Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

June 13, 2014

Family fun at Covered Bridge Festival

WESTPORT – Since 2002, Westport has hosted the annual Covered Bridge Festival, providing a fun-filled family friendly day for both children and adults.

This year’s event looks to be no different. The 2014 Westport Covered Bridge Festival will take place Saturday, June 14, at the historic covered bridge just outside town. The full day of entertainment and events will begin with Breakfast on the Bridge from 8 to 10 a.m.

The Westport Kiwanis Club prepares a variety of delicious breakfast foods each year, which participants can enjoy while dining on the covered bridge. The club’s biscuits and gravy have been a favorite for many years, though others foods will be offered as well. There is no cost for the breakfast, but a freewill offering will be in place and donations fund future community events.

The Covered Bridge Festival parade begins at 10 a.m. and will leave from the Westport Community Building on Main Street. The parade will head down Main Street and through town toward the Westport dam park area, which is in view of the covered bridge. The parade route is roughly two and a half miles and prime viewing spots will be available along the route.

At the conclusion of the parade, there will be an antique tractor show in the dam park area. In addition to the pieces of machinery from days gone by, many owners will be on hand to answer questions about the equipment.

The Duckling Derby is slated to begin around 11 a.m., though it may start later if the parade takes longer than expected. The Ducking Derby is an annual event where tickets match a number printed on the bottom of rubber ducks, which will be dumped into Sand Creek. The ducks “race” down the creek to the dam park, where the first three to cross the finish line bring cash prizes to their owners.

Text Only
News
  • 2014 Decatur County 4-H Fair Baby Show CRAFTSDASHING THRU THE SEASONS:Class 1: Valentine1st - Debbie Jones 2nd - Pauline White, Clinton ClubClass 2: Spring & Easter1st - Rita Hellmich, 2010 Sewing Club2nd - Vicki Schwering3rd – Lori SpearsClass 3: Summer & Patriotic1st – Rita Hellmich, 20

    July 25, 2014

  • ag-gb072514 farmers market week pic August 3-9 is National Farmers' Market Week WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, "National Farmers Market Week". Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate our nation's thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communiti

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb072514 Bunting fulbright award pic Bunting receives Fulbright Luke Bunting of Butler University has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Korea for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • biz-gb072514-carquest ribbon cutting pic CarQuest celebrates grand opening GREENSBURG – New Point native Bob Morton has spent years in the auto parts business, setting up shop in locations as far away as Minnesota.He’s back home now, and opened his latest endeavor, CarQuest, to the public for a festive Grand Opening Thursda

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb072414-mainsource mug 2 MainSource income rises 5.9% GREENSBURG — MainSource Financial Group reported second-quarter net income of nearly $7.8 million, up about 5.9 percent from a year earlier.Higher net interest income more than offset slightly lower noninterest income.Greensburg-based MSFG is the par

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick Holiday World to Unveil $22M ProjectOfficials at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus will announce details Thursday of a $22 million investment. The project represents the largest amount ever spent on a single ride in the attraction’s nea

    July 24, 2014

  • nws-gb072414-meth bust couple mug 2 Indy couple arrested on drug charges GREENSBURG – An Indianapolis couple has been jailed in Decatur County Jail on felony drug dealing charges following a lengthy police investigation.Zachariah Long, 33, and Christina Cowles, 32, both of Indianapolis, were arrested around 4 p.m. Tuesday

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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 news@greensburgdailynews.com or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. All July – International Crafts

    July 24, 2014

  • nws-gb072414 DCCF pic DCCF names Scheidler to Decatur Society Although, it could easily have been mistaken for a Scheidler family reunion, the Decatur County Community Foundation was actually hosting its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 24. The Decatur County Schools Administration Building was the perfect setti

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb072414-Kids Closet pic Kids Closet to hold fashion show at next opening GREENSBURG – The Kids’ Closet of Decatur County has made quite a name for itself in the relatively short time it has been in operation.In just two years, the organization has grown significantly, outgrowing the basement space at First Christian Churc

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo