Climbing to the top at Bloomfield Pool

Climbing to the top at Bloomfield Pool

2019 Linton Freedom Festival Schedule

“Celebrating Small Town Traditions”

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Sat. June 29 Humphreys Park Car Show 9:00 A –2:00 PM
    Various Master Gardeners Garden Walk 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Humphreys Park
Band Shell
Baby Freedom/Miss Sparkler/Mr Firecracker 6:30 PM
    Humphreys Par
Band Shell
Sister Bluebird: Rock and Blues (Geoffrey Gentry & Friends) 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sun. June 30 Larry Kinnett Horse Barn (CR200N; look for signs) Horse and Pony Pull Contest

■ Pony Pulling Contest

■ Heavy Weight Horsepull

3:00 PM

5:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Dixie House & Friends:  Gospel Music 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
      Carrie Taylor:  Contemporary Christian Music 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mon. July 1 Humphreys Park West Shelter Red Cross Blood Drive 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Addiction:  Classic Rock 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Tues. July 2 Humphreys Park EastShelter Marketplace 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Carnival Midway 6:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Emulsify:  Classic and Modern Rock 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed. July 3 Humphreys Park East Shelter Marketplace 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Carnival Midway 6:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Chris Taylor & Friends:  Classic Rock 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Thur. July 4 Linton Fire Station Civitan Ham Breakfast 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Parade Review Stand Lee & Holly Marcum Patriotic
Music & National Anthem
9:45 AM
    N. Main Street & Hwy54E 114th  Freedom Festival Parade 10:00 AM
    Humphreys Park EastShelter Marketplace 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Carnival Midway 6:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell American Legion Post 22 Presentation of Colors 7:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Presentation of Freedom Festival Royalty   

■ 2018 Queen/2019 Indiana State Festivals
Queen:  Madison Millick   

■ 2019 Queen:  Crislyn Woods   

■ 2019 Runner Up:  Isabel Meek

■ 2019 Princess:  Emma Brinson

■ 2019 Runner Up Princess:
Makenna O’Bryan

■ 2019 2nd Runner Up Princess:
Karly Smock
7:05 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Lee & Holly Marcum:  Patriotic Music and
a Salute to Veterans
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Haywire:  Rock and Roll 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Humphreys Park (for viewing) Fireworks 10:30 PM
Fri. July 5 Humphreys Park Carnival Midway 6:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Roy & The Ramblers:  Oldies, Classic Rock 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Sat. July 6 Humphreys Park Carnival Midway 6:00 PM
    Humphreys Park Band Shell Little Connie:  Good Time Music  (John Danner & Friends) 7:00-9:00 PM

Greene County Health receives grant from SIA Foundation

Greene County Health is pleased to announce it recently received a grant from the SIA Foundation to update medical equipment at Greene County Health Shakamak. Greene County Health Board Chair Mary...

Greene County Health receives grant from SIA Foundation

Greene County Health is pleased to announce it recently received a grant from the SIA Foundation to update medical equipment at Greene County Health Shakamak. Greene County Health Board Chair Mary...

UPDATED: Linton teen found FREE ACCESS: Rural Linton teen missing

UPDATE: As of 5:34 p.m. June 12, Joseph Palmer has been located and he is safe. Previous story follows below. The Greene County Sheriff's Department is asking for assistance in locating 15-year-old...

UPDATED: Linton teen found FREE ACCESS: Rural Linton teen missing

UPDATE: As of 5:34 p.m. June 12, Joseph Palmer has been located and he is safe. Previous story follows below. The Greene County Sheriff's Department is asking for assistance in locating 15-year-old...

2019 Linton Freedom Festival schedule of events

It’s almost time for Linton’s biggest event of the year. The 2019 Linton Freedom Festival festivities begin June 29 and will wrap up for the year on July 6. The official schedule released by the...

2019 Linton Freedom Festival schedule of events

It’s almost time for Linton’s biggest event of the year. The 2019 Linton Freedom Festival festivities begin June 29 and will wrap up for the year on July 6. The official schedule released by the...

FREE ACCESS: Rural Linton teen missing

The Greene County Sheriff's Department is asking for assistance in locating 15-year-old Joseph Palmer of rural Linton. Palmer is described as 5-foot-10 and weighs approximately 120 pounds, with a...

UPDATED: One injured in Tuesday evening plane crash

UPDATED: One injured in Tuesday evening plane crash

Ordinance formally establishes Linton Recycling Center trash fees

The Linton City Council approved a formal fee schedule to take trash to the Linton Recycling Center, located on 12th Street. Linton Mayor John Wilkes explained this does not change the fees already...

Ordinance formally establishes Linton Recycling Center trash fees

The Linton City Council approved a formal fee schedule to take trash to the Linton Recycling Center, located on 12th Street. Linton Mayor John Wilkes explained this does not change the fees already...

Sullivan man arrested for voyeurism

According to a news release from ISP, the Sullivan City Police Department received a complaint on April 18, 2019, from a female customer at a local sun tanning salon located in Sullivan. The...

Sullivan man arrested for voyeurism

According to a news release from ISP, the Sullivan City Police Department received a complaint on April 18, 2019, from a female customer at a local sun tanning salon located in Sullivan. The...

FREE ACCESS: Power outage planned for Linton Friday morning

Linton Power and Light will have a scheduled power outage on Friday, June 14 at 1 a.m. According to a news release, the outage is expected to last approximately three to five hours. A map has been...

FREE ACCESS: Power outage planned for Linton Friday morning

Linton Power and Light will have a scheduled power outage on Friday, June 14 at 1 a.m. According to a news release, the outage is expected to last approximately three to five hours. A map has been...

One injured in Tuesday evening plane crash

One person was injured after a small aircraft crashed in a field Tuesday evening near Switz City. According to Sgt. Curt Durnil with the Indiana State Police, ISP Bloomington Troopers worked the...

One injured in Tuesday evening plane crash

One person was injured after a small aircraft crashed in a field Tuesday evening near Switz City. According to Sgt. Curt Durnil with the Indiana State Police, ISP Bloomington Troopers worked the...

Sewn in colored hue, we now retire our red, white and blue

In a flag retirement ceremony, hosted by the Greene County Veterans’ Council, held at Worthington American Legion Post 106 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, hundreds of American flags were destroyed in a...

Sewn in colored hue, we now retire our red, white and blue

In a flag retirement ceremony, hosted by the Greene County Veterans’ Council, held at Worthington American Legion Post 106 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, hundreds of American flags were destroyed in a...

Community Notes

Wednesday, June 12 The Worthington-Jefferson Township Public Library 2019 Summer Reading Program presents “Playing bingo for prizes” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Grades preschool through six. Astronomy...

Community Notes

Wednesday, June 12 The Worthington-Jefferson Township Public Library 2019 Summer Reading Program presents “Playing bingo for prizes” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Grades preschool through six. Astronomy...

Ask an OB-GYN- Can Being Overweight/Underweight Affect My Pregnancy?

Ask an OB-GYN, Series I, Blog 4- Can Being Overweight/Underweight Affect My Pregnancy?

Continuing from Blog 3, “Why is a Healthy Diet Important for a Healthy Pregnancy,” this post discusses the importance of healthy weight during pregnancy.

As I stated in my last blog, obesity in pregnancy is now one of our most concerning problems in obstetrics. In fact, maternal obesity is now considered one of the most commonly occurring risk factors seen in obstetric practice. Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that health may be adversely affected. Maternal obesity increases your risk of complications which may be an issue for the baby. Women who are obese have higher rates of pregnancy related heart failure, hypertension, preeclampsia, preterm delivery, gestational diabetes, large for gestational age baby (macrosomia), increase labor dysfunction, increase c-section rates, and higher rates of hemorrhage after the baby delivers. A baby born to an obese mother also has an increased risk of birth defects, especially neural tube defects (spina bifida) and studies confirm that maternal obesity increases stillbirth rates. Losing weight prior to your pregnancy may help reduce some of these risks.

Being underweight in pregnancy is also an issue as it may be associated with vitamin/mineral deficiencies and an increase chance of delivering a small for gestational age baby (IUGR). Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a term used to describe a condition in which the fetus is smaller than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy. Another term for IUGR is fetal growth restriction. Severe growth restrictions put the baby at risk for preterm delivery as well as other complications.

An evaluation of your diet and current body mass index (BMI) is a good way to see if you are overweight or underweight prior to conception of your pregnancy. –Dr. Douglas Lawson, Board-certified OB-GYN

Dr. Douglas Lawson is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at the My Linton Clinic Women’s Health Center. As an OB-GYN, he supports women’s health with innovative approaches to care. Specializing in the woman’s reproductive tract, pregnancy, and childbirth with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Lawson also believes that healthy people build strong communities. He believes that moving toward healthy is easier with knowledge. As a service to the community, he has volunteered to write a series of blogs, “Ask an OB-GYN”, where he answers common OB-GYN questions and shares his expertise in women’s health and wellness to our communities.

Dr. Lawson graduated from Indiana University’s School of Medicine, completed his residency at Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

To make a pre-pregnancy appointment with Dr. Lawson call