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January 9, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 9, 2019 A-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 Tuesday and Friday, September 7 and 10, 1943 Everett Luttrell, a defense worker living south of Win- slow met with an accident, Monday morning. Which could easily have proved fa- tal, when a gun which he was cleaning was accidentally discharged. Mr. Luttrell, em- ployed at the Chrysler plant in Evansville, had not been feel- ing well for several days and had remained home Monday for a rest. He thought the safe- ty on the gun he was cleaning was on and had placed the gun against his right side, with the barrel up. The first and sec- ond fingers on his right hand were torn and some bones were broken. He also re- ceived slight wounds and pow- der burns on his shoulder and under his arm. He was taken to the Daviess County hospi- tal and will remain for sever- al days. It is thought that at this time that the hand will be saved. Mr. and Mrs. John Bla- grave of Alford, Indiana cel- ebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last Friday with only their daughters, Mrs. William McCain and Mrs. Courtney Houghlan and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Ben McCord, Mr. and Mrs. Har- ry O'Neil and Miss Eunice Houghlan present. The Petersburg Kiwanis Club last Tuesday night paid the highest honor to Attor- ney Carl M. Gray that is possi- ble. The occasion was caused by Mr. Gray being elected to Presidency of the Indiana State Bar Association. In the absence of Judge El- do Wood, Attorney Carl M. Gray has been named acting judge to carry on the duties of the court. Judge Wood was called to St. Louis, Monday because of the serious illness of his brother, Dr. Jacob Wood who is in a hospital in that city. Dr. Wood is a dentist and has a practice in Oakland City. Miss Mildred Blaize, granddaughter of W.S. Sanderson of Petersburg re- ceived her Bachelor of Arts degree from Franklin Col- lege, Thursday, August 26, 1943. Marriages: Rev. R.M. Tay- lor performed a marriage cer- emony August 30 at his home, which united in marriage, El- len Kinman and John Cain; A pretty wedding ceremony was performed at the Meth- odist parsonage in Alford by Rev. James McCord on Sep- tember 1 uniting Mr. Carl Rudolph Stone and Mrs. By- rdie Basinger in marriage; In simple rites Saturday even- ing, August 28, Miss Bettye Stafford of Washington and Sergeant Kenneth D. McClell- lan, son of Mr. and Mrs Wal- ter McClellan of Petersburg. Births: Mr. and Mrs. Aus- tin Ellison of Winslow are the proud parents of a seven pound girl born at the Dea- coness hospital in Evansville, September 7. The little miss has been named Becky Ann; Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Querry, of this city Friday an eight pound boy; Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dello Phillips of Pe- tersburg, Tuesday a seven and a half pound boy. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, December 5 and 9, 1958 Loogootee St. John's weath- ered a tremendous last quar- ter rally Tuesday night to sub- due the Otwell Millers, 58 -52, at Loogootee. The Millers were trailing, 45 -25, at the end of the three quarters and ap- peared to be in for a complete slaughter. But Otwell rallied to score 27 points in the final eight minutes of play, only to fall short of one of the great- est comebacks of the season. Tom Leighty paced the Mill- ers with 17 points. The Petersburg Indians and Oakland City Acorns will open the third annual Pe- tersburg High School Holiday Basketball Tournament Mon- day night, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. Spurgeon and Stendal will clash at 8:15 in the second game. The drawing was an- nounced this week by Peters- burg school officials. The win- ners will meet Tuesday night at 8:15 for the championship and the two losers will bat- tle at 7 p.m. for third place. Spurgeon, Stendal, and Oak- land City will be making their first appearance in the local tourney. The teams replaced Rockport, Boonville and Hol- land, the 1957 champion. Pe- tersburg won the first crown and was runner up last year. Leann Dossett, senior at Petersburg High School and daughter of Mrs. Ruth Dos- sett, suffered a severely bro- ken ankle Tuesday morning at school when she slipped in the snow. She was taken to the Daviess County Hospital. Three bones were broken in the ankle. The sixth and seventh cars of a 110 -train New York Cen- tral run jumped the tracks about one mile north of the local roundhouse at 1:35 a.m. Monday morning resulting in very minor damage. No one was injured. The cars re- mained in an upright position, while workers with the help of a wrecker placed the cars back on the track. The train was ready to complete its run at 10 :20 a.m. Thomas Phillips, 34, of Pe- tersburg, was admitted to the Daviess County hospital Fri- day morning for injuries he received in a wreck on High- way 56 near the Sam Rumble home. He was not believed to be seriously injured. Phil- lips was driving a Mercury and was in a sideswipe colli- sion with a car driven by Mrs. Catherine Nordhorn. The im- pact threw the Nordhorn car in the ditch, while the Phil- lips' car smashed against a tree. Marriages: The wedding of Paul Bechtel, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Bechtel of Pe- tersburg and Marie Cremo- nese was solemnized Satur- day, November 1 at 1:30 in the Church of the Immacu- late Conception in Tuckhoe, New York. Births: Mr. and Mrs. Car- roll Bechtel of Indianapolis are the proud parents of a son, Rodger Keith, born Nov. 19; Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ven- douzis of Hollywood, Flor- ida announce the birth of a daughter, Lisa Marie on De- cember 2. Deaths: Mrs. Alpha O. Fulcher, 66, wife of Edmund Fulcher, died unexpectedly of a heart arrack at 9:15 o'clock Monday night at their home east of Alford; Services for Mrs. Lydie Walton Atkinson, 86, were held Wednesday in the Church of the Nazarene in Oatsville with burial in the At- kinson Chapel cemetery; Ser- vices for Mrs. Sarah J. Chewn- ing, 82, will be at 10 :30 a.m., Saturday at the Harris Fu- neral Home; Mrs. Tennes- see Phillips, 90 year old for- mer resident of Oatsville, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ora Goodwin, Oblong, Ill.; Mrs. Ida Mosby, 66, died at the home of her son, Joseph, near Petersburg Sunday; Mrs. Lucy Nance, 62, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's hospital in Evansville; Otto Schultheis, 69 -year-old fur- niture dealer in Vincennes, passed away Saturday after- noon at 2 p.m. in the Good Sa- maritan hospital in Vincennes a few minutes after suffering a heart attack; Services for Jake Robinson, 62, of Oakland City, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Lamb & Son Funeral Home; Mrs. Myrtle Sprag- gins Rasner, Wheatland, the mother of Mrs. E.F. Knight, died Monday morning at the Good Samaritan hospital in Vincennes. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, December 26, 1968 Donald Pancake's home in Campbelltown was damaged by fire Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Pancake was home at the time the fire started, ap- parently from over-heated grease on an electric stove. The stove was a total loss and damage to the home amount- ed to about $200. Army Specialist Four Bar- ry D. McGill, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. McGill, Petersburg, received the Pur- ple Heart during ceremonies November 29 in Vietnam. Spec. McGill was present- ed the award for wounds suf- fered in action against hos- tile forces in Vietnam. Spec. McGill, who entered the Ar- my in June 1968, completed basic training at Ft. Camp- bell, Kentucky, and was sta- tioned at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, before his arrival overseas in September. During his tour of duty in Vietnam, he has served with Company B, 2nd Battalion of the 9th Infantry Division's 60th Infantry. The specialist is a 1966 graduate of Hymera High School. A reception will be given Sam Williams Tuesday, De- cember 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Insurance office at Second and Main Streets in Petersburg. Mr. Williams is retiring Tuesday after 17 years with Farm Bu- reau Insurance, the past nine years he was the manager in the Petersburg office. All friends, relatives and busi- ness associates are invited. Miss Marla Sue Marsee was crowned Petersburg High School basketball Queen Fri- day, December 13, at the Pe- tersburg gymnasium. Other members of her court were Marcia Scraper, Carol Black- burn, Tonia Abell and Debbie Lucas. The crowning ceremo- ny was at the Knox County and Petersburg game at half time. Marriages: Miss Deborah Ann Richardson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Rich- ardson, Winslow, became the bride of Fredrick Michael Gil- bert, son of Mrs. Mary Gil- bert, Bedford. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. David Kinman of Washing- ton on Saturday, December 21 in the Daviess County hospi- tal, a daughter, Andrea Lynn; To Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mason of Spurgeon, a daughter, Can- dace Renee, Wednesday, De- cember 11. Deaths: Mrs. Gertrude Willis, 76, of Anderson died Tuesday at St. John's hospital in Anderson following a long illness; William Ray Powers, 82, retired farmer died Thurs- day at Gibson General hospi- tal where he had been a pa- tient since November 11 af- ter falling at his home and fracturing his right hip; Lou- is E. Sebenar, 79, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, formerly of Oakland City, died sudden- ly at the home of his son, Go- la at Crystal Lake, Thursday; Funeral services for Thomas Evert Stroud, 85, Petersburg, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Harold Bailey officiating; Mrs. Audie Burton, 74, Petersburg, died Friday, December 20 at 2:30 p.m. at Holiday Home in Pe- tersburg after a six month ill- ness; Mrs. Cora Ridgeway, 83, Monroe City, died Tues- day,, December 17 at 11 a.m. at Chattanooga, Tennessee after a brief illness; Mrs. Sa- die Summitt Ashcraft, 93, of Monroe City, grandmother of Gaylord and Leland Ashcraft of Petersburg, died Tuesday, December 17 at 1:30 a.m. at the Good Samaritan hospital following a long illness; Mrs. Florence Stiles, 76, of Hazel- ton, died at Gibson Gener- al Hospital Tuesday evening, December 17; Henry Perry, 54, of Indianapolis, half broth- er of Rev. Homer Summitt, Jr., pastor of the United Method- ist church of Otwell, died Sun- day from pneumonia indirect- ly from the flue; Hobart Rus- sell, 48, died suddenly around noon Tuesday, December 24 at his home at Swayzee near Marion, from a heart attack. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, December 9, 1993 Petersburg police are inves- tigating two separate thefts over the last week. Basil Col- lins told police someone stole tools from his storage bins at Midwest Storage off Illinois St. He said a tackle box, a set of pots and pans and a Sears jig saw were taken sometime between 10 a.m. Nov. 30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 2. In a separate investigation Randy Purl of First St., Petersburg told po- lice he returned home to find his 1978 Ford van door stand- ing open. When he checked it a tool box with a drill and tools in it and a three pound container of refrigerant were missing. Estimated value of the missing items is $425. Four of eight three-point shooting by Chad Whitehead was the only thing that kept the Chargers near the Barr- Reeve Vikings in a 57-34 Fri- day night home-standing loss. A lack of rebounding and 12 first half errors helped a well- balanced Barr-Reeve Viking squad master the Chargers 31-11 going into the locker room. The seventh grade girls rolled to their fifth win in as many outings with a 24-12 victory over host Wood Me- morial on Monday. The girls had built a 12-2 halftime lead and then held the Trojans to 10 points in the second half while netting 14 themselves. Vince Brock of Oakland City bagged a record book 24-point buck just inside Pike County off SR 64 on Novem- ber 18. The massive set of antlers scored 218 3/8 points gross ans 1865/5 typical with 31 5/8 deductions. Each main beam measures 27 inches, the inside spread is 21 inches and the largest time is 11 4/8 inch- es tall. Over 150 competitors were on hand for the 7th Annual Olney, Illinois Karate Tour- nament including seven stu- dent participants from Peters- burg's Ryukyu Martial Arts Academy. Students taking home trophies in the competi- tion were: Chris Potts, first in fighting and fourth in forms; Cole Hunt, first in forms and third in fighting; Dex Hanau- er, third in forms; Brittany Hanauer; second in fighting; Clay Williams, first in fight- ing; Louis Weeks, second in forms and fourth in creative forms and Jay Stratton, com- petitor trophy. Youth instruc- tors for the group are Janna Corn and Matt Alton. Marriages: Camy Nikkol Weber became the bride of Stanley Wayne Beadles on October 23. The double ring ceremony was at 3:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph Catjolic Church in Princeton and was per- formed by Father Jim Kore- ssel. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bohnert of Peters- burg, their first child, a son, Brandon Michael; To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Anderson, of In- dianapolis, their first child, a son, Nathanael Rex. Deaths: Arthur C. Fuhrman, 77, of Otwell died at 2:28 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at Deaconess Hospital in Evans- ville following an extended illness; Josephine O'Brien Niehaus, 80, of Hunting- burg, died at 6 a.m. Wednes- day, Dec. 1 at her residence; Word has been received by relatives of the death of Gary Lee Howard of Woodlawn, Co- lo., formerly of Winslow; Min- nie Ellen Morton, 98, of Win- slow, died Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 8:17 p.m. at Amber Manor Care Center in Petersburg; Erastus J. Selby, 86, of Win- slow, died Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 10 :48 p.m. at St. Mary's Medi- cal Center in Evansville; Rob- ert B. Denk, 70, Petersburg, died Friday, December 3 at 10 :50 a.m.; Mary E. Hughes, 54, of Evansville, died Tues- day, Nov. 23 at 1:10 a.m. at her residence; Floyd Evans, 81, brother of Lilian Jacobs of Petersburg, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Ca- rie Arbours Nursing Home in Savoy, Ill.; Johnnie S. Den- nison, 82, of Antioch, Calif., formerly of Pike County, died November 12 at his residence following a short illness; Wil- liam Farley, 85, of Virginia, formerly of Winslow, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 in Vir- ginia; Norah B. Albin, 89, of Oakland City, died Wednes- day, Dec. 1 at 10 :55 a.m.; John Pat Gilmour, 91, of Oak- land City, died Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5:05 p.m. at his residence; Pearl Woodburn, 94, of Oak- land City, died November 30 at 4:45 p.m. at his residence. 1928-1929 Simtown School - Coe, Indiana Pictured are the students and teachers of the Simtown school in 1928-1929: Front row: Jr. Sisson, Tom Burdette, Bob Johnson, unknown, unknown, Bob Fiscus, Barbara Powers, unknown, George Fiscus, unknown, Paul Burnett and unknown. Second row: Cleon Roe, unknown, Jimmy Powers, Thelma Corn, Dmelda Durham, Paul Henegan, Doris Rogers, Virginia Corn, unknown, Vio- let Julian and Cecil Couts. Third row: Teacher Aaron Mason, unknown, Charles Turnbloom, Clyde Demsey, Velma Powers, Maude Corn, unknown, Bill Deffendoll, Ethel Ashby, Wilbur Fiscus, Bob Burnett, Lawrence McGregor, teacher Pauline McKinney and Jr. Corn. Back row: Freda Fiscus, Lavern Padgett, Marjorie Deen Williams, Louise Demsey, Louise Farris, Earl Ashby, Carl Ashby, Ar- lene Hanager, Melvin McGregor, Virginia Julian and Dean Burdette. Wednesday, January 9 • Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense" (1776) • First modern circus is staged (1768) Thursday, January 10 • William Seward is named secretary of state (1861) • League of Nations instituted (1920) Friday, January 11 • Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument (1908) • Reagan gives his farewell address (1989) Saturday, January 12 • Original "Amos n Andy" debuts on Chicago radio (1926) • Henry Ford sets speed record (1904) Sunday, January 13 • Pope recognizes Knights Templar (1128) • Doc Barker is killed by prison guards as he attempts escape (1939) Monday, January 14 • The first colonial constitution (1639) • Adams, Jefferson and Madison help to ratify the Treaty of Paris (1784) Tuesday, January 15 • Packers face Chiefs in first Super Bowl (1967) • Elizabeth crowned queen of England (1559 ) Source:

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