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Monday, Sep. 22, 2014
Wanted Linton man accused of rape and child molesting apprehended by LPD (09/22/14)
A Linton man accused of rape and child molesting was taken into custody Saturday by Det. Sgt. Josh Goodman of the Linton Police Department on a warrant issued for his arrest out of Sullivan County. William T. LaBaume, 54, was booked into the Greene County Jail at 12:25 a.m. Saturday...
One of Ohio's Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives booked into Greene County Jail following arrest by ISP Trooper (09/22/14)
One of Ohio's "Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" was booked into the Greene County Jail over the weekend following an arrest by the Indiana State Police. Louis J. Reynolds, 52, of Lake Bluff, Illinois, was taken into custody by ISP Trooper Richard Klun late Friday night and booked in at 11:05 p.m...
Oliphant leaves legacy of service, community, humor behind (09/22/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- Many friends and family are in mourning following the passing of United States Air Force Ret. Col. Marcus "Red" Oliphant. The 86 year old Oliphant, who passed away this past weekend at the Indiana University Health Hospice in Bloomington after a long illness, was more than just the man who would be seen sitting in a lawn chair at the various sporting events in Bloomfield and surrounding areas. ...
Community Notes (09/22/14)
Tuesday, September 23 Greene County Coin Club will hold it's Sept. meeting at the Bloomfield Community Building (the old j-cee's). Dealers will set up at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Any question, please call 384-8516 There will be a Prayer Gathering at the Linton Humphreys Park from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (09/22/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 17 calls and incidents on Friday, September 19, including one alarm, one theft, two complaints about animals, four requests for information, two traffic stops, two property damage accidents, one child custody issue, two reports of suspicious activity and one warrant served...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/22/14)
September 19 -- Joshua Ray Flynn, 28, Springville, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. He was being held without bond. Greene County Jail Officer Darren McDonald was the arresting officer. September 19 -- Louis J. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (09/22/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 53 calls and incidents Friday through Sunday, September 19-22, including two abandoned vehicles, six property damage accidents, two accidents involving personal injury, four alarms, three complaints about animals, three assists to other agencies, one assist to the public, one burglary, two civil disputes, one civil paper served, one criminal mischief incident, two domestic disputes, one assist to EMS, one fraud, one complaint involving a juvenile, two property damage incidents, three reckless drivers, one road hazard, four reports of suspicious activity, two thefts, five traffic stops, two inmate transports, one trespassing incident, one unruly subject and one welfare check.. ...
Linton man arrested on Sullivan County warrant, accused of child molestation (09/21/14)
A Linton man was arrested over the weekend on a Sullivan County warrant charging him with child molestation. William Thomas LaBaume, 54, was arrested at 3 p.m. Saturday by a Sullivan County Sheriff's Department staff member, who transferred him to the Sullivan City-County Correctional Facility from Greene County Jail, local authorities confirmed...
Updated: Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (09/21/14)
LINTON YOUTH FOOTBALL Springer Insurance vs McDonalds 12:50 p.m. Airtime Bobe's Pizza vs Hoosier Hit 2:15 p.m. Airtime Sons of American Legion vs Welch & Cornett Airtime 3:30 p.m. Airtime Volleyball: BLOOMFIELD at EASTERN GREENE 7:20 airtime NJROTC Special Presentation 9:00 am...
UMWA shows appreciation (09/20/14)
WRV School Board approves Program Committee Recommendations (09/19/14)
On Thursday evening, the WRV school board discussed the advances made by the Programs Committee and the recommendations the school will implement. Last year the Program Committee met on a regular basis in order to generate ideas and strategies to benefit the school...
Dugger celebrates annual Coal Festival with week-long festivities (09/19/14)
Dugger will celebrate their coal mining heritage once again this year with the annual Coal Festival and Homecoming. The festival started back in 1979 and has been a part of the Dugger Community ever since. The Dugger Coal Museum will be open daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. all week, encouraging those who have never been to the museum to stop by for a tour to learn what the Coal Festival is all about...
Lindsey addresses residents at Four Rivers (09/19/14)
LYONS -- Indiana State Senate Dist. 39 Democratic candidate Steve Lindsey addressed the issues Friday morning with a group that is often overlooked. Lindsey answered questions and delivered his message to the residents of Four Rivers Greene County. His comments were a part of a series of visits by local candidates to make the residents more aware of what's happening politically and to make the candidates aware of the needs of the disabled...
National POW & MIA Recogniton Day: Crane honors the sacrifices (09/19/14)
CRANE, Ind. -- National POW & MIA Recogniton Day in the United States is Friday, September 19. On the third Friday of September each year, many Americans take time to pause and remember the sacrifices of those who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (09/19/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 95 calls and incidents on September 15-19 including one abandoned vehicle, eight property damage accidents, four accidents involving personal injury, four alarms, three complaints about animals, three assists to other agencies, one assist to the public, one burglary, one civil dispute, three incidents of criminal mischief, one drug-related incident, one assist to EMS, two fights in progress, one complaint involving a juvenile, one meth lab, three property damage incidents, 12 reckless drivers, three road hazards, six reports of suspicious activity, four thefts, two threats reported, four title checks, three traffic stops, 10 inmate transports, two trespassing incidents, four warrants served and three welfare checks.. ...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (09/19/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to seven calls and incidents on Thursday, September 18, including one assist to another agency, one burglary, one civil dispute, one fire, one request for information, one reckless driver and one report of suspicious activity...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/19/14)
September 18 -- Shayla Dawn Robinson, 23, Jasonville, was arrested on preliminary charges of driving while suspended with a prior. Her bond was set at $1,000 surety with ten percent allowed. She was released later the same day after posting $100 cash. Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun was the arresting officer...
Linton's Fall Arts Festival begins early Saturday (09/19/14)
Rediscover Downtown Linton is sponsoring the Fall Arts Festival for the second time with activities beginning early Saturday morning. This year the festival will be hosting over 40 vendors. The events will take place in downtown Linton in an effort to promote commerce and business to the downtown Linton area...
Join the IF: Prayer Gathering in Linton Humphrey's Park on September 23 (09/19/14)
"What could happen if God's people came together for one night in our cities to pray? What could God accomplish?" The IF: Gathering is a Christian organization that exists to gather, equip and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purpose. Women all across the nation are rising up to take a stand and organize local prayer gatherings...
Join "The Amazing Tour" this Saturday to visit landmarks and festivals in eastern Greene (09/19/14)
The Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library will be holding "The Amazing Tour" on Saturday, September 20 to promote the "Outside the Line: Libraries Reintroduced" campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to reintroduce the community to the new creativity, technology, and events being offered by libraries today. Teams of two are invited to participate in the tour by traveling to several local historic sites in the eastern half of the county and answering various questions.....
"Come Home to Solsberry" this Saturday for the annual Hometown Fair (09/19/14)
SOLSBERRY -- The planning committee would like to invite the public to "Come Home to Solsberry" for the Annual Solsberry Hometown Fair. The fair will take place this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Eastern Fire Department. It will feature a variety of events that are fun for the whole family.....
Plans are set for the 50th Annual Scotland Festival this Saturday (09/19/14)
The 50th Scotland Festival Celebration will be held this Saturday at the quaint village located on the southern part of the county near the intersection of US 231, I69, and Hwy 45-58. The event will kick off at 7 a.m. with the annual Breakfast served by the Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department at the new fire station...
Bloomfield's Fill the Pool Committee hosting golf scramble on Saturday (09/19/14)
Bloomfield's Fill the Pool Fundraising committee is hosting a golf scramble at the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton Saturday. The event will begin at 9 a.m. There is no rain date scheduled. Anyone interested in participating can contact the Phil Harris Golf Course to sign up for the event at (812) 847-4790...
An invite to an art show in Linton and a hometown fair in Solsberry (09/19/14)
There's plenty of activities this weekend in Greene County east and west. See Donna Kluesner's blog The Creative Touch for more information about the Art Show at the Carnegie during Linton's Fall Festival, and the Solsberry Hometown Fair, both on Saturday...
WRV School Board tackles a long agenda (09/18/14)
The White River Valley School board had a busy agenda Thursday evening with a special presentation given by the WRV Bass Fishing Team, the adoption of the 2015 budget, a special deputization of their Police Resource Officer Scott Allen and an update on the Stephen Campbell Alumni Academic Banquet for 2014-2015 year...
Battery Innovation Center updates Redevelopment Commission (09/18/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- An update on the first year of operations of the Battery Innovation Center (BIC) was the main activity on the agenda for the Greene County Redevelopment Commission during their meeting Thursday morning. Charles LaSota, president of BIC, gave a nearly hour-long presentation on the current status of the facility and offered a glimpse into the future. ...
Two die in plane crash near Monroe County Airport (09/18/14)
Monroe County--This afternoon at 12:58 p.m., Indiana State Police and Monroe County emergency agencies responded to a report of a single engine plane crash in a wooded area behind 85 North Oard Road and approximately one-quarter mile north of the Monroe County Airport. The crash resulted in the death of the two passengers onboard...
Highway reopened after trash truck overturned (09/18/14)
Personnel from the Indiana State Police and Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to an overturned trash truck Thursday morning in Greene County in the area of State Road 48 and County Road 1100 West. The highway was closed while the truck was removed from the scene. No injuries were reported. The highway was reopened shortly before noon...
ISP unveils new electronic firearms application process (09/18/14)
Indianapolis, IN- Today, the Indiana State Police unveiled a new electronic firearms application process that will be in effect beginning October 1st. The new process will remove the "paper" application and after October 1st only electronic applications will be accepted. Firearms permits issued after October 1st will also be hard plastic, as opposed to the paper permit currently issued...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (09/18/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 13 calls and incidents on Wednesday, September 17, including one property damage accident, two complaints about animals, one extra patrol, two reports of suspicious activity, one theft, five traffic stops, and one welfare check...
Investigation into homicide near Elnora continues; Public encouraged to call in with tips (09/18/14)
DAVIESS COUNTY (Elnora): The investigation into a homicide west of Elnora last weekend is ongoing and early Thursday, the public was encouraged to call in with information. The Public Information Officer for the Jasper Post of the Indiana State Police, Trooper Sergeant Philip Hensley, encouraged citizens to contribute tips...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/18/14)
September 17 -- William Dwight Harper, 29, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of burglary and on a Writ of Attachment in the amount of $500 cash. He was being held without bond in the burglary case. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Ken Conolty was the arresting officer...
Woman arrested at WVCF accused of attempting to smuggle drugs (09/17/14)
Carlisle, Indiana: A Fort Wayne woman had her offender visit plans cut short at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility(WVCF), after WVCF Correctional Police arrested her on drug charges. Acting on gathered intelligence, Heather Roberts, 43, was met by Correctional Police Officers(CPOs) Fernell Keith McDonald and Kevin Allen after she was processed for her visit...
NSWC Crane to Host Invention and Technology Showcase (09/17/14)
CRANE, IND. - Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) will be hosting the inaugural Invention and Technology Showcase on Wednesday, September, 24 2014 at WestGate Academy and Training Center from 1:00 3:30 p.m. with a pre-social at 12 p.m...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/17/14)
September 16 -- Joshua Morris Marsh, 25, Linton, was arrested on a warrant issued on preliminary charges of theft and forgery. His bond was set at $25,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later the same day after posting $2,500. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Lee Condol was the arresting officer...
Indiana citizens can help put an end to poaching (09/17/14)
Indiana Conservation Officers are encouraging citizens to partner with the Turn in a Poacher (T.I.P) program and become active in putting an end to poaching. T.I.P. is a non-profit organization that originated in 1983 for the purpose of paying rewards to promote public involvement and assistance to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement effort. TIP is administered by a citizen's advisory board consisting of members that represent many different sportsmen organizations...
Greene County physician to represent state's physicians at national meetings (09/17/14)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Frederick R. Ridge, M.D., a Linton family physician with Premiere Healthcare LLC was elected by his colleagues in the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) to serve a one-year term as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA)...
DUCS host first Open House (09/16/14)
The sounds of children laughing radiated off the glossed floors of the Dugger-Union Elementary School Tuesday evening as the school sponsored its first official open house. Dugger-Union Community Schools are in their fourth week of classes and administrators and teachers were on site Tuesday evening to provide answers to parents about their student's progress and other educational questions.....
Appeals on Wheels turns Linton-Stockton Auditeria into a courtroom (09/16/14)
Early Friday afternoon, Linton-Stockton High School found itself as the center for quite an exciting event. If one were to look around the school auditeria at 1:20 p.m., he or she may not recognize it as a place where food is eaten and gossip is shared. Instead, a person would view a makeshift court room.....
Linton Police Department Activity Log (09/16/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 13 calls and incidents on Monday, September 15, including one alarm, three complaints about animals, one drive-off theft, one fight in progress, one property issue, two other thefts, two traffic stops and two welfare checks...
2014 Scotland Festival

Here are some scenes from the 50th Annual Scotland Festival Parade.

Linton Fall Arts Festival

Scenes from the Linton Fall Arts Festival

Miners take out Springs Valley

Eastern Greene takes on Linton-Stockton in conference volleyball match

2014 Mom Prom

The 2014 Mom Prom was held on Saturday night at the Old Bank Restaurant. The event was organized by women who serve on Greene County's Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) as a way to raise funds to help pay the expenses of Sexual Assault Nurse...