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B-4 Wednesday, March 13, 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, November 9 and 12, 1943 Arthur Hancock, Otwell, was arrested last week by state police after being ac- cused and admitting the theft of ten turkeys. Eight from Victor Sullivan and two from Mayvel Tate. In addition he admitted the theft of two chickens from Doctor Demotte. He was traced after the finding of his cap on the Victor Sul- livan farm and the police traced the cap down to the store in Otwell, where it had been purchased. Han- cock at first denied the theft, but police found tur- key feathers in his car. He later revealed that he had stolen the turkeys and sold them in Indianapolis. They were in all $51 worth of tur- keys. When arranged be- fore Judge Wood, Monday morning, Hancock plead- ed guilty and was fined $5, sentenced to one to ten years in the Indiana State Penitentiary and disfran- chised for five years in ad- dition to being ordered to refund the $51 received from the poultry to its rightful owners. A dinner was given Sat- urday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Craig in Indianapolis in honor of S 2-c Owen B. Craig and A. S. Warren Craig, both on leave from Great Lakes. Mr. Chas McFarland suf- fered a broken right leg below the knee, Wednes- day afternoon when he jumped from a truck driv- en by Mr. Thurlow Matti- son. The men were haul- ing coal and were near the Rogers bridge, when they discovered the truck was on fire and Mr. McFarland jumped. Mr. Mattison was uninjured. The truck was badly damaged. Mr. Mc- Farland was taken to the Daviess County hospital where the fracture was reduced and then he was brought to his home in this city. Rev. Vernon Preston, newly elected clerk of Pike Circuit Court who will take office on January 1, 1944 has appointed as his depu- ty, Miss Marilou Baldwin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Baldwin of Logan township. Miss Baldwin is a graduate of Lockyear's Business College of Ev- ansville and is well quali- fied for the position. She will succeed Mrs. Irene Corn Stuckey who has been deputy clerk for the past four years. Births: Born Thursday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kline, a boy named Henry Wayne. Deaths: Roscoe Palm- er Johnson, son of George Palmer Johnson and Rosa M. Gladish Johnson died October 19 in St. Louis, Missouri; Death came sud- denly to Williard Teague, Friday afternoon at 2:30 while he was sitting on the porch of his home in Ot- well, reading a newspa- per; Mrs. Ella C. Wheat- ley, 84, a retired teacher in Oakland City, died sudden- ly at her home in Oakland City, at 9 o'clock Sunday morning; Laura Burress passed away at her home in east part of this city at 3:30 o'clock Saturday af- ternoon. She had been in ill health for a long while and a greater part of the time was confined to her home; Word came Friday to relatives in Winslow and Oakland City of the sudden death of Bruce Dickinson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Dickinson of Bernards Bay, New York.; Mrs. Pol- ly Arnold of Otwell died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, following an ill- ness of several weeks; Fu- neral rites for Mr. Theo- dore Rhodes who passed away at 4 o'clock Thurs- day morning at his home three miles east of this city, will be held at the Twin Oaks Pilgrim Holi- ness Church, Sunday after- noon at 2 o'clock; Funeral services for James David Sisson, son of Dudley and Buelah (Ivers) Sisson were held Tuesday afternoon in Vincennes; James Purley Hornbrook, a citizen of Monroe City, passed away at his home at 7:10 o'clock Saturday evening of a heart attack. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Thursday, February 12, 1959 Ted Hawkins, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Hawkins of Peters- burg, was seriously injured while playing on the school grounds Thursday. He fell from play equipment, caus- ing a severe brain concus- sion. He was taken to the Daviess County hospital where he was placed on the critical list. His eyes were severely crossed due to the concussion. Doctors decided on Monday after- noon to take the young boy to a Louisville hospital to a neurosurgeon, but his con- dition had improved some Tuesday morning, and then it was decided not to move him. A wind, rain and hail storm which hit Pike coun- ty early Tuesday morn- ing did considerable dam- age in many places in the county. Two large windows of the Coleman Motors in Petersburg showroom were blown in, causing sev- eral hundred dollars dam- age. Many television an- tennas were blown down and a great number of trees were broken down. The wind was so strong in Winslow that one per- son reported their chim- ney was blown over and crashed through the roof of their back porch. Tele- phone and electrical wires were also reported. With Owensville jump- ing into a 13-6 first quar- ter lead over Petersburg In- dians Saturday night, the Indians came back in the second quarter and led the Kickapoos by one point, 18 - 17, about two minutes be- fore half time. At half time the Indians were still in the lead by one point, 24-23. Then in the last two quar- ters the Indians fell apart and the Kickapoos walked all over them. Regardless from where the Kickapoos took a shot in the last two quarters, the ball seemed to drop into the basket. In the third quarter Ow- ensville dropped in 20 points while the Indiana accounted only five. In the last quarter the Kicka- poos dropped in 22 points with the Indiana getting only eight. By the end of the game, Owensville had snowed the Indiana under by 28 points, 65 -37. Two students from Pike county were among the 654 students completing requirements for degrees at Purdue University at the end of the first semes- ter of the 1958 -59 academ- ic years, according to the list announced by the of- fice of the registrar. These students and the degree for which they were a can- didate, are Lloyd E. Cock- erham, Petersburg, bache- lor of science, and Bud E. Dyer, Winslow, bachelor of science in electrical engi- neering. Marriages: Miss Marlice Jean Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas H. Ferguson, Oak- land City, was married Sat- urday to Ensign Jerry Lee Finch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Finch of near Oak- land City. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wyatt of Winslow, a son, Jeffry D., in the Da- viess County hospital Fri- day, February 6; To Mr. and Mrs. James Woods of Loogeetee, a daughter, Re- becca Lynn, Friday, Febru- ary 6; To Mr. and Mrs. Al- an Selby of Duluth, Min- nesota, a daughter, Nancy Elaine, Saturday, February 7; To Mr. and Mrs. James H. Nixon, of Oakland City, a son, Gregory Allen, born January 27. Deaths: Funeral servic- es were Sunday afternoon for Thomas D. Taylor, 87, at the Curtis Funeral Home with the Rev. Herschell Swearingen officiating; John H. Chappell, life long resident of Oakland City, died Sunday in the Gibson General hospital at Princ- eton of a stroke; Roy A. Harrison, a native of Pike County, died from a heart attack Tuesday evening at the South Baptist hospital in Plant City, Florida; Bea- trice Drof Johnson, native of Petersburg, died early Tuesday morning at City hospital in St. Paul, Min- nesota; Stanton Abbott of Honesville, Nebraska, for- mer mail carrier from the Winslow post office, died Friday at Truth or Con- sequence, New Mexico, where he was spending the winter because of his health; Robert Dunn, 59, burned to death in a fire which heavily damaged his home in Oakland City about 7:15 a.m. Sunday; Charles Whittington of near Oatsville was a killed in an accident at a saw mill which he owned across the road from his home Mon- day afternoon; Mrs. Lyd- ia Howard, 64, widow of the late Wilson Howard of Stendal, died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday in Stork hospital in Huntingburg, where she had been a patient for three weeks; John Jacob McA- tee, 78, died Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Daviess Coun- ty hospital in Washington after suffering a heart at- tack Tuesday morning at his home in Union;The in- fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Jones of the Spraggins community died Friday morning as her par- ents were taking her to the hospital. The little girl had a slight cold, but was not thought to be in a se- rious condition. Death was attributed to heart failure. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, February 27, 1969 Wayne Postin looks over the carcass of what State Biologists Don Mann and Tom Neal say is a 40 pound coyote. The coyote came out second best in a traf- fic altercation on highway 56 near Cato Sunday night. It was apparently hit and killed by a "roadrunner." William Bell, manager of the Nu-Gas Company in Petersburg, received a 20 -year service award at the Company's Annual din- ner held at Johnson's Res- taurant at Oakland City. John Rawlinson, the com- pany's president, present- ed the elegantly designed ring to Mr. Bell Now in operation at the Citizens State Bank in Pe- tersburg is the Tel-Aire, LeFubre's new pneumat- ic tube motor banking sys- tem which features two customer kiosk units, or drive up units. This is an- other feature of Citizens State Bank in continually improving its facilities to more rapidly and efficient- ly serve its customers. The new system will accommo- date two customers at a time with additional room in the two lane driveway for three other cars. This new system will speed the drive up service four times great- er than in the past. There is a new piano at Holiday Home. The new pi- ano, delivered to the home Tuesday, February 18, was purchased with dona- tions given by the Holiday Home, Petersburg Unit- ed Methodist, Alford and Algiers United Method- ist Churches, Petersburg Presbyterian, Free Meth- odist, First Baptist, Gen- eral Baptist, Nazarene, First Church of God and Sts. Peter and Paul Catho- lic Church. Sp-4 Steven L. Austin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ar- chie Austin, Petersburg, arrived at Camp Campbell, Kentucky after receiving a purple heart on February 1, for wounds he received January 31, near Chu Lei in Viet Nam. While hospi- talized in Yokota, Japan, he was visited by Leif Erick- son, star of the T V's "The Chaparral." Births: To Mr. and Mrs. James Osgatharp of Otwell, Thursday, Febru- ary 20, a daughter, Pame- la Gail; To Mr. and Mrs. George Faith, Hills Trailer Court, Petersburg, Sunday, February 23, a son, George Anthony. Deaths: Ivor V. Bruce, 77, of Boonville, broth- er of Denby Bruce of Vel- pen, died at 7:15 a.m. Mon- day at St. Mary's hospi- tal in Evansville; Albert McLaughlin, 76, who lived the greater part of his life in the Velpen community, died at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb- ruary 24, in Daviess Coun- ty hospital from a heart at- tack; Dr. Stella Boyd, moth- er of Edwin Boyd, Oak- land City, died Monday at Downers Grove, Ill., at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Julia Nadelhoffer; Richard V. "Dick" White, 45, of In- dianapolis, died of a heart attack at 7:30 p.m. Mon- day, February 17 in the Methodist hospital in In- dianapolis; Curtis Rogers, 75, died suddenly from a heart attack at his home at 511 Poplar Street in Peters- burg Monday, February 24 at 5 p.m.; Funeral services for Sarah C. Jones, 86, of Lynnville, were conduct- ed at Curtis Funeral Cha- pel Saturday at 2 p.m.; Mrs. Stella A. Johnson, 75, of Petersburg, died Monday, February 24 at 6:15 a.m. in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville; Funeral ser- vices for Arthur Casey, 71, Winslow, were conducted Wednesday of last week at 10 a.m.; Roy W. Hobson, 75, Petersburg, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, February 20 in the Good Samari- tan hospital where he had been a patient since break- ing his right hip February 1; Mrs. Helen A. Kinman, 76, of East Main Street, Pe- tersburg, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, February 20 in the Good Samaritan hospi- tal from head and internal injuries received in a two car accident three hours earlier; Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Willlis, 92, Monroe City, were at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harris Funer- al Home; Mrs. Adella Bass, 87, of Winslow, died at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 at the home of a daugh- ter; Miss Flossie Salmon, 77, one of the most widely known women of Peters- burg, died at 4 a.m. Mon- day, February 24. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, February 10, 1994 An early Friday morning accident totaled a car, but the driver and two passen- gers escaped serious in- jury, according to police. Paula N. Brown, 33, Win- slow, was driving east on County Road 350E and lost control on a curve, ran in- to a ditch and rolled over at least one time before com- ing to a rest, according to Deputy Sheriff William Walker. He said Brown and her two passengers were taken to Wirth Os- teopathic Hospital in Oak- land City where they were treated and released. Anna DiPietrantonio, five-year-old daughter of Phyllis Head, of Winslow, recently competed in the Cinderella Scholarship pre- liminary Pageant at the Ex- ecutive Inn in Vincennes. Anna was chosen Cinder- ella Tot for beauty, photo- genic girl, Tot personali- ty, and talent queen. She was also chosen overall Cinderella Queen. Anna is now qualified to attend the state finals. Pike Central's Lady Chargers made it five straight wins at the Jasper Sectional, advancing over Southridge and Jasper to get to the final Saturday against the Northeast Du- bois Jeeps. Deaths: Tragedy struck a rural Winslow family last Wednesday as they found their 13-year-old son who, according to authorities, had died of a "self-inflict- ed gunshot wound to the head." Jeremy Ray Nor- rick, 15, Winslow, the son of Mike and Sue Norrick, died Wednesday morning. His father found his body in a pole barn behind their house; Mary E. Wirth, 80, of Oakland City, died Sun- day, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. at her residence; Nellie Marie Chesser, 95, of Franklin, died Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the Indiana Masonic Home at Franklin; F. Earl Bilder- back, 53, of Oakland City, died Thursday, Feb. 3 at St. Mary's Medical Cen- ter in Evansville; Charles C. Burns, 61, of Francisco, died Thursday, Feb. 3 at 9:47 a.m. at Wirth Hospi- tal in Oakland City; Ninon Anna Patberg, 79, of Hunt- ingburg, sister of Leroy Nuhring of Winslow, died at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at St. Joseph's Hospi- tal in Huntingburg; Chris- tine S. McCrary, 81, of Pe- tersburg, formerly of Mon- roe City, died Monday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 p.m. at Petersburg Healthcare Center; Gilber- ta L. Ransford Childers, 63, of Fort Branch, died Satur- day, Feb. 5 at 3:52 a.m. at St. Mary's Medicl Center in Evansville; Lillian M. Hilgeman, 87, of Hunting- burg, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Hunting- burg Convalescent Center. Lincoln Theatre, Petersburg, Ind. The theatre was located on North 7th Street in Petersburg. In 1940 it cost 24¢ to see a picture on the weekend. Photo submitted by Joan Woodhull Wednesday, March 13 • U.S. launches K-9 Corps (1942) • William Hershel discovers Uranus (1781) Thursday, March 14 • Albert Einstein born (1879) • Jack Ruby sentenced to death (1964) Friday, March 15 • Johnson calls for equal voting rights (1965) • The ides of March: Julius Caesar is murdered (44 B.C.) Saturday, March 16 • West Point Military Academy is established (1802) • "The Scarlet Letter" is published (1850) Sunday, March 17 • Saint Patrick dies (461) • First St. Patrick's Day parade (1762) Monday, March 18 • Wells and Fargo start shipping and banking company (1852) • Parliament repeals the Stamp Act (1766) Tuesday, March 19 • War in Iraq begns (2003) • East Germany approves new constitution (1949) Source:

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