50 YEARS AGO
August 17th, 1967
Tomary Farm – site of tour and garden party Sunday, August 20th between 2-5 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Johnson, owners of the ancestral home built by Stephen S. Speakman in 1846, have planned the tour with all proceeds to be given to the Ohio County Historical Society. The house is located on Indiana 56 between Rising Sun and Aurora. Tickets are available at Nell’s Fashion Shoppe or from members of the society, or may be purchased at the entrance. Admission is 75 cents for adults and 25 cents for students in a group or accompanied by a parent.
Loren C. Ferguson has been employed as Rising Sun Elementary principal, replacing Charles Johnson, who retired at the close of the 1967-68 school year. Mr. Ferguson has a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati. He is an experienced teacher and administrator, serving as principal of the Lincoln Elementary School in Cincinnati for the past six years. His wife has been employed as a second grade teacher for the 1967-68 school year. She has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Education degrees from Miami University and has taught in the Hamilton, Ohio schools for the past 22 years.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Garold Francis Colen, a son born at Dearborn County Hospital August 3rd weighing six pounds 11 ounces and has been named Christopher Lee.
Tandy Brothers to build supermarket at Rising Sun: Peyton “Pete” and Joe Tandy, of Aurora announced this week that they have purchased a 150 foot frontage by 275 feet depth lot on State Route 56 in Rising Sun adjacent to the Dairy Queen. The two brothers will build a colonial type brick modern supermarket on the site (construction to start next spring). There will be ample parking in front and at the side of the store. The brothers have operated the Tandy Brothers Corner Market at 201Third Street, Aurora for the past 16 years. The lot was purchased from Roy Turner of Rising Sun.
In the Service: Cpl. Larry Dunaway was promoted to Sergeant sometime last week in Vietnam. He left for the Cambodian border August 3rd. Sergeant Dunaway arrived in Vietnam December 19th, 1967.
Bob Johnson attended a meeting for Lay Leaders speakers of this area at Vevay Sunday evening. The meeting was held in the home of Rev. and Mrs. Robert J. Chance.
Mrs. Robert Burke (formerly Jacquelyn Craig) received her Graduate Major’s Degree in Education from Butler University August 4th at Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana.
55 YEARS AGO
August 16th, 1962
Miss Phyllis Palmer will represent Ohio County in the State Fair Dress Revue the latter part of August.
Final reports show that 2,429 persons were given the Sabin Oral vaccine, August 12th at the Rising Sun School. The youngest was Tamara Jo Chipman, seven weeks, and the oldest was Charles Bakes, 80.
60 YEARS AGO
August 15th, 1957
Second Class Boy Scout Victor Earl “Sandy” Mondary, Jr. will receive official recognition from the Rotary club at their meeting Monday night for the rescue from drowning of the four sons of Mrs. Edith Richards. On Tuesday night, September 3rd Sandy and the scouts of Troop 5, together with Robert Skidmore, scoutmaster, and Eddie Weisickle, assistant will visit City Council.
80 YEARS AGO
August 13th, 1937
Walter Skidmore has gone into the plastering business with his brothers Robert and Ike at Aurora.
Two Rising Sun students, William Jack Hannah and Helen Jean Schroeder will enter the Indiana University next month.
90 YEARS AGO
August 12th, 1927
Charles A. Lindbergh gave the people of Rising Sun a view of his famous airplane, ‘Spirit of St. Louis’, Monday afternoon, when on his way to Louisville, Ky. He dropped a message “to the City of Rising Sun” expressing regrets that he was unable to stop here.
100 YEARS AGO
August 16th, 1917
The neat sum of thirty-nine dollars was cleared at a ball game Tuesday when the “Fats” and the “Leans” played in the Harris Field. The score was 14 to 9 in favor of the “Leans”. The proceeds went to the local Red Cross Fund.
Last week, Everett Downey received from his aunt, Mrs. Amanda Livering, of Florida, a live three-foot alligator, which he gave to his friend, Bill Bright, who dumped it into the miniature lake at the Whitlock Factory.
Ralph Facemire of the Ohio County News Office is operating the moving picture machine at the Columbia Theater three nights a week.