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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Updated: Ted Bishop removed as PGA President (10/24/14)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (October 24, 2014) -- The PGA of America Board of Directors voted today to remove Ted Bishop, the 38th PGA President, from office for insensitive gender-based statements posted yesterday on social media. The Board deemed the remarks to be inconsistent with the policies of the PGA...
Applications available for Clothe-a-Child and Toys for Tots (10/24/14)
The Greene County Clothe-a-Child and Toys for Tots programs are now accepting applications for low-income families to obtain clothing and toys for their children at Christmas. To be eligible, families must live in a Greene County school district, meet the required income guidelines, and have children under 12 years of age...
Family Life Center to host benefit auction to raise funds for new location (10/24/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Family Life Center is currently in the process of moving to the former Good Times Restaurant Building located just west of Bloomfield on State Road 54. The center is currently located on the east side of the Bloomfield Square. In order to make this move, the Family Life Center is doing everything they can to raise enough funds to own the new building by the first of the year. ...
Canadian Pianist Samuel Deason returns to Bloomfield Concert Series (10/24/14)
Canadian Pianist, Samuel Deason who was invited to play for the very first concert of the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield Concert Series series will be back this month on Thursday the Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. He will play a dazzling program which consists of Grieg's Ballade, Haydn's Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob.48, Brahms' Scherzo, and Liszt's Spanish Rhapsody to end the night...
Election Preview: Greene County Council District 4, Riggleman vs. Uland (10/24/14)
The race in for the Greene County Council in District 4 will feature Democrat Michael Riggleman facing off against Republican Jonas Uland for the seat left vacant by current Councilman Gene Hall. Michael Riggleman, 44, has been a resident of Linton for the last 23 years. He has been married to his "best friend" Kellie (Corbin) Riggleman for 24 years and they have two children: Kristen, 23, and Cole, 19...
Greene County to receive Blighted Properties Grant from state (10/24/14)
Greene County has been named the recipient of $945,000 in grant awards for blighted properties according to county officials and the office of the Indiana Lt. Governor. "Greene County was awarded $945,000 to demolish and cleanup 49 properties," Greene County Commissioner Rick Graves said. "This is a...
Community Notes (10/24/14)
Saturday, October 25 The Dugger Sons of American Legion Post #224 will be hosting a hayride and weenie roast starting at 9:30 p.m. behind the Dugger American Legion Post, located at 8155 E Main St in Dugger. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. All donations made will help with the upkeep of the Dugger Coal Museum. All families are welcome to come...
Daviess County Landfill accepts trash from Daviess County residents only (10/24/14)
Daviess County - The Daviess County Landfill is county owned and operated and is restricted to accept Daviess County generated waste only. The Daviess County Landfill does not accept any trash from any other county. Certain real estate restrictions were imposed by the Department of Environmental Management upon the operations of the Daviess County Landfill for the benefit of the taxpayers to limit usage of the landfill to only residents of Daviess County...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (10/24/14)
* October 23 -- Michael James Gallik, 25, Linton, was arrested on a warrant issued for failure to appear. He was being held without bond. Jasonville Police Det. Ryan Van Horn was the arresting officer.
Linton Police Department Activity Log (10/24/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to eight calls and incidents on Thursday, October 23, including one complaint about an animal, one assist to another agency, two assists to the public, one battery, one burglary, one special detail and one welfare check...
Jared Sexton pursues his writing dreams (10/23/14)
Linton native Jared Sexton will be publishing a short story collection through Split Lip Press entitled The Hook and the Haymaker on January 15, 2015. For many authors, the act of writing is a driving force throughout their lives and it was at a young age when Sexton first had the desire to become a writer...
It's time for Kids Fair! (10/23/14)
This year's Kids Fair will be this Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1-4 p.m. at the Linton National Guard Armory. With a focus on kids' health and safety, the fair focuses on "Fantastic Fall Family Fun" for the purpose of providing interactive family-friendly activities that are also educational and informative...
Sculpture Trails to host 3K Dog Walk fundraiser with special guests (10/23/14)
The Sculpture Trails and Outdoor Museum in Solsberry is teaming up with the Greene County Humane Society to host a Tails and Trails 3K Dog Walk. The event will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Sculpture Trails located at 6764 North Tree Farm Road in Solsberry...
L-S Kindergarteners receive quilts (10/23/14)
Members of the Linton-Stockton Elementary School Kindergarten classes got a special surprise from the Linton City Fire Department and offenders at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Thursday afternoon. The students were each given a handmade quilt to help keep them warm during the upcoming winter. ...
Greene County Foundation receives Grant Challenge from Lilly Endowment (10/23/14)
Switz City -- Greene County Foundation recently received approval from Lilly Endowment Inc. to participate in the sixth phase of Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow. Also known as GIFT, the initiative will match every dollar donated to the Greene County Foundation's Community Support Fund. Gifts to existing funds will be matched 50 cents on the dollar. When the challenge is successfully met, more than $1 million will be invested to meet the needs of Greene County residents...
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...
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. ...
Clay City Volleyball Sectionals 2014

Photos of the Shakamak and Bloomfield sectional games

Eastern Greene High School Volleyball Sectionals

Eastern greene and Linton Sectional Volleyball Photos

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.