A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 1-5-17



January 5th, 1967

Henry Pictor, Rising Sun attorney Tuesday was appointed Ohio County attorney by commissioners Leroy Williams, Jr., Ward McHenry, and Denver Siekman. Mr. Pictor established his office here in December. He purchased the residence and office of the late Lee J. Ricketts. Mr. Williams was elected chairman of the commissioners for 1967 and Denver Siekman took his position on the board. Commissioners appointed Carl and Emma Raker to be courthouse custodians, and Mrs. Ramona Malone, county highway clerk. They reappointed Forrest DuVall as county highway superintendent and Mills Hemphill, veteran service officer. Clerk Sarah Dugle reappointed Mrs. Janet Hayes as her deputy. Treasurer Mrs. Dorotha Curry reappointed Mrs. Juanita McPherson her deputy. Sheriff Joseph Cunningham also reappointed his deputy, Millard F. Ryle. Miss Thelma Slageter began her new duties as auditor; Mrs. Lois Williams, recorder; Bobby Joe Keith, assessor; and William Detmer began his term as Coroner. County Councilmen Fletcher Hufford, Floyd Hastings, Edward Weisickle, Jr., Mrs. Mae Noble, Ray Walton, Earl Green and Harold Hambrick took office in December.

The Student Council of Rising Sun High School will sponsor the annual Homecoming celebration and dance Friday, January 6th. The Queen will be crowned between games. The candidates are Pam Chapman, Donna Wadsworth, Melanie Bliss, and Kathy Barbour. Following the games the student council will sponsor a dance for high school and older with the “Bad Habits” playing. Admission for the dance will be 25 cents.

Hartford Happenings 1966: The water has been over the crossing 98 days since January 1st, 1966 until January 1st, 1967.

Births: born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Dickie) Densler, a son, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces at Dearborn County Hospital December 31st. He has been named Charles Randall IV; born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Kinnett, a daughter weighing five pounds, 10 ounces at Dearborn County Hospital Monday, January 5th. She has been named Johnna Michelle.

Airman Second Class Lawrence L. VanTyle, Florida called his parents Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence E. VanTyle at the home of his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Mason J. Uhlmansiek.


January 4th, 1962

Rising Sun High School has been awarded the contract to have the 1962 sectional basketball tournament for the third consecutive year.

Miss Judy Billingsley, formerly of Rising Sun, has won her wings as a Delta Airlines stewardess and is now assigned to the airline’s Chicago stewardess base.


January 3rd, 1957

BonDurant Brothers have discontinued their retail store on Main Street and moved the electrical appliances to their Second Street Garage.

William Buddenberg has purchased the Hoosier Pete filling station at the corner of Main and Walnut streets.


December 31st, 1926

The Rising Sun Water & Light Company has extended the electric line out Bogus Hollow to the Frank Thies farm.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bailey of Pleasant Ridge, a son, Robert Oren, December 25th.

Poet’s Corner

Why we are here in Vietnam

Here we are across the sea, serving here unhappily.

We’re counting days till we go home. We’ll celebrate with cheer and foam.

Here in Nam we stay one year, hoping that we will brave the fear.

Of those who lurk but everywhere, and try to catch us unaware.

We’ll stand tall to the rights of these people, to the rights of all, the right to be equal.

To love thy neighbor and not be hated, it’s our code, our job, it is slated.

We’ll wait here till the job is done, because we are a native son.

To a nation which is bound by love, and cultured by the Lord above.