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



October 10th, 1968

The Rising Sun Shiners Cross Country Team tightened the lid on a successful season last Wednesday by finishing a strong second place in the nine-team Ohio River Valley Conference. Although the Shiners were unable to beat the highly rated Switzerland County team in the two-mile run, they easily outdistanced the other seven conference teams. Tony Thomas, the defending champion runner in the conference, again out ran 62 other runners to take first place for the second straight year. Tony’s closet competition was 10 seconds behind him which indicates his complete superiority in the race. Other Shiner runners finished in grand style. They finished in this order for Rising Sun: Jerry Huffner, Denny Carrigan, Ronald Wiesmann, Robert Trader, Jerry Vinup, and Mike McClure.

Pari-mutuel is defined as a system of betting on races in which the winning betters share the net of each pool in proportion to their wagers. For years Indiana has held the line firmly against the legislation of any kind of gambling. However, after repeated efforts to establish a pari-mutuel betting system in connection with horse racing tracks, advocates during the 1967 General Assembly succeeded in getting through both houses a bill providing for a referendum on such a wagering system in Indiana. Therefore, at the election on November 5 Hoosier voters will face the question; “Shall pari-mutuel betting be permitted in this state?”

Twenty-five Rising Sun Rotary Club members and their wives enjoyed a dinner celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Club on Monday, September 30th. Speaker for the evening was Gerald Ewbank, Lawrenceburg attorney, who treated his audience to a look at some history of presidential elections.

John R. Adams is participating this week as a judge in the University of Kentucky College of Law Moot Court program. He is a senior in the College of Law at the University. Mr. Adams was the winner of the Gilliam Club last year. The top two students in each club become members of the Moot Court Board during their senior year and receive credit hours for their participation.

Now playing at The Alps in Vevay: Elvis Presley in “Live a Little, Love a Little” in color with the second movie is called “Stranger in Town” an action western in color. Admission is $1.00.

Now showing at The Palace in Aurora: Walt Disney’s “Family Band” with Walter Brennan and Buddy Ebsen; also showing is Disney’s “Three Little Pigs”.


October 10th, 1963


Mr. A. R. Stryker, president of Lawrenceburg Gas Company, and Mr. William Zimmer, president of Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company announced today that the Cincinnati Company would acquire all the capital stock of the Lawrenceburg Company.


October 9th, 1958

300 persons witnessed the ground breaking ceremonies Sunday afternoon, October 5, for the new Rising Sun-Ohio County School Building. School principals, PTA presidents, Classroom teachers, and the Pike Township (Bear Branch) Quartet and the high school band participated in the program.

Cheerleaders elected at Rising Sun High School for the school year are: Mary Ann Lotton, Babette Huffman, Audrey Clifton, and Bobbie Sue Bond.


October 7th, 1948

Rising Sun High School Shiners are scheduled to play 18 games this winter and also participate in a blind tournament in their own gym, Coach “Jimmy” Dorrell announced this week.


October 5th, 1928

Miss Ruth Cochran has resigned her position as bookkeeper for the Rising Sun Water & Light Company. She has been succeeded by Mrs. E. V. Menefee.

Joe Hemphill will open a barber shop in the Dowers building on Main Street. Rising Sun now has seven barber shops.


October 10th, 1908

Murray’s Branch School commenced last week with an enrollment of 94. Miss Anna Pate is teacher.

J. W. Whitlock spent part of the week in Chicago on business connected with the harp factory.


October 7th, 1898

Henry A. Downey has been appointed postmaster at Allensville.