Rising Sun News

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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Elijah Jones Benefit Is April 7

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Elijah Jones Benefit Is April 7
A benefit for the family of Elijah Jones to help defray his funeral expenses will be held Saturday, April 7 from 7 p.m. until its conclusion at Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 (110 Main St.).  There will be free finger foods, a live auction, 50/50 draw and pull tabs.  The bar and kitchen will be open to purchase food and beverages.  For more information or to make a dotation, please contact Doug Harrison at 812-290-8427 or the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 at 812-438-368...
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City Council Meeting Moved To April 11

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Monday, March 26, 2018
City Council Meeting Moved To April 11
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Thursday, April 5 Rising Sun City Council meeting has been moved to Wednesday, April 11 at 6 pm.  

March 29 Proclaimed Vietnam Veterans Day

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Friday, March 23, 2018
March 29 Proclaimed Vietnam Veterans Day
Rising Sun Mayor Brent Bascom is proclaiming March 29, 2018 as Vietnam Veterans Day.  Please click on this link for the complete proclamation honoring our local Vietnam Veterans who were lost during the war and honoring all those who served. There are many great support organizations for Vietnam Veterans.  One in particular is Vietnam Veterans Of America.  According to its website, VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam vete...
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Easter Egg Hunt Is March 31

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Easter Egg Hunt Is March 31
On Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m., American Legion Post 59 and Rising Sun Main Street is sponsoring the Community Easter Egg Hunt.  The event will be held at Shiner Park (behind the community pool and high school athletic fields).  The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance there for pictures as well.  You can call the Legion at 812-438-3688 if you have any questions. Rules for the Easter Egg Hunt: No pushing or punching. No biting or hair pulling. No kickin...
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CSI Camp for 5th through 9th Graders

Posted by Bryce Kendrick on Thursday, March 22, 2018
CSI Camp for 5th through 9th Graders
If you're in the fifth through ninth grade and would like to learn how to work a crime scene, then sign up for CSI Camp!  See how the Indiana State Police collect evidence like finger prints and DNA to solve crimes.  You'll have an opportunity to work through an entire crime from when it was committed to the prosecution of the suspect. The camp will be held 9 am to 4 pm, Wednesday, March 28 in the Schroeder Building at the Ohio County Fairgrounds.  There is no cost for current 4-...
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