A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 9-17-15


Compiled by

Mavis Uhlmansiek

Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun


September 22nd, 2005

Fletcher Feed and Supply, operated by Howard and Dolores Fletcher, celebrated 20 years of operation Saturday, September 17th with an open house of their new showroom located on the corner of Fourth and Poplar streets.

DQ Closes: Employees of the Rising Sun Dairy Queen received notice last week that the store will close on Wednesday, September 21st. The store’s franchise was revoked because of upkeep which had not been performed.

Searching for main source: Employees of the MainSource Bank, corner of Main and Walnut streets in Rising Sun, were evacuated last week while firemen looked for the source of a cloudy gas in the building. Freon was found leaking from a rooftop air conditioner.


September 21st, 1995

The public’s message was loud and clear at the Ohio County Planning Commission meeting September 14th, “Use the zoning you’ve got before adding more!”

Elsie Stegemiller appeared on the Indiana Hoosier Millionaire show and won $7,000 with her three selections.

Pamela Southard recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.


September 19th, 1985

The first mock disaster, organized in Ohio County by Dearborn County Hospital personnel, included an upside down car, leaking tanker labeled “poison gas” and an obnoxious drunk.

Donnie Bovard, swimming in his second season for the South Dearborn Swim Team, won the high point trophy in the boys 8 and under age group of the S.E.I.S.A. Conference Championship at Aurora City Park.

Bob and Barbara Kinman have won a trip for Hawaii just for entering the ‘Win a Trip to Hawaii’ sweepstakes at Valley Supply.

Mary Baldwin has been named Player of the Week. She had 15 kills in as Rising Sun downed Milan.


September 18th, 1975

The annual Harvest Festival of the United Methodist Church will be September 26th.

Exchange student, Hana George Gerstmann of Hanover, Germany is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Crow and family.

The Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene has plans underway for an Old Fashioned Sunday, October 5th. The ladies are planning to wear long dresses, and hope to ride on four-legged horsepower.


September 6th, 1965

Leland Brett moved his pool room from Poplar Street to a new location on Main Street in the building where Floreinne’s Gift Shop has been.

Miss Cathy Lamkin, senior at Rising Sun High School, was crowned Queen at the close of the chicken barbecue, where over 1,500 servings were sold.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Murray, a daughter, September 9th.


September 22nd, 1955

Sun Burst by the Editor: Those flashy red, white and blue mail boxes sprouting up all over town get that way by order of the Post Office Department. Postmaster Edgar Pendry and his chief aide, Wilford (Little Doc) Hall, are painting and lettering them.

David Scranton received the Rising Sun merchants $15 Silver Harvest Sales on Saturday night.

Gary Scudder, who played a heap of basketball at Rising Sun High School, is out for football at Franklin College.

Four hundred and five of the town’s 600 water customers have taped onto the new sewer system.

Phillips General Store, Aberdeen, is offering pork roast, 39 cents a pound; potatoes, 29 cents for a 10-pound bag; half gallon homogenized milk, 29 cents.


September 20th, 1945

With an increase in enrollment of 13 students which brings the total to 511, Superintendent Homer Tucker announced election of class presidents. Senior, Albert Schroeder; Junior, Robert Kinman; Sophomore, Roy L. Gibson; Freshman, Harold See; eighth grade, Ann Hamilton; and seventh grade, Barbara Ann Steuver.


September 20th, 1935

The Town Board of Trustees met in called session Tuesday night and elected Calvin Ryle town marshal in place of M. Moreillon, who resigned.


September 18th, 1925

J. W. Whitlock, with the famous ‘Hoosier Boy’, won the free-for-all class in the speed boat races at Cincinnati Saturday and Sunday. Pal o’ Mine, piloted by its owner, Russel Dowers won the 725 cubic inch displacement class, and his father’s boat Fair Play, piloted by Tom Baxter, came in second.


September 20th, 1895

The school board purchased the Marsh property on Second Street for $1,200. The school yard will be enlarged and the janitor of the school building will live in the house.