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February 6, 2019

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C-12 Wednesday, Februar y 6, 2019 The Press-Dispatch 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, October 5 and 8, 1943 Almost daily new records are being established in var- ious branches of war indus- try and transportation, and Sunday the local branch of the New York Central rail- road made up and took to the Enos Coal Company mines the longest train in the his- tory of Evansville and Terre Haute Branch, when 190 emp- ty coal cars were pulled from the local yards to the compa- ny's mines in the south part of this county. W.F. Brock- meir was the engineer and Frank Williams the conduc- tor. Before the rebuilding and improvement of the local branch some years ago 40 to 50 loaded cars were about all that could be hauled over the old road with the light engines then in use. The salvage drive for silk, nylon and rayon hose net- ted a total of 65 pounds for Pike County. Those helping in this drive were students from Spurgeon, Winslow and Otwell high schools and the Cub Scouts canvassed the city of Petersburg. Mrs. Chas. Berridge re- ceived word from her grand- son, Sergeant Chas. R. Mol- er of Muncie, Ind. that he had been in an airplane crash, at the Army Air Base in Moun- tain Home, Idaho. He was one of the nine that parachut- ed to safety and only slight- ly injured. The plane caught fire mid-air. One member of the crew was killed when he failed to jump. Sergeant Mol- er's mother was the former Miss Hilda Berridge. Cpl. Herschel Chesser re- turned to camp Wednesday after an eight day furlough in Petersburg with his wife and son, Cecil Ray and his par- ents, in Winslow. Cpl. Chess- er has been in the army for the past seven months, enter- ing the service on March 23 and has been stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri. He is in the Engineers' Battalion and says he likes his work and that it is very interesting. One morning last week while Mr. Amos Barrett of this city was digging carrots in his Victory garden he found a freak. Two large carrots had grown crosswise and seemed to be tied together with a smaller one. Mr. Barrett has shown those to a few people and they are in the window at the Press office. Marriages: Announce- ment has been made of the marriage of Miss Eunice Mae Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Davis of Glezen, to Staff Sergeant Elmer Simp- son, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Simpson of Winslow. The ceremony was performed in Grenade, Mississippi by Rev. Howard at his home at 8 in the evening. Births: A seven and a half pound girl was born Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Their- ing of Campbelltown. The lit- tle girl was names Jane; Mar- garet Jane is the name given to the seven and a half pound girl born in the Miller Hospi- tal, Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Esmier of near Win- slow. Deaths: Mary E. Sherman, of Knox County, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lena Hess, on route 5 out of Vincennes at 10 :45 o'clock Saturday. Death was due to heart trouble; James Willis, a farmer, died at his home near Winslow at 5 o'clock Thurs- day morning. He had been ill three months and had been seriously ill for the past four weeks. Diabetis was the cause of his death; Mrs. Anna Eliza- beth Doetker, one of the well known and highly respect- ed older ladies of Lockhart township, died at the home of her son, Gilbert Doethk- er and family, four miles South-east of Stendal, on the Pike and Warrick Coun- ty line, last Tuesday morn- ing, October 5, at 7 o'clock, after having suffered from a malignant growth for several years; Sirelda E. Roe, of Win- slow, died Tuesday morning at 3:10 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Cocker- ham, in Monroe City. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Thursday, January 8, 1959 A Winslow man had his pic- ture and a letter he had writ- ten to the editor of a sports magazine appear in that mag- azine. James Vinyard, who is a well known fisherman of Pike county, was pictured in the January issue of Sports A field with a large fish he had caught. Mr. Vinyard sent the picture to the magazine when a picture appeared of a fish which was listed as a Great Lakes musky. The fish Mr. Vinyard was holding was the same kind as appeared in the magazine but Vinyard had caught the fish in Southern Indiana and not in the Great Lakes. Vinyard asked the ed- itor of the magazine if his fish was a Great Lakes musky or something else. The editor answered the letter saying that Vinyard should be com- mended for his powers of ob- servation. However, the editor said that he was sure that Vin- yard's fish was an Ohio musky and that sometimes fish in a particular area have identical markings of fish in another area although they are a dif- ferent kind. Vinyard should know, if anyone does, what kind of fish he was holding. He has been fishing for many years and has been catching this same kind of musky for the past 20 years. Tuesday evening, Decem- ber 30, Nancy Horrell was installed as Honored Queen of Job's Daughters. Dorcas James who has served for the past six months was retired. During the retiring ceremo- ny Miss James was presented a spray of red roses by San- dy King. Mary Ellen Buech- ele sang an appropriate song written especially for Miss James. Officials of the Midwest Telephone Company have an- nounced that wires to many homes in Pike County have been cut recently. Employ- ees of Midwest have been on strike since September. They have been striking be- cause they want recognition with UMWA union Number 50. No settlement has been reached between the tele- phone company union. Mid- west won a permanent injunc- tion against the union in the Pike Circuit Court. Pickets have been present at the tele- phone company office in Pe- tersburg since the strike be- gan. Edward L. Waddle, an at- torney for Midwest, said that "A reward of $1,000.00 will be paid to the person or persons furnishing information lead- ing to the arrest and convic- tion of the party or parties re- sponsible for the cutting of telephone cables of the Mid- west Telephone Company, Inc. which occurred in Pike County, on the evening of De- cember 29, 1958. Such mali- cious vandalism completely cut some 500 separate tele- phone lines, therapy disrupt- ing all telephone communi- cation for about 1,000 sub- scribers in Winslow and Pe- tersburg. "The Telephone Company urges anyone with such information to call Pe- tersburg No. 200." A fter leading all of the way into the last quarter Friday night, the Petersburg Indiana were defeated in the final min- utes of the game by the Oak- land City Acorns, 50 -44. Sand- ers for Petersburg was lead- ing scorer for his team with 18 points. He was also high for the game. High for Oakland City was Larry Keeton with 17 points. Marriages: The Rev. F.J. Landeck officiated at the single ring ceremony unit- ing in marriage Miss Joyce Glasbrenner and Richard Thompson Sunday afternoon, December 21, at 2 o'clock i St. John's Lutheran church in Boscobel, Wisconsin. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Dixie Winstead of Winslow, a son, Timmy Lee, Sunday, De- cember 21; To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batchelor of Otwell, a son, Bradley Kent, Sunday, December 28; To Mr. and Mrs. Gary Willis, December 13, a son, Jeffry Brian. Deaths: Pearl Calvert Blacketer, Oakland City busi- nessman, died suddenly of a heart attack in his place of business at 1:45 p.m. Wednes- day, December 31; Robert Warren Ferguson, 30, a for- mer resident of Arthur, died Sunday in Stork hospital, Huntingburg; Horace Wyatt, highly respected resident of Petersburg, died at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Daviess County hospital in Washing- ton where he had been a pa- tient since Saturday evening; Claude Frederick Robb, 61, a native of Oakland City, was killed about 2:30 p.m. Tues- day, December 30, in an auto accident near Smith Grove in Edmonton county, Kentucky; Mrs. Tempa Anna Barnett, of Petersburg, died at 10 p.m. Sunday in Mary Lee's Nurs- ing Home in Jasper where she had been a resident since the first of November; Mrs. Ruth Coomer Young of Ruston, for- merly of Blufton and Winslow, died at her home December 19. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, January 23, 1969 Rudy L. Berry, 27, Velpen, received a laceration of the forehead and suffered bruis- es on the right side of the head as a result of a one-car crash on highway 64, one mile east of Oakland City, at 3:45 p.m. Friday. Berry was traveling east on the highway and tried to pass an unknown car. He lost control of his car on wet pavement and left the road on the left side striking a utility pole. The car continued on and turned completely over ending upright in a ditch full of water. The car was a total loss. The broken utility pole was valued at $150. The First Baptist church congregation of Petersburg plan a note burning for Sun- day afternoon, January 26 at 2 p.m. CST. Money was bor- rowed from local banks in 1963 for a 20 year period but with God's help and the gen- erosity of the members the indebtedness was paid in just a little over five years. Rev. Robert C. Balke, former Pas- tor, will be guest speaker and special singing is being ar- ranged. The public is invited to come rejoice with this fine church group. Mrs. Virgil Colvin, of Pe- tersburg, recently received a letter from her son, Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Bilderback of Gardena, Calif. Mr. Bilder- back works in an electronics plant near Los Angeles. Mr. Bilderback and other em- ployees at the plant were in- vited to North America to see the Apollo 8 spacecraft used for the moon orbit recently which contained much equip- ment made by the electron- ics firm. Mr. Bilderback said the outside of the spacecraft was charred from the intense heat during re-entry and they were permitted to see the in- side controls and how much room the astronauts had. Mr. Bilderback said he was quite proud to think he had even a small part in the space effort on Apollo 8. An explosion early Satur- day at Texas Eastern Trans- mission Corporation sta- tioned southwest of Oakland City ripped the side of a build- ing, broke several windows and threw mud on the side of the building and roof. The Oakland City station is locat- ed on the county road 950 -E on the Forsythe church road, about a mile from highway 64. The blast was heard by most residents living in the area and as far as five miles away. A company official from Sey- mour said Saturday that a cap on a checkvalve on an 18 inch main pipeline was blown ap- proximately 300 feet from the site. There was no fire and no one was injured as the station was not operating at the time of the explosion. Paul (Tip- py) Smith, chief operator, said that gas pressure was not an unsafe level and that cause of the explosion was unknown. He said that service was not interrupted and there was no danger to the immediate area. Marriages: On January 3, at the Primitive Baptist church in Lynnville, Miss Faye Stafford and David L. Leslie were united in mar - riage. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jolly, Hazelton, in the Good Samaritan Hospi- tal, a daughter; To Mr. and Mrs. Norman Harris, Monroe City, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, a daughter; To Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Brewster of Winslow, a daughter, Male- ah Renae, born Tuesday, Janu- ary 21 at Gibson General Hos- pital, Princeton; To Mr. and Mrs. Lynn H. Traylor, Sand- born, in the Daviess Coun- ty Hospital, Sunday, January 12, their first child, a daugh- ter, Christina Lynn. Deaths: Funeral services for Christopher Graves, 90, were conducted at the Cur- tis Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Frank Mc- Candlesss; Mrs. Chloe Walk- er, 73, of Petersburg, died Sunday, January 19 in the Restwell Nursing Home in Vincennes at 6:30 p.m.; Mrs. Pallie Jones of Winslow, Star Route mail carrier for many years, now retired, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, January 17 in the Good Samaritan Nurs- ing Home in Oakland City; Walter J. Gladish, 78, of the Bowman community, Peters- burg, died in the Crestview Nursing Home Thursday, January 16 at 5 p.m. where he had been a patient since Jan- uary 1. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, January 6, 1994 Theft of a change collec- tor for the Children's Miracle Network that hangs outside the drive through window at the Petersburg Dairy Queen was reported on Dec. 29 by Dairy Queen manager Lisa Boln. The collector was val- ued at $480 according to the theft report. The amount of money taken was not known. Between $1,000 and $2,500 damage was done to 1 1988 Ford Mustang driven by Mi- chelle Corn, Petersburg, when it went out of control on ice and hit a curb just north of the railroad crossing on North Seventh St. Petersburg Police Chief Mike Key inves- tigated the accident which oc- curred at 2:05 p.m. December 28. No one was injured in the mishap. Petersburg and Pike Coun- ty car wash centers were inun- dated with people who were willing to wait in line for a chance to clean their car and get some of the road salt and grit off the paint. The pretty weather on Friday brought out a large crowd that last- ed as long as the warmth and sunlight was plentiful. Julie Lowe was recently names marketing director at the Petersburg Health Care Center. She is a resident of Vincennes and transferred from the Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute to Petersburg. Both facilities are owned by Beverly Enterprises. Lowe is a graduate of Petersburg High School and Vincenens Univer- sity with a degree in Broad- cast Production Technolo- gy and Marketing Manage- ment. She is also a member of Tri-Kappa, Alpha Beta and American Red Cross' Emer- gency Services and National Disaster Team. Marriages: Karen Snyder and Jeff McKinney were mar- ried on November 6, 1993, at 2 p.m. at Mary Help of Chris- tians Catholic Church in Mariah Hill. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Donnie (Angie) Nelson of Winslow at Jasper Memori- al Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 28, a son, Joshua David; To Morris and Ami Gieselman of Indianapolis, at Commu- nity Hospital North in India- napolis, December 23, a son, Kyle Jackson; To Mr. and Mrs. Matt Gamble of Winslow, a son, Joseph Cane; To Jack D. Parks and Kimberly Hellman of Velpen, at Memorial Hos- pital in Jasper, December 30, a daughter, Jacquelynn Dan- iele. Deaths: Clifton I. (Chick) Padgett, 73, Winslow, for- merly of Indianapolis, died at 2 p.m. Monday, January 3 at his residence; Georgia Helm- ling, 78, of Monroe City, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at Good Samaritan Hos- pital in Vincennes following an extended illness; William Wiineinger, 86, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 6:32 p.m. at Memorial Hospi- tal in Jasper; Cecil Garnet Lo- gan, 86, of Otwell, died Mon- day, January 3 at 10 :40 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in Jas- per; Billy R. Jones, 50, of Pe- tersburg, died at 3:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at his resi- dence; Flossie Tisor, 82, of Vincennes, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at Gentle Care Nursing Home in Vincennes; Dorothy Young, 85, of She- perdsville, Ky., formerly of Pike County, died at St. An- thony Hospital in Louisville, Ky., at 9:16 p.m. Wednesday, December 29; Keith Alan Hill, Jr., of Washington was still- born at Good Samaritan Hos- pital in Vincennes at 3:53 p.m. Sunday, January 2; Declomis Houchin, 82, of Stendal, died at 6:40 p.m. Saunday, Jan. 2 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville; John W. Toler, 72, of Hazelton, died Monday, January 3 at 1:15 p.m. at Gib- son Generla Hospital in Pri- unceton; Burles (B.O.) Wil- son, 92, of Pricneton, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton; Leonard Parker, 91, formerly of Monroe City, died at 3:24 p.m. Monday, Jan- uary 3 at Amber Manor Care Center in Petersburg; Benja- min E. Zehner, 81, of Lansing, Ill., brother of Alene Wood of Petersburg, died December 18 at his residence following a lengthy illness; Jim Kleysteu- ber, 56, of Evansville, son of Etheldred "Pill" Kleysteuber of Petersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16 in Terre Haute. Court House, Petersburg, Ind. The cornerstone was laid on the fourth court house on April 6, 1921. This building is still in use in 2018. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. (original photo by Master Photo Stu- dio) photo submitted by Joan Woodhull Wednesday, February 6 • Elizabeth becomes queen (1952) • Ronald Reagan is born (1911) Thursday, February 7 • Beatles arrive in New York (1964) • The Great Baltimore Fire begins (1904) Friday, February 8 • Mary Queen of Scots beheaded (1587) • First execution by lethal gas (1924) Saturday, February 9 • Daylight Saving Time instituted (1942) • William Henry Harrison is born (1773) Sunday, February 10 • The French and Indian War ends (1763) • Mormons begin exodus to Utah (1846) Monday, February 11 • Nelson Mandela released from prison (1990) • Underdog Buster Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson (1990) Tuesday, February 12 • Congress enacts first fugitive slave law (1793) • President Abraham Lincoln is born (1809) Source:

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