A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 11-19-15


November 25, 1965

50 years ago

Fellowship Prayer Feasting: Every day we can well give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy . . . yet, we set aside one special day for united prayer, good fellowship and feasting that we may celebrate the bounty of God, together. This Thanksgiving Day, gather with your friends . . . in church . . . around the table!

From Scribbings by Dorotha Stegemiller: During the week we celebrate a day of Thanksgiving established by the Pilgrims some 300 years ago, it seems rather unreasonable that once again we must also remember a tragic weekend in American history. Two years have passed since that dark, dreary Friday when the nation was stunned by the news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. And, reluctant to believe, we were prone t o say – such a thing does not happen in our great land of educated and civilized people!

Ohio County has a rich heritage and as the years roll by the history of that heritage is going to be forgotten. Many of the citizens and members of Civic organizations of the county are interested in preserving all that may be obtained from early history. Since the coming year is the celebration of Indiana’s Sesquicentennial, it seems a most opportune time to begin. There will be a meeting at the Public Library November 30 to discuss possibilities sand requirements for the formation of a Historical Society in Ohio County.

A region compounded of Ohio, Dearborn, Franklin, Switzerland and Ripley Counties, has been given top priority in Indiana for construction of a mental health center.

Christmas bells will ring out heralding once again the glorious holiday season as the Christmas Bazaar is the first affair of the year to begin the festivities. The bazaar will be held December 4 in the Rising Sun High School gym, sponsored by the Band Boosters. Morgan Drescher and Mrs. Thelma Dibble are planning a musical program, which will include grades 1 through 5 singing Christmas Carols and a concert by the junior and senior bands. The bazaar will include music, food, bake sale, Christmas decorations, handicraft items, and even Santa will pay a visit.

From the Halls of R.S.H.S. —The Nurses Club held a Tea for their mothers in the Home Economics Room at the high school last Monday. The Student Council is selling sweat shirts to raise money for their treasury.  The French Classes are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the French exchange student, Miss Olga Sierpniak. The Senior Class ordered their announcements, calling cards, thank you cards, memory books, etc., Tuesday, sixth period.

Births – a daughter was born November 11 to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brett. She weighed 9 pounds and has been named Deborah Sue; a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. David Bovard November 16 at Dearborn County Hospital.