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Greensburg Daily News (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Greensburg, Indiana To Money club receives Large Check p. 9 food break habits p. 3 Hugo state ready p. 4 local judge rules in favor of schools disciplinary actions by Amy Miller staff writer a local judge ruled tuesday in favor of the county school corporation s actions of expelling one of its students. Decatur county circuit court judge John Westhafer ruled on the Issue brought in to court by Greg Green . 2, Greensburg against the deca tur county school corporation. Green was expelled from South Decatur High school on March 13, after he allegedly brought alcoholic beverages onto the school grounds. On april 20, Green filed a lawsuit for an Appeal on the expulsion decision. Greens Appeal was denied please see judge Page 2 track second p. 6greensburg daily news Southeastern Indiana s Foremost newspaper May 16, 1990 in fed a Greensburg. Indiana 47240 ,6th year county soaked by rain by Robin Reid staff writer although Decatur county has had Over eight inches of rain this month wet conditions Are not expected to cause major problems with Flash flooding. The county received More rain last night and this morning As storms moved through the area. Winds overturned an unoccupied House trailer the trailer of a Semi tractor and downed several Trees. No injuries were reported. Since May i Decatur county has received Over eight inches of rainfall according to Bob Navarra Plant operator at the Greensburg municipal water company. He said from tuesday until 8 . Today the county had received one and Twenty two hundredths inches of rain. Another half Inch of rain was reported by Navarra before press time today bringing the month s total so far to Over eight inches. Navarra said in May 1987 the county received three and ninety five hundredths inches of rain. In May 1988, the water company reported two and forty seven hundredths inches of total rain. In May 1989, the county received five and seventy nine hundredths inches of rainfall. When asked about the possibility of creeks flooding in the area Navarra said he does not think heavy flooding is Likely because the water from the creeks such As san Creek runs off too fast and flows to Seymour. He said it is in Seymour where flooding is a problem. Navarra added that there Are no creeks North of the county that would cause heavy flooding. He said since he has been with the water company and when he worked for the National weather Bureau several years ago he has not seen any major problems with flooding. He added he does feel sorry for the Farmers whose crops and land May be washed away by the heavy Rains. Quot Decatur county has been pretty Lucky Quot said Navarra referring to problems created by flooding. Several Power outages were reported overnight to Decatur county Remc said Remc employee Becky Hadler. Hadler did not have an exact count of reports called in but said the outages were scattered Over Decatur Jennings and Ripley counties. She said this morning crewmen were out in the county restoring electricity and repairing please see rain Page 2 $5.2 million a chm plan considered by Jim Morrison editor initial Steps towards a possible $5.2 million expansion of Decatur county memorial Hospital will be pursued if financing can be obtained. David Trexler Hospital executive director said the program outlined by architect Jim Walker of Walker Rosenbarger architects tuesday night was Only conceptual. No preliminary architectural drawings will be undertaken he said until it is known the expansion can be financed. A at this Point we Are just in the talking stage of facilities Trexler said. Part of the project would be financed by an increase in the cumulative building fund in the county government. The Hospital is owned by the Decatur county government which currently provides a five cent per $100 assessed valuation tax rate. Board members unanimously approved a Resolution increasing the cumulative building fund rate to 15 cents. This would generate $220,000 annually. The remainder of the construction Cost would be paid through the Hospital s operating budget according to John Huser of Valliant management in Louisville by. The project would mean an annual debt repayment of $515,985 for 20 years according to Huser. Quot for this work it will require additional county funds Quot Leon Johnson Hospital Board president said. Johnson noted that since the Hospital is county owned it can not refuse treatment to anyone based on their ability to pay. As outlined by Walker a new emergency room outpatient services unit imaging department Laboratory and surgery department would be included if final approval is gained. A relocation of the intensive care Ward from the third floor to the second floor would be implemented. Since 1986, the Hospital lost $431,525 that year and $18,745 in 1987. It made a $394,159 profit in 1988 and $242,552 in 1989, according to Huser. For 1990, a net profit of $783,721 is expected $313,965 in 1991, $206,626 in 1992, $283,668 please see million Page 2 group wants youth dances by Amy Miller staff writer provided All details can be worked out thursday night Decatur county youths will have dances to attend this summer. Cleo Duncan a Decatur county resident concerned with the youths has organized a meeting for thursday night at the Decatur county Parks and recreation department the old armory at 7 30 p.m., to discuss details and plan a series of dances geared toward High school or Junior High school students. Duncan said the purpose of the meeting is to unite the City and county resources As individuals service clubs industries and the Media in providing a series of summer dances for the youth. There will be representatives from the three county High schools who will inform the adults what they want As far As dances Are concerned according to Duncan. The adults will then see that their wishes Are fulfilled said Duncan. They will work out the details to carry out the wishes of the Young people she said. A your Job is to go there meeting with a positive attitude and do something for our kids Quot Dun can said. Quot in View of some of the things happening to the Young people in our Community lately i feel something needs to be done Quot Duncan said. Duncan approached the Greensburg area chamber of Commerce tuesday and asked for their financial support. She said the group will also approach other business please see youth Page 2 expansion sparked by limited facilities by Jim Morrison editor changing health care needs and limitations of existing facilities necessitate an expansion of Decatur county memorial Hospital according to the Hospital s administrator. Hospital Board members tuesday night reviewed an architect s conceptual study recommending an expansion including a new two Story building East of the Hospital. New emergency room outpatient services surgery department imaging department and Laboratory would be included. David Trexler Hospital administrator said there has been a major change from inpatient to outpatient services during the last to years and indications were the trend would continue. Trexler and architect Jim Walker noted the changes in the medicare payment Structure and advances in technology As part of the reason. Quot our outpatient services Are growing rapidly a Trexler said Quot and the existing facility was designed for the care of inpatients. We must provide new facilities for outpatient services and allow other Hospital functions to better utilize our current space. Quot currently cramped areas such As business office speech and hearing Home health dietary cardiopulmonary physical therapy medical records and pharmacy will Benefit Gready by moving into space now occupied by major outpatient services. If we Are successful in securing needed financial support from the county we please see sparked Page 2 daily nows photos by Tracy Gas nth a Semi trailer driven by Charles Murphy of Plainfield was blown off the Side of Indiana 74 near county Road 420 West by what he thought might have been a funnel Cloud. In the same area As the Semi Accident a vacant Mobile Home was overturned last night. Locally correction the front Page photo in tuesday s edition of the daily news incorrectly identified Betzi Wilkinson As Betzi lecher. Wilkinson is of no relation to Barb and Mike lecher. We Are sorry for any 14 pages classifieds. La 12 commerce.9 diversions.13 .6-8 plans fundraisers by Amy Miller staff writer in an Effort to reduce the debt owed by the downtown Greensburg envelopment corporation for the sidewalk beautification project the group May conduct a Quot Las vegas night Quot fundraiser. Howard maudlin president of the corporation noted a fundraising project suggestion by some of the other corporation members to help reduce the approximate $40,000 debt still owed on phase one of the sidewalk beautification project around the outside of the courthouse Square. Maudlin said he has already received permission from the knights of Columbus to use the Hall one night for the fundraising project. The Only stipulation the knights of Columbus has is that any proceeds from the bar remain with the Hall. Any of the other proceeds will go to the corporation. The Las vegas night will be set up similar As if one walked into a Las vegas hotel Complete with Blackjack and Roulette tables according to maudlin. The corporation does not have to receive permission from the alcoholic beverage commission to Host the project unless it is scheduled on a sunday according to maudlin. He suggested a saturday night would be More profitable anyway. The Date for the night is pending. Corporation member Oliver Hunter said a night in the fall would be better. Maudlin said the knights of Columbus also gave permission for the corporation to Host a Bingo party As Well at no Cost to the corporation. The k of c members would also provide equipment and number callers to ensure the game would be played like it should be according to maudlin. Members of the corporation agreed to proceed with the Las vegas night first because it appears to be More profitable. Treasurer Herb Scheidler said please see plans Page 2

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