50 YEARS AGO
October 13th, 1966
On October 14th Lions Club members will call on Rising Sun homes selling trick-or-treat Halloween candy to raise funds to support their service projects. The clear plastic bags of candy, containing 160 individually wrapped pieces of fruit-covered hard candy and taffy, will sell for one dollar.
George Williams in recent years has become known as “The Dahlia man” at the Aurora Farmers Fair. The beautiful hybrid dahlias that he raises at his nursery on West Fifth Street always win prizes – and last week was no exception. Mr. Williams blooms won four first prizes, two second, and two third.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stearns have purchased the Ideal Restaurant from Mr. and Mrs. Estal Draut, and it will continue to operate in the same location under the name of The New Ideal.
The Shiloh Baptist Church observed its 99th anniversary Sunday October 9th with special services attended by members and out-of-town guests.
The Rising Sun baseball team ended its baseball schedule by defeating Moores Hill. The game was highlighted by a two hit shut out by Mike Jackson and two home runs by Chuck Hautman and Ken Gregory. The final score was 9-0 in favor of the Shiners. The Shiners baseball team has now won the conference baseball trophy three out of the last four years.
The Rising Sun Senior Women’s Club, The Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the Rising Sun Parent Teacher Association wish to go on record as urging all Halloween celebrations to be limited to the calendar dates lawfully set aside for their customary observance as fun nights. They further urge that in celebrating there be no so-called fun or tricks that are abusive of persons or damage to property.
Help Wanted Men and Women: The Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce is making a survey of Men and Women living within a 25-mile radius of Rising Sun, Indiana, who would seek employment in Rising Sun if works was available.
A business of the past – the Rising Sun Cream Station. In the 1920’s William Smith managed the Merchants Creamery for the Frank Collins Agency, located in part of the flour mill on North Poplar Street. Later Mr. Smith moved the business to a smaller building across the street. He continued the operation of buying and selling cream, eggs and poultry until his death in 1948.
The Randolph Township Farm Bureau will meet Friday, October 21st in the social room of the Rising Sun Baptist Church for a beef stew and pie supper. Froome Barbour will be the guest speaker on wills and he will also show slides. Each family is asked to bring a pie and table service.
A “Fly-up” ceremony for the Rising Sun neighborhood Girl Scouts was held September 28th at a joint meeting at the grade school when Brownie Wings and Year Pins were presented to Fourth grade girls advancing to Junior Scouts. Approximately 150 Girl Scouts and their mothers were welcomed by Mrs. Dale Siekman who presided. Pins were given to Terrie Burgess, Peggy Colen, Angela Dibble, Diana Fox, Mary Hautman, Sharon Huffner, April Keith, Sue Ann Pavy, Tina Smith, Susan Stow, Debbie Henry, Renda Murray, Lee Ann See, Susie Siekman, Penny Thies, Beverly Thomas, Diana Bailey, Donna Brown, Denise Copeland, Renee Martin, Lucinda Murray, Wilma Raye, Barbara Schroeder, Kathy Siekman, Nanette Stegemiller, Diane Wadsworth, and Cynthia Weaver.
Notice: Beginning Saturday, October 15th the IGA Grocery will remain open until 8:00 p.m. each Saturday night.
At the Starlite Drive-In Theater, between Aurora and Dillsboro: ‘Spinout’ with Elvis Presley, Shirley Fabres, October 14th-15th-16th.
Ad reads: A Hunting You Will Go. Hunting pants and coats, $8.95/9.95; Carhart’s waist overalls, $6.29; hunting boots, $14.95 and up; hunting caps, $1.50 and up. All at Espey’s Shopping Center, Jim and Martha Espey, owners.
55 YEARS AGO
October 12th, 1961
Miss Diana BonDurant, a senior in Rising Sun High School, was selected to reign as Queen over the Aurora Farmer’s Fair last Saturday.
The Rising Sun High School Band under the leadership of Drum Majors Mickey Liggett and Ed Swinford, received a second division rating at the annual marching competition at Southport High School Saturday, October 7th.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin L. Stow (Alice Cofield) a daughter, Patricia, October 4th; to Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Lee Worthington, a son, Robert Lee, October 7th; to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Murray, Jr. October 2nd, a daughter, Glenda Sue; to Mr. and Mrs. Glendal Ray Stork (Jane Ann Elliott) a daughter, Jana Rae, October 8th.