Class of 1997-1998

Civic Center Study

Labeling of Issue:

  • No large catering or banquet facilities
  • No place for large wedding receptions
  • Old National Road Players have no performance facility
  • Many go to Indianapolis for large corporate parties
  • Lack of places to go and things to do for youth in the county

Action Plan:

  • Questionnaires were distributed throughout the county to individuals and businesses
  • Received 103 responses
  • 92% stated they would use a center
  • 96% stated that the county needed some type of a facility of this nature
  • 97% of th eindividuals stated they would support activities held at the center
  • Order of importance of facilities:
    • Conference rooms
    • Theater
    • Catering facilities

Group Members:

  • Elisha Everhart
  • Jo Ann Simpson
  • Steve Kirkpatrick
  • Karen Willis
  • Renee Rupley

AED – Automatic External Defibrillation

In 1998 there were 47 victims of sudden cardiac arrest, ages 27 – 90 years old, in Hancock County. Forty-six (46) of those victims died because they did not have immediate CPR and defibrillation available. This project involved research and implementing an AED (automated external defibrillator) in Hancock County.

The group had to locate funding and outline an AED action plan. Finally they created a resource book to educate the public about the AED and did purchase an AED for the police department.

Group Members:

  • Dale Langhans – Kendaleton Builders
  • Derek Towle – Greenfield Police Dept.
  • Joy Summers – Greenfield-Sugar Creek Public Library
  • Gretchen Pike – Hancock Regional Hospital


Electronic Network to Link Hancock County

Labeling of Issue:

Research and survey organizations to determine that Hancock County should develop a county-wide communications network.  There is no electronic link between communities in Hancock County, social service groups work independently and there is no access for public information.

Group Members:

  • Roy Templeton
  • Dianne Osborne
  • Tanya Livingston
  • Kathy Book
  • Kevin McGuire

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