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Celebrating Our 13th Year? Volume 13, Issue 8 uawf; lrthepex&? fi August 2006 School Days-, School Days, the Way It Really Was With historical representa-tions on television, movies, books, and living history museums, the question may sometimes arise, “ Was it really like that, or have we romanticized the past to the point that it is hard to separate fact from fantasy?” This is where original objects, photographs, and documents bring us face to face with the past and bring us closer to experiencing what our parents, grandparents, and beyond might have experienced. The Greentown Historical Society currently has an exhibit in the History Center at 103 East Main Street which will open a window to the visitor into the lives of students of Jackson, Union, Greentown, and Eastern schools. They will also learn of the many one-room schools which pre- date the township schools. The exhibit, Readin ’, ‘ Ritin ’, ‘ Rithmetic - And Beyond: History ofEducation in Eastern Howard County, contains school and class pictures, yearbooks, commencement announcements, trophies, a t h l e t i c p i c t u r e s a n d memorabilia, senior sweaters, jackets and cords, an orchestra cape, cheerleader megaphone, and much more. There is a photo taken in Jackson School showing a stove in the middle of the room. One photo which is particularly interesting is of the 1910 Greentown High School Commencement, May 6, 1910, at the Majestic Opera House in Greentown. The exhibit consists of artifacts donated to the G. H. S. as well as items on loan. The visitor to the exhibit is introdbced to the exhibit theme with a short account of the earliest schools in 1845 in what was known as Green Township, later to be divided in 1853 into Liberty, Jackson and Union Townships. These subscription scho- ols were held for a few short winterweeks in the homes of the early settlers: in the Union Twp. home of Mrs. Charles P. Baldwin; in Liberty Twp., with Miss Lillis Cook; and in Jackson Twp., in the log cabin of William Braden. In 1853 when Green Twp. was divided into 3 different townships, each township was permitted by law to levy a special school tax to build public schools, known for many years as common schools, to serve the children of township patrons. Each school served 4 square miles. The eastern part of Howard County was generously sprinkled with many so- called one- room schools, some of which lasted into the early part of the twentieth century. While the evidence of most of these first public schools has disappeared, their locations are evident on maps of the times. The official ledger of Liberty Township Board of Trustees which begins its records in the spring of 1853 contains detailed descriptions of the specifications and the builders of their schools. This exhibit will be open to the public through Dec. 17 from I : 00 to 4: OO p. m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and extended summer open hours on Monday until 7: OO p. m. First Day of School for Eastern Students Wednesday August 16 “ Senior Cords” were a tradition for many high school seniors during the 1950’ s and 1960’ s and perhaps longer. The painted cords above were Bonnie Schaaf‘ s, Pam Powell’s and Gerald Cheek’s. I photo by Rachel Jenkins Grapevine Loses a Founder - Greentown Loses a Fine Citizen Tom Manderfield 1947- 2006 When the first meetings were which led to the formation of ield which led to the formation the Greentown Historical ) f the Greentown Area Society, Tom was there. He tesidential Association, which became a Charter member and iltimately began publishing the served on the Board of Trustees ; reentown Grapevine, Tom until his death, at which time he vlanderfield was there. When was Secretary. He was always t was suggested that the an eager volunteer for any task ; rapevine include a section of which needed doing. eprints of news from past Tom became a Greentown sues of the Howard County Lion. As with all his other ( ews, Tom volunteered to do endeavors, he always did his he research and submit the share and more. He could be : opy. He was the one who gave found during the fair doing duty h at page t h e n am e, on parking, night security, and ‘ Flashbacks”. He wrote the in the food building. He : lashbacks for several years. worked at all the other Lioris de remained an officer of the projects as wel! and attended all ; reentown Area Residential meetings possible. issociation. Greentown has lost a good citizen and many have lost a : xploratory meeting was held valued friend. Likewise, when the first Eastern School Registration Dates and Times Thursday, August 3 8: 30 a. m. - 11: 30 a. m. & 1: OO p. m. - 3: OO p. m. Friday, August 4 8: 30 a. m. - 11: 30 a. m. & 1: 00 p. m. - 3: OO p. m. Monday, August 7 12: OO Noon - 6: OO p. m. Eastern Elementary Book Fees 2006 - 2007 Kindergarten $ 37.00 1st Grade $ 95.00 2nd Grade $ 87.00 3rd Grade $ 95.00 4th Grade $ 95.00 5th Grade $ 99.00 6th Grade $ 92.00 Jr/ Sr High School Fees will be determined by the course selection of each student.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2006-08, 13:08|
|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: School Days, School Days, the Way It Really Was; Grapevine Loses Founder-Greentown Loses a Fine Citizen
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, August 2006, Volume 13, Issue 08|
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