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INSIDE<br />

The BEACON<br />

In a world where technology advances<br />

at a rapid rate, getting back to<br />

the basics can be beneficial and financially<br />

rewarding. As every homeowner<br />

knows, the modern materials and<br />

fixtures installed at one time are now<br />

surpassed by newer, greener, more<br />

energy-efficient materials that eliminate<br />

waste in the world.<br />

The Commissioners of Dearborn<br />

County have had the foresight to plan<br />

for energy-efficient upgrades throughout<br />

the seven county buildings. However,<br />

the current health situation in our<br />

society has required that some of these<br />

upgrades be done earlier than planned.<br />

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Dearborn County Upgrades for Public Health Safety<br />

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus<br />

Aid, Relief, and Economic Security<br />

(CARES) Act was signed into law<br />

by President Trump. The economic<br />

relief package provides over two<br />

trillion dollars in economic relief for<br />

communities by providing financial<br />

assistance for county, municipality,<br />

town, village, or other units of general<br />

government below the state level<br />

who incur unforeseen costs due to the<br />

health crisis. The CARES Act covers<br />

only expenses incurred due to changes<br />

made because of the public health<br />

emergency that was not accounted for<br />

in the entity’s current budget prior to<br />

the act being signed into law. These<br />

costs must be sustained between<br />

March 1, 2020, and December 30,<br />

2020.<br />

As one can imagine, the Dearborn<br />

County administration has had its fair<br />

share of unforeseen expenses. The<br />

purchase of personal protection equipment<br />

for all of the county employees,<br />

including sneeze guards and masks,<br />

was one that was certainly not even<br />

thought of in August 2019 when the<br />

County Council was diligently working<br />

on the budget. Thankfully, Dearborn<br />

County can utilize the CARES<br />

Continued on page 3A<br />

Christmas Cheer<br />

Logan resident shared the spirit of<br />

the holiday<br />

Page 7B<br />

Aurora and the Mayflower<br />

Aurora Resident shares relative’s<br />

travels to the new world. Page 9B<br />

M erry<br />

Christmas<br />

and Happy<br />

New Year<br />

from the<br />

<strong>Beacon</strong> Team.<br />


U.S. POSTAGE<br />

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PO Box 4022<br />

Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025<br />

Fred Lester and Michael<br />

Vogelpohl<br />

Mark Graver was a navigator of<br />

B52 and B1 bombers.<br />

By Maureen Stenger<br />

Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish<br />

author best known for writing fairy<br />

tales, said “Where words fail, music<br />

speaks.” Music has always been a big<br />

part of my life. My grandma was a sergeant<br />

in the Army and the lead singer<br />

of the Army band. My father played<br />

the trumpet in high school and won<br />

the John Philip Sousa Award which<br />

honors the top student in the band.<br />

Music beholds such power to help lift<br />

us when our spirits have sunken. As<br />

Mr. Andersen expressed, it speaks the<br />

language of our soul when words fall<br />

short. Southeastern Indiana has a rich<br />

history of stellar homegrown musicians.<br />

Many got their start in their<br />

high school bands. From there, doors<br />

burst wide open, leading to adventures<br />

on stages beyond the borders of their<br />

hometowns.<br />

Kenzie Bentle was the band director<br />

at East Central High School from<br />

Marvin Mangold and Patrick<br />

McClanahan<br />

Veterans<br />

DaY<br />

Area Veterans and residents<br />

gather to remember<br />

those who have passed<br />

and honor those<br />

who have served<br />

our country.<br />

Tim Halloran, Mike Burgess,<br />

and Ron Spurlock.<br />

1978 through 1999. Mr.<br />

Bentle was a 1966 graduate<br />

of North Dearborn High<br />

School where he played the<br />

drums in his high school<br />

band. His interest in music<br />

was instilled at an early<br />

age, as his father and uncle<br />

played in a band called The<br />

Miami Rangers during the<br />

mid-1930s and early 1940s.<br />

The Miami Rangers were<br />

comprised of local guys.<br />

“Anyone who has a history<br />

in the area will recognize the<br />

Bentle, Simonson, Skidmore,<br />

and Ray surnames,”<br />

Mr. Bentle shared. “They<br />

are families who have occupied<br />

the area for over one<br />

hundred years.” The Miami Rangers<br />

played Texas Swing and enjoyed<br />

airtime on Cincinnati radio stations<br />

that were heard for hundreds of miles.<br />

State Implements<br />

Color-Coded COVID<br />

Rating System<br />

The State of Indiana has implemented<br />

a color-coded system for COVID-19<br />

restrictions. The system is based on<br />

the average scores of the number of<br />

weekly cases and the seven-day positivity<br />

rate. Every Wednesday, counties<br />

in Indiana are assigned a color rating.<br />

Targeted restrictions are based upon the<br />

colors assigned.<br />

The color assignment parameters are:<br />

BLUE- The county has a point score<br />

of below 1.0 when percent positivity<br />

and new cases per 100,000 residents<br />

are combined. Community spread<br />

levels are low.<br />

YELLOW- The county has a point<br />

score of 1.0 to 1.5 when percent<br />

positivity and new cases per 100,000<br />

residents are combined. Community<br />

spread levels are moderate.<br />

ORANGE- The county has a point<br />

score of 2.0 to 2.5 when percent<br />

positivity and new cases per 100,000<br />

residents are combined. Community<br />

spread is approaching high levels.<br />

These requirements are in effect when<br />

a county reaches the orange metric and<br />

remain until a county moves to yellow<br />

or blue for two straight weeks.<br />

RED- The county has a point score<br />

of 3.0 or higher when percent positivity<br />

and new cases per 100,000 residents<br />

are combined. Very high positivity and<br />

community spread. When a county is<br />

in the red metric, these requirements<br />

remain in effect until the metric has returned<br />

to orange or lower for two weeks.<br />

Visit goBEACONnews.com for<br />

updated restriction parameters. See<br />

www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm for<br />

county color ratings.<br />

Southeast Indiana- Rich in Decades of Music History<br />

The Dukes members Kenzie Bentle, Bright;<br />

Mike Etter, Cincinnati; David Kling, West<br />

Harrison;Kenny Conrad, Logan; Steve Fox,<br />

Guilford. (Photo courtesy of Kenzie Bentle)<br />

They performed at Music Hall which<br />

at the time was a big deal for the country<br />

music genre. They played with<br />

Cowboy Copas, fiddler Natchee<br />

Continued on page 4A<br />

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Page 2A THE BEACON January 20<strong>21</strong><br />

By<br />

Tamara<br />

Taylor<br />

It All Ads Up...<br />

It’s December already (no,<br />

it can’t be!). Holidays, baking,<br />

gatherings, and SNOW!<br />

Okay, a little wishful thinking<br />

on my part.<br />

This year has been quite a<br />

ride, driven so much by the<br />

numbers- testing, political<br />

results, the financial market.<br />

My outlook has been<br />

described as the “BEACON<br />

Spin” by those near and dear.<br />

I am blessed to be able to find<br />

something positive for almost<br />

everything that has happened<br />

in my life. So let’s talk about<br />

what has been positive about<br />

this year.<br />

We have probably all said,<br />

“Our lives are so busy!”<br />

Electronics keep us “connected”<br />

all day, every day (not<br />

a good thing, in my opinion.)<br />

The current state of affairs (I<br />

refuse to say the C-word!) has<br />

given us a few hidden gifts.<br />

First, we are slowing down.<br />

No running from soccer<br />

practice to piano lessons, then<br />

rushing home for stressful<br />

homework and a quick bite<br />

before heading to bed. Ah, the<br />

memories of these schedules<br />

make me appreciate a less<br />

hectic pace.<br />

All of my life, my mantra<br />

has been that almost anything<br />

can be solved with communication.<br />

“He said, she said,”<br />

doesn’t solve a darn thing except<br />

for possibly exacerbating<br />

the situation. So many concerns<br />

can be solved by simply<br />

talking directly to one another.<br />

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The <strong>Beacon</strong> is an independent<br />

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distribution in Dearborn, Ripley,<br />

Franklin and Ohio Counties in<br />

Indiana and Harrison, Ohio.<br />

Published since 1994.<br />

<strong>Beacon</strong> News, Inc.<br />

PO Box 4022<br />

Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025.<br />

Member:<br />

Dearborn County<br />

Chamber of Commerce,<br />

Ripley County<br />

Chamber of Commerce,<br />

Bright Area Business Association,<br />

Batesville Chamber<br />

of Commerce<br />

We now have the time to do<br />

just that. Yes, I know that tensions<br />

are high, and we may all<br />

be going a little stir crazy at<br />

home, but we certainly have<br />

more opportunity to stop and<br />

chat with one another. While<br />

you can choose to do this<br />

electronically, so much can be<br />

gained by actually speaking<br />

to one and other. Think about<br />

voice inflection, eye rolls, and<br />

flat out giggles. They add A<br />

LOT to conversations!<br />

My very dear uncle instilled<br />

in me the importance<br />

of having no regrets. And<br />

I have taken that to heart. I<br />

have made a conscious effort<br />

to communicate with those<br />

I love about how important<br />

they are to me. Whether they<br />

listen or not, well, that’s another<br />

story. I find great peace<br />

in the fact that I made the<br />

effort and have no regrets. So<br />

many relationships are damaged<br />

by misconceptions and<br />

miscommunication. Another<br />

lesson- never assume.<br />

During this holiday season,<br />

please don’t let the numbers<br />

given by the news media get<br />

you down. Always check the<br />

facts. Leaving out small details<br />

like total percentages or<br />

an increase in total testing can<br />

be very misleading.<br />

I cannot encourage you<br />

enough to reach out to your<br />

family, friends, and neighbors<br />

in the coming days. Make that<br />

holiday spirit work for you.<br />

Mend fences, make someone<br />

smile, clear up misconceptions.<br />

You don’t want to have<br />

any regrets.<br />

One of our neighbors has<br />

gone above and beyond in<br />

communicating with his<br />

friends and neighbors. For<br />

most of his life, Dillsboro<br />

resident Charles Baker has<br />

worked tirelessly in so many<br />

facets of our community. I<br />

recently became aware of<br />

Mr. Baker’s dedication to the<br />

voting process and all of the<br />

volunteers that are needed to<br />

make everything run smoothly.<br />

For almost a decade, Mr.<br />

Baker has been diligent in his<br />

quest to gather civic-minded<br />

individuals to be poll workers<br />

and volunteers who work<br />

behind the scenes during an<br />

election. These volunteers<br />

include those who handle<br />

absentee ballots, canvas area<br />

for those who can’t make it to<br />

the polls, and work at satellite<br />

polling places. Poll workers<br />

are also needed as election<br />

sheriffs, poll clerks and assistants,<br />

precinct poll judges,<br />

precinct poll inspectors, you<br />

get the picture. A LOT of<br />

volunteers.<br />

Gayle Pennington, Dearborn<br />

County Clerk, shared,<br />

“We are very grateful for<br />

all of Mr. Baker’s work.<br />

His efforts are invaluable in<br />

making the election process<br />

run smoothly in Dearborn<br />

County.”<br />

Charles Baker<br />

When I began asking about<br />

Mr. Baker and his involvement<br />

in the community, I<br />

learned so many things from<br />

his friends and neighbors<br />

going back to his youth. I<br />

was told he is an unbeatable<br />

checker player, so be sure to<br />

ask him for a game and try<br />

your luck!<br />

Mr. Baker is a lay speaker<br />

for area churches, filling in<br />

at a moment’s notice when a<br />

pastor isn’t available, Even<br />

more impressive is that he<br />

is versed to accommodate a<br />

wide array of religions.<br />

Mr. Baker is also a longtime<br />

member of the Dillsboro<br />

Volunteer Fire Department.<br />

And that wasn’t a typo- he is<br />

STILL a volunteer. Yes, he<br />

is eighty. No, his age hasn’t<br />

slowed him down one bit!<br />

Every time the alarm sounds,<br />

Mr. Baker can be found on the<br />

truck or at the scene, directing<br />

traffic and filling in wherever<br />

he is needed. He is probably<br />

not bedding hose anymore,<br />

but the men half his age no<br />

longer do that!<br />

Recently Charlie Baker<br />

joined four of his fellow<br />

neighbors on the Dillsboro<br />

Town Council. He wasted no<br />

time becoming as prepared<br />

as he could be for the responsibility.<br />

He went to the<br />

town hall to acquire financial<br />

records, minutes of past meetings,<br />

and copies of ordinances<br />

and zoning laws. Needless to<br />

say, the future of Dillsboro is<br />

being well-planned.<br />

Mr. Baker is described as<br />

being astute and driven by<br />

common sense. He is methodical<br />

and thorough in his<br />

approach.<br />

Some may know Charles<br />

Baker as Wanda’s husband<br />

or father of Bruce and Jay.<br />

Others may know him as the<br />

barber that cut their hair for<br />

years. I simply know that Mr.<br />

Baker is a man who gives<br />

selflessly and makes our community<br />

a better place.<br />

Thank you for all that you<br />

do, Charles Baker.<br />

In closing, I wish each and<br />

every one of you a healthy<br />

and happy holiday season. Be<br />

sure to look for the positive.<br />

As a very dear friend pointed<br />

out concerning the new year,<br />

“In God we trust.”<br />

Indiana’s “Purple Paint” Law Marks the Spot<br />

Hunting season is in full<br />

force throughout Indiana.<br />

With that comes those who<br />

know no boundaries- literally.<br />

As shocking as it may be<br />

to some, not every landowner<br />

wants people hunting on<br />

their property. Reasons vary<br />

from personal to concerns<br />

about liability and all areas<br />

in between. In today’s world,<br />

property lines are not always<br />

clearly marked. Fences and<br />

fence posts deteriorate when<br />

no longer maintained. “No<br />

Trespassing” signs can be<br />

easily damaged or stolen<br />

through the years. And some<br />

hunters sometimes forget to<br />

ask permission to cross onto<br />

a person’s property to hunt.<br />

Property owners will no<br />

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longer have to spend time and<br />

money building and maintaining<br />

fences or maintaining<br />

posted signs around the<br />

perimeter of their property.<br />

Indiana House Representative<br />

David Wolkins left office<br />

in November 2020, but his<br />

work and foresight continue.<br />

He authored House Bill 1233<br />

which, among a menagerie<br />

of other unrelated things,<br />

“Provides, for purposes of<br />

the statute defining the offense<br />

of criminal trespass as<br />

knowingly or intentionally<br />

entering real property after<br />

having been denied entry, that<br />

a property owner may “deny<br />

entry” to property by placing<br />

purple marks on trees or posts<br />

around the property.”<br />

According to the bill, each<br />

purple mark must be readily<br />

visible to any person<br />

approaching the property and<br />

must be placed:<br />

(A) on a tree:<br />

(i) as a vertical line of at<br />

least eight (8) inches in length<br />

and with the bottom of the<br />

mark at least three (3) feet<br />

and not more than five (5) feet<br />

from the ground; and<br />

(ii) not more than one hundred<br />

(100) feet from the<br />

nearest other marked tree;<br />

or<br />

(B) on a post:<br />

(i) with the mark covering<br />

at least the top two (2) inches<br />

of the post, and with the<br />

bottom of the mark at least<br />

three (3) feet and not more<br />

than five (5) feet six (6)<br />

inches from the ground; and<br />

(ii) not more than thirtysix<br />

(36) feet from the nearest<br />

other marked post; and<br />

(2) before a purple mark<br />

that would be visible from<br />

both sides of a fence shared<br />

by different property owners<br />

or lessees may be applied, all<br />

of the owners or lessees of<br />

the properties must agree to<br />

post the properties with purple<br />

marks under subsection (c)(4)<br />

So get out that paint this fall<br />

and add a little color to the<br />

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What is it?<br />

Last month’s item was<br />

an 80-column keypunch<br />

card. The cards were<br />

originally used in punchedcard<br />

tabulating and sorting<br />

machines. Designed by<br />

Herman Hollerith, the<br />

founder of what became<br />

IBM, these cards dominated<br />

the computing industry for<br />

almost one hundred years. In<br />

Last month:<br />

keypunch card<br />

1967 over 260 billion cards were used in the United States<br />

alone, an average of 1300 for each American. Keypunch<br />

cards were the primary means for writing programs,<br />

storing data, running payroll, and issuing checks.<br />

Frank N. Savage, Greendale, wrote, “The item displayed<br />

in the December Issue is a Keypunch Data Entry Card.<br />

They were used as a source item for a new report<br />

processing methodology for management control. One of<br />

the projects I had as a Method Engineer was to convert<br />

our manual production reporting system from manual to<br />

compute. That was during the days of the IBM 1401K<br />

computer, later replaced by Honeywell’s 200 Tape Drive.<br />

Even then, computers were becoming smaller, so now they<br />

are pocket-sized.” A side note- Mr. Savage is 99.<br />

Jean Miller, Yorkville, used the IBM keypunch cards in<br />

1949. A correct answer was also sent by Margaret Stewart.<br />

Ruth Ann Siefferman Schlemmer, Bright, shared, “I<br />

worked at Union Central Life Insurance in Cincinnati,<br />

Ohio, where I worked on an IBM keypunch machine<br />

which used or created the card shown in this month’s<br />

<strong>Beacon</strong>. I married Ray Schlemmer while he was<br />

stationed in Sacramento, CA. There I also worked doing<br />

keypunching for the state of California. In 1954, my<br />

husband was sent to Korea and I returned to Bright. Union<br />

Central called me to come back to work and I once again<br />

worked on the keypunch machine. The cards can contain<br />

lots of information. It was very interesting.”<br />

“You have to be 60 something to remember the IBM<br />

punch cards. Predecessor to today’s PCs. The machines to<br />

process were huge,” said Mark Miller, Hidden Valley.<br />

“It depends on who you talk to. It is either a “data”<br />

card, “punch” card, or an “IBM” card,” said Mike<br />

Patterson, Lawrenceburg. IBM was the leader in the<br />

industry for making machines to read or interpret them.<br />

“An entry person keyed in data that punched a hole in the<br />

corresponding area. Then the card was read and gave you a<br />

print out of all the accumulated data.<br />

Other correct answers were submitted by Dennis<br />

Gilmour, Rising Sun; Bill Roleson, Brookville; Lana<br />

Melton, Dillsboro; Marlene Graf, Dover; Robert Hill,<br />

Dillsboro, IN, and Beverly Hahn, Lawrenceburg;<br />

RoseMary Hoffmeier, Guilford; Kent Smith, West Harrison;<br />

Carol Morton, Brookville, and Tom Steuver, Bright.<br />

Upon further investigation, we discovered that the<br />

use of the punch card is far from over. Users include the<br />

automotive industry, the Government Printing Office<br />

(remember the dangling chad of 2000?), and industries<br />

mandated to have non-digital archival storage. Some<br />

punch-card systems would be so costly to upgrade<br />

with rewiring and new computer systems that the data<br />

transmission would be too costly. And... they can’t be<br />

hacked.<br />

Who knew.<br />

This month’s item was submitted by Jean Asher. It<br />

has a sculptural quality yet still is handy to have around.<br />

Please e-mail your guesses along with your name and the<br />

community in which you live to editor@goBEACONnews.<br />

com by Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.<br />

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Public Safety is Priority in County Upgrades<br />

Continued from page 1A<br />

Act to cover such unforeseen<br />

expenses. The Commissioners<br />

and administration for the<br />

county saw the necessity to<br />

upgrade several elements of<br />

their long term maintenance<br />

plan at a faster rate than budgeted.<br />

For example, laptops<br />

had to be purchased and<br />

upgraded for those employees<br />

who were telecommuting. The<br />

need for increased technical<br />

support resulted in unforeseen<br />

expenses as well.<br />

A change in the lighting<br />

throughout the county campuses<br />

has been a cost-cutting<br />

goal that has been previously<br />

planned for a future upgrade.<br />

However, with the added<br />

health benefit of touchless<br />

fixtures and the availability<br />

of CARES Act funding, that<br />

vision is becoming a reality<br />

faster than one could have<br />

hoped. Smart fixtures will replace<br />

older, outdated fixtures,<br />

saving energy with the use of<br />

touchless motion sensors and<br />

the installation of more efficient<br />

lamps. The use of these<br />

fixtures will also allow for consideration<br />

of available daylight<br />

and greater control of power<br />

usage. Most fixtures carry a<br />

five-year warranty, with some<br />

extending out to ten years.<br />

Restroom facilities were<br />

also on the list of upgrades for<br />

future consideration. However,<br />

the COVID situation<br />

has sped up the timetable for<br />

the installation of touchless<br />

fixtures throughout the county<br />

campuses. These upgrades<br />

will result in a reduction in<br />

water consumption while creating<br />

a safer environment with<br />

touchless activation sensors.<br />

The county has implemented<br />

a daily procedure of<br />

disinfecting county buildings<br />

with handheld disinfectant<br />

foggers. Cleaning manually<br />

on a daily basis would be<br />

virtually impossible. The foggers<br />

turn disinfectant liquid<br />

into aerosols to be applied for<br />

surface disinfection. The cost<br />

incurred for this procedure<br />

is being covered under the<br />

CARES Act.<br />

The county recently purchased<br />

and installed automatic<br />

temperature scanners. Integrated<br />

software allows monitoring<br />

of the temperatures of<br />

those entering the facility.<br />

Another cost that has been<br />

recently incurred and is<br />

covered under the CARES<br />

act is the contracted services<br />

for Pictometry. This service<br />

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imagery at the property level.<br />

The process is fully automated<br />

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with appropriate metadata.<br />

Authorized users can log into<br />

the Pictometry-hosted image<br />

library via the web. Advanced<br />

training will be provided by<br />

those in the county who will<br />

be using the system. All of the<br />

information will be gathered<br />

without risking employee<br />

exposure from site visits.<br />

Pictometry will also be<br />

beneficial to law enforcement,<br />

emergency responders, and<br />

the 911 operators who provide<br />

information to them. The contract<br />

negotiated by the County<br />

Commissioners includes<br />

disaster coverage imagery at<br />

no additional cost.<br />

While the foresight of the<br />

Commissioners has made the<br />

expediency of these projects<br />

possible via funding from<br />

the CARES Act, many more<br />

projects loom on the horizon.<br />

The roofs on both the EMS<br />

building and the county garage<br />

will need to be replaced<br />

soon. Mechanical equipment<br />

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throughout the complexes is<br />

reaching its projected end of<br />

life, replacement costs must<br />

be budgeted. These items<br />

include boilers, chillers,<br />

pumps, coil unit and ventilator<br />

replacements located in<br />

the administration building<br />

and the juvenile center.<br />

A geothermal system for<br />

the jail has been researched<br />

revealing long-term projected<br />

costs savings. The geothermal<br />

system is highly efficient for<br />

HVAC systems by using aquifers<br />

of varying depths below<br />

ground to maintain consistent<br />

temperatures.<br />

As Dearborn County moves<br />

into a new year, the foresight<br />

and planning of community<br />

leaders will ease the burden<br />

of building maintenance for<br />

years to come.<br />

Downtown Lawrenceburg’s<br />

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The pavilion offers a protective roof over the rink,<br />

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Music Legends- It All Started with High School Band<br />

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The Indian, Eddy Arnold, and<br />

other national entertainers<br />

passing through the city.<br />

The band flourished and remained<br />

a priority for its hardworking<br />

members who each<br />

had their day jobs until World<br />

War II crashed the party.<br />

Kenzie Bentle played the<br />

drums for the first time when<br />

he was in fourth grade, and<br />

the rest, as they say, is history!<br />

His love for the drums<br />

continued as he played for his<br />

brother’s band, The Harmony<br />

Lads, from 1957-1960. Charlie<br />

Green, the band director at<br />

North Dearborn High School,<br />

asked Mr. Bentle to take the<br />

place of Tom Lane of Tom<br />

and The Dukes when Mr.<br />

Lane joined the army.<br />

Mr. Bentle shares “I was<br />

thrilled but didn’t have a<br />

driver’s license yet and had<br />

to con my parents or someone<br />

into taking me and my<br />

drums to the job at first, but<br />

I was determined!” Sadly,<br />

Tom Lane was later killed in<br />

France during his service.<br />

From 1965 to 1971 Mr.<br />

Bentle played in The Dukes,<br />

a band he formed with fellow<br />

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Not pictured, but original members: Steve Fox, Guilford;<br />

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North Dearborn graduates<br />

Steve Fox, David Kling,<br />

Kenny Conrad, and David<br />

Helfer. Mr. Bentle played the<br />

drums and sang background<br />

vocals.<br />

Later Nick Ullrich and<br />

Willie Childers, both from<br />

Aurora, joined the band. This<br />

time also coincided with Mr.<br />

Bentle’s time spent in basic<br />

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Bentle embarked upon was<br />

the show band, Cops and<br />

Robbers, where he continued<br />

playing the drums, singing,<br />

and even playing a little bit<br />

of trumpet. Cops and Robbers<br />

played in different night<br />

clubs around Cincinnati and<br />

Northern Kentucky. Luck was<br />

struck when an agent scouting<br />

talent in one of those clubs<br />

discovered the band, which<br />

led to them signing with a national<br />

agency out of Buffalo,<br />

New York!<br />

Mr. Bentle took a break<br />

from teaching at Moores Hill<br />

High School to hit the road<br />

with his band.<br />

Cops and Robbers toured<br />

all over the United States and<br />

spent as many as forty-eight<br />

out of the fifty-two weeks in<br />

a year on the road. Mr. Bentle<br />

reflects on that exciting time,<br />

“As for the professional musician<br />

part of my career, I feel so<br />

The Miami Rangers performed in 1936 at Music Hall in<br />

Cincinnati.. Front- Stanley Ray, G. Wilson Bentle. Middle-<br />

Elbert Bentle, Chess Simonson. Back- Ike Skidmore.<br />

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East Central High School Band’s pre game performance<br />

at Riverfront Stadium, April 1st. 1996. After marching in<br />

the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade they would often<br />

do a show on the field and end with The Star Spangled<br />

Banner. A prominent vocalist sang with them. Quite an<br />

impressive moment. (Photo courtesy of Kenzie Bentle)<br />

lucky to have had the opportunity.<br />

To be able to walk on<br />

stage and create moments that<br />

people can relate to and enjoy<br />

is truly amazing. Now when<br />

I see and hear a student doing<br />

it, that smile and feeling I had<br />

as a teacher comes back to<br />

me again and again.” In fact,<br />

Mr. Bentle followed in the<br />

footsteps of his band teacher,<br />

Charlie Green, as both graduated<br />

from the prestigious College<br />

Conservatory of Music at<br />

the University of Cincinnati.<br />

In 2001 the Southeastern<br />

Indiana Musicians Association<br />

(SEIMA) was founded by<br />

nine local musicians. The<br />

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And the Beat Goes On... From Southeast Indiana<br />

The Dukes David Kling, West Harrison; Kenny Conrad, Logan; Kenzie Bentle, Bright;<br />

David Helfer, Guilford; Steve Fox, Guilford. (Photo courtesy of Kenzie Bentle)<br />

The Renegades- Steve Ludwig, Steve Gulasky, Brian<br />

Noble, Russell Griffith, Randy Peak. (Photo courtesy of<br />

Brian Noble)<br />

Brian Noble with Eddie<br />

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Continued from page 4A<br />

nonprofit organization honors<br />

the top local musicians in<br />

Dearborn, Ripley, Franklin,<br />

Ohio, and Switzerland counties,<br />

thus the name Southeastern<br />

Indiana Musician’s Hall<br />

of Fame. SEIMA also strives<br />

to highlight our area’s deep<br />

musical heritage. Charlie<br />

Green was inducted into the<br />

Hall of Fame in 2003 and<br />

Kenzie Bentle was inducted<br />

in 2018. The SEIMA board<br />

is comprised of local musicians<br />

and reviews public<br />

nominations for the Hall of<br />

Fame. Since its inception,<br />

one hundred thirty-three area<br />

musicians have been recognized.<br />

SEIMA is dedicated to<br />

promoting music awareness,<br />

appreciation, and education.<br />

Mr. Bentle explains, “The Association<br />

will be starting the<br />

SEIMA PROJECT in 20<strong>21</strong>,<br />

with this project, we will be<br />

giving cash awards and performance<br />

opportunities to up<br />

and coming young musicians<br />

in our area.”<br />

The fact that both Charlie<br />

Green and Kenzie Bentle<br />

inspired their students is evident<br />

since many of them got<br />

their start in the high school<br />

band. Brian Biggin Noble, a<br />

member of the outlaw country<br />

southern rock band, The<br />

Renegades, was a 1991 East<br />

Central High School graduate.<br />

He was part of the “Marching<br />

Three Hundred,” a term<br />

coined to describe the East<br />

Central High School Band in<br />

its hay day under the direction<br />

of Mr. Bentle. The East Central<br />

High School band was so<br />

popular that they led the way<br />

in the Findlay Market Opening<br />

Day Parade and played<br />

large rallies for thousands of<br />

people on Fountain Square.<br />

Mr. Noble, a self-taught musician,<br />

plays guitar and trumpet<br />

and is the lead vocalist for his<br />

band. Renegades members<br />

include Russell Griffith on<br />

bass, Steve Ludwig on drums,<br />

Randy Peak lead guitar and<br />

harmonica, Steve Gulasy on<br />

sax, and Art Caddell on lead<br />

guitar. The Renegades got<br />

their start playing on a farm in<br />

Sunman in 1994. Twenty-six<br />

years later, they are stronger<br />

than ever and their following<br />

has exploded.<br />

The Renegades play all<br />

sorts of events in our area<br />

including festivals, dances,<br />

and benefits. The strong local<br />

following has led to greater<br />

opportunities as the national<br />

stage came calling. The<br />

likes of blues rock singersongwriter<br />

Delbert McClinton<br />

and southern rock band Molly<br />

Hatchett took notice and<br />

requested that The Renegades<br />

perform with them.<br />

Their big show came when<br />

The Renegades got on the<br />

bill with American rock<br />

band, Marshall Tucker and<br />

played a sold-out show to two<br />

thousand people at the famed<br />

Renfro Valley Entertainment<br />

Center in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.<br />

Amazingly half of that<br />

crowd were Renegades fans!<br />

The band’s national success<br />

led to artists encouraging<br />

the band to record their own<br />

song called “Pop’s Flag.”<br />

Whenever it is played at The<br />

Renegades’ show, it always<br />

receives a standing ovation.<br />

The song and a subsequent<br />

CD were recorded right here<br />

in Bright, Indiana. All of<br />

these years, The Renegades<br />

have kept the music of other<br />

artists alive. Having their<br />

song out there and the doors<br />

of the industry finally opened<br />

is amazing. When asked about<br />

the band’s favorite places to<br />

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have never met and making<br />

new fans is where it is at for<br />

sure. Not that all the great local<br />

shows and venues are not<br />

amazing because it has helped<br />

groom us to what we have<br />

become today, but touching<br />

someone new is priceless.”<br />

This year was set to be an<br />

action-packed year for the<br />

group, but that all changed.<br />

The Renegades are a resilient<br />

bunch and aren’t giving up.<br />

They are working hard behind<br />

the scenes and soon they will<br />

be back out there better than<br />

ever! The rest of the world<br />

is busy discovering what we<br />

locals have always known.<br />

Brian Biggin Noble was<br />

inducted into the Southeastern<br />

Indiana Musician’s Hall of<br />

Fame in 2017.<br />

Who would have ever<br />

dreamed that small town USA<br />

would have such a glorious<br />

and rich history of music<br />

flowing through its veins.<br />

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night to watch the cool kids<br />

in the band literally bring<br />

down the house! (They paved<br />

paradise and put up a parking<br />

lot…) No matter how far they<br />

have gone, these musicians<br />

have never forgotten their<br />

roots or the people who supported<br />

them.<br />

And as we all know, our<br />

area is not like others with our<br />

strong sense of community<br />

and purpose. Mr. Bentle said<br />

it best, “I always viewed it<br />

as many individuals working<br />

together to accomplish something<br />

great. My band director,<br />

Charlie Green had done the<br />

same. Everyone contributed<br />

something. My job was to<br />

provide the opportunities for<br />

success. Then, just loosen<br />

the reins and let them create.<br />

So many of them found out<br />

so much about themselves in<br />

the process. So many times,<br />

with my back to the audience,<br />

I was smiling in amazement<br />

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Friendship Helps<br />

Children’s Advocacy<br />

Center<br />

Friendship Insurance recently<br />

made a donation to the<br />

Children’s Advocacy Center<br />

of Southeastern Indiana.<br />

“We are excited to make<br />

this contribution,” said Tom<br />

Lewis, Friendship Insurance<br />

Sales Manager. “The<br />

Child Advocacy Center does<br />

tremendous work to help kids<br />

dealing with abuse, neglect, or<br />

assault. It’s our honor to help<br />

out.”<br />

Members of the President’s<br />

Club usually gather from<br />

around the state for an annual<br />

banquet where milestones and<br />

successes are celebrated. This<br />

year, members were offered<br />

monetary gifts to share with<br />

one of their local nonprofit<br />

organizations since they were<br />

unable to gather in person<br />

this year. Mr. Lewis immediately<br />

knew that he wanted to<br />

give these funds to the CAC<br />

making an impact throughout<br />

Southeastern Indiana and<br />

headquartered in his hometown<br />

of Dillsboro.<br />

Mr. Lewis presented the<br />

check to the CAC Associate<br />

Director Kelly Bridges. Mrs.<br />

Bridges shared information<br />

Tom Lewis, Friendship Insurance Sales Manager, presents<br />

donation to Kelly Bridges, Associate Director of the<br />

Children’s Advocacy Center.<br />

about their in-school presentations,<br />

important connections<br />

made with children<br />

there, and how they have<br />

been able to assist more children<br />

now that school is back<br />

in session.<br />

Ivy Tech<br />

Honors Instructor<br />

Margaret Stewart<br />

Ivy Tech Community College<br />

recently awarded the<br />

tenth annual Gerald I. Lamkin<br />

Award, named after the<br />

former Ivy Tech President, to<br />

recognize an adjunct faculty<br />

member who exhibits excellence<br />

in instruction and<br />

represents the mission of the<br />

College.<br />

Margaret Stewart, an instructor<br />

for Lawrenceburg’s<br />

campus, was a recipient of<br />

this year’s award. Mrs. Stewart<br />

began her career at Ivy<br />

Tech in the spring of 2000 and<br />

has taught courses ranging<br />

from Basic Skills through Finite<br />

Skills and Statistics. She<br />

currently teaches Quantitative<br />

Reasoning.<br />

“I’m very appreciative of<br />

Margaret’s twenty years of<br />

service to the students at our<br />

Lawrenceburg and Batesville<br />

campuses. Margaret served<br />

as the Vice-Chancellor of<br />

Student Services for the<br />

Legacy Southeast Region<br />

until her retirement in 2014<br />

and has continued serving Ivy<br />

Tech students as an adjunct<br />

professor in our Math Department.<br />

She’s highly deserving<br />

of this prestigious award for<br />

her many years of service to<br />

Ivy Tech.” said Mark Graver,<br />

Chancellor of Ivy Tech’s<br />

Lawrenceburg campus.<br />

“Margaret takes a genuine<br />

interest in all students and<br />

encourages them to reach<br />

their maximum potential both<br />

in the classroom and in their<br />

lives. She has also been an<br />

incredible mentor to many<br />

faculty and staff at Ivy Tech,”<br />

said Matthew B. Probst,<br />

Vice-Chancellor of Academic<br />

Affairs.<br />

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POW-MIA bracelets worn by the family of Pete Peterson.<br />

By P.G. Gentrup<br />

Sometimes I receive phone<br />

calls from some really nice<br />

people like Alice Bessler<br />

Peterson, the widow of Pete<br />

Peterson. She has lived all<br />

of her life in Lawrenceburg,<br />

and her parents were Lou and<br />

Helen Bessler.<br />

Alice told me about two<br />

POW-MIA bracelets from<br />

the Vietnam War that she and<br />

her daughter had worn for<br />

years. She didn’t know what<br />

to do with them, so I told her<br />

I would love to have them to<br />

display at the museum at the<br />

old Carnegie Library in Rising<br />

Sun.<br />

58,318 names are on the<br />

Vietnam Veterans Memorial<br />

in Washington, DC including<br />

the POW-MIA names that are<br />

designated with a cross.<br />

The two names on the<br />

bracelets are Captain James<br />

Cutter and Lieutenant Ralph<br />

Foulks.<br />

Capt. James Dickinson<br />

Cutter was an Air Force Pilot<br />

who was shot down over<br />

North Vietnam on Feb. 17,<br />

1972, while flying his F105G.<br />

He was captured and became<br />

a Prisoner of War (POW)<br />

in North Vietnam until his<br />

release on March 28, 1973.<br />

On that date, he and 39 other<br />

POW’s were released to come<br />

home to the USA. Capt. Dickinson<br />

was captured when his<br />

105 was shot down by a surface<br />

to air (SAM) missile. He<br />

was originally held prisoner<br />

at the Hanoi Hilton but was<br />

moved to the Zoo along with<br />

his backseat pilot, Kenneth<br />

Fraser.<br />

Lt. Foulks, (nicknamed<br />

Skip), was a Navy pilot assigned<br />

to the Attack Squadron<br />

163 aboard the aircraft carrier<br />

USS ORISKANY. On Jan. 5,<br />

1968, flying his A4E Skyhawk,<br />

he was shot down over<br />

North Vietnam. He was listed<br />

as MIA (Missing in Action)<br />

until April 30, 1994, when his<br />

remains were finally recovered<br />

and identified. The cross<br />

(MIA) on the WALL was<br />

changed to a star (KIA). He is<br />

buried at Barrancas National<br />

Cemetery in Pensacola, FL.<br />

Lt. Foulks’ name can be found<br />

on the WALL in Washington,<br />

DC on Panel 33E, Line 047.<br />

He was awarded the Purple<br />

Heart, Air Medal with several<br />

oak leaf clusters, National<br />

Defense Service Medal, and<br />

Vietnam Service and Campaign<br />

medals.<br />

Originally 2500 were listed<br />

as MIA in the Vietnam War.<br />

Today some remains have<br />

been identified, but approximately<br />

one thousand three<br />

hundred are still unaccounted<br />

for. You may see a display<br />

honoring the POW-MIA warriors<br />

from the Vietnam War.<br />

Take a moment to pause and<br />

say a prayer that their remains<br />

will be found and returned<br />

to the USA and their families.<br />

May they rest in eternal<br />

peace.<br />

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Southeastern Indiana Makes Its Mark in the Film Industry<br />

hat's<br />

By Laura Keller Happening In tended the School for Creative<br />

The Greater ST. Cincinnati LEONarea<br />

and Performing Arts in Cincinnati<br />

and the Northern Ken-<br />

is well-known to serve as the<br />

primary setting of many By movies.<br />

Since 1980, more Donna than majored in costume design.<br />

tucky University where she<br />

Davidson<br />

fifty films have been made in Hannah started her career in<br />

the Greater Cincinnati Community area, theater and the fashion industry<br />

before moving into the<br />

according to the Film Correspondent Commission<br />

of Cincinnati. Some<br />

of the movies may not have<br />

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earned accolades from movie<br />

Wcritics, but the highest-ranked<br />

Cincinnati hat's film is one of the<br />

oldest Happening – and my favorite In – on<br />

the list: BRIGHT<br />

Rain Man.<br />

If southeastern Indiana is<br />

considered the By Greater Cincinnati<br />

area, the count Debby of movies<br />

filmed in the region Stutz recently<br />

increased by one. In September<br />

Community<br />

2020, a movie Correspondent<br />

was filmed in<br />

the New Alsace and Yorkville<br />

areas, in addition to a few<br />

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scenes filmed in Cincinnati.<br />

Hannabelle (Hannah) Farrell,<br />

a former Yorkville resident,<br />

served as the executive<br />

S<br />

producer for On BEACON Location, an<br />

old-school, low-budget horror<br />

film. On Location is about six<br />

friends who start a business,<br />

SCENE<br />

providing guided tours to<br />

the shooting locations of the<br />

world’s most famous horror By<br />

films, until they find a Jack spot<br />

where the horror is real. Zoller<br />

Growing up, Hannah at-<br />

PORTS<br />

beaconsports<br />

@live.com<br />

On Location during filming<br />

in Yorkville.<br />

film industry five years ago.<br />

Hannah began experiencing<br />

burnout working in costuming<br />

and started searching for<br />

a career change. She helped<br />

a friend, writer/director Jeff<br />

Seemann, with a script he<br />

was working on and soon she<br />

was learning about budgeting,<br />

workshop (how to improve<br />

a story), contracting, hiring,<br />

and how to run a film and<br />

discovered her passion. When<br />

Hannah learned that Jeff was<br />

struggling with a location to<br />

film the movie, her hometown<br />

immediately came to mind.<br />

Hannah and Jeff visited her<br />

father’s home, Dan Seevers,<br />

and Jeff knew it was the<br />

perfect location.<br />

Filming for On Location<br />

began in early September and<br />

lasted approximately three<br />

weeks. A few interesting facts<br />

about the filming locations:<br />

• The primary film location<br />

was Dan Seevers’ home and<br />

his family’s property, located<br />

along York Ridge Road<br />

between New Alsace and<br />

Yorkville.<br />

• Scenes were also filmed<br />

along Kuebel road, just south<br />

of Yorkville, and an old<br />

stone home located off North<br />

Dearborn road between New<br />

Alsace and Dover.<br />

• Three days of filming occurred<br />

in Cincinnati.<br />

Hannah said filming went<br />

smoothly, considering social<br />

distancing needed to be maintained.<br />

The Dearborn County<br />

Health Department was instrumental<br />

to help with testing (no<br />

positive cases). The Dearborn<br />

County Sheriff’s Department<br />

assisted with road closures and<br />

traffic control and the Miller-<br />

York Volunteer Fire Department<br />

observed during fire<br />

On Location filmed at the Seevers’ property in Yorkville.<br />

elements. Several actors and<br />

actresses in “On Location” are<br />

from the greater Cincinnati<br />

area and Hannah’s father Dan<br />

Seevers debuted in the film.<br />

While a premiere date has<br />

not been set, you may follow<br />

the “On Location” Facebook<br />

page (facebook.com/OnLocationMovie)<br />

to learn more<br />

about the film.<br />

The next time you are<br />

cruising through southeastern<br />

Indiana and think you see a<br />

film crew, chances are your<br />

eyes aren’t deceiving you!<br />

By<br />

Melanie<br />

Alexander<br />

I am sitting at the kitchen<br />

By<br />

counter this early Maxine and frosty<br />

morning with Klump thoughts of the<br />

upcoming winter holidays.<br />

Our family, like Community many<br />

Correspondent<br />

others, has modified plans<br />

for celebrations and I will<br />

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spend them my home with<br />

calls and video visits to both<br />

children and other families.<br />

Although I know how much<br />

I will miss sitting around the<br />

table with four generations,<br />

I recognize how blessed I<br />

am and the fact that we will<br />

celebrate future holidays.<br />

I determined that I would<br />

find at least one new way<br />

to celebrate each occasion.<br />

What will not change will be<br />

some of the dishes I will cook<br />

(adjusted for one person) on<br />

these days. The first recipe is<br />

one of my favorite breakfast<br />

treats. I will make an extra<br />

dish to be shared with my<br />

daughter, Maria, and her<br />

husband, Chris. The recipe<br />

was shared by another member<br />

of Providence Presbyterian<br />

Church and appeared in the<br />

cookbook published by the<br />

church in celebration of their<br />

180th anniversary.<br />

Oven French Toast<br />

1 baguette, sliced into ½- to<br />

¾-inch slices<br />

1 cup brown sugar<br />

½ cup butter, melted<br />

2 tablespoons light corn syrup<br />

¼ teaspoon cinnamon<br />

Butter a 9x13-inch baking<br />

dish. Mix melted butter,<br />

brown sugar, corn syrup, and<br />

cinnamon and spread evenly<br />

in the bottom of the baking<br />

dish. Place sliced bread in a<br />

single layer atop this mixture.<br />

Filling:<br />

6 eggs<br />

2 cups milk<br />

1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract<br />

Combine all ingredients<br />

and pour over bread. Cover<br />

and refrigerate overnight.<br />

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake<br />

uncovered for 30-35 minutes.<br />

Serve warm, flipping each<br />

portion over to expose the<br />

caramelized bottom of the<br />

casserole.<br />

Dust servings with<br />

confectioners’ sugar.<br />

Several years ago, Lee<br />

and I met with extended<br />

family in Wisconsin (where<br />

he grew up) for the annual<br />

family reunion. Following<br />

that event, we joined with<br />

his brother, Donald along<br />

with his wife, Rosalie,<br />

for a week-long journey<br />

throughout Wisconsin. We<br />

had a wonderful time visiting<br />

locations that the brothers<br />

determined were important<br />

parts of growing up in the<br />

Badger state.<br />

We ended our trip with<br />

a couple of days in Door<br />

County. Our lodgings in that<br />

beautiful area of the state<br />

were in a resort just outside<br />

Egg Harbor. The food was<br />

wonderful and featured the<br />

tart red cherries grown in that<br />

part of the state. This granola<br />

recipe is one that I will use to<br />

make small gifts to share with<br />

neighbors and friends.<br />

Cherry Hills Granola<br />

6 cups wheat flakes<br />

½ cup flaked coconut<br />

1 cup chopped or slivered<br />

almonds<br />

2 ½ cups oats<br />

(NOT microwave)<br />

2/3 cups sunflower seeds<br />

½ cup brown sugar<br />

¾ cups honey<br />

2 teaspoons vanilla extract<br />

1/3 cup sunflower oil<br />

1 ½ cups tart dried cherries<br />

Mix wheat flakes, coconut,<br />

almonds, oats, sunflower<br />

seeds, and brown sugar in<br />

a large bowl. Mix honey,<br />

vanilla, and sunflower oil.<br />

Heat and pour over the<br />

dry mix. Bake at 275°for<br />

15-20 minutes. Do not let<br />

the mixture get too brown.<br />

Remove and spread evenly<br />

over parchment or waxed<br />

paper or another clean<br />

surface. Allow to cool and<br />

then stir in cherries. Store in<br />

an air-tight container.<br />

Honda is hiring!<br />

Providing job opportunities<br />

for thousands of Hoosiers since our<br />

startup in 2008,<br />

we at Honda Manufacturing<br />

of Indiana (HMIN)<br />

are proud to be a part of your community.<br />

Our 2,500 associates come from many<br />

areas surrounding<br />

our plant in Greensburg, including the<br />

greater Indianapolis metro area.<br />

HMIN is currently hiring associates to<br />

work second shift production at our<br />

plant. Honda is committed to recruiting<br />

candidates from all backgrounds to<br />

become part of our team. The core of our<br />

philosophy is Respect for the Individual—a<br />

fundamental belief that each associate can<br />

explore and create his or her own dreams.<br />

To apply, please visit our website<br />

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job-opportunities#production<br />

(HMIN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Program employer.)<br />

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Boxes of Love<br />

By Mary-Alice Helms<br />

It’s an impressive sight.<br />

Nearly five hundred cheerful<br />

red-and-white-striped shoeboxes<br />

stacked in neat rows<br />

at the front of the sanctuary<br />

of the church. Boxes of<br />

shoes? In church?<br />

These are not ordinary<br />

shoeboxes, of course. At this<br />

time of year, boxes matching<br />

these can be seen in thousands<br />

of churches across the<br />

country. They won’t be staying<br />

in their resting places for<br />

long, however. And they are<br />

far from empty. Soon they<br />

will be loaded onto huge<br />

planes and jetted all over the<br />

world as a part of a gigantic<br />

project called “Operation<br />

Christmas Child”, an outreach<br />

of Franklin Graham’s<br />

Samaritan’s Purse. Franklin<br />

Graham is the son of the<br />

famous evangelist Dr. Billy<br />

Graham, and he has chosen<br />

to advance his father’s<br />

legacy by enabling caring<br />

Americans to provide Christmas<br />

gifts to the world’s poorest<br />

children. Most of these<br />

children live in the starkest<br />

of poverty and lack the basic<br />

necessities of life. Many<br />

have never received a gift in<br />

their impoverished lives.<br />

“Operation Christmas<br />

Child” was born in 1993,<br />

when a friend of Mr. Graham’s<br />

asked him to provide<br />

some help for the children<br />

living in Bosnia. This wartorn<br />

country had more than<br />

its share of children traumatized<br />

by years of war<br />

and poverty. These children<br />

seemed so lost and sad that<br />

he wrote to Mr. Graham<br />

about them.<br />

According to the Samaritan’s<br />

Purse website, the<br />

request somehow got lost in<br />

the shuffle of other concerns<br />

until it was repeated<br />

just a month or two before<br />

Christmas. In what was<br />

a miracle of organization<br />

and the opening of hearts,<br />

eleven thousand shoeboxes<br />

filled with toys and supplies<br />

were sent to the children in<br />

Bosnia. Since that first effort<br />

in 1993, more than one<br />

hundred seventy-eight million<br />

children in more than<br />

one hundred fifty countries<br />

have received an Operation<br />

Christmas Child shoebox.<br />

I remember the first year<br />

when our church became<br />

a part of the project. Our<br />

gifts were packed into actual<br />

shoeboxes, each of which<br />

we wrapped in colorful<br />

Christmas paper. As might<br />

be expected, the boxes<br />

were of different sizes and<br />

shapes; some sturdy and<br />

beautifully wrapped, others<br />

needing to be reinforced<br />

and rewrapped. As the effort<br />

became larger, I’m sure that<br />

the unevenness of the boxes<br />

caused headaches in packing<br />

into planes and transporting<br />

them. That’s when Samaritan’s<br />

Purse used some of<br />

its donated funds to supply<br />

sturdy, uniform boxes to participating<br />

groups. These containers<br />

come flattened, with<br />

no instructions for folding<br />

them properly into box form.<br />

I mention this little detail,<br />

being a person who is all<br />

thumbs and has absolutely<br />

no construction talents. For<br />

people like me, getting those<br />

flat pieces of cardboard into<br />

shape is a challenge.<br />

One would think that, after<br />

performing this task for so<br />

many years, those of us who<br />

are so challenged would<br />

remember how it is done.<br />

But, no!<br />

Fortunately, the contrary<br />

boxes do come together.<br />

There are always volunteers<br />

who will gladly assemble<br />

them for us if they are asked<br />

to do so. I am just as contrary<br />

and refuse to be defeated<br />

by an inanimate piece<br />

of cardboard!<br />

Each box carries with it a<br />

suggested list of items that<br />

are especially appreciated<br />

by children. Some things are<br />

prohibited due to possible<br />

leakage during transport or<br />

which might contribute to<br />

other problems. At first, candy<br />

was included among the<br />

gifts, but that has become a<br />

“no-no”. Melting chocolate<br />

is an obvious problem, but<br />

also to be considered were<br />

possible hazards to children<br />

with dietary problems, such<br />

as diabetes or food allergies.<br />

Included with each box is<br />

a label to be attached to the<br />

lid, identifying the contents<br />

as being meant for a boy or<br />

girl, and making sure that<br />

4 9 7<br />

8 7 4<br />

6 3<br />

5 1 9<br />

9 7 2<br />

5 4 1 3<br />

5 2 6<br />

2 4 8<br />

1 3<br />

Sudoku<br />

Sudoku is a logical puzzle game that may seem difficult at<br />

first glance, but actually it is not as hard as it looks! Fill a<br />

number in to every cell in the grid, using the numbers 1 to<br />

9. You can only use each number once in each row, each<br />

column, and in each of the 3×3 boxes. The solution can be<br />

found on our website www.goBEACONnews.com/print_<br />

edition. Click on the link for Sudoku and view the solution<br />

for this month and last. Good luck and have fun!<br />

the gifts are age-appropriate.<br />

People commonly start<br />

searching sales aisles all<br />

year to find the best buys on<br />

school items such as notebooks,<br />

pens, and colored<br />

markers as well as small<br />

toys and gadgets. Also popular<br />

are toothbrushes, bars of<br />

soap, and washcloths. I have<br />

wonderful memories of my<br />

small granddaughter taking<br />

great delight in helping to<br />

choose just the right gifts for<br />

each box we filled.<br />

In our parish, members<br />

Linda and Ross Hillman<br />

head the Shoebox campaign.<br />

Along with their volunteer<br />

helpers, they spend countless<br />

hours sorting and checking<br />

the boxes. For those who<br />

wish to donate but can’t do<br />

the shopping, Linda will<br />

take care of that for them.<br />

What a deal! Donations not<br />

only come from churches but<br />

other organizations. Also,<br />

empty boxes placed in businesses<br />

around town are filled<br />

and returned to the church.<br />

What happens to the shoeboxes<br />

once they are collected<br />

locally? They are taken<br />

to one of several distribution<br />

centers located around the<br />

country. There, thousands of<br />

volunteer workers carefully<br />

go over each box, ensuring<br />

that they are properly packed<br />

and do not contain unacceptable<br />

items. From these<br />

centers, huge semis haul the<br />

boxes to transport planes<br />

where the boxes are sent to<br />

countries all over the world.<br />

Many forms of transportation<br />

are used to see that<br />

children in even the remotest<br />

countries are not forgotten.<br />

On foot, by mule, bicycle,<br />

camel, llama, jeep- any<br />

means are used to get gifts<br />

to waiting children. Videos<br />

that would melt the hardest<br />

of hearts testify to the<br />

joy with which these small<br />

gifts are received. Picture<br />

thousands of smiling faces<br />

and eager hands reaching for<br />

those gifts from America.<br />

They truly are boxes of love!<br />

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FROM<br />

H ere<br />

By<br />

Ollie<br />

Roehm<br />

I’m missing a lot of things<br />

during the pandemic. I really<br />

miss my friends. I’d like to go<br />

to a movie, eat in a restaurant,<br />

go to a party, play a gig, take<br />

a little vacation, and do so<br />

many things that I’ve always<br />

taken for granted. But I’m<br />

68 years old and have health<br />

issues that are keeping me<br />

around the house most of the<br />

time until there is an available<br />

vaccine.<br />

My son and his wife just got<br />

a puppy and that makes me<br />

realize there is something else<br />

I really miss. I miss having<br />

a dog. There is no doubt that<br />

dealing with the pandemic<br />

would be a lot easier if we<br />

had a dog by our side.<br />

Our dog Mick left us about<br />

a year and a half ago. He was<br />

a big yellow lab and a real<br />

good feller.<br />

We loved him very much.<br />

About a month ago our<br />

daughter’s family lost their<br />

beloved boxer Layla. It was<br />

quite a blow because Layla<br />

was as sweet, obedient and<br />

loving as any dog I’ve ever<br />

known.<br />

The decision to put a dog<br />

or any animal down is about<br />

as gut-wrenching as it gets<br />

for most people, including<br />

Yours Truly. It’s so hard to tell<br />

how much pain an animal is<br />

experiencing.<br />

Consequently, many folks<br />

might wait too long to make<br />

the decision that needs to be<br />

made. I know I have a couple<br />

of times.<br />

I come by my love of canines<br />

quite honestly. Dad was<br />

a quail hunter and had English<br />

Setters while I was growing<br />

up in the ‘60s. He trained,<br />

boarded, bred, and sold them<br />

and had a solid reputation in<br />

the world of bird dogs. We<br />

had several kennels (that my<br />

brother and I had to keep<br />

clean) and there were times<br />

we had more than 25 dogs<br />

in them. There was usually<br />

a house dog too. During my<br />

childhood we had a cocker<br />

spaniel (Blondie) and a beagle<br />

(Chris). Later there was a<br />

Brittany spaniel mix (Nookie)<br />

who was the smartest dog in<br />

the history of dogs.<br />

After we were married and<br />

raising kids it was always a<br />

given in our house that we<br />

would have a dog. We believed<br />

that kids can learn a<br />

great deal from having a pet.<br />

We had hamsters, gerbils,<br />

fish, guinea pigs and cats<br />

through the years. But the<br />

dog was always the pet that<br />

got the most attention and<br />

love. Through the years we<br />

had Freckles, Duke, Lizzy,<br />

Sam, and Natty. Some of<br />

them were smart, some not<br />

so much. Some were pretty<br />

and a couple were downright<br />

homely. Some minded us, and<br />

some were incorrigible. But<br />

the kids loved them all and,<br />

truth be told, so did my wife<br />

and I.<br />

I’m not sure what it is<br />

about a dog. Why do people<br />

love them so much? Perhaps<br />

it’s because most dogs love<br />

people so much. A dog’s love<br />

is, by and large, unconditional<br />

if you take food out of the<br />

equation.<br />

Dogs have faith in us. They<br />

want to be with us, they want<br />

to please us and they want our<br />

affirmation.<br />

I really miss all that.<br />

Lead the Charge by Recycling Your Batteries<br />

By Stefanie Hoffmeier<br />

This holiday season, millions<br />

of gifts powered by batteries<br />

will be wrapped up and<br />

placed under the tree. From<br />

toys to gaming devices, remote<br />

controls to power tools,<br />

wall clocks to flashlights, the<br />

average home is filled with<br />

a lot of batteries. But what<br />

happens when those batteries<br />

wear out or lose their charge?<br />

Don’t just toss them in the<br />

trash. Rechargeable batteries<br />

pose an environmental risk, as<br />

well as a fire risk, and need to<br />

be recycled. In Indiana, it is<br />

against the law to dispose of<br />

rechargeable batteries in the<br />

trash.<br />

Rechargeable batteries have<br />

metals and chemicals that can<br />

leak into the soil, get into the<br />

water, and when they degrade,<br />

can release pollutants into the<br />

environment. Batteries, such<br />

as lithium-ion batteries are<br />

especially dangerous when<br />

thrown in the trash. They can<br />

explode and catch fire when<br />

they come into contact with<br />

liquids, creating a dangerous<br />

situation for your waste hauler<br />

and their truck. Like other<br />

forms of recycling, battery<br />

recycling recovers harmful<br />

materials that would otherwise<br />

end up in a landfill and<br />

turns them into new products.<br />

When you<br />

recycle your<br />

spent batteries,<br />

many of<br />

the materials<br />

can be reused<br />

to make more<br />

batteries. For<br />

example, over<br />

70% of the<br />

weight of a<br />

lead-acid battery<br />

is reusable<br />

lead.<br />

Batteries that are accepted<br />

for recycling in Dearborn<br />

County include button batteries,<br />

power tool batteries,<br />

nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd),<br />

nickel-metal hydride (Ni-<br />

MH), lithium-ion (Li-ion),<br />

nickel-zinc (Ni-Zn), and leadacid<br />

(Pb). If you are not sure<br />

what kind of battery you have,<br />

check the label on the battery.<br />

These batteries are commonly<br />

found in cordless power tools,<br />

cordless phones, laptops, cell<br />

phones, cameras, bio-medical<br />

equipment, etc. Any devices<br />

that need to be plugged in to<br />

charge will have a battery that<br />

needs to be recycled.<br />

In Dearborn County,<br />

residents have several options<br />

for battery disposal.<br />

You can bring them to the<br />

Dearborn County Recycling<br />

Center (DCRC) Drive-Thru<br />

to be recycled, along with any<br />

electronic devices that the batteries<br />

had been inside. Larger<br />

batteries, like automotive<br />

or tractor batteries, are also<br />

accepted at the DCRC Drive-<br />

Thru. To make it more convenient<br />

for residents, the DCRC<br />

has also placed green battery<br />

collection boxes in the Aurora<br />

Library, Dillsboro Library,<br />

North Dearborn Library, Lawrenceburg<br />

Library, the City<br />

of Greendale Utilities building,<br />

and the hardware store in<br />

Dillsboro. Several large chain<br />

stores, such as Lowes, Home<br />

Depot, and Staples, also offer<br />

battery recycling programs.<br />


FOR HOMEOWNERS from the Desk of:<br />

Joyce Oles, Dearborn County Recorder<br />

It has come to my attention that homeowners have been<br />

receiving offers in the mail to provide a copy of your deed<br />

for a substantial fee. One of the mailings states it comes<br />

from your ‘Local Records Office’ and offers a copy of your<br />

deed for $89.00. This was NOT sent from your Local<br />

County Office.<br />

This is a reminder that, when the need arises, you can<br />

secure a copy of your deed at your County’s Recorder<br />

Office for only $1.00 per page. Do not hesitate to contact<br />

our office for assistance.<br />

Wishing everyone Good Health!<br />

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By<br />

Doris<br />

Butt<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

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Thoughts of Laundry<br />

As I was filing my pictures<br />

on my computer, I came<br />

across one that looked like a<br />

workers’ scene at the farmstead.<br />

They are probably<br />

shredding corn. However,<br />

what caught my attention in<br />

the scene was a clothesline<br />

pole with Mom’s mop hung<br />

over it.<br />

The scene brought two<br />

thoughts to mind. The mop<br />

reminded me of Mom mopping<br />

our kitchen floor. And a little<br />

more thought brought me to the<br />

time when we were so proud to<br />

be able to afford new linoleum.<br />

It made our most modest<br />

kitchen come alive. And it was<br />

mopped with loving care.<br />



However, my mind soon<br />

moved on to the clothesline<br />

pole. I remember, after Mom<br />

and Dad moved to senior<br />

apartments leaving us living<br />

at the farmstead, Ray and I<br />

decided it was time to remove<br />

that last remaining clothesline<br />

pole. That one had a summerflowering<br />

vine entwined<br />

around it that saved its fate<br />

for many years. As Ray took<br />

off the rambling vine, we<br />

noticed a piece of baling wire<br />

wrapped around the pole. I<br />

smiled as I had thoughts of<br />

Dad and his baling wire fixes.<br />

I wondered why it was there.<br />

I know Dad kept a good supply<br />

of the wire long after he<br />

switched to a twine baler. It,<br />

no doubt, was the last of his<br />

baling wire projects remaining<br />

on the farmstead. Its use<br />

around the clothesline pole is<br />

a little puzzle I will never be<br />

able to solve.<br />

In my childhood days, the<br />

clothesline had three poles<br />

Dad made from an old electric<br />

line pole. They dated back<br />

to the days of Mom doing<br />

the washing with a wringer<br />

washer and tub. The water<br />

was thick by the time she<br />

finished Dad’s overalls.<br />

I have clear childhood<br />

memories of Mom making<br />

the soap she used to wash<br />

clothes. Its smell would clear<br />

your head. A can was always<br />

by the stove where she saved<br />

grease, the main ingredient<br />

in her soap. I remember that<br />

we washed with store-bought<br />

Ivory but had feed sacks for<br />

towels. Later, when towels<br />

could be found in Breeze<br />

laundry soap, the homemade<br />

soap and feed sack towels<br />

were abandoned.<br />

I have proudly displayed<br />

in our new home a couple of<br />

Mom’s feed sack towels with<br />

bars of homemade soap in a<br />

wash pan sitting on Mom’s<br />

actual rinse tub bench. After<br />

millions of dryings, you can<br />

still read the printed labels on<br />

the towels.<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Ray and I can’t put together<br />

where or when we bought<br />

our first wringer washer, but<br />

I remember hooking it up<br />

to the sink faucet. I know, I<br />

scratched our new cabinets<br />

using it by the sink. My best<br />

laundry memory comes from<br />

that time I was hanging up<br />

clothes and toddler Jennie<br />

was nearby. As I hung up<br />

some flowered sheets, she<br />

said, “Pretty nighty-nights.” I<br />

remember it clearly.<br />

I must say, I didn’t do it<br />

for many years. I never liked<br />

hanging up or taking down<br />

clothes, no matter if the wash<br />

did have that fresh air smell.<br />

When we had three little<br />

ones and I was teaching, I<br />

hauled the kids and heaps of<br />

laundry to our nearby wash<br />

and dry. It was a big day for<br />

my helpers because they were<br />

each given a dollar to spend<br />

on pop and candy.<br />

Ray and I, with our young<br />

family, left the farmstead to<br />

move to Oxford, Ohio two<br />

years, so I could attend Miami<br />

University. We had given up<br />

farming, and Ray was working<br />

at Monsanto. We could afford a<br />

washer and dryer for our apartment.<br />

It was a grand luxury.<br />

Meanwhile, Dad was working<br />

on making a room for a<br />

long-awaited bathroom at the<br />

farmstead. As I write, I can’t<br />

imagine how we did it with<br />

our small children and no<br />

bathroom. I don’t remember<br />

it as a hard time. I don’t ever<br />

remember it.<br />

Dad had the bathroom<br />

finished when we came back<br />

home. We worked together<br />

raising tomatoes and other<br />

produce to earn money for its<br />

fixtures. We put our prized<br />

washer and dryer in it.<br />

Later, again after Mom and<br />

Dad left, we bought a stacked<br />

set and placed it in our walkin<br />

closet. It only took a toss<br />

to get most of the wash put<br />

away. An ironing board was<br />

in there too. It is nice to stack<br />

things on. Somewhere there<br />

was an iron.<br />

Now, at our new home, we<br />

bought a new front loading<br />

washer and dryer.<br />

The once shrill dryer call<br />

has been replaced with little<br />

pleasant melodies. However,<br />

if I am not about when it<br />

speaks and wrinkles appear, I<br />

use the same plan I have used<br />

for years. The laundry just<br />

goes back in the next dryer<br />

load, and hopefully, I will<br />

be around when the music<br />

sounds.<br />

Yes, there certainly have<br />

been lots of laundry changes<br />

since Dad put that clothesline<br />

pole up so many years ago.<br />

And I say thank heavens.<br />

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Happening In<br />

BRIGHT<br />

By<br />

Debby<br />

Stutz<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

debbystutz.thebeacon@yahoo.com<br />

Lawrenceburg High School Tiger Football celebrated their twentieth sectional title in<br />

school history. (Photo courtesy of LHS Athletics)<br />

S<br />

BEACON<br />

PORTS<br />

SCENE<br />

By<br />

Chris Jack<br />

Nobbe<br />

Zoller<br />

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@live.com<br />

sports@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Area Football Wrap-Up<br />

Although several area<br />

schools had strong seasons<br />

on the gridiron this fall, only<br />

one was able to capture a<br />

sectional crown with the<br />

Lawrenceburg Tigers capturing<br />

their twentieth title in<br />

school history by repeating as<br />

Sectional 31 champions with<br />

a 49-12 win By over Franklin<br />

County. These Maxine two conference<br />

foes were<br />

Klump<br />

unable to meet up<br />

during the Community season due to the<br />

circumstances Correspondent of the year, but<br />

a sectional finals matchup is<br />

always an exciting affair.<br />

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Ryan Knigga’s Tigers<br />

would fall in the IHSAA Regional<br />

to #3 Southridge 49-28<br />

but not before amassing 11<br />

wins against only two losses,<br />

achieving the 3A EIAC<br />

crown, and finishing the season<br />

ranked #6 in the state in<br />

both the AP and IFCA polls.<br />

The Milan Indians, under<br />

the tutelage of Ryan Langferman,<br />

fell just short in their<br />

bid for a seventh sectional<br />

title with a championship<br />

game loss to North Decatur<br />

on November 6 by the score<br />

of 6-0. Despite the loss, the<br />

Indians collected seven wins<br />

on the year with one of those<br />

a conference win over North<br />

Decatur earlier in the year, 25-<br />

7, that helped them claim the<br />

Mid-Indiana Football Conference<br />

championship.<br />

East Central would go 8-3<br />

this season and again capture<br />

the 4A EIAC crown. The<br />

Trojans were ranked among<br />

the state’s best all season and<br />

ended the season ranked #6<br />

in the IFCA Coaches’ poll<br />

and #5 in the AP poll. Jake<br />

Meiners’ team suffered close<br />

season losses to Indianapolis<br />

Chatard and Indianapolis<br />

Roncalli, both of whom are<br />

state finalists in 3A and 4A,<br />

respectively. Their final loss<br />

came to #2 Mooresville in the<br />

second round of Sectional 23<br />

action.<br />

Despite only getting to play<br />

six season games, Franklin<br />

County was able to play well<br />

in the tournament and advanced<br />

to the sectional final<br />

against Lawrenceburg before<br />

falling. This was their first<br />

appearance in a sectional<br />

title game since 2012 as they<br />

were looking for their sixth<br />

title and first since 1998. The<br />

Wildcats under Wes Gillman<br />

would finish the season with a<br />

6-3 mark.<br />

South Dearborn finished its<br />

season with a 4-5 record under<br />

Rand Ballart. The Knights<br />

started 3-1 but would only<br />

catch one more victory on the<br />

year over conference opponent<br />

Rushville before falling<br />

in the first round of sectional<br />

action against the Greenwood<br />

Woodmen 47-26.<br />

Evan Ulery’s Batesville<br />

Bulldogs started strong with<br />

a 3-1 start to the season, but<br />

they fell victim to several<br />

losses down the stretch in<br />

conference play to end the<br />

season at 4-6 after a win<br />

over Connersville in the final<br />

season game before falling<br />

to Franklin County to begin<br />

sectional play.<br />

Eric Feller and the Oldenburg<br />

Academy Twisters also<br />

got off to a 3-1 start but would<br />

not see another win on the<br />

season and finished at 3-6.<br />

The young program lost 41-14<br />

to Tri in first-round sectional<br />

action.<br />

The Water Remains<br />

Favorable for EC<br />

Swimming<br />

For most area swimming<br />

programs, it is common for<br />

the girls to have an earlyseason<br />

meet ahead of the<br />

boys due to the schedule of<br />

sectionals at the end of the<br />

season. Brandon Loveless has<br />

his girls’ team off to a strong<br />

start by recording its first win<br />

in just such a meet against the<br />

Lady Indians.<br />

The Lady Aqua Trojans<br />

hosted Milan and in each<br />

team’s first meet of the year.<br />

East Central came away with<br />

the victory by a score of<br />

120-44. Kyla Hall and Tara<br />

Hall each won two individual<br />

events. Kyra won the 200<br />

individual medley and 100<br />

butterfly while Tara won<br />

the 50 freestyle and the 100<br />

backstroke.<br />

Caroline Walter won the<br />

100 freestyle, Riley Hester<br />

won the 200 freestyle, and<br />

Kate Strotman made for a<br />

clean sweep of the freestyle<br />

races with a win in the 500<br />

freestyle.<br />

Natalie South won the<br />

1-meter diving competition,<br />

and the Lady Aqua Trojans<br />

also claimed victory in all<br />

three relays during the Nov.<br />

19 meet.<br />

Spanish foreign-exchange<br />

student Jorge Lasa Cobo<br />

is pictured competing in his<br />

first-ever wrestling match.<br />

Caleb Hughes looks to finish<br />

off Jaroden Cornes of<br />

Tri with the headlock in the<br />

second period.<br />

Eli Otto, a captain for the<br />

Knights, controls Kaleb<br />

Elpers of North Posey.<br />

Photos by Chris Nobbe<br />

Knights<br />

Wrestling Hold<br />

Early-Season Meet<br />

The South Dearborn<br />

Knights were scheduled to<br />

head to Elwood for the Rex<br />

Leavitt Invitational to again<br />

begin the season, but circumstances<br />

canceled that event,<br />

so the Knights decided to<br />

host their own to ensure some<br />

early-season mat time for the<br />

team.<br />

On Saturday, November<br />

<strong>21</strong>, the Knights hosted the<br />

Tri Titans, Greenfield-Central<br />

Cougars, and North Posey<br />

Vikings for an old, traditional,<br />

triple-dual. Greenfield-Central<br />

displayed solid early-season<br />

strength by going 3-0 on the<br />

day. North Posey went 2-1,<br />

South Dearborn went 1-2, and<br />

Tri finished the day with three<br />

losses.<br />

The Knights were able to<br />

start the day off on a solid<br />

note with a convincing win<br />

over Tri. The Knights scored<br />

66 to Tri’s 6 points. Despite<br />

several forfeits in this dual<br />

due largely to many Tri wrestlers<br />

not having enough practices<br />

after quarantine, seven<br />

matches were wrestled with<br />

the Knights coming out on top<br />

in six of those contests.<br />

Winning for the Knights<br />

in the first dual were Cade<br />

McClanahan, Chase Emmert,<br />

Jackson Goodall, Colten<br />

Lane, Caleb Hughes, and<br />

Eli Otto. Five other Knights<br />

picked up forfeits.<br />

The Cougars of Greenfield-<br />

Central would prove to be a<br />

much more formidable foe.<br />

The Knights would fall in<br />

this second dual of the day by<br />

the score of 56-15. Although<br />

several wrestled well in their<br />

matches, only three came out<br />

with wins in the dual. These<br />

were the three semi-state<br />

qualifiers from last year in Eli<br />

Otto, Dylan McGill, and Jackson<br />

Goodall. Otto and Goodall<br />

recorded falls with McGill<br />

picking up a decision win.<br />

Sometimes matchups are a<br />

big factor in a wrestling dual.<br />

Although Greenfield-Central<br />

and North Posey wrestled a<br />

tight dual, South Dearborn<br />

did not match up well with<br />

the Cougars but did with the<br />

Vikings as the final dual of the<br />

day would come down to the<br />

final match to determine the<br />

winner.<br />

The Knights would seven<br />

wrestled matches while the<br />

Vikings only won four, but<br />

South Dearborn gave up 18<br />

points in the meet to lineup<br />

forfeits and fell by the score<br />

of 39-33. The Knights were<br />

led in this dual with falls<br />

by McGill, Goodall, Lane,<br />

and Corbin Cassidy. Others<br />

winning matches in this dual<br />

were Chase Emmert, Caleb<br />

Hughes, and Eli Otto.<br />

Three Knight wrestlers<br />

came through the day with<br />

a 3-0 record to begin the<br />

season. They were Eli Otto,<br />

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Two Trick-or-treaters with<br />

the Bright Lions mascot.<br />

BRIGHT/<br />


By<br />

Bob<br />

Waples<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

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Hope everyone had a great<br />

and blessed Thanksgiving. I<br />

know, we all ate too much.<br />

A big thank you to the<br />

Lawrenceburg School District<br />

for sponsoring an awesome<br />

Veterans Day parade thru the<br />

combined three-school campus.<br />

Thanks also to my dear<br />

friend, Sara Chipman, and<br />

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Halloween Trunk-&-Treat<br />

participants.<br />

her two children, Tate and<br />

Tenlee, for inviting me.<br />

Area churches hosted a<br />

Trunk & Treat event for Halloween.<br />

Great for our community…thank<br />

you.<br />

A bit of history for our area.<br />

Just like much of the US, our<br />

area was occupied by Indians<br />

as far back as 8000BC.<br />

The Woodland, Adena, and<br />

Hopewell Indians were<br />

here from about 1000BC to<br />

1000AD. Many years ago,<br />

mounds from these tribes<br />

were found on Mt. Pleasant,<br />

Sneakville, and Georgetown<br />

Roads. A mound on Mt. Pleasant<br />

was discovered around<br />

1934/35 with a skeleton being<br />

found by the Indiana Historical<br />

Society. The skeleton<br />

was about 5’8” in length and<br />

Bob Waples, Sara and<br />

Tenlee Chipman.<br />

covered with a reddish cloth.<br />

Logan was named after two<br />

boys killed by the Indians in<br />

that area.<br />

The building we all know<br />

at the Y intersection of State<br />

Line and Salt Fork dates<br />

back to about 1860 when Mr.<br />

Thomas H. Gibson opened<br />

the Gibson General Store. In<br />

19<strong>21</strong> the family added the<br />

second floor, and in 1922<br />

high school classes were held<br />

there until the Bright School<br />

was completed. The Grubbs<br />

family bought the store in<br />

1937 and sold it to the Renck<br />

family in 1939.\<br />

A few upcoming birthday<br />

wishes for January- Francis<br />

Borgman (8)… I won’t<br />

reveal her age but will say<br />

one shy of one hundred and<br />

Peace On Earth.<br />

Goodwill To All!<br />

The Renck family store in<br />

1939.<br />

she reminds me I still owe her<br />

lunch for 2020 and now 20<strong>21</strong>;<br />

my niece Brittany Haney<br />

(9); Brandon Shumate (25).<br />

I would like to wish a belated<br />

birthday wish to Evelyn<br />

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By<br />

Korry<br />

Johnson<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

hvl@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Happy, Happy Holidays!<br />

We all deserve to be HAPPY<br />

as 2020 winds down. This<br />

year we are all having more<br />

family time. (Good and bad…<br />

kidding!) Making cookies,<br />

doing puzzles, playing games,<br />

walking your dog, watching<br />

holiday movies, or dealing<br />

with that crazy little Elf on the<br />

Shelf.<br />

The Civic Club is having<br />

their annual Polar Bear Dip<br />

at HVL Beach on Jan. 1 to<br />

welcome 20<strong>21</strong> and say good<br />

riddance to 2020. Please arrive<br />

by 11:30 A.M. to join the<br />

Carol Victor (Greendale)<br />

who turned ninety on Dec. 5.<br />

Evelyn is the mom of my dear<br />

friend, Dawn Victor. Happy<br />

birthday to all these folks and<br />

to everyone celebrating January<br />

birthdays.<br />

As I was writing this, I got<br />

a call from Santa’s helper telling<br />

me about a visit Santa will<br />

make to the North Dearborn<br />

Library, so watch for a picture<br />

of him in January’s article.<br />

Pope Francis once said,<br />

“Life is good when you are<br />

happy; but much better when<br />

others are happy because of<br />

you.” So let’s all spend this<br />

holiday season making others<br />

happy.<br />

I wish each of you a very<br />

blessed and Merry Christmas.<br />

festivities and get prepared<br />

for the Dip at noon! This<br />

event seems to grow every<br />

year. Let’s make this the best<br />

turnout ever!<br />

The Children’s Activity<br />

Club is looking for new<br />

members to join our fun team.<br />

A few members are retiring<br />

as their kids are getting older<br />

and no longer participate in<br />

the events. Please email me if<br />

interested.<br />

January Birthdays: Shelby<br />

Lahey, Sarah O’Conner,<br />

Stephanie Armbruster,<br />

Reilly Small<br />

January Anniversaries:<br />

None in HVL, maybe in<br />

Vegas!<br />



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By<br />

Gloria<br />

Carter<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

greendale@goBEACONnews.com<br />

The year 2020 started at the<br />

stroke of midnight almost a<br />

year ago and is about to come<br />

to an end. What a year it has<br />

been.<br />

Thanksgiving has just<br />

passed, and so have the elections,<br />

ending all of the political<br />

and Medicare commercials.<br />

Most of all this year, we are all<br />

thankful for our health if we<br />

have been fortunate enough<br />

to have stayed healthy. With<br />

Christmas only two weeks<br />

away I am sure all of your<br />

cookies have been baked and<br />

your presents bought and<br />

wrapped if you have not procrastinated<br />

this year.<br />

Enjoy and relax in the last<br />

weeks of the year because we<br />

deserve it. Several months ago<br />

in one of my <strong>Beacon</strong> articles,<br />

I featured Toby Allen, who<br />

was a basketball coach. While<br />

interviewing his daughter,<br />

Janine, she brought to my<br />

attention several interesting<br />

facts about her mom, Mary<br />

Louise Allen. Her maiden<br />

name was Schoetmer, and she<br />

was born in Batesville on Jan.<br />

12, 1920, which made her one<br />

hundred years old this year.<br />

Mary is a fantastic cook, did a<br />

lot of canning, was a wonderful<br />

wife, and a mother to four<br />

children. Her family watched<br />

her repair appliances, build<br />

cabinets, run electricity, and<br />

refinish and reupholstering<br />

furniture. For Christmas, she<br />

would ask for power tools.<br />

Janine described her mom as<br />

an amazing lady and the rock<br />

of her family.<br />

She was married to her husband<br />

Warren (Tubby) Allen<br />

for seventy-four years and is<br />

still living independently.<br />

A speedy recovery to Bob<br />

Putnam of Greendale. Bob<br />

fell and broke his hip about<br />

two months ago and is now<br />

back home from rehab. Muffin<br />

2, his dog, was so excited to<br />

have him home.<br />

I have a correction to make<br />

from last month’s article. The<br />

boys’ soccer team won the<br />

sectional against Batesville<br />

instead of the conference, and<br />

Lawrenceburg became the<br />

sectional champs this year.<br />

Have a Merry Christmas and<br />

see you next year.<br />

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www.VisitSoutheastIndiana.com<br />

The time has come for high<br />

school seniors to apply for<br />

scholarships. Get in touch<br />

with your school’s guidance<br />

counselors to check out all of<br />

the scholarships that are available.<br />

So many scholarships go<br />

unclaimed each year because<br />

no one applied for them. If<br />

you are going to study in the<br />

medical field or to become a<br />

conservation officer, check<br />

with the Dearborn Community<br />

Foundation for the<br />

criteria for the Greg Andres/<br />

North Dearborn Conservation<br />

Club scholarship. Many other<br />

scholarships are available as<br />

well.<br />

Joe and Martha Schuman<br />

recently celebrated their sixtythird<br />

wedding anniversary on<br />

Oct. 26. Here’s to many more!<br />

The historic St. Leon Pole<br />

Raising was held on Oct. 31.<br />

We had a great turnout for this<br />

event. The weather cooperated<br />

– it was sunny and warm –<br />

not as warm as it was in 2016<br />

but at least it wasn’t snowing.<br />

Leading the parade was BJ<br />

Bischoff with his mini steam<br />

engine pulling the hickory<br />

pole to the St. Joseph Schoolyard<br />

where it was raised by<br />

all in attendance. The pole<br />

was seventy-six feet tall,<br />

so it did take some muscle<br />

and a lot of rope pulling to<br />

get the pole into the upright<br />

Joe and Walter Schuman<br />

position. Thanks to all who<br />

came out and participated and<br />

helped keep this historical<br />

event alive. Joe and Walter<br />

Schuman had the honor of<br />

raising the flag once the pole<br />

was in position.<br />

Deepest sympathy goes out<br />

to the family of Kenny Tompkins<br />

Sr. who recently passed.<br />

Jessica Wiedeman passed<br />

away peacefully at home<br />

surrounded by her family on<br />

Nov. 6. She will be missed<br />

by Brandon, her high school<br />

sweetheart and husband of<br />

sixteen years, and their family.<br />

Mrs. Wiedeman was a<br />

beloved chemistry teacher at<br />

East Central HS, although her<br />

teaching went far beyond the<br />

classroom. After her breast<br />

cancer diagnosis in 2013, she<br />

became a champion of all<br />

things health. Throughout her<br />

The St. Leon Pole Raising.<br />

battle, her faith grew and she<br />

fully trusted that it was all<br />

part of God’s greater plan.<br />

Happy anniversary to my<br />

sister and brother-in-law<br />

Schere and Steve Kramer on<br />

Jan. 17 and to Carol and Jim<br />

Fox on Jan. 18.<br />

Please keep in mind the real<br />

reason for the season. Keep<br />

our men and women serving<br />

in the military who are away<br />

from their families this Christmas<br />

in your thoughts and<br />

prayers. Merry Christmas and<br />

a very Happy New Year from<br />

my family to yours.<br />

Get in touch with me with<br />

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The <strong>Beacon</strong> and Debbie’s<br />

family wish her a happy<br />

seventieth birthday and happy<br />

anniversary on Dec. 1.<br />

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to enjoying our wineries to<br />

shopping our quaint shoppes to<br />

skiing at Perfect North Slopes,<br />

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By<br />

Rhonda<br />

Trabel<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

dover@goBEACONnews.com<br />

All Saints Parish held their<br />

annual chicken dinner at St<br />

John’s Campus on Nov. 8.<br />

The beautiful day was almost<br />

like summer, and the chicken<br />

was delicious as always! The<br />

parish would like to thank<br />

everyone who helped with the<br />

dinner and all who came and<br />

purchased dinners for their<br />

friends and families. Hopefully<br />

next year they will be able<br />

to have the craft show along<br />

with the dinner.<br />

Congratulations to Tim and<br />

Melissa Deters of Dover on<br />

their forty-third wedding anniversary.<br />

They were married<br />

in Cincinnati at St Martin’s<br />

Church. They have been Hoosiers<br />

since 1983 when they<br />

moved to Dover. Best wishes<br />

O<br />

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for many more years to come.<br />

Congratulations to Randy<br />

and Amanda Lutz who<br />

celebrated their fourteenth<br />

wedding anniversary on Nov.<br />

11. They were married at St<br />

Martin’s Church in Yorkville.<br />

Best wishes also for many<br />

more years to come.<br />

Now that Christmas is just<br />

around the corner, what new<br />

ways will we be celebrating<br />

the holidays? Will we celebrate<br />

with a limited amount<br />

of people? Will we be face<br />

timing? How do you limit the<br />

size of your party when you<br />

have families of 20 or 30?<br />

You can attend church services<br />

outside on Christmas.<br />

Grab your, coat, hat, gloves,<br />

and maybe even a blanket<br />

for Christmas services at<br />

All Saints Parish, St. John’s<br />

Campus.<br />

I hope everyone has a very<br />

Merry Christmas and the happiest<br />

of New Years.<br />

If you have some Dover<br />

news you would like to share<br />

just email me at dover@<br />

goBEACONnews.com.<br />

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By<br />

Sue<br />

Siefert<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

batesville@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Batesville Birthdays:<br />

Clem Schmidt turned<br />

eighty, and Don Weigel<br />

celebrated his ninetieth in<br />

November, while Bob Walsman<br />

marks his ninety-ninth<br />

in December and his wife<br />

Dot marks her ninety-ninth<br />

in January … all are some<br />

of Batesville’s most notable<br />

citizens. Clem and his wife<br />

Bertie have owned and operated<br />

the bakery for over fifty<br />

years. Don is a retired fire<br />

chief and Hillrom employee.<br />

Bob and the Walsman family<br />

brought several businesses<br />

to the Batesville retail scene<br />

for decades, while Dot was<br />

known for her crafts and<br />

creativity.<br />

In looking back, 2020 has<br />

taught us many lessons as<br />

our lives changed due to the<br />

pandemic. Change and uncertainty<br />

can be frightening, so I<br />


By<br />

Laura<br />

Keller<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

newalsace@goBEACONnews.com<br />

New Alsace residents heard<br />

church bells ringing on Oct.<br />

24 when Kyle and Colleen<br />

(Hornbach) Nowlin were<br />

married at St. Paul’s Church.<br />

Colleen is the daughter of<br />

Ron and Connie Hornbach<br />

of New Alsace. Kyle is the<br />

son of Kirk and Robin<br />

Nowlin of Harrison, OH. The<br />

couple is residing in Dover.<br />

Best wishes to Kyle and<br />

Colleen for many years of<br />

marriage.<br />

Congratulations to Andy<br />

and Vera Ahaus who will<br />

celebrate their sixty-ninth<br />

wedding anniversary on Dec.<br />

31. They were married in<br />

1951 at St. Lawrence Church<br />

in Lawrenceburg and were<br />

blessed with seven children-<br />

Sue’s “wind therapy!”<br />

try to look for the positives.<br />

While I’m not the most<br />

“social” person, I still miss<br />

hugs, face-to-face conversations,<br />

and a meal with friends.<br />

I personally missed mourning<br />

with friends when I lost my<br />

Mama. Now I have a better<br />

appreciation of how valuable<br />

these moments are and won’t<br />

take them for granted again.<br />

My shopping trips have<br />

been limited. I’ve saved money<br />

and learned to use what I<br />

have on hand. I’m improving<br />

in the ability to recognize a<br />

need versus a want, and am<br />

grateful for my parents having<br />

taught me the importance of<br />

saving money. While I’ve<br />

been fortunate to remain employed,<br />

I have increased my<br />

donations where I know the<br />

funds will help those in need.<br />

Ted, Hank, Gary, Jeffrey,<br />

Maria, Kara (deceased), and<br />

Brian.<br />

Zac Ahaus, son of Brian<br />

and Karen Ahaus, has been<br />

serving in the United States<br />

Marines for three years. Joining<br />

the military was something<br />

he dreamed about since<br />

he was a child. He has always<br />

been an excellent shooter, so<br />

serving as a military sniper<br />

is truly his calling. After the<br />

holidays, he will go to Norway<br />

for his first deployment.<br />

Thank you, Zac, for your<br />

service.<br />

The North Dearborn<br />

American Legion, Post 452 in<br />

New Alsace has canceled the<br />

euchre tournament scheduled<br />

for December 13. The next<br />

euchre tournament will be<br />

Jan. 10 but please check their<br />

website closer to the date if<br />

it is canceled. Doors open at<br />

noon and games begin at 1<br />

P.M. The entry fee is $5 per<br />

person with cash payouts to<br />

the four highest scores. Refreshments<br />

are available for<br />

purchase. Call 812.623.3695<br />

I gained a greater appreciation<br />

of “essential employees.”<br />

In addition to first responders<br />

and medical professionals, I<br />

appreciate the educators, store<br />

workers, postal workers/delivery<br />

personnel, janitors, sanitation<br />

workers, food service<br />

personnel, etc. Everyone who<br />

continues to work through<br />

this pandemic because their<br />

services are needed.<br />

I’ve learned that since we<br />

may be spending more time<br />

at home, families are finding<br />

new ways to spend quality<br />

time together. While we all<br />

strive for more quality time,<br />

we may have received the<br />

push we needed. With that<br />

said, as one who lives alone,<br />

I needed to find a way to<br />

“safely” get out from time to<br />

time. I rented a convertible<br />

and toured all the roads less<br />

taken… this wind therapy set<br />

my spirits soaring! It made<br />

my isolation a little more<br />

tolerable, and touring our<br />

countryside reminded me<br />

that, all things considered in<br />

2020, it’s still a wonderful<br />

world!<br />

My Christmas prayer is that<br />

I may see you in 20<strong>21</strong>!<br />

That’s Sue’s news for now.<br />

Kyle and Coleen Nowlin<br />

were married on Oct. 24,<br />

2020.<br />

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The Weckenbrock family trick-or-treated in Yorkville.<br />


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Oct. 25 marked the thirtysecond<br />

annual trick-or-treating<br />

in Yorkville. Amidst the rainy<br />

day, a huge turnout of children<br />

and adults enjoyed playing<br />

games invented by Fr. Jonathan<br />

Meyer at St. Martin’s<br />

church rectory in addition<br />

to large quantities of candy<br />

distributed by many generous<br />

Yorkville residents. Several<br />

families, including the Kraus,<br />

Rauch, and Weckenbrock<br />

families, enjoyed a hayride<br />

during the event.<br />

Michael Schwebach, a<br />

member of Boy Scouts Troop<br />

646 and the East Central High<br />

School Cross Country team,<br />

took first place in the sixth<br />

annual Boy Scout Hoosier<br />

Trails 5K in Columbus, IN.<br />

After finishing as runner-up in<br />

2018 and 2019, Michael had<br />

one last opportunity to put a<br />

capstone on the event in 2020.<br />

He accomplished his goal,<br />

outpacing the field of seventyeight<br />

runners by twenty seconds.<br />

Michael, a high school<br />

junior, was recently named to<br />

the Indiana Track and Cross<br />

Country Coaches Academic<br />

All-State First Team, an honor<br />

awarded to high school junior<br />


By<br />

Lisa<br />

West<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

manchester@goBEACONnews.com<br />

This darn virus has affected<br />

so many things in our lives,<br />

and most of us would say in<br />

a negative way. But our local<br />

churches have found ways to<br />

stay positive, continue to feed<br />

our faith and give us hope for<br />

the future. Pastors Sparks and<br />

Shinkle are leading the community<br />

in many new ways.<br />

I recently spoke with Pastor<br />

Darrell Sparks who shared<br />

that they are staying upbeat,<br />

trusting that the Lord is always<br />

in control. They are balancing<br />

the need for church assembly<br />

Members of the Rauch family enjoyed a hayride while<br />

trick-or-treating.<br />

Evelyn Weckenbrock is the newest member of Jeff and<br />

Emily Weckenbrock’s family.<br />

and senior runners who maintain<br />

a 3.8 or higher G.P.A.<br />

This scout is off and running!<br />

Yorkville’s population<br />

increased by two in October.<br />

Audrey Swales was born<br />

on Oct. 29 to Travis and<br />

Megan Swales. Audrey was<br />

welcomed home by siblings<br />

Kate, Courtney, Caroline,<br />

and Henry. Proud grandparents<br />

include Kathy Swales<br />

from Bright, Bill Swales from<br />

Greendale, and Dan Kirchgassner<br />

from Yorkville.<br />

Evelyn Weckenbrock was<br />

born on Oct. 31 to Jeff and<br />

Emily Weckenbrock. Evelyn<br />

was welcomed home by<br />

siblings Paul, Iris, Caleb,<br />

Emma, Joseph, Matthew,<br />

and Edith. Proud grandparents<br />

are Paul and Linda<br />

with the need for public safety.<br />

During the past eight months,<br />

they have held in-person services<br />

where they urged members<br />

to follow the Governor’s<br />

guidelines. They also held<br />

parking lot church services and<br />

streamed messages live. They<br />

were blessed to receive a Lily<br />

Grant that they combined with<br />

church funds to expand their<br />

online technology. The big win<br />

with this is that the number of<br />

community members they have<br />

reached has increased! Pastor<br />

Sparks commented, “It is<br />

difficult to preach in front of a<br />

camera with no congregation,<br />

but the Lord is using this!”<br />

Pastor Sparks added that several<br />

members have come down<br />

with COVID, but ALL have recovered.<br />

He acknowledges the<br />

seriousness of this situation, so<br />

the church is doing all it can to<br />

help others during this difficult<br />

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Michael Schwebach took<br />

first place in the Boy Scout<br />

Hoosier Trails 5K.<br />

Weckenbrock from Yorkville<br />

and Tony and Teresa Mittermeier<br />

from Cincinnati.<br />

Congratulations to the Swales<br />

and Weckenbrock families.<br />

If you have news in the Yorkville/Guilford<br />

area you’d like<br />

me to share, please contact<br />

me at yorkville@goBEACON<br />

news.com.<br />

Pastor Gordon Shinkle.<br />

time. They are striving to be<br />

wise, faithful, and strong. They<br />

are praying for the community,<br />

for God’s grace and healing,<br />

according to his will.<br />

Correction for the November<br />

issue for the Manchester<br />

article: The Woliungs own but<br />

do not reside at Steve’s grandparent’s<br />

house, but they plan to<br />

use the land next year to grow<br />

a few things. The photo was<br />

of Paul Woliung, not Edwin<br />

Busse.<br />

“Providing funerals and cremations with dignity and compassion.”<br />

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Oldenburgers are adding<br />

a festive glow to the ’Burg<br />

as they light up their village<br />

for added Christmas cheer in<br />

2020! Local volunteers took<br />

advantage of November’s<br />

warmer days to add lights to<br />

the street poles, while residents<br />

and shop owners added<br />

outdoor décor in anticipation<br />

of the arrival of the Baby Jesus.<br />

The ‘Burg’s lights will be<br />

lit throughout the Christmas<br />

season – so be sure to visit!<br />

The Sisters of St. Francis<br />

chose to participate in the<br />

’Burg’s Christmas décor by<br />

offering donors the opportunity<br />

to “light a memorial<br />

candle” in a motherhouse<br />

window along Main Strasse,<br />

and as a result, the glow of<br />

nearly two hundred candles<br />

(battery-operated for safety<br />

reason), adds to the village’s<br />

warmth!<br />

Windows bright with candlelight<br />

symbolize different<br />

religious traditions for<br />

those of various faiths. For<br />

Christians, a candle is lit to<br />

represent the Star of Bethlehem,<br />

guiding the Magi to<br />

the stable where Jesus was<br />

born.<br />

Oldenburg’s holiday logo.<br />

The candles in the motherhouse<br />

windows will be lit<br />

each evening through Jan.<br />

6, the Feast of the Epiphany,<br />

and also the one hundred<br />

seventieth anniversary of<br />

the founding of the Sisters’<br />

community when S. Theresa<br />

Hackelmeier made the arduous<br />

journey from Austria<br />

by sea, canal, and finally by<br />

river to Lawrenceburg. She<br />

arrived in Oldenburg on Jan.<br />

6, 1851. Her mission was to<br />

establish a new congregation<br />

of Sisters who would<br />

assist in the education of<br />

German immigrant children<br />

residing in southeastern,<br />

Indiana. Mother Theresa<br />

Hackelmeier’s mission continues<br />

today through the<br />

ministries of the Franciscan<br />

Sisters and Oldenburg<br />

Academy.<br />

The prevailing tradition of<br />

the burning candle continues<br />

now as a sign of welcome<br />

to those in need, a tradition<br />

that the Sisters have carried<br />

out for one hundred seventy<br />

years.<br />

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Election workers and<br />

Clerk’s staff!<br />

Finally, the 2020 election is behind us!<br />

I want to thank each and every one of you for<br />

all you did this cycle.<br />

I appreciate each and every one of you for<br />

putting your best effort into this election cycle.<br />

Because of our collective effort we can look<br />

back on this cycle with satisfaction.<br />

I understand the overwhelming responsibilities<br />

you faced. We staged two successful elections<br />

– a primary and a general – during an<br />

unprecedented global pandemic!<br />

We handled an historically high number of<br />

absentee ballots. And we were rewarded<br />

with excellent voter turnout and a smooth<br />

Election Day. We can all share in this worthy<br />

accomplishment, regardless of political<br />

affiliation.<br />

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for<br />

putting your best effort into this election cycle,<br />

and thank you for all you do for Dearborn<br />

County.<br />

Gayle Pennington,<br />

Dearborn County Clerk of Courts<br />

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AURORA<br />

By<br />

Margaret<br />

Drury<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

aurora@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Fall is definitely in the air<br />

with winter quickly on its<br />

heels. This time of the year is<br />

so invigorating- a good time<br />

for hikes, bikes, and drives<br />

to see the beautiful trees and<br />

landscapes. Our viburnums<br />

are magnificently RED, RED,<br />

RED. I think God knew we<br />

needed the beautiful colors<br />

to boost our spirits this year<br />

as we are in the midst of so<br />

many unusual and uncertain<br />

times.<br />

Here in Aurora, we have<br />

managed to take advantage of<br />

the weather and get a couple<br />

of events and activities in<br />

before current circumstances<br />

put a kibosh on them. The<br />

Main Street “HalloWINE”<br />

event was deemed a HUGE<br />

success. Main Street sends<br />

out “Thanks” to Joe Valas for<br />

the idea. Nearly two hundred<br />

business cards were picked<br />

up with one hundred nine<br />

guests visiting all eighteen<br />

businesses. That is the biggest<br />

O<br />

ur<br />

number turned in to date for<br />

any of our walks. Participating<br />

businesses donated over<br />

$816 in prizes. The winner of<br />

the grand prize smoker grill<br />

was Marie Byrd of Aurora.<br />

The second-place prize went<br />

to John Johnson of Lawrenceburg.<br />

The third-place<br />

prize went to Karen Hart<br />

of Harrison. Additionally,<br />

that night over one hundred<br />

walkers took part in the ghost<br />

walks through town. I had<br />

seen a few comments on<br />

social media where folks had<br />

dinner in downtown Aurora,<br />

then went on one of the walks<br />

through town. Even with all<br />

the cancellations happening<br />

these days, you can STILL<br />

come to Aurora, enjoy breakfast,<br />

lunch, or dinner at one of<br />

our delightful restaurants then<br />

stroll through town enjoying<br />

the architecture AND shopping<br />

in our unique shops.<br />

During this upcoming Christmas<br />

Season, you can also enjoy<br />

seeing LOTS of Christmas<br />

decorations in our downtown<br />

businesses while you peruse<br />

through town. The businesses<br />

decorated so nicely for fall; I<br />

cannot wait to see what they<br />

do for Christmas!<br />

The Aurora Knights of<br />

Columbus Council <strong>21</strong>11<br />

held their annual “Tootsie<br />

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Roll Drive” on Nov. 7. Their<br />

prayers for a nice day were<br />

answered. They gave out<br />

Tootsie Rolls at several locations<br />

in Aurora. Any freewill<br />

donations will go to support<br />

one of their primary charities,<br />

the Special Olympics, and<br />

other organizations helping<br />

those with disabilities.<br />

A heartfelt thanks is given<br />

to everyone who made this<br />

worthwhile endeavor successful.<br />

The K of C exceeded their<br />

expectations, taking in 37%<br />

more than last year’s amount<br />

and setting a new record!<br />

The Lions Club Pancake<br />

breakfast that was scheduled<br />

to benefit “We Care Packages”<br />

was canceled due to<br />

current COVID concerns.<br />

“We Care Packages” is a<br />

noble non-profit organization<br />

that provides care packages<br />

for our deployed military.<br />

If you would like to make a<br />

donation, you can mail it to<br />

We Care Packages, PO Box<br />

3447, Lawrenceburg, IN<br />

47025. Your contributions go<br />

a LONG way to support the<br />

soldiers who receive these<br />

care packages in the mail<br />

every month.<br />

AURORA<br />

By<br />

Fred<br />

Schmits<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

aurora@goBEACONnews.com<br />


Our usual article is one in a<br />

series featuring unique neighbors.<br />

This time we focus on<br />

Jim Waldon who exemplifies<br />

the true meaning of “unique.”<br />

The Sunman Rural Fire Department brought their truck to<br />

Sunman Elementary for the students to see.<br />

SUNMAN<br />

By<br />

Maureen<br />

Stenger<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

sunman@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Sunman has exciting news<br />

as it has been awarded $8700<br />

to purchase safety equipment<br />

for the coming year. The town,<br />

the Park Board, the Utilities<br />

Department, and the Police<br />

Department each submitted a<br />

grant. Lucky for us, all four<br />

were awarded! Thank you to<br />

everyone involved for their<br />

hard work.<br />

The Sunman Rural Fire<br />

Department presented Sunman<br />

Elementary students with a<br />

virtual fire safety presentation.<br />

They brought their fire truck<br />

to the school so the children<br />

were able to learn all about<br />

the truck and also hear the<br />

Mr. Waldon’s education<br />

began in 1962 at St. Mary’s,<br />

followed by AHS, then St.<br />

Meinrad College. There was<br />

a thought for a short period of<br />

time to study for the priesthood.<br />

This didn’t happen.<br />

Mr. Waldon’s time working at<br />

St. Mary’s was interrupted when<br />

he went to St. Rose of Lima. He<br />

also taught piano lessons. Personal<br />

development continued as now<br />

he was learning the organ. Sister<br />

Presentia, OSF and Avis Walser<br />

were responsible for this training.<br />

Mr. Waldon has acted as<br />

choir director. The challenge<br />

of playing the organ has been<br />

reduced by the happiness of<br />

working with many people<br />

sounds it makes. Kudos to<br />

our hard-working department<br />

for keeping the community<br />

engaged.<br />

Sunman Elementary students<br />

worked hard making a virtual<br />

presentation for Veteran’s Day.<br />

Usually, the school hosts a<br />

breakfast and ceremony for<br />

veterans each year, but with the<br />

current COVID climate it was<br />

just not possible this year.<br />

However, the challenging<br />

situation did not stop the kids<br />

and teachers from making a<br />

wonderful tribute to all of our<br />

veterans. Dedicated fifth-graders<br />

trained to prepare for The<br />

Presentation of Colors, fourthand<br />

fifth-grade chorus performed<br />

a beautiful rendition of “God<br />

Bless the USA” and a video<br />

montage honoring veterans from<br />

all branches of the military was<br />

wonderfully choreographed.<br />

Thank you to everyone who<br />

worked so hard on this.<br />

Wishing everyone a safe and<br />

very Merry Christmas!<br />

of different ages and backgrounds.<br />

He also led a bell<br />

choir as a result of a donation<br />

by an individual who wanted to<br />

do something different for St.<br />

Mary’s. Members range in age<br />

from sixteen to seventy-four.<br />

Main Street Aurora has<br />

been a force for the Aurora<br />

community, striving to make<br />

Aurora a better place. It has<br />

been recognized as one of<br />

the top ten in the nation. Mr.<br />

Waldon has volunteered with<br />

Main Street Aurora for years.<br />

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LOGAN<br />

By<br />

Susan<br />

Carson<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

The Arch Street Gang at the Clearinghouse Giveaway.<br />

Sam Sturgeon (Lawrenceburg<br />

senior and member of<br />

the Indiana National Guard<br />

at Veterans Day Parade.<br />


By<br />

Debbie<br />

Acasio<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

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Something about the holiday<br />

season brings back old<br />

memories. My cousin Julie<br />

Schwartz will tell you that<br />

one of her fondest memories<br />

was the gift that the twenty<br />

grandchildren got each year<br />

from Grandma and Grandpa<br />

(three crisp dollar bills taped<br />

into a Christmas card). It was<br />

something you could trust and<br />

rely on every year.<br />

I long for those simpler<br />

times. The weather was<br />

perfect for the Lawrenceburg<br />

Holiday Market Merchant<br />

Open Houses this year. Even<br />

though an indoor pop-up market<br />

was set up, the weather<br />

allowed vendors to set up on<br />

the sidewalk as well. Cousins<br />

Ethan and Nora Fehr<br />

teamed up with friend Shawn<br />

Honeycutt-Welch to convince<br />

Grandma Jen Awad to<br />

purchase them a cotton candy<br />

treat from one such vendor.<br />

They had already gone out<br />

to eat, skated at the Ice Rink,<br />

and visited Arch Street Park<br />

by the time I caught up with<br />

them. Whew!<br />

Have you ever heard of the<br />

Arch Street Gang? They are<br />

a group of men who have,<br />

for the last five to six years,<br />

“ganged” up to “do good” in<br />

the community. Their work<br />

includes scholarships, food<br />

drives, bicycle giveaways,<br />

donations to the Pregnancy<br />

Center, Big Brother, and an<br />

annual Easter egg hunt. They<br />

even grow a community<br />

garden in downtown Lawrenceburg.<br />

I met them while<br />

volunteering at the Clearinghouse<br />

when they were giving<br />

away turkeys to the needy for<br />

Thanksgiving. The next time<br />

you see their members- Jerry<br />

Lawrenceburg Football<br />

Team Center Micah Foster<br />

proudly displaying the<br />

sectional win trophy.<br />

Nora Fehr at Lawrenceburg<br />

Ice Rink.<br />

Carr, Pete #14, Ray Brown,<br />

Leroy Couch, Shorty Armbruster,<br />

Rick Horn, Bill<br />

West, Kenny Shcnebelt, David<br />

Sandlin, and Pud Webster,<br />

be sure to thank them for<br />

all that they do.<br />

Congratulations to the Lawrenceburg<br />

Tiger Football team<br />

for their Class 3A sectional<br />

championship win. Sadly the<br />

Tiger Train came to a stop<br />

after the first sectional game.<br />

Even so, the season was great,<br />

and the parents and coaches<br />

were extremely proud.<br />

Veterans Day was celebrated<br />

a little differently this year<br />

with Lawrenceburg’s first-ever<br />

Veterans Day Parade. Starting<br />

at Ivy Tech and passing by<br />

Central School, Lawrenceburg<br />

Primary & Middle School,<br />

it ended at Lawrenceburg<br />

High School with all students<br />

cheering as they passed by.<br />

Pam Quick and Earl Comer<br />

with Fan the horse, giving<br />

free carriage rides.<br />

Lawrenceburg third grader<br />

Vance Barhkeimer on<br />

Halloween ready for some<br />

candy action.<br />

Cousins Ethan and Nora<br />

Fehr and friend Shawn<br />

Honeycutt-Welch.<br />

Thanks to the police escort<br />

and the students of Lawrenceburg<br />

High School’s Military<br />

Club for organizing this.<br />

Are you alone this Christmas?<br />

Do not despair. Christmas<br />

with Friends is again<br />

sponsoring a Christmas event<br />

that includes free food, fun,<br />

and joy at the Dearborn Adult<br />

Center from noon to 4 P.M. on<br />

Christmas Day.<br />

To RSVP to attend this<br />

event or to volunteer your<br />

time or food, contact Ken<br />

Maddin at 513-519-0006 or<br />

email him at kenmaddin@<br />

gmail.com<br />

logan@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Christmas is upon us.<br />

Houses are decorated, and<br />

trees are up. However, the sun<br />

is shining, and temperatures<br />

are in the 50s. (mid-November).<br />

Maybe some snow will<br />

fall by the time you receive<br />

this issue. I have many fond<br />

memories of Christmas time<br />

in Logan as a kid (1960searly<br />

70s). A few include ice<br />

skating and playing hockey<br />

on John Steele’s or “Pete”<br />

Lyness’s pond, or sledding on<br />

Mt. Pleasant Road after dark.<br />

That “sledding on Mt. Pleasant<br />

road” part sounds crazy,<br />

but no cars were on the road<br />

if it snowed a lot. I think the<br />

road department only had one<br />

or two trucks, and they never<br />

would have come out after<br />

dark! That was fun, but one<br />

of the most heartfelt traditions<br />

people recall was started by<br />

Harry C. (Pete) Lyness. On<br />

Christmas Eve at the Logan<br />

Methodist Church, after we<br />

had celebrated the Christmas<br />

story of the birth of Jesus,<br />

a loud “Ho-Ho-Ho, Merry<br />

Christmas!” would come from<br />

the back of the church. Santa<br />

Claus in his bright red suit<br />

was ringing a large strand of<br />

sleigh bells. As he went up<br />

and down the aisle, he handed<br />

out small bags of candy and<br />

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This tradition has since gone<br />

by the wayside at church,<br />

but it has been continued by<br />

Pete’s family for the residents<br />

of the North Dearborn Village.<br />

This year the plan is for<br />

the treats to be delivered to<br />

the Village, but poor Santa<br />

has been canceled for obvious<br />

reasons.<br />

Our Christmas tradition at<br />

North Dearborn High School<br />

centered around our marching<br />

band. We prided ourselves on<br />

how great we were. Really<br />

sounds braggadocios, but of<br />

approximately four hundred<br />

students in the school, one<br />

hundred forty or fifty were in<br />

the band! At the last basketball<br />

game before Christmas<br />

each year, we did a halftime<br />

show. Filling the entire<br />

basketball floor at times, we<br />

played several songs and then<br />

always ended with “White<br />

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MILAN<br />

By<br />

Susan<br />

Cottingham<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

milan@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Milan residents worked<br />

hard in planning their first<br />

Christmas Walk which<br />

was held on Nov. <strong>21</strong>.<br />

For weeks beforehand, a<br />

very enthusiastic group<br />

of volunteers were out<br />

decorating, working with<br />

local businesses, and trying<br />

to smooth out last-minute<br />

glitches to make this event<br />

a bright spot in a year of so<br />

much darkness. The major<br />

glitch was with a change<br />

in the mandate in Ripley<br />

County. With only three<br />

days to make changes, the<br />

Christmas Walk committee<br />

had a lot of decisions to<br />

make. They scaled down the<br />

participation level rather than<br />

cancel the event altogether.<br />

It was changed to a drivethru<br />

event instead of a walk.<br />

Some businesses decided to<br />

close their doors and greet<br />

the participants from outside<br />

as they passed by. The<br />

committee made every effort<br />

to keep the event as safe as<br />

possible while still allowing<br />

folks an opportunity to have<br />

a festive night out to kick off<br />

the final weeks of 2020. Santa<br />

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Every precaution was taken<br />

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Pam Miles<br />

Sally Gosmeyer and<br />

Maggie Hopping<br />

Leslie Allen<br />

Linda Meyer and Diane<br />

Alloway assist the Milan<br />

Fire Department as they<br />

set the community tree.<br />

Vinup, Jana Vinup, Maggie<br />

Hopping, Diane Alloway,<br />

Linda Lauber, Sheena<br />

Applegate, Coylean Denton,<br />

and everyone who spent<br />

their Saturdays in November<br />

getting things ready or<br />

lending a hand whenever<br />

needed. Being a part of<br />

this group was a pleasure.<br />

The community Christmas<br />

tree was donated by a tree<br />

farm and set in place by Joe<br />

Burdette and the Milan<br />

Volunteer Fire Department.<br />

We appreciate the support of<br />

the churches, the Milan Town<br />

Board, the Milan Volunteer<br />

Fire Department, the Milan<br />

Art Club for painting<br />

windows, the entertainment<br />

groups, and Santa and Mrs.<br />

Claus stopping by. Our girls’<br />

basketball team also assisted<br />

in decorating the museum.<br />

This was truly a community<br />

effort and we appreciate the<br />

involvement of everyone who<br />

made it a memorable event.<br />

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By<br />

Debbie<br />

McCane<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

harrison@goBEACONnews.com<br />

The citizens of Harrison<br />

and surrounding communities<br />

have so much pride in our<br />

little corner of the world.<br />

When help is needed,<br />

whatever the need, someone<br />

steps up and makes it happen<br />

which makes our community<br />

an even better place to live.<br />

Today I am talking about<br />

the Crosby Cub Scout Pack<br />

293. This group of kids and<br />

leaders took their night,<br />

Nov. 16 to be precise, and<br />

canvassed an area field on<br />

Harrison Avenue, and picked<br />

up the trash that had collected<br />

there. Plastic bags that blow<br />

in and trash from everyday<br />

travelers constantly litter the<br />

field.<br />

This group of cub scouts<br />

filled ten trash bags with the<br />

refuse they collected. The<br />

collected trash was enough<br />

to completely fill the back of<br />

a van.<br />

We as a community are<br />

grateful for their service and<br />

time to clean up the area.<br />

During this holiday<br />



By<br />

PG<br />

Gentrup<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

risingsun@goBEACONnews.com<br />

I am starting to feel like I<br />

am in the movie Groundhog<br />

Day because of the overwhelming<br />

feeling I get thinking<br />

about this pandemic. It<br />

just won’t go away, and I pray<br />

every day for some progress.<br />

Some good news should be<br />

coming soon about the vaccine.<br />

I lost a neighbor of over<br />

twenty years, Coach Mike<br />

Wilson. He was the legendary<br />

basketball coach and athletic<br />

director at the Rising Sun<br />

High School for many years.<br />

His wife, Shelia, lived above<br />

us when she first came to<br />

Rising Sun and went on to set<br />

her own high standards and<br />

revolutionize the volleyball<br />

program with many records.<br />

They both shaped the future<br />

of their players and touched<br />

many lives through the years.<br />

Christmas is going to be<br />

different this year with the<br />

limitations being placed on us.<br />





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season, the Mayor’s Fund<br />

is accepting donations to<br />

help families. Toys in the<br />

$10 price range are being<br />

accepted at the Harrison<br />

Community Center along<br />

with several downtown<br />

businesses. In an effort to<br />

spread the holiday spirit, the<br />

city has asked residents to<br />

post pictures of their homes<br />

or the community that display<br />

the wonder and beauty of the<br />

season. The pictures could be<br />

of Thanksgiving, Christmas,<br />

or New Year celebrations.<br />

Those that participate would<br />

be entered into a drawing<br />

for a gift bag containing<br />

merchandise and gift cards<br />

from area businesses. The<br />

pictures could be shared on<br />

the city’s Facebook page<br />

or by posting using the<br />

tag #myHarrisonOH. To<br />

be entered in the drawing,<br />

contributors are asked to send<br />

their names and addresses<br />

by private message or email<br />

by Jan. 8, 20<strong>21</strong>. Photos can<br />

be emailed to Jgreiwe@<br />

harrisonohio.gov. The photos<br />

submitted may be used by<br />

the city on social media or<br />

in the Community Connect<br />

newsletter.<br />

If you have news you<br />

would like to share about<br />

our community, please<br />

email me at harrison@<br />

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Bob Fogle, a good friend<br />

with whom I grew up in<br />

Lawrenceburg and knew for<br />

over 60 years, recently passed<br />

away. He was a kind, familyloving<br />

man who had a big<br />

heart. I gave his grandson,<br />

Parker, a challenge coin telling<br />

about the folding of the<br />

burial flag at a funeral for a<br />

veteran. I think he will cherish<br />

it.<br />

Congratulations to Rising<br />

Sun High School athletes for<br />

being named to the girls’ soccer<br />

all-tourney team. Kieran<br />

Groover and Maddy Bovard.<br />

Also, Shelby Stogsdill, Lindsay<br />

Montgomery, and Ashley<br />

Bowne were named Academic<br />

All-State in volleyball. Nate<br />

Elliott, Dalton Vinup, and<br />

Peyton Merica were named<br />

to the All ORVC Boys Cross<br />

Country Team. Hard work and<br />

dedication pays off.<br />

Please take time to check<br />

on your neighbors now that<br />

colder weather is here. If you<br />

can help them in any way,<br />

I’m sure your efforts will be<br />

appreciated. Hopefully, we<br />

won’t have too much snow<br />

to shovel again this winter. I<br />

continue to add up the miles<br />

and should hit the four thousand<br />

mile mark by the end of<br />

the year. Walking gives me<br />

plenty of time to think and<br />

pray for good health for all of<br />

you and for God to Bless our<br />

nation. Take care of yourself<br />

and each other.<br />

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January 20<strong>21</strong> THE BEACON Page 9B<br />

Aurora and the Mayflower Landing<br />

By Margaret Drury<br />

As I was preparing to write<br />

my column for this month, I<br />

received a call from Aurora<br />

resident and dear friend, Judie<br />

Howard. She had an idea for<br />

this month’s column and<br />

shared with me that this year<br />

is the four hundredth anniversary<br />

of the Mayflower’s<br />

landing at Cape Cod. Judie<br />

also shared that she is a<br />

direct descendant of William<br />

Bradford and William Brewster<br />

who were two of the one<br />

hundred two passengers on<br />

the Mayflower. I always enjoy<br />

hearing about and celebrating<br />

such rich history.<br />

From out of her stash of<br />

boxes and books on her<br />

heritage, Judie shared a book<br />

with me called Mayflower,<br />

The Voyage that Changed the<br />

World by Anthea and Julia<br />

Ballam. It was a quick read as<br />

Judie promised and I am so<br />

glad I took the time to read it.<br />

It gave me a new-found appreciation<br />

for our forefathers.<br />

The book is a documentary on<br />

the Pilgrims (or Separatists as<br />

they were called in England.)<br />

The book began with their<br />

struggles of extreme poverty<br />

and religious persecution in<br />

sixteenth-century England<br />

which included imprisonment<br />

and often death for folks who<br />

did not embrace the government-<br />

supported Church of<br />

England. With the advent of<br />

the printing press, bibles were<br />

accessible to more than just<br />

clergy; men such as Bradford<br />

and Brewster began reading<br />

the Bible for themselves and<br />

gained a deeper understanding<br />

of Christ’s teachings. They<br />

discovered that the rituals<br />

and conduct of the Protestant<br />

Church were more about politics<br />

and not about true faith in<br />

God. They wanted to worship<br />

God the way that He wanted<br />

them to worship as they understood<br />

from the Bible.<br />

The book tells first of their<br />

harrowing and difficult escape<br />

to the Netherlands where<br />

there was a greater religious<br />

freedom; living there in hardship<br />

without sufficient food,<br />

housing or jobs; then it goes<br />

on to tell of their journey<br />

from the Netherlands back<br />

to England (temporarily)<br />

until they ultimately hired<br />

the Mayflower (a small 90 ft.<br />

by 26 ft. ship) to come to the<br />

new world. As I read over my<br />

previous sentences, it does<br />

not sound too bad, BUT when<br />

you read of ALL the details of<br />

the persecution, living conditions,<br />

and EVERYTHING<br />

stolen from them (INCLUD-<br />

ING the clothes on their<br />

backs) by an unscrupulous<br />

ship captain it was bad, but<br />

their faith and determination<br />

to live the way God intended<br />

did not waiver.<br />

In the making of plans to<br />

sail to the new world, one of<br />

their “weak-kneed brethren”,<br />

Robert Cushman, signed a<br />

deal for them with ruthless<br />

investors (known as Merchant<br />

Adventurers) allowing the<br />

Pilgrims (known as Planters)<br />

to be exploited and basically<br />

be slaves for nearly twentythree<br />

years after landing at<br />

Plymouth Rock in the New<br />

World. They were desperate<br />

to hire a ship in the hopes of<br />

escaping England before the<br />

government was wise to their<br />

presence back in England and<br />

their plans for promise in a<br />

new land.<br />

Judie’s twentietth greatgrandfather,<br />

William Bradford,<br />

was a young man in his<br />

twenties when the merchant<br />

ship, Mayflower, set sail from<br />

Plymouth England September<br />

16, 1620. He and his wife<br />

Dorothy had left their twoyear-old<br />

son, John, behind in<br />

the care of dear friends in the<br />

Netherlands. The trip across<br />

the ocean lasted sixty-five<br />

days, was full of storms with<br />

massive waves, sickness,<br />

torment from crew, famine,<br />

and cold wet hard accommodations.<br />

Mid-November<br />

1620 the Mayflower landed at<br />

Cape Cod in the New World.<br />

They had originally intended<br />

to land in Virginia where there<br />

were more resources, people<br />

and security, but storms had<br />

blown them off course. Winter<br />

was coming fast and fierce in<br />

New England. They needed to<br />

find a suitable place to settle<br />

before sending the Mayflower<br />

on her way back to England.<br />

A group of men (among<br />

which was their military<br />

leader, Miles Standish) set<br />

out on multiple expeditions to<br />

find that suitable place where<br />

they could build safe shelter,<br />

have “sweet” water, hunt,<br />

fish, trap and grow crops.<br />

During their excursions, they<br />

had found evidence of human<br />

existence… shelters,<br />

corn, beans, tools, bows and<br />

arrows. They felt like they<br />

were being watched, but they<br />

saw no one. At one point they<br />

were attacked by a group of<br />

Nauset Indians. Sickness,<br />

slavery, and death brought on<br />

by prior white men from Europe<br />

had all but decimated the<br />

tribe. Their survival depended<br />

on driving these newcomers<br />

away. The Pilgrims knew<br />

nothing of that history of<br />

persecution the natives had<br />

experienced at the hands of<br />

fellow Europeans, but the<br />

persecution had been as bitter<br />

as their own. That incident<br />

or attack was known as the<br />

“First Encounter.”<br />

That third expedition<br />

proved to be successful; they<br />

found a suitable site that<br />

was away from where they<br />

had been attacked. The men<br />

returned to the Mayflower to<br />

gather their loved ones, other<br />

passengers and their meager<br />

belongings. --I had always<br />

thought that ALL of the Mayflower<br />

passengers were Pilgrims<br />

seeking religious freedom,<br />

but they only comprised<br />

forty of the one hundred two.<br />

Judie’s Grandfather, William<br />

Bradford, returned to the ship<br />

after that third expedition to<br />

be given the tragic news that<br />

his young wife, Dorothy, had<br />

fallen overboard and drowned<br />

in the cold sea while trying to<br />

rescue children who had been<br />

playing on the upper deck<br />

during a storm.<br />

The suitable site they<br />

discovered would yet require<br />

them to sail northwest from<br />

Cape Cod to Plymouth Rock<br />

which had been discovered<br />

and named by adventurer,<br />

Captain John Smith. At that<br />

time in December of 1620,<br />

they did not yet know that the<br />

area they wanted to settle was<br />

named Plymouth… Funny<br />

how things work out… They<br />

left Plymouth for Plymouth…<br />

Things that make you go,<br />

“Hmmm!” Pilgrims, exhausted,<br />

yet trying to remain<br />

excited, disembarked from<br />

the Mayflower and settled in<br />

their new home. That winter<br />

was hard and saw much<br />

death. Military leader, Miles<br />

Standish, regularly conducted<br />

expeditions into the countryside<br />

seeking contact with Native<br />

Americans as he was convinced<br />

that survival depended<br />

on good relations with them.<br />

On a cold clear morning in<br />

March of 16<strong>21</strong> a tall-tanned,<br />

clean shaven Indian by the<br />

name of Samoset strolled<br />

into their village and said, “I<br />

come in peace.” He was chief<br />

of the Pemaquid Indians and<br />

had learned English from<br />

some fishermen at Monhegan.<br />

He shared much with them<br />

that day about the surrounding<br />

area and their neighbors.<br />

After spending the night, he<br />

left, promising to return to<br />

trade with them and introduce<br />

them to others. On his return<br />

visit later in March, Samoset<br />

brought Squanto with him.<br />

Squanto was a Native American<br />

who had been taken prisoner<br />

as a young boy and was<br />

raised in London and worked<br />

as a translator on ships that<br />

sailed to the New World.<br />

After many years, Squanto<br />

was homesick and returned to<br />

his homeland to discover that<br />

his family and friends were all<br />

dead from the plague. He then<br />

worked for the treasurer of the<br />

Newfoundland Company<br />

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Veterans Day at Heritage<br />

Pointe was opened by Commander<br />

Inferrera and the<br />

Northcutt-Laaker Post 292<br />

Color Guard. The National<br />

Anthem was sung by Jeanne<br />

Kinnett and the presentation<br />

of the wreath was made by the<br />

Auxiliary. Sherman Hughes<br />

did the invocation. Tina<br />

Wallace, the next 9th District<br />

Commander, gave a speech.<br />

Dillsboro Elementary<br />

students honored Veterans<br />

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The chairman of the PTO,<br />

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