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Jerry Straits has 50 years with MAFD

Jerry Straits has 50 years with MAFD

By Martha Churchill Fifty years ago, joining the Milan Area Fire Department was a natural choice for Jerry Straits. “I worked for Ford Motor. I was 22,” Straits explains. He looked up to his uncle, Vern Straits, who was in the fire department at the time. Back then, the fire department was located in the […]

Staying healthy during the busy holiday season

Andrea Aguilar MSU Extension Keeping healthy with all the family, holiday and graduation gatherings during the busy season. Andrea Aguilar, Michigan State University Extension During these busy seasons our weight could start going up. Tailgating, graduations, holidays and all of these fun activities that usually include eating hot dogs, hamburgers, sugary drinks, chips, s’mores, chili […]

MY FIRST CHRISTMAS WITHOUT HIM

By Norma Shull Smith As I write the December article I am 2 days away from closing on our home; the home that my husband and I so enjoyed the last 19 years. I wonder how many of you take your current home for granted; it is so easy to do and I for one […]

Sally Payne Hack was a “Founding Mother” of Milan

Sally Payne Hack was a “Founding Mother” of Milan

By Martha Churchill Sally Payne Hack was a brave woman. In 1833, at the age of 27, she left her home in New York and followed her husband to live in a crude log cabin in the middle of nowhere. Her husband, Bethuel Hack, took the long trip the year before with Harmon Allen. The […]

City of Milan 147 Wabash St. Contact the Parks & Rec. office at anytime for a list of programs offered or stop by our new on line registration website. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am – 4 p m..734-439-1549 Seniors Milan Seniors for Healthy Living is a non-profit organization that provides services, activities, and programs for […]