Celebrating the history of
Ohio County and Rising Sun
50 YEARS AGO
August 18th, 1966
A Cadillac emergency ambulance was purchased recently by the Rising Sun and Ohio County Rescue Unit.
Rick E. Clements, a graduate of Rising Sun High School 1961, received his B.S. degree in Accounting from Indiana University. He now plans to enlist in some branch of the Armed Services after which he will work for his Masters then take the C.P.A. test.
Susan Hope Broadus received her diploma from the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing at commencement exercises held in the auditorium of the Jewish Community Center on Summit Road, Cincinnati, Sunday August 7th, 1966. She will be employed at Jewish Hospital specializing in Psychiatric work.
Home on leave A3c Wesley “Bucky” Rice Jr. arrived home Friday for a 10 day leave. He returns to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi for further electronics schooling.
The Knights of Pythias Lodge of Patriot will sponsor a horse and pony pull at the Patriot Park, Saturday afternoon and evening of August 27th, 1966.
About 700 Air Force reservists reported July 30th for 15-days active duty training with the 931th Troop Carrier Group, one of three groups which make up the 434th Troop Carrier Wing, at Bakalar Air Force Base, Columbus, Indiana. The 15 day tour, ending August 13th, 1966 is an annual summer training period giving the citizen-airmen opportunity to conduct intensive flying operations in addition to their regular training one weekend a month through the year. The 931th is equipped with C-119 “Flying Boxcars”, a twin engine, assault airlift aircraft. The reservists are training to maintain their “Combat Ready” status ready to transport men and materials as well as drop paratroopers, weapons, vehicles and supplies into combat areas. Now training with other member of the 931th TCG are: Rising Sun: A/3C Mason J. Uhlmansiek, 247 Main Street, Patriot: A/1C Ronald E. Reed, Route one: T/Sgt. George L. Hufford, Route one, Paris Place, Florence: A/2C Larry W. Ricketts Route one.
The Masonic Order and Eastern Star will have a home-made ice cream and cake supper at Whitlock’s Boat Harbor Saturday, August 20th, 1966 at 7 p.m.
A surprise going-away party was given by Sheila Cook, Dennis Loh and Lawrence Dale Siekman at the Russell Liggett home Friday evening for Michael Liggett who is to leave for the Navy this week. Refreshments of ham salad sandwiches, potato chips, Cokes and Pepsi were served to the following guests: Sharon Foutty, Paula Malone, Chuck Gary, Linda Elbright, Carolyn Thies, Bobby Palmer, Larry Thayer, Linda Whitlock, Sharon Johnson, Sally Johnson, Debbie Salyer, Carol Banschbach, Ginger Brameier, Wayne Cook and Linda Courtney.
John W. Wolfe, serving with the U.S., Army in Fulda, Germany, was recently promoted to Staff Sergeant. His wife, Gloria (Neaman) and children, Steve, Dan, Dave and Dana Marie, are with him in Germany where he will be stationed for another year.