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
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.