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Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Community Notes (10/20/14)
Tuesday, October 21 The Greene County Home Healthcare and the Greene County General Hospital Foundation will be holding an open house for the public to see their new offices and learn more about the two entities. The open house will take place at 409 NE A Street in Linton from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m...
UPDATE: Two missing boys have been found (10/20/14)
Greene County Sheriff's Lt. Bryan Woodall has confirmed that the two sixteen year old boys, Clayton (Watkins) Sowders and Ethan Thomas, who have been missing since Oct. 15 were found in Knox County.
Election Preview: County Council District 2, Williams vs. Weaver (10/20/14)
The race for Greene County Council District 2 consists of Democrat candidate Michael "Mike" Williams of Lyons facing off against Republican opponent Roger Weaver of Switz City. Williams, 59, graduated from L and M High School in 1973 and received his B.S. Degree in Accounting from Indiana State University in 1977. He is married to Dee Williams, a retired teacher from White River Valley, and has three daughters, all of which are now accountants...
Linton resident a winner in taxidermy contest at Southern Indiana Outdoor Festival (10/20/14)
A Linton resident was awarded the top prize in the fins division of the taxidermy contest during the first annual Southern Indiana Outdoor Festival in Sullivan County over the weekend. Bob Ringo not only won first place in the fins division, he won second place as well...
Doctor shares his story at Greene County Right to Life's annual dinner on Saturday (10/20/14)
"This story hurts. I'm hoping my pain will help someone change their life." Those were the words Dr. Grant Clark used to open his talk about his experience performing abortions at the Right to Life dinner Saturday evening. Dr. Clark had been out of medical school five years when he began performing abortions in 1970 at the county hospital in Eureka, Calif...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/20/14)
October 17 -- Diane Renee Fleming, 49, Solsberry, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. She was being held without bond. October 17 -- Mark Kevin Perez, 46, Linton, was arrested on a warrant issued out of another state. He was being held without bond. Linton Police Officer Chad Crynes was the arresting officer...
Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (10/19/14)
IHSAA EASTERN GREENE SECTIONAL VOLLEYBALL: South Knox vs EASTERN-GREENE 5:40 pm Sullivan vs LINTON-STOCKTON @ Eastern Greene 7:30 Airtime IHSAA 2A SECTIONAL FOOTBALL: Tell City at EASTERN-GREENE 6:40 pm Airtime IHSAA CLAY CITY SECTIONAL VOLLEYBALL: SHAKAMAK vs Eminence 10:40 am Airtime...
Questions raised about WRV School Board candidate's eligibility (10/17/14)
In these weeks leading up to Election Day in November, one candidate for a seat on the White River Valley School Board has been under fire with questions raised about his eligibility to run due to a previous felony conviction. Under Indiana election laws, anyone convicted of a felony is ineligible to run for an elected office...
Fear not, your early and absentee ballots are in good hands (10/17/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- If you've filed or are planning to file either an absentee ballot or participate in early voting, fear not registered voters, the ballots are in good hands and the process of casting your vote isn't that difficult. Contrary to any myth that may have surfaced when absentee and early voting began, the ballots that are cast in either way aren't opened or tabulated until election day...
Bowling team of Dugger Union Community School competes for scholarship opportunities (10/17/14)
All over the county, area schools have been offering non-traditional sports, both catering to the wants of students and because of scholarship opportunities. For two years, Dugger and now Dugger Union Community Schools (DUCS) have been offering the sport of bowling for its students...
Introducing Linton Library's new director (10/17/14)
Two weeks ago Krystal Becker became the new director of the Linton Public Library. Becker received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from DePauw University and she received her Masters Degree in Library Science from Indiana University at the Indianapolis campus...
Restoring the home of the Pleasantville Blue Streaks; more games and tournaments planned, new Elite 8 AAU team to use for practice (10/17/14)
As the renovation of the old Pleasantville gym progresses, so do the plans for the future of the former home of the Blue Streaks. The gym will host a fundraising 3-on-3 tournament this weekend, and another basketball fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 29...
Lamb Jam to host Old Gospel Sing (10/17/14)
Back in the day, Sunday afternoons were reserved for church goers to enjoy Gospel music and meet with friends at the weekly ice cream social. The Lamb Jam Festival, an annual festival in Linton established to help strengthen the Christian Community, has decided to come together for a second time this year to reestablish the ice cream social tradition...
Results for Apple Festival Car Show (10/17/14)
Despite a somewhat cool and windy Saturday, the Classic Cruisers Car Show had a really good turnout during Apple Festival. Parking around the Greene County Courthouse in downtown Bloomfield was saturated with the vivid colors of street rods and custom cars, muscle cars and trucks. ...
AT&T Expands 4G LTE to area (10/17/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- AT&T has expanded the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network to Bloomfield, Clay City, Dugger, Linton, Jasonville, Sullivan, and Washington, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Bloomington in April 2012, and this expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the area. AT&T also recently activated a new cell site in Greene County near State Road 58 and County Road 400 East...
Frightmares Haunted House to hold Blood Drive on Saturday (10/17/14)
This is the forth year for the Frightmares Haunted House, located at 688 A Street North West in Linton across the highway from Pizza Villa. The haunted house has been working on expanding in length and scares since Nov. 2013 to make their forth year the scariest yet...
Restoring the home of the Pleasantville Blue Streaks; Public invited to fundraising 3-on-3 tournament (10/16/14)
PLEASANTVILLE - Hundreds of area basketball players have played basketball in the old Pleasantville gym. Some, like Lonnie Todd and Marty Hale, have played countless pickup and independent league games in that gym and even practiced there. Thanks to an ongoing restoration project, youngsters and grownups alike from Dugger, Linton, Sullivan and the surrounding area will once again be bouncing basketballs off the hardwood in the former home of the Pleasantville Blue Streaks...
Cycling for Parkinsons at Worthington Park honors Dunigan brothers (10/16/14)
In memory of William (Bill) Dunigan and Darrell Dunigan, brothers who lost their lives to Parkinson's Disease, there will be a cycling fundraiser at the Worthington City Park on Saturday, Oct. 18. to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation. The Dunigans were raised in Coal City and were both graduates of Coal City High School...
White River Valley board observes moment of silence (10/16/14)
The White River Valley school board meeting opened on Thursday evening with a moment of silence for the Shake and Davis families who recently experienced losses in their families. Superintendent Bob Hacker spoke on their contribution to WRV school corporation...
Greene County Redevelopment approves bond refinancing resolution to maintain a positive cash flow (10/16/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Greene County Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution to refinance a pair of Economic Development Bonds during it's regular meeting Thursday morning. The move, which is not expected to affect taxpayers directly, means the board can be assured of a positive cash flow. ...
Worthington Police Department Activity Log (10/16/14)
The Worthington Police Department's activity log for the previous month included incidents or arrests for two possessions of marijuana, one burglary, two incidents of false informing, one residential entry, one trespassing incident, four disorderly conduct, one operating a vehicle while intoxicated, one contributing to the delinquency of minors, seven illegal possessions of alcohol, and one battery and resisting law enforcement...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/16/14)
October 15 -- Kyle Joe Helton, 22, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant issued on preliminary charges of battery and battery resulting in bodily injury. Bond information not available. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Conaway was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/16/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 13 calls and incidents on Wednesday, October 15, including one complaint about an animal, one assist to another agency, five assists to the public, one battery, one report of harassment, one report of suspicious activity, two title checks and one welfare check...
Join our Holiday Cookbook (10/16/14)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning causes tragedy to local family (10/15/14)
Friday evening, John Davis, Sr., 77, passed away from Carbon Monoxide Intoxication. His wife, Peggy Davis, was sent to the Greene County General Hospital before being transferred to the IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where she remains in serious condition...
Hendricksville Area Association to hold annual chili cook-off this weekend (10/15/14)
The Hendricksville Area Association will be holding their annual chili cook-off on Saturday. Anyone who wishes to enter the event may prepare their favorite chili recipe and bring it to the Hendricksville Area Community Center anytime before 3 p.m. This year there will be a category for mild chili and another category for hot chili...
Congressional District 8 Candidate Forum is Oct. 28 in Jasper (10/15/14)
JASPER, Ind. -- Democratic, Libertarian and Republican Party candidates seeking Indiana's 8th District Congressional seat have agreed to appear at a forum Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m., at the Jasper Arts Center. The forum is sponsored by Vincennes University and the City of Jasper...
Election Preview: Indiana State Senate District 39, Lindsey vs. Bassler (10/15/14)
The race for Indiana State Senate District 39 features Democratic candidate Steve Lindsey of Switz City taking on Republican challenger Eric Bassler of Washington. Bassler defeated incumbent John Waterman of Shelburn in the May primary, while Lindsey was chosen by a Democratic Caucus in June after no Democratic candidate was on the ballot in the primary...
ISP offers tips to avoid car-deer crashes (10/15/14)
Indianapolis -- Each fall the annual crop harvest coupled with the beginning of hunting season and the "rut," (deer mating season) makes deer movement more prominent and the number of car/deer crashes increase. Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when driving in rural areas of Indiana...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/15/14)
October 14 -- Mitchell Shane Gilbert, 19, Columbus, Ind., was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,500 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released later the same day after posting $150 cash. Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun was the arresting officer...
Shakamak State Park to hold annual fall festival this weekend (10/15/14)
Shakamak State Park will be getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend with their Annual Fall Festival. The festivities will begin Friday night with a pumpkin carving taking place at 6 p.m. at the playground. Following that, brave participants will be able to take a walk through the Haunted Pool House starting at 8 p.m. until 10:30 p.m...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/15/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 22 calls and incidents on Tuesday, October 14, including two property damage accidents, one accident involving personal injury, one assist to the public, one criminal mischief incident, one domestic dispute, one extra patrol, one complaint involving a juvenile, three special details, one reckless driver, three reports of suspicious activity, one theft, two title checks, one traffic stop, two trespassing incidents and one warrant served...
Workshop series for businesses county-wide slated for October 27 (10/15/14)
Linton -- Greene County Economic Development Corporation, Radius ISBDC, Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce and Rediscover Downtown Linton are sponsoring a county-wide workshop featuring national speaker Marc Willson on "Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer."...
Bloomfield candidates make their case to voters during forum (10/14/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- With the days until the November general election ticking away, candidates for the Bloomfield School Board and the Indiana State Representative District 62 seat made their cases to voters during a "Meet the Candidates Forum" at the Bloomfield High School Cafeteria Tuesday evening.....
Fox Sports Midwest coming to Dugger to shine spotlight on DUCS (10/14/14)
A broadcast team from Fox Sports Midwest is coming to Dugger. A crew is expected to arrive in Dugger this week and stay for a couple of days to film and conduct interviews with students of Dugger Union Community Schools (DUCS), members of the Bulldog football team and others.....
Worthington Council plans for memorial to honor those who served (10/14/14)
Plans for a memorial in Worthington to honor local individuals who gave their lives in service to their country or community are progressing and Town Council President Macky Stahl is asking the community to help identify those to be honored. "Any families that have people who were killed in action, in the service, or police, or fire, please drop a note off in the town clerk-treasurer's office to start building a list," said Stahl during the Worthington Town Council meeting on Tuesday evening...
Lyons Council establishes Unsafe Building Board (10/14/14)
On Tuesday evening, the Lyons Town Council held an early session to discuss the creation of an Unsafe Building Board. In communities across the United States, many towns are facing the issue of having properties that are not well kept and are littered with debris...
Greene County Right to Life 12th annual dinner on tap for Saturday (10/14/14)
The 12th annual Greene County Right to Life dinner is at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Linton Knights of Columbus, 450 E St., NE. The evening will begin with a buffet dinner served by Catered Affairs followed with music by local vocalist, Carrie Taylor...
Woodland owners to meet at Turkey Run (10/14/14)
Turkey Run -- The annual Indiana woodland owner conference will meet at Turkey Run State Park on November 7-8. Hosted by the Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association, over 150 people are expected. "If you have an interest in forestry -- or just love the woods -- you should attend," said Raoul Moore, IFWOA President. "We're offering a program that's relevant, informative and fun."...
Indiana State Police Awarded COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program Grant (10/14/14)
Indianapolis -- The Indiana State Police has been notified, on behalf of Attorney General Eric Holder, that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services, has awarded ISP funding under the 2014 Anti-Methamphetamine Program Grant (CAMP). ISP has been awarded $567,000 in federal funds over the next two year grant period...
Cycling for Parkinson

Scenes from the Cycling for Parkinson event that took place at the Worthington Park. The even was in memory of Bill and Darrell Dunigan, brothers from the area who battled Parkinson Disease.

Haunted Pool House at Shakamak State Park

Photos taken Friday night at the Haunted Pool House during Shakamak State Park's Fall Festival. The Haunted Pool House was sponsored by Casey's in Jasonville and all proceeds raised went to benefit the Saint Jude's Children Hospital.

Pumpkin Carving at Shakamak State Park's Fall Festival

Friday night, Shakamak State Park kicked off their annual Fall Festival with a Pumpkin Carving event for kids and families.

High school volleyball at WRV and Linton-Stockton

Bedford North Lawrence boys and girls cross country sectional