‘Interesting, instructive and fun’
Roselyn Lewis of Russiaville sends this Cheer for the students and staff at Kokomo’s Central Middle School:
“I had the privilege of attending the Central Middle School open house last Thursday evening. It was a delightful event with activities going on all evening.
“The students were polite, helpful and enthusiastic.
“In addition to instrumental and vocal music, three were theatrical skits, technology demonstrations, science projects and wonderful art projects. Core subjects were intertwined in all the demonstrations, including a Spanish restaurant.
“I know that it took a lot of work and planning by all involved. Thank you to the staff, teachers and students for a most interesting, instructive and fun evening.”
Supporters made band’s success possible
Alan Girton, vice-president of the Western Band Boosters, sends this Cheer:
“On Nov. 3, the Western High School Marching Panther Band made school history.
“The 112-member band and guard earned a record fifth championship in a row in the Indiana State Schools Music Association state competition. The championship also marks the 13th such win for the Panthers in Western’s history, dating back to 1982.
“A week later, the Marching Panthers were named Class A national champions in Bands of America national competition, sponsored by Music For All. This honor put Western on the national stage at Lucas Oil Stadium with some of the best high school marching bands found across this country.
“The Panthers and Band Boosters organization would like to thank the many sponsors and supporters who made these achievements possible.
“Our Gold Baton Sponsors for 2012 are American Tool and Party Rental, Dr. Virginia Hemelt and Hemelt Neurology, Community Howard Regional Health’s Community Care West, Papa John’s Pizza on West Sycamore Street, Santos Salinas and Edward Jones Investing, St. Vincent Health/St. Joseph Physical Therapy and Sports Center, Dr. Mike Wild and Eye Physicians Inc., Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union, Half Moon Restaurant and Brewery, and Today’s Nails/Tan.
“Our Silver Baton Sponsors are Hoosier AM/FM Radio, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, Dr. Dane Wallsmith D.D.S., Roger Davis Photo, Alan T. Girton and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Clifford Signs Inc., Golden Corral, Extreme Sounds Mobile DJ Service, and the Indianapolis Indians and Victory Field.
“Our Captain sponsors are Humphrey Printing Co., McGonigals and Button Dodge, Gene Kostrewa and Ameriprise Financial, The UPS Store at Boulevard Crossing, the Heytens/Lemcke Family, and the Carman Family.
“Our Section Leaders sponsors are Casey’s General Store No. 2339 (at Webster and Rainbow), First Farmers Bank & Trust – Russiaville Branch, Rabb/Kinetico Water, DeCleene Optometry, Bowden Flowers, Ray & Jerelyn Bradway, Christine Simpson, Community First Bank of Howard County, Dr. & Mrs. Robert Mitchell, Drs. Sherri Nuss and Martha Hoshaw of American Health Network, the Rogers Family, Robert & Alice Barnard, Chris Wolfe and Kelly Services, and Conrad & Karen Uitts.
“The Band and Boosters would be remiss if we failed to thank the administrators, faculty, staff and students of Western Community Schools for their tremendous support. Band Director Brian Caldwell, along with assistants Keith Whitford and Dan Healton and clinician crew, get well-deserved pats on the back for working hours on end with this talented group of students in the heat, cold, wind, and lots and lots of rain.
“And of course, thanks would not be complete if we forgot to include our fantastic band families, parents and other volunteers for all the time, work and support they’ve given during this marching band season.”
Local business provides prompt service
Dorothy Nevil of Kokomo sends this Cheer for King’s Heating & Plumbing:
“I had my furnace cleaned and in about two weeks after that was the first cold spell. I went to turn the furnace on, and it wouldn’t work.
“I called King’s Heating & Plumbing and it was Friday, around 3:30 p.m. They said they would send someone right out, and they did. That means a lot to an elderly person. And at no extra charge.
“Thank you, King’s.”
Thank you and good luck, Mr. President
Larry Hughes of Kokomo sends this Cheer for President Obama:
“I want to say thanks and best wishes to our president, who saved my company and my pension, gave health care to my daughter and jobs to both my daughter and son-in-law.
‘The wonderful people of Kokomo’
Glenda Manis of Project Hope sends this Cheer:
“Project Hope would like to thank all the wonderful people of Kokomo for filling a truck of much-needed items to send to the Appalachian Mountains.
“Thank you goes out to In His Image Church and the Kokomo Rescue Mission for the items donated, and Barbara Daggy, Linda Thurston and Wilma Barrach for their collecting.
“Thank you, Nola and Don Simms, for your help.
“Barbara Daggy and her brother will be making the trip and driving the truck at her own expense.
“We are very thankful to all you fine people who have taken part in this mission.”
‘Interesting, instructive and fun’
May 25, 2013: Cheers & Jeers
Remembering Holly Kirkpatrick
Retired Kokomo teacher Miriam Bence, of Windfall, sends this Cheer for Holly Kirkpatrick:
Scammers seek to profit
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Show flag etiquette
Fly your flag throughout the year -- and at half-staff from sunrise to noon on Memorial Day. But when you do, please treat it with respect.
House of Burgess: 5 arguments against impeachment
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Would you pay extra?
If Kokomo residents truly want citywide tornado sirens, they'll gladly pay a one-time fee for them.
Prepared for a disaster?
Put together a disaster plan and make sure everyone in your family knows what the plan is.
Move over, Ind. drivers
Keep highway and utility workers safe; remember to pull over for utility vehicles.
May 18, 2013: Cheers & Jeers
Commissioner earns respect of inmates
Kyle Stacy sends this Cheer for Howard County Commissioner Paul Wyman:
House of Burgess: The revolution will be printed
Another major milestone in the history of 3D printing was reached earlier this month when Cody Wilson, director of the nonprofit Defense Distributed, announced he had conducted the first-ever successful test firing of a completely 3D-printed gun in (where else?) Texas. Wilson then uploaded the plans online. These files were then downloaded over 100,000 times over the next 48 hours. That was, until the State Department intervened.
Hayden: From good to great in education
On the campaign trail last year and early into his administration, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said repeatedly that his goal as governor would be to take Indiana from “good to great.”
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