CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Ohio County Historical Society Board member Jarrod Holbrook stands outside the Clore Wing of the society’s museum. He favors the building, with its industrial history, over anything in its collection, though he is partial to the Hoosier Girl.

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Ohio County Historical Society, the Rising Sun Recorder and Ohio County News is talking with each member of the society’s board of directors. The society itself will celebrate its half-century of existence at the museum Monday, Dec.

Bob Mattingly photo: Rising Sun Main Street Director Karrah Miller steadies the weigh-in tub as weigh master Stephen Hannan prepares to weigh a bluehead catfish before its release. Tournament director Frank McIntosh stands by to jot the number on the scoreboard.

The Ohio Valley River Cats Catfish Tournament saw another successful year, said sponsors Ohio River Vally Cats club members.

Bob Mattingly photo: A fishing team at the 2017 catfish tournament in Rising Sun shows off the largest catfish they brought in on the first day of the competition.

So far, somewhat over 90 teams have registered for the Ohio Valley River Cats 14th annual two-day open team Catfish Tournament, with the possibility of winning the $10,000 first-place prize.

Photo by Chandra L. Mattingly: Addison Bailey, daughter of Ean and Nicole Bailey, Rising Sun, stares in awe at a newly-emerged monarch butterfly.

Forty-plus people, including several youngsters, gathered Saturday morning, Aug. 25, at Monarch Meadows Nature Preserve on Dibble Road in Ohio County for a butterfly hike.

CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS Laura Walston is director of Ohio County 911 and Emergency Management Agency. The county dispatch center receives around 2,000 calls to 911 annually.

The first 911 call in the United States occurred Feb. 16, 1968, in Haleyville, Ala. The first 911 call in Ohio County was Aug. 12, 1991. That’s 50 years for the nation, 27 for Ohio County.

CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Ohio County Historical Society Board member Jarrod Holbrook stands outside the Clore Wing of the society’s museum. He favors the building, with its industrial history, over anything in its collection, though he is partial to the Hoosier Girl.
Bob Mattingly photo: Rising Sun Main Street Director Karrah Miller steadies the weigh-in tub as weigh master Stephen Hannan prepares to weigh a bluehead catfish before its release. Tournament director Frank McIntosh stands by to jot the number on the scoreboard.
Bob Mattingly photo: A fishing team at the 2017 catfish tournament in Rising Sun shows off the largest catfish they brought in on the first day of the competition.
Photo by Chandra L. Mattingly: Addison Bailey, daughter of Ean and Nicole Bailey, Rising Sun, stares in awe at a newly-emerged monarch butterfly.
CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS Laura Walston is director of Ohio County 911 and Emergency Management Agency. The county dispatch center receives around 2,000 calls to 911 annually.

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Fall is just around the corner.  Now is the time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful colors and weather this time of year has to offer, said Jamie Stegemiller, director of the Rising Sun-O

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September is National Preparedness Month, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security encourages Hoosier families to take the necessary steps to make sure households are prepared for all types

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HANOVER - Sophomore Dalton Vinup’s fourth-place overall finish led Rising Sun boys cross country in the newly-renamed Southwestern (Hanover) Invitational Thursday, Sept.