March 2018 THE BEACON Page 3A ND Vikings 1968 Sectional Champs Honored This month's item added color and fun to homes around the area. Do you know what these are? What is it? Last month's mystery items were shucking pegs made of leather and metal used to pull shucks off of ears of corn. BEACON reader Herb Winters of Sunman remembered, “I used them many years when I was young on my Dad’s farm when we picked Last month: shucking corn by hand.” Margaret pegs Fain, Brookville, Fred Wolber, Brookville, and Joni Scudder, Lawrenceburg, also knew what these old tools were. This month's challenge includes items that are colorful and probably had many uses after their original purpose was completed. Please e-mail your guesses to editor@ goBEACONnews.com by Friday, Jan. 26. Good luck! sponsored by Cornerstone Realty/Lutz Auction Services S-D Seeks Funds from TIF The Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corpora- tion has reached out to the Dearborn County Redevelop- ment Commission to discuss a partnership between the two groups to receive funds from the TIF districts upon incep- tion, rather than waiting until the end of the term of the TIF agreement. The school cor- poration would like to begin talks with the Redevelopment Commission to create an agreement where lost funding for the corporations Capital Projects Fund (CPF) can be made whole. The CPF rate is currently .2424, which equals $2424 in lost revenue per $1 million in incremental assessed valuation above the base. The Redevelopment Com- mission handles the Tax Increment Financing, or TIF districts, that encourage economic growth in Dearborn County. While the TIF location in Sunman-Dearborn’s district is not yet developed, putting a plan in place to handle these funds allows for the school district and the Redevelopment Commission to prepare ac- cordingly when growth occurs. Jim Deaton, President of the Redevelopment Commis- sion, said, “We really want to support the schools.” The Commission, while eager to work with the School Corpora- tion, has a charter of funds for which the use is dictated by the State. TIF revenues are gener- ated from taxes made only on improvements to the property in a TIF district. TIF revenues can be used for property rights acquired by the Redevelop- ment Commission for further redevelopment or economic development purposes that serve or benefit the TIF area. The funds can also be used to pay debt service on bonds or lease payments used to finance the property. TIF funds can be used to re- imburse expenditures incurred when allocating the property. The Redevelopment Com- mission is allowed to spend up to 15% of their annual TIF revenues for educational or worker retraining programs. TIF revenues cannot be used to pay for operating expenses. The funds may, however, be used for profes- sional services relating to the allocation area, such as the cost of services provided by One Dearborn. Discussions will continue at the school board meeting on April 12 at 7 PM. A new tradition began recently when the Trojan Bas- ketball program honored the 1958 Sectional Champions, the North Dearborn Vikings. The North Dearborn Vi- kings celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their victory by gathering at the EC vs. North Decatur basketball game on Jan. 27. Memories, stories, and laughter were shared by all. They reminisced about their victory in the Lawrence- burg Sectional where they drew a bye and then went on to defeat the Aurora Red Devils by a score of 66-59. In the championship game, they trounced on the Vevay war- riors with a victory by thirty- five points for a final score of 76-41. Their winning streak came to a halt in the regionals when they were defeated by Jac-Cen-Del. John Kirchgassner, a forward for the team, remem- bered the team’s four years together with great fond- ness. “That time was like a Norman Rockwell painting. The crowds were great, and everyone came out to support us. Basketball games were the social events of the winter.” Mike Westrich, remembered his father talking about how he loved to set pics and shoot the corner shots. “The camaraderie was great. So many of us had played together since grade school,” reminisced Bob Boyd, the center for the team and the tallest player at 6’ 5 1 / 2 .” Coach Bill Slayback has had an illustrious career fol- lowing his time coaching the ND Vikings. He coached at The North Dearborn Vikings celebrated their win in 1968. Alum John Kirchgassner watched EC’s game in- tently. Aurora and South Dearborn for over twenty years and had a record of 258 victories and eight sectional victories. He led Aurora to the 1977 Final Eight of the state tournament. Mr. Slayback was named the IBCA District Four Coach of the Year and was inducted into the Franklin College Hall of Fame. He was also the initial inductee into the South Dearborn Hall of Fame. In 2006 Mr. Slayback was inducted into the Indiana Bas- ketball Hall of Fame. The Vikings’ win was the fourth and final sectional championship in the school’s history. The Trojan Basketball program plans to honor past Center Bob Boyd shared stories with his teammates before game. Gina and Doug Graf treat- ed children Elijah (hiding) and Finley to the Saturday night game. sectional champions from Guilford, Sunman, North Dearborn , and EC teams, both boys and girls. App.Huff.Com/KenMaddin Greater Cincinnati's most accurate home listings to search, discover and share. 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