A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 9-3-15


Compiled by

Mavis Uhlmansiek

Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun


September 8th, 2005

The recent Rising Sun River Days, featuring Montgomery Gentry, attracted a crowd estimated between 10,000 and 15,000 to downtown Rising Sun.

Officials for the Salvation Army and American Red Cross chapters in Dearborn and Ohio Counties are among the many organizations getting involved in the relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the gulf coast last week in Mississippi and Louisiana.

The Ohio County Planning Commissioner will have a pair of hearings at their meeting tonight. Two subdivisions are to be reviewed. One request is by H & T Development for Beckett Ridge P.U.D. and development on Indiana 56 on the southern part of Rising Sun. A second petition has been made by JRM Development for a seven lot subdivision on Milton-Bear Branch Road.

Coach Mike Seipel’s Rising Sun Shiners defeated South Ripley and Milan this past week as they head into the meat of their Ohio River Valley Conference schedule. The wins improved Rising Sun to 3-1-1 on the season and 3-0 in ORVC play. It also gave Seipel wins number 97 and 98 of his career.


September 7th, 1995

The park board has received $5,000 from the Harriette Danbury Estate.

It took nearly three hours of review of the ordinance but when the Rising Sun Board of Zoning Appeals meeting ended a variance had been approved for a BP gas station/convenient mart to be placed on Indiana 56 in Rising Sun. Chairman Ed Hautman was forced to break a tie. Cary Louderback is in partnership with Britt Minks in BAMCO and Scott Kohlmeier of Lykins Oil for the project.

Duff Taylor has been named as General Manager of the Rising Sun riverboat casino project.

Members of Ohio County Council approved a $750 raise for full-time office holders and their deputies.


September 6th, 1990

The Rising Sun Retailers met for breakfast Friday to review plans for the third annual Navy Bean Festival and Homecoming.

Postmaster Joe Hicks is retiring from the U. S. Postal Service. Cathy Gill from the Cincinnati Sectional Center of the postal service will serve as officer in charge of the Rising Sun Post Office.


September 5th, 1985

Rising Sun-Ohio County School Board Trustees hired five aides at the elementary-middle school. Dareen Seipel has been named library aide. Patty Huff, Lynn Sommer, and Sheryl Witte have been hired as Prime Time aides, and Judy Thayer has been named teacher/health aide.

Eunice Kittle had the honor of singing the National Anthem at the annual Ohio-Switzerland County Community Day at Cincinnati Riverfront Stadium.

Melinda Uhlmansiek and Derek Dickerson were selected honorary bat girl and boy for Ohio-Switzerland Community Day at riverfront and got to visit the dugout with reporter Tim Hillman. Owen Dugle hurled the ceremonial first pitch.

Rising Sun Retailers will sponsor two shows under the big top when Franzen Brothers Circus comes to town September 15th.


September 4th, 1975

After eight consecutive years of increased enrollment between 1966 and 1973, the Rising Sun-Ohio County Schools have registered the second consecutive year of decreased enrollment with a total of 1,121 this year.

The newly remodeled Carriage House Restaurant and Bakery is operated by Neva Powell, Renee McHenry, Ann Powell, Mary Ascherman and Christa Powell.

Denny’s Electronics has moved to 227 Main Street.


September 2nd, 1965

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Alford, a girl, August 26th.

Ohio County Rescue Service’s 10th annual chicken barbecue will be September 11th at the city building. A complete meal is $1.35, with pie 15-cents extra. The Rising Sun High School band and Patriot High School band will perform.

Dale Siekman and Roy Elliott attended the ground-breaking ceremonies for the Area Vocational School at Versailles. Cost of the project is $1,560,000.


September 8th, 1955

City Council unanimously passed a motion at the September meeting Monday night approving a plat of the proposed Rio Visa sub-division to the City of Rising Sun and accepting the 20.75 acre tract for the city.

Births: to Lutha (VanTyle) and Richard Nieman, a daughter, Lisa Mae, September 3rd; to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Courtney, a daughter, September 5th; to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Strautman, a son, Wayne Lawrence, September 3rd.

Forrest Hooper, brother of Shiner coach Buren Hooper, has bought Bill Kelley’s Standard Service Station.


September 6th, 1945

A & P specials: solid head of cauliflower, 29 cents; red ripe watermelon, 4 cents a pound; large yellow onions, 5 pounds for 29 cents; cigarettes, $1.26 a carton.

Dates have been set for the big celebration and homecoming to be held at the fairgrounds at Fairview. The committee in charge has arranged an excellent three-day program embracing two pulling contests with a total award of $190.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Brown of Aberdeen, a son, August 31st; to Mr. and Mrs. Otis Dilts of near Patriot, a daughter, September 3rd.

Miss Roberta Galbreath is in New York attending a school for stewardess and Miss Jean Gibson is in New York to take a physical examination for a similar position.


September 6th, 1935

The G. B. Gibson’s Sons have been awarded a contract for a new heating system in the Vevay grade school building.


September 4th, 1925

Ruel (Pete) Irwin will go to Indianapolis Sunday and take part in the field meet held in connection with the State Fair. He has entered the shot-put, mile run, broad jump, high jump and baseball throw. At present he holds the state record for baseball throw.


September 3rd, 1915

Word was received from Detroit, Michigan last week, confirming the appointment of Barricklow & Detmer as dealers for Dodge Brothers in Rising Sun.

Steps have been taken for the incorporation of the Cedar Hedge Cemetery Association of Rising Sun by the county commissioners.


September 8th, 1905

The Scranton Hotel commenced running again Monday.

Electric light is to be put in the Presbyterian Church.

A cement pavement has been placed in front of the Shiloh Baptist Church on Second Street.

The Rabbit Hash, Kentucky saw mill has had to run at night recently due to the rush of work.