Indian Creek Newsletter

May, 2008

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compiled by Helen Mogill,, 728-2048




Water Chairman Needed

A water chairman is needed to serve on the home owners’ board.  Responsibilities include  


·         Work closely with contracted maintenance vendor to insure continued proper and safe system operation.

·         Consult, advise, and investigate homeowner water problems.

·         Locate water lines for “Julie”.

·         Distribute the annual EPA water quality report to home owners.


Please consider volunteering for this important community service.  If interested, contact Board President, Brian Krause, 718-5567.


Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

May 3 & 4, 2008   8am – 5pm


     Towanda Area Events


·         Historical Display with Video of Duncan Mansion Program – Community Building

·         Flea Market

·         Historic Landscaped Route 66 Trail

·         Schenks Route 66 Garage Museum

·         “Velvet Groove” 11-2 Saturday: North Park

·         Towanda 4-H: Coffee, Donuts: North Park

·         American Legion Breakfast: Sunday 7 – 11

·         “Kicks” on Route 66 Weekend Events

o                 Saturday – Route 55 Memorabilia; Food

o                 Sunday – Twin City Cruisers; DJ; Food

·         Community Garage Sales: May 1 – May 4

·         Plant Sale: 300 Madison Street (Proceeds benefit Corridor Events and Towanda District Library


For more information contact: 

     Sharon Arteman 309-728-2169

     Susie McGuire    309-728-2195





Bluebells are Here


The bluebells are at their peak and are more lush than ever this year.  Be sure to take a walk through the Nature Area this weekend for a wonderful experience.





Towanda Area Historical Society

By Gail Briggs


Slide presentations and videos of the April 22 Duncan Mansion program will be shown during the Red Carpet Corridor Event - Saturday May 3, 10:00am – 4:00pm and Sunday May 4, 10:00am – 2:00pm, in the Village Board Room at the South end of the Community Building.  In addition, there will be videos of past events in Towanda, including the 2004 Sesquicentennial Parade and Settler's Days.  Pick up information about TAHS and the Old House Society, and look at some artifacts that have been collected locally.  Stop in and find out what is happening!!


TAHS Meeting

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of TAHS to be held Tuesday, May 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Towanda Community Building.  Plans will be discussed about how TAHS volunteers can assist with the Sunday, June 8 tours of the Duncan Mansion.  Learn about opportunities to become involved in TAHS projects.  For information about the Duncan Mansion, Veterans History Project, and our area's history - visit





Pork Chop Sandwich Supper

    Friday, May 16, 5:30 – 7:30 at the American Legion


The meal includes a Pork Chop Sandwich, French Fries, Green Beans and Dessert.


The cost is $7.00. Carry outs are available.




Spring Work Day

by Jim Russell, IC Grounds Chairman


An Indian Creek work day is great way meet fellow Indian Creekers, give something back to your neighborhood and show your appreciation for the beautiful area we are so lucky to live in.  The work day this spring will be Saturday May 24th starting at 8:00.  We'll meet at the bridge.    Some of the tasks that have been suggested include:

1. Highway clean up

2. Painting the front entrance sign

3. Honeysuckle control along the trails

4. Other ideas?


Please respond to Jim Russell ( or 728-8042) if you're interested in volunteering.  Thank you to those who have already volunteered! 




V.F.W. POST 462

Towanda V.F.W. POST 462 has changed their meeting from May 11 to May 18 @6:00 P.M. due to Mothers’ Day landing on their regular meeting night. The district meeting will be May 4 in Pontiac, where they will be conducting a memorial service and honoring all V.F.W. members in the district who have passed away this last year. 





Towanda Library News

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Summer Reading Program

Summer reading program registration will begin on June 4.  The theme is: Get in the Game: READ.




                 Fire Department


TFD calls for April:  car accidents - 4, EMS - 7, mutual aid - 4, grass fire - 1, power lines - 2, alarm - 1






by Pat Pulokas, 728-2118;


The Towanda HCE will meet on Monday, May 12 at 7:00 pm at the Towanda Community Building. The lesson will be “Forgiveness-An Important Gift to Yourself”. The Fact Find will be on “Don’t Stroke Out about your health”.  For more information, call Cindy, 663-4796 or Robin, 815-579-1650.


“Family Activities” will be showcased at Extension Office Auditorium at 402 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington on Monday, May 19, 11:00-3:00 p.m. There will be a “potluck” indoor picnic to begin at noon. Drinks and table service provided, so bring a dish to share.  Call Marjorie Martin at (309) 452-5734 for more information.


The public is invited to both of these events.


Thank you HCE members for the excellent refreshments that were provided for the April 22 Duncan Mansion program presented by the Towanda Area Historical Society.





Monday, May 26 - Memorial Day - No School in Unit 5

Friday, May 30 - Last Day of Student Attendance in Unit 5

Saturday, May 31 - Unit 5 Commencement - Bloomington Coliseum





For Sale

     Jim Russell,  825-8042

·         For sale 1996 Toyota RAV4.  Automatic, power window and locks, AC, 127,000 miles, recent tires and exhaust.  Looking for a quick sale.  $5,200.  Hundreds below NADA retail value.  Available mid-May.


Nic Patti, 824-0590

§           Faxtor X Skateboard Spine Ramp, $25 or Best Offer


Kurt Patti, 825-7264 or 728-2067

§           Honda EU2000i Generator - 2000 Watt Honda Generator - just like new - purchased January '07 - used only twice < 5 hours total run time.  Remainder of transferable 2 year warranty.  EcoThrottle for increased fuel economy.  Easy to start, easy to use, Honda reliability. Paid $1075, asking $800.


Fran Walk  728-2188

§                                                                     TiVo HD  TCD652160  Brand new, still in box.  $200  



4th of July Planning Committee Car Wash


The 4th of July Planning Committee is holding a Car Wash on Saturday, May 24, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Community Building.  Donations for the wash will go to help offset the expenses of the annual celebration.  Thanks to the Towanda Boy Scouts and committee members for manning the car wash.


4th of July Planning Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Community Building on Saturday, May 24 (before the car wash).



Towanda Seniors Pot-Luck


The Towanda Seniors will be meeting Wednesday, May 14th at noon for a Potluck at the Community Building.  The hosts will be Jean Miller, Sheila Mounce, Eleanor Hensley and Bernice Gilchrist.  Meat and drinks will be provided.  Please bring your own table service.  The program will be Maureen Barnes playing the dulcimer and hammer. 


If you have any questions call Beverly Meginnes at 728-2769 or Roy Redding at 728-2612.



Towanda Busy Bees 4-H Club News

by Craig Morris, club reporter


The Towanda Busy Bees 4-H Club meeting on April 22 was called to order at 7:03. The meeting was held at the Stan and Janetta Bauer Alpaca Farm near Ellsworth. The program was a tour of the Alpaca farm where we learned that unlike llamas that are used as pack animals, alpacas are used for their fur and that they have a lower micron count than sheep making the fur less itchy.


We are reminded that project enrollments are due May 1st. We also decided to have the Towanda District Library clean up on Saturday, May 10.  Our Red Cross Blood Drive will be Tuesday, June 24, 3-7:00 p.m. and we hope the community will respond to our calls to donate. Pat Pulokas, 728-2118 will take appointments. More details will come out in the next newsletter.


The Busy Bees meet each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00, usually at the Towanda Community Building. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00 pm at the CB



So You Want to Create a Web Page?


If you have ever thought you might like to develop your own web page, but don’t know how to get started, check out the new link on the Indian Creek website – to a Tutorial on how to develop web pages using Microsoft Word, how to locate a website host to post your website, and how to transfer your web pages from your computer to the host.