A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 6-15-17



June 8th, 1967

Ivan John Rimstidt received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University at the annual graduation exercises Sunday, June 4th.

Larry Bailey and Sharon Brown are attending the State 4-HJunior Leader Conference as delegates from Ohio County.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Keith, a son born June 4 at DCH weighing 10 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Brian Dale.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence VanTyle and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Liggett went to Cocoa Beach, Florida last week to return Leslie VanTyle home from Patrick Air Force Base. Upon expiration of his leave, Leslie will be sent to Vietnam.


June 15th, 1967

More than 200 members and guests attended the 75th annual meeting of the Rising Sun High School Alumni Saturday evening, June 10th at the new high school auditorium. Donald Smithers, president, conducted the business meeting and welcomed into membership the Class of 1967. Cinderella Ball was the theme carried throughout the stage and table decorations. The oldest graduate to register was Edith Jackson Raker from the class of 1913.

Nine members and three guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the graduating class of 1917 with a dinner Saturday evening, June 10th at the Presbyterian Church.

Thirteen members and guests of the graduating class of 1927 observed the 40th anniversary with a dinner Saturday evening, June 10th at the Presbyterian Church.

James E. Glardon, a teacher in the Washington and Dearborn counties for 18 years, has accepted a position as agricultural teacher in the Rising Sun Ohio County Schools for the 1967-68 school year.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. David Carpenter (Carol Danbury) a son, David Spencer, born May 30th; a son to Mrs. Darlene Montgomery, June 13th, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Klopp, June 8th.

The Junior High Class of the Rising Sun Methodist Church made many interesting projects during Vacation Bible School week. A time capsule constructed by Bobby Kinman and Gene Siekman was the most interesting. It is 3 1/2 feet high and 5 inches in diameter and made from metal. It will be stored somewhere inside the church and after 20 years, June 9th, 1987 will be opened by the members of the Junior High Class. The capsule contains the Holy Bible, class profiles, an Upper Room, a classmate, church bulletin, Methodist Youth Pilot program, Ohio County Newspaper, a list of members of the class, a picture of the class, church news, present currency and Bible lesson book for Junior High.

Sharon Hall, valedictorian of the graduating class at Rising Sun High School, has been given the annual award of the Reader’s Digest Association for students who by their successful school work give promise of attaining leadership in the community. It was announced June 11th by Mr. Gerald Johnson, principal.

Scribblings by Dorotha Stegemiller: Neckties have undoubtedly been the biggest seller in stores across the land this week. And the reason, of course, is that Dad will have “his” day on Sunday. Father’s Day, it seems, was introduced in 1910, two years after the first observance of Mother’s Day. Mrs. John Dodd of Spokane, Washington wanted to honor her father. So she induced the Spokane Ministerial Association to approve her idea and special church services were held in his honor. In 1920 Harry Meek, a president of a Chicago Lion’s Club, got the club to sponsor a day for father – the third Sunday in October. Twice Congress turned down resolutions designating a nationwide Father’s Day before it was officially established as the third Sunday in June. The rose is considered the flower for the day. However, in 1924 a men’s Bible class in Wilkenberg, Pa. decided the dandelion would be an appropriate Father’s Day flower. This evolved from the fact that the more the dandelion is trampled the more it grows. Why the idea didn’t meet with common consent, is understandable.

Shipfitter Third Class Terry L. BonDurant, USN, returned to San Diego, California aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga, after an eight month deployment to the Gulf of Tonkin. The Ticonderoga is the first carrier to complete three combat deployments in the Vietnam Conflict.