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Friday, Mar. 27, 2015
Grand opening takes place at PhixIT computer solutions and gaming center in Odon (03/27/15)
ODON -- After celebrating their Grand Opening on March 20 and 21, PhixIT Computer Solutions and Gaming Center is officially open for business in downtown Odon, Indiana. The Odon Business Alliance performed a ribbon cutting on Friday, attended by a representative from the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (03/27/15)
Thursday, March 26 -- Stanley John Jr. Osemlak, 25, Linton, was arrested on the preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a firearm, domestic battery, strangulation, intimidation, and possession of Marijuana. His bond was set at $28,500 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released the next day after posting $2,850 cash. Greene County Sheriff's Chief Deputy George Dallaire was the arresting officer...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (03/27/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 108 calls and incidents from Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27, including one abandoned vehicle, eight accidents resulting in property damage, one accident resulting in personal injury, four alarms, eight complaints concerning animals, seven assists to other departments, one civil dispute case, one criminal mischief case, four domestic disputes, two EMS, 15 extra patrols, two fraud investigations, two reports of harassment, two interviews, one open door, five reckless drivers, one repossession, three road hazards, one sex offense, one shooting compliance, three reports of suspicious activity, three thefts, seven title checks, 12 traffic stops, three transports, one trespass, three warrants served, and two welfare checks.. ...
Commentary: A juror reflects on a murder trial and the verdict (03/27/15)
Within hours after the jury returned a verdict in the trial of Aaron Schaffer in Greene Circuit Court a couple of weeks ago, one juror expressed feeling unsettled by it all and said he thought the law was satisfied by the jury's decision, but he was not sure justice was done. ...
NSWC Crane Commanding Officer Speaks at WestGate Academy (03/27/15)
CRANE -- What does Southern Indiana have to do with international phone calls and inter-continental cargo ships? Quite a lot, according to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Commanding Officer, Captain JT Elder. During his remarks at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) lunch at learn at the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center, Elder noted that the United States Navy is the primary presence in the world's oceans, actively protecting international waterways. ...
Town of Worthington to apply for Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Funds (03/26/15)
WORTHINGTON -- Southern Indiana Development Commission is working with the Town of Worthington on an owner occupied housing rehabilitation project. The Town of Worthington will apply for funds from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. If awarded, the grant will help provide rehabilitation on houses owned by low and moderate income persons living within the corporate limits of Worthington...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (03/26/15)
Wednesday, March 25 -- Brandi Rae Swango, 33, Bloomington, was arrested on a warrant for a writ of attachment issued for $650. Thursday, March 26 -- John Tyron Keys, 47, Bloomfield, was arrested on the preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Brown was the arresting officer...
Bloomfield Concert Series returns on Friday (03/25/15)
The First Baptist Church in Bloomfield will begin with their first concert of the season on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. which will feature the quintet of Minju Kim (First Violin), Sun Huh (Second Violin), Yoni Gertner (Viola), Ethan Young (Cello), and Younkyung Rhea Kim( Piano)...
Greene County Solid Waste Board tours Linton recycling facility (03/25/15)
For the second month in a row the Greene County Solid Waste Management Board took their monthly meeting on the road Wednesday morning. This time the panel met at the new Linton Recycling Facility and took a brief tour of the facility following the meeting...
An early Easter gift to the Linton Moose Lodge (03/25/15)
The Community Fund of the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility recently gave an early Easter present to the Linton Moose Lodge 1434. The organization made a donation for $500. The money will be used to purchase prizes and donations for the Children of The Moose Easter Egg Hunt. Above, WVCF Superintendent Dick Brown (left) hands the check to Frank Busby (center) Governor of the Moose, and long-time Moose Lodge member Don Pope. (Submitted photo)...
NSWC Crane Receives Hiring Authority (03/25/15)
CRANE -- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division has received authority to hire more than 350 new employees this fiscal year. For the first time in several years, this authority will account for a small amount of growth in the number of Crane's government employees...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (03/25/15)
Tuesday, March 24 -- Erica N. Wagner, 33, Elnora, was arrested on a warrant for a writ of attachment issued for $350. She was released later that day after posting $350 cash. Tuesday, March 24 -- Donald Ray Jr. Patton, 31, Worthington, was arrested on the preliminary charges of criminal trespass, resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended, and operating while intoxicated. ...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (03/25/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 23 calls and incidents on Tuesday, March 24, including one complaint concerning an animal,three assists to other departments, 10 assists to the public, one civil dispute case, two domestic disputes, one complaint concerning a Juvenile, one property damage, three thefts, and one EMS...
Dr. Munden and son serving the Bloomfield community (03/24/15)
"A patient of mine once gave me a piece of advice," said Dr. Ron Munden as he rocked in his rocking chair in the lobby of his dentist office, "He said to me 'You know, if you are a grumpy old guy, the people you are going to meet in life are going to be grumpy old people. But if you put a smile on your face and you treat people right, that is what will come.' And he is right. That gets me every time when I sit back and think how lucky we have been."...
Jean Ann Sanders uses her green thumb at the courthouse (03/24/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- Jean Ann Sanders has a spent most of her adult life working at the Greene County Courthouse and the last few years she's given back by using a green thumb to keep the place looking nice. Sanders, who has spent the last 35 years in the Probation Department after one year in the clerk's office, is very modest about her role as the person who takes care of the flower beds around the courthouse. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (03/24/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department made no new arrests on Monday, March 23.
Linton Police Department Activity Log (03/24/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 23 calls and incidents on Monday, March 23, including one alarm, three complaints concerning an animal, one assist to another department, 10 assists to the public, one civil dispute case, two reports of harassment, one residential entry, two thefts, and one traffic stop...
Bloomfield Ballroom Club sponsoring Heart Beat Talent Search Competition (03/24/15)
The Bloomfield Ballroom Club will be holding their second show at Shawnee Theatre. The show is titled 'Rhythm of the Night.' It will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 3 p.m. Like last year, part of the funds raised from the show will be used to benefit childhood cancer; however, the club will also be doing things a little different...
It's time to register to Walk A Mile for victims of sexual assault (03/24/15)
When you "Walk-A-Mile in Their Shoes" on April 9 around the Greene County Courthouse Square, you make a difference for victims of sexual assault in Greene County. During the Walk-A-Mile event, women wear a pair of work boots and men wear a pair of heels or other women's style shoes to take a few laps around the square to take a stand against sexual assault. ...
Sichting disheartened by Senate subcommittee reaction during hearing (03/24/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- When Bloomfield School District Superintendent Dan Sichting walked out of the Indiana Senate Chamber earlier this month, he knew the forecast for school systems such as his was bleak. He had been asked by the leader of the Indiana Rural and Small Schools Association to appear before the Senate School Funding Subcommittee. After it was all said and done, Sichting felt his message was little more than just a tidbit of information that was passed over by committee members...
Honoring those who serve Greene County (03/24/15)
The Linton Moose Lodge honored area police and firefighters during their annual Police and Fireman's Appreciation Dinner Friday, March 20 at the Linton Moose Lodge. All area firefighters, police officers and a guest were treated to a free dinner. The lodge also awarded certificates of appreciation to Linton Fire Chief Brad Sparks and Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell. ...
Stamp tribute to Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipients (03/24/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sunday, March 8, marked the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. By war's end on April 30, 1975, nearly 3 million service men and women fought in the conflict that would take the lives of more than 58,000 Americans...
Greene County hitchhiker arrested by off-duty trooper (03/24/15)
Switz City -- Last Friday, off-duty Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun spotted and assisted a female hitchhiking on State Road 54 near River Road. After offering to give her a ride, the female identified herself as Andrea D. Harmening, 30, of Bloomfield...
Community Notes (03/23/15)
March 1-31 Enrollment forms are due for the 2015/2016 Linton Kindergarten class. Children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2015 are eligible to enroll. Forms may be picked up in the elementary school office beginning March 2. They are to be returned to the office by March 31. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Cpt. Ben Wegner takes command of Alpha Company (03/23/15)
Cpt. Ben Wegner took command of Alpha Company, 1-151 Infantry "The Avengers" from outgoing commander Cpt. Adam Balbach during ceremonies at the Linton National Guard Armory Saturday morning. "It's definitely a goal in the military career of an Infantry Officer to take command of a company," Wegner said. "And to be able to take command of one like Alpha Company with its background in leadership and its past, it's definitely great to fill those footsteps."...
Indiana is coyote country: They're found in all 92 Hoosier counties (03/23/15)
Was that a coyote? It's a common question residents of many southern Hoosier towns and cities have been asking for several years now. That's because this area has become coyote country. Coyotes are native to Indiana, although they were once limited to the prairie regions of western Indiana. ...
New facility at NorthGate Tech Park in Bloomfield to host symposium and ribbon-cutting this week (03/23/15)
Bloomfield -- ADS, Inc., a Virginia Beach company putting down roots in Crane, will host a symposium and new facility opening at WestGate on Wednesday followed by a ribbon-cutting and open house in Bloomfield on Friday. ADS is a solutions-driven, premier equipment, procurement support and logistics specialist to the military, law enforcement and first responders. ...
Middle Way House to hold Mardi Gras fundraiser, seeking local sponsorships (03/23/15)
The Greene County Middle Way House, Inc., will host a Mardi Gras themed fundraiser Saturday, March 28. The event will take place at the Pepperoni Grill, located at 24 East Main Street in Bloomfield. Tickets to attend are $15 in advance or $20 at the door...
Community Notes (03/23/15)
March 1-31 Enrollment forms are due for the 2015/2016 Linton Kindergarten class. Children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2015 are eligible to enroll. Forms may be picked up in the elementary school office beginning March 2. They are to be returned to the office by March 31. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Local student serves as page for Indiana House of Representatives (03/23/15)
Craig McPike Jr., an 11th grader at Eastern Greene High School, recently served as an Indiana House Page during the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana House of Representatives offers an unparalleled opportunity for students between the ages of 13 and 18 to visit the Statehouse and experience a full day of legislative activity...
From Nebraska to Indiana, librarian loves her new home (03/23/15)
Krystal Becker, Linton Public Library director, says she likes living in Linton and working in a small town much like the small German city in Nebraska where she was raised and graduated high school. Linton is many miles from her home in Nebraska, and Becker's journey to this southern hamlet took some twists and turns along the way, so whether it was fate or serendipity that brought her here, she says it was a good move, and she loves the area and the library...
IDEM offering free ground water testing for eligible Hoosiers (03/23/15)
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is conducting its 2015 Ground Water Assessment Survey and is looking for more Hoosiers who want to have their wells tested, free of charge. Using the data collected from those who invite IDEM to test their wells, the agency will be able to "build a story" about ground water quality in the state. .....
Indiana BMV offices will be closed April 3 for Good Friday (03/23/15)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says all license branches statewide will be closed on Friday, April 3, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. All license branches are scheduled to resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Saturday, April 4...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (03/23/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 61 calls and incidents from Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22, including three abandoned vehicles, six accidents resulting in property damage, two alarms, four complaints concerning animals, one assist to the public, two cases of battery, three cases of domestic dispute, two extra patrols, one fight in progress, one fire, one report of harassment, one interview, one complaint of a juvenile, one leaky load, one complaint concerning noise, one probation violation, two property damages, eight reckless drivers, two road hazards, two reports of suspicious activity, three thefts, one threat, seven traffic stops, two transports, one trash issue, and one welfare check.. ...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (03/23/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 46 calls and incidents from Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22, including four alarms, one leaky load, six assists to the public, one information only call, one title check, two attempted suicides, seven traffic stops, one fire, two accidents resulting in property damage, one alcohol defense, five assists to other departments, two EMS, three thefts, two domestic disputes, one report of suspicious activity, two extra patrols, one warrant served, one abandoned vehicle, one reckless driver, one complaint concerning an animal.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (03/23/15)
Friday, March 20 -- Robert Joseph Murley, 43, Jasonville, was arrested on the preliminary charge of driving while suspended. Jasonville Reserve Officer Jacob Gambill was the arresting officer. Friday, March 20 -- McKenzi Daesha Bruce, 18, Patoka, was arrested on the preliminary charges of possessing Marijuana and possessing Paraphernalia. ...
Work Zone Awareness Week brings attention to safety (03/23/15)
SOUTHERN INDIANA -- Governor Mike Pence is proclaiming March 23-27, 2015 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana. Work Zone Awareness Week marks the ceremonial start to highway construction season and intends to draw awareness to motorist and worker safety...
Christy Lehman named General Manager of Greene County Daily World and the Shopper (03/20/15)
Christy Lehman was appointed to serve as General Manager of the Greene County Daily World and the Shopper this week, bringing 28 years of experience in local news media to the newspaper's leadership position. In making the announcement on Thursday, Publisher Chris Pruett praised Lehman's experience and her commitment to local news...
Building Nations to perform at Worthington Elementary School Gym (03/20/15)
The Worthington Christian Church will sponsor a concert featuring the band Building Nations at the Worthington Elementary School Gym on Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The concert is free for admission, and the Worthington Christian Church will also be taking a free will offering at the door...
DUCS teacher gets a special surprise (03/20/15)
Earlier in the week one of Ms. Graniti's kindergarten students and her parent nominated Ms. Jawna Graniti for the Golden Apple Award, which is an award presented to educators who have a made a difference in their school presented by WTHI-Channel 10 in Terre Haute...
27 Greene County children are in need of CASA volunteers (03/20/15)
There are 27 children in Greene County who are in need of a volunteer CASA, a Court Appointed Special Advocate, to help and support them as their cases progress through the local court system. Greene County CASA Program Director Samantha Flath says the Greene County CASA Program has a great need for CASAs at this time.....
Neighbor ensures second chances for animals all over (03/20/15)
One Greene County neighbor, Karen Wilkes, has been dedicating an incredible amount of her time to giving second chances to animals in need all over Indiana. While Karen is a friend to furry ones, she is also a wife, a step-mother, a grandmother, and a business owner. ...
Change Project's Pet of the Week: Sabrina, the friendly cat (03/20/15)
Sabrina is a lovely house cat. She was found in a dumpster in the IGA parking lot in Bloomfield. When she was found, she was very skinny and looked like meals were hard to come by. She was afraid of people at the time. She is now a sprayed friendly cat, looking for a home. Sabrina is one-three years in age, and is litter trained. Sabrina is up for adoption from SAFE Animal Rescue...
Small precautions guard against Carbon Monoxide problems (03/20/15)
As deadly as it is indistinct, carbon monoxide gas is a danger to everyone. Carbon monoxide (CO) is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. At certain levels, it can become toxic to humans and eventually cause anoxia. Anoxia is a condition that results from little to no oxygen being supplied to organs or tissues. The long term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning include memory loss, brain dysfunction, behavioral change, and cognition trouble...
Greene County Foundation contributes $200,000 to Community Building (03/20/15)
SWITZ CITY -- The Greene County Foundation Board of Directors presented a check for $200,000 to Greene County Commissioner Rick Graves at their March board meeting. The check is a portion of the commitment made by the Foundation to the renovation of the Community Building...
Spots still open for free turkey hunting workshop in Bloomington (03/20/15)
Spots are still open for a free turkey hunting workshop in Bloomington beginning March 23. DNR's Hunt, Fish, Eat program is geared toward new hunters ages 18 and older. Participants will improve their self-reliance skills and learn to harvest a delicious source of fresh, local meat...
WRV Board approves make-up for snow days (03/19/15)
SWITZ CITY -- The White River Valley School Board decided to extend the first 12 days after Spring Break to make up for days lost to recent bad weather. During their monthly meeting Thursday night, the board voted unanimously to extend school hours until 4 p.m. March 30 through April 14, a total of a dozen days in order to make up the four days that were lost...
Dyer family impacts the community in more ways than one (03/19/15)
WORTHINGTON -- Davy Dyer, his wife, Kim, and their six children have been making a difference across Greene County since 1995 when they moved to Worthington to pastor the Worthington Assembly of God church. Davy and Kim Dyer will have been married 30 years this coming fall. Together they have six children and their family continues to grow with the addition of grandchildren...
Miner team brings proud fans closer together (03/19/15)
It's just a game, my foot ... Linton Miner Basketball. What a team and what an experience. These young athletes have made us laugh, cry, cheer til we're hoarse, drug us out of our winter doldrums, and drawn us all closer. Their talent, hard work, athleticism, team spirit and guts have, in effect, made walking into any gym wearing a royal blue T-shirt a statement of pride. It's given us the right to walk with just a bit of a swagger. Given us all bragging rights. God love 'em...
J Seven Sports Grille to broadcast sports non-stop (03/19/15)
Walking through the doors at 59 South Main Street is like walking through the history books of Greene County sports with jerseys of local sports heroes such as Brody Body, Jeff Oliphant, Austin Karazsia and Chip Sweet adorning the walls. Everywhere one looks, several televisions, 30 in all -- playing a variety of sports -- come into view. ...
A Company, 1-151 Change of Command Ceremony

Departing Capt. Adam Balbach handed over the keys to the men of the A Company, I-151 The Avengers to Cpt. Ben Wegner Satuday morning at the Linton National Guard Army. (Photos by Rick Curl/Greene County Daily World).

Miners at Semistate

Photos of the Linton Miners @ Semistate

Miners win regional championship

Linton-Stockton Miners defeat Evansville Mater Dei in regional semifinal

Indiana Young Birders Club (IYBC) of the Indiana Audubon Society

photos of the IYBC tour of the Goose Pond.