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Santa Claus is coming
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 4:43 PM

December 6, 1962

50 years ago

“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” The red-suited fellow will bring treats for children and joy to hearts young and old when he visits Rising Sun Saturday, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22. The Chamber of Commerce will provide a castle on Main Street for jolly old St. Nick and members say that Santa will pose for pictures, so bring your cameras with the kiddies.

Miss Sandra Kay Speier, senior in RSHS, will represent Ohio County in state competition in the Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizenship Contest.

According to Police Chief Kenneth Ashcraft, the city council has issued an order to arrest anyone who is caught taking light bulbs from any of the Christmas decorations in Rising Sun. The Police Chief added that a $25 fine will be imposed for each bulb taken.

Tragedy marred the beautiful weekend weather in Rising Sun Sunday with the death of a 23 year old member of the Cincinnati Parachute Club as he plunged 3,500 feet to his death when his parachute failed to open. The dead man was identified as Joseph A. Niehaus of Cincinnati.

Rising Sun’s newest wash ‘n dry is ready to serve you. Save as much as 25 cents for five minutes of drying in heavy duty, direct vented, Ace dryers. Wash tubs is a coin operated wash ’n dry at 125 Main Street, Rising Sun.

The Rising Sun Bowling Lanes, S.R. 56 North, is offering open bowling of 3 games for $1.

December 5, 1957

William Buddenberg, owner and operator of the Bonded service station at Main and South Walnut streets for 11 months, has sold the business to the former owner, Floyd Neaman.

City council took under consideration at the December meeting Tuesday night proposals to vacate First and Second streets between Henrietta and Downey streets.

Tracy Duncan, owner and operator of Tracy’s Bargain Stores, has sold his farm near Warsaw, Ky.

December 3, 1942

Paul Rutenkroger and Billie Bob Dilts, who have been taking flying lessons at Hamilton, Ohio, made their initial solo flights Monday afternoon.

December 5, 1902

A free delivery rural mail route was started from Patriot Monday morning. It goes through Egypt Bottom ascends the hill to the Hampton school house region, returns to the river at Oscar Bradford’s thence back to Patriot – 24 miles. Omer Williamson is the contractor and receives $600 a year; less than $2 a day.

December 2, 1892

John Dunning and William P. Truitt have formed a partnership and will put a circular saw in the mill at East Enterprise in about two weeks.