Rising Sun Weekly 6-23-16


50 years ago

June 30, 1966

Nell’s Fashion Shoppe will handle Used Books beginning August 1. The new bookstore is located on Main Street directly across from the Presbyterian Church. The High School Bookstore will be open for sale of new books August 15.

Three local lads, Tommy Brown, Jeffrey Kinnett and Mike Rumsey, participated in the Soap Box Derby trail tests Saturday at Greendale. They will race in the actual Derby on July 9, in which boys from Dearborn and Ohio counties and Western Hamilton County, Ohio will compete.

Martin R. Green recently completed a new and modern ice cream and sandwich shop located at 406 Main Street across the street from the court house. The name of the shop is the Dairy Maid and it is tops in modern equipment and furnishings. Mr. Green stated that they will remain open all year and will have a complete carry-out service.

A re-organizational meeting of the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce was held at the Court House Restaurant June 28. New officers were elected with the Eddie Weisickle, president; Francis Copeland, vice president; Mrs. Nellie Baxter, secretary and John Stearns, treasurer. Kermit Gregory made a report on new redwood city limit signs which are being made. There will be space on them for plaques of organizations’ names.

Hilltop Concrete Corporation is planning an open house for Sunday, July 10. The public is invited to attend the affair; the corporation asks that you call 54 so plans can be completed for the occasion. This multi-million dollar plant is another new industrial asset for Southeastern Indiana.

Blue Jeans Festival opens July 3. Preparations for the Blue Jeans Festival have been made to make this year’s event one of great interest. The pet parade will be on Friday evening. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Prizes will also be given to winners for floats in the Saturday afternoon parade. Robert Anderson, of the Magic Valley Boat Lodge will be in charge of the ox roast on Saturday. Paul Fletcher is in charge of booths for the Flea Market.

Resignations have been received from Mrs. Jean Wadsworth, secretary to the high school principal and Darla Alford, teachers’ aide. Mrs. Marjorie Neaman has been employed as secretary to the School Superintendent.

Lawrenceburg’s Mayor John F. Braun broke ground Thursday for a United Telephone Company central office on Main Street, Lawrenceburg.

A pigeon owned by Lowell Bliss sped home at 40mph from Bedford Saturday to win the racing pigeon contest. Bill McClure’s bird was second.

Lee J. Ricketts, attorney, died unexpectedly shortly after entering Dearborn County Hospital following a heart attack which he suffered earlier that day at his home. Rev. Floyd Haislup was the attending minister and Mrs. Franklin Lummer was organist.