50 YEARS AGO
October 12th, 1967
The city election will be held Tuesday, November 7th with a complete ticket for both parties. Democrat candidates are Tracy Duncan, mayor; Denver L. Brown, clerk-treasurer; Councilmen, Virgil W. Ascherman, Dale W. Bowman, Roger D. Walton, Robert L. Hayes, and Norman E. Rayls. Republican candidates are, Donald L. Works, mayor; Benjamin L. Stow, clerk-treasurer; Councilmen, Herschel L. Caplinger, Robert D. Skidmore, Billy Lee King, Robert E. Sullender, and Ernest H. Titkemeyer.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wilson, a son born Wednesday, October 4th weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces, and named Todd Philip.
Major Herbert T. Kruse has received his second award of the U. S. Air Force commendation medal at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio. Major Kruse was decorated for meritorious service as chief forecaster with the First Weather Wing and as assistant staff weather officer to the Third Air Division at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
Mrs. Albert Beckman was the second winner of a luxury weekend at an Albert Pick motel or hotel of her choice anywhere in the United States or Canada for herself and four other members of her family. She registered with no obligation to purchase anything at the Lawrenceburg Necchi Sewing Center. Her name was drawn from the 31 preliminary winners and returned to the box and the Sheriff of Dearborn County drew her name for the second week winner. This contest is sponsored by the Aurora and Lawrenceburg merchants.
Rising Sun School Menu: Monday: Hamburger sandwich, buttered corn, fruit, cookie, and milk. Tuesday: Farmer Brown Special, buttered peas, fruit salad, bread and butter, milk. Wednesday: Ham sandwich, buttered limas, fruit, cake, milk. Thursday: Coney Islands, tossed salad, buttered mixed vegetables, pudding, milk. Friday: Salmon loaf, buttered corn, celery and carrot sticks, pineapple delight, and milk.
Palace Theatre in Aurora – “Hot Rods to Hell” and “Around World Under Sea” (both pictures in color) October 12th-13th. “One Million Years B. C.” with Raquel Welch and “Ambush Bay” with Hugh O’Brien and Mickey Rooney October 20th-21st. Seven days of a special showing of “Dirty Dozen” with Lee Marvin October 25th-31st. Friday, November 10th a special showing of “Sound of Music”.
55 YEARS AGO
October 11th, 1962
Ohio River Dam No. 38 was blown off the river Monday, at 2 p.m. by engineers. It took only five seconds and 500 pounds of dynamite to destroy the wall of concrete which was built 40 years ago above Rising Sun. Construction was started in 1920 and completed in 1925.
60 YEARS AGO
October 10th, 1957
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Webb, a daughter born September 22nd; to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas, a son Robert Wayne, Jr., October 3rd.
70 YEARS AGO
October 9th, 1947
Lucian Harris, Oliver Fletcher, and Merle F. Detmer of the Rising Sun State Bank enjoyed a tour of the banks in Cincinnati Wednesday.
80 YEARS AGO
October 8th, 1937
After having been in operation for something over four years the local CCC Camp has been discontinued.
Junior Cartwright, 11, Rising Sun, won first place in the Soap Box Derby at the Aurora Fair.
90 YEARS AGO
October 7th, 1927
Two of Rising Sun’s speed boats, Hoosier Boy and Betty furnished entertainment last Saturday for people in attendance at the Aurora Farmer’s Fair.
100 YEARS AGO
October 11th, 1917
Kevin Ricketts, Chris Moore, Jr., and William Weaver left today for a recruiting station at Madison to enlist in their country’s service.
Mrs. Kate Sholey Fancher is employed as saleslady in Whitlock’s Grocery.
Guy Fish, who has responsible and lucrative position as traveling salesman has done business in 19 states since leaving here in June.
110 YEARS AGO
October 12th, 1907
School opened at Murray’s Branch with Allie Rand as teacher; Miss Esther Bovard is teaching at Downey; Miss Annie Pate of New Hope and Miss Emma Hanna at Clay Bank.
Percy G. Tumy has purchased the handsome O. J. Harris residence on High Street for $3,800.