On June 16th we watched a video of former students of New London and Ross High School who were interviewed and videotaped in September 1999 sharing their experiences when the schools were located in Shandon. Many humorous stories were told and even a couple Ross High cheers were shared. The first attached photo is Edith Scheering Rehg, Flores Scheering Evans who graduated from New London School and Fern Sefton Crane who graduated from Ross High. Hugh Davies and Stanley L. Rowland are pictured in the second photo. Hugh graduated from Ross in 1938 and Stanley attended the school, but graduated from the new Ross High that opened in Venice (Ross) in January 1940. Edward Maybury, Betty Jeanne Eicher Maybury and Dr. Jim Appleton are pictured in the third photo. All three were in the Class of 1939 which was the last class to graduate from Ross High when it was located in Shandon.
Barbara Jennings from the Heritage Program at the Cincinnati Museum Center presented Cincinnati Style Chili on July 21st. Her PowerPoint presentation included the history of 12 chili companies and the families who developed them and continue to closely guard their secret recipes.
John Hillman, president of the Whitewater Valley Railroad, which travels through scenic S.E. Indiana between Connersville and Metamora presented the history of the railroad at the August 18th meeting. The WVRR is almost exclusively operated by volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation of the 1950s era of railroading. John has been actively involved with the WVRR since 1973.
Pictured left to right are railroad enthusiasts who were in attendance at the meeting. Don Guill, Joe Suttman, John Hillman and his wife, Judy, and Don Dunaway.