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Perry Township Volunteer Fire / EMS Inc.

2017 – 2018 Monthly Open Meeting Schedule

Perry Township Fire Barn – Springville IN 47462

  • Tue, Oct. 3, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov. 7, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Dec. 5, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Jan. 2, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Feb. 6, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Mar. 6, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Apr. 3, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, May 1, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Jun. 5, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Jul. 3, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Aug. 7, 7:00 PM
  • Tue, Sep. 4, 7:00 PM

Taken from The Springville Buzz

Taken from The Springville Buzz

Taken from The Springville Buzz

Taken from The Springville Buzz


The Springville Buzz

The Springville Buzz

By Carrie Rainey

Download a digital copy of the September 2017 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – Sept. 2017

Inside the September issue
Upcoming Events ……… 1
Living Memorial ……… 2
Buzz Around School ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts Need You ……… 4
BNL Info ……… 5
Kid’s Korner ……… 6

Download a digital copy of the May 2017 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – May 2017

Inside the May issue
Springville Judah Rd Closed ……… 1
In the Garden ……… 2
Buzz Around School ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts Need You ……… 4
Congratulations Seniors! ……… 5
Kid’s Korner ……… 6

Download a digital copy of the April 2017 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – April 2017

Inside the April issue
Gym Restoration ……… 1
Going Green for Earth Day ……… 2
Buzz Around School ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts Need You ……… 4
Judah Festival Pageant ……… 5
National Honor Society ……… 5
Kid’s Korner ……… 6

Download a digital copy of the March 2017 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – March 2017

Inside the March issue
Springtime In Springville ……… 1
Next Stop, Springville ……… 2
Buzz Around School ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts Looking For Leaders ……… 4
Shoe Drive ……… 5
Kid’s Korner ……… 6

Download a digital copy of the February 2017 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – Feb. 2017

Inside the February issue
Springville Basketball ……… 1
Next Stop, Springville ……… 2
Buzz Around School ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts Cookie Sales ……… 4
Pint-Sized Heroes Update ……… 5
Girl Scouts ……… 5
Kid’s Korner ……… 6

Download a digital copy of the January 2017 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – Jan. 2017

Inside the January issue
Gym Restoration Update ……… 1
Blood Drive-Riley Osmon ……… 2
Buzz Around School ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts Cookie Sales ……… 4
Denny Godsey Awarded ……… 5
Sea Cadets Volunteering ……… 5
Next Stop, Springville ……… 6

Download a digital copy of the December 2016 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – Dec. 2016

Inside the December issue
The Gift of Life is in Each of Us ……… 1
Christmas Decorations ……… 2
Welcome to Springville Sign ……… 2
Cover Story Continued ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Buzz Around School ……… 5
Christmas in the Park ……… 5
Kid’s Page ……… 6

Download a digital copy of the November 2016 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – Nov. 2016

Inside the November issue
Springville…In the Beginning ……… 1
Kid’s Corner ……… 2
Playground equipment ……… 2
Continuation of History of Springville ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts craft sale ……… 4
School Buzz ……… 5
Ads ……… 6

Download a digital copy of the October 2016 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – Oct. 2016

Inside the October issue
Perry Township Vol.Fire/EMS ……… 1
Update on Riley Osmon ……… 2
Playground equipment ……… 2
Continuation of Fire Dept. ………. 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts craft sale ……… 4
Trunk or Treat ……… 4
Tractor Show ………. 5
Welcome Sign ……… 6
Phillips’ Fund Raiser ……… 6
Arson Flyer ……… 7
Ads ……… 8

Download a digital copy of the September 2016 Edition:

The Springville Buzz – Sept. 2016

Inside the September issue
Formation of a Gym Restoration Board ……… 1
Phillips’ benefit ……… 2
Playground equipment ……… 2
History of the Old Gym ……… 3
Youth Leadership Programs ……… 4
Girl Scouts craft sale ……… 4
Trunk or Treat ……… 4
The Buzz Around Springville School ……… 5

To submit an article:
Carrie Rainey, editor, SpringvilleBuzz@gmail.com
Ads may be purchased in future issues to help pay for printing costs.
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Springville students are participating in a fundraiser for the Springville Gym Restoration Project! As you know, the old Springville gymnasium burned in the summer of 2016. The Restoration Project is nearing their goal for phase one--getting the building enclosed with a roof, windows & doors. Mr. Steve Ferguson has generously offered to provide a matching grant of up to $20,000. The Springville Student Council would like join in this effort and invite all students to participate in helping to raise money for this great cause. Your child may collect money from friends, relatives, etc. Be sure to tell everyone that ALL of the money will go to the gym restoration.

There will be two collection dates--Friday, February 9th & Friday, February 16th. February 16th will be the last day to bring in money for the fundraiser. Please mark your child’s money “Gym Fundraiser” and label it with their name and classroom teacher’s name. It would be so helpful if you cash in the coins you collect and send dollars to school with your child for the purposes of keeping track of all students’ donations. As an added incentive, the student who brings in the most money by February 16th will get be to be PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY! Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Mr. Hudson all day and see what he REALLY does!? You can begin collecting today!


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Today, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, there was an alleged shooting threat against SHS that appeared on social media. Some people assumed that SHS was Springville High School in Utah. Springville administration has been in close contact with Springville Police. The police have confirmed that this alleged threat is a Springfield, Ohio, situation. There is not a credible threat to Springville High in Utah.

Springville High will have increased law enforcement presence at the school on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

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A few voices can spark big change
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Editorial Staff

The next time you begin to think a few voices among the masses cannot make a difference, stop and consider the progress made by members of Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC.

In recent years, a handful of members became aware of some suspected improprieties and took a stand. While some people made accusations they were just “stirring the pot,” recent allegations indicate the accusations may very well be true.

Last April, the ball started moving quickly for change when three new members were elected to the UDWI board of directors. White River Valley’s gymnasium was significantly full as members turned up to vote for change. Not long after the three new board members were voted in, an audit was ordered of the cooperative’s financials.

While we still don’t know the results of the first phase of the audit, it is apparent there was significant information found, which resulted in the termination of CEO Brian Sparks, who had more than three decades of experience with the company.

But, a recent civil suit is shedding more light on what the audit may have uncovered, thus giving some validity to the claims made by a few.

On Dec. 18, 2017, Sparks filed a civil suit, claiming the electric cooperative located near Bloomfield owed him nearly $400,000 in severance pay for “breach of contract and unpaid wages.”

A counterclaim filed by UDWI REMC on Feb. 14, 2018 refutes Sparks’ claim that he is entitled to the payout for severance, vacation time, insurance and more.

The counterclaim states, “Over a period of time yet to be determined, Sparks improperly caused the REMC to incur various personal expenses for himself, members of his family, select friends and others.”

The claim alleges he purchased tens of thousands of dollars worth of tickets to sporting events, used his corporate credit card to spend tens of thousands of dollars in purchases with no supporting documentation and made more than $60,000 worth of checks made out payable to cash.

The counterclaim also alleges more than $1 million dollars worth of “donations,” during which time the cooperative had only budgeted about $250,000. The counterclaim notes UDWI REMC believe the donations were used for personal benefit.

At this point, these are just allegations, but a trial will be set for a later date at which time a jury of Sparks’ peers will make the determination if the civil suit has merit.

This is just one step in the process of making changes that will hopefully result in lower electric rates for UDWI REMC’s member-owners.

Other changes are being made behind the scenes. We have heard of UDWI leaders making changes, which will streamline the work day, and some bigger changes could be in the works with members researching ways to potentially lower utility rates.

Those wishing to continue to be involved in the process of making sure their voices are heard can vote in the upcoming election of board members, which will be much easier this year.

Three districts are up for re-election this year. Candidates who have filed include:

• District 5: Incumbent Roger Shake and Mike Williams

• District 7: Incumbent Bill Watkins and Dax Collins

• District 8: Jeff Doris, Sophie Haywood, Steve Lindsey and Scott Sargent.

We will be writing stories to highlight each of the candidates in the coming weeks before voting begins.

In past years, members had to go to the annual meeting to vote, but this year online voting will be incorporated and paper ballots will be mailed.

Online voting will be from March 10-April 12. Paper ballots will be mailed out starting March 9 and will be accepted through April 12. Voting will also be available at the annual meeting on April 14.
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ATTN: Again..

This group is predominantly for Springville, Indiana. In fact, it does say "Springville, Indiana."


People from other Springvilles across the nation have joined over the years. We currently have members from:

Springville, Utah
Springville, New York
Springville, Alabama
Springville, California

While we advertise and post mostly for Springville, Indiana, we do allow posts from other Springvilles, because many of our members joined before we started doing member approvals.

Our admins keep track of everything that is posted in this group. If it is not permitted, we will take care of it.
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In their monthly board meeting held Monday evening, members of the UDWI REMC Board of Directors approved a new compensation structure for members of the board proposed by the Board Compensation Committee.

The committee, made up of board members John Royal, David Burger and Jimmy Jackson, gathered compensation data and board practices from similar electric cooperatives in the region as well as nationwide, getting recommendations from many and studying the examples of others.

“Just a few changes can save a lot,” said Royal. The committee’s resolution provides board members with a flat compensation rate of $500 per month for performing the regular duties of the board and $200 per meeting for additional committee meetings, which are generally required about seven to eight times per year. Board members who are required to attend day-long IEC meetings, held every other month in Indianapolis, will receive $300 for their attendance.

The new structure also eliminates mileage reimbursement for local travel.

It was noted that Royal’s committee held no official meetings while creating the resolution, instead communicating through telephone and email, therefore incurring no cost to the co-op at all.

“This will bring board compensation down to between $8,000 and $10,000 per year,” Royal said. “We think we can get it down to about $8,100.”

Board compensation in 2015 averaged $28,139 and in 2016 the average board member compensation was $23,082.

The resolution passed with a vote of four to two, the dissenting votes being cast by Todd Carpenter and Roger Shake. Carpenter, it is noted, receives no board compensation and at last month’s board meeting Shake opened a discussion in which he expressed his opinion that members of the board should not be provided with health insurance nor compensation for opting out of coverage moving forward.

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2017 Springville Heritage Festival

2017 Springville Heritage Festival

June 16th & 17th

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 16th

6:30 PM

2nd Annual Picnic In The Park

Gospel Music Provided By The Swango Family & Friends

Free Kids Games

Saturday, June 17th

8:00 AM

5K – Run / Walk

10:00 AM

Cornhole Tournament – $20 per person

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Food Vendors – Haywood BBQ & Corey’s Dutch Boy

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Spring Creek Market @ Springville Park

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Live Music

4:00 PM

Parade – Line-up 2:00 – 3:30 PM 

Springville Gym Restoration

To: The Citizens of Springville and Perry Township
April 13, 2017

We, the Gym Restoration Board (GRB), know there are many questions about the fate of the gym and if we can restore it. It was our intention to hold a public meeting to answer your questions. Turns out, this is going to be a long and drawn out process and to be honest, we don’t have a lot of answers at this point. But we can update you on what we are doing.
We have approximately $80,000.00 from insurance, fundraisers, and gym savings account. That amount is a drop in the bucket to the funds needed to restore the gym. Steve Ferguson has provided and paid for engineers to help us with this project. We want to thank Mr. Ferguson for his generosity and willingness to help our community. We have had two meetings, one with Lori Daniels, who is the Community Liaison for Southwest Indiana District, Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Lori was very helpful in helping us identify possible sources of assistance through the State of Indiana.
We also had a meeting April 12th with SIDC ( Southern Indiana Development Commission ) to go over the plans and see what Federal Grants might be available. SIDC is going to research what might work for us and get back with us.
Please understand, there are no guarantees we will be able to restore the gym but we will make this promise; We, the Gym Restoration Board, will do our best to get Our beloved Gym restored!
We will provide more information when available.

Ken Thompson, Chairman
Mark Baker, Vice Chairman
Marilyn Kimmel, Secretary / Township Board Member
Bob Phillips, Township Trustee
Denny Godsey, Township Board Member
Doug Kelley, Township Board Member
Jack Armstrong, Springville Resident

**Taken from the April Edition of The Springville Buzz

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