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Volume 11, Issue 1 January 2004 Grapevine Reaches Milestone This issue of the Greentown Grapevine begins our eleventh year. Seeing a need for a local newspaper, the Greentown Area Economic Development Committee in 1993 began inquiries of how that might be accomplished. At about the same time, the newly formed Greentown Area Residential Association discussed the same need. Rachel Jenkins was a member of both organizations and was encouraged to make further inquiries. With the opinion, “ Nothing ventured, nothing gained” the GARA agreed to put out one issue and see what the response would be. Advertisers and articles were assembled by Scott and Cheri Deyoe and the January 1994 issue was published. It was immediately evident that the newspaper met a need and so it continues. The Grapevine continues to keep local and former residents informed of happenings of the area. It is also writing a history. Past issues mark events and give a, personality to the area. The newspaper is supported by advertisers and subscribers of mailed issues. It is free at several pickup points around Greentown and Plevna. It continues to be published by the Greentown Area Residential Association. Membership in the GARA is just $ 6.00 per calendar year. To become a member or for more information, write Greentown Area Residential Association, P. O. Box 94, Greentown, IN 46936. Log Cabin Moved Members of Council Recognized for Service Three members of the Greentown Town Council received plaques at the December Council meeting recognizing their years of service on the Council. Each of them had decided not to run in the recent election. Roger Wolfe said he has enjoyed his twelve years of working for the town but wants to take a break. He said, “ It is good to bring new blood c) n the Council.” He did not rule out the possibility he may run again. Scott Flick has been on the Council two and one- half years, having been selected to take the unexpired term of Michael Hendrix. Don Flook has been on the Council twenty- five years. He said, “ It’s been a pleasure.” Photo by Rachel Jenkins Parents Are a Major Factor in Preparing Students for Future Educational Opportunities submitted by Melinda Young learn more about the educational Board Member, Eastern Howard expectations associated with various School Corporation career paths. Educators will follow up by providing the guidance and courses necessary to meet career plans in high school. Even with all of this outside Beginning in January 2004, Eastern Howard School Corporation will be This log house awaits the trailer which will take it to its new home. one of 19 ~ h o o l corporations in A one and one- half story log cabin was moved from its home at 750 E and State Road ‘ 26 to western Howard County in late December. After its twenty- three mile move, it will be a part of the KohKohMah & Foster Living History Encampment held the third weekend of September. The house was donated by Bill and Myra Pointer. The Pointers purchased the property from the estate of Leota Allen in 1987. Bill estimates the age of the cabin at nearly 160 years. Additions had been made in the early 1900’ s and a bathroom was added in the 1950’ s. The proximity to the highway and the sparse I foundation persuaded the Pointers against restoring or remodeling the building. Photo by Rachel Jenkins The Pointers have been involved in the KohKohMah & Foster encampment with Bill serving as apprentice blacksmith and Myra as a quilter. The cabin will serve as the home of the blacksmith, near the blacksmith shop. Bill says this new use will enable him to have an attachment to it while it helps with the historical mission of the encampment. When a fireplace is built, women will demonstrate open hearth cooking. Bob Auth, organizer of the KohKohMah & Foster Encampment, is excited about the addition to the grounds. He said, “ I think about the joy and laughter that took place as loved ones gathered in this old cabin for the holidays many years ago.” Indiana selected to participate in the lndiana Core 40 Scholars Initiative. This program is part of a state and national effort designed to better prepare students for success in higher education and in the workforce through an emphasis on more rigorous academics in high school. Educators will partner with business leaders to help inform eighth grade students about the “ world’s’’ future academic needs and requirements and, hopefully, to help motivate our eighth graders to take higher level high school courses and to complete the Core 40 and the Academic Honors Diploma curriculum. The Indiana Core 40 Scholars Initiative Program is very important. Business leaders will help students assistance, the most important factor in each child’s educational future will be their parents and the other adults in the home. Do not hesitate to become involved with your child’s selection of classes. They need your input, not only when they enter high school, but throughout their high school years, in grades 9 through 12. As school board members, our continued commitment is to provide educational programs that will allow every child to meet their highest potential. We need you to help your child set high expectations and to work with them to maintain those expectations. Do not let them do less than they can do. Class scheduling will begin soon. Remember, your input is important!
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2004-01, 11:11|
|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: Grapeving Reaches Milestone; Log Cabin Moved; Members of COuncil Recognized, Parents Are a Major Factor in Preparing Students for Future Educational Opportunities
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, January 2004, Volume 11, Issue 01|
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