A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun


Compiled by

Mavis Uhlmansiek

Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun


May 12th, 2005

Ohio and Switzerland counties have partnered to have a recycling center located in the former Plastics Molding Factory in East Enterprise. Ribbon cutting was held Friday, May 6th in the afternoon – in time for the annual recycling day on Saturday, May 7th. Bill Chipman, chairman of the group, worked to get the project finalized.

Laura Lovern was selected queen of the Rising Sun Prom on Saturday, May 7. Frank Cummings was named king.

The Ohio County Historical Society will host the all new 2005 edition of the Kelly Miller Circus in Rising Sun on Monday, May 16th, for two performances at the Riverfront Park, corner of Front and Plum streets. This year’s show features elephants, horses, and a cast of international circus stars under a beautiful circus big top. The event is a fundraiser for the Ohio County Historical Society.

The Ohio County Plan Commission will have a public hearing at the courthouse. Ordinance 2005-2 regulating the flood control required in a subdivision in Ohio County. The subdivision must assure the subdivision will minimize flood damage and adequate drainage is provided. Ordinance 2005-3 regulates the placement of mobile homes in Ohio County.

The Rising Sun girls track team won a triangular meet at Milan on Tuesday, May 3rd with Caitlin Sauerhage setting a new record in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:39.

Aryn Peters set a new high jump record (5’3″) to win the event at Monday’s Ohio River Valley Conference Junior High girls meet at South Ripley.

Rising Sun High School’s academic team won blue ribbons in two events at the 2005 Indiana Academic Super Bowl Competition. Shiner squads were first among area Class 4 schools in fine arts and in social studies. Rising Sun placed second in English and in science, and finished third in mathematics and the interdisciplinary round.

This Sunday join “Captain Charlie” as he leads you on a wonderful exploration of the history of Rising Sun and the Ohio River. The Walking Tour of Rising Sun and Ohio River is Sunday at 2 p.m.

Deaths: Mary E. Campbell, December 25th, 1912 to May 9th, 2005; Frances E. Hamilton, July 19, 1908 to May 8th, 2005; Bobbie M. Warwick, December 31st, 1927 to April 20th, 2005; Betty Burlin, March 17th, 1932 to April 7th, 2005; Pauline Cunningham, June 9th, 1915 to May 6th, 2005.


May 13th, 1965

The Spring District 4-H, FFA contests were held recently in Brownstown High School. FFA members from the Rising Sun Chapter participating in the crops judging contest were: Elmer Horton, Gerald Messer, James Rush and Robert Stephenson. The group placed sixth. Robert Bailey and Jerald Obertate took part in the Forestry judging contest.

Real Estate Transfers: Roy O. and Martha L. Turner to Charles E. and Patricia Ann McMurray, house and lot in Clearview Heights Subdivision.

One hundred nineteen dogs were vaccinated last Friday and Saturday at the Rabies Clinic in Ohio County.

Ad reads: SALE – Perry Derrick Dutch Brand house paint only $5.74 a gallon at Danbury’s.