The Greentown Grapevine – 1998-04, 05:04 - Page 1
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Volume 5, Issue 4 % paper for the people" April 1998 Greentown and Newspaper World Lose a Friend James L. Bannon, age 64, of Anderson and formerly of Greentown, died March 12, 1998, in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after suffering a brain anemysm at his home on Saturday March 7. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn ( Fifer) Bannon, whom he married May 29, 1954; four children, Nancy and husband Roger Rodibaugh of Lafayette, Barbara and husband Fred Roesener of Greentom, Jan Bannon of Indianapolis, and Tom and wife Joanne Bannon of Pendleton, one brother and sister- in-law, Dean and Dianna Bannon of Anderson; three sisters and their spouses, Beatrice and Ron Emery of Fort Wayne, Joyce and Neil Hart of Virginia, and Roselie and Howard Leahy of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Courtney Roesener of Greentown, and James M. Bannon of NOTICE The Greentown Marshal's Department will be accepting applications for the position of a full time, paid, Deputy Marshal. Applications may be picked up at either the PoliCeDepartment office or the Utility office. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 1998 and may be delivered to either office or mailed to Greentown Marshal's Department, Applications, P. O. Box 247, Greentown, IN 46936. Business hours for the Utility office are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8: 30 a. m. - 12: OO & 1: 00 p. m. - 4: 30 p. m., Wednesday, 8: 30 a. m. - 12: OO Pendleton, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arza L. and Madalon ( Conley) Bannon. Jim, as he was known to fiiends in Greentown, was born Dec. 2, 1933 in Anderson. He attended Anderson schools and graduated fiom Anderson High School, class of 1953. He worked at newspapers id several Indiana towns and was a radio and television newsman. In 1977 he was elected president of the Hoosier State Press Association and was Indiana chairman of the National Newspaper Association. At the time of his death he was the opinion page editor of the Anderson Herald Bulletin. While publisher of the Howard County News, from 1969- 1979, Jim became involved in Greentown as president of the Greentown Business Association and Chairman of the Greentown Glass Festival. He was chairman of the Greentown Bicentennial committee, which raised funds to build a fountain in fiont of City Hall. That committee also bmught the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to Greentown for a bicentennial concert. This made Greentown the smallest community in the state ever to host the Indianapolis Symphony. He was one of the founders of the Greentown Glass Museum. Always inkrested in sports, he created the name Mid- Indiana Conference ( still in use) for a league of high school teams playing in the Kokomo area of the state. He and Ralph Trott announced Eastern football and basketball games for WWKI. When consideration was being made as to the feasibility of starting a Greentown newspaper on a much smaller scale than the Howard County News, Jim was very helpful with advice and information. He kept an interest in Greentown and did the initial editing of the Greentown Sesquicentennial Commemorative History which will be available this spring. Services were at the Paramount Theatre in Anderson. Burial was in East Maplewd Cemetery in that city. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING April 9,1998,7: 00 p. m. Greentown Town Hall 112 N. Meridian St. h t o m , IN 46936 The Town Council will conduct a It is anticipated that the h a l project public hearing prior to the adoption of proposed by the Plan will be bded by the Facilities Plan for improvements to the State Revolving Fund Program. A the Wastewater Collection and sewage rate increase is anticipated to Treatment Facilities. The engineers for finance the project costs. the Town have proposed a draft of the Copies of the Facilities Plan are Facilities Plan which identifies pollution available for inspection at the Town problems, alternative solutions for Hall, 112 North Meridian St. correction of the problems and Greentown. recommendations for a program to Formal written comments are correct the problems. The engineers requested. Oral statements will be will be present at the hearing to explain the Plan in detail and to answer questions posted by the public. heard at the hearing. See related article on page 5. El Nino Carrot Art Graber, 309 N 1100 E, Greentown, brought this super carrot into the Comet Cone in early March to show his fiiends. It is 10" long and 13%" in diameter. It weighs 3 lbs. 1 1 oz. Art stated that because of the mild winter 6 this area, it had not frozen.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1998-04, 05:04|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
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|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Greentown and Newspaper World Lose a Friend; Notice of Public Hearing; El Nino Carrot; Notice
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, April 1998, Volume 05, Issue 04|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1998-04, 05:04 - Page 1|