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Family appreciation
Written by thillman   
Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:58 AM


The family of Karen (Williams) Smith would like to thank the Markland Funeral Home staff for their professional care and kindness at the time of her passing.

Our family is also most grateful to our friends and family for the prayers, visits, cards, memorials, kind words, and nourishment.

Our thanks to Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, Brother Davon Huss, Brother Don Campbell, and Trudy Warren for the memorable service for Karen.

Thanks for being there for our family.

Michael A. Smith

Bea Williams

Kenny Williams

and family

Connie Smith and family

Sandra Gilligan

and family

Sharon Barbour

and family

New teacher to teach Latin
Written by thillman   
Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:58 AM

August 31, 1961

53 years ago

Mr. Homer Wilson is the newest member added to the faculty at Rising Sun and Ohio County Consolidated Schools. He will teach in the foreign language department, including Latin I and II; Spanish I, a new subject added this year; French II and English, grade 8. Other teachers in the Rising Sun High School will be Mrs. Verna Carpenter, home ec. and physical education; Parnell D. Clark, commerce; Dillon Dorrell, social studies and drivers education; Morgan H. Drescher, band and chorus; Stanley Griffin, commerce and social studies; John Huron, science; Gerald Johnson, guidance and English; John M. Lamson, athletic coach, physical education and social studies; Miss Grace McCurry, math; Robert O’Neal, English and library; Charles Preston, art, grades 1 through 12; James Wilson, voc. Agriculture and shop; and Delbert Wright, principal and biology teacher.

On Highway 56 North of Rising Sun, seated among a grove of trees, sits a tiny group of white buildings. This encampment is known as Camp Shore. Originally the camp was owned by the Cincinnati Redlegs baseball club as training headquarters and recreation center, but is now owned by a Mr. Lowenthal of Cincinnati for the Jewish campers. This summer there are approximately 90 campers from all parts of the United States: Tulsa, Okla., Wichita, Kansas, Cleveland, New York City and Cincinnati. The camp has a baseball field, swimming pool, tennis court, recreation hall, etc.

The commissioners of Ohio County are letting sealed bids for a new abutment and repairs to the Stewart Ridge Bridge over Arnold’s Creek.

Court House News: Floyd and Alberta Neaman to James R. Welch, service station at the corner of Main and Walnut streets.

Looking around our community, one of the nicest improvements to take effect lately is the river bank. The clearing of the trees and brush for the new pool level is a big step but other moves are equally appreciated by many. The removal of the old house by the boat dock is certainly the biggest visual difference together with new picnic tables there and along the rest of the bank. A new water fountain also adorns the park area to add to the citizens’ pleasure.

Births: A daughter was born Aug. 21 in DCH to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stevens; a daughter was born Aug. 22 to Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Townsend (Nancy Gullion) in DCH. 

High individual games for the Ladies Tuesday Nite League were Kate Wallick with 208 and Jean Carrigan with 200.

Ad reads: Announcing the opening of Kelley’s Phillips 66 Service Station and fuel oil service at the corner of High and Sixth streets (formerly managed by Albert Smith). Looking forward to serving you – Melvin (Bill) Kelley.

Labor Day weekend food buys at Morris & Christian Parkview super market include: red potatoes, 10 lbs. for 49 cents; Clark bars or 3 Musketeers, 10 bars in cello bag for 39 cents; Boren ½ gal. ice cream, 69 cents; roasting chickens, 6-8 lbs., 35 cents a pound. Closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, 1961.

Gift card winners
Written by thillman   
Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:57 AM


The Rising Sun Prom Committee would like to thank Ohio County Historical Society for sponsoring the raffle for two Visa $100 gift cards.

Cliff Thies, director of Ohio Co Historical Society, drew the winning tickets at the Rising Sun Navy Bean Festival.

The winners were Liz Turner and Lauren Philpot.

The proceeds will help with the expenses of RSHS Prom 2015.

Our committee would also like to thank everyone who purchased tickets.

School considers community use
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 1:42 PM

October 18, 1962

 50 years ago


Among topics discussed last week by the school board of Rising Sun-Ohio County Consolidated Schools was the use of school buildings by groups outside the school. Discussion centered around the costs of heating the buildings and the cost of cleaning following the use of the buildings. After deliberation, the school board adopted the following policy which will apply to the Rising Sun elementary and high school and the Cass Union School, excluding the Freedom school. “It shall be the policy of the Rising Sun-Ohio County School Board to allow specified organizations functioning within Ohio County to use school facilities for group meetings.” 

Among the many motor caravans traveling to Indianapolis Saturday to hear President Kennedy speak, was a bus from Ohio County. Forty-six persons spent the day in Indianapolis. In addition to hearing the President speak, countians heard state and congressional candidates, including Birch Bayh, Senator Van Hartke, and Governor Matthew Welsh.

Representatives from five area counties met Friday night in Vevay to discuss a proposed bridge spanning the new Markland Dam. The group agreed to petition the federal government for a four lane, double-deck highway which would tie in with the interstate highway program. 

Ivan D. Green, a senior in the School of Engineering Sciences at Purdue University, has been selected as one of 118 pledges for membership in the Purdue Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi, national all-engineering honor society. 

Governor Matthew E. Welsh last week appointed William Buchanan and Kenneth Stegemiller to serve on the Youth Advisory Committee, a statewide project of the Governor’s Youth Council. 

Miss Sandra Speier has been chosen to represent Rising Sun High School in the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Good Citizen contest. 

Monday, Oct. 15, Thom D. Dunlavy purchased the interest in Ohio County Newspapers, Inc. formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Stroh. 

Eugene Espey has been honored for his high performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given last spring. Eugene received a formal Letter of Commendation signed by his principal, Delbert Wright, and the president of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, John M. Stalnaker. Eugene, a senior in Rising Sun High School, was recognized for his outstanding academic ability, which was realized by the scholarship examination.


The new span across Arnold’s Creek below Rising Sun was opened to through traffic this week when workers began demolishing the old bridge.


October 17, 1957


Harold C. Poellman disclosed this week that he had received a telegram from the post office department in Cincinnati informing him that the department had accepted his bid to construct a post office building in Rising Sun. 

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. James Brooks, Sept. 28, a son, James Dennis. 

Charles Beyer of Clearview Heights, who owns and operates the former Olcott Drug Store in Aurora, has moved the business to the former Aurora State Bank building.


October 16, 1952 

The Rising Sun schools’ traffic patrol, reorganized by the Rotary Club and the Cincinnati Automobile Club, became operative on the streets near the school building Wednesday.

George W. Elliott underwent an operation for the amputation of his right arm late Monday afternoon after the arm became caught in a tractor-drawn field corn chopper. 

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brown (Carolyn Jenkins) a daughter, Leigh Anne, Oct. 8 in DCH, weighing 8 lbs 6 oz; to Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Slack a daughter born Oct. 14, weighing 9 lbs. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stout announce the engagement of their daughter, Judy, to Rodney Hastings.

Leona's Beuty Shop float wins at fair
Written by thillman   
Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:08 AM

October 8, 1964

 50 years ago

The float, which was entered by Leona’s Beauty Salon, won first place in the business division Saturday in the Aurora Farmers Fair. Miss Janet Detmer, Miss Janet Neaman, Miss Janet McPherson, Miss Del Ritter, Mrs. Nina Cook, Mrs. Henry Gossom, Miss Pam Koons, Miss Gail Cochran and Miss Denise Beyer were on the float showing their stylish coiffures. 

Aurora’s 1964 Farmer’s Fair out-raced previous years in many respected, but judges estimated that the farm and home exhibits made startling progress. The hundreds of exhibits that graced the tables in the Judiciary street building were described as superior in quality and increased in number. The parade was long, the pet entries were many, and the crowd of some 15,000 visitors milled about the concessions and rides for a grand good time. 

The Ohio County ASC Convention for the purpose of electing the county committee was held Sept. 24. Floyd Neaman was elected chairman.

Miss Ann Whitlock has been given a place in the mixed choral group, the Singing Hoosiers, at Indiana University. This group performs on campus and throughout the state. 

Similarities: Both President Lincoln and President Kennedy were concerned with the issue of civil rights. Lincoln was elected in 1860 and Kennedy in 1960. Both were slain on Friday and in the presence of their wives. Both were shot from behind, and in the head. Their successors, both named Johnson, were Southerners and both served in the Senate. Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908. John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939. Both Booth and Oswald were Southerners favoring unpopular ideas. Booth and Oswald were both assassinated before going up for trial. Both Presidents’ wives lost children through deaths while in the White House. Lincoln’s secretary, whose name was Kennedy, advised him not to go to the theatre. Kennedy’s secretary, whose name was Lincoln, advised him not to go to Dallas. John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and ran to a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and ran to a theatre. The names, Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson, each contain 13 letters. The names, John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald, each contain 15 letters. 

Lee H. Hamilton of Columbus, Democratic candidate for Congress from the Ninth District, has announced the appointment of Rita Hysell of Rising Sun as his Ohio County Representative.

Births – A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill King, Oct. 7. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Kelley Sue; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Koons on Sept. 10. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and has been named Amy Lynn; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Buford Chipman on Sept. 25.


October 8, 1959


Gene Ray Stalker, a Church of Christ minister and a 1941 graduate of Rising Sun High School, will become academic dean of the newly organized Toronto (Canada) Christian Seminary.


October 7, 1954


The Southeastern Indiana Fox Hunters Association is sponsoring its annual bench show and field trials at East Enterprise, Oct. 13-16. 

With sale of the city’s $350,000sewer and disposal plant construction bonds, contractors are expected to start digging next Wednesday. 

Births - to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Siekman, a son, Terry Joe, Sept. 30.


October 5, 1944

Lloyd C. Gibbs, owner of the Shell Service Station, in a serious condition at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, suffering from a broken left thigh and cuts and bruises on his left leg and arm as a result of a tire explosion at the service station Tuesday night.


October 3, 1924


J. W. Whitlock’s Hoosier boy won the speed boat races at Cincinnati Sunday, finishing three seconds ahead of the Fore of Chicago, and is now the fastest single engine hydroplane in the world. 

A crowd of nearly 1,000 persons attended the big celebration at Stow’s garage Monday night honoring Mr. Whitlock and his boats, the Hoosier Boy and the Hoosier Girl.