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The Greentown Celebrating Our 12th Year! Volume 12, Issue 2 “ apaper fm thpeopk” Febuary 2005 Historical Society “ Bums” Mortgage The Greentown Hisorical Society held a “ mortgage burning” ceremony January 16, 2005. The date was 4 years to the day that a mortgage was taken out on the building at 103 E. Main Street. In addition to paying the loan, the organization completely renovated the building to use as a history center. Many gifts from individuals, organizations, and the Town of Greentown, as well as numerous fund raising activities made it possible. A copy of the actual document was used in the ceremony. In the photo are Ron Simpson, president; and Barbara Middleton, treasurer. Photo by Rachel Jenkins Utility Reports for December 2004 Water pumped: 5,288,000 gal. Wastewater flow: 14,212,000 gal. Rainfall: 1.6” Snowfall: 9.0” I FEBRUARY 2 GROUND H. OG DAY 9 ASH WEDNESDAY 1 4 VALENTINE’S DAY 2 1 PRESIDENTS’ DAY Too Much Water for Greentown’s Plant The 3” snowfall of Jan. 8 and about 5’’ of rain from Jan. 9 through 13. coupled \\ ith saturated ground, caused two problems for the Greentown WasteM’ater Treatinciit Plant. Fir$ the amount going into the plan1 exeeded its permit level of‘ 420.000 gallonr per day. When pump capacity of 1.5 million gallons per day is excecded, the excess untreatcd swage, mixed M ith rain and ground water, is diverted into Brunk Ditch near it3 confluence with Wildcat Creek. This i \ the eighth time this ycar such a di\ crsion ha5 happcncd and is the reason that Greento\\ n is under a ban from thc Indiaii, i Dcpartnient of kii\ ironmcntal Management ( IDtM) agaiiist adding ‘ more sewer hookups to the existing system. The second problem associated with these rains is that Wildcat Creek rose so high that it was backing up into the final holding tank of treated water before it is released into Brunk Ditch. The outflow gate had to be shut, forcing the town to pump the discharge over the hill and into Brunk Ditch. If this action had not been taken, the building at the lower level of the plant would have flooded with ensuing damage to the pumps and electrical system. The accompanying photo is of this pumping action. Where IS all the Extra Water pump is operating. This information Coming From? will be compared with previous data to I n a continuing search for the determine how much water was sources of infiltration of rain and removed from the system by the ground water into Greentown’s application of the spray- on linings. sanitary sewers, Steve Rule, Acting At the January Town Council Wastewater Operator, has checked meeting, councilman Craig Trott asked about 75 manholes and found major Rule to compile a list of leaking infiltration problems in 1 1. The ones manholes and prioritize according to in the Meadows and Willow Glen severity. Trott said, “ We need to start subdivisions with problems ( 3 in the knocking them down ( solving the Meadows and 1 in Willow Glen) have leaking) one by one.” been repaired using a spray- on lining. Although the manholes in the Monitoring of the lift station which Meadows and Willow Glen are serves the 2 subdivisions is being done relatively new, much of the town’s to determine the number of hours the sanitary infrastructure is aging, Peddler Ordinance Enacted Change of Ownership The Greentown Town Council approved an ordinance “ Regulating peddlers, solicitors and itinerant merchants in the town of Greentown, Indiana” on Jan. 4. It replaced a 1953 ordinance on the same subject. Under the ordinance, a license is required at a fee of $ 10 before engaging in any activity described in the ordinance. Exempted are “ persons, firms, or organizations who solicit funds or sell goods or services for the purpose of raising revenue on behalf of not- for-profit organizations”. Peddling and solicitation can only take place between 9: OO a. m. and 6: OO p. m. All peddlers or solicitors shall exhibit their licenses at the request of any person. A fine not to exceed $ 250 may be imposed for violation ofthe ordinance. The complete ordinance can be seen at the Utility Office, 112N. Meridian St., Greentown. in Funeral Homes A three- way partnership has been formed between Bob and Nancy Hasler, Jeff and Bethanne Stout, and Bill and Lyn Shirley to operate four funeral homes in Howard County. The partnership has purchased the Fenn- Shirley Mortuary at 1315 West Lincoln Road in Kokomo. The purchase was made from the Shirley Brothers in Indianapolis. That facility will now be the Shirley & Stout Lincoln Road Chapel. The Russiaville facility will remain Stout and Son Funeral Home. The Greentown facility will remain Hasler- Stout Funeral Home. A fourth location affected by the partnership is the building at 414 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo, which once housed Peacock Funeral Home. This will become Shirley & Stout Grecu Chapel. Matt Grecu will be active in all locations but especially at the Grecu Chapel. Bob Hasler came to Greentown in 1972 and was a partner with Gene and Joanna Pickett. He is married to Nancy Metz, a Greentown native. Bob has been a licensed funeral director for 48 years. One year ago the Haslers joined Jeff and Bethanne Stout to operate the Hasler- Stout Funeral Home. Jeff and Bethanne are both licensed funeral directors, Jeff being the 5‘ h generation of the Stout and Son Funeral Home in Russiaville. Bill and Lyn Shirley have been associated with the Fenn- Shirley Mortuary for 44 years. Lyn is a retired school teacher. Matt Grecu, another Howard County native, is a licensed funeral director. His wife, Debbie, is a teacher at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church School.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2005-02, 12:02|
|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: Historical SOciety "Burns" Mortgage; Too Much Water for Greentown's Plant; Peddler Ordinance Enacted; Change of Ownership in Finreal Homes
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, February 2005, Volume 12, Issue 02|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2005-02, 12:02 - Page 1|