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Your Investment ‘Garden’ strategy

By Gwen Hodges If you’re a gardener, your busy season is at hand, as April has been designated National Garden Month. But could the skills you deploy at gardening be transferred to other areas of your life – such as investing? Here are a few ideas for doing just that: • Establish a timeline. As […]

Financial Gifts for Your Adult Children

By Gwen Hodges Mother’s Day is almost here. If you’re a mother with grown children, you might receive flowers, candy, dinner invitations or some other type of pleasant recognition. However, you might find that you can get more enjoyment from the holiday by giving, rather than receiving. The longest-lasting gifts may be financial ones – […]

Gotts: One of Milan’s oldest family owned businesses

Gotts: One of Milan’s oldest family owned businesses

By Isabelle Schultz Robins are returning, trees are budding and cement trucks are rolling as construction projects increase with our oncoming Michigan spring weather. By mid-April, one of Milan’s oldest family owned businesses, Gotts Transit Mix, usually has its full fleet of trucks back on the road to construction sites in the area. The local […]


By Joyce Ervin Pet owners came from miles around to the grand opening and Red Ribbon Cutting ceremony hosted by the Milan Area Chamber of Commerce held on March 24 at Pet Valu pet store located 523 West Main St. in the Kroger Co. plaza. Dogs of all breeds and their owners came to check […]

Now is Time for Financial “Spring Cleaning”

By Gwen Hodges The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer – so it must be spring. For many of us, that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. But why stop with sprucing up your living space? This year, consider extending the “spring cleaning” concept to your financial environment, too. How can you […]