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FHS Class of 1956 meets

The Frankfort High School Class of 1956 held a second meeting in July on Tuesday, July 31 at The King Pancake House.

Twenty-three people attended, including Norma Wallace visiting from Arizona, Bob and Katie Gray, Sally Roush and friend Dick Ham, Marilyn Ferguson, Wilma Sellers, Larry Montgomery, Howard Snodgrass, Pudge Kelly, Wilbur Lucas, Phil and Millie Stoops, Beverly and Joe Avery, Paul Brant, Jess Neff, Bob and Carolyn Ferguson, Carolyn Wheeler, Phyllis Elkins, Dick Mavity and Pat Linn.

Fellow classmates are urged to attend the next Meeting. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Arni’s in Frankfort.

Classmates of other years, spouses and friends are welcome.

For more information, call Pat Linn, 765-654-9878.

CCSWCD to host Riverwatch workshop

Clean, abundant water is a valuable, irreplaceable resource, whether for drinking water, water for business and industry or for recreation.

Again this year, a number of Hoosiers will become trained to help monitor this precious resource.

The Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a free Hoosier Riverwatch workshop Saturday, Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camp George C. Cullom. Reservations are required and attendance is limited - so register soon.

In this introductory level workshop, attendees will discover the meaning of water quality and how to measure it. Many scientific concepts will be covered, in ways that non-scientists can understand. After attending the training, adult learners will be prepared to perform their own stream analysis as a Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer and may submit data to the Hoosier Riverwatch online database.

For reservations, contact Leah Harden, CCSWCD, at 765-659-1223, ext. 3, leah.harden@in.nacdnet.net.

EPA awards nearly $650,000 to Indiana to improve air quality

 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) $648,683 to support the ongoing particulate matter (PM 2.5) air monitoring network throughout the state. This grant is an increment of the total amount – $958,276 – that EPA has awarded to IDEM this fiscal year.

“This grant will enable the state of Indiana to enhance their monitoring program to improve air quality in areas most impacted by pollution,” said EPA Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp. “Grants like this are an example of how we can work together with our state partners to make significant investments and progress in cleaning up the air.”

EPA has also provided $193,460 of in-kind contributions to IDEM for this project, which includes filter testing, lab analysis and independent auditing.

Fine particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less is created mostly from industrial processes and fuel combustion. Once inhaled, these particles can affect the heart and lungs and cause serious health effects ranging from aggravated asthma to premature death in people with heart and lung disease.

Fairgrounds winter storage program set

Owners who need storage space during the winter months can utilitze the Clinton County Fairgrounds Winter Storage Program, whereby the Clinton County Fair Council provides space in Clinton Hall and the Livestock Show Arena for equipment such as boats, RVs, cars, etc.

“Equipment will be received on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. Reservations are not accepted. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. The charge is $10 for each foot in length for each item stored,” said Skip Davis, program organizer.

When approaching the fairgrounds, drivers should look for signs indicating where to enter.

“Each item presented for storage will be photographed for security purposes and measured to ensure owners pay no more than is necessary,” Davis noted.

The date set for owners to retrieve their equipment has been moved up two weeks so the Fair Council can accommodate other demands for Clinton Hall and owners can get their equipment serviced earlier, said Davis.

Owners should arrive at 8 a.m. March 23, 2019, to remove their stored items.

‘Celebrate Indiana!’ outdoor festival at the Haan Museum

“Celebrate Indiana!,” a festival to be held on the grounds of the Haan Museum from 12-4 p.m. Sept. 1, promises fun for the entire family. 

Festival highlights include Jefferson High School Jazz Band playing music by Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter; singer/songwriter Lee Anna Atwell; the world premier of “Break a Leg” and “Cell Mates,” two new 10-minute plays by Scott Haan of the Clinton County Civic Theatre; and animated readings by Brent Clary of works by James Whitcomb Riley.

Admission to the festival is $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 5 to 17), and $25 for a family. Children ages 4 and under are free.

Find more details at www.haanmuseum.org.