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January 9, 2019

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A-4 Local Wednesday, Januar y 9, 2019 The Press-Dispatch Kiwanis Saturday, Jan. 12 6 p.m. to ?? We play the old-fashioned way. Shutter cards are furnished. Come and Go as You Please! Come Help Us Help Our Kids! NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS AND NO SMOKING IN THE BUILDING. INDIANA GAMING LICENSE # 148303 Play for Cash!!! FOOD & DRINKS AVAILABLE at the VFW in Petersburg. Doors open at 5pm Bohnert named to Iowa Lakes Community College Dean's List Jacob Bohnert, of Peters- burg, was named to Lakes Community College Dean's List for the 2018 Fall Semes- ter. To received this hon- or students must demon- strate academic excellence by earning at least a grade point average of 3.25 (based on a 4.00) or higher. Local students named to Ivy Tech Community College Dean's List Ivy Tech Community Col- lege Southwest recognizes the following Pike Coun- ty students for making the Dean's List for the 2018 fall semester. To be on the Dean's List, Ivy Tech stu- dents must achieve a mini- mum 3.50 grade point aver- age in specific courses with no D's or F's, must have earned six or more credits during the semester, and at least 12 degree eligible credits during their course of study. Students receiving this honor: Petersburg: Jeffrey Haas, Nathan Harker, Caleb Henson, Joseph Rudolph, Megan Taylor and Jeffrey Mosby; Otwell: Trevor Fis- cus and Adam Grubb; Win- slow: Robert Bolin, Jamie Jenkins and Dennis Kend- le; Stendal: Colton O'Brien. Local students named to USI Dean's List for Fall of 2018 In recognition of out- standing academic achieve- ment, the Dean's List has been released for the fall 2018 semester at the Univer- sity of Southern Indiana. Un- dergraduate students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 sys- tem) to be named to the Dean's List. Otwell: Bailey N. Davis, Kallie D. Davis, Breanna J. Dillon and Abbey Q. Smith. Petersburg: Jalah D. Barnes, Jessica N. Boudakian, Natalie J. Bur- khart, Caleb A. Freeland, Erika M. Higgs, Madison A. Jones, Cole E. Leighty, For- rest E. Manning, Kane M. Osgatharp, Kaylee R. Staf- ford, Audra N. Stone, Amber D. Walters, Emma M. Wil- liams and Lillian J. Willlis. Winslow: Gabriel T. El- liott, Garrett M. Elliott, Lar- on J. Griffith, Alexis A. Hal- brader and Samantha S. Hal- brader. Oakland City: Michaela M. Beach, Lani R. Dillard, Kaleb D. Hill, Preston D. Lewis, Hayden N. Walters and Adam C. Wilkison. Velpen: Lexi A. Mehringer. Hazleton: Emily R. Jones and Paige A. Patterson. Williams on Ball State dean's list Danielle Williams, of Win- slow, was named to Ball State University Dean's list during the Fall 2018 semester. Student Spotlight Obituaries With This Ring... Worthington-McCandless Stacy Worthington and Chuck McCandless were united in marriage Satur- day, Dec. 29, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. at Winslow Communi- ty Center. Rev. Dale Fred- erick officiated the cere- mony. The couple chose Max and Donna McCandless as witnesses. Stacy is the daughter of Stephen and Ellen King, of Monicello, Ind. A reception followed the ceremony. The couple resides in Winslow. MARRIAGE LICENSE Terry L. Weisheit, 55, of 5284 N. Rolling Acres Dr., Petersburg, son of Karl A. and Betty M. (Berry) Weisheit, to Angela A. Manges, 52, of 5284 N. Rolling Acres Dr., Petersburg, daughter of Jack D. and Vicky ( Young) Austin. Reflecting on Business Development in 2018 Pike County EDC by Ashley Willis Reflecting on 2018, Pike County EDC has had a good year with much interest from business pros- pects. When it comes to busi- ness prospects, confidenti- ality is one of the most im- portant factors when select- ing a location and thus the EDC promises confidential- ity to all prospective clients. Pike County also has sever- al unique assets to highlight, such as the Southwest Indi- ana Megasite, rail connectiv- ity, interstate access, airports nearby, and an abundance in electric, gas, wa- ter, etc. These are all critical factors and the EDC has done a good job of deliver- ing on every task. A fter reflecting on these things, I realized the EDC can- not share much business development informa- tion due to confidentiali- ty; however, I do receive numerous questions on the topic and wanted to share some statistics of our small successes. In 2018, the EDC submitted on 19 prospective leads, which includes site infor- mation, maps, utility in- formation, demographic information, community, and connectivity informa- tion. Nine of these prospects request- ed more information and resulted in eight site visits from different private businesses searching for a business location. Pike County is strongly positioned for future growth and has a pro-busi- ness community to support private investment. As the EDC looks ahead in 2019, we are not looking to slow down any time soon. In 2019, we are planning to hit the ground running, by attending business development meetings, sit-downs with site consul- tants, and participate in various trade shows. Pike County EDC wishes you all a prosperous 2019! For more information, visit our Face- book page at Pike County Economic De- velopment Corporation or email Ashley Polen Willis at Whitehouse-Allen Linda Allen, of Peters- burg, and Danny White- house, of Francisco, an- nounce their engagement and approaching marriage. A private wedding ceremo- ny will take place on Febru- ary 14, in Pakota. DANIEL EDWIN (JUNIOR) McDONALD Daniel Edwin ( Junior) McDonald, 84, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Amber Manor Living Center in Petersburg. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Lamb-Basham Funeral Home in Oakland City. Fu- neral services will be 10 a.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Oakland City Church of the Nazarene. A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition. CHARLES MICHAEL "MIKE" MEYER Ever wary of obituaries reading like resumes of a person's life, Mike request- ed that this was written sim- ply. So, simply stated, Mike died of cancer of the brain on January 7, 2019. He was 64 years old. The backyard natural- ist, music enthusiast, self- described grill master, ear- ly adopter of the craft beer movement, grassroots lob- byist, and lifelong student of the zen of motorcycling was born in Princeton on January 16, 1954, the eldest son of Albert "Ab" and Lois "Jean" Meyer. He was educated in Pike County public schools and went on to earn an AS de- gree from Vincennes Uni- versity. In 1979, he was married to the former Roberta Gaines at Temple Hills near Stendal. They have one child. Until his retirement from the workforce in the ear- ly-2000's, Mike held a lit- any of jobs, none of which defined him. He was also a Boy Scout leader for sever- al years and truly relished his role. In 1983, Mike discovered a cause that would shape the rest of his life and rep- resent his true calling. For the last 36 years, Mike was a member of ABATE of Indi- ana, dedicated to protecting the freedoms of all bikers. In that same spirit, Mike was also a member of the Mo- torcycle Rider's Foundation and the American Motor- cyclists Association. In his long tenure with ABATE, he served in many capaci- ties including, but not lim- ited to, Founding Director of Region 13, Motorcycle Safety Instructor, LINC Di- rector, Director of the Tour Indiana Program, and route coordinator of the Rides With The Governor dur- ing the Daniels, Pence and Holcomb administrations. Of all of these, he took the most pride from "just be- ing seen" around the State- house in Indianapolis, being a part of the process and do- ing the right thing for his fel- low Hoosier motorcyclists. Not only did Mike talk the talk, he walked the walk, putting hundreds of thou- sands of miles on his motor- cycles throughout the years. Mike leaves behind his mother, Lois "Jean" Meyer; wife, Roberta Meyer; broth- er, Larry "Sly" (Kay) Meyer; son, Aaron (Leslie) Meyer; and one grandchild, Rayna Hicks. He is also survived by three aunts; several cousins; nieces; a nephew; and great- nieces and great-nephews. Mike was predeceased by his father, Albert "Ab" Mey- er; and brother, Eric Meyer. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Janu- ary 11, 2019, from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, and from 9 a.m.- noon on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Lamb-Basham Fu- neral Home in Oakland City Indiana. A celebration of the life of Mike Meyer will be at noon on Sunday at the funer- al home. All times are East- ern. All are invited to re-tell, in goodwill, the stories that Mike no longer can. Imme- diately following will be pro- cession and burial at Barrett Cemetery near Mike's home outside of Stendal. Family and friends may send mes- sages of comfort to www. Donations in memory of Mike may be made to the family. All motorcyclists are encouraged to join or renew their membership to ABATE of Indiana to con- tinue the fight for freedom to which Mike was so ded- icated. See additional obituaires on page C-7. Holocaust presentation coming to Dubois County Museum on Jan. 24 The Dubois County Museum will be having story time at the museum on Saturday, Jan. 12, beginning at 10 :30 a.m., with Molly Rupert as the guest reader. She will read stories about snow. Molly Scherle Rupert has been involved in the Actors Commu- nity Theatre in Jasper and holds the president's position. On Thursday, Jan. 24, Charles Mo- man will be at the museum at 6 p.m., for a presentation on his recent visits to Auschwitz, the famed Nazi death camp located in Poland, and the knowledge he gathered on the Holo- caust. The program is free of charge and is open to adults and youth age 12 or older. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library. Moman is an accomplished photog- rapher and he will be using his im- ages throughout his 90 -minute talk. The presentation, however, does not use any graphic W WII images. The talk includes basic information about the Holocaust, as well details about his trips to Poland. This presentation is intended for ages 12 on up. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. Closed on Monday. Pair arrested for neglect and false informing By James Capozella An investigation into the location of a child that the Department of Child Services (DCS) had a court order to see resulted in Shawn Allen Heacock and Jaslin Lowery being charged with neglect of a dependent and false in- forming this past Saturday. Pike County Sheriff Deputy Paul Collier, assisted by Sergeant Dallas Killian, assisted DCS case workers Raejean Foster and Jason Moll in lo- cating a child and also administering instant drug tests to Heacock and Lowery. The investigation took offi- cers to 407 S. 5th Street, Petersburg, 851 S. SR 61, Winslow, 7841 S. SR 61, Oakland City, and 7877 S. SR 61, Oak- land City, before the couple and the child were found. Since both Heacock and Lowery lied about where the child was and their identity, Killian had both of them placed in handcuffs and transported to the Pike County Security Center for impeding the enforcement of a court order.

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