50 YEARS AGO
January 25th, 1968
Linda Whitlock was crowned Homecoming Queen of the Rising Sun High School in ceremonies between the reserves and varsity basketball games Friday. She is the daughter of Mrs. Eleanor Whitlock. Her escort was Roger Neaman. Her court was Vicki Slack, JoAnn Grenvenow, and Karen Brown.
Dairy Maid has a new dining room added. Martin R. Green, owner of the Dairy Maid on Main Street across from the Courthouse has added a new dining room to the original building and has remodeled the interior. The restaurant serves breakfast beginning at 6 a.m. daily, lunch from 11:30, and evening meals beginning at 5 p.m. They serve a complete line of foods seven days a week, homemade pies, soup, sandwiches, steaks, plate lunches, and seafood. A fully equipped modern kitchen has been installed.
The first meeting of the New Year of the Ohio County Board of Health was held Wednesday night January 24th with John Stearns, chairman, presiding. Members present were: Dr. G. S. Fessler, Mrs. Herbert Driver, John Roeder, Dr. A. Mauricio, and Mrs. Doris Slack, County Nurse.
Santa Claus was busier than usual this year nevertheless he still enjoyed visits from all the kids. The Ho-Ho Man tells of one little fellow who, after solemnly relating the Christmas wishes, came rushing back very excitedly because he’d plumb forgotten he wanted a puppy, too. Then there was the small girl who brought her Christmas list – and to make sure there would be no mix-up, she also had the toy catalog to point out each item desired. Santa said that visit ran slightly over time.
Our Hoosier weather prophet, who foretells the weather for each season, really hit it right when he said the temperature for the first weeks of January would be below normal. That 16 below zero reportedly one morning was just too far below for most of us. And in addition to the frigid air, we had snow that wouldn’t quit.
In 1918 the Ohio River was frozen as far down stream as Madison.
For Sale: Hay and straw, 50 cents a bale.
Notice: Short orders filled at the Downtowner. Carry-out service also. Neal Hastings.
Chief Master Sergeant Roger C. Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Turner of Patriot, has received the U. S. Air Force Commendation Medal at Pease AFB, N. H. while assigned in England as commander of a detachment of the 2130th Communications Squadron. He was cited for his outstanding professional skill, knowledge and leadership.
At Bob Hastings Dept. Store, Main Street, Aurora: One cent sale. Buy one garment at regular price get another of equal value for one cent. Sale includes slacks, skirts, group sweaters, ski caps, and neck scarves.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Robby Marsh, a daughter January 16th; to Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Chase, twin boys January 22nd.
60 YEARS AGO
January 23rd, 1958
An overflow crowd attended dedication services Sunday afternoon for the $35,000 educational building of the United Church of Christ (First Evangelical and Reformed).
Stockholders of the Citizens State Bank re-elected all directors at their fiscal meeting, January 14. Ben H. Scranton, president of the bank for nearly 30 years, was elected chairman of the board.
70 YEARS AGO
January 22nd, 1948
Our Shiners came through with their third straight triumph of the yearly invitational blind tournament with Vevay, Patriot, and Cross Plains, held Saturday, January 17th in Vevay. The Shiners also defeated Moores Hill’s Bobcats, 40-37, Tuesday night.
Theo Hastings has gone to Purdue University to study a lumber inspection course after which he will take a position with the Pierson & Hallowell Veneer Company of Lawrenceburg.
80 YEARS AGO
January 21st, 1938
Definite steps are being taken here this week to bring a quick halt to the spread of scarlet fever.
Cal Ryle, town marshal is quarantined in his home with members of his family who have scarlet fever. The family of Sheriff Joe Richardson is quarantined with scarlet fever and he has moved his office and living quarters to the garage building on the corner of the courthouse lawn.
90 YEARS AGO
January 20th, 1928
A high school invitational basketball tournament will be held in Rising Sun Saturday.
Lee G. Jones, clerk in the Cooper Grocery for 17 years, has resigned.
100 YEARS AGO
January 24th, 1918
The mercury still registers below zero most of the time and more snow has fallen. Ice cut from the river near the wharf boat measures two feet in thickness.
Arthur Houze of near Warsaw, Kentucky, moved Monday to the property owned by Mrs. Robert Jackson on Fifth Street. He reports that the following crossed the river at Warsaw on the ice at 10 a.m.: nine teams pulling heavily loaded wagons; a horse and buggy; a man on horseback; and 16 head of cattle.
An Eskimo house erected by Harry Hoffner has been viewed by many people. It has the appearance of the real things.
The city schools are closing at 2:45 p.m. to conserve fuel.