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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Community Notes (06/01/16)
Tuesday, May 31 Dugger Union Community School Corporation will have an Executive session at 7 p.m. Sign-ups begin today for the Linton Public Library's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!" Wednesday, June 1 Linton Moose Lodge will have a cheeseburger special from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., every Wednesday...
Bloomfield Farmers' Market open for business in new location (05/31/16)
The Bloomfield Farmers' Market opened in a new location this year, on the corner of Franklin and Spring Streets in Bloomfield. The ongoing event will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., every Friday, until the season ends on Sept. 30. Opening night last Friday was brisk, according to Reena Evans, an organizer and volunteer for the market...
SON Ministries Inc. kicks off summer food program (05/31/16)
SON Ministries Inc. started its summer food program Tuesday afternoon. The program is designed to feed children under the age of 18 for free during the summer months. According to coordinator Tim Hale, those that volunteer prepare the food on site. "We usually prepare enough food for about 50 people," Hale said. "We tend to average between 30 and 40 a day."...
Linton Fire Department dispatched Monday night (05/31/16)
The Linton Fire Department was called to a fire at 360 W. F St. Monday night. According to Fire Chief Brad Sparks, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. "We were dispatched to a garage fire at 12:22 a.m.," Sparks said. "By the time we arrived it was fully involved. We're still investigating the cause, but can tell it was started outside of the garage."...
Memorial Day at Fairview Cemetery in Linton (05/30/16)
Linton American Legion Post 22 held a Memorial Day observance on Monday at Fairview Cemetery, as well as other locations throughout the county. Legion members, along with a crowd of observers, listened as the names of 25 armed forces veterans were read, all of them people who passed on in the year since the last observance of the holiday...
Eastern Greene High School graduates 75 seniors (05/30/16)
EGHS celebrated the graduation of 75 seniors on Saturday, with a commencement ceremony held at the high school's gymnasium. The seniors filed in, wearing school colors of red, white and black, along with big smiles of pride and acheivement, as the processional "Pomp and Circumstance" was played by Eastern Greene's Band and Orchestra...
Community Cat program benefits Greene County cat colonies (05/30/16)
Greene County Solid Waste Management (GCSWM) recently benefited from a program offered by the Greene County Humane Society. The Community Cat program, announced In collaboration with Spay Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI), granted 30 free spay-neuter vouchers to assist the county with gaining control over "cat colonies", or groups of semi-wild cats with no formal owner. ...
Shakamak High School graduates 47 on Saturday (05/30/16)
MSD of Shakamak held a commencement ceremony on Saturday, graduating 47 seniors. The pledge of allegiance was led by Seth Wise, class vice-president and national honor society member, followed by a welcome given by class president Emmalee Mahan. Superintendent Mike Mogan gave his remarks to the graduating class, whose motto reads "In our hands we hold today, in our dreams we hold tomorrow, in our hearts we hold forever."...
GCVC honors fallen veterans during Memorial Day (05/30/16)
The Greene County Veterans Council hosted its Memorial Day program Monday afternoon. The program was lead by GCVC treasurer Norman Sullivan, who started with a moment of silence for the fallen veterans. Bloomfield High School NJROTC then presented the posting of the colors, followed by the pledge of allegiance...
ISP K9 alerts on traffic stop, felony charges follow (05/29/16)
JASONVILLE -- Friday night at 8:30 p.m., ISP Troopers Richard Klun and Nicholas Bartalone conducted a traffic stop on State Road 59 near County Road 900 North, on a 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix. Trooper Klun was able to identify the female driver as Nichole Haldeman, 32, of Linton, who he had prior knowledge of her driving privileges being suspended. Troopers also identified the other passengers in the vehicle as Anthony Settles, 34, of Palestine, Ill. and Amanda Gibson, 33, of Linton...
Community Notes (05/28/16)
Friday, May 27 The Jasonville City Council will conduct a "Special Meeting" at 6 p.m. on Ordinance No. 2016-8. The meeting will take place at the Civic Center located at 145 S. Lawton. Greene County General Hospital will be hosting the Indiana Blood Center's Bloodmobile from noon-4 p.m. Visit https://www.donorpoint.org/donor/schedul......
VIDEO: Landlords concerned about Jasonville utility ordinance (05/27/16)
JASONVILLE -- The Jasonville City Council was joined by a room full of people -- mostly landlords -- Friday night to discuss an ordinance which would make the homeowners responsible for unpaid utility bills...
WRV congratulates graduates of 2016 at commencement (05/27/16)
White River Valley High School seniors celebrated their graduation at comencement Friday evening. The 62 seniors were greeted by principal Kevin Smith, who also introduced the WRV School Board. Salutatorian Karalyn Jones, with a 4.115 grade point average, gave her speech first, referencing Kenny Chesney about the secret of life; don't blink...
Bloomfield marks end of year with several retirements (05/27/16)
The end of the 2015-16 school year was marked with a number of changes for Bloomfield School District staff at Thursday's school board meeting. Superintendent Dan Sichting noted the end of the school year marks the official retirements of five long-time educators at Bloomfield School District, including Linda Mattox, Brenda Roach, Ben Helms, Cindy Lincicome and Kayla Hale...
Rebuilt Ministries a dream come true for local pastors (05/27/16)
A pair of local pastors are making their dreams come to life in Bloomfield. Pastors John Preston and Brian Patterson met four years ago at Tulip Church in Bloomfield. The pair also attended "Thursday Church", an alternative Christian church with locations in Bicknell and Vincennes...
Bloomfield School Board moving forward with passing blister (05/27/16)
After several months of discussion, the Bloomfield School Board narrowly passed a motion to move forward with the passing blister at the Outdoor Physical Education facilities. Among other issues at the Outdoor Physical Education facilities, the board learned last year the Indiana Department of Transportation mandated the school implement a passing blister on U.S. 231 South, adjacent to the facilities...
Community Notes (05/27/16)
Friday, May 27 The Jasonville City Council will conduct a "Special Meeting" at 6 p.m. on Ordinance No. 2016-8. The meeting will take place at the Civic Center located at 145 S. Lawton. Greene County General Hospital will be hosting the Indiana Blood Center's Bloodmobile from noon-4 p.m. Visit https://www.donorpoint.org/donor/schedul......
Eastern Greene School Board approves Delta Consulting Group (05/26/16)
The Eastern Greene School Board held a special meeting Thursday evening, to discuss the approval of the Delta Consulting Group to provide cost estimates and analysis for repair of construction defects in Eastern Greene High School. Delta Consulting Group is an international consulting firm specializing in engineering, accounting, construction, program management and litigation support...
Large tree cause of power outage in parts of Linton (05/26/16)
There was a tree that snapped two poles on Main Street near E and G Streets. There was also suspected lightning that struck the Vincennes substation, which is located at Fourth Street N.W. Utilities operations manager Brent Murray said the power from the Vincennes substation should be restored in about an hour...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (05/26/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 33 incidents and calls for service, including one alcohol offense, one EMS, one interview, one local ordinance violation, one suspicious, one welfare check, two property damage accidents, one alarm, three assists to other departments, one assist to the public, one civil dispute, one extra patrol, one noise complaint, four special details, 12 traffic stops and one warrant service...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (05/26/16)
Mark Emmett Dickinson, 35, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant for resisting law enforcement and dealing methamphetamine. Bond set at $1,000. Jason Eric Lashley, 35, Terre Haute, was arrested on a warrant for peition to revoke a suspended sentence, criminal trespass and resisting law enforcement. No bond set...
Clayton wins big on 'The Price is Right' (05/25/16)
Kimberly Clayton, former Greene County resident, recently appeared on a special "Amazing Race" episode of "The Price Is Right," taped in Los Angeles. Clayton was called down to play about halfway through the game show, and won a prize right away. Hers was the winning bid on a smart TV, matching the price exactly at $1,200. For the exact guess, Clayton took home a bonus $500...
GCSWM reports another successful year (05/25/16)
The Greene County Solid Waste Management Board met for its monthly meeting on Wednesday, and heard financial reports for the organization. The board listed financial assets of $64,000 on hand, a dramatic increase from the less than $6,000 available at the time the recycling center was reorganized and the board formed in 2014...
Rediscover Downtown Linton teams up with Farmers Market (05/25/16)
This June 4, Rediscover Downtown Linton (RDL) will begin its third annual "Gateway to Outdoor Recreation" promotion, and this will be different from previous years in several ways. "First, the location," said RDL member Kristy Lewellyn. "We are holding it at Humphrey's Park in Linton, on the same day as the opening day of Farmers' Market."...
Two Legacy Projects endorsed in Greene County (05/25/16)
Greene County has added two new Legacy Projects recognized by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. The addition of projects by the Bloomfield Junior/Senior High School Yearbook Class and Greene '16 Bicentennial total seven endorsed projects in the county...
Gregg names Christina Hale as running mate (05/25/16)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Citing her record of bipartisan accomplishment, today John Gregg, Democratic candidate for governor, named State Representative Christina Hale as his running mate. A former chief communications officer with Kiwanis International, Hale is completing her second term representing the Northside of Indianapolis in the Indiana House of Representatives...
Community Notes (05/25/16)
Wednesday, May 25 Greene County Coin Club will meet at the Bloomfield Community Building on Wed. May 25th with the dealers setting up at 6 p.m. and meeting to begin at 7 p.m. Bloomfield Library will host "Teen Tie Dye," from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring a white t-shirt or piece of fabric to dye, and dress to mess. Grades 6-12 welcome...
Linton man in critical condition following moped vs. truck accident (05/24/16)
A Linton man is listed in critical condition after his moped collided with a truck Monday night. Donald Eugene Hodge Jr., 47, was initially transported to Greene County General Hospital after his moped struck a truck, but was quickly airlifted to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis due to the extent of injuries from the accident. A report filed by Linton Police Officer Logan Hobbs shows the accident happened at 9:27 p.m. Monday at the intersection of South Main Street and Southeast A Street...
Women of Worth award grants (05/24/16)
The Women of Worth held its annual Spring Tea on Saturday, May 14. At the event, two $1,500 grants were awarded to the Shawnee Theater and Greene County General Hospital's 3-D mammogram program. The grants will be used for financial assistance as the programs expand services to better Greene County...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (05/24/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 12 incidents and calls for service Monday, including one property damage accident, one personal injury accident, one animal complaint, one assist to other departments, one extra patrol, one local ordinance violation, one property, one noise complaint, one special detail, one suspicious person/activity, one title check and one warrant service...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (05/24/16)
Travis Shaine Dunn, 23, Linton, was arrested on a warrant for disorderly conduct. BOnd set at $5,000. Trevor D. Johnson, 40, Freedom, was arrested on a warrant for operating a vehicle after a life suspension, resisting law enforcement and driving at a high or low speed. No bond set...
Jasonville special meeting to take place (05/24/16)
The Jasonville City Council will be having a special meeting in regards of a new ordinance that was passed at the previous council meeting. The ordinance, which will require all rental property utilities to be contracted by the owner, will be discussed at this Friday's meeting...
Goose Pond visitor center still under construction (05/24/16)
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Goose Pond visitor center is still under construction. Goose Pond property manager Travis Stoelting said the project doesn't have a set opening date, but they are hoping for a late summer to early fall opening date. "Construction of the visitor center is very weather dependent," Stoelting said...
Community Notes (05/24/16)
Tuesday, May 24 Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library main branch presents, "Drivers, Start your Engines!" Did you know this is the 100th running of the Indy 500 race? Children grades K-5 can come to the library and celebrate the race tradition. We will decorate mini race cars, study Indiana quarters, watch a movie about a racing bug, and more. Activities start at 2 p.m., movie starts at 3 p.m...
WRV honors seniors (05/23/16)
Three White River Valley seniors swept the honors program that took place Monday evening. Seniors Buddy Davis, Hunter Cornelius and Levi Provo were the recipients of multiple awards and scholarships throughout the course of the evening. Davis was awarded with the John Phillip Sousa Award, Linton Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship, Worthington-Jefferson Alumni Association Scholarship, the Worthington American Legion Post 106 Scholarship, the Harding University Scholastic Achievement Award ($5,000 per year for four years), the Harding University Eagle Scout Scholarship ($1,000), FFA's Star Agribusinessman Scholarship, FFA's Greene County Ag Day Scholarship ($1,000) and FFA's Sam Graff Scholarship. ...
Construction to begin at LSSC after Memorial Day (05/23/16)
Changes at Linton-Stockton School Corporation geared toward improving outdoor safety are set to get started after Memorial Day. The School Board made the necessary steps Monday night to get the project rolling, with a public hearing, approval to the amendment to the lease and subsequent approval for additional appropriation to use the funds from the bonds...
GCGH Blood Drive planned for Friday (05/23/16)
Greene County General Hospital will host a Blood Drive this Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the hospital campus. "Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures," said Amy Lore, GCGH's Public Relations, Marketing and Business Development manager...
Donation to Linton Civitan will benefit many (05/23/16)
The recent donation of an entire estate of household items to Linton's Civitan Club, given by an anonymous family and meant to be sold in last weekend's yard sales, will help the community in many ways, says Civitan Director Bruce Moore. "We did very well," said Moore. "We have worked a lot harder for a lot less, this was truly a blessing."...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (05/23/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 42 incidents and calls for service Friday to Sunday, including one property damage accident, four animal complaints, two assists to other departments, one assists to the public, one battery, one civil dispute, one criminal mischief, three extra patrols, three fights in progress, one fraud, one harassment, two special details, one reckless driver, two road hazards, one attempted suicide, one suspicious, four thefts, one title check, nine traffic stops, one trespass and one warrant service.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (05/23/16)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 97 incidents and calls for service from Monday to Friday, including three abandoned vehicles, six property damage accident, two personal injury accidents, two alarms, four animal complaints, six assists to other departments, three assists to the public, one battery, two burglaries, five domestic disputes, one EMS, one extra patrol, one harassment, one interview, one property dispute, one parole violation, two property damages, three reckless drivers, one residential entry, one sex offense, nine suspicious, four thefts, seven title checks, four traffic stops, 18 transports, one unruly subject, five warrant services and two welfare checks.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (05/23/16)
Tryten Gregory Dean Osborn, 19, Sullivan, was arrested on a warrant for petition to revoke a suspended sentence and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. No bond set. Brady Allan Harmon, 22, Linton, was arrested on a warrant for possession of paraphernalia. Bond set at $5,000 with 10 percent allowed...
WRV reaping benefits from referendum (05/23/16)
After the first full year of White River Valley's referendum fund, the school system is beginning to see tangible effects. The fund, which is raised from property taxes and was voted on by the public, began its implementation in June 2015 with its first payment, according to superintendent Bob Hacker...
Our Opinion: Jasonville officials need to protect financial future (05/23/16)
Elected officials are tasked with the being the voice of their constituents, while also trying to make the best decisions for the cities, towns or regions they serve. The Jasonville City Council recently had to make a decision to ensure the financial future of the city...
Community Notes (05/21/16)
Saturday, May 21 The members of Worthington Christian Church will host a luncheon, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the church, located at 105 East Main Street in Worthington. There is no charge for the meal, and the public is welcome. Questions, call 812-875-3125...
Officer Cromwell added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (05/20/16)
More than 100 years after a Linton Police Officer's End of Watch, his name was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Police Chief Troy Jerrell and Officer Paul Clark attended the unveiling and reading of names added to the memorial last weekend -- hosted in honor of National Police Week -- to represent the Linton Police Department and Linton Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). ...
Greene County Humane Society offers Community Cat Program (05/20/16)
The GCHS recently applied for, and received a Pet Friendly Group Grant from Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) to begin a Greene County Community Cat Program. The program is sponsored by and paid for by SNSI, a small mostly volunteer organization, and Indiana's only spay-neuter financial assistance organization...
Annual Fiberglass RV Rally visits Shakamak State Park (05/20/16)
Every year between Mother's Day and Memorial Day a group of campers travel with their Fiberglass RV's from around the country to attend an event known as "Ray's Fish Fry." Ray Bakehorn of Greencastle started his adventure with fiberglass RV's in 2005 and began this annual rally in 2006. ...
Changes planned for the Linton Farmers' Market (05/20/16)
Opening day for the fourth annual Linton Farmers' Market will be Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Humphreys City Park and it will operate every Saturday from June through September. Market Manager Mark Stacy said for the last several months, the market has been gearing up for another bountiful season of fresh, local fruits, vegetables and homemade goods. ...
Shakamak receives new stands (05/20/16)
Shakamak High School received a donation of music stands Friday morning. The 20 music stands were donated by the Wabash Valley Musician Hall of Fame, and according to band director Jeff Colvin, couldn't have come at a better time. "Our band program is growing to the largest it's ever been," Colvin said. "We were very fortunate to have Larry Velez help us in this case."...
Senior Sheets at Linton-Stockton High (05/20/16)
Class of 2017 seniors hung their sheets with pride Friday, looking forward to their final year. By Patti Danner
Bloomfield High School Class of 2016

Bloomfield High School hosted the Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony Saturday.

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.