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Regulations set on size of envelopes
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 5:25 PM

February 7, 1963

50 years ago

A. W. Siekman, chairman of the Ohio County Roads committee and president of the Rising Sun State Bank, announced this week that the Indiana State Highway Commission has given approval for the erection of six piers at the North end of Markland Dam, which will be necessary for the approach to a bridge at the dam.

At the regular business meeting of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge No. 6, F. & A.M., attorney Lee J. Ricketts was presented his 25-year membership pin by Howard Lostutter, a Past Master of the Lodge. Attorney Ricketts became a member of the organization in 1938.

Ohio County Coroner, William Detmer, announced the appointment of Charles Henke, as Deputy Coroner for 1963.

Postmaster Paul R. Wadsworth reminded patrons that the minimum size envelope for mailing is three by four and one-fourth inches, according to new postal regulations. In the past many Valentine envelopes have been much less than stated, and this year, due to the new regulation, all mail less than regulation size will either be returned to sender, if return address is indicated, or if not, will be discarded.

Four students from Rising Sun High School received first division awards at the district solo-ensemble music contest at Hanover College Saturday, Feb. 2. These students, Bill Cochran, Barbara Birdzell, Patty Thomas, and Trudy Keith, with their accompanists Rita Smith and Nada Huron, will now participate in the State contest at Butler University on Feb. 16.

John Roeder, principal of Rising Sun High School, announced the allocation of tickets for the 1963 Sectional Basketball Tournament to be played here Feb. 28, March 1 and 2. Rising Sun will receive 205 tickets; Aurora, 367; Lawrenceburg, 415; North Dearborn, 278; Patriot, 85; Vevay, 283; Dillsboro, 132; and Moores Hill, 121.

The Shiners were “decked out” in new uniforms Saturday evening, which was a surprise to all players. The new suits were kept as a surprise until all players were getting dressed for the game.

Mrs. Malvin Stegemiller was carrying home a bag of groceries last week and stopped to visit with a neighbor for a few minutes. She placed the groceries on the porch swing and when she returned about five minutes later, the bag and all its contents were missing. She believes stray dogs may have carried the groceries away, but as the bag contained a steak, she hopes some needy family received the groceries.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Norvin Gullion, a son born Feb. 2; to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, a daughter born Feb. 1; to Mr. and Mrs. John Marksberry, a son born Jan. 30; to Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Demaree, a daughter, Joy Kay, born Jan. 30. The baby weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.; to Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Jackson, a son Gary Lee, born Jan. 31. The baby weighed 10 lbs. 2 oz.; to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Voris, a son.

February 5, 1953

William T. (Billy) Dibble has purchased the 530 acre farm of Raymond W. Brandt north of Rising Sun.