Compiled by Mavis Uhlmansiek Celebrating the history of Ohio County and Rising Sun



May 9th, 1968

  “Almost Eighteen”, a three act comedy by Dana Thomas, has been chosen for presentation by the Senior Class of Rising Sun High School. The play will be given at the gymnasium Friday, May 10th at 8 p.m. Members of the cast are: Ronnie Potter, Debbie Works, Linda Whitlock, Roger Webb, Debbie Gary, Connie Williams, Ronnie Leive, Linda Cutter, Roger Neaman, Donna Wadsworth, Connie Cochran, and Sharon Brown. Student director is Tanya Fessler; stage manager, Bill Lemons; prompter, Karen Caplinger; and makeup, Betty Nixon.

  Baccalaureate for the 1968 graduates of Rising Sun High School will be held on Sunday, May 12th, at 8 p.m. at the high school gym.

  Rising Sun High School’s Honors and Awards Day program will be held in the high school gym on Friday, May 17th at 8:30 a.m. Seniors who are to be graduated will receive recognition for their achievements in academic areas, extra-curricular activities, and attendance.

  Engineers of Dravo Corporation are busy this week unloading equipment preparatory to construction of the new bridge which will connect Interstate 275 in Indiana and Kentucky. The equipment has been arriving by barge for several days, and Tuesday morning a giant crane, a bulldozer, and a grader were unloaded. Further unloading will be done each day until the construction facilities are complete.

  Completion of the bridge on State 262 over Arnold’s Creek, 2 1/2 miles from Rising Sun is expected in about two weeks if good weather continues, William Grogan, Highway Superintendent for the Aurora Sub-district, predicts.

  Primary vote was heavy here Tuesday. In the county contests Dortha Curry, Democrat for Treasurer received the high count with 639 votes cast. Eleanor Whitlock, Republican for Clerk of the Circuit Court was highest with 387. Janet Hayes won over Rudolph Hall by 284 votes for the Clerk on the Democrat ticket and Clyde Webb won by 184 over Ward McHenry.

  Ad reads: Defrost no more! 100 percent frost-proof 126-lb. size freezer (14.6 cu. ft. big) built by Frigidaire is how $279.50 at Danbury’s, Main Street, Rising Sun.

  Sgt. Cecil W. Campbell received his Staff Sergeant stripes from Colonel San Salver, Third Training Brigade Commander, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Sergeant Campbell graduated from Fort Benning, Georgia as a Buck Sergeant February 5th, 1968 and went to Fort Jackson to train other soldiers going to Vietnam.

  Now showing at Palace Theatre in Aurora — “Valley of the Dolls”.


May 6th, 1948

  Dr. I. H. Pate of Rising Sun was re-elected Chairman of the Ohio and Switzerland Counties Community Sing at the Sing held May 2nd at Olive Branch Baptist Church.

  For the first time in its history four generations have graduated from Rising Sun High School. They are M. S. Gibson, Class of 1881; Leonard C. Gibson, Class of 1904; Roy L. Gibson, Sr., Class of 1926; and Roy L. Gibson, Jr., who is a member of this year’s class.


May 6th, 1938

  Commencement exercises will be held Thursday, May 12th in the auditorium for 44 seniors of Rising Sun High School.

  Thomas L. Seavers, Aberdeen garage owner, entered his Gordon Setter, Buster, and won second prize in a photographic contest sponsored by National Sportsman and Hunting and Fishing magazines. There were more than 5,000 entries.


May 4th, 1928

  Through the courtesy of Harry Wessler, Frank Barbour, and William Jacobs, a five hundred yard rifle range has been laid out across their respective farms and equipped with a pit and disappearing targets.

  Robert Burnside and M. F. Cartwright are planning to open a laundry in a part of the Ira L. North building on Fourth Street.

  The “Lighthouse Inn”, opened on State Road 56 below Rising Sun, recently is for sale.


May 9th, 1918

  An impressive service was held in Mt. Pleasant M. E. Church Sunday when a service flag with eight stars was dedicated. Following a Patriotic address by the Rev. W. M. Hopper, stars were placed on the flag for Ray Keith, Orville Peters, Clarence Woods, Clyde Fletcher, Clarence Hastings, Blaine Ashcraft, Frank Smith, and Lawrence Baker.


May 9th, 1908

  Hugh S. Espey has been appointed postmaster in this city and his appointment was confirmed by the Senate on April 29th.


May 6th, 1898

  Today is the last day of school in Rising Sun with commencement exercises at the M. E. Church tonight.