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The Greentown Volume 7, Issue 2 " a paper for the people" February 2000 Council Elects Wolfe President The Greentown Tpwn Council elected' Roger Wolfe President for 2000 and James Harris Vice President. Town employees were confirmed as: Kevin Moss, Water Supt.; Bill Ross, Wastewater Supt.; David Longfellow, Lead Laborer; Darrell Warner, Laborer; Debbie Longfellow, Utility Clerk; Mary Lou McCalment, Asst. Utility Clerk; Jeff Bennett, Marshal; lohn Horton and Rick Cranor, Deputy Marshals. The Plan Commission elected Gary Lacy Chairman and Ben Harris Vice Chairman. Gene Kingery was elected Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals and Lou Blanco Vice Chairman. The firm of Lacey, O'Mahoney, Mahoney, King & McCann was retained as Town Attorney. Stoeppelwerth and Associates and Foresight Engineering were named as Town Engineers. Officers of the Boat Club are Dick Adams, President; Jeff Laming, Vice President; and Menill Shrock, Treasurer. Elections to School Board n 1 1 a Three of the five seats on thcBoard of Trustees of Eastern Howard School Corporation will be on the ballot during the Primary, May 2,2000. Individuals will be elected to four- year terms from each of the three townships in the district; Liberty Township excluding the corporate limits of the Town of Greentown, Jackson Township, and Union Township. Eligibility is limited to registered voters who reside in one of the three townships as described above. Board members must have resided in the school corporation for a period of one year prior to taking office ( July 1, 2000). Employees of the School Gorporation are not eligible. All qualified voters of the school & strict vote for all three- seats. School Board elections are nonpartisan. The three current board members from the townships have filed for re- election. orthcorning:. U They are Philip Bogue, Liberty opportunities are top priorities. I am Tomship; Dennis Maple, Ja~ kSon devoted to working for the patrons of Township; and Bryan KirkPatrick, Eastern Howard School Corporation to Union Township. secure continuity, quality, and hgue says, " It has been an honor to excellence throughout the educational serve on & e board. It takes time to . pro& s." become an effective board member and As of publishing dedine, no other I would like to build upon what I have petitions had been filed. learned. 1 would like to serve for How to file to be put on the ballot: another term to help the School Properly A petition, signed by ten registered prepare for the next century.'' voters residing in the School Maple stated that he is running again Corporation, shall be filed with the because, " Education is a top priority Clerk of the Circuit Court of Howard with me. The corporation has good County ( ground floor of Courthouse). teachers, staff and administration The The petition shall contain an affidavit school's record stands for itself. There by the candidate and an endorsement by is a need to continually strive for the Clerk concerning the candidate's improvement. I feel there is unfinished voter registration. Petitions can be business in progress that I would like to obtained from the Clerk or from the be a part of." School Corporation office, 2 2 1 W, Main Kirkpatrick states, " We are fortunate St., Greentown. to live in a carjng community where our The filing period ends at noon children's safety and educational February 18,2000. Greentown saw the invitaion and ceremony. They found it very informed the comkttee that she is a impressive and enjoyed talking with the descendant of the family of one of the members of various organizations who signers, Johnson Watts, who were responsible for the project and represented Dearborn County. She and with the other descendants who were Year7 beginning December 3 the children Eric and Abby attended the obtain several autographs. anniversarv of Indiana's admission to Greentown Residents . Attend Unveiling Indiana h ah ad two constitutions and The d ~ ~ e nwitll sbe on display each her daughter, Sarah Cotton, and Sarah's present. The children took initiative to they both can now be seen by the public in a disdav case in the State House ~ ~ ~~~~~- ~-_ .__ I , Rotunda. Students of Indiana history will remember that the constitution of 1816 was written in Corydon, being drafted in the shade of a tree where the delegates had gathered to escape the heat of the building: That tree became known as the Constitution Elm. It has since Qed, but branches were cut off and have been used . for special purposes. A second ( and current) constitution was adopted in 185 1. Through the initiative of the Friends of the Indiana State Archives, with funding from the Indiana Bar Foundation, both constitutions have been carefully restored. Sen. James Merritt, Indianapolis, suggested the idea of publicly displaying the documents in a secure environment. With the continued financial generosity of the Indiana Bar, a display case was constructed, framed with original wood from the Constitution elm. The case will offer the aged documents an air quality controlled climate. the Union in 1816, until the adjournment of the annual session of the Indiana General Assembly. They will go back to a vault at the State Archives the remainder of the year. During the time they are in the vault, copies will be on display in the case.' A dedication ceremony was held January 19 in the Rotunda of the State House. Participating in - the ceremony were Governor Frank O'Bannon, Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Garton, House Speaker John Gregg, Chief Justice Randall Shepard and the Indiana State Bar Association President Thomas P. Yoder. Both constitutions were opened to the Articles concerning education. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Suellen Reed, was present, as was the First Lady, Judy O'Bannon. An invitation was extended to any descendants of signers of the constitution of 1850- 51 to attend the ceremony. Rachel Jenkins of Gerald Handfield, DirectorIState Archivist; Senator James Memtt, Rachel Jenkins, Sarah Cotton. In front are Abby. and Eric. The Greentown contingent ate dressed in their mid- nineteenth century clothing which they' made for Greentown's Sesquicentennial of 1998. Behind the group is the new case dedicated to display Indiana's two original constitutions.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2000-02, 07:02|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|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: Council Elects Wolfe President; Elections to School Board Forthcoming; Greentwon Residents Attend Unveiling
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, February 2000, Volume 07, Issue 02|
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