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January 9, 2019

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A-2 Front Wednesday, Januar y 9, 2019 The Press-Dispatch SENTENCE Continued from page 1 PROJECTS Continued from page 1 MON VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP Spaghetti $ 6.99 Cheesy Mozzarella Toast, Side Salad and Drink* DAILY dine in or carry out *Your Choice of Regular Coffee, Tea or Coke Product. /CakesAndCoffeeCafe Like us on Facebook! In a Hurry? Call 812-354-2004! 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For questions, please call Becky Steinhart 812-766-0667 Enrollment Fees for the 4-H year $20 Grades 3-12 • $5 Grades K-2 4-H is an educational youth organization where volunteers and parents assist 4-H members in developing life skills through meaningful programs and opportunities. Open Enrollment Now through Jan. 15 JOIN 4-H TODAY! How Do I Join? Youth enrolled in grades 3-12 are able to enroll in numerous projects and take advantage of many 4-H opportunities as 4-H members for a yearly $20 program fee. Youth enrolled in grades K-2 are able to sign up as a "Mini" for only a $5 yearly program fee! To enroll, go visit and follow the instructions. If you do not have access to a computer, or if you need assistance, contact the Purdue Extension office. The 4-H program inspires confidence, develops responsibility and teaches compassion — critical traits of a great leader, whether leading in their personal life, their community, or their career. Why Should I Join? A recent Gallop poll showed: • More than 40% of kids feel unprepared to lead because they lack confidence and experience leading. • 80% of young people feel confidence is the skill they lack most, citing it as a critical skill strong leaders possess. • More than 45% of kids believe that programs to build confidence and being encouraged to help lead regularly would help them grow as leaders. 18 USC 77 Sunday night crash closes Highway 61 A Sunday night crash between an SUV and tractor, just south of the former Trading Post, closed High- way 61 for more than an hour. Pike County Deputy Sheriff Mike Willis said Colton Thomas, 23, of 4513 S CR 300 E., Winslow, was driving a tractor south on Highway 61 and Gordon Curtis, 84, of 180 W. CR 600, Oakland City, was driving a Lincoln Navigator south on Highway 61. Deputy Willis said Curtis told him a northbound vehicle's headlights blinded him and when it passed, he then saw the tractor in front of him and couldn't get stopped. He slammed into the back of the tractor, then veered off the road and hit a handicapped ramp at the residence of Pauline Barr. No one was injured, but the accident caused the road to be closed for about an hour while crews did clean-up. It happened at about 6:30 p.m. REORG Continued from page 1 much, but it could end up making a big difference. He said the build time on ambulances from Alexis is 110 days. He was given approval to review the bid and order the ambulance. The next commission- ers' meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Janu- ary 14 in the courthouse au- ditorium. said people are to stay out of the meter pits because it is "our equipment and our problem." Klipsch said the conversion to the new me- ters will be a long process and might take a couple years. In another water-related development, Elmore said that locates for Vectren work is around 80 and take time to complete. Those locates will not be used when Com- munity Crossings pavement begins this spring and will have to be done again. About a dozen streets are involved in the County Crossings paving project, which will begin as weather permits. Elmore reported that the lift station at the Peters- burg Elementary School should be completed this week and that a new prod- uct has been used for pot holes on city streets. Under fire department updates, El- more reported the year-end summary for the Petersburg Fire Territory Board. He said there had been 207 runs made during the year, with 877 responders. He said that was substantially less than last year and that 62 percent were medical assist respons- es. Elmore was happy to re- port that there were no fire runs in December. He said the report does not include department training, details and community relations ac- tivities. MAYOR UPDATES Klipsch reported a lien for cleanup was placed on a trailer on Sixth Street. He also said the city-owned lot on 18th and Maple streets was clear of concrete block. Klipsch suggested that lots like that one and oth- ers could be a project for Tri-Cap to build housing. He thought it a good goal to knock down four or five houses per year, with com- munity housing the goal. The city's Road Block or- dinance was discussed by Klipsch, council members and City Attorney Brian Mahoney. Klipsch suggest- ed a review of the policy was needed, and the council and Mahoney will be looking in- to any changes that could be required. Petersburg Po- lice Chief Chuck Baumgart said people standing in the street, even with vests and signs, can be a dangerous situation because traffic is not always traveling at the posted 20 mph. He said it's dangerous for first respond- ers with all the lights to be out on the roadway. It was reported that the agreement charitable groups sign to have a Road Block holds the city harm- less. There was concern expressed by councilman Gary Leavitt about the safe- ty for all concerned and al- so how the public can recog- nize what charitable group is holding the fundraiser. In other action, Fran Lew- is was re-elected to council president, the city position bond of $168,000 was ap- proved, as was the Land Ac- quisition Resolution for the water and sewer land. Under police updates, Baumgart said there had been a num- ber of drug arrests by the de- partment, mostly subjects from outside Pike Coun- ty. He said, "We have been as busy as can be. Doing good, hard work." He add- ed that they got a gun out of the hands of two juveniles when Officer Scott Wright arrested two for theft and recovered the gun through a search warrant at a home. He also said that code en- forcement work was continu- ing with Officer Kyle Mills keying on unsafe build- ings. As a precaution, Chief Baumgart advised residents to lock doors on homes and cars because "those days are gone" of leaving things unlocked. case to court, which was cer- tainly his right to do. "But he does not get the mitiga- tion factor that Atkins got." McDonald said in Indiana the law is that a person who aids or assists in a crime commits the crime. "He committed a Level 4 felony." McDonald moved on to addressing the four aggra- vating circumstances found in McMickel's pre-sentence report, which were: 1) The defendant was on pre-trial release in Dubois County when he committed this crime in Pike County. 2) The defendant was a convicted felon with other criminal history. 3) The defendant has a high (IR AS) score. 4) It would reduce the se- riousness of the crime if the sentence was reduced. "I don't think there is such a thing as an inconsequen- tial felony. Most people in this community don't have felony convictions," said McDonald about McMick- el's record. The pre-sentencing re- port found McMickel was a high risk to become a repeat offender. He added, " I would say there are four strong ag- gravators, even if you don't consider he dealt drugs in our ball park." McDonald then asked for an 11-year sentence. Demotte in his rebuttal said McMickel choosing to go to trial should not result in a "trial tax." A fter a short recess, Pike Circuit Court Judge Jeff Bi- esterveld said he found no mitigators and four aggrava- tors. "You came to Pike Coun- ty under the cover of dark- ness for no other purpose than to deal drugs," said Biesterveld. He added, "re- ducing the sentence would lessen the seriousness of the crime." He then pronounced a sentence of 10 years, with zero time suspended. Mc- Mickle was given credit for 102 good time days. BUST Continued from page 1 really Barnard. K9 Officer Bleck did a sniff search of the vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics. A fter running Barnard's real name, they found he was wanted on a felony war- rant out of Texas. Cpl. Simmons said a search of the vehicle located four grams of meth in a plas- tic ziplock bag. He said they also found two more similar baggies in the Gas X box, each weighing 3.5 grams, with all three field testing positive for meth. Petty and Barnard both agreed to be interviewed by police at the Pike County Jail. According to Cpl. Sim- mons' report, Petty said he and Barnard traveled to Ellis Park to purchase meth from his supplier. Barnard said he was given money from his friend in Washington to go purchase four "eight balls" of meth and they had sold one to a person in Evansville before heading north. It also stated Barnard knew about the drug dealing and he had been on a previous trip to El- lis Park, but didn't know how much Petty was purchasing. By James Capozella Speeding on New Year's Day ended in possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia charges for Amanda J. Fletcher, 33, of 2201 W, Columbia, Princ- eton. Pike County Sheriff Buck Seger made a traffic stop on a 2006 Chevrolet on Hwy. 64, driven by Chad A. Creedon, 47, of 436 S Jack- son St., Oakland City. A fter hearing the driver had known narcotics ties in Oakland City and Pike County, Seger requested as- sistance. When Deputy Col- lier and Indiana State Troop- er Boeckman arrived, Seger retrieved K9 Bleck to con- duct a free air sniff, and he indicated by sit and stare. When searching Creedon's passenger, Aman- da Fletcher, Officer Collier located a glass smoking pipe in her coat pocket. The pipe contained a black burnt res- idue that field tested posi- tive for methamphetamine. Fletcher said she knew she had it on her person, but she was holding it for a friend and had intended to throw it out the window. Deputy Collier transport- ed Fletcher to the PCSO, where she was charged with possession of methamphet- amine and possession of par- aphernalia. Traffic stop results in possession charges

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