50 YEARS AGO
November 2nd, 1967
Approximately 500 persons attended the success carnival and chili supper sponsored by the Rising Sun PTA Friday evening, October 27th in the elementary gym. The Lions Club was in charge of the judging and donated prizes for the 28 masqueraders chosen. The children enjoyed the games for entertainment as well as the goodies sold at the sweet shop. The country store was a great success and made a hit with adults as well as children.
Five Rising Sun High School cheerleaders escaped serious injury Saturday morning when the car in which they were riding turned over an embankment near Columbus. Miss Linda Whitlock, Sharon Foutty, Tammy Moreillon, Melanie Bliss and Donna Wadsworth were injured. The girls were in route to Bloomington for a cheerleaders conference when the accident occurred.
The Girl Scout Troop 1261 will hold its first Court of Awards Monday evening, November 6th at the United Church of Christ with the Rising Sun Rotary Club in attendance. The club is their sponsor. Three girls, Joyce Thies, Jenny Kinman, and Janice Baker will receive the Sign of the Arrow and the Sign of the Star.
Cub Scouts met at the Methodist Church Monday evening. Pack 5 is sponsored by the Methodist Men with Robert Kinman as Executive Officer. Awards were presented to Dennis Baldwin, James Lamkin, Douglas Lostutter, Russell Rice, Rusty Neal, Troy L. Marksberry, Scott Johnson, Carl T. Wigal, John Rumsey, and Randy Housemeyer. The following boys received their Bob Cat pins: Clyde Randy See, Terry Jackson, Clifford Thies, Kevin Fancher, Jerry L. Bovard, Donald R. Baer, and Ricky Webb. There were 67 in attendance for the “Westward Ho” program.
Hoping for an early spring start of construction, the Indiana Highway Department will receive bids until 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 21st for the building of a 4.6mile four-lane section of U. S. 50 near Dillsboro. With the new section of roadway, motorists will be able to travel a four-lane U. S. 50 all the way from its intersection with SR 101 west of Dillsboro to downtown Cincinnati, a distance of approximately 44 miles.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert “Sonny” Detmer, Jr., a son born October 30th; to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cofield, a daughter born October 23rd, and named Deniece Darlene.
55 YEARS AGO
November 1st, 1962
Five Rising Sun men: Gary Zerkle, Eddie Peters, Donald Kittle, Billy Fancher, and Jerry O’Day have been called into active duty at Bakalar Air Force Base at Columbus.
60 YEARS AGO
October 31st, 1957
The Uhlmansiek Ice and Dairy products business moved Monday from its 21-year location on North Walnut Street to Dr. I. H. Pate’s building at 106 North Poplar Street. Harold C. Poellman, Ben Franklin store owner, has purchased the Walnut street property from Mrs. Loretta K. Sedler of Cincinnati. He will start immediately to erect a building which will be leased by the government for a Post Office.
70 YEARS AGO
October 30th, 1947
Grant (Grinner) Calvert will move his barber shop Monday, November 3rd from the Brown building on South Walnut Street to the building which he recently purchased on Main Street, formerly occupied by the Delux Cleaners.
80 YEARS AGO
October 29th, 1937
Light snow and zero temperature brought the first taste of real winter to Ohio County and Rising Sun residents last weekend.
James Buchanan of Rising Sun has been chosen for the Men’s Glee Club at Indiana University.
90 YEARS AGO
October 28th, 1927
Rising Sun’s street improvement program began last week and to date the town represents a mixture of tarvia, gravel and dust.
Miss Mary Williamson will take the position of bookkeeper at the Gibson Hardware Store to fill the vacancy made by the resignation of Mrs. Frances White Biltner.
100 YEARS AGO
November 1st, 1917
Farrell Neaman of Rising Sun has enlisted in the aviation signal corps at the Madison auxiliary station and is now at Ft. Thomas.
Subscriptions to the second Liberty loan bond drive closed Saturday with a total $102,250 for Ohio County. The youngest subscriber is Jack William Hanna. H.S. Espey is County Chair.
110 YEARS AGO
November 2nd, 1907
Miss Florence Buchanan is employed in the National Bank as assistant bookkeeper.
Misses Jennie Riggs, Emma Neal, and Ruby Williams and brother Earl are new clerks in Green’s Store.