The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-01, 10:01 - Page 1
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The Greentown " a paper for the people" January 2003 Historical Society Receives Grant Hilda Burns, Vice President of the Community Foundation of Howard County, pfesents a check to Beulah Cobb, Collections Management Chairman of the Greentown Historical Society. Photo by Rachel Jenkins - The Community Foundation of Howard County has announced that it awarded nine competitive grants during the second half of 2002. One of those grants was to the Greentown Historical Society for Archival Materials. The amount of the grant was $ 6,599. This will provide startup funding to purchase archival storage and environmental materials so that the Society can begin to acquire artifacts and fulfill its mission to discover, record, and keep intact the history of eastern Howard County. The Greentown Historical Society has been working for the past two years to renovate the building at 103 E. Main Street in Greentown. After the archival materials of shelving, acid- free boxes and paper, files, etc. are in place the Society will be ready to begin accepting materials to preserve, record, make available for research, and to add to the understanding of the history of the area. When that date nears, notice will be given in the Greentown Grapevine. A grant of $ 3,000 was given to the Eastern Howard Performing Arts Society for the Jazzing up our Youth program. This will provide- fbnding for a multi- school jazz clinic/ performance. Maynard Ferguson will spend quality time teaching his techniques to students involved with JdConcert Bands throughout Howard County. The students will also be able to perform on stage with Mr. Ferguson the night of the show. Other grants given were: $ 4,500 to Howard Community Hospital for the Growing Through Loss program, $ 1,200 to Blackford County Civil War Reenactment Club, Inc. for Student Discovery Day, $ 425 to Mayor's Advisory Council for Disability Issues for the DisabiIity Awareness Recognition program, and $ 290 for its Disability Awareness program, $ 3,600 to Kokomo Family YMCA for Sports World School Presentations, $ 2,000 to United Way of Howard County for Ramp- n- Roll project, $ 4,000 to IUK Art Gallery for the " Arts for the Parks" exhibit, The Community Foundation of Howard County, Inc. is a not- for- profit charitable corporation created in 1991. The purpose of the Foundation is to serve the interests of donors, to make grants, and to act as a catalyst around issues of community importance in Howard County. " These grants were made possible through the generosity 01 Howard County donors," Foundation Chairman Bob Hingst says. " We wan1 to thank everyone who has contributed to the foundation for enabling us tc award grants from these funds. WE look forward to serving our donors and the community forever." Town to Allow Small Park Jolene Rule, Chairman of the Parks uid' Trails committee of Greentown Main Street Association, reported to the Town Council on December 3 that Bernie Dahl, professor of landscape design at Purdue University, will ? robably recommend to his students : hat they take Greentown's parks and : ails needs on as a design project. The ; ommittee toured the town with Mr. Dah1 and showed him possible . ? ark/ trails possibilities. Jolene asked the Council for ? ermission for the Parks and Trails Zommittee to develop the small triangle 3f land which the town owns bordered by Grant, Hammer and Carter streets. The committee would like to plant some flower, shrubbery arid perhaps a bench. The committee would provide dl the materials' and labor for installation and maintehance. The each meeting exceeding 4 per year, $ 15; payment for each permit issued, $ 10. Town Clerk Barbara Middleton presented a petition from residents on Lincoln Street to have the street widened. It was given to the street committee to be considered next year. The Council approved a recommendation from the Plan Commission to rezone the fairgrounds from R1 to B1. Councilman Roger Wolfe stated that the town needs to address the storm water runoff from the fairgrounds before a building permit is issued. Emmett Herr was reappointed to the library board for a term of four years beginning January 2003. A report was read from the Plan Commission Administrator that 54 building permits have been issued in Zouncil approved the requeit. Mrs. Rule also recommended that the zouncil estahlish a Park Board.. Mr. 2002 for a total value of $ 2,? 2 1,250. ' Glass Museum News Dah1 had explained that such a body would give another avenue for requesting grants. The Council approved the closing of me or two blocks of North Meridian Street for the Pump Fest, scheduled for September 20. The Council approved the request from Greentown Main Street 4ssociation for $ 5,000. The funds will : ome from Economic Development Income Tax ( EDIT). Councilman Craig Trott reported that ne has been in touch with INDOT and will be receiving literature on a federal grant relative to a project of sidewalks and curbs on a section of Grant Street. The Council voted to pay current dues of $ 1,024 to Indiana Association of Cities and Towns. Annual salaries were fixed. Salaries of elected and appointed positions are as follows: President of Town Council, $ 3,450; other members of the Council, $ 3,150; attendance at special meetings by Council members, $ 15; Clerk- The Greentown Glass Museum has a new souvenir available. This item is a watch with the chocolate dolphin on the face and inscribed with Greentown Glass Museum. They sell for $ 16.00 with a choice of men or ladies style. Presently the watches are available at Dave Turner's Greentown Antique Mall and Judy Horner's Meridian Street Antique Mall. The museum will reopen March I, Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 4 p. m. Trustee Announces' Hours Linda Grove, newly elected Liberty Township Trustee/ Assessor, has announced hours and address. The township phone is 628- 2402 and township hours are 10- 4 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. After hours, please use the answering machine. Patrons must call for an appointment. The Trustee Office is at 1588 S 750 E, in the two- tone pole Treasurer, $ 1 0,500; attendance at barn at the end ofthe lane. special called meetings, $ 20; Retainer for Town Attorney, $ 6,600; Members BUS Routes Advertised of the Plan Commission, $ 50; Eastern Howard School Corporation Attendance at meetings of the Plan has posted advertisement for six bus Commission over 4 per year, $ I 5; . contract routes. This is a decrease from Members ofthe Board ofAppeals, $ 50; the present seven routes. Bids are due Plan Administrator, $ 400; attendance at January 13,2003.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-01, 10:01|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Historical Society Receives Grant; Town to Allow Small Park
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, January 2003, Volume 10, Issue 01|
|Transcript||[PDFs are fully searchable]|
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-01, 10:01 - Page 1|