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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
County Council schedules pre-budget meeting, Commissioners request hearing for rate increase (06/29/15)
With the date for the annual county budget hearing quickly approaching, the Greene County Council has set a date for a pre-budget meeting for August 19. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the council members with an opportunity to hear from officeholders, department heads, and those responsible for submitting a budget to discuss any anticipated increases in their respective budgets...
Railing installed at Tulip Trestle observation deck (06/29/15)
Saturday morning Tulip Trestle Community Restoration, Inc. gathered at the Tulip Trestle for the installation of railing on the new observation deck making the deck officially open for public use. The community based organization has been working to help beautify the viaduct, as well as inform the community about all it has to offer...
UPDATE in search for Marina Boelter: Investigators, search teams leaving no stone unturned (06/29/15)
The visibility of search teams working in a rural area southeast of Bloomfield over the weekend triggered rumors that a body had been found, but that is not the case. Late Sunday night, in response to a request for information from the Greene County Daily World, Greene County Prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw indicated the search activity was part of an ongoing effort to locate a missing Bloomfield woman, 18-year-old Marina Boelter...
Spencer Police Department asking for public's help to identify persons of interest (06/29/15)
Owen County -- While responding to a domestic call for assistance last Thursday afternoon, a Spencer Police Officer encountered a male and female fighting inside a vehicle near the intersection of Main and Morgan Streets. As the officer approached the vehicle and asked the driver to exit, the vehicle was placed into gear and the driver attempted to flee...
Francis' Jewel Box closes its doors (06/29/15)
Francis' Jewel Box, Inc. has been a staple of the Linton community since 1958, but as of Tuesday, the corporation is in the process of being dissolved. James and Patsy Francis started Francis' Jewel Box on August 23, 1958, and over the years they built up a steady clientele...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (06/29/15)
June 26 -- Tracy Edward Taylor II, 24, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant issued on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. His bond was set at $10,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Harvey Holt was the arresting officer...
Indiana National Guard 38th Infantry Division Band to perform Wednesday night (06/29/15)
LINTON­ -- One of Indiana's premiere musical organizations, the Indiana National Guard 38th Infantry Division Band, will be the headlining Freedom Festival event for Wednesday. The band will perform from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at Linton's Humphreys Park Band Shell...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (06/29/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 17 calls and incidents on Friday, June 26, including one title check, one transport, nine assists to the public, one traffic stop, one fraud investigation, two complaints involving juveniles, one reckless driver, one fight in progress...
Linton woman arrested after breaking into brother's home in Dugger, accused of battery on family (06/29/15)
A Linton woman was arrested Sunday after police say she, while drunk, entered her brother's Dugger home against his wishes and battered his wife and her 13-year-old son. Linda Jo Begley, 38, faces preliminary charges of public intoxication, battery and battery on a child under 14 years of age. She was also wanted on a Vigo County warrant...
2015 Miss Greene County announced (06/28/15)
SWITZ CITY -- On Sunday afternoon, 2014 Miss Greene County Lexi Place passed her crown and sash on to the county's next queen -- Miss Courtney Johnson. Johnson, the daughter of Troy and Carol Johnson, was crowned Miss Greene County during the annual pageant held at the Greene County Fairgrounds. In addition to being crowned queen, Johnson was also selected amongst her peers as Miss Congeniality...
Baby Freedom, Miss Sparkler and Mr. Firecracker crowned Saturday evening (06/27/15)
LINTON -- Baby Freedom, Miss Sparkler and Mr. Firecracker were crowned Saturday evening at Linton's Humphreys Park at the band shell in front a large audience. Joy Weddle, 3, was crowned for the 2015 Miss Sparkler. Joy is the daughter of Hope Griffith and James Weddle.....
23rd annual Classic Cruisers Car Show brings big crowd to Humphreys Park (06/27/15)
LINTON -- For any connoisseur of classic cars and trucks, Linton's Humphreys Park was the place to be on Saturday, June 27 for the 23rd annual Classic Cruisers Car Show. Every type of vehicle both old and modern, lined the south of end of Humphreys Park.....
Carnival Midway returns to Linton's Humphreys Park on Monday (06/26/15)
LINTON -- Every year one of the staples of the Linton Freedom Festival is the Carnival, located on the north end of Linton's Humphreys Park, where families and children can enjoy riding the Ferris wheel and other rides as well as sampling the variety of food served by vendors.....
Local chef works to start Farmers Market in Jasonville (06/26/15)
Current Jasonville resident Michael Regan has spent the last 25 years working as a Chef and has a strong passion for fresh homegrown food. After suffering from a sudden heart attack, Chef Michael, along with his wife and four children, decided to promote healthy eating by partaking in the produce business.....
The Freedom Festival events begin this Saturday (06/26/15)
LINTON -- The Linton Freedom Festival is the largest and biggest festival for the city of Linton, where people from all over Greene County, and some from out-of-state, come to Linton to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. The Freedom Festival is also the biggest event sponsored by Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce, and this year, they have a week-long series of events lined up.....
Community Notes (06/26/15)
Saturday, June 27 The Lamb Jam Music Festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, in Linton's Humphreys Park is now accepting vendors with a focus on serving people. Lamb Jam, now in its fifth year, is seeking service-oriented vendors including social service agencies, those supporting various causes and ministries. ...
Friends and family look back on Harrah's accomplishments (06/26/15)
The town of Bloomfield is mourning the death of a respected councilman and CEO. Eric Alan Harrah, 56, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family. Harrah was a member of the Bloomfield Town Council. He also previously served as President of the Council and dedicated his life to better the Bloomfield community...
Arson not suspected in Bloomfield Processing fire (06/26/15)
Seventy Greene County firefighters from nine fire departments worked throughout the humid Thursday evening to early Friday morning to quell the blaze which erupted from Bloomfield Processing Company. After an exhausting night of work, resulting in the total loss of the building and the contents, except for some meat housed in the freezer, Switz City Fire Chief Bryan Woodall said he could not speculate about the exact cause of the fire, but he did say fire personnel do not suspect arson or any suspicious activity.. ...
Local businesses help firefighters at Thursday evening fire (06/26/15)
When 70 firefighters responded to the fire at Bloomfield Processing Company on Thursday evening, besides the danger of the blaze, another problem becomes apparent: hydration. Businesses from the Bloomfield area were quick to respond to help local firefighters with food and water...
Bloomfield School Corporation Climate Study results revealed (06/26/15)
The Bloomfield School Board discussed the results of a recent climate focus group study that was conducted on the Bloomfield School District, which helped the board members, as well as the faculty and staff, better understand what problems may be happening within their school district and how the school is perceived...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (06/26/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 119 calls and incidents on Monday, June 22 through Thursday, June 25, including one abandoned vehicle, seven property damage accidents, four accidents involving personal injury, 10 alarms, three complaints about animals, four assists to other agencies, seven assists to the public, two batteries, one child custody issue, three civil disputes, one incident of criminal mischief, one domestic dispute, one drive-off theft, one assist to EMS, one fire, one report of harassment, one complaint involving a juvenile, seven reckless drivers, five road hazards, one sex offense, one complaint about shooting, five reports of suspicious activity, eight thefts, one reported threat, three title checks, eight traffic stops, 15 inmate transports, one trespassing incident, one unruly subject, five warrants served and four welfare checks.. ...
White River Baptist Church holds Backyard Bible Club (06/26/15)
Last week the White River Baptist Church held a Backyard Bible Club at the Bloomfield Town Park to share the gospel to the youth, all while having fun. Pastor Al Pierce said despite the gloomy weather, everyone was able to have a fun and knowledgeable experience...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (06/26/15)
June 25 -- Beth Ann Cooper, 26, Lyons, was arrested on a Writ of Attachment issued in the amount of $500. Her bond was set at $500 cash only. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Conaway was the arresting officer. June 25 -- Aaron Charles Gardner, 27, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of auto theft. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Jasonville Police Chief Jim Gadberry was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (06/26/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 24 calls and incidents on Thursday, June 25, including three complaints about animals, three assists to other agencies, two assists to the public, one domestic dispute, two drive-off thefts, one property-related incident, one sex offense, two reports of suspicious activity, one theft, one reported threat, one traffic stop and one transport...
Miss Greene County 2015 pageant slated for Sunday (06/26/15)
A new Miss Greene County will be named Saturday during the annual Miss Greene County pageant, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Greene County Community Building in Switz City. This year, five ladies are competing for the title of Miss Greene 2015...
Community Notes (06/26/15)
Friday, June 26 The Lamb Jam Music Festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, in Linton's Humphreys Park is now accepting vendors with a focus on serving people. Lamb Jam, now in its fifth year, is seeking service-oriented vendors including social service agencies, those supporting various causes and ministries. ...
LPD reports sirens set off Thursday night due to tornado sighting in Goose Pond area (06/25/15)
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday, the Linton Police Department issued the following statement: TORNADO SIRENS WERE SET OFF DUE TO REPORTED TORNADO IN THE GOOSE POND AREA. OFFICERS DO NOT SEE ANY CIRCULATION AT THIS TIME. THE LINTON POLCE DEPARTMENT HAD TWO CALLS IN REGARDS TO A TORNADO THAT HAD TOUCHED DOWN IN THE GOOSE POND AREA SOUTH OF LINTON. ...
Bloomfield School Board appoints Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach (06/25/15)
Ron Knepp was appointed by the Bloomfield School Board to serve as the Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach on Thursday evening. Knepp previously coached the North Daviess Girls' Varsity Basketball Team. Superintendent Dan Sichting assured the board he performs an extensive background check on all prospective employees, which includes contacting references who are listed and not listed on resumes...
Linton Rotary Club disbanded, annual 4-H Rotary Hot Dog Lunch will continue this year (06/25/15)
LINTON -- After 89 years of serving the Linton community, the Linton Rotary Club held their last meeting on Wednesday, June 24. Though the Linton Rotary Club is still in discussion with the main branch, the Rotary will be officially disbanded as of June 30, 2015...
Up in flames: Firefighters from Switz City and eight other departments battle intense blaze at Bloomfield Processing Company (06/25/15)
A decades-old Bloomfield business went up in flames on Thursday evening. At 6 p.m., the Switz City Fire Department was called out on a hot summer evening to Bloomfield Processing Company, (also known as the Bloomfield Locker Plant) located off State Road 54 west of Bloomfield, where they faced an intense fire...
UPDATING: State Road 54 west of Bloomfield shut down; Firefighters on scene of fire at Bloomfield Locker Plant (06/25/15)
Early Thursday evening, firefighters from Bloomfield, Worthington and other departments were on the scene battling a serious fire at the Bloomfield Locker Plant located off State Road 54 west of Bloomfield, on the west side of the Memorial Bridge over White River. The highway was shut down and was expected to remain closed for some time - drivers should find an alternate route...
Greene County Sheriff's Department JailLog (06/25/15)
June 24 -- Sharlene Carole McGovern, 42, Bloomington, was arrested on a warrant issued for alleged failure to appear. Her bond was set at $5,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Jeremy Hamilton of the Greene County Sheriff's Department was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (06/25/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 20 calls and incidents on Wednesday, June 24, including two abandoned vehicles, one property damage accident, one alarm, five assists to other agencies, two assists to the public, one incident of criminal mischief, one special detail, two reports of suspicious activity, one theft, one transport and one warrant served...
2015 Linton Freedom Festival schedule of events (06/24/15)
Classic Car Show: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Linton Humphreys Park Linton Freedom Festival Blood Drive: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Linton Humphreys Park-East Side Baby Freedom, Miss Sparkler & Mr. Firecracker Contest: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Linton Humphreys Park Band Shell...
Town of Bloomfield mourns death of Eric Harrah (06/24/15)
The town of Bloomfield is mourning the death of a respected councilman and CEO. Eric Alan Harrah, 56, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his family. Harrah was a current member of the Bloomfield Town Council. He was also President and CEO of Bloomfield Manufacturing Company...
Gaither Powersports and Trailer Sales opening with full time hours (06/24/15)
LINTON -- Gaither Powersports and Trailers Sales were welcomed by the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, to celebrate the business going to full time hours. Previously the store was only operating on a part-time basis. The new store hours will be Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (06/24/15)
June 23 -- Dominique Michelle Tafoya, 18, Solsberry, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of theft. Her bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Marlene Newby was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (06/24/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 15 calls and incidents on Tuesday, June 23, including one property damage accident, one accident involving personal injury, one alarm, four assists to other agencies, three assists to the public, two reports of suspicious activity, one theft, one trash-related incident, and one welfare check...
Three Bloomfield people arrested after traffic stop incident in Bedford (06/24/15)
BEDFORD - Three Bloomfield residents were arrested after the vehicle they were in was stopped at the intersection of Ind. 37 and Bedford's 35th Street Tuesday night. According to Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley, Lawrence County dispatch began receiving several calls just after 7 p.m. about a driver in a red Chrysler weaving all over the roadway on Ind 54. The last caller saw the vehicle at Popcorn Road...
Card Shower to be held for local Veteran (06/23/15)
Walter Vingis, who currently resides in Glenburn Home Nursing Center, will be turning 100 years old on July 2. Vingis is a retired Navy Seaman who served in World War II and in the Korean Conflict. He served on the USS San Francisco at Guadal Canal and the Soloman Islands...
Shawnee's Wizard of Oz is a hit (06/23/15)
The Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County is kicking off its 56th season with a known family favorite, the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy, a spirited Kansas girl, is determined to run away from home and start a new life. However, during a tornado, she is whisked away from her simple farm life and transported to a magical land...
Community Notes (06/23/15)
Wednesday, June 24 The Lamb Jam Music Festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, in Linton's Humphreys Park is now accepting vendors with a focus on serving people. Lamb Jam, now in its fifth year, is seeking service-oriented vendors including social service agencies, those supporting various causes and ministries. ...
RDL and A Place Called Home making Linton festive for the Fourth of July (06/23/15)
LINTON -- With the Freedom Festival approaching, Rediscover Downtown Linton (RDL) and A Place Called Home has taken an active approach to decorating the various vacant shop windows in Linton. Terry Davis and Arlene Theroff, owners of A Place Called Home, have already decorated the outside appearance of one downtown building, and are working on their second location...
BEST project discussed at WRV School Board meeting (06/23/15)
SWITZ CITY -- The White River Valley School Board heard from Halea Franklin of the Greene County 16 Art Group, who asked for approval for a new project for Indiana's Bicentennial Celebration. The state signature event for the bicentennial will be a torch relay, in which a torch will pass through all of Indiana's counties...
Local beekeeper speaks at Purdue Bee Lab Field Day (06/23/15)
Local beekeeper Gregg Roudebush has been crafting the perfect beehive in his spare time. Roudebush, who lives in Worthington, says bees have always picqued his interests. He began beekeeping in the eighties and recently picked the hobby back up. Because of his love for bees and knack for building, Roudebush has been working to perfect the original top bar beehive...
New senior living community coming to Linton (06/23/15)
LINTON -- Autumn Trace of Greene County will break ground on a new senior living community Lone Tree Road in Linton this summer. The new living community will be located across from the Greene County General Hospital. The new facility is planned to feature 44 residential suites, and a full range of amenities...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (06/23/15)
* June 22 -- Jeremy Wayne Reed, 38, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. He was being held without bond. Lyons Town Marshal Ron Sparks was the arresting officer.
Linton Police Department Activity Log (06/23/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 11 calls and incidents on Monday, June 22, including two alarms, two complaints about animals, two assists to the public, one report of suspicious activity, three thefts, and one transport.
First Presbyterian Church in Bloomfield to host 38th Annual Tasting Luncheon Friday (06/22/15)
If you're in the Bloomfield area Friday afternoon looking for something to eat, consider the 38th Annual Tasting Luncheon. The Women's Association of the First Presbyterian Church invite you to their Annual Tasting Luncheon Friday, June 26 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, located at 401 Shyla Lane in Bloomfield...
Bloomfield business honored (06/22/15)
Paragon Force, Inc. of Bloomfield recently received a 2014 Economic Development and Growth through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Award. The EDGE awards were developed to recognize small businesses who work hard each day to grow Indiana's economy. The awards were presented by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann along with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC)...
Railing installed at Tulip Trestle observation deck

Saturday morning Tulip Trestle Community Restoration, Inc. gathered at the Tulip Trestle for the installation of railing on the new observation deck making the deck officially open for public use. The community based organization has been working...

Opening Night Linton Carnival at Humphreys Park

Photos of Humphreys Park opening night of the Carnival

2015 Classic Cruisers Car Show

For any connoisseur of classic cars and trucks, Linton's Humphreys Park was the place to be on Saturday, June 27 for the 23rd annual Classic Cruisers Car Show. Every type of vehicle both old and modern, lined the south of end of Humphreys Park.

Shakamak youth basketball camp

Linton Freedom Festival 5K Run & Walk 2015