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A-2 Front Wednesday, March 13, 2019 The Press-Dispatch SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 812-354-8500 We're not afraid to shed some light on the truth. WINSLOW Continued from page 1 So u t h ern I n d i a na Ag Day Meal Saturday, March 23 • 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Otwell Community Center cost per plate : $ 3 Pork Chops, Turkey Tenders, Cheesy Potatoes, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Coffee, Drinks and Desserts. Don't forget to visit the vendor booths! FREE Health Screenings CARNIVAL for KIDS! Be sure to check out the inflatable bounce house and obstacle course in the gymnasium! Cracker Barrel Legislative Session 6:30 p.m. Please be sure to visit with: Sen. Mark Messmer Congressman Larry Bucshon Rep. Ron Bacon Rep. Shane Lindauer Rep. Matt Hostettler and others. Pike County Ag Day is put together by: • e Pike County Young Farmers • e Pike Central FFA • Purdue Extension - Pike County • e Pike County Farm Bureau, Inc. Anique Tractor Display If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, prior to the meeting, contact Purdue Extension at 812-354-6838. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Saturday, March 16 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • SALES • Refreshments • Drawings 10% off ANY ITEM if you are wearing green! 50%-75% OFF select Holiday and Everyday items St. Patrick's Day Irish Tea Authentic Irish Music! Free gift with $25 purchase 26TH ANNUAL 716 Main St. Petersburg • 812-354-9372 Visit us at Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9-5; Friday 9-6 Marge's Gold Crown Pregnant... or think you are? Call:1-877-257-1084 or Locally Call: 1-812-354-2814 • Free pregnancy testing • Free counseling and info. on pregnancy options. • Confi dential counseling for women & men who are suff ering from post-abortion syndrome. • Residential Care • Health and assistance referrals. • Training and education. • Assistance in getting baby and maternity clothes ROBOTICS Continued from page 1 Both Frederick and Smith said the pressure at the state finals was much different than at the local competi- tions. "We wanted to be the first team to win state from Pike County," said Freder- ick about the pressure. They also said at the state competition they were com- peting with and against teams they had never seen before. Part of the competi- tion is to team with anoth- er team in competitions, and after several competitions, they had met most of the teams they were competing with and against locally. "We want to do better and try again next year," said Frederick of the future. Smith said he hoped to work harder and get better at stacking so they can earn more points next year. By Andy Heuring A Huntingburg man was arrested for drunken driv- ing after police stopped him for speeding at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. James E. Grant, 56, of 10796 E. Mary Ct., Hunting- burg, was arrested by Pike County Deputy Sheriff Buck Seger. Deputy Seger said he saw Grant driving a Honda Odys- sey van 67 mph in a 55 zone, near CR 400 E., on Highway 64. When he stopped Grant, he noticed bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the strong odor of alcohol. Grant told Deputy Seger he had been drinking about two beers an hour for sever- al hours at Lugnutz in Win- slow. Grant failed field sobriety tests. While enroute to the Pike County Jail, Grant said he had not drank for five years, according to Seger's report. Grant tested 0.194 for blood alcohol content, which is more than twice the legal limit. He was preliminarily charged with operating a ve- hicle while intoxicated. Speeding leads to OVWI charge By Andy Heuring A rural Winslow man was arrested on a charge of do- mestic battery on March 5 after his wife called police complaining her husband had punched her in the face. Brandon M. Brumfield, 37, of 58 S. SR 61, Winslow, was arrested by Deputy Buck Seger. Deputy Seger said he was sent to a report of a domes- tic battery at 11:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. When he arrived, he talked with Bran- don, who told him his wife had knocked his cellphone off the nightstand and they got into an argument. Then he accidentally hit her in the head while "pretending to punch at her, but it was dark and he accidentally struck her." Deputy Seger said when he talked with Brandon's wife, she said they were go- ing to bed and Brandon ac- cused her of knocking his phone off the nightstand, and he got out of bed and came towards her. She said she told him to get back, but he didn't and then he punched her in the head. Deputy Seger said she had a lump over her eye. Brandon was taken in- to custody on the battery charge. Brumfield charged with battery MUSICAL Continued from page 1 Andrew Carnes - Kyle Wil- liams Cord Elam - Jackson Smith Jess Chalmers - Cameron Smith Mike - Matthew Barrett Joe - Kyle Knight Vivian - Emma Russell Virginia - Hadley Holder Girl - Lily Frederick-Rice 2nd Girl - Alaina McClellan Farmer - Alec Smith Girls - Albany Ashley, Grace Brandle, Kayla Can- non, Anna Hartley, Alli Hold- er, Mallory Hunt, Emma McKinney, Jerzey Reibold, Shelby Ridao, MaKay- la Thorne, Shelby Vaughn, Maddie Williams, Hannah Woodford, Mackenzie Wood- land and Lauren Young Boys - Matthew Barrett, Chase Dotterweich, A.J. Hill, Kyle Knight, Alex Like, Alec Smith, Jackson Smith, Dalton Williams Student Director - Hayden Kabrick Backstage Helpers - Corbin Hoffman, Danielle Indorf, Judah Leathco, Lib- by Stone, Connor Truitt Sound and Light Techni- cians - Josh Brandle, Trent Mann. The Lenten Breakfasts continue this week and run through April 13. They will have a different host church each week and the men's and women's will be at different locations. The men's breakfasts start at 8 a.m. The women's break- fasts start at 9 a.m. Both will last about an hour and fea- ture a 15 -minute devotion. The men's schedule is: Sts. Peter and Paul Cath- olic on March 16; River of Life on March 23; Peters- burg First United Methodist Church on March 30 ; Otwell United Methodist Church on April 6; and Petersburg Free Methodist Church on April 13. The women's schedule is: Free Methodist Church on March 16; Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic on March 23; Otwell UMC on March 30 ; and First Baptist Church on April 6. Lenten breakfasts at Sts. P & P, Free Methodist creased number of runs will help Winslow when they ap- ply for grants. Councilman Dick Brews- ter said he has been getting reports of loud vehicles and vandalism. Brewster said there are three or four people with ve- hicles that don't have muf- flers. He said they are from outside of Winslow and are driving into town and hot rodding around town. Brew- ster said he also was told they are stopping on places where the town has patched potholes, then putting their brakes on and burning rub- ber on top of the pothole re- pair, tearing up the repair. "We certainly don't need that going on," said Popp. In other business the council voted to approve a contract with Preferred Tank and Tower to clean out and seal the town's 287,000 gallon standpipe tank. Gary McCandless told council members he had gotten a quote from them to do work on the tank. Councilman Popp asked, "How does this place us with the IDEM (Indiana Depart- ment of Environmental Man- agement) inspection? " McCandless said this would address the two big- gest concerns of IDEM. "I would much rather pay $ 6,000 for this than get a $10,000 fine," said Popp. McCandless explained Winslow would have to dis- pose of the material cleaned out of the tanks. "We will need some barrels to put it in," said McCandless. Councilmen voted 3-0 to approve the contract with Preferred Tank and Tower for $ 6,250. They also decided to con- tinue to try to sell or lease the former German Ameri- can Bank building on Main St. Councilman Brewster said he would like to try to get a business in the build- ing. Councilman Debra Lamb said she was fine with wait- ing until June. "I would rath- er move it into it than see it empty, but I'm all for get- ting someone in there," said Lamb. In the past, councilmen have discussed moving Town Hall into the bank building. Council also voted to pay the claims of $27,493.81. The next council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m Mon- day, April 8 at the Winslow Community Center. By Andy Heuring Petersburg Boy Scouts will go door to door through Petersburg on Saturday. They will hang a plastic Jay C Foodstore grocery sack on the door of every residence in Petersburg. These sacks will have a letter asking for a non-perishable food item or items to be put in the sack. On Saturday, March 23, the Scouts will return and pick up the sacks of non-perish- able food items and take them to Somebody's Place. Petersburg Scoutmas- ter Larry Haycraft said he hopes they collect enough items from people to last Somebody's Place for a year. They expect to have about 15 Scouts participate, but Haycraft said anyone want- ing to volunteer to help would be welcome. The group is meeting at 7 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall to map out their strategy and hit the city streets. "We expect it will take most of the day to com- plete, but if we get some vol- unteers, they will be wel- come and it will allow us to cover the city quicker," said Haycraft. Scouts start- ed on Tuesday night getting the bags separated out and ready to go. Ailene Grubb, with Some- body's Place, gave a list of food items that are clients' favorites. Those times are: boxes of macaroni and cheese dinners, canned fruit, peanut butter and box- es of cereal. Scouts collecting food for Sombody's Place Kady Gideon concentrates as she controls Team GirlSquad's robot during the VEX Robotics state fi- nals in Indianapolis on Saturday. To her left is Brook- lyn Query. They were one of four teams from Peters- burg Elementary School and one of five to qualify from Pike County for the state finals. Photo by Mick Hetman Right: The Fierce Unicorn team finished ninth out of more than 60 teams in their division. They are Kaeden Jansen, Jacoby Smith, Linkyn Knust, and Ty- ler Collins in their pit at state.

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