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The Future of Downtown

The Future of Downtown

For about two decades Milan downtown has suffered a progressive decline in commercial activity, reaching at this point its more critical status. The city of Milan Downtown Development Authority (DDA) decided to face the problem heads on, creating a new development plan and the implementation of a Tax Increment Financing Plan (TIF).  This is an […]

Veteran of the Month: Duane Hayes

Veteran of the Month: Duane Hayes

The nation was introduced to Master Sgt. Duane Hayes on the highest-rated National Geographic channel’s documentary series “Inside Combat Rescue” that aired on March 25.  Word spread quickly that Hayes, one of Milan’s own, would be featured in the series. Milan watched with pride as this 1992 Milan High School graduate, U.S. Air Force, Pararescueman […]

Behavior Issues

By Mike Sweet, DVM, Milan Veterinary Clinic   When we succumb to puppy love or kitten kisses life is wonderful.  As time goes on things beyond responsibility creep into the relationship, like needing to exercise (walk the dog).  Kittens are prone to early morning sneak attacks.  Those little critters are so full of energy it […]

Students participate in ‘quiet reading time’

Students participate in ‘quiet reading time’

Paddock Elementary School’s second-graders enjoyed reading with a robot in the school library celebrating “March is Reading Month”.  The students brought their favorite grade-level books and enjoyed a quiet reading time, while teacher Mary Jo Monroe looked on. School librarian Lori Knight created the robot to use as a prop for the Spring Book Fair. The […]

DECA Students Quest for International Success

Fifteen MHS students attended the Michigan DECA State Career Development Conference at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids March 15-17.  All were professional, poised, and well spoken, representing Milan well. Out of the 15 competing members, five qualified for Internationals, one received a State Finalist medal, and six were chosen to attend the Thrive […]

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