ARLENE SPARKS

ARLENE SPARKS Arlene Sparks, age 86, passed away on April 6, 2021 while residing in Dallas, Texas. She had just spent a memorable and rewarding Easter weekend with members of her loving family doing what she did best: celebrating people and events in life. From getting her hair and nails done to attending dinners and…

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TRUMAN LEE COFFMAN

TRUMAN LEE COFFMAN Truman Lee Coffman, 74, of Oakley, KS died Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Hays, KS. He was born January 12, 1947, in Sullivan County, MO, to Willie and Bertha (Woody) Coffman. After graduating high school, Truman joined the United States Navy. He served on the USS Lexington, in the Gulf of Mexico,…

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MILDRED I. YOS

In Loving Memory of Mildred Yos of Milan, Missouri, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Mildred was the daughter of Charles and Lavina (Taylor) Gardner and was born on February 28, 1922 in Melrose, Iowa. She was the 2nd oldest of 8 children. Her father, Charles, was…

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Sullivan County Election Results

The following information was provided by the Sullivan County Clerk’s Office for the April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election. Browning Mayor R. Dean Spencer 2 Alderman At Large Browning vote for two Chad Gooch 3 Jackie Lynn Flummer 2 Board Member Pollock vote for five Shirley Seidel 7 Phyllis Blondefield 7 Riley Lily 7 David…

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Milan Elks Lodge Members Recognized

The Milan Elks Lodge met recently to recognize members of the lodge for 2020. Scott Frazier received the Elk of the Year award. This award can only go to a member who isn’t an officer. Since Scott has joined, he has helped in most of the functions and will be the 2021-2022 esquire. This is…

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EDUCATION MATTERS #78

By Dr. Ben Yocom-Milan C2 School District Supt. “Striving For Excellence In Everything” If you have not noticed – we are already in APRIL! The spring activities are in Full Force and personally, I vividly remember last April and the extreme uncertainty present during that particular time. While the uncertainty is not as intense, the…

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Milan City Council Meeting Minutes

March 15, 2021 – The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Milan, Missouri met for a regular meeting at the Milan City Hall, 212 E. 2nd Street, on March 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. with the following Aldermen present: Steve Hill, Randy McCollum, Trudy Schnelle, Rebecca Bennett, Richard Head and Lesa Smith. Also present: Mayor…

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Radio Man Reflects on Hall of Fame Career

By Troy Treasure, NEMONews Media Group KMEM-Memphis Sport Director Donnie Middleton’s family loved St. Louis Cardinals baseball of the 1950s and 60s – especially his mother, Elaine. Broadcasts of then mostly daytime games brought the voice of St. Louis play-by-play man Harry Caray into the Middleton’s Downing residence in eastern Schuyler County. Donnie Middleton eventually…

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Wildcats Drop Home Opener

The long-awaited baseball season began after Mother Nature took care of the preceding week of games. The Milan Wildcats were host to the North Harrison Shamrocks in the home season opener on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. This was a non-conference battle, next year the Shamrocks will be joining the Grand Rivers Conference. The Wildcats fell…

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STEVEN LEON JORDAN

STEVEN LEON JORDAN This is the story of Steven Leon Jordan. Steve was a larger-than-life character with a BOOMING voice and truly one of a kind. He absolutely loved the Milan Wildcats, the bright color red (especially his red Ford Trucks), “picking” on people in a playful fashion, and his family above all. Steve was…

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