The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-03, 08:03 - Page 1
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Volume 8, Issue 3 " a vaver U Perhaps they were inspired by the presence of the legendary team of . 1956, which won the Sectional that year. Maybe the presence of several alumni, some joining in the cheer block or pep band, contributed. At any rate, the work of the team and Coach Chad Ballenger finally paid off with an exciting f ~ i s hto the basketball game Friday, February 23. The Comets 6eat Tri- Central65- 63. Eastern led 34- 23 at half- time but the Tri- Central Trojans cut the lead to 5 1 - 48 by the end of the third quarter. The Alumni Night Capped with a Win final quarter was a real nail- biter, with the score tied at 63 with 30 seconds remaining. Senior Stephen Geary scored with 3 seconds left on the clock. Sophomore Josh Price blocked an attempted shot by Tri- Central, securing the win. This win broke a 21 game losing streak for- the Comets and was the first win for Ballenger since becoming Head Coach at Eastern. Price was the high scorer of the game with 28. Geary had 15 points and Brandt Downing made IO. Josh Price - high scorer of the game , Photos by Sarah'Cotton Britney HarVey, enthusiastic alum More game photos on page 5 & 6 Town Requests Sewer Ban Be Lifted Town Council President Roger Wolfe The development of a Zoning has submitted a request to the Indiana Ordinance Update, Comprehensive Department of Environmental Plan, and Sub- division Control was Management for a waiver of the sewer discussed, having been tabled at the last ban the town has been under. The ban meeting. Mr. Humphrey informed the is on new construction without a Council that updating the zoning previous sewer tap, and was imposed ordinances without a comprehensive because there were instances of high plan was not an option. He said, water when raw sewage was entering according to new laws, every town is Wildcat Creek. Greentown's two- step supposed to have a comprehensive upgrade included new sewers in some plan. He said the plan would provide sections of town and modifications at guidance for the future. It would the wastewater treatment plant, address the questions of desired rate of including a surge tank. Don Humphrey growth and direction of growth. He of Foresight Engineering reported that presented a proposal from Foresight the new system has been on line since Engineering for Zoning Ordinance October. He said, " Hopefidly we have Update - $ 9,000., Subdivision Control done what the intent of the project was Ordinance - $ 6,000., and and IDEM will waive the ban". He Comprehensive Plan & Utility Capacity said that with the new system, Study - $ 15,000. The Council voted Greentown should be able to tie on to hire Foresight Engineering. Funds 300- 400 new homes in the next 2- 10 for the project will come from years. The town should receive a Economic Development Income Tax, response to the request in about 30 which the Town receives from the days. County. or the oeovZe" March 2001 Search Process Begins for Superintendent The Eastern Howard School Board has established a process aimed at hiring a superintendent for the school ' After Dr. Bush's presentation, Board President, Bill Heck, presented a draft of a brochure which would be sent by corporation. The current superintendent, Dr. Lindan B. Hill, announced on January 9 that he will be retiring effective July 3 1, 200 1. The Board heard a presentation by Dr. Frank Bush, Executive Director of the Indiana School Board Association, at their regular meeting February 13. Dr. Bush told the Board that finding a superintendent is a challenging and difficult job but not an impossible one. He said that based on data maintained by the ISBA, the Board can expect 7- 12 applicants. He anticipates that the process will take about 90 days, 45 days to receive applications and 45 days for screening, interviewing, site visits, and the writing of a contract. He said there are consultant teams from universities which will assist at no charge if the Board wishes to use them. Consultant firms are also an option. Dr. Bush recommended public input kom staff, administration, and the public. He emphasized that the Board must work together as a team, that total agreement on all issues is not necessary, but compromise or : onsensus needs to be achieved. ISBA to all schools in the state and to the Indiana Public School Superintendents Association, which would distribute it to all members. The draft was approved by the Board with the addition of a photograph of the school to be on the front. The Board then set up times for public meetings for the purpose of receiving input about the desired qualities for the position of the Superintendent of Schools. On February 22 they met with the Element- ary School staff. Other dates are: February 27, 6: 30 p. m. at the School Administration office to meet with administrators; February 27, at the Administration office, soon after the beginning of the regular Board meeting at 7: 30 p. m.; February 28, 3: 30 p. m. at the Jr. JSr. High School to meet with the staff; and agajn during the regular Board meeting on March 13. The Board also approved a bulk mailing to all households in the school district with information on the meeting dates a d a form to mail in if that is more convenient. Winner With " Vengeance" Eric Altman won the Eastern Middle School Spelling Bee out of a field of wenty by correctly spelling the word " vengeance." Sara Shannonhouse was runner- ~ p . After nine rounds, only he two remained. At this 2oint the rules change and a misspelled word does not Aiminate the speller unless ; he other person correctly spells the missed word AND hen correctly spells the next word. The only word both missed was " ludicrous". Eric was awarded $ 60 for being the Champion. Sara received $ 30. The prize money came from the Student Council fundraiser. Eric is low eligible for the Regional Spelling Bee to be held March l9 at Havens Eric Altman, Spelling Bee Champion, and 4uditorium, Kokomo, with Sara being alternate. Sara Shannonhouse, Runner- up Photo by Rachel Jenkiris
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-03, 08:03|
|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: Alumni Night Capped with A Win; Search Process Begins for Superintnedent; Town Requests Sewer Ban Be Lifted; Winner With "Vengeance"
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, March 2001, Volume 08, Issue 03|
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