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Lower Trails Reopened at Denver Siekman Park

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Lower Trails Reopened at Denver Siekman Park
The Rising Sun-Ohio County Parks Department has reopened the lower trails at the Denver Siekman Park which had been closed for an extended period of time due to flooding.  (Photo courtesy of Sharon Bovard via Facebook.)

Registered Participants for May 3-5 Community Yard Sale (final update 1 pm 5/2)

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Registered Participants for May 3-5 Community Yard Sale (final update 1 pm 5/2)
The 2018 Spring Community Yard Sale and Clean Up is Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5. The City of Rising Sun would like to help promote your yard sale for free!  (UPDATE! REGISTRATION HAS ENDED).  Please provide your last name, address of your sale location and the day(s) you will sell (May 3, 4 and/or 5).  You may email your information to Amy Martin at amartin@cityofrisingsun.com, call her at 812-438-3340 or sign up at the Rising Sun Municipal Utilitie...
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Bowman Scholarship 5K Night Run/Walk is August 11

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Bowman Scholarship 5K Night Run/Walk is August 11
The 5th Annual Donald Bowman 5K Night Run/Walk is August 11 at the Vineyard Golf Course,16022 SR 250, Rising Sun, IN. This is a night event and participants should bring a flashlight.  Advanced registration is available now which guarantees a t-shirt and goodie bag.  Please register through StuartRoadRacing.com.  The fee prior to August 3 is $10 for students and $20 for adults.  Post deadline fee is $25.  (Day of registration begins at 7:30 pm.) There are penty of awar...
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American Legion Auxiliary Bake Sale and Poppy History

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, May 01, 2018
American Legion Auxiliary Bake Sale and Poppy History
The American Legion Auxiliary of Rising Sun will hold a Poppy Day Bake Sale on Saturday, May 5 from 9 am to 12 pm at the IGA in Rising Sun. Any items you can donate would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Jillian Gregory at 812-584-0085 or Rae Baker Gipson at 812-290-3344 to inquire about making a donation or if you need more information. The following information is courtesy of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) for Veterans. As part of long tradition which began in 1921, the AL...
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City Lowers Flags To Half Staff For Barbara Bush

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
City Lowers Flags To Half Staff For Barbara Bush
The City Of Rising Sun has lowered its flags to half staff due to the passing of Barbara Bush, former First Lady of the United States.  She died Tuesday evening in her Houston, Texas home at the age of 92. Mrs. Bush was the wife of 41st President George H.W. Bush.  They were married for over 73 years marking the longest marriage of any U.S. presidential couple.  She was also the mother of 43rd president George W. Bush.

Local Veterans Committee Selling Bricks For New Memorial

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Local Veterans Committee Selling Bricks For New Memorial
The Ohio County Veterans Memorial Committee is selling personalized bricks for the new veterans memorial at Rising Sun's Riverfront Park.  Bricks are $40 each.  Currently, there has not been a purchase date deadline established. It will be a "living" memorial useful in identifying and honoring veterans who have served in our nation's armed forces.  Veteran bricks will be placed in front of the memorial stones.  Proof of service must accompany the order. Personalized bricks ...
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Rising Sun Community Pool Swim Lessons

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Friday, April 13, 2018
Rising Sun Community Pool Swim Lessons
The Rising Sun Community Pool has announced details regarding swim lessons for 2018. Sign up- at the pool Thursday, May 24 from 6 to 7:30 pm Cost-  $30 per child/per session Age limit- none but the child must be potty trained SESSION 1- to 11:45 a.m. on June 4-7 and June 11-14 SESSION 2- 6 to 6:45 p.m. on June 18-21 and June 25-28 SESSION 3- 6 to 6:45 p.m. on July 9-12 and July 16-29

RSHS Science Club To Clean Up Riverfront

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Thursday, April 12, 2018
RSHS Science Club To Clean Up Riverfront
Rising Sun High School’s Science Club, consisting of 35 members and sponsored by teacher Andrea Levi, will conduct an Ohio River sweep on Sunday, April 22 beginning at 1 pm according to Rising Sun Mayor Brent Bascom.  The club has adopted river mile 506-507 (Rising Sun’s riverfront) through the Living Lands and Waters’ Adopt-A-River Mile program. “We became interested in this activity after visiting the Living Lands & Waters crew when they docked in our area earlier this year,” said Ms...
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Spring Community Yard Sale And Clean Up May 3-5

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Thursday, April 05, 2018
Spring Community Yard Sale And Clean Up May 3-5
The 2018 Spring Community Yard Sale and Clean Up is Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5. The City of Rising Sun would like to help promote your yard sale for free!  Please provide your last name, address of your sale location and the day(s) you will sell (May 3, 4 and/or 5).  You may email your information to Amy Martin at amartin@cityofrisingsun.com, call her at 812-438-3340 or sign up at the Rising Sun Municipal Utilities desk (200 N. Walnut St.) during normal business hours.&...
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April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Thursday, March 29, 2018
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Rising Sun Mayor Brent Bascom has made a local proclamation which you can read in full at this link. According to the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, child abuse and neglect are significant public health problems in the U.S.  In 2015, nearly 1700 children died in our country from abuse and neglect.  That same year, over 680,000 children were victims.  About 1 in 4 children have experie...
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