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October 10, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, October 10, 2018 B-13 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, May 28, June 1 and 4, 1943 Mr. Everett Parker of Mon - roe City was very patriotic in his help to salvage old license plates, when he brought to the Press office Wednesday, all his license plates from 1925 to 1942. It was quite a collec- tion. The Cub Scouts are mak- ing a drive for the plates in the city. If anyone in the rural dis- trict has license plates, please leave them at one of the filling stations in Petersburg where they will be picked up by the Cub Scouts. Mrs. Opal (Tislow) Adams will sing over WTMG next Saturday afternoon May 29 at 2:30 o'clock. This will be a patriotic program and during the service Gov. Goodland of Wisconsin will be presented the Silver Service for the new ship Wisconsin to be chris- tened June. Mrs. Adams in- vites her Petersburg friends to tune-in on this program. Word was received here Tuesday of the serious illness of Mrs. Eddie Hawkins in the Breckenridge hospital in Aus- tin, Texas. She is suffering of spinal meningitis. The tele- gram stated that she as just conscious. Mr. Roy Hawkins left Wednesday at noon for Austin, Texas and Mrs. Cecil Freeland, mother of Mrs. Ed- die Hawkins left Wednesday evening. No further report as to her condition was received as we went to press. Last week was a relative- ly quiet one in the war. The battle for Attu Island entered its final phase. Allied planes kept up a steady rain of bombs on A xis Mediterranean ports and European production cen- ters. Storms raging over most of the Southwest Pacific ham- pered air activity in the Sol- omons and in New Guinea. When the week opened, the trapped Japanese garrison on Attu had been split up into three groups- isolated pock- ets harassed continually by low-flying American fight- er planes. Attu village had been virtually wiped of the map by U.S. bombing. Then, on Wednesday, the Navy an- nounced that one of the three Jap pockets had been wiped out and that army ground troops were attacking anoth- er. Ten pound bags of potatoes were being sold at Pointers for 59 cents. Bacon was be- ing sold for 39 cents a pound. Marriages: Miss Olevia McClure of Winslow became the bride of Ira E. Helsley of Oakland City, Saturday eve- ning at 7 o'clock at the home of Rev. Ortho France. Rev. France read the single ring ceremony. Births: Mr. and Mrs. Ira Willis of 14th and Walnut St. are the proud parents of an eight pound boy, born June 3. Deaths: Ulysses Grant English, one of the most wide- ly known and influential farm- ers and citizens of the Oats- ville neighborhood, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Welsch, who also resides near Oatsville, Wednesday morning, May 26 at 3:40 o'clock from an ail- ment of the heart; Mrs. Em- ma Richardson, widow of the late Hon. Edward P. Richard- son, for many years one of the most prominent attorneys and citizens of this city, died at her home at 9th and Walnut Streets in this city, at 12:30 Thursday morning, after an illness which had endured for several months. At the time of her passing she was 79 years old; Lucy Belle Ross, of Monroe township, died at the Home hospital in this city Monday evening after 9:30 o'clock; John H. Robling, one of the most highly respected and well-known farmers of the Rumbletown community down in Logan township, west of this city, died about two hours after he had suffered a heart attack while working in the field near his home; Mrs. Sallie B. Willis died at her home on Walnut Street in Pe- tersburg, May 29 at 3:30 p.m.; Mildred Mae Engleman died at the Miller hospital Friday morning at 8:45 o'clock. She had been ill only a few days; This county lost one of it's fin- est citizens Friday when Rich- ard F. Grable died at his home two miles out of this city on the Line road; Death came to Otwell's oldest and most loved lady, Minnie H. Harris, Sun- day morning. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, August 29 and September 5, 1958 Miss Jerry Ann Wirey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ger- ald Wirey, of Glezen, recently graduated from St. Vincents School of Nursing in India- napolis. The commencement exercises were held at St. Pe- ter and Paul Cathedral in In- dianapolis. Miss Wirey at- tended Lincoln High School in Vincennes, graduating with the class of 1955. She was a very active member in 4-H work in Pike County for sev- eral years. Kuester-Lincoln Inc. has announced the purchase of the Lincoln Hotel in Peters- burg this week by the cor- poration president Charles Kuester, The purchase took place September 1. Mr. Kue- ster said his corporation pur- chased the hotel and grocery store. He said that he plans no change in personnel and hopes to add additional help in the future. Vivian Kuester was named as vice-president of the corporation and Harold Kuester, secretary-treasurer. The hotel and grocery store are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mr. Kuester said the hotel has special rates for permanent guests. Glen Robertson has an- nounced that he has pur- chased the store formerly owned by Shelby Stevens on Main Street in Petersburg. Mr. Robertson has been man- ager of the store for a number of years. Mr. Robertson said he plans to build an apartment over the store. He and his wife will reside there. The couple have one child, Peggy who is a nurse in Florida. Mr. Robert- son has not selected a name for his store. Peter Crawford, of Peters- burg, is one of forty-seven sophomores invited to report for Yale's pre-season football drills which open on Septem- ber 1. Crawford, a key per- former with the freshman team last year, is one of the promising hopefuls who will compete for assignment with the 1958 squad. He prepared for Yale at Kentucky Mili- tary Institute where he was a guard for two football cam- paigns, and participated in track and swimming. He was class president and chairman of the student council. He is majoring in Industrial Admin- istration at Yale. Dr. J.W. Elbert was elect- ed as president of the Peters- burg Quarterback Club at its first meeting of the 1958 foot- ball season at the Petersburg High School Cafeteria last Fri- day night. Dr. Elbert has been very active in community af- fairs and has been a big boost- er of P.H.S. athletics. He was one of the men instrumental in forming the Quarterback Club last year. Marriages: The marriage of Miss Phyllis Jean Cock- erham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nesbeth Cockerham, Monroe City, to William Mer- le Fuelling, Jr., Rockport, Mo., took place at 8 o'clock Friday evening, Aug. 15, in a double ring ceremony at the church of Christ, Monroe City; Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pancake of Petersburg announce the marriage of their daughter, Elsie Faye, to Pvt. Ronald Je- rome Hayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hayes of Wash- ington on Saturday, August 23 at 8 p.m. Deaths: Funeral servic- es for Clement Ellis Craig, 89 year-old resident of Otwell, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Harris Funeral Home, with burial in the Odd Fel- lows cemetery; Charles E. Miller, father of Mrs. Nao- mi Gaines, of Petersburg, passed away at his home in Vincennes Wednesday at the age of 74; Mrs. Gertie Willis, 66, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon while mowing the lawn at her home near Win- slow. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis; Mrs. Mary Bennett, 82, of Peters- burg, died at 10 :30 p.m. Fri- day night in the Daviess coun- ty hospital following a two days illness from pneumo- nia; Services for J. Frank Fos- ter, 70, were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Harris Fu- neral Home with Rev. L.A. Bradfield officiating. Burial was in the Anderson Chapel cemetery; Mrs. Minnie Os- gatharp Richardson, of Madi- son. Ill., died August 27, 1958, age 81 years six months; Ed- na Harper Coffey, formerly of Cato, passed away in an Indi- anapolis hospital August 23. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, September 12, 1968 Mrs. John Sutton lost the end of two of her fingers on her right hand Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at her home on highway 56 near Bowman. Mrs. Sutton was helping load a young horse into a horse trailer and held onto the short lead rope as the horse entered the trailer. When the horse got half way in and before she turned loose of the lead rope the horse started backing out. Her fingers were caught be- tween the rope and the trail- er, cutting the index finger off at the first joint and the mid- dle finger off just behind her finger nail. At first she did not feel any pain and didn't not know her fingers were in- jured until she noticed she was bleeding. She was taken to the Good Samaritan hospi- tal where she remained until Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Houchins, Melody and Mary entertained guests at their home Sunday in Petersburg in honor of their son, Sp. 5 Rich- ard W. Wilson who arrived in Petersburg after 12 and a half months in Korea and for the birthdays of Mrs. Esther Go- odrid, of Monroe City, Becky and Bryon Stone, of New Pal- estine. Scott's Family Bath Tissue was being sold in 4 roll packs for just 29 cents. Mr. and Mrs. Lannie Win- inger of West Baden will cel- ebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday, Septem- ber 15. Mrs. Wininger is the former Opal Spore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Spore of Vincennes. Mr. Wininger is the son of the late Own and Hattie Blunk Wininger. They were married September 14, 1918 at Princeton. Marriages: The mar- riage of Miss Mary Jane An- derson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson, of Otwell, and Richard Woods, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray- mond Wools, of Petersburg, was solemnized Saturday eve- ning, August 31 at the Otwell United Methodist Church in the presence of relatives and friends; Miss Brenda K. Cart- er became the bride of Max A. Barrett, Sunday, August 25 in the White River Chapel in Bowman. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Roberts of Tell City, a daughter, Molly Marie; To Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Paulet, West Lafayette,a son, Manu- el Antonio; To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grubb, of Oakland City, a daughter; To Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Jones of Velpen, a son, Gregory Michael; To Mr. and Mrs. James DeCoursey of Huntingburg, a son, Michael Scott; To Mr. and Mrs. Jer- ry D. Horton of Petersburg, a son, Jerry Lee; To Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pride of near Ot- well, a daughter, Lisa Ann; To Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bur- khart, of Petersburg, a son, Jo- seph Allan. Deaths: Mrs. Emma Ash- by, 69, a Somerville resident for the past 36 years, died at her home Saturday following an illness of three years; Fu- neral services for Mrs. Cor- rine Sheetz were at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corn Mor- tuary in Oakland City; Wil- liam Harvey Gentry, 50, for- mer Francisco resident, died Thursday at St. Margaret hos- pital in Hammond; Word was received August 29 by rela- tives here of the death of Wil- lard Dempsey Royalty of Man- norville, New York. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, September 9, 1993 The North Patoka Town- ship Fire Department re- sponded to a call at 5:20 p.m. Monday, extinguishing a blaze that Chief Terry Hurst reported started in the kitch- en of a log home belonging to Terry May. The house locat- ed on CR 100S off SR 61 two miles north of Winslow. Hurst said the family was not home at the time. Fire fighters from North Patoka, South Patoka and Winslow responded to the Labor Day fire. Three fireman were at North Patoka Station 1 about one mile away when they received the call, which aided a quick response. Hurst said it was the second fire in little more than a week that the department had saved. The other was a trailer home on Line Road near Sugar Ridge Church. Hurst said the May home had extensive damage from fire in the kitch- en and also heat, smoke and water damage. A Vincennes man was in- jured Monday evening at the Pike State Forest near Win- slow. Paul E. Morgan, 37, of Vincennes fell from a horse onto a blacktop road in the horse camp area, suffering possible neck and internal injuries, according to State Conservation Officer Mike Collier's report. Collier said Morgan was sitting in a lawn chair when he arrived at the scene and had been drink- ing, but was conscious and talking. Collier said Morgan told him his horse lost its foot- ing on boiled eggs that were broken on the road. But Col- lier's report said he found skid marks from the horse in front of where the boiled eggs wee on the road. Morgan was tak- en to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. The theft of two car stere- os is being invested by Pe- tersburg police. Russell Que- ry, Petersburg, told police sometime between Septem- ber 2 and 5 someone stole a Pioneer AM/FM cassette player valued at $500 and Ford AM/FM radio valued at $100. Petersburg officer Rus- sell Green is investigating the theft. The Arnold Boger resi- dence on the east end of Har- vest Lane in Meadowbrook addition north of Petersburg was struck by lightning dur- ing last Thursday night's heavy down pour. The home sustained structural damage to the roof,f rafters, ceiling joists and wiring when fire broke out in the attic some- time after 7 p.m. Extreme- ly heavy rain hindered Pe- tersburg fireman due to lim- ited visibility and high water on the road. Conditions were severe enough to cause one of the fire trucks to slip into a deep ditch where a wreck- er was needed for extraction. The Petersburg firefighters kept the blaze contained in- side the attic and the east end. A truck from Jefferson Town- ship Fire Department was al- so called to the scene. Fire de- stroyed most of the rafters on the west side of the home. Bo- ger stated ceilings fell down from water and fire in all but the garage where the family and a number of friends and neighbors moved the fami- ly's possessions. The light- ning struck where the T V an- tenna attached to the peak of the roof, kindling a smolder- ing fire that burned nearly the length of the home. Don Barnes of Winslow holds a huge cantaloupe. He said it weighed 29.3 pounds. Barnes said his father bought a cantaloupe at the store last year and they saved the seeds to plant this year, so he didn't know what type of melon it was. Pike Central's reserve foot- ball team blasted Wood Me- morial 34-0 on Weathers Field Tuesday night. Ben Johnson went four-for-nine in the air with Clint Earley and John Wick making two grabs each for the chargers. Cocah Mike Killian reported Sye Neese ran for three TDs and a pair of two-point conversions while Todd Dawson added a couple scores, one from 25 -yards out. Clint Earley did a number on pass defense, snaring three interceptions. He stopped one Wood drive in the third quarter on the Pike Central 25. Cody Morgan notched a blocked punt on the Trojans recovering on the 35 -yard- line. A big defensive key was Derek Singer who had two sacks off the line. The Char- gers had gone up 14-0 in the first period, jumped 28 -0 by the half then added six in the final stanza. Deaths: Phillip "Peno" Sharp, 53, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 6:24 p.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville; Homer L. Roy- er, Jr., 68, of Otwell, died at 6:20 a.m. Monday, September 6 at Memorial Hospital in Jas- per; Daniel Eck, 60, of Wash- ington, died at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 at Henry County Hos- pital at New Castle. PC eighth grade football team—1986 Members of the Pike Central eighth grade football team include, front row: Chris Pride, Ty Kabrick, Jade Culbertson, Jason Gar- land, Dan Helfen, Jeff Taylor and Justin Dye. Middle row: Jeff Chapman, Chad Eastham, John Frandsen, Mike Chandler, David Ri- ley, Kevin King, Chris Mosby and Jimmy Hoppes. Back row: Chris Vicory, Steven Hedges, Brian Key, Rod Jones, Eric Evans, Brandt Stone, Jay Sullivan, Jason Russell and Chuck Steltenpohl. Wednesday, October 10 • Birth of the U.S. Naval Academy (1845) • Custer's funeral is held at West Point (1877) Thursday, October 11 • Apollo 7 launched (1968) • Yellow fever breaks out in Philadelphia (1793) Friday, October 12 • Columbus reaches the New World (1492) • John Denver dies in an aircraft accident (1997) Saturday, October 13 • Texans ratify a state constitution and approve annexation (1845) • Continental Navy established (1775) Sunday, October 14 • Yeager breaks sound barrier (1947) • Trial begins in Amityville murders (1975) Monday, October 15 • Mata Hari executed (1917) • First draft card burned (1965) Tuesday, October 16 • The Long March (1934) • Chevrolet introduces the El Camino (1958) Source:

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