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Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015
New owner upgrades Linton Cinema 3 to digital and lowers prices (03/31/15)
Linton Cinema 3, located in Angell's Shopping Center, is now under new ownership and the reel to reel projectors have been upgraded to digital projectors, bringing state of the art picture and quality to the theater. Brent Barnhart of CJB Theaters recently acquired Linton Cinema 3, making this the third theater owned by the company. The other two theaters operated by Barnhart are located in Washington, Indiana, and in Paris, Illinois...
Game-a-thon to benefit local student (03/31/15)
A unique game-a-thon held in conjunction with the Capture Your Fitness 5K Run and Walk event April 10-11 is offering kids a chance to support a local teenager who was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that begins in the bones. Dawson Brown, the son of Shawn and Christine Brown of Linton, is undergoing treatment for osteosarcoma and has a tumor in his elbow. ...
Children's Museum offers parents, kids a "night out" on Friday (03/31/15)
On Friday, April 3, the Terre Haute Children's Museum and local artist, Angela Tapy are teaming up to present Creativity Factory Kids' Night Out -- an opportunity for kids to enjoy an evening of fun at the Children's Museum while their parents enjoy a kid-free night for themselves...
2015 Workshops to be held at Old Tobacco Barn (03/31/15)
SOLSBERRY -- The Tobacco Barn, located at the Sculpture Trails in Solsberry, has opened up registration for their upcoming 2015 craft workshops. The workshops kick off this month with a Fairy Craft Workshop at 10 a.m. on April 11. This workshop is designed for an adult and child pair. ...
Bloomfield student earns scholarship (03/31/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Comcast Foundation announced 55 Indiana recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards that recognizes students who exemplify leadership through academic excellence and commitment to community service...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (03/31/15)
Monday, March 30 -- Theodore Joseph Townsend, 27, Terre Haute, was arrested on a warrant issued for allegedly committing the crimes of arson with intent to defraud and arson. His bond was set at $19,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later that day after posting $1,900 cash. Indiana State Police Trooper Eric Nash was the arresting officer...
Here's a Spring gardening calendar (03/31/15)
As spring approaches and the weather turns warmer, it's time to start thinking about prepping our plants and landscape for the coming summer. Timing horticultural events and practices can vary from year to year, depending on weather conditions. When focusing on indoor plants during March and April, one should apply fertilizer to houseplants according to label directions as the days grow brighter and longer so new growth is encouraged. ...
Community Notes (03/30/15)
March 31 The Linton Public Library will be having a Family Movie Night from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. If anyone would like to know the title of the movie, they may call the library at (812) 847-7802. Due to licensing rules, the library can no longer advertise the titles of the movies shown at the library outside the library premises...
Bloomfield School Board approves dates for 2016 commencement (03/30/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bloomfield School District Board of School Trustees approved two possible dates for graduation in 2016. By a unanimous vote, the panel approved to move the start time of commencement exercises to 10:30 a.m. The date, which will be chosen at later time, will be either Saturday, May 21 or Saturday, May 28...
Greene County Council approves appropriation advertisements (03/30/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Council agreed to advertise for appropriations for several projects during their regular monthly meeting Monday night. The panel gave the go-ahead to begin the process of releasing $200,000 from the Greene County Foundation to pay for the new Greene County Community Building at the 4-H Fairgrounds...
Dugger man makes threats with stolen handgun (03/30/15)
Police say a Dugger man made threats while wielding a stolen handgun Friday morning. Chase Allen Cooksey, 22, faces preliminary charges of invasion of privacy, disorderly conduct, intimidation with a handgun, possession of a handgun without a permit, possession of a handgun with an altered or removed serial number and possession of a stolen handgun...
J Seven celebrates opening with ribbon cutting (03/30/15)
J Seven Sports Grille, located at 59 South Main Street in Linton, celebrated the opening of their sports-themed bar and grille with a red ribbon cutting on Monday morning. The restaurant, which officially opened for business last Thursday, was opened by a group of local coaches who all have first names starting with the letter J -- Jim Clothier, Joe Hart, Joey Hart, Jon (Matt) Fougerousse, John Fidler, Jared Rehmel and Josh Sweet...
Community Building moving closer to completion (03/30/15)
SWITZ CITY -- You couldn't tell it by just glancing at the Greene County 4-H Fairgrounds, but the new Community Building is edging ever closer to completion. On the inside, the walls are still unfinished and there's plenty of wiring exposed, doors missing and untouched drywall. The floor is covered with everything from power tools to empty bins, stacks of building materials and lots of dust and loose plastic...
Community Notes (03/30/15)
March 31 The Linton Public Library will be having a Family Movie Night from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. If anyone would like to know the title of the movie, they may call the library at (812) 847-7802. Due to licensing rules, the library can no longer advertise the titles of the movies shown at the library outside the library premises...
B.I.C. positioned to become a global center on energy storage technology (03/30/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Can renewable energy be available when customers need it as opposed to only when the sun shines or wind blows? Storing energy from the sun and wind and using it efficiently on the electric grid will be the focus of new research at Southern Indiana's Battery Innovation Center (BIC) near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center...
NSWC Crane Commanding Officer Speaks at WestGate Academy (03/30/15)
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. ...
Recycling centers accept more than just recyclables (03/30/15)
With spring cleaning on the horizon, the Greene County Recycling centers, located in Linton and near Switz City, offer residents a place to take unwanted refuse. Whether it be a bag of trash or a collection of empty plastic bottles, the two locations can accommodate...
Wabash Valley Herb Faire set for May 9 (03/30/15)
The Wabash Valley Herb Society's 25th Annual Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire will be held Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Faire will be held rain or shine at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute. Admission and parking are free...
Where does your money go? being hosted by Purdue Extension Greene County (03/30/15)
SWITZ CITY -- As part of National Financial Literacy Month and Money Smart Week 2015, Purdue Extension Greene County is urging county residents to participate in the free two-part series "Where Does Your Money Go?". Participants may attend either of two series the first on Mondays, April 13 and 20, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Or the other taking place on Wednesdays, April 15 and 22, 7 to 9 p.m...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (03/30/15)
Saturday, March 28 -- Paul Thomas Stewart, 50, Bloomfield, was arrested on the preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later that day after posting $400 cash. Bloomfield Deputy Marshal Marvin Holt was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (03/30/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 42 calls and incidents from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, including three reports of suspicious activity, one trespass, one complaint concerning an animal, two assists to the public, three title checks, two assists to other departments, one criminal mischief incident, 16 traffic stops, one domestic dispute case, one theft, one complaint concerning a juvenile, one welfare check, two reports of harassment, one trespass, one child custody case, one attempted suicide, one extra patrol, one alcohol defense, and one accident resulting in property damage.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (03/30/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 55 calls and incidents from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, including two abandoned vehicles, five accidents resulting in property damage, two accidents resulting in personal injury, four alarms, two complaints regarding an animal, two assists to other departments, one assist to the public, one civil dispute case, one domestic dispute case, three EMS, one extra patrol. ...
Three adults and three children injured in head-on crash in eastern Greene County Friday afternoon (03/27/15)
Three adults were airlifted and three children transported to the hospital with injuries suffered in a head-on collision Friday afternoon in eastern Greene County that stopped traffic for nearly two hours on State Road 45. Indiana State Police Master Trooper Eric C. ...
Update, both lanes open: Two vehicle collision reported on State Road 45 near Solsberry (03/27/15)
There has been a two vehicle collision with injuries reported between State Road 45 and County Road 275 near Bloomfield. Traffic is backed up in the area and both lanes are closed. Air Evac Lifeteam has been notified. Area fire departments, Greene County Ambulance, Greene County Sheriff's Department, and Indiana State Police are working on the scene at this time. Please avoid the area. This will be updated as more information becomes available...
Two women accused of stealing money orders from Chuckles gas station (03/27/15)
Crystal L. Wiley, Jasonville, allegedly committed the crime of Theft, a Class A Misdemeanor, for stealing multiple money orders from Chuckles Gas Station in Linton. Linton Police Detective Duane Collenbaugh stated that he was contacted by Jennifer Kamplain, Store Manager of Chuckles Gas Station, on December 14....
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. ...
Advisory: Bald Eagle Found Shot in Dubois County (03/27/15)
Bald Eagle Found Shot in Dubois County Indiana Conservation Officers in conjunction with Federal Fish and Wildlife Officers are investigating the death of a bald eagle found in Dubois County. On Thursday, March 19th Indiana Conservation Officers responded to north western Dubois County near the Pike County line to a complaint of a possible injured eagle...
'TXT L8R' Social Media Contest Offers $5,000 Scholarships (03/27/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana high school and college students have a choice: Use their smartphones behind the wheel and make a tragic mistake, or engage their social media followers to "Drive Now. TXT L8R." and earn a $5,000 scholarship. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Department of Labor, Indiana Department of Transportation and Indiana State Police are again partnering to award $5,000 scholarships to students who compose the most creative and viral social media posts on Twitter, Instagram and Vine.. ...
ISU Credit Union sponsors $2 admission at the Children's Museum (03/27/15)
Thanks to generous support from the Indiana State University Federal Credit Union (ISU Credit Union), Wednesday, April 1, is Community Day at the Terre Haute Children's Museum. Admission that day will be reduced to just $2 per person, age 2 and over. Children under the age of 2 and members of the Terre Haute Children's Museum will be admitted for free!...
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.. ...
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...
Dee Woodruff has been walking in the city of Linton since the '80s (03/24/15)
You've probably noticed one person around town who has been walking roads and sidewalks for many, many years. She began back in the eighties when buttoned flowered shirts and double knit pants were popular. Now, it's yoga pants and hoodies. Linda Dee Woodruff, or Dee, began this form of exercise for weight control and to be heart healthy. I spoke to her about carrying this regime into the school environment...
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. ...
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.