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Shiners are sectional “dark-horses”
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:26 PM

February 28, 1963

50 years ago

Basketball fans have termed the Shiners as “dark-horses” in the tournament here this weekend as the Shiners have put on a burst of speed in their final games which have amazed cage fans. Although their size is comparatively smaller in height to other area teams, they have been placed in the top ranks of participating teams.

Chatter Mates from RSHS: Mr. Preston and his art class are busy decorating for the sectional tourney. The gymnasium is decorated but only a few decorations have appeared in windows downtown. The Juniors have received their play books and are getting ready to try out for the Junior class play. There are about forty Juniors going out for a play which only has a twelve member cast.

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Raisor of near Bear Branch recently sold their farm on Laughery Creek.

Members of the Rising Sun Rotary Club welcomed three new members into their organization. They were John Roeder, Rev. Ned A. Meckstroth and Larry W. Morford. The club plans were formulated for the pancake super which will be held in March. The Rising Sun Rotary has agreed to sponsor the new Explorer Boy Scout Troop in Rising Sun.

Wilbur Stow and his wife left today for Mexico City on a vacation trip won through sales of the Chrysler Corporation.

A. W. Siekman, president of the Rising Sun Bowling Corporation this week made the announcement that Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Gossom have purchased the building, land and equipment known as the Rising Sun Bowling Lances located here in Rising Sun. The building was built in 1958 and was incorporated as a bowling lane by Mr. Siekman, Roy O. Turner, H. C. Poellman, E. W. Danbury, Charles H. Johnson, H. P. Dibble, Leonard Martin, Patrick Lettieri and Lucian Orem.

Raymond E. (Gene) Roberts was recently promoted to Airman First Class.

Births: to S-Sgt. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Huffman, a daughter born Feb. 25, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. and named Barbara; to Mr. and Mrs. William Morris, a son born Feb. 19 weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz. and named Michael Emmett; to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller, a daughter born Feb. 19; to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Stuard, a daughter born Feb. 20; to Mr. and Mrs. James Gray, a son born Feb. 24.

The Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ was a lovely setting for an impressive winter wedding Feb. 16 uniting in marriage Miss Judy Stout and Rodney Ross Hastings.

Feb. 26, 1953

Our Shiners wound up their 1953 basketball schedule Friday night by walloping Versailles’ Lions by a record 100 to 61 score to finish the season with a .500 percentage mark –nine games won and lost, each. The Ohio Valley Conference game also saw another record shattered as Elmer Dean Strautman hung up a new individual mark of 40 points for a single game, to better previous highs of 33 points at home and 34 on a foreign floor. Lloyd Stiles set the former record of 34 points last year.

February 25, 1943

Mayor Albert B. Cooper ordered the flag at the city building to be flown at half-staff for the remainder of the week in tribute to Private First Class Harold Kaiser, 21, Ohio County’s first soldier to be reported killed during the present war. He was killed Feb. 1 in action in North Africa.

Ted C. Brown is the donor of a new electric scoreboard and time-clock which are to be erected in the rebuilt Rising Sun High School gymnasium.