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Area Graduations To Be Held

Area schools will be celebrating their graduations this weekend. Milan C-2 Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium Green City Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium Linn County R-1 Sunday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium Newtown-Harris Friday, May 20 at 7:00…

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St. Mary’s Church Cornerstone Centennial Anniversary

Submitted by Dennis Ryan Saturday May 7, 2022, marks the one hundredth anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of St. Mary’s Catholic church. At this time in history, it was seen as an epochal event in Milan and Sullivan County and will always be remembered as an event of prime historical importance because it…

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Dodson Named New Milan High School Principal

Submitted by Dr. Ben Yocom, Superintendent MILAN, MO – On Thursday, April 21, 2022 the Milan C-2 Board of Education hired Brooke Dodson to serve as the Milan High School Principal. Dodson will begin official duties on August 1, 2022. Dodson is a 2006 graduate of Milan High School. Upon completion of college Dodson returned…

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Eitel Named Area Star Farmer at 94th MO FFA Convention

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 -The Missouri FFA Association recognized Blake Austin Eitel of the Milan FFA Chapter as the Area 3 Star Farmer at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Paul and Deanna Eitel. His advisors are Jarred Sayre and Allyson Buckallew. Area Star Farmers are chosen based upon outstanding production agriculture…

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Milan Chamber of Commerce Welcomes NEMR Fiber Internet

Submitted by Haley Weter The Milan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) and NEMR conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 15, 2022, to celebrate and welcome NEMR bringing fiber internet to Milan. “NEMR is excited to bring fiber optic internet to our Milan friends,” said Jennifer Chrisman of NEMR. “Fiber optic internet is capable of…

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Green City R-1 School Announces Staffing Changes

By: David Sharp Citing health reasons, Green City head boys’ basketball coach and Athletic Director Donnie Fields has announced his retirement from teaching and coaching. Donnie Fields has led Green City to three consecutive Boys District boys’ basketball championships. “It seemed like it was time,” Donnie Fields told the Milan Standard. “I didn’t want to…

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City of Milan Welcomes New Administrator

MILAN, MO. – The Milan City Council voted on Monday, April 4, 2022, to authorize an employment agreement with Crystal Bupp as the city’s next city administrator, effective April 6, 2022. “The City of Milan is excited to welcome Crystal as our next city administrator,” said Mayor Andy Herington. “Crystal’s institutional knowledge of our community,…

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MSHP Dive Team, MDC Search for “Hidden Evidence” at Elmwood Lake

By Echo Menges The Missouri State Highway Patrol is being tight lipped about what lead the patrol’s Dive Team to conduct a search at Elmwood Lake on Monday, April 4, 2022. According to MSHP Troop B spokesperson Corporal Justin Dunn, the search was conducted as a follow-up on information the patrol’s Division of Drug and…

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New Renderings Released for ELCR Dam and Bridge

These renderings of the East Locust Creek Reservoir and Dam were produced by Olsson Associates, which are the lead engineers for the dam and spillway. Olsson and Associates are also under contract with MoDOT for the Mid-lake crossing bridges. These pictures are “renderings” of what the project could look like. According to the North Central…

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Municipal Election to be Held Tuesday, April 5

Sullivan County, MO – The General Election will be held on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 and a sample ballot for the various political subdivisions appear elsewhere in this week’s Milan Standard. There are some county-wide offices that are automatically filled because there is no opposition, and they do not have to appear on the ballot.…

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