Celebrating the history of
Ohio County and Rising Sun
50 YEARS AGO
October 20th, 1966
An old newspaper once stated, “Rising Sun is well known to the people of Indiana, for its beautiful location, wide and cleanly streets, shade trees, cozy residences, and congenial, pleasant inhabitants.”
Lynn Graves, High Street, received a check for $100 in the Sunoco Sunny Dollars Contest sponsored by the Sun Oil Company. There have been smaller winners also, stated William Buddenberg, manager of the local Sunoco station.
After losing their first meet of the season, the Rising Sun Cross Country Team steadily improved with each run. This improvement was markedly displayed in the conference run, October 5th, where Rising Sun placed fourth out of nine. The cross country team included: Tony Thomas, Roger Beard, Bill McClure, Jeff Banschbach, Kenny Gregory, Kenny Cappel, Chuck Hautman, Roger Neaman, Tommy Caplinger, Don Cook and manager David Stegemiller.
Cub Scouts of Pack #5 will meet Monday, October 24th, in the Methodist Church. The theme for this month is “Cub Scout Vaudeville.” The boys themselves have been busy this month during the den meetings making costumes and getting ready for the vaudeville.
Twenty-eight Room Mothers and Officers of the Rising Sun PTA have made final plans for the PTA Halloween Carnival to be held Friday, October 28th in the elementary gym. Events for the evening include, fish ponds, basketball games, clown game, ring toss, and dart game. Grade six will sponsored a country store consisting of homemade candy and baked goods along with the seventh grade who will be sponsoring a novelty store. The Lions Club will sponsor the popcorn machine. Prizes will be given to masqueraders for the best witch costume, most unusual, prettiest costume, best couple, and the ugliest costume.
Lost: Hereford heifer, 650 pounds. Last seen on 262 near Cass-Union School.
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Espey are at home in Pleasant Ridge, Ohio, after their honeymoon through the southern states. They were married by Rev. U.F. Johansmann in the Rising Sun First Presbyterian Church, September 3rd, 1966.
An article taken from a Florida newspaper published by First-America Development Corporation states that a 30,000 acre site near Orlando, Florida, which caused statewide speculation over the last year was bought by Walt Disney Productions. The cost will be $100 million and will take three years to complete. The new Disneyland will employ 4,000 persons. Mr. Disney has confirmed that it will contain two complete cities. A city of yesterday and a city of tomorrow.
Mrs. Fannie Hamilton quietly observed her 101st birthday Saturday, October 15th at her home on South High Street.
Ad reads: It’s Easier – to bank by mail at Rising Sun State Bank. Interest on Savings Accounts is 3 ½ percent and interest on certificates of deposit is 4 percent.
Maurer’s Drugs has a complete line of Hair Spray and shampoos and rinses.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kapetanakis (Kay Murray) a son, Saturday, October 15th and has been named Steven Mark; to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Neaman a son named Jody Bryon; to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wadsworth, a daughter Saturday, October 15th and named Teresa Jill; to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bovard, a daughter, Sunday, October 9th and has been named Audra Leigh; to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayne Richards, a son, September 25th; to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kelly, a daughter, September 27th.
55 YEARS AGO
October 18th, 1961
Rising Sun will be host for the first time to the Boy Scout Court of Honor, October 23rd, in the new high school gymnasium, when the Eagle Scout Award will be presented to Mason J. Uhlmansiek.