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Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
2015 Promapalooza in Linton offers dresses and other items for a perfect prom night (01/30/15)
When the new year rolls around, the frantic search for the "perfect" prom dress begins. Dress shops often have a wide selection of dresses, but the prices can be outrageous for a garment that will only be worn for one night. Luckily, there is a way to buy a gently-used prom dress for less than half of what a retailer would ask.....
Bloomfield Eastern-Greene Library to hold annual Golf Fore! the Library Fundraiser (01/30/15)
The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library is preparing for their 2nd Annual Golf Fore! the Library fundraiser. The event will take place on Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Patrons will have the opportunity to participate in 18 holes of mini golf. Snacks will also be available for purchase and a silent auction will be taking place as well.....
Greene County Tourism Advisory Board celebrates success (01/30/15)
BLOOMFIELD - The Greene County Tourism Advisory Board (GCTAB) gathered Thursday night at the Pepperoni Grill in Bloomfield to celebrate their success, hard work and progress made thus far during their ongoing efforts to promote Greene County. The board also held their first meeting of the year at this time.....
Warrant still out for Jasonville man who failed to return to work release center (01/30/15)
A warrant's been out since mid-January for the arrest of a Jasonville man who was serving time on work-release but took off one day in his employer's vehicle and never returned to work or to the work release center. Austin James Hollifield, 23, entered a plea of guilty to felony dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance in July of 2013. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (01/30/15)
January 28 -- Blake Ryan Camden, 18, Sullivan, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of criminal trespass. He was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Conaway was the arresting officer. January 29 -- Thomas W. ...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (01/30/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 18 calls and incidents on Thursday, January 30 including one abandoned vehicle, two property damage accidents, one complaint about an animal, five assists to the public, one extra patrol, one reported threat, one traffic stop, one transport, one warrant served and one welfare check...
One week left to file candidacy in municipal elections; Candidates list as of Friday, Jan. 30 (01/30/15)
No new candidates were added to the list on Friday. The deadline to file is next Friday, February 6. Clerk-Treasurer R-Sondra Thompson Town Council Ward 1 No candidate Town Council Ward 2 No candidate Town Council Ward 3 No candidate Town Council Ward 4 No candidate...
Greene County not included in latest Winter Storm Watch but 2-5" of snow predicted over weekend (01/30/15)
Though weather forecasts are predicting Greene County will see some snow over the weekend, the county was not included in a Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service early Friday afternoon. Neighboring counties to the north, including Clay and Owen, and also Vigo and Morgan, and all other areas northward were included in the Watch...
ISP Meth Suppression Section Commander urges study of the facts on pseudoephedrine requirements (01/30/15)
Do the research. Study the data. Consider the facts. Sgt. Niki Crawford, commander of the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section, says that's her advice to those trying to decide whether to advocate or oppose a proposed requirement that pseudoephedrine -- the only ingredient common to all meth recipes -- become available only by prescription. That issue is likely to be debated during the 2015 term of the Indiana General Assembly, which began on Jan. 6 and must conclude by April 29...
Healthy Indiana Plan now available to 350,000 uninsured low-income residents (01/30/15)
An estimated 350,000 currently uninsured Hoosiers will have access to state-funded health care coverage starting Feb. 1 through the Healthy Indiana Plan, now called HIP 2.0. HIP 2.0 is the culmination of Indiana's effort to offer Medicaid "the Indiana way" through a federally approved waiver rather than by extending traditional government-provided health insurance for those living below the federal poverty line...
31st Annual Team Crane Science Fair Accepting Entries, Calling Volunteers (01/30/15)
The 31st Annual Team Crane Science Fair is currently accepting entries for its 2015 contest. Winners will be rewarded with a cash prize. The fair will be held at the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center on April 22 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m...
Bloomfield School District edges closer to bullying reform (01/29/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bloomfield School District moved closer to expanding their answer to critics of the school system's response to bullying. During Thursday's regular meeting of the school board, Superintendent Dan Sichting told board members -- and several interested members of the audience -- he had been in contact with prospective members of a proposed bullying panel...
ISP stops speeding vehicle, reports finding meth lab in back seat, Linton man arrested (01/29/15)
Sullivan County -- A Linton man, Jeffrey S. Griffith, 38, was arrested Thursday afternoon when he was pulled over for speeding in Sullivan County and allegedly had a meth lab in the back seat of his vehicle. At 3:19 p.m. Thursday, Indiana State Police Trooper Brent Robinson clocked a gold 1999 Ford SUV at 85 miles-per-hour in a 55 mph zone headed eastbound on State Road 54 near County Road 375 East...
Updated late Thursday: Candidate Filings for 2015 Municipal Elections (01/29/15)
New candidates who have filed in the last couple of days include: Jerry L. Ellett, Democrat, in the 7th District for Linton City Council; Michael R. McCafferty, Republican, in District 1 for Worthington Town Council; and George N. Skeel, Democrat, in the 7th District for Linton City Council...
High-rolling Linton grandma wins big cash (01/29/15)
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 29, 2015) - Paula Hollingsworth of Linton is a true "high-roller" after winning $125,000 from the Hoosier Lottery's High Roller Scratch-off ticket. Hollingsworth purchased her winning ticket at Smokers Host, 309 A St. N.W. in Linton...
Linton-Stockton High School Honor Roll (01/29/15)
First Semester Distinguished Honor Roll (A- or better) Grade 9 -- Maggie Mae Booe, Benjamin Michael Cox, Caroline Gail Wilson. Grade 10 -- William Patton Deischer, Thaniel Wayne Heath, Hunter Rayann House, William Luke Wilson. Grade 11 ­-- Cole M Anderson, Tia M Bixler, Emma E Brewer...
Kevin Griffin to be inducted into Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame (01/29/15)
Griffin has been playing music since 1964 and over the years he has played in a variety of bands. On February 8, at the V.F.W. Post 972 in Terre Haute, Griffin will be inducted into the Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame. The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame was first formed in 1994 and over the years, the Hall of Fame has continued to induct musicians who have spent most of their life dedicated to the craft...
Greene County Sports Talk: Girls Sectional Show to be broadcast Monday (01/29/15)
Sunday afternoon's prelude to Super Bowl LXIX is the Indiana Girls Basketball State Tournament Pairings Show. The 40th annual 90-minute event will be televised on Fox Sports Indiana, and live streamed at IHSAATV.org at 4 p.m. Approximately 24 hours later, Greene County Daily World Sports Editor B.J. Hargis and Sports Writer Terry "The Swing" Schwinghammer will join Greene County Sports Network's Rick Hudson and Gregg Orman for a local round-table discussion of the tournament draw...
Updated Thursday with bond set: Three suspects, accused of brutally beating two women, jailed without bond (01/28/15)
Three people accused of what amounts to a brutal beating of two women last Thursday night are currently sitting in the Greene County Jail without bond. They are awaiting court appearances on a long list of serious felony counts. Numerous officers have been involved in this case in an investigation led by Greene County Sheriff's Detective James O'Malley...
UPDATED: Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (01/28/15)
Jackson Creek MS at BLOOMFIELD 7th Grade Pre-Game 5:40 pm Jackson Creek MS at BLOOMFIELD 8th Grade to follow SWIAC BOYS LINTON at EASTERN GREENE Pre-Game 7:15 pm Girls' SWIAC Varsity only North Daviess at BLOOMFIELD Pre-Game 11:40 am Greene County Sports Girls' Sectional Draw Show 4:15 pm from Grip's Pizza...
George Skeel announces candidacy for Linton City Council (01/28/15)
George Skeel has announced his candidacy for the Linton City Council, Precinct 7. Skeel will be running on the Democratic ticket. Skeel and his wife Julia (Moss) have lived in Linton all of their married life in Precinct 7 for the last 49 years. They are the parents of one daughter, Sandy Cox, and one granddaughter...
Solid Waste Board starts off 2015 with new leadership, update on Linton facility (01/28/15)
SWITZ CITY -- The Greene County Solid Waste Board began the new year by selecting new leadership and getting an update on current facilities. After welcoming new member, Greene County Councilman Roger Weaver, the panel selected Ed Michael to serve as president in 2015, Nathan Abrams to continue as vice-president and Rick Graves to remain as board secretary...
New business owner appreciates the people, and the peace and quiet, of Bloomfield (01/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- When you walk into the Picnic Basket convenience store in Bloomfield you might not know it, but there's a new man in charge. Sanjay "Sunny" Patel purchased the store and the adjoining Sleepy Hollow Inn from Don Wilson of Bloomfield and says he's found the people of Bloomfield to very nice despite not being aware of his native land - India...
Bloomfield Family Literacy Night a Huge Success (01/28/15)
BLOOMFIELD - On Jan. 22 the Bloomfield Elementary School sponsored Family Literacy Night. The event was held to encourage people to be excited to read and learn. There were nearly 150 participants that attended, including parents, grandparents, children, and teachers...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (01/28/15)
No new arrests.
French Lick Resort reports payment system breach (01/28/15)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- French Lick Resort has informed its customers about a about a possible breach of its credit card payment system. The Evansville Courier & Press reports (http://bit.ly/1JDJThw) Tuesday the resort determined after a review that malware was introduced into the payment system and card numbers may have been compromised...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (01/28/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 13 calls and incidents on Tuesday, January 27, including one assist to the public, one battery, one incident of criminal mischief, one missing person, one reckless driver, three thefts, one reported threat, one traffic stop and two transports...
Former U.S. Rep. John Myers dead at 87; Served Indiana's 7th District for 15 terms (01/28/15)
COVINGTON -- Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died. Owner Robert Shelby of Shelby Funeral Home in Covington says the 87-year-old Myers died Tuesday morning in his home following a brief illness...
Community Notes (01/27/15)
Saturday, January 31 A Benefit Dinner for Robert "Buster" Scharbrough, Sr. will open at noon on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Saron Church, 440 First Street NE in Linton. The menu includes chili, hot dogs, dessert and a drink including tea, lemonade or water for a cost of $5 per person. This event also includes a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (01/27/15)
January 26 -- Matthew William Farris, 29, Dugger, was arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated battery, battery, robbery, theft and intimidation. His bond was set at $39,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Greene County Sheriff's Detective James O'Malley was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (01/27/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 20 calls and incidents on Monday, January 26, including one alarm, two complaints about animals, three assists to other agencies, three assists to the public, one child neglect case, one report of harassment, one report of suspicious activity, one reported threat, four title checks and one transport...
Greene County native honored on Veterans quilt hanging in Indiana War Memorial Museum (01/27/15)
Nestled among the grand and towering war memorials in downtown Indianapolis hangs a freshly made quilt emblazoned with the mostly black-and-white photos of veterans, some gone and some still with us, including one Greene County native. The veterans' tribute quilt was designed and made by Grace Atherton and features more than 60 images. Atherton, who now lives in Anderson but is from rural Shelby County, started the project several years ago inspired by her father's military service...
Lamb Jam Festival is seeking ministries for its August event (01/27/15)
The Lamb Jam Music Festival is currently seeking ministries to participate in its sixth annual event slated for August of this year in Linton's Humphreys Park. Virgil Franklin has been an organizer of the festival since its inception and is asking for any ministry interested in participating in this year's event to contact him via the Lamb Jam website...
New owners purchase the Sullivan Daily Times (01/27/15)
For the first time in more than four decades, the Sullivan Daily Times changed family ownership last weekend, while continuing a tradition of keeping the paper locally owned. "When I knew that Tom and Nancy (Gettinger) wanted to sell, I felt it was important that it remain locally owned, and it was important to them, as well," said Jim Exline, president of the newly formed Kelk Publishing LLC. "It's a very good paper for a community our size."...
Political signs are regulated: Believe it or not (01/27/15)
As the 2015 municipal elections near -- namely the May primary -- it won't be long before we once again are inundated with those pesky, distracting political signs. When elections grow near, they seem to spring up like corn in July and potholes after a long, frigid winter...
No blizzard in our future, for now at least (01/27/15)
For the time being, the Wabash Valley is unlikely to find itself under the heavy blanket of snow and ice that is currently plaguing New England and the eastern seaboard. With warmer temperatures and drier air in the region, the chance for the record-setting amounts of snow are slim according to meteorologists Robyn King of WTWO-TV and Lindsey Monroe of WTHI-TV in Terre Haute...
Indiana State Police Polygraph Unit receives accreditation (01/27/15)
Indianapolis - Recently, the Indiana State Police Polygraph Unit was bestowed the honor of becoming the first polygraph accredited agency in the State of Indiana. The unit was accredited by the Polygraph Law Enforcement Accreditation (PLEA). The PLEA program ensure law enforcement agencies that their polygraph programs are employing standardized practices that provide a level of service that is ethical, professional, and offers reliable results to the jurisdictions served. ...
Indiana wins approval of plan to cover 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers (01/27/15)
INDIANAPOLIS--Governor Mike Pence announced today that the State has received approval from the federal government to use an updated version of the consumer-driven Healthy Indiana Plan known as HIP 2.0 instead of Medicaid to offer access to quality health care to 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers. The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will begin taking applications immediately, and coverage will begin February 1...
Former NSWC Crane Commander Dies (01/27/15)
The Crane community is saddened by news of the recent death of a former commanding officer, Retired US Navy Captain Charles LaSota. The Bloomfield resident, who led Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) from July of 2008 to October of 2011, passed away Monday, Jan. 26 after struggling with pancreatic cancer...
Local Growers' Guild to host Winter Gathering (01/27/15)
BLOOMINGTON - The Local Growers' Guild will host its annual Winter Gathering on Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harmony School, located at 909 East 2nd Street in Bloomington. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts, meet new people, and network...
White River Valley Homecoming 2015

Photos of the WRV Homecoming

Allison Wininger reaches 1,000-point plateau for WRV Thursday night at Linton-Stockton

Linton Girls vs Sullivan Basketball

Photos of the Linton Girls vs Sullivan Basketball Game

Scenes from the 2015 Linton Trade Festival, hosted by the Buck Creek Muzzleloader's Club

Pictured are scenes from the annual Linton Trade Fair, hosted by the Buck Creek Muzzleloader's Club. The event ran from Saturday, January 24 to Sunday January 25 at the Roy Clark Community Building in Linton's Humphreys Park. Admission for the event...

Bloomfield junior varsity boys basketball coach Kyle von Almen