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New technology for cerebral palsy (07/22/16)
A Bloomfield native is hoping to enrich her daughters life with a new machine designed for those suffering from cerebral palsy. Micah (Mensch) Gallion is a 1995 graduate of Bloomfield where she was a talented athlete and among the top of her class. She had dreams of a family one day...
New assisted living community offers resort-like retirement (07/22/16)
A new assisted living community is arriving in Linton offering seniors who are 55 and older a unique option to continue living independently. Residents can move into Autumn Trace of Greene County starting August 29 and even have the luxury of choosing out which suite they move in to...
Totally Whipped receives proclamation (07/22/16)
Totally Whipped Cupcakes has received a proclamation for an Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Award. According to Radius Indiana representative Stacy Burris, the business was selected by a panel to be the recipient of the award...
Rediscover Downtown Linton readies for Fall Festival (07/22/16)
Rediscover Downtown Linton (RDL) held their monthly meeting Tuesday at the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center, and discussed plans for the local civic group's Fall Arts Festival. Festival Coordinator Kathy Matthews says she expects more growth in the festival this year, as she is already receiving calls from prior vendors wanting to sign up for this year's events...
Community Notes (07/22/16)
Friday, July 22 Lego Mania for grades 4-6 at the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch at 10 a.m and 1 p.m. Work with the NSWC Crane STEM team and explore some of Indiana's culture such as basketball, race cars and farming with Lego EV3 Mindstorms. ...
Shawnee Theatre ready to open new musical (07/21/16)
Actors, directors, costume designers and stage crew alike are all busy at the Shawnee Theatre, in preparation to open the 57th season's only musical performance, Gutenberg! The Musical! by Scott Brown and Anthony King. The production is rated G for general audiences, and is a comedic musical show...
Recycled art garden a hidden gem of Bloomfield (07/21/16)
Hidden amongst the woods off of N. Harshman Road holds a secret garden created by Bloomfield local, John Haywood. Passing through the winding country road, one may catch a glimpse of magical silver dragons, gnome cities and even huge lizards made of mirrors climbing the tall trees surrounding Haywood's home...
Switz City Recycling Center e-scrap pricing (07/21/16)
E-scrap, including televisions, computer monitors, computer towers and television picture tubes, are accepted at the Switz City branch of the Greene County Solid Waste Management (recycling center). Prices to drop off these items are as follows: TELEVISIONS...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (07/21/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 31 incidents for service Tuesday and Wednesday, including one personal injury accident, one bank/residential alarm, two animal complaints, two assists to other departments, nine assists to the public, one burglary, two civil disputes, three thefts, six traffic stops, one suspicious person/activity, one warrant service and two trespasses...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (07/21/16)
Roger Salmon, 28, Washington, was arrested on preliminary charges of leaving the scene of an accident. Bond is set at $500. Jeffrey Stain, 30, Linton, was arrested on a warrant for petition to revoke suspended. No bond is set. Heather Satterfield, 28, Bloomfield, was arrested on a warrant for petition to revoke suspended. No bond is set...
Library program encourages visits to local landmarks (07/21/16)
Local libraries have joined forces to celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial and are inviting the community to check out landmarks throughout Greene County. The Greene '16 Excursion is featuring a Landmark Tour through September, with a chance to win "Made in Indiana" products...
UDWI REMC urges electrical safety for 'Pokemon Go' players (07/21/16)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Utilities District of Western Indiana (UDWI) REMC warns players of the augmented reality game "Pokemon Go" to stay away from power lines, transformers, and substations when playing the game. UDWI REMC encourages users to exercise extreme caution when playing this new global phenomenon. ...
Notice of Assessment in the mail soon (07/21/16)
The Greene County Assessor's Office would like to inform taxpayer's that the Form 11, Notice of Assessment will be mailed on Monday, August 1st 2016. Greene County Assessor Dawn Abrams asked taxpayers to be watching for these to come in the mail at the beginning of August. If you do not receive a Form 11 please contact the Assessor's Office...
Four cooling shelters to open in county, more requested (07/20/16)
With the dangerous temperatures expected the latter part of this week, Greene County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has organized four cooling shelters in the county. "Due to the dangerous heat, cooling shelters have been established for Greene County," Axe said in a press release Wednesday afternoon...
Educational Partnership Agreement between NSWC Crane Division and Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. (07/20/16)
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane), signed an Education Partnership Agreement with Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. (ROI) in June. The new agreement sets the stage for collaboration on a number of workforce development and educational initiatives within Southwest Central Indiana...
Greene County Hospital expanding and innovating (07/20/16)
The Greene County General Hospital Board of Trustees met for their regular public meeting on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Among the various financial topics discussed, new innovations and additions for the hospital served as a main source of conversation...
Local retiree organizes Teachers Warehouse donations (07/20/16)
A retired Linton-Stockton teacher is organizing donations for Teachers Warehouse. Carol Walker is one of several Greene County teachers that organizes donations at the location next to MainSource Bank in Linton. "Any donations are appreciated," Walker said. "All of the school supplies that is donated in Greene County stays in Greene County."...
Second overhead bridge project complete (07/20/16)
A Grant Township road is reopened following the replacement of an old, wooden bridge. The Greene County Commissioners hosted a ribbon cutting for Bridge No. 283, located on County Road 750 West, between County Road 75 North and Baseline Road west of Switz City. This is the second Federal Aid Grant funded overhead bridge replacement in the term of the current commissioners...
Bust of Cudjoe Lewis poured in Solsberry (07/20/16)
A campaign to replace a piece of artwork found success in the replacement being poured in Solsberry recently. The campaign aimed to replace a bust that was stolen from a courtyard of the Union Baptist Church of Plateau outside of Mobile, Ala. The bust is of Cudjoe Lewis, who is considered to be the last survivor of the final slave ship to enter the United States, according to a press release. ...
Resident requests bridge left unkempt (07/20/16)
The Greene County Commissioners were a little surprised Tuesday morning when a resident asked the group not to fix his road. Clay Holmstrom recently purchased a large piece of property on Coalmine Road in rural Bloomfield, and said he was aware the previous landowner had requested the bridge be fixed and reopened. But, Holmstrom said he would rather see the county save that money and vacate the bridge...
Community Notes (07/20/16)
July 20 The Greene County Advisory Planning Committee meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled. The Linton Public Library will have a "Legos at the Library" event. In the morning, grades 1st‐3rd will use Lego We‐Do sets to build motorized Lego models. In the afternoon, grades 4‐6 will use Lego EV3 robots to complete missions designed around Indiana culture. Space is limited. Sign‐up at the circulation desk...
Bloomfield Downtown Revitalization Board plans for future (07/19/16)
The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce's recently formed Downtown Revitalization Board has plans to apply for a state Comprehensive Plan grant. Board member Matt Miller said in discussions among Bloomfield's town council, it was decided the town would shelve plans to apply for the wastewater system improvement grant it had been focused on, due to the October deadline for its submission...
Reward offered for information about stolen, burned truck (07/19/16)
Greene County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest or charges in connection to a recent vehicle theft. Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell said the gray 1989 Jeep Comanche, owned by Jay Gainey, of Linton, was stolen from a storage unit on Second Street SW in Linton on July 10. The vehicle was recently located on County Road 500 South, according to the Crime Stoppers Facebook page, but it was burned...
Plummer Creek Watershed receives implementation grant (07/19/16)
The Plummer Creek Watershed Project is now in its implementation phase. According to Watershed Coordinator Laura Demarest, the project will be used to improve local water quality. "The implementation phase is the second phase of the project," Demarest said. "The first phase was completed between 2013 and 2014, which was used as outreaching and research. The project will be directed at mostly agricultural foundations."...
Paper and flag disposal offered this Saturday in Worthington (07/19/16)
WORTHINGTON -- Free shredding of confidential papers and documents and the collection of old and worn American Flags will be available 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23 at the First Financial Worthington Banking Center, 9 N. Commercial St. First Financial Bank, in partnership with Data Management Shredding, is providing an opportunity for local residents to submit up to five boxes of documents per person for free shredding...
Volunteer Center of Greene County seeking projects to introduce 'Day of Service' (07/19/16)
The Volunteer Center of Greene County (VC of GC) is a fledgling organization, created to provide connections between non-profit organizations and local residents wanting to volunteer their time and energy. Kristy Lewellyn, the group's Community Outreach Coordinator, says that an early goal of the Volunteer Center is to participate in a program created by the Corporation for National and Community Service, called "Day of Service."...
Chromebook roll-out at LSSC starts Tuesday (07/19/16)
In a major step toward Linton-Stockton School Corporation's 1:1 initiative, about half of the school will be receiving Chromebooks on Tuesday. Building administrators thanked the board during Monday's school board meeting as they prepare for the Chromebook roll-out for grades 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9-12...
Community Notes (07/19/16)
Tuesday, July 19 The Girl Scouts S.T.E.M. van will be at the Linton Public Library from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Girls K‐5 will learn all about Forensics and "solve a crime." All girls are welcome but they will need to sign‐up at the circulation desk. There is no charge...
WRV seeking local bids for shed restoration (07/18/16)
The White River Valley School Board will be looking for local bids for the construction of the WRV High School track building. The building was lost in a fire on May 12. WRV Superintendent Bob Hacker said the new structure will be a multipurpose facility...
Greene County native presents artwork in Worthington (07/18/16)
Artist and painter Ginger Spice is a recent retiree who now spends more of her time on artistic pursuits. Having grown up in rural Greene County, she often has her artwork displayed at Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center (in Linton), and also showcases her paintings at the Owen Valley Winery, Crane Employee Art Shows, Lost River Kennels, the Sullivan Area Art Guild and also the The Shawnee Theater in Bloomfield. ...
Heavenly Shake-ups offer more than lemonade (07/18/16)
Gary Vandeventer is the owner of Heavenly Shake-ups and is also the leader of I.M.P.A.C.T Ministries, an outreach ministry geared towards youth and promoting community. Vandeventer said "We are just getting the Impact Ministries up and going again. It was really big a few years ago when we were youth pastors/associate pastors at a local church, but took a set back and thought it was time to set it back for awhile. ...
LFD raising funds for tactical vests (07/18/16)
The Linton Fire Department will soon be starting a fundraising project to purchase tactical vests for the firefighters. Fire Chief Brad Sparks brought the idea before the Linton City Council last week. The fire department's budget will not allow for the purchase of the equipment, so Sparks will instead be seeking fundraising opportunities...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (07/18/16)
The Linton Police Department responded to 47 incidents from service Friday to Monday, including one property damage accident, three bank/residential alarms, one animal complaint, six assists to other departments, eight assists to the public, one burglary, one child custody, five domestic disputes, one extra patrol, one fight in progress, one fraud, four interviews, one juvenile complaint, one noise complaint, one open door, one special detail, one reckless driver, one road hazard, four suspicious, one threat, two traffic stops and one warrant service.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (07/18/16)
Serena Jenkins, 33, Lyons, was arrested on a warrant for neglect of a dependent. No bond is set. Jessica Donna-Thompson, 28, Linton, was arrested on a warrant for dealing a synthetic drug. Bond is set at $4,000. Jared Conolty, 31, Bloomfield, was arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated. Bond is set at $4,000...
Bloomfield woman injured in ATV crash; man arrested for OVWI (07/18/16)
WORTHINGTON. -- Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a late night ATV crash that resulted in injury and an arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated. According to an Indiana Department of Natural Resources District 5 press release, Alicia Nelson, 34, of Bloomfield sustained serious blunt force trauma injuries to her face, lacerations and possible internal injuries...
Our Opinion: Open Door Law not an inconvenience, is a necessity (07/18/16)
It has been brought to our attention of at least three different instances in recent months where various leaders across the county may have violated the Open Door Law. Indiana Code 5-14-1.5-1 states, in part, "It is the intent of this chapter that the official action of public agencies be conducted and taken openly, unless otherwise expressly provided by statute, in order that the people may be fully informed."...
Community Notes (07/16/16)
Saturday, July 16 American Legion Auxiliary of Jasonville will hold a breakfast (dine in or carry out) from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Classmates of the Central High School graduating class of 1966 will celebrate their 50th anniversary, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lyons Community building...
Hannah Crowe is not your typical teen (07/15/16)
Hannah Crowe is in her sixth year with 4-H, unless you count the fact that she started about four years early with the organization, simply by tugging on the sleeve of the right person. That person was a 4-H leader, and Crowe was already a force to be reckoned with. Approaching the 4-H leader was Crowe's mom Aleta's idea, but she says she never thought her daughter would actually do it...
Lamb Jam Festival gears up for Christian music and fellowship (07/15/16)
The annual Lamb Jam Festival will take place Saturday, Aug. 6 at Humphreys Park in Linton, and end on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. Beginning at noon on Saturday, five bands are set to perform which include: The PaulBertsch Band, From These Ruins, One Course ( Andrew Staggs band), Wayward Son and T.A.G...
Local man uses cashier job to make a difference (07/15/16)
Local man Walter Lawson, or Wally as many may know him, is a night shift cashier at the Picnic Basket in Bloomfield. Lawson is in charge of breakfast and is there nearly every night cooking, cleaning and running the store. A few days ago, Lawson set out a can in front of the cash register to collect money for school supplies in Bloomfield...
Community Notes (07/15/16)
Saturday, July 16 American Legion Auxiliary of Jasonville will hold a breakfast (dine in or carry out) from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Classmates of the Central High School graduating class of 1966 will celebrate their 50th anniversary, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lyons Community building...
UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Carpenter earns top 4-H showmanship award (07/14/16)
A Linton teenager who had just a few minutes to prepare won Greene County 4-H's most prestigious showmanship award. Whitney Carpenter, 18, is the 2016 Greene County 4-H Round Robin winner. The Linton-Stockton High School senior is the daughter of Eric and D'Lee Carpenter, of Linton. She has been a member of 4-H for nine years...
Shakamak hosts mock disaster training (07/14/16)
Shakamak Schools hosted a mock disaster training seminar earlier this week. Shakamak Superintendent Mike Mogan said 63 staff members from county schools attend. "34 were Shakamak employees," Mogan said. "I thought it was great." The training was intended to walk staff members through procedures in dealing with active shooters...
Junior Leaders organize activities at 4-H Fair (07/14/16)
The Junior Leaders of 4-H led the annual watermelon seed spitting contest on Thursday afternoon. According to County Director Purdue Extension Malea Huffman, this year popcorn seeds had to be substituted. "We couldn't find anybody that provided watermelons with seeds," Huffman said...
Farmers Olympic games at the Greene County 4-H Fair (07/14/16)
The third annual Farmers Olympics was held Wednesday evening at the Greene County 4-H Fairgrounds. Among the events were blindfolded golf cart driving, egg tossing and catching, wheelbarrow relay racing and fetch'n eggs, which involved teams gathering eggs from a bucket and finding the boiled one by cracking each egg on another team member's head...
Bloomfield native recognized by Forbes (07/14/16)
A local Bloomfield business has been recognized by Forbes. Soy-Yer Dough, owned by Bloomfield graduate Sawyer Sparks, was listed as one of the "Top 10 Toys from Shark Tank" on July 9. "It's definitely neat to put the area on the map," Sparks said. Soy-Yer Dough is a gluten-free, non-toxic modeling dough with various scents, according to Forbes. Sparks said he was inspired to create the product while he was studying at Purdue when a professor told him she had Celiac Disease...
Newberry Sunset (07/14/16)
Newberry resident Connie Huffine said she witnessed a beautiful sunset from her front yard Wednesday evening. She sent the photo to us via email. (Courtesy photo)
Linton Community Group serves free 4-H lunch (07/13/16)
The Linton Community Group hosted its second annual free hot dog lunch at the 4-H Fair on Wednesday. According to group member Bob Waters, the LCG formed from the dissolved Linton Rotary Club, which had been doing the lunch for the past 65 years. "Every year we do this, we hear from parents that comment and say they remember when we did it when they were kids," Waters said. "The Rotary Club touched generations of people."...
Meet with local safety personnel at National Night Out (07/13/16)
Greene County emergency personnel are gearing up for the Seventh Annual National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 2. Linton Police Chief Troy Jerrell, who organizes the annual event, said he expects a great turnout in terms of vendors and patrons again this year as local police and other emergency personnel gather at Linton's Humphreys Park to mingle with people of the community...
Greene County man assaulted by inmate at WVCF (07/13/16)
CARLISLE -- The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) was on total lockdown following an offender assault on a WVCF Correctional Officer Monday. Shortly before 8:30 a.m., Correctional Officer (CO) Benjamin Scott was attacked in a north side housing unit by offender Glen Young. Officer Scott, 43, was rushed by ambulance to Terre Haute Regional Hospital suffering from facial fractures and related injuries. The Greene County man is an eight-year veteran at the maximum-security facility...
Recycled art garden a hidden gem of Bloomfield

Hidden amongst the woods off of N. Harshman Road holds a secret art garden created by Bloomfield local, John Haywood. He uses various recycled items to create larger-than-life master pieces.

2016 Greene County 4-H Fair livestock auction

Scenes from Friday evenings livestock auction at the 2016 Greene County 4-H Fair

Hog Wrestle 2016

The Hog wrestle at the Greene County 4-H Fair happened on Thursday evening.

Greene County 4-H sheep show 2016

Wednesday evening's sheep show at the 4-H Fair

4-H Fair Beef and Dairy Show

Twins Brady and Greyson Belcher were awarded Supreme Heifer and Expert Showmanship respectively.