Patriot and Posey Township News 8-17-17


The Patriot Town Board meeting was held on Monday, August 7th. Town Clerk Linda Fisk was not in attendance. The monthly water and sewer reports from Patriot Water Company Superintendent Joe Duckworth included the completion of the painting, cleaning and restoration of the water tanks on Patriot Hill.

It was decided that the Rededication of the Memorial Park originally planned for the Fourth of July will now be held during the yearly 9/11 Ceremonies held by the Patriot Volunteer Fire Department. The evening’s festivities will begin at 9 p.m. on Monday, September 11th at the Patriot Volunteer Firehouse with a candle light walk to Memorial Park. Originally finished and dedicated in 2010, the concrete wall surrounding and supporting the Memorial Park had to be replaced due to degradation. Angel’s Excavating was contracted for the renovation and completed the task prior to the Fourth of July Festivities. The renovation also included new signage, new landscaping rock to replace the mulch, repairs to the Patriot High School bell tower and the addition of a plaque for the World Trade Center steel beam acquired in 2011. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

On Saturday, September 2nd from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. the Patriot Town Hall will house its first “Arts, Crafts and Stuff” Sale. No charge for vendors. Limit of two tables each. Set-up can be done on Friday, September 1st from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sign up may be done at the Town Hall prior to August 30th; or by email to (Kay Cook). No charge for admission either!

The Red HOT Hatters did sponsor the movie “You’ve Got Mail” on Saturday, August 12th at Vevay’s Historic Hoosier Theater. Many thanks to Fred Stave who prepared a splendid photo tribute to Antoinette “Toni” Kniola and her Red HOT Hatters. In attendance were Mary Christiani, Mika King, Joyce Johnson, Charlene Goff, Kay Cook and Lisa Fisher. We were honored to add Phyllis Christman and her daughter Melanie to our ‘peanut gallery.’ Mary, Mika and Kay even indulged in a typical Red HOT Hatter tradition of fine dining at Roxano’s prior to the performance.

I felt like Johnny Appleseed at the Retired Officers Meeting last Thursday in Indianapolis as I doled out enough mimosa seeds from my own trees in Patriot to plant a few healthy forests. Not sure how well the mimosas will do in the colder temperate zone but hopefully a few will survive.

Congratulations again to my neighbor Robin Lawson who not only was selected Swiss Villa Employee of the Month but also the entire year! Saturday I got the grand tour of her home now that she’s nearly completed the renovations and I must admit that I am amazed at what she’s done!

Remember that the Reuse Store in Vevay – commonly referred to as the “Free Store” – will be moving to the recycle facility at 19 McCreary Ridge soon. The location in Vevay will close at noon this Saturday, August 19th, and re-open at the new location in East Enterprise on Wednesday, September 6th. The new hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon.

Prayers of healing are needed for Travis Griffith, Bill Levell, Wayne and Sandy Dawson and June Lack.

In the “Lessons Learned” category this week, I have learned the hard way that leaving my back yard to ruin does not just affect my property but also that of my neighbors. So, I’m working on it. (Sorry!)

In the “Critter Corner” this week, for my travels to Indy Thursday I decided that my infamous Terrible Twin Tomcats could just stay in for the day. So imagine my surprise when I arrived home to find a female cardinal taking her last few breathes in front of the door of my addition. The outside door! Color me confused! Suddenly, I realized that the other Tomcat, the feral cat that is probably a not-so-distant relative of my two tomcats had brought me a present! You have no idea how happy that little gift made me – Not! So, alas! Apparently 1995 Front Street is the home of four Japanese Chin pooches, two Terrible Twin Tomcats and their Uncle Tomcat.

You may contact me several ways: by leaving a note of message inside the cat mailbox in front of 1995 Front Street in Patriot; or by calling my home at (812) 594-2281; or dropping me a note at P.O. Box #01, Patriot, Indiana, 47038. In addition, contact KAY E COOK on Facebook or online at If you have anything for me to include in this article, please send it to me. Information can be received any day of the week but normally my deadline is Sunday at noon for that week’s issue of the paper. Any news received later will appear in the following week’s article. If you need something in on a particular date be sure and give it to me early.