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



February 2nd, 1967

The Cub Scouts of Pack #5 held their annual Pinewood Derby Race Monday, January 30th in the Methodist Church. Cubmaster Ralph Race was in charge of the race assisted by Rev. Charles Noss and Mr. George Elliott as judges. Thirty-six boys participated in the race. First place winners from the dens were Richard Baer, Den 1; Monty Copeland, Den 2; J. D. Walcott, Den 3; Wayne Baxter, Den 4; and Bobby Steward, Den 5. Winners of the pack were: J. D. Walcott, 1st place; Wayne Baxter, second place and Bobby Steward, third.

The Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation announced this week that the Head Start classes for children from 4-6 years of age in the four county area of Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland Counties are scheduled to begin on a graduated time table as all details are worked out, and when final approval is received from Chicago Regional Office.

Mrs. Effie North’s first grade class at Rising Sun in 1949 included: Patty Elbright, Sharon Kay Merrick, Marilyn Padgett, Mona Jill Collins, Babette Huffman, Hazel Jones, Hazel Blue, Bonnie Keith, Judy Billingsley, Betty Lummer, Howard Fletcher, Terry Cofield, Doris Liggett, Linda McPherson, Marian Moll, Wanda Silvers, Anita Swinford, Mary Ann Lotton, James A. Caldwell, Donald Stewart, Nancy Gullion, Donalea Adams, Carole Danbury, Peggy Ashton, Ruth Ann Becht, Shirley Herron, Mary Pavey, Martha Jones, Paula Neaman, Janet Detmer, Ronnie Lemmons, Sonny Beach, Maurice J. Gullion, John Wayne Hastings, Sherman Henderson, Kenneth Whitney, Tommy Pavey, Leroy Gregory, P. J. Maurer, Steven Fessler, Danny Henderson, Bobby Keith, Julia Jarvis, Jean and Arlene Elsa, and Gene Roberts.

Neal Ficke, 35, Cincinnati, Ohio, pilot of a 1960 Cessna 182 crashed about a mile north of Rising Sun in a field owned by Roy Elliott, Sunday. The Rising Sun Life Squad was summoned but the pilot was not injured.

Ad reads: 5 piece cast iron cookware set with purchase of a Poulan chainsaw at Pavey’s Lawn & Garden Center, 731 Main Street, Rising Sun.

At Christian’s Market: Eckrich smoked sausage, 59 cents per lb.; Crossroad peaches, 2 ½ size, 3 cans for 79 cents; Eckrich wieners, 59 cents lb. package; Coca Cola, 3 for $1.00 plus deposit; Maxwell House coffee 2 lb. jar, $1.69; Borden’s vanilla ice cream, $1.99 gallon carton; 20 lb bag white potatoes, $1.19 Nestles coca mix, 1 3/4 lb can for 49 cents.

Rising Sun School Honor Roll for first semester. A Honor roll includes: Linda Cutter, grade 11; Karen Brown and John Deckard, grade 10; Diane Rand, grade 9; Patricia Brown and Tommy Brown, grade 8.


February 1st, 1962

Rising Sun High School Music students will be on the Hanover College campus Saturday, February 3rd, to take part in the Southeastern Indiana District Solo and Ensemble music contests.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Weaver a daughter, January 22nd.


January 31st, 1957

The Riverside Hotel at Main and South Front streets has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Merry of Morrow Ohio.


January 27th, 1937

Finally coming to a standstill at 3 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, the Ohio River maintained a stage of 82 feet 2 inches for several hours. 100 families are homeless and twenty business houses including the Citizens State Bank were forced to move out. Back water in Main Street came up as far as the post office doors. Electric power has been shut off since last Thursday.

At a meeting held at Flood Headquarters in the City Building, Sunday, James M. Green was made disaster chairman. The following committee chairmen were appointed: Dr. Wesley M. Hall, medical aid; Dean W. Whitlock, transportation and communication; Mrs. Mollie B. Carson, county welfare director, shelter and flood requirements; Miss Ellen C. Stewart, registration and information. The officers of the CCC Camp placed their men in trucks at the disposal of the committee. Medical supplies flown from New York were brought from Lawrenceburg by local men.

The Court House and Reformed Church are full of refugees, the Methodist church has been converted into a commissary and the Church of Christ is being used as a hospital. Thirty families are reported living in a church building at Patriot.

An amplifier was installed in the Recorder office Monday afternoon from which vantage point Aubrey Robinson gives directions to all those helping in the flood relief.


January 28th, 1927

E. A. Bodey has been reappointed postmaster at Rising Sun.

The Ohio River this week reached the highest since the flood of 1913.