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insight that

impacts us


Page 7A

Pioneer Days

Roy Lambert and Keith

Ruble demonstrated wood

crafting skills at Hillforest.

(Photo by Margaret Drury)

Page 9A


Is Bustling!

So much fun for everyone

including Elise Bostick.

Page 7B

Greendale Unveils Plans for Memorial Park

The City of Greendale is moving

forward with plans to build a park

called the Heroes Memorial Park that

will honor the heroes in the community.

Community leaders, veterans, and

planners attended a ground breaking

ceremony at the site on Ridge Avenue

on June 17.

“This is a project that I wanted to

complete during my first four years

in office,” said Mayor Alan Weiss. “I

feel it is important for the monument

to remind visitors and passersby of the

Golfers Mike Haas, Tisha Owens, John Brenzel and Eric Severson at

the Highpoint Health event. (photo courtesy of Highpoint Health)

Tonda Denton and Krista

Ricketts took advantage

of a dry day to support

Highpoint Health’s annual

golf outing. (photo courtesy

of Highpoint Health)

By Maureen Stenger

The Southeastern Indiana Art Guild began in 1979 when a

lady by the name of Joyce Winegar crossed paths with sketch

artist Julie Parks during the Aurora Farmer’s Fair. Joyce was

an artist interested in meeting other like-minded individuals,

and when she met Julie, they both discovered their shared

love of art. They decided to start an art guild. Fast forward

to 2019. The Southeastern Indiana Art Guild (SIAG) is going

strong with forty members who not only share their talent

with the community but also are making positive contributions

to the local economy. Their organization is non-profit

and strives to foster a love and appreciation of art for all

of its members. SIAG also provides opportunities for its

members to hone their craft as well as share their talents with


On a cool overcast morning in June, I met with SIAG’s

thirty-four year member and recording secretary, Ann Seaver,

and SIAG President, Marge Beinkemper at the organization’s

studio in Aurora at Second and Main Street. Little did I know

what a treat I was in for! As I stepped into the inviting space,

the numerous beautiful works of art immediately brightened

my day. The large area exudes creativity boasting a variety

of paintings, woodworking, fiber art, and photography.

Renowned artists from all over the area including Rising

sacrifices that

are made by

our veterans,


police, and


medical services.”

The memorial


by Bob Hrezo of Hrezo Engineering

is based on a semicircular design that

features three monuments. One honors

A lone golfer ponders

the intricacies

of a challenging

shot for the YES

Home. (photo by

Audrey Hornsby)



members came

out in droves

to support

worthy causes

and have a little

fun by participating


community golf


Terry Hahn, Andy Schwegman, Dave Rudicill, John Rumsey, & Tom Lewis

were all smiles at the YES Home golf outing. (photo by Audrey Hornsby)

Bob Hrezo, Mike Hrezo, Chief Shannon Craig, Tommy

Craig, Cody Ratliff, Kendall Davis, P. G. Gentrup, Mayor

Alan Weiss, Jerry Jonas, Police Chief DeWayne Uhlman,

Austin Boggs, Ebie Roberts, Tim Albright, Jerry Abbott,

Rick Sommer, Chad Kraemer.

the Greendale fire and rescue. The

center monument honors all

Continued on page 3A


Canal Trails-

Hike, Bike, Run

Along the edge of the Miami Whitewater

canal lies a hidden gem. Although

it isn’t hidden to those who have

dedicated years making the Whitewater

Canal Trail the incredible trail that it is


The Whitewater Canal Trail spans

from Brookville to the feeder dam in

Laurel. Over twelve and a half miles

of trail have been built and maintained

for fifteen years through the volunteer

efforts of a dedicated group.

The trail is a well-maintained base of

crushed limestone that is perfect for cycling

or hiking. It spans from the feeder

dam and beside fourteen locks along the

Whitewater canal corridor.

The history of the canal trail dates

back to the Act of 1836 that allotted

funds to build a canal through the

Whitewater Valley. The canal provided

an essential mode of transportation that

was a significant improvement through

the hilly terrain. At a time when moving

goods was hazardous and time-consuming,

the canal made commerce all along

the route come alive. Hydrostatic power

created by the canal and its locks were

vital to the grist mill industry that dotted

the route of the canal.

In the late 1850s, the canal became so

damaged from floods that the residents

petitioned the state to sell the canal

right-of-way to the railroads. The canal’s

towpath was perfect for the placement

of rails. A caveat of the sale was

Continued on page 3A

Southeast Indiana Art Guild- More than Art

At the corner of Second and Main Street in historic

Aurora is where you will find the building that houses

the studio for The Southeastern Indiana Art Guild.

Sun, Milan, Northern Kentucky, and other various tri-state

communities rent space to showcase their talent.

Members of the Southeastern Indiana Art Guild not only

share a common interest of the fine arts, but they also share

Continued on page 4A


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Life Changes

In a Minute

So much has happened

since my last column- some

very simple things that add

joy to life, some incredibly

unusual things, and one very

bittersweet event.

Let’s start with the simply

beautiful thing. One morning

I headed out to conquer the

world, enjoying 22.4 seconds

of sunshine in between what

felt like continual rain, when

I screeched to a halt, staring

ahead in disbelief. On the last

fence post was a stunning

peacock! Really?!! I would

have been less stunned to see

a baby giraffe standing there.

Okay, maybe not, but I had

to work in that adorable little

creature named Fennessy who

Pavo the visiting peacock

is the newest member of the

Cincinnati Zoo family.

What a great way to start

the day.

I named my visiting peacock

Pavo, short for Pavo cristatus,

the scientific name for a

peacock-like bird indigenous

to India(na). Okay, we’ll go

with that. I guess I was a little

short of coffee that morning...

On a serious note, I would

like to share with you a personal

loss that our community and

I have had. Ron Zoller passed

away recently. He was one

of the kindest human beings

I have ever met. Ron always

found the good in everyone,

and I mean everyone. He was

hard-working and loved his

grandchildren beyond words.

Many people knew Ron as

a talented artist who portrayed

area landmarks through penand-ink

drawings. His work

graces the walls of many

homes throughout the area. He

also touched the hearts of so

many with his sage advice.

Throughout the thirty-seven

years that I knew Ron, he spoke

with great pride about his military

career as a Marine. I am

very grateful for the Veterans

who performed the military

funeral for Ron. I am certain it

meant so very much to him.

Each month I share someone

in our community who is

a fantastic volunteer. Someone

who goes above and beyond

but quietly stays behind the

scenes when it comes to recognition.

This month’s theme

of kindness is undoubtedly the

single most prominent trait of

one of our own- Rachel Lutz.

Yes, we all know her husband

who has the loud booming

auctioneer’s voice, a heart

of gold, and a very quick wit.

But what is the secret to his

success? His wife, Rachel.

Imagine waking up every

morning, and before your feet

Ron Zoller- A man whose

actions defined kindness

and integrity.

hit the floor, think about who

needs help that day. Who’s life

can you make better? Rachel

Lutz does that every day.

Whether someone needs assistance

with a project or needs

help due to a medical emergency,

Rachel is there to help. She

is described as being so humble.

I think the word mighty can

be added to that description.

I first saw Rachel working

at the Bright Parade. She

doesn’t just contribute the

day of the parade- she works

tirelessly with her fellow

parade-makers to ensure that

the event goes off seamlessly.

Countless hours are spent

planning routes, traffic flow,

entry information, etc. The

day of the parade must be

exhausting for her.

As I left Bright after the

parade, I was floored at what I

saw- Rachel Lutz was picking

up trash along the parade

route. She always strives to

leave the town better than she

found it. Amazing.

Rachel has earned the nickname

of the Recycling Queen.

She can often be found, much

to the chagrin of her son,

setting aside unsold auction

Rachel Lutz

items, vowing to find a need

for them rather than putting

them in the garbage.

Rachel is a life-long member

of St. John Lutheran

Church- Hubbles Corner. She

has been treasurer, superintendent

of Sunday School, and

chairman of many dinners.

Rachel visits nursing homes

and makes a point to take

communion to the residents.

Debby Stutz shared a funny

story about Rachel. “I was sitting

in Thelma Jean’s kitchen

one morning when the door

swung open and in walked

Rachel Lutz. She loves to

cook, you know. Rachel

insisted that Thelma Jean

needed a bowl of homemade

soup and quickly ladled out a

bowl, then turned around and

left! It was so cute.”

As I spoke to those who

know Rachel best, one thing

became crystal clear. Rachel

ALWAYS puts others first.

There is not enough room in

this entire paper to share all of

the acts of kindness that this

woman does on a daily basis.

Thank you, Rachel, for being

a huge part of what makes

this community so great.

2019 Bright Annual Parade

The 29th Annual Bright Parade

will kick off the Saturday

fun on July 27 at the Bright

Community Festival.

This annual parade will begin

at 3:00 P.M. at the Bright

Christian Church. The parade

route begins by going south on

Stateline Rd. to Salt Fork Rd.

and ends at the Bright Firehouse.

The parade route and

all side roads will close to traffic

promptly from 3-4:00 P.M.

Afterward, parade-goers

will be able to enjoy delicious

chicken dinners and all of the

festival games and fun.

All parade entries need to

line up on the north side of

the Bright Christian Church

no later than 2:00 P.M. Participants

can gather on the south

side of the church to assemble

their floats and then move into

the lineup. Businesses, ball

teams, Scout troops, antique

cars or tractors, dance teams,

civic groups, and political

groups are encouraged to



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The parade route will be

lined with hundreds of people,

so being in the parade is an

excellent way to strut your

stuff! Bring a chair, join in

the fun, and watch a grand


The Bright Fire & EMS

do a great job all year long

protecting our loved ones and

properties, so let’s thank them

for all of their dedication

by supporting their Bright


Remember those raffle tickets

you received in the mail?

If we all fill them out and

turn them back in with our

donation, we could be winners

AND help our volunteers

at the firehouse. Together,

we can make the parade and

the Festival a success while

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Call Jody Blasdel at 637-1097

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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

August 2019 THE BEACON Page 3A

What is it?

Last month’s item was

a cast iron laundry stove.

One of the answers was

submitted by the gentleman

who is the proud owner of

the stove after attending a

Lutz Auction- Eric Smith.

Mr. Smith is also the

president of the Antique

Stove Association. Marc

Brunner, Manchester, shared

that the cast iron laundry

stove was primarily found

in summer kitchens to heat

water for laundry, canning,

and bath water. Its low

profile allowed for ease of

heating five-gallon buckets

of water and was heated with coal

or wood. In the early 1950s some

were powered by propane. Andrew

Weisenbach, Batesville, also identified

the item correctly.

This month’s challenge is rumored

to have graced kitchens in days gone

by. Please e-mail your guesses along

with your name and where you live

to by

Friday, July 26.

Continued from page 1A

American veterans. And the

third monument is dedicated

to the Greendale Police.

Five “story stones’ will be

embedded around the half

circle for the fire department,

police department, E.M.S.,

veterans, and the city.

Poles displaying the American

flag, the State of Indiana

flag, and the P.O.W. flag will

be erected toward the rear of

the monument.

The location of the Heroes

memorial was important

so that passersby will be

reminded of all that these

heroes have sacrificed. The

site was further enhanced

when the adjoining property

was purchased and cleared

by the Greendale Redevelopment

Commission to allow for

parking at the site.

The center area of the

Heroes Memorial design

consists of concrete pavers

each measuring 4”x8”. These

Last month: a

laundry stove

sponsored by Cornerstone Realty/Lutz Auction Services

Detailed plans for Greendale’s Heroes Memorial Park.

Greendale Heroes Memorial Park

pavers are available to be

purchased at Greendale Utilities

for $45 each. The pavers

can be personalized. Stamped

and tinted concrete will round

out the design of the Heroes


The completion and dedication

of the Heroes Memorial

Park is scheduled for Veterans

Day Monday, November 11,


Historic Trails Connect Communities

Continued from page 1A

that the railroads had to

maintain the waterway as a

source of hydraulic power. As

time passed, the railroad decided

that they were not in the

“water business.” The canal

suffered another blow.

In 1946 the state of Indiana

assumed management of a

14-mile section of the canal.

Restoration of what we now

know as the Whitewater Canal

State Historic Site began. Fast

forward to 1968 when the

Whitewater Canal between the

feeder dam in Laurel down to

Brookville was placed in the

National Register of Historic


In the early 1980s, the

tracks between Brookville and

Metamora were removed. This

stretch of the trail is now one

of the most scenic trails in the


The Whitewater Canal trail

links communities from Laurel

to Metamora to Brookville. At

this time, the trail is stalled but

is poised for expansion into

Dearborn County and eventually

to the Ohio state line. With

the collaborated efforts of the

Whitewater Canal Trail group

and the enthusiasm of the

leaders of Dearborn County,

completion of the trail is imminent.

The Whitewater Canal trail

has several access points. The

Metamora Trailhead boasts

some of the best examples

of authentic canal structures

anywhere. Parking is available

near the mill in Metamora.

The trail goes approximately

.4 miles east of Metamora to

the Duck Creek Aqueduct. The

trail continues 2.6 miles along

the Whitewater River valley

along farm fields and wooded

areas to the “Twin Locks.”

Yellow Bank Trailhead, approximately

one mile of trail,

goes through several exciting

features including a wildlife

habitat planting and the site

of an old ice-harvesting pond.

Just to the west are the ruins of

The Whitewater Canal Trail follows on the edge of the canal

from the feeder dam and past fourteen locks. Perfect

for hiking and cycling.

the Yellow Bank Lock.

More information about the

trails and access can be found


Get out and make

a day of it!

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Southeast Indiana Art Guild- A Community Treasure

Continued from page 1A

a need to give back to the

local community. They plan

various workshops and shows

throughout the year to not

only showcase their talents

but to also share them. Their

events promote an all-handson-deck

mentality as every

member helps with everything

down to the finest detail.

Members of the guild display

artwork of their choice with

the hope that it may strike a

chord in someone. Marge

Beinkemper explains, “It’s

always nice to sell something

because that is money you

can put into supplies.” Most

members of The Art Guild

have other jobs; art is not

their full-time career. Someone

interested in becoming a

member should contact Mrs.

Seaver, who also serves as

the membership chairperson.

Meetings are the second

Thursday of the month. Those

interested in becoming a

part of the organization and

attending a meeting should

bring samples of their work

for existing members to review.

All members help keep

The Art Guild Studio operating

during open hours and are

asked to participate in at least

three activities throughout the


Finding ways to be involved

in SIAG is quite easy

as so much is always happening.

Mrs. Beinkemper

shared, “Anytime Aurora is

doing something, we try to

participate.” Being involved

with the community is vital

to SIAG. They want to help

A piece of history tucked

away in The Art Guild, the

journal that tells the story of

its beginnings and its first


Artist Jan West showcases

her Fiber art, “Senor


keep tourism on the upswing

in Dearborn County. Each

spring SIAG hosts an art

show for their members, and

in August they host the Annual

Regional Art Competition.

The Annual Regional

Art Competition is open to

non-members who wish to

showcase their art as well.

The Art Guild invites artists

within a one hundred mile

radius to participate in the

juried competition. This year

the Regional Art Competition

will be held Aug. 3-17. The

premier reception will be on

Aug. 3 from 6-8 P.M. at the

Art Guild Studio.

Beautiful wooden bowls created by artist Don Townsend on display at The Art Guild

Studio in Aurora.

Southeastern Indiana Art Guild thirty-four year member,

Ann Seaver, with her colored pencil creation “Wes.”

In addition to the spring

show and the Annual Regional

Art Competition, a

plethora of other activities are

hosted by SIAG. A Fall Art

Show is held in October at the

Lawrenceburg Library, a huge

supporter of The Art Guild.

Many members’ paintings

are displayed throughout the

library, and the artists are very

appreciative of the support!

New Horizons artists also

have their art showcased during

the fall show.

The Art Guild offers workshops

throughout the year

that include art enrichment

programs for The Special

Olympics. Summertime also

offers an Art and Garden

Show in which The Art Guild

Ann Seaver’s colored pencil

drawing of her beloved

cat, Teddy.

pairs up with The Greendale

Garden Club.

Programs for children interested

in art are also plentiful

at The Art Guild. They

include holiday events geared

toward children that feature

face painting. During the

Spring Art Show children ages

ten to eighteen are invited

Continued on page 5A

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The Art Community is Alive and Well in Southeast Indiana

Artist Ron Schunk’s acrylic painting “Nelson Road Barn.”

Featured Artist and 2019 Mayor’s Choice Award, Dana

Smith’s photo, “Homage to Artists.”

Continued from page 4A

to submit their work for the

student competition. The Art

Guild makes an effort to reach

out to area home schooled

children as well through

enrichment programs that

are held at the Lawrenceburg

Library. The Art Guild just

hosted famed cartoonist Steve

Harpster at their Summer Art

and Garden Show as a special

event for interested children.

Dearborn County Tourism

sends bus tours to The Art

Guild Studio where visitors

not only tour the beautifully

decorated space but

also participate in hands-on

projects presented by Art

Republican representatives Jim Thatcher and Tim Doll,

4-H Royalty Eli Bruce, Troy Shumate, Bailee Batch and

Julia Bulach.

Republican Party Supports 4H and YES Home

The Dearborn County Republican Party graciously supported

the efforts of the young participants at the Dearborn County

4-H Fair by winning a steer at the auction.

To further the Republican Party’s efforts to support our community,

the 1220 pound steer, after being processed, will be donated

to support other youth at the YES Home Inc. of Dearborn

County. What a thoughtful way to give back.

Photos by

Maureen Stenger

Guild members. These tours

create opportunities for tourists

to dine at local restaurants

and possibly stay overnight,

thus contributing to the local

economy. In addition to

all of these fantastic events,

Mrs. Beinkemper shared that,

“Windows of Aurora is one of

the best things The Art Guild

has done community-wise.”

The Windows of Aurora

painting project consists of

the work of thirty-five artists,

mostly from The Southeast

Indiana Art Guild, who paint

scenes of Historic Aurora.

The nearly ninety window

paintings have been installed

throughout the city. Area

students also participated in

the project, which has been

funded by various grants.

The members of The

Southeast Indiana Art Guild

are quite noteworthy. Many

have won prestigious awards

not just at the local and state

level but also at the national

level. Member Vera Curnow

is one of the founders of

The Colored Pencil Society

of America. In addition to

being president of The Art

Guild, Marge Bienkemper

also volunteers her time

teaching art to students at St.

Mary’s School in Aurora. A

strong sense of giving back

and community outreach exists

within the guild, and the

community is lucky to have

such active members. They

are a vital part of not only

Aurora but all of Dearborn

County. If you are in the

area, I encourage you to stop

by The Art Guild’s studioyou

will not be disappointed.

The friendliness of the members,

along with their talent,

is unparalleled. For artists

looking for a niche to highlight

their work and continue



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Ivy Tech offers grantfunded

IT pathways

This fall, thirty students will

be chosen to join two new cohort

pathways for information

technology (IT) at Ivy Tech’s

Batesville and Lawrenceburg


Those selected for a cohort

will receive a scholarship

which will cover all tuition,

course, and tech fees associated

with both two-year certificate


• Lawrenceburg’s pathway

is a 32 credit hour program

focused on software development,

including web design

and app development. Students

will earn an Ivy Tech

technical certificate in software

development and the

national Microsoft Technology

Associate certificate.

• Batesville’s pathway is

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a 23-credit-hour program

focused on both hardware and

software support. Students

will earn a certificate in IT

Helpdesk and the national

CompTIA A+ certification.

These certifications will provide

more qualified employees

with a pathway for higher

wages in the local workforce.

“They really are walking

away with some pieces of

paper in hand, some resume

building certificates and

certifications, to help them be

employable,” said Rebecca

Rahschulte, Director of Ivy

Tech Batesville and High

School Strategies.

Scholarship funding is

provided by a grant in partnership

with the EcO Network, a

group that works with businesses

and schools in southeast

Indiana to help residents connect

to better economic opportunities

through education.

In 2018, Ivy Tech staff, local

businesses, and K-12 schools

recognized the growing importance

for IT professionals

in the local workforce, so they

decided to apply for the grant.

Ron Eads, a Workforce Consultant

for Ivy Tech, said local

businesses made the difference

in securing funding by writing

letters of support.

“We probably would not

have received this grant

without the help of the area

businesses who came on board

with us in the beginning and

stated that they would be

willing and interested to help

us in supporting the students

securing work-and-learn experience,”

Eads said.

The partnership reinforces

the importance of IT in the

southeast Indiana workforce

and its connection to nearly

every sector in our community.

“It is really being lifted up,

not just within our region but

within our state and nationally,

as an area that is in need of

increased focus, attention, and

training just because of the

jobs that are going to become

available in the field,” Rahschulte


Those interested in joining

either cohort must be

high school juniors or seniors

or adult learners who pass

the requirements based on

Accuplacer testing. To apply

for the Batesville cohort,

email Dr. Rebecca Rahschulte

For the Lawrenceburg campus,

email Emily Hartnett

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Belinda Eldridge, Dawn Walcott, Angela Scudder, George

Dever, Amber Smith, Kim Swanson, and Jacquelyn Bolling.

Daisy Winner Went Above and

Beyond for Patient and Family

Amber Smith, RN, Staff Nurse, was chosen for a national

DAISY Award because she went the extra mile and stayed over

to help a family whose wife and mother was passing. Mrs.

Smith continued working long after her night shift had ended

to make sure the family would not have to start over with new

clinical care staff members and possible repetitive questions.

George Dever of Sunman, the husband of patient Joanne

Dever, nominated Mrs. Smith for the award. In the DAISY

nomination form, Mr. Dever specifically detailed the

exceptional care that Mrs. Smith provided to both the patient

and her family. Mr. Dever mentioned several small caregiving

routines that helped his wife and family be more comfortable.

“After spending time with George and his family, hearing

how much Joanne meant to them, I scoured the Internet looking

for a quote that might give the family some peace of mind,”

Mrs. Smith recalled. “The morning she passed away, I stayed

over to support the Devers so they would have continuity of

nursing care in this difficult time. All patients need to know

that their nurses truly care.”

Mrs. Smith will soon celebrate her one-year anniversary with

Highpoint Health, having started in July of 2018. She lives in

Milan with her husband, Keith, and their daughters, Kelli, 22;

Hailey, 17; and Alaina, 7.

This accreditation is

evaluated and presented

by independent accreditor,

Providigm. Through Ripley

Crossing’s use of the

abaqis Quality Management

System, Providigm is able

to verify that Ripley Crossing

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the quality of the care they

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Editor’s note- As I listened to

Judge Humphrey’s speech at

the Greendale Cemetery on

Memorial Day, I was struck by

its poignant message. For those

of you unable to attend the service,

we are sharing the speech

so that you too can experience

this moment in history.

One Nation

By Judge James D. Humphrey

“And reverent men and

women from afar, and generations

that know us not and

that we know not of, heartdrawn

to see where and by

whom great things were suffered

and done for them, shall

come to this deathless field, to

ponder and dream; and lo! the

shadow of a mighty presence

shall wrap them in its bosom,

and the power of the vision

pass into their souls. This is

the great reward of service.

To live, far out and on, in the

life of others.”

General Joshua Lawrence


Miracle in Philadelphia

The air lay hot and humid

over Philadelphia in the summer

of 1787. Old people said

it was the hottest summer in

almost 40 years.

In the Pennsylvania State

House, also known as Independence

Hall, some 55 delegates

named by legislatures of 12

states (Rhode Island refused to

attend) met in a convention.

The delegates began their

work in May and ended in

September. Among them

were some of the most notable

names in America -- Washington,

Madison, Hamilton and

Franklin. When their work

was completed, a new American

Constitution was born.

The adoption of this new

Constitution was more than

the creation of a new form of

government – it made us one

people. Upon its ratification,

founding father Benjamin

Rush wrote, “Tis done, we

have become a nation.”

But tensions remained from

the difficult compromises

which were necessary to approve

our Constitution. Eventually,

these differences could

only be resolved by Americans

shedding American blood.

Civil War

Following the election of

Abraham Lincoln in Nov. of

1860, the smoldering issues

of slavery, states’ rights and

secession erupted into open

warfare. The southern states

left the Union and cannons

fired on Fort Sumter in

Charleston, South Carolina in

April of 1861. President Lincoln

made the call for 600,000

troops to preserve the Union.

When war broke out the

young men of Dearborn and

Ohio Counties were prepared

to serve. According to

one local Dearborn County

historian, “The excitement

throughout both counties was

intense. Ordinary occupations

and pursuits were almost

forgotten. Lawrenceburg,

Aurora, and Rising Sun were

throng with an excited populous

asking for the greatest

news from the seat of hostilities.

People’s patriotism ran

high and loyal men of all parties

forgetting past differences

announced their readiness to

follow their country’s call.”

Within 24 hours after the

firing on Fort Sumter, three

Dearborn County companies

had offered their services and

joined units in Indianapolis.

Units were also formed here

in Dearborn County including

Indiana’s 37th Regiment.

The 37th Regiment formed

N oteworthy

here in Lawrenceburg on the

1st of Aug., 1861. By August

18, the Regiment contained

nearly its full quota of strong,

young men. Union General

Buell reviewed the Regiment

and announced that it was,

“As fine a looking regiment as

he ever saw.”

The regiment drilled for a

month in Lawrenceburg. On

Sept. 18, 1861, the regiment,

consisting largely of young

farmers, merchants and

mechanics, mustered into the

United States service by taking

an oath of loyalty.

On Oct. 19 a dress parade

was held. Colonel Hazzard

congratulated the regiment as

they prepared to move out.

The next day knapsacks

were packed. Every man had

twice as much in his knapsack

as he could carry, but not half

as much as he thought he

would need for the approaching

winter. That evening the

regiment formed and marched

through Lawrenceburg to the

river. Local history describes

mothers with tears running

down their faces as the boys

passed. The mothers could be

heard praying and hoping that

every one of these young men

might be spared and return to

their home, their parents and

their friends.

The regiment and teams

were placed on a steamboat

and two large barges that lay

at the wharf in Lawrenceburg.

They steamed down river

toward Louisville.

The night was extremely

cold and the men suffered

greatly. One of the young

men serving with the 37th on

this cold fall night was Private

Joshua Shaw of Lawrenceburg.

Private Joshua Shaw was

born in England in 1831 and

joined the Indiana 37th Regiment.

Private Shaw was a

30-year-old cabinet maker.

Records show that he was

married to Sarah Shaw and

that they had two children –

Martha and Kate. Martha was

5, Kate was 3. Private Shaw

served in Company I.

Over the next several months

the 37th served in Kentucky,

Tennessee and Alabama.

In Dec. of 1862 the men of

the 37th fought in the Battle

of Stones River, Tennessee,

also known as the 2nd Battle

of Murfreesboro. Hostilities

took place from December 31,

1862 to January 2, 1863. It

was one of the major engagements

of the Civil War.

The battle developed as

Union Major General William

Rosecran’s Army of the

Cumberland marched from

Nashville to challenge Confederate

General Braxton

Bragg’s Army of the Tennessee

at Murfreesboro.

The general in control of the

Union’s Center was General

George H. Thomas who later

became known as the “Rock

of Chickamauga.” The 2nd

Division under Thomas was

commanded by Brigadier

General James S. Negley.

The 37th fought in this 2nd

Division. It was under the

command of Colonel Hull and

Lieutenant Colonel Ward. The

brave soldiers of the 37th, including

Private Joshua Shaw,

prepared to do their duty.

On the day after Christmas,

the 37th Regiment received orders

to march on Murfreesboro

to meet the enemy. The 37th

Regimental historian described

a strange indescribably solemn

feeling coming over the Army,

knowing that it was in the

immediate neighborhood of a

strong and brave foe. On December

30 the men spent the

day forming battle lines and

skirmishing with the enemy.

On the night before the

Battle, the Union and Confederate

armies bivouacked only

700 yards from each other and

their bands started a musical

skirmish. Northern musicians

played “Yankee Doodle” and

“Hail Columbia” and were

answered by “Dixie” and “The

Bonnie Blue Flag.” Finally,

one band started playing

“Home Sweet Home!” and

soldiers on both sides joined

in. Thousands of northern and

southern soldiers sang this sentimental

song as they thought

of home and prepared for war.

The 37th spent the dark

early morning of Dec. 31, in

their cold, cheerless camp.

They were up before daylight

waiting for the Rebels.

It was scarcely daylight

when on the right side of the

line the roar of cannon, and

the sharp rattle of thousands of

rifles made clear that the battle

had begun. A short time later

a great crowd of demoralized

Union soldiers ran to the rear

-- disaster had occurred on

that part of the Union line.

The men of the 37th were

ordered into a cedar thicket

to hold in check the advancing

Confederates. The 37th

barely got into position when

the enemy came at them.

The conflict was described

as fierce, close and bloody.

At times it seemed that the

enemy would sweep the 37th

from the field, but they stood

and poured volley after volley

into the Confederate lines.

The Confederates failed

to drive the 37th from their

position and a rebel brigade

on the left side marched out

into the open and prepared to

charge the 37th’s left flank. A

company of the 37th charged

out to face the enemy and the

74th Ohio joined in the fight.

The 74th’s commander was

Colonel Granville Moody, a

former Methodist preacher,

and as they advanced he

swung his sword over his

head and shouted at the top of

his voice, “Come on, Christian


The 37th renewed its attack

and the battle raged furiously.

Brave men were falling

fast, but survivors refused to

yield. The 21st Ohio, armed

with Colt revolving rifles,

lay concealed in a thicket,

opened a merciless fire and the

rebels broke and ran in confusion.

The rebels were driven

back, rallied and came again.

The 37th’s Colonel Hull was

wounded. Lt. Colonel Ward

took command and led the

regiment back, supplied it with

ammunition and took a position

in the reserve. Three times

the rebels charged, three times

they were repulsed. Most men

of the 37th fired 60 rounds.

The horses of Colonel

Hull, Lt. Colonel Ward and

Major Kimble were killed or

disabled. Men could be seen

stumbling and falling dead or


It was said that no Regiment

in the great Union Army

served better than the 37th did

that day, the last day of 1862.

Colonel Ward said, “This was

the bloodiest time I ever came

to have experienced. We have

had a very bloody engagement.”

Sometime during

this furious, terrible struggle,

Private Joshua Shaw was


The night came and passed

with slight skirmishing and

the next day the conflict was

less deadly. A train arrived

with rations and the 37th,

which had little to eat for

two days, was supplied with

flour and meat. The flour was

mixed with water into dough

and baked on hot rocks. Meat

was roasted or eaten raw.

While trying to satisfy the

cravings of hunger the Regiment

was ordered into line

and had to double quick to

the left to meet an expected

charge. Confederate General

Breckenridge’s forces assailed

the Federal lines south

of Stones River but were then

met by the 37th and Negley’s

division. After severe fighting,

the rebels turned back

and the day came to an end.

It was a dark and dismal

night. The men were without

fire or covering, and were lying

on the ground while a cold

rain poured upon them.

The rebel army slipped away

under the cover of the darkness

and the battle was over.

The Battle of Stones River

itself was inconclusive, but

the Union Army’s repulse

of Confederate attacks and

the subsequent Confederate

withdraw provided a muchneeded

morale boost to the

Union after its defeat at Fredericksburg.

But this success

had come at a fearful cost and

sacrifice of life.

The Union Army suffered

8,500 casualties. Indiana’s

37th Regiment went into the

Battle of Stones River with

456 officers and men – 156

were killed or wounded.

The 37th Indiana continued

fighting as the Civil War

drug on. They fought at Dug

Gap and Chickamauga. They

fought in the Atlanta Campaign,

Resaca, Kennesaw

Mountain, Chattahoochee

River and Peach Tree Creek.

But the 37th fought on and

shared in the glory of a victorious

Union without Private

Joshua Shaw. The simple

cabinet maker, husband and

father, lingered and died from

his wounds at Stones River on

Jan. 17, 1863.

Little is known of what happened

to his family. Joshua’s

wife, Sarah, applied for a widow’s

pension in 1863. She

remarried in 1865. Sarah and

the kids apparently moved

from Dearborn County. No

other record remains.

Private Joshua Shaw was one

of the first soldiers moved from

the old graveyard in Lawrenceburg

to the lots secured by the

Grand Army of the Republic

here in our Soldier’s Circle, in

1884. A ceremony was held

on Decoration Day. He lies

in the first circle beneath a

simple, white stone within feet

of where we stand. He rests in

the shadow of the cannon with

his brothers in arms.

We don’t know how he

suffered over his last 17 days.

We don’t know if he cried out

for his family; we don’t know

if he asked for God’s mercy.

But we do know that this

man born in England believed

in the United States of

America and the freedom of

all men. This Union soldier

suffered through cold, hunger

and pain. He gave up his wife,

his children, and his life on

earth. Would he be proud of

what we have done with his

adopted country – the America

of 2019?

A Nation Divided /

A Nation United


Right To Life/Right to choose

Fox News/CNN



Open borders/Build the wall

Lock her up/Lock him up

And some say, Make

America Great Again / some

even say America was never

that great to begin with.

In this world of 24-hour

news, the noise of division

is sometimes deafening. But

questions rise above this turmoil;

are we careening toward

a new civil war of ideas? Have

we forgotten what makes us

one nation? Have we forgotten

what Private Joshua Shaw and

his comrades always knew as

they fought on the battlefields

of the War Between the States?

Our Union soldiers fought

for an American Republic that

was born from the genius of

our founding fathers and was

created on a set of beliefs that

made us unique in the world

of nations. Among these

ideals were that all men are

created equal and that each

of us has certain fundamental

rights including liberty,

freedom of speech, freedom

of religion, due process of

law, and freedom of assembly.

And no matter what the

voices of division say, these

truly American beliefs still

live through our Constitution

and make us one people.

The America of today may

be an imperfect reality of the

dreams of Washington, Madison,

Hamilton and Franklin,

but their hope always remains

our goal.

Maybe we are now wandering

in a wilderness of conflict,

searching for an America that

is already with us; a greatness

we already have; America’s

future found in the past, a history

that continues to bind us.

We know that Memorial

Day is a time to remember

those who have died in the

service of the United States.

We are surrounded today by

white stones that attest to their

courage – simple monuments

that bear forgotten names and

which symbolize struggles of

long ago.

We began today with words

from the Hero of Gettysburg,

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.

He reminded us that

the dead live on through us

and the nation they fought to

defend. Thousands of young

Union soldiers, like Private

Shaw, died in combat in our

Civil War. We owe them an

America they can be proud of;

an America that remembers

why they gave their lives; an

America that remembers the

lessons of history; and we owe

them an America that gives

a new generation of soldiers,

sailors, airmen and Marines

undying support. We owe

them an America that is one

nation. And if the day ever

comes when we can agree

on only one thing, let it be to

honor the memory of those

who fought to preserve these

United States. We rededicate

ourselves to their sacrifice and

to all that America was, all

that America is, and the promise

of what America will be.

So, with praise for those

who have served, with gratitude

for those who have died,

and in honor of the America of

our founding fathers, we stand

together as one community for

our Pledge of Allegiance.

Pledge of Allegiance

“I pledge allegiance to the

flag of the United States of


And to the republic for

which it stands,

One nation, under God,


With liberty and justice for


And, ladies and gentlemen,

as we come together once

again on this sacred day to

honor America’s heroes, we

declare with one voice that we

will never forget.

God bless the United States

of America.

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Principal Mr. Tom Black, Student TJ Carr, Student Jayna

Pennington, Japanese teacher Shunichiro Kurumado.

EC Students Travel to Japan for Studies

Two East Central High

School students are taking

a once-in-a-lifetime trip to

Osaka, Japan.

T.J. Carr, son of Russ and

Elisa Carr of Guilford, and

Jayna Leigh Pennington,

daughter of Jim and Jennifer

Pennington of Cedar Grove,

both completed their third

year of Japanese studies

taught by Shunichiro

Kurumado at East Central

High School. These high

school seniors have been

accepted into the Honors

Program in Foreign Language

through Indiana University,


Since the program’s inception

in 1962, thirty-eight ECHS

students have participated

in the IU Honors Programtwenty-one

in Spanish, fifteen

in French, and two in German.

Mr. Carr and Ms. Pennington

will be the first to participate in

the Japanese program.

The Honors Program in

Foreign Language at IU

coordinates students studying

Chinese, French, German,

Japanese, and Spanish

languages and their travels

to one of the eight sponsored

countries for advanced studies

and cultural experiences.

Mr. Carr and Ms.

Pennington are two of

almost three hundred Indiana

high school students to

participate this summer.

They will be staying in

Osaka approximately three

hundred fifty miles southwest

of Tokyo. They will attend

classes in grammar, culture,

literature, phonetics, and

conversation with other

Japanese students. In the

afternoon, they will participate

in planned activities such as

theater, singing/music, dance,

and sports.

Shun Kurumado, or

Sensei, as he is known to

students, has taught both

art and Japanese at ECHS

for over ten years. While

somewhat unique in the local

school curriculum, many

Japanese companies and their

employees are located in the

Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky


To learn more about

their upcoming summer

experience abroad, please

visit the IUHPFL website at

Are you a Wish-Cycler?

Be the Best Recycler,

Follow the Instructions

By Molly Resendes

“I Recycle Everything.”

You might think we relish

those words at the Dearborn

County Recycling Center, but

in reality, not everything is

recyclable. We provide costeffective

recycling services

while striving to reach our

state-mandated waste reduction

goals. The most important

thing residents can do is

follow the guidelines when

deciding what to recycle.

Putting items in your recycling

because they seem recyclable

or because you hate to

see them go to waste is called

wish-cycling. The term is

new in the waste industry that

describes the well-intentioned

but ineffective recycling style

that many people adopt when

in doubt about what to recycle.

Sometimes a lack of clearly

communicated guidelines is

to blame for wish-cycling.

When you don’t know what is

recyclable, putting in all sorts

of seemingly like items makes

sense. The Dearborn County

Recycling Center posts acceptable

items on its website

and shows them clearly on all

drop-off containers. Sometimes

wish-cycling happens

because you feel bad that an

item will go to waste and you

are hopeful that somehow,

someway, an item will be

made into something new.

Although wish-cycling

happens with metal items as

well as glass, the problem is

more significant with plastic

waste. All plastics are not

recyclable…we just wish they

were. In Dearborn County, we

recycle plastic bottles and jugs.

That is all that anyone really

needs to know to determine

whether a plastic item should

be recycled. Ask yourself,

“What shape is this?” If the

answer is, “bottle,” or “jug,”

recycle it. If you might call

something a tub, container,

crate, or bag, then it is not recyclable.

Daily we receive plastic

items of all shapes and sizes

that aren’t bottles and jugs.

When items that aren’t

bottles or jugs are tossed into

the recycling, they must be removed

and landfilled. At best,

nonrecyclable plastic items are

a nuisance and take up valuable

sorting time. At worst,

they jam or break equipment.

Although plastics are made

from the same base material,

petroleum, they have very different

structures which makes

some more readily recyclable.

The type of plastic used to

make a water bottle is very

different from the plastic used

to make a bag or a yogurt tub.

The numbers often found on

plastic items are called resin

codes that identify specific

polymers. That coding system

is paired with what we all

know as the recycling symbol,

and that causes lots of confusion.

Resin codes aren’t useful

in determining if an item can

be recycled. Forgetting all

about those numbers and base

your recycling know-how on

the guidelines provided by

your recycling center is especially


Plastic waste has been getting

a lot of media attention

lately, and it’s about time. We

have a massive problem with

plastic waste. Plastic is manmade,

cheap, and lightweight.

Plastic is made from petroleum,

a fact which many adults

have never stopped to consider.

Going more than a few

minutes without coming into

contact with plastic is virtually

impossible. It has been found

in the furthest reaches of our

planet and is quite literally suffocating

our oceans. All species

in existence are currently

affected by plastic waste.

The adverse effects of

plastics in our environment,

coupled with the problems

caused by wish-cycling, make

a compelling case for the importance

of remembering and

practicing the first of the three

Rs, reduce. Reducing our use

of plastics (especially singleuse

items) is more important

than ever. Recycling is the only

way to ensure that your waste

isn’t negatively affecting the

environment. While plastics

are impossible to avoid, keep

in mind which kind can be

recycled. If you choose to use

plastics that can be recycled

(bottles and jugs), at least your

plastics will be used again.

Dearborn County residents

can help their recycling center

reach its goal of providing

cost-effective recycling

options by refusing to be

wish-cyclers. You can follow

the guidelines for acceptable

materials and remember the

catchy reminder, “When in

doubt, throw it out.”




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Saturday, July 20

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5:00 Men 4/5

6:00 Women Pro 1/2/3

7:30 Men 3/4

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Hillforest Comes Alive to Share the Past with the Present

Hillforest sits grandly at the top of Main Street in Aurora.

Stephanie Siemer shared period stories on the front

porch of the mansion.

Susan Ruble demonstrates

how to cane a chair. (Photo

by Margaret Drury)

Carly Utter and Alexis

Mezger from South Dearborn

High School shared

how to stitch samplers .

By Katie Ulrich

Aurora is celebrating its two

hundredth birthday this year!

And there was no better place

to celebrate than at Hillforest

Victorian House Museum. The

house and surrounding area is

very picturesque and was the

perfect location for a special

Pioneer Days event held at

the Museum and the historic

Harris cabin. The early 1800s

were represented by a South

Dearborn High School class,

a Boy Scout troop, and other

volunteers, including people

who have perfected the various

trades of early Indiana.

Some of these presenters

returned from a similar event

done for the two hundredth

birthday of Indiana which was

celebrated back in 2016.

Eric Jaboe played period

music for the event.

Michele Stegman spinning

wool into yarn. (Photo by

Margaret Drury)

Down by the Harris cabin,

the sounds of a dulcimer and a

fiddle provided a backdrop for

the different booths, similar

in sound to what would have

been heard in the early 1800s.

These types of instruments

provided entertainment for


Jane Hiltz teaches the Advanced

Fashion and Textiles

course at South Dearborn and

was at the Pioneer Days with

some of her students, who

dressed in handmade pioneer

clothes. These students were

responsible for running several

different craft tables at which

kids could experiment with

Malina & Greg Coursmeier

learn pottery with Brad


Mia Stevens tried her hand

at the pottery wheel.

Photos by

Katie Ulrich

things such as sewing, weaving,

and using a quill and ink.

A popular booth at this

event was all about letting

kids interact in making pottery.

Brad Ellis helped them

with understanding the basics

of creating something on the

wheel and kept things from

going south on their creations.

Former teacher Beverly

Stevens stopped by this booth

with her granddaughter,

Mia. History is important to

Beverly, and she brought Mia

to the event so she could have

a greater understanding and

appreciation for the lives that

Indiana pioneers faced, compared

to how we live today.

Several different crafts and

displays were featured in the

Harris cabin, including chair

caning, which consists of

weaving chair seats. Susan

Ruble shared that she began

caning almost forty years ago

when she spent the day with

two older ladies, who let her

watch, then let her try, and

eventually sent her home with

a book about chair caning. As

Susan said, “It’s a craft, and

like any craft, you have to do

it to learn it.”

Another presenter was

spinner Michele Stegman.

Michele has been spinning for

about forty years. All of this

practice was evident in her

beautiful work. She makes

alpaca and wool yarns and

displayed fibers made from

corn and soy. However, even

though spinning may seem

outdated now, it revolutionized

the way people lived

because of the speed and ease

with which textiles could be

made. The spinning wheel

is estimated to have been

invented around 200 AD in

China or India, yet it did not

reach Europe until around the

1300s. By the 1800s, spinning

wheels would have been a

common household item for


The Purdue Master Gardener

group sponsored a

booth, run by Master Gardener

Emily Beckman.

Through the Master Gardener

program, which is

offered as a class in Aurora

beginning in the fall, Emily

learned about how to

raise plants and understand

the land she lives on. At her

booth, she shared her knowledge

about dyes, herbs, and

how pioneer kitchens ran.

Displayed were several different

dyed fabrics, such as

coppery orange made from

onions and a pink made

from beets. These natural

coloring processes allowed

the pioneers to harvest their

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materials and add color to

their fabrics. Herbs can still

be grown in Indiana and used

in place of salt for seasoning

food. Pioneers used herbs in

their kitchens to help with

this as well, though how our

kitchens run today is far different

from how the pioneers

handled the storing of food.

Without the benefit of refrigerators,

pioneers were left to

use salt, vinegar, and sugar to

preserve foods. Fruits were

cooked down into jams and

jellies that could last through

the winter. Beans, peas, corn,

and even apples were dried

to keep pioneers fed until the

next growing season.

The Education Committee

of Hillforest was responsible

for the running and success of

Pioneer Days, along with the

help of all of its volunteers.




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Gwynndalin P. Meyer

U.S. Air Force Airman

Gwynndalin P. Meyer graduated

from basic military training

at Joint Base

San Antonio-Lackland,



The airman




Airman Meyer eight-week

program that

included training in military

discipline and studies, Air

Force core values, physical

fitness, and basic warfare

principles and skills.

Airman Meyer is the daughter

of Penny Miller and Jonathan

Meyer of Lawrenceburg.


Robert A. Gilb

U.S. Air Force Airman Robert

A. Gilb graduated from

basic military training at Joint

Base San Antonio-Lackland,

San Antonio, Texas.

The airman earned four

credits toward an associate

degree in applied science

through the Community College

of the Air Force.

Airman Gilb is the son

of John Gilb of Greendale,

Ind., and Peggy Clapp of

Lawrenceburg, IN., step-son

of Keith Clapp of Lawrenceburg,

IN., and grandson of

Tink Joyce of Aurora, IN.,

and grandson of Robert Joyce

of Aurora, IN.

He is a 2018 graduate of

Lawrenceburg High School,


By Mary-Alice Helms

It was a Tuesday morning in

May. Tuesdays always were

ironing days. I sighed as I

rolled the last dampened shirt

into a tight ball and placed

it on top of all the others in

the laundry basket. That was

the way we did it in the ’60s.

Every household had at least

one cleaned soda bottle filled

with water and fitted with a

“sprinkler.” That was a hollow

dome-shaped metal or plastic

gadget, pierced with dozens of

holes, and with a cork-covered

stem which fit snugly into the

neck of the bottle. Each piece

of ironing would be carefully

spread out on the kitchen table

and dampened so that it could

be ironed smoothly. The soda

bottle would be turned upside

down and shaken so that water

sprayed out of the holes in

the sprinkler. The damp pieces

were then rolled up and placed

neatly in a laundry basket to

An Apple Blossom Day

keep them from drying out

before they were ironed.

I didn’t mind doing the ironing.

I could listen to the radio

or TV while working or play

“Riddle-ee-ree” or “Come to

visit” with the kids. But today

Lisa, 10, and Lynn, 8, were

at school and Laura and Scott

were outside, playing Wagon

Train. I envied them. It was

warm enough to have the

doors and windows open. A

gentle breeze played with the

blue and white gingham curtains,

and the scent of apple

blossoms drifted through the

room. Fingers of sunshine

crept through the windows,

turning the worn linoleum into

a carpet of gold. Another sigh.

Just as I pulled the heavy

ironing board from the closet,

the back screen door flew

open and Laura flew into the


“Mom! Mom!” she shouted

as if I weren’t just three feet

away. Scott, as always, was

right on his sister’s heels.

“Mom! Mom!” he echoed in

his high voice, pitching forward

in the red rubber boots

he insisted on wearing. The

boots were a size too big and

made him stumble on every

other step. I had to laugh at

his efforts to right himself,

giggling in the middle of

another “Mom.”

“What’s so exciting, you

two?” I asked. “Have the

Martians landed in the orchard?”

“No, Mom!” Laura laughed,

“We just want you to come

outside with us! It’s so nice

out, and the wagon train is

just about to leave!”

“Yeah, the wagon train,”

Scott echoed, “Come out with

us! Please, Mommy.”

“Please, come out with us!”

Laura chimed in.

I hesitated as I looked at the

full basket of ironing, but then

shrugged my shoulders, and

said, “Well, okay. Just for a

little while!” The kids clapped

their hands as if I had promised

them ice cream sundaes

for lunch, and out the door we


It was, indeed, a beautiful

day. The apple trees in our

little orchard out back had

burst into bloom, seemingly

overnight. Each tree appeared

to be trying to outdo its

neighbor, waving a cloud of

white blossoms in the breeze.

A wonderful apple-blossom

scent perfumed the air.

At Laura’s command, Scott

climbed into their little red

wagon. “Wagons Ho,” Laura

cried, and we set off over the

bumpy ground of the orchard,

me pulling the wagon, Scott

hanging on for dear life, and

Laura striding alongside,

warning us about upcoming

groundhog holes, as a good

wagon master must do.

“Look out! Thar’s a herd ‘o

buffalo over thar.” She was

pointing at the neighbors’

cows lined up along the other

side of the fence, docilely

chewing their cud. No doubt

they were waiting for the

kids to come and pet their

soft noses, as they often did.

In the summertime, the kids

fed apples to them, until our

neighbor kindly asked them to

stop, as too many apples were

making his cows sick!

“Them’s mighty mean-looking

buffalo!” Scott chirped. I

had the feeling that this little

charade had been acted out

many times before.

We managed to avoid an

encounter with the buffalo

and arrived at the blackberry

bushes at our back fence.

“It’s time to find the ‘settlement’,”

Laura announced as

we headed back through the

orchard. At about the halfway

point, our “wagonmaster”

informed us that the “settlers”

were all out hunting,

and we needed to rest and

wait for them to come back.

She plopped down on an old

stump; I lay on the grass; and

Scott sprawled out beside me.

I gazed up through the white

blossoms above us at the unbelievable

blue of the spring

sky. A cardinal flitted through

the branches, weaving like a

scarlet ribbon through the tree.

“Is that heaven up there,

Mom?” Laura asked, squinting

at the sky. “I think that

must be the floor of heaven

that we see, “she answered

her own question. “Heaven

is blue, you know!” I didn’t

know but was willing to take

her word for it.

I don’t know how long we

stayed there. I told them a

story, answered innumerable

questions and listened with

delight to their conversation.

Never, before or since, have

I felt such joy, contentment,

and peace as I did there under

the apple trees.

After that day, I found it

much easier to ignore a chore

and spend some time playing

a game or cutting out paper

dolls with our kids. I will

never remember a perfectly

ironed shirt or dust-free table

top. What I do have, some

sixty years later, is a wonderful

memory of a perfect Apple

Blossom Day.


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Merritt, Paul, Anna, and

Stacy Hillman, West Harrison,

took the Beacon to

Auberge du Lac Morency,

St Hippolyte, Quebec,

Canada. They rode a snowmobile

to the base of the

dog-sledding camp where

the dogs took them around

the Canadian woods.

On a recent trip to Cancun, escaping the winter weather are, in front: Lisa Nobbe, Cheryl Lieland, Joe Lieland, Adrian

(our favorite bartender), Connie Webb, Shelly Fette and Kathy Hartman. In back: Bernie Nobbe, Joe Fette, Ken Webb and

Tom Dooley.

Sign up for Fall classes starting August 26th!

Come to the Lawrenceburg

Express Enrollment Center to get started!

Lauren, Danny, Lynn, and Jack Deddens took the Beacon

on their trip to Jeruselum, one of the oldest cities in

the world. The trip is an annual event coordinated by All

Saints Parish.




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take your hometown

newspaper along

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where you live. Seeing

how well-traveled

our readers are is always


Jeff Martin, Coralie

Martin, Penny Schroder,

David Martin, and Amy

Yandles Schulte visited

Oahu and Big Island, Hawaii.

They are proudly

displaying their Beacon

at King Kamehameha V

Judiciary History Center

in Honolulu.

Lawrenceburg Express Enrollment Center

(812) 537-4010 x5305

50 Walnut Street Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Ken and Loraine Werner and Mary Lou Jonas of St. Leon,

Dave and Carol Schwanholt of Milan and Judy Suuthoff

of Cincinnati, Ohio visited six cities in Australia and New

Zealand. This picture was taken on Blue Mountain outside

Sydney, Australia. A fun adventure was had by all!

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It’s Time for Back to School

By Merrill Hutchinson

Three of the most dreaded

words for kids to hear. “Back

to School!” After working

in the schools for thirtytwo

years, I have to admit I

dreaded them as much as the

kids did. Don’t get me wrong-

I loved my job in the schools,

but the whole idea of transitioning

back into the school

routine wasn’t something I

looked forward to. Schedules,

responsibilities, work, rules,

blah, blah, blah! Few kids can

get excited about the idea of

losing their summer freedom

and having to step back into

the school routine. Even if

your children are complaining

about being bored, most are

not quite sure if they are ready

to trade that boredom for what

lies ahead. If your child gets

excited and looks forward to

going back to school, that is

fantastic. The fact that your

child likes school is such a

blessing. However, for many

students, going back to school

often comes with significant

dread and anxiety.

As a school counselor, I saw

firsthand the number of kids

who struggled to get back into

the school routine. So many

factors come into play. Yes,

the change in routine can be

difficult, but what about meeting

back with all those kids

again? Even those with whom

they didn’t get along? How

about that new teacher that

your children are not quite

sure about or have even heard

dreaded stories of how difficult

he or she is? What about

the next level of math that is

expected to be also handled

though the student struggled

with last year’s math? Or this

year’s reading- more books,

smaller print, fewer pictures,

and the expectation of achieving

more reading points than

ever before. The knot in the

stomach just gets bigger and


As a parent, how can you

help your child transition

back into a new school year

as smoothly as possible? First,

your kids are typically going

to follow your lead. If you

talk positively about the start

of the year, they will notice

and feel reassured, especially

if they are early elementary

age. Your excitement for your

kids to start the school year

is essential. Second, know

how your child perceives the

upcoming school year. Are

they anxious or fearful? If so,

encourage them to talk about

it and explain their concerns.

At that time, you can begin

to develop a plan to help

them ease the stress. If they

are having problems with a

particular subject, take the

time to practice that subject

regularly throughout the

summer. If they dread seeing

a particular student whom

they may not be friendly with,

help them learn the necessary

social skills to be successful

with that person. Third,

state your expectations for

their behavior and academic

achievement. Let them know

that you support them, but as

their parent, you want to see

them be challenged and grow.

Fourth, if your children are

quiet and reserved, challenge

them to open up, especially to

the teacher! If your children

are born talkers, challenge

them to be quiet helpers for

the teacher.

Okay, so that’s a good

start, but what if your child

is super anxious to the point

of being nearly paralyzed?

This type of situation can be

just as difficult for the parents

as it is for the kids. I’ve seen

many parents walking out

of the school doors crying

because they were leaving a

child behind who was screaming

at the top of his or her

lungs, “Don’t leave me!” If

this could be you, then please

keep reading. Anxiety is real!

The symptoms of nausea,

headaches, body aches, and

shaking are real. They make

us feel terrible and completely

diminish our ability to stand

firm and persevere. Remember

that these are symptoms,

so parents must go after the

root cause.

In most cases, students have

heightened anxiety due to the

many unknowns they are preparing

to face. An overwhelming

feeling causes the executive

functioning of the brain

to short circuit. Executive

Functioning is a person’s ability

to plan and put things into

proper perspective. I think of

it like this- when I walk out to

clean my garage after a long

winter of dirty cars and bad

weather, my first thought is,

“Holy cow, where do I even

begin?” It’s not unthinkable

for me to turn around and

walk right back into the house

and look for ways to avoid the

task of cleaning the garage.

The bottom line is that the

impending changes may be

too much for these students to

take everything in at once.

To help your child through

these anxiety-provoking times,

I encourage you to break

down the upcoming challenges

and work through them

beforehand. The process is

similar to breaking a phobia

via desensitization or slow

exposure. If you have anxious

children, begin to bring them

to the school before the first

day of class. If your school has

a week of book days, bringing

your children to school each

day and allowing them to walk

around the school is a good

idea. Let them see the classrooms,

hallways, and office.

Encourage them to meet their

teacher and other staff who are

walking through the building.

This exercise helps them to

have a different perspective

on their first days of school.

If your child is nervous about

riding a bus, contact the bus

driver, and see if you can arrange

a meeting for your child

to meet him or her. The more

things that you can slowly

introduce your students to

before the first day of class,

the less they have to process

on that first day.

One last thing. Many

parents desire to walk their

child into the school building

during the first days. In

our school, we allowed this

for the first week but advised

the parents to only walk to a

certain point in the hallway

and then say goodbye. Each

day walk a little less into the

building. If your child is anxious,

you will not make them

calmer by walking further

into the building or even to

their classroom. You may find

yourself beginning to make

deals with them to calm their

anxiety. I can assure you that

bargaining is almost always

a mistake. The longer you

stay with them, the more they

want you to stay around. In

fact, with super-high anxiety

children, we would often

recommend that the teacher or

counselor walk to the outside

door to escort the child to his

or her class as the parent remains

in the car. Even though

many parents are opposed to

allowing their children to ride

the bus, sometimes that option

can be the best antidote to this


If anxiety continues and begins

to affect your child’s education

gravely, do not hesitate

to recruit the help of a teacher

or counselor. They probably

have had a great deal of

experience with these types of

situations and can help guide

your child to a more positive

school experience. The calmer

your children are about the

upcoming school year, the

higher the chances are that

they will have a successful

school experience.

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for this month and last. Good luck and have fun!


From a Dog’s

Point of View

By Kali and Tammy Turner

Hi guys! My name is Kali,

and I am a four-year-old

female, spayed lab mix. I am

waiting here at Paws for my

forever family to come and

adopt me. I would love to

have a family with no other

pets and no small children.

The first years of my life have

made me afraid of both, so

I need a quiet home. This is

probably why I have been

here at the shelter for almost

a year. If you have time to

meet me, I can show you how

sweet I am. Everybody here at

the shelter loves me and says

I am such a sweet girl. I know

my adoption day is coming

soon, so I will just stay here

and wait for you.

It’s almost summer, and like

you, we pets like to have fun

in the sun. So let me remind

you of a few fun things to do

and also give you some safety


1. Go for a walk, get

some exercise. I love to go

on walks. But remember to

always check the pavement

and make sure it’s not too hot

because it can burn the pads

of our feet.

2. Give us flea and tick

medicines. Those little buggers

are nasty this year and

can cause a lot of problems

and discomfort.

3. Dogs can have heat

strokes too. Make sure we

have plenty of shade when

playing outside and plenty

of water to keep us hydrated.

Do not give us glass bowls

outside as they can work like

magnifying glasses and make

the water very hot. Better yet,

we like ice or popsicles.

4. Dogs can also get sunburns,

especially if we are

light skinned. Check with

your vet about what kind of

sunscreen would work best.

5. Never leave your pet

unattended around a pool because

not all dogs can swim.

But we do like small kiddie

pools. We have those here at

the shelter, and boy do we

have fun in them.

6. Avoid taking your pets

to crowded summer events,

especially with fireworks. (We

hate fireworks.)

7. Never leave your pet in a

hot car. You don’t like it, and

neither do we.

8. Avoid doggie boredom.

Provide a pool or sprinkler for

some fun, or freeze a 2-liter

bottle and lay it near our beds.

We also like frozen treats.

Every day here at the shelter,

when it is time for everyone

to go home, they give each

one of us a frozen Kong toy

filled with peanut butter, and

it is awesome.

So have fun with your pets

and take care of them. They

are your family.

Come visit with us, and see

what we have going on. So

many different programs and

activities are planned that there

is something for everyone.

With a wagging tail, and

wet nose,








Dear Marie,

I have been working for an

investment firm for twelve

years. I have a counterpart

in the office who was hired

three years ago to do the same

type of work. Even after three

years in this position, she is

still not up to speed with all

the details of her job and still

requires a great deal of help

from me. A little over a year

after she was hired, her father,

who lived four hours away,

became ill. At the same time,

her sister also became ill.

Every Friday my coworker

would leave work at noon

for the trip to help her family

for the weekend. The hard

times she experienced with

her family went on for eighteen

months, during which I

stepped up to do her work as

well as my own. Her father

passed away, and her sister

died two days later. What a

tragic ending that was for her.

My coworker stayed at her

father’s home to take care of

the arrangements and final

paperwork. Near the end of

her leave, she emailed the

office stating that she had

previously booked a vacation

to Cancun and would be out

for an additional week. I did

some research and realized

she posted the holiday to our

company calendar the day her

father died.

Toward the end of these

trips, my coworker told me

that she did not clock out for

hours she took off.

Working under the circumstances

was very difficult for

me. I realize the difficult situation

my coworker was going

through, and I was exhausted

from doing double duty at

work. I did have a couple of

candid conversations with

our boss and shared with him

what I had learned about her

not accounting for her time

off. I am worn out from her

drama, and I have expressed

my concerns. However, I

don’t see any action being

taken to address the issue.

Marie, do you have any words

of wisdom for me?

Laura from Lawrenceburg

Dear Laura,

I can certainly understand

why you feel frustrated. Dealing

with underperforming

coworkers is challenging. It

would seem to me that your

boss certainly is aware of

your counterpart’s deficiencies.

Know that your hard

work did not go unnoticedyour

employer is aware of the

job you did for the company.

I suggest that you weigh

your options. Is there room

for advancement at your

current company? Are you interested

in looking for a new

position elsewhere? Are you

looking for a higher income

or better benefits? This might

be a good time to freshen up

your resume and do some

online searches for a new


Have a pressing issue?

Contact Marie@goBEA-

2019 Bright High School Alumni Banquet

Bright High School alumni

enjoyed the Annual Bright

High School Alumni Banquet

on June 1. Classes from 1926

through 1959 were represented.

The evening included a

delicious meal by 1956 graduates

Betty and Patsy Grubbs.

Special guests were the ten

graduates present who graduated

seventy or more years

ago; each received a corsage

or boutonniere. Three members

were from the class of

1939, Thelma Jean White

Stutz, Faye Southard Pope,

and Frances Viel Borgman.

The last graduating class was

1959, of which eleven members

were present.

Attending were fifty-seven

BHS Alumni. Folks came

from near and far back home

to Bright and saw some big

changes in our little town.

Jeanie Henderson Foster

Class of 1959 welcomed

everyone. Phil Frye from the

Honor Class of 1959 gave

the opening prayer. Following

dinner, Jeanie introduced

special guests, Mr. and Mrs.

Giltner. Cliff Giltner came

to BHS in the fall of 1957.

He taught and coached at

Bright. Suzanne taught in the

elementary classes for several


Karen Schmeltzer Brandt

spoke about one of the high

school English teachers who

passed away February 1. Her

husband sent a note about

how they enjoyed attending

the BHS Alumni Banquet in

the past. The Class of 1959

had the best attendance with

Frances Viel Borgman, Faye Southard Pope, Thelma

Jean White Stutz.

eleven alum, and 1951 and

1956 each had nine present.

BHS memories will again

be celebrated on the first

Saturday in June 2020. All

alumni from the Classes of

the 1950s are encouraged to

help carry on the tradition.

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South Dearborn

Earns Both Diamond

Sectional Titles

The South Dearborn Knights

baseball and Lady Knights

softball teams each won their

respective sectional title in late

May. Both teams did so with

tremendous run output along

with terrific By pitching efforts

and all-around Maxine defense.

The 3A


Sectional 29 girls’

softball sectional Community was contested

at Madison Correspondent where firstround

action saw Greensburg

defeat Madison 7-3 while the

second game on May 20 saw

the Batesville squad defeat

Lawrenceburg 8-1. The semifinals

on May 22 saw Greensburg

handle the Batesville

team 13-0 and earn a shot for a

sectional crown on May 24.

Franklin County and South

Dearborn each had a firstround

bye and met in the

semifinals. South Dearborn

put up a few runs in four of the

first five innings to win 15-0

and advance to the championship

against Greensburg, a

team they had split against in

regular season action.

It would take all seven innings

for the Lady Knights to

dispose of the Lady Pirates,

but the result was the same.

At the end of the day, South

Dearborn Softball had claimed

its sixth IHSAA Sectional

title and its first since 2014

by a score of 9-0. The Lady

Knights did not allow an opponent

to score in the sectional

while also amassing 24 runs

over 12 innings played in the


The Lady Knights advanced

to regional action on May 28

to face Silver Creek. The Lady

Knights fell to the Lady Dragons

6-1 to finish the season

with a record of 22-9.

The boys’ IHSAA Sectional

29 action took place at South

Dearborn as the Knights hosted

the tournament they would

eventually win. The tournament

would have some delays

and postponements due to the

rainy spring we have had here

in Indiana, but the outcome

would belong to the Knights

as they would claim their first

sectional title since 2015.

First-round action saw the

Greensburg Pirates defeat

the Lawrenceburg Tigers 8-5

and advance to one semifinal

to face Madison which had

gotten the first-round bye. The

bottom of the bracket contained

three of the four teams

which finished in a four-way

tie for the EIAC crown this


South Dearborn and Franklin

County (both co-conference

champions along with

Batesville and East Central)

played a close and tough

game, but the Knights would

South Dearborn Knights celebrate and hold their Sectional 29 trophy after defeating

Madison 16-1 in the final game and scoring 38 runs in sectional play over three games.

This represents the 12th baseball sectional title in school history. (Photo courtesy of

South Dearborn Athletics)

again get the Wildcats in this

one by a score of 5-3. The

other game featured Batesville

facing the Rushville Lions,

a team that had struggled

through the conference season.

However, on this night, the Lions

were able to pull an upset

of Batesville 1-0 to advance

and face the Knights.

The semifinal games saw the

rested Madison team defeat

Greensburg 4-2 in seven innings

while the other semifinal

saw South Dearborn amass 17

runs to defeat Rushville 17-7

in 6 innings.

The Knights would again

prove to have the hot bats in

this sectional when they came

into the finals. South Dearborn

scored early and put the Cubs

in a hole they could not climb

out of. Indeed, Coach Jay

Malott’s crew was up 9-0 early

and would go on to win the

game 16-1 in only 5 innings.

Like the Lady Knights, their

South Dearborn Lady Knights claimed their 6th softball

sectional crown in school history after scoring 24 runs in

12 innings and holding their opponents scoreless in sectional

action. (photo courtesy of South Dearborn Athletics)

offensive performance was

stellar in the tournament. The

Knights crossed the plate 38

times in three games over 18

innings played.

The Knights advanced to

the regional in Evansville and

also played Silver Creek as

the girls had done. Unfortunately,

it was the same result

with a 10-6 defeat suffered

to the Dragons. The Knights

finished the season with a

16-7 record and claimed

their twelfth sectional title in

school history.

Three Athletes, Two Coaches Selected to South Baseball Team

Three area baseball players

and two coaches recently

represented the South team

in the Indiana High School

Baseball Coaches’ Association

(IHSBCA) North-South

All-Star Game series held on

June 21-23 at Gary O’Neal

Field in Madison. The series

consisted of two games on

Saturday and a wooden bat

game on Sunday.

The teams were recognized

with a banquet on Friday

evening held at Hanover College.

Players from around the

state were housed at Hanover

College for the weekend as

well. The players were able to

take part in a home run derby

as part of the weekend. In

South Dearborn head baseball

coach Jay Malott along

with senior shortstop Ethan

Getz were recently selected

to participate in the IHSB-

CA North-South All-Star

Game series. In a recent

wooden bat game in which

Getz had a walk, a hit, and

scored a run. (Photo courtesy

of Michelle Getz)

addition, players were treated

to festivities and a boat ride

along the Ohio River on Saturday

evening after that day’s


EIAC MVP Lane Oesterling

of Batesville represented the

Bulldogs and was selected as

a pitcher for the South squad.

Austin Weimer of the Lawrenceburg

Tigers was also

selected to play in the series

as a third baseman.

The Sectional 29 champion

South Dearborn Knights were

honored with the selection of

Ethan Getz to the team as a

middle infielder. Getz regularly

played shortstop for the

Knights during the season.

Two members of the coaching

staff are longtime skippers

at the helm of local programs.

Dave Bradshaw of the Jac-

Cen-Del Eagles was selected

as the head coach for the

South team and South Dearborn

head coach Jay Malott

was selected by his peers as

an assistant for the team.


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Bright Elementary School

(BES) students participated in

Dearborn and Ohio Counties

Relay for Life held at Todd

Creech Park in Lawrenceburg.

Not only did the students and

staff raise over $5000 for the

cause, but the BES Chorus

Squad also had the honor of

singing at Relay’s Opening

Ceremony. The BES Chorus

is under the direction of Maria


Dearborn County Councilmember

Elizabeth Morris

was recently elected to

District President of the Association

of Indiana Counties

(AIC) Southeast District. The

AIC is a nonprofit organization

established for the

betterment of county government

and has many functions

including lobbying the

Indiana General Assembly on

behalf of counties. Liz said,



“I am honored and pleased to

be able to represent Southeast

District elected officials on

the AIC board. It is important

that the governor and legislature

hear our voices on issues

affecting local government.

The AIC staff does a great

job of making sure that happens,

and being on the board

is a great opportunity to be

involved.” Thank you, Liz, for

your involvement and commitment

to being our voice

and representing Dearborn


Downtown Bright is bustling!

I have noticed that the

four-way-stop at Jamison and

Stateline has pedestrians as

well as vehicles. We have so

many choices to eat within

walking distance, and it’s

easier to walk across than to

drive across the street. Being

on the lookout for pedestrians

is not my habit, so I’ll need to

pay more attention for sure!

The Bright economy is

thriving, to say the least. As


Bright Elementary School Chorus (Photo courtesy of

Maria Keck)

small business owners, it’s

a very exciting time for Don

and me. We get a lot of support

from other local business

managers and small business

owners through the Bright

Area Business Association

(BABA). This organization

is a customer-driven

organization of professionals

dedicated to helping small

businesses succeed. Members

are vested in the community

by participating in events that

benefit local nonprofits like

The North Dearborn Pantry

and Bright Fire and EMS as

well as others. These events

also offer many advertising

opportunities available only to

members. BABA has monthly

networking meetings where

you can establish new business

relationships and get

support from other business

managers and small business

owners. BABA membership

is always open to potential

members. Follow BABA on

Facebook and the website

Raffle Tickets- Just the facts!

If every person who received the mailers, returned just the

envelope worth of tickets, their cost would be $50, and the

Split the pot winner would net over $70,000!

Split the Pot tickets are sold $10 a piece or 3 for $25.

• 21,000 tickets are printed.

• We sell more than 60% of our tickets beforehand.

• Last three years, the winner has taken home over $9,000

in winnings.

Trip Raffle tickets are sold $3 each or 10 for $25.

• 65,000 tickets are printed to fill the mailers and to have a

few thousand leftover to sell at the actual festival.

• For the past three years, the winner has chosen the cash

option and taken home $2,500.

Either way, it is a great return on a $25 investment! Ticket

sales go a long way to supporting our Fire and EMS.



The Bright Parade and

Bright Fire & EMS Festival

are July 26 and 27. The

excitement begins to build the

morning of the parade. People

put their yard chairs along the

parade route early to reserve

their spots. Please remember

the road closes at 2 P.M. and

the parade is at 3 P.M. This

parade is famed as one of the

largest in Dearborn County so

get there early as shade trees

are limited. Don’t forget to

send in your festival raffle

tickets. This event generates

most of the revenue for our

Fire and EMS’s yearly budget.

Our volunteer fire company

protects over 6000 homes,

2000 outbuildings, and over

70 business structures in

forty-five square miles. That

doesn’t include three schools,

six daycare facilities, nine

buildings for elderly residents,

and two community parks.

That is a lot of territory to

cover. They are continually

educating themselves and the

community about safety in all

aspects! (

We need to take good care of

our Volunteer Fire and EMS

so that they can take good

care of us.








July, July here we are!!!

June has been so wet… BOO.

The floating docks have been

a fantastic investment with

all of this rain and have also

increased our boat slot availability.

Thank you HVL!!!

The Civic Club had a very

nice turnout for its first family

night at the beach on June

14. Lots of kids, games, and

fun! On Aug. 3 at 7 P.M.

will be the annual Luau put

on by the Civic Club as well.

More details to come for this

event. The Children’s Activity

Club will hold its next

outdoor movie night on July

20 at dusk. It’s FREE, and

it’s an enjoyable event for the

whole family! The CAC will

also host its Back to School

Bash on Aug. 4 from 2-4 P.M.

at the beach. Hot dogs, snacks,

drinks, games, and music will

be provided. Once again, it’s


The biggest event for the

Children’s Activity Club is the

Haunted Hayride on Oct. 12.

Our community comes together

to make this a fantastic Fall

event for the kiddos and adults

as well!!! To make this event

work efficiently and productively,

we need trailers, drivers

(trucks to haul the trailers) and

non-profit vendors. For the

trailers and drivers, please email

Autumn at amfarmer22@gmail.

com, for non-profit vendors

email me,

August Birthdays: Amanda

Branham, Bella Meadows,

Lily Smith, Trish Clark.

August Anniversaries: Eric

and Shawnee Airgood.

Please email me, Korry H.

Johnson, if you have something

to share in next month’s article


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Debbie A.




St. Leon Volunteer Fire

Dept. will be having their

annual Firemen’s Festival on

Aug. 2-3. If you would be

able to give up a few hours of

your time to help, get in touch

with Jon Hartman at 812-

569-5667 / stleonfire Any help

will be much appreciated!!

Diners will have their

choice of either fish or

smoked chop dinners on Friday

night. A limited number

of pork chop dinners will be

available. Our famous St.

Leon Fried Chicken Dinners

will be available on Saturday

evening along with music,

games, and refreshments both

days. Come on out to St. Leon

to enjoy a weekend of fun!

(See ad on pg. 2B)

Be sure to support the annual

church festivals held at

the All Saints Parish Churches.

(See ad on pg. 9B)

Cooper Barrett celebrated

his eighth birthday on June

14 with friends and family.

Everyone enjoyed pizza and

cake and ice cream.

Several area children

attended the Girl Scout’s

Day Camp. Everyone had a

great time. I know that my

Noah Jossart



grandchildren had so much

fun. Sally Bertram does a

wonderful job of getting this

organized. Sally, thanks so

much for all that you do for

our local youth.

Get well wishes go out to

Mary “Hody” Weldishofer.

Hope you are feeling better.

My great-great nephew

Noah Jossart celebrated his

first birthday on June 15 at his

great grandparent’s Connie

and Terry Zimmer’s home.

His grandparents, parents,

aunts, uncles, and cousins

helped him to celebrate.

Congratulations to Janet

and Bernie Wesseler who recently

celebrated their sixtieth

wedding anniversary. Also

Happy Birthday to Bernie

who celebrated his eightyfifth


Chad Gutzwiller is now

serving on the Ivy Tech Board

of Trustees for the Batesville

and Lawrenceburg campuses.

He was chosen to replace

Kenzie Bentle who served


Roger Bischoff with his

sister Susan Jones

for many years and is stepping

down from his position.

Congratulations Chad!

Roger Bischoff recently

competed in the fiftieth Summer

Games for the Indiana

Special Olympics. He received

a Gold Medal in Bowling.

Bobby Seavers of St.

Leon was one of only two athletes

to win the award for best

Special Olympics mentality in

Indiana. Way to go!

Shaye DiMeglio made the

spring semester Dean’s list at

Ivy Tech. Great job, Shaye!

Ashley Andres, coach of

the East Central Girls Track

and Field Team, was recently

named the EIAC Girls Track

and Field Coach of the Year.

Congratulations Ashley!

August Birthdays – A very

special birthday wish goes

out to my nephew and godson

Steven Kramer on August 1

-hope you have a wonderful

day Steve!!

Aug. 1 Reid Cleary, Aug.

2 Jackie Kraus, Betty

Bischoff, Shirley Schuman,

Aug. 4 Duane Bischoff,

Frank Vogelsang, Molly

Vogt, Aug. 5 Michelle Dawson,

Joe Alig, Kenya Enneking,

Aug. 6 Gary Hiltz,

Rhonda Trabel, Aug. 7

Samantha Hensley, Mary

Horner, Aug. 8 Alyssa Fox,

Aug. 9 Maggie Hoog, Aug.

10 Judson Alig, Keaton

Beck, RJ Beck, Aug. 11 my

granddaughter Callie Barrett

who will be 8, Tori Stenger,

Aug. Joyce Bittner, Aug. 12

Karen Wilgenbusch, Aug. 13

Ashley McConnell, cousin

Steve Andres, Aug. 14 Ellie

Wolf, Aug. 15 cousin Carol

Fox, Aug. 16 Eric Callahan,

Leo “Benson” Wilhelm,

Aug. 17 Wanda Alig, Bertie

Jacobs, Pat Wilgenbusch,

Shannon Redelman, Aug.

18 Georgianna Hilbert, Aug.

19 cousin Bryon DiMeglio,

Aug. 20 Ainsley Hartman,

Ella Stenger, Bob Fischer,

Aug. 21 Mike Birri, Kim

Callahan, my sister-in-law

Connie Zimmer, niece Morgan

Andres, Aug. 22 Greg

Whitaker, Jason Stenger,

Jeremy Stenger, Aug. 23

Ron Alig, Taylor Whitehead,

Dave McConnell, Aug. 24

Mary Lou Jonas, Emily Alig

Aug. 25, Kristy Alig, Aug. 26

Sue Schuck, Abby Wilgenbusch,

Kay Rehage, Aug. 27

Sue Batta, Aug. Ben Vogelsang,

Aug. 28 Jared Wolf,

Aug. 29 Joe Niehaus, Miranda

Wilson, Aug. 30 Casey

Prifogle, Bev Wilgenbusch,

Aug. 31 Rodney Eckstein,

Roger Bischoff.

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River City Classics Cruise-In

SIAG Regional Art Exhibit

Special Olympics Fire Truck Pull

July 1 - Aug 30 – Dearborn Highlands

Arts Council Art Show - TRACY

BEZESKY: Dearborn Highlands Arts, 331 Walnut

Street, Lawrenceburg. 9AM-4PM Monday

through Friday, July & August, 2019. Info: 812-539-

4251 or

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Aurora

Marketplace - Thursdays at Gabbard

Riverfront Park, 106 Judiciary Street. 4PM-8PM.

Info: 812-926-1100 or

August 1 & 4 – Veraestau Open for

Tours - Veraestau Historic Home, 4696

Veraestau Lane, Aurora. 1-4:00PM. Veraestau is

set on a bluff with a sweeping view of the Ohio

River and Kentucky below. Info: 812-926-0983 or

800-450-4534 or


August 1-31 – The Framery Events,

Camps and Classes - The Framery, 84 East

High Street, Lawrenceburg. Monthly classes,

parties, and camps for all ages. Included are

pottery, fused glass, and painting. Info: 812-537-

4319 or

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Music on the

River - Thursdays, 7PM-9PM, June-August. New

Civic Park, High & Short Streets, Lawrenceburg.

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


August 2 – Downtown Lawrenceburg

Open Door First Fridays - Join merchants

for specials, sales and other unique promotions

exclusive to the day - all day. Info 812-537-4507 or

August 2-3 – St. Leon Volunteer Fire

Department Festival - Friday, 5:00PMmidnight;

Saturday, 3:30PM-midnight. 28870

St. Joe Drive, St. Leon Indiana, off St. Rt. 1. Info:


August 2, 9, 16, 30 – Lawrenceburg

Motorcycle Speedway - 351 E. Eads

Pkwy (US 50). All classes of short track

motorcycles, speedway bikes, ATV’s &

go-karts. Info: 513-662-7759 or www.

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Bright Farmers’

Market - Providence Presbyterian Church Lot,

Salt Fork & State Line Roads, Bright. 812-637-3898


August 2 – Party in the Park - 7:00-11:00

pm, Lawrenceburg Civic Park, 21 and older.

Live musical entertainment. Info: 812-537-4507


August 3, 17, 24, 31 – Lawrenceburg

Speedway - 351 E. Eads Pkwy. Sprint,

modified, pure stock and hornet racing. 812-539-

4700 or

August 3-17 – Southeastern Indiana

Art Guild Regional Art Exhibit - Art Guild

Studios, 302 Second Street, Aurora. Regional

artists showcasing a wide variety of mediums.

Info: 513-403-0504 or


August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Dillsboro

Farmer’s Market - Heritage Pointe in

Dillsboro. Buy and sell locally grown or produced

foods. Info: 812-571-0259 or

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Lawrenceburg

Farmer’s Market - 9am-1:00pm. US Route

50 & Park Street, Lawrenceburg. Info: 812-537-

4507 or

August 3 - Sep 28 – Dillsboro Arts

Friendship Gallery Exhibit - 12926 Bank

Street, Dillsboro, Indiana. Exhibit: ‘Plein Air’

Group Show. 812-532-3010 or


August 4 – Tri-State Antique Market

- 7am-3pm, U.S. Route 50, Lawrenceburg

Fairgrounds. Info: 513-353-4135 or www.

August 7 – River City Classics Car Club

Cruise-In - 6-9pm, American Legion Post 231,

119 Bridgeway Street, Aurora. Info:812-290-4775


August 10-11 – St. Paul Festival - 9788

North Dearborn Rd., New Alsace. Traditional

church festival. Info: 812-576-4302 or

August 10 – Movies in the Park - Spider

Man (2002) - new Lawrenceburg Civic Park at

Short & High Streets. Info: 812-537-4507 or

August 10 – St. Teresa Benedicta of the

Cross Festival - 4pm-9pm, 23455 Gavin Lane,

Lawrenceburg. Info: 812-656-8700 or

August 11 – Aurora’s Second Sunday

Music - Aurora City Park on Park Avenue.

“My Brother’s Keeper”. Free. Info: 812-926-1100


August 16-17 – Aurora City Wide Yard

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August 16 – Get Wine(d) and Dine(d) in

Downtown Aurora - 5pm-8pm. Enjoy a glass

of wine while shopping in downtown Aurora.

Info: 812-926-1100 or

August 16 – An Evening of Design &

Wine - 6:30 pm, Hillforest Victorian House

Museum, 213 Fifth Street, Aurora. Enjoy a

beautiful summer evening in the Hillforest

courtyard while painting a wine glass. Info: 812-

926-0087 or

August 16 – Aurora Lions Club Summer

Outdoor Movie - Hoosiers - 9:00 pm, Lions

Club parking lot at 228 Second Street, Aurora.

Info: 812-926-1100 or

August 17 – Special Olympics Fire

Truck Pull - 12PM-6PM, Lawrenceburg Civic

Park, East High and Short Streets, downtown

Lawrenceburg. Teams of 15 pull a 74,000 pound

fire truck fifty feet in the least amount of time

and raise money to support Special Olympics

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August 17 – Dillsboro Summer Concert

Series & Cruise-In - 7pm-10pm, corner of

North & Front Streets, Dillsboro. Info: 812-432-

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August 17 – Greendale Picnic & Movie

in the Park - “Wonder Park” - Greendale

Park, 827 Nowlin Avenue, Greendale. 7:30pm.

Join the City of Greendale for a free family

friendly event in Greendale Park! Info: 812-537-

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August 24 – Movies in the Park -

The Incredibles 2 - Lawrenceburg Civic

Park at Short & High Streets in downtown

Lawrenceburg. Movies are free and begin at

dusk. Info: 812-537-4507 or

August 28 – Shakespeare in the Park

- The Lawrenceburg Civic Park, Short and High

Streets in downtown Lawrenceburg. Info: 812-

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While school is out until August

for many children, one local

student is hitting the books this

summer. Peter Lewis Jr. from

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students from

high schools

across the

nation to

participate in

an academic

and careeroriented

development experience at

Johns Hopkins University. He

is attending the National Youth

Leadership Forum: Advanced

Medicine and Health Care, an

Envision family program that

provides students the opportunity

to explore their interest and

experience learning beyond the



classroom. Peter hopes to

pursue a career in the medical

field as a dermatologist,

pediatrician, or an emergency/

trauma surgeon.

Peter, a rising Junior at Oldenburg

Academy, was selected

to attend because of his outstanding

academics (3.970/4.0

GPA) combined with an interest

in the medical field. In addition

to his academic achievements,

he is a member of the Oldenburg

Academy (OA) student

council, certified lifeguard,

participates in the OA swim and

track teams, and is employed at

a fast food restaurant. Congratulations,


Trey Gellert, a member of

Purdue University’s Veterinary

Science Doctoral Class of 2020,

participated in the traditional

White Coat Ceremony on April

7, 2019. Trey, along with 81


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members of his class, received

his white coat marking the

passage of third-year veterinary

students from the classroom to

the clinics. Clinics started in

May 2019 and conclude with

graduation in May 2020. Trey

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I’m always amazed at how

much litter lies along our beautiful

countryside. This winter, I

noticed the plethora of garbage

on York Ridge Road and was

thrilled to see that a cleanup

day is scheduled for Saturday,

July 13, from 9 A.M. until

noon. Volunteers are needed!

If you can help, please park

at 5311 York Ridge Road.

During this time, York Ridge

Road will be closed from the

intersection of York Ridge

Road and Washington Street to

the 5300 block of York Ridge

Road. Thanks to the Miller-

York Volunteer Fire Department

for making this area safe

by handling traffic during this


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The Batesville Music and

Arts Festival celebrated its

forty-sixth year of bringing

together local artists, eateries,

and entertainment as festivalgoers

traveled to the’ Ville for

three evenings of entertainment.

The Indianapolis-based

Endless Summer Band,

“ESB” brought the party on

June 19 as guests enjoyed

tunes from the 1950s through

the musical favorites of today.

ESB is in its 27th year of

entertaining audiences across

the U.S., Canada, Mexico and

the Caribbean – and the longtime

local favorite launched

the fest in grand fashion.

The twenty-first annual

Batesville Area Arts Council’s

Community Art Show reception

was held at the downtown

library with artists on

hand along with their works

and awards on display.

Later, Thursday’s entertainment

returned to Liberty

Park with Disney’s “Aladdin”

presented with the following

cast members: Lily Gellenbeck,

Mikaela Gutzwiller,

Toccoa Filice, Delia Filice,

Olivia Leising, Sophia Leising,

Leo Canessa, Maddie

Schrand, Mary Hunter, Olivia

Phebus, Gabe Yunger,

Rose Yunger, Vincent Keck,

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entertained despite rainy

weather. (Photo courtesy of

The Herald-Tribune)

Quinn Keck, Mary Kara

Wanstrath, Zoie Coffey and

Caroline Tan. Nancy Huey

served as the Broadway Kids

director, while the production

was directed and produced by

Shannon Mullins.

The Cincinnati Queen City

Chamber Orchestra was up

next with melodies as entertainment

continued into the


On Friday festival-goers enjoyed

an evening mix of rock

and country tunes as local

rockers, Rob Bruns, Mark

Burkert, Brian Daeger, Don

Lamping, Jeff Lecher, Scott

Lecher, and Bryan Messer of

Nuttin’ Fancy took the stage

and kept the toe-tapping and

dancing going late into the


A festival would not be complete

without good eats, and local

eateries did not disappoint!

This entertainment extravaganza

was offered through

the planning efforts of the

Mayor’s Committee for the

Performing Arts with sponsorships

from area businesses,

organizations and individuals’

freewill donations.

Three nights of music and

arts… another reason that

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Even though Memorial Day

has passed, I felt it necessary

to acknowledge the services

that took place at St John’s

Cemetery in Dover, part of

All Saints Parish. Members of

North Dearborn Legion, Post

452, of New Alsace performed

the ceremony assisted by Boy

Scout troop 646. Members

of the color guard are Jim

Wagner, Kelly Joerger, Cory

Joerger, Bob Graf, Mark

Kraus, Tim Kraus, Albert

Kraus, Larry Hoffbauer,

and Ed Graf. Other members

pictured are Ed Friedhoff

(Chaplain), Don Feller,

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As always Judge Humphrey

gave a very impressive

Memorial Day speech at the

Greendale Cemetery. The

Judge spoke about a soldier

named Joshua Shaw. Joshua,

who was born in England,

came to America and was raising

his family when he joined

the 37 regiment of Indiana to

fight in the Civil War. He died

at the battle of Stone River at

the age of 33. His headstone

can be found in the veteran’s

section of the cemetery. It was

nice to see our cemetery filled

with lots of supporters honoring

our Veterans on a special


It seems that summer has

just begun and the Fourth of

July has already passed. Several

events and activities took

place on the Fourth in Greendale.

I will share the winners

in my next Beacon article.

With the warm weather

upon us, many families are

enjoying camping. Andy and

Jan Lawson and their dog

Lady of Greendale are experienced

campers. They have visited

the Grand Canyon twenty

times and hiked it seventeen

of those times. Their travels

have also taken them to the

New River in WV, Yosemite

National Park, South Dakota,

Texas, Red River Gorge in

Members of the color guard are Jim Wagner, Kelly Joerger,

Cory Joerger, Bob Graf, Mark Kraus, Tim Kraus, Albert

Kraus, Larry Hoffbauer, and Ed Graf. Other members

pictured are Ed Friedhoff( Chaplain), Don Feller, Loran

Hoffmeier, Denny Kraus, Art LeGrand, Larry Gutzwiller

(Commander), Lawrence Joerger, and Larry Hoff.

Gutzwiller (Commander),

Lawrence Joerger, and

Larry Hoff. We thank these

men and those fallen for their

service to this country so that

we may live our lives the way

we choose, in freedom.

Congratulations to Denny

(Doc) Gaynor on his retirement

from Premier Construction

in Cincinnati. After 45

plus years, you deserve a

Kentucky and several state

parks in Indiana. Many of

their twenty years of camping

have been spent in a tent, but

just recently they purchased a

remodeled 1958 camper.

Don’t forget to visit one

of the state parks of Indiana.

One of my favorite state parks

in Indiana is Spring Mill in

Mitchell, IN near Bedford.

This park is only a hundred

miles away. A Gus Grissom

Memorial Museum is located

at the entrance and features an

authentic space capsule. The

park has a working grist mill

that grinds corn into cornmeal

that you can purchase.

My favorite part of the park

is the Pioneer Village along

the creek where one can walk

back in time. You can also

experience a boat ride in one

of the Twin Caves.

I am hopeful that we will

be back to normal on my end

of the street by the time you

read this article. Every one of

the construction workers has

been working hard to finish

this phase of the project, but

long-term vacation!

Get well wishes for a

speedy recovery go out to

both Ruth Gaynor and Richard

(Dick) Gaynor.

All Saints Parish Festtival

at St. John the Baptist

Campus will be July 20-21

starting Saturday 5 P.M. until

midnight. Sunday festivities

are 11 A.M. to 9 P.M. Food

stands, kiddie land, raffles,

Andy and Jan Lawson and

their dog Lady.

the rain has hindered their


On Apr. 30 Ethan Hall celebrated

his twenty-first birthday

at a downtown restaurant

in Lawrenceburg. Ethan is the

son of David and Chris Hall

and grandson of Judy Hall of

Greendale. A large group of

family and friends enjoyed the

evening celebrating Ethan’s

birthday. Lots of fun was had

by all.

Happy birthday to Jake

Carter on Aug. 1!

Greg & Tina Connolly, Ken and Rhonda Trabel, Bob and

Marlene Graf, Larry and Linda Gutzwiller, Larry and Pat

Hoffbauer, Joe and Cheryl Lieland, and Kenny and Connie

Webb vacationed in Virginia Beach..

basket raffles, and a beer

garden both days with the

chicken dinner on Sunday (11

A.M. – 5 P.M.) Carry-outs

are available. Don’t miss the

religious exhibit focusing on

the Holy Land and the Rosary-

very moving. So come and

join the fun and eat the best

fried chicken in the area (of

course at all three festivals).

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A group of seven couples

from the Dover area took a

bus tour to Virginia Beach


in early June. We had oceanfront

rooms, toured the Nauticus

museum, Battleship Wisconsin,

Aquarium in Virginia

Beach, Historic Williamsburg,

and a river cruise on the Spirit

of Norfolk. Despite a few

rainy days, a good time was

had by all. A photo of the entire

bus group will be featured

in the vacation section of a

future edition of the Beacon.

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In response to an email

from Loganite, Joe Black, I

will continue with the story

of what I know about, what

he called, “Logan’s newest

landmark.” So, the answer to

the question at the end of last

month’s article was, of course,

we fixed it!

The workers started the

project by removing all the

siding, except for the side

with the lean-to, and the old

metal roof. Since the siding

and roof were a big part of

what held the barn together,

the barn had to be stabilized

with temporary beams, jacks,

pulleys, and a lot of rebar

with turnbuckles. Using levels,

plumb lines, lasers, and

just plain eyesight, the workers

were able to straighten the

structure back up and secure

everything. After the siding

and roof were removed, we

saw that we had chosen to do

this project none too soon.

Several timbers that were

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at about this period of time.

either cracked or rotten were

visible that we couldn’t previously

see from the floor.

A new concrete foundation

was required on the north and

west sides of the structure.

Footers were dug, concrete

frames placed, rebar positioned,

and I have no idea

how many cubic yards of concrete

were used to fill it in.







June was bustling in the

’Burg as fifty-six Oldenburg

Academy seniors received

Discover summer fun in Ripley County

July 21-27 Ripley County 4-H Fair, Osgood, IN

July 27 American Legion “Taste of Versailles,”

Versailles, IN

July 27-28 Indiana Wine Trail Artisan Weekend

Ertel Cellars, Batesville, IN

August 3 Batesville Bash and Vélo in the Ville

Downtown Batesville, IN

August 3-4 Xterra DINO Triatholon

and 5-mile Run

Versailles State Park

August 3-4 DINO Mountain Bike Series

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August 13 Music on the Bricks, Osgood, IN

August 13-14 Ye Olde Central House Quilt Show, Napoleon, IN

September 7 Sunman Fall Festival, Sunman, IN

September 13-14 Oktoberfest Street Festival, Batesville, IN

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For many people, thinking

of one person who had

a significant impact on their

lives is easy. Maybe it was

a teacher who encouraged

you to pursue something you

loved or a coach who believed

in you more than you believed

in yourself. For Robbie

Stewart, it’s his grandfather,

Robert Bissett.

Robbie earned first place

in the Sierra Club’s Vocation

Essay Contest where students

were asked to tell Pope Francis

who most influenced their

faith journey. He wrote about

how his grandfather is a stable

figure in his life and helped

him through many challenges.

His essay was published in

The Criterion, and he also

received a plaque and $100.

Robbie will be entering the

eighth grade this fall at St.

Nicholas Catholic School

in Sunman and previously

attended All Saints Catholic

their diplomas while a

standing-room-only crowd of

family, friends, and educators

applauded their efforts.

Valedictorian Carsen

Thompson of Connersville

summarized her comments

with, “The last four years

have shaped who we are more

than any other time in our

lives. We walked in the doors

as fourteen-year-olds, and

we’re walking out as adults.

And personally, there is no

better place and no better

people in which I would have

rather liked to become adults.

And because of that, I believe

it was all so worth it.”

So worth it – times two …

Before the end of the school

year, Oldenburg Academy

hosted its “One Day at OA”

campaign. One photo from

a donor’s testimonial stole

my heart featuring the babies

of twin OA alums, Kelsea

Kerker Brown ’07, and Klair


German Festival

Lutheran Church

Robbie Stewart, Sierra

Club’s 2019 seventh-grade

division winner in the John

D. Kelley Vocations Essay


School. Congratulations to

Robbie and Bob!

The New Alsace legion is

hosting their monthly euchre

tournament on July 14,

August 18, September 8, and

October 13. 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.

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Kerker Biltz ’07. These future

OA Twisters come from a

long-line of OA alums including

their grandmother, Mary

Beth Fields Kerker ’78, and

their late great-grandmother,

Patricia Lamping Fields ’53.

The day of giving also

included treats compliments

of OA alums Missy Wilhelm

Cooper ’89, Bertie Hartman

Schmidt ’64, and Josie Billman

Hornberger ’87.

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Revitalized! Exciting!

Fun! Entertaining! These are

words that describe the new

Lawrenceburg Civic Park that

opened on June 1 in downtown

Lawrenceburg. If you

haven’t had a chance to visit,

plenty of activities to participate

in are planned. Music On

The River is back, and despite

“Juneuary” weather and rain,

the musicians are protected

by the new stage, and the fans

have their umbrellas out. Exercise

in the park on Wednesday

evenings at 6:30 and even

ballroom dance lessons are

available. I was able to dodge

the rain to enjoy Taste of Summer

and the fantastic foods of

Dearborn County restaurants

and cafes. Everything from

shrimp & grits, to hamburger

sliders to mac & cheese were

featured. The “glamper” show

featured vintage travel trailers

and made me want to hit the

road to a national park (especially

after attending a seminar

at Lawrenceburg Public

Library on our National Park


Don’t forget the free movies

at dusk at the Civic Park.

Many years ago, as a young

adult, I made the irresponsible

decision to take my younger

cousins to see Jaws at the

“Peanut” AKA the Walnut

Dorinda Disbro and Officer

Pam Taylor at Greendale

Cemetery on Memorial Day.

Theater. I am not sure if Pam

Taylor or Lisa Castillo were

able to swim in an ocean again

without fear. When I saw that

it is showing in the park on

July 23, I felt the need for a

reenactment! The shows run

through the summer. Check

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The fifth annual Lauren’s

Burg Hill Five-Mile Run and

Walk was a success with two

hundred fifty participants. The

finish line was fittingly placed

at the 22-yard line of the

Lawrenceburg High School

football stadium. President

Brandon Lorton reported an

approximate profit of a little

over $13,000 for Lauren’s

fight for a cure for DIPG brain

cancer research. Lauren Hill

lost her battle to brain cancer

on April 10, 2015. She proudly

wore a basketball jersey bearing

the number 22 and was

an inspiration with her “never

give up” attitude. Congratulations

to all who participated in

the event.

The Dearborn County

Retired Teachers honored two

retirees at their associations

Chris Nutley and son

Brandon prepare to march

in the Memorial Day parade.

Betty Strong at Taste of

Summer with her portrait

(lady with fan) in the background

on the wall.

June meeting. Bev Strasmeier

and Marilyn Warneford

were recognized for their

work making clothing for the

needy. Each week these retired

teachers meet to make clothes

for children out of gently used

pillowcases. I remember Bev

bailing me out in the 1980s

at Christmas with her sewing

abilities. Remember when Cabbage

Patch Dolls were all the

rave? Everyone’s child wanted

one for Christmas, but there

were none to be had in any

store, anywhere?? Bev helped

Mike Crider biking to the

grand opening of the Civic


Santa and made a homemade

Cabbage Patch Doll for my

girls. I think it is somewhere

in my basement. I need to look

for it and show her sometime!

Congratulations ladies!

The Memorial Day festivities

were a success in the

Lawrenceburg area due to

beautiful weather, volunteers

in the parade, Lawrenceburg

High School Band, and a

great speaker at Greendale

Cemetery. I ran into Chris and

Braydon Nutley in full scout

attire at both the parade and

the cemetery. Judge Humphrey

gave an interesting and

patriotic speech as the crowd

paid their respect to fallen

Greendale resident Doug

Karp with his daughter

Alisha Merkel of Harrison

and his 2 granddaughters

Haddie and Stella enjoying

the day at the graduation

party of Emily Schwartz

heroes. His speech made me

pause to think of the several

Dearborn County residents,

as part of the Guardsmen of

the 38th Infantry, who were recently

deployed to the Middle

East to command and control

9000 US members of the

armed forces who are ensuring

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Last month we wrapped

up our Aurora happenings

with the accomplishments of

our sixth and third graders.

Not to be outdone by them,

this month we get to read

about our fourth graders who

participated in a contest to

create brochures about local

historical sites. First place

was awarded to Kloey Paige

Clark, daughter of Nicole

Lacey, Aurora. Her brochure

about Hillforest is on display

at the library. Second

place was awarded to Dylan

House for his brochure on

the George Street Bridge, and

third place was awarded to

Nate Prudenti for his brochure

on the Train Depot.

Also celebrating history in

Aurora were the many folks

who attended the Aurora

Community Picnic. This bicentennial

birthday event was


Rockwell moment. The rain

ALMOST went unnoticed!

Tents, tables, and chairs were

set up in the street; people

brought their best homemade

(and DELICIOUS I might

add) pitch-in dishes; the local

Lions club grilled hamburgers

and hotdogs; door prizes were

awarded. To top it off, a band

played delightful music.

The Bicentennial Pioneer

Day took place at and around


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Music and Food Trucks

Friday, July 19

Aurora Lions Club Summer Movie




Saturday, August 10th

Dancing on Main

“Pool Daze”

228 Second Street


Community Picnic Master of

Ceremonies, Roger Fehling

Kloey Paige Clark with

Mayor, Donnie Hastings Jr.

at City Hall.

Sunday, August 11th

“Second Sunday”

Aurora City Park, 435 Park Avenue

1:00 - 5:00pm

My Brother’s Keeper

Music and Food Trucks

Thursday-Saturday August 15-17

City Wide Yard Sale


Friday, August 16th

Get Wine(d) and Dine(d) in Aurora


Friday, August 16th

Aurora Lions Club Summer Movie



Thursday, August 22nd

Aurora Historic District Churches Walking Tour


235 Main Street

Back: Civista Charitable Foundation Board Members E.G. McLaughlin and Bill Ritzman,

Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr., Amanda Corsmeier, Mike McLaughlin Front: Aurora Riverfront

Beautification Committee Cindy Rottinghaus and Maggie Drury, Cassie Cappel,

Aurora Riverfront Beautification Committee Chair Charlotte Hastings, Bridget Davidson,

Jerry Hacker, Guinevere Emery and Hahn.

Shown here enjoying the

picnic festivities with big

smiles are Caz and Jackson,

sons of Adam and

Kristen Strzynski of Aurora

Bobby Hannah (aka Flyboy)

of Rising Sun shown

in his 1860’s uniform plays

first base for the Belle

River team.

the Hillforest property on

May 18. Old-time craftsmen

were eager to show attendees

young and old alike how “it”

was done back in the olden

days. Kids listened to stories

and were able to make toys

such as yarn dolls and whirlygigs.

Pottery expert, Brad

Ellis, assisted kids in making

pottery bowls. John Blasdel

shared with me that Keith,

a former Indiana Park Naturalist,

is a true pioneer. He

has built several log cabins

by hand including one used

in the Pioneer Village at the

Indiana State Fair.

Summer always brings more

activity on the Ohio River. As

part of the Ohio River Recreation

Trail, a group of adventurers

from several different

cities along the mighty Ohio

paid a visit to Aurora. Welcoming

them and providing

a brief tour of the downtown

and our historic City Hall

and jail were Mayor Donnie

Hastings, Jr. and City

Councilman Mark Drury.

The canoeists had begun their

trip in Portsmouth, OH at the

beginning of June and will

finish in Louisville, Ky.

Summer also means baseball

comes into full swing.

The Aurora River Rats played

the Rising Sun Belle River

team in an old fashioned

Councilman Mark Drury, Canoeist team leader, Brewster

Rhoads, and Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr.

The River Rats and Belle River team pose for a group

photo after the game.

Keegan Whitham, son

of Kendra Whitham, just

LOVED the big trucks!

(photo by Main Street


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docking at The

Aurora Ferry Landing


sept. 13-16, 2019

Ship Tours

B&B Riverboat sight-seeing cruises

Military Living Statues

B-25 flyover on Sunday

and Much, Much More!

Photo by Dave Kerr

We don’t’ know who enjoyed

the Hard Hat Hangout

more… Jay Beyer or

his grandson Isaac! (photo

by Main Street Aurora).

1860’s baseball game at Taylor

field as part of the bicentennial

celebrations in Aurora.

In the 1860s, baseball gloves

were not used, so there were

a lot of sore hands out there

that day. The Belle River team

members are accustomed to

that, however, as they routinely

play old fashioned

baseball around the country

whereas our River Rats were

composed of a group of good

sports from city departments

and city council. We won’t

say what the final score was,

but I think fun was had by all.

You’ll “get ‘em” next year

River Rats!

The Hard Hat Hangout, the

brainchild of Randy Turner,

was held for its third year.

In spite of the off-and-on

showers, Main Street director

Nancy Turner said, “The

crowd was terrific… our

biggest yet.” Adam Boyd

and Aurora Utility employees

are already collaborating on

2020. Sincere thanks go out to

all Aurora Utility employees,

especially Randy, Adam,

and Steve Brooks (hotdog

griller). Thanks also to the

following for bringing in their

equipment that enthralled and

excited young and old kids

alike who got to climb up and

on, and into: Aurora Fire

Department, Bill Yelton,

McGraw Excavating, Paul

Rohe, Woody Bucher, and

others for making this event

such a success again this year!

CIVISTA Bank presented a

check to Aurora in support of

the LST returning in September

as part of a year-long bicentennial

celebration. More

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July 19th is the Lions Club

movie night showing Shrek;

Aug 10th is Pool Daze another

Dancing on Main event;

Sunday, Aug 11th is Second

Sunday music and food at

the Park with My Brothers

Keeper playing; Aug 15-17 is

a City-wide yard sale.


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A recent meeting on the

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was very interesting

because friends were telling

me how they appreciated










what they read in The Beacon.

Their comments were

very humbling to hear since

we don’t usually receive

responses to the articles.

Thanks to all who read The


Many neighbors have had

all the rain they want, and

our neighboring farmers are

having a problem. The usual

schedule to raise a good crop

is out of whack due to water.

Any other time, rain would

be welcome, but too much

is not.


When the neighbors were

recently at the “gossip filtration

station” (coffee shop),

the topic was TIME. We are

always amazed that we have

one absolute thing in common

regardless of family,

age, standing, or any other

characteristic. It is time. It

is not limited in any way. It

is always there in the same

amount. So, the usual statement

that we hear is, “Where

did the time go?”

The boys at the table attempted

an answer. Allan

Smith felt like fifty days were

disappearing in each successive

day. David Greive stated

the years go by faster as he

gets older. Marianne Borgman

just knew she had used a

lot of time, but for what?

So ask yourself, what have

you done with your time?

For those who work, both

husband and wife, the issue is

twice as challenging to manage.

Too little time exists to

be used for that which could

be used for family, church,

recreation, or anything else.

Those who have responsibilities

of assisting other family

members have their time

taken to do so. Any time used

to travel, attend church, shop,

gather food, and all else we

do certainly causes our time

to be used without regard for

personal desires.

Let’s all rethink what we do

with this resource. Let’s all

give all we can to each other,

and Aurora will be better

because we do.

That’s it for all this philosophy!

Let me hear from you.

Did you ever wonder…

how could AURORA be so

old already!


Do you

the Beacon?

Be sure to tell

our advertisers!

Well, I requested baseball,

heat, summer break, and

longer days- June was three

for four of those! The heat

was suspiciously lacking- and

man has it rained!! Our area

of the midwest has broken

records for rainfall amounts,

washed out roads and delayed

planting of crops- as well as

spoiling my plans to be at the

river every possible day over

summer break! The rain has

also shortened the baseball

season with a week and a half

worth of games being canceled

because of storms.

Memorial Day weekend

was stormy and rainy

as well but cleared off for

Brookville’s Annual Family

Fun Day. This year the Franklin

County schools had to go a

few days after Memorial Day,

and the extra time was dedicated

to awards ceremonies

and such! Three Brookville

Elementary kiddos (one each

from third, fourth, and fifth)

won Kindle Fires for having

the most “AR” points for the

year. Issac Johnson had the

most out of all of the grades

with nearly six hundred points

which is absolutely fantastic!

An area organization was

recognized in Indianapolis

for its accomplishments- The

Whitewater Canal Trail Inc

was recognized as Greenways

Foundation’s 2019 “Outstanding

Trail Group.” I live near

one of the WCT’s trailheads

and love to take walks as a

family down the well-maintained

path. Having something

like this so close to my house

Terry Duffy, Judy Hancher, Jaime Love of Interact for

Health, Shirley Lamb and Tom Cooney at the presentation

of a grant to fund exercise equipment along Whitewater

Canal Trail to enable residents to be more active.

in town has been amazing,

and I’m incredibly thankful to

all of the members of the Trail

Board for both working on

the trails and working toward

expanding the trails!

Another local curiosity was

featured in- of all places- The

New York Times! An article

published on June 18 highlighted

the area’s Fried Chicken

Trail with stops including

Oldenburg, St Leon and in

Brookville! I’ve yet to make

a stop outside of Brookville

on the Chicken Trail, but it’s

a to-do on my Troyer Family

Summer Bucket List! And

if you do go to them all and

have your passport stampedyou

can turn it in for prizes!

Early in June Brookville

Main Street Inc. hosted other

Indiana Main Street boards and

organizations for a Community

Exchange to discuss ideas and

relate successes. The event was

also a great chance to highlight

the beauty and usefulness for

meetings at our new library!

Main Streets from Shelbyville,

Connersville, and others (some

as far as two hours away) spent

the day learning, enjoying a

luckily rain-free lunchtime

walk to Third Place and chatting

over pizza.

I hate to wish for less rain

as I’m afraid July will be as

dry as June was wet, but I

would love a few lazy, hot and

slow river days… weekends

with the river full of kayaks,

rafts, and tubes, a chance for

the corn to be planted and

grow tall, some sunny blistering

days to whine about and

store away for February.

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Callie Davidson, Jenna Hufford, Emily Steigerwald, Airiana

Roy, Erin Pennington, Makayla Crisswell, and Kelsie


Milan Aquatics Team members Jayden Graham, Lainey Stock, Sophie Thomas, Taylor

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Volz participated in Clean-up Milan Week by working in the Daren Baker Memorial Park.







You may notice the new

signs on the four major entry

points to Milan on Hwy 101

from the north and south, and

Hwy 350 from the east and

west. These new signs are

made possible by the work

of two members of the Milan

‘54 Hoosiers Museum Board

of Directors. Don Burchett

and his wife Linda were

responsible for initiating

the project. Noel Houze

was instrumental in getting

approval from Milan Town

Board and working directly

Pastor Sue Socha, Judy Jordan, Shirley Bocock, Janice

Schweir, and Donna Pitts from the Milan Lions Club

helped residents with their landscaping during Clean-Up

Milan Week.

with INDOT to get the signs

placed. The signs reflect the

pride we have in our town

and the history that brings so

many visitors to Milan. Don

and Linda live in Indianapolis

but have a deep love for our

town. Don was part of the

cast for the movie Hoosiers

in the role of a photographer

during the final scenes of the


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movie. He now serves on our

Museum Board of Directors.

Noel Houze lives in Milan

with his wife, Susan. Mr.

Houze joined our Museum

Board of Directors earlier this

year. We deeply appreciate

their efforts and congratulate

them on a job well done.

June 10-15 was Clean-Up

Milan Week. Milan residents,

businesses, and organizations

joined together to make some

improvements throughout

the town. People could be

seen trimming, scrubbing,

painting, and planting. I hope

everyone continues to take

time every week to Cleanup

Milan. Thanks to Sally

Gosmeyer for helping to

organize the work detail and

to all who participated.

Joyce Call, president of

the Daren Baker Memorial

Park Board in Milan, has

announced plans for summer

activities in the park. The

basketball court project was

started last fall and is slated

to be completed later this

summer. The board continues

to secure donations for sponsor

blocks around the new court.

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Manchester grad







Graduation season is upon us

– the ending of some chapters

and the beginning of others.

Graduation has generally been

thought of as an event we celebrate

when completing high

school and colleges/vocational

schools. However, these days

we celebrate many accomplishments

in our life journeys,

including graduating from

pre-school to kindergarten to

elementary, middle school,

etc. We honor graduates from

scouting levels, from classes

in Sunday schools, and those

moving on to various levels

of accomplishments in their

chosen crafts or hobbies.

This month, I would like to

recognize a few Manchester

Elementary graduates who are

moving on from the elementary

school to the middle school

level. Callie Davidson has left

Manchester with three years of

straight As, Citizenship Award,

and Participation Awards in

Garden Club, Student Council,

Basketball, Volleyball, Robotics

and Math Bowl! Several

other outstanding students who

are headed to South Dearborn

Middle School include Callie

Cassidy, Jenna Hufford, Emily

Steigerwald, Airiana Roy, Erin

Pennington, Makayla Crisswell,

and Kelsie McMullen.

I would also like to pass on

congratulations to a couple of

South Dearborn High School

graduates who come from the

Makenzie Teke and Kendra

Wilson - SDHS grad from


Faith Hensley - SDHS grad

from Manchester.

Manchester area. Makenzie

Teke and Kendra Wilson are

both 2019 South Dearborn

graduates and former graduates

of Manchester Elementary.

Makenzie will attend the

University of Indianapolis in

the fall majoring in nursing.

Kendra will attend University

of Southern Indiana majoring

in psychology. Kendra

and Makenzie have been best

friends since kindergarten.

Faith Hensley also went to

Manchester Elementary and

graduated SDHS this year.

As a high school cheerleader,

Faith volunteered countless

hours as a cheer coach for the

Manchester Elementary cheerleaders.

She helped teach skills

that they used to win trophies

at the local cheerleading competitions

each fall. This fall,

Faith will be attending IUPUI,

majoring in nursing. She plans

on becoming a pediatric nurse.

Her years coaching elementary

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Summer is a great time, and

we can’t complain about the

hot weather this year because

the rain just doesn’t want to

go away. Mowing has been a

challenge; sometimes I mow

when it’s wet because I don’t

want to have to bale it.

I was spoiled for eight

days in June when Paula and

I flew to Cabo San Lucas,

Mexico for a dream vacation.

It is so beautiful down there,

and I enjoy watching and

listening to the large waves

crashing in from the Pacific

Ocean. We stayed where the

Pacific Ocean and Sea of

Cortez meet at the tip of the

Baja Peninsula. Our friends

from Memphis, David and

Dianne (Townsend) Nugent,

didn’t have such good luck.

Their flight from Memphis

to Atlanta was delayed due

to weather, and they missed

the connecting flight to Cabo.

They eventually arrived in

Cabo over a day later but

with no luggage. We all had

a wonderful week. One thing

we didn’t have to worry about

was rain: mainly clear blue









skies, a nice breeze coming

off the ocean and plenty of

sunshine. I think next time I

will stay for two weeks.

Dianne Townsend graduated

from Aurora High School in

1969. She and David will be

visiting us in August when she

returns home for her fiftieth

class reunion. Their son,

David, played college football

at Purdue and then joined the

New England Patriots when

they won their first Super

Bowl. His roommate was a

young quarterback you may

have heard of, Tom Brady.

He proudly wears that Super

Bowl ring.

I attended the ground

breaking ceremony in

Greendale for the new

memorial for police officers,

veterans, first responders, and

firefighters. The dedication

is planned for Veterans Day.

I hope everyone had a safe

Fourth of July. I like to take

the grandkids to different

fireworks displays. We live in

a beautiful country, and we

should all take time to reflect

on the history of the USA and

appreciate the many freedoms

we enjoy.

Congratulations to the

Rising Sun Lady Shiners on

their outstanding fast-pitch

softball season. They made

it to the Regional where

they were defeated by the

eventual state champion, Indy

Lutheran team. The baseball

team also won the Sectional

but lost in the Regional.

The sixth-grade class and community members standing

with the new bike rack.

Nora Weatherford (photo

by Cathy Plummer)

The Dillsboro Civic Club

donated a new bike rack to

Dillsboro Elementary School

to honor the memory of Darla

Jacobs. The rack in the shape

of a bike and painted that

perfect Dillsboro blue, was

already in use the day after

installation. In attendance at

the dedication of this cool

new feature at school, were

Civic Club officers Brett

“Mooch” Hamilton and Tim

Heitmeyer; DES Principal,

Sam Melton; DES sixthgrade

class; David “Woody”

Fryman, Dillsboro Council;

citizens Alecia Fryman, Rod

Hamilton, and Susan Greco

of the Dillsboro Community


This year’s Homecoming

Princess was Nora Weatherford,

daughter of Jason

and Stephanie Weatherford.

Nora attends Dillsboro Elementary


Congratulations to Graci

Cornett and Hailey Brandt,

the recipients of $500 each

for the Darla Jacobs Memorial

Scholarship! The Dillsboro

Elementary School PTO

established the Darla Jacobs

Memorial Scholarship. Ms.

Jacobs was a much-loved

teacher at Dillsboro Elementary

School and worked in the

South Dearborn School Corporation

for thirty-one years.

This scholarship was awarded

to two graduating seniors who

attended Dillsboro Elementary


Chris Graver retired from

Town Staff after twenty-four

years. He enjoyed working

outside every day and was

always working on something

different. Chris is a marathon

runner and has qualified for

the Boston Marathon. Best

wishes to you, Chris!

Second Friday Opening of

the current show: ‘Being Human:

From Portraiture to Concept’

was a lively event where

artists and patrons discussed

the artworks in the show.

Awards, judged by Associate

Professor Donna Adams from

the University of Indianapolis,

were given to Bob Hunger

for Best of Show, Kitty

Schroeder and Rebecca Davies,

merit awards. The show,

which was organized and

curated by Heather Tackitt,

will hang until July 27.


The Lady Shiners finished

with a record of 24-4, and

the baseball team finished

18-7. Both teams have a lot

of talent, so next year looks

promising. Lady Shiner

Coach, Bryce Kendrick,

was chosen as the ORVC

Coach of the Year and the

District Coach of the Year.

Bryce is very dedicated to

the team and spends many

hours on field preparation and

other duties associated with

the team. It’s his passion,

and he takes it so seriouslyfrom

players, team success,

fundamentals, stats, and

making sure they are the best

they can be.

Rising Sun High School

had fifty-five graduates this

year. We wish them the best

of luck in the coming years as

they enter the real world and

start to become students once

more or join the workforce.

Valedictorian was Jena

Bovard, and the Salutatorian

was Jacob Bovard.

Thanks to Ron Spurlock

for once again organizing

the OCEMS students to help

put stick flags on the graves

of departed veterans in the

Rising Sun Cemetery. Ron

is a United States Marine.

With the help of OCEMS

Principal Teresa George and

teacher Jaron Bovard, they

were able to place hundreds

of American Flags to honor

our deceased veterans for

Memorial Day. The Cemetery

Board took on this challenge

several years ago, and they

continue to do a great job. A

big THANK YOU to Isabelle

Davis, Faith Ellman, Aron

Snyder, Jenna Williams,

Jenna Saylor, Abbie Bailey,

Ellie Ohlmansiek, Ruby

Thompson, Kieran Groover,

and Maddy Meyer. Adult

supervisors were Russell

Robinson, Gene Elliott,

Eldon Fancher, Lloyd

Wayne Pavy, Jaron Bovard,

and Ron Spurlock.

Memorial Day is always

special in Rising Sun as we

pay tribute to our departed

warriors. A large crowd

gathered again this year

for the ceremony at the

courthouse. The Grand

Marshal this year was KC

Snyder. She served in the

Army and is a vital part of the

Color Guard where she serves

as the Chaplain. She is one

sweet lady and is always there

to help in any way she can.

A few years ago, she went

on the first Honor Flight that

was for women only. Master

of Ceremonies, Bill Parks,

got things started by calling

for all World War II Veterans

to come forward to sit under

the big shade tree. Bill Elder,

Bush White, and Charlie

Davis were the three in

attendance. Bush was dressed

in his uniform, including his

Eisenhower jacket, which

is fully decorated with his

awards. My good friend, Ken

Hylton, who is the Ripley

Co. Veterans Service Officer,

gave the speech this year

and told how important this

day is to all Americans. The

Post 59 Color Guard fired the

three volleys with their rifles

and taps was played by two

members of the RSHS Band.

The band performed and

did their usual outstanding

renditions. The Rising Sun

American Legion Post 59

Ladies’ Auxiliary had their

many flags. As I write this

article, I learned that we

lost one of our cherished

World War II veterans, Bob

Horton. I looked for Bob at

this year’s ceremony, but he

wasn’t there like he usually

is. At one time, we had 16.5

million WW II veterans,

and now that has dwindled

to under 500,000. A young

WW II veteran would be 92

years old. I watched several

programs and news reports

about the D-Day invasion on

June 6, 1944. This year marks

the seventy-fifth anniversary

of that fateful day. Thank

God we had such brave

men. They became known

as the Greatest Generation. I

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stand in awe each year as the

number of crosses grows on

the courthouse lawn. That’s

the sad thing- it will never go

down. God bless these brave

souls who so proudly served,

and God bless their families

for what they endured. Amy

Hochstrasser did a spinetingling

rendition of the

National Anthem; she is so


Take advantage of the nice

swimming pool we have in

Rising Sun. Hopefully, the

rain will stop soon, and we

can enjoy some sunshine and

warmer days. Check with the

pool personnel about swim

lessons for your kids and

grandkids. It’s very important

that they learn to swim.

Don’t forget to mark your

calendar for mid-September

when the LST-325 will return

to Aurora. It’s a big part of

American history so bring

your family to see it.

Thanks for being the type

of people we are proud

of here in Southeastern

Indiana who are always

ready to help someone in

their time of need. We are

blessed in the USA to have

so many freedoms and the

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Hopefully, the relentless

rain has let up by the time

you are reading this! What a

summer thus far, or should I

say what summer?! God bless

our farmers- what a challenge

this planting season has been

for them. Despite Mother

Nature throwing a major

wrench into everyone’s plans,

good things are still happening

in the town of Sunman.

Mark Munchel, the son

of proud parents Gary and

Joyce Munchel of Sunman,

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Mark was a

2011 graduate of East Central

High School and a 2015

graduate of Ball State

University. Mark is the

grandson of the late Harry and

St. Nicholas Staff waving

goodbye to not only the

2018-2019 school year but

also the old school building!

Rita Munchel, and the late

Lawrence and Loretta Bolte

of Cedar Grove. They would

have been incredibly proud of

his accomplishments! Mark

plans to open a practice this

fall in the area.

I have to give a shout

out to two other Sunman

residents I know very well,

two of my own children.

Natalie Stenger and her

TFA G10 Elite Soccer Team

were not only Champions of

the Adidas Warrior Soccer

Classic Tournament in the

Gold Division in Dayton,

Ohio, but they also took first

place in the first division of

the Greater Cincinnati Soccer

League! Way to go girls and

many thanks to their coach

Nina Giaccio-Walsh!

Tyler Stenger, a three-year

member of the St. Leon Lucky

Tyler Stenger, son of Jeremy

and Maureen Stenger

of Sunman, had a successful

day at the Dearborn

County 4-H Poultry Show.

Leafers 4-H Club, had a

successful run at the Dearborn

County 4-H Fair Poultry

Show. He won Champion

Rooster Pair, Reserve Grand

Champion Market Poultry,

and Champion Junior Poultry

Showman! If anyone knows

Tyler, they know that besides

sports, he sure loves his

chickens and spends a lot

Congratulations to the TFA Elite G10 Soccer team on a

successful season! Top Row: Kara Buck, Coach Nina

Giaccio-Walsh, Lily Mollner. Kneeling: Hanna Rowe,

Grace Beck, Annabelle Wiesemann, Alivia Balter, Natalie

Stenger. Front row Sitting Left to Right: Kaylee Watson,

Megan Wessling.

of time caring for them,

well-deserved honors!

Congratulations to all of the

participants in the county fair

for their hard work!

Finally, the staff at St.

Nicholas bid a final farewell to

the old school building, which

was demolished to make way

for the new school building

that will open in 2019!

If you have any news you

wish to share, please send

it my way at sunman@ Here’s

to sunshine and dry weather

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“Deep summer is when

laziness finds respectability.”

-Sam King.

Even though Harrison is

busting at the seams this

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month with events around

town, I hope everybody finds

some extra time to relax and

enjoy the simple pleasures

summer has to offer.

The annual District Food

Truck Rally was held downtown.

The streets were packed

while the crowd sampled

crepes, gourmet mac-ncheese,

and donuts. Bands

kept the crowd swinging.

The Summer Concert Series

kicks off this month. Harrison

is switching things up


(Regular and Shredded)





this year by moving the venue

around town! The events offer

drinks and food for purchase.

The bands are fantastic and

showcase a variety of different

genres of music this


Friday Night Movie at the

Community Center is another

free option to wind down the

week! Pizza and popcorn are

provided with the encouragement

of bringing canned

goods for the Mayor’s Drive.

Movies always start at dusk

The Reds Baseball and

Softball Camp returns for

its eighth season at Harrison

High School June 24-28. The

camps are open to boys and

girls ages 6 to 14. Not only do

local students receive proper

training throughout the week,

but they also get to take a trip

to the Great American Ball

Park where campers get to

meet a Reds coach and meet

current Reds players!

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By now, parents of schoolaged

children Maxine are already


thinking about Klump school

starting and the changes in

schedules that Community occur each


fall. However, we have

plenty of time to enjoy

fresh local garden produce

and foods that we associate

with summer. One of the

foods that I enjoy in warm

weather is grilled fish. The

recipe for barbecued roasted

salmon was initially for oven

roasting, but I find it works

equally well on the grill. I

use a wire rack designed

for the grill and spray it

lightly with cooking spray.

Frozen salmon filet cut into

individual portions can be

found at local supermarkets,

or you can certainly use large


Barbecue Roasted Salmon

¼ cup pineapple juice

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon


4 (6oz.) salmon filets

Place these ingredients

into a zip-loc plastic bag and

marinate in refrigerator for 1

hour; turn bag several times

during this period.

Barbecue Rub:

2 tablespoons brown sugar

4 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

¾ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix together. Remove

salmon filets and place on

a foil lined baking sheet

which has been sprayed with

cooking spray. Place rub on

filets and bake in an oven

preheated to 400°. Bake for

12 minutes or until fish flakes

easily when a fork is inserted.

Garnish with lemon slices


Note: If using grill, heat to


Another favorite taste

for many folks is freshly

picked corn. So many more

varieties exist today that

were not available years ago

when we could choose only

between white and yellow

corn. However, for we corn

lovers most any variety

is delicious if it is freshly

picked the morning you are

going to prepare it. Here is

one favorite of our family,

followed by my mom’s

favorite way to prepare corn.

This first version called for

bacon drippings, but I use

butter instead.

Country Fried Corn

¼ cup butter

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup water

¼ cup half and half

2 teaspoons black pepper

Salt to taste

6 ears of corn cut off the cob

Chopped fresh parsley

(optional for garnish)

In a large, heavy skillet

(I use cast iron), melt the

butter over medium heat. In

a large bowl, mix the flour

with water, half & half, salt

and pepper. Add corn, stir

and then add to skillet. Cook,

stirring frequently until corn

is cooked, with light brown

flecks (about 15 minutes).

Sprinkle with chopped


I’m more in favor of fewer

and simpler ingredients for

my freshly picked corn. This

is my mother’s recipe.

Wanda’s Sweet Corn

6 ears of corn cut off the cob

2-3 tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in heavy skillet.

Add corn and cook over

medium heat until kernels are

cooked through with golden

flecks on some kernels. Be

sure to stir frequently to

avoid sticking of the kernels.

Season with salt and pepper

to taste and serve. Generally,

it takes about 10 minutes to

reach optimum taste.

So, here’s to tomatoes,

sweet corn and all the other

good tastes of summer. See

you next month.











Managing Disease and

Insect Problems in the Heart

of the Growing Season

If you’re new to gardening,

it may come as a surprise that

once-spotless and beautifully

green plants, now beginning

to bear fruit, are covered with

spots, holes, discoloration,

and minor decay. If you’re

a bit more experienced, you

likely recognize this annual

occurrence, especially with

vegetable plants like tomatoes

and cucurbits (cucumbers,

squash, zucchini, etc.). In our

hot and humid climate and the

heart of the growing season,

disease and pest issues are

inevitable. In today’s article, I

will discuss best management

practices for a few common

diseases and insects that like

to attack those bountiful green


Make Wise Planting Decisions

To start this discussion,

be mindful of what you are

planting. Before making

bulk seed purchases, take

your time and research what

you’re planning to put in your

garden. Review the USDA

hardiness zone map and other

reliable resources to ensure

you are investing in a plant

that is well-suited for our area

and your soils.

When reviewing those

resources, make a note of the

most common disease and

insects problems with each

plant. For farmers, this can

be make-or-break. So on a

much smaller scale, think

like a farmer! Plan for the

issues you will face throughout

the year. Revisit your

garden notes or subscribe to

a yard and garden calendar,

like those offered by Purdue

Extension specialists or other

extension services. By reviewing

your notes and using

reliable resources, you will

be reminded of what diseases

and pests are common during

the growing season.

Crop Rotation & Sanitation

Crop rotation and sanitation

are perhaps the two most

important considerations for

control of disease and insect

problems. If last year’s

cucumbers were hit hard by

mildew or wilt, it would be

unwise to plant this year’s

crop in the same spot. Rotating

a new crop in that spot can

be critical for your harvest.

Sanitation can be critical,

as well. If you allow diseased

plants to decay and overwinter

in your garden, you can bet

those problems will rear their

ugly heads again the following

year. Pull impacted plants

out before winter and be sure

to disinfect shears, shovels,

and other equipment throughout

the growing season, so

you prevent the spread of

disease and decay. By doing

so, you won’t eliminate these

issues, but you will reduce

their impact.

Chemical Applications as


Lastly, be decisive about

pesticide applications. If you

are dependent on a crop for

canning, don’t wait until it is

too late to make applications.

Many pest and disease issues

may be relatively manageable

if scouting is regular. Other

conditions, such as heavy

flea beetle populations or late

blight, may be more devastating

and require immediate


As the caretaker of your garden,

it is up to you to keep a

close watch on your plants and

prepare properly timed chemical

applications when needed.

If you decide to make pesticide

applications, please follow

label instructions carefully.

Please consider using the

monthly Yard & Garden Calendar

published by our specialists

on campus. This tool is incredibly

useful throughout the

growing season. View the calendar

at https://www.purdue.


For additional information

about other agriculture topics,

feel free to email me at

You can

also call me at 812-926-1189.

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