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WESTPORT — A gas leak was reported at South Decatur Jr./Sr. High School Monday afternoon, according to the Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department.

INDIANAPOLIS – Decatur County Circuit Court Clerk Adina Roberts and Decatur County Council member Ernie Gauck were among the more than 550 county officials and county employees who attended the Association of Indiana

When State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) began hearing that Indiana college graduates with teaching degrees, and good grades, were unable to pass state licensure tests, she began to delve deeper into the issue.

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DECATUR COUNTY — As we travel the countryside, we see all the fall decorations, pumpkins and jack o’lanterns. It made we wonder how the jack o’lantern custom got started.

GREENSBURG — Throughout the world, the long white cane is used by people who are blind or visually impaired as a tool for safe and reliable navigation.

DECATUR COUNTY — I’ve looked forward to sharing something learned about Smyrna, and Susie Hahn, and Alma Martin, and a historic home that once again looks like new – but first, have you been to Smyrna lately? No, not Smyrna, Georgia. I mean our Smyrna in Marion Township in Decatur County.

GREENSBURG — A month ago, the Greensburg Community High School Student Council, along with co-sponsors John Pratt and Heather Comer, announced they were raising funds for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas.

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DECATUR COUNTY – Local students and their parents/guardians will soon have the opportunity to receive free assistance for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

GREENSBURG — Nearly the whole town of Westport was on hand Saturday at the fourth annual Westport Fall Festival, enjoying the crisp breezes and warm sun of a truly beautiful Indiana fall day.

Editor’s note: The following is the first in a series of stories written by local author Richard Mays the Daily News is featuring Tuesdays and Thursdays.

DECATUR/FRANKLIN/RIPLEY COUNTY — A traffic pattern change is coming to the ongoing I-74 construction zone between New Point and Ind. 101 in Decatur, Franklin and Ripley counties.

GREENSBURG – As of Monday morning, the Decatur County Commissioners lifted the burn ban the county has been under.

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GREENSBURG – Even though the moon will appear full from Saturday to Tuesday, Monday is the second “Hunter’s Moon” of the year.

Joan Fry instructs new bridge players as they concentrate on their cards. The Greensburg Adult Center offers several opportunities to meet with fellow card players. Currently, Greensburg Adult Center board members and volunteers are preparing for their big garage sale, scheduled for 8 a.m. t…

GREENSBURG – As of Nov. 18, First Baptist Church of Greensburg will be among 5,000 U.S. locations collecting shoe box gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18 to 25.

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GREENSBURG — The first two Pack the Cruiser events for the Greensburg Police Department were a success, according to Chief Brendan Bridges.

GREENSBURG — A youth support and fellowship group specifically aimed at teens from broken homes where substance abuse may have been an issue has formed locally.

INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director Michael Dora has announced that Southeastern Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation will receive $15 million from USDA Rural Development to finance smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor gr…

GREENSBURG — Budgets were recently adopted for next year by the Greensburg City Council.

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DECATUR COUNTY — INDOT contractor Paul H. Rohe Company will begin winter damage repairs on a nine-mile section of I-74 in Decatur County on Friday (Oct. 11), weather permitting.

GREENSBURG — The annual Celebrate Recovery Banquet Fundraiser is fast approaching, and executive director Janell Coomer is busily preparing for it.

GREENSBURG – Saturday afternoon, the Greensburg community will come together at Eagles Aerie #927 to raise money for local resident Gary Barrett.

WESTPORT — A generation of Hoosier children grew up looking forward to a spooky Friday night watching Sammy Terry as he hosted scary movies on WTTV Channel 4.

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Early Tuesday morning, the Indiana State Police investigated a single vehicle crash on Ind. 3 in Jennings County that claimed the life of both occupants.

GREENSBURG – St. Mary’s Church invites the community to join them at noon Saturday in the old St. Mary’s Church parking lot on U.S. Hwy. 421 to pray for peace in the United States and for all elected officials.

GREENSBURG — A few months ago, Decatur County Animal Shelter Director Ashley Hennen indicated a proposed animal ordinance that would give the community better guidelines on how to handle pets during the heat of summer or the cold of winter was in the works.

BATESVILLE – Each year, the Hillenbrand Community Leadership Series (HICLS) selects 20 people to engage with other community leaders in strategic discussions focusing on continuing to build Batesville into an attractive place to live and work.

GREENSBURG — While Greensburg celebrated their fire prevention week a week early so they could give local students the opportunity to participate before fall break, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding Hoosiers to keep safety in mind this week.

Last month, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced it would not include two recently added Connersville facilities to existing contracts with Reid Health, leaving many rural customers out-of-network and without access to affordable primary health care services.

GREENSBURG — Incarcerated residents at the Decatur County Detention Center were R.E.C.ently offered an opportunity to experience an in-house three day evangelical weekend. Participants were cared for, fed by and prayed for by a group of volunteers comprising the not-for-profit faith-based or…

DECATUR COUNTY — Though a few light sprinkles fell in parts of Decatur County over the weekend, it wasn’t enough precipitation to make it safe to have open fires and, according to Decatur County EMA Director Brad Speer, a burn ban remains in place throughout the county.

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Ruth Marie Elmes, 90, of Englewood, Florida passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at her Charlotte County residence. Born on February 18, 1929 in Millhousen, Indiana to the late George and Helen Johannigman Feldman, she attended high school at Napoleon and Oldenburg Academy. She graduated…