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



April 18th, 1968

  Children entering the Ohio County Elementary Schools in September will be enrolled Friday, April 27th, according to Superintendent John G. Roeder. Prospective Cass Union students will meet in the school cafeteria April 26th at 1 p.m. Rising Sun children whose last names begin with A-L may enroll from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, April 27th and children whose last names begin with M-Z may enroll from 1-3 p.m. the same day. Children must be six years of age on or before November 1st, 1968 to register.

  The Rising Sun Lions Club will have a house-to-house broom sale in the Rising Sun community Friday and Saturday, April 19th and 20th. The proceeds from this sale will be used to conduct the summer baseball program. They will offer three sizes of brooms, the regular household broom, $1.75; garage or warehouse size, $2.50; and the small whisk broom, $1.00. These brooms are made by the School for the Blind at Indianapolis.

  The Ohio County Historical Society met Tuesday evening, April 9th at the Public Library. Most important matter discussed was the purchase of a building. A report was given concerning buildings by the committee of Clarence Woods, Roy Rix, and Walter Skidmore. Open discussion regarding different properties followed. Motion was made and carried to incorporate the organization.

  Ronnie Elliott and Linda Hinz were presented annual 4-H Achievement Trophies by Dale Siekman of the Rising Sun State Bank.

  For Sale: 1968 Volkswagens: $200 down with 36 payments at $53.75 at Bircher & Hamilton VW in Madison, Indiana.

  For Sale: 80 acres, 7 room modern house on paved road; good barn and chicken house; 2-car attached garage; city water; will sell all or part. Price $13,500. Two miles east of East Enterprise on Red Hog Pike. Reduced for quick sale.


April 18th, 1963

  Eugene Espey, a senior at Rising Sun High School, has been selected as a winner of the Harrison National Life Insurance Company Scholarship Award.

  Robert L. Montgomery has sold his modern shoe repair shop on Main Street to Mr. and Mrs. Grant Dunaway.

  Married: Miss Carolyn Bailey and Lynn Armstrong, April 13th.


April 17th, 1958

  More than 200 attended the dedication of Rising Sun’s new post office building Friday afternoon. Due to the cold weather the ceremonies were held in the high school auditorium. Congressman Earl Wilson was the principal speaker. Postmaster Robert Wadsworth, the high school band, Mayor Myron Snyder, Area Postmasters and Rev. F. B. Taylor all had part in the ceremonies.

  Robert L. Neaman was elected president of the Ohio County Rescue Service for the new year at the April meeting.


April 15th, 1948

  The Ohio River reached a stage of 60 feet today (Thursday) and was expected to pass the 65 foot mark Friday night or Saturday.

  The Rising Sun School Board has officially decided to remodel the old grade school building by tearing away the demolished third floor.


April 15th, 1938

  Forty-four Rising Sun High School Seniors will receive diplomas at Commencement exercises, May 12th. It was revealed this week by Superintendent F. E. Conder, this is the largest graduating class on record.


April 13th, 1928

  The “Lighthouse Inn”, a short distance below Rising Sun on State Road 56, was opened to the public Saturday night. The place was built and equipped by Bluford Morrison.

  Grant Akin is progressing nicely with his work as carver at the Toohy Monument Shop.


April 18th, 1918

  Seventy people were present on Monday night at Rising Sun Lodge No. 6 F. and A.M. when Doctor G. H. Hansell and Stanley Powell were made Master Masons.


April 17th, 1908

  The Rising Sun Canning Factory is nearing completion. The factory will be equipped with the latest up-to-date machinery and will have a capacity of 20,000 cans were day. The company has contracted for 165 acres of tomatoes, six acres of green beans, and expects to employ about 85 men and women.