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The Greentown i f I' Volume IO, Issue 2 " a paper for the people" February 2003 Students to Participate in Veterans History Project The fifth and sixth grade Challenge Class students will be interviewing veterans during some of their class time this spring. Their teacher, Lyn Shirley, will be leading them. Motivated by the urgent need to collect the stories and experiences of war veterans while they are still among us, the United States Congress created the Veterans History Project. The legislation was signed into law by President Clinton in 2000. The legislation calls upon the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to collect and preserve audio and video taped oral histories, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of American's war veterans and those who served in support of them. The project covers World War 1, World War 11, and the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. It includes all participants of those wars - men and women, civilian and military. It . documents the contributions of civilian J The Greentown Town Council approved the purchase of a reconditioned dump truck for the water and street department. The town uses a dump truck to haul gravel for alley upkeep, to spread salt, to carry chips to the landfill and leaf pick up in the fall. This truck is seventeen years newer than the present town truck. It is also heavier than the present truck. The price is $ 19,000 with another $ 9,600 for a bed, hoist and paint. The current truck will be sold by sealed bid at a later date. Marshal Bennett informed the Council of what he has learned about a company, Government Acquisitions, Inc., which provides police cars, fire trucks and ambulances for towns at the cost of $ 1. The vehicles carry advertising, from which the vehicles are funded. The Council told Bennett to further research the plan. Town Attorney, Corbin King, reported that he is looking into the procedure for forming a Park Board. Town Engineer, Don Humphrey reported that he will be sending a letter to IDEM requesting that the town be removed from the sewer hookup ban. He will outline the efforts the town has made to correct problems. He stated volunteers, support staff, and war industry workers as well as the experiences of military personnel from all ranks and all branches of service, including U. S. Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Mark Doud, from Sen. Lugar's office in Indianapolis, visited with the class and explained the interview process and then conducted a couple interviews so the students could observe. Mr. Doud commented that when schools become involved in the interview project there is an educational value as they learn first- hand about war- related experiences. The project will provide a resource for researchers and family members in the future. One of the veterans Mr. Doud interviewed is Jeff Robbins, a Greentown resident. Jeff served in the Air Force from 1975- 1995. He was in Saudia Arabia during the Persian Gulf War and now suffers from Gulf War Syndrome. Anyone who would like to be interviewed for this project may call Lyn Shirley at her home, 455- 3 100. Mark Doud, from Sen. Richard Lugar's office, records information about photos from Jeff Robbins after making a taped interview of Robbins. The audio tape and photos will be deposited in the Library of Congress. Photo by Rachel Jenkins Town to Buv Dump Truck that there were about thirty- five violations per year at the time the ban was imposed. There were only four violations during 2002. The Council approved a proposal from H. J. Umbaugh & Associates to do a sewage rate study at a cost of $ 5,500 to $ 6,500. Sewage rates are mandated to be reviewed every two years. Council member, Craig Trott, said he has received a grant application from the Indiana Department of Transportation for money for sidewalwstreet projects. Trott also made a preliminary report on research into smoke and/ or entry alarm systems for the City Building. He was instructed to work with Marshal Bennett and present a recommendation. Introducing. . . . . Cari Rudy After six months of being catless following the untimely demise of Lucy Grey, the Grapevine's Feline Paperweight, the Grapevine office is proud to announce the arrival of Cari and Rudy. Although still " learning the ropes", they show great promise of being helpful around the office. Their exact titles are yet to be The Council voted to donate two determined. tables to the Greentown Historical Society. The tables had previously been used in the Council Room but have been replaced. James Harris was re- elected Council President and Roger Wolfe was re-elected Vice- president. The Council voted to retain the law firm of King, McCann & Scott and to retain Foresight Engineering. They also voted to retain all town employees. Save Items for Rummage Sale The Greentown Historical Society will be having a rummage sale on June 14. As you clean out your closets, garages, basements, etc., remember to set aside items to donate for that sale. All types of items are needed except clothing. The Grsentown Grapevine is published the first Tuesdav of each month. This mav fall anvwhere from the 1st of the month to the 7th. The date of the March issue will be March 4.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2003-02, 10:02|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|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: Students Participate in Veterans History Project; Town To Buy Dump Truck; Save Items for Rummage Sale
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, February 2003, Volume 10, Issue 03|
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