A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 4-13-17



April 13th, 1967

The merchants in Rising Sun are planning a sidewalk sale for April 29th.

The Noah O’Banion Unit 59 American Legion Auxiliary announces their selection of Miss Sharon Brown as a delegate to Hoosier Girl’s State. Mary Espey was chosen as an alternate.

Bus routes were awarded to Ervin Iceberg, Orville Peters, Vincent Lee Owen, Herbert Driver, Russell Liggett, Malvin Potter, Robert O. Bailey, and Floyd Neaman.

All that remains of Ohio River Dam 38, opened for navigation in 1924, now lies under 25 feet of water. With the completion in 1962 of the new higher level Markland Dam, it was eliminated together with other upriver locks.

Avon calling: Your Avon representatives in Ohio County are – Alice Adams, Frances White, Florence Hastings, Loy Rieman, and Arlene Richey.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Bovard, a daughter Kelly Jo born March 29th at Good Samaritan Hospital. The baby weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces; to Mr. and Mrs. George White, a son April 3rd; to Mr. and Mrs. Donald White, a daughter April 6th.

The Laughery Creek Trail committee of Troop 288, Dan Beard Council, Boys Scouts of America, has announced the opening of the new Laughery Creek Trail. This is a hiking trail located along Laughery Creek. It was blazed by the scouts and leaders of the troop, who have hiked it as a part of their annual 50-mile hike, for the past five years. The trail has now been approved by the National Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America, to be maintained by the originating troop, which has their headquarters in Bridgetown.

Poet’s Corner

Lovely April is so youthful

And so gaily it is dressed.

Lovely April brings us springtime

And there is little time for rest.

We can’t waste a precious moment

There’s so many things to do.

Lovely April you are welcome

Yes all thirty days of you.

You may bring us April showers

But there’s sunshine in between

And it makes the flowers blossom,

Turns the grass a lovely green.

Dearest April you are youthful,

You’re delightful and you’re are gay,

Lovely April you are welcome,

We’re so glad you came our way.

By Lauretta Borgman


April 12th, 1962

This week students of Rising Sun High School are welcoming a Japanese student, Tomio “Tommy” Fukumura, 19, of Dumuta Fukuoka, Japan. He is a junior and will complete his education in Rising Sun.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Draut, a daughter Nancy Jane March 22nd; to Mr. and Mrs. John Weaver, a daughter April 5th; to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Devers, a daughter April 4th; to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Chase, a daughter April 8th; to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pavy, a daughter April 2nd.

Frank C. Silver, Vocational Agriculture teacher in Patriot High School, resigned April 13th, to accept the federal appointment of rural carrier on a Patriot route.


April 11th, 1957

Five young men from Rising Sun will sing in famous “barbershop male chorus” at the SPEBSQSA Quartet Parade at Lawrenceburg, May 4th. They are Gary Zerkle, Benny Walker, Gene Fox, George Smith, and Jerry Burton.

Humphrey-Norwood Funeral directors have purchased a Cadillac ambulance.


April 9th, 1937

The Bureau of Local Health Administration recently setup by the State Board of Health has installed an office in the basement of the public Library.

Miss Abbie Barricklow started her kindergarten class in the basement of the Library Monday morning. Twelve pupils are enrolled.

Twenty-two boys have enrolled in the local Scout troop.


April 12th, 1907

The ice plant has sold 20 tons of ice to the Laughery Club.

J. W. Shehane is building a new store at Aberdeen and expects to have it ready by June.