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Construction company pays for road repairs
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 3:38 PM

October 4, 1962

50 years ago

Representatives from 16 southeastern Indiana counties met in Richmond Sept. 26 to plan for action of the newly organized Allied Organization for Better Education (AOBE).

A study of school enrollment trends in Ohio County indicated a moderate total growth with a shift from rural to city. Total enrollment in Ohio County in 1957 was 882. For the present school year the number is 915. This indicates a gain of 33 over a period of five years or 3.7 percent.

An agreement was signed Monday by the Ohio County Commissioners with the Williams Brothers Construction Company that work on the Milton-Bear Branch Pike has been satisfactorily completed. The seven mile stretch of road was damaged by the construction company when they used the road to transport their heavy equipment while laying pipelines for the Texas Gas Corporation. The construction company contracted the Paul Rohe Company of Aurora and work was completed last week at a cost of $4500.

Band members are thanking the owners of Al’s Big Top skating rink for their money-making project last week. A large crowd attended.

A daughter was born Sept. 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lewis; a daughter was born Sept. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fancher; a daughter was born Sept. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brady; a son was born Sept. 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Preston Johnson (Darlene Hambrick); a son was born Oct. 1 to A2/c Raymond E. (Gene) Roberts (Barbara Sackett). The baby has been named Raymond Gregory.

The new 1963 Ramblers are being exhibited in this area by George Ward Sales and Service in Aurora. The cars have many new features including the all-new advanced unit construction, a years-ahead breakthrough in car building.

October 2, 1952

With the expected completion of the new Arnold’s Creek Bridge and reopening of State Road 56 and 156 early next week, Rising Sun business and civic leaders have planned an “open house” celebration for Saturday, Oct. 11.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Malvin Potter, a son, Steven Ray, Sept. 18.

October 3, 1957

The Rising Sun-Ohio County Consolidated School Board scheduled two more meetings this week in further attempts to agree upon plans for the construction of a high school building in Rising Sun.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. James Burgess of Clearview Heights, a daughter, Terrie Ann, Sept. 25

A mortgage burning ceremony and dedication of the parsonage free of debt will be a highlight of the Rising Sun Baptist Church homecoming Sunday, Oct. 6.

Deaths: In Rising Sun, Sept. 29, Forister Grills, 59.