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Tower Heights school is fully carpeted and air-conditioned.
Grclnt Life Science Center held open house
City dwellers migrating to the suburbs gave Center-
ville a sudden growth spurt, and after businesses began
to open branch offices and plants here, the community
started to grow steadily. Because of this expansion,
changes have been wrought and organizations founded
of which civic leaders could only dream fifteen
years ago. Many of these were initiated in the past year.
Although the two-mill boncl issue for the completion ot
two middle schools was defeated in November, 1965,
the issue was taken to the polls again in 1966 and passed
by 29 votes. Built to house sixth, seventh, and eighth
grades, Hithergreen and Tower Heights alleviated
crowded conditions in the elementary schools and freed
the Magsig building to be used as part of the high
Consisting of land donated by Richard H. Grant, the
Grant Life Science Center was dedicated in September.
William Yeck, chairman of the par'k board, called it an
advanced concept in educational and recreational fa-
Supervistng Historical Society display at Ox Roast, Torn Kidwell
answers query about picture of Centerville 20 years ago.
cilities. Washington Township teachers had the oppor-
tunity to attend a two-day workshop there, where topics
discussed included school camping, soil and weather,
trail techniques, and ecology. Middle schools used park
facilities throughout the year, as did several elementary
A one mill tax levy for parks was defeated in Novem-
ber but not' through lack of effort on the part of various
Park Board Committees, ICOWA, and local Girl Scouts.
These groups held open house at the six parks to show
the public present facilities and to explain what further
equipment and ground might be purchased.
The Community Development Committee made an
investigation of the possibility of organizing an His-
torical Society after several residents had expressed an
interest in it. At the first Historical Society meeting, Tom
Kidwell, a CHS senior and member of the committee,
was elected to the Board of Directors.
ICOWA members Bob Yeck, Iane Helsley. and Brett I-Itnsch combine artistic
talents to produce posters for "Tour of Parks" day.”