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School closed by flu outbreak
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 6:15 PM

February 21, 1963

50 years ago

The athletic department of the high school has announced that athletic honor awards will be given this year to boys participating in baseball, basketball, track and cross country.

The community was saddened this week by the death of one of its most well liked citizens, Clyde L. Fletcher. The 68-year-old was a retired merchant, having operated a General Store near Cass-Union School for a number of years and a feed store in Rising Sun. He also has a school bus route for several years.

Four band students received second division ratings in the Indiana State Band Contest at Butler University Feb. 16. They were Trudy Keith, Patty Thomas, and Barbara Birdzell, accompanied by Nada Huron; and a trumpet solo by Billy Cochran, accompanied by Rita Smith.

Residents of this area who visited the Ralston Purina Research Farm at Gray Summit, Missouri recently and toured the company’s research laboratories and general office were Alvin Swinford Gene Knigga, Kermit Gregory and Nelson Markland.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chapman, Jr., a son born Feb. 12; to Mr. and Mrs. James Terrill, a daughter born Feb. 15; to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Weber, a son born Feb. 11; to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert D. Searcy, a daughter Feb. 8 and named Lisa Ann.

The Regional Office of Chrysler Corporation this week informed Wilbur Stow of Stow Motor Co. here that he was one of the winners of Chrysler’s “Go Time ’63 Sales Campaign.” Mr. Stow, local dealer for Chrysler, Plymouth and Valiant, and his wife will be guests of the Chrysler Corporation for a six-day all expense tour to Mexico City and Acapulco, Mexico.

Announcement was made this week by Mayor Tracy Duncan of the appointment of Harold Romans as Rising Sun Chef of Police. Romans is replacing Kenneth Ashcraft who has been transferred to the city utilities department. Robert Kinman will remain as patrolman for the force.

Miss Jacquelyn Craig of South High Street, Rising Sun, has been elected altruistic chairman of Alpha Gamma Delta social sorority at Indiana University.

Chatter Mates of RSHS by Kenny Stegemiller and Wayne Bond. The Sophomore Sweetheart dance was held Saturday in the gym. Crowned King and Queen were Sharon Detmer and Gene Adams. Chloe Fessler was elected as Sunshine Girl of the month. The Sunshine Society donated 20 books to the school library and $25 to the Rising Sun Life Squad.

Diane Gossom and Mary Lou Teke graduated recently from the International Data Processing Institute on Reading Road, Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Redlegs baseball games will be carried for the first time over WHAS radio from Louisville, Ky. Manager Fred Hutchinson says this will be the first time the history of the club that a Louisville station has carried the Reds’ complete lineup of games.

 February 20, 1958

The Ohio River is expected to be frozen solid here by Friday or Saturday, for the first time since 1948. Wickets have been ordered lifted on all Ohio River dams to prevent damage by huge chunks of floating ice.

February 19, 1953

Cass-Union school closed late Tuesday until Monday morning, Feb. 23, due to widespread flu among the student body announced by Albert Potter, principal.