A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 2-9-17



February 9th, 1967

Capt. Gary Scudder, chief medical officer of the Cincinnati Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station was recently awarded the Air Medal for meritorious and courageous service while assigned to the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. Capt. Scudder is a graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He was stationed at Phuoc Vinh in Vietnam where he treated battle casualties as part of a mobile medical team and held daily sick call for both Vietnamese and U. S. troops, plus numerous Vietnamese civilians.

Two Rising Sun women, Mrs. William P. Hanna and Mrs. Howard Cofield, retired this week after many years of public work. Mrs. Hanna was director of Ohio County’s Department of Public Welfare for 29 years. Mrs. Howard Cofield is retiring after serving 15 years as Deputy and Auditor of Ohio County.

Steven Licking and Danny Wehmeyer, seniors, at Rising Sun High School, have been selected to attend the second annual Indiana High School government Leadership Conference at Indianapolis on February 11th. They will be accompanied by Dillon Dorrell, who teaches government at the high school

Letter to the Editor: As Founder’s Day Chairman for the PTA, I would like to extend an open invitation to all teachers, students, and parents of our community to attend our Founder’s Day Program at the Rising Sun High School. Also there is a display in Danbury’s building window on Main Street. Signed Mrs. Roy Marksberry.

Rising Sun High School students who are enrolled in the senior Government and Sociology classes will visit the 1967 Indiana General Assembly and tour the State House on Tuesday, February 14th. The students and their instructors, Dillon Dorrell and Jerry Tucker, will leave the high school at 6:45 a.m. via Trailway bus.

With Our Boys in the Service: Sp-4 Roy L. Ketenbrink is now stationed with the 661st Transportation Company near Munich, Germany. He completed basic training in Fort Knox, Kentucky and completed training as a helicopter electrician at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Seaman Recruit John M. Billingsley, 19, USN, has been graduated from nine weeks of Navy basic training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes. Seaman Recruit John t. Jones, 18, USN has been graduated from nine weeks of Navy basic training at the Naval Training Center.

Denny Brown came off the bench and dropped through six fielders and five for five from the charity stripe to pace the Shiners to their 12th victory, 69-58 over North Dearborn.

Thirty-five drivers are now signed to race in the 1967 Three Rivers Soap Box Derby.


February 8th, 1962

Army 2nd Lt. Dillon R. Dorrell participated in the 3rd Armored Division’s month-long winter training exercise in Grafenwohr, Germany.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cutter, a son, Allen William, January 31st; to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Berkley, a daughter, February 2nd.


February 7th, 1957

A donkey basketball game has been scheduled for March by the Lions Club.


February 6th, 1947

Due to the increased enrollment in Cass-Union School, Clarence Timberlake of Mauckport has accepted a position to teach in the Fifth grade.


February 5th, 1937

The ‘Hoosier Girl’, under the command of Captain Raymond Bedgood; and the ‘LC’ under the command of Captain Stewart Whitlock, were busy doing relief work in this section during the flood.


February 4th, 1927

After reaching a stage of fifty nine feet and eight inches, the Ohio River began to recede last Thursday.

Another step toward city mail delivery – businesses, houses and residences are being numbered.

Tobacco was received this week at the J. O. Hamilton warehouse, the former Shepard Lathe building on Front Street.


February 8th, 1917

At East Enterprise, Wilber Houze is serving as chauffeur for Dr. Wesley Hall for a few days.