Submitted photo: Tim Teke and Jim McDaniel draw alongside the entrance ramp to Rising Sun’s upper boat docks Wednesday, Sept. 12, after the ramp broke away.


Last week’s rising Ohio River snatched Rising Sun’s public docks away from the riverside, taking the entrance ramp one day and the docks themselves the next.

Whether in the light of day, the still of night, or in the middle of a rain storm, a visit to The Wall That Heals has a certain magic.

It is a chance to honor the people who gave everything for our freedoms. It is a chance for old friends to reconnect. It is a chance to mourn loved ones some visitors never had the chance to meet.

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.

Submitted photo: Tim Teke and Jim McDaniel draw alongside the entrance ramp to Rising Sun’s upper boat docks Wednesday, Sept. 12, after the ramp broke away.
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.

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Submitted photo: Tim Teke and Jim McDaniel draw alongside the entrance ramp to Rising Sun’s upper boat docks Wednesday, Sept. 12, after the ramp broke away.


Last week’s rising Ohio River snatched Rising Sun’s public docks away from the riverside, taking the entrance ramp one day and the docks themselves the next.

Sports

QUERCUS GROVE - Rising Sun Basketball’s 2018 Golf Scramble is set for a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start Sunday, Sept. 23, at The Vineyard Golf Course.