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Monday, Apr. 20, 2015
Linton-Stockton moves toward 1:1 technology (04/20/15)
Steps were taken at Monday night's Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees meeting to move forward with 1:1 technology for select grade levels beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The 1:1 technology will begin with grades three and six next school year, adding grades nine through 12 during the 2016-17 school year. All grade levels will be utilizing 1:1 technology by the 2017-18 school year.....
Pippin to be performed at Linton-Stockton Spring Musical (04/20/15)
For the 33rd year, Linton-Stockton is to put on its annual spring musical. Each year Linton-Stockton High School has gathered its most talented and ambitious fine arts fanatics in order to entertain the public. In recent years, the musical has grown tremendously in participation and enjoyment...
Greene County General to be honored by Indiana DWD and its WorkOne Centers (04/20/15)
Indianapolis -- Greene County General Hospital along with former Bloomfield resident, Lynnetta Bell, will be honored in Indianapolis on Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) as a part of the WorkOne Achievement Awards ceremony...
Shakamak sports changes (04/20/15)
Because of the rain that moved through the Wabash Valley on Sunday and Monday, there were several local spring sports events that were postponed Monday. Shakamak's baseball game against visiting North Central has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7...
A Place Called Home celebrates opening with ribbon cutting (04/20/15)
A Place Called Home, a locally owned and operated shop that offers home decor, textiles, and other household items "that make the heart smile" is offering a unique shopping experience to the community. The business is owned and operated by two local families...
Portion of Warren Road to be closed on Wednesday (04/20/15)
Approximately one mile of Warren Road will be closed Wednesday for culvert replacement. According to Greene County Highway Supervisor Brent Dyer, Warren Road will be closed between State Road 54 and Cold Springs Road from 8 a.m. until about 4 p.m. "We're going to let the school buses through," said Dyer, "then we're going to close the road until we get the work done."...
DUCS to take second run for charter (04/20/15)
The Dugger Union Community Schools (DUCS) will be taking a second run at a charter through Grace College, located in Winona Lake, Indiana, on Wednesday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be hosted at the DUCS school and the meeting is designated as a public hearing to consider the charter school application...
DNR's Guide to Outdoor Recreation in Indiana is online (04/20/15)
Your guide to Indiana's best values in outdoor recreation is available now at dnr.IN.gov/5280.htm. The Department of Natural Resources' 2015 Indiana Recreation Guide is the source for information on state parks, lakes, State Park Inns, fish & wildlife areas, state forests and other DNR properties...
Linton City Council awards bids for housing project (04/20/15)
In a special session of the Linton City Council on Monday, two bids were accepted, one from Anderson Construction and the other from USA Construction for the Linton Owner Occupied Rehabilitation Project. A few months prior, a grant was awarded to the City of Linton in the amount of $300,000 to complete a rehabilitation of 13 houses...
2,000 Hoosiers in need to get free dental treatment at Indiana's first Mission of Mercy (MOM) event (04/20/15)
Indianapolis IN, April 18, 2015 -- Indiana's first Mission of Mercy (MOM) event will be held Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, 6:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m., at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Agriculture building. Services provided by volunteer dental professionals will include cleanings, fillings and extractions...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (04/20/15)
Friday, April 17 - Jimmy Lee jr. Lawson, 47, Bloomington, was arrested on a warrant issued for bond revocation. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Darren McDonald was the arresting officer. Friday, April 17 - Jessica Renea Huffman, 33, Worthington, was arrested on a warrant issued for probation violation...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/20/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 52 calls and incidents from Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, including seven assists to the public, one alarm, four title checks, one warrant served, six thefts, three assists to other departments, two complaints concerning a juvenile, six reports of suspicious activity, three accidents resulting in property damage, one fraud investigation, three reckless drivers, one case of criminal mischief, two calls for information, one unruly subject, one threat, one domestic dispute, three traffic stops, two complaints concerning noise, one complaint concerning an animal, and one alcohol offense.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (04/20/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 74 calls and incidents from Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, including eight accidents resulting in property damage, two accidents resulting in personal injury, two alarms, five complaints concerning an animal, three assist to other departments, two assist to the public, one case of battery, two burglary cases, three child custody issues, one civil dispute, four domestic disputes, two fights in progress, one report of harassment, one probation violation, one property damage case, five reckless drivers, two road hazards, four reports of suspicious activity, three thefts, one threat, 10 traffic stops, two reports of trespassing, and two welfare checks.. ...
Scam Alert: Fraudulent caller claiming to be IRS agent threatening legal action (04/20/15)
Indianapolis -- The IRS calling scam is making the rounds through Indiana again. As with past warnings on alleged government representatives calling to threaten immediate jailing for not cooperating with the person calling, please remember to NEVER give personal information to the caller...
Republicans choose Clark to lead Greene County GOP (04/18/15)
BLOOMFIELD - The Greene County Republican Central Committee has chosen party Vice-Chairman Paul Clark to replace outgoing Chairman Pam Yoho. Yoho resisned the post in March. Clark, who has served in the No. 2 role since Yoho became chairman, was the sole candidate on the ballot...
Linton's new youth baseball and softball complex opens with parade and jamboree (04/18/15)
Opening day at Linton's new youth baseball and softball complex included a parade, jamboree and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Gregg endorses Wilkes' re-election (04/18/15)
The Wilkes campaign gained momentum on Friday evening when former Speaker of the Indiana House John Gregg endorsed John Wilkes' re-election. Dale Knotts introduced Gregg at a political rally in the Roy Clark Community Building and explained that a month ago, Knotts contacted Gregg asking him to endorse Wilkes in the upcoming primary.....
RDL to host Spring Cleanup this Saturday (04/18/15)
On Saturday, Rediscover Downtown Linton (RDL) will be hosting their annual Spring Cleanup, and they encourage people from around the community to help make an effort to keep the Linton community clean. To participate in the Spring Cleanup, people are encouraged to meet at Linton City Hall at 8:30 a.m. .....
Construction started on Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Visitors Center (04/18/15)
Construction has started at Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area on a visitors center and DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife southwest regional office. The 8,064-acre Greene County property opened in 2005. About 12,000 wildlife watchers visit each year, and the property records about 3,500 annual hunting efforts (one hunter visit for one day).....
Community Notes (04/18/15)
Saturday, April 18 Art opening reception for "Works by Jeff Thom" this Friday April 10th, 6p.m. - 8p.m. Stop by for light refreshments, meet the artist and view paintings, hand painted decorative chairs and screens at The Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center, 110 East Vincennes Street in Linton. Show will run from April 7th-May 1st. Carnegie hours: Tuesday - Friday 10a.m. - 4p.m...
New trooper assigned to Greene County named "Top Recruit" (04/17/15)
Bloomington - A new trooper assigned to patrol Greene County was one of 40 probationary troopers from the 74th Indiana State Police (ISP) Academy that were issued their patrol cars this week at the ISP Youth Education and Historical Center in Indianapolis.....
If you build it, they will come - Linton's Field of Dreams (04/17/15)
A brand new youth baseball and softball complex that has been over two years in the making will have its grand opening jamboree this Saturday, April 18, complete with a parade, ribbon-cutting ceremony and a youth baseball tournament with up to 40 teams participating.....
Change Project's Pet of the Week: Bam Bam is looking for a home (04/17/15)
This is Bam Bam. He is part Red Heeler. He was surrendered by a family with severe financial problems, which makes him a very loving dog, and he is good around children and other animals. Bam Bam was diagnosed with heart worms but has been treated now. He is around five years old. He is housebroken but loves being outside. He is up to date with all his shots and preventatives. Bam Bam is a must meet. He is up for adoption from SAFE Animal Rescue...
National Weather Service Severe Weather Spotter training course coming to Greene County on Tuesday (04/17/15)
The Greene County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is offering residents the chance to become a certified Tornado Spotter. On Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the White River Valley Cafeteria, the National Weather Service (NWS) will provide two hours of instruction for anyone interested in getting certified as a spotter for the NWS.....
Tickets now available for Rhythm of the Night performance (04/17/15)
The second annual Rhythm of the Night Show will be held at the Shawnee Theatre on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26. The theatrical performance will feature the Bloomfield High School Ballroom Performance Team and Guitar Club, along with members of the County Ballroom Club. Guest performances will be done by the finalist of the Heartbeat Dance Company Talent Search Competition...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/17/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 19 calls and incidents on Thursday, April 16, including two accidents resulting in property damage, one assist to another department, five assists to the public, one case of criminal mischief, one extra patrol, one complaint concerning noise, two reports of suspicious activity, and two traffic stops...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (04/17/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 102 calls and incidents from Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16, including one abandoned vehicle, six accidents resulting in property damage, one accident resulting in personal injury, five alarms, seven animal complaints, one assist to another department, three assists to the public, one battery, one civil dispute, two cases of criminal mischief, two domestic dispute cases, one extra patrol, two fights in progress, one fraud investigation, two reports of harassment three complaints concerning a juvenile, one property damage, nine reckless drivers, two reports of residential entries, five road hazards, five reports of suspicious activity, four thefts, two threats, four title checks, five traffic stops, 17 transports, one report of trespassing, two unruly subjects, and three welfare checks.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/17/15)
Thursday, April 16 - Troy Jason Hostetter, 43, Worthington, was arrested on a warrant issued for a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. Thursday, April 16 - Kyle, Joe Helton, 22, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant issued for allegedly driving while suspended. His bond was set at $5,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later that day after posting $500 cash. Jasonville Assistant Police Chief Ryan Van Horn was the arresting officer...
Community Notes (04/17/15)
Friday, April 17 Art opening reception for "Works by Jeff Thom" this Friday April 10th, 6p.m. - 8p.m. Stop by for light refreshments, meet the artist and view paintings, hand painted decorative chairs and screens at The Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center, 110 East Vincennes Street in Linton. Show will run from April 7th-May 1st. Carnegie hours: Tuesday - Friday 10a.m. - 4p.m...
Updated: Closings and Delays for Friday, April 17 (04/17/15)
Dugger Union - two hour delay White River Valley - two hour delay Bloomfield Schools - two hour delay Linton-Stockton Schools - two hour delay
Community Notes (04/17/15)
Friday, April 17 Art opening reception for "Works by Jeff Thom" this Friday April 10th, 6p.m. - 8p.m. Stop by for light refreshments, meet the artist and view paintings, hand painted decorative chairs and screens at The Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center, 110 East Vincennes Street in Linton. Show will run from April 7th-May 1st. Carnegie hours: Tuesday - Friday 10a.m. - 4p.m...
Treasurer's office announces tax payment locations, and some changes when paying at the courthouse (04/16/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- Greene County Treasurer Kelly Zimmerly has announced payment drop-off locations at participating area banks for personal and real estate property taxes. Beginning April 27 and continuing through the due date of May 11, taxpayers can drop-off their payments at any Main Source Bank branch in Greene County...
Linton man accused of cutting victim with knife during domestic dispute (04/16/15)
When a Linton man, initially booked into jail on a preliminary charge of attempted murder, appears in court on Friday, he will not be charged with attempted murder, but will be formally charged with battery by means of a deadly weapon, intimidation with a deadly weapon and criminal confinement with a deadly weapon...
Redevelopment Commission throws support behind proposed tax abatement (04/16/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Redevelopment Commission offered their support for a request for a tax abatement by Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative during their regular monthly meeting Thursday morning. The group, which includes UDWI REMC among its membership ranks, is seeking a 10-year abatement for a solar energy collection site. ...
Crane Army announces selection of new commander (04/16/15)
CRANE, Ind. -- The U.S. Army announced the selection of Col. Jim Hooper as the 17th commander of Crane Army Ammunition Activity located on Naval Support Activity Crane. Hooper, a distinguished graduate of the Army ROTC program at Lafayette College, was commissioned as an Ordnance Officer in 1992. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's Operational Command Post located at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/16/15)
Wednesday, April 15 - Travis Lee II League, 22, Bloomfield, was arrested on the preliminary charges of domestic battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon, and disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $11,500 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Harvey Holt was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/16/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 15 calls and incidents on Wednesday, April 15, including one complaint concerning an animal, two assists to another department, five assists to the public, one fraud investigation, one report of suspicious activity, one theft, and one EMS...
Linton-Stockton High School students to participate in Spartan Match, engineering competition (04/16/15)
Linton-Stockton High School students will be competing in an engineering competition in Evansville on Friday. Ivy Tech Community College announces today that it will host the third annual high school engineering competition, Spartan Match. The competition is designed to teach high school students how to problem-solve challenges in technology and engineering and to spark their interest in studying science fields at the postsecondary level...
Greene County Lilly Scholarship 2015 awarded to Eastern Greene student (04/16/15)
EASTERN HEIGHTS -- Eastern Greene High School senior Lilli Southern got a welcome surprise last Thursday morning. After an enigmatic conversation with her mother regarding her attire for the day, Lilli went off to school dressed in a T-shirt and jeans, quite opposite of what she would have worn had she known she was the 2015 Greene County recipient of the Lilly Scholarship...
WRV School Board adjusts date of next work session (04/15/15)
SWITZ CITY -- The White River Valley School Board moved the date of their third and final public work session regarding the condition of school facilities during their regular meeting Wednesday night. Superintendent Bob Hacker asked for permission to move the meeting to discuss the condition of White River Valley Jr./Sr. High School from the original date of Wednesday, April 22 to Wednesday, June 3 at 6 p.m...
Report shows Indiana air quality improving (04/15/15)
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has released its annual States' View of the Air report, which shows continuing improvement in air quality across Indiana and the rest of the nation. Using federally approved air quality data for Indiana, IDEM's report demonstrates that nearly all Hoosiers live and work in areas that meet all federal air quality standards...
Bloomfield students compete in Southwest Region Indiana Economics Challenge (04/15/15)
Sixteen students from Bloomfield High School competed in the Southwest Region Indiana Economics Challenge at the University of Southern Indiana. During the competition, students were tested on their knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and current events/global economy...
Librarians serve in many different roles (04/15/15)
In today's information-rich world, knowledge is literally at our fingertips. With a few keystrokes into a smart phone or computer, we're inundated with Google results -- ideas, opinions, and so-called "facts." Author Neil Gaiman once said, "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one."...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (04/15/15)
Monday, April 14 - Steve W. Beadle, 35, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant issued for failure to appear. His bond was set at $5,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later that day after posting $500 cash. Monday, April 14 - Roger Dale Sullivan, 60, was arrested on the preliminary charge of operating while intoxicated. ...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (04/15/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 30 calls and incidents, including one accident resulting in property damage, two complaints concerning an animal, 11 assists to the public, one child custody case, one extra patrol, one repossession, one theft, one threat, one title check, one traffic stop, two EMS, one warrant served, and one welfare check...
Saturday's Wine and Cheese in the Stacks to benefit Literacy Coalition (04/15/15)
This Saturday, visitors can sample a variety of wine, courtesy of Oliver Winery, at the sixth annual Wine and Cheese in the Stacks evening fundraiser sponsored by the Greene County Literacy Coalition. The event will be held at the Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Library, located at 125 South Franklin Street in Bloomfield, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m...
Linton's Mayor delivers State of the City address (04/15/15)
Linton Mayor John Wilkes delivered the State of City address, highlighting the finances of city departments and the different programs sponsored by the city, during Monday's council meeting. At the beginning of the address, Wilkes explained there are two budgets the city uses to operate: The Civil City and the Utilities budgets...
Capture Your Fitness 5K Run & Walk for 2015 in the books (04/15/15)
The second annual Capture Your Fitness 5K Run and Walk is in the books and has been deemed a success by event organizers. The event, which was held on Saturday in Linton's Humphreys Park, had 137 runners and walkers participating. Doug Leigh and Linda Cullison were presented awards for the top male and female runners, while Kyle Cross and Rebecca Allen were presented awards for the top male and female walkers.....
Community Notes (04/15/15)
Wednesday, April 15 "Works by Jeff Thom" continues at the Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center, 110 East Vincennes Street in Linton through May 1. Carnegie hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Bloomfield Public Library will hold a Teen Knit and Chat from 3:30 until 5:30 Bring your own needles if you can...
New water tower under construction in Worthington (04/14/15)
During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the Worthington Town Council learned the work has started to erect the new water tower that will serve Eastern Heights Utilities local water customers. A representative from SIDC (Southern Indiana Development Commission) told the council the contractor has gotten started on the foundation work this spring and next month, residents will start to see the construction of the tower...
Linton Youth Baseball and Softball League opening day

Here are some scenes from the opening day of the Linton Youth League at their new complex.

Bloomfield at Linton-Stockton baseball 04-18-15

Bloomfield tennis 04-17-15

Linton-Stockton at Bloomfield softball 04-14-15

Pizza and Police Relay for Life Fundraiser: Joetta's Pizza Villa, Linton

Thursday night, local law enforcement officers dedicated their time serving dinner to the community to show their support for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Greene County. The officers waited tables at Joetta's Pizza Villa in Linton...