50 YEARS AGO
October 6th, 1966
Service of Natural Gas to Rising Sun started Wednesday, September 28th, when city officials, Ohio County Commissioners, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, and members of the Lawrenceburg Gas Company took part in the valve opening ceremony. The valve opening ceremony marked the completion of the $250,000 project of the Lawrenceburg Gas Company to furnish natural gas to Rising Sun, which was begun earlier this year. The project consisted in the installation of approximately 10 miles of transmission pipe line across country from a tap in the Texas Gas transmission line near Dillsboro, Indiana to Rising Sun. There also were about 10 miles of various size distribution mains installed in the streets of Rising Sun.
Rising Sun won their seventh game of the ORVC Conference by defeating Vevay 2-0. This victory gave Rising Sun a clear title to the baseball championship. The record now is 7-0 for Rising Sun with one game remaining with Moores Hill this Thursday.
Captain Gary Scudder has returned after serving one year in Vietnam with the Army Medical Corp, 1st Infantry Division, 5th Artillery.
Misses Sherry and Terri Ann Burgess were the lucky winners in last week’s drawing at Ande’s Chevrolet in Lawrenceburg. Sherry has the privilege of driving a new 1967 Camaro Chevrolet for one week and Terry Ann has a $100 certificate on a new car.
Wesley C. Rice Jr., Kessler Air Force Base, Mississippi has been promoted to A2C.
The first meeting of the band booster’s parents of The Rising Sun High School Band was held at the high school last Monday evening with 16 members present. A report was made on the success of the pizza stand at the Blue Jeans Festival by the treasurer Mrs. Russell Bowman. Robert Skidmore, president, reported that the band booster school cushions were in and now on sale through any band member or parent.
Plans were started for the Christmas Bazaar to be held at the high school Saturday, December 3rd.
October is National Fire Prevention Week. There are 20 of these fire fighters in our community including: Eugene Knigga, Harry Zerkle, Robert Gridley, Clyde Ashcraft, Elmo Baldwin, Grover Baldwin, Harry Baxter, James Burgess, Dilver Chase, Jr., Wilford Green, Kermit Gregory, Myron Gregory, William Gridley, Orville Hodges, Tom Johnson, Charles Marble, Ted Martin, Robert Miller, Vincent Owens, and James Scott. Honorary members who have retired from the fire department are Russell Uhlmansiek, Lawrence Stegemiller, and Alfred Strautman.
Now Showing: At the Starlite Drive-In Theatre, between Aurora and Dillsboro – “What Did You Do In The War Daddy” with James Coburn. Also showing is “Viva Maria” with Bridgett Bardot and George Hamilton. Price of admission is 75 cents.