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Roller skating rink opens
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 1:10 PM

Aug. 16, 1962

50 years ago

The new roller skating rink opened Friday evening to a large crowd. Mayor Duncan was skating Monday.

According to Radio Russia, America is a hysterical topsy-turvy country where people eat upside-down cake, doors go around in circles, and everybody has an inside outhouse.

Superintendent James O. Smith announced this week the bookstore for school books will officially open Monday, Aug. 20. Used books will be received for resale and new books will be on sale. The store is located in the new high school building and will contain books for all Ohio County schools.

Victor Earl (Sandy) Mondary, Jr. was among 44 students to complete the eight weeks intensified course in the Summer Highway Technology program offered by Purdue University.

At the monthly meeting of the City Council, a discussion was held concerning the lengthening of Mulberry Street South of Maiden Lane in the Rio Vista Sub-Division. Topic arose when it was discovered that the plat of the subdivision calls for a deviation from a straight thoroughfare. The council heard views of interested persons on the relocating of the street to eliminate the deviation.

Miss Phyllis Palmer will represent Ohio County in the State Fair Dress Revue the latter part of August. Miss Palmer won the review with her blue wool suit with which she wore black accessories. Alternate for the state is Miss Helen Jean Kirkpatrick.

Advance first aid class starting Aug. 22 at the Rescue Unit Building.

Aug. 13, 1942

70 years ago

John P. Pike, owner and operator of the Rising Sun Super Service Station, at South Walnut and Second streets, has sold the business to his former tank truck driver, Russell Liggett.

Miss Kate Calvert took a position Monday as filing clerk in the automobile license division at the State House in Indianapolis.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rimstidt of Bear Branch, a son, Norman Bertram, Aug. 5; to Mr. and Mrs. Theo Hastings of Pleasant Ridge, a son, Ronald Theo, Aug. 5.

Aug. 12, 1932

80 years ago

An old fashioned belling was given Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wainscott (Thelma Lowe) at the home of Arthur Lowe, near Aberdeen Monday night.

A new undertaking firm, Humphrey and Stow, has been opened in Rising Sun by Walter Humphrey, formerly of Patriot and Harry D. Stow.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Weaver of Union Township, a son, Aug. 11.