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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Some odds 'n' ends as Christmas approaches ...

Another report of a black panther in Greene County?

It's starting to look like Christmas at Pleasant Grove Farm

Business & Service Directory 2014

The 2014 Business & Service Card Directory will help you find a business in our area. For more information about advertising in the directory, contact Christy Lehman, Tina Snow or Heidi Puckett at 812-847-4487.

Serving Linton, Bloomfield, Jasonville, Worthington, Lyons and Greene County, Indiana

Wednesday, December 17 The Greene County Coin Club will hold its December meeting at the Bloomfield Community Building. This is the Christmas party and they will have a meal beginning at 6 p.m. All members are to bring a...
Freddie W. Bargar (12/18/14)
Freddie W. Bargar, 80, of Dugger, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at his home in Dugger. He was born on July 13, 1934, in Sullivan County the son of Harry Dale Bargar and Opal Fern Bargar. He graduated from Union High school in 1951, and attended the Dugger Church of Christ...
Mariana Sparks (12/17/14)
Mariana Sparks, 90, of Noblesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at The Lodge Assisted Living in Noblesville. She was born on April 9, 1924 to James and Marian (Lisman) Melton in Dixon, Kentucky. Mariana had been a teacher at Bloomfield High School and Worthington High School, where she had taught everything from Science to Physical Education. ...
Eugleena Margaret Livingston (12/15/14)
Eugleena Margaret Livingston, age 98, of Worthington, passed away on December 12, 2014. She was born in Clay City on March 22, 1916, the daughter of George Washington and Rilla V. (Cooprider) Kline. She was a homemaker. She was baptized on Jan. 25, 1987 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Worthington. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, and canning...
Gertrude Ann Williams (12/15/14)
Gertrude Ann Williams, age 91, of Newton, Illinois, and formerly of Linton, passed away on Saturday morning, Dec. 13, at Aspen Creek Memory Support Residence in Effingham, Illinois. She had been in failing health for the past three years. She was born in Linton on May 18, 1923, the daughter of Eskin Cox and Helen (Surmont) Turner. She graduated from Linton High School with the class of 1941 and from MacMurray College at Jacksonville, Illinois...
Joyce M. White (12/15/14)
Joyce M. White, age 59, of Lyons, passed away at 3:38 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on May 6, 1955, the daughter of Willard and Julia (Copeland) Orman. She worked at Keller Chair Factory, General Electric, and she enjoyed mushroom hunting and her animals...
Dillon Matthew Jenkins (12/15/14)
Dillon Matthew Jenkins, 21, of Jasonville, Indiana passed away at 5:56 a.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Greene County, Ind. He was born March 22, 1993 in Sullivan, Ind. to Chris Jenkins and Melinda (Hert) Jenkins. Survivors include his parents, Chris and Melinda Jenkins of Jasonville, Ind.; grandparents, Jeanne and Forrest Wayne Metcalf of Sullivan, Ind., Bev Jenkins of Jasonville, Ind.; uncles, Roger and Kelly Soncrant of Jasonville, Ind., Craig Jenkins of Jasonville, Ind.; girlfriend, Kaitlin Jones; a host of family and friends.. ...
Karen Marie Marsh (12/15/14)
Karen Marie Marsh, 49 of Linton, Ind. passed Saturday, December 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Heart Center Indianapolis, Ind. Karen was born on January 17, 1965 in Geneva, Ill., the daughter of Donald O'Haver and Ruth Finnegan O'Haver. She was a former assistant bank manager for Main Source Bank...
Phyllis Jean Everett (12/15/14)
Phyllis Jean Everett, 82, of Lyons, passed away at 2:49 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Born February 9, 1932 in Knox County, she was the daughter of Ranza and Ruth Beatrice (Harrell) Bateman. She was a homemaker...
June Stephens (12/14/14)
June Stephens, age 88, of Linton, passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. She was born in Dugger on Aug. 9, 1926, the daughter of Virgil and Martha (Robertson) Butler. She was a homemaker and a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Linton...
David W. Griffith (12/14/14)
David W. Griffith, age 63, of Bloomington, formerly of Linton and Jasonville, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Bloomington. He was born in Linton on October 5, 1951, the son of William Jr. and Mary Alice (Wall) Griffith. He was a 1969 graduate from Shakamak High School. He retired from Bloomington General Electric after 25 years and was a member of the Linton Moose Lodge...
Sarah Jane Woods (12/14/14)
Sarah Jane Woods, 93, of Greenwood, passed away Friday December 12, 2014 at Greenwood Health and Living. The daughter of Charles and Carrie Jackson Jones, Sarah was born March 16, 1921 in Lyons, Indiana. Sarah retired in 1977 after 25 years as a Service Assistant with Indiana Bell Telephone Company. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America...
William "Bill" Heaton (12/14/14)
William "Bill" Heaton, 73,of Princeton passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville of a brain aneurysm. He was born on March 16, 1941 in Beech Grove, INd., to A. M. "Squeak" and Wilma Jean (Stalcup) Heaton. He graduated from Switz City Central High School in 1959. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964...
Indiana Rail Road Santa Train

Gallery updated with photos of items up for bids in Friday's Silent Auction at the Courthouse

Goose Pond: The Story of a Wetland and Its Neighbors
The documentary film "Goose Pond: The Story of a Wetland & Its Neighbors" won a Bronze Telly Award in 2011 in the nature/wildlife program category. The film's executive producer Bill Barnes, a Linton native who now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, was pleased with the recognition the Telly Award would bring to the area of southwestern Indiana where he grew up. The Telly Awards are the premier awards honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, online commercials, video and films.
State news
  • Indiana revenue projections down $129M for 2015
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Mike Pence said he will need to use caution when coming up with a proposed state budget for the next two years after numbers released Thursday showed revenue was flat in fiscal 2014 and projections for the next fiscal year were lowered by $129 million....
  • 16 Ind. companies promise growth, 2,100-plus jobs
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana officials say a heavy equipment parts maker in Plymouth plans to create 475 jobs by 2017 and 15 other companies have pledged to create nearly 1,700 other jobs over the next decade in return for more than $19 million in tax credits and other incentives....
  • Stranger pays $6k vet bill for injured Indiana dog
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana dog whose owner ordered it euthanized after it was hit by a car is recovering from surgery after a stranger stepped in to save its life....
  • Troopers ID gunman shot after C. Indiana standoff
    PARAGON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana State Police have identified a gunman troopers shot and killed following a chase that turned into a seven-hour standoff in central Indiana....
  • Indiana voucher schools were overpaid nearly $4M
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More than a quarter of the private Indiana schools taking part in the school voucher program were overpaid nearly $4 million due to tuition miscalculations but have returned that money to the state, a new analysis shows....
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