50 YEARS AGO
December 21st, 1967
Blessings at Christmas – As we look back upon His birth at this holy time, May the glorious message that blessed the world at the Nativity be rekindled in your heart to brighten your life with happiness and understanding. Best wishes for a Christmas rich in the joys of the season.
Scribblings by Dorotha Stegemiller: In addition to being a talented musician, Mrs. Geneva Scott has also written many beautiful poems. One entitled “Christmas in Indiana” has been enjoyed by many. And we would like to reprint it as a very appropriate greeting for a Merry Christmas.
“Amid the hills of Indiana
Old King Winter now holds sway,
The earth and every bush and tree
Are robed in bridal white today
Crystal pendants flash and sparkle,
Clouds play games with Mr. Sun;
Children building frosty snowmen,
Revel in the winter fun.
O, it’s nice in summer Southlands,
Where flowers bloom the whole year through,
All the days are warm and balmy,
There the skies are ever blue.
No sunny clime in winter time,
Can boast such joy – you see,
Like we have in Indiana,
When we trim the Christmas tree.
Give me a good, old Hoosier Christmas,
Dreaming in the candles glow,
Santa and his trusty reindeer,
Holly wreaths and mistletoe.
For it’s here we know its Christmas.
Songs and laughter sweet to hear,
And folks shout these friendly greetings,
Merry Christmas – Glad New Year”!
Monte Smith, former RSHS band member, will march in the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year’s Day with the “Marching Hundred” Band of Indiana University. They will also present a half-time show at the Indiana University-University of Southern California football game in Pasadena, California.
Forty people representing 22 clubs and service organizations from Rising Sun and Ohio County met at the City Building on December 19th. The 22 different organizations met for three hours of knowledgeable discussion into the problem that exists and explored solutions concerning the city dump closing.
The Ohio County Historical Society held its second annual Christmas party December 12th at the public library. At the business meeting preceding the program officers were elected and include: Walter Skidmore, president; Paul Fletcher, vice-president; Mrs. Walter Skidmore, secretary-treasurer; and Dorotha Stegemiller, historian.
Ad reads: NOTICE – you now receive 4½ percent on certificates of deposit at Rising Sun State Bank.
55 YEARS AGO
December 20th, 1962
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kelley of Quercus Grove have purchased the grocery store in Aberdeen owned by Orville Phillips.
Marriage – A marriage license was issued by the clerk this week to Larry Bailey, Cincinnati and Marilyn Jean McHenry, Rising Sun.
80 YEARS AGO
December 17th, 1937
Joe Richardson, County Sheriff, received word recently that an automobile stolen from Dan Rider of North Landing had been found at Kingston, Tennessee. When found it had been wrecked and burned.
Dr. and Mrs. Hansell, Dr. and Mrs. Brother and Dr. and Mrs. Manley, all of Rising Sun, attended the annual banquet of the Dearborn and Ohio County Medical Association held Thursday evening at Dillsboro Sanitarium.
90 YEARS AGO
December 16th, 1927
On Thursday morning, Judge William D. Ricketts named H. Earl Williams as the duly elected Auditor of Ohio County by a majority of eight votes over his opponent, Odis Keith.
It is estimated that about 1,000 people called at H. D. Green’s Garage Saturday night and Sunday to see the new Ford Tudor Sedan on display in the showroom. It is priced at $495.
Miss Mabel Cochran, student nurse at Jewish Hospital, visited her family here the latter part of the week.
100 YEARS AGO
December 20th, 1917
Last Sunday, Mrs. C. R. Green, chairman of the Red Cross membership committee, and the following girls attended church services wearing their Red Cross regalia: Clara Cole, Ruth Newman, Pauline Davis, Gertrude Hoffner, and Hazel Green.
120 YEARS AGO
December 17th, 1897
Total cost of the new Milton Bridge was $4,498.72.
Bear Branch is to have a boot and shoe shop. J. G. Sutherland of Milton will be the proprietor.