Written by thillman
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:23 AM
August 6, 1964
50 years ago
Ohio Countians will go to the polls this fall
for the first time with the opportunity to choose the county school
to take office next July 1st. In the past the board consisted of
the four township trustees and three members appointed by
the city council of Rising Sun, but under the school
reorganization plan now in effect the voters themselves will elect five
members to the board.Â
A ski club to be known as the Sun-Pat Ski Club
has been formed in Rising Sun with their first performance to be given
Sunday at Kraigs Creek Lake (on the Kentucky shore above Markland
dam. Officers include Howard Brameier, Beverly Knigga, Eugene
Knigga, Mrs. Eugene Knigga, Bruce Hutcherson, Merle Allen, Jr.,
Wayne Bond, Connie Knigga, and Howard Lyon.Â
Ann Whitlock is serving on McAlpin’s College Board at their store in the Western Hills Plaza, Cincinnati.Â
Births - to Mr. and Mrs. Harris Stegemiller, Jr. (Margaret Hughes), a son born July 22 weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces, and has
been named Jeffery Adam.
SNbSJuly 30, 1964
50 years ago
Ira Levi North, 103, oldest man in Ohio
County, died Friday, July 24, at the Milan Hospitality Center. He was
born on December
31, 1860, the son of Nathan and America Searcy North, at North’s
Landing where he started his business career. He was associated
with his father and brother, Grant, in a general store at North’s
Landing, also operating as hay and grain commissioner in
the river trade. At one time they operated a coal yard and
shipping station at Buckeye Landing.Â
- to Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Baldwin (Carolyn VanTyle) a baby girl born July
25 weighing 7 pounds and nine ounces and has been
named Julie Ann; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Largent July 24 and named Rebecca Jane; to Mr. and Mrs. Terry
Robinson, a son born June 28; to Mr. and Mrs. Harris Cunningham on
July 20, a daughter Gwen Ann; to Rev. and Mrs. Ned A. Meckstroth,
a son Timothy All born July 28.
As reads – The Rising Sun Dairy Queen invites you to call 74 and have your favorite Dairy Queen products delivered to your door. All flavors of milk shakes, 25 cents; sundaes, 25-35-45cents; banana splits, 45 cents; Par’fay sundaes,
45 cents; frozen ice cream: pints, 30 cents; quarts, 60 cents; half gallon, $1.00; dilly bars, push-ups, curly top cones,
and ice cream sandwiches, 10 cents each or 12 for $1.00.
– Lions Club annual all-star game chicken dinner on Sunday, August 2 at
Rising Sun Ball Park. Games include Rising Sun, Manchester,
Milan and Dillsboro. Dinner will be served starting at 11:30 with
dinner costing $1.00 (includes chicken, French fries, baked
beans and rolls).
What’s Coming Up in Rising Sun?
August 8, movie on the river-Despicable Me2;
August 15, music on Main with Dallas Moore Band; August 16, movie on the
Up; August 16 & 17, Regatta; September 6 & 7, catfish
tournament; September 12, movie on Main-Goonies; September 19, music
on Main-Deja Blue; October 10 & 11, Navy Bean Fall Festival.
*A suggestion is to bring your chairs and enjoy with your kids
and neighbors in Rising Sun.
Written by thillman
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:05 PM
The 12th Annual Cass Union Reunion was held Saturday, July 19, 2014 in the Family Life Center at Rising Sun Church of Christ.
Approximately 80 persons, including former schoolmates, families, friends, and scholarship recipients registered at the front table upon entering the center.
Carolyn Brown, reunion committee chairperson, called the class to order and welcomed everyone. She led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord’s Prayer. The pitch-in meal included an array of food, which everyone enjoyed.
Greg Griffin and Bruce Murray entertained the group with several selections on the banjo and guitar. Bryce Kendrick, Ohio County Tourism director, enlightened those in attendance with highlights of events for the Bicentennial Celebration honoring the town’s 200th birthday.
Betty Pavy of the scholarship committee, presented scholarships to the 2014 graduates attending, which included Bryce Murray, Jaime Brittain, and Elysia Curry. Not able to attend where Cody Weaver and Justine Warner. All recipients were children or grandchildren of former Cass Union students. All donations and memorials go directly to the scholarship fund.
Rose Marie Curry recited a poem that filled the room with laughter. Margaret Nixon distributed donated door prizes.
Pictures were taken of former Cass Union students with aluminum plates that were used in the cafeteria of the school. Each person in attendance received a plate, and also a magnet with a picture of the Cass Union School. The plates were donated by Gordon Ramsey.
Those in attendance introduced themselves and many shared some of their most memorable days at Cass Union School. Photographs and memorabilia were on display and brought back many memories also.
The Cass Union Reunion committee expresses their appreciation to everyone who attended this year and extends an invitation to the 13th annual reunion scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Rising Sun Church of Christ.
Written by thillman
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:25 AM
July 16, 1964
estimated 30,000 persons braved humid weather Saturday, July 11, to
witness the parade closing Rising Sun’s Sesquicentennial,
which took two hours and 15 minutes to pass the reviewing stand.
The parade included old autos, horse-drawn vehicles, floats,
high school bands, mounted horsemen, and marching units and
organizations. The Phi Beta Psi Float won first place, Leona’s
Beauty Salon Float won second, and the Baptist Church Float won
third in the float contest. Three bands won trophies and included
North Knox County Band, Hanover Band, and Versailles Band. Beard
winners were Leonard Martin, best Vandyke, Dale Works, best
mustache and beard, Robert Stegemiller, longest mustache with full
beard, and W. O. Smith, best Lincoln type beard. Mr. and
Mrs. Rex Noble appropriately reigned as king and queen of the
Sesqui which was climaxed with a record hop for young people
and a square dance for their elders Saturday night. Visitors still
came to Rising Sun Sunday to view the interesting displays
of historic items.
Congressman Earl Wilson (R-9th District) was
on board the old paddle-wheel “Jubilee I” Friday evening during the
cruise on the Ohio. Also on board were the Republican chairmen for
three adjoining counties: Don Works-Ohio County, Gene White-Ripley
County, and Nathan Schwanholt- Dearborn County.Â
Don Hyde, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has joined Doctors Don and Tom Becket in their practice in Rising Sun. Doctor Hyde
is a native of Switzerland County and graduate of Vevay High School and Purdue University.Â
Commemorating the sesquicentennial of Rising Sun, the Rising Sun Gun Club sponsored a Championship Shoot on Sunday, July 12.
This shoot consisted of150 Clay Birds at shooters A. T. A. Average.Â
Nellie Baxter of Aurora has bought the Fashion
Shop formerly owned by Alice Adams on Main Street. Nellie managed the
Theatre in Rising Sun for a number of years where the new state
bank now stands. The new business will be called Nell’s Fashion
Shoppe and Nellie cordially invites everyone to stop by and see
her selection of clothing for the ladies.Â
The historical museum, located in the basement
of the Public Library was highly patronized during Sesquicentennial
museum was sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Club
and assisted by the past presidents of the American Legion
Auxiliary, and over 45 contributors from the city and county
provided the pictures and many interesting related articles of
Governor Matthew E. Welch, Governor of
Indiana, appeared on the grandstand last Friday night as Dignitary Day
during the Rising Sun-Ohio County Sesquicentennial celebration.
Governor Welch also mingled with the crowd for around of handshaking
after the ceremonies with Chief of Police Harold Romans.
The Service Express Company has sold their truck route to Budig Trucking Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. Russell Hewitt has been
retained as driver for the new company on the Rising Sun route.
Written by thillman
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:11 AM
The 2014 Cass Union School Reunion will be
Saturday, July 19, 2014 in the Family Life Center of Rising Sun Church
430 Fifth St. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The pitch-in dinner will
begin at 6 p.m. and meat, drinks and table service will be
The committee extends an invitation to all former students, families, friends, and all those interested in an evening of fun
The reunion committee formed the Cass Union
Scholarship several years ago through generous donations, raffles,
and memorials. They want the memories to last a lifetime and they
have been giving back to the community through the scholarships,
which will be distributed at the reunion.
Scholarships are still being made possible through memorials and donations.Â
Following the meal and program, time has been allowed for visiting and reminiscing.Â
For additional information or questions call
Carolyn Brown, 438-2788 or Margaret Nixon, 926-3801 with questions or