July 28, 2014

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Cass Union alumni gather
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:05 PM

The 12th Annual Cass Union Reunion was held Saturday, July 19, 2014 in the Family Life Center at Rising Sun Church of Christ.
Approximately 80 persons, including former schoolmates, families, friends, and scholarship recipients registered at the front table upon entering the center.
Carolyn Brown, reunion committee chairperson, called the class to order and welcomed everyone. She led the group in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord’s Prayer. The pitch-in meal included an array of food, which everyone enjoyed.
Greg Griffin and Bruce Murray entertained the group with several selections on the banjo and guitar. Bryce Kendrick, Ohio County Tourism director, enlightened those in attendance with highlights of events for the Bicentennial Celebration honoring the town’s 200th birthday.
Betty Pavy of the scholarship committee, presented scholarships to the 2014 graduates attending, which included Bryce Murray, Jaime Brittain, and Elysia Curry. Not able to attend where Cody Weaver and Justine Warner. All recipients were children or grandchildren of former Cass Union students. All donations and memorials go directly to the scholarship fund.
Rose Marie Curry recited a poem that filled the room with laughter. Margaret Nixon distributed donated door prizes.
Pictures were taken of former Cass Union students with aluminum plates that were used in the cafeteria of the school. Each person in attendance received a plate, and also a magnet with a picture of the Cass Union School. The plates were donated by Gordon Ramsey.
Those in attendance introduced themselves and many shared some of their most memorable days at Cass Union School. Photographs and memorabilia were on display and brought back many memories also.
The Cass Union Reunion committee expresses their appreciation to everyone who attended this year and extends an invitation to the 13th annual reunion scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

United Way loses strong advocate
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:03 PM


With the passing of Maynard Barrett last month, the Dearborn County community lost a great champion and advocate. Not only was Maynard a Dearborn County Councilman for 7 years, but he was an active member of the Dearborn and Ohio Counties United Way Action Council since 2008.

Maynard served as the United Way Chairman for Community Monitoring and Investment from 2011 to 2013. This position involved visiting local partner agencies to oversee that donation dollars were spent appropriately. In addition, Maynard travelled to meetings at Cincinnati area United Way to promote the Dearborn County area.

Maynard always jumped in to help! He manned the United Way booth for Music on the River, he flipped burgers for the Dearborn County campaign event, and he was the chief server for the Wine & Walk at the United Way office.

Maynard will be sorely missed. Maynard truly knew how to “Live United!”

Julie Dietz

Action Council President

Dearborn & Ohio Counties Chapter of United Way

Enjoyed Splash In
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:02 PM


A heartfelt Thank You to the people of Rising Sun for building an outstanding seaplane facility and for hosting this weekend's Splash In.

I flew shotgun in a friend's seaplane, arriving Saturday. We found a welcoming community, good food, good music, beautiful airplanes, and an amazing stretch of river we hope to revisit.

We'll be back next year!

Stuart W. Fraley, MD


Rotary to host District Governor
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:27 AM

 The first Rotary Club was started by businessman Paul Harris in Chicago on Feb. 23, 1905. It was mission was to have businessman network and to assist their community. In 1935, the Rotary Club of Terre Haute became the first club in what is known as District 6580. In 1933 the Rising Sun Rotary Club was formed. Today there are approximately 12 million members in 155 countries in 518 districts.

Although Rotary has many important projects, one mission of Rotary is Polio Plus. The goal is to eradicate polio globally in all its known forms. At our last District meeting it was announced Rotary may be within five years of achieving its goal.

Rotary is open to a wide range of age groups. Interact is for young people twelve to eighteen years old. Ryla is open to fourteen to thirty year olds. Rotaract is open to eighteen to thirty year olds. All clubs teach leadership skills as well as offer ways to serve the community.

The Rising Sun Rotary is known for building parks, participating in the 4-H Rotary Club Auction, raising money to award scholarships to our local students by holding dinners and the annual Pancake Breakfast. All the third-graders look forward to the dictionary distribution. Rising Sun Rotary even sponsors local students in youth exchanges to foreign countries.

So please join us on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12 noon to meet our Governor Sheri Sherman, our Assistant Governor Dale Shultz and our newest President Angel Marks to learn what Rotary is doing today and what Rotary may be able to do for you and our community. We are meeting at the Hickory House for this meeting and every Monday at noon.

Submitted by

Rising Sun Rotary Club

President Angel Marks

Come down to Splash-in
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:27 AM


Initially, Rising Sun seemed an unlikely location for a Seaplane Base. However, after local veterinarian Doc Beckett noticed a dismantled Seaplane hanging from the barn beams during a farm call, he suggested the Rising Sun location.

We scouted the waterfront. It was obviously a safe area with open approaches with one of the longest and widest portions of the Ohio River. Radar Service was available from Cincinnati Airport, with no power lines crossing the river. Shoreline operations are always more challenging on a river so ramp and lift trailers had to be developed to safely launch and recover airplanes. Initial proving flights worked better than expected. Boaters have always been patient and polite.

The Rising Sun Port Authority was approached then the paperwork was filed with the FAA creating Rising Sun Seaplane Base. Rising Sun Mayors, City Council, Port Authority, Zoning Board of Appeals and neighbors all struggled to integrate our operation safely into the community. Thanks to all who contributed their thoughts, opinions and expertise as the project developed. A beautiful hangar was constructed and Mac's Seaplane Service became fully operational this spring.

With all that has been accomplished, the plan is to showcase Rising Sun to the Seaplane Flying Community. Seaplanes from all over have been invited to attend the First Rising Sun Splash In, Saturday July 19 and 20. Here we will showcase Rising Sun as a Fly in Destination. Not only are seaplanes invited. We cordially invite the public to come watch the wonder of seaplane aviation. This whole weekend different seaplanes will be taking off and landing on the Ohio River. The pilots will have their planes on land for people to see up close. They will be happy to talk about their aviation experience and share with the public their passion. July 19th Acoustic Blue, Brian and Ann Coleman, will be performing at the shelter on Front Street and Plum Street from 4 to 6 p.m. The new boat ramp on Front and Plum Street will be the location of the event, but the seaplanes can be watched from all along Front Street.

Thanks to all involved with the Rising Sun Seaplane Base for putting us on the map. Enjoy the Splash In. Call Rising Sun Main Street with any questions 812-438.2750.