A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 10-1-15


Compiled by

Mavis Uhlmansiek

Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun


October 6th, 2005

The 18th annual Rising Sun Navy Bean Fall Festival presented by the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce will kick off Friday, October 7th with the Navy Bean Fall Festival Queen pageant. Connie Althoff and Stephanie Scott, Festival Co-Chairs have announced the contestants are Jenifer Gerhard, Erin Keith and Ashley McClure.

Rising Sun was well represented in the 2005 Aurora Farmer’s Fair queen contest with Ashley McClure representing Rising Sun High School and Morgan Chase, representing the Southeastern Career Center. Rising Sun senior Scott Cummings was the king candidate.

The students at Ohio County Elementary Middle School raised $3,502.96 to help the hurricane victims in the South. They also got to see Mrs. Gloria Holland and Miss Patty Huff spend Tuesday, September 20th on the roof of the school after raising the amount from a challenge.

The Rising Sun Shiner Pride Marching Band performed their 2005 Carton Classic show for the community September 30th at the high school track.

Shake-n-Bake Band, an energetic, fun loving band from the Indianapolis area will perform at the Rising Sun Navy Bean Fall Festival on Friday, October 7th, during the Festival Queen Pageant and after the pageant.


October 5th, 1995

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Outdoor Recreation made on-site visits to Arnold’s Creek Boat Ramp and 15 acres of land proposed for a city/county park as a request from Rising Sun/Ohio County Joint Park Board which is part of a five year plan.

About 200 people crowded into the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department Building to see and hear Hyatt’s final renderings of the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino and Resort project plans.

Rising Sun resident Bryce Kendrick has been hired as a marketing/public relations consultant for Hyatt’s Grand Victoria Casino and Resort.

Tom Moore has returned to Aurora area and replaces Mark Lane as a patrolman for the police department.


October 4th, 1990

The Rising Sun Retailers met at Jack’s Place to finalize plans for the 1990 Rising Sun Homecoming and Navy Bean Festival. The black pot will be fired up at 8 a.m. on the corner of Main and Poplar streets and the bean soup served starting at 11 a.m. In addition, there will be sidewalk sales, food booths, children games, flea market, raffles, crafts, books, coffee, etc.


October 3rd, 1985

The Rising Sun Retailers Association will be sponsoring its annual Fall Tent Sale downtown and more than $400 in prizes will be given away.

Renee Baker was named first runner-up in the Versailles Pumpkin Show queen contest.

Dedication service for Rising Sun Church of Christ, 430 Fifth Street will be October 6th.


October 2nd, 1975

A combination of community need and response helped to make the Ohio County Blood Bank successful this year. The quota of 128 pints was exceeded by 35 for a total of 163 pints donated.

First Baptist Church, Rising Sun, will celebrate its 150th year in homecoming services October 5th.


September 30th, 1965

Lost Bridge, which connects Ohio and Dearborn counties over Laughery Creek, near Bear Branch has been painted for the first time in many years.

Saundra Jo Moreillon will represent Rising Sun High School at the Aurora Farmer’s Fair.

Williams Nursery, across from the airport, was awarded two first place ribbons and one second place red ribbon at the Versailles Pumpkin Show for the largest dahlias out of four classes.

Vandals broke into the Cass Union Consolidated School last Thursday night. Damage was done on the interior of the school and a case of butter and 12 pounds of ground beef was stolen from the deep freeze.


October 6th, 1955

Due to upcoming Halloween time of the year, Mayor I. H. Pate has issued a notice that it’s a violation of the laws of the State of Indiana to mark on doors or windows or to trespass on the property of another, to clutter up the streets and sidewalks of any city or town, destroy or carry away any property belonging to another.

B & W Market, corner of Main and Walnut streets, have Kahn’s bacon, 59 cents a pound; Kahn’s ham, 69 cents a pound; 10 pound bag potatoes, 25 cents.

Rising Sun-Ohio County Public Library had a total circulation of 1,421 books and added 43 new volumes in September, according to Miss Jane North, librarian.

As published last week, the Rising Sun newspapers, The Recorder and The Ohio County News, have been moved from the second floor of the Alvin Birdzell building, at Main and South Poplar streets to the former Blue Grill restaurant building at 101 North Walnut Street, just off Main Street, in back of the B & W (Grills) Market. The telephone number, 254-R, will now be used for both newspapers, with desk extensions. The post office box number, 8, will remain the same for both papers.

Notice: to my customers, effective Monday, September 10th, all haircuts will be 75 cents, says Mason Uhlmansiek.