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INSIDE<br />

The BEACON<br />

The Dearborn County Plan Commission<br />

is continuing the process of<br />

proposing changes to the zoning ordinance<br />

and zoning districts throughout<br />

the county. A second public workshop<br />

was held on July 20, 20<strong>21</strong> to present<br />

the updates and maps of the proposal.<br />

These changes were a direct result of<br />

feedback received at the first public<br />

workshop held last October.<br />

Dearborn County is comprised<br />

primarily of agricultural districts. The<br />

proposed zoning changes break down<br />

those agricultural districts into agricultural<br />

and rural residential zones. The<br />

proposed plan addresses permitted and<br />

THE<br />

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Rezoning Moves Forward in Dearborn County<br />

conditional uses, including improvements<br />

and amenities. Redefined standards<br />

including setbacks, minimum lot<br />

sizes, and lot widths have also been<br />

redefined.<br />

Mark McCormack, Director of<br />

Planning and Zoning, stated, “When<br />

we see eight requests of the same type<br />

of variance come before the zoning<br />

board in one meeting, that’s a sign that<br />

changes need to be made to the zoning<br />

ordinance. Regardless of changes that<br />

may occur to the Zoning Ordinance<br />

or the Zoning Map, the changes made<br />

will not affect the taxes that property<br />

owners owe or pay—as taxes are<br />

based on each landowner’s current<br />

use of property in association with<br />

the State of Indiana’s taxing system,<br />

which does not take zoning into account.<br />

”<br />

The zoning of a piece of property<br />

is just one of many factors utilized<br />

in assessing the value of a property.<br />

Actual land usage and location play<br />

a pivotal role in determining the assessed<br />

value.<br />

Residents, business owners, and<br />

community leaders who attended the<br />

most recent workshops were encouraged<br />

to review the maps of the<br />

Continued on page 3A<br />

Four Score and 7 & 7<br />

Interactive murals have popped up<br />

throughout downtown Lawrenceburg.<br />

Page 7A<br />

Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream<br />

New Alsace’s Les Hoffmeier and<br />

his restored 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe<br />

coupe.<br />

Page 3B<br />

Bright Parade is Back!<br />

Community gathers for fun and<br />

comaraderie.<br />

Page 8A<br />


U.S. POSTAGE<br />

PAID<br />


Permit No. 9714<br />

Guinevere Emery spreads<br />

her wings in Lawrenceburg.<br />

(Photo by Brittany<br />

Bleigh)<br />

Jack Schwier helps sister<br />

Elise Bostick interact with<br />

the bubble mural in Lawrenceburg.<br />

Children of<br />

Nani Schwier.<br />

Elise Bostick, daughter of Nani Schwier,<br />

trying to get in a boat at a large interactive<br />

mural in Lawrenceburg.<br />

FUN!<br />

community<br />

Lawrenceburg Main Street<br />

puts a bit of whimsey into the<br />

community with<br />

interactive murals.<br />

(Photos by Debbie Acasio)<br />

Gayle Stephens playfully posed at the<br />

interactive whiskey barrel mural Lawrenceburg.<br />

(Photo by Brittany Bleigh)<br />

By Maureen Stenger<br />

If you have been reading my articles<br />

over the past few years, the fact that I<br />

have an affinity for historic homes and<br />

properties, as well as family farms, is<br />

evident. I love touring them, learning<br />

about them, and daydreaming that I<br />

own them! Amidst a sea of new developments,<br />

old homesteads and farms<br />

still survive with the hope of being<br />

passed down to future generations. I<br />

think remembering those who started it<br />

all, the good and the not so good, is important<br />

so that we learn from them. In<br />

a past article, I have written about the<br />

Ewbank homestead that majestically<br />

resides on the bank of Tanners Creek<br />

along State Road 1. Just a bit up the<br />

road from the Ewbank farm, you will<br />

find the Ewbank Chapel tucked away.<br />

Also known as East Fork Chapel, the<br />

old stone church will be celebrating its<br />

two hundredth anniversary this year.<br />

If you remember from earlier writings,<br />

John Ewbank came to<br />

America from England in<br />

1807. Initially, his wife, Ann<br />

Chapman Ewbank, and their<br />

ten children remained in<br />

England but traveled here a<br />

few years later. Mr. Ewbank<br />

came to the area following<br />

the river either by wagon<br />

or flatboat and scouted out<br />

the Northwest Territory. He<br />

would end up purchasing six<br />

hundred forty acres along<br />

Tanners Creek. Mr. Ewbank<br />

wrote back to England, and<br />

eventually, one hundred<br />

other English families would<br />

follow him here. You may<br />

recognize some of their names- Collier,<br />

Kaiser, Yorkridge, Lytle, and Smith<br />

among others.<br />

At that time our area was wild,<br />

uncharted territory. Cincinnati and<br />

Lawrenceburg were in existence.<br />

Pence Visits<br />

County Veterans<br />

Treatment Court<br />

No pomp or circumstance. No<br />

media. Just a visit to Dearborn County<br />

for the right reasons. These words best<br />

describe the recent visit of Congressman<br />

Greg Pence to Superior Court 1<br />

in Dearborn County. The purpose of<br />

the unannounced visit was driven by<br />

Rep. Pence’s desire to attend Veterans<br />

Treatment Court presided over by<br />

Judge Jonathan Cleary.<br />

Rep. Pence’s interest in the well-being<br />

of veterans stems back to when he<br />

volunteered to serve in the Marines.<br />

He served in Beirut Lebanon. That<br />

fateful day of Oct. 23, 1983, when two<br />

hundred twenty marines were killed<br />

in Beirut changed Rep. Pence’s life<br />

forever. He determined that his life’s<br />

mission was to help veterans in any<br />

way possible.<br />

Fast forward to 2019 when Rep.<br />

Pence assumed the office as a representative<br />

of Indiana’s 6th Congressional<br />

District. He now had the power to be<br />

the voice of Veteran concerns.<br />

The first Veterans Treatment Court<br />

(VTC) was established in Bartholemew<br />

County, IN to help veterans who<br />

have service-related issues that have<br />

led them to be charged with criminal<br />

offenses. Those who enter Veterans<br />

Treatment Court have been screened<br />

and referred by the Prosecutor of that<br />

county. Today the program encompasses<br />

twenty-six Veterans Treatment<br />

Courts in Indiana. Judge Cleary in<br />

Dearborn County established the fifth<br />

Veterans Treatment Court in the state.<br />

Under Judge Cleary’s direction, the<br />

court has proven incredible success,<br />

much of which is credited to the<br />

Continued on page 3A<br />

The East Fork Chapel- Two hundred Years of History<br />

The Ewbank Chapel is located on State Road 1<br />

in Guilford.<br />

Brookville was in the process of being<br />

established, but the Ohio River Valley<br />

was the frontier. The settlers were<br />

educated, and they were farmers, but<br />

their life was very hard. While they<br />

had sheep and cattle, farming the area<br />

Continued on page 4A<br />


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

By<br />

Tamara<br />

Taylor<br />

Serendipitous<br />

I recently had the opportunity<br />

to have supper with<br />

my dear friend after a funfilled<br />

day of meetings and<br />

happenstance. As I strolled<br />

toward the restaurant where<br />

we planned to meet, I noticed<br />

a couple taking their photos<br />

in front of the interactive<br />

mural of whiskey barrels that<br />

Lawrenceburg Main Street<br />

had recently installed on the<br />

side of the building. Naturally,<br />

I offered to take a photo of the<br />

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couple. The southern drawl of<br />

their response was captivating.<br />

Of course, that led to a<br />

plethora of questions. Where<br />

are you from? What brought<br />

you to the charming town of<br />

Lawrenceburg? Have you<br />

seen the other murals in town,<br />

Hillforest, Aurora, Greendale’s<br />

Ridge Avenue, Rising Sun?<br />

The couple was from<br />

Tupelo, Mississippi. What<br />

captivated me most was their<br />

enthusiasm for our community<br />

and ALL that it has to offer.<br />

Shared from an outsider’s<br />

perspective.<br />

Serendipitous.<br />

Just that morning, a wonderful<br />

photo crossed my desk<br />

of one of the interactive murals<br />

in Lawrenceburg. I took<br />

the opportunity to call Lawrenceburg<br />

Main Street about<br />

the photo, and who should<br />

answer the phone but Gayle<br />

Stephens. That same word,<br />

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025.<br />

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serendipitous, describes our<br />

conversation.<br />

Gayle shared that a recent<br />

article in the BEACON led to<br />

her reconnection with a close<br />

friend from college. They had<br />

lost touch a “few” years ago<br />

(I have no idea if Gayle is<br />

age-sensitive, but I am! Read<br />

on...) and had recently been<br />

searching for each other. The<br />

friend found The BEACON’s<br />

article about Gayle joining<br />

the team at Lawrenceburg<br />

Main Street, providing the<br />

opportunity for the friends to<br />

reconnect.<br />

Serendipitous.<br />

I first met Gayle about the<br />

time she lost touch with her<br />

friend. Unbeknownst to both<br />

of us, we were both graduates<br />

of UC’s College of Design,<br />

Art, Architecture, and Planning<br />

(DAAP). Graduating<br />

from DAAP is like a badge<br />

of honor- the intensity of the<br />

programs closely resembles<br />

the commitment required to<br />

earn a degree in medicine.<br />

Honestly. But I digress...<br />

As I spoke with Gayle,<br />

that age-old question kept<br />

poking at me. The one that<br />

has resulted in new acquaintances<br />

growing to become<br />

old friends. What brought you<br />

back to our community? Why<br />

are you here?<br />

Gayle’s answer was incredibly<br />

similar to so many others-<br />

This is home.<br />

Ms. Stephens has a history<br />

that spans the globe and took<br />

her places others only dream<br />

of. She turned her passion for<br />

fashion design into a career<br />

that has taken her to Broadway,<br />

the fashion district of<br />

New York City, the streets<br />

of Paris, and many other<br />

locations, all culminating in<br />

fifteen years in Hawaii.<br />

What I didn’t know about<br />

Gayle is that she enjoys creating<br />

perfumes and is a master<br />

blender/perfumer, an expert<br />

in creating perfume compositions.<br />

This requires a keen<br />

sense of smell and skill and<br />

knowledge of a vast variety of<br />

fragrances while being able to<br />

distinguish each one individually<br />

or in combination with<br />

others. One has to wonderwhat<br />

enchanting fragrances<br />

did Gayle encounter during<br />

her childhood in Moores Hill<br />

that led her down that path?<br />

Beyond her fashion career,<br />

Ms. Stephens is a licensed<br />

massage therapist and certified<br />

aromatherapist. She<br />

immersed herself in four years<br />

of the study and practice of<br />

Craniosacral Therapy, a pursuit<br />

that took her to Hawaii,<br />

Italy, Switzerland, and the<br />

United States.<br />

When asked that infamous<br />

question about coming back,<br />

Gayle eloquently stated,<br />

“Something about the simplicity<br />

of a small town, the<br />

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tightness of family.”<br />

Ms. Stephens now enjoys<br />

living in Lawrenceburg, the<br />

small-town feel where everyone<br />

knows everyone and the<br />

three-minute walk to work<br />

(who wouldn’t!).<br />

When asked about her experience<br />

of moving back home,<br />

Ms. Stephens said, “I feel that<br />

I am in the right place, right<br />

now, and for the right reasons.<br />

I feel at home.”<br />

A calm and peace can be<br />

heard in Gayle’s voice as she<br />

speaks. I found the descriptive<br />

words of intelligent, eloquent,<br />

mixed with a bit of a creative<br />

intrigue running through my<br />

mind as I spoke with Gayle.<br />

Thank you, Gayle Stephens,<br />

for coming home and applying<br />

all that you have learned<br />

from your life experiences<br />

with all of us. People like<br />

you make our community the<br />

wonderful place that it is.<br />

Please note that the people<br />

who are featured in this<br />

column are unaware of the<br />

article until it is published.<br />

They are the members of the<br />

community who would be the<br />

first to say that they are not<br />

deserving, that others do so<br />

much more than they do. In<br />

reality these are the people<br />

whose actions and life choices<br />

inspire us to get involved, do<br />

what is right, and improve the<br />

lives of our fellow neighbors.<br />



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September 20<strong>21</strong> THE BEACON Page 3A<br />

Public Comment Considered for Proposed County Zoning Changes<br />

Dearborn County Current Zoning map. Proposed Zoning Map 1 with Changes. Proposed Zoning Map 2 with Changes.<br />

Continued from page 1A<br />

proposed zoning changes and make suggestions<br />

about the boundaries. Several residents shared information<br />

about land usage for contiguous plots that<br />

should remain unchanged. Others discussed conditional<br />

uses and the feasibility of the parameters.<br />

Business owners reviewed boundaries and proposed<br />

variance requirements. Some community leaders inquired<br />

about parcels that may become incorporated<br />

into cities and towns in the area.<br />

Mentors George Richards, Fred Lester, Marty Sizemore, Garry Wilmoski, Rep. Pence,<br />

PG Gentrup, Pat McClanahan, Delores Chalker, Jeff Nagel, Mike LaFollette, Tim Albright.<br />

Rep. Pence Recognizes Judge Cleary for VTC<br />

Continued from page 1A<br />

Mentor Program.<br />

Judge Cleary has seen<br />

firsthand the concerns that<br />

arise from a veteran coming<br />

back to his or her community<br />

after witnessing the atrocities<br />

of war. He strives to consider<br />

each case independently and<br />

has a strong relationship with<br />

Veteran Affairs to address the<br />

needs of those veterans who<br />

have developed issues.<br />

Judge Cleary shared, “For<br />

Rep. Pence to have chosen<br />

to visit us is huge. He acknowledged<br />

that what we are<br />

accomplishing is good, and<br />

any doubts about the effectiveness<br />

of the program are<br />

gone. His support inspires<br />

us to find ways to make our<br />

VTC better.”<br />

Before his recent visit,<br />

Rep. Pence had contacted<br />

Judge Cleary about meeting<br />

to discuss VTC. However,<br />

Judge Cleary was involved in<br />

a jury trial and had to decline<br />

the invitation. But Rep. Pence<br />

was persistent and found his<br />

way to Judge Cleary’s court<br />

for VTC. He spoke to the veterans<br />

who were in attendance<br />

that day, offering encouragement<br />

and support.<br />

He assured them that bills<br />

in front of the House of Representatives<br />

receive bipartisan<br />

support. “If there’s a veteran’s<br />

bill, every one of us is on it.<br />

We see it as a moral requirement<br />

to do something for our<br />

veterans.”<br />

Judge Jonathan Cleary and<br />

Rep. Greg Pence<br />

Forty-two years after volunteering<br />

to serve our country,<br />

Rep. Pence stresses that<br />

he and his staff will continue<br />

to work for veteran concerns.<br />

He urges veterans needing<br />

assistance to contact his office<br />

at https://pence.house.gov.<br />

The next steps in the process for the zoning<br />

changes will be for the County Plan Commission<br />

to review the input submitted by the public. Future<br />

public workshops are being considered for August<br />

or September of this year. According to Mr. McCormack,<br />

“Until we get a significant amount of input/<br />

feedback that the board members are comfortable<br />

with, we will not proceed with finalizing the draft,<br />

updated text, and map.”<br />

Upon approval of the new zoning ordinance<br />

map by the Plan Commission, a public hearing<br />

will be held, followed a vote by the Dearborn<br />

County Commissioners.<br />

Residents are encouraged to submit written comments<br />

and suggestions to Dearborn County Planning<br />

and Zoning, 165 Mary St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.<br />

An online survey is available at https://www.survey<br />

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Page 4A THE BEACON September 20<strong>21</strong><br />

Chapel Held First Abolitionist Meeting West of Alleghenies<br />

Continued from page 1A<br />

proved difficult as the land<br />

was covered in forests. The<br />

settlers worked from the time<br />

one could see until the time<br />

one could no longer, then<br />

woke up and did the same<br />

thing day in and day out.<br />

This was one of the farthest<br />

outposts in the frontier at the<br />

time, and there sat the Ewbank<br />

family in a trapper’s cabin<br />

with ten children and scarce<br />

food looking out into nothing<br />

but unbroken forest.<br />

The Ewbank family was<br />

part of the Anglican Church<br />

of England but converted to<br />

Methodism. Other English<br />

families followed suit. The<br />

practice of Methodism was<br />

started around this area in<br />

1811. At the time no church<br />

existed in which to worship,<br />

so they started having church<br />

meetings in their log cabins.<br />

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The First Methodist Church<br />

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people’s homes.<br />

Initial church meetings<br />

occurred in John Ewbank’s<br />

cabin and they welcomed<br />

circuit riders (people who<br />

traveled from town to town to<br />

preach) from Cincinnati. In<br />

between the circuit riders, the<br />

church had class leaders who<br />

preached. John Ewbank was<br />

a class leader. According to<br />

descendant Robert Ewbank,<br />

“It was expected of the class<br />

leader that he should lead in<br />

services and visit with each<br />

person present, in addition to<br />

interrogating their spiritual<br />

condition.”<br />

The longing for a place to<br />

come together and worship<br />

grew. Robert Ewbank was<br />

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Looking toward the congregation<br />

from the lectern at<br />

East Fork Chapel.<br />

Photos by Maureen Stenger<br />

family’s rich history. “Like<br />

Solomon, they decided to<br />

build a house unto the Lord<br />

before they built a house unto<br />

themselves. Then in keeping<br />

with good farming practices,<br />

they built a house for their animals<br />

before they built a house<br />

for themselves!” Mr. Ewbank<br />

explains. A meeting was held<br />

where people pledged subscriptions,<br />

what they would<br />

donate for a new church to<br />

be built, and John Ewbank<br />

donated the land.<br />

Ewbank family friend,<br />

Christopher Brown, who was a<br />

carpenter and a Royal Marine<br />

in the British Navy and served<br />

in the Napoleonic Wars, was<br />

tasked with building the chapel.<br />

He would also go on to<br />

build the Ewbank home. Robert<br />

Ewbank gives a testament<br />

to Mr. Brown’s skill, “It is a<br />

credit to Christopher Brown<br />

and his masonry skills he<br />

learned in the Royal Marines<br />

and his mixture of mortar, and<br />

his ability to lay down a foundation<br />

that all of his structures<br />

are still standing.”<br />

In 18<strong>21</strong> the East Fork<br />

Chapel, also referred to as the<br />

Ewbank Chapel, was built.<br />

The grounds would also house<br />

a final resting place, the East<br />

Fork Cemetery. The first<br />

burial took place in 18<strong>21</strong> for<br />

David Ewbank who, as is described<br />

on his tombstone, was<br />

killed by a fallen tree.<br />

The stone chapel served the<br />

faithful Methodist community<br />

in Tanner Valley, but it also<br />

has another claim to fame as,<br />

years later, it hosted one of the<br />

The cemetery at East Fork Chapel.<br />

A map of the church location and cemetery.<br />

first abolitionist meetings west<br />

of the Allegheny Mountains.<br />

Robert Ewbank shares the tale,<br />

“The members of both chapels<br />

West Fork and East Fork<br />

decided to celebrate the Fourth<br />

of July in 1838 at East Fork<br />

Chapel in accordance with the<br />

principals of the day with a<br />

dinner and to have speakers,<br />

Dr. Blanchard of Cincinnati<br />

and a Quaker from Richmond.<br />

They arrived for a big dinner<br />

with a large crowd, this event<br />

was announced in a Lawrenceburg<br />

paper as an anti-slavery<br />

coalition that was to be formed<br />

and organized.” At this time,<br />

the Civil War was still years<br />

away. During the Civil War,<br />

Indiana was a strong supporter<br />

of the Union, but that did<br />

not mean that there weren’t<br />

Southern sympathizers in this<br />

area. Well, a large group of<br />

them got wind of this upcoming<br />

meeting.<br />

At the conclusion of the<br />

dinner, a large crowd of men<br />

on horseback showed up with<br />

their guns to East Fork Chapel.<br />

Obviously, they did not<br />

come in solidarity with the<br />

A plaque commemorating<br />

East Fork Chapel which<br />

will celebrate its two hundredth<br />

anniversary this<br />

year.<br />

cause. Benjamin Metcalf<br />

organized the anti-slavery<br />

meeting in the church. In attendance<br />

was William Smith,<br />

who anticipated trouble brewing,<br />

summoned constables to<br />

protect the chapel, the speakers,<br />

and the audience inside.<br />

The horseman came in expressing<br />

their determination to<br />

prevent any kind of anti-slavery<br />

society from being formed.<br />

This pro-slavery element<br />

insisted on having their resolutions<br />

put to a vote. However,<br />

they were put in their place<br />

and were told that, if they did<br />

not cease their disturbance,<br />

the Justice of the Peace would<br />

have them arrested. Seeing<br />

they could not scare away<br />

the abolitionists as easily as<br />

expected, they left deciding it<br />

would be best to not make any<br />

hostile disturbance at the time.<br />

They mounted their horses and<br />

headed back toward Lawrenceburg,<br />

firing their guns<br />

as they went to convey their<br />

distress and rage. The meeting<br />

at East Fork Chapel continued.<br />

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East Fork Chapel Steeped in Community Two Centuries<br />

it took to bring that structure<br />

to life and what it has taken<br />

to keep it standing. In your<br />

hustle and bustle, visualize the<br />

angry men who stormed up the<br />

now-paved, busy state route<br />

headed to that same chapel to<br />

wreak havoc. Reflect on the<br />

bravery of those inside who<br />

stood strong and steadfast in<br />

their convictions and told that<br />

posse, “Not today.” Take a<br />

moment to imagine a family of<br />

twelve gathered close trying to<br />

keep warm in a trapper’s cabin<br />

on a bitterly cold night, alone<br />

on the edge of a great and wild<br />

frontier. While they didn’t<br />

have much, what they did<br />

have was a dream and a whole<br />

lot of faith.<br />

This story was made possible<br />

with the help of Robert<br />

Ewbank and Joyce Baer.<br />

The doors of the chapel<br />

have welcomed many during<br />

the past two centuries.<br />

The interior of the East Fork Chapel.<br />

An ornately carved piano stands grandly in one<br />

corner of the church.<br />

The pastor of East Fork<br />

Church and his wife. He<br />

led the congregation from<br />

1965-1974.<br />

Continued from page 4A<br />

The abolitionist society<br />

developed into a political<br />

party but had only a few<br />

members due to the fact that,<br />

if you were in it, you became<br />

a target. In 1890 a Harvard<br />

professor came to the area<br />

and interviewed the children<br />

of the abolitionists. Many of<br />

the children of the anti-slavery<br />

churchgoers would go on to<br />

become soldiers who lost their<br />

lives in the Civil War. Robert<br />

Ewbank shares that Christopher<br />

Ewbank and Willie Smith<br />

are both buried in Vicksburg,<br />

and he poignantly expresses<br />

concern that their sacrifices<br />

should never be forgotten.<br />

The old stone chapel continued<br />

to serve its congregation.<br />

Until approximately ten years<br />

ago, services were still held<br />

there. The Ewbank family<br />

kindly let other religious worshippers<br />

practice their faith in<br />

the church, so while it may no<br />

longer be solely a Methodist<br />

Church and while many of the<br />

Ewbank Family now embrace<br />

Catholicism, their ancestors<br />

who laid the foundation along<br />

with their rich history are<br />

remembered. The Ewbank<br />

Family plans to hold a family<br />

reunion in 2023, and they<br />

may just call upon relatives to<br />

make subscriptions as they did<br />

way back in 18<strong>21</strong> in order to<br />

update the church.<br />

Just down the road from<br />

East Fork Chapel, the Ewbank<br />

homestead is currently<br />

undergoing tuck-pointing The<br />

methodical work is hard but<br />

worth it in order to restore<br />

the home and preserve it for<br />

generations to come.<br />

The Ewbanks long to do the<br />

same with the old stone chapel.<br />

It has stood for two hundred<br />

years, and they want to ensure<br />

it is standing for another two<br />

hundred. Robert Ewbank<br />

shared with me that he hopes<br />

to one day make his homestead<br />

a museum of sorts, and while<br />

he says that he is no historian,<br />

he does have a very healthy<br />

respect for history. The early<br />

pioneers had a will to live and<br />

survive, and we all owe them<br />

some debt of gratitude, as we<br />

are all here because of their<br />

sacrifices. Robert Ewbank<br />

elaborates, “We are not here to<br />

worship our ancestors. We are<br />

just here to revere them and<br />

what they did.”<br />

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New Seasons is excited<br />

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provide the opportunity to help<br />

individuals who are downsizing<br />

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New Seasons also offers<br />

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Like many entities, Main<br />

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The inaugural event Dancing<br />

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Main Street Aurora is Grand<br />

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For the nineteenth year in<br />

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Main Street Aurora envisions<br />

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Volunteers worked diligently to clean up previously flooded Guilford Park.<br />

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The recent torrential rains<br />

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Sadly, Guilford Park was not<br />

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Residents who came to<br />

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The cleanup crew ranged<br />

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Firemen came, neighbors<br />

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Lawrenceburg Celebrates Completed “Four Score and 7 & 7” Mural<br />

By Guinevere Emery<br />

One of the most recent<br />

transformational projects to<br />

occur in the City of Lawrenceburg<br />

has been the creation of a<br />

45 ft x 71 ft long (2200 sq ft.)<br />

mural on the side of a building<br />

off High Street. Mayor Kelly<br />

Mollaun stated that the mural<br />

has quickly become one of the<br />

most photographed attractions<br />

downtown.<br />

A mural partnership between<br />

the Lawrenceburg<br />

Redevelopment Commission,<br />

the City of Lawrenceburg,<br />

Lawrenceburg Main Street,<br />

and local business owners has<br />

made the murals throughout<br />

the city happen. Led by Lawrenceburg<br />

Main Street Director<br />

Michelle Cone, the Mural<br />

Committee included Bryan<br />

Messmore, Guinevere Emery,<br />

Brittany Bleich, Stevie Gayle<br />

Stephens, Megan Schafer, and<br />

Adam Gilliam.<br />

The goals of the projects<br />

were to maximize artistic visibility<br />

and create a wow factor<br />

for Lawrenceburg. The Mural<br />

Committee focused on potential<br />

artists, locations, mural<br />

subjects, budget, timeline, and<br />

historical research. Christian<br />

Dallas was selected, assisted<br />

by Matt Grote, to create a<br />

mural that captures the spirit<br />

of Lawrenceburg.<br />

I quite enjoyed this fun and<br />

interactive project with the<br />

Mural Committee and working<br />

again with Christian Dallas.<br />

How the design evolved<br />

to have a transportation theme<br />

incorporated with the Whiskey<br />

City touch was amazing. I had<br />

a chance to interview Christian<br />

during the home stretch.<br />

When asked about a name<br />

for this mural, I discovered its<br />

“Four Score and 7 & 7” was in<br />

honor of Abraham Lincoln’s<br />

visit to Lawrenceburg intertwined<br />

with the Whiskey City<br />

history of bourbon influence.<br />

Christian Dallas shared,<br />

“For the most part, the<br />

weather has been good with a<br />

few hot days. You just cook<br />

until 1:30 pm, then the sun<br />

goes over the wall. It was an<br />

awesome experience to work<br />

downtown.<br />

Lawrenceburg is like Mayberry.<br />

Music plays in the streets.<br />

I never have to worry about<br />

parking. I’ve made friends<br />

with the residents. It’s been<br />

really nice.” A resident named<br />

Steve walked by and shouted,<br />

“Hey Painter!”<br />

Christian shared that for<br />

the design process, “I spend<br />

a great deal of time in researching<br />

Lawrenceburg, the<br />

surrounding area, and Indiana<br />

as a whole. I look for what<br />

I find interesting and what<br />

will fit in well with the city.<br />

Then I play around with the<br />

Christian Dallas painting<br />

the mural with a paint-bynumber<br />

process. (Photo by<br />

Guinevere Emery)<br />

design to find what will work<br />

with the shape of the wall.<br />

The reference photo I found<br />

of the men working with the<br />

whiskey barrels worked well<br />

with composition on the wall.<br />

It reads very well from 200<br />

ft. back. It was a pleasure<br />

to hear everyone’s feedback<br />

from the Mural Design Committee<br />

following every design<br />

submission and to work hard<br />

to meet everyone’s goals for<br />

the project.”<br />

The base of this design is<br />

a very old image of two men<br />

rolling out barrels of bourbon<br />

whiskey at Schenley Distillery<br />

in Lawrenceburg Indiana.<br />

It was the largest liquor<br />

company in the United States<br />

during the time 1934–1937.<br />

The name was changed to<br />

Schenley Industries in 1949<br />

and one of the “Big Four”<br />

which dominated liquor<br />

sales and included Seagram,<br />

National Distillers, and Hiram<br />

Walker.<br />

“As soon as I discovered<br />

this image, it really resonated<br />

with me because of how it<br />

fits perfectly on the wall in so<br />

many configurations. I love<br />

how the movement of the<br />

image almost has a vanishing<br />

point starting at the top left of<br />

the wall and expanding right,<br />

using the physical wall to its<br />

advantage.<br />

The colors were taken from<br />

the many-colored buildings<br />

in downtown Lawrenceburg,<br />

especially Walnut St. to help<br />

anchor the design into its surroundings.<br />

The bottom shows<br />

a big part of Lawrenceburg’s<br />

history too with the Ohio<br />

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Ariel view of “Four Score and 7 & 7.” (Photo courtesy of Rick Clark)<br />

River, not only for good but<br />

also with the hardships, like<br />

transporting goods on the<br />

old flatboat filled with whiskey<br />

barrels to flooding. The<br />

cyclists represent the wonderful<br />

trails such as the Dearborn<br />

Trail in Lawrenceburg. It was<br />

also very important to include<br />

the famous Clock Tower and<br />

the Lawrenceburg script in the<br />

painting. The hanging lanterns<br />

are meant to accentuate<br />

this vanishing point as they<br />

get smaller and recede into<br />

the top left. They are meant<br />

to reflect the many lanterns<br />

found throughout the city,<br />

as well as the Lawrenceburg<br />

Main Street Logo.”<br />

The train is from an actual<br />

photograph taken by the artist<br />

in Lawrenceburg.<br />

Billy Kinnett shared, “We<br />

were commenting how good<br />

the mural turned out. Amazing<br />

how well so much of<br />

the Lawrenceburg tradition<br />

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The Perfect Birthday Gift<br />

A glance at the calendar<br />

confirmed what I already<br />

knew. It was just a week until<br />

my beloved great-grandson’s<br />

birthday, and I hadn’t a clue<br />

what to get him as a gift. The<br />

first shock was that I had so<br />

little time left in which to<br />

find just the right thing, and<br />

the second was that I am old<br />

enough to have an elevenyear-old<br />

great-grandson!<br />

Where was that adorable<br />

little toddler who giggled<br />

at pictures in storybooks,<br />

or the little boy who played<br />

“cars” with me on the floor?<br />

I remembered the hours we<br />

spent, carefully arranging a<br />

“town”, using the houses from<br />

my ceramic Christmas village.<br />

The pattern on my dining<br />

room rug made perfect roads<br />

for our tiny cars to travel. Oh,<br />

the stories we made up as we<br />

“drove” from house to house,<br />

making the appropriate engine<br />

noises. Often there was the<br />

need for the miniature ambulance<br />

or fire truck to make a<br />

run to one of the houses. I’m<br />

surprised that the neighbors<br />

didn’t investigate the unlikely<br />

sounds made during those<br />

“emergency runs”. I’m sure<br />

that a little boy’s high-pitched<br />

soprano siren coupled with<br />

the old-lady imitation of a<br />

honking horn was somewhat<br />

startling in the middle of a<br />

quiet afternoon.<br />

Well, toy cars and trucks<br />

certainly wouldn’t fit the<br />

bill now. I couldn’t even<br />

pronounce the names of the<br />

games the kids play on their<br />

computers these days. Nor am<br />

I the least bit familiar with the<br />

fantastic creatures and heroes<br />

with mega-powers which<br />

people their world. Occasionally<br />

there is the distinctly<br />

Hoosier sound of a basketball<br />

bouncing on concrete in our<br />

neighborhood. While it is<br />

much more common to hear<br />

the wheels of a skateboard, it<br />

is even more likely to hear no<br />

kid sounds at all. It seems kids<br />

all are huddled around some<br />

sort of electronic devices in<br />

their houses. Even if I happen<br />

to spot a kid walking on the<br />

sidewalk or riding his bike<br />

in the street, he has his cell<br />

phone glued to his ear. Where<br />

are the sounds of kids playing<br />

outside? I miss the screams<br />

and laughter and yes, even the<br />

arguments. However, dwelling<br />

on such thoughts was doing<br />

nothing toward helping me<br />

solve my dilemma. What was<br />

I going to give Ben for his<br />

birthday?? I could take the<br />

easy route, and give him a gift<br />

card or cash, but that seems so<br />

cold and impersonal to me. I<br />

know, kids like to have their<br />

own money to spend but I like<br />

to give them something that<br />

they know actually came from<br />

me, and that I picked out for<br />

them.<br />

I tried thinking about what<br />

our own kids wanted for their<br />

birthdays when they were<br />

Ben’s age. Weeks before the<br />

big day was due to arrive,<br />

they began making strong<br />

hints about some special toy<br />

or game they had in mind. I<br />

remember when one of them<br />

got a tape recorder (a what??)<br />

and they spent hours making<br />

their own “radio shows”, complete<br />

with some pretty clever<br />

commercials. I can remember<br />

some card games and board<br />

games they liked. And they<br />

spent a lot of time outdoors.<br />

We never had much money for<br />

extras, but it didn’t seem hard<br />

to find gifts that they would<br />

The Perfect Birthday Gift<br />

like. Back then gifts were in<br />

a much lower price range in<br />

our family and often tended<br />

toward the practical.<br />

In the middle of my reminiscing,<br />

the obvious solution<br />

stared at me from my desktop…the<br />

internet! The internet<br />

has everything, doesn’t it? I<br />

typed in “gifts for eleven-yearold<br />

boys”. Oh, my. There were<br />

pages of suggestions, ranging<br />

from paint sets (in which Ben<br />

would have no interest) to unpronounceable<br />

games, videos,<br />

and puzzles, most of which I<br />

had no idea existed. There was<br />

a “Science Discovery Kit”,<br />

which sounded great until I<br />

spotted the price, $259.00. Just<br />

a bit outside my budget. There<br />

were key chains (key chains<br />

for eleven-year-olds who are<br />

5 years away from getting a<br />

beginner’s license? Isn’t that<br />

a bit premature?) a “personalized<br />

slime kit” (Ewww!) and<br />

something called a “Puppy<br />

School”. Since he doesn’t<br />

even own a dog, that didn’t<br />

sound appropriate. When I<br />

found one called “Backyard<br />

Ballistics,” promising “even<br />

more explosives” I hit “delete”.<br />

No explosives!<br />

Admitting defeat, I faced<br />

the inevitable and called<br />

Ben’s mom, Melissa, asking<br />

for suggestions. She named a<br />

particular book<br />

that promised<br />

to show the<br />

reader ways to<br />

win his favorite<br />

video game,<br />

“Mind something-or-other”.<br />

I promptly<br />

ordered a copy.<br />

When it arrived<br />

a day or two<br />

later, I was<br />

surprisingly impressed.<br />

It was a large tome,<br />

rather scholarly appearing,<br />

actually. I thought it looked<br />

incredibly boring. It just didn’t<br />

have the pizzazz I wanted in<br />

the perfect gift. It would be<br />

fine as a part of his gift, but<br />

I wanted something a little<br />

more….personal. Sighing, I<br />

gave up and decided to take a<br />

look at my Facebook page for<br />

the day.<br />

As I scrolled through posts<br />

and messages, one photo<br />

jumped out at me. A former<br />

student and long-time friend<br />

of mine had posted some<br />

pictures of t-shirts she had<br />

been making and selling. A T-<br />

shirt! Of course! What a great<br />

birthday gift; a t-shirt with a<br />

logo and Ben’s name on it. All<br />

kids like t-shirts, don’t they?<br />

I immediately contacted my<br />

friend, and she assured me that<br />

she could get a shirt with my<br />

specifications made in time for<br />

the big birthday. She sent me<br />

some pictures, and I ordered<br />

the shirt. I could hardly wait<br />

until it arrived. I was delighted<br />

when I saw the finished product.<br />

It definitely was quality,<br />

very soft in a lovely shade of<br />

blue. The logo was Roblox<br />

and featured brightly-colored<br />

cartoonish characters encircling<br />

the drawing of a boy’s<br />

face. He looked remarkably<br />

like Ben. Under the logo “<br />

BEN” stylishly was printed in<br />

large letters. I thought it was<br />

great and happily wrapped it<br />

with the book.<br />

The next day at the birthday<br />

party I watched with growing<br />

trepidation as Ben opened<br />

his gifts which included quite<br />

a stack of lovely presents<br />

from parents, grandparents,<br />

sister, and aunts. There was a<br />

growing mountain of electronics<br />

and expensive school<br />

clothes. Ben crowed happily<br />

over each gift. I felt my little<br />

package growing smaller<br />

and smaller. Near the end of<br />

the pile of gifts, the birthday<br />

boy tore open my present<br />

and thanked me for the book.<br />

Then he let out a whoop of<br />

joy. “Look, Mom”, he cried,<br />

holding up the t-shirt, “It’s<br />

Roblox..and it has my name<br />

on it! Thanks, MeMom!”<br />

With that he jumped up and<br />

left the room, returning a few<br />

minutes later, wearing a huge<br />

smile and the blue t-shirt. “I<br />

changed for the evening!” he<br />

announced.<br />

I felt as if I had finally found<br />

the perfect gift. Not because<br />

of the gift, itself, but because<br />

Ben knew that it had been<br />

made just for him and was<br />

given to him by someone who<br />

loves him very much.<br />

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By<br />

Melanie<br />

Alexander<br />

When we had a garden,<br />

By<br />

this time of the Maxine year brought<br />

an overabundance Klump of one<br />

or more vegetables that we<br />

had planted. Often, Community zucchini<br />

Correspondent<br />

accounted for baskets filled<br />

to the top. I love zucchini<br />

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because it is so versatile,<br />

nutritional and is compatible<br />

with many other summery<br />

vegetables and pasta.<br />

However, my all-time<br />

favorite is zucchini bread.<br />

Rather than making a fullsize<br />

loaf, I place the batter<br />

into three mini loaf pans and<br />

freeze two of them. Here is<br />

the recipe that I have used for<br />

years.<br />

Zucchini Bread<br />

1 ¼ cups flour<br />

1 teaspoon baking soda<br />

1 teaspoon baking powder<br />

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<br />

¾ cup sugar<br />

2 large eggs, beaten<br />

½ cup vegetable oil<br />

1 teaspoon vanilla<br />

½ teaspoon salt<br />

2 cups grated zucchini,<br />

squeezed of excess moisture<br />

1 ½ cups chopped pecans or<br />

walnuts (optional)<br />

Preheat oven to 350°.<br />

Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan (or<br />

3 3x5-inch mini-loaf pans).<br />

Whisk together the flour,<br />

baking soda, baking powder,<br />

and ground cinnamon.<br />

Set aside. In a large bowl<br />

blend the sugar, beaten eggs,<br />

vegetable oil, vanilla, and salt<br />

together. Add dry ingredients<br />

and stir; then blend in the<br />

zucchini and nuts.<br />

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the pan, about 40-45 minutes.<br />

Cool in the pan on a wire<br />

rack for about 10 minutes<br />

before unmolding to cool<br />

completely on the rack. Great<br />

alone or spread with butter or<br />

cream cheese.<br />

This sauce makes fresh<br />

summery fruits (think berries,<br />

peaches, apricots, plums)<br />

achieve an elevated level; it<br />

elevates a brownie square to<br />

dessert special status. Best<br />

of all, it can be made the day<br />

before company arrives and<br />

could be kept ready to use on<br />

a refrigerator shelf.<br />

Creamy Cheesecake Sauce<br />

8-oz cream cheese, softened<br />

½ cup dairy sour cream<br />

2/3 cup powdered sugar<br />

½ teaspoon vanilla extract<br />

Fresh berries, stone fruits such<br />

such as peaches, nectarines,<br />

apricots, plums, OR brownies<br />

In a mixing bowl, beat<br />

cream cheese and sour cream<br />

with an electric mixer until<br />

fluffy and combined. Add<br />

sugar and vanilla and beat<br />

smooth. Cover and chill in the<br />

refrigerator for at least an hour.<br />

Serve with fruit or a cookie,<br />

brownie, or cake square.<br />

I’m one of those folks that<br />

eat ripe garden tomatoes<br />

three times a day when they<br />

are available. I was middleaged<br />

when I discovered how<br />

delicious fried green tomatoes<br />

could be. Near the end of the<br />

garden season, our garden<br />

provided a bountiful crop.<br />

Today, you can purchase<br />

green tomatoes at your<br />

supermarket year-round<br />

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specifically to provide “ripe”<br />

green tomatoes. The quantities<br />

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Fried Green Tomatoes<br />

4 green tomatoes, sliced<br />

about ½ inch thick<br />

½ cup flour<br />

1 teaspoon salt<br />

1 teaspoon sugar<br />

Ground black pepper to taste<br />

1/3 cup milk<br />

1-1½ cups panko bread crumbs<br />

½- 3 /4 teaspoon paprika<br />

Vegetable oil for frying<br />

I use a long sheet of waxed<br />

paper to place ingredients for<br />

coating the tomatoes to aid in<br />

cleanup. Mix the flour, salt,<br />

sugar, and pepper in a mound<br />

near one edge of waxed paper.<br />

Place the milk in a small flat<br />

bowl next to the flour mixture.<br />

Mix the crumbs and paprika<br />

in a small mound on the other<br />

side of the bowl.<br />

Working in small batches is<br />

best for cooking the tomatoes.<br />

Dredge each slice in flour,<br />

then dip in milk, and finally,<br />

coat both sides of each slice<br />

with the bread crumb mix.<br />

Heat vegetable oil in a large<br />

skillet to medium-hot level.<br />

Carefully place each slice<br />

into the hot oil and cook until<br />

lightly browned on each side.<br />

Remove from heat with a wide<br />

spatula and allow excess oil to<br />

drip briefly. Place each slice<br />

onto a baking sheet and place<br />

in a warm oven until serving.<br />

Note: I enjoy this treat with<br />

a sauce comprised of equal<br />

parts mayonnaise and sweet<br />

barbeque sauce stirred together.<br />

M<br />

DEAR<br />

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By<br />

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Dear Marie,<br />

I do quite a bit of traveling<br />

for my business. Of course, I<br />

have invested a great deal of<br />

time and hard work to grow<br />

to this point in my career. I<br />

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my family, and at least<br />

one good friend. Because<br />

I recently acquired a client<br />

who is located in close<br />

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traveling there for meetings<br />

is vital. The goal is relationship<br />

building and learning<br />

the client’s needs so that my<br />

business can meet the client’s<br />

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My schedule is tight, so I<br />

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A lot of deer are in downtown<br />

Harrison, especially in<br />

our neighborhood.<br />

We see them every day. In<br />

fact, I just chased one about<br />

ten minutes ago that was<br />

headed toward my beloved<br />

tomato plants. The deer have<br />

already nailed two of them.<br />

Our daily deer visits may<br />

have something to do with<br />

our neighbor Margaret, who<br />

is known around our house as<br />

“The Deer Whisperer.” We<br />

can easily see The Deer Whisperer’s<br />

backyard from ours,<br />

and we watch almost every<br />

day as she feeds them by hand<br />

and talks to them. It’s really<br />

something to see.<br />

You might think that we<br />

would be a bit perturbed by<br />

The Deer Whisperer attracting<br />

the big garden pilferers to the<br />

neighborhood. Nah.<br />

Margaret is a lovely<br />

woman who has a way with<br />

animals. We love to watch<br />

Margaret work her magic and<br />

it’s obvious that it brings her<br />

a great deal of joy. A couple<br />

of wounded tomato plants are<br />

a small price to pay for all<br />

that.<br />

Even though we see a<br />

considerable number of deer,<br />

we’re not seeing much in the<br />

way of birds this summer.<br />

You probably heard about the<br />

bird die-off that is occurring<br />

throughout the Midwest.<br />

Bird experts have recommended<br />

that folks take down<br />

their feeders until the die-off<br />

event is over, so that’s what<br />

we did.<br />

Consequently, our backyard<br />

is fairly birdless.<br />

They are saying the die-off<br />

could be related to a fungus<br />

that hit the cicada population<br />

hard this year. There is no<br />

delicate way to put this – the<br />

fungus made the cicadas’<br />

butts fall off and killed them.<br />

I saw the carnage first-hand<br />

while sweeping cicada pieces<br />

off our porch for a couple of<br />

weeks. Most birds love to eat<br />

cicadas and may have contracted<br />

the fungus.<br />

It has truly been an odd<br />

summer, Mother Nature wise.<br />

For about the past month we<br />

have endured monsoons that<br />

have taken their toll. Our<br />

cucumber plants may not<br />

make it. They have been hit<br />

by a fungus that I’m pretty<br />

sure was caused by all of the<br />

water. The basement took on<br />

water twice, but we saved the<br />

rugs and furniture. Enough<br />

already!<br />

…….<br />

Some folks are freaking<br />

out over the construction of<br />

a roundabout at the corner of<br />

West and Dry Fork roads near<br />

Harrison High School. The<br />

Harrison Happenings Facebook<br />

page is abuzz with those<br />

who fear the roundabout will<br />

be difficult to navigate and<br />

will cause accidents and traffic<br />

jams.<br />

I must admit that I am not<br />

a big fan of roundabouts.<br />

But that’s probably because<br />

I haven’t experienced them<br />

very often. I have a feeling<br />

those who are objecting so<br />

vociferously are in my boat.<br />

But I believe the experts<br />

and engineers when they say<br />

roundabouts are safer and<br />

promote a better traffic flow.<br />

They are used throughout the<br />

world, and they work.<br />

So let’s all relax and learn<br />

how to use a roundabout. I<br />

predict we will get used to it<br />

and by this time next year, we<br />

might even like it.<br />

By Linda Hutchinson<br />

Over our thirty-plus years<br />

of working with families in<br />

the school and church worlds,<br />

we have seen our share<br />

of guilty parenting. What<br />

we mean by that is making<br />

decisions for our children<br />

(sometimes very unhealthy<br />

ones) out of a pervasive feeling<br />

of not measuring up or<br />

doing enough. The practice of<br />

parents comparing their children<br />

and their family to those<br />

they see on the internet, next<br />

door, or in their ex-spouse’s<br />

home and making decisions<br />

out of the wrong motives is<br />

very common. We see parents<br />

making decisions to help their<br />

child or family “measure up”<br />

or “beat out” someone or<br />

something.<br />

One of the major causes<br />

of guilty parenting is the pain<br />

of divorce, something that so<br />

many families are experiencing.<br />

On almost a daily basis<br />

in our office, we see a divorced<br />

mom or dad, unknowingly<br />

and unintentionally, who<br />

plays a bad game of tug-ofwar<br />

against an ex-spouse to<br />

win the heart of their child.<br />

They make moves that they<br />

normally would not make if<br />

someone else wasn’t there to<br />

beat out. They compromise<br />

and justify their actions to<br />

others by saying things like,<br />

“Everyone is doing it,” or “I<br />

don’t want my child to feel<br />

left out”.<br />

You don’t have to be<br />

divorced to be tempted by<br />

guilty parenting. Just open<br />

your phone or turn on the<br />

TV. We are bombarded<br />

by messages telling us we<br />

need to buy our child “this”<br />

or take them to do “that”<br />

because, otherwise, they will<br />

be “left behind”. If you have<br />

teens as we do, they want<br />

their lives to be “Instagram<br />

worthy”. They want it to be<br />

cool enough to snap, post, or<br />

share.<br />

One of the greatest sources<br />

of guilty parenting we see<br />

Guilty Parenting<br />

in our office is the decision<br />

around the phone and our<br />

kids. We work with so many<br />

parents who, out of guilt or<br />

obligation, gave their child a<br />

phone long before the child<br />

was emotionally ready to<br />

handle one. I cannot tell you<br />

how many times I have heard<br />

a parent in our office say, “I<br />

didn’t want them to be the<br />

only one in their class without<br />

a phone.” The pressure<br />

between divorced parents<br />

exacerbates the situation even<br />

more. For example, a tenyear-old<br />

child of divorce asks<br />

his mom for a phone, and she<br />

says, “I don’t think you need<br />

one yet,” or “You aren’t ready<br />

to handle the responsibility.”<br />

So what does the ten-year-old<br />

do next? She goes and asks<br />

dad. With a bat of those baby<br />

blue eyes and a pretty please<br />

to boot, dad feels the pressure<br />

to grant her wish. After all,<br />

he only sees her every other<br />

weekend. He doesn’t want to<br />

make her mad or crush her<br />

dreams of that brand-new<br />

phone. Not to mention she’s<br />

been telling all her friends<br />

that her daddy is going to<br />

buy her a new phone for her<br />

birthday because he loves her<br />

so much.<br />

Does that sound familiar?<br />

This has happened in our<br />

home too. Not the divorce<br />

part, but the pressure from our<br />

kids to give or do because that<br />

would somehow make us the<br />

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“cool mom” or the “fun dad.”<br />

Let’s face it- our kids are master<br />

manipulators. They learn<br />

how to manipulate very early<br />

when they start to notice that<br />

their cry gets them a cookie or<br />

a piggyback ride. That’s when<br />

we as parents have to step in<br />

and help them understand.<br />

They are the children, and we<br />

are the parents. If we don’t<br />

nip this master manipulation<br />

in the bud early with our<br />

kids and in our parenting, we<br />

create what we lovingly call a<br />

“monster.”<br />

It’s never too late to make<br />

healthy decisions that are<br />

best for your kids and family<br />

regardless of what others<br />

say or do. Your children may<br />

not like the “new you” at the<br />

moment, but they will thank<br />

you when they are adults and<br />

maybe even parents themselves.<br />

Take the time this<br />

week to tune in to our Rock<br />

Solid Radio podcast Episode<br />

143 called Divorce and Guilty<br />

Parenting. It’s a great show<br />

for any parent trying to keep<br />

those “monsters” from taking<br />

over their home. You can find<br />

this episode and so many<br />

other great resources for your<br />

marriage and family at rock<br />

solidfamilies.org.<br />

Linda Hutchinson is the<br />

Executive Director of Rock<br />

Solid Families, a faith-based<br />

coaching organization in St.<br />

Leon, IN.<br />

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By<br />

Doris<br />

Butt<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

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Travels Now and Then<br />

This is a summer with no<br />

projects and no major vacations.<br />

Those days are gone as<br />

health concerns keep us close<br />

to home.<br />

I will have to say I am enjoying<br />

a major project where<br />

I made collages of pictures<br />

from our travels. I put together<br />

three frames with a total of<br />

ninety-six pictures. Ray hung<br />

them on our kitchen wall<br />

directly in front of where I sit<br />

at the table.<br />

We put stars on the travel<br />

spots we especially liked. Blue<br />

for Ray. Red for me. His include<br />

visits to Sequoia and Yosemite<br />

National Parks, views<br />

of trains along the way, and<br />

Bingham Mine in Utah. Mine<br />

include nature scenes in Utah,<br />

flowers on Temple Square<br />

grounds in Salt Lake City, and<br />

sunflower fields in Kansas.<br />

We both chose one scene<br />

of our van going through the<br />

Chandelier Tree in Oregon,<br />

probably because of the story<br />

there.<br />

I remember how impressed<br />

I was with the Redwoods<br />

when Ray and I traveled<br />

through them. They became<br />

my number one travel experience.<br />

Some readers will<br />

remember they inspired me to<br />

convince Ray we needed an<br />

RV, so we could camp there.<br />

That never happened. We did<br />

take it through the area, but<br />

we didn’t find that campsite.<br />

I don’t remember if I have<br />

ever shared this part of the<br />

story. When I went through<br />

Mom’s things she left behind,<br />

I found photos and postcards<br />

from a western trip my friend,<br />

Shirley, and I took in my<br />

new ($3,100) Dodge convertible.<br />

And there I was driving<br />

through the Chandelier Tree<br />

found deep in the Redwoods.<br />

I had completely forgotten<br />

I had been there. In fact, I<br />

remembered very little of the<br />

trip we girls, at the young age<br />

of twenty-one, confidently<br />

made in the 1957 Dodge.<br />

I recently found the little<br />

keepsake collection I made<br />

of that trip. It made me smile.<br />

I bought $302.20 worth of<br />

traveler’s checks. I found my<br />

traced map where we drove to<br />

San Francisco up to Seattle and<br />

back home. I am sure we took<br />

in all the sights along the way.<br />

Here is the best part I found recorded<br />

in our Triptik- lodging<br />

average $5.50 a night. Meals<br />

average $2. And now the big<br />

one. Gas 40 cents a gallon.<br />

I guess I should add that I<br />

made $4,040 that year- my<br />

first of teaching that fall.<br />

Besides the photos of me<br />

driving out of Chandelier<br />

Tree, I found photos of me<br />

at Yellowstone, the Pacific<br />

Coast, and several unknown<br />

stops. The only one I remember<br />

was a scary ride to<br />

Bingham Mine. That’s all.<br />

I’ve said it before and will say<br />

it again. I think we must have<br />

had a good time.<br />

So when I am seated at<br />

the kitchen table eating my<br />

meal, I often study my travel<br />

collage. My eyes frequently<br />

wander to two photos of different<br />

times Ray and I visited<br />

the Chandelier Tree and I took<br />

the picture while Ray drove<br />

through it. The last time, the<br />

mirrors scraped the sides. And<br />

I think back to that picture of<br />

me in my convertible driving<br />

through it years ago.<br />

My convertible was traded<br />

for a pickup truck after we were<br />

married and could not afford<br />

the $1<strong>21</strong> monthly payment. A<br />

dream of some ten years ended<br />

with that trade. And yes, tears<br />

were shed. Still, that beauty has<br />

a place in my heart that seems<br />

to just hang on. That’s a whole<br />

different story.<br />

I will say those ninety-six<br />

travel pictures directly in my<br />

sight every time I am seated at<br />

my kitchen table should ensure<br />

that I will remember all the<br />

grand travels Ray and I have<br />

had in our retirement years.<br />

Learn Before You Burn<br />

By Stefanie Hoffmeier<br />

It’s a beautiful summer<br />

night and you are sitting<br />

outside on the patio with<br />

your family when suddenly<br />

the smell of burning trash<br />

creeps up and ruins your<br />

night. While fire pits and<br />

s’mores are summer staples,<br />

burning anything other than<br />

leaves, brush, and clean<br />

wood waste in your fire pit<br />

or barrel is a nuisance, and<br />

against the law in Indiana.<br />

Most people who burn<br />

trash do not realize how<br />

harmful it is to their health<br />

and to the environment.<br />

When you burn trash,<br />

pollutants are released at<br />

ground level and can be<br />

easily inhaled which can<br />

increase the risk of heart<br />

disease, aggravate asthma<br />

and emphysema, and<br />

cause rashes, nausea, or<br />

headaches. Smoke and ash<br />

from the fire that settles on<br />

plants and the ground can<br />

be mixed into the soil and<br />

be absorbed by crops. The<br />

same pollutants can enter<br />

milk, eggs, or meat if farm<br />

animals eat contaminated<br />

feed or soil.<br />

Take plastic for example.<br />

When burned, it releases<br />

dangerous chemicals such<br />

as hydrochloric acid, sulfur<br />

dioxide, dioxins, furans,<br />

and heavy metals. Anyone<br />

who eats the fruits and<br />

vegetables grown near the<br />

fire or in garden soil tilled<br />

with the ashes is exposed<br />

to those chemicals. Young<br />

children may be at greater<br />

risk than adults because<br />

of their playing behaviors,<br />

their small size, and their<br />

developing bodies.<br />

Another cause for concern<br />

is dioxins, a group of<br />

chemically related compounds.<br />

Dioxins can cause<br />

reproductive, developmental,<br />

and immunological<br />

problems in humans and<br />

animals. Research from the<br />

EPA shows that burn barrels<br />

are the number one source<br />

of dioxins in the U.S.<br />

As little as forty years<br />

ago, burning was a necessary<br />

disposal method. Today<br />

trash haulers service all<br />

of Southeast Indiana. Items<br />

can be taken to the BestWay<br />

Transfer station in Greendale<br />

and pay per load.<br />

Reducing the amount of<br />

trash you make can be as<br />

simple as reusing and recycling<br />

items. Taking your<br />

waste to a recycling center<br />

or landfill helps to keep the<br />

environment around us safe<br />

and clean.<br />

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Renovating and<br />

Restoring a<br />

Damaged Lawn<br />

Has your turf seen better<br />

days? Are you struggling to<br />

establish a new lawn? Do<br />

bare spots and weeds dominate<br />

your landscape? Don’t<br />

worry, you’re not alone! In<br />

this month’s article, I will<br />

discuss strategies for improving<br />

your lawn.<br />

If your lawn is in generally<br />

acceptable condition,<br />

significant improvements<br />

can be made through an<br />

enhanced fertilizer program.<br />

Many folks in our area have<br />

well-established grass but<br />

struggle with weed suppression.<br />

Fall is the most critical<br />

time to fertilize. According<br />

to our turf specialists on<br />

campus at Purdue, applications<br />

of nitrogen fertilizers<br />

at a rate of 1 lb/1000 sq ft in<br />

September and 1.25 lb/1000<br />

sq ft in November can substantially<br />

improve conditions<br />

in your lawn. In tandem with<br />

the fertilizer, apply a broadleaf<br />

herbicide in October<br />

to eradicate difficult lawn<br />

weeds. Consider a soil test<br />

for a more exact recommendation.<br />

If you are considering<br />

over-seeding or repairing<br />

an entire lawn, Mid-August<br />

through Mid-September is an<br />

ideal time frame. Begin by<br />

mowing at 1 to 1.5 inches.<br />

This step reduces competition<br />

from existing grasses.<br />

Consider thoroughly aerifying<br />

and or power raking to<br />

increase seed to soil contact.<br />

Apply a starter fertilizer with<br />

adequate phosphorus (1 to<br />

1.25 lb/1000 sq ft) and apply<br />

seed with either a standard<br />

drop seeder or slit-seeder.<br />

Rates will vary by species,<br />

so be sure to prepare accordingly.<br />

Moisture will be absolutely<br />

critical at this time, so<br />

be prepared to lightly water<br />

three to four times daily.<br />

Frequent mowing will be required<br />

to reduce overcrowding<br />

from existing turf. After<br />

at least two cuts, the mowing<br />

height can be gradually<br />

increased from 1.5 inches to<br />

a normal and healthy height<br />

of 3 to 3.5 inches. These<br />

recommendations may be<br />

less successful if your lawn<br />

is suffering from serious<br />

compaction.<br />

If you are considering<br />

a complete lawn renovation,<br />

similar steps can be<br />

followed once the existing<br />

turf is removed. This is best<br />

accomplished through an<br />

application of a nonselective<br />

herbicide, such as those containing<br />

glyphosate. Allow the<br />

herbicide to work for at least<br />

72 hours before continuing.<br />

Be sure to follow all label instructions<br />

closely. Additional<br />

tillage or other soil improvements<br />

may be needed if<br />

you suffer from compacted<br />

soils or have problems with<br />

thatch.<br />

In all of the scenarios<br />

listed above, working with a<br />

lawn care professional may<br />

be the best course of action.<br />

While any county Extension<br />

office can provide a detailed<br />

road map for successfully<br />

renovating or restoring an<br />

entire lawn, it is a timeconsuming<br />

process that can<br />

easily overwhelm a busy<br />

homeowner. Additionally,<br />

professionals have access to<br />

expensive and unique equipment<br />

and tools that may be<br />

unfamiliar to you. When<br />

searching for the right company<br />

or individual to work<br />

with, check reviews online<br />

and ask for recommendations<br />

from friends and neighbors.<br />

To find gardening resources<br />

from Purdue University<br />

experts, search “Indiana Yard<br />

and Garden – Purdue Consumer<br />

Horticulture” on your<br />

home computer or smartphone<br />

or feel free to email<br />

me at hawley4@purdue.edu.<br />

You can also reach our office<br />

at 812-926-1189. We are<br />

located at 229 Main Street,<br />

Aurora, IN 47001.<br />

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The Value of Sports<br />

Sports continue to be<br />

embraced by so many in our<br />

communities and will likely<br />

do so far into the future.<br />

Hopefully, all are finding<br />

ways to get out and enjoy<br />

the summer by competing or<br />

watching some competition<br />

or simply by exercising and<br />

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enjoying Maxine an activity.<br />

Think of Klump how many youth<br />

baseball and softball tournaments<br />

are Community a standard mark of<br />

Independence Correspondent Day. Drive by<br />

a sports complex on a summer<br />

weekend and see the<br />

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many vehicles in the parking<br />

lot while so many children<br />

engage in sports on the fields<br />

and parents and other loved<br />

ones watch on.<br />

Sports are an integral thread<br />

in the fabric of our nation.<br />

Over the past one hundredplus<br />

years, sports have often<br />

taken the role of allowing our<br />

country to forge through difficult<br />

times with the certainty<br />

and promise of our nation and<br />

freedoms, to provide comfort<br />

in times of despair, and to<br />

bring hope that life remains<br />

beautiful in the essence of the<br />

human experience.<br />

On a national or regional<br />

stage, sports provide a great<br />

sense of pride and achievement<br />

for an area or a people.<br />

As the Olympics take place,<br />

many are enthralled to view<br />

the efforts of the American<br />

athletes while appreciating<br />

the efforts or struggles of an<br />

athlete from any nation.<br />

The image of the Miracle<br />

on Ice as the collegiate<br />

Americans took down the<br />

mighty Soviet team in the<br />

semi-finals at the 1980 Winter<br />

Olympics in Lake Placid is a<br />

powerful moment that many<br />

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of my age and older can<br />

readily recall. However, just<br />

as impactful was watching<br />

the father of British sprinter<br />

Derek Redmond come from<br />

the stands, ignoring security,<br />

to go to his son and assist his<br />

finish after Redmond had torn<br />

his hamstring in the 400 at<br />

the 1992 Barcelona Summer<br />

Olympics. Redmond did not<br />

get official credit for finishing<br />

that race since he was aided<br />

by his father, but we all know<br />

that he truly did and that the<br />

essence of sport and the dedication<br />

of family was captured<br />

in that spontaneous reaction<br />

of his father.<br />

The efforts of Milan High<br />

School’s 1954 state championship<br />

basketball team (as<br />

well as its state final four<br />

appearance in 1953) are still<br />

celebrated in our area. While<br />

several more state titles have<br />

come to this area of the state<br />

in various sports, the nature<br />

of this team from such a small<br />

school defeating all comers<br />

in the state stands as a testament<br />

to effort and hard work<br />

despite numbers. Certainly,<br />

this story is even more widely<br />

known beyond Indiana due to<br />

the film Hoosiers masterfully<br />

written by Angelo Pizzo, but<br />

even that film stands as an<br />

example of inspiration and<br />

joy drawn from the essence of<br />

sports.<br />

Sports, however, must take<br />

a backseat to life at times.<br />

Likely, World War II would<br />

hold the most famous examples<br />

of this as Hall of Fame<br />

baseball players such as Ted<br />

Williams, Hank Greenberg,<br />

Duke Snider, Joe DiMaggio,<br />

and others willingly paused<br />

their sports careers to join<br />

in the war effort, with The<br />

Splendid Splinter also doing<br />

so during the Korean War.<br />

Also during that time, the<br />

All-American Girls Professional<br />

Baseball League came<br />

into existence for a decade or<br />

more and was later immortalized<br />

through the Penny Marshall<br />

film A League of Their<br />

Own. Aurora native Anna<br />

“Shorty” (Meyer) Petrovic<br />

played in both that league<br />

as well as the National Girls<br />

Baseball League for several<br />

years, beginning as a fifteenyear<br />

old, just as Joe Nuxhall<br />

had done for the Reds during<br />

the war.<br />

Who has ever heard of the<br />

Steagles? This was a combination<br />

of the Philadelphia<br />

Eagles and the Pittsburgh<br />

Steelers during the 1943<br />

NFL season. To have enough<br />

players for a team due to the<br />

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number of members serving<br />

in the war, the owners<br />

brought their teams together<br />

and managed to offer a season<br />

for all to enjoy as a diversion<br />

from the war.<br />

Following 9/11, many may<br />

recall the emotions of the first<br />

baseball game played back<br />

in New York City with Mike<br />

Piazza hitting a late home<br />

run to lead the Mets over the<br />

Braves. Sports have a way of<br />

healing us and bringing comfort<br />

to our lives in times of<br />

struggle both for the athletes<br />

and the spectators.<br />

Many can also recall the<br />

patriotism of Pat Tillman,<br />

who left a promising NFL<br />

career with the Arizona Cardinals<br />

to serve as a Ranger in<br />

the US Army. Again, sports<br />

are intertwined in the fabric<br />

of what makes our nation a<br />

special place to live.<br />

Despite the conflicts of the<br />

world, sports carried on in<br />

each of these instances not as<br />

a primary ideal nor activity<br />

of our nation but more as an<br />

opportunity to maintain what<br />

had become a comfort for our<br />

society and helped provide<br />

that in time of greatest need.<br />

Many reasons exist as to<br />

why one would find pleasure<br />

in sports, but the principles<br />

and leadership gained and<br />

displayed through sports often<br />

mold great character traits<br />

in its participants. People<br />

build bonds and connections<br />

as well in long-lasting ways.<br />

However, it is not just organized<br />

sports that do this.<br />

Pickup games of basketball<br />

or baseball around the neighborhood,<br />

playing HORSE<br />

in the barn lot with siblings,<br />

pitching horseshoes, or tossing<br />

cornhole at a family function<br />

or church festival carry<br />

the same beauty of time and<br />

memory as a championship<br />

season. They give us moments<br />

to interact and open up<br />

conversations across generations.<br />

As a teacher, I often marvel<br />

at the various games that are<br />

created and played at recess<br />

by the children. Give children<br />

a ball and some time, and<br />

a game will morph from it<br />

with rules that are sometimes<br />

created on the fly. It reminds<br />

me of an underlying storyline<br />

of A Separate Peace by<br />

John Knowles where Phineas<br />

creates the game of Blitzball<br />

seemingly to be a challenge<br />

to himself while also enjoying<br />

and sharing it with his<br />

friends. Sports offered the<br />

truest essence of being, and<br />

when that was taken from<br />

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him in the story, it seemingly<br />

took the spirit and life from<br />

him as well.<br />

Children play so many<br />

varieties of tag that one of an<br />

older generation may wonder<br />

how they can even keep the<br />

game and rules straight from<br />

day to day. However, their<br />

engagement is what matters.<br />

Their interaction with others<br />

in sport and recreation<br />

presents them with many<br />

challenges to resolve as the<br />

games occur.<br />

The contention of being hit<br />

by the ball or not in dodgeball<br />

and having one child in<br />

disagreement with the other<br />

yet having others engage in<br />

the resolution of the conflict<br />

may leave one child upset and<br />

disappointed with the decision<br />

rendered, but also with a<br />

greater appreciation of acceptance<br />

of a difficult result. On<br />

the playground or in the gym,<br />

I will witness these situations<br />

occur and will allow the moment<br />

to play out organically<br />

rather than intrude as the<br />

adult, as it allows the children<br />

to develop skills that are<br />

crucial to life.<br />

I had a fellow teacher<br />

engage students in shooting<br />

marbles. This is a game not<br />

played with much frequency<br />

at all in modern times but one<br />

that can still be exciting and<br />

competitive. The championship<br />

rounds held on the playground<br />

drew a large crowd of<br />

classmates with much excitement<br />

coming from each shot.<br />

It was a joy to see the children<br />

having such fun.<br />

I hope that sports continue<br />

to be that ground where all<br />

come to better themselves as<br />

both athletes and individuals.<br />

We are inspired by the efforts<br />

of those who have given all to<br />

achieve. Moments that come<br />

about naturally through competition<br />

can both teach us and<br />

expose us to opportunities for<br />

growth.<br />

Let us always share in the<br />

joy of sports and marvel at<br />

the wonders and accomplishments<br />

of the human body and<br />

spirit. Let us always admire<br />

the determination put forth<br />

in competition and embrace<br />

that as a healthful cog in the<br />

human experience. Let us<br />

appreciate the opportunity to<br />

engage in sports, allowing us<br />

to bring about relationships<br />

and bonds with so many.<br />

Let us cheer and encourage<br />

one another toward greater<br />

achievement and action. May<br />

the human spirit endeavor to<br />

be better with each passing<br />

day.<br />

I hope all have enjoyed this<br />

introspection of sports in our<br />

society, and I apologize that<br />

this is not covering some of<br />

these specific summer activities<br />

currently taking place.<br />

While some may wish for<br />

more of the latter, sometimes<br />

the former makes for a nice<br />

reminder of the beauty and<br />

value of sports to the lives of<br />

so many and as a thread in the<br />

fabric of our nation.<br />


Registration begins September 1, 20<strong>21</strong><br />

Early Registration ends October 10, 20<strong>21</strong><br />

Registration deadline - October 23, 20<strong>21</strong><br />

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HIDDEN<br />


By<br />

Korry<br />

Johnson<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

hvl@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Hidden Valley Lake is<br />

gearing up for a very special<br />

milestone- its fiftieth anniversary!<br />

A steering committee<br />

is being formed to<br />

plan celebrations throughout<br />

2022. Contact Pat Hawkins<br />

at pathawkins70@gmail.com<br />

if you are interested in being<br />

a part of the planning for this<br />

auspicious celebration.<br />

Hidden Valley residents<br />

have risen to the occasion<br />

for community outreach. The<br />

board recently presented the<br />

Lauren Hill Memorial Park<br />

organization with a check for<br />

$10,000 matching the funds<br />

donated by HVL residents.<br />

Brent Hill, Lauren’s father<br />

accepted the donation and<br />

reported that the groundbreaking<br />

for the park is<br />

O<br />

ur<br />

forthcoming as soon as the<br />

contract for construction is<br />

signed. Thanks to all of the<br />

HVL residents who donated<br />

to the park that will enhance<br />

the quality of life in southeast<br />

Indiana.<br />

Recent concern about the<br />

rules concerning boat sizes<br />

is being presented by our<br />

very own Adam Maurer.<br />

Consideration of updating<br />

the rules to allow twenty-sixfoot<br />

catamarans with single<br />

engines is being researched<br />

by the board. And speaking<br />

of the lake, four new kayak<br />

racks are now available on<br />

the lake. Paddle away, kayakers!<br />

The pickleball club is<br />

growing. Players continue to<br />

join the fun on Mon, Weds,<br />

and Fri., 9-11 A.M. For those<br />

evening folks, a group meets<br />

on Wednesdays at 6 P.M.<br />

Come to join the fun!<br />

Labor Day is in a couple<br />

of weeks! The Civic Club<br />

is hosting their Labor Day<br />

Bash on Sunday, Sept. 5<br />

from noon pm until 11 P.M.<br />

at the HVL Sports Complex.<br />

Further details to come! Be<br />

sure to plan ahead for the<br />

Children’s Activity Club’s<br />

biggest event of the year, the<br />

Haunted Hayride on Saturday,<br />

Oct. 9 from 5 to 10<br />

P.M.! We will need lots of<br />

trailers and volunteer drivers<br />

to make this event a success.<br />

Please contact me if you<br />

are interested. Korry Johnson<br />

513.939.9105. We also<br />

would love to have numerous<br />

non-profit vendors to<br />

make some money for their<br />

organization. Sports teams,<br />

musical groups, or girl/boy<br />

scout organizations! And<br />

if you live on the hayride<br />

route, please decorate your<br />

house for Halloween. The<br />

best-decorated house will<br />

win a gift card! (The route<br />

is on the golf course side of<br />

the valley starting at Willies/<br />

POA parking lot. Flyers with<br />

further details will be mailed<br />

shortly to homes on the<br />

route. Why not make a party<br />

out of it?<br />

Please email me, Korry<br />

H. Johnson, if you have<br />

something to share in next<br />

month’s article at hvl@go-<br />

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your positive news at The<br />

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Residents came out to support the EC Marching Band<br />

and Guard at a ‘yard sale.’<br />

BRIGHT/<br />


By<br />

Bob<br />

Waples<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

bright@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Correction… from last<br />

month’s article on Jack’s Forever<br />

3 Run/Walkathon. The<br />

date of the event is September<br />

11, not the 10th. Please note<br />

and consider participating.<br />

This month’s Salute to a<br />

Veteran goes to Brittany<br />

Shumate. Brittany has been<br />

serving as an enlisted seaman<br />

in the US Coast Guard<br />

since Sept. 2020. She was<br />

accepted into the US Coast<br />

Guard Officer Candidate<br />

School and reported mid-July<br />

to Connecticut for the seventeen-week<br />

officer boot camp.<br />

Brittany is the daughter of<br />

Lorie and David Shumate.<br />

Congrats and best wishes to<br />

Brittany.<br />

The East Central Trojan<br />

Marching Band and Guard<br />

had a ‘yard sale’ on July 17<br />

to raise money for the band<br />

competitions/programs they<br />

attend throughout the year. If<br />

interested in donating money,<br />

please contact East Central.<br />

Bright American Legion<br />

Post #132 will be kicking off<br />

their fourth-grade US flag essay<br />

contest at Bright Elementary.<br />

The contest involves<br />

learning about our flag and<br />

then taking a test and writing<br />

a short essay. The winners (a<br />

boy and a girl) will be awarded<br />

a certificate and cash prize<br />

and be entered in the district/<br />

state contest. So fourth-graders<br />

be ready.<br />

Dalton Johnson (2020 East<br />

Central grad) left Aug. 4 for<br />

Ft. Benning, Georgia to begin<br />

US Army Infantry training.<br />

Dalton is the son of Lisa<br />

Johnson and grandson of<br />

Dave and Ann Taylor.<br />

Emma King, daughter of<br />

Tara Callahan King and<br />

Rick King also leaves for US<br />

Army training in August.<br />

Best wishes Dalton and<br />

Emma.<br />

Because of timing deadlines<br />

and parade date….watch for<br />

pictures of the Bright Parade<br />

in next month’s article.<br />

September Anniversaries-<br />

Neil and Raelynn Volpenhein<br />

celebrating three years,<br />

Adam and Joycelyn Volpenhein<br />

celebrating twelve years.<br />

September Birthdays- (3),<br />

Randy Neville (4), Jimmy<br />

O’Hagan (6), my brother Bill<br />

Waples (9), Jacob Volpenhein<br />

(11), Bonnie Anderson<br />

(16), Craig Linter (17),<br />

Steven Duning (18), Brian<br />

Moser (18), nephew-in-law<br />

Chris (CJ) Haney (22), Rick<br />

Miller (22), Pam Johnson<br />

(22), John Blasdel, Jr. (30)<br />

Have a great month and<br />

Happy Labor Day. Kids, enjoy<br />

your school year.<br />

I dedicate this closing to my<br />

beloved sister (now in heaven)<br />

Barbara Blair…Count<br />

your age by friends, not years.<br />

Count your life by smiles, not<br />

tears.<br />

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September 20<strong>21</strong> THE BEACON Page 3B<br />

ST. LEON<br />

By<br />

Debbie A.<br />

Zimmer<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

stleon@goBEACONnews.com<br />

The St. Leon Volunteer<br />

Fire Department gives a big<br />

THANK YOU to everyone<br />

who helped with our recent<br />

firemen’s festival. We would<br />

not be able to have a successful<br />

event without the help of<br />

our community members who<br />

give so willingly to help us<br />

out.<br />

Jennie Maune, Department<br />

of Indiana American<br />

Legion Auxiliary President,<br />

congratulates Maria Deddens<br />

for participating in the 20<strong>21</strong><br />

American Legion Auxiliary<br />

Hoosier Girls State week in<br />

Angola, Indiana. This year the<br />

event was held virtually. Ms.<br />

Deddens was elected to hold<br />

the office of City Council<br />

of Morris City (named after<br />

a Past Indiana Department<br />

President.) Next year’s live<br />

event will be held at the end<br />

of June 2022.<br />

Our oldest grandchild,<br />

Ryan Inman, recently turned<br />

thirteen. It’s hard to believe<br />

that the years have passed<br />

by so quickly. The family<br />

celebrated the event with<br />

pizza, cake and ice cream, and<br />

a campout by the pond. All<br />

enjoyed the campfire!<br />

We recently lost two members<br />

of our community.<br />

Jean Ruwe, eighty-eight<br />

years old, passed away<br />

peacefully on June 13, 20<strong>21</strong>.<br />

O<br />

ur<br />

Jean enjoyed working in her<br />

flower garden and loved to<br />

sew and crochet. In addition<br />

to the many afghans she<br />

crocheted, Jean sewed her<br />

grandchildren’s christening<br />

outfits. Her grandchildren lovingly<br />

referred to her as “GG.”<br />

Married to her husband, Tom,<br />

for fifty-eight years, Jean and<br />

Tom loved to travel. All he<br />

had to say was load up the<br />

camper with food and they<br />

were off! Jean will be deeply<br />

missed by her children Kathy<br />

(Henry) Eckstein of Sunman,<br />

Diane (Mark) Broughton of<br />

St. Leon, David (Barbara)<br />

Ruwe of St. Leon, Beverly<br />

(Joe) Rauch of Yorkville, thirteen<br />

grandchildren, and thirtyseven<br />

great-grandchildren.<br />

Jean is preceded in death by<br />

her husband Tom Ruwe, and<br />

son Gary Ruwe.<br />

Tim “Sach” Andres, fiftynine<br />

years old, passed away on<br />

June 12, 20<strong>21</strong>. A generous man<br />

who would drop everything to<br />

help someone else. His mom<br />

could always count on Tim to<br />

fix things around the house. He<br />

also enjoyed his time volunteering<br />

as a chicken fat puller<br />

at the St. Leon Fireman’s<br />

Festival every summer. Born<br />

and raised in St. Leon, Tim’s<br />

talents in the masonry field led<br />

him to own his own bricklaying<br />

business. Tim shared his<br />

talents with the community,<br />

doing work for the churches,<br />

local businesses, and friends.<br />

Tim will be deeply missed<br />

by his wife of thirty-one<br />

want more?<br />

Communities<br />

Ryan Inman celebrated his<br />

thirteenth birthday.<br />

years, Missy, and their<br />

daughters Kari and Kasey;<br />

his mother Charol Andres<br />

Fuernstein, and siblings<br />

Cynthia (Daniel) Ullmann<br />

of South San Francisco, CA,<br />

Susan Mendel of Sunman,<br />

Steve (Christie) Andres of St.<br />

Peters, Catherine Kissel of<br />

Batesville, and many nieces,<br />

nephews, and friends. Tim<br />

is preceded in death by his<br />

father, Joseph Andres.<br />

Happy Anniversary wishes<br />

to Shari and Jeff Sterwerf<br />

on Sept. 3, Karen and Jim<br />

Maune on Sept. 3, Kim and<br />

Jerry Callahan on Sept. 12,<br />

Jon and Ginger Evans on<br />

Sept. 22, and on Sept. 27 my<br />

sister-in-law and brother-in-law<br />

Beverly and Curtis McQueen.<br />

Get in touch with me with<br />

any news items for the column<br />

at stleon@goBEACON<br />

news.com<br />

visit<br />

goBEACONnews.com<br />

Les Hoffmeier with his 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe coupe.<br />

(Photo courtesy of Debbie Hoffmeier).<br />


By<br />

Laura<br />

Keller<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

newalsace@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Les Hoffmeier had a lifelong<br />

dream to disassemble<br />

and rebuild a car. His dream<br />

was realized after eight years<br />

of work and dedication when<br />

he restored a 1952 Chevrolet<br />

Deluxe coupe. Les entered<br />

the car in the Miller-York<br />

Volunteer Fire Department’s<br />

annual car show. He received<br />

a trophy, as his car was selected<br />

as one of the top ten in<br />

the 1991 and older model car<br />

category, receiving an impressive<br />

eighty-three out of ninety<br />

points. Congratulations, Les!<br />

Although school is out for<br />

the summer, more than ninety<br />

children participated in Vacation<br />

Bible School at All Saints<br />

Parish – St. Paul campus. This<br />

year the theme was In Mary’s<br />

Footsteps. For the past several<br />

years, All Saints has created<br />

its own program from scratch<br />

instead of purchasing a kit.<br />

Planning starts five months<br />

prior to the event. Many adult<br />

and youth volunteers helped<br />

create the games, crafts, music,<br />

and education to deepen<br />

children’s knowledge about<br />

their faith.<br />

If you have news in the<br />

New Alsace area you’d like<br />

to share, please contact me at<br />

newalsace@goBEACON<br />

news.com.<br />

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Visit Southeast Indiana<br />

September 20<strong>21</strong><br />

JANUARY 2017<br />

September 1 – River City Classics Cruise<br />

In - 200 block of Second Street between<br />

Judiciary and Main at 6pm. Information call<br />

812-290-4775 or River City Classic .<br />

September 3, 10, 17, 24 – Bright Farmer’s<br />

Market - 3pm - 6:30pm at the Presbyterian<br />

Church located on Salt Fork Road, Bright,<br />

Indiana.<br />

September 4, 11, 18, 25 – At The Barn<br />

Winery - Party on the Patio - Live music<br />

7pm- 9pm, various musicians and genres.<br />

Bring a yard chair, free wine tasting. Wines<br />

are made on the premises, locally owned and<br />

operated. Atthebarnwinery on for current<br />

schedules. 513-519-8745.<br />

September 4, 11, 18, 25 – Dillsboro<br />

Farmer’s Market - Hours 9am until 12pm.<br />

Location is at Heritage Pointe 12888 North<br />

Street, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Info 812-571-<br />

3775 or visit Dillsboro Farmer’s Market .<br />

September 4 – Holtkamp Wine Festival<br />

- Come and enjoy Live Music, Brick Oven<br />

Pizza. Local Food Vendors, Artisan Crafts<br />

and more 3pm-11pm, 10868 Woliung Road,<br />

Sunman, IN 47041. Info: 513-602-5580 or<br />

visit Holtkamp Winery .<br />

September 4, 11, 18, 25 – Lawrenceburg<br />

Farmer’s Market - Lawrenceburg Civic<br />

Park. 9AM-1PM. Produce, flowers, plants,<br />

eggs, honey, herbs, jams, jellies, baked<br />

goods, hand crafted items and more. Info:<br />

Lawrenceburg Main Street .<br />

September 4 – Lawrenceburg Speedway<br />

- Kelsey Chevrolet Sprints, KOI Auto Parts<br />

Modifieds, Impact Sports Pure Stocks,<br />

Bessler’s U Pull & Save Hornets. For<br />

complete schedule go to Lawrenceburg<br />

Speedway .<br />

September 5 – Tri-State Antique Market<br />

- Indiana’s largest monthly antique and<br />

vintage only market. Lawrenceburg Fair<br />

Grounds at US 50. Cost: Adults: $4.00. Open<br />

7am-3pm. Info: 513-353-4135 for visit Tri-<br />

State Antique Market .<br />

September 9, 10, 11 – The Greenbriar<br />

Shop Anniversary Sale - Celebrating 10<br />

years. 19374 Collier Ridge Road, Guilford,<br />

IN 47022. Open 10am-6pm. Info: 812-487-<br />

8008 or visit The Greenbriar Shop .<br />

September 11 – Dancing on Main -<br />

Octoberfest Main Street Aurora Dancing on<br />

Main (over <strong>21</strong> event) cost $5.00. Event runs<br />

from 7pm - 10pm at 228 Second Street,<br />

Aurora, IN. Dinner available for $7.00 with<br />

proceeds to Relay for Life. Info: 812-926-<br />

1100 or visit Main Street Aurora .<br />

September 12 – Arts and Crafts in the<br />

Park - Celebrating 49 Years - 9AM-4PM.<br />

US 50 & Park Street, Lawrenceburg. Phi<br />

Beta Psi, Tau chapter continues a tradition<br />

of quality, handmade craft items, including<br />

jewelry, soaps, candles, home decor and<br />

more. Many regional vendors. Funds support<br />

the sorority’s national project, which is<br />

cancer research. Info: 812-584-6982 or Arts<br />

& Crafts in the Park .<br />

September 16 – Main Street Aurora<br />

Residential District Architectural<br />

Walking Tour - Main Street Aurora<br />

Residential District Architectural Walking<br />

Tour at 6:30pm at 231 Main Street, Aurora,<br />

IN. Info: 812-926-1100 or visit Main Street<br />

Aurora .<br />

September 18 – A Final Farewell; The<br />

Last Dinner aboard the Titanic - 6:00<br />

p.m. The Livery of Aurora, <strong>21</strong>5 Bridgeway<br />

Street, Aurora. On the night of April 14,<br />

1912, in the last hours before the Titanic<br />

struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes<br />

were enjoying unprecedented luxuries.<br />

Innovations in food, drink, and decor made<br />

this voyage the apogee of Edwardian<br />

elegance. Sample selections from “The Last<br />

Dinner” and learn more about that fateful<br />

night in April. White Star Line memorabilia<br />

and artifacts on display. Edwardian dress<br />

optional, dinner dress requested. Cost:<br />

$50 members, $55 non-members. For<br />

reservations visit www.hillforest.org or call<br />

812-926-0087.<br />

September 18 – Lawrenceburg Speedway<br />

- Night of Champions/Final Points Race<br />

- Saturday, September 18: Kelsey Chevrolet<br />

Sprints, KOI Auto Parts Modifieds, Impact<br />

Sports Pure Stocks, Bessler’s U Pull &<br />

Save Hornets. For complete schedule go to<br />

Lawrenceburg Speedway .<br />

September 18 – Summer Concert Series<br />

- Eric & The Iconics - Rain or shine, the<br />

Summer Concert Series with Eric & The<br />

Iconics (Pop, Rock, Motown, R&B favorites<br />

and “seldom heard gems of the ‘60s and 70’s<br />

at the corner of Front and North Streets. If<br />

weather is not permitting head over to the<br />

Dillsboro Civic Center...The show must go on!<br />

Cruise In at 6:30; Concert starts at 7pm.<br />

September 24, 25 – Lawrenceburg Fall<br />

Music Fest - Getting Back to Basics -<br />

This event is the concert event of the<br />

season. Lawrenceburg Fall Music Fest<br />

will be held September 24 & 25th at the<br />

Lawrenceburg Civic Park in downtown<br />

Lawrenceburg. Food trucks will be onsite<br />

plus dining is available at downtown<br />

Lawrenceburg restaurants. Lawrenceburg<br />

Main Street .<br />

September 29, 30 - Oct 1, 2, 3 – Aurora<br />

Farmers Fair - One of Indiana’s oldest<br />

street festivals. Featuring free stage shows,<br />

huge street parade on Saturday morning,<br />

rides, games, food booths and exhibit<br />

building. Info: 812-926-<strong>21</strong>76 or visit Aurora<br />

Farmers Fair .<br />

Dearborn County Convention,<br />

Visitor and Tourism Bureau<br />

320 Walnut St. • Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025<br />

www.VisitSoutheastIndiana.com<br />

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Batesville Eureka Band entertaining in the Bandstand at Liberty Park<br />


By<br />

Sue<br />

Siefert<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

batesville@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Summer in the ’Ville<br />

The Batesville Area Arts<br />

Council “BAAC” has added<br />

to the beauty of Batesville’s<br />

downtown as their Umbrella<br />

Sky Batesville project welcomes<br />

visitors from locations<br />

near and far. The display is<br />

composed of 464 umbrellas<br />

that appear to be floating<br />

magically in mid-air, bringing<br />

a shower of color creating a<br />

beautiful scene.<br />

Umbrella Sky Project<br />

comes from Portugal and was<br />

originally designed to have an<br />

art installation with everyday<br />

objects to provide color and<br />

patterns on the ground with<br />

the sun and especially liked<br />

it to provide shade on warm<br />

days where people walk,<br />

shop, and eat. In Batesville,<br />

for walking and concerts.<br />

BAAC Board President, Ethel<br />

Rodriguez, was familiar with<br />

the international display and<br />

spearheaded the efforts to<br />

bring it to Batesville.<br />

Programming from local<br />

organizations continue to be<br />

hosted under the umbrellas,<br />

as this artistic display adds<br />

vibrancy and provides a safe<br />

outdoor space for all to gather<br />

and enjoy. It will welcome visitors<br />

now until mid-October,<br />

and is located on the Village<br />

Green parking lot west side.<br />

Strike Up the Band<br />

It’s a summer tradition for<br />

locals to gather at Liberty<br />

Park on Friday evenings to<br />

step back in time and enjoy<br />

a musical tradition that has<br />

spanned generations. Sounds<br />


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A cousin reunion in Batesville<br />

under the umbrellas.<br />

The cousins are Janice<br />

Klusman from Missouri,<br />

Rob Klusman from California,<br />

Joyce Haibe from<br />

Indianapolis, and Debbie<br />

Acasio from Aurora (Photo<br />

by Debbie Acasio)<br />

of marches and patriotic tunes<br />

have entertained families for<br />

as long as most can remember<br />

– and is made possible by the<br />

all-volunteer Eureka Band.<br />

Batesville’s Eureka Band is<br />

one of the oldest, all-volunteer<br />

community bands in the<br />

United States. Members perform<br />

concerts on the Friday<br />

evenings of July in the park’s<br />

Bandstand, and also at many<br />

local festivals. They filled our<br />

Friday evenings with marches<br />

and big band sounds from<br />

yesteryear as visitors brought<br />

lawn chairs or listened from<br />

their cars and tooted their car<br />

horns as a sign of appreciation<br />

for the band’s performances<br />

… a tradition that dates back<br />

many decades. As a bonus this<br />

year, ice cream treats were<br />

made available by the new<br />

“Sweets” shop at the park, a<br />

project that employs and benefits<br />

clients of New Horizons<br />

Rehabilitation.<br />

Mike Fritsch leads The Eureka<br />

Band and encourages those<br />

who play and are interested in<br />

volunteering with the band to<br />

reach out at 812-<strong>21</strong>2-1164.<br />

That’s Sue’s News for Now!<br />

Griffin Reynolds, son of<br />

Kristy and Jared Reynolds,<br />

in hot air balloon at Greendale<br />

parade on July 4<br />

(Photo by Debbie Acasio)<br />


By<br />

Gloria<br />

Carter<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

greendale@goBEACONnews.com<br />

The fourth of July has<br />

already been here and gone<br />

out with a bang. The fourth<br />

began with the Voices of<br />

Indiana 5K race. The overall<br />

winner for the men was<br />

Bryan Wagner from Hidden<br />

Valley with a winning time<br />

of 17:14. The first woman<br />

runner crossing the finish<br />

line with a time of <strong>21</strong>:23 was<br />

Hannah Morgan of Lawrenceburg.<br />

Congratulations<br />

go out to both of you on a<br />

good race.<br />

The annual Fourth of July<br />

fishing derby was held at<br />

Schnebelt pond. The pond’s<br />

banks were lined with boys<br />

and girls baiting their fishing<br />

poles in anticipation of<br />

catching the biggest fish<br />

of the day to win a prize.<br />

Greendale city workers<br />

stocked the pond with several<br />

different kinds of fish<br />

before the derby. Moores<br />

Hill resident Caleb Bishop,<br />

age thirteen, had the first<br />

catch of the day- a 28.5-inch<br />

catfish. Shortly thereafter, he<br />

caught the largest fish of the<br />

day measuring 30.5 inches to<br />

take first place in the boy’s<br />

division. Greendale resident<br />

Anna Whitaker, age nine,<br />

Landon Lazo and a 28” fish.<br />

Caleb Bishop had the first<br />

catch of the day and the<br />

largest catch.<br />

Kylo Standriff<br />

took first place in the girl’s<br />

division. Lawrenceburg’s<br />

Landon Lazo, age six, was<br />

proud of the 28-inch fish<br />

he hooked that was almost<br />

as big as him. Still waiting<br />

for his catch of the day but<br />

having a good time was Kylo<br />

Standriff, age five, from<br />

Greendale. All the fish were<br />

thrown back in the pond to<br />

be caught again next year.<br />

A caravan of golf carts and<br />

bikers, all decorated in patriotic<br />

colors of red, white, and<br />

blue, traveled down Nowlin<br />

Avenue to show off their<br />

decorations. Thank goodness<br />

the pool was open on that hot<br />

summer day.<br />

Before the fireworks, a<br />

large crowd gathered in the<br />

field near the ballpark to<br />

enjoy music and food from<br />

the concession stands. The<br />

Fourth ended with a spectacular<br />

fireworks display.<br />

For those of you who were<br />

lucky enough to receive<br />

tickets to tour the Greyhound<br />

Mansion at 337 Ridge<br />

Avenue, owned by Jim and<br />

Sam Fulton, you were not<br />

disappointed.<br />

Gracious hosts Jim and<br />

Sam opened their home, built<br />

around 1860 and purchased<br />

by them in Dec. 2017. After<br />

a two-and-a-half-year restoration<br />

project, their home<br />

was updated and completed.<br />

The couple’s love of greyhound<br />

dogs is a prominent<br />

theme throughout the home.<br />

Even the front entry doors<br />

greet you with two greyhounds<br />

hand carved in the<br />

wood.<br />

Condolences go out to my<br />

neighbor Rhonda Morling<br />

and her family on the passing<br />

of her husband Bill. They<br />

were married for over thirty<br />

years. Also, condolences go<br />

out to Martha Block and her<br />

family, another neighbor of<br />

mine, on the passing of her<br />

sister Diane Goodwin of<br />

Harrison.<br />

Enjoy the rest of the summer.<br />

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Larry Andres, Jason Gutzwiller, and Tom Huber frying for<br />

the lunch stand at the festival.<br />

DOVER<br />

By<br />

Rhonda<br />

Trabel<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

1st Row: 75 Years - Sisters Noreen McLaughlin, Marie Camille Schmaltz, Teresa Trick.<br />

2nd Row: 70 Years - Sisters Ruthann Boyle, Ruth Mary Forthofer, Barbara Hileman,<br />

Marilynn Hofer, Edna Martini. 3rd Row: Sisters Rose Marie McCann, Dolores Meyer,<br />

Francesca Thompson, Mary Louise Werner, Carmela Whitton. 4th Row: 60 Years – Sisters<br />

Christine Ernstes, Shirley Gerth, Barbara James, Ellen Michl, Joan Miller. 5th Row:<br />

Sisters Ellen Miller, Laure Poeling, Judith Werner and 15 Years – Sister Clare Teixeira.<br />


By<br />

Sue<br />

Siefert<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

oldenburg@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Celebrating Our Oldenburgers<br />

Many of our Oldenburg religious<br />

are celebrating their jubilees<br />

in 20<strong>21</strong>. Among the Sisters<br />

of St. Francis, Sisters Noreen<br />

McLaughlin, S. Marie Camille<br />

Schmaltz, and S. Teresa Trick<br />

are among the seventy-five-year<br />

Jubilarians. Those celebrating<br />

seventy years include Sisters<br />

Ruthann Boyle, Ruth Mary<br />

Forthofer, Barbara Hileman,<br />

Marilynn Hofer, Edna Martini,<br />

Rose Marie McCann, Dolores<br />

Meyer, Francesca Thompson,<br />

Mary Louise Werner, and<br />

Carmela Whitton. The sixtyyear<br />

Jubilarian class includes<br />

Sisters Christine Ernstes, Shirley<br />

Gerth, Barbara James,<br />

Ellen Michl, Joan Miller, Ellen<br />

Miller, Laure Poeling, and<br />

Judith Werner, while Sister<br />

Clare Teixeira is celebrates her<br />

fifteen-year Jubilee.<br />

In addition all four Franciscan<br />

Friars residing in Oldenburg<br />

are marking milestones in<br />

20<strong>21</strong>. Fr. Carl Langenderfer<br />

celebrates fifty years since his<br />

ordination, while the following<br />

priests are recognized for their<br />

anniversary year since their<br />

First Profession, Fr. Joseph<br />

Nelson – sixty-five years, and<br />

both Fr. Michael Chowning<br />

and Fr. Robert Weakley are<br />

recognized for sixty years.<br />

A Jubilee celebration and<br />

Liturgy was held at the Motherhouse<br />

to honor the Franciscan<br />

Sisters, and a Liturgy and<br />

reception was held at Holy<br />

Family Church to honor the<br />

Franciscan Friars. Congratulations<br />

to all!<br />

Missing Our Freud<br />

It’s no secret that the village<br />

people greatly missed<br />

welcoming throngs of visitors<br />

to the ’Burg to celebrate<br />

Freudenfest. The magic that<br />

is Freudenfest was put on<br />

hold for another year along<br />

with its oom pah-pah, simmering<br />

kraut, sliding beer<br />

steins, polka dancers and the<br />

non-stop flow of the German’s<br />

favorite beverage.<br />

Returning to work on the<br />

Monday after the traditional<br />

Fest weekend felt eerily like<br />

the day after Christmas … so<br />

many great memories from<br />

past fests, yet the disappointment<br />

of needing to wait<br />

another year for that Freud experience.<br />

Faith remains strong<br />

among the village people<br />

that lederhosen, dirndls and<br />

wiener dogs will fill the ‘Burg<br />

in 2022.<br />

Das ist alles von der ’Burg!<br />

dover@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Everyone seemed to have<br />

fireworks to display where I<br />

live, and they had some beautiful<br />

ones. I sat in my backyard<br />

enjoying them on the<br />

third, fourth, and fifth of July.<br />

I guess we all needed a break<br />

from what we had last year. I<br />

enjoyed seeing families getting<br />

together and celebrating<br />

for the fourth. We appreciate<br />

our freedom in that way.<br />

Despite the rainy weather<br />

on July 17, All Saints Parish<br />

in Dover continued the<br />

tradition of its church festival.<br />

Their Lunch Stand,<br />

run by Dee Andres and her<br />

crew, provided plenty to eat.<br />

Games and raffles went on all<br />

night long accompanied by<br />

live music. The event continued<br />

the following day with<br />

the Fabulous Fried Chicken<br />

Dinners.<br />

A festival wouldn’t be<br />

complete without ice<br />

cream which was enjoyed<br />

by Ben Keller pictured<br />

above. Ben is the son of<br />

Brian and Laura Keller of<br />

Yorkville. That’s a lot of ice<br />

cream for a little guy but I<br />

know he loved it!!<br />

If you have any Dover<br />

News you would like to share,<br />

please email me at dover@<br />

goBEACONnews.com.<br />

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AURORA<br />

By<br />

Margaret<br />

Drury<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

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Communities<br />

aurora@goBEACONnews.com<br />

It is old-fashioned SUM-<br />

MERTIME at our house these<br />

days... I can tell because our<br />

grandson came for the summer<br />

visit, thunderstorms have<br />

been weekly, I am canning<br />

peaches from our trees…<br />

and… ALL my peach butter<br />

sealed. YIPPEE!<br />

This year, summertime in<br />

Aurora brought Summertime<br />

Soul Food for local kids. The<br />

Dearborn County Clearinghouse<br />

stepped in with the help<br />

of MANY local businesses<br />

to not only feed the kids, but<br />

to do crafts, read stories, and<br />

play games.<br />

Speaking of old-fashioned<br />

summertime, our Independence<br />

Day celebration was<br />

reminiscent of colonial times.<br />

At Gabbard Riverfront Park,<br />

colonial crafts and games<br />

were available for the kids. I<br />

think the kids’ favorite craft<br />

was the drums that they made<br />

from coffee cans and leather.<br />

After making their drums,<br />

they got to march in a parade.<br />

The Black Robed Regiment<br />

presentation included visits<br />

from George Washington,<br />

Patrick Henry, Benjamin<br />

Franklin, and many notable<br />

colonial-era pastors. I do<br />

not recall being taught those<br />

things in school. Interesting<br />

to say the least! The petting<br />

zoo and the pony ride were a<br />

Joy, Mercy, & Faith, daughters<br />

of Amanda and Kyle<br />

Runge, Aurora, are busy<br />

making mop caps at the<br />

God & Country event.<br />

big hit! The fireworks began<br />

at 10. Wow! What a show we<br />

had. I love summertime!<br />

Summertime in Aurora also<br />

brings a classic car cruise-in.<br />

(Say that ten times real fast!)<br />

Bobby Mills said seventeen<br />

cars attended. Awards went<br />

to Steve Hurt for his 1967<br />

Chevy Nova, Todd Walton<br />

for his 1971 GTO Judge, and<br />

Steven Horsley for his 2008<br />

Saturn Sky.<br />

Dancing On Main returned<br />

to full swing with its first<br />

dance in almost a year and a<br />

half. The theme for the dance<br />

was “Welcome Back” with<br />

seventy-five in attendance<br />

including ten volunteers.<br />

While we are on the summertime<br />

theme, the new Aurora<br />

Pool project continues to<br />

move forward. The hope is to<br />

have construction completed<br />

for the 2022 swim season.<br />

The recent fundraising auction<br />

did quite nicely. Many folks<br />

were able to buy memorabilia<br />

from the old pool to help support<br />

the new pool. Thanks to<br />

everyone who participated in<br />

the auction. Tickets will be for<br />

sale for upcoming fund raising<br />

Bexley Allen, daughter of<br />

Tyler & Carah Allen, Sunman,<br />

is ready for her pony<br />

ride at the God & Country<br />

Independence Day event.<br />

events as well as the Farmers<br />

Fair. August pool fundraising<br />

events include Main Street<br />

Fill the Pool Dance and a corn<br />

hole tournament.<br />

And while we are on upcoming<br />

events like Farmer’s<br />

Fair, we have LOTS of events<br />

throughout August and September.<br />

The Hard Hat Hangout<br />

has been re-scheduled for<br />

Saturday, Aug. <strong>21</strong>. The Citywide<br />

yard sale is Aug. 19-<strong>21</strong>.<br />

The downtown walking tour<br />

is on Aug. 19 and the Lions<br />

Club movie is on Aug. 20.<br />

The Community picnic will<br />

be on Wednesday, Aug. 25<br />

from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is<br />

welcome!<br />

So far, two special events<br />

are slated for September. On<br />

Patriot’s Day, Saturday, Sept.<br />

11, an event is planned where<br />

kids can interact with First<br />

Responders and Frontline<br />

workers and their equipment<br />

at Gabbard Riverfront Park.<br />

The theme for the event is,<br />

“Passing the Torch.” Like the<br />

New BFF’s Thea & Adalyn, granddaughters of Tish Webb<br />

& Yvonne Blankenship (respectively) smile for the camera<br />

while doing crafts at Summertime Soul Food with April<br />

Secrest.<br />

Mayor Drury<br />

dressed as<br />

Pastor<br />

James<br />

Coldwell,<br />

revolutionary<br />

war patriot,<br />

at the 4th of<br />

July program.<br />

“Hard Hat Hangout” where<br />

the kids get to interact with<br />

heavy equipment and operators,<br />

kids will be able to do<br />

likewise with First Responders<br />

and Front-line workers<br />

and their equipment. This<br />

also should be a fun time for<br />

all.<br />

The second September<br />

event is the Aurora Garden<br />

Club’s annual Fall in love<br />

with Aurora decorating contest.<br />

Yes, summer is winding<br />

down and fall is just around<br />

the corner. Time to dig out<br />

your fall decorations and<br />

scarecrows to dress up the<br />

city and change the name of<br />

George Street to Scarecrow<br />

Alley once again. Hope you<br />

will participate. Prize money<br />

and those infamous trophies<br />

Steve and Catie Faber as<br />

Ben and Deborah Franklin<br />

at Aurora’s 4th of July<br />

program.<br />

will be awarded again this<br />

year. Winners will be announced<br />

at Stage 2 during the<br />

Farmers Fair... will keep you<br />

posted as to the day & time.<br />

Cannot wait to see what you<br />

come up with this year for<br />

scarecrows and decor! (See ad<br />

this page)<br />

Till next month, take care<br />

and God bless.<br />

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Clearinghouse volunteers attended Music on the River to<br />

help collect donations for Split-the-Pot with approximately<br />

$1300 going to the Clearinghouse.<br />


By<br />

Debbie<br />

Acasio<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

lawrenceburg@goBEACONnews.com<br />

School is back in session<br />

and for many, it is back to<br />

the “old grind”. However,<br />

Lawrenceburg is not letting<br />

the summer go that quickly!<br />

Activity has been abundant in<br />

“the Burg” all of the time.<br />

The Parrots of the Caribbean<br />

tribute band was a hit<br />

this year as usual. If you have<br />

never attended their show, it is<br />

quite common for beach balls<br />

to be bounced through the<br />

crowd all night long.<br />

While I rather enjoy just<br />

sitting there listening to the<br />

music, this particular old lady<br />

(me) tires easily of retrieving<br />

bouncing balls. However, I<br />

was able to snap a picture of<br />

several kids who were having<br />

a blast chasing after that ball!<br />

Riley and Melody Roth,<br />

children of Lee Friedhoss<br />

and Drew Roth, at the Lawrenceburg<br />

library Fairytale<br />

Hacks program.<br />

Whatever concert you attend,<br />

it is always best to get there<br />

early. There have been huge<br />

peaceful crowds having a<br />

great time.<br />

If you have a few hours to<br />

goof off, grab your camera<br />

and take a walking tour of<br />

the interactive murals around<br />

Lawrenceburg. My favorites<br />

are the blowing bubbles, Lauren<br />

Hill Never Give Up wings,<br />

and the whiskey barrels.<br />

But if you want to see the<br />

Friends and ball chasers Declan Winterrowd, Roman<br />

Lengerich, Ireland Winterrowd and Kota Lengerich at<br />

Music on the River. Their parents are Matt Lengerich and<br />

Karen Winterrowd.<br />

real show stopper, check out<br />

the Whiskey City mural that<br />

depicts the city’s history,<br />

workers loading whiskey<br />

barrels, and images of the<br />

1937 flood. Christian Dallas<br />

was at work painting his<br />

giant paint by number one day<br />

when I was out and about.<br />

What a combination of talent<br />

and perseverance in this hot<br />

weather! Check with Lawrenceburg<br />

Main Street for the<br />

location of these murals.<br />

Every Saturday at the<br />

Civic Park, the Lawrenceburg<br />

Farmers Market is in full<br />

swing. From fresh veggies to<br />

honey, to flowers to jewelry,<br />

to music, there is something<br />

for everyone. You may be<br />

lucky as I was one Saturday to<br />

run across a crowd gathered<br />

around a wagon full of Australian<br />

Labradoodle puppies<br />

for sale.<br />

The Lawrenceburg Public<br />

Library offers so many<br />

exciting storytimes and play<br />

activities for teens and young<br />

children.<br />

Their summer theme was<br />

called Tails & Tales which<br />

included a different topic each<br />

week. You are definitely missing<br />

out if you haven’t checked<br />

out all the library has to offer<br />

for all ages. For all activities<br />

check out their website at<br />

www.lpld.lib.in.us/<br />

Sadly Lawrenceburg said<br />

goodbye to two wonderful<br />

people this month. Our<br />

sympathy goes out to the<br />

family of Brady Gabbard,<br />

age fourteen, son of Jennifer<br />

Gabbard and beloved member<br />

of the Lawrenceburg football<br />

Kate Busse at the Lawrenceburg<br />

farmers market.<br />

team. His death brought the<br />

whole football community<br />

together in their grief. The<br />

family of Joann Folke, age<br />

eighty-eight, said goodbye to<br />

a woman who among other<br />

things, was a former Indiana<br />

Extension Homemakers<br />

president, active church and<br />

PTA member, secretary of the<br />

Chamber of Commerce, and<br />

manager of a farm that was in<br />

the family for over one hundred<br />

twenty-five years. They<br />

will be missed.<br />

MILAN<br />

By<br />

Susan<br />

Cottingham<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

milan@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Back to School!! One<br />

year is brought to a close<br />

with graduation, and the<br />

administration and staff<br />

immediately begin preparing<br />

for the next school year.<br />

Superintendent Jane Rogers<br />

reported that renovations to<br />

upgrade all three facilities<br />

have begun, all made possible<br />

by an $8.4 million dollar<br />

bond. The construction will<br />

continue throughout the<br />

next year with the hopes<br />

of having the first phase to<br />

have been completed near<br />

the opening of school this<br />

fall. Mrs. Rogers said they<br />

were able to keep the tax<br />

rate stable, so the renovation<br />

will not cause local taxes to<br />

increase. Construction began<br />

with repairs to the roof of<br />

the Middle-HS Building.<br />

Entryways and offices in all<br />

three of the buildings will<br />

be reconfigured to increase<br />

safety. At the elementary<br />

school, portable buildings<br />

have been removed to permit<br />

realignment of the pick-up<br />

and drop-off areas. Restrooms<br />

are being redesigned for<br />

handicap access. Ceiling<br />

tiles are also being replaced<br />

throughout the elementary<br />

school building. Clocks and<br />

intercom systems are being<br />

upgraded.<br />

Even in a normal year,<br />

so much needs to be done<br />

during summer break- reports<br />

to file, scheduling to revise,<br />

supplies to be ordered, bus<br />

inspections, and normal<br />

routine maintenance. Summer<br />

maintenance crews and<br />

staff have been challenged<br />

due to the construction, and<br />

Mrs. Rogers expressed her<br />

appreciation for their hard<br />

work and patience.<br />

On a bright note, Mrs.<br />

Rogers was happy to report<br />

that the school was able to<br />

reduce book fees by $30 per<br />

student because of funds<br />

that were received through<br />

extra federal funding from<br />

pandemic relief. She and her<br />

staff are excited for the year<br />

ahead.<br />

I hope that families have<br />

had a good summer and a<br />

chance to get in some lastminute<br />

activities before<br />

settling into another school<br />

year. The first day of school<br />

for Milan students was<br />

Tuesday, August 10. But first,<br />

a few final summer activities<br />

were sponsored by the school.<br />

The school board recognized<br />

Peyton Cavins for his<br />

accomplishments in track by<br />

qualifying for the state in the<br />

400 m run.<br />

The Milan Robotics team<br />

and their coach Brandy<br />

Hicks participated in the<br />

Ripley County Summer<br />

Robotics competition,<br />

receiving overall champion<br />

honors for their entries.<br />

Congratulations to all!<br />

I hope the transition into<br />

a new school year goes<br />

smoothly and everyone is<br />

ready for great things.<br />

Aurora Events<br />

Southeastern Indiana Art Guild<br />

9th Annual Regional Art Exhibition<br />

Continues through Saturday August <strong>21</strong><br />

302 Second Street<br />

Dancing on Main “Pool Daze”<br />

Saturday August 14, 7 - 10:30pm<br />

228 Second Street<br />

Proceeds to “Fill the Pool”<br />

City Wide Yard Sale and Business Sidewalk Sale<br />

Thursday – Saturday, August 19-<strong>21</strong>, 9am-2pm<br />

Gabbard Riverfront Park & throughout the city<br />

Aurora Historic District Churches Walking Tour<br />

Thursday August 19, 6:30pm<br />

Meet at 231 Main Street<br />

Get Wine(d) and Dine(d) in Downtown Aurora<br />

& Denmure Law Office Open House<br />

Friday, August 20, 5-9pm<br />

Pickup walk card at Main Street Aurora Office, 231 Main St.<br />

Aurora Lions Club Summer outdoor movie<br />

Friday, August 20, Dusk<br />

“Toy Story” (1995), Lions Club Main Street Parking Lot<br />

4th Annual Hard Hat Hangout<br />

Saturday, August <strong>21</strong>, 10am-1pm<br />

Lions Club Parking Lot<br />

Aurora Lions Club Hoxworth Blood Drive<br />

Wednesday, August 25, noon-6pm<br />

228 Second Street * 513.451.0910<br />

Celebrate “Aurora City Pool”<br />

Community Picnic<br />

Wednesday, August 25, 6pm<br />

Aurora City Park, Clayton Batchelor Pavilion<br />

Entertainment and Picnic food provided<br />

River City Classic Car Club Cruise In<br />

Wednesday, September 1, 6pm<br />

200 block of Second St. (Judiciary to Main Sts.)<br />

Dancing on Main “Octoberfest”<br />

Saturday September 11, 7 - 10:30pm<br />

228 Second Street<br />

Aurora Historic Residential Walking Tour<br />

Thursday September 16, 6:30pm<br />

Meet at 231 Main Street<br />

Taste of Aurora<br />

Through August 31 Main Street Aurora<br />

invites you to enjoy the Main Street Aurora<br />

Downtown District<br />

Restaurants and Sweet Treats.<br />

Pickup a brochure of discounts at<br />

Main Street Aurora, 231 Main St. Suite #103<br />

or any participating business.<br />

Alejandra’s Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant<br />

Combs Pizza<br />

Great Crescent Brewery<br />

J. Miller Steak Company<br />

Personally Yours Gift & Floral<br />

Plug’s Sweet Tooth<br />

Sister Sweets Aurora<br />

The Aurora Diner<br />

Uncle Steel’s Brews<br />

Wellington’s Ice Cream<br />

Working to make a difference!<br />

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Page 8B THE BEACON September 20<strong>21</strong><br />


& GUILFORD<br />

By<br />

Laura<br />

Keller<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

yorkville@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Each year, the New Alsace<br />

Conservation Club sends<br />

several incoming sixth- and<br />

seventh-graders to Conservation<br />

Officer Youth Camp,<br />

providing education and training<br />

for boating and hunters<br />

education. Since conservation<br />

camp didn’t occur last year,<br />

some incoming eighth-graders<br />

were able to attend as well.<br />

Four Guilford and Yorkville<br />

residents were fortunate to attend<br />

camp: Isaac Hengehold,<br />

Colton Lewis, Molly Lewis,<br />

and Nora McCarty. While<br />

the camp provided children<br />

an opportunity to engage in<br />

many outdoor activities, the<br />

camp leaders who are conservation<br />

officers, also instilled<br />

respect by teaching camp<br />

attendees to address adults as<br />

“sir” or “ma’am,” and electronic<br />

devices were banned.<br />

Colton and Molly Lewis<br />

shared that throughout the<br />

week, they participated in<br />

several events, including two<br />

days of hunters education<br />

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days were spent on water<br />

safety, including riding jet<br />

skis, airboats, testing a scuba<br />

diving mask, and learning<br />

what to do in the event you<br />

were flipped over in a canoe.<br />

Each child took tests, earning<br />

his/her hunter’s education and<br />

boater’s education certificates.<br />

Small game was eaten as well,<br />

including turkey, goose, and<br />

pheasant soup.<br />

Isaac’s favorite part of camp<br />

was range day where he shot<br />

a muzzleloading shotgun.<br />

Molly also enjoyed shooting<br />

range day, especially learning<br />

how to shoot guns and gun<br />

safety. Colton enjoyed a “fun<br />

day” where the campers were<br />

divided up into four teams<br />

and played a variety of games.<br />

Nora was awarded the Camper<br />

of the Year Award. What an<br />

amazing experience for Isaac,<br />

Colton, Molly, and Nora!<br />

The town of Guilford is<br />

well-known for the Guilford<br />

Covered Bridge Park,<br />

nestled alongside Tanners<br />

Creek. While being located<br />

near a creek provides beautiful<br />

scenery, it also means the<br />

area is susceptible to flooding.<br />

On June 18 and 19, the area<br />

experienced an unsurmountable<br />

amount of rain in a<br />

short period of time, causing<br />

flooding in the Guilford<br />

Covered Bridge Park and<br />

several homes located along<br />

Main Street. The York-Miller<br />

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(Photo courtesy of Christy<br />

Lewis)<br />

worked for more than 12<br />

hours, pumping water out of<br />

homes and aiding those whose<br />

homes were damaged by flood<br />

waters. One of the reasons<br />

why I love our community is<br />

how so many people stepped<br />

up to help their friends and<br />

neighbors. Donations were<br />

collected at Widolff’s General<br />

Store and the Miller-York<br />

annual chicken dinner and car<br />

show. Greg Callahan also organized<br />

donation collections,<br />

such as home items, to help<br />

residents replace items damaged/lost<br />

from the flooding.<br />

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Sawdon Ridge Road is the<br />

place to be if you are entering<br />

livestock and projects in<br />

the 4-H Fair at the Dearborn<br />

County Fairgrounds. Two<br />

farms on this scenic ridge had<br />

successful entries this year.<br />

A farm purchased in 1950 by<br />

Grover and Mary Jane Sefton<br />

and the other farm owned by<br />

Gary and Laura Gellert are<br />

right across the road from one<br />

another. Kari Klem, greatgranddaughter<br />

of the Sefton’s<br />

and oldest daughter of Brian<br />

and Chris Klem won Second<br />

Place with her gilt (less than<br />

six months old pig) and took<br />

fifth place with her barrow<br />

pig, and Reserve Campion<br />

with her Creative Writing.<br />

Emily, Kari’s younger sister,<br />

took Second Place with her<br />

gilt, First Place with her barrow,<br />

and had two steers that<br />

each won Second Place, one<br />

of which earned Champion<br />

Homegrown. “Homegrown”<br />

means the animal is from<br />

their farm, not purchased<br />

from someone else. She<br />

also had Champion with her<br />

Woodworking project, which<br />

is going to the state fair.<br />

The Gellert Farm has the<br />

honor of being a Hoosier<br />

Homestead Farm. This award<br />

program was instituted by<br />

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By<br />

Lisa<br />

West<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

manchester@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Ten dodgeball teams recently<br />

filled the Aurora Recreation<br />

Center to raise funds for the<br />

‘Aurora Fill the Pool’ campaign.<br />

Manchester studentathletes,<br />

Easton Schumann<br />

and Shanna Tschaenn joined<br />

in a good old-fashioned dodge<br />

ball tournament to support this<br />

good cause. Easton teamed up<br />

with the Berry family to battle<br />

the nine other groups, including<br />

teams from South Dearborn<br />

soccer and football. Their<br />

entrance fees went toward the<br />

new Aurora community pool.<br />

In addition to the fundraiser,<br />

the teams fought for the bragging<br />

right to be named Aurora<br />

Dodgeball Champion! The<br />

event was organized by South<br />

Dearborn’s JAG (Jobs for<br />

America’s Graduates), led by<br />

sponsor Monica Berry.<br />

Monica shared that the event<br />

was a great success – so much<br />

Brian, Chris, Kari and Emily Klem.<br />

the Indiana State Department<br />

of Agriculture in 1976<br />

to recognize families with<br />

farms that have been owned<br />

by the same family for one<br />

hundred years or more. The<br />

Gellert family was presented<br />

with the one-hundred-fiftyyear<br />

award. Gary and Laura’s<br />

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targeting Nakia<br />

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so that they are considering<br />

repeating it during the winter.<br />

She said, “We really think<br />

word of mouth from all the<br />

participants will get a lot more<br />

participants the next go-round.<br />

We really appreciated George<br />

Gardner and Sarah Powell<br />

for volunteering to be our<br />

referees. Coming together with<br />

students and families from the<br />

community to raise money for<br />

the Aurora Pool was an awesome<br />

experience. I can’t wait<br />

to do the next tournament!”<br />

Player Easton Schumann<br />

said, “Playing dodge ball<br />

was a lot of fun, and I’m glad<br />

we were able to raise some<br />

money to fill the pool.” And,<br />

in the spirit of a true competitor,<br />

he added, “I just wish<br />

my team would’ve won the<br />

tournament!”<br />

Easton, you will get ‘em<br />

next time!<br />

Ostyn Gellert, son of Katie and Blaine Gellert, showing his<br />

steer and potatoes.<br />

U15 Trojan Youth Softball Champions won the Southeastern<br />

Indiana Softball League tournament in no particular<br />

order: Head Coach Jerrett Caseltine, Assistant coach<br />

Jimmy Robertson, Assistant coach Elizabeth White. Players<br />

- Jasmyn Callaway, Malea Herbert, Esther Moore, Kailyn<br />

Stanley, Lily Robertson, Riley Havlin, Chloe Stewart,<br />

Alyssa Cox, AnnaBeth Lewis, Kamryn Lowe, Molly Masterson,<br />

Abagail Cross, Justine Caseltine, Paige Havlin.<br />

grandson Ostyn, son of<br />

Blaine and Katie Gellert,<br />

won Grand Champion with<br />

his Angus Heifer Melody and<br />

also earned Grand Champion<br />

potatoes. He will dig another<br />

batch of potatoes to display<br />

at the Indiana State Fair in<br />

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

SUNMAN<br />

By<br />

Maureen<br />

Stenger<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

sunman@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Exciting things are in<br />

the works for the Sunman<br />

Community Park, as the<br />

Sunman Park Board approved<br />

$10,000 toward renovating<br />

the playground area. In<br />

addition to the renovations,<br />

new equipment will be<br />

purchased including bucket<br />

swing seats for children aged<br />

six months to five years and<br />

a tire swing set for children<br />

aged two to twelve years.<br />

New park benches will also<br />

be purchased. More additions<br />

will be coming in the future<br />

as well, so keep your eye out!<br />

The town of Sunman was<br />

awarded a $5,000 Sally<br />


By<br />

Barbara<br />

Wetzler<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

mooreshill@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Moores Hill veterans are<br />

proving that age is just a number<br />

by their accomplishments.<br />

Author James Emerson<br />

Hough published “Eighty-<br />

Nine Years and Still Evolving:<br />

Essays and Writings.” Retiring<br />

at the end of 1998, Mr. Hough<br />

ended more than thirty-five<br />

years in private practice as a<br />

licensed professional geologist<br />

and a licensed engineer.<br />

An honorably discharged US<br />

Army disabled veteran, the author<br />

reflects on the serenity of<br />

retirement living in the middle<br />

of his own private Certified<br />

Forest Preserve and Wildlife<br />

Habitat. He notes, “Writing<br />

helps keep the aging mind<br />

alert and head on straight.”<br />

Happy seventy-fifth birthday<br />

to Mike Mcclanahan. A member<br />

of the American Legion<br />

Post 209 Family and Color<br />

Guard, Mike has participated<br />

in countless ceremonies where<br />

the Colors are presented and<br />

retired in military manner with<br />

dignity to open and close a<br />

meeting. Keeping active, Mike<br />

is the inventor of an automatic<br />

ticket dispenser, a ticket vending<br />

machine used for progressive<br />

jackpot games hosted by<br />

charitable organizations.<br />

Remembering our veterans<br />

who sacrificed all, Rod and<br />

Karen Bolin took a ferry ride<br />

with friends to Saylor Park<br />

to see the Traveling Vietnam<br />

Memorial Wall. Remembering<br />

Ronald Wayne Montgomery,<br />

US Navy, an Aviation Fire<br />

Control Tech who served on<br />

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He was MIA in Vietnam in<br />

1969. Moores Hill Classmates<br />

worked to get a street (an alley<br />

that runs from his house<br />

to Main St) named for him. It<br />

is Ron Montgomery Way on<br />

a red, white, and blue street<br />

sign. Ron was one of eighteen<br />

from Dearborn County<br />

who died in Vietnam. Karen<br />

described the experience as<br />

“So touching. Thank you to<br />

all the men and women that<br />

gave their lives. Thank you to<br />

all Veterans.”<br />

A few locals brought fun<br />

back to politics during these<br />

dog days of summer. Atom<br />

Yost proposed Moores Hill<br />

should have an honorary mayor<br />

and placed his pal Tony in the<br />

running. Tina Tilman nominated<br />

her grandson’s dog Wolf.<br />

It was Pete Lawhorn’s Indy<br />

who captured the most internet<br />

votes and the win by a nose!<br />

The corn is starting to<br />

tassel, wild berries are ripe<br />

to find and pick, kiddos are<br />

learning to swim, and the evening<br />

sunsets in rural Moores<br />

Hill are spectacular. And I<br />

think someone is still shooting<br />

off fireworks. Wishing you<br />

joys of the remaining days of<br />

summer.<br />

Communities<br />

Don Foley, Carol Eckstein and Cheryl Taylor accepted the<br />

Sally Morris Community Impact Grant (Photo courtesy of<br />

Town of Sunman)<br />

Morris Community Impact<br />

Grant to offset the cost of<br />

the sewer and water rate<br />

study. Combined with the<br />

Quality of Life Endowment<br />

Fund, a check was presented<br />

totaling $6,345! The town is<br />

incredibly grateful!<br />

Ken Steinfort, a Reserve<br />

Police Officer for Sunman,<br />

was promoted to Lieutenant<br />

by Marshal Jason Hoffman.<br />

“Ken is an extreme volunteer<br />

whose contributions to the<br />

community are becoming<br />

increasingly valuable.”<br />

Congratulations! A huge<br />

Officer Ken Steinfort and his<br />

wife, Telca. (Photo courtesy<br />

of Town of Sunman)<br />

thank you to all of those who<br />

are working so hard to make<br />

our town be the best that it<br />

can be!<br />

A surprise Father’s Day visit with Mike and grandson Adam<br />

and great grands Peyton, Mason, Allison, and Jaxon.<br />

Tony, an honorary mayor<br />

Honorary mayor Wolf<br />

Mayor Indy received the<br />

most votes.<br />



Carol Morton receives 20<strong>21</strong><br />

Voices of Giving Award.<br />



By Makenna Mays<br />

The Brookville Democrat<br />

Some of you may know<br />

Carol Morton as a friendly<br />

face at the Franklin County<br />

Public Library, or maybe as<br />

a local author who published<br />

a book about a Viking kitten<br />

(Odda the Little Viking).<br />

Ms. Morton can now add<br />

the 20<strong>21</strong> Voices of Giving<br />

Award recipient to her list of<br />

accomplishments.<br />

Voices of Giving is presented<br />

by the Greater Cincinnati<br />

Planned Giving Council<br />

(GCPGC) and encourages<br />

people from all walks of life<br />

to donate to their favorite<br />

charity or non-profit. The<br />

awards ceremony is to honor<br />

those who represent the spirit<br />

of giving and ensure that<br />

these respective organizations<br />

have a future.<br />

For the twenty-third year of<br />

this award, the GCPGC hosted<br />

a virtual ceremony. Honorees<br />

were encouraged to watch<br />

online with friends and family<br />

members. The stream also<br />

had a live chat to congratulate<br />

everyone in real-time. This<br />

year’s event was emceed by<br />

John Lomax, Local 12 Good<br />

Morning Cincinnati anchor.<br />

Among those honored in<br />

the ceremony were Bruce J.<br />

Berno, Greater Cincinnati<br />

Foundation; Steve Black, CET;<br />

Linda Greenberg, Cincinnati<br />

Playhouse in the Park; Gary<br />

and Janice Lubin, Cincinnati<br />

Public Radio; Bob and Connie<br />

Reed, Freestore Foodbank;<br />

Carol J. Shroeder, Cincinnati<br />

Zoo and Botanical Gardens;<br />

many others; and Franklin<br />

County’s own Carol Morton<br />

who was nominated by CET.<br />

“I’ve long believed in committing<br />

to a cause bigger than<br />

yourself,” said Morton. “Little<br />

did I know this would be my<br />

cause that I was actually contributing<br />

to it all along and it’s<br />

come to fruition with this.”<br />

CET’s mission statement is<br />

to strengthen the communities<br />

it serves through programs<br />

and services that inspire and<br />

perform, educate and engage,<br />

fostering citizenship and culture,<br />

the joy of learning and the<br />

power of diverse perspectives.<br />

Ms. Morton has lived a very<br />

colorful and eventful life.<br />

She was a practicing pharmacist<br />

for forty-two years and<br />

worked in retail and hospital<br />

settings. She also served as<br />

a consultant for a long-term<br />

care facility. Ms. Morton also<br />

volunteered for hospice and<br />

at the Louisville Zoo where<br />

she cleaned giraffe and rhino<br />

enclosures.<br />

Ms. Morton was nominated<br />

by CET because she has supported<br />

public television for<br />

nearly five decades beginning<br />

with KET and transferring<br />

to CET when she moved to<br />

Brookville. Morton will also<br />

be leaving her retirement account<br />

to CET.<br />

“When you’re donating,<br />

you never expect it to culminate<br />

into something like this,”<br />

said Ms. Morton.<br />

Ms. Morton said this is a<br />

cause she has always been passionate<br />

about and will continue<br />

to support. She added that she<br />

is honored and humbled to<br />

have received this award.<br />

Ms. Morton’s support to<br />

CET will ensure that public<br />

media remains free and accessible<br />

to all.<br />

“PBS educates all age<br />

groups, it opens your mind,<br />

your imagination and your<br />

spirit,” said Ms. Morton.<br />

For more information on<br />

GCPGC and its award program,<br />

visit gcpgc.org.<br />

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Bible camp participants singing and performing.<br />


By<br />

Lorene<br />

Westmeier<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

dillsboro@goBEACONnews.com<br />

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Maddie Walston, Sawyer<br />

Good, and Ryan Miller enjoying<br />

craft time.<br />

The town of Dillsboro<br />

now has a Little Free Library<br />

located at the soccer field<br />

where you can pick up and<br />

drop off library books. Thanks<br />

to Girl Scout Troop #49603<br />

for making this possible. Area<br />

residents will certainly enjoy<br />

getting books from this facility<br />

to read and exchange.<br />

The June Dillsboro Concert<br />

Series was rained out, but<br />

the July concert was well-attended<br />

even though it moved<br />

to the civic center due to the<br />

chance of rain.<br />

News from Farmers Retreat:<br />

The week of Vacation Bible<br />

School held for a week in<br />

July is always so much fun.<br />

This year the children enjoyed<br />

Play Time on the lawn<br />

with Brayden Hurelbrink,<br />

followed by storytime in the<br />

classroom where they learned<br />

about Jesus, made neat crafts,<br />

and ate snacks made by the<br />

ladies in the kitchen. But singing<br />

old and new songs was the<br />

most fun. All of these wellplanned<br />

sessions were guided<br />

by a large number of volunteers,<br />

teachers, song leaders,<br />

crafters, and game leaders.<br />

Both the children and the<br />

adults had a good time. Praise<br />

God for health, good times,<br />

and good weather!<br />

Susan Greco has been<br />

named the new town manager.<br />

The town board has decided<br />

to combine her position of<br />

Economic Development Director<br />

with the Town Manager<br />

position.<br />

Mrs. Greco grew up in<br />

Dillsboro but moved away<br />

after college. She returned<br />

in 1993 and ran the hardware<br />

store with her husband,<br />

Lucky. Eventually, she was<br />

appointed to the redevelopment<br />

commission and loved it.<br />

“When you see stuff happening<br />

in the town you love, it<br />

is so much fun. I view myself<br />

as a bridge to get the town to<br />

the next level of economic<br />

development,” she stated.<br />

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By<br />

PG<br />

Gentrup<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

risingsun@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Summer has been very<br />

busy and I have attended so<br />

many baseball, basketball,<br />

and softball games with<br />

my grandchildren. Their<br />

schedules wear me out.<br />

Robert Michael Bailey<br />

is the newest Eagle Scout<br />

in Rising Sun. He plans on<br />

joining the military. I know he<br />

will make a great soldier.<br />

Rising Sun High School<br />

honored Landon Cole and<br />

Maddi Wilson as the 2020-<br />

<strong>21</strong> Academic Award winners.<br />

They were also honored as<br />

the Mental Attitude Award<br />

winners for baseball and<br />

track. The Lady Shiners<br />

Softball Team earned the title<br />

of Conference Champs. The<br />

baseball and track teams,<br />

varsity basketball teams, and<br />

the new swim team were<br />

honored.<br />

One hundred twenty-five<br />

people attended the RSHS<br />

Alumni dinner. It’s always<br />

nice for the classmates to get<br />

together and swap stories.<br />

Rising Sun’s Biggest<br />

Loser Contest winners were<br />

Lenny Sams and Cindy<br />

Stegemiller. AJ Phillippe and<br />

Linda Lohide were runnersup.<br />

Their hard work and<br />

determination paid off.<br />

Many youngsters<br />

participated in the Ohio<br />

County Fair. The queen of the<br />

fair was Alayna Walcott. The<br />

prince was Jacob Yauch, and<br />

the princess was Olivia Cate.<br />

I enjoy seeing people out<br />

and about and enjoying<br />

the programs going on<br />

downtown. The grand prize<br />

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winner for the Shiner Pride<br />

Car Show was Larry C.<br />

(Charming) Clark with his<br />

1969 Chevy Impala with the<br />

427 engine. One sharp car.<br />

I was able to attend a<br />

few Cincinnati Reds games<br />

with Ron Spurlock, where<br />

Hometown Heros were<br />

presented to the crowd.<br />

George Klopp, a WWII<br />

Veteran of the Navy. Ron<br />

Stinson, an Army Vietnam<br />

Veteran. Hank Schmeltzer, a<br />

Korean War Veteran. Chuck<br />

Butler, a Marine Vietnam<br />

Veteran. Becky Heber Welzel<br />

was also honored. Thanks for<br />

serving our nation.<br />

A big welcome to OCEMS’<br />

new assistant principal, Jason<br />

Barth. He is also the Athletic<br />

Director.<br />

Congressman Greg Pence<br />

visited our Veterans Treatment<br />

Court recently where Judge<br />

Jonathan Cleary oversees<br />

the Veterans Court. I am<br />

honored to be associated with<br />

this program.<br />

Lt. Col. Felix Massey III<br />

passed away. He was a dedicated<br />

teacher at RSHS for thirty-two<br />

years and served in the Marines<br />

and Army for thirty-four<br />

years. He was a very patriotic<br />

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Hometown Hero Ron Stinson with wife, Bev; daughter,<br />

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George Klopp Sr. and George Jr. Hometown Hero. George<br />

Sr. is ninety-five and a Navy WWII veteran.<br />

man who served our students,<br />

community, and nation.<br />

The Ohio County<br />

Community Foundation<br />

recently awarded Community<br />

Grants to the Ohio County<br />

Historical Society, Ohio Co.<br />

Public Library, and People<br />

Helping People. They also<br />

awarded scholarships to fiftytwo<br />

RSHS graduates.<br />

The Rising Sun Regional<br />

Foundation awarded<br />

seventeen grants; they<br />

make a vital contribution to<br />

communities in Southeastern<br />

Indiana.<br />

I am planning another<br />

trip to Washington, DC in<br />

September with fifty local<br />

veterans. We couldn’t go last<br />

year, so say a prayer that we<br />

get to go this year.<br />

September will be a busy<br />

month with our Veterans<br />

Banquet on Sept. 11, the trip<br />

to DC, Lawrenceburg Fall<br />

Fest, and Farmers Fair. Hang<br />

on, it will be FUN.<br />

I met with John Moton<br />

from Senator Mike Braun’s<br />

office about the Huey<br />

Helicopter project in Aurora.<br />

We should be getting final<br />

confirmation about taking<br />

possession of the Huey soon.<br />


By<br />

Debbie<br />

McCane<br />

Community<br />

Correspondent<br />

harrison@goBEACONnews.com<br />

Life is gearing up in<br />

Harrison and we are all<br />

so excited to see these<br />

events happening! Harrison<br />

residents had their taste<br />

buds primed recently at the<br />

Downtown District’s Food<br />

Truck Rally. Two blocks of<br />

Harrison Avenue, the 100 and<br />

200 blocks, were blocked off<br />

for this event. A percentage<br />

of the proceeds were donated<br />

to the local VFW and<br />

American Legion posts.<br />

The Harrison Village<br />

Historical Society is once<br />

again opening the museum on<br />

Walnut Street downtown. The<br />

museum board, trustees, and<br />

directors met and decided<br />

that the museum will again<br />

open to the public on the<br />

second and fourth Thursdays<br />

of the month from 1:00-3:00<br />

pm with the addition of the<br />

first Thursday evening from<br />

6:00 – 8:00 pm. Visiting<br />

the museum is possible<br />

by appointment outside of<br />

these hours by contacting<br />

President Nancy Gibson.<br />

The Historical Society also<br />

decided to resume their<br />

monthly meetings which will<br />

be open to the general public.<br />

The program committee<br />

is working feverishly to<br />

confirm dates with speakers.<br />

The meetings will be held<br />

on the third Tuesdays of the<br />

month typically starting at<br />

7:00 P.M. An update will be<br />

forthcoming on the topics of<br />

these meetings.<br />

Twenty-seven Years of Bringing our Community and Businesses Together.

September 20<strong>21</strong> THE BEACON Page 11B<br />

What Is Stress Doing to Your Body?<br />

St. Elizabeth Healthcare<br />

We all face stress — it’s a<br />

normal and natural part of life.<br />

However, when stress becomes<br />

chronic, it can affect your<br />

physical and mental health.<br />

There are different types of<br />

stress:<br />

• Regular stress: family,<br />

work, and daily responsibilities.<br />

• Negative stress: dramatic<br />

life changes, illness, death,<br />

divorce, loss of job.<br />

• Traumatic stress: major<br />

accident, life disruption, natural<br />

disaster.<br />

After an unpredictable<br />

year due to the COVID-19<br />

pandemic, many of us feel<br />

the long-term physical and<br />

emotional effects of negative<br />

stress.<br />

“Physical stress responses<br />

include headaches, muscle<br />

Dr. Thom Bunnell<br />

S<br />

ALUTE<br />

The Four Yauger Brothers<br />

By P.G. Gentrup<br />


1923-1978 was a United<br />

States Marine and was stationed<br />

on Guam during World<br />

War II. He fought the Japanese<br />

at the battle of Iwo Jima,<br />

the location of the famous<br />

flag raising. This battle was<br />

won by many brave Marines,<br />

and it gave the USA a strong<br />

foothold in the Pacific.<br />


YAUGER 1915-1984 was in<br />

the United States Army and<br />

was stationed at Fort McClellan,<br />

Alabama from July 25,<br />

1945 to December 10, 1945.<br />

He was the last of the four<br />

brothers to enter the service.<br />

He was deferred because he<br />

worked for a penicillin manufacturing<br />

company and had<br />

four children. However, he was<br />

drafted but only served a short<br />

time before the war ended.<br />


YAUGER 1928-2012 was<br />

aboard a Navy ship that<br />

hauled supplies to the Pacific<br />

island where the landing strip<br />

was located for the bomber<br />

planes that carried the atomic<br />

bomb and dropped it over<br />

Japan. This action resulted<br />

in the war to come to an end.<br />

Harry Yauger also saw action<br />

in the Pacific Theater.<br />

tension,<br />

chest pain,<br />

fatigue,<br />

upset<br />

stomach,<br />

and sleeping<br />

issues,” says<br />

Dr. Thom<br />

Bunnell, a<br />

Primary<br />

Care Physician<br />

at St. Elizabeth Physicians.<br />

“Emotional responses<br />

include feeling restless,<br />

anxious, overwhelmed and<br />

irritable — which we can all<br />

relate to.”<br />

These stress responses can<br />

cause a significant impact on<br />

your behavior, from changed<br />

eating habits to drug or alcohol<br />

abuse and social withdrawal.<br />

The key is to be aware<br />

of these stress triggers — and<br />

your response to them.<br />

“Everyone has a threshold<br />

for dealing with stress,”<br />

says Dr. Bunnell. “As long<br />

as your stressors are below<br />

that threshold, you’re ok. But<br />

when your stress level ratchets<br />

up over your threshold, you<br />

can start experiencing physical<br />

and emotional symptoms.”<br />

5 Ways to Reduce Stress<br />

Channel your stress into<br />

something positive by trying<br />

one of the following stressreducers:<br />

• Get moving — regular<br />

physical activity is one of the<br />

best ways to manage your<br />

stress level. Head out on a<br />

hike or hit the pavement for a<br />

long run. Holistic options like<br />

tai chi, yoga, and massage are<br />

all great for reducing stress<br />

too.<br />

• Use relaxation techniques<br />

— deep breathing and meditation<br />

are excellent ways to<br />

relax and reduce stress. If you<br />

have a hard time quieting your<br />

mind, try out a guided meditation<br />

on apps like Headspace<br />

or Peloton.<br />

• Keep a sense of humor —<br />

the adage “laughter is the best<br />

medicine” actually holds true.<br />

From a simple smile to a deep<br />

belly laugh, keeping your<br />

sense of humor is a great way<br />

to lower your stress.<br />

• Tap into a hobby — maybe<br />

you’ve always wanted to<br />

learn to surf or knit a blanket<br />

—now’s the time! A new<br />

hobby can add a different<br />

level of enjoyment to your<br />

daily life, and in turn, lower<br />

your stress levels. You can<br />

also plug back into an existing<br />

hobby like gardening, playing<br />

on a rec sports team, or picking<br />

up a new book.<br />

• Make an effort to be with<br />

FRANK<br />


(BILL)<br />

YAUGER<br />

1925-2005<br />

was in the<br />

United<br />

States Navy.<br />

He was<br />

aboard the<br />

battleship<br />

Intrepid at<br />

the battle of<br />

Okinawa,<br />

just south of<br />

Japan.<br />

On April 16, 1945, a<br />

Japanese Kamikaze Suicide<br />

Bomber Pilot intentionally<br />

crashed his plane on the deck<br />

of the Intrepid. Many sailors<br />

were killed. Frank was badly<br />

wounded but survived to<br />

tell his story. The battleship,<br />

people — when we’re feeling<br />

overwhelmed with stress, it’s<br />

easy just to withdraw. Fight<br />

the urge to isolate yourself<br />

and make plans to spend time<br />

with family and friends who<br />

bring you joy.<br />

Pandemic Re-entry Stress<br />

Many of us are grappling<br />

with changing pandemic<br />

guidelines and new recommendations<br />

for returning<br />

to in-person work, summer<br />

vacations, camp, and even<br />

school in the fall. It’s easy to<br />

get overwhelmed by the stress<br />

and uncertainly ahead — but<br />

remember you’re in control.<br />

“Part of our successful<br />

re-entry into “regular” life is<br />

knowing your comfort zones,”<br />

says Dr. Bunnell. “Gradually<br />

start expanding those thresholds<br />

to see what feels comfortable<br />

and doable.”<br />

If you’re vaccinated and<br />

ready to head back to the<br />

gym or yoga studio, try it<br />

out. However, if that activity<br />

causes you to feel overwhelming<br />

stress or anxiety,<br />

recognize that you might need<br />

to give yourself a little more<br />

time to get comfortable.<br />

And remember: there is no<br />

“right” or “wrong” way to<br />

approach re-entry, as long as<br />

you’re vaccinated and using<br />

common sense. Let your gut<br />

be your guide and implement<br />

de-stressor techniques<br />

whenever possible to help<br />

you stay calm. If you need<br />

extra support during this<br />

time, make an appointment<br />

with a St. Elizabeth Primary<br />

Care Physicians. Our team is<br />

here to help you meet all of<br />

your physical and emotional<br />

needs.<br />


Front- Harry Eugene Yauger and Frank William<br />

(Bill) Yauger. Back- John Leroy Yauger<br />

and George Taylor Yauger.<br />

Intrepid, is now a museum<br />

docked in New York City.<br />

Edwina (Cookie) Yauger<br />

and Margaret (Margie) Yauger<br />

Prakel are extremely proud<br />

to contribute the information<br />

about the history of these<br />

brave Americans and family<br />

members.<br />

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Babs Wuestefeld and Rhonda Trabel from Dover, and<br />

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