Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


July 20, 2013

Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick


States Seek Input on Ohio River Bridges Toll Plan

Transportation officials in Indiana and Kentucky are planning public meetings as part of the effort gather input on the potential impact of tolls for the Ohio River Bridges project. The sessions are set for next week in Clarksville and Louisville.

Hoosier Schools Secure Major Federal Grants

More than 30 Indiana schools will share more than $26 million in federal School Improvement Grants. The funds are designed to boost low-performing schools.

Cancer Treatment Company Secures Grant

Indianapolis-based ApeX Therapeutics has received a National Cancer Institute grant to help develop more effective treatments for leukemia and other cancers in children. The more than $240,000 will support the cancer-focused drug company’s efforts to potentially land a pre-investigational new drug meeting with federal regulators.

Community Foundation Plans New Headquarters

The Community Foundation of DeKalb County has unveiled plans for a new office building. The $400,000 investment will be called the Steininger Center in honor of the key donors for the project.

Technical Career Event Set for IMS

EmployIndy and the city of Indianapolis are partnering next week on a jobs event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Career Day @ the Brickyard will focus on job seekers trying to land positions in a technical field. It will take place on the first day of practice surrounding the Brickyard 400.

Steel Dynamics Profit Drops

Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) is reporting second quarter net income of $29 million, compared to $44 million for the same period a year earlier. Chief Executive Officer Mark Millet says slow growth in China and Europe, along with uncertainty in the domestic economy, contributed to the profit decline.

Greek Media Company Planning Growth

Indianapolis-based Olympia Media Group is planning to add more than a dozen workers over the next two months. The company says its fraternity and sorority-targeted publication, The Odyssey, can be found on nearly 40 college campuses throughout the country.

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  • Spaghetti boosts Special Olympians GREENSBURG – For the fourth consecutive year, Decatur County Special Olympics athletes got a boost from a local fundraiser that was equal parts beneficial and delicious.The annual Decatur County Special Olympics Spaghetti Dinner took in $1,600 Friday

    August 21, 2014

  • nws-gb082114-motorcycle accident pic Man airlifted after motorcycle accident GREENSBURG – A Waldron man was airlifted from the scene of an accident Tuesday evening after he lost control of his motorcycle on a rural road and crashed in a bean field.Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen said Raymie Davis, 52, was southbound on CR 7

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  • nws-gb082114-teen accident Teen thrown from car GREENSBURG – A 16-year-old Decatur County driver suffered several injuries and was ejected from his car after crashing on a rural roadway Tuesday night.The teen driver, whose name was not released Wednesday, sustained a broken collarbone, cracked ver

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  • nws-gb082114 unemployment photo July: Decatur had highest number of jobs in more than a decade GREENSBURG — Decatur County employers provided more jobs in July than in more than a decade.The county’s businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in July counted 12,907 employees, the most since November 2002, according to prelimin

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  • Decatur County Events Calendar 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. 2211 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Baked

    August 21, 2014

  • 'Family Connections' looks to empower families “Family Connections’ mission is building strong families. We believe by building strong families we build strong communities. We empower families to become the best they can be,” points out executive director Connie DeBurger. The southeastern Indiana

    August 20, 2014

  • nws-gb082014-cookie theft mug Girl Scout Cookie fund theft charged GREENSBURG – A man accused of stealing from a child’s Girl Scout Cookie fund now faces a local theft charge alongside drug-related offenses in a nearby county.Police arrested James K. Sparks, 30, on Monday, following the issuance of a warrant from th

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  • Events 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. 2211 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Baked

    August 20, 2014

  • nwnws-gb082014 record corn crop photo 2 Record crop, but low prices worry farmers GREENSBURG — Decatur County farmer David Miers said this year’s corn plants look better than any he has seen in all the 44 years he has raised crops.“The corn crop this year, at this point … best corn crop we’ve ever raised,” he said. “It’s absolutel

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