A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 7-30-15


Compiled by

Mavis Uhlmansiek

Celebrating the history of

Ohio County and Rising Sun


August 4th, 2005

Wristbands are now on sale at selected Rising Sun merchants and area marinas for entry to Rising Sun River Days, August 19th-21st. The $5 wristbands are good for all three days and allow wearers entry into the boat show and festival areas.

“Slow Down,” says Ohio County resident Joe Halloran, who has concern for people speeding on the county roads. The speed limit is 30 miles per hour on county roads.

Students will report for a full day Tuesday, August 16th as the Rising Sun-Ohio County Community Schools will operate on fast time.

Groundbreaking was held on Monday, August 1st for the new wastewater treatment plant in Rising Sun.


August 3rd, 1995

Britt Minks is working to bring a BP gas station to Rising Sun.

At the 1995 Rising Sun Rotary Club livestock auction 204 animals sold at a total of $74,190.

Dawn Siekman received the Anna E. Woods Estate Award at Dearborn County Hospital Foundation Scholarship banquet presented by Edward Gray.

Doug Taylor and his K-9 Chester; and Frank McIntosh and his K-9 Arthur were instrumental in locating marijuana at an East Laughery Creek residence.


August 1st, 1985

Sarah Fleenor and Randall Lee Bruce were crowned princess and prince at the Baby Contest during the Ohio County 4-H Fair.

Todd Warren showed the grand champion steer, Rambo, at this year’s Ohio County 4-H Fair. The 1,105 pounder sold for $1.50 per pound and was purchased by Don Roy Monroe and Blue Grass Stockyards.

Bill King was been named to replace Mark Guard as Rising Sun City councilman-at-large.


July 31st, 1975

U. S. Representative Lee Hamilton has been advised Rising Sun has been awarded community development block grant funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant will be used to make sewer improvement, extend sewer lines to the city limits, and renovate the sewer lift station.

The prize winning work of 18-year-old Monte Copeland is featured in the display of 1975 Scholastic-Kodak Photo Gallery in New York.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Gentrup, a son, Brian Paul, July 13th.

Rita Pell of Milan has purchased Molen Floral Shop in Aurora and changed the business name to Rita’s Flowers.


July 29th, 1965

The Ohio County Farm Bureau members and guests held their annual county picnic in the Bear Branch Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Carl Kittle, county woman leader and Chairman Clayton Seth welcomed everyone which included Senator and Mrs. Wilfrid Ullrich.


August 4th, 1955

Mrs. Harry (Nelda) Wright and Mrs. Harry (Onnie) Baxter have purchased Ida’s Restaurant at 208 Main Street from the latter’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Ida Baxter, and are operating the business as a partnership under the new name of the Town House Restaurant. Mrs. Howard Ashcraft and Mrs. Donald Berkley are assisting them.

Two Ohio County men: Don Roy Monroe and Bud Palmer, won all three divisions in tractor pulling contests at the Dearborn County Fair.

Ted Sadler, Ohio County Defense director, who is a retired Cincinnati police officer, became a member of the Aurora police department on Monday, succeeding Spencer Seavers, a patrolman.

Jerry and Shirley Nolker, Dennis Loh and David Sommer each won first prize awards of a blue ribbon and 25-cents in cash at the Ohio County Pet & Hobby Club’s fourth annual zinnia show, held in conjunction with the Farm Bureau picnic at Cass-Union Consolidated School.


August 2nd, 1945

At the John Fulton Inn, Mrs. Daisy E. McFadden, proprietress, the Sunday menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, combination salad, and sliced peaches with whipped cream at a price of 75-cents. Homemade cakes are 5-cents extra.

Rising Sun school is scheduled to open Monday, September 10th, as announced by Superintendent Homer Tucker.


August 2nd, 1935

R. A. Steele Sons have put stained glass windows in their recently opened funeral home.

Barricklow’s 5 & 10 Cent Store moved this week into the room formerly occupied by the A & P Grocery.