said the machines are working great and the help is fantastic. Check back with the GCDW throughout the day to see candidates in action as we head out to the polls and the final election results at the end of the night. (By Sabrina Westfall)...
Single-vehicle crash leaves three injured (05/03/16)
SOLSBERRY -- A motor vehicle accident involving a single vehicle occurred about 3 p.m. Monday, sending three area residents to the hospital. According to Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan Gooding, the vehicle, a 2005 Buick driven by Robert Brookshire, 66, Bloomfield, was driving in the westbound lane of State Road 54 when the passenger side tires went off the north side of the roadway. ...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (05/03/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 19 incidents and calls for service Monday, including one property damage accident, one alarm, six assists to the public, one battery, one criminal mischief, one extra patrol, one road hazard, three title checks, two traffic stops, one warrant service and one welfare check...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (05/03/16)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 52 incidents and calls for service from Friday to Sunday, including one abandoned vehicle, two property damage accidents, two personal injury accidents, three alarms, four animal complaints, three assists to other departments, one assist to the public, three civil disputes, one criminal mischief, five domestic disputes, one EMS, one extra patrol, one fight in progress, one fire, one fraud, one harassment, one missing person, one reckless driver, four suspicious vehicles/persons, one theft, one threat, eight traffic stops, one transport, one trespass, one unruly subject, one warrant service and one welfare check.. ...
Program to offer quick results to BSD teachers (05/03/16)
The Bloomfield School Board approved a contract with Standards for Success to help monitor student achievement and evaluate teachers and administrators. Superintendent Dan Sichting said the reduced cost for the program is due to the school's affiliation with the M.A. Rooney Foundation...
McDonald's, SON Ministries partnering for food drive (05/03/16)
The Linton McDonald's along with the Stewards of those in Need Ministries, SON Ministries, will be hosting a canned food drive this weekend. SON Ministry and Food Pantry Board Member, Pat Kelly, said that this idea came to him a few months ago and he thought it would be a great way to gather food for the pantry...
Community Notes (05/03/16)
Wednesday, May 4 The Dugger Masonic Lodge # 721 F & AM will have a meeting; eat at 6 p.m. and work in EA degree at 7 p.m. Visiting brethren are welcome. 12 Step Overcomers Meeting every Wed 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center in Bloomfield (at the former Good Times Restaurant building just West of the river on Hwy 54). ...
Switz City Town Council receives progress report on new waterlines (05/02/16)
Switz City Town Council met Monday night, for its May meeting in the town hall building. The Water Improvement Project, connecting Switz City to Linton's water supply, was discussed at length. Derrick Wiggins of Midwestern Engineers gave a progress report to the council. Wiggins stated the project was moving along pretty good, but had been slowed recently due to heavy rains. Councilman Doug Miller noted the booster building now had a roof on it...
Greene County Prosecutor's Office makes big strides with "Walk A Mile" event (05/02/16)
The Greene County Prosecutor's Office reported donations totalling $2,250 collected during their recent "Walk A Mile In Their Shoes event. "I am so proud of the way the community, members of the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, and survivors of sexual violence came together that day," said Vickie Aydt, Paralegal and Victim Advocate...
Miss Greene County contest to be held soon (05/02/16)
The Miss Greene County contest will be held June 26 at 7 p.m., at the Greene County Event Center, the former site of the 4-H building. Applicants need to be 18 on or before January 1, 2017 and no older than 22 by June 1 2017. Deadline for entry is June 1...
Indiana voting demographics as compared nationally (05/02/16)
It is hard to not hear the about the election. From radio, television and Internet the public and the upcoming election appear to be intertwined. The Indiana Primary is on May 3, and for one of the rare times in history, the state may play a decisive role in the election. But who makes up Indiana's electorate?...
Bloomfield businessman honored by NJROTC (05/02/16)
Bloomfield businessman Ken Robertson was recognized by the Bloomfield School District Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) for his continued support of the group. Former Unit Company Commander, Cadet Kyle Vaught, and former unit Drill Commander, Cadet Allen Coble recently presented the award showing their appreciation. The NJROTC recognized Robertson, who has owned Ken's Barbershop since 1967, for cutting the hair of cadets for more than 30 years...
Community Support Grants available through Foundation (05/02/16)
The Greene County Foundation competitive Community Support Grant cycle is open. Foundation representatives will meet with interested individuals with one-on-one appointments to discuss the Community Support Grant. The deadline for grant applications is Monday, June 27...
Foundation presents endowments grants (05/02/16)
The Greene County Foundation Board awarded grants to organizations that have endowments at the Foundation. The April 18 presentation included 34 endowed funds providing over $44,000 to area not-for-profits. Many of these funds have been started by the organization to help with their long-term financial support or by individuals who have a special fondness for the organization and the work they do. ...
Election Preview: Gregg Roudebush hopes to earn County Council bid (05/01/16)
This election cycle, three at large seats will be up for grabs for the Greene County Council. Each political party will have the opportunity to put up three people for the General Election slated for Nov. 8., which will be determined during the Primary Election on May 3. ...
Election Preview: Frye seeks reelection for County Council (05/01/16)
Editor's Note: This election cycle, three at large seats will be up for grabs for the Greene County Council. Each political party will have the opportunity to put up three people for the General Election slated for Nov. 8., which will be determined during the Primary Election on May 3. All of the incumbents of the Greene County Council are seeking reelection, which include: Gregg Roudebush (R), Jerry Frye (R) and Patti Jones (D)...
OUR OPINION: Indiana votes will make difference in this presidential election (05/01/16)
From the time we turn 18 and are eligible to vote, people get pushed to the polls and told to get out and vote. We are told every vote counts, but with millions of registered voters in the country -- or thousands in your community -- it can feel like your vote gets lost in the masses...
Community Notes (04/30/16)
Saturday, April 30 The White River Valley School Board will meet in executive session at 7:30 a.m. Linton Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cost is $6 Worthington VFW Post #7117 will host an open house. Fish fry from 6-8 p.m. and music by Fire-N-Ice from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m...
Eastern branch of the Bloomfield Library to host annual meeting (04/29/16)
The Friends of the Library (FOL) of the Eastern Branch of the Bloomfield Public Library will be hosting its annual meeting Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. Mary Devault of the FOL encouraged the public to join the organization. "The nice thing about being a member is you may get a call to help with providing refreshments for a program -- we try to spread that out so each member only is asked to do this 1 or 2 times a year, and a call to help with the patron count, which is a two-hour shift so it is not a huge commitment. ...
Mayor Wilkes proclaims May 1-7 as "Small Business Week" (04/29/16)
May 1-7 is officially "Small Business Week" in Linton, thanks to the efforts of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce. According to the Small Business Administration's website, in 1963, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners...
Bloomfield NJROTC receives prestigious award (04/29/16)
The Bloomfield School District Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) received exciting news this week. The Navy's Area Three comprises 43 NJROTC units in nine states: Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia. ...
Election Preview: Nathan Abrams seeks reelection for Commissioner District 2 (04/29/16)
The Republican Primary Race for Commissioner District 2 will feature incumbent Nathan Abrams against Mike Crane. Abrams is finishing his first term in office after defeating Democrat Steve Lindsey for the seat in 2012. The winner of this race will face Democrat Mike Bond in the General Election on Nov. 8. The primary race is slated for Tuesday, May 3...
Election Preview: Mike Crane pursues Commissioner District 2 spot (04/29/16)
The Republican Primary Race for Commissioner District 2 will feature Mike Crane against incumbent Nathan Abrams. The winner of this race will face Democrat Mike Bond in the General Election on Nov. 8. The primary race is slated for Tuesday, May 3. After much thought, Crane said he decided to enter the race for District 2 Commissioner in an effort to give back to the people of Greene County...
New textbooks at Bloomfield offer more than standards (04/29/16)
The Bloomfield School Board approved a series of textbook adoptions, which will provide students and teachers more opportunities both inside the classroom and at home. At the elementary school level, the board approved the Glencoe/McGraw Hill My Math textbooks for the kindergarten through fifth grade, along with the Glencoe Math Course I at the sixth grade level...
Community Notes (04/29/16)
Friday, April 29 The Greene County Master Gardeners Association will again be hosting their annual Flower and Patio Show. The event will be held at the Greene County Community Event Center (4503 W State Road 54, Bloomfield, IN). The show will run from Friday April 29, 10 a.m. ...
Eastern Greene fifth graders combine learning and fun at Bradford Woods (04/28/16)
In early April, EGMS teachers Dinah Fuller and Tammy Basye took 70 ten-year-olds, the school's entire fifth grade, to Bradford Woods to camp, the trip lasting three days and two nights. This was the first time an Eastern Greene class had been to the property, and the consensus is, it won't be the last...
Bridge in Highland Township reopened (04/28/16)
A bridge project four years in the making came to an end with a ribbon cutting Wednesday afternoon. County officials hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Bridge No. 260, located on Killinger Road, just off of Tulip Road, in eastern Greene County...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/28/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 63 incidents and calls for service from Saturday to Wednesday, including six property damage accidents, one alarm, on suspicious person/vehicle, three animal complaints, four assists to other departments, 13 assists to the public, two battery complaints, one burglary, one child custody, two domestic disputes, five extra patrols, one harassment, one interview, one local ordinance, three property dispute, one special detail, two reckless drivers, four thefts, two threats, five traffic stops, two trespasses, one unruly subject and two warrant services.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/28/16)
Clarence T. Philpot, 35, Bloomfield was arrested on a preliminary charge of disorderly conduct. Bond set at $500. Jeffery Louis Ketchem, 29, Solsberry, was arrested on a warrant for a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. No bond set.
American Legion Post #22 poppies at two locations this weekend (04/28/16)
To benefit Indiana's veterans, American Legion Post #22 will be at two locations, Linton Walmart and Baesler's Foods this Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "The paper poppies are made by veterans in Indianapolis, and are given away on a donation basis," said Ladies Auxiliary President Nancy Patterson...
"Champions Together" raises funds and fun for Special Olympics (04/28/16)
White River Valley's "Champions Together" is holding a fundraiser May 14, to raise funds to meet its programs obligations, and to benefit Special Olympics. The fundraising dinner and silent auction will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the WRV high school cafeteria. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the door. There will be sloppy joes, pulled pork sandwiches, chips, dessert and drinks available, with all proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Indiana...
UPDATED: Traffic stop in Linton leads to pursuit and arrest (04/27/16)
One person is in custody following a pursuit in Linton Wednesday evening. Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell said details are few at this time because the pursuit recently came to an end. According to the chief, an LPD officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop. The vehicle allegedly fled north on Fifth Street Northwest, which turns into County Road 1225 West...
Tornado confirmed in Worthington (04/27/16)
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis confirmed a tornado touched down in Worthington Tuesday evening. The EF0 rated tornado reportedly hit around 7:21 p.m. in southwest Worthington. The report shows wind speeds reached up to 85 mph, with the path about .1 miles long and about 75 yards wide...
Election Preview: Bartlow seeks spot on County Council (04/27/16)
Editor's Note: This election cycle, three at large seats will be up for grabs for the Greene County Council. Each political party will have the opportunity to put up three people for the General Election slated for Nov. 8., which will be determined during the Primary Election on May 3. All of the incumbents of the Greene County Council are seeking reelection, which include: Gregg Roudebush (R), Jerry Frye (R) and Patti Jones (D)...
Election Preview: Lehman seeks bid for County Council (04/27/16)
Editor's Note: This election cycle, three at large seats will be up for grabs for the Greene County Council. Each political party will have the opportunity to put up three people for the General Election slated for Nov. 8., which will be determined during the Primary Election on May 3. All of the incumbents of the Greene County Council are seeking reelection, which include: Gregg Roudebush (R), Jerry Frye (R) and Patti Jones (D)...
Election Preview: Uland eyes seat on County Council (04/27/16)
Editor's Note: This election cycle, three at large seats will be up for grabs for the Greene County Council. Each political party will have the opportunity to put up three people for the General Election slated for Nov. 8., which will be determined during the Primary Election on May 3. All of the incumbents of the Greene County Council are seeking reelection, which include: Gregg Roudebush (R), Jerry Frye (R) and Patti Jones (D)...
Community Notes (04/27/16)
Wednesday, April 27 The Greene County Board of Commissioners and the Greene County Highway Department will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of bridge #260. Ceremony will take place at noon at bridge #260 located on Killinger Road between Tulip Road and Frye Road...
LSHS to present 'Charlie Brown' this weekend (04/26/16)
The Linton-Stockton High School Drama Club will present its Spring musical, "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" this weekend, Friday, April, 29 and Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. There will also be a Sunday matinée at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $7 for adults and $5 for students. ...
Sisters create signs to honor late father (04/26/16)
The Greene County Master Gardeners are proud to have "Our Dad's Tools" participate in this year's Flower and Patio Show. Our Dad's Tools was created by three sisters out of love for their dad. The three sisters , D'Lee Sipes, Pam Sweet and Dayna Firestone, grew up in a home where their dad, Bob Hardisty, was a skilled carpenter who loved building things for the family. ...
Walk A Mile event April 15

The Greene County Prosecutors Office sponsored "Walk A Mile In Their Shoes" April 15 at the courthouse in Bloomfield, to raise awareness and funds for victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse in Greene County.

Easter 2016 at Glenburn and Linton Nursing and Rehab

The residents at Linton's Glenburn Home and Linton Nursing & Rehab celebrated Easter with family celebrations.

Bloomfield Cardinals State Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse 03-26-16

Bloomfield Boys State Game

photos of the Bloomfield Boys State Game.

Cardinals pep rally post semistate win