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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Kokomo, IndianaLooking at the continuum of education spanning from Cradle to career the group gathered at a partners in education meeting Friday identified some common factors that could improve Educa Tion across the Board parental buy in and making people aware of available resources. About 50 people including educators from a variety of organizations several High school Stu dents and Community leaders attended the monthly partners in education meeting that was held at United Way of Howard county on Friday morning. United Way of Howard county has been especially focused on education in the past year As part of its shift to measuring the collective Impact of its efforts said Abbie Smith executive director of the local Agency. What we heard from you All is there Are leverage Points along vol. 165, no. 3 classified b4-b8 comics a6 lotteries a3 obituaries a2 opinion a4 sports b1-b3 weather hazy hot and humid High 90 Low 70 More on Page a12 to Days Page one designed by Rodney Ogle Justin Chisham sports Page b1 football coverage of week 3 games 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 saturday september 5, 2015 Kokomo Tribune Grissom air Reserve base environmental contractors with the air Force civil Engineer Center took water samples from four Wells near Grissom air Reserve base wednesday after officials ear Lier this year found contaminants in the soil. The samples Are being tested for pics a synthetic chemical that is found in foam used by firefighters since the 1970s. We want to get out in front of this said col. Doug Schwartz 434th air refuelling Wing com Mander. We tout ourselves As be ing responsible members of the Community and we want to live up to that. In addition to the Wells the in bound and outbound water from the water treatment Plant also will be tested. The testing of the water samples is being expedited and the results will be released when they be come available officials said in a press release. Whatever the result we Are go ing to let people know whats go ing on Schwartz said. We owe that to our neighbors. The Wells being tested Are the a 12-year process that included moving Homes a Road and enclosing a Creek Kokomo municipal airports runway has reached its magic number 6,001. Thatus How Many feet the airports renovated runway is after an 800 foot Extension that will allow bigger and More aircraft to land in Kokomo. While the expansion included pour ing 800 feet by 150 feet of Asphalt there was a lot More to making the Airport More competitive and attractive to current and potential employ ers through the renovations which were celebrated with a ribbon Cut Ting thursday. Kokomo municipal Airport Board of aviation commissioners president Bob Hollingsworth said the $12 million project was talked about dating Back As far As 1973, making thursdays ceremony a special occasion. Sure we can get bigger aircraft in Here because we have a longer runway but that 6,000-foot Mark is a magic number for a lot of corporate aviation departments because of insurance department require ments he said. A lot of them re quire that you have at least 6,000 feet of runway to be Able to come in. The runway is actually 6,001 feet now. See partners / / Page a11 see runway / / Page a12 tests begin on water at Grissom ? air Force discovers pollution in soil from years of firefighting training City celebrates local airports runway Extension ? upgrade Means More and larger planes can land by George Myers Kokomo Tribune its no secret that a Bright Community is a Safe Community and the City of Kokomo is working to extend that safety to Many of its newest residents. To Complete this recent safety initiative City officials have entered into an agreement with Duke Energy to install 361 new led streetlights in recently annexed areas and the streets Adja cent to those locations a project City Engineer Carey Stranahan sees As a practical Extension of City efforts. There Are actually several Dif Ferent Streetlight contracts the City has initiated with Duke Energy. These projects were mainly initiated due to annexation said Stranahan who noted the project is being paid for by the Cit yes out door lighting budget. According to Stranahan the streetlights Are being leased by the City and will be paid for throughout a five year agreement with Duke. Throughout the five year agree ment the City will pay $1.95 Mil lion or $32,562 per month for installation costs. The City will also pay $97,349, or $1,622 per month for operation maintenance and electricity. Typically we try to Light Pedes Trian areas As Well As intersections and other areas where objects May enter the Roadway added Strana Han who also provide a comprehensive list of streets receiving the new lights. Both prior to and since two major controversial annexations at the Start of 2012, which ultimately added around 12,000 residents to the City a number of people have expressed reservations about Liv ing within Kokomo City limits most of which have entered on financial repercussions. Costs involved in lighting project for the first five years the City of Kokomo will pay both the installation costs As Well As the monthly operation maintenance and electricity of the lights. After five years the City will Only pay the operation maintenance and electricity on the project. Locations install Cost of a lights first 5 years crooked stick or. $84.15 $3.73 1 boulders West $565.07 $30.83 10 Center Road $3,147.22 $188.12 35 Cobblestone Village $409.27 $28.94 11 Cobblestone Villas $495.95 $32.73 12 country Lane $233.75 $19.29 7 Dixon Road $1,349.05 $113.85 19 Emerald Lake Sec. 2 $245.74 $14.30 4 Emerald Lake 3,4,5 $330.56 $21.82 8 greens at Wildcat $396.63 $42.54 11 Holiday Hills $2,031.30 $75.71 16 Holiday Park $2,066.50 $73.01 14 Ivy Hills $6,714.58 $252.21 54 West Jefferson St. $624.88 $63.88 15 Orleans so North $2,746.45 $103.01 22 Orleans so South $6,424.67 $241.92 46 South Park re. $299.48 $62.55 13 South Dixon $437.63 $27.56 4 South Park re. 2 $600.57 $56.57 13 Urbandale $2,411.11 $88.12 18 Walnut estates 18 $840.91 $61.92 24 West Boulevard $106.80 $19.88 4 total $32,562.27 $2,675.85 361 source Carey Stranahan Kokomo City Engineer illuminating Kokomo City project provides some annexed residents with streetlights lighting the Way Crews from a a electric and turf excavating install streetlights on South Washington Street. The City of Kokomo and Duke Energy agreed to put lights throughout town including neighbourhoods that have been annexed into the City. Photos by Tim Bath Kokomo Tribune see lights / / Page a10 by Martin Slagter Kokomo Tribune from staff reports partners in education discuss goals ? changing mindset and increasing attainment at the forefront by Lauren Slagter Kokomo Tribune see water / / Page a12 Oakland Christian Church celebrating 175 years life & style Page a7

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