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


June 20, 1968
50 years ago
The Blue Jeans Festival scheduled for August 14-17 will not be held. Members of the committee reported that it was necessary to cancel the celebration due to a conflicting date with the annual Wine Festival which is to be held in Vevay. Several major problems arose from this which the committee discussed and decided that a cancellation of the festival was the answer. Entries for the parade were not available; only a few exhibitors for the flea market could be obtained and the midway attraction was not available for any other dates than the one scheduled. The committee did state, however, that plans would be made for the festival to be held in 1969 and they regret that it could not go on as scheduled this year.
Attention is called to the election of three members to Rising Sun-Ohio County Board of Education in the November election. The forms of Marvin Kirkpatrick, Paul Leive, and Orson Potter will expire June 30, 1969. These men represent County Commissioner District Number One excluding the Civil City of Rising Sun, County Commissioner District Number Two and County Commissioner District Number Three.
William Hayes, custodian of the Cass Union Elementary School for the past several years, has resigned to accept employment elsewhere.
A community auction will be sponsored by the Ohio County Historical Society, Saturday, July 6 at the riverfront park, beginning at 10:30 a.m. All articles donated to the society will be picked up. Items to be sold on a commission basis must be brought to the park the morning of the sale. Lunch will be served. Interest is growing in the Historical Society’s efforts to purchase a building for a museum and community center.
We regret the announcement by the Ministerial Association that there will be no kindergarten this year due to the lack of required registrations. It seems unbelievable that parents showed so little interest in this preschool training which is so beneficial to a child.
Over 250 persons enjoyed the tour and garden party given last Sunday at the beautiful Salem Ridge home of Mrs. Effie Galbreath for the benefit of the Historical Society. A large number of children were also interested in seeing the ancestral house.
Rev. Floyd Haislup will go to the Connersville Grand Church in Connersville from Rising Sun Methodist Church by order of The Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church at Bloomington.
Officers elected for 1968-69 by the Rising Sun Noah O’Banion Post #59 of the American Legion are: Ronald L. Baker, Commander; Billy Bovard, First Vice Commander; Jerry Smith, Second Vice Commander; Charles R. Densler, Adjutant; Alfred Strautman, Finance Officer; Mills Hemphill, Chaplain; and Victor Mondary, Sergeant-at-Arms.
The Ohio County Historical Society will sponsor a homemade ice cream and cake social at a date to be announced.
Dorothy Elliott and Linda Courtney are among a new class of nurses aides and orderlies who have graduated at Dearborn County Hospital following two weeks of instruction from Mrs., Charles Steuver, Registered Nurse.
Roger Webb, Rising Sun and Steve McAllister, Patriot, were among the players on the Tri-County All-Star Team in the Lawrenceburg Sectional.
June 20, 1963
55 years ago

Mrs. Verna Detmer retired after completing 17 years as a teacher in Rising Sun Elementary School.
Miss Phyllis Sommer, a 1959 graduate of Rising Sun High School, received her B. S. Degree in Education at Ball State Teacher’s College, June 9.
Mason J. Uhlmansiek entered the International Barber School in Indianapolis.

June 17, 1948
70 years ago

Joe Sciarrino of Cincinnati, who has been associated with the Rising Sun Creamery Company for seven years, has resigned his position as plant manager.
Miss Wilma Ricketts has taken a position as operator at the Ohio River Telephone Company exchange here.

June 17, 1938
80 years ago

Andrew H. Henschen, Rising Sun postmaster, has received word from the Post Office Department that Rural Route No. 2 is to be extended up Bogus Hollow and down Salem Ridge to the Aurora Pike.
Melvin Detmer and Roy Siekman, both high school juniors, have been selected by the American Legion and Rotary, to attend Boys’ State at Indianapolis.

June 15, 1928
90 years ago

The Daughters of America moved Monday to their new lodge home, Uhlmansiek’s Hall, which they have leased.
Glenn Truitt of Lawrenceburg is at the Kroger Store in Rising Sun while the manager, Byford Foster is enjoying a vacation.

June 20, 1918
100 years ago

Noah O’Banion writes his father that he has found France to be a beautiful country.
Grocer A. B. Cooper has installed a handsome new display counter.

June 17, 1898
120 years ago

The dry goods merchants of Rising Sun now close their stores at 7 p.m. and the grocery stores at 7:30 except Saturday night.
After the increase of business at the Rising Sun and Vevay Post Offices, the Post Masters will receive an increase of $100 in salary. The salary at Vevay will be $1,200; at Rising Sun $1,100.