The St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Smyrna Guys and Gals 4H Club presented the Adam Holtkamp family with a monetary gift from their recent ice cream social held in September. A scholarship is being organized by the family in his memory.

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RUSHVILLE — Non-profit organizations, including volunteer fire and EMS serving Rush County, can now apply for grant dollars earmarked to help those organizations and their clients who were hardest hit by COVID-19.

STATEHOUSE — The Indiana Economic Development Corporation recently announced the state would expand eligibility for the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant Program, said State Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg).


RUSHVILLE – Mayor Mike Pavey has announced a change or two regarding how the Rushville Fire Department operates.

BATESVILLE – Upcoming events in and around Batesville are listed below.

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Skatepark Advocacy group held their second “Skate Jam” Saturday under the umbrellas.

The Batesville Area Resource Center hosted its 4th annual Trunk or Treat Friday at the Batesville Intermediate School. Pictured (left to right) are Abigail Kubicek, Andrea Hartman (back) and Emilia Kubicek showcasing their display before trick-or-treaters arrived.

BATESVILLE – St. Louis Catholic School is the largest single contributor to the Batesville Food Pantry. Their efforts help make it possible for many families to have enough to eat during the holidays.

RUSHVILLE – Fall Break has arrived for Rush County Schools. Students at Rushville Consolidated High School continued to display good behavior and positive attitudes in the week leading up to the much needed time off.

BATESVILLE — Crum Trucking has painted a 579 Peterbilt truck to promote Alzheimer’s Awareness in the area. The truck, which will travel between Batesville and Laredo, Texas, will be showcasef at the Southeast Indiana Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 30.

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) is sponsoring a “Give Thanks” fall campaign to honor Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) staff members, according to BCEF Executive Director Anne Wilson. As the holiday season approaches, BCEF wants to recognize tho…

GREENSBURG – Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) was recognized this week by the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), in partnership with Governor Eric J. Holcomb and State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, for their commitment to infant and maternal health at the second annual I…

GREENSBURG — The Decatur County Community Foundation recently announced the 2022 finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.Fifty-seven students began the competitive process in August by completing an online application.

GREENSBURG — Local resident John Berkemeier, an Electrical Controls Engineer at PK USA, is also a Certified Pistol and Rifle Instructor for the National Rifle Association of America, and is starting a local business teaching firearms safety.

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Membership Drive and Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this past Thursday. The event featured a one-day only 10% membership discount for the 2022 year for new and established members. However, an additional day was add…

Sunday, October 24, is World Polio Day. The event was initiated by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis. The day is celebrated every year on 24 October. To help create more public awareness of the disease…

GREENSBURG – City officials, business leaders from the community and construction executives gathered to watch Mayor Josh Marsh cut the red ribbon, officially opening the third and final phase of Veterans Way.

We welcome news about upcoming Southeastern Indiana events from area not-for-profit organizations. Email them to Questions may be directed to Kevin Green at 812-663-3111 ext. 217056.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Humanities has awarded more than $800,000 in federal pandemic-relief grants to humanities organizations across the state.

Indiana residents and business owners will learn how the federal tax credit of 26% has been extended through 2021 and 2022 for installing solar panels on houses, farm structures and places of business during the next Zoom meeting of Solarize East Central Indiana.

We welcome news about upcoming Southeastern Indiana events from area not-for-profit organizations. Email them to Questions may be directed to Kevin Green at 812-663-3111 ext. 217056.

Frequent Daily News contributor and Decatur County resident Harry Risher recently captured this stunning image of a rural Indiana sunset, which serves as a good reminder that many area farmers are still busy harvesting their crops. Watch for large farm equipment on local roads and be patient…

GREENSBURG — Wednesday, Mayor Josh Marsh, Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Past President Jason Barbieri and Chamber Director Dawn Lowe welcomed guests and business leaders to a ceremony on the Courthouse Square held to celebrate the local Chamber of Commerce turning 115 years old.

The Southeastern Indiana YMCA recently hosted a blood drive in connection with the Versiti Blood Center of Indiana. From left to right, Versiti’s Amy Girhley takes blood from Susan Dreyer while she chats with similarly positioned Kathleen Bohman.

Rushville FFA members delivered 100 snack packs to hard working farmers all around Rush County. Members thank sponsors Beck’s, Corteva and Bunge.

RUSHVILLE – Monday morning, Rushville Memorial Hospital CEO Brad Smith presented 650 refillable water bottles to Rush Consolidated High School Principal Rob Hadley on behalf of the hospital.

BATESVILLE — The Ripley County Community Foundation is hosting its seventh annual Day of Giving from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, November 5.

ANN ARBOR, MICH. — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Rush Memorial Hospital has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified Level 7. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey …

Sporting their new bright blue MainStreet Greensburg T-shirts, Elizabeth Fry’s landscaping class at Greensburg Community High School took advantage of the recent pleasant weather and worked several hours at the Decatur County Historical Museum before moving on to the Square. Fry said the eff…

AURORA - Monday, October 18, anthropologists with the University of Indianapolis along with Indiana State Police investigators examined a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder that was pulled out of the Ohio River on Thursday, October 14, near Lesko Park. The vehicle was located at a depth of over 50 feet …

October – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Margaret Mary Health is asking local businesses and citizens to paint their windows pink or hang pink balloons and streamers to show your support.

GREENSBURG — The inaugural “Run for the Paws” 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, October 23, at the Greensburg/Decatur County Animal Shelter, 1635 W. Park Road.

GREENSBURG — Kids’ Closet of Decatur County is a non-profit organization that gives local children in preschool to 8th grade an opportunity to choose a nice outfit, a warm coat and some shoes for the chilly winds of fall for free.

We welcome news about upcoming Southeastern Indiana events from area not-for-profit organizations. Email them to Questions may be directed to Kevin Green at 812-663-3111 ext. 217056.

COLUMBUS — Early Monday morning a driver was thrown from his motorcycle after striking a deer on I-65 northbound near the 62 mile marker in southern Bartholomew County. The motorcyclist was killed and a Good Samaritan was seriously injured when they were struck by a second vehicle.

Decatur County Historical Society Museum Curator Charity Mitchell stands beside a case of vintage scenes from yesteryear electronically transferred from digital to single-pane prints by noted local artists Jerry Carey. The prints show scenes from historic downtown Greensburg businesses and p…

GREENSBURG – Greensburg Tri Kappa is hosting the 13th annual Basket & Bag Bingo fundraiser starting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, October 21, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on W. Main Street.

Country music star Lee Greenwood (pictured) was featured in concert Friday night at Greensburg Community High School. According to local educator John Pratt, who was instrumental in bringing Greenwood to town, “It was a great show!”

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