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Temperatures drop to 30 below
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:42 PM

January 31, 1963

50 years ago

Numbing Arctic air, spilling southward in a series of massive storm systems, is bringing the bitterest weather of the century to the Midwest. Heavy winds dropped the temperatures here to 30 below zero several mornings this week, possibly the coldest since the late 1800’s, residents say.

Many days found the temperatures reaching only a few degrees above zero. The extremely cold temperatures are matched only by last weekend’s heavy snowfall. The first flakes fell Wednesday, forcing the county schools to dismiss students early that day.

Motorists were hampered by the high drifts, some of which attained heights of six feet, but county and state highway trucks worked several nights to keep the roads as clear as possible. The Ohio River is frozen under a layer of heavy ice. This is the first time the river has been frozen from bank to bank since 1948.

Caroll Dean Rimstidt of Downey’s Corner completed his studies last week at Purdue University and will receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Science. He plans to continue his studies in Purdue’s graduate school and work toward a Master’s degree in Food Technology. A 1958 graduate of Rising Sun High School, Rimstidt was a member of the Collegiate 4-H Club on the Purdue Campus, a member of the Liberty Student, worked on the yearbook, “Debris,” and is a member of Acacia Fraternity.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Green, a son Jeffrey Andrew, born Jan. 23 in Kings Daughters Hospital; to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kittle, Jr., a son Raymond Lee, born Jan. 21 and weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz.; to Mr. and Mrs. James Walston, a daughter born Jan. 22.

Mason J. Uhlmansiek will represent Hoosier Hills Council of Boy Scouts of American at a Report to the Governor of Indiana at the Governor’s office in the State House, Indianapolis, on Saturday, Feb. 9. Mase, an Eagle Scout, won the Hosier Hills nomination over six other area Scouts by giving a report on this area’s scouting program. Mase, a senior in Rising Sun High School, was a delegate to Boy’s State last summer, the Journalism Institute on the Indiana University campus, is a member of the annual staff and honor society, plays trumpet in the high school band, and is a member of the Methodist church. In Court of Honor ceremonies last fall Mase received the bronze palm for his Eagle badge by earning five additional merit badges.

January 30, 1958

A Nike Installation will be constructed near Dillsboro in the near future. A division of the U. S. Army, the battery will be the location for 12 guided missiles.

January 28, 1943

The new $40,000 Cass-Union Township Consolidated School at Steele’s Corner, will be dedicated Sunday with a formal program to be held in the school auditorium.