The Greentown Grapevine – 1995-12, 02:12 - Page 1
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Volume 2, Issue 12 “ a paper for the people” December 1995 Greentown Election Yields Few Changes Voter Turnout Low Four incumbent Town The results are: Council members were re- Clerk- Treasurer: elected in the November 7 Barbara M i d d l e t o n , election. In Ward 3, where Republican, 199 votes. current Council member, Shirley Ward 1: Harper, did not run, Frank James A. Harris, Democrat, Robertson was elected. The 139 votes present Clerk- Treasurer, Ryan K. Zirkle, Republican, Carolyn Johnson also chose not 106 votes to stand for re- election, leaving Ward 2: the seat assured to Barbara Roger L. wolfe, Republican, Middleton. 178 votes Joseph A. Buckley, Democrat, Frank Robertson, Democrat, James Cosand, Republican, 76 69 votes Ward 3: Scouting for Scout Pack 3520 will distribute bags for Scouting for Food on Saturday, December 2 from 8 a. m. to noon. Food is being collected for the Greentown Lions Club Christmas Baskets. The Scouts will return to homes on Saturday, December 9. Donations of canned and dry goods should be placed outside by 9 a. m. on that dav. votes Ward 4: 156 votes votes Ward 5: 190 votes ( unopposed) Robert Armstrong, Democrat, Scott Deyoe, Republican, 88 Donald G. Flook, Democrat, “ 1 t’s Beginning to Look--- ( I Members of The GreentoGn Volunteer Fire Company hung Christmas decorations on Main Street in Greentown on Sunday morning November 19. That hour was chosen as a time when there are usually no cars parked on the street, which would prevent getting the equipment close enough to do the job. The wreaths and banners are provided by the Greentown Area Business Association. Greentown Equipment loaned a forklift to enable the men to hang the decorations. Pictured above are Tom Hendricks and Dan Ec helbar ger. Photo by R. Jenkins Martha Lou ZiFkle was one of the 251 Greentown residents who daced their paper ballots in the ballot box during the November 7. election. Photo by R. JenEns The political party mix of the Council has increased by one Democrat, with Democrat Frank Robertson taking Shirley Harper’s chair; Harper being a Republican. It has, however, been said that party affiliation matters little in Greentown politics. Neither party County Chairman was active in the Greentown election. If anything, this election was notable for the lack of visible campaignin’g with the exception of two political ads run in the Grapevine. No yard signs, posters, or flyers were seen. Two hundred and fifty- one voters placed their paper ballots in the wooden ballot box. This is about 19% of the 1308 registered voters in Greentown. Off- year elections ( when neither presidential nor congressional seats are elected) are often marked by poor turnouts. In addition to the lack of vigorous campaigning, casual questioning has revealed that 1. some people did not know where the polls were. In most elections Precinct 2 and 4 ( town of Greentown) vote at the Elementary School. Some people went to that location and then may or may not have had time to searchout the downtown polling place. About mid- morning when word was received at the polls that some people did not know where to vote, a sign was taped to the window of the room in the City Building where the election was taking place. 2. Some did not vote because they felt they did not know the candidates well enough to make a decision. Working the polls this year were Inspector, Larry Hinesley; Judges, Mary Lou Farrer and Robin Hainlen; Clerks, Keith Rush and Bonnie Bonebrake; and Sheriffs, Helen Fox and Bobby Myers. Glass Museum to Close For Winter The Greentown Glass Museum will close earlier than usual this winter due to the construction being done in the City Building. Weekend hours will resume in March. Flippers ( the miniature version of the Greentown Dolphin), may be purchased at Felt Business Systems, 1919 E. Markland Ave., White Bungalow Antique Mall, 906 S. Main, Kokomo, or Mast Furniture and Gifts, Greentown.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1995-12, 02:12|
|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: Greentown Election Yields Few Changes; Scouting for Food; Glass Museum to Close For Winter
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, December 1995, Volume 02, Issue 12|
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|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 1995-12, 02:12 - Page 1|