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



March 28th, 1968

  John Adams has recently been elected president of the Student Bar Association of the University of Kentucky, College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky. The Student Bar Association is composed of approximately 400 students enrolled in the University’s College of Law. As President, Mr. Adams will be responsible for the coordination of all law programs and activities. Mr. Adams will assume his duties at the Annual Law Day Banquet on March 30 and will hold office for one year.

  The Rising Sun PTA met Thursday, March 21st in the Rising Sun High School library. Dr. Willard Stamper, Rising Sun dentist, presented the program for the evening. He spoke on the importance of fluoridation in the water for the teeth; psychologically how to prepare children for the dentist and many other interesting points in preventive dentistry.

  Congressman Lee H. Hamilton has been advised that the Rising Sun – Ohio county Community School Corporation has received a $2,626 grant under the provision for financial assistance to schools in federally affected areas. The school has a tentative entitlement of $5,258 for fiscal year 1968. Of that entitlement, $2,629 has been certified for immediate payment.

  Ad reads — Notice: Feather flowers, something new. Can be seen and purchased at Molen Floral, Second Street, Aurora.

  The arrival and installation of an IBM 360 Computer has been completed it was announced by Thomas Nyquist Coordinator of Business Occupations for the Southeastern Indiana Vocational School in Versailles.

  The Cub Scout Pack met at the Methodist Church on Monday, March 25th with 43 present. The following awards were presented: Don Baer, Wolf badge; Kevin Hannah, One Gold Arrow Point, Wolf Badge and two Silver Points; John Rumsey, Denner Badge; Monte Copeland, Webelos. Michael Snelling and Ricky McMullen were welcomed into the Cub Scouts and were given the Bob Cat presentation in due and ancient form by the Cub Master assisted by Carl Wigal.

  Now available at Ross Copeland’s Valley Supply (second anniversary sale) — basketball goals and backboards, $11.95; metal tool sheds, $134.95; Little Red Barn tool sheds, $249.95; Wood paneling, $3.60 to $9.00; Hotpoint 17ft. no frost ref-freezer on wheels, $299.95.

  Howard L. Fletcher has been employed as plant manager for the Felco Feed Manufacturing facility at Dawson, Minnesota. The new one-half million dollar feed facility is scheduled to be completed in July. He graduated from Purdue University in 1964 with a degree in Agricultural Business Management.

  Scribblings: Springtime is here! Yes, it is! Spring arrived officially at 8:22 a.m. March 20th. Of course, two days later winter decided it wasn’t quite ready to depart and dumped a lovely 12 inch snow storm on top of us. But don’t let icy winds and snowflakes fool you because sure signs of the season are popping up everywhere.


March 28th, 1963

  Mr. and Mrs. John Pavey have opened a Lawn and Garden Center at their home on West Main Street.


March 25th, 1948

  Rising Sun and Ohio County this week suffered the worst tornado damage in the 200-odd history of this community. Miraculously no lives were lost and no one suffered serious injury. The tornado struck at 1:05 p.m. March 19th. Property damage is estimated at $1,250,000.

  The American Red Cross has begun the rehabilitation of Rising Sun and Ohio County tornado victims with headquarters in the city building.

  The Lions Club sponsored Easter egg hunt will be Easter Sunday afternoon, March 28th, at the Frank Barbour Farm above town.


March 25th, 1938

  Word has been received here abandoned CCC Camp near Rising Sun will be demolished and removed during the next few months.


March 23rd, 1928

  Orville Hodson, coach of the Rising Sun High School basketball team, Wilford Strautman, and Paul Barbour witnessed the basketball tourney in Indianapolis last Saturday.

  Wilford Strautman is the new clerk at the A&P Store.


March 28th, 1918

  Miss Ella Irons has presented the D of A Council a beautiful service flag in honor of four members who are serving Uncle Sam.

  Twenty-two pupils of the city and county schools passed the eighth grade examination which will give them passports into High School.


March 28th. 1908

  The interior of Hemphill’s drug store and R. D. Fisher’s grocery have been newly papered and painted the past week.

  Miss Mary Toohy recently received some Shamrock, a package of Shamrock seed, a small harp and some green ribbon with which to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They were sent by an aunt of Miss Toohy from her father’s old home in Scarriff, Clare County, Ireland.