Rising Sun Weekly 11-9-17



November 9th, 1967

The 18th annual Achievement Day Program was held Thursday November 2nd at the Rising Sun Baptist Church. There were 54 members, 18 visitors and 12 children in attendance. The 1968 officers are: president, Mrs. Louis Elliott; vice-president, Mrs. Dale Siekman; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. John Roeder; and reporter, Mrs. Grover Baldwin.

The Rising Sun PTA announced that the Open House will be November 16th in the elementary gym. Open House will be held for all parents to visit their child’s room and meet their teacher. After a brief business meeting, a short film strip, “How Good Is Your Child’s School” will be shown. This will give each parent a chance to evaluate the school system as they visit.

‘Duke’, the canine cop, has proved he can perform his duty. Last Friday he and Police Chief Harold Bon Durant were called to Aurora about 4 a.m. to help capture four men who were attempting to steal two tractors valued at about $10,000 each from the Randall Implement Company. Duke and two other dogs from Ohio were successful in finding three of the suspects hiding in weeds not far from the scene. A fourth was arrested in an Aurora restaurant.

Republican candidates were elected in all the offices in the city election here Tuesday. A heavy vote prevailed. Results were: Don Works, mayor; city clerk-treasurer, Benjamin L. Stow; councilman first district, Herschel L. Caplinger; second district, Robert D. Skidmore; third district, Billy Lee King; fourth district, Robert E. Sullender; councilman at large, Ernest H. Titkemeyer.

The Rising Sun Shiners will lift the lid off another net campaign when they travel to Moores Hill for a conference game Friday evening. Gone from last season’s Shiners are: Kenny Gregory, Kenny Cappel, Bill McClure, Denny Brown, Frank Swinford, Gary Caplinger, Chuck Hautman, and Mike Jackson. Only Roger Webb and Bill Hautman have had varsity experience for the 67-68 Shiners, and they bring with them a total of 5.1 points per game. Rounding out the team are Rick Neal, Tony Thomas, Ron Weismann, Mike McClure, Jeff Banschbach, Dave Purcell, Tom Caplinger, and Roger Neaman.

Quote from Dorotha Stegemiller: “And this American way of life will not be destroyed by those who seem to enjoy stomping on other people’s dreams. Freedom is ours and will continue to be ours – thanks to our Veterans.”

Espey’s Shopping Center specials include: insulated jackets, $7.99 and up; thermal shirts and drawers, $1.99 and up; sport and flannel shirts, $2.99 and up; winter caps, $1.50 and up. Owners are Jim and Martha Espey.


November 8th, 1962

The Rising Sun High School Marching Band won the trophy for the best playing band at the Carrolton Tobacco Festival on October 31st. Senator Thurston Morton of Kentucky presented the award to Rising Sun Principal Delbert Wright. The band was lead by drum majors, Mickey Liggett and Ed Swinford and majorette Phyllis Palmer.

In the Tuesday election, Orville Phillips of Aberdeen, became the first joint state representative from Ohio County in 55 years.

William McClure, owner of the Humphrey-McClure Funeral Home was elected president of the 15th District of Indiana Funeral Directors at a dinner meeting October 29th at Batesville.


November 7th, 1957

Eighty-five of operation by five generations of one family came to an end today when the Gibson Hardware Store changed hands. Raymond A. Carman of Greensburg assumed control of the business today after completing details of the purchase yesterday.

A-3c Robert L. Bevis has arrived at Chaumont, France, for a 3-month tour of duty as a radar technician with the 48th Fighter Bomber Wing.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Liggett will sail from England on the Queen Elizabeth, November 14th, and expects to home about November 21st.


November 6th, 1947

Our Shiners won the first basketball game of the season against Vevay’s Warriors, 27-22, before a wildly excited overflow crowd at the high school gym Saturday night.

Wilford (Doc) Hall, former post office clerk prior to his induction into military service during World War II, returned to the post office Saturday, November 1st.


November 4th, 1927

Virgil Kilburn has been transferred from the Kroger Store in Aurora to the local store.

The employees of the Coat Factory were entertained last Friday night with a Halloween party at the factory, the affair being given by the management.


November 8th, 1917

At Tuesday’s election Scott Thompson was elected Mayor and W. T. Burns, clerk.

Last night’s show at The Columbia was under the management of the local Auxiliary of the Red Cross. A large crowd attended.

Leon Neal and Will Edrington have enlisted for military service.