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Friday, Apr. 29, 2016
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. ...
Tornado suspected on the ground in Worthington, Bloomfield (04/26/16)
It has been reported that at 7:24 p.m. a tornado was spotted on the ground in the Bloomfield area, heading East at 25 mph. A confirmed touchdown was reported at 4340 North 475 West in Worthington. This information will be updated...
Meeting to focus on prospective Linton Farmers' Market vendors (04/26/16)
As the Linton Farmers Market prepares for its pre-season vendor meeting this week, a focus was put on one of this season's registered vendors. Linton Farmers' Market Manager Mark Stacy announced earlier this week a pre-season meeting will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the East Shelter House in Humphreys City Park, which will serve as an informational meeting to answer questions from prospective vendors...
Election Preview: Stahl hopes to capture treasurer seat (04/26/16)
The Republican primary race for Greene County Treasurer will feature Nicole Stahl against incumbent Kelly Zimmerly. Stahl said her passion to seek the office of Greene County Treasurer stems from her willingness to help others, and iterated she has done so by spending the last 13 years by helping the people in the area make a difference...
Election Preview: Zimmerly seeks re-election to treasurer spot (04/26/16)
The Republican primary race for Greene County Treasurer will feature incumbent Kelly Zimmerly vying for the seat against Nicole Stahl. Zimmerly said during her first term of service, the taxpayers of Greene County have been able to count on her and the Treasurer's Office...
OUR OPINION: We should work together for the good of the animals (04/26/16)
Editor's note: The weekly editorial is a product of the Greene County Daily World Editorial Board. When it comes to animals -- whether it be for or against a breed or species -- people get passionate about their stance. In recent weeks, Greene County residents have shared both sides of their concerns, specifically on the topic of pit bull breed dogs. Unfortunately, rather than working together for common ground, it seems as though everyone would rather just have their opinions heard...
County preparing for road projects with additional state funds (04/26/16)
Greene County has an additional $800,000 on the books for county roads. The Greene County Council approved advertisement for an appropriation for the funding per the request of commissioners president Nathan Abrams after the state legislature approved additional funding, with 75 percent of it dedicated to roads and bridges...
Crafty ladies featured at Flower and Patio Show (04/26/16)
A new addition to the Greene County Master Gardener's Flower and Patio Show is a small business called "Crafty Ladies This and That." The business, formed over a year ago by Fran Stone and Vana Larson, features items handcrafted by the owners. They typically display their work at Sarah Jane's Closet in downtown Linton...
Community Notes (04/26/16)
Tuesday, April 26 The Greene County Hospital Association meeting scheduled for today at 5:30 p.m. has been canceled. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Greene County General Hospital. The Greene County Democrat Club will meet at 6 a.m. at the JayC building in Bloomfield. Please bring finger foods and snacks, drinks will be provided...
Only A Paper Poppy.... (04/25/16)
Linton Mayor John Wilkes buys a paper poppy from Neely Brown after signing the proclamation to make April 29 and 30 official "Poppy Days" in Linton. Linton American Legion Post # 22 Ladies Auxiliary President Nancy Patterson looks on. The paper poppies are made by veterans at West Layfayette's Indiana Veterans Home, and 100 percent of proceeds donated go to helping Indiana's veterans and their families...
WRV and Special Olympics are Champions Together (04/25/16)
WRV and Greene County Special Olympians are Champions Together The White River Valley Champions Together program teams WRV athletes with athletes from Greene County Special Olympics. This Saturday saw both teams get together at WRV for sports and fitness...
UPDATED: Missing child located (04/25/16)
The Linton Police Department is searching for a missing 2-year-old. Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell said Brayden Damron has been reported missing from Southwest E Street in Linton. He was last seen wearing camouflage pants. More information and a photo will be provided when it becomes available...
Keasling family receives first GCGH Sweet Dreams Baby Bundle (04/25/16)
Ivan Ray Keasling was born at Greene County General Hospital on April 14 to proud parents Brittany and Travis Keasling. Ivan is the first baby to be born in the Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles program and will go home with a 'bundle' of supplies for a happy and healthy first few months...
Master Gardeners to host Flower and Patio Show (04/25/16)
The Greene County Master Gardeners Club is hosting its 2016 Flower and Patio Show at the Greene County Community Event Center on Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. The annual event raises funds for scholarships, which are awarded to local area students who plan to study agriculture, horticulture or plant management. Some exciting new activities and vendors have been added to this year's event...
Jasonville FD organizes auxiliary unit (04/25/16)
The Jasonville Fire Department is seeking volunteers to help from the sidelines. The Jasonville City Council approved the creation of a Fire Department Auxiliary, and Fire Chief Justin Disney is seeking members to help fill out the newly-created branch of the department...
LSSC projects to focus on campus safety (04/25/16)
Linton-Stockton School Corporation will soon be addressing a series of safety concerns around the campus with a series of construction projects. The School Board approved a contract with EMCOR for the first phase of the project, with Dan Rollins explaining the school may be able to use the same company for all three phases of the anticipated project...
Community Notes (04/23/16)
Saturday, April 23 The Sandborn Fire & Rescue will hold its annual Firefighters Breakfast at the fire station from 7 a.m. to Noon. Pancakes & sausage, biscuits & gravy, eggs and drinks will be served, on a donation basis. Proceeds will go toward purchase of new equipment and station upkeep...
ASL dual immersion program offers second graders a new experience at Eastern Greene Elementary (04/22/16)
Larry Leonard is in his 17th year of teaching with the Eastern Greene School District. This school year, after being approached with the idea by Superintendent Ted Baechtold, Leonard added a new twist to his teaching. His second-grade class at Eastern Greene Elementary spends each morning learning the same way millions of other second graders do...
Head Start in eastern Greene to close doors (04/22/16)
At the end of this school year, the Head Start location in Eastern Greene County will close its doors. Head Start Associate Director Tai Blythe said each year the Pace Community Action Agency program has to be re-evaluated based on federal standards, and the organization has to consider where the biggest needs are...
Student asks LSSC school board to reconsider policy change (04/22/16)
A Linton-Stockton High School junior addressed the school board Wednesday night, expressing concern about a recent policy change. Last month, the school board made a decision to limit weighted classes to Advanced Placement courses only. In the past, the school had a list of several, including dual credit courses...
Tornado spotter's course to be hosted Monday (04/22/16)
A tornado spotter's course will be conducted by the National Weather Service on Monday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building at the Greene County Fairgrounds, announced Roger Axe, Director of Greene County Emergency Management Agency. "In the last few years we have seen divesting tornadoes strike all over the United States and in Indiana as well. ...
Child bit by dog over the weekend (04/21/16)
The Linton Police Department is investigating a dog bite incident from last weekend. Police Chief Troy Jerrell reported a 2-year-old child was bit right below the eye last Saturday by a pit bull-type breed of dog. The incident was reported to police on Monday, then transported the dog to the Greene County Humane Society for quarantine...
Linton driver strikes utility pole, flees scene (04/21/16)
After striking a utility power pole, which sent two power lines across the road, a Linton driver then fled the scene, but was located and taken into custody. According to accident release, Amanda Misner, 39, was driving southbound on County Road 1500 on the evening of April 17, when she purportedly lost consciousness and ran off the roadway...
Broken pipe cause of anhydrous leak in Worthington (04/21/16)
A broken pipe is believed to be the cause of the anhydrous ammonia leak in Worthington Tuesday. The Worthington Fire Department, with the assistance of three other local departments, responded to the White River Co-Op just before noon Tuesday to assist with a leaking tank in the lot south of the cemetery. The departments were on scene a little over three hours, and no serious injuries were reported...
Likely oldest wild bald eagle in Indiana rescued near Worthington (04/20/16)
WORTHINGTON -- What's likely the oldest bald eagle living in the wild in Indiana was found with a dislocated wing and rescued near Worthington, in Greene County, on April 15. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reports it was the first time the 28-year-old bird had been sighted since leaving the hack tower at Monroe Lake in September 1987. Back then, it was too young to fly, and the DNR's bald eagle reintroduction program was in its infant stages, too...
Skeeter the Clown captivates kids (04/20/16)
Skeeter the Clown visited Bloomfield Elementary and Bright Beginnings Daycare on Wednesday, leaving smiles, giggles and some free circus tickets in her wake. The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus clown visits towns with circus shows scheduled about a week in advance of the date of the show, to generate excitement for the coming event, and to provide a sample of the entertainment in store for those who plan to attend. ...
Stolen RV Camper from Indianapolis recovered in Greene County (04/20/16)
It was reported a stolen RV camper was recovered in Greene County by Greene County Deputy Shawn Cullison and Det. Sgt. Jim O'Malley at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. The Greene County Sheriff's Department received a tip from Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) that the camper was recovered on N. Tulip Road in Bloomfield...
Welch & Cornett receives the Governor's Century Business Award (04/19/16)
On Monday, Governor Pence honored 25 Indiana companies with the Governor's Century or Half Century Business Award. Along with those honored, Delmar Hasler and Todd Walton were presented the Governor's Century Business Award from the State of Indiana and Governor Mike Pence for Welch & Cornett Funeral Home's 100 years of service...
WRV decides to opt out of ISTEP Part II, Book II (04/19/16)
SWITZ CITY -- Before the close of the regular meeting Monday, the White River Valley School Board added two items to the agenda -- the first involving opting out of ISTEP Part II, Book II. Superintendent Bob Hacker explained the state legislators have voted to go away from the ISTEP+ test after next school year...
GCGH Hospital Board discusses joint agreement (04/19/16)
LINTON -- Greene County General Hospital (GCGH) Board member Don Schulte came before the board Wednesday in order to ask approval about a joint agreement which would create a promise of cooperation between both the GCGH Board and the GCGH Inc. Board...
Ambulance service suggests sharing equipment with EMA (04/19/16)
The Greene County Commissioners approved a proposal from the Greene County Ambulance Service, which could benefit other departments in the county. Ambulance Director David Doane said the department recently upgraded to digital repeaters, and asked that the county allow the Greene County Emergency Management Agency to use the old analog system to help emergency personnel in the western side of the county...
Community Notes (04/19/16)
Wednesday, April 20 The Linton-Stockton High School Building Corporation Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. in the Administration building at 801 1st Street NE in Linton. The purpose of this meeting is to consider approval of amendments. The Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees will meet in an executive session at 6:15 p.m., followed by the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. ...
LSCC welcomes Glory Hill Family Farm LLC (04/19/16)
The Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce welcomed Glory Hill Family Farms with a ribbon cutting ceremony at their establishment, located at 1586 North County Road 1300 West in Linton, on Monday. Glory Hill Farms, owned by Angel Mikusak, is an organic produce farm and a community supported agriculture program (CSA). The CSA is a partnership between the farmer and the consumer/member...
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