September 23, 2014

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  • Senses shimmer with summertime delights

    Which is better, to bite into an ear of sweet corn that went straight from the garden into the boiling water, or to slice and devour a sun-ripened red tomato?Ah, summertime, when the garden is in full swing and the eating is good.This week we’re eating ...
  • Joann Bartells

    Joann Bartells, 74, of Rising Sun, Ind., died, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. ...
  • Math requirement for RSHS to change

    Come 2016, Rising Sun High School students no longer will have to take the currently required four years of math. Tuesday evening, Aug. 19, the school board voted unanimously to do away with that requirement, and in December to recommend what the new m...
  • School board meets tonight

    Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 19, in the administration building.The agenda items include Mary Daugherty on Core 40 curriculum, insurance, Medicaid, contracts and miscellaneous....
  • BOW, council meetings announced

    The agendas are not yet set but two Rising Sun meetings are scheduled for late August and early September, according to Rising Sun Administrative Assistant Deedee Brown. The Rising Sun Board of Works will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the confe...
  • Martini, scholars win Bowman Night Run

    Rising Sun High School's Zach Martini won Saturday's Donald Bowman 5K Scholarship Night Run in the gloaming at the Vineyard Golf Course.Martini, 16, led a pack of four Shiner cross country runners who topped the field of 52 runners – and 84 walkers - wh...
  • Saturday Whitlock Day in Rising Sun

    Saturday, Aug. 16 will be proclaimed “Whitlock Day” by Mayor April Hautman. In conjunction with the Rising Sun Regatta in this Bicentennial year, the Ohio County History Museum is hosting an open-house to celebrate J.W. Whitlock. Beginning at noon, Bo...
  • INDOT corrects slide on Ind. 262

    Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews from the Aurora Subdistrict are making repairs at a slide located on Ind. 262 approximately three miles south of Dillsboro. INDOT scheduled slide correction operations to begin Tuesday, Aug. 12. ...
  • Riverfront work to resume

    Rising Sun's Riverfront Erosion Control and Bikeway Project is rolling forward again after the city council and its engineer came to an agreement Thursday, Aug. 7, said Rising Sun Clerk-treasurer Rae Lynn Gipson. Council signed a Reservation of Rights and...
  • Rising Sun native, Dr. Chris Walcott, returns home to practice family medicine

    The words “family” and “medicine” take on a renewed meaning as Dr. Christopher Walcott returns home this week to practice medicine at the Rising Sun Medical Center. A native of Ohio County and a Rising Sun High School graduate, Dr. Walcott is exci...
  • Beach, Andi SIRC-it series winners

    BATESVILLE – A strong field of 217 runners, including 50-some race day entrants, saw the hometown dominate in Saturday's 14th annual Bulldog Chase 5K.Batesville native Jim Turchyn, 28, now of Urbana, Ill., beat his 2013 runner-up time (behind South Dear...
  • Salute-A-Soldier 5K Run/Walk at Sunman Sept. 6

    SUNMAN – Salute-A-Soldier 5K Run/Walk is set for a 9 a.m. start Saturday morning, Sept. 6, during the Sunman Wine & Fireworks Festival.The 5K (3.1-mile) road race will kick off the festival, with check-in set for 7:45 a.m. at Sunman American Legion ...
  • P.A.W.S. 5K Bark-N-Run September 13

    Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc., of Dearborn County, hosts the P.A.W.S. 5K Bark-N-Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 13.The event consists of a 5K (3.1-mile) competitive running/walking race, plus a one-mile non-competitive dog walk, which is free to ente...
  • IHSAA basketball tournament proposal sent to committee 

    The final proposal to alter high school basketball state tournaments was presented to the IHSAA Executive Committee Thursday for its consideration.Following the next realignment, which begins with the 2015-16 school year, the largest 64 schools by enrollm...
  • Group forming to offer support

    Nar-Anon Family Support Group & Narcotics Anonymous The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a twelve-step program, they offer help by sharing their experiences of strength and hope. A ...
  • Time for fellowship, reminiscing, food!

    Romans Reunion Sunday, Sept. 7, at Rising Sun Community Bldg. 510 S. Mulberry St., Rising Sun. We will eat at 1 p.m.Meat, dinner rolls and drinks provided. Come early to visit and bring a favorite food to share. Bring Copies of old family pictures for alb...
  • How about a ‘Movie with Mom’?

    Prevent Child Abuse of Dearborn/Ohio Counties, Inc. presents “Movies with Mom”, Saturday, Aug. 16 10:30 a.m. It’s a free showing of “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” at Greendale Cinema. Spread the word! Inviting all mothers, grandmothers, ...
  • Area residents help set a Guinness world record

    Five area residents recently helped The Dragonfly Foundation set a Guinness World Record for most heads shaved at one time. On Friday, Aug. 1, Kenny Head, Sean Head, Peyton Hill (all from Aurora), Garrett Hansche (from Vevay), and Don Thomason (from Risin...
  • The ‘taxman cometh”

    Ohio County residents should remember a reassessment of real estate started July 1, 2014, said county assessor Bobby Joe Keith.The information gathered during the general reassessment will be applicable for taxes due and payable in 2016, he said.The purpo...
  • Agricultural producers in Indiana still have time to apply for direct farm ownership loan program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Julia A. Wickard, today announced that farmers still have time to apply for low interest Fiscal Year 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm own...