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School considers community use PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
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
Written by thillman   
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
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 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
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 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.

 
Voters allowed to elect school board PDF Print E-mail
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 board members 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. 

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 this 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. 

Ann Whitlock is serving on McAlpin’s College Board at their store in the Western Hills Plaza, Cincinnati. 

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. 

Births - 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.

Ad reads – 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 river-Surf’s 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.

 
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