A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 4-27-17



April 27th, 1967

The Ohio County Commissioners at a special meeting night approved Daylight Savings Time as the official time for the county in accordance with the Federal Uniform Time law. Clocks will be moved up one hour April 30th and will continue through until October 29th. Being adjacent to Lawrenceburg and Cincinnati and all the connections with these cities it was deemed necessary to make the time change. With the great number of people working out of town it was decided that in order to prohibit confusion and inconvenience the time should be in agreement with neighboring towns.

From Scribbings: Daylight Saving Time is defined as a device to make more sunlit hours available for business, industry, and leisure by setting clocks forward one hour during summer. The so called device goes into effect this week the last Sunday in April – or at least it is supposed to. Many communities will not abide by the ruling; therefore, it seems the matter of time will be one of confusion for the next six months. Time, either or slow or fast, definitely waits for no one in our jet age world. But an hour’s difference can cause perplexing problems when it comes to being on time, ahead of time, or behind time!

The Rising Sun Pigeon Club, with 13 members from Ohio. Switzerland, and Dearborn counties, has organized for another summer of flying contests. William McClure is president; Arthur Ascherman, secretary-treasurer; and Lowell Bliss, race secretary. The Rising Sun Club belongs to the Greater Cincinnati Association with members from Hamilton, Middletown, Cincinnati and Kentucky.

The Rising Sun High School Athletic Awards Banquet will be held May 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The dinner will be a catered affair with tickets costing $1.50 each. Tickets may be purchased from high school lettermen or in the principal’s office.

The Vevay bowling tournament consisting of 35 teams from Southeastern Indiana ended Sunday, April 23rd. High Street Grocery won the tournament with a total of 4,206. Team members were: Don Adams, Bob Sullender, Larry Huffner, Howard Carrigan and Bill Adams.

Roger Beard, Tony Thomas, Denny Brown, and Bill Hautman set individual school records in their respective specialties, and the mile relay composed of Billy McClure, Chuck Hautman, Kenny Gregory, and Tony Thomas established a mark while running second in a meet at Lawrenceburg. In Saturday’s meet at Hanover, Denny Brown vaulted 10’6″ to erase the old standard of 10’2″ set by Raymond Kirkpatrick in 1962.

In the Service: Private William R. Thies completed a radio relay and carrier operation course at the Army Southeastern Signal School in Ft. Gordon, Georgia; Army Private Jeffrey J. Cosby was assigned March 30th to 591st Transportation Company near Illesheim, Germany; Army Private Timothy R. Auxier has been assigned to Company E. 18 Battalion, of the 5 Basic Combat Training Brigade in Ft. Knox, Kentucky; Sp 4 Stephen S. Allen, Ft. Knox, Ky., had the honor last week of being chosen Soldier of the Month of his company; Irvin E. Mountz has been promoted to Army private first class in Vietnam, where he is serving with the 577thEngineer Battalion; Army Private Harry W. Miller completed vehicle mechanic course at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, March 31; Army Private Walter E. Shannon was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s Third Brigade in Vietnam April 1; Army Private David J. Neff was assigned March 30 to the 591st Transportation Company near Illesheim, Germany.

Rising Sun High School Honor Roll for the fifth six weeks period 1966-67 – A Honor Roll includes Betty Torwelle, Linda Cuter, Karen Brown, John Deckard, Michael Cochran, Carol Miller, Diane Rand, Tommy Brown, Nancy Driver, and Deborah Siekman.


April 26th, 1962

Mason J. Uhlmansiek and Edwin E. Swinford, Jr. were selected recently to represent Rising Sun High School at the Hoosier Boys State which will be held on the Indiana University Campus June 16th-23rd.


April 24th, 1947

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Huron, a son, Roger Clark, April 16th; to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hartford, a son, April 20th.

More than 210 Rising Sun High School basketball enthusiasts attended the first Rotary-Lions Club’s sponsored banquet in the high school gym Monday night, April 21st, to pay tribute to the Laughery Valley Conference champions. Herschel Phillips, Rotary club president, was toast master.


April 23rd, 1937

Beulah Cochran and Ruth Green, both of Rising Sun, with go to Indiana University Friday for the final meet of the 14th annual Latin contest.


April 22nd, 1927

J. W. Whitlock suffered the amputation of a finger Thursday. The bone was infected and no medical treatment was able to prevent its progress.


April 26th, 1917

A team belonging to Richard Cave and attached to a road wagon ran away one day last week but no damage was done. The horses started from a point near Baxter’s grocery, ran to Poplar and around Whitlock’s factory to Walnut. There were stopped near the Dowers cottages on Walnut.

School closed at Murray’s Branch school house, Friday. Miss Nellie Walker was teacher.