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Celebratino our 14th Year! FREE At Greentown Area Businesses Volume 14. Issue 12 “ A PaPer for the People” December 2007 Packages Sent to Area Troops On Wednesday, November 21, the Greentown Post Office was an exceptionally busy place to be. Cathy Hill & Pam Barnett helped Denise Young of the North Central Indiana Blue Star Mothers send out the first shipment of packages to our troops. Just two hours later the three women repacked two large boxes containing items for the holidays going to 19 individuals in a single troop. Also 14 smaller boxes were shipped and are on their way to specific individuals from the local surrounding areas. This has been a month long project for the newly formed Blue Star Mothers with the help of the American Legion Post # 317 as well as the Greentown Post Office. Donations were also made by many local area churches as well as businesses and individuals. The goal is to continue this effort until our troops come home. After the first of the year the group will be making mother shipment. There will soon be a list posted and a donation box located in the Post Office to help collect necessary items. . The Blue Star Mothers welcome any names to add to the list for future care packages. Any questions may be directed to Denise Young at 456- 3751 or Marilyn Ayers at 628- 2142. The mothers appreciate all who helped. Photo by Rachel Jenkins . Cathy Hill, Retail Associate at the Greentown Post Office, and Denise Young, Chapter President of the North Central Blue Star Mothers, fill mailing boxes with gifts for troops. Scout ComDletes Eagle Proi ect Through Collaboration I Peter Inman, I’aylor High School student, chose an Eagle Scout project which would benefit the Howard County Historical Society’s Seiberling Mansion. He was aware that the mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places and “ figured it would be a good v J idea to see what he could do to help maintain such an important building.” He approached the curator of the museum, Stew Lauterbach, and asked if there was anything at the mansion that needed to be fixed. Stew told him about a side door which had received mot0 oy Rachel Jenkins Peter lnman applies the final coat of finish under the watchful eye of Mark Jenkins. v significant water damage in the past, both at the top and the bottom. The door is not in service now and has a protective roof to inhibit future weather damage. Peter told Bill Scheibelhut, the Eagle Coordinator of his troop, # 506, about the proposed project. Mr. Scheibelhut said it sounded like a good idea. Stew contacted Hayes Brothers, who have done several restoration projects at the Seiberling mansion. Hayes employees Mark Jenkins and Herschel Conyers removed the door. At that point, Mark ( formerly of Greentown) asked about where the restoration work was going io be done. When he perceived that the Hayes Brothers facility and personnel would be of a benefit, he checked with Larry Hayes about Peter using the company xorkshop for the project and got a prompt OK. Peter had help in various ways from several scouts and adults in his troop, Stew Lauterbach, curator, and Bill Baldwin, caretaker at the museum. Peter says that without Hayes Brothers and Mark Jenkins, in particular, he doesn’t know how he would have finished the project. ‘‘ Just being able to use such a great facility was a life- saver and Mark Jenkins was an incredible help. He was out at the shop almost every time I was, offering assistance and guidance, and all . around making my life easier. He was an invaluable asset to my project.” The project took a total of about 60 man hours. Peter stripped, sanded, stained, and finished the door. It was re- installed November 20. Peter says he learned time management , and t h e management of other people through this project. And in particular, he learned about refinishing wood. New Superintendent - Hired for Dr. Tracy Caddell The EaFtern Howard School Corp. Board has selected Tracy Caddell as t h e new superintendent o f t h e corporation. He will replace Dr. Stephen Healy, who will retire December 31. ( See article on page 9 about Dr. Healy’s retirement.) Dr. Caddell is c u r r e n t l y superintendent of the Switzerland County Schools in Vevay, Indiana. He’s been superintendent at that school since July 2001. Caddell earned his bachelor’s Jegree from Indiana University- Purdue University- Fort Wayne. He earned master’s degrees from Indiana University- South Bend and Ball State University. He earned his superintendent’s certification and doctorate from Ball State University. In a d d i t i o n t o b e i n g superintendent, he has been a high school social studies teacher and assistant principal. He grew up in Switzerland County. While at Switzerland Schools, he lived during the week at a family farm, coming back to his Fishers home on the weekends. He states that he will be happy to be able to go home each evening while at Eastern. His wife, Teresa, works for Ball State University. He likes rural areas and, knowing of Eastern’s good reputation for academics, was pleased to see the opening for the position and readily applied.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2007-12, 14:12|
|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: Packages Sent to Area Troops; New Superintendent Hired for Eastern; Scout Completes Eagle Project Through Collaboration
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, December 2007, Volume 14, Issue 12|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2007-12, 14:12 - Page 1|