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



April 11th, 1968

  The Shiner track team hitting on all 21 dominated their triangular meet with Sunman and Southwestern on April 9th. Records were shattered and good times were turned in on events where no records were established. Bill Hautman got the record breaking parade underway by lowering his high hurdle time to a respectable 15.9. Hautman also bettered his previous best in low hurdles to 20.9. Tony Thomas cut two more seconds off the Rising Sun overall’s 880 yard dash mark by turning in a 2:06.4 effort. The other record set Tuesday evening was in the mile relay as Jeff Banschbach, Ron Wiesmann, Roger Webb, and Thomas dropped nearly four full seconds off the existing mark. The record now reads 3:46.7. Roger Webb has turned in consistent performances in the high jump by clearing five feet 8 inches in every meet thus far and was clocked in a credible 440 at 56.1.

  Dedication of the new worship building for the Holmes Hill Church of Christ on Old Indiana 56 between Rising Sun and Aurora was held Sunday, April 7th with 112 persons attending the service.

  Miss Chloe Fessler was among some 150 Indiana University students who were honored at a recent awards banquet for service to the campus Indiana Memorial Union, center of activities for the IU student body.

  The Senior Class of the Rising Sun High School stopped to see Lee H. Hamilton during a recent trip to Washington. The Ninth District Congressman met the seniors in a subcommittee room of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to talk to them about the business of Congress. The Seniors went on from Washington to New York City as a part of their class trip.

  Rising Sun and Hartford Masonic Lodges will take part in the Jubilee Year celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the Grand Lodges of Indiana.

  Births: born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Kelly, Jr., a seven and one-half pound daughter April 5th and has been named Rhonda Renee; a son was born April 5th to Mr. and Mrs. John Stivers, weighing 5 pounds 15 ounces and has been named Daniel Reese; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Coy April 1st; to Mr. and Mrs. Rocky Wilson (Naomi Romans) a son born April 2nd and has been named Arthur Elliott.


April 11th, 1963

  Dr. A. Mauricio, Rising Sun physician, has been appointed to the staff of Dearborn County Hospital.

  Cliff Lash and his orchestra of WLWT will play for the Alumni dance to be held June 8th in the new high school gym.

  Lt. Arnold Detmer left April 2 for a brief tour in Spain.


April 10th, 1958

  The Rising Sun-Ohio County School Building Corporation will open bids Thursday, May 1, for the construction of a Consolidated High School building in Rising Sun.


April 8th, 1948

  Twenty-two seniors will graduate from Rising Sun High School May 13.

  Peter J. Maurer, Jr., owner of Maurer’s Drug Store has installed a new air conditioned candy case.


April 8th, 1938

  A contract was let recently to Thies and Worthington of Salem Ridge, for the construction of a new foot bridge across the lower end of Fifth Street.


April 11th, 1918

  Clyde Newman closed a successful term of school at the Collins School House last Friday. A flag raising was held in the afternoon with patriotic speeches by Thomas A. Cooper and W. M. Green, Jr. Special mention was made of Will Edrington, a former pupil, who is now in England.


April 11th, 1908

  Repairs on the interior of the Presbyterian Church have been completed. The new steel ceiling and new carpet present a handsome appearance. The work of painting and papering was done by Claude Merrill.

  Myron L. Barbour, formerly of Rising Sun, is now in the real estate business in Cincinnati. He has offices in the Johnston Building, Fifth and Walnut Streets.