Delays, Closures and Schedule Changes for Wednesday
The following area schools will be operating on a two-hour delay on Wednesday:
White River Valley Schools
MSD Shakamak Schools
Worthington Council sets special session for Friday to interview applicants for two positions
With two important positions open in Worthington, the Worthington Town Council decided to meet in a special session on Friday to consider applications and interview applicants. One full-time position is open in the Street and Utility Department but the employee to be hired won't start until the first of the year.....
Wednesday The Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library Main Branch will have a Holiday Tots Time at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 to 3 years. This program will be canceled if Bloomfield Schools are canceled or delayed due to weather. For more information call 384-4125...
Lyons Town Council makes donation in honor of late firefighter
The Lyons Town Council voted to donate $100 to the Lyons Endowment Fund in honor of a late volunteer firefighter. Council President Scott Powers made the motion to donate to the endowment fund through the Greene County Foundation in honor of the late Floyd Vaughn, who served on the Lyons Volunteer Fire Department for about 50 years...
BJ Claus will be taking toys to Riley for sick children
Young B.J. Yoho does something magical when it comes to raising money to buy or collect toys. The 11-year-old rural Solsberry boy ---- who's known as B.J. Claus ---- conveys the spirit of Christmas giving that goes far beyond his years. The Fifth Annual B.J. Claus Toy Drive to benefit young patients at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis has ended and a trailer full of more than 3,000 new toys will be transported Wednesday morning for distribution to ill children...
Greene County Sports Network schedule
The following is this week's Greene County Sports Network schedule. You can watch these events live or on tape-delay by clicking on the GCSN logo at left. The schedule: Tuesday, Dec. 10: Junior high boys basketball, Bloomfield at Linton 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12: Girls varsity basketball, Eastern Greene at Bloomfield (Tape Delay)...
DNR shares timber sale revenue with 14 counties
The DNR Division of Forestry has notified 14 counties they will receive shares of more than $314,000 as part of an annual distribution of timber sale revenue. DNR Forestry allocates 15 percent of timber sale revenue from state forests to counties in which harvests occur. Each county receiving funds shares half with rural and volunteer fire departments that maintain a cooperative agreement with the DNR's Fire Control Headquarters...
New CASA volunteers sworn in to assist juveniles
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) play an essential role in protecting the rights of juveniles involved in abuse or neglect cases in the local judicial system. On Monday night, a new 10-member class of CASA volunteers were sworn in by Greene Circuit Judge Erik C. Allen at the county courthouse in Bloomfield...
Santa Claus will be chatting with us live Thursday
The Greene County Daily World Newsroom will be sitting down with Santa Claus Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to talk about this Christmas season. To see the stream visit the following link and click on the "Live Events" tab: http://www.inkbarreltv.com/inkbarrelCMS/......
Live sports stream will feature Eastern Greene Athletic Director at 3 p.m. Wednesday
Sports Writer Rick Curl will be sitting down with Eastern Greene Athletic Director Ryan Wilcoxen at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Northeast School Corporation discusses finances
The Northeast School Corporation Board of Trustees discussed finances at the board's regular meeting Monday night. Superintendent Mark Baker said the school's current balance is in the black but much of the corporation's spending is in the red. In the last month the corporation's revenue was short of its expenditures by $66,436.74. While the corporation's school lunch program saved $45,087.12 of its revenue in the last month, it still continues to hold a negative balance...
Jasonville City Council learns Laker Lofts Apartments are coming soon
JASONVILLE -- Jasonville area resident Brad Dickerson came before the Jasonville City Council Monday night to announce he will soon close on the purchase of apartment buildings on the city's west side. On Jan. 15, Dickerson anticipates closing on the Fry Street Apartments, which will be re-named Laker Lofts Apartments...
Tuesday The Blomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library will have a Family Fun Movie Night. Games and crafts will begin at 5:30, and the movie will be show at 6 p.m. Take time away from the bustle of the holidays and spend some family time at the library. Hot cocoa, popcorn and snacks will be provided. Can you name the four major food groups at the North Pole? Come watch the movie and find out. For more information call 384-4125...
Linton utility customers to see increase in water bills
In order to maintain a competitive wholesale water rate, Linton utility customers will be seeing an increase on their bills. Buzz Krohn of OW Krohn and Associates explained due to the recent issue of nearly losing Dugger as a wholesale water customer, which he noted would dramatically hurt the City of Linton, the rates needed to be more competitive...
Local superintendents stress financial responsibility is key to keeping schools open
Shockwaves were felt throughout the Dugger community last week as the Northeast School Board voted to close Union High School and Dugger Elementary, but that impact is not one only felt in Sullivan County. In the past four years, 107 schools across 59 corporations in Indiana closed their doors. So far four schools have closed their doors this year with additions coming from Muncie Community Schools and Northeast School Corporation...
Linton utility crew worked through Saturday night to fix water main break
Linton Utility workers spent more than 12 hours in sub-freezing temperatures to restore water to residents after a major water main break Saturday. Utilities Superintendent Brent Slover said the line broke around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and crews worked diligently overnight to fix the issue...
Two men arrested after crash before dawn Sunday
Two men involved in a one-vehicle crash before dawn Sunday, both suspected of being intoxicated, left the scene of the accident but were found, and arrested. Dominic Orion Fulk, 21, Sullivan, and Jeffery A. Hutcherson, Jr., 27, Lyons, were booked into the Greene County Jail by Officer Paul Clark of the Linton Police Department...
Annual Purdue Extension meeting canceled
The Purdue Extension Greene County Advisory Council's Annual meeting scheduled for Monday night at the fairgrounds has been canceled.
UPDATED: School closures and delays
Linton-Stockton, Bloomfield, White River Valley, Shakamak, Eastern Greene and Northeast Sullivan are closed on Monday.
Updated: Water line break reported in Linton
A major water line break sent Linton utility workers into sub-freezing temperature weather conditions for more than 13 1/2 to make repairs on Saturday and continuing into the early morning hours Sunday.
Greene County Daily World staff members honored by the Hoosier Press Association
The staff of the Greene County Daily World was honored Saturday in the 2013 Hoosier Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Awards were presented in Indianapolis. Assistant Editor Nick Schneider placed second in the 'Short Feature Story' category for his coverage of a July 2012 fire in Marco that saw a family, awakened by the family pet dog able to escape to safety...
UPDATED: Cancellations and closures
Here is a list of events canceled due to the impending storm. Below is a list of sports cancellations.
* White River Valley School District is closed.
* Linton-Stockton School District is closed
* Shakamak School District is closed.
* Bloomfield School District is closed.
* Eastern Greene School District is closed.
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First snow of the season is a big snow in Greene County
Assistant Editor Nick Schneider is working on an update on the winter storm conditions. The Greene County Sheriff's Department has advised motorists to stay off the roadways if possible. This story will be updated as more information becomes available...
SAT at VU canceled
The National SAT test administration at Vincennes University scheduled for Dec. 7 has been canceled due to road conditions.