The Greentown Grapevine – 1999-08, 06:08 - Page 1
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fir e@% O& N o!# Q The Greentown Bus'NEQE, Volume 6, Issue 8 " u paper for the people" Auguvt 1999 First % GreentowPnu mp Fest Set for Sept. 18 What is a Pump Fest? Well, so f& as we how this is a totally new idea, never held by any other community. Members of Greentown Main Street Association will be inventing it as they go along. The event evolved from the fall festivals held the past two years, but with expanded hours and a new theme. It fulfills one of the goals of the Main Street Association, " TO provide a community activity which will enhance the quality of life for residents of Greentown and the surrounding community". Any profit in revenue will go to the Main Street Association. The theme was inspired by memories of the Town Pump which once stood at the northwest corner of the intersection of Main and Meridian Streets. The pump was considered important enough to be one of the illustrations featured on the Sesquicentennial afghan. In the days when coming into town to do the weekly shopping was a family event, children would sometimes be told, " We'll all meet at the pump". Colleen Ladd and her sister Eileen Collins remember playing around the pump and having fun splashing water on other children. Colleen says, " You just couldn't pass the pump without giving the handle a pump." Dan Lamb says, " It was the best water I have ever tasted." Ruby Johnson, who lived on Uncle Tom St. at the time, says, " Every time we came uptown, we would get a drink of water from the pump. The water was so nice and cold." Lester Reed remembers a cup on a hook, ' the cup attached with a chain. The event is planned for the downtown area on North Meridian Street on September 18 from 9: 00 AM to 6: OO PM. In case of rain, it will be held in the new 4- H Pavilion at the Several features are planned for this year's Pump Fest such as crafts, flea market, food, entertainment, children's activities, pie baking contest and auction, drawing for merchandise, COmMunity wide yard sales, information on Greentown Glass, with more attractions in the works. ' A complete schedule will be published in the September Grapevine, which will be published on August 3 1. fairgrounds. - Demolition of Properties Ordered A public hearing was held at the Greentown City Building on July 13 on the subject of three properties which Bill Bagby has declared in need of demolition. The properties are a house at 129 West Grant Street, a garage at 322 West Main Street and a house and bam at 319 West Main Street. h4r. Bagby has been hired by the town as inspector. Bids were received for depolition of properties- by Banner Wrecking and Down Under Excavating. The bids were taken under advisement. The owner of all three properties, Joan Beheler, was present. It was noted that the shed or garage at 322 West Main Street is down but that debris remains. The Council voted to give Mrs. Beheler 30 days to clear debis from the property.' Mrs. Beheler stated that it is her intention to demolish the buildings at 129 West Grant and 3 19 West Main. The council gave her 90 days to comply with the demolition order. Mr. Bagby stated that the 90 day deadline will be October 12,1999, and that he will set a meeting date to determine if the owner has complied with the order. u 3 19 West Main Street UY West Grant Street Many Styles and Uses of Aprons to be Presented Jean Simpson asks, " What do Israel htmyer, Emery Trott, Gus Miller, and Spid Caldwell have in common?" She will reveal the answer in her program, " With Strings Attached", which will be presented Thursday, September 2 at approximately 6: 30 p. m. in the Greentown Public Library Community Room. Jean will have examples of aprons from different time periods and for diEerent uses. She will take the listener back to the farm of " Grandma's'' day and paint apicture of the housewife and the many uses her apron saw. The program is sponsored by the Greentown Historical Society. A Board meeting will begin at 6: OO p. m., with program to follow. The public is welcome to come at 6: OO or 6: 30 p. m. and is encouraged to bring an apron for " show and tell". Zoning Appeals Board Approves Special Use Permit For Mobile Estates First Step in Expansion Process The Greentown Board of Zoning Appeals approved on July 13 a special use permit requested by The Heritage Group, Elkhart, Indiana, for a 25 lot expansion of Greentown Mobile Estates. Joseph Letherman from Heritage Group stated that most of the lots will be occupied by single- wide manufactured homes 14- 16' wide and up to 80' long. The lot sizes will be 50 x 121'. Rick Krieg and Jay Sigler were present to concerns about the expansion. Krieg stated that the addition would be up against his back yard and that he was concerned about the increased traffic and lights. Sigler said there are drainage problems now and is concerned about additional housing in the area. Letherman said Heritage would offer to provide a greenbelt on the west side and " would be glad to sit down with folks or send them copies of the landscape plans". The special use permit is only the first in a series of requirements before construction can begin. The project is . contingent on the purchase and annexation of a property on the west of the present Estates. Heritage is also seeking a variance from the Howard County Drainage Board for a 45' set back fiom the ditch west of the present I Estates instead of the required 75'. Heritage Group also plans to clean up the ditch and stabilize the bank.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1999-08, 06:08|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: First Geentown Pump Fest Set for Sept. 18; Many Styles adn Uses of Aprons to be Presented; Demoliton of Properties Ordered; Zoning Appeals Board Approves Secial Use Permit For Mobile Estates
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, August 1999, Volume 06, Issue 08|
|Transcript||[PDFs are fully searchable]|