50 YEARS AGO
October 19th, 1967
The Rising Sun Parent-Teacher Organization is sponsoring the annual Halloween Carnival and Chili Supper October 27th in the elementary gym and cafeteria. Chili supper begins at 5 p.m. and carnival starts at 7 p.m. Night Riders will play from 9-10 p.m. The public is invited to attend masked. First and second prizes (children under school age and under 13 and adults over 13 classes) for prettiest, ugliest, most original, best witch, and best couple. Prizes will be furnished by the Lions Club. High school mothers are sponsoring the chili supper. Mrs. Nora Brown is chairman of the supper with Elizabeth Cunningham, Mary Bunger, Polly Burgess and Lou Rieman representing the classes. Room mothers will conduct the games at the carnival which includes fish pond, basketball toss, bean bag toss, ring toss, dart game, country store and sweet shoppe with all sorts of homemade goodies, pies, cakes, candy, etc., can be purchased.
The Southeastern Indiana Vocational School will maintain responsibility for coordinating the program of continuing education for adults which began last spring. The program this year will serve four counties in Southeastern Indiana.
The United Church of Christ will hold its second annual Mission Festival Sunday, October 22nd. There will be a basket pitch-in dinner during the noon hour.
The band booster of the Rising Sun high School will place containers in the grocery stores here for the collection of Maxim coffee coupons. Inside each jar of Maxim coffee will be a coupon good for 25 cents donation to the band. The band boosters urge everyone to remember to deposit the coupon from the jar. The money will be used for the Shiner’s Band.
Trick or Treat door bell ringing will come early this year when members of the Rising Sun Lions Club launch their door-to-door sale of Lions Halloween candy on Wednesday night, October 25th. Lions President Jr. Chase announced that the sale is both a convenience to housewives and a means of supporting the Lions community service projects. Proceeds from the candy sale have been designated for the benefit of Summer Baseball Program.
The Senior Class of Patriot High School sponsored a trip to the Saturday matinee of the Ice Capades at Cincinnati Gardens with a total of 79 in attendance.
55 YEARS AGO
October 18th, 1962
Forty-six persons from Ohio County went by bus to Indianapolis Saturday to hear President Kennedy speak.
The Lions Club will sponsor a Halloween celebration on Mains Street Saturday night, October 27th.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brown (Carolyn Jenkins) a daughter Leigh Anne, October 8th; to Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Slack a daughter, October 14th.
Monday, October 15th, Thom D. Dunlavy purchased the interest in Ohio County Newspapers, Inc. formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Stroh.
60 YEARS AGO
October 17th, 1957
Harold C. Poellman, owner of the Ben Franklin Store, received a telegram last Wednesday from the Cincinnati Post Office Department, that they had accepted his bid to construct a new post office building in Rising Sun,
70 YEARS AGO
October 16th, 1947
The Ohio River Telephone Company has purchased the J. E. Bakes residence property on Main Street.
80 YEARS AGO
October 15th, 1937
New 1938 demonstrator are making their appearance in the show rooms of Rising Sun dealers. A Studebaker at Herman Weisickles; an Oldsmobile at Hastings Motor Company; and Oren D. Lockwood who has sales rooms at Scotty’s Garage on Walnut Street announces the new Willys.
The Rising Sun High School has been honored with an invitation to participate in a Halloween musical festival at Crosley Field, October 18th.
90 YEARS AGO
October 14th, 1927
The first high school basketball game of the season will be played here Wednesday night, October 19th when the boys meet Patriot.
100 YEARS AGO
October 18th, 1917
Dr. Wesley Hall has sold his office equipment at East Enterprise to Dr. Lora Hooten of Bennington who will open an office at East Enterprise soon.
Mrs. Ethel McHenry will retire from the management of the New Riverside Hotel November 1.