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The Education Center offers fall cooking classes PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:03 AM

The Education Center of Rising Sun is offering cooking classes. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Day classes could be available is enough interest is shown. Only ten spots for each class. Following is a list of classes coming up:


Oct. 28 and 30: Cakes from Scratch.

Nov. 4 and 6: Yeast Breads.

Nov. 18 and 20: Specialty Desserts.

Nov. 25: Pumpkin Rolls/Fresh Apple Crumb Pie – Ready for the Holidays.

Dec. 2, 4 and 9: This is a three day class making Gingerbread Houses from scratch. Individuals will bake, assemble and decorate the houses.

Dec. 11: Candy Making.

Dec. 16: Candy Making.

Dec. 18: Christmas Cookies.

Dec. 23: Cheese Cake Presents/Appetizers (Ready for the Holidays).

Get a friend and join us for one or several of our workshops!

You will be taking home the food items that you create. For more information contact the Education Center of Rising Sun at 812-438-2437 or email Debbie Thomason at dthomason@occfrisingsun.com. You can also check out the Education Center on Facebook or the web at www.educationcenterofrisingsun.

Plenty of entries in 2014 parade PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:02 AM

The City of Rising Sun Bicentennial Parade held during the 27th annual Navy Bean Festival was a huge success and the festival’s largest parade to date. A large crowd gathered on Main and Walnut Streets to watch the parade and celebrate the City’s Bicentennial.

The parade theme was: “Rising Sun, A Story Two Hundred Years in the Making.” The City of Rising Sun was established in 1814. Participants were asked to create an entry that reflected the periods of 1814 to 2014. The winning parade entries are announced as follows: First Place - The O3C 4 H Club; Second Place - The Conductors of Ohio County Model Train Club; Third Place - Phi Beta Psi Sorority; Fourth Place - Gary and Judy Copeland – Valley Supply.

The Parade Committee Chairmen, Sue Scalf stated, “We commend the parade’s success to those who participated. We were thrilled to have over 70 parade entries and were especially thrilled at the number of people who came out to watch the parade and celebrate our Bicentennial.”

The Rising Sun Navy Bean Fall Festival would like to thank P.G. Gentrup for serving as the parade Grand Marshall. P.G. and his family rode on the Bicentennial Float sponsored by the City of Rising Sun. The float featured a riverboat portraying the river heritage of Rising Sun. Several members of the Gentrup family wore period clothing worn by family members during the Rising Sun Sesquicentennial in 1964. P.G. Gentrup currently serves as the Ohio County Veteran’s Officer. He is a member of the Noah O’Bannon American Legion Post #59 in Rising Sun. P.G. has presented honors to local veterans for their service to our country during the Navy Bean Festival and during festivals in surrounding counties. He has organized and accompanied many local veterans on trips to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C. and to lay wreaths at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Navy Bean Festival was honored to name PG as the parade Grand Marshall for his years of service to local veterans and for serving our country during the Vietnam War.

The 2014 Festival Parade Committee, Sue Scalf and Charlie White, would like to thank all those came out and participated in the Bicentennial Parade, the parade sponsors, all well as all those who volunteered to help with the lineup.

Mathis earns Eagle Scout PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Thursday, October 09, 2014 9:57 AM


Sebastian Mathis, a recent Rising Sun High School graduate  and member of Boyscout Troop 700, recently received the highest rank in the scouts.

Sebastian began scouting as a cub scout early in his elementary school years but was only in for a couple years. At the age of 15, Sebastian decided to get back into scouting because he liked the outdoors and activities and also wanted the challenge of becoming an Eagle Scout.

Koons reunion Oct. 4 PDF Print E-mail
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:26 AM

The families of Clinton and Maggie Koons will be holding their reunion on Saturday Oct. 4 at Firehouse in Bear Branch.

The meal will be served at noon. Chicken and drinks are provided. Bring a cover dish, photos and memories.

Hope to see another great turn out.

Gipson receives 2014 IACT Certified Municipal Official award PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:25 AM

Clerk Treasurer Rae Baker Gipson, Deputy Clerk Treasurers Tammy Johns and Andrew Iceberg, Street Commissioner Paul Bovard and Rising Sun Main Street Director Amy Hoffman attended the 2014 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Annual Conference & Exhibition held Sept. 9-11 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

More than 20 workshops and training sessions were offered as part of the three-day conference. Subject matters included Maximizing the Capabilities of your Parks Dept., Indiana’s Municipal Government Funding Dilemma and the Options for Re-Working the System, Mobile Workshop: Pufferbelly Trail and Salomon Farm Project, Financial Resources to Address Abandoned Housing in Your Community; Making the Grade; Forging Partnerships Between Municipalities and School Systems; Creating Active Living Communities through Strategic Planning and Design; The Advancements and Challenges in Bringing Broadband Technology to the Hoosier Heartland and much, much more. Networking with other city and town officials was beneficial to all that attended the conference.

Clerk Treasurer Rae Baker Gipson received recognition as a recipient of the Certified Municipal Official award for the 2014 IACT Municipal Management Institute. Charlie Pride who recently retired from the State Board of Accounts received the 2014 IACT Distinguished Service Award and Mary Lou Schnell with Midwestern Engineers Inc. received the 2014 IACT Nelson Steele Memorial Award.

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities. Founded in 1891, IACT is one of the oldest state municipal organizations in the country, with over 400 member cities and towns. IACT advocates for municipalities as the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, and promotes good government through education, training and leadership.


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