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Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014
Greene County Foundation awards 2014 grants during annual dinner Tuesday evening (09/30/14)
WORTHINGTON -- The Greene County Foundation continued its commitment to the county and to charitable organizations by handing out its 2014 Grant Awards Tuesday night. The Foundation awarded funding to 10 different projects from 17 different requests totaling more than $25,000 for everything from a new projector for the Greene County Literacy Coalition to funds to start a garden to save Monarch butterflies...
Nine volunteers at WVCF provide hospice care for terminally ill offenders (09/30/14)
CARLISLE -- The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) is one of only 74 prisons across the United States participating in a hospice program for prisoners. Last week, WVCF welcomed Director Edgar Barens to the area to present his 40-minute documentary, "Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall," to the staff and some offenders in Carlisle...
Candidates prepare for Miner Homecoming celebration on Friday (09/30/14)
Eastern Greene King and Queen candidates ready for Thunderbird Homecoming on Friday (09/30/14)
Eastern Greene High School will celebrate Homecoming this Friday night when they host North Putnam at T-Bird Field. Part of the festivities will include crowning the homecoming king and queen. Members of the homecoming court posed for a photo Tuesday morning. ...
Fire Safety Fair returning to Jasonville (09/30/14)
JASONVILLE -- A long-time event returns to Hanna Field in Jasonville on Saturday, Oct. 11, as the Jasonville City, Wright Township and Lewis Township Fire Departments combine forces once again for their annual Safety Fair. "It started out smaller and we've tried to get it bigger and bigger each year," Wright Township Fire Department Secretary and Safety Officer Kallie Rehmel said. "We moved it to Hanna Field. We had it at other places in town, but Hanna Field seems to work out really well."...
Jobs returning to rural Indiana, but workers still leaving (09/30/14)
TERRE HAUTE - Jobs are returning to rural Indiana but a new Indiana State University report suggests there may not be enough skilled workers to fill them. The total number of jobs in Indiana's 72 predominantly rural counties is expected to return to pre-recession levels by the end of 2015 and then steadily increase by 10,000 per year during the next decade, according to a study by the Rural Urban Entrepreneurship Development Institute (RUEDI)...
Eastern Greene student commended by National Merit Scholarship Program (09/30/14)
CINCINNATI, IND. -- Eastern Greene High School Senior William Robertson has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. He recently received a Letter of Commendation from Eastern Greene High School Principal Kevin Franks and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program...
Greene County Sports Network Broadcast Schedule (09/30/14)
Football: North Putnam at EASTERN GREENE 7:10 pm Airtime Drone View of Apple Festival Parade 8:00 pm Volleyball: BLOOMFIELD at LINTON 7:10 pm Airtime Football West Washington at EASTERN GREENE 6:40 pm Airtime...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/30/14)
* September 29 -- David Lee Parker, Jr., 31, Linton, was arrested on a preliminary charge of domestic battery. His bond was set at $4,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Linton Police Officer Debbie McDonald-Miller was the arresting officer.
Linton Police Department Activity Log (09/30/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 22 calls and incidents on Monday, September 29, including one alarm, three assists to other agencies, four domestic disputes, one extra patrol, one complaint involving a juvenile, four special details, two reports of suspicious activity, one theft, one title check, one trespassing incident and one welfare check...
INDOT temporarily closing SR 159 near Dugger (09/29/14)
The Indiana Department of Transportation has temporarily closed a portion of State Road 159 near Dugger for repair of a drainage pipe. The closure is about 4.4 miles south of SR 54 in Dugger. Local traffic will have access up to the work zone where all lanes will be closed and no through traffic will be allowed...
Man faces charges after shooting road sign in another county (09/29/14)
Wabash - Indiana Conservation Officers arrested Mark Barber (22, Lafontaine) for shooting road signs near the intersection of 1050 South 50 East in Wabash. Indiana Conservation Officer Jerry Hoerdt was patrolling the area for poachers last night just before ten o'clock when he witnessed a vehicle stop and fire two gunshots. ...
Jasonville enjoys perfect weather for Homecoming Weekend (09/29/14)
JASONVILLE -- Mother Nature provided a beautiful, warm weekend for the Jasonville High School-Shakamak High School Alumni Association's annual Homecoming weekend. License plates from Indiana as well as several other states could be seen on those driving through town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It's been dubbed the largest high school homecoming in the state...
Greene County Council officially adopts 2015 budget (09/29/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- After a lengthy discussion related to clarifications, the Greene County Council adopted the 2015 Budget during their meeting Monday afternoon. Following budget hearings last month, there was confusion among the council members about how salaries in four departments -- both Circuit and Superior Courts, County Highway and County Prosecutor -- for some senior employees would be addressed...
Preliminary autopsy results released in Sullivan County death investigation (09/29/14)
Sullivan County -- Preliminary autopsy results for a Sullivan County death investigation failed to positively identify the male victim due to partial decomposition of the body. However, the manner of death has been listed as "natural" and the cause of death listed as "diffuse subarachnoid"...
Slight drop in electric bills expected in Linton (09/29/14)
On Oct. 1, the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) is anticipating a change to it's energy cost adjustment rates to its members. The City of Linton will follow established power cost tracking practices, which will result in an decrease in the schedule of rates for electricity sold, to reflect the change in the cost of power purchased from the IMPA, together with the reconciliation of electric costs and revenues from prior periods...
Community Notes (09/29/14)
Tuesday, September 30 The Greene County Republican Women's Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Community (Jaycee) Building. Please bring a dish to share. All are welcome. The Bloomfield Public Library will be having a Paper Craft Night at 6:30 p.m. They will be making Curly Birds...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/29/14)
September 27 -- Steven M. Wolfe, 60, Linton, was arrested on preliminary charges involving operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Bond information not available but he was released later the same day. Linton Police Officer Tom Jerrels was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (09/29/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 26 calls and incidents on Friday, September 26, including six traffic stops, seven special details, one assist to another agency, one burglary, one alcohol-related offense, three property damage accidents, one report of harassment, one extra patrol, one complaint about an animal, one report of suspicious activity, one trespassing incident, five traffic stops and one reckless driver...
Greene County Sheriff's Department Activity Log (09/29/14)
The Greene County Sheriff's Department responded to 57 calls and incidents Friday through Sunday, September 26-28, including two abandoned vehicles, five property damage accidents, one alarm, two complaints about animals, one assist to the public, three burglaries, two civil disputes, one criminal mischief incident, one assist to EMS, two fights in progress, one meth lab, two missing persons, one protective order violation, one property damage incident, four reckless drivers, one road hazard, three reports of suspicious activity, four thefts, 10 traffic stops, four inmate transports, one trash issue, one trespassing incident, one unruly subject and one warrant served.. ...
Craig crowned as the 2014 Apple Festival Queen (09/28/14)
Sunday night at the Shawnee Theater, Bloomfield Junior/Senior High School senior Cecilia "Ceci" Craig was crowned as the 43rd Annual Bloomfield Apple Festival Queen. Craig is the daughter of Tonia Craig. Her participation was sponsored by Bloomfield Heating, Cooling, and Electrical...
100-year-old former resident serves as Grand Marshal of Owensburg Founders Day Parade (09/28/14)
Mary Vivian Smith, a former resident of Owensburg who was active in her community for decades, was honored Saturday in her hometown. Smith served as the Grand Marshal of annual Owensburg Founders Day Parade. For more on Smith's story, click to read a previous article about her on gcdailyworld.com - [http://www.gcdailyworld.com/story/2098836.html "Longtime Owensburg resident turns 100."}...
Local vendors show their wares at Made In Greene County Showcase (09/27/14)
SWITZ CITY -- White River Valley High School was the site or local vendors to show off their wares on Saturday Everything ranging from candles to scarfs, hats and historical reference material were available at the third Made In Greene County Showcase...
Ribbon cutting for new shooting range for area officers (09/27/14)
An intimate crowd gathered Saturday afternoon to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony for renovations at shooting range located at the Linton FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) lodge. President of the FOP and Linton Police Officer Paul Clark explained on Saturday that when he began working in law enforcement in 2001, the range looked far removed from its current state...
Dugger Union crowns 2014 Homecoming Queen and King (09/27/14)
Hannah Rennick and Wyatt Inman were crowned queen and king of the 2014 Dugger Union homecoming Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Field. Dugger Union lost the football game to Tindley 54-13. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World).
Foul play not suspected in Sullivan County death investigation (09/26/14)
Sullivan County--This evening at 7:09, Indiana State Police detectives were requested by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office to assist with a death investigation along County Road 1100 North just west of County Road 500 East. Preliminary investigation revealed a neighbor was riding an all-terrain vehicle and noticed a body lying in a dry creek bed approximately 300 yards north of CR 1100 N. ...
Drag racer Chris Carrico wins Top Dragster National Championship (09/26/14)
National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Dragster racer Christopher Carrico finished the 2014 racing season with an eight round lead to win the NHRA Top Dragster Division 3 national championship in last weekend's championship race at historic National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio.....
Family Life Center celebrates move (09/26/14)
Members of the Greene County community were invited to an Open House Friday afternoon to celebrate the upcoming move of the Family Life Center into a new home - a building west of Bloomfield that formerly housed the Good Times Restaurant. For more photos of the new facility and the information on display during the Open House, see Family Life Center celebrates move photo gallery by Tracy Mottern...
Linton Rotary sponsoring fraud prevention workshop (09/26/14)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's Office invites local residents to attend a free fraud prevention workshop in Linton on Wednesday, Oct. 1. A presentation will be given on the latest scams and how consumers can protect themselves from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft...
Purdue Report: Indiana farm fatalities continue downward trend (09/26/14)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Eighteen farm-related fatalities were documented in Indiana in 2013, down from 26 the previous year and reflecting a trend of fewer deadly accidents on the farm, a Purdue University report shows. The 2013 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary data show there have been fewer than 30 documented deaths from farm-related accidents each year since 1996. Before then, deaths of well more than 30 people each year were common going back to at least 1970, with two years having at least 50...
Jasonville Softball Tournament Bracket (09/26/14)
To open or download a PDF file of the Jasonville Homecoming 2014 Softball Tournament Bracket, click Homecoming 2014 Tournament Bracket
Greene County Sheriff's Department Jail Log (09/26/14)
September 25 -- Travis Webb Hubble, 44, Jasonville, was arrested on a warrant issued for alleged failure to appear. His bond was set at $5,000 surety with ten percent allowed. Jasonville Police Officer Dustin Cain was the arresting officer. September 26 -- Tammy S. Britton, 48, Bloomfield, was arrested on a Writ of Attachment issued in the amount of $500. Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Brown was the arresting officer...
Linton Police Department Activity Log (09/26/14)
The Linton Police Department responded to 20 calls and incidents on Thursday, September 25, including two assists to other agencies, one burglary, one child custody issue, one complaint about a juvenile, three special details, one sex offense, two reports of suspicious activity, three thefts, one title check, one traffic stop and one warrant served...
Duck Dynasty star imparts "redneck wisdom" to Linton senior class (09/26/14)
The Linton senior class joined North and South Knox, Lincoln, Pike Central, and Rivet high schools in a unique experience on Monday. The schools all ventured to Vincennes University's Red Skelton Performing Arts Center to witness a public speaking appearance made by Duck Dynasty's own Jep Robertson.....
Scenes from the Dugger Coal Festival (09/26/14)
Owensburg to celebrate with annual Founders Day Festival on Saturday (09/25/14)
This Saturday, the Main Street of the quaint town of Owensburg will be filled with visitors from near and far as they celebrate the 39th Annual Owensburg Founders Day Festival. The event will begin with the yearly biscuit and gravy breakfast hosted by the Owensburg-Jackson Township Fire Department. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Fire Department.....
Meet the Candidates Night offered voters opportunity to hear local candidates (09/25/14)
Voters in Greene County had a unique opportunity Thursday evening to hear several local candidates speak during the annual "Meet the Candidates" night at Shawnee Theatre in Bloomfield. Greene County Farm Bureau President Steve Crook welcomed the crowd and recognized the Greene County Farm Bureau Cooperative and the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the event...
Sunday in the Park: Buck and Judy Mullis thank their community with annual event (09/25/14)
Lyons residents Buck and Judy Mullis hosted their seventh annual Sunday in the Park event on Sunday, September 14. Every year the Mullis family holds the free event to say thank you to the community. This year, Buck and Judy, along with some volunteers, served 40 pounds of ham and beans, an entire case of cornbread, 50 pounds of fried potatoes, and 15 gallons of homemade chili to over 300 guests at the Lyons Town Park...
Linton-Stockton Choir to sing at Pacers Game (09/25/14)
The Linton-Stockton Middle School Choir will be performing the National Anthem at the Indiana Pacers game on Tuesday, October 7 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Samantha Writtenhouse is in her fourth year of teaching choir at Linton-Stockton and spoke on how Linton-Stockton was chosen to sing at the game...
Bloomfield School Board hears final version of 2015 budget (09/25/14)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bloomfield School District Board of Trustees heard the final draft of the school corporation's budget for 2015 during their regular monthly meeting Thursday night. They also heard the final numbers for the 2015 Capital Projects Fund and 2015 School Bus Replacement Plan...
Owensburg Founders Day 2014

Owensburg celebrated their annual Founders Day on Saturday, September 27, 2014 with music, good food including the always-popular Cobbler's Bench, crafts, fun and a parade.

2014 Shakamak Homecoming Parade

Photos of the 2014 Shakamak Homecoming Parade.

Family Life Center celebrates move

High school volleyball

2014 Scotland Festival

Here are some scenes from the 50th Annual Scotland Festival Parade.