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Veteran of the Month: Robert T. Schrock

Veteran of the Month: Robert T. Schrock

By Milann Eagle Media Robert T. Schrock was born in Milan, grew up in Milan and has lived most of his life in Milan. When he “was ask to go” since we had a draft then, Bob, who was 19 years old, decided to join the U S Army. One could choose a better field […]

Painters hit the right notes at Tolan Square

Painters hit the right  notes at Tolan Square

By Joyce Ervin Audrey Gyolai of the Milan Youth Council took a trip out west last year and saw a street piano.  With the making of Tolan Square, the members who had previously lobbied for a piano were anxious for Milan to have one.  Tom Benoit donated his piano to the city at the urging […]

Look into Milan History: Cheerleaders swirl downtown

By Martha Churchill The year was 1953, and the Milan High School marching band was headed north on Wabash Street in full color. This may have been the Memorial Day parade. In any event, Milan’s premier photographer, Paul Holcomb, was trying out the new color film technology to capture this scene. The cheer leaders were […]

Moving Milan Forward creates cooperation

By Martha Churchill “Moving Milan Forward was organized to bring the different organizations together in Milan,” says Ken Bibee, Communications Chairperson of MMF. “Instead of each organization going in different directions.” Cooperation is a watch word for MMF, Bibee says. “There was open cooperation between the Milan American Legion and MMF this year,” he points […]

Milan history: 1953 Memorial Day Parade

By Martha Churchill The Memorial Day parade was headed by a group of marching veterans in this 1953 photo by Paul Holcomb. The veterans, many in their 20s, are headed south on Wabash Street, past the Cities Service gas station, which is visible behind them. The vets appear to be marching in step, and it […]

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