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July 11, 2018

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A-10 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 The Press-Dispatch HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, February 26 and March 2, 1943 Mrs. Tom Knox, of Princ- eton, a former resident of this city and a sister-in- law of Mrs. Fred Grable, of this city, returned Monday from California, where she had been to visit with her son, George, for one week. George is in the U.S. Navy and has served in seven bat- tles in the Pacific area. He is here for a few days rest and called for his mother to come and spend a few days with him while here. George will be remembered here by a number of the young peo- ple who attended Peters- burg high school. Another son, Kenneth Knox, is also in the Navy and stationed somewhere in the South Pacific area. Both boys are serving on their second en- listment in the Navy. Ralph Klipsch, well- known dairy man and farm- er, has been named tempo- rary director of the Farm Bureau to fill the position vacated by the untimely death of Mr. Lou Benjamin. He was appointed early this week by a committee ap- pointed for that purpose by the President of the Board of Directors of the Farm Bu- reau. William Eads, the eight- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Eads of near Winslow, fell Monday while playing at the school house and fractured his left shoul- der. The boy was taken to the Miller hospital for treat- ment. The Pike County Red Cross shipped the past month, 20 cartons of surgi- cal dressings. These cartons contained 31,500 bandag- es for the U.S. Army. This work has been done by wom- en of the county. The quota is larger this month and you are urged to give your time in making these bandages. Marriages: Mrs. Geor- gia Akridge, of Winslow, announces the marriage of her daughter, Donna, to Sergeant Cecil Nelson, Jr., of Winslow. The ceremony was performed Saturday af- ternoon at 4 p.m. It was a sin- gle ring ceremony. Births: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Conrad, of Vin- cennes, are the proud par- ents of a boy born Sunday morning. The baby has been named Robert; born to Mr. and Mrs. Horace Arnold, Sunday at their home on 6th St., a boy; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tharp, of Oatsville, announce the birth of a nine pound boy, Sunday; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Williams, of Win- slow, are the proud parents of an eight pound daughter, born Thursday. Deaths: Alexander L. Stark, who lived just across White River, in Harrison township, Knox county, died at the Good Samari- tan hospital in Vincennes last Wednesday morning at 11:45 o'clock after suffering from a heart ailment for the past two weeks. At the time of his passing, he was just past 68 years of age; John T. Quiggins, a retired farm- er died at his home in this city at 12:30 o'clock Wednes- day morning; Mary Isabelle Johnson, wife of George Johnson, living in the town of Velpen, died Monday morning at 5:30 o'clock of pneumonia fever after an illness of several days dura- tion; Mrs. Mary M. Black- burn, one of the best known elderly ladies of the east part of this city, passed away shortly after midnight Mon- day morning, March 1, at the home of her son, Wrentice Rumble, after an illness of about five months. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Tuesday and Friday, May 27 and 29, 1958 James Ruckriegle, of Ot- well, has been named the outstanding man in his unit of the Men's Residence Cen- ter in a recent banquet. In- dividual units and men were honored for scholas- tic achievement and activi- ty participation during the past year. Thomas E. Witherspoon, Petersburg, has received two journalistic appoint- ments for the coming year at Indiana University, where he is a junior. He will be city editor of "The Indiana Dai- ly Student," campus newspa- per, for the first eight weeks of the fall semester under the journalism department system of rotating staff to give students varied oppor- tunities for practical expe- rience. In addition, he has been appointed production manager for "The Crimson Bull," campus humor maga- zine, which is being revived after a two-year absence. Several students from Pike County are among the more than 1,800 candidates for baccalaureate and ad- vanced degrees in the annu- al commencement exercises of Purdue University to be held Sunday, June 1. These students, and the degree for which they are a candidate, are: Petersburg- William O. Allen, John G. Hempfling and Robert L. Mercker, all bachelor of science in phar- macy. Listed among the spring graduates at Indiana State Teachers College to receive the Bachelor of Science De- gree are: Terry Phil Barker, Special Education; and Don- ald Blair, Biological Science and Bookkeeping, and Type- writing. Miss Ruth Ann Conner, of Winslow, and Mr. Car- roll Mallette, of Petersburg, were two of the fourteen teenagers who met in Boon- ville last Saturday to discuss youths' interest in the Heart Association. The group was composed of representatives from Dubois, Pike, Gibson, Warrick, Posey and Spencer counties. Marriages: Marcel- la Howard and Larry Hor- rell were married at 6:15 p.m., Saturday, May 24 in the Presbyterian church in Shawneetown, Ill., with Mr. and Mrs. David Dedman, of Winslow, as attendants. Births: Born to Lt. and Mrs. Carl P. Dunkel, Port Ly- autey, Morocco, North A fri- ca, an eight pound boy, John David; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stewart, of Santa Anna, Ca- lif. announce the birth of a son, Mark Anthony Deaths: Funeral services for Mrs. Josie Olive Brews- ter, 81, were held at the Har- ris Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Monday; Ethel Eubank, 73, passed away at 6 a.m. Mon- day in Oakland City hos- pital; Funeral services for Mrs. Tura Leighty, 70, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at An- derson Chapel; Friends have been informed of the death of Mrs. Dora McClintock, of West Frankfort, Ill., who died Thursday at her home. Mrs. McClintock will be re- membered here as a mem- ber of the Peerless Quartet, who has sung in many of the churches throughout the County; Services for Carl Grubb, 76, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corn and Reed Funeral Home in Oak- land City; Mrs. Flora Salter, 81, passed away at her home on N. 6th St., at 9 p.m. Tues- day, after an illness of sever- al months. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, June 13, 1968 Petersburg photographer, and Pike county newsman, Jerry Wright, was injured while filming the tragic ac- cident which occurred Fri- day night north of Winslow. Wright was attempting to photograph the accident scene for television and this newspaper, when he tripped on fire hoses lying on the highway. Foam used by fire- men to extinguish the flam- ing vehicles had obscured the firehouse from sight. Wright was admitted to Da- viess county hospital with a possible broken ankle. X- rays however, proved the an- kle to be badly sprained, and he was released Saturday af- ternoon. Late Wednesday after- noon, Mrs. Leora Houghlan with her husband, Courtney, and Mabel Dyer went to the home of a neighbor to pick gooseberries for a stew. Mrs. Houghlan accidental- ly stabbed her right leg be- low the knee. Following first aid by the family, her daugh- ters, Mildred Ashcraft and Eunice O'Neill, took her to a local doctor's office, where she received a tetanus shot. It took 13 stitches to close the wound. She is doing nicely at the home of her sis- ter, Mabel Dyer. John Richard Broshears, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Broshears, is the recipient of the American Legion Award for outstanding senior boy in Petersburg High School. John Richard also received a Rice Scholarship in Indiana University. Peter Jacobs celebrated his eighth birthday with a cook out at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jacobs, Eastwood Drive, Pe- tersburg. Several games of skill were conducted with prizes being won by Roger Halbert, Bob McDermand and Terry Boger. The meal was highlighted with a birth- day cake bearing eight light- ed candles and a baseball player in full dress uniform. Bethel 48 of the Interna- tional Order of Job's Daugh- ters of Petersburg held its semi-annual open installa- tion Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Miss Susan Novak was installed as Honored Queen. The Bethel Room was beau- tifully decorated with bas- kets of purple and white pom-poms and palms. Marriages: Miss Nancy Sharp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sharp, of Win- slow, was married Satur- day, May 18 at 8 p.m. to Pvt. James U. Cox, son of De- louris Cox, of Oakland City. Deaths: Two men were killed in a fiery crash Fri- day night when a station wagon collided with a water tank truck and both vehi- cles burst into flames. Both men, Minuard Russell, 62, of Velpen, and Floyd E. Nor- rick, 34, of Kirkwood, Miss., were burned beyond recog- nition; Mrs. Esther Finch, 71, died in her sleep Fri- day, June 7 at 11:30 p.m. at her home on South Jackson Street in Oakland City; Mrs. Mayme Corn Greene, 63, a former teacher in the Win- slow schools, died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday in the Fayette Memorial hospital at Con- nersville; Woodrow Cham- berlain, 47, died suddenly May 31 at his home in Tam- pa, Fla.; George E. James, 48, died at 11:45 p.m. Mon- day at his home in Conners- ville after a heart attack. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, June 10, 1993 This impromptu session of bluegrass jamming was one of many similar scenes in Prides Creek on Friday night and Saturday as more than 500 people and contes- tants turned out for the In- diana State Picking and Fid- dling Contest. This group of Don Ralph of Whitehall, Ky., Bobby Green, Middletown, Ky., Morgan Duncan of Bea- ver Dam, Ky., Leonard Law- son of Vine Grove, Ky., and Bud Meridith of Clarkson, Ky., enjoyed playing togeth- er on the beautiful spring afternoon, while they wait- ed their turn to perform on stage. High school sixth-grad- ing period perfect atten- dance awards were earned by Joshua Akens, David Blaize, Nicole White, Er- ic Beasley and Matthew Wyland. A former Petersburg woman has been awarded a prestigious Blue Ribbon School Award. Teresa Rho- derick, who teaches at Knob Noster Elementary School in Warrensburg, Missouri, accepted the award in Wash- ington. D.C. President Bill Clinton spoke to the win- ning schools and teach- ers prior to the ceremony. Rhoderick was one of two teachers that worked on the school's application for the award. According to the de- partment of education, on- ly about one in 228 schools receive the award for excel- lence in education. Sixth grader Daniel Dunn won the seventh grade MVP Field award and Jo Ann Fenol won the Spark-Plug award. Petersburg Jaycees and Pike Optimists are spon- soring a blood drive Satur- day morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church's new building at 207 S. Seventh St., in Petersburg. All do- nors will be served a pan- cake breakfast by the Jay- cees and Optimists. Marriages: Crystal Faye Nalley, of Oakland City, and Troy Scott Dillingham, of Frankfort, exchanged wed- ding vows Saturday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m. at Bethel Gen- eral Baptist Church; Rhon- da Anette Deel, of Lafay- ette, and Jason Diehoff, of Charlestown, were married Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Ayrshire Valley Gener- al Baptist church, south of Winslow; Bruce and Janelle DeLapp, of Winslow, an- nounce the marriage of their daughter, Teri Jack- son, to Bryan Andrick, son of Linda Eads, of Swayze, and Roger and Kathy An- drick, of Kokomo. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. James A. Goodpasture, of Petersburg, Saturday, May 29, their first child, Lucas James; To Mr. and Mrs. Kris Nelson, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg, May 31, a daughter, Emily Ann; To Mr. and Mrs. Andy Scott, of Monroe City, Sat- urday, June 5, a daughter, Andrea Lynn; To John and Melissa Gwaltney, of Peters- burg, on May 28, a son, Tay- lor Jamen. Deaths: Anna R. Nor- rington, 82, of Winslow, died Sunday, June 6 at 5:28 a.m. at Deaconess hospital in Evansville; Oakley Gryder, 80, of Arthur, died Sunday, June 6 at 10 :10 a.m. at his residence; Virginia L. Mar- tin, 66, of Monroe City, died at 4:35 a.m. Sunday, June 6 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes; Glen English, 76, of Anderson, formerly of Petersburg, died Thursday, June 3 at St. John's Medical Center in Anderson; Jerry L. Boatright, 51, of Hunting- burg, son of Marie Hanks, of Petersburg, died at 1:38 p.m. Sunday, June 6 in the I.C.U. at St. Joseph's Hospi- tal in Huntingburg, suffer- ing from a heart attack. net edition Web, Smartphone, Tablet Streamline the Headline! 812-354-8500 • 820 Poplar St., Petersburg, IN • Grubb sisters—spring of 1922 Left to right: Kate (Grubb) Dossett, Nora (Grubb) Rumer, Nell (Grubb) O'Neal and Hattie (Grubb) Phillips. Wednesday, July 11 • Burr slays Hamilton in duel (1804) • President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Aid Road Act (1916) Thursday, July 12 • Medal of Honor created (1862) • Wild Bill Hickok's first gunfight (1861) Friday, July 13 • Live Aid concert (1985) • First World Cup (1930) Saturday, July 14 • French revolutionaries storm Bastille (1789) • Billy the Kid is shot to death (1881) Sunday, July 15 • Ford Motor Company takes its first order (1903) • Nixon announces visit to communist China (1971) Monday, July 16 • Atom bomb successfully tested (1945) • World's first parking meter installed (1935) Tuesday, July 17 • Disneyland opens (1955) • Joe DiMaggio ends 56 -game hitting streak (1941) Source:

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