The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-10, 08:10 - Page 1
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I' Volume 8. Issue 10 " a fia Greentown Native Witness to Disaster Jane Kingseed, a native of Greentown, responded to our request for a report of what she saw and experienced on September 11 in New York City. Jane Kingseed I want to thank the wonderful people of my hometown for their amazing support of my family and myselfduring the World Trade Center disaster. On Tuesday, September 11 th, I went to my job as a Cmfinancial reporter at the New York Stock Exchange, just like any other day. There was nothing particularly memorable about that morning until 8: 45 am. That's when word spread quickly that a plane had crashed into one of the famous World Trade Center twin towers, about 5 blochfi- om where I was. The news was met with great interest by everyone at the exchange, as we were glued to TVs to see how this would unfold. But when the second plane collided with the other tower, the interest turned to sheer horror. It was becoming more apparent this was a terrorist act. The New York Stock Exchange, long a target of terrorists, is heavily guarded. Armed law enforcement stand at the entrances 24 hours a day, my bags are always scanned, and bomb snifing dogs patrol the area. I went outside as I was to meet a CMV producer just outside the entrance to work this developing story. As I waited I could see the towers burning just a few blocks away. Police were quickly blocking the streets and public transportation was being halted so it was becoming apparent my CNN coworker would not have access to the area. Realizing the situation, I headed back into the exchange, which by that time was guarded ten fold. 1 went back to my post and within seconds heard a 5 second rumble and then a huge BOOM!! This was the collapse of the 11 0 story tower. The electricity went out, the television sets flickered out, smoke filled the floor. My assistant and I grabbed our bags and joined the stampede toward the doors but we were not let out because of thick, black plumes of smoke. We were told, via public address system, to go to the basement, then back to the floor, then back to the basement, then the floor. Mass confusion was making the situation worse so we decided to return to . our post and wait to see what happened. At some point during this I ialled my father, Max, who was at home in Greentown. We exchanged " I love yous" and I hung up. Looking back, I'know now the worst was over at that point, about an hour and a halfafter the terror began. The entire financial district as well as our psyches as a nation are shaken but I am optimistic. To live in safety, we need to root out those who hate our fi- eedoms so much they would go the lengths that they did and that will take some time. A day aJer the attack, I had a bird's eye view of the new New York City landscape and knew in my heart that somehow everything was going to be okay. God Bless the USA and God Bless those back in Indiana who still care so much. Sincerely, Jane Kingseed Park Study Group Forming In May of this year, a survey was published in the Grapevine, requesting input from the local community regarding the future growth of Greentown. This survey was authored by a Steering Committee that was formed to work on Greentown's Comprehensive Plan. The results of that survey indicated that a majority of those responding desired more Town Parks and Playgrounds. The most common write- in feature was nature or walking trails. Jolene Rule, a member of the Steering Committee, is seeking anyone in the community who is interested in forming a group to study the feasibility of more parks, recreational areas, and trails in Greentown. According to Jolene, " Much can be accomplished by a small group of dedicated people. If you want a park andor trails for yourself and your family, please consider attending at least an initial meeting." For more information, call Jolene at 628- 3460. ler for the beolile" October 2001 U Roland Fegan, Project Engineer for the Indiana Department of Transportation, says work is going well on the culvert replacement at Hwy 22 and county road 700E. The existing culvert was in " pretty bad shape", according to Fegan. Work was begun on the project on September 13 and should be completed by early October. Baker and Schultz are the contractors. As signs went up on Hwy 22 forewarning of closure between Kokomo and Greentown " on or after Sept. lo", Pump Fest chairman Rachel Jenkins became concerned about how the closure might affect attendance at Work Promesses on Culvert the Pump Fest on Sept. 15. This was intensified because a bridge north of Greentown on 850E was closed because of a washout on August 25. There were also reports of road closure on Hwy 22 in Grant County. The intersection of Hwy 26 and 850E was open but expected to be congested due to the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Reunion. These concerns paled in light of the national tragedy of Sept. 11. Road 850E north of town was opened on Sept. 14, and with additional signs, a record crowd still found its way to the Pump Fest. Photo by Rachel Jenkins The Greentown American Legion Post # 3 17 would like to compile a list of all from this area who are currently serving and those who have been activated. Names can be given to Commander Brad Flook at 628- 3336 or 628- 3831. Remember to Pray for those from our community who have recently been activated.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-10, 08:10|
|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: Greentown Native Witness to Disaster; Park Study Group Forming; Work Progresses on Culvert
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, October 2001, Volume 08, Issue 10|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-10, 08:10 - Page 1|