The Greentown Grapevine – 1995-11, 02:11 - Page 1
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c Main We1 Approximately 25 Greentown area residents were present for a meeting at the Greentown Public Library on October 10 to learn more about a " Main Street" program. Due to recent heart surgery, Jim Brannon, President of the Kokomo/ Howard County Development Corp. and the Ko komo/ HowardCount y Chamber of Commerce was not able to make the planned presentation. Vice- president of the above organizations, Todd Moser, introduced Jane Howey, a Main Street Manager at Noblesville and formerly-& Warsaw. Ms. Howey stated that 134 Remember to communities in Indiana have VOTE II Main Street programs. The Subway, to Open November 1 A new eatery will soon open in couple of years as a potential Greentown. A Subway store will store site. They say, " Greentown be open for business Nov. 1 at is a nice, growing community. 101 W. Main St. The store will be " They want people to know that open seven days a week, they selected Howard County initially 10 a. m. - midnight construction businesses to do Monday through Saturday and the renovation of the building. 11 a. m. - midnight on Sunday. The Hartses left the tin ceilings The Subway menu includes in plape but felt they had no sandwiches, salads, soft drinks, choice but to put in a lowered and cookies. .. ceiling. The business is owned by father, mother, and son, Don, HISTORY OF THE BUILDING Karen and Craig Harts of Miami County, " just 10 miles north of Until its recent occupancy by Greentown" they emphasize. The The Incarnate Word church, Hartses own other stores, this building had served m including the ones in Kokomo. department 85d clothing stores. Craig purchased the _ buildins, Bonnie Bonebrake reports that which incliides the space it was built by. Ross and Lon recently occupied by P& L Kemper about 1900, who owned R e r u n s an d a p a r t m e n t s Kemper Brothers store. This was upstairs, from Forest " Juggy" THE place to shop for wedding Swisher. and shower gift items, as it The imminent opening has carried dishes, linens, jewelry, cr- kated excitement among high etc. As Lois Bogue says, school s t u d e n t s seeking " Kemper Brothers had just employment. The store expects to about anything you could employ 8- 10 persons and offers need." flexible scheduling. Don and The next owner was Bob Ball, Karen state that they believe followed by Kenny Seagrave, school and extra- curricular who owned Kenny's Family activities should not be Store. Basil's Clothing was sacrificed for work. owned and operated by Basil Asked why they chose to McCMn. Tom Hollingsworth and locate a store in Greentown, Don then Dale Brown were the final and Karen said they had been merchants before the church looking at Greentown for a group rented it. S .1 tre Att et en Mee , ded p r o g r a m , when f u l l y iniplemented, involves a 4 point approach of Design, Economic Restructuring, Downtown Promotion, and Organization. Design includes signs, window display, storefronts, and public improvements s u c h as sidewalks, street lights and green spaces. She said projects usually start with public improvements because funds are available to accomplish these features. Economic restructuring involves such things as finding creative uses for empty or undekutilized space. Downtown promotion includes events, banners, and walking tours. Local, regional ting and state government, clubs and a s s o c i a t i o n s , l e n d i n g institutions, building owners and tenants and the media are involved in some aspect of Organization, the fourth point. Ms Howey explained that monetary and advisory assistance is available from the state program, but it is the peopleof the community who put in the work. The next step will be to incorporate a M a h Street Association, which will apply for a grant to develop a plan for some public improvements. Town Council P r e s i d e n t Bob Armstrong invited anyone who wants to be on the Main Street Board, to contact him soon. " Hunter- Gatherer" This Story Did Not Have to Dig Up Lyn Sullivan displays some sweet potatoes of impressive size. The two potatoes on his left weighed 5 pounds each. The cluster held in his right hand weighed 14 pounds. The potatoes were grown by Freeman Otto and brought to the attention of the Grapevine by Lyn. Oversize vegetables sometimes suffer in quality for their size, becoming " stringy" or tough. Hunter- Gatherer is very fond of potatoes of any kind, and volunteered to taste- test one of the specimens. She can testify that it lived up to its nanie and was so sweet that no further sweetening was needed. It was also as smooth textured as could be desired. Thanks Freeman and Lyn.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1995-11, 02:11|
|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: Town Elections Nov. 7; Main Street Meeting Well Attended; Subway to Open November 1
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, November 1995, Volume 02, Issue 11|
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