Linton Cinema to host 3rd Annual Free Summer Kids Films

Linton Cinema, via a post to their Facebook page, mentions that their 3rd Annual Free Summer Kids Films will begin on May 30th:

This is an amazing opportunity for kids during the summer break from school, and a good way to help support a local Linton business.

2016 Pleasant Grove Christmas Light Show

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Happy Thanksgiving!  After the turkey is gobbled down (ha ha, get it?), Christmas season officially begins.  One of my favorite things to do is visit the Pleasant Grove Christmas Light Show about a dozen or two times.

According to their Facebook page, the show starts tonight at 5:00pm:

We are ready! We will be playing:
The Christmas Show Nov 24 – Dec 26 5PM til 12PM
The Patriotic Show Dec 27 – Jan 2 5PM til 12PM

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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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

 

Info for Semi-State Game – Linton vs. North Vermillion

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From LintonMiners.com

The Linton-Stockton Miners (12-1) will face off against the North Vermillion Falcons (13-1) at Roy Williams Field in Linton on Friday, November 20th at 7:30pm for the IHSAA Class A Football Semi-State Championship.

This is the third meeting between the two teams in the last two years. The Falcons defeated Linton in last year’s Regional game by a score of 31-8 before advancing to the State title game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Miners avenged that loss earlier this year when they defeated the Falcons 21-7 in regular season play.

Both teams come into this contest with a multitude of 1,000+ yard rushers setting the stage for what could be a battle by land and air.

Friday’s winner will move on to Lucas Oil Stadium for a shot to become the Class 1A State Football Champion!

Forecasts of heavy rains during the week have prompted officials at Linton-Stockton to cover the field in order to preserve the playing surface for Friday’s game.

CLICK TO WATCH LIVE AT LINTONMINERS.COM


GAME INFO

Location: Roy Williams Field – Linton-Stockton High School

Address: 10 H St NE, Linton, IN 47441

Kickoff Time: 7:30pm EDT

CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS FROM CAYUGA

Expected Travel Time: 1 hour 36 minutes from Cayuga, IN

ABOUT NORTH VERMILLION

Record: 13-1

Mascot: Falcons

Conference: Wabash River

Head Coach: Brian Crabtree

Colors: Blue

Info for Semi-State Game – Linton vs. North Vermillion

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From LintonMiners.com

The Linton-Stockton Miners (12-1) will face off against the North Vermillion Falcons (13-1) at Roy Williams Field in Linton on Friday, November 20th at 7:30pm for the IHSAA Class A Football Semi-State Championship.

This is the third meeting between the two teams in the last two years. The Falcons defeated Linton in last year’s Regional game by a score of 31-8 before advancing to the State title game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Miners avenged that loss earlier this year when they defeated the Falcons 21-7 in regular season play.

Both teams come into this contest with a multitude of 1,000+ yard rushers setting the stage for what could be a battle by land and air.

Friday’s winner will move on to Lucas Oil Stadium for a shot to become the Class 1A State Football Champion!

Forecasts of heavy rains during the week have prompted officials at Linton-Stockton to cover the field in order to preserve the playing surface for Friday’s game.

CLICK TO WATCH LIVE AT LINTONMINERS.COM


GAME INFO

Location: Roy Williams Field – Linton-Stockton High School

Address: 10 H St NE, Linton, IN 47441

Kickoff Time: 7:30pm EDT

CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAPS DIRECTIONS FROM CAYUGA

Expected Travel Time: 1 hour 36 minutes from Cayuga, IN

ABOUT NORTH VERMILLION

Record: 13-1

Mascot: Falcons

Conference: Wabash River

Head Coach: Brian Crabtree

Colors: Blue

2015 Election Results – Linton Municipal Election

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We’ll be posting the results from today’s Municipal Election following the closing of the polls at 6pm.

(Numbers last updated 7:06pm)

Mayor

John A. Wilkes (D) John Ray Correll (R)
785 692

Clerk-Treasurer

Jathan K. Wright (D) John D. Preble (R)
897 573

City Council

Stockton 3

Tony Richards (D)
227

Stockton 4

Richard “Dick” Kaiser (D) Linda Bedwell (I)
90 227

Stockton 5

Fred Markle (D)
140

Stockton 6

Jeff Sparks (D) Christopher M. Wathen (R)
178 172

Stockton 7

Jerry L. Ellett (D) Gregory R. Sapp (R)
190 138

Official election results are at www.co.greene.in.us

2015 Election Results – Linton Municipal Election

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Warm, sunny weather greeted voters on Tuesday, November 3rd as they made their way to the polls for the 2015 Municipal Election in Linton, Indiana. Here are the results from races for Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, City Council.

John Wilkes defeated Republican challenger, John Correll in the Mayor’s race by 93 votes, while current Councilman, Jathan Wright, defeated John Preble for the Clerk-Treasurer’s seat. Fred Markle, Tony Richards, and Linda Bedwell will retain their seats on the City Council while Jeff Sparks and former Councilman, Jerry Ellett,  will now represent the 6th and 7th precincts respectively.

(Numbers last updated 7:36pm)

Mayor

John A. Wilkes (D) John Ray Correll (R)
785 692

Clerk-Treasurer

Jathan K. Wright (D) John D. Preble (R)
897 573

City Council

Stockton 3

Tony Richards (D)
227

Stockton 4

Richard “Dick” Kaiser (D) Linda Bedwell (I)
90 227

Stockton 5

Fred Markle (D)
140

Stockton 6

Jeff Sparks (D) Christopher M. Wathen (R)
178 172

Stockton 7

Jerry L. Ellett (D) Gregory R. Sapp (R)
190 138

Official election results can be found at www.co.greene.in.us

Q & A with mayoral candidate John Correll – GCDW [VIDEO]

Q & A with mayoral candidate John Correll – GCDW [VIDEO]

Republished with permission from The Greene County Daily World.

Last week, the Greene County Daily World (GCDW), in cooperation with the Linton Community Development Corporation (LCDC), gave both candidates in the race for Mayor of Linton the opportunity to present their views in a joint question and answer session moderated by GCDW Staff Writer Grant Karazsia, produced by LCDC.

When Linton voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 3, they will be choosing between the incumbent Democrat, John Wilkes, who is currently serving his first term as Linton’s mayor, and the challenger, Republican John Correll.

John Correll participated. John Wilkes did not attend, stating he had a schedule conflict. The session went on as planned.

The GCDW reached out to Wilkes with an offer to host another session and the production crew said they would be happy to assist with arrangements for another shoot.

Production Credits:

The Linton Community Development Corporation

Video – Jared Albright

Audio – Josh Liechty

2015 Linton Freedom Festival Fireworks

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Happy 6th of July! I hope everyone had their fill of Hot Dogs and Freedom. We had another spectacular year of fireworks to end our Fourth of July and Freedom Festival, and I was able to snap some pictures with my cell phone, and the Google Photos Assistant stitched together some nice animations I thought I’d share. Enjoy!

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Linton vs. Perry Central – Football Sectional [Live Video]

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Watch the Miners LIVE* tonight at LintonMiners.com as they take on the Perry Central Commodores in Game 2 of IHSAA Sectional 48, We’ll be broadcasting live with commentary from Keith Doades and Dan Phillips of Media Five Sports.

Kickoff is at 8pm EDT.

The broadcast is made possible by:

Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Homes

Greene County General Hospital

Linton Family Pharmacy

Node 1 Technology

Premier Healthcare

Richard Brown Insurance

Wolfe’s Gym

CLICK TO WATCH – LINTONMINERS.COM

*Broadcast availability will depend on presence of adequate internet bandwidth at game site. This broadcast may be cancelled without notice if we experience any major technical issues.

Elite AAU Basketball team coming to Linton — tryouts set for Sept. 20

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Indiana Elite, one of the Nation’s largest and most successful youth basketball programs, will now have a presence in Greene County as a new team is being organized in Linton.

Last season, Indiana Elite had over 75 basketball teams all over the State of Indiana and the organization continues to produce many of the Nation’s top collegiate and NBA players including Cody Zeller, Eric Gordon, and Yogi Ferrell. The organization’s mission is to promote the continued development of young players as it relates to fundamentals of basketball, sportsmanship and athletic competition.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of one of the most prestigious basketball programs in the Country,” said Coach Jay Smith. “Our players will be building lifelong skills that extend far beyond the basketball court.”

Open tryouts for the 2015 Spring/Summer travel season will be held on September 20th at the newly-renovated Pleasantville gym in Pleasantville, Indiana. Tryouts are open to all boys in grades 4 through 11.

Session Schedule:

  • 4th Grade Boys – 9am until 10:30am

  • 5th Grade Boys – 10:30am until 12pm

  • 6th Grade Boys – 12pm until 1:30pm

  • 7th Grade Boys – 1:30pm until 3pm

  • 8th Grade Boys – 3pm until 4:30pm

  • 9th, 10th, & 11th Grade Boys –  5pm until 6:30pm

Each session will last approximately an hour and a half.

To register or learn more please contact Jay Smith at 812-512-1054 or ClubEliteLinton@gmail.com

Indiana Elite online at IndianaElite.com

West Nile Virus Found in Greene County

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Mark A. Miller, who serves as the Environmental Health Specialist at the Greene County Health
Department stated this morning that a sample mosquito pool taken on July 16th
by the state. The sample tested positive for the West Nile virus.

The virus has been of great concern to heath officials, as the virus produces high fever, severe headaches,
stiff neck, muscle weakness or paralysis, nausea, vomiting, and confusion. Health officials say
that prevention is the best medicine. Prevention can come in at least two forms: (1.) preventing the
mosquitoes from reproducing, and (2.) preventing mosquito bites. “Here are some tips to give to the
citizens,” Miller said:

  • Apply insect repellent containing DEET to clothes and exposed skin;
  • Wear light colored clothing;
  • Avoid wet, highly vegetative areas where mosquitoes live; and,
  • Avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito biting times, dusk to dawn, when possible.

Some simple steps to prevent mosquitoes from breeding are as follows:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water on your property;
  • Repair failing septic systems;
  • Remove any containers that will hold water;
  • Clean your clogged gutters;
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery trimmed because tall vegetation is an excellent harborage area
  • for mosquitoes; and,
  • Keep swimming pools chlorinated and clean.

Miller said, “The basic rule is if water lasts more than four days mosquitoes can reproduce. Even a small
bucket can produce up to a 1,000 mosquitoes in just a few days.”

Not only can humans contract the virus, but Miller reminds local residents that it can also infect domestic
animals like horses. In fact, he said the West Nile is very serious and often fatal in horses. So, if not
already done, it is very important to contact your veterinarian to get your horse immunized.

The Greene County Health Department is located at 217 East Spring Street, Suite 1 in Bloomfield,
Indiana 47424. The office may be reached by phone at (812)384-4496.

2014 Linton Miner Football Schedule

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08/22 – 7:00 pm
08/29 – 7:00 pm
09/05 – 7:30 pm
09/12 – 7:00 pm
09/19 – 7:00 pm
09/26 – 7:00 pm
10/03 – 7:00 pm
10/10 – 8:00 pm
10/17 – 7:00 pm

Linton Music Festival will return in 2015 as music series

From the Linton Community Development Corporation:

The Linton Music Festival will not be held on Labor Day Weekend at Humphreys Park this year as it has since its beginning in 2005. The Linton Community Development Corporation, the local non-profit organization that oversees production of the festival, is currently reorganizing the event to return in 2015 as an ongoing music series to offer more music-related events throughout the year.

“The support from fans, local artists, and our sponsors has been tremendous ever since the first event kicked off 9 years ago”, said Jared Albright, festival founder and director. “We feel that a change in format for LMF is necessary. We see this not as an ending to the festival we know, but a new beginning. A music series will allow us to produce more events throughout the year and provide more opportunities for the local community to be exposed to the musical arts. We also hope that more frequent events will draw visitors to Linton on a consistent basis and provide a boost to our local economy.”

Fans can visit LintonMusicFest.com for updates later this year or follow Linton Music Fest on Facebook and Twitter.

Links:

LintonMusicFest.com
Facebook.com/LintonMusicFest
Twitter.com/LintonMusicFest

LCDC to host world-class blues artist at Shrine Club

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The Linton Community Development Corporation, a local non-profit organization, will host a steak dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 19th at the Greene County Shrine Club. The event will feature Hoosier blues artist the WT Feaster Band.

Led by Greene County native Travis Feaster, The WT Feaster Band performs outstanding, mind bending, diamond hard riffs which scream with an edgy intensity, creating a sound as heavy and raucous as Alvin Lee and as distinctive as Stevie Ray and Jimi Hendrix.

“A fiery blues rock guitarist and southern soul blues belter with original material and Texas/Chicago inspired blues, WT Feaster band is in the vanguard of the Mid west Rock/Blues scene.The boundless energy, telepathic musicianship and a flourish of six string ferocity is reminiscent of early Eric Clapton and Cream.”

Tickets are $30 each and dinner is included. Tables of 8 may be reserved in advance and less than 50 tickets are available as Monday, April 7th.

Proceeds from this event will benefit community projects organized by the LCDC. Current projects include the Linton Music FestivalThe Lintonian, Live Streaming of Miner Football, and future plans for a downtown redevelopment project are currently in the works. (Stay tuned for more information).

This event is for ages 21 and up.

Dinner Menu:

Ribeye Steak
Baked Potato
Salad
Dessert

Cash Bar Available

Click here to purchase tickets

About WT Feaster
So what’s Indianapolis guitarist WT (Travis) Feaster all about? Intense guitar playing, impassioned vocals – a rock blues hurricane!WT Feaster performs outstanding, mind bending, diamond hard riffs which scream with an edgy intensity, creating a sound as heavy and raucous as Alvin Lee and as distinctive as Stevie Ray and Jimi Hendrix.A fiery blues rock guitarist and southern soul blues belter with original material and Texas/Chicago inspired blues, WT Featser band is in the vanguard of the Mid west Rock/Blues scene.The boundless energy, telepathic musicianship and a flourish of six string ferocity is reminiscent of early Eric Clapton and Cream.

WT (Travis) Feaster made his name on the mid west “Young Guns of Blues Guitar” tour as well as being a leading light on the Chicago Blues Tour – a new take on an old concept – that took in eight clubs and ten bands.

His debut album the aptly titled ‘Long Overdue’ proved to be the perfect context for his impassioned fiery playing, while several high profile appearances in Europe including the Maryport Blues Festival cemented a growing reputation.

Influence by blues greats like Albert King, Bill Perry, Junior Wells, Alvin Lee, and rockers Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix, WT combines strong songwriting with impossible licks and a fiery sense of purpose that puts him near the top of the new generation rock and Blues scene.

More info about our featured artist visit http://www.wtfeasterband.com

Photo: Cine Stage

This morning, Linton-based Carr Thomas Construction began removing the stage to the Cine Theater originally built in 1938, which saw many acts over the years, including Captain Kangaroo

This morning, Linton-based Carr Thomas Construction began removing the stage to the Cine Theater originally built in 1938, which saw many acts over the years, including Captain Kangaroo.