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December 2019 issue

Page 12B THE BEACON December 2019

MILAN

By

Susan

Cottingham

Community

Correspondent

milan@goBEACONnews.com

Do we still have any

Bengals fans out there? I at

least know of one. I imagine

many of you have heard that

Jeff Lanham lost a bet and

has been camping out on the

roof of his restaurant waiting

for the Bengals to win their

first game of the season.

He has gained a significant

following and has had lots

of press coverage. I hear

comments as I go about my

business. While having a

meal in Lawrenceburg, the

men at the table next to us

were contemplating how

long he will be up there. I

have heard that Jeff said he

intends to be on the roof for

as long as it takes. If no win

is earned this season, he will

come down after the final

game, and then go back up at

the beginning of the Bengals

next season. Hopefully, by

O

ur

the time you read this, the

Bengals will have won a

game, and Jeff will be back

to his regular schedule.

I want to recognize Rev.

Harris Long for serving

the Milan community since

October 1989. He and

his wife, Margo, moved

to Milan thirty years

ago to pastor and have

devoted their lives to the

community as a whole. They

are a beloved part of our

community and are actively

involved in organizations

and activities. Margo also

owns and operates an

antique store located next

to the food pantry, where

Harris spends much time

serving those who benefit

from this outreach program.

We are thankful to have

them both here in Milan and

appreciate all they do. We

love you!

I was thrilled to hear

that Milan was awarded

a grant from the state

for $258,286 to be used

for much-needed road

improvements. According

to State Rep. Randy Frye,

$5.8 million was awarded

in state matching grants to

Communities

accelerate road and bridge

improvements in local

communities. Over $100

million worth of grants

were awarded to Indiana

cities, towns, and counties

through the Community

Crossings Matching Grant

program, which is now in

its fourth year. The grants

are made available through

the Indiana Department of

Transportation. Rep. Frye

said grant funding could

be used toward road and

bridge preservation, road

reconstruction, intersection

improvements, guardrail

replacement, and signage.

Smaller municipalities must

provide a match of 25%

in local funds, while large

communities must provide

a 50% match. Rep. Frye

shared that these funds

help keep Indiana moving

in a positive direction,

and everyone will benefit

from these investments.

Area communities

receiving grants are Aurora,

Greendale, Greensburg,

Lawrenceburg, Milan,

Osgood, and Versailles.

Milan will be celebrating

the holidays on Saturday,

Dec. 7. Stop by for cookies,

a candy cane, and hot

Jason Creek, Principal; Jon Seymour, Ex. Director of

Oxbow; and Cathy Mund.

Mullaley Awarded Oxbow Grant

Tammy Mullaley, a South Dearborn Middle School teacher,

was awarded the Art and Ginny Wiseman $500 Oxbow grant

award. This grant will be used to make raised bed gardens

for South Dearborn Middle School students. The raised bed

gardens will promote STEM activities and provide pollinator

habitat. Students will gather and analyze data, communicate

their findings, and apply their findings to real-world questions

and problems. They will learn about topics in the area of

ecology, ecosystems, and human influence, as well as other

content areas.

chocolate from 10:00-4:00.

The Milan High School

Choir will be singing

Christmas carols, and Santa

will be stopping by in the

afternoon. Maybe you will

even be able to get a haircut

in the barbershop and do

some Christmas shopping

while you are there. Watch

for posters with more details

to be up mid-November.

We have known all

summer that our Milan

golf course was in danger

of closing, and the official

announcement has finally

been made. We are all very

sad to hear this and hope

the outcome of this sale will

somehow be good for our

community.

Sunday Services 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

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24457 State Line Road, Bright, Indiana 47025

brightchurch.org, (812) 637-3388

Jeff Stone, Lead Minister

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Maesyn Lyttle stands in

front of the University

Hospital Air Care Helicopter

at the Sunman Fire Department

open house.

SUNMAN

By

Maureen

Stenger

Community

Correspondent

sunman@goBEACONnews.com

The Sunman Rural Fire

Department recently held

an open house. The Sunman

Area life squad and the

Sunman Police Department

were present as well. Also

available for viewing was

the University Air Care

Helicopter, and the fire

station was open for tours.

Lunch was provided along

with activities for kids; a

good time was had by all

Kaytlin, Carsen, and Hannah

enjoying an afternoon

at the fire department.

who attended! Thank you to

our wonderful public service

workers for providing this

great opportunity and for the

fantastic job they do every

day!

A huge congratulations

to Sunman Chamber of

Commerce Winners: Teacher

of the Year, Jessica Risinger

Music Teacher at Sunman

Elementary School, Bus

Driver of the Year, Wendi

Weiler who drives for The

Sunman Dearborn School

Corporation, Citizens of the

Year, Sandy Wagner and

Clara Ann Zinser who run

the Sunman Food Pantry.

As the holidays are right

around the corner, I wish

everyone a joyous season

filled with special moments

and much happiness! I

love sharing your stories

The Sunman Fire Department

mascot greeted Hannah,

age ten, and Carsen,

age seven, with fireman

Kevin Doll.

Artist Annie Back recycles

everyday items into night

lights; her cool crafts were

on display at the Sunman

Legion Craft Fair.

and good news, please

continue sending them

my way at sunman@

goBEACONnews.com. I look

forward to hearing from you!

F R E E

H o l i d a y S u p p l i e s

November

20, 21 & 22

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES TOGETHER.

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