A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 12-15-16

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50 YEARS AGO

December 15th, 1966

Henry Pictor has purchased the law office and residence on Main Street belonging to the late J. Ricketts. Mr. Pictor, an attorney from Sharonville, Indiana will be discharged this week from the U. S. Marines. He plans to move to Rising Sun at once with his wife and family. Mrs. Ricketts has purchased a new home on Willow Street from Roy O. Turner and will move in when the house is completed.

“Aunt Nancy” VanOsdol, one of the early pioneers, came to this community in 1816 with her husband, John, his brother, Nathan, and Nathan’s wife. The Pennsylvania Dutch settlers spent many prosperous years in the New Hope area and Aunt Nancy, as she was known to family and friends, lived to be over a hundred.

Four State Highway Department engineers are in Aurora surveying anticipation of raising the road bed level of State Road 56 within the city limits. There is a possibility of raising the road in the area of the old Wooden Shoe Building on Decatur Street, according to William Grogan, district highway superintendent.

The Shiners added two more victories last weekend as they downed previously unbeaten Sunman 75-71 in two overtimes and turned back a stubborn Waldron outfit 79-75.

The possibility of withholding milk from the market to increase prices paid to farmers surged forward last Thursday, in the wake of a booming response to the idea at the National Farmers Organization Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The N.F.O. controls 40 to 60 percent of milk supplies in heavy producing areas of Wisconsin and Minnesota. The N.F.O. is organized in 25 states. Those delegates attending from this area were “Doc” Collins, Amos Hastings, Louis Coy, Norris Works, and Kenneth Riddell.

Ring-a-ding-ding it’s Christmas for Christmas giving from Espey’s Shopping Center for jackets, perma press shirts, billfolds, ties, socks, belts, perma press pants, pajamas, caps, hats, sweaters, insulated socks and underwear, t-shirts, briefs.

At Christian’s Market: Pillsbury flour, 5 pound bag, 49 cents; 1 pound package of Fischer’s lean bacon, 69 cents; gallon carton of ice cream, $1.09; tangerines, 49 cents per dozen; bananas, 2 pounds for 29 cents.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Ballou, December 4th a daughter weighing 7 pounds and has been given the name Darla Michelle; to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Marker December 8th a son weighing 11 pounds 1 ounce and has been named David Lee.

Four students from Ohio County are among 2,213 graduates who received September degrees from Indiana University. They include: Rick Clements, Glen Kelley, Mrs. Janet Winn O’Neal, and Michael Wilson.

A Soldiers Prayer at Christmas

by Lauretta Borgman

When Christmas time draws near us we think of those so dear,

So many miles between us it sometimes brings a tear.

I know the Christmas Spirit brings magic to the heart

but it can be so lonely when we’re so far apart.

I wish you Merry Christmas, I’d like to be with you.

I wish you Merry Christmas, send all my love so true.

I wish you peace and gladness, good health the whole year thru,

I wish you many blessings, may God be good to you.

I think of you so often and think so much of you,

That’s why I send these wishes and hope they all come true.

Tho you be far or near me you’re always in my mind.

Dear ones are so important when they are left behind.

I wish you Marry Christmas and Happy New Year too,

I wish you Merry Christmas, may all your dreams come true.

I wish you peace and gladness, good health the whole year thru.

I wish you Merry Christmas, may God watch over you.