February 1, 1968
50 years ago
Betty Nixon has been named 1968 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Rising Sun High School because she finished first in a written knowledge and attitude examination for senior girls December 5. Betty’s achievement has made her eligible for state and national scholarship awards and also has earned her a specially designed silver charm from General Mills, sponsor of the Betty Crocker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow program.
Sunshine Society will sell candy at $1 per box for the next two weeks. Proceeds will go for Philanthropic and includes Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. Prizes will be awarded to the girls selling the most candy. The first prize is a portable tape recorder; second and third prizes, transistor radios. Chairman for the candy sale are Debbie Gary, senior; Mary Ann Maurer, junior; Cindy Purcell, sophomore; and Pat Brown, freshman.
Frank F. Ferris, II, vice chairman of the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission, was elected president of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Planning Authority at its organizational meeting in the Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company auditorium. G. I. John, Ohio County, represents the city Planning Commissions. Leroy Williams, Jr., represents the Ohio County Board of Commissioners. One of the authority’s first jobs will be to assist in the preparation of a Regional Water and Sewer Plan.
The Cub Scouts met Monday night at the Methodist Church with 85 present. The theme was “Freedom Festival” and the Pinewood Derby was run with the following winners who will represent Rising Sun Pack 5 at Greendale in February: Kevin Hannah, first place; Steve Fletcher, second; and Rusty Rice, third. The following boys were winners from their dens – Kevin Hannah, Den 1; Den 2, Randy Housemeyer won first, Kevin Fancher, second; and Terry Jackson, third. Den 3, Steve Fletcher, first; Randy See, second; and Carl Wigal, third. Den 4, Rusty Rice, first; Troy Marksberry, second; and Clifford Thies, third. Gerald White installed the Pinewood Derby track and Ralph Race prepared the pairings for the race. The judges were Alva Lee McCardle, George Elliott, and Rev. Charles Noss.
Scribblings by Dorotha Stegemiller – Saint Valentine’s Day, following as always on February 14, is traditionally associated with affairs of the heart. It so happens that this same festive occasion is the midpoint of American Heart month and of the now – current 1968 Heart Fund Campaign. The Heart Fund is the Number One defense against Heart and Blood vessel disease, the Number One health enemy responsible for more than 54 percent of all deaths in the nation. Over 22 million Americans suffer from some form of Heart or Blood Disease. Heart attack alone is responsible for about 500,000 deaths in the United States each year.
At Uncle Herb’s Discount Store – One A Day vitamins, 25 count, 62 cents; Coricidin tables, 25 count, 79 cents; Polident with denture bath, 66 cents; Vitalis hair tonic, 75 cents; Corn Huskers lotion, $1.19; Crayola (box of 24) 22 cents; Lysol liquid, 12 ounces, 78 cents; laundry basket, 67 cents.
At the Palace Theater in Aurora: Hayley Mills in “Family Way” for mature teens and adults only. Starting February 14, Disney’s “Jungle Book”.
Steadfast rules set up at school – Because of carelessness and destructiveness to the high school building caused by a few neglectful students, the following rules became effective on January 23, 1968: no throwing paper and cluttering up rooms; no chewing of gum in the building at any time during the school day, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.; candy will not be taken to class or eaten between classes in the halls or classrooms; marking on tables, chairs, doors, and walls is not allowed; students will not carry cigarettes in the halls or to classroom. Students disregarding the rules will serve five days detention for the first offense. Town students and those driving will serve after school. Bus students will serve at noon. A second offense by any student will be reason to suspend the student from school for three days. The suspension will be marked as unexcused absences.
January 31, 1918
100 years ago
The ice in the Ohio River at Rising Sun broke shortly after 5 p.m. last night. More than a score of men worked all night to save the wharfboat. At 7 a.m. this morning an ice gorge formed which extends from Aurora to Sugar Branch, a distance of 30 miles.
Miss Ellen C. Stewart was hostess to 26 members of the Woman’s Club Tuesday evening. Work was done on ambulance pillows for the Red Cross.
Robert McConnell is here from Bloomington for an enforced vacation as Indiana University is temporarily closed because of fuel shortage.