A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 11/22/2018

50 YEARS AGO November 21st, 1968   The Rising Sun Shiners began the 1968-69 basketball season with a convincing victory over Moores Hill last Friday night. The final score was Rising Sun 75, Moores Hill 54. Although the game was the third played this year by Moores Hill, it was the first for the Shiners which perhaps contributed to some of the loose play and excessive fouling. Bill Hautman scored 35 points.

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Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun

50 YEARS AGO

November 21st, 1968

  The Rising Sun Shiners began the 1968-69 basketball season with a convincing victory over Moores Hill last Friday night. The final score was Rising Sun 75, Moores Hill 54. Although the game was the third played this year by Moores Hill, it was the first for the Shiners which perhaps contributed to some of the loose play and excessive fouling. Bill Hautman scored 35 points.

  Band Boosters will serve supper in the home economics room of the high school Friday night before the basketball game. Serving will be from 6-8 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, homemade pie, and drinks will be available to the public. Members of the band boosters are planning to make this a custom before each home game this year.

  As snow flurries fell in Ohio County Tuesday and Wednesday, local citizens remembered November 2nd, 1966 when as much as 12 inches of snow paralyzed the area. But for this week, predictions did not include heavy snows this far south. Freeze warnings were issued Tuesday and Wednesday with highs set between 28-36 degrees. Sunshine was to break through the clouds Thursday to cause a slight warming trend. Northern part of the state around the Great Lakes is bracing for several inches of snow.

  The Ohio County Historical Society met Tuesday evening November 12th at the city building with 17 in attendance. Walter Skidmore, president, conducted business which included final plans for a Country Store on November 16. Reports were made on the building fund drive now in progress and further discussion of the museum and community center project was held.

  Now showing at Palace Theater in Aurora: “Kings Kong Escapes” plus “That Nashville Sound with Hank Wiliams, Jr. and Shelley Fabares, and Ed Begley. Coming soon is “Rosemary’s Baby”.

  Virgil Neaman of Fox Flowers announces Open House from 1-6 p.m.

  At Danbury’s now available: Frigidaire washer for $199.50 and Frigidaire dryer for $129.50.

  Norman Cutter, Ohio County Farm Bureau president; John Kaiser, and Carl Kittle are among those representing the Ohio County Farm Bureau at the 50th annual convention meeting at the Murat Temple in Indianapolis.

  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Whitham entertained Sunday afternoon in honor of their grandson, Robbie Ashcraft, who celebrated his second birthday November 19th. Robbie enjoyed opening his gifts, and ice cream and cake were served to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ashcraft and Mark, Mrs. Margaret Ashcraft, Mrs. Bertha Pate, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Whitham and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Whitham.

55 YEARS AGO

November 21st, 1963

  The opening game of the Rising Sun Shiners 1963-64 basketball season resulted in a victory for the Shiners over the Lawrenceburg Tigers 70-66.

  Carroll Hufford employed at the Chevrolet Assembly Plant in Norwood, Ohio, recently received a $2500 check for a suggestion pertaining to bolts on the passenger car radiator support.

60 YEARS AGO

November 20th, 1958

  James F. Detmer, cashier of the East Enterprise State Bank, was re-elected President of the Ohio County Council, Saturday.

  Mr. and Mrs. John Lettieri celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and have owned and operated the Central Hardware Store on Main Street since 1946.

70 YEARS AGO

November 18th, 1948

  Military services were conducted November 18th in the Humphrey & Phillips Funeral Home for Corporal John S. Jones, 20, who was killed in action June 13th, 1944 at Cherouq, France.

  Military services were conducted in the Baptist Church at Patriot November 17th for Sergeant George M. Koons, 30, who was killed inaction, August 6th, 1944 in Normandy France.

110 YEARS AGO

November 21st, 1908

  David R. Green has leased from the city the Talbott Mill site, Main and Front streets, for a coal yard.

120 YEARS AGO

November 18th, 1898

  Dr. B. N. Searcy has purchased Dr. Stevenson’s office at Patriot and the latter has returned to Rising Sun.

  Charles Kelso and others are organizing a class in stenography in town.