50 YEARS AGO
October 26th, 1967
The 1967-68 basketball season for Rising Sun High School begins on November 10th with the Shiners playing at Moores Hill. The Shiners first home game will be played on November 21st. Adults may purchase season tickets at the high school principal’s office, beginning October 30th at anytime during the school day. On Thursday, November 2nd, at 7 p.m. the Shiners will hold a scrimmage which will be open to the public. Adults may purchase season tickets when they attend this scrimmage. Adult season tickets will also be sold at the first two home games, November 21st and December 9th. No season tickets will be sold after December 9th. Adult season tickets for nine home games will be $6.50. General admission for all nonconference games will be $1.00 for both students and adults.
For several Friday nights interested homemakers from Ohio County have been attending a clothing construction workshop at the Rising Sun High School. The homemakers have sewed garments either for themselves or their children. The highlight of the workshop will be held Friday evening, November 3rd, when the garments that have been made will be modeled. The style show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Home Economics Department of the school. The lessons were taught by Mrs. Sarah E. Stiffler, area Extension Agent, Family Living, who specializes in clothing and textiles.
The Extension Homemakers Achievement Day program for Ohio County will be held Thursday, November 2nd at the Baptist Church.
Some quarter of a million dollars worth of labor and improvements are being applied to public works in the four counties of the Southeastern Indiana O.E.O.; under the provisions of the Nelson Amendment to employ marginal labor while face-lifting valuable public property for greater usefulness and beauty. The 15 projects have furnished up to 76 labor jobs and a number of supervisory positions and at present 61 are being given work. For the past six weeks a small crew had been laboring to convert the former mud flats and forested banks at the Indiana End of the old Rising Sun River Dam to a place of beauty and public convenience. Under Raymond Koons, supervisor, Thomas Hastings and William H. Frey have been uprooting undesirable growth, filling, making walkways, burning refuse. The US Government has turned the property over to the State of Indiana, which will lease its ten acres of locust, maple, and head-apple tree shade to Ohio County. From Dam 39 the name will be changed to honor a deceased Rising Sun benefactor, with wading beach and shelter house. At Bear Branch a four acre baseball field, two room white-painted Freedom school suitable for Headstart classes and community get-togethers, was restored under the eye of Township Trustee Dennis.
60 YEARS AGO
October 24th, 1957
Jim Uhlmansiek and Jim Espey enlisted in the Army last Wednesday and left Friday from Indianapolis for Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Our Shiners ’58 basketball team will play in 18-games schedule this winter in addition to participating in two tournaments. Albert (Kayo) Smith is coach.
70 YEARS AGO
October 23rd, 1947
The Zoar Presbyterian Church has been razed and the material moved to Rising Sun where it will be rebuilt by the Church of the Nazarene.
Malcolm “Duck” Cartwright piloted his airplane to Rising Sun Wednesday from Tyrone, Pennsylvania where the ship had been overhauled after Mr. Cartwright made a crash landing there six weeks ago.
80 YEARS AGO
October 22nd, 1937
It is estimated that over 500 persons attended the re-dedication of the Milton Methodist Church, Sunday, October 17th. The church had been undergoing extensive repairs since it had been badly damaged during the flood last February.
90 YEARS AGO
October 21st, 1927
Rising Sun’s village mail delivery was inaugurated Monday morning, the deliveries being made by the postmaster, E. A. Bodey and Earl Taylor whom Mr. Bodey had appointed to serve until the permanent carrier is named.
100 YEARS AGO
October 25th, 1917
Beginning November 2nd there will be an increase in the rate of postage on First Class mail. The department will begin issuing 3-cent postage stamps and 2-cent post cards.
Mayor S. M. Seward has made the suggestion that a big Thanksgiving spread be taken to the Ohio County Boys at Camp Taylor by their home folks and friends.
110 YEARS AGO
October 26th, 1907
The moving picture show, until recently conducted by Ernie Scranton in the Cole’s building has been purchased by “Rows” Band and the equipment moved to Clark’s Hall. A musical program will be given in addition to the movie for the admission price of five cents.
120 YEARS AGO
October 22nd, 1897
A new cement pavement has been laid in front of the Beymer-Scranton building.
October 18th, the President appointed D. S. Wilber Postmaster at Rising Sun.