September 22, 2014

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Over $5600 raised for ALS
Written by thillman   
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:24 AM

The 4th Annual Rising Sun-Ohio County Walk for ALS, sponsored by the Rising Sun Lion's Club was a great success!

It was started by Clayton Lamkin , a member of the lions Club, in honor of Steve Whitham. Steve was a friend of Clayton's and he wanted to do something for him. The Lions Club furnished the water bottles , bananas, coffee and donuts, along with balloons. It cost $20 to register and you got a shirt with all of the names of ALS victims of this disease from the county.

Approximately 100 people came out and a total of $5611.45 was raised. The Lion's Club will send the check to the ALS Association of Indiana in a few weeks as donations are still coming in. The t-shirts had the names of Steve Whitham, Beryl Whitham, Coleen Rose DeCamp, Jim Baker, Vic McPeek, Brian Welch, Gary Falkenbury, and this year reflected two new names, Harold Hendrix and Carolyn McCarty.

Anthony Fryman, Greg Landy and Richard Fryman flew in from Florida to attend; Kada Campbell, granddaughter of Steve Whitham raised $180 selling candy bars at her middle school during the year. The walk has grown each year and we pray the funding we are able to provide will help to fund a cure soon. Thanks to all who came out - the family and friends of each person affected by this horrible disease appreciate your support.

Informal meeting Sept. 25 to show Waters plans
Written by thillman   
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:16 AM

A public hearing will be held by the City of Rising Sun on Thursday, Oct. 2, to address a request for annexation of vacant land into the city limits. The reason for this annexation request is the Waters of Rising Sun’s proposed construction of a new skilled nursing care facility.

The annexation is simply a first step but we are aware that area residents are concerned about what is going on in their neighborhood, says Rob Schoenefeld, Administrator, Waters of Rising Sun.

“The management and staff of the Waters would like to cordially invite you to an informal meeting to discuss this project. This will be a great opportunity for you to see our plans and hear your thoughts. Our goal is to hear the opinions of community residents and see how we can work together to satisfy any possible concerns,” adds Schoenefeld.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25 at Heritage Hall on Main Street in downtown Rising Sun.

Refreshments will be served.

Sirens Sunday just a drill
Written by thillman   
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:15 AM

Come Sunday, Sept. 21, Rising Sun residents may hear multiple sirens and see a cloud of smoke as emergency responders rush to the site of a chlorine leak.

But the 2 p.m. event at the city's water treatment facility on Poplar Street won't be a real emergency. Rather, Ohio County's Local Emergency Planning Committee will conduct a drill to keep responders sharp in the event of a real emergency.

Charged with planning for chemical-related spills, the LEPC has set s scenario of a 50 lb. cylinder of chlorine developing a leak.

In a real spill, the amount of leakage and the direction of the wind would play a huge part in whether residents were evacuated or told to stay inside with windows and doors closed. So several smoke bombs will be set off to determine the direction of the wind.

In a real emergency, the reverse phone call system also could be used to notify residents. Residents who have “opted out” of those calls should be aware they would not be notified in any circumstance, including chemical spills. But they can call the county dispatch center should they change their mind and want to be included in the future.

Candidates stories needed
Written by thillman   
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:14 AM | Updated ( Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:38 AM )

All candidates who are running for office this fall but have not submitted a free story must do so by Friday, Oct. 3.

E-mail story to and enclose an attached photo (or drop off at the news office, 235 main street.

Profiles of contested races will run the week before the election.

Candidates will receive a questionnaire in the coming weeks.

Band wins at Dayton
Written by thillman   
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:13 AM | Updated ( Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:40 AM )

The “Shiner Pride” Band attended the Bishop Fenwick Invitational north of Cincinnati this past Saturday.

The Band came in first place in their Class, winning awards for Best Music, Best Visual, Best General Effect, Best Flag Corps, and Best Percussion. Other competitors in Class A were Bellvue (Ky.) second place, and Williamsburg (Ky.) third place.

In addition to winning their class, “Shiner Pride” also scored higher than the first place band in Class AA (Carlisle), and the second place band in Class AAA (Elder).

The Band will be traveling to Hamilton Southeastern High School in Indianapolis on the Saturday, Sept. 20 for a contest with 18 bands, nine in their class.