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Memorial Day


The following is a partial list

of Memorial Day ceremonies

being held in our community.

May 26

Bright- Gibson Cemetery

12:15 A.M.

May 27

All Saints Parish –

St. John’s campus (Dover) 9 A.M.

St. Martin’s campus (Yorkville)

9:30 A.M.

St. Paul’s campus (New Alsace)

10 A.M.


Riverview Cemetery 11 A.M.


Holy Family Catholic Church


8 A.M.

St. Anthony Church 8:30 A.M.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 9 A.M.

St. John’s United Church of Christ

in Huntersville 9:30 A.M.

St. Louis Church 10:30 A.M.

Liberty Park

11 A.M.


Parade- on Broadway 10 A.M.

Ceremony at Cemetery 11 A.M.

Lawrenceburg, Greendale

Parade- Courthouse 9 A.M.

Ceremony at Greendale Cemetery

11 A.M.

St. Leon American Legion

7:30 A.M.


Zion Lutheran 10:15 A.M.

Milan- Daren Baker Park

11:30 A.M.

New Alsace

East Fork (Guilford) 8:30 A.M.

Rising Sun-

Parade - Courthouse 10 A.M.


10:30 A.M.


St. John’s Lutheran 8 A.M.

St. John’s Church of Christ,

Penntown 8:15 A.M.

St. Stephens Lutheran- Spades

8:30 A.M.

St. Nicholas Catholic 8:45 A.M.

Little Memory Baptist 9:15 A.M.

Adams Lutheran 9:30 A.M.

St. Pius Catholic 9:45 A.M.

St. Stephens Cemetery 10:30 A.M.

Seig Family Memorial 10:45 A.M.

St. Paul United

Methodist Church

11 A.M.

Cumulative Fire Fund for Miller Township

A Cumulative Firefighting Building

and Equipment Fund is being pursued

for Miller Township. Residents attended

the public meeting held by the

Miller Township Board.

One of the primary responsibilities

of a township is fire protection. The

purpose of the Board pursuing the

establishment of this fund as defined

by Indiana Code 36-8-14 is for the


1. The purchase, construction,

renovation, or addition to buildings or

Twenty-five volunteers from the FCCLA and Big Brothers Big Sisters

helped with the clean up on behalf of United Way. (photo by UWGC)

Park Board member Terry

Stephens got out the big toys

to assist with clean up efforts.

the purchase of land used by the fire

department or a volunteer fire department

serving the unit.

2. The purchase of firefighting

equipment for use of the fire department

or a volunteer fire department

serving the unit.

4. The purchase, construction,

renovation, or addition to a building;

purchase of land; or purchase of

equipment for use of a provider of

emergency medical services

(d) In addition to the requirements

Spring Cleaning

The floods at

Guilford Covered Bridge Park

left vast amounts of debris behind.

Thanks to Amanda Corsmeier,

civic-minded residents, and

the Dearborn County Park Board,

the park is once again

ready for visitors.

Area residents joined together on a beautiful morning to help clean up

debris in the Guilford Covered Bridge Park. (photo by Doug Burger)

of IC 6-1.1-41, before a cumulative

fund may be established by a township

fire protection district, the county

legislative body which appoints the

trustees of the fire protection district

must approve the establishment of the


The Bright Fire Department currently

has twelve vehicles used for fighting

fires. Three of those vehicles are

nineteen years old. Two are eighteen

years old. One is fourteen years old.

Continued on page 3A

Gaming Code

Changes Pass in

House and


The Indiana House Bill 1015 that

amends the Indiana Code concerning

gaming has passed the House and


While the initial interpretation of

the bill appears to have a significant

impact on Dearborn, Ohio, and Ripley

counties, several points in the bill can

be looked upon as favorable at this

time. As HB1015 stands, the gambling

boats in Dearborn and Ohio counties

will be receiving tax breaks in 2021.

The reduction in tax will allow them

to be more competitive in the everchanging

marketplace where neighboring

casinos exist. The gaming companies

will also be able to establish

tax-free “Free Play” funds that must be

specifically earmarked for marketing.

House Bill 1015 addresses two

concerns with current underperforming

gaming operations. First, one of

the gaming facilities in Gary, IN will

be moved to a location closer to I-94.

Second, a license currently being held

by Gary will potentially be available

for a gaming operation in Terre Haute.

Both of these issues will result in

increased tax revenue for the State.

Currently, host communities receive

25% of the tax revenue generated by

gaming entities, while the State takes

75%. While both will experience

losses in revenue due to the tax

Continued on page 3A

Tri Kappa- Charity, Culture, Education, Kindness

Lawrenceburg Chapter Tri Kappa Members Peg Loots,

Liz Morris, Susan Steigerwald and Lynn Deddens.

(photo by Maureen Stenger)

By Maureen Stenger

I’ve come to the conclusion that the only evening news I

care to watch is the weather and sports. So much of what is

covered is negative and downright depressing. I find myself

questioning what kind of world I have brought my children

into, and causes me to ponder how on earth do I ever keep

them safe? Sometimes you just have to take a step back, turn

off the television, take a deep breath, and remind yourself

that there is good in this world. So many people fly under the

radar and work behind the scenes to better our community.

They’re not the top story on the six o’clock news. In fact,

you may have never heard of them or their organizations.

Perhaps, however, once you do, your sense of hope will be

renewed, and maybe your faith in humanity will be restored.

On a sunny spring Tuesday morning I drove to Lawrenceburg

to learn about Tri Kappa and had the pleasure of

meeting a few of the sorority’s wonderful members who

work tirelessly to make Southeastern Indiana a better place.

Tri Kappa is a philanthropic organization for women that

exists throughout the entire state of Indiana with nearly nine

thousand members, one hundred and forty-six active chapters,

and one hundred four associate chapters. The group’s

headquarters is in Indianapolis; twelve Province areas are

located throughout the state. In our area chapters are located

in Brookville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Osgood, and

Aurora. According to the Tri Kappa webpage, “The object of

this organization shall be to bring women into close, unselfish

relationships for the promotion of charity, culture, and


Tri Kappa was founded on February 22, 1901, at the Girls’

Continued on page 4A


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Celebrate Life

Life is full of holidays and

events that we look forward

to. Just think about how boring

life would be if we didn’t

have special occasions to

add a little spice to our daily

lives. For example, in the

past six months, we have had

celebrations for Thanksgiving,

Christmas, the New Year,

Valentine’s Day, Easter...

Now what.

Have no fear- turtle season

is here! Or to be more correct-

tortoise season. The

Beacon’s beloved mascot,

Tesla, has begun her annual

ritual of finding turtles and

proudly bringing them back to

me. One would think she had

procured the winning lottery

ticket to see her prance around

Tesla’s most recent conquest

was found recently

pondering the latest edition

of The Beacon and the

meaning of life.

with glee over her “gift.”

I am working on making the

start of turtle season a national

holiday if for no other reason

than to add to the official calendar

of celebrations...

But enough of this silliness.

As we all move through the

“holidays” of our lives, we

discover what is important to

us. Often we are fortunate to

have the opportunity to help

others in their times of need

for that which we deem essential.

Our history shapes our

efforts to give back, as do our

passions and interests.

A distinguished member

of our community has taken

to heart all that has shaped

his life- Mr. Jim Mansfield.

I have been very fortunate to

be on boards with Jim and

have personally witnessed his

compassion for others while

still maintaining a no-nonsense

vision of what is needed

to be successful in whatever

endeavor is at hand.

Jim Mansfield has always

had a passion for helping

others. He holds a degree in

special education, the pursuit

of which led him to meet his

wife, Lisa. They met while

working for Special Olympics

and with children with special

needs. Mrs. Mansfield said

she was so impressed with

Jim’s passion and ability to

encourage others to strive for

whatever goals they set.

Jim began his career teaching

special education at the

junior high school level until

1981. He then taught seventh

and eighth grade at a private

Christian school in Harrison

as well as in the Milan school

district. His guidance made a

profound impact on both his

students and their parents. To

this day nearly four decades

later, those same people still

speak about the positive

impact Mr. Mansfield had on

their lives and their successes.

Pretty impressive.

During his career as a

teacher, Jim decided to open

his own insurance company.

The process of establishing

that business led to many

long hours filled with the

excitement of starting a new

company. Jim’s hard work

and dedication paid off, as

Mansfield Insurance is a

prominent business that serves

our community well. One of

the insurance carriers whom

Jim represents has the motto,

“Above all in service.” Jim

has taken that motto to heart

not only in business but in his

family life, and his dedication

to his community and faith.

Jim has dedicated his

service to many facets of the

community. He was a board

member of a Christian church

where he also taught Sunday

School. Jim started a nondenominational

bible study

that met weekly at 6 A.M. at

his office for many years. He

even went so far as to combine

his love for skiing with a

bible study that resulted in retreats

to Snowshoe, WV. Jim’s

ministry outreach has been

far-reaching and amazingly

impactful over the years.

Jim gives back to organizations

by sharing his common

sense approach to business.

While a person may have a

vision of a “forest,” Jim can

clearly see the path to make

that “forest” grow and prosper.

He continued to help the

Christian school even after he

stopped teaching. He became

president of the school board

and later became a member of

the Sunman Dearborn School

Board. Teachers and residents

alike would stop at his office

to discuss concerns or bounce

ideas off of Jim. They were

always greeted with fairness

and respect no matter how

diverse viewpoints were.

The Bright Area Business

Association plays a significant

role in raising funds for the

Bright Volunteer Fire Department

thanks to the vision of,

you guessed it, Jim Mansfield

and his close friend Greg

Gromwell. Mr. Gromwell

described Jim Mansfield as

a, “Very faith-based, civicminded


Jim’s goal was to not only

bring business people together

for networking but also to

Jim Mansfield- a true

leader in our community.

utilize their talents to make

a difference in the community.

He places a great deal

of value on the services that

these entities provide and

knows the struggles they face

concerning funding and long

term planning. The BABA

Golf Outing has become a

great fundraising event for the

fire department.

Jim is also a member of the

board at the YES Home. He

has a vision for the long term

success of this vital organization

that touches the lives

of 3285 youth on an annual

basis. EG McLaughlin shared,

“Jim has brought a level of

professionalism to the YES

Home Board.”

Jim’s professionalism has

not gone unnoticed in the insurance

industry. He has been

asked to lobby for changes

in the insurance industry to

Congress. He also travels the

country giving counsel on personal

and professional growth.

Jim Mansfield is one who

gives everything when he

invests his time in a worthy

cause. He is a teacher at heart.

Religion has played a significant

factor in his life both

personally and professionally.

What does Jim do in his

spare time? First, let’s ponder-

what spare time? He

is an avid reader of books

that focus on leadership and

personal growth. He is also a

strong supporter of Relay for

Life. Jim and his wife Lisa

have raised four amazing

children and are now enjoying

time with their grandchildren.

Thank you, Jim, for being a

role model both professionally

and personally, in our community.

I am grateful to have

borne witness to lives you

have made better by sharing

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The Beacon is an independent

monthly publication with

distribution in Dearborn, Ripley,

Franklin and Ohio Counties in

Indiana and Harrison, Ohio.

Published since 1994.

Beacon News, Inc.

PO Box 4022

Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025.


Dearborn County

Chamber of Commerce,

Ripley County

Chamber of Commerce,

Bright Area Business Association,

Batesville Chamber

of Commerce

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June 2019 THE BEACON Page 3A

What is it?

Wow- last month’s item was supposed to be a challenge

Obviously not!. Over twenty-five

correct answers were received.

Tony Montgomery, Versailles,

shared, “The item is a grain probe

used for grading customers’ grain

when they brought it to market. A

twelve-foot-long probe is laying on

the bottom of the Ohio River, just

off CGB’s terminal in Aurora. It was

deposited there in 1981 ( I believe )

when a worker from Tristate Grain

Inspection attempted to throw it into a

barge of corn... and missed his mark.”

Correct answers were also given by

Last month:

a grain probe


Tom O’Neal, Manchester; Diane Whitener, Lawrenceburg;

Carren Dieckmann, Napoleon; Mark Busching, Versailles;

Dave Fehr, Aurora; Ed Hansmann, Guilford; Bob and Pat

Ertel; Ned Riegel, Hidden Valley Lake; Allen Beer, Hidden

Valley Lake.

“It’s a sieve thief, or sampling thief. Push it down in

whatever you’re wanting to sample, turn the top to rotary

the inside sleeve to capture your sample,” shared Glen

Lainhart, Bright.

Other correct answers were submitted by Owen

Menchhofer, Allen’s Crossing, near Osgood; Carol

Morton, Brookville; Greg Shell, Brookville; Harry

Krieger, Batesville; Donald Frey, Cedar Grove; Paul

Henry, Greendale; Dr. Calvin E. Finch, Brookville; John

Hornbach, Harrison.

Barbara Mason, Cedar Grove, described the item as, “A

grain probe used to pull samples of grain out of wagons

and trucks that are bringing grain to the grain elevator for

sale. The grain is then tested for moisture content, etc.”

John Lumpkin, Hidden Valley Lake; Fred Wolber,

Brookville; and even M. Parker from Wyoming (the state,

not the city in Ohio), correctly answered the challenge.

This month’s challenge was submitted by Ed Oehlman

from Brookville. Quite an interesting piece. Please e-mail

your guesses along with your name and where you live to by Friday, May 24. Good


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Wives’ Tales- Fact or Fiction?

An “old wives’ tale,”

sometimes called an “old wise

tale,” is often considered an

absurd superstition that is

passed down through generations.

These sayings may actually

have some truth to them.

Herb Eichen, West Harrison,

shared, “My father

always hated when any of

us whistled in the house. He

claimed it was bad luck! But,

you could whistle all you

want outside. I had no idea

where that came from!”

Bob Sommer shared,

“Don’t go outside with wet

hair. You’ll catch a cold.”

False. According to The New

England Journal of Medicine,

two groups of people

were exposed to viruses that

cause the common cold. One

group was exposed in a chilly

41°F room; the other group,

in a balmy 86°F room. Both

groups caught colds at about

the same rate.

Do you have a wives’ tale

to share? We would love to

hear it. Email us at editor@

Miller Township Cumulative Fire Fund

Continued from page 1A

The remaining are under ten

years old.

“We’re not asking for funds

to help maintain the department.

We’re asking for assistance

with aging equipment,”

said David Bartholomew,

BFD financial officer.

The Bright Volunteer Fire

Department serves Miller,

Harrison, and Logan Townships.

Over fifty-nine percent

of the total population of the

three townships is in Miller

Township. The current tax

rate for Miller Township is

.0438. Harrison Township’s

rate is .0602, while Logan

State Gaming Bill

Continued from page 1A

breaks given to the gaming

boats, the State will recoup

most of their losses because

of the new locations of the

casinos previously mentioned.

Thanks to the diligence of

Sen. Chip Perfect and Rep.

Randy Frye, a last-minute

provision was added that

prevented HB 1015 from going

into effect for two years.

All of the southeast Indiana’s

state representatives, Sen.

Perfect, Sen. Raatz, Rep.

Lyness, and Rep. Frye voted

against the final bill.

When riverboat gaming was

initially established, a fund

was created that set aside

monies for host cities should

gaming revenue decline. A

few years ago, the redistribution

of funds was discussed,

but was quashed by southeast

Indiana representatives. This

fund is due to be reset in


Senator Perfect, Senator

Raatz, Rep. Lyness, and

Rep. Frye intend to address

the potential loss of income

by the host cities due to the

decline in tax revenue caused

by this bill. The extended time

period will have a vital impact

on their success in doing so.

They argue that the industry

and tax revenue have not

reached equilibrium as proven

by the changes in casino

license locations. The revenue

lost by the host cities, and

therefore the communities,

will be exponential while the

State will be able to maintain

its level of income.

Senator Chip Perfect stated,

“We want to make sure that

people understand that there

is a potential for reduction of

revenue, but we were able to

negotiate a delay to be able

to potentially re-evaluate the


Township’s rate is .0569.

Determining when a piece

of fire apparatus should be

replaced depends upon several

factors including safety,

reliability, and the cost of


The proposed Cumulative

Firefighting Building and

Equipment Fund is at the rate

of .0333 of a homeowner’s

total property tax liability.

This figure is calculated by

the total gross value of the

homestead property minus

adjustments, resulting in

the net assessed value of

the individual property. If a

homeowner’s property net assessed

valuation is $100,000,

the Cumulative Firefighting

Building and Equipment Fund

will result in a tax of $33, less

than 9 cents per day.

“The volunteers are making

a great sacrifice serving the

community and providing fire

protection. They should not

have to worry about raising the

tremendous amount of funds

needed to replace equipment

too,” said Patricia Little, Miller

Township trustee.

The pursuit of establishing

a Cumulative Firefighting

Building and Equipment Fund

was unanimously passed by

the Board.

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Community Philanthropic Sorority Steeped in Tradition

Continued from page 1A

Classical School in Indianapolis.

It began as a fun secret

organization consisting of

social outings, elected officers,

dues, and a password sprinkled

in with a few rules for good

measure. A constitution was

drafted with the purpose of

carrying out good deeds and

spreading kindness. One

can’t help but wonder if these

founding members had any

idea the impact their oncesecret

organization would have


The Lawrenceburg Chapter

Tri Kappa members with

whom I met were Liz Morris,

Peg Loots, Susan Steigerwald,

and Lynn Deddens. They

opened my eyes to many of the

good works that are happening

in our community. Forty-threeyear

member Susan Steigerwald

explained, “Tri Kappa is

what we can do for our community

and for our state.” The

chapters throughout the state

contribute not only to their

own community causes, but

they also help to support state

philanthropy efforts such as

Riley Hospital for Children in

Indianapolis. According to the

Tri Kappa web page, all of the

various chapters and the state

Tri Kappa contribute over one

and a half million dollars to

its three main goals of charity,

culture, and education.

Tri Kappa pays close attention

to its annual budget. The

treasurer proposes a budget,

which is then supposed to be

made in a year and spent in a

year. Fixed items are included

in the budget; other items that

arise are voted on by members.

Organizations in need of

help reach out to Tri Kappa,

and at the end of the year, the

state audits the budget.

Tri Kappa membership is

by invitation. Many members

have a long legacy such as

their mothers or grandmothers

were members of Tri Kappa.

The organization not only

gives back but also promotes

camaraderie and the opportunity

to a part of something

bigger than oneself.

After introductions were

made, I began to learn about

the three major fund raisers

organized by the Lawrenceburg

Chapter of Tri Kappa

and allow the sorority to

contribute to so many good

causes. These events are a fall

bingo, the spring bingo and

the spring sale of homemade

chocolate eggs. The members

were kind enough to bring me

some of these delicious eggs

to try, and to say they are divine

would be an understatement!

Those eggs are possibly

some of the best chocolate

eggs I have ever had in my

entire life. Reese’s move over!

This year numerous Tri Kappa

members from the Lawrenceburg

Chapter met to concoct

these wonderful treats. Many

volunteers gave their time

molding, mixing, wrapping,

flipping, and perfecting this

scrumptious dessert. The

chocolate eggs are four times

the weight of a regular candy

bar. I tried the coconut and

the cherry flavor, and then

A sampling of the delicious

chocolate eggs made by

Tri Kappa members, hand

packaged and ready to go.

The sale of these decadent

treats serve as one of the

organization’s biggest fund

raisers. (photo by Maureen


promptly asked to please be

put on the sale list for next

year. The eggs are that good!

These fundraisers are designed

to raise funds to be put

back into the community. One

of the ways that Tri Kappa

gives back is by supporting

education. Each year the

Lawrenceburg Chapter awards

$7700 in scholarships. Fourone

thousand dollar scholarships

are given to students of

Lawrenceburg High School.

Also, the Pi Award is awarded

to the sixteenth ranked member

of the class because the

Lawrenceburg Chapter of Tri

Kappa is the sixteenth chapter.

The top boy and the top girl at

Lawrenceburg Chapter Tri Kappa member Shirley Seitz

molding peanut butter for the annual Easter Egg Fund

Raiser. (photo courtesy of Tri Kappa)

Lawrenceburg Tri Kappa members Patti Bascom and

Jean Foutch volunteering at the spring bingo fundraiser

held in Agner Hall at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds.

(photo courtesy of Tri Kappa)

each of Lawrenceburg High

School, Greendale Middle

School, and St. Lawrence

School are awarded scholarships.

East Central High

Continued on page 5A

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Tri Kappa Combines Fun and Philanthropy All in One

Lawrenceburg Chapter of Tri Kappa Spring Bingo Fund

Raiser in Agner Hall at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds.

(photo courtesy of Tri Kappa)

Continued from page 4A

School is also awarded the Pi

Award. In addition, the top

boy and girl in the class get

a scholarship. Tri Kappa also

gives the top boy and girl in

the class at Sunman Dearborn

Middle School scholarships

as well as one thousand dollar

scholarships to Ivy Tech. The

organization also contributes to

the Greendale Middle School

Washington D.C. trip and

sponsors drug awareness and

internet safety programs for


Tri Kappa often sponsors

children in the community

who never have had the luxury

of owning a new pair of shoes

or a new coat. Those deserving

children are taken on a shopping

spree so their needs can

be met.

Tri Kappa comes to the aid

of those in dire situations.

Not long ago a member of the

organization learned that an

area hospital was in need. The

hospital has a closet where

they keep extra clothes for

victims of sexual assault who,

after receiving medical attention,

need to leave their own

clothes behind as evidence.

One victim had to go home in

a hospital gown. Once a Tri

Kappa member was alerted,

she immediately contacted

other members in her chapter,

and the clothes poured in.

The sorority also has

“showers” for foster children.

Many times these children

are taken from their homes,

sometimes in the middle

of the night, with only the

clothes on their backs. Foster

parents are then scrambling

to acquire all of the things the

child needs such as car seats,

diapers, and high chairs. Tri

Kappa women come together

and provide these necessities

in an effort to help a foster

family with a smoother transition

for the child. Tri Kappa

also supports Riley Hospital

for Children in Indianapolis

and the Ronald McDonald

House. They sponsor a dinner

for Girls on the Run and

contribute to numerous other

good causes.

Tri Kappa is a big supporter

of the arts. The organization

has its own art collection

which is stored at the Rose-

Hulman Institute of Technology

in Terre Haute and also

awards fine arts scholarships

to students every year. Cross

Keys, the official magazine

of Tri Kappa, is a wonderful

resource that every member

receives. In addition to highlighting

all of the community

outreach being done by each

chapter, the magazine provides

wish lists for Riley Hospital

as well as Ronald McDonald

House Charities. Tri Kappa

holds a state convention in

Indianapolis every other year

providing a chance for members

from all over to meet and

bond over similar goals.

Liz Morris explained, “One

of the things I like about Tri

Kappa is the diversity, meaning

ages, backgrounds, occupations,

religions, it’s just a

huge cross-section of women

in Dearborn County.”

Peg Loots, a 1975 inductee

of Tri Kappa explained how

she moved around due to her

husband’s job and how lonely

it can be starting over in a

new town. Tri Kappa gave her

a sense of belonging, a sense

of purpose, and has resulted

in strong friendships that have

stood the test of time.

From Christmas Caroling

to Breakfast with Santa, this

group of women from not

only our area but all over the

state, is working hard to make

a real difference in their community.

They do not do this

for recognition or accolades;

they do it out of the goodness

of their hearts because they

truly want to give back. Liz

Morris said it best, “We get

such a jaundiced view of the

world, but really there is more

good than bad.” These fine

women are living proof of

that statement.

Remember that quote from

Mr. Rogers, “When I was a

boy, and I would see scary

things in the news, my mother

would say to me, look for the

helpers. You will always find

people who are helping.” I

was lucky enough to meet a

few of these everyday heroes

who are quietly making the

world we live in a better place.

Front row- Noah Stevens, Londalea Murray, Jenny Murray,

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Londalea Murray Honored by DCRTA

Londalea Murray, a Dillsboro

Elementary retired firstgrade

teacher, was inducted

into the Court of Honor for

the Dearborn County Retired

Teachers Association. She

was honored for her years of

service as a teacher and volunteer.

Londalea volunteers

at her church, the St. Peters

Lutheran Church, where she

helps make quilts for Lutheran

World Relief. She also

volunteers at nursing homes

and enjoys being with her




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Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg

and NKU Announce



Ivy Tech Community College’s

Lawrenceburg Campus

and Northern Kentucky University

have announced a new

dual-admission agreement that

promotes and simplifies transfer

from Ivy Tech to NKU.

Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg

Chancellor Mark Graver and

NKU President Dr. Ashish

Vaidya signed the pathways

agreement that expands the

“2NKU” program, which is

designed for students to transfer

to NKU after earning an

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students in Kentucky and

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with Northern Kentucky

University. Our students

want and need efficient and

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Lawrenceburg chancellor.

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supports to help them in their

endeavors. We want to be the

catalyst that moves them beyond

their two-year degrees.

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step in those efforts and will

directly benefit our regional


Ivy Tech 2 NKU offers

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Nicole and John

Wuestefeld .


Welcomes Newest

Funeral Director

Nicole Wuestefeld passed

her Indiana State Boards to

become a funeral director. The

year-long process required

attending Cincinnati College

of Mortuary Science full time,

passing her National Board

Exam in Arts and National

Board Exam in Science, and

an apprenticeship with her

father, John Wuestefeld.

Mr. Wuestefeld is honored

to pass down traditions of the

family business to Nicole.

Together, they look forward

to serving the community and

providing compassion and

support for all families.

Nicole has also earned her

life insurance license which

allows her to provide pre-need

funeral insurance as well as

general life insurance.

The winning team of

Dearborn Savings’ Hoops

for Hope Tournament

Mike Lovern, D-Ray, and

John Blackburn.

Dr. Freidel Joins

Father in Aurora


Dr. Patricia Freidel is

joining her father, Dr. Jack

Freidel, in his practice at the

Highpoint Health Physician

Partners office in Aurora.

Dr. Patricia Freidel, Board

Certified in Internal Medicine,

is a third-generation physician.

Dr. Freidel said, “As

a primary care physician, I

Hoops for Hope Tournament

participants Cody

McIntosh, Lucy Carrigan,

Kaitlyn Waldon.

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Dearborn Savings Bank

hosted its first ever Hoops

for Hope Tournament at the

Aurora Recreation Community

Center. All funds raised

from the Hoops for Hope

Tournament went toward the

Relay for Life Foundation.

Nine tournament teams participated

and raised money

for a great cause. D-Ray and

the Pips came out on top as

our winning team.

Plans are already underway

for next year’s tournament.

strongly believe in preventative

medicine, encouraging

patients to take small steps

now to help them maintain

their good health. I have a

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Dr. Freidel is accepting new

patients age 18 and older. For

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an appointment, please call

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South Dearborn

Team Wins Academic

Super Bowl Junior

Science Division

The South Dearborn Science

Team recently competed

in the Indiana Academic Super


Founded in 1987, the Indiana

Academic Super Bowl

challenges teams of students

to enhance their research and

study skills by learning about

subjects that are not usually

covered in the classroom.

Topics include rounds in

English, math, science, social

studies, interdisciplinary, and

Coach Randy Dennis, Adam Bruner, Max Burger, Mary

Hallgarth, Hayden Fox, Coach George Gardner.

fine arts.

This year ninety-eight

schools participated in the

competition, twenty-seven of

which competed in the science


The theme of this year’s

competition was The Fertile

Crescent, the geographical

region where the first settled

Middle Eastern agricultural

communities are thought to

have originated. Each round

consisted of twenty-five

multiple-choice questions that

had to be answered in twenty

seconds. Questions focused

on agriculture, streams and

rivers, and astronomy of the

region. All answers were

formulated without reference


Randy Dennis and George

Garner coached the team of

four students who finished

first in the science round.

Congratulations to the team

and their coaches!

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Harrison Veteran Honors Veterans for Over Half a Century

Honor Guard member

Jim Dole

By Ollie Roehm

Hardly a week goes by that

the Harrison Honor Guard

doesn’t attend a funeral service

for a military veteran.

Some weeks the men drop

what they’re doing and take

part in multiple services.

One member, Jim Dole, has

been there for more than one

thousand of them in over

fifty-six years.

“Memorial Day is every

day for us when we bury our

veterans,” said Jim.

The Honor Guard is comprised

of more than twenty

members from American Legion

Post 199 and VFW Post

7570, both located in Harrison,

Ohio, and Amvets Post

13, West Harrison, Ind. The

Legion and the VFW had

separate Honor Guards for

many years but decided to

join together in 2000. They

later brought folks from the

Amvets into the fold. Jim

and the late Jack Tidwell,

of Crosby Township, were

primarily responsible for

organizing the new group.

The Honor Guard responds

to calls only from area

funeral homes. Twelve to

sixteen members are usually

available for funerals, said


“The funeral home has

to call us. We have other

people that try to get us,

but we tell them it has to go

through the funeral home,”

he said. “We get a lot of

calls because we’re pretty

good at what we do.”

On the day of a funeral,

the men put on their uniforms,

drive to the American

Legion, board their bus, and

go to one of several funeral

homes in the area to pay

their respects.

Once there, they wait for

the hearse to arrive and perform

a “present arms” salute

when the casket is taken

from the hearse. During the

service, the Honor Guard

chaplain offers a prayer, and

an American flag is properly

folded and presented to the

next of kin. Jim presents the

flag most often.

“I say, ‘We present this

flag to you on behalf of a

grateful nation as a token of

appreciation for your love

and service to our country.’

Then, at the cemetery, we

fire a 21-gun volley of rifle

shots, and we blow Taps.

The last thing we do is drop

empty cartridges in each corner

of the coffin.”

Jim’s legacy of service

began in 1953 when he was

drafted into the Army after

his freshman year at the

University of Louisville. He

was a highly-touted college

running-back and had set

records at Harrison High

School that would endure

for decades. He scored a

touchdown in every game, a

record that still stands today.

During his short time at

Louisville, he was a teammate

of famed Baltimore

Colts quarterback Johnny


“He roomed right across

the hall from Lloyd Gulley

(of Harrison) and me,” said

Jim. “He went to church every

Sunday. He was a good


Jim was sent to the 38 th

Parallel in Korea near the

front lines where he served

for eighteen months in a Mobile

Army Surgical Hospital.

“It was just like you see

on television – a M.A.S.H

unit,” shared Mr. Dole.

He returned home in 1954,

married his wife Geraldine,

and went to work at General

Motors where he was

a materials superintendent.

Jim soon began serving with

the Honor Guard but was not

able to attend as many veterans’

funerals as he wanted.

He remedied the situation by

moving to second shift.

“I worked second shift for

twenty-five years just so I’d

be available to bury people.”

In 1979 Jim began helping

out at Brater/Winter Funeral

Home in Harrison, mostly as

a favor to owner John Brater,

a favor that continues today,

forty years later.

“I have helped them pick

up bodies, and I’ve driven

the hearse a lot,” said Jim.

“I’ve greeted people as they

come in, put flags on cars,

all that stuff.”

Besides working at the

funeral home and being on

the Harrison Honor Guard

and the St. Leon American

Legion Honor Guard, Jim

has found other ways to be

of service to his community.

He was elected to Harrison

City Council and served for

eight years during the late

1970s and early 1980s, a

time when Harrison was facing

difficult growth issues.

Jim retired in 1983, giving

him more time to work on

his farm near St. Leon. He

and Geraldine moved from

Harrison into a new house on

the farm about twenty-three

years ago. Jim lost his beloved

Geraldine in 2009 after

fifty-one years of marriage.

Mr. Dole is 86, still in

good shape, and is able to

spend a lot of time with his

offspring and their families.

Geraldine and Jim have four

children, Mike, Mark, Doug,

and Linda, and were rewarded

with eight grandchildren

and four great-grandchildren.

Jim has no intention of

stepping down from the

Honor Guard but knows it’s

time to let others ease into

leadership roles. It’s important

to him to make sure the

transition goes smoothly.

“We have several guys in

their 80s,” he said. “I’m trying

to cut myself out of it a

little bit, but I never miss.”

Jim is appreciative of the

work and time his fellow

members dedicate to the

cause and wants to make

sure they receive the credit

they deserve. He singles out

Joe Blust, of Harrison, for

his hard work on behalf of

the group.

“Joe does a hell of a job

for us. He’s the one who

takes all the calls from the

funeral homes and then calls

all the people,” Jim said.

Joe has been with the

group for about nine years

and took on the calling duties

a year ago.

“I don’t mind, I’m retired

like all the other guys, but

most of them have other

things going,” he said. “I

don’t, so I do it. We have a

good group of guys – it’s not

a one-person thing. We have

to keep it going because if

we don’t, who else is going

to do it?”

Jim said Dave Wuest, of

Harrison, has taken over the

day-to-day operation of the

honor guard. He is in charge

of many duties including

keeping the rifles and the

bus maintained.

“We try to keep everybody

organized, keep them well

equipped with uniforms,

foul-weather gear, things

like that,” said Dave.

He believes the Honor

Guard will continue to thrive

for many years to come.

Dave has no problem with

putting in the time and work

it takes to keep everything

rolling along smoothly.

“It just seems the right

thing to do. It’s one thing I

do for someone besides me,”

he said. “It’s hard to describe

the look in the eyes of

a widow or widower when

you hand over that flag after

folding it.”

Jim has an honest, simple,

three-word answer when

asked why he spends so

much time and energy and

has dedicated 56 years of his

life to making sure fellow

veterans receive a proper


“It’s an honor.”

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Ron Spurlock, Mike LaFollette, Congressman Greg

Pence, Jerry Bondurant, and PG Gentrup.

Front: Fred Lester, PG Gentrup, KC Snyder, Jerry Bondurant,

Mike LaFollette. Back: Ron Spurlock, Nick Ullrich,

Alonzo Caswell, Terry Taylor, Marty Sizemore, Bob Palmer,

John Moton, Regional Director for Senator Mike Braun.

Veterans Work Together for Aurora Huey

Members of the Vietnam

Veterans of America (VVA)

Chapter 71 met with government

representatives to

discuss acquiring a Huey

Helicopter for a memorial to

be located in Aurora’s Lesko

Park. The Huey is a symbol to

all who served in Vietnam.

State Representative Randy

Frye got the ball rolling by

forwarding a letter from the

veterans to Senator Braun

and Congressman Pence. As a

result, these officials are working

together to coordinate with

Army officials in Washington,

DC to make it happen.

This “pet project” for the

Vietnam Veterans would

provide a meeting place for

Veterans as well as provide

opportunities to educate area

youth about the war.

Thornton Burgess and Me

By Mary-Alice Helms

I will never forget my introduction

to the library, where I

met the Burgess books. I was

not yet in school, so I must

have been four or five years

old. Two of my older friends,

Ginny and Martha, asked

my mother for permission to

take me to the library’s Story

Hour. I was enthralled by

the stories read to us by Mrs.

Corya, the librarian, in the

windowless basement with

its oiled wood floor. After the

Story Hour, the girls took me

upstairs to the main part of

the library and showed me the

shelves of children’s books.

I was surrounded by books!

When Ginny told me that I

could choose three books to

take home with me, I didn’t

believe her. Martha explained

that I would just be borrowing

them, but I insisted on going

home to ask my mother if it

was okay before I would take

any of them home! There was

no stopping me after that.

While our mother had always

read to us, we didn’t have

a lot of books. Now I could

take three books home, return

them, and exchange them for

three more. What a wonderful,

eye-opening experience

that was.

After I started reading, I

discovered favorite authors.

I climbed the Swiss Alps

with Johanna Spyri’s Heidi,

lived in the South of the Civil

War with The Little Colonel,

and had adventures with the

strange residents of Grimm’s

Fairy Tales. And then I discovered

the books of Thornton

W. Burgess. How I loved

the stories of the animals in

those wonderful books. There

were Old Mother West Wind

and her children, The Merry

Little Breezes. This world

was watched over by “Jolly,

Red Mr. Sun,” from the Green

Meadows to the Smiling Pool

and the Lone Pine Tree. The

characters in the stories were

animals, like Great-Grandfather

Frog, who was very wise

and knew a lot about the days

“when the world was young.”

Friends he counseled included

“Sammy, the Red Squirrel,”

“Johnny Chuck,” “Sammy

Jay,” “Peter Rabbit,” “Danny

Meadow Mouse,” “Reddy

Fox,” “Billy Mink,” “Jimmy

Skunk,” and many more.

Each character had his or her

personality and quirks. Every

story had a subtle lesson hidden

in its tale of adventure.

Some of the stories were

much like the Uncle Remus

tales, which offered bits of

wisdom and answers to “why”

in funny stories. The Burgess

stories were gentler and very

engaging. A lesson on not

judging people by their looks,

Great-Grandfather Frog tells

Happy Jack Squirrel, “Old

Mr. Toad is very ugly to look

upon, but the ugliness is all in

his looks. He has the sunniest

of hearts, always looking for a

chance to help someone out”.

In the story, The Most

Beautiful Thing in the World,

the animals are told that they

can find the most beautiful

thing in the world in the old

briar-patch. When they complain

to Great-Grandfather

Frog that the briar-patch is the

ugliest place in the world, he

says, “Chugarum! Old Mother

West Wind was right. She did

see the most beautiful thing in

the whole world right there in

the old briar-patch, and Billy

Mink saw it but didn’t know

it. And Jimmy Skunk saw it,

and Johnny Chuck saw it, and

Happy Jack saw it, yet not one

of them knew it. They saw it

when they watched Peter Rabbit

feed all his sweet clover

leaves to his baby brother, and

it is called ‘love.’” What a

wonderful story!

Mr. Burgess, who was born

in 1874 and died in 1965,

wrote more than 100 books

and thousands of short stories.

I would love to have met

the man who could enthrall

children with tales about

animals who could think and

talk like people. I would like

to know how he knew his

subjects so well and how he

could slip valuable lessons

into the light, engaging narratives.

He was a naturalist

and a conservationist who

was highly thought of, not

only for his writing but his

passion for conserving animals

and their habitats. The

Thornton W. Burgess Society

was founded in 1976 as a

non-profit education organization

to carry on his pioneering

conservation work. The

Society operates the Thornton

W. Burgess Museum in East

Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Someday I would like to

visit the museum and learn

more about this remarkable

man. I probably shouldn’t

admit it, but I still love to

read the Mother West Wind


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R-E-S-P-E-C-T... Find out What it Means to Me

By Linda Hutchinson


Have you noticed? Whether

it’s social media, the news,

your neighbors, or even the

Disney channel, yelling and

disrespect seem to have become

the norm.

Our homes, our neighborhoods,

and workplaces have

become a war zone. So with

the death of Aretha Franklin

this past year, I thought it

might be a good time to put

a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T back

in our conversations. Respect

for others is quickly becoming

a countercultural way of

approaching relationships in

today’s society which makes

me incredibly sad. I recently

introduced this topic at a

healthy boundaries class I was

teaching, and you could have

heard a pin drop. Faces looked

back at me in disbelief as a

barrage of questions erupted.

“What?” “Respect?” “No

way!” “After what they’ve

done to me?” “You’ve got

to be kidding!” “He doesn’t

DESERVE my respect!”

My proposal was a difficult


RESPECT for others. Yes,

I said unconditional respect

regardless of who they are or

what they have done. The idea

was a difficult pill to swallow

for many that day as it may be

for you as you read this. Your

mind may be fixated on that

ex-spouse who cheated on

you or the parent who walked

out on your family. We all

have people in our lives who

we may feel do NOT deserve

our respect, but I disagree.

Treating others with unconditional

respect does not

mean one must ignore the

unhealthy behavior of others.

I am not advocating that an

abused spouse stays with his/

her abuser. People still need to

suffer consequences for their

illegal or immoral actions.

Having healthy boundaries

with unhealthy people is essential.

However, disrespect

is not an effective approach

to resolving problems. I’m

not saying to trust the person

who has hurt you, but I am

saying that treating others

with dignity and respect is a

better way for you and your

emotional health. No matter

WHAT the other person does

or says, YOU can still choose

to treat others with dignity

and respect. Doing so builds

character and integrity inside

of YOU regardless of how

the receiver responds, or what

they have done to you.


Unconditional respect is

not a new concept. It’s actually

a biblical one. (1 Peter

2:17, Matthew 7) Whether

you have a faith foundation

or not, unconditional respect

toward others is the healthiest

way to go in relationships.

Respect that must be

“earned?” I would argue that

disrespect and contempt are

the poisons that are slowly

destroying relationships in

our homes, schools, and

communities today. When

we hold on to bitterness,

unforgiveness, and disrespect

toward others, we are put into

bondage as if we are putting

ourselves in a prison cell. But

WE hold the key. True peace

and freedom are found only

when we offer unconditional

respect to others. Could this

be why so much hate and

ugliness can be found in our

world today?

You might be asking, “What

if someone has hurt me?

Won’t that let them off the

hook?” Respect has nothing

to do with a person’s worthiness

but everything to do

with YOUR character and

approach. You are still accountable

for your response

and in case you’ve forgotten,

others are watching. Others,

especially young people, pay

attention to how we treat and

speak to one another. What do

they see at home? Online? At

school? In our government?

In our neighborhood? You get

the idea. What our kids see

today is NOT pretty!

When I was in graduate

school, counseling professors

called it “Unconditional

Positive Regard.” When I was

in grade school, they called

it the “Golden Rule.” Jesus

called it the “Greatest Commandment.”

My grandma

would have just called it

“being polite.” I’m not here

to argue over the semantics

of the words “Unconditional

Respect.” Call it whatever

you want. But it is missing in

our homes, schools, and communities



Don’t believe me? Why

don’t you give it a try and see

the difference unconditional

respect can make. Speaking

to someone with respect more

often than not breaks down

walls and softens hearts for

Bright High School Annual Alumni Banquet

On Saturday June 1 Bright

High School Classmates,

spouses and friends will

gather once again at the Dearborn

Hills United Methodist

Church Family Life Center to

celebrate school days and enjoy

a wonderful meal. Social

Hour begins at 4:30 P.M.

According to class records

six students from the Class of

1939 will be celebrating their

eightieth anniversary of their

graduation. Thirty-one members

of the classes of 1939

through 1947 are over the age

of 90. Also celebrating is the

last class to graduate from

Bright High School, the Class

of 1959 who graduated sixty

years ago.

Young alumni from the

Classes of the 1950’s are

encouraged to support this annual

event and keep it going

for many years to come. Contact

information for fellow

classmates is available from

Karen Schmeltzer Brandt,


Anyone who attended BHS,

along with family and friends,

are welcome. Please RSVP by

May 23 to Doris (Cottingham)

Bedinghaus at 513-353-2391.

Reservations are $10 each.

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both the giver and the receiver.

I’ve seen it with my

husband. I’ve seen it with

my friends and coworkers.

I’ve seen it with people with

whom I don’t agree. Most

recently I’ve seen it with our

three adopted children.

As a working mom, there

are days when I find myself

on edge. Barking orders disrespectfully

may get the task

accomplished in the moment,

but it also builds walls with

my kids. Putting my husband

down in front of his family or

friends may get a laugh at the

table, but undermines the trust

and intimacy I am so desperately

searching for. Responding

to the policeman pulling

you over with a respectful,

“Yes sir,” rather than an obscenity

is always a better option.

Why don’t children call

other adults “Mr.” and “Mrs.”

anymore? I’ve even seen

young children call their parents

by their first names like

they were old buddies. All of

these things may seem minuscule

to you, but I believe

they have slowly eroded the

basis of unconditional respect

for one another especially for

those in authority.

Do you get my point? Stop

buying what society is selling.

Stop believing the lie that

RESPECT is something to be

“earned.” Give it away unconditionally

and see how it sets

your heart free.

Linda Hutchinson is the

Executive Director of Rock

Solid Families, a faith-based

non-profit organization in

West Harrison, IN.




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Derek Green, Blake Chapman, and Heinrich Bergmann. (photo courtesy of 4-H)

4-H Inspires Imagination and Dreams

The 2019 Dearborn County

Fair will be held June 17-

22 this year. 4-H members

will be fulfilling dreams and

inspirations by completing

projects and participating in

year-round 4-H activities.

Youth grades kindergarten-12

can choose from one hundred

different subject areas ranging

from Healthy Living, Science,

Agriculture & Technology,

Leadership & Citizenship,

Consumer & Family, Environment

& Earth, Animals,

Creative Expression, and

Shooting Sports Education.

The public is encouraged

to participate in the Family

Arts Exhibition. Exhibits and

4-H projects are evaluated

and displayed throughout the

week at the Dearborn County

Fair Grounds. Support the

community and our youth,

by visiting the fair, viewing

exhibits, and speaking with

4-H members and families to

find out the value 4-H adds to

lives. STEM demonstrations

about 3-D printing and robots

will be held in Agner Hall

June 18 from 6-8 P.M.

New this year, 4-H and

the community are coming

together to offer a community

service Sewing/Quilting project.

Local sewing talent will

help those interested in learning

to sew quilt tops during

designated times June 17- 20.

Completed quilt tops will be

donated to local organizations.

Each evening artists will also

be offering free simple caricatures,

face painting, and henna

tattoos. Finally, 4-H Jr. Leaders

will offer a Fair Escape

Challenge Monday –Friday of

Fair Week.

Dearborn County Fair offers

entertainment and activities

suitable for the entire family!

Midway Rides and music are

available every day. Daily

Cash drawings of $500 plus

Daily Door Prize drawings

add to the fun.

Mark your calendars for

June 17-22 to visit the fair,

support Dearborn County 4-H

and schedule some family fun

time! If you are interested in

sharing a talent or skill with

youth as a 4-H volunteer or

for additional fair information,

contact Liz Beiersdorfer

at 812-926-118. Visit www. for

daily schedules and more.

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From a Dog's Point of View

By Foxy and Tammy Turner

Hi! My name is Foxy, and

I am currently living at Paws.

I am here to share with you

some things that I have heard

around the shelter. But first,

let me tell you a little bit

about myself. I am a fouryear-old

female Border Collie

mix, and I love people.

As you can see by my age, I

am no young pup, and everyone

here tells me I am beautiful.

So you know, I am a very

trustworthy source about what

I have heard around Paws.

Word around the shelter is

that it’s KITTEN SEASON!

Here are a few more things

I have heard. First, if you see

kittens, leave them alone and

let their mother care for them.

If she is not around, she is

probably out getting food to

feed them and take care of

them properly. Second, a kitten

cannot be spayed/neutered

until they weigh 2.2 pounds.

Third, by bringing kittens into

the shelter, they have a higher

chance of getting an upper

respiratory disease. (And they

won’t let me babysit.)

When kittens are about eight

to ten weeks old, you can call

Paws to make an appointment

to bring them in to be spayed/

neutered, and also have the

mother spayed. Do you know

that a mother cat can have

three litters a year? And don’t

forget to bring in the dads;

they can definitely make more

than three litters a year. That’s

an awful lot of those little

critters running around. Now


don’t get me wrong, they are

as cute as can be when they

are little, but when they grow

up, well, I just don’t want to

mess with them.

Do you know that Paws

also has a program that if you

have stray or barn cats, they

will spay and neuter them for

free? Just call for an appointment

to bring them in. They

will fix them for free. All you

have to do is come back to

pick them up and take them

back home.

So do the responsible thing

and have your pets spayed

and neutered.

Take it from me, and spread

the word about kitten season,

so the shelter will not be

overflowing. And come in for

a visit. We can go for a long

walk, and I can give you the

scoop about other things that

are going on around here. I

can’t wait to tell you about the

program involving kids.

With a wet nose, wagging

tail, and lots of love.


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St. John Lutheran Church- The Beacon on the Hill for 150 Years

The following are the words

of Leonard Michael Ludwig,

age 13, a pre-teen German

immigrant describing his ride

with Pastor Fritz on August

28, 1908, from Lawrenceburg

station to New-town and on to

the Napoleon Turnpike (now

SR #48) and seeing St. John

Lutheran Church Bellaire for

the first time.

“We took the B & C train to

Lawrenceburg. From Cincinnati,

the ride took thirty-five

minutes. We walked to the

livery stable to call Grace,

the roan mare and the oneseater

buggy. It was a couple

of miles to New-town to “get

groceries.” I didn’t know

what “getting groceries” was.

The German grocery man,

Mr. Brechtel, met me, saw

the hunger in my eyes and

promptly went back in to his

store for sliced Bologna sausage

and crackers. There were

five more miles to go, one

more continuous hill to take

us out of the Ohio River bottoms

to the rolling farmland

above. Presently a church

spire appeared in the distance.

That was our goal, the brick

country church with its German

inscription, in which ten

years later I was to become an

ordained Lutheran minister.”

The story of Leonard

Ludwig’s immigration from

Germany to Lawrenceburg at

age thirteen is a fascinating

story of faith, perseverance,

and courage. He lived with

Pastor Fritz and his family

(who raised four children on

a salary of $500 a year) until

Pastor Fritz received a call

to go to a parish in Canada.

Young Leonard then moved

in with Mutter and Pa Molter

on Church Road. That house

still stands today. If those

walls could talk, they would

tell of the grief the family endured

on Easter Sunday, 1913

when their oldest daughter

had extreme abdominal pain

from appendicitis. A surgeon

was called from Cincinnati to

perform an appendectomy on

the kitchen table. Sadly, the

child died. Marie Molter was

buried at St. John’s cemetery

with the simple words “God

Is Love” on her tombstone.

Ma Molter was grief-stricken,

but young Leonard was a constant

comfort to her, renewing

her faith.

In 1918, when Leonard

became an ordained minister,

the St. John’s Lutheran church

building was just twentyeight

years old. He went on to

serve several congregations

all over the country until he

became Superintendent of the

Lutheran Children’s Home

at Waverly, Iowa. He later

became a professor at Evangelical

Lutheran Theological

Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.

He always considered Lawrenceburg

his home.

Why is the story of this

young German immigrant

so important? It is just one

example of how this church

has taken others under their

wing and given back to the

community over the years. On

June 9, 2019, St. John’s will

celebrate one hundred fifty

years of ministry.

In 1865, the same year

If you suspect you have

that President Abraham

Lincoln was assassinated, a

group of German immigrants

purchased the land that the

church sits on for $607. In

1869 Reverend Christian

Busse, pastor of St. Stephens

in Manchester Township

and immigrant from Minden,

Germany, organized

the church. The old church

building stood for twenty-one

years on Church Road until

the present church building

was built in 1890. Today the

German heritage is celebrated

each August with a German

Festival featuring German

dancers, a German band, and

of course, German food and

homemade ice cream.

Many members of the

congregation from St. John’s

have served during two world

wars, the Korean War and

Vietnam War without a single


These days congregation

members can be found

serving walking tacos at the

Lawrenceburg arts and craft

show held in the park in

September. Each year since

1983, this group selects a

project to which to donate

their proceeds from the taco

sale. In 2017, money was

donated to hurricane relief. St.

John’s has filled baby bottles

with money for the Pregnancy

Care Center, served at High

Hopes Café at Hamline Chapel,

provided church services

at Shady Nook every fourth

Sunday, and even has a harmonica

ministry at Pine Knoll

Nursing Home. The current

pastor, Matthew Voyer, has


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congregation. A friendly

competition between area

Lutheran churches has resulted

in thousands of cans of

soup being donated to feed

the needy.

As you speed along the

Napoleon Turnpike today

(AKA State Route 48 out of

Lawrenceburg), listen for the

carillon of bells coming from

A rainbow graced the sky over St. John Lutheran

Church this spring.

the church steeple at noon

and 6 P.M. The original 1865

bell still echoes peace to the

people of Lawrenceburg. It

still rings each time a member

of the congregation passes

away just as it has done for

one hundred fifty years. It

pealed loudly at midnight in

the year 2000. Happy one

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and gets sixteen miles It has a furnace and air

added Milan another Room. 604.

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several years ago, Ray RV lot. All I needed to do was

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sentimental Community favorites I used to you might need: Correspondent sewing kit,

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just put Mary me in a Pine Box.”

pack during our tent camping

days with the children: pens and pencils, all sizes of

safety pins, writing paper,


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plastic bags, umbrella, big and

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every time we left. Clothes

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Dear Marie,

My husband and I have

been married for over ten

years. I love my husband; he

is my best friend. We have

a great time spending time

together and enjoying being

a couple. We agree on values,

morals, religion, and politics.

But… I get very frustrated

when he is kissing me. He

is not a good kisser by any

stretch of the imagination.

Normally, I just put up with

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Marie, what do you think?

Diane from Aurora

packed. The conversation

ended in a draw.

I have a diary I keep about

each day’s travel. Ray admits

he is enjoying our travels.

However, at the top of each

page in my book he keeps

count of his motel days. The

number is going down.

Three weeks in New England.

Two weeks in South Dakota

at a church work camp.

Several bluegrass festivals.

Mennonite Relief Sale Goshen,


Key West.

Traveling to our Florida

winter home.

And we are planning a

trip to the redwoods again

next fall. I plan to find that

campground that inspired

our purchase. I want to camp

surrounded by those giant

redwoods. I know just exactly

what I will do when we get

parked. I will get out of the

RV and give it a gentle pat

and say, “We made it, my

little beauty!” Then I will

look to the sky and relish the

sun’s rays peeping through the

leaves of my glorious canopy.

I will close my eyes, smell the

forest fragrance, and listen to

the rustling sounds. I am going

to feast on the moment.

Until in the distance, I’ll

hear Ray’s teasing voice. 465.

I probably will be sending

travel columns for a while.

You’ll learn what really happened

when we revisited the

redwoods. We traveled to all

fifty states.

Dear Diane,

It certainly sounds like life

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spouse who agrees with them

on so many subjects. I’m a

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attempted to address the situation.

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an older retired couple, and

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Franklin County Runs

Away with SD Invite


The South Dearborn Invitational

was held on April 18

atop Wilmington Hill. Eleven

teams competed in the girls’

competition, and twelve

competed for the boys’ title

with teams By from Ohio and

Kentucky Maxine being added to the

field in 2019.


After all events

were done Community and races run, the

Franklin Correspondent

County Wildcats

proved the strongest team on

this night by claiming both

titles convincingly.

Girls’ Event Results

The girls’ team results were

as follows: Franklin County

(140), Harrison (OH) (88),

South Dearborn (83), Switzerland

County (75), Lawrenceburg

(63), South Ripley (56),

Cooper (KY) (44), Oldenburg

Academy (24), Southwestern

(21), Rising Sun (15), and

Batesville (9).

In addition, the girls’ competition

saw three new event

records set for the meet. The

first meet record was set by senior

Brooke Cornelius of Harrison.

Her throw of 121’11”

in the discus broke Makenzie

Wheat’s record which had

stood since 2013. Cornelius

was a double-event winner by

putting the shot a distance of

35’11.75” to grab both throwing

event titles.

Another record-setter and

double-event winner was

senior Megan Cole of South

Ripley. Cole, broke her own

meet record in the 3200-meter

run. The Lady Raider senior, a

regional champion last season,

set a new record of 11:31.48.

Cole also won the 1600-meter

run earlier in the night with a

time of 5:26.08.

The third record to fall on

the night in the girls’ meet

belonged to Franklin County

senior Anna Schatzle in the

pole vault. Schatzle cleared

a height of 10’9” to best her

meet record of 10’1” set at last

year’s invitational. Schatzle

and teammate Helena Goutsis,

who finished second in the

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South Dearborn teammates

sophomore Emily

Rector and freshman

Grayce Klayer compete

side-by-side in the

1600-meter run. (photo by

Deryk Tibbs and courtesy

of Jeremy Baney)

South Dearborn’s Kyle Van

Guelpen makes a leap in

the long jump. The senior

made a best jump of

19’9.5” to capture the event

title. (photo by Deryk Tibbs

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South Ripley standout

distance runner Megan

Cole recently broke her

own meet record in the

3200-meter run. Cole, who

will be going on to compete

at NKU after earning

both academic and athletic

scholarships, recorded a

time of 11:31.48 for the

event. (photo by Chris


Former Lawrenceburg

multi-sport standout and

current University of Michigan

freshman Mason Parris

recently garnered three

awards- the Outstanding

Freshman Award, the Most

Wins Award, as well as the

Most Falls Award. Parris, a

true freshman competing

in the 285-pound weight

class, finished seventh in

the Big Ten Championships

and ended up one win shy

of earning All-American

status at the NCAA Championships.

(photo courtesy

of Mark Parris)

event, helped vault the Lady

Wildcats to the team title.

The Lady Wildcats would

ultimately capture seven of the

sixteen events on the night as

well as several more second

place finishes to claim the

invitational hardware. Junior

Ashlan Hill, a two-time state

qualifier in the long jump, won

the event with a best jump of

15’5” and would also claim

the 400 dash title in 1:03.29

to edge out junior teammate

Katelyn Meyer at 1:03.77.

Meyer would get her own

title in the 200 dash in a time

of 27.10, which was nearly a

second and a half over second

place. Meyer also finished second

in the 100 in 13.44 behind

Lawrenceburg junior Juliana

Kemper who won the event in


The host Lady Knights also

had a double-event winner

in the performance of Eva

Quinlan. The junior hurdler, a

regional champion a year ago

in the 300 low hurdles claimed

both hurdle titles on the night.

Quinlan won the 100 intermediate

hurdles in 17.19 and the

300 low hurdle title in 47.31.

Quinlan also came in a close

second in the high jump with a

best effort of 4’10”.

Harrison Lady Wildcats

were further aided by runnerup

finishes for sophomores

Saunti Tolliver, who finished

with a throw of 92’11” in the

discus and Ava Tombragel,

who finished second in the 200

dash in 28.41. Lawrenceburg

sophomore Jolene Thomas

was second in the shot put

with a distance of 34’3.25”.

Boys’ Event Results

The boys’ title for Franklin

County was not won in quite

the same fashion as the girls’

title, but the result was the

same. While the girls won

nearly half of the events, the

boys won only two events, but

the depth of the team and several

runner-up finishes carried

the team to the title.

The boys’ results were as

follows: Franklin County

(103.5), Southwestern (80),

Lawrenceburg (70), Williamstown

(KY) (66), South

Dearborn (56.5), Cooper (KY)

(54.5), Harrison (OH) (50),

Oldenburg Academy (47),

Switzerland County (35),

South Ripley (26), Batesville

(17.5), and Rising Sun (12).

The Wildcats were led by

a strong performance from

sophomore sprinter Hunter

Tschaenn. Tschaenn won

the 100-meter dash in 11.55,

edging out Lawrenceburg

senior Bret Carr (11.60). Carr

would come back in the 200

dash to reverse the finish and

claim that title in 23.01 while

Tschaenn came in a tick later

at 23.11.

Tschaenn would add another

runner-up finish to Southwestern

junior Mitchell Cline

in the 400-meter dash, who

had finished third in the other

two sprint races to Tschaenn

and Carr. Cline clocked an

impressive time of 50.15 with

Tschaenn finishing in 53.37.

Junior teammate Brady

Bogan was the other event

winner for Franklin County.

Bogan won the 300 intermediate

hurdles in 42.17.

Tschaenn and Bogan would

team up to help the Wildcats

to a runner-up finish in the

4x400 relay being joined by

Harvey Marshall and Denver

Meier. The team posted a time

of 3:39.81 to finish behind

the Harrison Wildcats team of

Levi Tidwell, Maguire Smith,

Kyle Funk, and Jace Fette. The

event was a close finish to end

the night with Harrison clocking

a time of 3:38.85.

South Dearborn Knights

claimed three event titles in the

invitational to tie Southwestern

for the most titles on the

night. The Knights were led by

seniors Austin Boggs and Kyle

Van Guelpen. Boggs claimed

the pole vault title with a best

effort of 12’ to defeat Franklin

County freshman Jacob

Schatzle who cleared 11’6”.

Van Guelpen outdistanced

Oldenburg Academy senior

Lucas McFee in the long jump.

Van Guelpen’s best jump was

19’9.5” while McFee’s best

effort was a leap of 19’5”. The

Knights were also aided by a

runner-up finish from sophomore

Nathan Pruitt with a

shot put of 44’0.75.” Franklin

County junior Jacob Tharp

threw the shot put 124’1” for

second place.

The third title for the

Knights came from the speed

team of Dalton Guthrie, Austin

Bedel, Gage Bader, and

Timothy Dick who clocked a

time of 46.5 seconds to win

the 4x100 relay title. Lawrenceburg’s

relay team of

Luke Pierce, Aiden Gilmore,

Blake Markland, and Bret Carr

would come in second with a

time of 47.36.

Oldenburg Academy senior

Chris Moorman took the title

in the 110-meter high hurdles

in a time of 15.74 while Lawrenceburg’s

Jonah Ruszczewski

was second in 16.29.

The remaining event winners

were: Owen Bates of

Southwestern, high jump

(6’1”); Micah McCain of

Williamstown, 800 meter run

(2:07.22); Bradley Winston of

Southwestern, 1600 (4:49.58);

and Luke Van Laningham of

Cooper (KY), 3200 (10:40.65).

For more information,

contact Jeffrey Wright

Aviation Maintenance Program Chair

(513) 569-4976


Page 2B THE BEACON June 2019

















Samantha (McAlister)

Flecker, daugher of Todd and

Pam McAlister of Bright, has

been named 2018-2019 Travis

Elementary Teacher of the

Year. Samantha graduated Co-

Valedictorian, ECHS Class of

2007 then attended Indiana

University. She met her husband,

Ben, in Bloomington

then moved to Houston, Texas

in 2014.

Samantha said, “When

I was growing up, and all

through high school, I thought

for sure I was going to be an

accountant. I have never been

so glad to be wrong. Teaching

is my passion and where I’m

meant to be. To be selected as

Teacher of the Year is quite

an honor that I will forever

cherish.” Samantha currently

teaches third grade and is

known by students and faculty

as an exceptional teacher who

Alexa Guerich, Teagan Lewis, Kaylee McAmis, Bryleigh

Fedler, Berlin Wilhelm, Mc Kenzie Davis, Myranda Bedford,

Scarlett Walker, Jessica Holton, Taliana Wilson,

Autumn Crouch, and Brooklyn Hall.

uses multiple









that teach



Sam is currently


on her

Master of Education degree

in Curriculum and Instruction

with a STEM focus through

Texas A&M University.

Bright Stars Starlight was

Thelma Stutz and great-granddaughter

Isabelle Stutz.

invited to participate in The

One Cheer and Dance Finals

in Virginia Beach, VA. The

girls competed to be awarded

second place, only three

tenths of a point behind first.

Congrats to all the girls and

their parents! Bright Stars

Starlight’s routine was created

and directed by gym owner

and coach Kelsey West.

Thanks to Christina Bedford

for sharing this impressive


The Stutz family had a very

special Easter as I hope everyone

did. I just wanted to share

a sweet family photo taken

on Easter Day. Born ninetyfive

years apart, Thelma

Stutz, 96 years young and

Isabelle Stutz, one year,

share a special moment. I

think of changes in the world

since Thelma was born and I

wonder what changes Isabelle

will see during her lifetime.

Isabelle is the great-granddaughter

of Thelma, granddaughter

of Don and Debby

Stutz and daughter of David

and Lisa Stutz.

May flowers are here in

HVL! And soon, the pool

will open, Memorial Day

Weekend! Yay, it’s starting

to feel like summer. Oh and

all local schools will be on

summer break soon as well.

Teachers, are you ready?

I’m sure they’re beyond

ready! Well, with some

weather issues the Easter

Egg Hunt proceeded a week

later than planned. We had

a pretty good turnout at the

pool area with four lucky

kids finding the special egg

and winning bikes.

The Children’s Activity

Club will hold its first outdoor

movie of the season on

May 25 at dusk. Bring your

seats, blankets, food, and

drinks to the ballfields and

enjoy the free showing of the

Incredibles II.

Memorial Weekend is

dedicated to honoring our

military veterans. Please

see our HVL website to see

planned events for May 26.

God bless America!

Look for Pickleball to

start up late spring. Another

fantastic activity for our


June Birthdays! Jackie

Stoecklin, Christy Hensley,

Amy Ward, Karen

Hatfield, Cadance Fricke,

Madison Delfendahl, Darryl

Garland, Kyle Clark,

Juni Gillam

June Anniversaries! Nathan

and Ashley Embleton,

Don and Jennifer Donelson.

New Residents: David

Gerken, Eric and Lindsay

Herzog, Jacob Day, Michael

and Patri Andres,

Peter and Erin Petronio,

Michelle Ray Meyer,

0-2 winner Amelia

3-4 winner Aubrey

5-7 winner Benjamin

8-10 winner Morgen

Christy Honchell, Gene and

Charlotte Weaver, Gregory

Seamon, Joshua and Tiffany


Please email me, Korry

H. Johnson, if you have

something to share in next

month’s article at hvl@go- Share

your positive news at The




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If you would like to become

involved as a correspondent,

feel free to email the BEA-

CON at editor@ goBEA-

Be sure to share news by

emailing dover@goBEA-

Avoiding Scams in an Evolving World

As the world is evolving both technically and politically,

so are the thieves and their abilities to scam others.

When one scam becomes popular, IT and security experts

work hard to demolish it, but within no time, another

scam is born. It’s a never-ending vicious cycle. The keys

to avoid being scammed during retirement are to learn

the signs of a scam artist and to develop a keen sense for

discrepancies in offers and advertisements.

According to First Orion, a telecommunication call

protection company, 3.7% of all phone calls in 2017 were

fraudulent. This number jumped significantly to 29.2% in

2018. If the trend continues, the company predicts 44.6%

of all phone calls in 2019 will be fraudulent.

A few rising trends in telephone scamming are

“spoofing”, “grandparent scam” and fake calls from

the IRS. Spoofing is when a scammer uses someone

else’s phone number to place a call. The scammer can be

anywhere in the world, tap into someone’s phone number,

and use it to place a call. These spoof calls usually come

from phone numbers with a

local area code. This makes

the call seem like someone or

a business you might know is

calling you.

A second popular scam is

the “grandparent scam.”

This scam is aimed at older

adults, in which they receive

a call from a scammer who is

pretending to be a grandchild

in need. When the scammer

calls, they don’t identify

themselves. They might say

“A few rising trends in

telephone scamming are

“spoofing”, “grandparent

scam”, and fake calls from

the IRS.” — Roger Ford

“Hi, it’s me” in hopes that you reply with a name for them

to use to further their scam. They will disguise the call as

an emergency with the urgency of needing money. These

calls are upsetting because the victim is led to believe

that their grandchild is in desperate need. The best way

to avoid this scam is to ask for the name of the person

who is calling and to verify this information by directly

contacting your family members.

A third popular scam is a fake call from the IRS stating

you owe them money. The message typically continues

with the threat that they will have you arrested or even

threaten a lawsuit if you don’t pay. To avoid this scam,

please know that the IRS will never contact you by phone

or email. If there is an issue, the IRS will contact you with

a letter through the mail and ask you to contact them.

Two good rules to keep in mind to avoid scams, are

never give out personal information over the phone, and

second always know who you are talking to. If someone

calls and asks to verify information over the phone, ask

where they are calling from and state that you do not give

personal information over the phone. If you receive a call

you weren’t expecting, be cautious. Falling for a scam can

leave you open for identity and financial theft.



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June 2019 THE BEACON Page 3B



Debbie A.







Carl E. Wilhelm a former

St. Leon resident recently

celebrated his eightieth

birthday with a gathering

of his wife Barb, children,

grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren

at the home

of his daughter Lisa Rash.

Several of his fellow workers

also helped him celebrate.

Carl fried the chicken, and it

was wonderful!!!

Moving to West Virginia

didn’t make him forget how

to prepare good ole St. Leon

Fried Chicken. We spent the

evening talking about all of

the fun times at many St.

Leon events over the years

- the Potato Derby, St. Leon

Firemen’s Festivals, and

Legion events. So many wonderful


Get well wishes go out

to Richard Schuman who

recently had surgery and to

Brooklyn Konerman who

had a heart transplant. Hope

you are both soon feeling

much better!!!

Ron Zimmer recently celebrated

his birthday with his

children and grandchildren!

Sons of the American

Legion Squadron 464 of St.

Leon will be hosting a Corn

Ryan Inman, Cooper Barrett, Carter Barrett, Ron Zimmer,

Callie Barrett, Brianna Inman

Hole Tournament on Saturday,

June 1 at St. Joseph

American Legion Post 464.

Sign up will begin at noon

with play beginning at 1 pm.

Bring your own two-person

team – cost $20 per team –

double elimination — cash

payout for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

places. We will have the

usual concession fare available

for purchase – hot dogs,

metts, brats, chips, beer, soft

drinks, and water. No carry in

coolers due to Indiana liquor


Later on that day the

Legion post will be serving

a chicken dinner from 4:00

P.M.-7:00 P.M. EDST. Carryouts

will be available. All are

welcome. Come on out to

enjoy some of our famous St.

Leon fried chicken!!

June Birthdays – 1 Griffin

Wilhelm, Brad Fox

and Brandy Bittner, 2 Ted

Herth and Valeri Birri,

3 Alex Andres and Mark

Sturwold, 4 Julie Baker, 5

Dorothy Wilhelm, Jeff and

Jason Maune and my cousin

Cheryl Bond, 6 Christy

Andres and Kevin Wilhelm,

7 Mitch Wilgenbusch,

Kelly Weigel and cousin

Tom Andres, 11 cousin Nico

DiMeglio, 12 Leo Stenger,

Linda Volk, my niece Janine

Andres and my nephew

Jason Andres, cousin Michelle

Schott, brother-in-law

Rick Fox, 13 cousins Tina

DiMeglio and Vince Andres,

and Rob Vonderheide, 14

my grandson Cooper Barrett

will be 8 and Hank Schmeltzer,

15 Sandy Lanning, 16

Sue Wilhelm, 17 Al Stenger,

18 Beth Wilhelm and Patty

McCleary, 21 Melinda Andres,

22 Abby Bertram, 23

Frances Bischoff and Melissa

Wolf, 25 Mitch Schuman

and Jacob Gaynor, 27 Josie

Stenger, Marcia Stenger,

Jake Stenger, 28 my grandson

Ryan Inman will be

eleven years old, Fran Hornbach

and Sarah Schuman,

Diane Wilhelm, Karla Sarigumba, Carl Wilhelm, Brian

Wilhelm, Lisa Rask

29 Mandy Wilson and Irvin

Bittner, 30 my niece Brittaney


And last but not least my

mother Nettie Andres will

celebrate being eighty-nine

years “young” on June 29. I

hope that I reach that age and

am capable of doing as well

as you do when I reach this



JULY 8-12






Happy Anniversary to

Jerry and Carolyn Bulach

on June 6, Rosemary and

Terry Powell on June 8, Rob

and Tammy Vonderheide on

June 13 and Geralyn and Urban

Brackman on June 16.

Get in touch with me with

any news items for the column








June in Dearborn County, Southeast Indiana...the Perfect Place to Play!

Tri State Antique Market

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Golf To Give - Tour for the Cure® Golf Day

Aurora Red, White & Boom!

May 31-Jun 1 – Southeastern Indiana Art Guild

Workshop - Art Guild Studios, 302 Second Street,

Aurora. Charlie Berger presents “Organic Drawing with

Liquid Graphite.” Registration required by May 11, by

emailing or call 812-221-1252.

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Lawrenceburg Farmer’s

Market - Newtown Park, US Route 50 (Eads Parkway),

Lawrenceburg. Produce, flowers, plants, eggs, honey,

herbs, jams, jellies, baked goods, and more. Info: 812-

537-4507 or

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Dillsboro Farmer’s Market

- 8am-Noon, Heritage Pointe, Dillsboro. Local produce

and other homemade products and home goods. Info:

812-432-9002 or

June 1-Jul 27 – Dillsboro Arts Friendship Gallery

Exhibit - 12926 Bank Street, Dillsboro, Indiana.

Exhibit: Being Human: From Portrait to Concept. www.

June 1-29 – Casey’s Outdoor Solutions Events &

Workshops - 21481 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg.

Educational and fun events and classes for all ages. Call

812-537-3800 or visit:

June 1-29 – The Framery Events, Camps and

Classes - 84 East High Street, Lawrenceburg. Monthly

classes, parties, and camps for all ages. Info: 812-537-

4319 or

June 2, 9, 23, 30 – Carnegie Hall Open for Tours -

14687 Main Street, Moores Hill, Indiana. Open Sundays

1pm-5pm or by appointment. Info: 812-744-4015 or

June 2 & 6 – Veraestau Open for Tours - 4696

Veraestau Lane, Aurora. 1PM-4:00PM. Sweeping view of

the Ohio River and Kentucky below. Info: 812-926-0983

or 800-450-4534.

June 2 – Tri-State Antique Market - 7am-3pm, U.S.

Route 50, Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. “Indiana’s largest

antiques and vintage only collectibles market.” Info:

513-353-4135 or

June 5 – River City Classics Car Club Cruise-In

- 6-9pm. American Legion Post 231, 119 Bridgeway

Street, Aurora. Info: 812-290-4775 or www.facebook.


June 6-14 – Blue Willow House Big Tent Sale -

9960 Front Street, Dillsboro, IN. Three floors of antiques,

home decor, clothing, Jewelry, candles, soaps, lotions

and gifts. Info: 812-432-3330 or

June 6 – Windows of Aurora Walking Tour - 7pm.

Aurora Train Depot, 510 Second Street. Scenic vistas of

the Ohio River city and captivating murals. Info: 812-

926-1100 or visit

June 6, 13, 20, 27 – Music on the River - 7-9pm. The

new Civic Park, High & Short Streets, Lawrenceburg.

Free outdoor concert series. Info: 812-537-4507


June 7, 14 – Lawrenceburg Motorcycle Speedway

- Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, 351 E. Eads Pkwy (US

50). All classes of short track motorcycles, speedway

bikes, ATV’s & go-karts. Info: 513-662-7759 or www.

June 7 – Downtown Lawrenceburg Open Door

First Fridays - Join participating merchants for specials,

sales and other unique promotions exclusive to the day.

Info: 812-537-4507 or

June 7 – Party in the Park - Lawrenceburg Civic

Park - 7-9pm. Lawrenceburg Civic Park at High & Short

Streets, Lawrenceburg. Live musical performance

by Borderline Something at 8PM. Info: 812 537-4507


June 8 – Main Street Aurora - 1860’s Baseball - Info

TBA. 812-926-1100 or

June 8, 15, 29 – Lawrenceburg Speedway - 351

E. Eads Pkwy. Sprint, modified, pure stock and hornet

racing on 3/8 mile high-banked clay oval track. Info:

812-539-4700 or

June 8 – Take Me Out to the Ballgame - Dancing

on Main - 7-10:30pm. Second & Main Streets, Aurora,

Indiana. Music by Denver Brandt and the Wooden

Wheels. Info: 812-926-1100

June 9 – Aurora’s Second Sunday Music and Food -

1-5pm, Aurora City Park, Aurora, Indiana. 812-926-1100


June 10-14 – Southeastern Indiana Art Guild

Garden Gallery Art Show - Greendale Cabin, 897

Nowlin Avenue, Greendale, Indiana. Info: 513-403-0504.

June 10-11 – Hoosier Time Travelers Camp - 9am-

Noon each day. Hillforest Victorian House Museum &

Harris Log Cabin, 213 Fifth Street, Aurora. Two day camp

for children ages 6 and up. Info: 812-926-0087 or

June 11, 25 – Movies in the Park - new

Lawrenceburg Civic Park at Short & High Streets

in downtown Lawrenceburg. Movies are free

and begin at dusk. Info: 812-537-4507 or www.

June 14 – Golf to Give - Tour for the Cure® Golf

Day - 8am, Grand Oak Golf Club, 370 Grand Oak Drive,

W. Harrison, Indiana. Grand Oak donates to Tour for the

Cure® for every hole played. 100% supports the Vera

Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer SM . Info: 800-322-


June 15-16 – Lauren’s Burg HILL 5 Mile Run &

5K Run/Walk - 5 Mile Run at 7:22am. 5K Run/Walk

at 7:24am, Lawrenceburg. Proceeds benefit “Lauren’s

Fight For Cure.”

The-Lauren-s-Hill-5Mile-5K or 513-615-2691.

June 15 – Annual Ohio River Sweep - Volunteer,

family friendly, riverbank cleanup of the Ohio River.

812-926-1100 or

June 15 – Hard Hat Hangout – 10am-1pm, Aurora

Lions Club Parking Lot, 2nd & Main Streets. Big Trucks,

Backhoes, Firetrucks and other Big Equipment. Info:

812-926-1100 or

June 15 – Tastes of Summer in Lawrenceburg -

10am-7pm - Lawrenceburg Main Street and the City of

Lawrenceburg present the 1st Annual Tastes of Summer.

The three main parts of this event include: Taste of

Dearborn County, Eagle Country 99.3 Outdoor Show,

and Glamper Show Info: 812-537-4507 or

June 15 – Dillsboro Summer Concert Series &

Cruise -In - 7pm-10pm, corner of North & Front Streets,

Dillsboro. Free family music event and cruise-in. Info:

812-432-5028 or see Dillsboro’s Facebook page.

June 17-22 – Dearborn County 4-H &

Community Fair - Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, (US

50), Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Traditional county fair

including rides, livestock, exhibits, grandstand events,

entertainment, food and fun! Info: 812-637-2354


June 21 – Aurora Lions Club Summer Outdoor

Movie - Movie begins at dusk in the Lions Club parking

lot at 228 Second Street, Aurora. Info: 812-926-1100 or

June 22 – Foreigner at Lawrenceburg Event

Center - 8pm, Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91

Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg. Heralded as one of

the top rock bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Foreigner is

coming off their recent 40th anniversary tour. Visit

TICKETMASTER.COM or call 1-800-745-3000. www.


June 23 – Miller-York Fire Department Chicken

Dinner & Car Show - Perfect North Slopes, 19074

Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg. Chicken dinner and car

show. Info: 513-307-9849.

June 26 - Ladies Night at Gillman Home Center -

6-8pm, 1055 Green Blvd. Aurora, IN. Join us for a night

of FUN with food, drinks, giveaways, games, prizes,

product demonstrations and interactive booths. Info:


June 29 – Lawrenceburg Kids’ Day - Lawrenceburg

Civic Park, High & Short Strts. Activities for kids of all

ages. 812-537-4507 or

June 29 – River City Classics Car Show - 8am-

3pm. Held in Aurora, on Highway 56 along the Ohio

River in conjunction with the 4th of July Red, White

& Boom! Info: 812-290-4775 or


June 29 – Aurora Red, White & Boom - 10am-

11pm, Lesko Park, State Route 56, Aurora. Event to

celebrate the birthday of America. Food, live musical

entertainment, free military boat rides and military

equipment on display. Fireworks at 10PM. Info: 812-584-

1441 or 800-322-8198.

June 29 – Aurora’s Bicentennial Blast From the

Past - 7-10:30pm. Celebrate a nostalgic trip back to the

1950’s and 1960’s at Veraestau, 4696 Veraestau Lane,

Aurora. Info: 812-926-0087 or

Dearborn County Convention, Visitor and Tourism Bureau

320 Walnut St. • Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025

1-800-322-8198 or


Page 4B THE BEACON June 2019







Congratulations to Oldenburg

Academy’s president,

Diane Laake, recipient of the

Diane Laake



Award. This

award is

given to a

graduate of


Our Lady of

Angels High

School who

has lived her

life in true Franciscan spirit

and has demonstrated significant

achievements and

dedicated service to the larger

community since graduation.

The Cincinnati native graduated

from Xavier University,

magna cum laude, University

Scholars program/BS and

began her teaching career at

Mother of Mercy High School

where she served for thirtythree

years. She received a

M.Ed. In 2013 she came to



the ’Burg as the president of

Oldenburg Academy where she

continues to serve today, marking

her fortieth year in Catholic


While serving in the ’Burg,

Diane has led the Academy to

its largest enrollment in over

thirty-five years, launched an

ambitious capital campaign

resulting in the first major

building project in over fifty

years, and strengthened the network

of relationships with the

local community as well as the

Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Upon receiving the recognition,

Diane commented,

“During my high school

years at OLA, I was blessed

to become one of the earliest

members of the New Jerusalem

Community, an intentional

Catholic lay community led

by Franciscan Fathers Richard

Rohr and John Quigley. The

teachings and shared community

experiences over the next

30 years provided the vision

and guiding principles for my

faith journey ever since. I am

grateful for my strong Franciscan

roots and delighted to

finish my professional career

‘back home ’* with the Sisters

of St. Francis and the mission

and values that have inspired

and guided me most of my

Save the Dates for great

family events in Ripley County!


8 Outdoor Women at Big Oaks

8-16 National Muzzle Loading Rifle Assoc.

Spring Shoot & Friendship Flea Markets

19-21 Batesville Music and Arts Festival

22 Versailles Courthouse Day-5k Walk/Run, Car Show, BBQ

27-29 F.A.R.M. Club Antique Machinery Show, Osgood

Demonlition Derby (Friday) and Truck Dirt Drags (Saturday)


Fireworks-Versailles, Osgood, Milan

6 Star Spangled Symphony, Batesville

21-27 Ripley County 4-H Fair, Osgood


3 Batesville Bash & Velo in the Ville

3-4 XTERRA DINO Triatholon, Versailles State Park


7 Sunman Fall Festival

13-14 Oktoberfest 2019 Street Festival, Batesville

14-22 NMLRA National Championship Shoot

& Friendship Flea Markets

21-22 Bricktoberfest, Osgood

26-29 Versailles Pumpkin Show

27-29 Hassmer Fest, Versailles State Park - Mountain Bike Festival

28-29 Kiwanis Apple Festival, Batesville


4-5 Ertel Cellars Wine Festival, Batesville

September 21-October 25 Vogt Farm Pumpkin

Festival, Batesville

Stop by the Welcome Center in

Versailles for more information:

220 East U.S. 50, Versailles



*The former Our Lady of

Angels High School in Cincinnati

and Oldenburg Academy

are sponsored institutions of

the Sisters of St. Francis of


In other news, Oldenburgers

were welcomed back into

the renovated Holy Family

Church during Holy Week as

record-breaking crowds gathered

for services. Congratulations

to everyone involved in

planning and executing the

gorgeous renovation work!

Get well wishes are being

sent to the ’Burg’s Town

Marshall, Bill Dramann as

he recuperates following hip

surgery. Hurry back Bill- the

village people miss you!

Das ist alles von der ’Burg!








We are fortunate to live in an

area with many caring individuals

who strive to make our

community a better place. The

Guilford Covered Bridge Park

is a place many residents enjoy.

While being next to Tanners

Creek is a beautiful setting, it

also poses challenges, such as

flooding. With the abundance

of rain we had, a lot of debris

ended up in the park. Many

residents pitched in with their

time and equipment to spruce

up the park. Thank you to

everyone who dedicated their

time to beautify the park.

Congratulations to Stephanie

Hoffman who was the recipient

of the Franklin County

Schools Teacher of the Month

for April. Stephanie teaches at

Franklin County High School,

her alma mater. Stephanie was

nominated by one of her students

who stated, “She’s tough

but fair.” Great job, Stephanie!

If you have news in Yorkville/

Guilford you’d like me to share,

please contact me at yorkille@

Andy Ziegler, Lawrence Lyttle, Jerry Bondurant, and Ron








Every spring the residents

of Logan await the reopening

of our two local hangouts:

The Logan Creamy Whip

and the At The Barn Winery.

(Not necessarily consumed at

the same time.) Both of them

were up and running in April,

and they keep Logan’s central

business district hopping.

Did you ever wonder how

a group of men enjoyed part

of their days? Paul Gentrup

shared a little insight with us.

Lawrence Lyttle had lunch

at the Logan Supermarket

recently with a group who

had just disassembled a ramp

system at the home of Rose

Bauer in Harrison. She

donated the ramp system

for another veteran to use to

make access to the home of a

disabled veteran much easier.

PG Gentrup was the supervisor

of the work crew. They

worked hard and then had a

good meal at Logan.

To continue with more history

of the Logan area, my

friend and local historian,

Gary Gellert offers this tidbit

of “Did you know?”

Forty-four people have held

the position of State Superintendent

of Public Instruction

in Indiana. One of them grew

up on a farm ½ mile north of

Logan Crossroads. George

C. Cole attended the Logan

Township #3 one-room school

at the corner of Whites Hill

A stained glass window

in the Logan Methodist


Logan’s Supermart Creamy

Whip is a landmark.

Road and Gaynor Ridge. He

was born in 1872 and lived

on the farm just north of

the school with his parents

John A. and Rebecca Jane

Boatman Cole. He became

a teacher, county superintendent,

and eventually State

Superintendent of Public

Instruction from 1931-1933.

George’s mother and aunt

attended the Logan Methodist

Church. In their memory he

dedicated a beautiful stained

glass window, The Good

Shepherd, that was installed

in the front window of the

Logan Methodist Church during

its renovation in 1936. In

1983 the window was relocated

to Dearborn Hills United

Methodist Church where it

can be seen in the parlor.


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The New Alsace Boy Scout

Troop has been busy the past

couple of months. Earlier this

year they completed a winter

campout at Camp Louis Ernst.

Nine scouts slept in a tent

while temperatures dipped

down into the lower teens. The

morning was so cold that the

pancake batter froze before

they could get it thoroughly

mixed! While at camp, the

scouts hiked and cleared trails.

In March Scout Master

Keith Millson along with

Brad Rullman, led Kieran

Draude, Michael Schwebach,

Dillon Rullman, and

JJ Seubert on a backpacking

trip on the Sheltowee Trace







Bravo to Batesville High

School’s Drama Club and

Music Department on their

presentation of “Grease:

School Version!” The production

included approximately

85 talented BHS students

including Kari Reer as Sandy

Dumbrowski and Ben Moster

as Danny Zuko. Other

leads included Ciera Belter

(Rizzo), Abby Blomer (Frenchy),

Mary Kate Ketcham

(Marty), Adam Longstreth

(Doody), Grant Story

(Kenickie), Andy Gutzwiller

(Sonny) and Ethan Brewer

(Roger). The audiences

enjoyed the students’ rendition

of “We go Together” and

“Born to Hand-Jive” among

others. The auditorium came

alive as attendees sang along

and rave reviews!

Congratulations to Batesville

residents, Bob and

Autumn Hurm who were

honored with the Mother Theresa

Hackelmeier Leadership

Award presented at Oldenburg

Academy’s annual Dinner

Auction. This recognition is

given annually to someone

whose dedicated service has

demonstrated outstanding

leadership in support of the

Academy as first exemplified

by the school’s foundress,

Mother Theresa Hackelmeier.

OA President Diane Laake

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Trail in the Daniel Boone National

Forest. Sheltowee Trace

Trail is a 323-mile trail that

runs through Kentucky and

Tennessee. They hiked twenty

miles on steep, rugged trails

and explored caves. Their

goal is to hike the entire trail,

so every year they participate

in a couple of backpacking

trips and hike several sections

of the trail.

Hoosier Boys and Girls

State is a week-long intensive

government and leadership

program. Each year, roughly

one thousand boys and girls

from across the state participate

in the program, which

consists of learning about the

primary process. Young men

and women give speeches explaining

why they are the best

candidates, and then elections

are held. They learn about

presenting positions for new

laws and debate the best way

to run the state in their mock


The legion and auxiliary

shared with the audience

that evening: “Put quite

simply: ‘Service is in their

DNA.’ Whether it’s inventing

‘Twister Taters’ to sell

at Freudenfest, providing

in-service for our staff on how

to administer EpiPens, serving

on the OA Board of Trustees

for over a decade, or rallying

folks to join them in giving of

their ‘time, talent and treasure’,

these two have stepped

up time and time again. They

have been the driving force

for several years expanding

OASIS’ role in Freudenfest

and thereby becoming the

single largest fund raiser for

athletics at OA. And they

do all this and so much more

with constant smiles on their

faces, contagious laughs, and

a profound belief in the power

of an OA education to make

a real difference – in the lives

of their three children and the

world. With a grateful heart,

it is my honor to award the

Mother Theresa Hackelmeier

Leadership Award to Bob and

Autumn Hurm!”

Well Done City of Batesville

and Steven Harmeyer,


Adam Longstreth, “Doody” plays guitar as he is surrounded

by several cast members

Autumn and Bob Hurm receive

OA’s Mother Theresa

Hackelmeier Leadership


community development

director! A new round of

military veteran banners

adorn our downtown area

reminding residents and visitors

of the sacrifices made by

many of our area men and

women in protecting our nation’s

freedom. The banner

program was so well received

last year that residents soon

signed-up to have their family

veterans featured resulting in

this year’s display. Be sure

to check it out when you visit

our downtown!

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schools to obtain a list of

eligible candidates. Requirements

include completion

of junior year, 3.0 GPA or

higher, and an interest in the

program. Students with ties

to the legion, such as a son/

daughter or grandchild of a legionnaire

or auxiliary member

are encouraged to apply. This

year, Nicole Crawley, Elizabeth

Hoffman, and Peyton

Wilber were selected to attend

Hoosier Girls State, and

Zachary Bovard and Colton

Colegate were chosen to attend

Hoosier Boys State. Both

Nicole and Peyton are auxiliary

members. If one of the

three girls is unable to attend,

Hannah Weber and Riley

Davis are alternates. Hoosier

Boys State is the week of June

16, and Hoosier Girls State is

the week of June 23. Best of

luck to the students!

Memorial Day is a federal

holiday to honor those who

lost their lives while serving

our country. Every year

on Memorial Day, the New

Alsace American Legion Post

452 holds services at four

local cemeteries. If you’ve

never attended a service, I

highly encourage you to attend

one. It’s a fitting tribute

to honor the many brave men

and women who dedicated

their lives to serve and protect

our country.

On Monday, May 27,

services will be offered at the

following locations:

• 8:30 A.M.- East Fork


• 9 A.M.- All Saints Parish –

St. John’s campus (Dover)

• 9:30 A.M.- All Saints Parish

– St. Martin’s campus


• 10 A.M.- All Saints Parish

– St. Paul’s campus (New


If you’re looking for

something to do on a Sunday

afternoon, come back to the

legion for the monthly euchre

tournaments held May 19 and

June 9. Doors open at noon

and games begin at 1 p.m.

The entry fee is $5 per person

with cash payouts to the

highest scores. Refreshments

are available for purchase.

Call 812.623.3695 for more


Happy birthday to Matilda

Hoffbauer who turned 97

on May 4. Her family and

friends, including her daughter

from Texas, came together to

celebrate this special occasion.

Congratulations to Natalie

Dall, granddaughter of Betty

Dall and daughter of Tim and

Connie Dall, who was the

recipient of the NSF Graduate

Research Fellowship

program. Natalie is a student

at UC Berkeley where she is

pursuing a doctorate in molecular


Our condolences go out to

the family of Marvin Fette,

who passed away on April 2.

Marvin was a lifelong resident

of New Alsace. Music was

always on in Marvin’s house,

and he enjoyed classic country

artists. Some of Marvin’s

hobbies included collecting

coins and making candles.

I would love to hear from

you! If you have news in the

New Alsace area you’d like

me to share, please contact me


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Spring has SPRUNG, and

Aurora continues to be a busy,

bustling, and booming place!

Aurora First Responders had

a very busy April. In preparation

for the Prom, the Aurora

Fire Department (AFD) along

with Hogan Fire Department,

Aurora EMS, and UC

Air Care conducted a mock

crash at South Dearborn High

School to show students what

could happen if they drink and

drive or text and drive.

Both the Aurora Fire Department

as well as the EMS

are seeking volunteers. If

you are looking for a way to

serve your community, this is

the most honorable way! To

volunteer for the AFD, please


To volunteer for Aurora EMS,

please reach out to Jennifer

Largent, Vice President of the

squad, 812-926-1865.

The AFD had their all-youcan-eat

annual fish fry. Not

being a big fan of fish, I did

agree, however, to at LEAST

try it and I am GLAD I did.

It was a hand-battered cod &


CIOUS! They served five

hundred fifty patrons this year

with proceeds going toward

the purchase of equipment

such as a thermal camera and

supplies for the rehab unit to

aid firefighters at fire scenes.

Amy Biedenharn, Cristy

Lewis, and Renee Skipworth

serve Chris Bowling

and Lori Gilbert at the AFD

Fish Fry.

UC Air Care was also on site

to display their helicopter.

The Southeastern Indiana Art

Guild (SIAG) was kind enough

to let the Aurora Garden Club

set up outside their doors at

the corner of Second and Main

Streets in Aurora to give away

free trees in celebration of

Aurora’s 200th birthday. One

Hundred trees were given

away in less than an hour!

While giving away the

trees, they dropped in on the

Southeastern Indiana Art

Guild (SIAG) spring show.

So many amazing works were

displayed! They also hosted

an art workshop for Special

Olympic folks. Also displayed

at the Guild was the local Student

Art Show with first place

going to Kaylee Bill from

ECHS. She drew a picture of

a rabbit with oil pastels that

was so realistic it looked like

a photograph.

Breakfast with the Easter

Bunny was sponsored by Main

Street Aurora. Aurora Lions

Club volunteers served it to

over two hundred children and

adults. I did notice that they

were serving their ALWAYS


CAL pancakes again! Also

AFD Fish Fry Patrons Leisa

Burns & Bobby Carter.

Marlene Meyer of Aurora

smiles for the camera.

Charles and Mary Ann Davis

at the Main Street dance.

volunteering at the breakfast

was the South Dearborn High

School Honor Society.

The Vietnam Veterans of

America #71 sponsored their

annual Easter Egg Hunt at

the Aurora City Park. In spite

of the drizzling rain, it was

well attended by quite a few

EXCITED children anxious

to gather up as many of the

sixteen hundred hidden eggs as

possible. For those little ones

who were like me when I was

a small tyke, having difficulty

Aurora Garden Club members include: front row: Chris

McGraw, Charlotte Hastings, Laura Wiggins. Back row:

Maggie Drury, Ginny Boyer, Cindy Rottinghaus, Joy Lyon.

Shown being served

are: Lilly Veid (Daughter

of Heather Veid,

Aurora) and Charliegh

Phillips (Granddaughter

of Kim Tremain,

Lawrenceburg). Serving

are Lions Club

members, Dr. Frank

Burton, Bob Palmer,

and Doug Manford.

Dance volunteers are Nancy Turner and Judy Hizer.

Standing left to right is, Sami & Brad Peddenpohl, Ben

Turner, Roger and Debbie Fehling, Dave Hizer.

finding the hidden treasures, the

gentlemen had a secret stash of

eggs to fill their baskets.

Upcoming Aurora events:

May 16 - Aurora Community

picnic; May 17 - Get Wined &

Dined in Downtown Aurora

and the Lions Club outdoor

movie, “Coco”; May 18 –

Harris Cabin Pioneer days;

Jun 5 - River City Classics

Cruise in; June 8 - Dancing

on Main Take me out to the

Ballgame; June 9 – Mudbugs

play at the Second Sunday

Music & Food Aurora City

Park; June 15 - Third Annual

Hard Hat Hang Out Lions

Club parking lot and the 28th

Annual Ohio River Sweep.


Thursday, June 6th

Main Street Aurora’s

Windows of Aurora Walking Tour


Begin @ The Depot, 510 Second Street

Saturday, June 8th

1860’s Baseball Game - Belle River BBC

Taylor Football Field, US 50


Saturday, June 8th

“Take me out to the ballgame”

Main Street Aurora’s Dancing on Main

7:00 - 10:30pm

228 Second Street







Hi Neighbors!!!

A recent visit to the “gossip

filtration system” (coffee shop

to the uninitiated) involved

a discussion about basketball,

the teams, and a large

number of players. A player

from Aurora, Dr. John Rahe,

added his personal experiences

to the discussion, which

put meaning to the devotion

of athletes. Our conversation

turned to a hidden gem in Aurora-

the Red Devil Museum,

an exciting place for alumni,

family, and friends to visit,

share memories and observe

local family history.

Many Aurora High School

(AHS) class reunions are held

during the Aurora Farmers

Fair, and the gathering place

for AHS alumni is the Red

Devil Museum where high

school memorabilia is displayed.

A group of Aurora High

School alumni began creating

the Aurora High School

Museum (AHSM). Current

officers are Tom Lorton,

Pam (Daugherty) Nowlin,

Kathy (Harrison) Neary,

Sandy (Schonegg) Richey,

and Debra (Nelson) Baron.

Rounding out the Board are

Steve Turner, John Markwalter,

and Richard Hopper.

Although AHS is now forty

years in the past, alumni,

family, and friends enjoy

reminiscing while reviewing

newspaper articles, a basketball

game on CD, photos,

uniforms, decorated ‘cords,’

and many other items during

their visits to the museum.

Many friends have donated

items to the museum. One

particular person honored is

“Wally” Slayback, who was

the friendly janitor for so

many years. Frequent visitors

are Garry Satchwill and

Gib Houze who help recall

many events at the school.

Other visitors remember

when AHS served as the

place where LCHS students

finished their school year

during the 1937 flood! I’m

sure many basketball players

can remember that there

were dead spots in the gym

floor due to the flood’s water


The museum has drawings

by Tom Ward. Other items

too numerous to mention are

from attics, storage units, and

homes of students, parents,

and grandparents. Yearbooks

are available for all to peruse.

The museum is open Weds.

and Fri. 6-8 P.M.; Sat. 10

A.M.-4 P.M.; and by appointment.

The AHSM operates

entirely on memberships and

donations. Volunteers are

needed throughout the year.

Sunday, June 9th

“Second Sunday”

Aurora City Park, 435 Park Avenue

1:00 - 5:00pm

Indiana Mud Bugs Perform

Music and Food

Friday, June 28th

Gabbard Riverfront Park Ribbon Cutting

106 Judiciary Street

5:00 - 10:00pm

Indiana Mud Bugs Perform

Saturday, June 29th

Red, White & BOOM

11:00am - Midnight

Lesko Park

Saturday, June 29th

Hillforest’s “Aurora Blast from the Past”

4696 Veraestau Lane

7:00 - 10:30pm

Saturday, June 29th



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Wow! Spring is in full

bloom, and it is about time.

Of all of the flowers blooming

now, the tulip is my favorite.

The month of April has

had some crazy weather. My

niece Stephanie (Rowland)

Danca who lives up in the

northern part of Illinois has

still been experiencing snow.

The Saturday before Easter

my sister sent me a picture of

snow covering their ground in

Dillsboro. Easter turned out to

be a beautiful day for church,

a family dinner, and all of

those Easter egg hunts. Lots

of Greendale families scattered

Easter eggs filled with

candy and money, throughout

their yards for their egg hunt.







If you didn’t catch the

Milan FFA Spring Plant

Sale it is a little late to take

advantage of it this year. I

apologize for not getting it in

earlier, but keep it in mind for

next year. The sale of bedding

plants benefits the local MHS

FFA group. We hope you were

able to support their efforts

this year with some good


Two very active outreach

programs in Milan provide

valuable assistance to our

community. The Milan

Community Emergency

Relief Project has grown over

the past few years to include

Samaritan’s Hope Chest and

Cinderella’s Closet. They are

housed in the old Arkenburg

Restaurant building. This is



a busy time for Cinderella’s

Closet as they assisted with

preparations for prom. They

gave twenty-five prom dresses

to young ladies in Ripley

County. Also available were

purses, shoes, make-up,

and jewelry. The girls were

thrilled with their dresses and

looked beautiful. This year

they also expanded to offer

a gift certificate to boys that

could be redeemed for prom

tux rental. We are proud of

the great things accomplished

through these outreach


Samaritan’s Hope Chest

originated at the urging

of local volunteer, Donna

Barton. In the last four years

SHC has grown from an idea

of helping the community

with daily needs to an

organization working many

facets both inside and outside

the community of Milan.

They also assist the local WIC

program and have helped

families who have lost their

belongings to fire. The Hope

Chest also keeps two Little

Libraries stocked with books


I still have one unaccountable

egg in my yard somewhere.

Summer has come a bit

early for twins Mia and Ava

our neighbors across the

street. I caught them running

through a sprinkler one warm

day in April. A bit early for

me but they were enjoying the


Our other neighbors across

the street, Bob and Judy

Lang, decided to jump-start

the Parkside paving project.

They had the misfortune of

having sewer problems. Bob’s

and Judy’s house, along with

two other neighboring houses,

had septic tanks put in back

in the early 50s before sewers

were available on Parkside.

For the first time in a long

time, we had no traffic down

our street which all of us

enjoyed for two days. Thank

you, Bob and Judy.

The soccer fields behind

Greendale Utility Building

will be accessible by a new

walk and bike path that will

also connect to the Lawrence-

Mia and Ava enjoying the


burg Conservancy district athletic

fields. A $200,000 grant

from the Indiana Department

of Natural Resources and

$50,000 from local funding

will pay for the new trail. The

kids will be able to ride their

bikes to practice.

I need to wish Pat Standish

a speedy recovery after her

surgery. Get well Pat. We

hope you are up and about


Happy birthday to Jim

Seymour on June 9. Jim has

an early birthday present this

year- a brand new 2019 truck.


that are on loan to whoever

needs them, and it offers

Back-To-School clothes to

Milan families who request

an outfit for their child as

they begin a new school

year. They offer after school

tutoring and assist with the

annual community Christmas

Project. Their mission is

to make a difference in the

community. Thank you to

volunteers Linda Baurley

and Lynne Davis for passing

on this information.

A Planetarium will be set

up at the library June 27. The

tickets are free but you do

need to register at the library

prior to the date.

The Fourth Annual Running

Hog 5K which benefits the

Daren Baker Memorial Park

will be held in Milan on June

29. Pre-register for the race

by June 15 to ensure that

you will be able to get an

official Running Hog shirt.

Registration is open to all age

groups and forms are available

at the Milan Town Hall, or

you can register online at







Around Harrison, the water

is getting warmer, the drinks

are getting colder and the

nights are getting longer.

A recent Third Hall meeting

was not just about play.

Around thirty businesses, the

Chamber of Commerce board

members, Southwest Local

School District officials, the

City of Harrison and other

community leaders met to

discuss new options to further

Workforce Development programs

in the area. Both parents

and students have voiced

their concerns of having other

viable options verses jumping

right into college directly

after graduation. Committees

are being formed to address

the overall shortage of skilled

labor across many industries

and local businesses are being

challenged to find and attract

new talent. Many residents

in the community are eager to

hear what the next steps will

be. Way to always be moving

forward, Harrison!

The Harrison Tree Board

celebrated Arbor Day by giving

a presentation at our local

library. Information about trees

and where they come from was

followed by the board giving

out fifty Bald Cypress saplings

to the audience. The Bald Cypress

is adaptable to wet and



dry conditions and can grow

anywhere between fifty and

seventy feet tall with a spread

of twenty-five feet or more.

Let’s keep Harrison green!

I have had a couple inquiries

lately about different places

to walk. Have you considered

the Glen Haven Cemetery?

There are actually seven

cemeteries in Harrison! Glen

Haven offers the best views

and trails in my opinion. Glen

Haven Cemetery owns and

maintains the adjoining Woodlawn

Cemetery. Many of Harrison’s

earliest settlers have

their stones here. The history

of the relocation of graves and

the “potter’s field” is totally

worth diving into!

News? Unknown local

history in our town? Do you

know of somebody going

above and beyond? I would

love to hear from you!


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Amy Sailor Band

The Renegades


Blue Chip City Big Band

Mike Davis: Elvis Show

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The smell of freshly cut

green grass permeates the air

intertwined with blossoming

daffodils and longer daysspring

has finally arrived!

This is my favorite time of

year! Old Man Winter has

hitched a ride with Jack Frost

back up North. During their

hiatus we get to revel in warm

sunshine and open windows

as we embark on our spring

to do list. May is such a time

of excitement in our home,

as we plant our gardens and

our fields, our children are

counting down the last of

their school days, the sweet

promise of summer is right

around the corner! Baseball

is in full swing and dinner is

usually had on the back porch.

Yes these are my favorite

days! The town of Sunman

is alive with spring fever as


The Sunman American

O ur

Ivy Rose Williams was the

big winner of the shiny new

red bicycle at the Sunman

Easter Egg Hunt.

Legion held their

Appreciation Program. Boys

State recipients were Zavier

Doll, Caine Gindling,

Ethan Gindling, and

Dan Ludwig. Girls State

recipients were Alexa Miles

and Faith Knueven. The

Fourth Grade Flag Etiquette

winners were Kaydence

Grimbleby from Sunman

Elementary and Luke Bovard

from St. Nicholas School.

Also recognized were Law

Enforcement: William

Dramann, Firefighters:

Henry and Kathy Eckstein

and ER Medical: Stephanie

Smith. Fifty Year Members:

Charles Ripperger and

David Scranton. Fifty Year

Auxiliary Members: Karen

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Nine young ladies of Girl Scout Troop 5525 were recognized,

Commander Milton Howard, Linda, Kathy, Angela,

Kelsey, Christa, Megan, and leader Kim Carr.

Legion Member Ed Gindling, Dan Ludwig, Ethan Gindling,

Caine Gindling, Legion Member Pete Doll (accepting for

Zavier Doll) and Commander Milton Howard

Shelp, Helen Rosemeyer, and

Gege Grills. Girl Scout Troop

5525 was also recognized.

The Sunman Legion Post 337

would like to thank everyone

very much for their continued


The Easter Bunny Breakfast

and Easter Egg Hunt

were held at the Sunman

Community Park. The Civil

Town of Sunman, the Sunman

Beautification Committee and

the Sunman Area Chamber

of Commerce sponsored this

fun event! Juice and donuts

were provided. A beautiful

sunshine-filled day combined

with colorful eggs stuffed

to the brim with candy and

prizes resulted in a lot of

fun had by all! Ivy Rose

Williams was the big winner

Auxiliary President Wendy

Howard, Faith Knueven,

Commander Milton Howard.

of the shiny new bicycle! May

she enjoy many miles on her

new set of wheels!

Wishing everyone a

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Spring has been playing

tricks on us with the ups and

downs in the weather. Just

when you think the warm

weather is here, old Mother

Nature throws a jab at us.

I know people will be glad

when the road construction is

finished on US 50 and other

area roads. The delays sure

do put your patience to the

test, and I must admit that I

fail miserably. I’m not one

to just sit in traffic, so I’m

always looking for a way

around the congestion, even if

it means going out of my way

a little. It’s funny to listen

to my grandson, Coleton,

when he tells Paps to turn the

radio on so he doesn’t have

to listen to me, but don’t put

that old-time music on. The

twins, Grady and Carli,

put on their headphones and

start watching a movie while

directing me to a restaurant

because they are always

hungry. Then it’s off to some

type of practice or ball game

after homework is finished.

This article will hit the

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our community on Memorial

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humbled to see all of the

crosses on the lawn at Rising

Sun’s ceremony. Greendale/

Lawrenceburg has a program,

as well as Aurora. Take a

short time out of your busy

life to remember those who

have passed on and pay

respect to family and friends.

Cherish their memories.

My grandmother taught me

from an early age to go with

her and place flowers and

wreaths on graves. I continue

that tradition with my family

today by teaching them

why this is important and

encourage them to continue

the tradition.

I continue to stay busy with

funeral details for our departed

veterans. It is an honor to be

able to do it. Just recently I

participated in the funeral

detail for Larry Fahringer at

St. Leon. I was honored to

present a Quilt of Valor and a

beautiful Purple Heart Plaque

to Larry at Fall Fest in 2017 in

front of thousands of people,

who cheered wildly when

we recognized him for the

two Purple Hearts he earned

as a United States Marine in

Vietnam. Our nation has been

blessed with such noble men.

The Rising Sun Lady

Shiners Softball Team is

still undefeated as the time

of writing this article and

have been playing some great

softball. They have some

outstanding hitters, and their

pitching has been fantastic.

The Rising Sun Fire

Department received some

new equipment thanks to a

grant from the Ohio County

Community Foundation. Fire

Chief Kevin Armstrong

and his firefighters do a

tremendous job training to

keep up to date to better

protect our city.

Girl Scout Troop 41056

in Rising Sun is now being

led by Amy McKay, Caitlin

Minda, and Kristina Derr.

These Daisy Scouts recently

presented the Rising Sun Police

and the Sheriff’s Department

with some gift bags. Members

of the Daisies include Addy

Minda, Olivia Whitaker,

Zoey Perfect, Isabella Berg,

Piper McKay, Mia Smith,

Summer Ray, Elise Mellang,

and Norah Derr.

Rising Sun received almost

$700,000 to improve roads

from grants awarded by the

Next Level Roads Community

Crossing program.

The Indiana Department of

Homeland Security has a new

FREE fire alarm program.

These alarms are provided

by the State Fire Marshal and

the American Red Cross and

are distributed by our local

fire departments. They can

even install up to three alarms

and will educate people on

their proper use. Purchasing a

carbon monoxide monitor is

also a great idea.

Congratulations to

Tammy Johns and Denise

Singler on their retirement

from serving Rising Sun.

Tammy retired from the City



Office, and Denise was the

longtime and dedicated lady

who greeted you when you

entered the Rising Sun Police

Department. After retiring

from the Air Force and

serving Rising Sun, Denise is

now enjoying sunny Florida

with her husband, Kevin.

Enjoy the good life!

The Rising Sun American

Legion Post 59 will sponsor

the Memorial Day program

at the courthouse on May

27. The parade will begin

at 10 A.M. and finish at the

courthouse where the program

will start at 10:30 A.M.

Grand Marshal this year is

KC Snyder, the chaplain for

the Post 59 Color Guard. She

is very active with veterans

affairs in Southeastern Indiana

and helps with funeral details

for many veterans. Last year

she went on the first Honor

Flight from the Cincinnati

area for women only; she

said it was an enriching


The Legion will be

installing the crosses on the

courthouse lawn on May 21

at 5 P.M., so come out and

help with this patriotic event

to help remember our heroes.

Removal of the crosses will

be at 5 P.M. on May 28. If

you need information or want

to supply information for a

local veteran who does not

have a cross, call Bill Parks

at 812-577-5171.

Tim Hillman continues

to take annual trips to Haiti

where he helps with the

Sonshine Academy. He

usually travels with others,

but due to the political

unrest, he went alone this

year. The main group went

to the Dominican Republic.

Beth Markland gave a

super presentation at the

Baptist Church about what

the trip meant to her and how

special it was. She has such

a wonderful personality and

is so sincere with her “What

Can I Do For You?” attitude.

Congratulations to my

niece, Jenna Kendrick,

who graduated from Butler

University from Pharmacy

School. She is now Dr. Jenna

Kendrick, with her doctorate

in pharmacy. She is one sharp

cookie. Mom and Dad, Bryce

and Jodi Kendrick, along

with brother, Ryan, and sister,

Emily, are grinning from ear

to ear for her accomplishment.

She will be working at the

Chillicothe, Ohio Veterans

Hospital. Aunt Paula and

Grandma Cheryl, are two of

Jenna’s biggest cheerleaders.

God Bless you all with good

health, so you can enjoy the

many blessings we have been

granted here in the USA. Be

sure to check your American

Flag; it probably needs

replacing after the rough

winds we’ve seen.

Be thankful for the lifestyle

we enjoy and be kind to one

another. Life is too short, so

make the best of it. If you

can help somebody have an

easier day, your efforts will be

greatly appreciated.

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he lost his cell phone service.


Mr. Ritz told me that he had

MOORES HILL been surrounded by cement


and glass with no green space

Julie his whole life. He saw a need

Murphy for a better food source for

Community inner-city communities and

Correspondent began by developing roof-top

gardens. This “seed” that he

planted grew into a thriving

non-profit organization that

Lettuce talk about some “builds healthy, equitable,

awesome things going on and resilient communities

at Moores Hill Elementary through inspired education,

School. It’s kind of a big local food systems, and 21st

dill. I had the opportunity to Century workforce development.”

witness history in the making

during my visit to the On harvest day the students

school when the Hollywood harvested the lettuce, tomatoes,

and cucumbers that they

producers and camera crews

were at the school filming a grew this school year on their

documentary on healthy eating.

Moores Hill is part of a then washed and sliced their

tower garden. The students

pilot program in partnership vegetables to make salads

with an insurance company for the third-, fourth-, and

and Green Bronx Machine fifth-graders, all of which

to teach students the importance

of healthy eating. The the documentary. (One of the

was captured on video for

documentary will be aired on producers is Bodhi Elfman,

Netflix and shared on You- the husband of actress Jenna

Tube and other social media Elfman.) The students then

outlets. This documentary is got to see the trailer of their

hosted by Stephen Ritz, author

of The Power of a Plant appearance by Stephen Ritz.

documentary with a surprise

and the founder of Green This was the crew’s fourth

Bronx Machine.

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When I arrived at the

school, I learned that Moores

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I was able to spend some

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asked him to explain how a

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author ended up in Moores

Hill. He says his purpose

for teaching the importance

of tower gardening and

hydroponic gardening is,

“Inspiring healthy living and

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He told me that he especially

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wrapped up their filming for

the documentary. We are all

anxiously awaiting the film’s


It’s not every day that you

get to host a best-selling

author AND Hollywood

producers all in the same day.

Dr. Phillippe, principal at

Moores Hill, truly is the hostess

with the mostest. She has

become friends with her filming

crew and even provided a

home-cooked meal complete

with meatless lasagna and

homemade apple pie. Indiana

hospitality at its finest.

Mr. Ritz is quite impressed

with the unique little town of

Moores Hill and the beautiful,

caring, and thriving

students he has met. He has

traveled the world sharing his

passion and says that Moores

Hill is one of his favorite

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way in today, he stopped on

Main Street and actually laid

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road to get his picture taken

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We have all heard the old

saying-“The more things

change, the more they stay

the same!” That thought was

never more real than when I

attended the Lawrenceburg

Public Library presentation of

Abraham Lincoln by historical

actor Kevin Wood. He

captivated the audience with

the humor of Abe, historical

facts about his life and the

Civil War. Andrew Oelker,

son of David and Annie

Kevin Wood as Abe Lincoln

and Andrew Oelker.

Oelker, came forward during

the presentation to read parts

of the Gettysburg Address and

to help with his display of the

1865 American flag.

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peanuts. I had a little laugh

over that one. Mary Ann

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busy feeding this group with

another staple- her delicious

chicken salad. I was able to

snap a photo of four generations

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Graf, Kyle Graf, and baby

Wyatt) working but enjoying

the event. The TriState Antique

Flea Market is the first

Sunday of the month starting

May 5. Check out their ad

on page 9 in the Beacon for

future dates!

Congratulations are in order

for several Lawrenceburg

residents this month. Two

firemen, Michael Kennedy

and John Stamer, were

presented awards by State

Representative Randy Frye

for fifty years of service

to the Lawrenceburg Fire

Department. Congratulations

to Matthew Ohlhaut for

Four generations- Kyle

Graf holding baby Wyatt,

Lilly Graf, Sherri Heck, and

Donna Thies.

earning the Charles “Mose”

Morehead award in French at

Muskingum University. Two

Lawrenceburg High School

students, Ashley Terrill,

daughter of Steve and Beth

Terrill and Jenna Farmer,

daughter of Deron and Michelle

Farmer, had the honor

of being chosen as students of

the month. Juliana Kemper

received the honor of being

the most valuable Lawrenceburg

girls basketball player.

Congratulations to all!







Weather report: The Manchester

Elementary Shiners are

full of sunshine this spring!

Vintage bridesmaid dress on

display at Dearborn County

Historical Society. The bride

is Deb Acasio. Bridesmaids

are from California and


Great things are happening

at the 1818 Vance-Tousey

House in Lawrenceburg. A

dress display of many items

donated by Jean Witte of

Aurora is there currently.

Vintage white dresses worn to

graduations, white silk shoes

worn at the World’s Fair, and

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¼ cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons fresh lemon


2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (8.5 ounce) corn muffin mix

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½ cup pecans (optional)

1 large egg beaten


1 3-ounce package of ramen

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gatherings and all sorts of

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friends. I am fortunate to live

on a street where neighbors

spend time front of our

homes and take time to visit

and share what’s happening

with each other especially

during this time of year.

Later this year, we’ll have

our annual “block” picnic

with informal and friendly

cooking contests and sharing

of recipes.

This recipe for Mixed Berry

Cobbler has been pulled out

to be used this coming week

because I have four kinds of

fresh berries left from Easter

dinner dessert. The original

recipe called for baking in eight

individual cast iron skillets but

I use an 8-inch square baking

dish. Don’t worry; the recipe

does not call for additional

liquid. Instead, this is a

somewhat crumbly topping.

Mixed Berry Cobbler

6 tablespoons cold butter, cut

into pieces

Additional butter to grease the

baking dish

8 cups berries







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Butter the bottom and sides of

the baking dish. Toss together

the berries, sugar, flour, lemon

juice and vanilla in a bowl.

Transfer to buttered baking


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until crumbly. If you include

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but still crumbly. Sprinkle

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crust is golden brown, about

30-35 minutes. Cool about

10 minutes before serving.

Serve warm or at room

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summertime picnic gatherings

since it doesn’t have a mayobased


Crunchy Asian Noodle Slaw

Salad Ingredients

2 tablespoons sesame seeds,


1 tablespoon celery seeds,

Smart Strategies

for Season-long

Weed Control

A topic keeping me busy

during the growing season is

weed control. From controlling

broadleaves in hayfields

to spurges on sidewalks, and

everywhere in between.

A weed is defined as a plant

present in an unwanted area.

Many folks don’t mind seeing

dandelion, ground ivy, or henbit

in their yards. Others, like

many of our hay growers, can’t

stand a field full of milkweed.

But some folks plant milkweed

for the benefit of our Monarch

populations. Weeds are seen in

the eye of the beholder.

Weed control is a vital part

of an integrated pest management

(IPM) strategy. Just like

insect pests, weeds are a living

(biotic) threat to our crops

and landscapes. Landowners

should take into account many

cultural weed controls before

running to the hardware store

and purchasing herbicide.

These cultural controls may

include proper use of equipment,

mulching, mechanical

removal, fertilization, watering,

and so much more.

My number one tip for

weed control is scout, scout,

and scout! If you aren’t

regularly checking your yard

for the emergence of weeds, a

small problem may become a

major infestation in the blink

of an eye. I would advise

scouting no less than two

times per week to ensure you

don’t miss anything.

Scouting may be as simple

as a quick walk around the

yard or as involved as a drive

around the farm. No two

properties are the same. I’ve

had clients in one area inundated

with Johnsongrass and

others in a different spot who

have never seen the weed.

Weeds find their way onto our


The time to act is when you

identify weed problems. At

first instinct, we likely run

to the garage looking for the

Dressing Ingredients:

1/3 cup sesame oil

1/3 cup rice vinegar or cider


2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon reduced sodium

soy sauce

1/8 teaspoon crushed red


Seasonings from flavor packet

in ramen noodles

In a shallow baking pan,

spread out sesame and celery

seeds. Bake in a 300° oven

about 10 minutes or until

lightly toasted, stirring once.

Remove from oven to cool;

reserve for dressing.

Make dressing: In a screwtop

jar, combine the sesame

oil, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce,

red pepper, toasted seeds and

the flavoring packet from the

ramen noodles. Cover and

shake well to combine.

In a large bowl, toss

together the broken noodles,

shredded cabbage, and

chopped broccoli. Shake

the dressing well and pour

over the cabbage mixture.

Toss lightly to coat. Serve

immediately for maximum

crispness, or you may chill up

to 1-2 hours if needed. Makes

8-10 side dish servings.

weed-killer. While chemical

controls are important,

they shouldn’t be our first

option. For example, if weed

populations are low (a few

dandelions in your flower bed

or spurges in your sidewalk),

break out the tools and pull

them up. Then mulch over the


A more severe example

would be a heavy infestation

of marestail (also called

horseweed) in a crop field

or pasture. With a weed this

stubborn, chemical controls

will almost certainly be

used. However, other IPM

strategies should also play a

role. In addition to applying

a broadleaf weed killer, in

this scenario, I would advise

physical removal of mature

weeds before they go to seed

and a cover crop to shade out

young marestail in the spring.

If you find yourself facing

a tough weed problem, please

give me a call. I would be

happy to identify your weed

and provide control recommendations.

For additional information

about other agriculture and

natural resources topics, feel

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