Celebrating the history of
Ohio County and Rising Sun
50 YEARS AGO
September 8th, 1966
Ohio County Rescue Service will sponsor a chicken barbecue at the Rising Sun City Building Saturday, September 10th. Serving will be continuously from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be musical selections by the Rising Sun High School Band and the Patriot High School Band and a local dance band will play. All proceeds will go to the Ohio County Rescue Service. The annual crowning of the Chicken Barbecue Queen will be held Saturday evening September 10th, at 8 p.m. Those competing for the crown are: Paula Curry, Linda Whitlock, Connie Kelly, and Sue Buddenburg. You may vote for the girl of your choice by depositing money in their jars at the local stores. One penny per vote.
Enrollment figures for the opening day of the Rising Sun Ohio County Schools shows a decrease over the enrollment of the previous year. A total enrollment on September 2nd, 1966 was 901, compared to 920 last year. The Cass Union School enrolled 115 students in grades one through six and the Rising Sun Elementary enrolled 451 in grade one through seven. High school students number 335 in grades eight through 12. Total enrollment for each grade is: Grade 1: 89; Grade 2: 76; Grade 3: 84; Grade 4: 84; Grade 5: 81; Grade 6: 69; Grade 7: 83; Grade 8: 85; Grade 9: 72; Grade 10: 68; Grade 11: 52; Grade 12: 58.
The first regular meeting of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Patriot-Posey Development Association was held at the home of the President Dr. Willard Stamper at Patriot, on Monday evening, August 29th. The purpose of the organization of the Patriot-Posey Development Association was threefold: obtain better cooperation and understanding between the residents of Patriot and the residents of Posey Township; to form an organized and workable Community Association to obtain and administer State and Federal funds; to arouse Individual Pride and Interest among the citizens of Patriot and Posey Township.
Rising Sun High School Baseball schedule for 1966 includes: Sept. 13, Vevay; Sept. 15, South Riley, Versailles; Sept. 20, Moores Hill; Sept. 22, Dillsboro; Sept. 27, Jac-Cen-Del; Sept. 29, Shawe. All games will begin at 4 p.m.
Real Estate Transfers: Ralph and Evelyn Huff to Billie B. and Rebecca M. Dilts, house and lot on South High Street; Emery and Marie Kittle to Austin C. and Thelma M. Collins house and lot on South Mulberry Street; Clara M. Turner to Robert E. and Lois M. Stutzman house and 6.273 acres in Randolph Township; Bessie Cochran to Lowell R. and Phyllis A. Brown a house and lot on South High Street.
90 YEARS AGO
September 3rd, 1926
The State Road between Rising Sun and Aurora, which has been closed for almost two years, while being paved, is now opened.
100 YEARS AGO
September 7th, 1916
The annual East Enterprise fair attracted many last week. Nearly 4,000 people attended Saturday, according to George B. Lostutter, secretary.
The two trucks operated by Clyde Bright and Lawrence Baker, are busy hauling logs out of J. W. Whitlock’s woods to his mill in Rising Sun.
Ben A. Moore, for sometime employed in Albert B. Cooper’s grocery store, has accepted a position as salesman in H. S. Anderson’s Shoe store.