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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, November 7, 2018 B-5 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, June 29 and July 2, 1943 Mrs. Oscar Toole, of Ar - thur, fell Monday morning and broke her right arm at the wrist. Mrs. Toole was cleaning the shelves on which canned fruit had been placed and was stand- ing on a chair, when the chair broke, causing her to fall. She was taken to the Miller hospital where the fracture was reduced. Mr. William A. Radcliff sustained painful injuries to his back Thursday, in a fall at his farm near Algiers. Mr. Radcliff was climbing a ladder into a hay loft when he had reached the top of the ladder and slipped and fell on his back. There was no one within calling dis- tance, and he crawled to his car and drove to the near- est neighbour, who drove him home. He is resting as comfortable as could be ex- pected after receiving such a fall. The 10 year old daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Seward Mason, living west of Enos mine, was severely cut by barbed wire when the breaks on the bicycle she was riding failed to hold and she ran into a barbed wire fence. A gash that re- quired twelve stitches to close was cut across both cheeks and the bridge of the nose, and other lacera- tions on the top of the head, right arm and the right hip. She was taken to the Miller hospital for treatment. A message from the War Department, received Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Loveless, living west of this city, brought the sad news that their on- ly son, Second Lieutenant Sidney J. Loveless, had been reported missing in action since June 22, 1943 in the European area. He was a bombardier on a Fly- ing Fortress and was proba- bly in one of the raids made in Germany or France. Loral Coleman, teacher and athletic coach of Pe- tersburg High School has been named the County Farm Labor Assistant by the Pike County Farm La- bor committee it was an- nounced today by Calvin Baldwin, chairman of the Labor committee. Marriages: The Pe- tersburg Free Methodist church was the scene of a pretty wedding Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock when before an altar banked with ferns and sum- mer flowers, Mary Spade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Spade was married to Howard Miley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mi- ley, Sr. Births: Gloria Marie is the name given to the 5 1-2 pound daughter born Sat- urday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hall; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Songer of Evansville are the proud parents of a seven pound boy born Thursday even- ing in the Deaconess hos- pital. Joseph Michael is the baby's name; Born in the Daviess County hospital, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Law- rence Leighty. Deaths: Zack Corn, widely known citizen of the Augusta community, died at the Home hospital in this city, Friday morning, June 25 at 5 o'clock after hav- ing been ill the past three weeks of a heart ailment; Perry Corn, a native of this county, and a brother of the late Joel Coan, former well known business man, of this city, and a cousin of Mrs. Oma Bradfield, ma- tron at the Thornton Or- phan's Home, in Wash- ington, Monday morning, June 28, after having been in failing health for some time, according to informa- tion received by Mrs. Brad- field at noon Monday; Ver- non Holder, farmer manag- er at the Dr. B. O. Burress farm at Hindostan Falls, Daviess county suffered a heart attack while riding a binder and died sudden- ly at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday morning; John C. Brittain, a retired B. & O. Railroad employee, died at his home in Washington, Tuesday, after a week's serious ill- ness; Funeral services for Maude Gulledge were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her residence on North 12th street. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, September 30 and October 3, 1958 Classes were organized during the activity period on Wednesday, September 17, at Oakland City College. Officers and sponsors were elected for the school year. Bob Hunt, Winslow, was elected for the school year. Bob Hunt, Winslow, was elected president of the se- nior class. Tom Hill, Petersburg's high-scoring halfback reached the goal line after a 59 -yard sprint through Dale's defensive line. Hill scored three touchdowns, one of a 76 -yard dash, in Pe- tersburg's 58 -6 win Friday night here. Ronnie Ficklin, Little League All-Star baseball player, was the winner in the second week of The Press Football Contest. Ronnie, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Ficklin, of Petersburg, picked all nine games correctly. He is the first to have a per- fect score. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Simpson have received word that their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Simpson has enrolled in night class- es at Strayer College of Ac- counting in Washington, D.C. She is taking account- ing and business law. Eliz- abeth is employed with the Navy and is secretary for Commander Malcolm. Bill Moss, former All- Big Ten tackle and former Big Ten heavyweight wres- tling champion from Indi- ana University, will be the guest speaker at the Pe- tersburg Quarterback Club meeting Monday night. Marriages: The mar- riage of Miss Ruth Burch, daughter of Mrs. Lois Burch and the late Floyd Burch and Jack Edward Catt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Catt was solem- nized in the First Method- ist church in Petersburg Sunday, September 28 with Rev. Robert W. Rogers per- forming the double ring ceremony. Deaths: Mrs. Edith B. Duffey, 73, widow of Thom- as Duffy, passed away at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Alice Bowman, Sat- urday morning in Smith- ville; Mrs. Addie B. Ash- by, 49, wife of Lowell Ash- by, died Saturday at 4:30 a.m. at her home in Alford after a short illness; Oscar West, 72, passed away at his home near Glezen at 7 a.m. Friday, September 26; Frank O'Donnell, of Peters- burg, passed away in the Veterans hospital in Indi- anapolis, Thursday morn- ing, after an extended ill- ness; Mrs. Ella Pride, 73, of Otwell, passed away in the Pine Haven Nursing Home in Evansville, October 1 af- ter a long illness. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, October 10, 1968 Petersburg High School Band will be one of 50 Indi - ana High School Bands to appear Band Day, October 26 at the Indiana-Arizona football game. The Peters- burg High School Band has had another growth this year and is now marching 110 members; this has re- sulted in a uniform short- age. Four years ago the band had 100 uniforms val- ued at $10,000.00 and it was felt would fulfill their re- quirements for a number of years. The Band Boosters must now purchase anoth- er 10 uniforms immediate- ly at a cost of $1,100.00. To raise this money the Band Boosters plan on selling Honorary Band Booster Memberships at $5.00 that will admit the Band Boost- er Member to all Band ac- tivities and concerts. For those persons who always wanted to lead the band we have a special membership certificate. The Honorary Band Directors member- ship at $25.00. This drive will get underway in the next few weeks. It will be conducted by the Peters - burg Band Boosters. The original Southern Railroad bridge near High- way 61 south of Winslow is to be replaced by a mod- ern bridge with no over- head framework. The orig- inal was built in 1901 by the Pheonix Bridge Company of Pheonixville, Pennsyl- vania. Construction of the new bridge will take ap- proximately 45 days. It will be built in such a manner that trains may continue to operate. The new bridge will set on pilings driven in the river bed, and will be nearly completed before the old bridge is disman- tled. A similar bridge was recently constructed east of Velpen on the Southern railroad last November. Terry D. McGregor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mel- vin McGregor, of Oakland City, graduated September 20 from Ft. Eustis, Virgin- ia Aviation School as Sp. 4 and Single-Rotor Tur- bine Utility Helicopter me- chanic (MOSC67N20). He has received orders to go to Vietnam. On Septem- ber 26 he entered McDon- ald Army Base hospital for an operation and following this leave he will go to Viet- nam. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mc- Gregor and Mr. and Mrs. Otis Durham of Coe, is a graduate of Oakland City High School. He entered the army March 1 at Fort Knox, Kentucky and re- ceived further training at Newport News, Virginia. Marriages: Under a white bridal arch entwined with greenery, graced on each side with seven branch candelabra at the First Christian church in Petersburg, Miss La- na Sue Mickler and Lar- ry Weisman plighted their marriage vows. The double ring ceremony was Satur- day, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. officiated by minister Dennis Randall. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Petersburg, a son born Sunday at Da- viess County hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. John Sick- man, of Stendal, in the St. Joseph hospital in Hunt- ingburg, Tuesday, Septem- ber 24, a daughter; To Mr. and Mrs. Levi Wiscaver, of Otwell, Saturday, Septem- ber 28, in the St. Joseph hospital, Huntingburg, a daughter, Lola Belinda; To Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Rum- ble, of Indianapolis, a son, Scott, Wednesday, October 2; To Mr. and Mrs. Willard Paul Stocker, of Oakland City, a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, Wednesday, Septem- ber 25, at the Oakland City hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie D. Shoultz of Pe- tersburg, Wednesday, Oc- tober 2, a daughter, Sta- cy Ann; To Mr. and Mrs. Larry A. Luff, of Oakland City, a son, Mark Anson, Wednesday, October 2; To Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sulli- van, Petersburg, Tuesday, October 1 in Vincennes, their first child, Todd Alan. Deaths: Wallace Chan- nell, 69, died suddenly at his home in Oakland City, Sunday, October 6 at 11:45 p.m. of a heart attack; Mrs. Albertine Cox, 43, wife of John Cox, Petersburg, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, Octo- ber 7 at their home after a years' illness of cancer; Funeral services for Miss Rosemary Tellejohn, 53, of Stendal, were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Holland Methodist church; Jack Morrison, 34, of Oakland City, died Friday at Meth- odist hospital in Houston, Texas, following heart sur- gery on September 16; Ar- thur E. Potts, 65, a former resident of Washington, died at 8:40 a.m. Thurs- day at the Chesapeake and Ohio Hospital in Hunting- ton, West Virginia; Mrs. Delpha D. Moore, 72, who lived on Route 2, Peters- burg near Holiday Home, died Friday, October 4 at 11:25 a.m. in the Good Sa- maritan hospital in Vin- cennes; Charles E. Rich- arsdon, 62, former resident of Petersburg and nephew of Edgar Woods and Mrs. Delta Hatfeild of Peters- burg, dropped dead at his home in St. Louis. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, October 7, 1993 Terry Weisheit, Peters- burg, has been named as one of the five finalists in the 1993 Indiana Young Farmer Achievement Con- test. The contest, an an- nual award event, is spon- sored by Indiana Farm Bu- reau, Inc. As a result of his selection as one of the five young farmers in Indiana, Terry's entry will under- go further judging and be in contention for selection as the Outstanding Young Farmer of the year. Judg- ing of his entry is in the fi- nal stages and the results will be announced at the annual convention of Indi- ana Farm Bureau, in India- napolis, December 6. A card shower is planned for Pat and Frances Gilm- our, Oakland City, who will quietly celebrate their an- niversary because of Mr. Gilmour's serious illness. On October 13 the Gilm- ours will have been mar- ried 70 years. Winslow Elementary School pioneered a pro- gram last year that is be- ing copied by other schools in the area and getting a look from schools across the state. The pioneer pro- gram is an extended day. This has some targeted kindergarten students at- tending a full-day instead of just a half-day as in tra- ditional kindergarten. The Second Annual Citi- zens State Bannk/Klipsch Motors Inc. Gold Scram- ble was won by Ty Kabrick, Russell Braun, Bernard Witherspoon and Randy Chappell. The foursome combined to eagle the 18th hole and capture the 1993 Corporate Scramble with a six under par score of 66. More than 80 players en- joyed a cool, brisk day with an excess of $2,000 in priz- es available according to Jerry Church. Two players were within approximate- ly six inches of winning a 1994 Buick on hole number eight. Pride's Creek Golf Course hosted the event. Horses, cowboys and cookouts abounded at Ot- well Elementary School Tuesday, thanks to a group of individuals in- cluding Shirley Sturgeon, Bud Hamm, Keith Bre- idenbaugh, Steve Robin- son, Butch Polen, Kim Kabrick, Jim Brace and Buchta Machinery Mov- ers. Little Jimmy Dickens gave the school a video of the Grand Ole' Opry for the kids to view, Sturgeon and Hamm supplied the hors- es and wagon and Buchta Moving brought hot dogs and cokes for the outing. Briedenbaugh had a hay wagon for the kids to ride. There was line dancing, music and the cookout lat- er in the day. Marriages: Shelly Lea Williams and Jerry Ray Sul- livan were united in mar- riage September 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the First Church of God in Petersburg with Rev. William H. Cochren officiating. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ruble of Ayrshire at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, September 16, a daughter, Margaret Nicole; Mr. and Mrs. Kev- in Kleumper, of Winslow, their first child, a daughter, Alexa Marie, on September 23 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. Deaths: Alva E. Pan- cake, of Velpen, died Mon- day evening, Oct. 4 at his residence; Urban H. Seng, 68, of Dubois, father of Mrs. Rick (Marlene) Lane, of Pe- tersburg, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at Me- morial Hospital in Jasper; Charles "Chuck" McCarty, 75, of Houston, Tex., broth- er-in-law of Richard Sharp, of Winslow, died Wednes- day, Sept. 29 at 12:15 p.m. at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Huston; Loice E. Atkinson, 86m of Win- slow, died at Wirth Hospi- tal in Oakland City at 10 :50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, suffer- ing from a lengthy illness; Curtis J. Kidwell, 98, died at 12:18 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at Petersburg Healthcare Center; Edward Breitwies- er, 90, of Jasper, father of Mrs. Calvin (Genevieve) Seitz, of Velpen, died at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at Me- morial Hospital in Jasper; John "Bill" Hellman, 86, of Velpen, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, October 3 at Hunt- ingburg Convalescent Cen- ter. Wednesday, November 7 • Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive (1991) • Post office stays in the Franklin family (1776) Thursday, November 8 • German scientist discovers X- rays (1895) • John F. Kennedy elected president (1960) Friday, November 9 • East Germany opens the Berlin Wall (1989) • Fire rips through Boston (1872) Saturday, November 10 • Sesame Street debuts (1969) • Birth of the U.S. Marine Corps (1775) Sunday, November 11 • World War I ends (1918) • Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknowns (1921) Monday, November 12 • Ellis Island closes (1954) • The destruction of Atlanta begins (1864) Tuesday, November 13 • Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated (1982) • Indiana Textbook Commission member charges that "Robin Hood" is communistic (1953) Source: White reunion – 1976 The White reunion was at Hornady Park in 1976. Front row (l to r): Ada (White) Masters and Rex Mas- ters, of Union. Back row (l to r): Rudolph White, Ivan White and Martin White.

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