The Dearborn County Register received third place in General Excellence among non-daily newspapers with circulation over 3,000 during the 2017 Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest Awards luncheon Saturday afternoon, Dec. 2, in Indianapolis.
Melissa Rieman photos: Left: Stan Davis dressed as Santa to wave to passersby from his highly-decorated yard on Ind. 156. Right: Bill Madison has performed the Santa role for over 30 years.

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As Christmas draws ever nearer, most children anxiously anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus. Rising Sun has been privileged to have many faces portraying the legendary icon.
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CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Work on the upscale senior housing condos at Sixth and Poplar streets, Rising Sun, is underway. Packages for the first two are expected to arrive Dec. 19 or 20, says developer Tim White.

Work has started on the John’s Place condominium project, with foundations poured and crawl space walls going up.

Melissa Rieman: Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 Color Guard presents the colors at the program held on Veterans Day.

Veterans, friends and families gathered Saturday afternoon, Nov. 11, for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans memorial to be created around the existing Veteran Tribute Tower on the Rising Sun riverfront.

submitted photo From left, Rising Sun Ohio County Schools Superintendent Branden Roeder, Ohio County Elementary Middle School Principal Teresa George, and Rising Sun High School Principal Noah Bostic display the schools’ silver rating certificate.

Rising Sun Ohio County Schools staff and administrators were very excited to accept a silver rating related to dual credit from the Indiana Department of Education recently, said Superintendent Branden Roeder.

submitted photo Ten preachers attended the 200th anniversary celebration and monument unveiling at Grants Creek Baptist Church, Rising Sun. From left: Evangelist Ted Alexander, director, Baptist Heritage Revival Society; Pastor Thomas Smith, St. Clair, Mo.; Pastor Aaron Campbell, Indianapolis; Pastor Ron Pittman, Hamilton, Ohio.; Pastor D. Patrick Bujak, current pastor of Grants Creek Baptist Church; Evangelist Terry Danford, Lizton, Ind.; Pastor Chris Kaiser, Acton, Ind.; Pastor Daryl Sparks, Dearborn, Ind

Grants Creek Baptist Church on Grants Creek Road in Ohio County celebrated its 200th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 4, with worship and the unveiling of a monument erected to celebrate the church’s history and the wilderness preachers of early America.

Melissa Rieman photos: Left: Stan Davis dressed as Santa to wave to passersby from his highly-decorated yard on Ind. 156. Right: Bill Madison has performed the Santa role for over 30 years.
CHANDRA L. MATTINGLY/THE RECORDER & NEWS: Work on the upscale senior housing condos at Sixth and Poplar streets, Rising Sun, is underway. Packages for the first two are expected to arrive Dec. 19 or 20, says developer Tim White.
Melissa Rieman: Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 Color Guard presents the colors at the program held on Veterans Day.
submitted photo From left, Rising Sun Ohio County Schools Superintendent Branden Roeder, Ohio County Elementary Middle School Principal Teresa George, and Rising Sun High School Principal Noah Bostic display the schools’ silver rating certificate.
submitted photo Ten preachers attended the 200th anniversary celebration and monument unveiling at Grants Creek Baptist Church, Rising Sun. From left: Evangelist Ted Alexander, director, Baptist Heritage Revival Society; Pastor Thomas Smith, St. Clair, Mo.; Pastor Aaron Campbell, Indianapolis; Pastor Ron Pittman, Hamilton, Ohio.; Pastor D. Patrick Bujak, current pastor of Grants Creek Baptist Church; Evangelist Terry Danford, Lizton, Ind.; Pastor Chris Kaiser, Acton, Ind.; Pastor Daryl Sparks, Dearborn, Ind

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