Celebrating the history of
Ohio County and Rising Sun
50 YEARS AGO
November 28th, 1968
Hattie Brown Steamer: Story contributed by Mrs. Hazel Danglade of Vevay and was written for the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1962 by the late Russell O. Dufour. “Of all the steamboats running between Cincinnati and Louisville, from the gay 90s to the early 1920s none was more loved by both young and old, than the little steamer Hattie Brown that for many years plied between Warsaw, Ky. and Madison, Indiana. In all kinds of weather, when the earth lay shivering beneath a blanket of snow or on bright spring mornings, when life was leaping back into the trees, her beloved whistle sent the echoes reverberating between the Kentucky and Indiana hills. It was a warning for men not to be late for work, and to school children to hurry and get ready for school, and to the housewife to look at her clock, and if its hands did not stand exactly at seven, she would promptly move them up to that hour; for the Hattie was as regular as the sun.
You are the key. Here is “a-once-in-a-lifetime” chance to become involved in establishing a new museum that you will be proud of. A museum that will house the main items now belonging to the society, and provide space for many more items that will be donated. A Community Center will be made available for meetings, classes, workshops, study groups and activities for young and old. An interesting museum will attract people from outside the area. A growing museum, changing exhibits, and loaned collections will keep them coming.
Births: a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hannah, November 15th; a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Louden, November 15th; a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Turner, November 15th; a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Chase, November 20th.
‘Scribblings’ by Dorotha Stegemiller: Our forefathers, in celebrating the first Thanksgiving were grateful for their many blessings. And among these was the thing they sought most — FREEDOM! Today, we Americans sometimes forget what freedom includes and just how valuable an inheritance it is. In his book, “The Art of Living”, Wilfred A. Peterson gives this apt description of our greatest blessing. “Freedom is a personal thing. Freedom is an open door, but you must walk through it. Freedom is a ladder, but you must climb it. Freedom doesn’t mean that you can do what you please, but it does mean that there isn’t anything holding you back from striving to make your finest dreams come true. Freedom is yours now, this very minute, and what you do with it is up to you. You can aim at the highest goal. Freedom is an invitation to be creative — to paint, sing, carve, write, build according to your heart’s desire. Freedom is the opportunity to dedicate your life to the service of others. You can follow your dream wherever it leads. Freedom is your right to be yourself to make mistakes, to fail and try again. No failure is final; freedom always gives you another chance. Freedom is a blessing to be shared. The fruits of freedom depend upon the interaction of the thoughts, ideas and ideals of men. Freedom is a wide horizon gleaming with promise.
55 YEARS AGO
December 5th, 1963
The sale of Sesquicentennial stock will begin very soon it was announced Tuesday night by Sesqui President, David Bailey. The attractive blue and gold stock certificates bear the official seal of Rising Sun and Ohio County Sesquicentennial which was designed by Virgil Hewitt.
Airman First Class Charles Robinson, who has been in the Strategic Air Command for several years, has received the Airman Achievement Award for devotion to duty and meritorious service.
December 2nd, 1948
The new Mt. Carmel Methodist Church which has been entirely rebuilt on a different site since the tornado last March 19th destroyed the historic edifice on State Road 56, will be formerly dedicated Sunday, December 5th.
80 YEARS AGO
December 1st, 1938
Three new homes in Rising Sun are nearing completion, a two-story home being built by Floyd Neaman near the edge of town; the home under construction by Jack Thies on South Mulberry Street and the Clarence Woods home on North High Street.
Thirty seven members of the American Legion played host to the Rising Sun businessmen at a rabbit and oyster dinner at the Legion Home Tuesday night. Mrs. Julia Sholey officiated as chef.
110 YEARS AGO
December 5th, 1908
Miss Myrtle Steele entertained the Bachelor Girl’s Club Thursday evening at her home on Main Street.