If you see a fellow who looks homeless, pushing a shopping cart in Ohio or Dearborn County this month, well, he is.

But Tim Watt, also known as Hippie Harry, isn’t just homeless. The Marine veteran is on a mission to raise awareness of homelessness throughout Indiana.

Bob Mattingly photo: Parents and students line up in the Ohio County Elementary Middle School gym during open house Thursday, Aug. 3, a day before students reported for classes in Rising Sun Schools.

Not only has the beginning of school gone smoothly this year, but enrollment is up by about 40 students, said Rising Sun Ohio County Community Schools Superintendent Branden Roeder.

The budget hearing for the 2018 Rising Sun City Budget will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, Rising Sun Clerk-treasurer Rae Baker Gipson told city council at its Thursday, Aug. 3, meeting.

She reviewed the proposed salary ordinance for city employees, and appointed and elected officials before announcing the budget calendar dates.

Rising Sun City council unanimously approved Ohio County's veterans' plans for a veterans memorial at the veterans clock on the Rising Sun river front.

Submitted photo: OCCF scholarship winners who attended the foundation's celebration dinner July 21 are, from left: Jessica Koons, Kelsy Romans, Mason Uhlmansiek, Austin Armstrong, Caylin Mondary and Brittany Benning.

The Ohio County Community Foundation recently celebrated its 19th anniversary with a celebration dinner Friday, July 21. The celebration took place at the Schroeder Building located at the Ohio County Fairgrounds in Rising Sun.

Becky Welzel photo: Rising Sun High School Band members stand at attention, preparing to march, during this year’s band camp.

Forty band members attended band camp last week at Rising Sun Schools, said new band director Tyler Umpleby. That includes guard and percussion members.

“I was very impressed. It went super well,” he said. The kids had good attitudes and got a lot of work done in a week’s time.

Bob Mattingly photo: Parents and students line up in the Ohio County Elementary Middle School gym during open house Thursday, Aug. 3, a day before students reported for classes in Rising Sun Schools.
Submitted photo: OCCF scholarship winners who attended the foundation's celebration dinner July 21 are, from left: Jessica Koons, Kelsy Romans, Mason Uhlmansiek, Austin Armstrong, Caylin Mondary and Brittany Benning.
Becky Welzel photo: Rising Sun High School Band members stand at attention, preparing to march, during this year’s band camp.

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