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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 18, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaVol. 164, no. 289 classified b5-10 comics b4 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1-2 weather rain and storms High 83 Low 72 More on Page a8 to Days Page one designed by Jordan Cleckley Haendiges family releases statement opinion Page a4 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 thursday june 18, 2015 Kokomo Tribune Greentown approves 56 percent water rate hike Greentown Greentown Resi dents will pay 56 percent More for water after the town Council tuesday approved the rate hike to fund the town operated water Utility that has ran at a Steep deficit for at least two years. Council president Scott Deyoe said the additional Revenue generated by the rate hike will pay for a maintenance contract with Utility services group which the town will hire to maintain the Utility yes two water Tow ers. The extra Revenue will also help offset a $160,000 expenditure to fix a water main that collapsed in Decem Ber 2013 after firefighters Drew too much water too quickly from the system to put out a Blaze that destroyed 10 apartment units. The town ended up issuing an emergency loan to the Utility to fix the collapsed water main. That was a significant financial hit to the water Utility Deyoe said. That put the Utility into a tailspin and it was the Straw that broke the camels Back. The rate hike will also allow the Utility to create a Reserve fund for upcoming or unforeseen projects he said. This rate increase will fully and properly fund the water Utility Deyoe said. By Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune increase after 86-percent hike to Wastewater treatment rate Street projects come to a halt the Washington and Lafountain Street reconstruction project has been put on hold pending Asphalt design mix approval by state officials a development City officials say Impact the projects deadline. The $800,000 project 90 percent of which is federally funded Dis continued construction roughly one month ago and will stay at a stand still until the projects contractor be paving has received approval on its most recent design mix plan. That plan which is for the pro Jectus intermediate layer of Asphalt has yet to be submitted to the Indi Ana department of transportation for approval according to be Pav ing vice president Larry Canterbury. The design has not been sent in but we Are working on it now and it should be in asap said Canter Bury. We Are working with ingot to get it done in a timely fashion. Even with the most recent set Back however City officials expect the project to meet the july 15 sub Stantial completion deadline a Date placed into the contract be tween state officials and be paving by George Myers Kokomo Tribune ? Lafountain and Washington delays Likely wont Impact deadline Kokomo Rescue Mission celebrates birthdays while not everyone who enters the Kokomo Rescue missions doors have experienced a Happy birthday in the past year due to difficult circumstance they made sure wednesday was a Happy birthday for All of its guests. This is our Way of saying even if that a snot the Best Day this is a Good Day Kim executive director Van Taylor said. Were All going to have a Good Day today and Cele brate our birthdays. The Community birthday party was put together by members of St. Lukeus United methodist Church. Ivy tech nursing students volunteered during the gathering to Deco rate the dining room birthday Deco rations and balloons were provided from a Bloom for All seasons in Sharpsville. In addition to the lunch meal volunteers served birthday cake from create a cake and Kroger and ice Cream from scoops ice Cream while each guest received a gift by Martin Slagter Kokomo Tribune science rocks As a recent graduate of Indiana University Kokomos health sciences program Mindy Harper was eager to participate in the universe Tyus annual science rocks summer Camp and to witness the scientific curiosity permeating throughout its 20 Middle school attendees. We Are Able to broaden their horizons and introduce the possibility of different careers that could help their dreams come True said Harper during a Quick break in Iukes Hunt Hall. I really like to teach them what science is All about. Its great to see that Light bulb go off. For the seventh consecutive year or. Christian Chauret Dean of Iukes school of sciences University faculty members and various teaching assistants like Harper have worked together to offer science rocks to the areas most scientifically inclined Middle school students. With student representation rang ing from Maple Crest Stem Middle school to Central Middle International school Camp organizers Pride themselves in providing Les sons and activities in biology geology ecology chemistry and More to students looking for an intellectually stimulating summer experience. Along with the Campos indoor adventures come an array of outdoor activities and hands on learning opportunities including Well water gathering and Creek related biological tests. We encourage a love and passion for the sciences said Chauret standing amongst a group of Camp ers immersed in a water testing Experiment. Its important to get by George Myers Kokomo Tribune Middle school students attend Ink Camp aimed at growing interest in science chlorine fog causes roads to be shut Down the fog of chlorine which hovered Over the Kokomo waste water treat ment Plant wednesday morning causing Markland and Park avenues to be closed was due to minor Over flow and not an actual chlorine leak the City of Kokomo reported. Kokomo police officers blocked off Markland Between Park Avenue and Berkley Road while Kokomo fire fighters arrived to Access the possible hazardous materials situation. A c i t y s poke Spe r s on s a i d from staff reports ? Small Cloud released but dissipated Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune taking precautions a City spokesperson said construction putting in new screens at the Plant caused a minor chlorine overflow and As a precaution officials treated it As if it were a leak. Testing water Grant Breedlove pours water into a Beaker before it is tested during science rocks held at Ink for Middle school kids on monday. Photos by Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune filtering water Christian Chauret Dean of Indiana University Kokomos school of sciences shows the participants How to filter water for testing during science rocks on monday see science / / Page a5 see chlorine / / Page a6 see Rescue / / Page a8 see Street / / Page a6 see water / / Page a8 jackrabbits take on Terre haute at Home

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