Support allows 131 students to enjoy prom
Written by thillman
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3:42 PM
The 2013 RSHS Prom was held May 4, 2013, at the RS/OC Senior Community Building. The Prom theme was “ Big City Night.”
One hundred and thirty one students attended
the prom. Dinner was served by Rolling Pin Catering and a chocolate
was enjoyed by the attendees. Jared Teany was the DJ for the
evening. A photo booth was available for the first time at Prom.
The students enjoyed it during the entire evening. Royalty
included King Nick Courter, Queen Haley Miller, Princess Liz Miller
and Prince Brandon Browning.
Without the support from many people, the prom
would not be possible. The RSHS Prom Committee would like to thank the
of Rising for a grant, RS/OC Park Board and Toby Brett for their
donations. We would also like to thank the 2012 Rising Sun
Bean Festival Silent Auction for the opportunity to raise funds
for the Prom.
Also, a big thanks to all the volunteers, Pam
McClure, Cassie Cappel, Amanda Cappel, Emma Sullivan, Mick and Jeanie
Angie and Dennis Elliott, Janie Craig, Angie Turner, Lisa
Gillispie, Sara Cole, Dolly and Daniel Cole, Debbie Combs, Tom Cappel,
Joe DiMuzio, Cora Ann Marksberry, Vickie Mills, Kathy Huber and
Ronna Billingsley who helped with setup and tear down for
Annual athletic awards presented
Written by thillman
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3:41 PM
May 16, 1963
50 years ago
The 1963 Indiana General Assembly has broadened provisions of a 1961 act requiring farm tractors operated on state and federal
highways to display a red flag or flashing red signal lamp to include county highways.
Athletic awards for the past school year were
presented at the annual awards dinner Monday evening at the high school.
Neaman was presented with the All Sports trophy, a selection made
by the coaching staff. He also received awards for the most
valuable basketball player and captain of the track team, both of
which were won through ballots by teammates. Neaman received
the award for leading in rebounds in basketball with 241 rebounds
for the season. Basketball awards: Russell Miller, free
throw award and captain trophies to Wayne Miller and Doug Romans.
Cross Country awards: Bobby Palmer, most valuable award
and captain trophy; Russell Miller won the leading hitter award
in baseball and with an average of .654, and he and Terry
Elbright were selected captains by team members. Track: leading
scorer trophy to Kenny Kirkpatrick. Terry Elbright was selected
a co-captain with Neaman. The trophy for the highest scholastic
average was awarded to Eddie Swinford.
All Conference selections were: basketball, Steve Neaman; cross country, Bob Palmer and Don Bevis; track, Leslie VanTyle and
Terry Elbright; and baseball, Terry Elbright and Russell Miller.
Commencement exercises for 20 seniors of Patriot High School will be conducted Tuesday evening, May 21 in the high school
gym. Baccalaureate services will be Sunday evening, May 19 in the gym.
A movement is afoot in Rising Sun to acquire a
historic piece of property in the city for use as a community center
museum for Ohio County.
The officers for the Rising Sun High School
Alumni Association met Friday evening and selected the theme of the
for the annual alumni dance to be held June 8. The famed Cliff
Lash Orchestra from Cincinnati will provide music for the evening.
Scouters in the Laughery Valley District held their annual dinner last Thursday evening at the Blue Star Manor near Dillsboro.
Pack 5 from Rising Sun was awarded a plaque for its window display during Boy Scout week. Scouting in Rising Sun has grown
remarkably over the past few years and Laughery Valley District is bringing the program to more boys than any of the other
four districts in the Hoosier Hill Council.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Parker Keach (Linda Bailey) a daughter Melanie born May 11; to Mr. and Mrs. David Gurley, a daughter Denise
Lynn born May 10; to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Presley, a daughter Tina Marie born May 9.
John Adams outstanding in military science
Written by thillman
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 4:26 PM
May 9, 1963
50 years ago
Mayor Tracy Duncan was chosen to head the Democrat ballot in the fall election at which time he will seek his second term
of office. Mayor Duncan led all precincts in the city and tallied a total of 293 votes. He will have as opposition in the
fall election from the Republican Party, Benjamin L. Stow
John Adams, sophomore at the University of Kentucky and a Cadet of the ROTC unit, has been selected as the most outstanding
student in General Military Science Class during the school year.
The Boy Scouts of Troop 5 provided the program
at the Parent-Teachers Association meeting last week in the high school
Scoutmaster Robert Skidmore was in charge of the troop. He showed
movies and slides of last year’s trip which the troop enjoyed
in the Smoky Mountains.
Rising Sun High School will graduate 43 seniors at their 89th Annual Commencement exercises May 23 at 8 pm. in the high school
auditorium. Baccalaureate service will be held Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium.
Robert E. Brown, Farm Bureau Insurance agent from Dearborn and Ohio Counties, graduated recently from the Farm Bureau Senior
Life Insurance School held at the Life Insurance Marketing Institute at Purdue University, Lafayette.
Births: a daughter was born May 1 to Mr. and Mrs. James Wainscott; a baby girl was born May 3 to Mr. and Mrs. James Foutty; a daughter
was born May 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Rumsey.
The high school band and dance band have made
appearances in the last week which have displayed their varied talents
public. Some 79 band members and 12 adults traveled to Louisville
Thursday to participate in the Kentucky Derby Parade. The
band was invited to the Derby in recognition of their first place
win in the Carrollton Tobacco Festival last fall. Harris
Rosedale conducted a talent show in Vevay Friday evening and the
dance band placed in the upper class of winners. They will
go to Cincinnati to tape a portion of Mr. Rosedale’s show and will
be seen on WCPO-TV.From Our House
My family and I want to remember my dad,
Lawrence E. VanTyle, this week as he would have been 100 years old May
2. We miss
him but mother joined him in 2008. They were married 68 years in
February 2000 and Dad died shortly after in the same month.
Love from us.
Also this month, May 10 to be exact, our oldest grandson will celebrate his 20th birthday. Josh Uhlmansiek is finishing up
his second year at Franklin College. We wish him happy birthday and want to tell him how proud his family is of him.
Written by thillman
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 1:23 PM
Editor and Ohio
Please extend my sincere thanks to the Ohio County 911 dispatch system and to the Rescue Unit for helping ad transporting
me to Dearborn County Hospital in the early hours of the morning on April 17.
I was bedridden for two-plus days with back
spasms, unable to get up or help myself in only the smallest way. The
crew with the rescue unit were prompt, professional and
understanding. It was no easy task to lift me out of bed using a sheet,
place me on the stretcher and navigate the bed room doors, hall
way and front door. All four responders were involved in moving
We are fortunate here in tiny Ohio County to
have this level of public service. These folks made me feel like I knew
In reality I had never met any of them. My vital signs were
recorded and monitored as we traveled. The hospital was advised
of my condition along with the rescue’s E.T.A.
I believe the responders were Keith and David Chanley, Tracy Underwood and John Lewis.
Again, please forward my deep appreciation and thanks.
Dale J. Clark
11836 Aberdeen Rd.
County holds annual rabies clinic
Written by thillman
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:44 PM
April 25, 1963
50 years ago
County and city officials, veterinarians and
health officers were alarmed at the poor interest in the Rabies Clinic
last weekend in the county. Some 60 dogs were vaccinated in Pike
township, 43 in Cass and Union, and only 67 in Rising Sun.
The total in Rising Sun is only half of the amount of dogs
vaccinated last year.
The Ohio County Board of Commissioners fixed places of voting for the Primary City Election to be held May 7. They include
Commissioners Room at the Court House, Auditor’s Office at Court House, Jumpies Motor Co., and Public Library.
William McClure of Rising Sun heads the list
of officers and members-at-large of the Laughery Valley District, Boy
of America, it was announced Monday by Dave Smith, Lawrenceburg,
district executive. Mr. McClure who is owner of the Humphrey-McClure
Funeral Home here, will be the District Chairman for the Boy
Scouts and will serve for the year, 1963-64 with Ray Fox of Lawrenceburg
and Harry Purcell, Rising Sun, as vice chairman. Other officers
named from Rising Sun include Bob Skidmore, chairman of the
Camping and Activities committee, J. O. Smith, chairman of the
Leadership and Training committee; and Delbert Wright, a member
of the Leadership committee. Bob Skidmore is the scoutmaster for
the local troop.
Wymond G. Neal and his cousin Leroy McLaughlin were raised to 32nd degree, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret on Saturday
at Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis.
Around the town: A new home is going up on Dutch Ridge. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Copeland of Copeland Hardware are erecting a modern
home overlooking the Ohio River; The Humphrey-McClure Funeral Home has a new shiny black ambulance; The vault for the new
bank building has been erected.
The winning team at the Junior League at Rising Sun Bowl included Bernie Wallick, Terry Brown, Ricky Neal, Charles Gary and
The members made up of workers at National Lead Co., Fernald, Ohio, came through to win first place in Rising Sun Bowl’s Fourth
Annual Men’s Tournament were George Bassitt, Dilver Chase, Jr., Gary Fancher, Jim Satchwill and Paul Ball.
April 24, 1958
High school senior Donna Loh has been awarded the Voiture 612 40 et 8 Nursing Scholarship to Deaconess Hospital, Cincinnati.
The Rising Sun-Ohio County Consolidated School Board Monday night approved a proposal to rent shop facilities for high school
vocational students from the J. W. Whitlock Co., Inc., beginning next September.
April 23, 1953
Commissioners of Ohio and Dearborn counties
will be asked at their May 4 meetings to appropriate funds to finance
of a bi-county humane society and the establishment of a dog
April 21, 1933
Rising Sun lost in a ping-pong tourney held here Monday evening between Rising Sun and Vevay.