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Celebrating Our 13th Year! Volume 13. Issue 3 Four Vie for School Board Seat Larry Hinesley stands unopposed for the Eastern school board seat from the Town of Greentown. However, voters will be choosing the “ at large” seat from four contenders on May 2. They are Randy Blankenship, Terry R. Steiner, Dale Smith, and Joyce Hendrix. We include some basic information on each in this issue. Each candidate will be invited to submit answers to a few questions for publication in the April Grapevine. We will accept questions from the public until March 13. Questions may be mailed to Greentown Grapevine, PO Box 94, Greentown, IN 46936; emailed to ri enkins@, iquest. net, or brought to Jenkins Studio, 9209 E 00 NS, Greentown, ( phone first to 628- 3564). Not all questions are guaranteed to be used. Randy Blankenship, 663 South 800 East, Greentown is a graduate of Eastern High School 1981. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministerial Studies from Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida and did Graduate Studies at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, Missouri. He is presently Lead Pastor at New Life Church, Kokomo. His family includes wife Sharon and children Anna, a freshman Candidates: at Eastern, and Randy, Jr., in eighth grade at Eastern. Terry R. Steiner, 321 South Howard Street, Greentown, is a graduate of Western High School. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Taylor University and Master of Arts Degree in Education from Ball State University. He is presently employed at Daimler Chrysler Kokomo Transmission Plant, Kokomo. He also is a Licensed Insurance Agent and works at Bill Rayls Insurance Agency, Kokomo. His family includes wife Joyce and three children, graduates of Eastern High School, who are all college graduates working in their fields of study. Dale Smith, 1397 S 1038 E, Greentown earned a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University in 1986. He is presently Quality Investigator at Roche Diagnostics Corporation. His family includes wife Stacy and children Riley, 5th grade; Ross, 31d grade; and Logan, Kindergarten. Joyce Hendrix, 3349 S I 100 E, Greentown has a Bachelor of Social Work from Ball State University. She is presently a homemaker. Her family includes husband Jeff and children Taylor, 6th grade; and Grant, 2” d grade. Have You Heard This Local Legend? If I were to say Jerome and legend. I am in need of ghosts in the same sentence, informants who are willing to what would you think? Most share the legend as they know would instantly think about it and/ or any supernatural “ the cemetery”. Did you know experiences they or someone there is another local legend else they know have had with centered in Jerome? . the girl from Jerome. A long time ago there was a If you have any information, girl who was killed near the please email or call the bridge in Jerome. Does this Greentown Grapevine, sound familiar? I, Kara rienkins@ iquest. net or 765- Ashcraft, am a part of a 628- 3564 before the 1” of folklore class at IU- Kokomo April. called “ The Legend”. Each I will be in contact soon after student must write a paper to set up a time for you to be about a local legend and give interviewed. Thank you for an oral presentation on the your time and God bless. % pcrPerfot. the people” March 2006 Swimmers’ Hair ... Fad or Function? Josh Solis and Aaron McCauley relaxing at a restaurant after Sectional Finals I photo by Jill HoweN by Julie Gygi If you’ve walked around the halls at Eastern High School this past month, you may have noticed several unusual hairstyles on some of the boys. They were unusual even by today’s teenager’s standards. You may have even noticed them around town and wondered what is going on with today’s youth. However, there’s a simple explanation. These boys belong to the swim team and were participating in an annual team building event that led up to the sectionals on the weekend of February 17. Coach Jeff Glick said that a few years ago, the boys decided to bleach their hair the week before sectionals as a way to help build ‘ up their excitement. It also has the added benefit of reminding everyone around that sectionals are coming up. The swim team has a three month long season and in the few weeks before sectionals start, they start tapering back on the yardage they swim, enjoy a special diet and shave their legs as a way to start building up for the sectionals. A week before, they add bleaching their hair wild colors to the list. Natural brunettes and red heads now sport bright blond hair, or bright red hair and sometimes, as in the case with sophomore Derek Klepfer, bright blond hair with blue streaks. Some of the boys even sport outrageously high Mohawks. Coach Glick said, “ It’s a chance for the boys to let loose.” Then the day before the sectionals, the boys shave their heads completely. According to Coach Glick, Eastern has. a young swim team this year, consisting mostly of freshmen and sophomores with a smaller amount of juniors and seniors. In sectionals this year, he expected the team members to concentrate on getting their personal best times, rather than trying to win against the older, more experienced teams. He was rewarded in that desire this season on Thursday as 25 out of 27 boys established their best personal times and on Friday 10 out of 10 swimmers did the same. Derek Klepfer, a sophomore, broke Eastern’s school record for the 500 yard freestyle by 10 seconds. Coach Glick seemed very proud of his team this year and commented that they would be a very good team for the next few years as the younger swimmers have time to continue to get better times. He said, “ The future looks bright for this team.” Derek Klepfer
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2006-03, 13:03|
|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: Four Vie for School Board Seat; Swimmer's Hair...Fad or Function?; Have you Heard This Local Legend?
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, March 2006, Volume 13, Issue 03|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2006-03, 13:03 - Page 1|