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Friday, July 3, 2015
Community Notes (07/03/15)
Friday, July 3 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. ...
DUCS building officially belongs to new Dugger charter school (07/02/15)
The crowd cheered when Dugger Union Community School Principal Ross Martin made one of the first announcements during the charter school's board of directors meeting Monday night. "The building now belongs to Dugger Union," he said emphatically. This transfer put the former Dugger Elementary and Union Junior Senior High schools building in DUSCS's hands after it was purchased last year by Indiana Cyber Charter School...
From Indiana State Police: Indiana's Fireworks Law and Fireworks Safety (07/02/15)
Indianapolis - The Indiana State Police wishes everyone a safe Independence Day and reminds Hoosiers of the Indiana fireworks law. Only individuals over the age of 18 may purchase fireworks. A person 18 years of age or older must be present when anyone younger than 18 is using or possessing fireworks...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (07/02/15)
July 1 -- William Trey Lloyd, 21, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of criminal mischief. His bond was set at $5,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later the same day after posting $500 cash. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Conaway was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (07/02/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 35 calls and incidents on Wednesday, July 1, including one complaint about an animal, one assist to another agency, six assists to the public, one child custody issue, one civil dispute, two assists to EMS, two extra patrols, one fire, one incident of harassment, one request for information, one complaint about a juvenile, one reckless driver, one report of suspicious activity, one title check, three traffic stops, four transports, one unruly subject, four assists to utility departments and two warrants served.. ...
Greene County Daily World offices will be closed on Friday in observance of the Independence Day holiday (07/02/15)
The Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, but government offices, including the Greene County Courthouse, and many businesses, in observance of the nation's Independence Day, will be closed on Friday, July 3. The offices of the Greene County Daily World will be also be closed on Friday, July 3, to allow most GCDW employees a day off to celebrate and enjoy the holiday with family and friends...
Bloomfield State Bank is "blooming" into BloomBank (07/01/15)
For over 140 years, Bloomfield State Bank has served residents of Greene County and they plan to continue, with an updated name -- BloomBank. The change, effective July 1, was announced on Wednesday by BloomBank's Chairman Mark Barkley, Vice-Chairman Bradford Barkley, and President Benny McNeely...
Bloomfield Town Council honors Eric Harrah at monthly meeting (07/01/15)
Bloomfield Town Council President Doug Frye called the monthly meeting to order with a moment of silence held in honor of the late Councilman Eric Harrah. Harrah served precinct two of the Town of Bloomfield as a Republican. To replace his seat on the board, a caucus will be ordered by the county chairman. Those interested in filling the vacant seat on the board should contact Clerk-Treasurer Sondra Thompson at the Town Hall. Candidates must be residents of precinct two of the republican party...
Hanover announces Dean's List for winter/spring 2015 term (07/01/15)
HANOVER, IND (Grassroots Newswire) - Brandon Swihart was one of nearly 350 students who earned Dean's List honors for the winter-spring 2015 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must attend full time and have a GPA of 3.5 or better. Swihart, a senior geology major, is the son of Keith and Tamara Swihart...
Community Notes (07/01/15)
Thursday, July 2 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. ...
Local youth participate in Electric Cooperative Youth Tour (07/01/15)
Bloomfield -- Three High School Seniors from Greene County were selected to represent UDWI REMC at the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, which took place in Washington, D.C. Amanda Butler, Erin Holsapple, and Dylan Abell, of Eastern Greene High School, gained a personal understanding of American history, their role as a citizen and insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Indiana's electric cooperatives have been providing this opportunity since 1960...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (07/01/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 33 calls and incidents on Monday, June 29, including two complaints about animals, two assists to other agencies, five assists to the public, one battery, one criminal mischief incident, three assists to EMS, one extra patrol, one fraud investigation, five requests for information, one special detail, one report of suspicious activity, three thefts, five transports, and one assist to the city utility departments...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (07/01/15)
June 29 -- Clay Edward Bixler, 34, Bloomington, was arrested on a Writ of Attachment issued in the amount of $500. His bond was set at $500 cash only in Greene County but he was also being held on a Writ of Attachment issued out of Monroe County. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Cullison was the arresting officer...
Bloomfield's free summer lunch program provides more than food (07/01/15)
Every weekday a large group of child-sized bicycles line the thin strip of grass on the street corner of Jefferson and Spring in Bloomfield. Not for a basketball game, or school, or even a summer camp, but for something we can all appreciate and admire.....
LPD offers safety tips and driving info for the Freedom Festival Parade and fireworks (07/01/15)
The Linton Police Department would like to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day, and they've got a few safety tips and tidbits of information to share before the holiday weekend. LPD Chief Troy Jerrell said safety issues are at the top of the list...
Freedom Festival events have kicked off, bringing crowds to Humphreys Park (07/01/15)
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, events have already brought large crowds to Linton's Humphreys Park.....
4-Hers and canines take to the show ring during 4-H Dog Show (07/01/15)
Winners at the 4-H Dog Show on Saturday included Grand Champion Autumn Goodman and Maizie; Best Handler Grace Ganster and Jack; Best Costume Winner Dylan Moody and Chevy; Agility Champion Breana Wright and Jasmine; and Agility and Reserve Grand Champion Breana Wright and Jasmine...
Linton Freedom Festival Schedule of Events (07/01/15)
"Working Together for a Better Tomorrow" Wednesday, 38th Division Band: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Linton Humphreys Park Band Shell Carnival Midway: 6 p.m., Linton Humphreys Park Market Place: 5 to 10 p.m., Linton Humphreys Park--East Side Carnival Midway: 6 p.m., Linton Humphreys Park...
Civitan breakfast to start Linton Fourth of July festivities (07/01/15)
When planning your Fourth of July, make sure to start your day at the Linton Civitan's 33rd annual breakfast. From 6 - 9 a.m., Civitan members will be serving eggs cooked to order, toast, and, of course, Edgar Greene's famous underground baked ham at the Linton Fire Department...
2015 Fireworks Schedule (06/30/15)
Solsberry / Eastern fire department: Friday, July 3 at 10 p.m. Bloomfield town park: Saturday, July 4 at dusk Crane VFW Post 9297: Saturday, July 4 at 10 p.m. Linton's Humphreys Park: Saturday, July 4 at 10:30 p.m...
Golf cart and bicycle decorating contest to be held at Bloomfield Farmers' Market (06/30/15)
The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce is working in conjunction with the Bloomfield Community Farmers' Market to hold a golf cart and bicycle decorating contest. The event will take place during the Farmers' Market on Friday. The bike or golf cart that is decorated the most patriotic will be awarded a prize. There will be prizes awarded for different age groups...
Shawnee to perform "The Boys Next Door" this weekend (06/30/15)
After a record breaking weekend for their production of the Wizard of Oz, the Shawnee Summer Theatre is set to perform their second play of the season, an Off-Broadway success, The Boys Next Door. The dramatic comedy by Tom Griffin is sure to provide an outstanding theater experience over the 4th of July Weekend...
Redevelopment Commission passes several resolutions (06/30/15)
An annual resolution granting the Greene County Auditor permission to capture incremental property taxes was passed by the Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday, along with several other resolutions. During their May meeting, the Redevelopment Commission Board approved and adopted a resolution which amended several items of the original declaration of the Greene County Economic Development Area. ...
Freedom Festival carnival is in full swing (06/30/15)
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...
Ribbon cutting to welcome the new "You'll Like Linton" signs (06/30/15)
LINTON -- Like most ideas, the idea for the new "You'll Like Linton" signs came simply from a friendly conversation, and after three years, two of the three signs have been replaced. On Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at MainSource Bank in Linton, the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce formally welcomed the new signs with a ribbon cutting ceremony...
Show featuring Logan Wade art opens Friday at the Carnegie (06/30/15)
Read Donna Kluesner's announcement of a new show at the Carnegie featuring Logan Wade - opening Friday.
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...
Railing installed at Tulip Trestle observation deck; Stepping stones for sale (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...
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...
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...
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...
Indiana National Guard 38th Infantry Division in the park

Photos of the 38th Infantry Division performing in Humphreys Park

Stingray Invitational swim meet 06-27-15

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.