Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


October 29, 2013

Rotarians “this close” to eradicating polio worldwide

GREENSBURG – The Greensburg Rotary Club met Monday for its regular weekly meeting at the Greensburg Country Club, where they discussed the organization’s progress in the fight to eradicate polio across the world, in addition to other Rotary business.

Diane Hart-Dawson announced the launch of one of the Rotary’s biggest annual fundraisers – poinsettia sales. The Rotary Club has sold the superior-quality plants each winter to raise funds for the county, for scholarships for local students and for other Rotary community-service projects. This winter will be the 17th year the Rotary has held the fundraiser. All poinsettias will come from Kruger-Maddux Greenhouse and will be available in five different varieties, at a cost of $10. For more information or to place an order, call 663-9622 and ask for Diane or email

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeff Emsweller notified the group that Governor Mike Pence will be visiting Greensburg Nov. 4. Governor Pence will give a speech and lunch will be provided. Attendance for the event is reservation only and will cost $20. Anyone interested should contact the Chamber of Commerce to reserve a spot.

Emsweller also mentioned that he’d spoken with Oris Reece recently and learned that the community garden had a majority of the plots produce vegetables this year. Emsweller reported that the community garden will be up and running again in time for spring planting season.

Charlie Miller, from the Greenwood/Whiteriver Morning Rotary Club, was the guest speaker at Monday’s meeting. Miller spoke to the club about the Preemptive Love Coalition, an organization that provides lifesaving heart surgeries to Iraqi children. Miller reported that after war broke out, many people fled Iraq, including most of the doctors.

He said there isn’t a single, dedicated pediatric heart surgeon in Iraq currently, despite heart defects being the leading cause of death among Iraqi children. Each year, 11,000 Iraqi children are born with heart defects. Most of them are forced to seek treatment out of the country – if they can afford it. Those who cannot are doomed to suffer with no hope of relief.

Text Only
  • Not your typical teen angst

    Hoosier children are facing a health crisis, experts say, with almost 20 percent experiencing mental health challenges.

    April 21, 2014

  • hea-gb041814-INS teen mental health jpg Mental health issues in Indiana youth: Not the typical teen angst INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosier children are facing a health crisis, experts say, with almost 20 percent experiencing mental health challenges. Many are not getting the care necessary to help them deal with those issues, said Bill Stanczykiewicz, president an

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb031914-INS poison prevention week jpg Indiana poison expert: Curiosity puts kids in danger INDIANAPOLIS - Most people know to keep items such as bleach and antifreeze out of the reach of little ones, but experts say there are other dangers lurking in the home that Hoosiers may not consider. According to Dierdre Davis, the coordinator for p

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • hea-gb-030814-Take a vacation Gillpatrick headshot Take time to take vacation Today's families are very busy - too busy to take a vacation some might believe. Add to that financial loss and living in uncertain economic times, and many families feel as though they simply can't take a break. However, routines and rituals, like v

    March 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hospital Foundation grants fund community health programs and services Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) received $12,290.50 in grants from the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County to support programs and services. The funds are raised by the Hospital Foundation through the daffodil project, special events such a

    March 7, 2014

  • hea-gb-022214-EarthTalk jpg EarthTalk®: Fukushima nuclear plant Dear EarthTalk: I thought Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown would have sealed nuclear power's fate, but I keep hearing otherwise. Can you enlighten? -- Jacob Allen, New York, NY The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations t

    February 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • CAC accepting applications for Role Model program GREENSBURG - The Decatur County Community Action Coalition (CAC) is proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Role Model program. Annually the CAC produces posters featuring high school students who have made healthy dec

    February 15, 2014

  • hea-gb-020814-Winter Blues - headshot - pg4 The Winter Blues: Recognizing seasonal affective disorder Are you worn-out, irritable or lacking energy? Do you just want to eat and sleep? Winter is the season for an especially disabling form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. The cold, dark days of winter can bring depressive moods

    February 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Domenick joins Health Centered Spine and Wellness GREENSBURG - Health Centered Spine and Wellness welcomes Dr. Jason Domenick to its growing Greensburg facility. With the addition of Dr. Domenick, the office is now open for business Monday through Friday with expanded evening hours. Dr. Domenick is

    February 7, 2014

  • health-gb020114-coroner announcement pic Banks VP of Coroner's Association Banks VP of Coroner's Association

    February 1, 2014 1 Photo