A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 7-9-15


July 14, 2005

10 years ago

Gary Copeland of Valley Supply/Ace Hardware in Rising Sun presented the Best of Show trophy to Cornell Woosley of LaGrange, Ky. at the 2005 Shiner Pride Band Car Show on Sunday, July 10.

Three Rising Sun Lions Club members are okay after being injured near the conclusion of the annual Fireworks show on Sunday, July 3. Casey Brett, Todd Walton and Bobby Adams were injured when a large eight inch shell misfired.

Rising Sun firefighters were among the area departments called to assist in the fire at Alternative Plastics in Greendale July 7.

The Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Board held its required 1028 hearing on July 7 as the next step to a proposed $9.2 million project.

Star One Realtors is announcing their merger with Dorrell Real Estate in Rising Sun.

Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council weeded and mulched the grounds at the Ohio County Historical Society Saturday, July 9. Workers included Misty Hurley, Kasie Stegemiller, Tristian Klayer, Michaela White, Ross Patz, Abbey Gipson, and Carrie Ferrick.

Indiana Through the Mapmaker’s Eyes exhibit has traveled to Rising Sun from the Indiana Historical Society. 

Deaths – James W. Carfield, Dec. 11, 1911-July 7, 2005; Carroll R. “Pee Wee” McAlister, Sept. 12, 1957-July 8, 2005; Brooke M. Taylor, June 29, 1995-July 8, 2005; George C. Warrix, May 5, 1951-July 4, 2005; Mark “Steve” Prakel, died July 7.

Connie Williams Smith, alumni committee representative, presented David Walton one of the 2005 Spirit Scholarships at the 2005 Alumni. Walton is pursuing a veterinarian degree from Manchester College in Ohio. Cathy Givan also received a Spirit Scholarship and will enter the nursing program at Cincinnati State in Ohio.

July 13, 1995

20 years ago

The 120th Alumni dinner was held at Rising Sun High School June 17 with 200 in attendance.

New restrooms at the Rising Sun Fairgrounds now have running water and are expected to be in operation when the Ohio County 4-H Fair opens this weekend.

The 1995 4-H Tenure Award recipients from Ohio County were Dawn Siekman and David Titkemeyer.

Rhonda Kelly Williams graduated in May 1995 from the Ivy Tech R.N. Program.

Rising Sun officials are talking to owners of a marine repair shop and car wash located on Main Street starting at the corner of Main and High streets to purchase land for a new city hall.

July 11, 1985

30 years ago

The Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation passed a variance Tuesday evening which will allow prime time monies to go towards paying aides instead of hiring a new teacher.

Becky Rodgers was crowned Lions’ Club July 4th Queen. Amy Hamilton was second runner-up, and Susan Novinger was first runner-up and Miss Personality.

Smoke inhalation has been reported as the cause of death of 52-year-old Velma Jean (Brown) Smith who died early Wednesday morning when fire gutted her home at 422 S. Poplar Street.

It took 17 years but Richard Moore received a thank you for his efforts while fighting for the United States in Vietnam. He received a Purple Heart in the mail June 28 along with a Purple Heart certificate and a letter from U.S. Congressman Lee Hamilton.

July 10, 1975

40 years ago

It was announced this week Rising Sun has been awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for construction and development of an activated sludge water waste facility. The grant is $727,125, but the total project cost will exceed $900,000.

July 8, 1965

50 years ago

Rising Sun’s first annual Blue Jeans Festival got underway here Sunday with a gigantic water ski show. One of the most outstanding performances was by Wayne Bond of Patriot. Wayne rode the kite for several minutes to delight the audience.

The OX ROAST, to be prepared by Russ Scudder, will be suspended on a spit over a pit on the V.F.W. grounds on Front Street, and will be roasted all night Friday. The menu includes, beef, baked beans, pickles, potato chips, bread, coffee or iced tea, with the price of the meal at $1.25.

July 14, 1955

60 years ago

The first woman candidate for a Rising Sun municipal office, Mrs. J. S. (Irene) Dorrell, Tuesday announced her candidacy as city clerk-treasurer on the Democratic ticket.

Quotes: If you think YOU are indispensable, try sticking your finger in a bowl of water and look at the hole it leaves when you pull it out.

July 10, 1925

90 years ago

The largest crowd ever entertained in Rising Sun was here Saturday to see the speed boat races. The Hoosier Boy won the free-for all – 25 miles in 23 minutes, 44 seconds.

July 9, 1915

100 years ago

About 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, a win of cyclonic proportions, accompanied by rain and thunderstorms, did great damage to crops, trees and buildings in Rising Sun Most damage was done to the City Mills. The third story was completely demolished exposing all the machinery it contained. Harry L. Gibson’s residence on High Street was badly damaged.