Monday, February 29, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Amanda Everidge with the Social Services of Hancock Regional Hospital spoke to Kiwanis about the Help Fund at the Hospital. The fund provides financial assistance for patients in crisis who need medically necessary help in order to be discharged to home. The help has been as little as $3. The department helps patients of the hospital and it's physicians. For assistance see www.hancockregionalhospital.org or call the Hospital Business Office Monday – Friday 8a-5p at (317) 468-4900.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
City of Greenfield Police Chief John Jester gave Kiwanis an overview of the the department. The Chief noted that two officers will be added to the existing 40 man unit this year. He described the equipment requirements, the costs, and training involved in putting officers on the street. He noted that a recent session had 55 applicants for one position. There were over 25,000 police runs in 2016 handled by the 40 officers.
Chief Jester noted that Greenfield's drug problem increases the number of thefts, burglary and death investigations in the community.
Chief Jester reported that the Cops for Kids program last Holiday Season was more financially successful than anticipated allowing 41 children to receive breakfast and the shopping spree. Each child purchases $200 clothing and $100 in toys.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Key Club members at Greenfield Central High School assembled Birthday bags for the Hancock County Food Pantry. Birthday bags contain a cake mix, canned frosting, candles, paper plates and napkins. The bags are distributed to registered families when their 12 and under children have a birthday. The Key Club is one of four Kiwanis sponsored youth groups in the Greenfield Central school system.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
|Mayor Chuck and Kristen Fewell|
Mayor Chuck Fewell gave the Kiwanis club a report on the state of the City of Greenfield. Mayor Fewell told the club members that the city low long term debt, a new comprehensive plan, over 3,000 acres that is available for development within the city limits, and good utilities. The Mayor also noted that the Potts Ditch project should be complete this Spring. New employees have been added to the Police Department and Fire Department and new equipment had been put into place for several departments. Mayor Fewell and his wife Kristen are members of Greenfield. Kiwanis.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Skip Kuker, Executive Director of the Hancock County Economic Development Council, told Kiwanis about the development process in Hancock County on Tuesday. Skip will have been in this position 4 years in March. During that time 2,500 jobs have been added at facilities with an assessed valuation of over $400 million. He told of the workforce and transportation advantages we have in this area as well as the challenges to attracting more people to live in the area. For more information on the Hancock County Economic Development Council see http://hancockedc.com/.
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