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Lauren Hill honored: Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old Lawrenceburg High School graduate and Greendale resident whose courageous battle against terminal brain cancer has served as an inspiration nationwide, was honored at the Oct. 21 meeting of Dearborn County Commissioners. A proclamation announcing Lauren Hill Day was presented by commissioners and Greendale Mayor Doug Hedrick. Lauren, a member of the Mount Saint Joseph basketball team, will participate in a Nov. 2 game after the NCAA agreed to move up the season opener so she can play in her first college game before is no longer able to participate. At Laurenís request, the $5 ticket cost for the game, to be held at Xavier University, will be donated to The Cure Starts Now Foundation.
Bright Park security: Bright Meadows Park will soon have a security system to help reduce vandalism incidents at the park, Park Board president Jim Red Elk told the County Council at recent meeting. (See Page 14 of The Beacon for details.)

North Dearborn Elementary closure discussed: The possibility of closing North Dearborn Elementary School to cut costs in the wake of declining enrollment in the Sunman-Dearborn district is officially on the table.
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Fire service plan: Dearborn County officials have been told that everyone is on the same page for fire coverage at Whitewater Mill when the facility opens in late March. taking place. Click here for details.

Elections Nov.4: See the current edition of The Beacon for coverage of the Candidates' Forum sponsored by The Beacon and the Flypod New Media Network. Check back here for election results the evening of Nov. 4. Click here for the Nov. 4 ballot in Deaborn County.


State Line Road re-opens on schedule: State Line Road, closed between the two intersections with Augusta Drive since mid-September for slip repair, opened on schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The litter along the road is gone -- for now -- after Community Corrections spent several days at the site and picked up trash. More details the current edition of The Beacon.

Community Correspondents: Read about your neighbors in 4 counties in the communities of Bright, Hidden Valley Lake, St. Leon, Jackson Township, Dover, Logan, Guilford, New Alsace, Sunman, Town of West Harrison, Yorkville, Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Manchester, Moores Hill, Dillsboro, Milan, Franklin County, Batesville and Rising Sun/Ohio County!

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