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Veteran of the Month: Neil Early

Veteran of the Month: Neil Early

By Joyce Ervin Neil Early couldn’t find a job after graduating from Milan High School in 1961.  So, he believed the recruiting officer that said they would train him for a trade.  He joined the United States Air Force and found himself in the 821stCombat Defense Squadron as an Air Police. After serving one year […]

Union Church Celebrates 150 years!

Union Church Celebrates 150 years!

By Jocye Ervin In March of 1886, Milan Christians built Union Church on W. Main Street, where five different denominations could hold worship services. A birthday party 150 years later on Sunday, March 20 was held at the Milan Free Methodist Church. Hosted by Milan historian Martha Churchill, Sallie Bancroft and Linda Gilson, local pastors from the […]

Tootsie Roll drive

Tootsie Roll drive

By Joyce Ervin   On a recent weekend, members of the Howard Heath council #7587 from Immaculate Conception Parish collected funds on street corners and rewarded donors with a Tootsie Roll candy.  The council holds this event yearly supporting the St. Louis Center in Chelsea that provides care for persons with developmental disabilities.  Grand Knight, […]

St. Patrick’s Day fun

St. Patrick’s Day fun

By Joyce Ervin Though recently reported that a corned beef and cabbage dinner is not an Irish tradition, you wouldn’t know it had you attended the Immaculate Conception’s Celtic Fundraiser hosted near St. Patrick’s Day by the parish’s youth group. Diners plates were piled high with the delicious corned beef and cabbage served with potatoes, […]

Immaculate Conception Parish youth help at Aid in Milan

Immaculate Conception Parish youth help at Aid in Milan

By Joyce Ervin Sixteen members of the Immaculate Conception Parish youth group braved the rain and delivered car loads of gifts the parish had gathered to give to Aid in Milan.  Co-director, Colleen Armitage said, “The rainy day didn’t stop any of them from giving 100 percent effort.” Once inside, their real work began.  They worked in […]

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