July 24, 2014

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Check out RS-OC Parks and Rec. Dept. summer youth programs PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:03 PM

The Rising Sun-Ohio County Parks and Recreation Department is very excited to announce the upcoming Summer Programs for kids in the Parks. Below is a list of those activities.

Tyke Hike- Parents are invited to explore the wonders of nature and go for a walk with your little tyke. There will be a story, a craft and a
short hike in the Park. Suitable for children ages 3-5. We will meet on Wednesdays May 28, June 4 and June 11 at 10 to 11 a.m. at the shelter in the Shiner Community Park (weather permitting). Cost is $3/day or $9 for the entire session.

June Bug Camp- June17- 19th, children 6-10 years old are invited to join our June Bug Camp. The Camp will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at
the shelter at Denver Siekman Park which is located at 3334 Walston Rd. Each day campers will participate in a lesson about the environment, explore the Park, make a craft and play games. Cost of this program is $4/day or $12 for the entire session.

Please dress your child in play clothes and tennis shoes for all programs. Call Jamie Bell, Parks Director, at 438- 2700 to register your child or if you have questions. Programs provided by the Rising Sun-Ohio County Parks and Recreation Department.

Ohio County Courthouse open for bicentennial tours PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:59 PM

The Historic Ohio County Courthouse will be open for guided tours on Friday, May 30, from from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The tour is free and will take place during the Bicentennial Birthday Party festivities. “We hope to give everyone a unique behind the scenes view of our beautiful
1845 Courthouse” said Ohio County Commissioner Connie Brown.

The Ohio County Courthouse was built in the new county seat of Rising Sun in 1845. Colonel Abel C. Pepper donated the land and the
citizens of Rising Sun built the structure free of expense to the new county. It is a twostory Greek Revival brick building measuring about 60 feet (18 m) by 40 feet (12 m), including the portico supported by Doric pillars.

A renovation and expansion of the Courthouse was undertaken in 1989 because the county found rehabilitation to offer a significant cost
savings over the construction of an entirely new building.

Faced with the need for more space in 2002, the county again found that an addition was more cost effective than demolition and new construction. The historic courthouse is now the oldest continuously-used in the State of Indiana

In addition to the Court House Tour, visitors will be treated to great music, free birthday cake and ice cream will be served, and the Rising
Sun Rotary Club will be serving a smoked pork chop dinner for $8. Dinner tickets are available in advance from any Rotary member and
at the Ohio County Visitors’ Center on the corner of Main and Walnut Streets. There will also be special exhibits, presentations, guest speakers, and fun for all.

Please call the Visitors’ Center at 812-439-4933 or the Museum at 812-438-4915 to see how you can get involved in the festivities. Volunteers, historical reenactors, guest speakers and helpers will be happily welcomed.

Class of 1974 to be honored June 21 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:24 PM

One of the classes to be honored at the 2014 RSHS Alumni is the Class of 1974. The annual Rising Sun High School Alumni Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Rising Sun Senior Community Building, 510 S. Mulberry Street, Rising Sun.

Classes to be honored will be graduates of 1939, 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004, and the Class of 2014.

The Rolling Pin Pastry Shoppe will be catering a delicious buffet dinner. The cost of the evening will
be $16 per person. Reservations for the dinners are to be paid for in advance and must be received by June 16, 2014. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

The Alumni Association will provide snacks and soft drinks, and the building will remain open until midnight to allow for classmates to have social time after dinner. This would be a perfect time for the classes to have their reunion and catch up on fellow classmates.

The Rising Sun High School Alumni Association is once again sponsoring the “Spirit Scholarship”.

The scholarship assists our young graduates in pursuit of higher education. Anyone wanting to support this scholarship can mail their check to Ohio County Courthouse to the attention of Building Inspector’s Office, 413 Main Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040.

Anyone with questions may call 2014 committee members: Connie (Grace) Brown, 438-4623; Marcia Bowling, 438-2803; Yvonne (Swanson) Walton, 438-2358; or Deb (Jackson) Cappel, 438-2817.