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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

Editorial

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LOOKING BACK

LETTERS

Preparing for 150 year celebration Sept. 19, 1963 50 years ago

You Are.” So, Rising Sun is doing just this. The largest project of course is the new bank Next year, August 1964, we building at Main and will be celebrating RisWalnut streets. Seems to ing Sun and Ohio Counbe progressing more rapty’s 150th birthday, and idly now and is indeed an if we are to celebrate asset to our city. Taylor this great occasion, there Brothers have erected a are many things to be new section to their staaccomplished. First, tion at the corner of Walthe organization of an nut and Second streets executive board. This and have torn down the is necessary for incor- MAVIS office front of the old poration. Second, many UHLMANSIEK building. A new canopy plans to be made and is being constructed from ideas discussed. Third, complete the office building to the pumps community cooperation will be to add new beauty to the staneeded in working out each plan tion. Bob Gridley, manager, and to make the celebration a comthe fellows at the station have plete success. So, taking first worked hard to speed the project things first, an organizational long. The third improvement to meeting for the election of an the city is at the corner of Walnut executive board will be held and Fourth streets. Mayor Tracy Friday night, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Duncan, who recently purchased in the basement of the library. the building and lot, formerly Many ideas and opinions will the Toohy Monument Works, is be needed, therefore it is being having the building torn down. requested and urged that evSchool starts – Cindy Smith, eryone interested in getting the first grader at Patriot, daughter “Sesqui” plans stated, plan to of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Smith attend this meeting. Each club, of Quercus Grove community, civic organization and lodges, and granddaughter of Mrs. Marare being asked to have at least garet Broadus of Rising Sun, one member present. took her lunch to school the “Brighten the Corner Where

first day. When she returned that evening her mother asked her how she liked the lunch she had fixed for her. The little girl’s reply was “It was good and they passed those plates and I had one of those too.” The next morning Mrs. Smith sent the money to pay for the school’s lunch.

Sept. 18, 1958

Bonds for the financing of a new Rising Sun High School building will be sold to the highest bidder Tuesday night, September 23 at the school gymnasium.

Sept. 16, 16, 1943

W.D. Dilts’ “Lady Montgomery” won two ribbons and $21 in prize money, Sunday, at the Franklin Horse show.

Sept. 15, 1933

At the meeting of City Council Tuesday, members voted to employ the Winn Engineering Company, consulting engineers of Indianapolis, to make a survey of the electric, light and water situation in Rising Sun. This survey will deal with all factors entering into the cost of such a plant, whether by pur-

chase of the existing company or installation of a new plant. A crowd of about 1,000 people gathered on the Laughery Club grounds Sunday for the rally of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The printing plant of J. L. Richardson & Company has been moved from Lawrenceburg to Rising Sun.

Sept. 18, 1913

The City schools opened Monday with an attendance of a little less than 300. The high school alone has an enrollment of seventy-two. The electric current for street lighting was turned on in this city Sunday night. While there was some dissatisfaction with them still the improvement over the gasoline system is generally recognized. The whistle on the new water and light plant in this city is a gift of J. W. Whitlock from his friend, captain Menges, owner of steamboats and head of the Pittsburgh Coal Company’s Cincinnati interests. The whistle, which sounds the curfew warning to boys and girls under fifteen, at 8 p.m. is off the tugboat Ranger.

Hard work and dedication pays off for Harp store Editor, Rees Harps moved to Rising Sun in June 2000. In 2004 we introduced a new model to our already successful line of harps, the Harpsicle. It is a budget minded lap harp that comes in a variety of colors. As of July of this year we have handcrafted and sold over 10,000 Harpsicles to customers all over the world. In August, the French company Camac Harps, who has been watching our progress for quite sometime, has asked to be the exclusive distributor of the Harpsicle throughout western and eastern Europe. This partnership will start in the late spring of next year. We have already been selling to European businesses, but with Camac's marketing power it is estimated that we will be increasing our future production by nearly 100%. We really want to thank our dedicated and hard working staff and craftspeople. They are the very best. We also want to thank the following community members that had been so helpful with their business positive agenda. The former mayor, Mark Guard, and his staff for their vision as to what Main Street could have been. Nancy Guililand, the knowledgable and business savvy former Main Street Director. Gene Siekman(deceased) and Wes Barbour (deceased) for their leadership, support and methodical insight into their community needs. Great people. William Rees

ANOTHER WINNING DAY FOR SHINER PRIDE

Above: Percussion members Teresa Beyer, Logan Lozier, Kevin Otter, and Josh Beyer display trophy won at Bishop Fenwick. Rising Sun tookk first place for the second straight week and earned Best Music, Best Marching, Best General Effect, and Best Percussion. Below: Drum majors Arial Fields, Ben Eads and Alexandria Koons hoist the hardware.

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