A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 4-14-16

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Compiled by

Mavis Uhlmansiek

Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun

50 YEARS AGO

April 21st, 1966

The Rising Sun Art Department and High school Band will present a “Concert in Color” Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Rising Sun High School gym. Emmett Van Buskirk is the art supervisor and Morgan Drescher, music director. Sponsored by the PTA, representative art work from all grades of the Rising Sun and Cass-Union Schools will be displayed throughout the building for viewing before and after the 2 o’clock concert. Eighth grade art students have constructed a symbolic mask to illustrate the opening number of the band concert and George Jones has designed the panels which develop the theme of a concert in color.

Rising Sun and Madison Shawe dueled to a 59-59 tie in a meet that see-sawed back and forth throughout the wintry afternoon. The lead changed hands 7 times during the 14 event meet which illustrates how closely the two teams were matched. Results for Rising Sun included: high hurdles, B. Hautman, 17.9; mile, Bailey, 5:25; pole Vault, D. Brown, 9 ft 6 inch; 440 yard dash, C. Hautman, 58.3; 880 yard dash, Thomas, 2:14; 2-mile, Beard, 11:43; mile relay, McClure, B. Hautman, T. Brown, Thomas, 3:58.7.

Monday evening, May 9th will be the annual Athletic Banquet. The meal will not be covered dish as in the past. Instead tickets will be sold to fans for $1.50 each and a buffet luncheon will be served. John Collier, recently appointed head basketball coach at Hanover College, will be the guest speaker of the evening.

The Presbyterian Guild met April 6th in the home of Mrs. Paul Barbour, to finalize plans for the Smörgåsbord to be held April 23rd.

From the Halls of RSHS – The Senior school day countdown now stands at 15. The Sunshine Club is sponsoring a dance for Sunshine girls and their dates April 22nd. The teenagers of the week are Karen Hastings and Linda Chapman.

The French Club of Rising Sun High School, sponsored by Mrs. Robert O’Neal, held its annual banquet Thursday, April 14th at the high school auditorium. Cindy Housemeyer was chairman for the delightful affair at which a typical French dinner, furnished by the girls was served. Members came dressed as French characters of the past or present. A program was presented and contest conducted to identify the characters. Vicki Licking won the prize for guessing the largest number. Prizes were awarded to Sharon Hall as Marie Antoinette and Steve Licking as King Louis XVI.

Airman Larry Caplinger has been assigned to Castle AFB, California after completing Air Force basic training.

Airman Lawrence L. VanTyle has been assigned to Patrick AFB, Florida, after completing Air Force basic training.

BIG Sidewalk Sale will be sponsored by the merchants of Rising Sun. Bargains galore at the participating merchants – including IGA with potatoes, 20 pound bag Russet for 99 cents; 6 loaves of bread for $1. Phillips 66 Station & Snack Bar, 601 Fourth Street – open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ross Copeland’s Valley Supply has a one day sale on Hotpoint window air conditioners with 15 percent cash and carry.

Scribblings by columnist Dorotha Stegemiller. The Indiana Statehood Commemorative stamps went on sale April 16th at Corydon – the first state capital. This marked the beginning of a series of special events to be held throughout the year in celebration of Indiana’s Sesquicentennial. Our state was carved from a region known as the Indiana Territory and was admitted to the Union as the 19th state on December 11th, 1816. The first constitution was adopted June 29th, 1816. Jonathan Jennings served as the first governor. Corydon remained the capital until 1825 when the government was moved to Indianapolis, a more central site.