Ohio County's Becky Cashman, sixth from front (behind the first pink shirt,) puts all she's got into pulling a fire truck during the 2016 Fire Truck Pull at Hollywood Casino's overflow parking lot in Lawrenceburg.

At least one Ohio County resident and a former Rising Sun resident were among folks competing in the 2016 Fire Truck Pull Saturday, Aug. 20, at Hollywood Casino's overflow parking lot, Lawrenceburg.

The Southeast Indiana Quilt Expo will be at the Grand Theatre at Rising Sun Casino and Resort Thursday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 10.

Monday, July 18, the Education Center of Rising Sun hosted a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp for students who had completed grades 4 through 8. Partnering with the Ohio County Purdue Extension, students examined “Science in Motion.”

photos by CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Melissa Irwin and her husband Garen Rees play a little music on Rees Harps’ Harpsicles in the shop showroom.

Rees Harps, located in downtown Rising Sun, has something to harp about, so to speak.

The company's harp sales puts it in the top three harp companies internationally, said Garen Rees, son of founder William Rees, 65. Professionals worldwide play Rees harps for recordings and concert performances.

Bob Mattingly photos: Rising Sun High School freshman Skyler Frederick clutches her school laptop as, from left, her dad John Frederick and siblings Summer Lynn and Starlee Frederick look on.

The first day of the 2016-2017 school year went well at Rising Sun Ohio County Community Schools, reported RSOCCS Superintendent Branden Roeder.
“Knock on wood, it was very smooth,” said Roeder, who also is serving as Ohio County Elementary Middle School principal this year.

Powerboat racing on the Ohio River will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, at the 2016 Rising Sun Regatta.

The races are viewable from the Rising Sun Riverfront Park along Front Street, and the free event includes kids' activities, arts and crafts, food, commercial vendors and more.

Ohio County's Becky Cashman, sixth from front (behind the first pink shirt,) puts all she's got into pulling a fire truck during the 2016 Fire Truck Pull at Hollywood Casino's overflow parking lot in Lawrenceburg.
photos by CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Melissa Irwin and her husband Garen Rees play a little music on Rees Harps’ Harpsicles in the shop showroom.
Bob Mattingly photos: Rising Sun High School freshman Skyler Frederick clutches her school laptop as, from left, her dad John Frederick and siblings Summer Lynn and Starlee Frederick look on.

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