A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 6-18-15


10 years ago

June 23, 2005

The Rising Sun Ohio County Redevelopment Commission is looking for businesses to locate in the new Barbour Business Park located north of Rising Sun on Ind. 56. Last month the city of Rising Sun and Ohio County officials voted to purchase an additional 16 acres to complete the 21 acre tract.

Several parents attended the June 14 meeting of the Rising Sun School board. Their concern centered on a new Integrated Chemistry/Physics course being offered this fall. Doug Porter has been hired to replace Felix Massey as high school science teacher. Rising Sun has just two science teachers (Porter and Sue Walcott). Principal Keith Majewski will be teaching calculus.

Chris Jones volunteered to give one of his kidneys to his father Roger as the Vietnam/Desert Storm vet was on the verge of needing to go on dialysis.

Miles Morris was named MVP of the Rising Sun Lions Club tournament.

The Rising Sun 10 & under all-stars won the Lions club baseball tournament for the first time since 1995.

The Rising Sun Ohio County School Board voted to rehire Tim Hillman as girl’s soccer coach for the 2005-2006 season.

Michele Conyer is the new Purdue Cooperative Extension Service Educator for Ohio County.

Little Nate Michael Elliott, almost three months old, is one of four generations in the Elliott and Collins Family.

The First Ladies of Fashion exhibit is back after a three year absence. The gowns are replicas of gowns (originals formerly in the Hall of the First ladies).

Deaths – Adis I. Akers, Feb. 17, 1917-June 18, 2005; Melissa J. Henderson, March 9, 1971-June 17, 2005; Edwin E. Short, Sept. 13, 1933-June18, 2005.

20 years ago

June 22, 1995

Rising Sun officials are hoping for all trumps today as they present their city presentation to the Indiana Gaming Commission in Indianapolis. Mayor Mark Guard will have opening comments telling the commission members why millions of people will want to visit Rising Sun after an award of a riverboat casino license.

Dana E. Weisickle has been named Driver of the Year by his employer Roehl Transport, Inc., Marshfield, Wisconsin.

The Rising Sun High School Science class placed seventh in the Solar Bike Race held June 19 at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

30 years ago

June 20, 1985

Charlie Levi, president of the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department, guided the pouring of cement into the new fire house, located on South High Street.

Jean Jackson was honored at a retirement party May 31. Jackson worked for Murphy’s Mart 32 years, beginning her career as a sales girl in the cosmetic department at the former store in Aurora. She retired as assistant manager.

Mark Uhlmansiek and Maury Uhlmansiek, from Ohio County, were among the more than 150 young people attending the four-day Citizenship Seminar at Franklin College under the sponsorship of the Farm Bureau.

Tim Hillman has been promoted to the position of editor of the Rising Sun Recorder-Ohio County News. Hillman has been sports editor, reporter and advertising manager of the newspaper for the past six years. He will replace Carolyn Simpson.

40 years ago

June 19, 1975

It’s fun, rides, games, and entertainment in Rising Sun this week as the annual Blue Jeans Festival invaded Main Street. Area residents have responded well to the Festival this year, and according to Winnie Gossom, who is in charge of the midway concessions, all available space is packed.

Mrs. Carl (Katherine) Kittle, recipient of this year’s Jane Award for outstanding leadership in Ohio County was recognized on the state level during Indiana Extension Homemaker’s Summer Conference at Purdue University.

Brent Dilts pitched the first no-hitter of the season for Carl Courtney’s Reds little league team.

50 years ago

June 17, 1965

Something new will be added to this year’s “Blue Jeans Festival” in Rising Sun. An “ox roast” will be held on Saturday and promised to be one of the most enjoyable events of the festival. A pit will be dug and the ox or beef will be roasted and served during Saturday’s activities.

The “Blue Jeans Festival” will get underway on Sunday, July 4 with a big water ski show on the Ohio River by members of the Sun-Pat Ski Club. Rides and amusement will be furnished by Kissell Brothers. Nightly entertainment will include a band concert, men’s dress revue, and teen hop plus on Saturday’s a big parade will get underway at 1:30 p.m.

Residents in the Patriot area will be officially greeted by a new sound on June 22, beginning at 7 p.m. On this date, local telephone company officials will place into service their new dial central office for Patriot.

60 years ago

June 23, 1955

City Council has ordered all sanitary sewer service charges to start July 1. Service charges will apply to all locations where the sewer is available, regardless of whether the premises are connected to the sewer or not.

A woman is getting older when she begins to worry more how her shoes fit than her sweater.

BonDurant Brothers Second Street Garage now has Admiral room air conditioners on sale for $189.95.

New Dodge Custom Royal Lancer – the most beautiful hard top on the road is available at White Star Garage, 414 Mains Street.

70 years ago

June 21, 1945

Miss Goldie Shanahan announced this week that she has decided to accept the offer of the position of principal of Cass-Union Township Consolidated School next year, and has resigned as principal and teacher at West Side School, Aurora.

Deaths – at Whitlatch Clinic, Milan, June 14, Lawrence F. Clark, 70; June 16, Robert D. Foutty, 83; June 17, Mrs. Etta Matson Stephens, 74.

80 years ago

June 21, 1935

R. A. Steele Sons announce the opening of their new funeral home Friday and Saturday for public inspection.

Births – to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Van Tyle of New Hope, a daughter, Doris Ann, June 19.

110 years ago

June 23, 1905

Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Cooper were recently taken to Aurora in Seymour Cole’s automobile in 25 minutes and from Aurora to Lawrenceburg in 10 minutes.

William V. Neal has moved his livery stable to the old Fairview building on Front Street.

Chandler Brothers of Aberdeen have purchased a new threshing outfit.