A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 10-27-16


Compiled by

Mavis Uhlmansiek

Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun


October 27th, 1966

Rising Sun High School Honor Roll for All A’s include, Sharon Hall, Deborah Salyer, Karen Brown, and Diane Rand. Grade 7 with all A’s are Sandra Williams and Larry Turner.

Approximately 60 Brownies and Girl Scouts from Rising Sun Troops enjoyed the colorful and exciting Ice Capades at Cincinnati Gardens October 22nd. They were taken by Floyd Neaman in his school bus.

Mrs. Margaret Ashcraft and Mrs. Edna Facemire are conducting the absentee voting in the clerk’s office. Clerk Sarah Dugle reminds voters that the office will remain open every day until 4 p.m. Under the new absentee voting laws set up by last general assembly, absentee voting by mail has been eliminated for everyone except members of the Armed Forces and their spouses, students attending colleges or universities outside of Indiana and federal employees outside the state.

The Rising Sun City Dump will be closed all day Sunday, October 30th due to the pony pulling contest sponsored by the Rising Sun Fire Department.

Adults may purchase season basketball tickets at the high school principal’s office on November 1st from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. or at any time during the school day after November 1st. Adult season tickets for the 10 home games will be $6.50. There will be no reserved seats.

The Kaiser-Vinup Post #8505 Veterans of the Foreign Wars, is 20 years old and the members who make up the organization are truly a great part of the history of Rising Sun and Ohio County. Sixteen of the community’s overseas Veterans of World War I and II and their families were present at the high school auditorium Sunday, October 27th, 1946 when the late Roy Davis, Ninth District Commander from Columbus, Indiana, presided at the organization ceremonies. The post was named for Harold Kaiser, the first Ohio County man killed in World War II and Bennie Vinup, the second Ohio County man killed in World War I. The first officers were: Richard N. Fancher, commander; Paul Firsich, senior vice commander; Verl C. Holder, junior vice commander; Joseph N. Slageter, quartermaster; and Harry D. Wright, adjutant. Over the past 20 years the group has had several meeting places. First was the second floor above the garage across what is now the American Legion Hall on Main Street. Next was the second floor of the Danbury building, and then the garage in back of the former Dowers property on Front Street. The V.F.W. Auxiliary was formed on Sunday, May 11th, 1947 at the D. of A. Hall. The late Mrs. Myrtle Slageter was installed as the first president. Each May “Buddy Poppies” are sold, the proceeds from which go to five veteran’s hospitals and the V.F.W. Home for Widows and Orphans at Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Several wheelchairs are available to be loaned to anyone who might find need of one. Since 1947 a City playground on Front Street has been maintained on lots donated to the post by the late Ted C. Brown and Mrs. Brown.

AUCTION: Wednesday November 9th, 1966 at Whitlock Tool Shop (formerly J. W. Whitlock’s Company Inc.) 214 S. Walnut Street, Rising Sun. Listed for sale – all machinery and tools; buildings, consisting of a two-story brick office building, tool shop and garage. Auctioneers – The Atlas Company, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Gary Wayne Loh, member of the Air Force since January 16th, 1966 had his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and is now with the Strategic Air Command in Clinton, Sherman, Oklahoma. Denis Ray Loh entered the Air Force September 22nd, 1966 is taking his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base.

Cub Scout Pack 5 met Monday evening, October 24th in the Methodist Church. Cub Master Ralph Race welcomed approximately 100 parents and children. Mr. Race presented Bobcat pins to 11 boys who have entered into club scouting since September. New Cubs are: Rusty Neal, Troy Marksberry, Russell Rice, Douglas Walston, Bobby Stewart, Keith Malone, Timmy Anderson, Scott Johnson, Richard Baer, Ralph Cole and Rodney Messer.