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



September 12th, 1968

The festival held in Rising Sun last week was most successful and offered a god time for everyone. All kinds of entertainment and displays were featured, with many prizes given away. Winners in the poster contest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce were: Junior division, Joni See, first prize; David Wolfe, second; and Sandra Lostutter, third. The single poster entered in the Senior Division by Jeff Kinnett was an excellent entry and was awarded first prize. Honorable mention was given Dan Wolfe, Lee Ann See, and Stephanie Walker. Howard Christian donated the building used for the Community Business and Arts Display by the Chamber of Commerce. The interesting displays were assembled through the efforts of Gloria Wolfe, Babs Feldman, Linda Pictor, and Charlene Fancher, and the Conservation Club donated both space to local people for selling.
Winners of the Baby Photo Contest sponsored by Tracy’s Bargain Store were: Cutest, Lynn Donaldson; Most Photogenic, Randy Densler; and Most Comical, Don Smithers.
Saturday the Life Squad Chicken Barbecue sold 1,950 dinners, more than any previous year. In the evening the high school band performed, Jackie Buddenberg was crowned queen, music was furnished by the Bad Habits, 4 Chapters and Joe Milazzo Combo, and drawings were made for the gifts donated by business people.
City Council members met in special session late Tuesday night. The session was held after the Ohio County and Rising Sun Board of Zoning Appeals rejected a landfill application submitted by the Chamber of Commerce. The Council adopted a resolution permitting only these residents who live within the boundaries of the city limits to use the city dump. Rising Sun bowling lanes is facing the possibility of closing down due to the lack of bowling interests shown by the people of the community.
Proclamation (by Donald Works, Mayor of Rising Sun): Whereas September 17th, 1968 marks the one hundred eighty-first anniversary of the Adoption of the Constitution of the United States of America. The week of September 17th-23rd, 1968 will be Constitution Week.
Rising Sun band drum majors, Rick Neal and Steve King, accepted trophy awarded to the Rising Sun High School Marching Band at the Shelby County Fair. Twelve bands participated in the marching contest at Shelbyville August 17th. The marching band also received the first place trophy for marching bands at the Cleves Sesquicentennial Parade August 10th. On August 28th, the 56-members of the band, together with 72 other high school bands from Indiana, performed at the Indiana State Fair Band Contest. The upcoming performances for the band are appearances at the Versailles Pumpkin Show, Aurora Farmer’s Fair, and the annual University Cincinnati Band Day.


September 12th, 1963

The chicken barbecue for the benefit of the Ohio County Rescue Unit was termed the greatest success since the barbecues were begun nine years ago. Miss Pamela Ascherman was chosen queen of the barbecue.


September 9th, 1938

The Ohio-Switzerland County Fair will be held at Fairview September 15th-17th.


September 7th, 1928

The building on lower Main Street formerly occupied by Ernest Scranton as a restaurant has been leased by Earl Danbury who will operate a radio and tire shop.
Miss Margaret Ricketts will leave Sunday for Hanover where she will attend college.


September 13th, 1918

John Gibbs has been awarded the contract for building H. W. Scranton’s bungalow on High Street.
George Walton, who has joined the Marines in May, is now in France.


September 12th, 1908

The Compass with which the original plat of the town of Rising Sun was surveyed has been presented to the City of Rising Sun by Mrs. Margaret S. Espey and directed by the Council to be kept in the Mahlon Brown Library.