Rising Sun Weekly 8-10-17



August 10th, 1967

Announcing – Opening of Rising Sun Bowling Lanes on Saturday, August 5th under new management. Bowling season starting soon, all new pins, and lanes will be in tip top shape. New kitchen and new dining area. Lunch room opens at 10 a.m. seven days a week. Welcomed by Russ Wallick.

In a special budget meeting the Rising Sun Ohio County Board of Education approved a budget of $486,654 for the calendar year of 1968. This is an increase of $30,574 and is primarily the result of increased teacher’s salaries. The 1967 Indiana Legislature increased the minimum salary for a beginning teacher from $4,500 to $5,200 and the Masters Degree teacher with 30 years experience from $8,600 to $10,000, increasing salaries of teachers statewide.

Dale L. Siekman, cashier of Rising Sun State Bank, will leave August 13th, 1967 for two weeks attendance at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

The Rising Sun Little League All-Stars, defeated only once this season, started their playoffs Saturday, July 29th, with a 1-0 win over Dillsboro at Manchester. Joe Roeder handled the pitching chores for the winners and allowed no hits, fanned 10 batters, walked one batter in the six-inning contest. Final game of the playoffs was a 7-3 win over Moores Hill at Moores Hill on Monday, July 31st. Steve McHenry pitched for the winners and allowed three hits, fanned 14 batters, walked five batters in the six-inning contest. Members of the All-Star team are: Joe Roeder, Steve McHenry, Randy Thayer, Gary Baer, Greg Fredenburgh, Denny Dilts, Larry Baker, Daryl Alford, Rick Works, Maury Barnes, Doug Housemeyer, Bill and Rick Gannaway, Mark Dilts, Eddie Baer, and Kenny White. The team is managed by Dilver Chase, Jr. and coached by Bernard Housemeyer.

City officials for the late 1930s were Jesse Liggett, marshal; Adolph Siekman, councilman; Russell Uhlmansiek, fire chief; Lee J. Ricketts, city attorney; Pete Menefee, superintendent of utilities; Albert Cooper, mayor; Jim Green, clerk; Lucian Harris, Dean Whitlock, and John Barricklow, councilmen.

R. Eugene Elliott and Robert O. Bailey have been appointed as the first two supervisors of the Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation District by the State Soil Conservation Committee.

Back to School ad: At Espey’s Shopping Center – boys’ briefs and t-shirts, 69 cents and up; boys overalls, $225 and up; canvas shoes, $2.99 and up; school shoes, $3.99 and up; and boys gym shorts, $1.00.

Births: to Corporal and Mrs. Robert Koons, a son weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces born August 4th and has been named Robert Shaw.


August 9th, 1962

Over 75 percent of Ohio County’s population was immunized by the Sabin Oral vaccine Sunday, in the first of three programs scheduled by the Dearborn-Ohio County Medical Society.

The annual Farm Bureau picnic was held Sunday, July 29th at the Bear Branch Lutheran Church with 50 members attending. David Little, who spent several months in New Zealand as an International Foreign Youth Exchange Student, was guest speaker.


August 8th, 1957

Mr. and Mrs. Cassius Dugle have purchased the Ed Billingsley home, 113 S. Walnut.

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Robert Fish, a son Guy Edward, August 1st; to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huffner, twins, a boy David Lee and a girl Donna Marie, August 2nd.

Robert Wadsworth, Rising Sun acting postmaster, learned Tuesday of the confirmation of his permanent appointment by the U.S. Senate.


August 7th, 1947

Howard R. Buchanan has accepted a position with Haskell & Morrison Funeral Directors of Vevay.

Born: to Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Gullion, a daughter, July 31st; to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Siekman, a son Kenneth Lynn, August 4th; to Mr. and Mrs. John Hinz, a son Larry Lee, July 26th; to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Williams, a daughter Rosemary, August 3rd; to Mr. and Mrs. Orville G. Wright, a daughter, August 5th; to Mr. and Mrs. George Loh, a son, August 5th.

About 600 persons attended the formal dedication of Camp Maccabee, formerly Laughery Club Sunday afternoon August 3. Isadore Solemon of Chicago is Camp director.


August 5th, 1927

The local American Legion will hold a street fair beginning August 22nd.

Present indications are that Rising Sun City delivery mail service will be in enforcement by October 16th.


August 9th, 1917

The annual reunion of the Bovard family, held near Aberdeen Saturday, was attended by 400 persons and was the biggest event ever celebrated in that locality.