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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaVol. 164, no. 279 classified b4-b8 comics b2 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1,b3 weather thunderstorms with possible flooding High 78 Low 63 More on Page a8 to Days Page one designed by Bride Eikenberry Auto racing Truex wins Lascar race local news Page a3 sports Page b1 to subscribe 765-456-3821 or 765-459-3121 to advertise 765-459-3121 classified 1-800-382-0696 office hours . 8 . To 5 . / sat. 8 . To 11 . Inside $1.00kokomotribune.com monday june 8, 2015 Kokomo Tribune 3415 s. Lafountain St. Suite n Kokomo in 46902 765 452-8412 Hoover hearing Aid Center most insurances accepted. Provider for Law insurance. Helping you enjoy the sounds of summer like us on Facebook Park band ready for new season another summer of live music from the Kokomo Park band is on the horizon. The Kph will open its 2015 sum Mer concert series at 8 . On wednesday in High land Park marking the opening of the bands first season under the direction of Jay Gephart. Gephart who made his first appearance As artistic director of the Park band in february will include some of his favorite selections during the meet the con Ductor show. The concert also will feature the French Horn Section led by principal horniest William Browne the retired rum runners Dixieland band and vocalist Sally Duke. Kph manager Keith Whitford said wednesdays concert will be a Good introduction for those who have not seen Gephart and the band in action to get a look at the bands summer debut. For the summer i think we have a Nice variety of programs chosen and this being the inaugural season for Jay it will provide him a Good Chance to introduce himself to the Community with the music he said. Gephart who is also director of bands at Purdue University will be covering a variety of music that has pleased generations of audience members Over the last Century. The program includes the music makers by Alfred Reed la Belle Helene overture by Offenbach by Martin Slagter Kokomo Tribune ? new conductor opens series wednesday in Highland Park Epa awards coalition of cities Grant in a continuation of previous Grant funding the environmental Protection Agency on wednesday awarded a coalition of three Howard county cities $500,000 to assess and inventory Brownfield Sites. The City of Kokomo is the Lead Mem Ber in the coalition that includes Greentown and Russiaville which Means Kokomo will administer the funds and be the principal unit of government. Brownfield assessment and cleanup is absolutely vital to our Community said Kokomo mayor Greg goodnight in a press release. Weave used our previous Grant awards to conduct More than 35 site assessments paving the Way for new housing and economic development opportunities. This new Grant shows that the Epa has recognized the work were doing and is eager to lend its financial support to our Community. This is the third Epa Brownfield Grant that Kokomo has received in re cent years totalling $1.9 million. The most recent received May 30, 2014 provided the City with $700,000 for evaluation and remediation purposes. These previous Grants have helped to initiate multiple City projects Accord ing to City development specialist David Tharp. A great example of How we have used this Grant before is the new parking garage he said referring to the garage on Union Street. It used to be a parking lot and it had previously been used for multiple buildings. When it was redeveloped we used this Grant to pay for that process. Another example is the apart ments that will be on Apperson Way. They dont necessarily have to be Brownfield in the Way most people think of it. There just has to be the potential for a problem and you want to make sure they meet up with All environmental regulations. Because the Epa defines Brown Fields As properties where the expansion redevelopment or reuse of land by George Myers Kokomo Tribune funds will be used to redevelop Brownfields dog olympics brings out canines and their companions canine competitors gathered at Foster Park saturday afternoon for the dog olympics. About a dozen dogs and a ther apy cat named Flash entered the pole weave hoops hurdles obstacle course or Frisbee throw. A Tennis Ball Bob also gave dogs a Chance to pick Tennis balls and win prizes for their owners. The event benefited 4 precious paws a Low Cost spay and neuter clinic in Kokomo that provides other medical services for pets too. They re coming Here and just having a blast said Julie Wilson by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune ? first Ever event raised funds to support 4 precious paws organization Jay Gephart jump Shelby Pickett runs alongside her Beagle Rosey As Rosey attempts to jump Over the hurdles during the dog olympics in Foster Park on saturday. Kelly Lafferty Gerber Kokomo Tribune see band / / Page a8 submitted photo festival Perus Cole Porter festival runs thursday through sunday. This years festival is expected to be the largest in the events 24-year history. Celebrating Cole Porter Peru the Cole Porter festival has always been about celebrating Perus born and raised Hometown celebrity who composed some of the most popular Broadway songs Ever written in the 1920s and 30s. But this years festival will give people a better taste than Ever be fore of what Porter was All about literally. The festival kicks off thursday and runs through sunday and is set to be one of the biggest most diverse celebrations of porters life and music since the event started 24 years ago. This is the biggest Porter festival Ive seen since Ive been around said John Kirk a member of the festival planning committee who runs the Cole Porter inn from the House where Porter was born and raised in Peru. People can truly get a taste of the american songwriter during a Brand new event this year called the progressive Porter dinner. On Friday five restaurants and businesses will feature food and drinks from 6 to 9 . That Porter actually served during his dinner parties when he lived at the Wal Dorf Astoria hotel in new York City. Starting at Aroma Coffee shop 61 n. Broadway people can sip on special Coffee cocktails. Up the Street Harvey Hinkle Meyers will feature a Paradise salad with fresh strawberries and pineapple As Well As chocolate and Cherry milkshakes porters favorite flavors. From Harvey is walk South to Cooley is 61 s. Broadway for a shrimp cocktail and a Pink Martini. Boondocks food and spirits 280 e. Canal St., also will serve a special by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune food and drink sights and sounds All Honor Peru legend Cole Porter festival schedule thursday june 11 6 30 . Ole Olsen memorial theatre presents prehistoric Cole a Cole Porter revue at the Peru depot. Special cocktail hour and meet and Greet with the cast. Tickets Cost $27. Call the depot for Advance tickets at 765-472 3680. Friday june 12 10 . Night and Day showing at the Roxy 5 theater. Starring Cary Grant As Cole Porter. Continued on Page a6 gallery visit our website for a gallery with More photos from the dog olympics see dog / / Page a3 see Porter / / Page a6 see Epa / / Page a6 Eastern graduation

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