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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Election Preview: WRV School Board At-Large race, Fuller vs. Hostetter vs. Frye (10/23/14)
SWITZ CITY -- Three area residents are on the ballot for the White River Valley School Board at-large seat. The seat became vacant when incumbent Roger Weaver chose to run for Greene County Council. Looking to take his place are John Frye, Autumn Fuller and Brock Hostetter...
Updated: Sandborn man injured in fatal crash north of Spencer on Wednesday (10/23/14)
A rural Spencer woman was killed and her two children injured along with a rural Sandborn man and his passenger, all involved in a head-on collision Wednesday on U.S. 231 north of Spencer. Allen Davidson, 59, Sandborn, was northbound on US 231 in a Hyundai Sante Fe when his vehicle was struck by a Jeep Cherokee driven by Jamie Luthe of Spencer...
WRV students qualify for national soils evaluation competition in Oklahoma (10/23/14)
Switz City - Recently at the State Soils Evaluation Career Development Event, hosted by North Harrison High School near Corydon, four students in the agriculture program at White River Valley Jr./Sr. High School qualified for the national contest to be held in Oklahoma City area next spring...
Worthington Park Board hosting bingo to raise funds for playground (10/23/14)
The Worthington Park Board has been working to update the Park's playground and they're hosting a fundraiser tonight, Thursday, October 23, to help pay for new equipment. The board has planned a Longaberger Pottery Bingo event in the Community Building in the park...
Fairplay Grant firefighters hosting chili supper in Switz City on Saturday (10/23/14)
The firefighters of the Fairplay Grant Fire Protection Territory will be hosting a chili supper on Saturday evening, October 25. Fire Chief Bryan Woodall said the firefighters will start serving at 4 p.m. and will be open until 8 p.m. This is an annual event at the fire station in Switz City...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/23/14)
* October 22 -- Louis J. Reynolds, 52, Lake Bluff, Ill., was arrested on a warrant issued out of another state. Bond information not available. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Conaway was the arresting officer.
Greene County Ambulance Service and Greene County General Hospital are gearing up in case of Ebola (10/23/14)
The Ebola virus has been anchored on the minds of many Americans for the last couple weeks and staff members at both the Greene County Ambulance Service and Greene County General Hospital (GCGH) are gearing up in case the virus is to make its way into Indiana...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/23/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 14 calls and incidents on Wednesday, October 22, including two complaints about animals, one assist to another agency, five assists to the public, two property issues, two thefts, one transport and one unruly subject...
Linton-Stockton reacts quickly to bomb threat, criminal charges filed (10/22/14)
Linton-Stockton School Corporation Superintendent Nick Karazsia has confirmed that there was a bomb threat. Tuesday morning, Middle School Principal Jeff Sparks, received information that someone was going to bring a bomb to school at some time in the future. The Linton-Stockton School Corporation immediately enacted their Safety Plan by securing the premises, notifying the Linton Police Department, and starting their investigation...
Community Notes (10/22/14)
Thursday, October 23 There will be Pottery Bingo at the Worthington Park Community Building. Doors will open at 5 p.m., Bing will start at 6 p.m. Food will be available. All proceeds will go to playground equipment at the park. There will be a South Central Indiana VA Stand Down Event from 10 a.m. ...
DNR Tips: What to do if you see a hunting violation (10/22/14)
Indianapolis - Less than one percent of Indiana's nearly 400,000 hunters are found to be violating the law while hunting. Finding those violators often requires the input of law-abiding hunters and other citizens who see violations taking place. Now that Hoosier hunting seasons are in full swing, the Indiana Conservation Officers charged with enforcing the state's wildlife laws ask concerned citizens to keep two phone numbers handy and enter them on their cell phones...
Indiana State Health Department opens call center to answer questions about Ebola (10/22/14)
INDIANAPOLIS -- On Tuesday, the Indiana State Department of Health opened a call center for the public to answer questions regarding Ebola Virus Disease. Health representatives are available to answer questions regarding symptoms, screening and diagnosis of Ebola...
State ramps up Ebola response efforts (10/22/14)
INDIANAPOLIS -- State and local health officials are increasing measures to protect the health of Hoosiers in the event of an Ebola case in Indiana. "The State Health Department and healthcare partners, with the support of Governor Pence, are taking extensive measures now to ensure that if we have a case of Ebola here, we will be ready to treat patients, isolate contacts and contain the spread of the disease," said State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D...
Governor declares October 22 as SmileSafe™ Day in Indiana (10/22/14)
Eden Prairie, Minn. -- Indiana Governor Mike Pence has issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, SmileSafe Day in Indiana. This day of recognition celebrates the partnership between Lifetouch and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in providing SmileSafe photo ID cards to help parents and law enforcement obtain a current school picture if a child goes missing...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/22/14)
October 21 -- Justin Samuel Brown, 26, Bloomington, was arrested on a warrant issued on a preliminary charge of invasion of privacy. He was being held without bond. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Lee Condol was the arresting officer. October 21 -- James D. ...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/22/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 22 calls and incidents on Tuesday, October 21, including one alarm, one complaint about an animal, one assist to another agency, four assists to the public, one battery, one bomb threat, one burglary, one child custody issue, one civil dispute, one noise complaint, one special detail, two reports of suspicious activity, one title check, one traffic stop, two transports and one warrant served...
Jasonville man sentenced in Owen County for causing fatal crash (10/22/14)
Cory Robert Deschamp, 23, of Jasonville, plead guilty and was sentenced Tuesday in Owen Circuit Court for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing a tragic crash last September that claimed the life of a Terre Haute man and critically injured a passenger...
Eastern Greene students kick off Bully Prevention Month with Color Run (10/21/14)
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) at Eastern Greene High School participated in a Color Run on Saturday at 11 a.m. as the kick off event for Bully Prevention Month. This was the first color run the SADD group has organized, according to the group's sponsor, Tracy Hughes, Family and Consumer Science teacher at Eastern Greene...
Greene County General Hospital Foundation and Home Healthcare open the doors to their new home (10/21/14)
The Greene County General Hospital Foundation and Greene County Home Healthcare opened the doors to their newest home during an open house on Tuesday. The public was welcome to wander around the historic house located opposite of Jiffy Treet from 1-3 p.m...
Linton Chamber updated on Spookfest plans; activities at police and fire departments (10/21/14)
On Tuesday afternoon, the Linton Chamber of Commerce held their monthly meeting at Monical's Pizza where members of the chamber were updated on upcoming events including Spookfest. Spookfest will be Thursday, October 30 and it will take place in downtown Linton...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/21/14)
October 20 -- Shaun Christian Pierce, 35, Lyons, was arrested on a warrant issued for an alleged probation violation. He was being held without bond. Linton Police Officer Chad Crynes was the arresting officer. October 21 -- Jordan Matthew Sharp, 27, Linton, was arrested on a preliminary charge of public intoxication. His bond was set at $500 surety with ten percent allowed. Linton Police Officer Tom Jerrels was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/21/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 12 calls and incidents on Monday, October 20, including one property damage accident, one assist to another agency, two assists to the public, one criminal mischief incident, two extra patrols, one complaint involving a juvenile, one attempted suicide, one unruly subject, one warrant served and one welfare check...
Election Preview: District 62 State Representative, Ubelhor vs. Sparks (10/21/14)
A pair of Greene County professionals are squaring off in the Indiana State Representative District 62 race. Incumbent Republican Matt Ubelhor, who is currently employed by Peabody Coal as a general manager, is facing a challenge from Linton-Stockton Middle School Principal, and Democratic challenger, Jeff Sparks...
Family Life Center hosting auction in conjunction with move to new facility (10/21/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Family Life Center is currently in the process of moving from their old home on the east side of the Bloomfield square to the former Good Times Restaurant Building located just west of the city on State Road 54. In order to help facilitate the move, the organization is seeking items for a juried benefit auction...
Election Preview: Greene County Recorder, Arthur challenges Dowden (10/21/14)
The race for Greene County Recorder will feature Democrat Darrell Arthur of Newberry challenging incumbent Republican Stuart Dowden of Bloomfield. Darrell Arthur, 62, is a graduate of North Daviess High School as well as Indiana University's Kelley School of Business...
Commissioners notified of BMV plans for refund distribution and recovery (10/21/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- Among the topics on the agenda for the Greene County Commissioners during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday morning was a notice by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The notice informed the commissioners of the state's plan to reduce the funds the county receives from the BMV for excise tax by three percent over approximately the next two and a half years. ...
Language Arts highlighted at Linton-Stockton board meeting (10/20/14)
Members of the Linton-Stockton Board of School Trustees were treated to English/language arts presentations during Monday night's board meeting. Sharon Garsnett told the board about a senior portfolio her students put together. It features a great deal of information, including essays and research papers. ...
Election Preview: Moody seeking third term in BSD District 2; Jones, Strange challenge (10/20/14)
Incumbent Eric Moody is seeking to stave off a challenge from Steven Jones and Chad Strange for his District 2 seat on the Bloomfield School Board. The seat represents residents in Highland Township. All three candidates bring a concern for the present and the future of the Bloomfield School District and each brings a different perspective...
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...
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