October 22, 2014

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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
Written by thillman   
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.

oundation recently awarded several grants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Submitted   
Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:52 PM

The Ohio County Community Foundation Junior Grants Committee recently awarded several Junior Grants to local non-profits serving the Ohio County Community.  

The Rising Sun United Methodist Church received a $500 grant to purchase supplies needed for the 2014 Bean Stalk 5-K Run/Walk.  The Church will sponsor the event during the 2014 Navy Bean Festival to promote a healthy activity for all ages. 
Ohio County Youth Development, Inc. received a $500 grant to help with expenses incurred during the Ohio County Open Beef Show. The Open Beef Show was started to encourage cattle showmanship in

Ohio County.   
The Rising Sun/Ohio County School Corporation received a $500 grant to purchase breakfast supplies for the 2014 Veterans Day program. The program is hosted each year to honor local veterans.
The Ohio County Community Foundation will accept Junior Grant Applications from area non-profit organizations whose programs benefit the residents of Ohio County.  An organization may request up to $500 maximum or a maximum of two Junior grants per year totaling $500 or less. Junior Grant applications may be submitted at anytime throughout the year. 

If you have any questions concerning the Junior Grants Program, feel free to contact The Ohio County Community Foundation at 438-9401 or celbright@occfrisingsun.com.

Calling all young ladies of Ohio County! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 4:26 PM

The Navy Bean Fall Festival is currently seeking candidates for the 2014 Navy Bean Fall Festival Queen Pageant. The pageant will be held on Friday, Oct. 10. Individual contestant interviews will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall. The interviews are closed to the public. The crowning of the 2014 Festival Queen will be the opening event of the festival and will take place on the Festival Main Stage at 6 p.m.
The Pageant Committee strives to make the pageant a premier event for young women in our community. This pageant is not intended to be a beauty contest but a festival event for local girls to have fun, make new friends and walk away with a sense of pride for participating.


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