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New teacher to teach Latin PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:58 AM

August 31, 1961

53 years ago

Mr. Homer Wilson is the newest member added to the faculty at Rising Sun and Ohio County Consolidated Schools. He will teach in the foreign language department, including Latin I and II; Spanish I, a new subject added this year; French II and English, grade 8. Other teachers in the Rising Sun High School will be Mrs. Verna Carpenter, home ec. and physical education; Parnell D. Clark, commerce; Dillon Dorrell, social studies and drivers education; Morgan H. Drescher, band and chorus; Stanley Griffin, commerce and social studies; John Huron, science; Gerald Johnson, guidance and English; John M. Lamson, athletic coach, physical education and social studies; Miss Grace McCurry, math; Robert O’Neal, English and library; Charles Preston, art, grades 1 through 12; James Wilson, voc. Agriculture and shop; and Delbert Wright, principal and biology teacher.

On Highway 56 North of Rising Sun, seated among a grove of trees, sits a tiny group of white buildings. This encampment is known as Camp Shore. Originally the camp was owned by the Cincinnati Redlegs baseball club as training headquarters and recreation center, but is now owned by a Mr. Lowenthal of Cincinnati for the Jewish campers. This summer there are approximately 90 campers from all parts of the United States: Tulsa, Okla., Wichita, Kansas, Cleveland, New York City and Cincinnati. The camp has a baseball field, swimming pool, tennis court, recreation hall, etc.

The commissioners of Ohio County are letting sealed bids for a new abutment and repairs to the Stewart Ridge Bridge over Arnold’s Creek.

Court House News: Floyd and Alberta Neaman to James R. Welch, service station at the corner of Main and Walnut streets.

Looking around our community, one of the nicest improvements to take effect lately is the river bank. The clearing of the trees and brush for the new pool level is a big step but other moves are equally appreciated by many. The removal of the old house by the boat dock is certainly the biggest visual difference together with new picnic tables there and along the rest of the bank. A new water fountain also adorns the park area to add to the citizens’ pleasure.

Births: A daughter was born Aug. 21 in DCH to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stevens; a daughter was born Aug. 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Townsend (Nancy Gullion) in DCH. 

High individual games for the Ladies Tuesday Nite League were Kate Wallick with 208 and Jean Carrigan with 200.

Ad reads: Announcing the opening of Kelley’s Phillips 66 Service Station and fuel oil service at the corner of High and Sixth streets (formerly managed by Albert Smith). Looking forward to serving you – Melvin (Bill) Kelley.

Labor Day weekend food buys at Morris & Christian Parkview super market include: red potatoes, 10 lbs. for 49 cents; Clark bars or 3 Musketeers, 10 bars in cello bag for 39 cents; Boren ½ gal. ice cream, 69 cents; roasting chickens, 6-8 lbs., 35 cents a pound. Closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 1961.

School considers community use PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:42 PM

October 18, 1962

 50 years ago


Among topics discussed last week by the school board of Rising Sun-Ohio County Consolidated Schools was the use of school buildings by groups outside the school. Discussion centered around the costs of heating the buildings and the cost of cleaning following the use of the buildings. After deliberation, the school board adopted the following policy which will apply to the Rising Sun elementary and high school and the Cass Union School, excluding the Freedom school. “It shall be the policy of the Rising Sun-Ohio County School Board to allow specified organizations functioning within Ohio County to use school facilities for group meetings.” 

Among the many motor caravans traveling to Indianapolis Saturday to hear President Kennedy speak, was a bus from Ohio County. Forty-six persons spent the day in Indianapolis. In addition to hearing the President speak, countians heard state and congressional candidates, including Birch Bayh, Senator Van Hartke, and Governor Matthew Welsh.

Representatives from five area counties met Friday night in Vevay to discuss a proposed bridge spanning the new Markland Dam. The group agreed to petition the federal government for a four lane, double-deck highway which would tie in with the interstate highway program. 

Ivan D. Green, a senior in the School of Engineering Sciences at Purdue University, has been selected as one of 118 pledges for membership in the Purdue Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi, national all-engineering honor society. 

Governor Matthew E. Welsh last week appointed William Buchanan and Kenneth Stegemiller to serve on the Youth Advisory Committee, a statewide project of the Governor’s Youth Council. 

Miss Sandra Speier has been chosen to represent Rising Sun High School in the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Good Citizen contest. 

Monday, Oct. 15, Thom D. Dunlavy purchased the interest in Ohio County Newspapers, Inc. formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Stroh. 

Eugene Espey has been honored for his high performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given last spring. Eugene received a formal Letter of Commendation signed by his principal, Delbert Wright, and the president of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, John M. Stalnaker. Eugene, a senior in Rising Sun High School, was recognized for his outstanding academic ability, which was realized by the scholarship examination.


The new span across Arnold’s Creek below Rising Sun was opened to through traffic this week when workers began demolishing the old bridge.


October 17, 1957


Harold C. Poellman disclosed this week that he had received a telegram from the post office department in Cincinnati informing him that the department had accepted his bid to construct a post office building in Rising Sun. 

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. James Brooks, Sept. 28, a son, James Dennis. 

Charles Beyer of Clearview Heights, who owns and operates the former Olcott Drug Store in Aurora, has moved the business to the former Aurora State Bank building.


October 16, 1952 

The Rising Sun schools’ traffic patrol, reorganized by the Rotary Club and the Cincinnati Automobile Club, became operative on the streets near the school building Wednesday.

George W. Elliott underwent an operation for the amputation of his right arm late Monday afternoon after the arm became caught in a tractor-drawn field corn chopper. 

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brown (Carolyn Jenkins) a daughter, Leigh Anne, Oct. 8 in DCH, weighing 8 lbs 6 oz; to Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Slack a daughter born Oct. 14, weighing 9 lbs. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stout announce the engagement of their daughter, Judy, to Rodney Hastings.

Leona's Beuty Shop float wins at fair PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:08 AM

October 8, 1964

 50 years ago

The float, which was entered by Leona’s Beauty Salon, won first place in the business division Saturday in the Aurora Farmers Fair. Miss Janet Detmer, Miss Janet Neaman, Miss Janet McPherson, Miss Del Ritter, Mrs. Nina Cook, Mrs. Henry Gossom, Miss Pam Koons, Miss Gail Cochran and Miss Denise Beyer were on the float showing their stylish coiffures. 

Aurora’s 1964 Farmer’s Fair out-raced previous years in many respected, but judges estimated that the farm and home exhibits made startling progress. The hundreds of exhibits that graced the tables in the Judiciary street building were described as superior in quality and increased in number. The parade was long, the pet entries were many, and the crowd of some 15,000 visitors milled about the concessions and rides for a grand good time. 

The Ohio County ASC Convention for the purpose of electing the county committee was held Sept. 24. Floyd Neaman was elected chairman.

Miss Ann Whitlock has been given a place in the mixed choral group, the Singing Hoosiers, at Indiana University. This group performs on campus and throughout the state. 

Similarities: Both President Lincoln and President Kennedy were concerned with the issue of civil rights. Lincoln was elected in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960. Both were slain on Friday and in the presence of their wives. Both were shot from behind, and in the head. Their successors, both named Johnson, were Southerners and both served in the Senate. Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908. John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939. Both Booth and Oswald were Southerners favoring unpopular ideas. Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before going up for trial. Both Presidents’ wives lost children through deaths while in the White House. Lincoln’s secretary, whose name was Kennedy, advised him not to go to the theatre. Kennedy’s secretary, whose name was Lincoln, advised him not to go to Dallas. John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and ran to a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and ran to a theatre. The names, Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson, each contain 13 letters. The names, John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald, each contain 15 letters. 

Lee H. Hamilton of Columbus, Democratic candidate for Congress from the Ninth District, has announced the appointment of Rita Hysell of Rising Sun as his Ohio County Representative.

Births – A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill King, Oct. 7. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Kelley Sue; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Koons on Sept. 10. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and has been named Amy Lynn; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Buford Chipman on Sept. 25.


October 8, 1959


Gene Ray Stalker, a Church of Christ minister and a 1941 graduate of Rising Sun High School, will become academic dean of the newly organized Toronto (Canada) Christian Seminary.


October 7, 1954


The Southeastern Indiana Fox Hunters Association is sponsoring its annual bench show and field trials at East Enterprise, Oct. 13-16. 

With sale of the city’s $350,000sewer and disposal plant construction bonds, contractors are expected to start digging next Wednesday. 

Births - to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Siekman, a son, Terry Joe, Sept. 30.


October 5, 1944

Lloyd C. Gibbs, owner of the Shell Service Station, in a serious condition at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, suffering from a broken left thigh and cuts and bruises on his left leg and arm as a result of a tire explosion at the service station Tuesday night.


October 3, 1924


J. W. Whitlock’s Hoosier boy won the speed boat races at Cincinnati Sunday, finishing three seconds ahead of the Fore of Chicago, and is now the fastest single engine hydroplane in the world. 

A crowd of nearly 1,000 persons attended the big celebration at Stow’s garage Monday night honoring Mr. Whitlock and his boats, the Hoosier Boy and the Hoosier Girl.

School sets rules for married couples PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:21 AM

Sept. 17, 1964

50 years ago

It was announced this week by J. O. Smith, superintendent of the Rising Sun-Ohio County Community Schools that the following fuel bids were awarded at the School Board meeting Tuesday evening. Harold Hayes was awarded the bid for coal at the Cass-Union School and Rising Sun Elementary school for the lowest bid of $10.40 per ton. Taylor Brothers were awarded the bid for number two fuel oil at 10.3 cents a gallon and the Rising Sun Fuel Oil Company was awarded the bid for number one fuel oil at 12 cents a gallon.

The School Board also approved the rules for 1964-65 affecting the married students of the Rising Sun High School. They are: With the exception of the student’s own wife or husband, he or she may not keep company with another of the opposite sex. A married student may not go on a senior trip, attend a high school prom, or attend any dance or social activity that is closed to those who do not attend Rising Sun High School. Students who have children should make sure they have a responsible babysitter before enrolling in school. Attendance for married students is the same as for all other students; no special excuses will be permitted. A married student may not participate in extra-curricular activities, athletics, school plays, marching band, clubs, etc. A married student’s actions should show him to be a responsible and respectable adult. No married person discusses his personal home life with other students. Students who find that they are pregnant must withdraw from school. Students who are divorced are subject to the above stated rules.

September 30 has been designated as the final day for stockholders of the Sesquicentennial stocks to redeem their stock.

We’ve said this before but we think it’s worth repeating.please vote in the coming election, local and national. If the two major parties never agree on anything else they will always be in accord with one another on the importance of your exercising your rights as an American citizen . . . on the same coin your right to be a number of a free democracy is only as strong as your convictions are.

Rising Sun’s baseball team now stands two for two in the conference. Curry and Hamilton exchanged places on the mound last Thursday to hammer out a 24 to 8 victory over Southwestern.

Larry G. Dugle, a graduate of RSHS, will be the principal of the Dupont High School this year.

Sept. 17, 1959

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kittle (Anna Louise Worthington) a son, Gary Wayne, Sept. 11; to Mr. and Mrs. Ted Martin (Leitha Busse) a daughter, Renee Lynn, Sept. 14; to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kinman, a daughter, Konna Sue, Sept. 12; to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schurick, a son, Sept. 9; to Mr. and Mrs. Alva Lee McCardle, a son, Alva Dwayne, Sept. 12.

Sept. 14, 1944

Second Lieutenant Billie Bob Dilts of the Army Air Force received the silver pilot’s wings of the Army Air Forces and his officer’s commission, Sept.8. Lloyd Harris, assistant cashier of the Rising Sun State Bank, for nearly four years has resigned his position to become an assistant examiner in the examining division of the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

School growth with move from rural to city PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:24 AM

October 4, 1962

50 years ago

Representatives from 16 southeastern Indiana counties met in Richmond Sept. 26 to plan for action of the newly organized Allied Organization for Better Education (AOBE).

A study of school enrollment trends in Ohio County indicated a moderate total growth with a shift from rural to city. Total enrollment in Ohio County in 1957 was 882. For the present school year the number is 915. This indicates a gain of 33 over a period of five years or 3.7 percent.

An agreement was signed Monday by the Ohio County Commissioners with the Williams Brothers Construction Company that work on the Milton-Bear Branch Pike has been satisfactorily completed. The seven mile stretch of road was damaged by the construction company when they used the road to transport their heavy equipment while laying pipelines for the Texas Gas Corporation. The construction company contracted the Paul Rohe Company of Aurora and work was completed last week at a cost of $4500.

Band members are thanking the owners of Al’s Big Top skating rink for their money-making project last week. A large crowd attended.

A daughter was born Sept. 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lewis; a daughter was born Sept. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fancher; a daughter was born Sept. 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brady; a son was born Sept. 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Preston Johnson (Darlene Hambrick); a son was born Oct. 1 to A2/c Raymond E. (Gene) Roberts (Barbara Sackett). The baby has been named Raymond Gregory.

The new 1963 Ramblers are being exhibited in this area by George Ward Sales and Service in Aurora. The cars have many new features including the all-new advanced unit construction, a years-ahead breakthrough in car building.

October 2, 1952

With the expected completion of the new Arnold’s Creek Bridge and reopening of State Road 56 and 156 early next week, Rising Sun business and civic leaders have planned an “open house” celebration for Saturday, Oct. 11.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Malvin Potter, a son, Steven Ray, Sept. 18.

October 3, 1957

The Rising Sun-Ohio County Consolidated School Board scheduled two more meetings this week in further attempts to agree upon plans for the construction of a high school building in Rising Sun.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. James Burgess of Clearview Heights, a daughter, Terrie Ann, Sept. 25

A mortgage burning ceremony and dedication of the parsonage free of debt will be a highlight of the Rising Sun Baptist Church homecoming Sunday, Oct. 6.

Deaths: In Rising Sun, Sept. 29, Forister Grills, 59.


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