A LOOK BACK: OHIO COUNTY AND RISING SUN 3-15-18

Compiled by Mavis Uhlmansiek Celebrating the history of Ohio County and Rising Sun

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50 YEARS AGO

March 14th, 1968

  Sunday, March 10th will be opening for services in the new Holmes Hill Church of Christ on old Highway 56 near Buffalo. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 and worship services to follow at 10:30 with Brother Robert Emsweller as Evangelist. Work has progressed rapidly on the new structure. The building is 60×32 feet with a seating capacity of 130. There is a full cement basement with restrooms and a kitchen. A nursery is on the main floor. The exterior of the building has aluminum siding and the interior is paneled throughout. Small rooms are on both sides of the baptistery behind the pulpit which will be used for classes and dressing rooms. The painting over the baptistery is hand painted in oil by Mrs. Mary Amanda Moore, Hebron, Kentucky. The contractor was Clifford Chipman and several members of the congregation have devoted endless time to the building. The congregation has been holding service in the Salem Ridge Church for some time.

  The Tree, Field and Coon Hound Association of Rising Sun is sponsoring a coon dog drag race at Green’s Lake Sunday, March 17th. The race will start at noon Eastern Time. The lake is located on State Road 56 south.

  Girl Scout Week which is celebrated March 10-16, marks the founding of Girl Scouting in 1912. They decorated a widow at Copeland’s Hardware. Girls attended church services together Sunday morning. The Rising Sun Girl Scouts are saving all kinds of Trading Stamps in order to get camp equipment for the Day Camp Program at Bovard’s Woods the last two weeks of June.

  Nearly 100 4-H’ers were recognized at the 4-H Achievement Banquet Friday night at the Bear Branch Lutheran Church, which is sponsored annually by the Ohio County Farm Bureau. Linda Hinz and Ronnie Elliott were recognized as the recipients of the 4-H Achievement trophies sponsored by the Rising Sun Sate Bank.

  Bulk garden seeds are for sale at Aylor & Meyer in Aurora or Rising Sun.

55 YEARS AGO

March 14th, 1963

  Ernest A. Bodey, who has been associated with the public on Main Street for more than 40 years will retire, March 16, from his position as teller at the Rising Sun State Bank. Mr. Bodey served as a Lieutenant overseas in World War I.

60 YEARS AGO

March 13th, 1958

  Janet Neaman and Carroll Dean Rimstidt won the 4-H Clubs Outstanding Achievement awards at the annual 4-H dinner last Friday night in the Methodist Church.

  Kathy Fay Niccum, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Niccum of near Aberdeen, will undergo a delicate heart operation March 18th, at Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.

80 YEARS AGO

March 11th, 1938

  Miss Goldie Shanahan, county superintendent of schools, was guest speaker at the Lawrenceburg Kiwanis Club last Tuesday noon, speaking on the subject of “Juvenile Delinquency.”

90 YEARS AGO

March 9th, 1928

  Controlling interest in the Ohio River Telephone Company has been purchased by the Southern Indiana Telephone Company.

100 YEARS AGO

March 14th, 1918

  Miss Ellen Stewart has accepted an appointment from Dr. H. E. Barnard, Federal Food Administrator for Indiana, as president of Food Clubs in Ohio County. She will co-operate with John Wessler, County Food Administrator.

  H. S. Anderson attended the annual convention of the Indiana Retail Shoe Dealer’s Association at Indianapolis this week.