Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


December 27, 2012

Highway Department making progress in clearing snow

Greensburg — Decatur County Highway Superintendent Mark Mohr told the Daily News his department has deployed 16 different vehicles aimed at clearing county roadways of Wednesday’s significant snowfall.

The vehicles took to the roads Wednesday evening and throughout the day Thursday, intending to reach every road in the county, according to Mohr.

The highway superintendent said his department used more salt and sand following Wednesday’s winter storm than they did all of last winter. Mohr recalled that the previous winter season was “very, very mild,” but said the only true cure for the roads’ present collective condition is warmer weather.

In the meantime, crews are doing all they can to alleviate the problem.

Mohr stated his belief that a majority of roads throughout the county are passable, though some more hospitable than others.

Flat areas where the wind can easily blow snow into the roadways has proven to be the biggest problem for snow removal crews presently attempting to make the best use of their resources.

Mohr said the effort is time consuming, but he remained optimistic that a vast majority of, if not all, county roads would be at least somewhat passable by the end of the work day Thursday.

The highway superintendent also offered thanks to the many community members who have done their part to help clear the snow.

“There are a lot of citizens who have given us a lot of help,” said Mohr.

With the county under an “Orange” or “Watch” travel status Thursday, motorists may return to the roadways.

If choosing to travel, Mohr urged drivers to use good judgment.

“Be cautious, drive safely, go slow,” said Mohr. “Just be careful and understand that when it gets cold at night, you’re gonna have some black ice in places. Drive defensively and be careful.”

City of Greensburg Street Department Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper could not be reached for comment Thursday.

City road crews had made significant headway in clearing most of the main roads in Greensburg by press time Thursday evening. Some side streets remained slick and icy, while large piles of snow sat at the sides of many city streets much as it did in rural areas.

Mark Mohr summed up the present conditions rather succinctly: “The bottom line in this whole thing is it’s winter and it’s Indiana,” he said.

Residents looking for travel updates throughout the state can turn to

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056


Text Only
  • nws-gb080114-allen pool summer pic-02 Few pool days remain before summer's end GREENSBURG — The calendar might not say winter is almost here, but for Greensburg and Decatur County school kids, summer’s ending draws near.Greensburg Community Schools return to classes Monday, while Decatur County Community Schools welcome student

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • Colts lose 2nd starter with season-ending injury ANDERSON, Ind. — Colts left guard Donald Thomas will require season-ending surgery to repair his injured right quad.Coach Chuck Pagano said Thursday an MRI confirmed the diagnosis.Thomas also missed most of last season with a torn right quad in Week

    August 1, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240.Aug. 18 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Plein-Ai

    August 1, 2014

  • nws-gb080114 meth bust photo 1 Four arrested on charges of conspiracy to manufacture meth GREENSBURG — Four Greensburg residents were arrested Wednesday afternoon by Indiana State Police on drug-related charges including conspiracy to manufacture meth. Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and they expect more arrests.At about 2 p

    August 1, 2014 4 Photos

  • nws-gb080114-dccs special meet headshot Hirings, resignations mark DCCS Board meeting GREENSBURG — In a brief special meeting Wednesday night, the Decatur County Community Schools (DCCS) Board formalized a number of new hires, resignations and retirements.DCCS Superintendent Johnny Budd told the Daily News that the need for the meetin

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb080114-safest cities pic Greensburg among state's safest cities GREENSBURG – Data collected by a home security resource company has placed Greensburg among the 10 safest cities in, an online source for obtaining information about home security systems, recently selected the 50 safest cities i

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb073114 miss tree city preview photo Miss Tree City to be named in Saturday ceremony GREENSBURG — Five contestants will vie Saturday to serve as Miss Tree City and to reign over the Tree City Fall Festival in late September.The competition will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greensburg Learning Center, 422 E. Central Ave. Admission

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb073114 Steam show 1 jpg Indiana Pioneer Engineers Club Steam Engine Show and Reunion starts today The 66th annual Indiana Pioneer Steam Engine Show and Reunion will be held beginning today and continue through Aug. 3 at Caldwell Acres, 3707 South CR 200W. For more than half a century, Rush County has hosted members and visitors from all over the

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Inside Indiana Business with Indiana with Gerry Dick Grants Boost Arts InitiativesMore than 260 groups and individuals are sharing in nearly $2.7 million to support arts programs. The Indiana Arts Commission says the funding is from federal and state sources and will go to organizations including the

    July 31, 2014

  • Thank you for helping fight child abuse Thank you for fighting child abuseDear Editor:My name is Bill Parsons, this year’s organizer of the Devin Lee Parsons Never Be Forgotten Ride, Fighting Against Child Abuse.I want to thank all our sponsors; you have all helped us get closer to our goa

    July 31, 2014