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Aurora faces more sewer-related costs

The Aurora Utility Board is likely to approve another sanitary sewers infrastructure project at a cost of around $430,000. That’s due to an Indiana Department of Environment Management mandate that the city must eliminate all combined sewer overflows including those occurring in 10-year storm events, by the end of 2018.

In addition, in a July 13 letter, IDEM demanded a $1,600 penalty payment from the city after it did not respond to a March 27 letter regarding a $5 million CSO storage project.

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New splish-splash is proposed for big cash

Safety, savings and space is the triad behind a pitch by Lawrenceburg Councilman Tony Abbott and city pool manager DeeDee Abbot for a new $1 million splash park at the city swimming pool.

The husband and wife duo told the city’s park board Monday, Aug. 6, that much of the equipment for small kids at the Pat O’Neill Memorial Pool is obsolete, and that some features at the splash pad have resulted in minor injuries.

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Several candidates ‘elected’ ahead of November

With about 85 days remaining before the general election in November, several Republican candidates for Dearborn County offices have essentially won.

With the filing deadline over, the Democratic Party proffers no competition for Superior Court Judge No 2, meaning Judge Sally McLaughlin will return for another four-year term.

Meanwhile, Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens, who was selected by the GOP Central Committee following the resignation of Aaron Negangard, also has no Democratic challenger.

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Dearborn Co. Community Fair Results 2018: Part IV

The following are some of the results from the 2018 Dearborn County Fair.

Kaleb Kuebel
Rabbit, blue ribbon
Rabbit, blue ribbon
Rabbit, blue ribbon
Meat Rabbits, blue ribbon

Alex Kuhn
Meat Rabbits, blue ribbon
Woodworking (WW), lavender ribbon, Division Reserve Champion
Rabbit, blue ribbon
Rabbit, blue ribbon
Electric (EL), blue ribbon

Vietnam Veterans chapter seeks new members

The Southeastern Indiana Lary D. Fogle Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 71 is located in Aurora in the VFW Building and they meet monthly on the last Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

The chapter has 94 members and all of them are Life Members and they are very proud of that. They are always looking for new members. If you served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, whether you were Boots on Ground or a Vietnam Era Veteran, you qualify for membership.

East Central FFA compete at state convention

The East Central FFA chapter attended the Indiana FFA State Convention at Purdue University.
From June 19 to June 21, members competed in several Career Development Events that included quiz bowl, freshman creed speaking, food science demonstration, and agricultural mechanics demonstration.
Those members that competed included Heath Doll, Madison Shumate, Jacob Messmer, Kayla Miles, Alex Dudley, Madison McAdams, and Brandon Hoffman.
Other members that attended include Amelia Hartman and Bailey Grunkemeyer.

Library district director is speaker at senior luncheon

 

Whew! We made it through the heat! Coming up are cool nights and fall leaves.

Hooray for the coming of autumn with Old Friends & Bright Beginnings. We will gather together at Dearborn Hills United Methodist Churchat at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6.

Drop your T-shirts & prepare for sweaters ... we are ready! And so is Snikkers & Peanuts our fab caterers from Batesville.

Happenings from the past: 1993: Four people jailed after throwing water balloons at passing cars

25 years ago, Aug. 1993
State Police were concerned that riverboat gambling would lead to increased crimes.
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Four people were in jail after throwing water balloons at passing cars.
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The state tax board would hear objections to a planned expansion at Sunman-Dearborn Schools.
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An auction at Nowlintoft on Ridge Avenue would feature antiques.
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Phyllis Todd of Manchester had been killed in a tractor accident.

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No guns in schools

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I am a resident of Bright. My husband and I have two children, one at North Dearborn Elementary and another entering kindergarten in 2019. I am an educated professional who works in Cincinnati and commutes home to Bright. We chose to raise our family in this area for several reasons - Sunman Dearborn Community School Corporation was our first choice.

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Tootsie Roll Drive nets $8,371 for mentally disadvantaged people

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The 41st Annual Community Campaign in behalf of the area’s mentally disadvantaged, conducted by the Msgr . William J . Kreis Council 1231 of the Knights of Columbus in Lawrenceburg netted $8, 371 for mentally disadvantaged people.

Providing a positive tone for this event prior to the drive was the official proclamation issued by Mayor Kelly Mollaun that designated May 11-12 as Taotsie Roll Weekend in Lawrenceburg.

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