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Grandma Rorrer Shares Memories of 100 Years

Grandma Rorrer Shares Memories of 100 Years

By Dave Rorrer Lurlene Cockram Rorrer celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends in Milan.  She was born July 5, 1913 in Patrick County, VA. She remembers growing up on the family farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Woolwine, Virginia, and how hard the family of 8 had to work together. Along with […]

City entrance signs now boast “Goodbye” messages

City entrance signs now boast “Goodbye” messages

The Milan Beautification Commission has completed the installation of the “Goodbye” messages selected to be placed on the back of the city’s entrance signs.  Sallie Bancroft, commission secretary, conducted the contest and brought the project to fruition. Norma Smith said she was honored to have her slogan selected.  It reflects the views of Milan residents, […]

Bicycling for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

On July 12th Peoples Presbyterian Church in Milan hosted a group of teens and adults from around the country who are bicycling from Howell, Michigan to Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Their 1000 mile journey will cross six states. This inspiring group of teens, and their adult chaperones are traveling to raise funds and awareness […]

Milan celebrates with neighboring Saline to celebrate Celtic tradition

Milan celebrates with neighboring Saline to celebrate Celtic tradition

The pipes at the Saline Celtic Festival called many a Milanite to the festivities.  It was a day full of tradition and fun activities for all ages.  Adults participated in the Mastadon Mayhem Challenge, an obstacle run, replacing the annual 5k run.  The beer tent was host to a variety of Michigan Craft beers from […]

Immaculate Conception Church Christmas in July Event Helps Aid in Milan

The Milan community and Immaculate Conception Church parishioners donated over 800 pounds of food, over 350 personal care items, and over $200 in cash and gift cards in response to the seasonal donation needs of Aid in Milan, a local non-profit organization helping struggling families in the Milan School District. Nina Pemberton of Aid in […]

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