Written by thillman
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:42 PM
October 18, 1962
Â 50 years ago
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.”Â
Among the many motor caravans traveling to
Indianapolis Saturday to hear President Kennedy speak, was a bus from
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
Representatives from five area counties met
Friday night in Vevay to discuss a proposed bridge spanning the new
The group agreed to petition the federal government for a four
lane, double-deck highway which would tie in with the interstate
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.Â
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.Â
Miss Sandra Speier has been chosen to represent Rising Sun High School in the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Good Citizen
Monday, Oct. 15, Thom D. Dunlavy purchased the interest in Ohio County Newspapers, Inc. formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Eugene Espey has been honored for his high
performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given last
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
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.Â
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. James Brooks, Sept. 28, a son, James Dennis.Â
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, 1952Â
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.Â
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.Â
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stout announce the engagement of their daughter, Judy, to Rodney Hastings.
Written by thillman
Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:08 AM
October 8, 1964
Â 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.Â
Aurora’s 1964 Farmer’s Fair out-raced previous
years in many respected, but judges estimated that the farm and home
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
The Ohio County ASC Convention for the purpose of electing the county committee was held Sept. 24. Floyd Neaman was elected
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.Â
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.Â
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,
With sale of the city’s $350,000sewer and disposal plant construction bonds, contractors are expected to start digging next
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,
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
October 3, 1924
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.Â
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.
Written by thillman
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Written by thillman
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
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
A daughter was born Sept. 25 to Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Lewis; a daughter was born Sept. 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fancher;
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.