21,000 distribution & growing! To advertise, call 812-637-0660 THE www.goBEACONnews.com INSIDE The BEACON BEACON PUBLISHED MONTHLY SINCE 1994 May 2018 Spring Brings US 50 Road Repair and Resurfacing Drivers can attest to the fact that US 50 is due for repairs and resurfacing. While the inconvenience of the scheduled projects must be endured, the results will be worthwhile to ensure safety and the longevity of the highway. The first project is the resurfacing project of US 50 from just west of Aurora to State Road 101. Barrels are in place for directing traffic to cross over lanes to accommodate single-lane traffic in both directions during the paving process. The resurfacing project calls for concrete patching and a 4.5” concrete overlay on top of the existing asphalt base. Completion is estimated to be by Nov. 15. US 50 from State Road 101 to the edge of Ripley County will be repaired simultaneously. Another area to be addressed is the eastbound side of US 50 at the bottom of Trester Hill in Aurora. Drainage con- cerns will be handled to correct standing water that occurs during storms and results in vehicle hydroplaning. The slip on eastbound US 50 between Billingsley Drive and Wilson Creek Road is scheduled to be repaired this summer. The area will be stabilized with caissons, also called drilled piers. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in both the eastbound and westbound locations, which will mean that the center turn lane and the eastbound left turn lane onto Wilson Creek Road will be eliminated. The project is Continued on page 8A Military Women Honored at Opening Day Market Street Grill History The historic structure is filled with history and interesting stories. Page 3A The Cincinnati Reds chose five women to repre- sent the armed forces for Open- ing Day on March 30. Three women with Southeastern Indiana ties were honored to repre- sent the Marines, Air Force, and Julie Cassini, Navy. Aurora, repre- PG Gentrup sented Women and Ron Spurlock in the Military at worked with the the Reds Open- Reds to select area ing Day game. residents with She served in military service the Navy from records to be rec- 1994-1996. ognized through- out the season as Hometown Heroes, Purple Heart recipients, and World War II veterans. Color Guards presenting the colors at the start of games have also been selected from the community. On the field Opening Day were Angela Slayback Erfman, representing the United States Marine Corps; Julie Sweeney Cassini, representing the United States Navy and Denise Scha- fer Singler, representing the United States Air Force. They were presented to the crowd before the start of the game for Women In The Military Ap- preciation Day. Dr. Frank Burton, Nickodemus Whitaker, Mike Hornbach, Woody Whitaker, Terry New, and Doug Manford served up a hearty meal at the Aurora Lions Pancake Breakfast. Photo by Krider Photography Lawrenceburg Levee LCD shares history and details about the protective structure. Page 10A How Sweet It Is Nothing brings a smile to one’s face more than the thought of hot pancakes dripping with maple syrup on a cold winter morning. Area Lions Clubs offered those sweet thoughts to children and adults alike as fund raisers for their various community projects including Bright’s medical equipment loan-out program and Aurora’s South Dearborn Scholarship Program. Tanner Fraper, Natalie Stenger joined Jeremy and Eli Stenger for delicious pancakes at the Bright Lions Club pancake breakfast. Lynn Deddens and father Gerhard visited with Dave Oldham. St. Louis Science Students Excel C reativity and scientific thinking skills abound in the Science Fair. Page 4B Ah, Memories A lone snowman is a thing of the past. Page 3B The happy kitchen crew at the Bright Lions Pancake Breakfast includ- ed Bob Carsen, Ruth Ann Little, Bart Grubbs, Chick Edwards, Bryan Messmore, and Dylan Messmore. Building Community Relationships Large and Small By Susan Ray Whether it involves a new kitten or a herd of cattle, the relationship between animal patient, human client, and dedicated veterinarian is multifaceted. Like many of their colleagues, Harley Robinson, D.V.M. and Jennifer Quammen, D.V.M. with the Laughery Val- ley Veterinary Hospital work to stay current in veterinary medicine by meeting, and exceeding, Continuing Education requirements; balancing technology and expense, learning about telemedicine, the rise of corporate veterinary services - and working to better manage patients’ pain and fear. Dr. Robinson says, “We call it Fear-Free veterinary medicine … that’s come a long way in the last 15-20 years.” Dr. Quammen says, “An animal that used to get labeled an aggressive dog, well, instead this is a very fearful ani- mal. Learning to read that angst is different; the number of truly aggressive dogs or cats that will actually come at you and mean it is very tiny … many, many more of them are fearful and anxious more so than they are mean - that’s just an easy term to put on it.” Veterinary science continues to evolve through re- search, alternative therapies, and specialization. Bright Veterinary Clinic’s Steven Hubbard, DVM, notes an important change, “A pet is no longer a pet, it’s a family member, and that’s something as a veterinarian you defi- nitely have to acknowledge, because of that people are Continued on page 4A THE BEACON Over 21,000 readers and growing! Serving Dearborn, Ripley, Franklin and Ohio Counties in Indiana and to nearby Ohio communities. 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