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Portion Of US 231 To Be Named After Former State Rep. Donald Dean
Updated November 16, 2017 7:40 AM
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(BLOOMFIELD) - A ceremony is scheduled for today to name a portion of US Highway 231 stretching from Interstate 69 to Bloomfield as the Donald W. Dean Memorial Highway.

The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the Greene County Courthouse in Bloomfield. The celebration is open to the public and will be held in the gazebo outside the courthouse, weather permitting. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the courthouse.

State Representative Jeff Ellington of Bloomington authored a resolution asking the Indiana Department of Transportation to rename a portion of the highway after Dean.

Dean was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1978 and served for 12 years.

He was instrumental in passing the Grandparents' Visitation Law, initiating the move to red and blue lights on all police vehicles, securing money for erecting the Veterans Bridge over the White River, assisting in expanding State Road 37 to four lanes from Bedford to south of Mitchell, and in overseeing the creation of the circuit and superior courts in Greene County.

Dean died in April 2007 at the age of 85.

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