Midges Invade Local Area

They are extremely annoying, and people mistakenly refer to them as gnats, but the extremely small pests flying everywhere in the local area have actually been biting midges.

“The bites of biting midges inflict a burning sensation and can cause different reactions in humans, ranging from a small reddish welt at the bite site to local allergic reactions that cause significant itching,” according to Purdue Extension Entomology, which goes on to state “Biting midges are extremely annoying, but none are known to transmit disease agents to humans in the U.S.”

Unfortunately, midges are hard to battle.  Some people like to use vanilla or essential oils as a repellent.  Commercial bug sprays do little to combat them, experts say.  Because these pests are small enough to get through screens covering windows, you really need to keep your windows shut. Their smallness means they can’t handle much of a breeze, though, so turning on a fan may be the most helpful if you’re planning an evening outside on the patio or deck.

If You Build It, They Will Come

It didn’t start as a “Field of Dreams,” but as a blighted, overgrown property up for tax sale. But Linton native Chris Wathen had a dream of his own: a garage. So, he built it.

The property before being cleaned up with the Railside project.

The “it” became known as “Railside,” which was aptly named because the property is situated adjacent to the railroad tracks south of town on 2nd Street Southwest. And Railside was more than just one garage, but rather the plural — garages. “If I needed a garage for projects now-and-then, probably so do others,” he reasoned.

The Railside bays offer radiant floor heat in colder months, several electrical recepticles, a garage door opener, and even a toilet and utility sink, making them perfect for housing racing sports, woodworking equipment, an auto restoration project, or even a small business.

One of the two-car bays, featuring a sink, toilet, and workbench among other amenities.

In fact, the garages have become more than just storage space, housing a technology start-up, an auto tinting business, and even a fish farm for a while. “When the garage door was open late at night, having a huge pool in the two-car bay drew a lot of attention from passersby,” Wathen recalls with a chuckle. That experiment is over, causing a vacancy for a while, but we’re back to full with a waiting list, he said.

If you’re in need of a garage or not, one thing is for certain and that’s the property looks far better than it did for years previous. Neighbors agree.

To follow the happenings around the garages, or for leasing information, Railside can be found on Facebook here.

Railside’s logo which was created by Logan Wade, a local graphic designer.

Linton Freedom Festival

Small town Linton, Indiana celebrates the Fourth of July annually in a big way, including a carnival, live bands, horse-pull, Civitan ham & egg breakfast, fireworks display and a parade billed as “Indiana’s Largest Independence Day Parade”.

The sponsor of the parade, the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce, estimates the parade brings nearly 40,000 people to Linton each year to enjoy the floats, bands, clowns, and antique tractors and cars. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Small Town Traditions,” and it’s sure to please the entire family!

Linton Cinema to host 5th Annual Free Summer Kids Films

Linton Cinema posted on their Facebook page that their 5th Annual Free Summer Kids Films will start on May 21st!

Linton-Stockton Family Winter Walk

The annual Linton-Stockton Elementary Winter Walk is coming up quick!  According to the Elementary December newsletter, it will be on December 6th from 5:30-8:00pm:

You don’t want to miss Linton Elementary’s Spectacular Family Winter Walk on Thursday, December 6th,from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at the elementary gym and cabin in the woods. Admission is FREE. We will have free hot chocolate, cookies, bounce houses, live music in the cabin, as well the PTO Santa Shop. Dress warm and bring your camera. All friends are welcome, we can’t wait to see you.

Pleasant Grove Christmas Light Show

Here we are again, nearing the end of 2018, which means that it’s the most wonderful time of the year–when Pleasant Grove Farm starts their annual Christmas Light show!

According to their Facebook page, they started running the light show last night with a partial setup, but hopefully everything will be up soon:

The light show is slated to run from November 22nd to December 26th, 6pm to 10pm every night.  After Christmas, they will have a special “Patriotic” show from December 27th to January 1st.

This is always one of my favorite local events to share with my family during the holidays… so here’s a shameless plug from a video I took several years ago.  Maybe I’ll need to do an updated version of it this year…

2018 Santa Train Schedule

According to the Indiana Railroad website, Twitter, and Facebook page, the Santa Train will be in Linton on Saturday, December 1st from 1:30pm until 3:30pm.  If you’re unable to visit then, it will also be in neighboring areas the same day.

Linton Cinema to host 4th Annual Free Summer Kids Films

Linton Cinema posted on their Facebook page today that their 4th Annual Free Summer Kids Films will start on May 22nd at 10:00am.

May 22 – 24: “Despicable Me 3″ *
May 29 – 31: *”The LEGO Batman Movie” *
June 5 – 7: *”Boss Baby”

June 12 – 14: “Smurfs: The Lost Village”
June 19 – 21: “The Emoji Movie”
June 26 – 28: “Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”
July 3 – 5: “The Star” *
July 10 – 12: *”Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”

July 17 – 19: “The My Little Pony Movie”
July 24 – 26: “Captain Underpants”
July 31 – Aug 2: “Ferdinand”
Aug 7 – 9: *”Paddington 2″ *

Linton Cinema to host 4th Annual Free Summer Kids Films

Linton Cinema posted on their Facebook page today that their 4th Annual Free Summer Kids Films will start on May 22nd at 10:00am.

May 22 – 24: “Despicable Me 3″ *
May 29 – 31: *”The LEGO Batman Movie” *
June 5 – 7: *”Boss Baby”

June 12 – 14: “Smurfs: The Lost Village”
June 19 – 21: “The Emoji Movie”
June 26 – 28: “Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”
July 3 – 5: “The Star” *
July 10 – 12: *”Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”

July 17 – 19: “The My Little Pony Movie”
July 24 – 26: “Captain Underpants”
July 31 – Aug 2: “Ferdinand”
Aug 7 – 9: *”Paddington 2″ *

Tornado Siren Testing in April

According to a notification on Nixle by the Linton Police Department, there will be “tornado siren tests, at Noon, every Friday for Linton & Lyons, weather permitting” every Friday at noon in April.

Planned power outage in NW Linton

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According to the Facebook page “From The Desk of Linton Mayor John Wilkes“, a power outage is scheduled for Northwest Linton at 11:30pm on Wednesday, October 26th.  The outage should last between 2-4 hours.

Planned power outage in NW Linton

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According to the Facebook page “From The Desk of Linton Mayor John Wilkes“, a power outage is scheduled for Northwest Linton at 11:30pm on Wednesday, October 26th.  The outage should last between 2-4 hours.

2016 Linton Freedom Festival

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The 2016 Linton Freedom Festival is under way! I’ve compiled a schedule of events taken from the official lineup, which can be found on the Linton Freedom Festival website.

Saturday, June 25th

Time Event Location
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Classic Car Show Linton City Park
6:30 – 8:00 PM Baby Freedom, Miss Sparkler & Mr. Firecracker Contest Linton City Park Band Shell
8:00 PM Fast Eddie, The Eight Ball and Karaoke Linton City Park Band Shell

Sunday, June 26th

Time Event Location
7:00 PM Assembly of God Church Presents Adam Crabb in Concert Linton City Park Band Shell

Monday, June 27th

Time Event Location
6:00 PM Carnival Midway Linton City Park
7:30 – 9:30 PM Addiction-Classic Rock Music Linton City Park Band Shell

Tuesday, June 28th

Time Event Location
2:00 PM Glenburn Bingo Linton City Park West Shelter House
6:00 PM Carnival Midway Linton City Park
7:30 – 9:30 PM Mile Fonderhide & Friends Country & Rock’n Roll Classics Linton City Park Band Shell

Wednesday, June 29th

Time Event Location
6:00 PM Carnival Midway Linton City Park
7:00 – 7:45 PM Bonnie Bland Gospel Music Linton City Park Band Shell
8:00 – 9:00 PM The Jammin’ Pans-Music of the Islands Linton City Park Band Shell

Thursday, June 30th

Time Event Location
6:00 PM Carnival Midway Linton City Park
7:00 – 9:00 PM Haywire-Classic Rock’n Roll Linton City Park Band Shell

Friday, July 1st

Time Event Location
5:00 – 10:00 PM Marketplace Linton City Park East Shelter House
6:00 PM Carnival Midway Linton City Park
7:30 – 9:00 PM Fat Cats Patriotic & Classic Rock’n Roll Linton City Park Band Shell

Saturday, July 2nd

Time Event Location
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Marketplace Linton City Park East Shelter House
4:00 – 7:00 PM ½ Chicken Dinner, Sides & Desserts-$10.00 (dine in/carry out). Advance dinner tickets available by phoning 812-847-9016 Linton VFW
4:00 – 7:00 PM Music provided by the band “Crust” Linton VFW
6:00 PM Carnival Midway Linton City Park
7:30 – 9:00 PM Tim Latimer and Nuttin’ Fancy Band-Classic Hits Linton City Park Band Shell
8:00 – 12:00 PM Music provided by the band “Wikker Elefant” Linton VFW

Sunday, July 3rd

Time Event Location
1:00 – 10:00 PM Marketplace Linton City Park East Shelter House
6:00 PM Carnival Midway Linton City Park
6:00 PM Heavy Weight Horse Pulling Contest Larry Kinnett’s Horse Barn, Road 200 North, Linton, IN (Watch for Signs)
7:00 – 8:00 PM Lee & Holy Lynn Marcum Patriotic Music & The National Anthem Linton City Park Band Shell
8:00 – 9:00 PM Romans Warrior Foundation – A special tribute and message for our Veterans, Gold Star Families, and First Responders Linton City Park Band Shell

Monday, July 4th

Time Event Location
6:00 – 9:00 AM Civitan Ham Breakfast Linton Fire Station
9:45 AM Lee & Holly Lynn Marcum Patriotic Music & The National Anthem Parade Review Stand
10:00 AM 111th Linton Freedom Festival Parade “Hoosier Heroes” Linton, IN
1:00 – 10:00 PM Marketplace Linton City Park East Shelter House
6:00 PM Carnival Midway Linton City Park
6:45 – 7:00 PM Emma Brewer-2015 Freedom Festival Queen to make introductions for:
* 2016 Freedom Festival Queen: Makayla Fulton
* 2016 Freedom Festival Queen: 1st Runner Up: Hunter House
* 2016 Freedom Festival Princess: Crislyn Woods
* 2016 Freedom Festival Princess 1st Runner Up: Brooklyn Hoffeditz
Linton City Park Band Shell
7:00 – 8:00 PM Kade Puckett-Finger Style Guitar Linton City Park Band Shell
8:30 – 10:30 PM The Avalons Rock and Roll Oldies Sensation Linton City Park Band Shell
10:30 PM Fireworks Linton City Park

2016 Linton-Stockton Senior Sheets

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A tradition that dates back to Pre-Columbian Linton Miners, the Senior Sheet is a banner hung by the Senior class once they have ransacked and raided all spoils from their High School Battle.  The sheets are meant to generate fear in the lesser school classes to demoralize any attempts at usurping the Senior title.

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2016 Linton-Stockton Senior Sheets

A tradition that dates back to Pre-Columbian Linton Miners, the Senior Sheet is a banner hung by the Senior class once they have ransacked and raided all spoils from their High School Battle.  The sheets are meant to generate fear in the lesser school classes to demoralize any attempts at usurping the Senior title.

New Technology Business Opens Downtown

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KairoTech Computer Services is kicking off their Grand Opening Week tomorrow at 1:30pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the City of Linton Mayor John Wilkes and the Linton Chamber of Commerce.

It has been some time since Linton has had a professional computer and electronics service center.  Their website, kairotech.com, lists the services available such as virus removal, file recovery and transfer, secure recycling, parts and software installation, regular PC tune-ups, troubleshooting, and more.

The owner, Josh Dean, has also started posting videos about current technology issues and questions on YouTube.

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According to a post on their Facebook page, they’re also giving away a new iPad Mini this week.

The new business should not only be a welcome asset to downtown, but all of Linton and the surrounding communities now that people are able to get service and support without having to drive an hour or more away.

 

Citywide Power Outage on Saturday

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Edit: From a comment on Facebook and the Greene County Daily World, it looks like the time has been changed to 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

According to a post on the Linton Police Department’s Facebook Page, we will have “a city wide power outage Saturday, April 2, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m”

There will be a city wide power outage Saturday, April 2, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m. The power outage will…

Posted by Linton Police Dept on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Citywide Power Outage on Saturday

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Edit: From a comment on Facebook and the Greene County Daily World, it looks like the time has been changed to 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

According to a post on the Linton Police Department’s Facebook Page, we will have “a city wide power outage Saturday, April 2, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m”

There will be a city wide power outage Saturday, April 2, 2016, at approximately 11:30 p.m. The power outage will…

Posted by Linton Police Dept on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring 2016

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It looks like we’ve finally made it past the long cold winter.

Every year it seems we have fewer and fewer of the stinky but beautiful Bradford Pears on main street.

Spring 2016

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It looks like we’ve finally made it past the long cold winter.

Every year it seems we have fewer and fewer of the stinky but beautiful Bradford Pears on main street.

Spring 2016

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It looks like we’ve finally made it past the long cold winter.

Every year it seems we have fewer and fewer of the stinky but beautiful Bradford Pears on main street.

“Yule Like Linton” website offers apparel and gifts that are local and festive

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Lintonians now have a way to spread Christmas cheer and represent their hometown thanks to a new, local website—YuleLikeLinton.com

The holiday-themed website features unique gifts emblazoned with a”Yule Like Linton” design, a pun on our local motto and infamous You’ll Like Linton signs. The website’s mission is to help “spread cheer in local style”.

Shoppers can choose from t-shirts, sweatshirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, and tote bags. All items are printed to order and shipped to your home.

The website was created by Linton resident, Derrick Tennant.

“The idea came a few years ago when I’d seen the Christmas lights in the back of the park that spelled out “you’ll like Linton. My goal is to just to let anyone else who enjoys my pun take part.”

You can view and purchase your “Yule Like Linton” items at YuleLikeLinton.com

 

“Yule Like Linton” website offers apparel and gifts that are local and festive

Yule Like Linton

Lintonians now have a way to spread Christmas cheer and represent their hometown thanks to a new, local website—YuleLikeLinton.com

The holiday-themed website features unique gifts emblazoned with a”Yule Like Linton” design, a pun on our local motto and infamous You’ll Like Linton signs. The website’s mission is to help “spread cheer in local style”.

Shoppers can choose from t-shirts, sweatshirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, and tote bags. All items are printed to order and shipped to your home.

The website was created by Linton resident, Derrick Tennant.

“The idea came a few years ago when I’d seen the Christmas lights in the back of the park that spelled out “you’ll like Linton. My goal is to just to let anyone else who enjoys my pun take part.”

You can view and purchase your “Yule Like Linton” items at YuleLikeLinton.com

 

Info for State Championship Game – Linton vs. Lafayette Central Catholic

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The Linton Miners will face The Lafayette Central Catholic Knights next Friday, November 27th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Kickoff Time: Noon

Lucas Oil Stadium will open its gates to fans beginning at 11 am ET (one hour prior to kickoff of the first game) each day.

Ticket Info

  • Cost: $15.00 per day
  • All seats are general admission.
  • Pre-school children admitted at no charge.

Single day tickets may be purchased at Linton High School on Monday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday 8:00am to Noon.

Purchase advance tickets through Linton-Stockton High School and they’ll be reimbursed $1.00 for every ticket sold.

Tickets also will be available game day at the Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office located on the southeast side of the venue at street level nearest Capitol Avenue.

Broadcast Info

For those unable to attend the game, you can view a live TV broadcast on Fox Sports Indiana or listen to the Media Five Sports radio broadcast at wqtyradio.com

 

Info for State Championship Game – Linton vs. Lafayette Central Catholic

Linton Miners vs North Central Thunderbirds at Lucas Oil Stadium

The Linton Miners will face The Lafayette Central Catholic Knights next Friday, November 27th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Kickoff Time: Noon

Lucas Oil Stadium will open its gates to fans beginning at 11 am ET (one hour prior to kickoff of the first game) each day.

Ticket Info

  • Cost: $15.00 per day
  • All seats are general admission.
  • Pre-school children admitted at no charge.

Single day tickets may be purchased at Linton High School on Monday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and on Tuesday 8:00am to Noon.

Purchase advance tickets through Linton-Stockton High School and they’ll be reimbursed $1.00 for every ticket sold.

Tickets also will be available game day at the Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office located on the southeast side of the venue at street level nearest Capitol Avenue.

Broadcast Info

For those unable to attend the game, you can view a live TV broadcast on Fox Sports Indiana or listen to the Media Five Sports radio broadcast at wqtyradio.com