[Nameplate] Fair ~ 82°F  
High: 85°F ~ Low: 71°F
Monday, Sep. 1, 2014
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (09/01/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 57 calls and incidents Friday through Sunday, August 29-31, including two property damage accidents, one accident involving personal injury, five alarms, two complaints about animals, three assists to other agencies, one assist to the public, five domestic disputes, one fight in progress, one fraud, one missing person, one noise complaint, one protective order violation, 10 reckless drivers, six reports of suspicious activity, one theft, six traffic stops, three inmate transports, five warrants served and one welfare check.. ...
Bloomfield man behind bars, accused of reckless homicide (08/31/14)
In late April, a man lost his life in a tragic crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck in eastern Greene County. Now, the driver of the pickup is in jail, accused of causing the crash that killed the motorcycle rider. Rodger L. Wilson, Jr., 28, of Bloomfield is facing a charge of reckless homicide...
First annual Traffic Jam a success despite early showers (08/30/14)
With a light rain covering the area, it appeared to be a dismal Saturday morning, but that did not detour afternoon attendants from the first annual Traffic Jam festival at Linton's Humphrey's Park. The Greene County General Hospital Foundation is the main sponsor for this event in an effort to raise revenue for the organization...
The First Annual "Have a Bite in Bloomfield" to raise funds to fill the Bloomfield Pool. (08/29/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- In order to raise the estimated $800,000 that is needed to rebuild the Bloomfield Pool, the Bloomfield Fill the Pool Committee will be hosting a variety of fundraising events throughout the year to reach their goal. Included in these fundraisers will be the first annual "Have a Bite in Bloomfield" event which will be held on September 13 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. following the Super Hero 5K Run fundraiser that will take place that morning...
WRV to add a Robotics Class (08/29/14)
Being on the cusp of the Digital Age, every year students, in terms of learning and application, are being exposed to the advances in technology. In education, the push to enable students to become familiar with devices and learning programs is becoming the standard for learning with programs such as One to One Technology...
Bloomfield Apple Festival to hold annual Little Miss, Little Mister and their Court contest (08/29/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bloomfield Order of the Eastern Star (OES) will be hosting the Bloomfield Apple Festival Little Miss, Little Mister and their Court contest again this year. All Greene County children through the age of six are invited to participate in the contest that will be judged on September 27 in the Bloomfield Town Park South Shelterhouse at 4 p.m. and the winners will be announced later that day...
DUCS Gets Underway (08/29/14)
After the beginning of the academic year on August 25, one word that has become synonymous with Dugger Union Community School (DUCS) is perseverance. Since their community meeting on August 3, the school has overcome almost every adversity that has stood in their way...
Mom Prom set for the Old Bank Restaurant on Sept. 13 (08/29/14)
Ladies of Greene County, it's time to get ready for Mom Prom 2014. Break out your high school prom dress. Find your great-grandma's flapper dress. Or how about that mother-of-the-bride or bridesmaid dress hanging in the back of the closet? One of the organizers of Greene County's annual Mom Prom, Vickie Aydt, says ladies who go to this special event come decked out in dresses both new and old, sometimes borrowed, sometimes picked up from a second-hand shop. ...
Christian Women's Fellowship (08/29/14)
President Deloris Williams opened the Christian Women's Fellowship (CWF) meeting in the Bloomfield First Christian Church on August 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm. She led the members in the CWF prayer. Roll call was taken with 11 books read and 3 visits/calls made. The minutes were approved as printed in the Wel-Spring and the financial report given...
Greene County Extension Homemakers Happy Workers (08/29/14)
The August 12th Meeting of Happy Workers was held at the home of Ruth Goodwin. She served BBQ Pulled Pork and condiments with ice cream sundaes for dessert. Joan Baughman and Mavis Long won the door prizes. The pledges to the flags and the club creed were recited...
Paddle Fest at Shakamak this weekend (08/29/14)
On August 30, the Friends of Shakamak will be sponsoring a Free Kayak Paddle event at Lake Kickapoo. Registration for this event begins at 12:30 p.m. with the launch to begin at 1 p.m. The Friends of Shakamak is a non-profit organization that was started in 2011...
Youth dedicates annual toy drive to memory of late grandfather (08/29/14)
EASTERN GREENE -- B.J. Claus, a sixth grader at Eastern Greene Middle School, is hosting his 6th annual toy drive to benefit the young patients at the IU Health Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. This year, B.J. has decided to dedicate his toy drive in memory of his late grandpa, Jim Yoho, who passed away this past July...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (08/29/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 79 calls and incidents on Monday through Friday, August 25-29, including three abandoned vehicles, seven property damage accidents, one accident involving personal injury, six alarms, two complaints about animals, one assist to another agency, three assists to the public, one ATL, one battery, one burglary, one report of child neglect, one criminal mischief, two domestic disputes, three assists to EMS, one fight in progress, one report of harassment, one protective order violation, two property damage incidents, one reckless driver, one recovery of property, one residential entry, one road hazard, one sex offense, one complaint about shooting, eight reports of suspicious activity, four thefts, one reported threat, three title checks, three traffic stops, 11 inmate transports, one trespassing incident, one warrant served and one welfare check.. ...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/29/14)
August 28 -- Megan Larae Clodfelter, 31, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant issued on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence. Her bond was set at $5,000 surety with ten percent allowed. She was released later the same day after posting $500 cash...
Community Notes (08/28/14)
Saturday, August 30 The Linton Moose will be having a Shrimp and Fish Dinner from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and karaoke will follow at 9 p.m. The public is welcome. Registration for the 7th Annual Cast Aluminum Sculpture Workshop will take place from August 30 through August 31 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Classes are held at the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Solsberry. For more information visit www.sculpturetrails.com...
Worthington's "Around the Town" yard sale event kicks off this weekend for the 22nd year (08/28/14)
WORTHINGTON -- On Saturday, August 30, the quaint town of Worthington will be filled with bargain hunters for their 22nd annual "Around the Town" yard sale event. The event was started in 1992 by best friends and Worthington natives, Jean Ingersoll and Lessalee Pickard...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (08/28/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 16 calls and incidents on Wednesday, August 27, including two animal complaints, one property damage accident, one theft, two special details, one battery, two property issues, one report of suspicious activity, one complaint involving a juvenile, one reckless driver, one traffic stop, one drive-off theft, and one burglary...
Appeals on Wheels to make a stop at Linton-Stockton High School (08/28/14)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's second highest court will conduct oral arguments at Linton-Stockton High School on Friday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. in the school auditorium. The event will be the first time the court has taken its Appeals on Wheels program to Greene County...
Bloomfield School Construction Project progressing, budget process underway (08/28/14)
The outdoor athletic project is underway at Bloomfield. Currently they have poured some of the sidewalks besides the tennis courts and the tennis court, driveway and parking lot has been rocked. Wednesday afternoon, the mass earthwork was completed on the inside of the track. It was scheduled to be finished on Sunday, but the date was pushed back due to the weather...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/28/14)
August 26 -- Sharoz Hasan Smith, 29, Springville, was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. His bond was set at $14,000 surety with ten percent allowed. He was released on August 27 after posting $1,400 cash. Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun was the arresting officer...
Tulip Road to be temporarily closed Saturday (08/28/14)
Tulip Road will be temporarily closed Saturday due to work on the road, this according to the Greene County Highway Department. A contractor for the department will applying Fog Seal to the road beginning sometime Saturday morning. Fog seal is the same seal coating the state of Indiana uses to seal roads they are responsible for according to GCHD spokeswoman Brooke French...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/27/14)
August 26 -- Mac Irving Jordan, 50, Solsberry, was arrested on a Writ of Attachment issued in the amount of $16,000 cash only. Greene County Sheriff's Jail Officer Lee Condol was the arresting officer. August 26 -- Ellen Elizabeth Risley, 35, Indianapolis, was arrested on a warrant issued out of another county. She was being held without bond. Jasonville Police Officer Brian Pilant was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (08/27/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 13 calls and incidents on Tuesday, August 26, including one complaint about an animal, one special detail, one theft, one report of harassment, one protective order violation, one welfare check, one alarm, one unruly subject, one domestic dispute, one shooting complaint and two assists to other agencies...
Indiana State Police plans extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints over holiday weekend (08/27/14)
The last holiday weekend of summer will find Hoosiers traveling across Indiana, be it for one final getaway boating at a state park, visiting friends and family, or country music fans driving to the Luke Bryan concerts this weekend at the Klipsch Music Center in central Indiana...
UPDATED: Bloomfield Fill the Pool Committee gathering steam for Super Hero 5K Run (08/27/14)
The Bloomfield Fill the Pool Committee is hosting a Super Hero 5K Run to raise money to restore the Bloomfield Community Pool. There will be games, prizes, food, and fun for all ages. Registration is $20 per person from now through September 1, then the cost will be $25 starting on September 2 and can be done until the day of the event...
Ubelhor, INDOT Announce Safety Measures at SR 45 and 54 in Eastern Greene County (08/26/14)
LITTLE CINCINNATI -- State Representative Matt Ubelhor (R-Bloomfield) and the Indiana Department of Transportation today announced traffic safety improvements planned for the north junction of State Road 45 and State Road 54 at Little Cincinnati, including a passing lane for SR 45 traffic...
DUCS Seeking Teachers (08/26/14)
The Dugger Union Charter School is currently accepting applications for two teaching positions. "We are currently hiring for English and Social Studies," explains Academic Director Danny Tieken. With the start of the academic year two days ago, Dugger Union has had a great interest from the student population from around the community and enrollment continues to rise...
Congressman Bucshon speaks at Linton Chamber of Commerce (08/26/14)
Amidst the humidity early Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon [R-IN8], spoke to the Linton Chamber of Commerce at Phil Harris Golf Course, about current issues and policies in the federal government. Bucshon has been a representative since 2011 and prior to his political career, he was a practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in Evansville...
Local Students enroll in Christian School in Sullivan (08/26/14)
Nestled in the heart of downtown Sullivan, The Master's Class Community Christian School (MCCCS) is the newest scholastic institution to open its doors in the area -- half of the students are from Greene County. The first day of school was August 4, and already 36 students have enrolled for the fall semester...
GE building coming down (08/26/14)
A 20-year eyesore will soon be gone from the city of Linton. General Electric has begun the demolition process on the building it abandoned in July of 1994 to make way for what Mayor John Wilkes hopes will be a new industrial building. It won't replace the nearly 600 jobs that were present during the electric motor factory's heyday, but it will at least leave the door ajar for something to take its place at long last...
LPD seeking tips in auto theft cases (08/26/14)
The Linton Police Department is currently investigating vehicle thefts in cooperation with other jurisdictional authorities. Investigators say two subjects, one male and one female, are going from dealership to dealership "test" driving vehicles and not returning them. Typically, the vehicle they leave at the dealership is stolen as well...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (08/26/14)
* August 22 -- Curtis Lee Freeman, 35, Worthington, was arrested on a parole revocation warrant. He was being held without bond. Worthington Deputy Marshal James Harrington was the arresting officer.
Linton Police Department Activity Log (08/26/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 14 calls and incidents on Monday, August 25, including one special detail, one complaint about an animal, one incident involving criminal mischief, one transport, three extra patrols, one welfare check, one assist to the public, two assists to other agencies, one alcohol-related offense, one burglary and one report of suspicious activity...
Label Shopper set to open new store in Linton in September (08/25/14)
The Label Shopper is the newest business to move into Linton. It will be located at 1600 A Street NE in the Linton Shopping Center. Label Shopper is a clothing store that specializes in discount brand name clothing where their buyers "hunt for perfectly good, excellent quality cancellations and over-runs by manufacturers."...
Greene County Council approves increase in merit deputy retirement (08/25/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- In an effort to retain merit deputies on the Greene County Sheriff's Department, the County Council approved a two percent per year increase in retirement pay at it's monthly meeting Monday afternoon. The council gave Greene County Sheriff Terry Pierce the funding he sought to add incentives for merit deputies to remain with his department after 20 years of service...
Byers Furniture welcomes customers back to their reopening (08/25/14)
Byers Furniture, located at 36 East Main Street in Bloomfield, is celebrating their grand reopening since being closed down for reconstruction. The business suffered from damage that was caused during a fire this past May. Even though most of the damage to the building occurred upstairs and consisted of mainly smoke damage, everything in the store had to be liquidated...
WVCF officer fired, later arrested, accused of trafficking with an inmate (08/25/14)
CARLISLE -- Former Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) officer Adrien Higgins has been arrested, for allegedly trafficking with an inmate. Higgins, 30, was intercepted at WVCF visitor processing on August 6 by Internal Affairs/Correctional Police for questioning, based on gathered intelligence...
Early Saturday morning crash sustains no injuries. (08/25/14)
No injuries were reported following an early morning crash involving one vehicle on Saturday in eastern Greene County. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan Gooding responded to the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the area of State Road 54 East and Harv-Wright Road...
Fog contributed to crash early Sunday morning (08/25/14)
Fog contributed to a crash in the early hours of Sunday morning when the driver, Brittany Ellett, was heading northbound on State Road 45, south of Carter Road in eastern Greene County. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Jordan Gooding responded to the scene at approximately 7:50 a.m. and reported that Ellett thought an object was entering into her lane and she swerved to miss it, causing the vehicle to move off the road and into a ditch...
Toyota expanding, hiring (08/25/14)
PRINCETON, Ind. -- Among all the gloom and doom of the local economy, there's been good news. Thanks to an increase in production of a popular sport utility vehicle, the Toyota Indiana Plant near Princeton has announced an expansion and hiring increase...