A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 2-23-17



February 23rd, 1967

The Patriot Emergency Unit, held their annual meeting for the election of officers at the home of Fletcher Hufford, February 17th. Guy S. Harris was elected chairman of the Board of Directors; Mrs. Jean Burgess, secretary; and Carroll Detmer, treasurer.

The Rising Sun PTA met February 16th in the Rising Sun High School gym with approximately 200 adults and children attending the Founder’s Day program. The students of the Elementary School presented a musical program; the theme used was “Hail To Our Country.”

The Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce announces that a new corporation will soon establish a plant in Rising Sun. Within 30 or 40 days an electronic plant will begin operations at a location on Main Street between the Ideal Restaurant and Nell’s Fashion Shop. The new plant will employ 20 to 30 semi-skilled works in its assembly operation.

Representing the Rising Sun Shiners at the 1967 basketball Sectional at Lawrenceburg are: Ronnie Wiesmann, Bill McClure, Roger Webb, Gary Caplinger, Mike Jackson, Rick Neal, Denny Brown, Ken Gregory, Frank Swinford, Bill Hautman, Kenny Cappel, and Chuck Hautman. Other teams participating in the Sectional include: Whitewater Elkhorns, Red Devils of Aurora, Warriors of Vevay, Patriot Trojans, Lawrenceburg Tigers, Dillsboro Bulldogs, and Vikings of North Dearborn.

Special information concerning the Lawrenceburg Sectional was issued this week by host Principal Fred Schmits. A physician and nurse will be on duty in a clinic near the gym floor at all times. Any official or policeman will escort fans needing this service. If a fan needs to be contacted during tourney games, telephone 740 will reach the officials bench in the gym. No tickets will be available at the door during the tournaments. All tickets were sold prior to game time Thursday. A special fenced off area in the rear parking lot is reserved for players and official cars with passes. Concession stands will be located in the gym lobby and the cafeteria. Shakers and cards sections will not be allowed in the gymnasium.

Donald Works, Republican chairman, took Debbie Works, Linda Whitlock and Chuck Davis to Indianapolis February 16th where they served as pages for Ralph Dunbar in the House of Representatives.


February 22nd, 1962

For the third straight year, the Shiners are host for the basketball tournament. Eight area teams are lined up and fans wait impatiently for the opening whistle which will send the Vevay Warriors against the Aurora Red Devils tonight at 8 p.m.

A clarinet quartet composed of Dottie Elliott, Kenny Stegemiller, Beverly Galbreath, and Gwen Salyer placed first in the Hanover Music contest recently.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Guard, a son, Mark Allen, February 17th; to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haskell, a son, Howard Edwin, February 13th.

Shiner varsity and second team, cheerleaders, Shiner fans and parents traveled by bus Saturday, February 10 to the University of Kentucky to see John Adams, former Shiner star, play on the Kentucky freshman team.


February 21st, 1957

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Verle Truitt of Salem Ridge, a daughter, Bonnie Louise, February 3rd.

A1c Harry Dean Ballard left recently to report for duty at West palm Beach, Florida. He has completed two years of duty at Anchorage Alaska, as a clerk-typist in the Air Force.


February 20th, 1947

A. Frank Milner, Jr. has accepted a position as filed representative of the Rising Sun Creamery Company.


February 19th, 1937

According to revisions of the 1936 Indiana Public Welfare Act, Mrs. Mollie Corson, Ohio County Welfare Director, has announced that average monthly payments have been increased from $8.98 to $13.49 per month.


February 22nd, 1917

The canning factory building in the north part of town has been sold to G. B. Gibson’s Sons for $1,200.

John R. Woods, real estate agent, has sold the McKnight farm of forty-four acres, above town, to Frank Barbour.