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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.

Summer baseball/softball thank you
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:26 AM


From all of those involved with the Rising Sun Summer Baseball/Softball Leagues, we would like to extend a “Thank You” to all of you who donated your time, money or services to help make our leagues possible. With your help, the leagues were a great success!

A special thank you to the following:


Tandy’s IGA, LaVelle’s Tax Service, Mr. David Wilson, Rising Sun Subway, T.W. Construction, Rising Sun Rotary, Neaman Floral, Siekman Law Office, Hummel Insurance Company, Willhite Family Dentistry, Rising Sun City Council, Keith Fire Extinguisher Service, Rising Sun Municipal Utilities, Mayor April Hautman and Clerk-Treasurer Rae Baker Gipson, Lawrenceburg Chevrolet, McAlister Excavating, Ohio County Community Foundation, Friendship State Bank and Insurance, United Community Bank, Rising Sun Police Department, Rising Sun-Ohio County Parks & Recreation, Laughery Valley Ag Co-Op, Lewellyn Mechanical Systems, Rising Sun Lion’s Club, American Legion Post #59, Lady Shiner Softball, Sunrise Stor & Lock, Deville’s Rising Sun Pharmacy, Aylor Salt Service, DCH Physical Therapy Department & Dr.s Swanson & Earl, Aylor Salt Service, Kratz Sporting Goods, Citizens for a Drug Free Ohio County, Rising Star Casino, Community Spirit Credit Union.

Without your support each year, this program would not be possible. 

Thank You!

Branden Roeder


Babe Ruth team has unbeaten season
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:26 AM



That is the ending statistic for this year's Babe Ruth team of Rising Sun!

This young group of teens ages 13-15 had an undefeated season, with only four team members returning from last summer. Many members had not played baseball in the past two or three years, but as a team they encouraged and helped each other become better players.

Most all boys were able to play in multiple positions, and the team enjoyed having more than 5 pitchers to rely upon. With positive coaching led by Bill Martini, and assisted by Bob Montgomery and Dave Valentine the boys exhibited good sportsmanship and most importantly- enjoyed playing baseball!

Their first games were actually played in a tournament in Lawrenceburg in which they scored 82 runs in 4 games! During this year's season, they never had a chance to play a full 7 inning game due to either the 10-run in 5 innings rule or time limit rule.

Sponsored by Keith Fire Extinguisher Service, the Team Roster included Brady Barnes, Trenton Bradley, Braden Bush, Wyatt Bushle, Waylon Estridge, Christian Fisk, Trenton Gridley, Nick Koons, Matt Martini, Kameron Montgomery, Colby Ritter, Trenton Robbins, Justin Snelling, and Caleb Valentine. Joining the team late in the season were Jr. Varsity players Derrick Eldridge, Wesley Rider, Jakob Sandlin and Mike Vecchiola.

They well deserve recognition, so if you know any of these young men, please give them a pat on the back for a fine season.

Karen McNaughton

1115 Burgess Ave.

Rising Sun, IN

Great night of fireworks
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:25 AM


On behalf of the City of Rising Sun, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the many people and organizations which made Fireworks On The River possible:

City of Rising Sun- Mayor April Hautman, former Mayor Branden Roeder, City Council, Clerk Treasurer’s Office and Staff, Bicentennial Committee, Street Department, Project Manager, Utilities and Rising Sun Main Street.

Emergency and public safety organizations- Rising Sun Fire Department, Rising Sun Police Department, Ohio County EMS, Dearborn County Water Rescue, Indiana DNR Conservation and U.S. Coast Guard.

Local organizations, businesses and individuals- Rising Sun/Ohio County Port Authority, Rising Sun Lions Club, Mac’s Seaplanes, Mark Rowell, P.G. Gentrup, Tim Hillman and all boat owners who had to temporarily move their boats for the show.

Entertainment- Deno Koumoutsos and his fireworks crew, Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project and Deja Blue.

It took a tremendous amount of cooperation and communication to make Fireworks On The River possible. The collective efforts of those mentioned above have paved the way for the event to be held on the riverfront for many years to come.

Overall, the event was a huge success. The positive feedback has been pouring in. However, we do know there are some things we would like to improve for next year. We would like your feedback. If you saw or experienced something at the fireworks that you think we could improve upon, please email your comments to bkendrick@cityofrisingsun.com.

Thanks again to all who contributed to a successful event and thanks to all who came down to help celebrate our nation’s birthday and our city’s bicentennial. It was a GREAT night!

Bryce Kendrick

Marketing/Grant Writer

City of Rising Sun