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



May 2nd, 1968

  For the past week, Rising Sun residents have put the new dial and telephone system to the test by placing numerous calls both locally and via long distance. According to Harry Purcell, Jr., District Manager for the United Telephone Company of Indiana, Incorporated Rising Sun customers now have access to the most modern communications facilities available. Among the new features are completely automatic dial operation, Direct Distance Dialing, one and four party service (elimination of multi-party service), availability of one-dash party service to virtually all customers, and an expanded toll-dash free calling area which includes the Aurora, Dillsboro, East Enterprise, Lawrenceburg and Patriot exchanges.

  The Cub Scouts met April 29th at the Methodist Church. Receiving scouting awards were: Dwayne McCardle, Rodney Messer, Jeff McCreary, Randy Hamilton, Rusty Rice, Jerry Bovard, Donald Baer, Kevin Hannah, Richard Baer, Doug Walston, Ricky Webb, and Terry Jackson. The scouts welcomed Donald Linley Beckett and Lynn Curry into the Bobcats.

  Francis Copeland was elected president of the Chamber of Commerce for the coming year at a meeting held April 25th. Other officers named were: Louis Rumsey, Dale Siekman, Mrs. Nell Baxter, and Miss Dorotha Stegemiller. Mrs. Ruth Callahan, Edward Thomas, and George Williams were appointed to serve as directors for a three-year period. Other directors are Henry Pictor and Eddie Weisickle.

  The annual ORVC track meet will get underway at 2 p.m. this Friday at Hanover College, one of the fastest tracks in the area. Rising Sun athletes sport definite strength in six of the 14 events but will need an assist from the weatherman if these strengths are to be turned into first place finishes. Tony Thomas, Bill Hautman, Jeff Banschbach, and Roger Webb will defend their records.

  Ohio County received $144,406.54 in motor vehicle tax funds for road and street construction and repair during 1967.

  Births: a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Griffin April 17th; to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ballard, a daughter born April 9th weighing six pounds 11 ounces and has been named Raema Jean.

  Now showing at Alps Auto Theatre in Vevay — “Hour of the Gun” with James Garner; “House of 1000 Dolls” with Vincent Price; “8 on Lam” with Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller; “El Dorado” with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum.


May 2nd, 1963

  Don Stoll, minister of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and wife Emma, recently announced their plans to go to Africa this fall as missionaries and teachers.

  The 211 acre farm owned by Miss Anna Woods has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Votaw of Aurora.

  Mr. and Mrs. John Hastings have traded their farm on Thuermer Hollow Road to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Buddenberg for their home in Clearview Heights subdivision.


May 1st, 1958

  Ohio and Dearborn Counties together will get one of 20 vocational training schools to be established in Indiana.


April 29th, 1948

  Mr. and Mrs. Wymond Neal are joint managers of Brown’s Appliance and Home Furnishings Store following the resignation of Charles L. Gary.

  Clarence (Jake) Brown, Rising Sun High School junior, walked away with both major Rotary Club sponsored awards for the Shiners 1947-48 basketball squad Monday night at the Club’s athletic dinner.


April 29th, 1938

  The Rising Sun Merchants inaugurated the Miami League baseball season here last Sunday with a game against Frank Barne’s nine from Aurora. The Merchants were defeated 8-4.

  The Jones Hotel owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jones is being newly decorated and the formal opening will be held May 5.


April 27th, 1928

  The grounds around the public library at the corner of Main and High streets are being beautified by the addition of shrubbery.

  The first show boat of the season to land at Rising Sun will be the Golden Rod which will present “Main Street Folks” a four act comedy May 2nd.

  Adolph Siekman is driving a new Ford Tudor received last week.


May 2nd, 1918

  A large crowd attended the dedication of the new Rising Sun and Ohio County Public Library Tuesday evening. B. H. Scranton, president of the board, made the presentation speech and Mayor Thompson responded. The keys were turned over to Miss Elizabeth Marble, librarian.

  Miss Edith Jackson is in charge of the Merchant’s Cream Station.


May 1st, 1908

  The 16th annual reception of the Alumni Association of the Rising Sun High School was held in Clark’s Hall Thursday evening, April 23rd.

  Spencer Thompson will be the engineer at the Rising Sun Packing Company’s factory.