The Greentown Grapevine – 2000-05, 07:05 - Page 1
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-,, f O'sCh0 Cho be '@ e paOg'e Boa?@ The Greentown Volume 7, Issue 5 66ap aper for the people" May 2000 American Legion Post Water Usage Advisory Residents of Greentown recently 1988. As far as mound water levels are . Continues Strong New Project Added The Lowell E. Symons American Legion Post # 317 has announced a project to help decorate Greentown on , patriotic holidays and other special occasions. They will be installing an " Avenue of Flags" along Main Street and part of Meridian Street. The American flags will hang from poles. The first date on which the flags will be displayed is Memorial Day of this year. Donations are being accepted. $ 50 will sponsor a flag in memory of a loved one. Donations are also needed for maintenance. For more information or to donate, any of the following may be contacted. Brad Flook, 628- 3336; Roger Kelley, 628- 3066; or Jerry Pontius, The local Legion participates in many activities throughout the year. They help the Greenlawn Cemetery Board clean the cemetery each spring and place flags on veterans' graves for Memorial Day They sponsor the American Legion Baseball Team Post 3 17. They also sponsor Boys State Delegates and provide two $ 500 scholarships for Eastern seniors, one for a boy and one for a girl. Their Honor Guard and Firing Squad are called upon for rmhtary funerals and patriotic programs such as the July 4th service at Jerome Christian Church, Howard County Viet 628- 0069. Nam Veterans Reunion, and the kickoff for the Howard County Veterans Memorial. Post Commander, Brad Flook, reports that the membership of the post is climbing, while many posts are in a decline. # 317 presently has 222 members and leads District 5 in year 2000 goal. The post has twelve 50- year consecutive members with ten living in the community and two in Florida. There are active Auxiliary - and Sons of the American Legion. The post has remodeled their building at 222 North Meridian Street inside and out, and areplanning on having a mural of the American flag painted on the south side of the building. Flook states that 500,000 American veterans die each year, 350,000 of those being from WWII, or about 1,000 per day. The Greentown post was named for Lowell E. Symons who was born in Union Township and whose plane was shot down on July 27, 1943. His body was never recovered. He was participating in his last scheduled mission before he was to return to Greentown for a visit. His name is on a memorial near Manilla. A memorial stone has also- bcen placed next to his father's grave at the Simpson Cemetery in eastern Howard County. Amuzing Animals from the Rain Forest Kelsie Cook and Brandt Nulf, sQdents in Annabelle Hibschman's kindergarten class, are delighted by the macaw being held by Mike Kohlrieser. Kohlrieser is head animal trainer for Undersfanding M/ d/ ife, a non- profit organization who's goal is to increase awareness of the need for rain forest conservation. The Eastern Elementary PTO sponsored convocations for students and an evening performance for the public on March 29. The program included animals typical of the rain forest. The purpose of the program is to entertain while teaching about what can be done to help save the tropical rain forest. Photo by F. Jenkm received a notice stating, " We do not anticipate aproblem, but due to the diy weather we are having, we would like everyone to watch their water usage and check for'any leaks they might have. " The Indiana Department of Natural Resources monitors a network of observation wells scattered over the state. In 1999 the extended period of below normal precipitation in the summer and fall caused ground water levels in several wells to decline to record lows. However, in many years the annual low water levels in many wells are within one or two feet of record lows. The DNR has compared the drought of 1999 to the drought of concerned, there- is not much difference in the two years. However, the drought of 1999 came later in the year. The Indiana- American Water Company measures precipitation at Kokomo. They report the total precipitation in 1999 to be about normal, wi$ the later months in the year being below normal. So it seems the conclusion is that well hater supply is not presently threatened, but the amount of rain ( or lack of it) this spring and summer could change that situation. Typical water usage: Tub bath = 30 gallons Shower =- 4 gallons/ minute Clothes washer = 50 gallons/ load Leak: I drop/ sec. = 7 gallons/ day j J; ? The Planting of . Trees... is the Least Self- centered ofAll That We Do." Thornton Wilder Craig Trott, Greentown resident, remembers as a child the row of maple trees down South Meridian Street. Most are now gone, some from the 1965 tornado and some by age and condition. Realizing that sevexal old trees in Greentown have been removed, Craig wished to replace some. He received permission from Postmaster David Schoenradt to plant two trees in front of the Post Office at Meridian and Walnut Streets. Craig selected Bradford pear, a popular tree for urban planting because of its pyramidal shape, white spring blooms, shiny leaf, and maximum size of 35 R. The Greentown Area Residential Association. purchased the trees. Craig planted and will nurse them along until they get well established. Photo by R. Jenhns
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2000-05, 07:05|
|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: American Legion Post Continues Strong; Water Usage Advisory; Amazing Animails from the Rain Forest; "The Planting of Trees..."
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, May 2000, Volume 07, Issue 05|
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