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Volume 14, Issue 4 “ A Paper for the People” April 2007 Council Receives , Gary Ruston of the engineering firm of M. D. Wesslkr & Associates, made his first report to the Greentown Town Council after his assignment to Greentown, replacing Karl Tanner. After initial studies he had made, he brought the unhappy news that the wastewater improvement plan, as written, may not be sufficient. Flows to the plant appear to be more than the project would provide for. He recommended additional flow monitoring. Meters have been in place, but there had not been enough rainfall as of the March 6‘ h meeting to be conclusive. He said he is needing at least a 2 inch rain incident. ( Council president, Joyce Higginbottom, reports that there was at least 2” of rain over March 23- 24. This found to be leaking. Council member Craig Trott said, “ I am beginning to get frustrated because we are no closer to a solution .” Resident Jolene Rule asked if, as a measure of saving money, the town has looked into geo tubes as a means of handling sludge. Some members of the council visited Converse’s plant, where they use geo tubes. Mr. Ruston said one of his company’s tasks is to evaluate sludge handling and that the company could look at the geo tube option to compare to the current option. In later discussion, Clerk Barbara Middleton asked if the town could start now on manhole relining. The council moved to allocate $ 30,000 to the project. Unpleasant News will be reported at the council meeting April 3.) He has viewed sewer videos and has found some defects. He said a complete rehab of the sewer system is one half of the total of the planned project. He said he is “ not comfortable with the plan as written. This system is as bad as I’ve seen.” Resident, Darryl Allen, asked if there is a possibility that the sewer rates will go up even more ( There was a 54% increase in January). Mr. Ruston said, “ Yes, there is that possibility.” The town has not been sitting idly waiting for the major project. Smoke testing revealed some problems on the north end of town which have been fixed. Several property owners have ais0 fixed laterals Welcome Home Coach! By Pat Shrock The hiring of Josh Edwards as the EHS head football coach has made headlines in the Kokomo Tribune, the Kokomo Perspective and the Howard County Weekly. From those reports, you know he loves Eastern and football. Those publications reported some history and win/ lose statistics. The Greentown Grupevine wants you to know Josh in a more personal way. Coach Edwards is a 1994 EHS graduate. He studied two years at Taylor University majoring in biology and playing on both the football and baseball teams. He transferred to Indiana University- Kokomo and graduated in 1998. It was at IU- K that he met his wife, Jennifer. Jennifer spent her high school years at Western. After graduation from IU- K, she has been working at Maconaquah Middle School teaching emotionally disabled students. The first year after graduation, Josh taught at Taylor High School and coached at Tri- Central High School. He continued to coach at Tri for the next seven years and teach science at the Middle School as well as advanced physical education. Josh is completing his master’s degree in Physical Education this Spring at Ball State University. Josh Edwards Josh and Jennifer have one son, Eli, who is two years old and was introduced at the Eastern Howard School Corporation board meeting as a future linebacker. They live in Windfall but are considering relocating to the Greentown area. The Edwards family attends Fairfield Christian Church. Josh’s parents, Henry and Theresa Edwards, are Greentown residents. His sister, Sandi, attends Ball State University. Principal Lisa Smith! ! By Pat Shrock Lisa Smith has been selected as the high school principal. She will begin this at the end of this school year. Current principal Ron Matas is retiring: Smith was chosen from a f i e l d of t w e n t y - f o u r candidates. She has served as the Assistant Principal at the Eastern Middle School for four years. She has also worked as a counselor in the Kokomo- Center Schools, Oak Hill High School and Peru High School. A graduate of Indiana University Southeast ( B. S.) atld Indiana University- P u r d u e U n i v e r s i t y , Indianapolis ( M. S.), she also earned certification in s e c o n d a r y s c h o o l administration ( 2003) at IU-PUI. She is presently a member of the 2006 Indiana Principal Leadership Academy zontinuing to develop skills. Lisa is married to Ron Smith who is a teacher in Wabash at the Heartland Career Center. Their son, Nathan, a graduate 3f Purdue University, works in Warsaw. Lisa and Ron have me daughter, Layne, a 6th grade student at Swayzee Elementary School. In addition to family and school activities, Lisa enjoys running She has participated in the Indianapolis Mini- Marathon. The Smith family plans to run in the Susan Komen “ Run for the Cure” for the Eastern team. This event is to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for research. Lisa’s focus as principal will be to continue the tradition of excellence that Eastern has experienced over the last several years. She will work “ to make our school the best for our students and our : ommunity”. When accepting lhe position, she said she “ is : xcited about this opportunity ind is looking forward to mving the community”. Lisa Smith New Pol ice Car Ordered The Town Council approved the leasing of a new police car to replace the one Deputy Horton is driving. ‘ It will be a two year lease with an annual payment of $ 1 1,649.20. At the end of the lease term the car may be purchased for $ 1. There will be a $ 350 document fee and the costs involved in putting on accessories. The car was ordered from Brad Howell Ford. Town Offices to Have Internet Access The Greentown Police Dept has had email access and a website for some time but the Utility Office has not had either. The Council approved Internet access for the Utility Office and the town barn. Introducing the subject, Council President, Joyce Higginbottom, said that more and more state forms are going online. Assistant Utility Clerk, Mary Lou McCalment, added that the firm which services the office computers can only be accessed by the Internet. There will be a $ 200 - $ 300 wiring and labor fee. A monthly fee of $ 49.95 will be split between. the Police and Utility Office. The monthly. fee for the barn will be $ 34.99 per month.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2007-04, 14:04|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Council Recieves Unpleasant News; Principal Lisa Smith; New Poliece Car Ordered; Town Offives to Have Internet Access; Welcome Home Coach!
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, April 2007, Volume 14, Issue 04|
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