Celebrating the history of
Ohio County and Rising Sun
July 28, 2005
10 years ago
The Ohio County Public Library board of directors will hold a hearing at the United Church of Christ to inform taxpayers of its proposed $1.9 million building project. The board has reviewed plans for the more than 11,000 square foot facility which will nearly triple the current space available at the library located at the corner of Main and High Streets.
On the midst of the hottest season in years, residents of Rising Sun and the Rising Sun Municipal Utilities spent most of the weekend watching their electricity go on and off.
The Rising Sun’s ever changing riverfront will be the site of a special three-day celebration on Aug. 19-21. River Days will include a huge boat show at Grand Victoria Casino and on the Ohio River. Highlight of the event is country music star Patty Lovelace on stage Friday and Montgomery Gentry on Saturday in downtown Rising Sun. Wristbands, good for all three days of the festival, are $5 each.
Deaths- Donald E. Abbott, Jan. 14, 1939-July 23, 2005; Michael L. Collins, March 2, 1959-July 20, 2005; Wendell L. Gregory, Dec.17, 1940-July 19, 2005; Marcia K. Roberts, April 13, 1943-July 22, 2005; Roy C. Siekman, April 22, 1931-July 18, 2005; Harry E. Walton, Oct. 30, 1945-July 211, 2005.
July 27, 1995
20 years ago
The final design of the riverboat casino project is finished and the proposed casino riverboat’s destination has been finally decided. The riverboat will be situated on the Ohio River halfway between Sixth Street and Industrial Drive off of the Arnold Detmer property.
The New Tomorrow’s chorus will be singing throughout central Ohio this weekend starting Thursday and winding up Sunday with a performance at Sea World in Aurora, Ohio.
Samantha Jackson won trophies for her grand and reserve champion barrows at the 4-H Fair.
July 26, 1985
30 years ago
All the royalty for the Ohio County 4-H Fair were chosen Monday evening, July 22. 4-H Queen and King were Lori Turner and Maury Uhlmansiek with runners-up David Copeland and Shelley DeVille.
July 24, 1975
40 years ago
Marilyn Turner and Dennis Baldwin, representing Ohio County, recently returned with a group of 24 ambassadors sponsored by various 4-H groups throughout Indiana.
Mayor Don Works, manager of Brown Tool & Manufacturing Company, received his 25-year pin at a union party July 12, presented by Luther Noble, business representative of Machinist Union Local 1391.
Births – to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Elliott, a son, Michael Dean, July 17 at Dearborn County Hospital.
July 26. 1945
70 years ago
William Fisk has sold his two-story brick building on Main Street to John and Patrick Lettieri of Shelby, Ohio.
Private First Class Marvin VanTyle is now a patient in an Army hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, where he is receiving treatment for wounds on his left arm suffered in action.
Deaths – July 20, Henry Dilk, 87, grandfather of W. H. Martin of Rising Sun.
July 26, 1935
80 years ago
Freeman Philips and sons have installed an electric refrigerator in their store at Aberdeen and will cater to the ice cream trade.
The local Alcoholic Beverage Board of Ohio County approved the application of Orville Thies for license to sell liquor in Rising Sun.
July 23, 1915
100 years ago
J. W. Dalrymple, proprietor of the City Mills, had the debris from the effects of the cyclone cleared away and rebuilding was begun this week.
July 26, 1895
120 years ago
Mr. Houze, the street sprinkler, has received the water tank for his well. It was made at Warsaw, Kentucky, and will hold 3,000 gallons. John Garrett will run the engine for him.
July 24, 1885
130 years ago
Drs. Ulrey and Igoe have moved their dental office to their residence at Poplar and First streets. Their former office went up in flames.
The big red boot, the sign of Davis Shoe Store, still hangs on the red pole. It was badly scorched but stood the raging elements of the heat.
The first break in the “burnt district” was by John T. Whitlock, who has about completed a warehouse in the rear of his storeroom, which he will use for his store and telegraph office until he can rebuild.