A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 2-16-17



February 16th, 1967

The Rising Sun Lions Club met Tuesday evening February 7th in the Court House Restaurant having as dinner guests their wives and special guests, David Purcell and Dennis Kieley. David and Dennis, high school students, were participants of the Lions Club International Peace Essay contest. Kathy Huffman Walton was also a participant. Paul Scudder, President of the Lions Club, presented a certificate sent by the Lions International to be given to the winner of each local club to David Purcell the winner of the contest from Rising Sun.

The Rising Sun-Ohio County Board of Education approved a contract for Mrs. Patsy Beach as cook of Cass Union School to replace Mrs. Allie Hastings, who resigned recently to accept employment elsewhere.

The new officers elected for the Blue Jeans Festival for 1967 are Paul Fletcher, president; Eugene Knigga, vice president; Mrs. James Uhlmansiek, secretary-treasurer; and Mrs. John Bunger, corresponding secretary.

Kenny Gregory unleashed a fifty-foot shot which banked through at the buzzer to give the Shiners their fifth conference victory. The Shiners beat Southwestern 58-56.

New policies this year at the Lawrenceburg basketball sectional include, Cheerleaders and students will not be allowed to carry shakers which in the past have let small pieces of paper on the playing floor.


February 13th, 1962

Robert L. (Bob) Montgomery opened a “Modern Shoe Repair” shop last Thursday at 302 Main Street formerly occupied by the Auto License Branch.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Don Roy Monroe, a son, Mark Wayne, February 8th; to Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Smith, a son, February 12th; to Mr. and Mrs. James Wainscott, a son, February 11th; to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Huffman, a son, February 7th.


February 14, 1957

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Wednesday, published the announcement that the name of Cincinnati Sanitarium will be changed to the Emerson A. North Hospital in honor of the University of Cincinnati’s first full professor of psychiatry. Dr. North, a brother of Mrs. Jane North, Rising Sun librarian, died August 21st, 1953. He served as resident psychiatrist at the Sanitarium at 5642 Hamilton Avenue, from 1913 to 1917.

The Rev. John E. Hoadley, pastor of the First Methodist Church, was elected president of the Rising Sun Ministerial Association for 1957 Monday evening at a meeting in the Evangelical and Reformed Church parish hall.

Harry E. Purcell, Jr. was reelected president of the Rotary Club for the second successive year at a dinner meeting Monday night in the First Evangelical and Reformed Church parish hall.


February 13th, 1947

The Shiners won their 15th straight basketball victory from North Bend, Ohio, Taylor, Friday night in the North Bend gym, 65-37. Bobby Kinnett, Shiner center, racked up seventeen points.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. William Glenn, a daughter, Brenda Sue, February 4th; to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Richardson, a daughter, Thelma Louise, February 10th; to Mr. and Mrs. George Elliott, a daughter, Dorothy June, February 6th; to Mr. and Mrs. Lora Thayer, a son, February 9th.

Miss Mary Adams has purchased Mim’s Style Shoppe on Main Street from Mrs. Carl Probst. The store will be known as The Fashion Shoppe.


February 12th, 1937

According to the Red Cross representative here, the emergency phase of the flood situation is over in Rising Sun. The shelter house, feeding station and hospital, maintained by the Red Cross all have been closed. The next step is a check-up on the number of family’s still needing assistance.

Rising Sun schools opened Monday morning after being closed for three weeks due to flood conditions.


February 11th, 1927

The February issue of “Boating” announces that the Ohio Valley Motor Boat Racing Association has decided to hold its regatta this year at Laughery Island, July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

Tom Baxter has added two new tables and other equipment to his pool room.


February 12th, 1897

One can go from Cincinnati to McKinley’s inauguration at Washington, D. C. for $14.

The officers of the Fire Company are as J. S. Thompson, president; William Sholey, vice president; E. V. Newman, secretary; and Myron Barbour, treasurer.