50 YEARS AGO
December 7th, 1967
The city streets are decorated for the holiday season with lights and natural pine rope which helps to bring cheer and Christmas spirit to everyone. Members of the city utilities began the work the first of the week. Santa has made his appearance downtown the past weekend and will be on hand Friday from 4-8 p.m. and again Saturday evening from 4-6 p.m.
Miss Sharon A. Brown, Rising Sun High School senior, was selected as Ohio County Good Citizen. The Indiana Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the Good Citizen Contest. The Good Citizen must take a written examination which is graded A panel of qualified judges appointed by the State Regent and State Chairman will grade the county winners papers to determine the State Good Citizen, who will enter the National competition for a $1,000 scholarship.
Roy Turner of Rising Sun was given special recognition recently for producing a corn yield of 165 bushels per acre. This is more than double the Indiana State average corn yield for the past seven years. All together Turner harvested 1,650 bushels of Number 2 corn from measured 10-acres for his 165 average. In producing his exceptional yield he used the 4-way cross hybrid, Funk’s G-5757, planted in 40-inch rows, with 18,000 plants per acre at harvest. Aylor and Meyer, the Funk’s G-Hybrid corn dealer in Aurora, presented Turner with a documented Yield Award following certification of his yield.
Several from Rising Sun were among the Cistern Room when Seagram’s held its millionth barrel celebration May 5th, 1938 at Lawrenceburg. They included: Walter Skidmore, Louis Schneider, Arthur Grizzle, George Walker, Paul Neaman, Porter Shinkle, Carroll Snyder, Chester Rardin, Clayton Benning, Elmer Platt, Bernard Controulis, Elmer Nieman, Wilson Rider, Denver Schmidt, Neal Keith, David Probst, Lawrence Stegemiller, and Robert Myers.
Now showing at the Palace Theatre in Aurora: Jerry Lewis in “Big Mouth” and Soupy Sales in “Birds Do It”.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fletcher, a son Thomas Patrick, weighing 7 pounds 15 1/4 ounces November 6th; to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Chase, a son November 22nd; to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Walton, a son born November 25th; to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Rayls, a son born November 27th.
Friday, November 24th at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Dorothy Hinds performed a double ring ceremony uniting in marriage, Miss Karen Lee Niccum and Vincent Lee Owen at the Aberdeen United Methodist Church. Miss Kathy McKinley was Matron of Honor and Miss Ruth Ann Niccum was bridesmaid. Everett Walton served as best man. Gayle Hamilton was a groomsman. Reception was held in the Aberdeen parsonage basement following the ceremony.
Now on sale at Uncle Herb’s Discount Store: Listerine mouthwash, 14 ounce bottle, 69 cents; light bulbs, 2/25 cents; Christmas cards, box of 25 for 57 cents; Just Wonderful hair spray, 48 cents a can.
60 YEARS AGO
December 5th, 1957
At the December meeting of City Council, Russell Uhlmansiek submitted a written resignation to Mayor Myron D. Snyder, stating he wishes to retire as Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department because of ill health. He was appointed fire chief 25 years ago by former Mayor John S. Durbin.
At a meeting at the courthouse, Monday, county commissioners re-appointed Dr. W. M. Hall as county health commissioner.
70 YEARS AGO
December 4th, 1947
The Shiners played an outstanding basketball game here Wednesday night, November 2 by defeating Central of Madison, 36-28.
Purchase of the Martin Brothers’ Box Company of Aurora by the National Container Corporation of Indiana was announced this week.
80 YEARS AGO
December 3rd, 1937
Last Sunday, 11 girls from the Rising Sun Christian Church sang on the radio program “The Wayside Church”, which was broadcast from station WKRC. Robert Weaver, pastor accompanied them and was soloist on the program.
90 YEARS AGO
December 2nd, 1927
H. S. Anderson has moved his shoe store to a new location one door east of the Hemphill Drug Store.
100 YEARS AGO
December 6th, 1917
Under the auspices of the Woman’s Club, the women of this city and its vicinity will meet at the M. E. Church Sunday when they will join a chorus of 7,000,000 American women who will, at that time, be singing patriotic songs.
The movie “Blue Jeans” filmed from the book, written by Joseph Arthur with its setting in Rising Sun and vicinity, will be shown on the screen for the first time at the Columbia Theater.
120 YEARS AGO
December 3rd, 1897
Joseph Arthur, who wrote “Blue Jeans”, has written a new Indiana play, a country comedy, “The Salt of the Earth”.