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
Written by thillman
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:50 PM
July 2, 1964
50 years ago
Celebrate July 4th – The traditional Fourth of
July our fathers and their fathers knew has largely gone from the land.
saved for organized, licensed displays, have been widely outlawed
on grounds of safety. With them have gone the orations once
commonly held in town squares and fairgrounds in which leaders in
government and enterprise paid their tributes to those who
founded the nation, and who gave us the powers of mind and spirit
which made possible the maintenance of our freedoms and
the creation of material abundance. These orators, needless to
say, were often native and flamboyant. But still, there was
a profound merit on what they said and meant no matter how inept
the choice of words might have been. They did paint a picture
of the American ideal, the American philosophy, the American
tradition. And even those who stayed but briefly to hear them
felt stirrings of pride in our heritage. All this is gone or
generally so. The Fourth has become just one more holiday. And,
something vital, something that was
at the heart of things, has gone out of American life. It needs to be
restored if we are
to save this nation from lethargy and cynicism within, as well as
from our enemies without. And it can be --- if, on this
and every Fourth, we give a quiet moment to reflecting on the
values our forbearers bought for us with blood and treasure.
We must determine to do all we can to defend those values and pass
them on, untarnished, to our children and our children’s
Little Oscar, the World’s Smallest Chef, and
his Giant Wiener-mobile, the “Largest Weiner on Wheels” in the world,
in the Sesqui parade July 11. Little Oscar is a travelling
goodwill ambassador for Oscar Mayer & Company.Â
Dr. Willard C. Stamper announces the opening
of his office at 237 Main Street, Rising Sun, for the practice of
The former office of Dr. Stephenson is being remodeled and will be
opened about Aug. 7.Â
The Rising Sun FFA Chapter will be represented at the 35th annual convention of the Indiana Association of Future Farmers
of America to be held at Purdue University. The voting delegates will be Marshall Alford and Harry Walton.Â
Enthusiasm is high and tension great
throughout Rising Sun and Ohio County as opening day for the
July 5, approaches. The business men and women, as well as
residents, are to be commended for their splendid cooperation with
the paint=up programs, in addition to the beautiful store
Showing at the Aurora Palace: “Comedy of Terrors” with Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff; “South Pacific,” and
“3 Lives of Thomasina”.Â
Those vacationing for two weeks from the U.S. Shoe Factory at Vevay from Rising Sun are Mary Jane Rice, Nina Fay Dilts, Hazel
Bladen, Dora York, Minnie Scott, Ardella Workman and Hester Dunaway.Â
Ad reads: Send your wheat to The Quaker Oats Company at Lawrenceburg. Phone 5.
Written by thillman
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:59 AM
July 5, 1962
50 years ago
The new Arnold’s Creek Bridge now under
construction below Rising Sun is being relocated due to the rising water
Dam goes into operation, and to replace the temporary bridge built
several years ago. Four bridge abutments have been completed
and workmen began construction this week of a road leading to the
bridge. A 90 foot fill is said to be in the plans to join
the new approach with highway 56 connecting with Miller Brick
Hill. The $370,000 State-Federal Highway Project is about two-fifths
completed and construction is expected to be finished by the end
of the year.
Ad reads: Let’s Bowl. Bowling is great family fun. Yes, the whole family can stay cool in our modern air conditioned alleys. Summer
prices now in effect. Open Monday through Saturday 7 to 12 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 12 p.m. at Rising Sun Bowling Lanes,
north of Rising Sun on Route 56. Phone 2.
James O. Smith accepted the reigns this week as Superintendent of the Rising Sun-Ohio County Consolidated School system. Mr.
Smith is replacing Hugh M. Espey who resigned to accept a position as mathematics teacher in Tucson, Arizona.
June 28, 1962
Ad reads: Fourth of July Celebration at Rising Sun Playgrounds. Pony rides – door prizes – food – drinks. Baseball games in
the afternoon and evening. Giant fireworks display after final ball game. Sponsored by Rising Sun Lions Club.
High school instructor Parnell (Bud) Clark
will supervise a physical education and recreation program during the
boys and girls from 11 to 16 years of age. The program will begin
July 2 at the high school and will feature gymnastics, games
and physical conditioning.
Former Rising Sun High School athletic director, John M. (Mick) Lamson, was coach of the winning basketball team at Boy’s
State last week.
August 8, 1940
Cass-Union Building is Under Construction
After many weeks of anxious waiting, ground
was broken at 7 o’clock Monday morning for the erection of a fine
school building for Cass and Union townships in Ohio County. The
building is being placed in a setting of three acres at Steele’s
Corner on ground formerly owned by Wilford Buchanan. When the job
opened Monday morning, twenty-nine local WPA workers were
The school will be built at an estimated cost
of near $40,000 and will care for between 125 and 130 students from five
school houses in the two townships. The building will have four
class rooms, an office and a library. The full basement will
include a stage, a home economic kitchen and provision for future
toilets. A brick veneer will be used on the outside of the
structure. Completion of the project is set for January.
Without a doubt, the turning of the first shovelful of dirt in the actual construction work meant more to Miss Goldie Shanahan,
county superintendent, than to anyone else concerned, for it means a beginning toward the realization of her more than two
years’ work toward the building of the school.
August 21, 1941
The Cass-Union School Board would like very
much for the patrons to come to the school building Tuesday, Aug. 26 and
their services in helping to grade the play ground. Bring
tractors, teams, plows, dump scrapers, etc. Cooperation means success.
September 4, 1941
Cass-Union School to open Sept. 15
The opening of Cass-Union Townships school will be delayed until Monday, Sept. 15, since the building will not be ready for
occupancy until that date. Freedom school in Pike Township with Robert Liggett as teacher will open Sept. 8 as scheduled.
In the Cass-Union School, Delmore Liggett will
teach grades 7 and 8, Miss Helen Lee, grades 5 and 6, and departmental
will also be taught by these two teachers. Miss Thelma Collins
will be in charge of grades 3 and 4 and Mrs. Jennie Rahe will
have grades 1 and 3.
September 17, 1941
Consolidated School opens in Cass-Union Township Monday
School opened at the Cass-Union Consolidated school Monday, Sept. 15, with an enrollment of 114 with several more students
to enter later.
Freedom, the only one-room school in the county opened last Monday with an enrollment of 35 in the eight grades. Robert Liggett
is teacher there.