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Monday, Mar. 2, 2015
School closings and delays for Monday, March 2 (03/01/15)
Linton-Stockton Schools - Closed Shakamak Schools - Closed This list will be updated as needed.
Sledding? Building a snowman? Share your snowstorm photos (03/01/15)
Kids out sledding? How big was your snowman? To share your snowstorm photos, send to greenecountynotes@gmail.com or send via message to Greene County Daily World's Facebook page. GCDW will post your pics online with area of county and names if you include that info...
Indiana State Police responds to over 600 calls for service (03/01/15)
Indiana -- Across Indiana from 7 p.m. yesterday evening through 3 p.m. today the Indiana State Police report: 224 Property Damage and 45 Personal Injury crashes plus response to 237 vehicles that slid off the road and an additional 137 responses to assist motorists with traffic/weather related problems...
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security issues safety reminder (03/01/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -The Indiana Department of Homeland Security reminds Hoosiers to be vigilant as the potential for rain moves into the state. Rain can saturate snow, making already significant accumulations even heavier. Wet snow can tax structures, especially roofs that are flat or with only a slight pitch, especially if they are next to taller, steeply pitched areas, allowing snow to slide and collect...
Greene County placed under level 1 travel advisory (03/01/15)
Greene County Board of Commissioners President, Nathan Abrams, has moved the county's travel status to Level 1, Travel at your own risk, until 12:00 noon, Monday, March 2nd.
NWS Winter Weather Advisory to continue through Sunday night (03/01/15)
Winter Weather Advisory URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN SUN MAR 1 2015 SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW CONTINUE OVER CENTRAL INDIANA TODAY SULLIVAN-GREENE-MONROE-BROWN-BARTHOLOMEW-DECATUR-KNOX-DAVIESS-MARTIN-LAWRENCE-JACKSON-JENNINGS...
NWS Winter Weather Advisory:Significant accumulations of snow and some ice expected tonight and Sunday (02/28/15)
Winter Weather Advisory URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN SAT FEB 28 2015 SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND SOME ICE EXPECTED OVER CENTRAL INDIANA TONIGHT AND SUNDAY VIGO-CLAY-OWEN-MORGAN-JOHNSON-SHELBY-RUSH-SULLIVAN-GREENE-MONROE-BROWN-BARTHOLOMEW-DECATUR-KNOX-DAVIESS-MARTIN-LAWRENCE-JACKSON-JENNINGS...
INDOT preparing for weekend winter storm (02/28/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The National Weather Service has declared a winter weather advisory for most of central and southern Indiana, predicting up to 7 inches of snow along and north of I-70. Across northern Indiana, up to 4 inches of new snow is expected through Sunday evening. Further south, snow may mix with rain, leading to potentially icy road conditions...
Updated: Shelburn man killed after striking commercial vehicle (02/28/15)
Thursday night at 10:45 p.m., Indiana State Police and Sullivan County emergency agencies responded to the southbound lanes of US 41, just south of County Road 850 North, for a multi-vehicle crash that claimed one life. Dirk A. Bose, 45, Shelburn, was pronounced dead on the scene...
Community Notes (02/27/15)
February 21-28 For the entire month of february, the Linton Public Library will be doing a "Blind Date with a Book." Participants will pick a book to read based on the description on the outside of a mystery bag. Covers will not be revealed until after a book is chosen...
Linton Junior High and Elementary School awarded Top Gainer Awards (02/27/15)
The American Student Achievement Institute (ASAI) recognized both Linton-Stockton Elementary School and Linton-Stockton Middle School as a "Top Gainer" school on Feb. 26 during the Indiana Conference on Learning in Indianapolis. To receive this award, schools are required to have at least 95 percent of their student body participate in state testing, as well as increase the percentage of students passing the ISTEP and ECA tests from one year to another. ...
Efforts to clear the Beehunter Ditch in Linton is underway (02/27/15)
On Thursday, the City of Linton started clearing the Beehunter Ditch, which runs along 12th Street in Linton. The flooding issues in Linton have been a problem for many years, especially around the area of Humphreys Park, caused by debris restricting the flow of water in the Beehunter Ditch...
Part Three: Downtown Business Development Plan highlights tourism options for the City of Linton (02/27/15)
In the final chapter of the City of Linton Downtown Business Development Plan, the Lochmuller Group focused on the different ways the city of Linton could attract visitors through tourism. As stated by the study, the benefits of tourism creates "a business atmosphere that accommodates the development of viable business ventures that could not succeed without the additional customer base that tourism offers."...
Girl Scouts selling cookies to deliver to children in Riley Hospital (02/27/15)
Girl Scout Troop No. 03174 is using the ever popular Girl Scout cookie as a way to help others and give back through a project that will benefit patients at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Beth Mason, one of Troop No. 03174's leaders, said a big part of Girl Scouts is helping others, making the world a better place and giving back. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (02/27/15)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 87 calls and incidents Feb. 23-26 including three abandoned vehicles, 10 property damage accidents, two accidents involving personal injuries, five alarms, three complaints about animals, four assists to other agencies, three assists to the public, one child custody issue, two domestic disputes, two assists to EMS, seven extra patrols, one request for information, one complaint involving a juvenile, five reckless drivers, four road hazards, five reports of suspicious activity, one reported threat, three title checks, five traffic stops, 16 inmate transports, one warrant served and three welfare checks.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (02/27/15)
February 26 -- Teresa Darlene Blevins, 44, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant issued for an alleged probation violation. She was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Conaway was the arresting officer. February 26 -- Brent Edward Jackson, 46, Linton, was arrested on a preliminary charge of domestic battery. His bond was set at $1,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Linton Police Officer Debbie McDonald-Miller was the arresting officer...
Bloomfield's Athletic Facility entrance project in hands of INDOT (02/27/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- Planned changes to the entrance to the newly-constructed Bloomfield Athletic Facility have been submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation for approval. That's according to Bloomfield School Superintendent Dan Sichting. Sichting told the Daily World Friday morning the new facility requires a traffic blister at the entrance to the facility along State Road 231. ...
OPEN: State Road 45 in eastern Greene County temporarily closed due to crash (02/27/15)
At 3 p.m., a stretch of State Road 45 in eastern Greene County was temporarily shut down due to a crash. The highway will remain closed until the scene is clear. The crash scene is located near Bittersweet curve. Dispatchers at the Greene County Sheriff's Department reported power lines were down but a truck from REMC was on the way to make repairs. In addition to local law enforcement officers, the Indiana State Police is on the scene and leading the investigation...
OPINION: Elephants... Gorillas... Referendums....Oh my! (02/27/15)
Will closing and relocating the Worthington and Lyons elementary schools save the White River Valley School Corporation enough money to assure their survival into the future? The answer to that question depends upon who you ask. Almost certainly another referendum will need to be passed in order to generate the necessary funds to build a new facility. ...
OPINION: A few words about State Board of Education Governance (02/27/15)
Many folks have asked me about education this session, specifically my position on Senate Bill 1. I sit on the Senate Committee on Education and Career Development, and I am honored to have this role. In regards to my education votes, I will always focus on the best interests of our children...
OPINION: Leave common construction wage law in place (02/27/15)
Folks, who know me well, know I love history. History is a great teacher -- and what happened earlier this week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that. In darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed the Davis-Bacon Act, which created something known as the Common Construction Wage or Prevailing Wage. ...
Greene County Foundation accepting applications for scholarships (02/27/15)
Applications are available for high school and college students seeking scholarships from funds held by the Greene County Foundation. The scholarship applications can be found on the website at GreeneCountyFoundation.org under the scholarship heading. The deadline for applications to be turned in to the Foundation office is 4 p.m. on March 17th...
Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech offer new course (02/27/15)
INDIANAPOLIS - The Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech Community College today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the goal of providing a free resource to adults seeking to increase their financial literacy. The Hoosier Lottery and Ivy Tech are together launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an educational experience using vignettes and interactive test questions to provide guidelines on basic financial skills. ...
2015 Camp Riley now open for enrollment (02/27/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Camp Riley empowers children with physical disabilities by providing enriching, life-changing experiences in a traditional camping environment tailored to their individual needs. For 60 years, campers have shattered perceived limitations, met new friends and reached higher achievements, allowing them to return home with an increased sense of independence and confidence...
Superintendent Sichting announces bullying panel (02/27/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bloomfield School District Bullying Panel was named by Superintendent Dan Sichting during the regular monthly meeting of the Bloomfield School District Board of Trustees Thursday night. Named to the panel were Greene County Juvenile Probation Officer Julie Johnson, parents Sherry Stone and Karen Roach. Roach is both a parent and works for the Division of Family and Children...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (02/27/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 18 calls and incidents on Thursday, February 27, including one property damage accident, three assists to other agencies, four assists to the public, one death investigation, one property issue, one attempted suicide, one report of suspicious activity, one theft, one title check, one traffic stop and one welfare check...
WRV Board shifts focus to Worthington Elementary, and other issues (02/26/15)
WORTHINGTON -- The White River Valley School Board shifted their attention to Worthington Elementary Wednesday night. In much the same fashion as they had done at Lyons Elementary School earlier, the board gave anyone interested, a chance to see the school building first hand and hear details of an appraisal done by an independent third-party evaluator...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (02/26/15)
February 23 -- William Scott Vogt, 35, Evansville, was arrested on a warrant issued on preliminary charges of theft and deception. Bond information not available. He was released later the same day. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Ken Conolty was the arresting officer...
Public invited to "Meet Your Legislators" at VU on Saturday (02/26/15)
Vincennes -- The public is invited to attend "Meet Your Legislators" on Saturday, February 28 at 9 a.m. in Studio B of Davis Hall on the Vincennes University Campus. If you have a question for the legislators, you can email it in advance to: wvut@vinu.edu or phone in your questions the day of the show to 812-888-5334...
Golf Cart registration is underway in Linton (02/26/15)
Even though snow still litters the ground, the citizens of Linton are being encouraged to register their golf carts for the 2015 year. This is the fifth year since the city of Linton enacted the golf cart ordinance, in 2010. People are invited to register their golf carts at the Linton Police station, Monday through Friday...
UPDATED: Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (02/26/15)
Clay City Boys at LINTON-STOCKTON Pre-Game 7:15 pm Boys' Sectional 57; Clay City vs BLOOMFIELD Pre-Game 6:30 pm Boys' Sectional 47; Sullivan vs Winner Eastern-Greene vs South Knox Pre-Game 5:30 pm Boys' Sectional 47; LINTON-STOCKTON vs Winner NK vs NC To follow...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (02/26/15)
The Linton Police Department responded to 24 calls and incidents on Monday, February 23, including one property damage accident, one alarm, one alcohol-related offense, five assists to other agencies, five assists to the public, one domestic dispute, one report of suspicious activity, one theft, one title check, two traffic stops, and one transport...
ISP investigating officer-involved shooting on Wednesday in Terre Haute (02/25/15)
Vigo County--Indiana State Police Detectives from the Putnamville Post are currently investigating an officer involved shooting in the city of Terre Haute that has left one suspect deceased. Preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 5:26 this evening, the US Marshal's Service Task Force, Terre Haute Police Department Street Crimes Unit, and Terre Haute Police Department patrol officers were looking for a suspect in relation to a Vigo County warrant issued on February 24, 2015. ...
Full Life Development to hold chili supper fundraiser in Bloomfield (02/25/15)
Bloomfield's First Presbyterian Church's Full Life Development will have a chili supper from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday as part of their "Heart to Heart" Project. They will be serving a full chili dinner complete with a dessert for donations only. All the proceeds raised from the event will benefit their Full Life Development Programs in Thailand...
WRV patrons get a look at Worthington Elementary during Work Session on Wednesday night (02/25/15)
The White River Valley School Board conducted a public work session at Worthington Elementary School Wednesday night. The purpose of the session, just like the previous one held at Lyons Elementary School, was to give the public an opportunity to see first hand the problems facing the corporation regarding the building. ...
Three oil well start-ups create odor in the air in Bloomfield (02/25/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- Residents in the southern portion of Bloomfield might have been aware in the last couple of days of a sulfur-like odor in the air. Dan Considine of Citizens Energy Group said on Thursday the odor that people are smelling is from the start up of oil production southwest of Bloomfield...
ISP Report updated: Morning argument at auto body shop in Paoli turns deadly (02/25/15)
Paoli - A dispute at an automotive body shop on the north side of Paoli ended with deadly consequences. At 10:37 this morning, two employees at the body shop began arguing in the north driveway of the shop, located along State Road 37 at County Farm Road. The argument escalated into a fight, and the two men began wrestling in the driveway. A short time later, the victim in this case ran from the fight and locked himself inside a building...
Recycle bin coming to eastern Greene County; Updates on drop-off sites in Linton, Jasonville, Worthington (02/25/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Solid Waste Management Board announced a new location for recycling in the eastern portion of Greene County Wednesday morning. Board president Ed Michael confirmed the bin will be placed adjacent to the Center Township Trustee's Office on State Road 54 near Cincinnati.....
Bids opened for Ellis Water Project (02/25/15)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Commissioners opened bids for the proposed Ellis Water Project during a special meeting Wednesday morning. A total of four bids were revealed for Division 1 of the project and a single bid was received for Division 2. ...
Wabash Valley Genealogy Society to present program on cemetery research (02/25/15)
On Monday, March 9, in the Vigo County Library, the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will be sponsoring a free program entitled, "Searching for Clues in the Cemetery," a presentation by Joy Neighbors. The program runs from 6:30 -- 8:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m...
Share your snowstorm photos, March 1, 2015

Kids out sledding? How big was your snowman? To share your snowstorm photos, send to greenecountynotes@gmail.com or send via message to Greene County Daily World's Facebook page. GCDW will post your pics online with area of county and names if you...

Bloomfield Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby

Photos of the Bloomfield Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby

WRV Girls Regional Game

Photos of the WRV Girls Regional Game

President's Day snow pictures from readers

Readers have sent in their photos related to Monday's snow. Thanks to all who have sent them to the Daily World. We'll try to update the gallery as the day unfolds. Keep an eye on Tuesday's print edition to see if your photos are included.

Bloomfield Class 1A Sectional Girls Championship Game

Photos of the Bloomfield Class 1A Sectional Girls Championship Game WRV vs Shakamak