A fire at 509 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, Monday morning, Sept. 26, damaged the house owned by Howard and Delores Fletcher. Renters Dustin and Christina Johnson and their son were not home at the time, however. Rising Sun, Aurora and East Enterprise firefighters were among those responding. For more details, see the Thursday, Sept.

Melissa Rieman photos: Rising Sun’s Indiana Bicentennial Torch bearers include, front row, from left: Ron Eads, April Hautman, Robin Siekman, Becky Cashman, Sheila Wilson and Julie Belew. Back row: Claudio Gallegos, Denny Carrigan, Dill Dorrell, Lane Siekman, Eldon Fancher, Ron Timms, PG Gentrup, John Rumsey and Norman Wallick.

The streets of Rising Sun were filled with spectators lined up to view their loved ones as they passed by for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Saturday, Sept. 17.

Gov. Mike Pence announced the signature event which touched each of the 92 counties during the 2,300 mile journey across the state.

Using a TrackMaster, Ann Miller heads onto a pier in Missippi during her visit with siblings and her three older children in June.

The day Rick Miller's sister took a photo of his wife and their new baby, just two weeks old, he thought life was “perfect.”

Brent Bascom photo: Samantha Petrowski holds the biggest catfish caught in this year’s Ohio Valley River Cats’ tournament prior to its release Saturday, Sept. 10, with the help of team members Henry Neafus and Thomas Petrowski. The fish, at 69.6 lbs., helped her and her team place fourth and earn a total payout of $5,290.

Despite the thunderstorm passing through about the time anglers were due to have their catch weighed Saturday, Sept. 10, the two-day Ohio Valley River Cats 11th Annual Open Team Catfish Tournament was a success, said OVRC Secretary/Treasurer Jim McCracken.

Becky Welzel photo: From left, drum majors Zion Burnett, Angelo Gallegos and Sarah Camden accept awards for best music and best general effect, as well as the first place award, on behalf of the entire Shiner Pride Band.

The Rising Sun High School Shiner Pride Band defeated three other high school marching bands to win first place in Division A Saturday, Sept. 10.
The competition, first of the 2015 season, was at Columbus North High School, Columbus, Ind.

In a ceremony that coincided with Farmers' Day at the 2016 Indiana State Fair, 54 Indiana farmers received the River-Friendly Farmer Award.

Melissa Rieman photos: Rising Sun’s Indiana Bicentennial Torch bearers include, front row, from left: Ron Eads, April Hautman, Robin Siekman, Becky Cashman, Sheila Wilson and Julie Belew. Back row: Claudio Gallegos, Denny Carrigan, Dill Dorrell, Lane Siekman, Eldon Fancher, Ron Timms, PG Gentrup, John Rumsey and Norman Wallick.
Using a TrackMaster, Ann Miller heads onto a pier in Missippi during her visit with siblings and her three older children in June.
Brent Bascom photo: Samantha Petrowski holds the biggest catfish caught in this year’s Ohio Valley River Cats’ tournament prior to its release Saturday, Sept. 10, with the help of team members Henry Neafus and Thomas Petrowski. The fish, at 69.6 lbs., helped her and her team place fourth and earn a total payout of $5,290.
Becky Welzel photo: From left, drum majors Zion Burnett, Angelo Gallegos and Sarah Camden accept awards for best music and best general effect, as well as the first place award, on behalf of the entire Shiner Pride Band.

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A fire at 509 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, Monday morning, Sept. 26, damaged the house owned by Howard and Delores Fletcher.

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RISING SUN - Fifteenth-ranked Rising Sun boys soccer marked its eighth consecutive match without a loss - including seven wins and a tie with No.