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May 15, 2019

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A-6 Local Wednesday, May 15, 2019 The Press-Dispatch .HHSLQJHOHFWULFLW\MXVWDVDȥRUGDEOHDVLWLVUHOLDEOH LWȄVVRPHWKLQJ\RXFDQFRXQWRQDVDPHPEHURI \RXUORFDO7RXFKVWRQH(QHUJ\FRRSHUDWLYH ,QIDFWZHȄYHEHHQGRLQJLWIRUGHFDGHV ¸6AL6NHDC¹ Mon-Fri 7AM - 6PM Saturday 7AM - 5PM Sunday 10AM - 4PM Hwy. 41 N. at Lyles Station Rd, Princeton 812-385-2641 • Heavy-duty deep commercial deck • Exclusive SmoothTrak™ steering • Patented automatic parking brake • Commercial-grade Kawasaki engine with fuel-injected options • 11.7 gallon gas tank BUILT FOR EVERYDAY PERFORMANCE Memmer's Hardware & Outdoor Power PHS Alumni Saturday, June 8 Banquet Petersburg elementary Cafeteria Fellowship time 5:30 p.m. • Dinner 6:30 p.m. Purchase advance tickets at these locations: $ 12 each German american Bank Home BuildinG SavinGS Bank Dubois County Museum free admission day is May 18 The Dubois County Mu- seum at 2704 N. Newton Street in Jasper announc- es that they will be having Free Admission Day on Sat- urday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is in- vited to come view the mu- seum's over 50,000 square feet of exhibits and close to 10,000 pieces of collect- ed history of Dubois Coun- ty and Southern Indiana on display. The Museum is cel- ebrating its 20th year this year. Also on May 18, the area Coin Club is hosting their Coin Show at the mu- seum. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat- urday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and closed on Monday. Call 812-634-7733 for more in- formation. Allow two hours to view exhibits. Visit the museum website at www. Like them on Facebook at Dubois County Museum. Historic Indiana En Plein Air art project launches The Department of Nat- ural Resources and the In- diana Plein Air Painters As- sociation (IPAPA) are part- nering on a project that will eventually culminate with a traveling museum exhibi- tion titled "Historic Indiana En Plein Air." During the next 15 months, IPAPA artist mem- bers will paint scenes from nearly 2,000 Indiana en- tries in the National Regis- ter of Historic Places, and 60 paintings will be selected to commemorate the event and tour throughout the state. "En plein air" is defined as the act of painting out- doors, as opposed to studio painting. Indiana's state historic preservation office will be 50 years old in 2020. The eventual tour will celebrate the DNR's 50 years of man- aging Indiana's portion of the National Register of Historic Places. A perfect- bound four-color extended catalog will be produced to accompany the tour. Once the selection of the paintings is complete, an opening exhibition will be at the Indiana State Museum in September 2020. A fter that, the exhibit will travel to different museums through- out the state for a year. To view all DNR news re- leases, see For more information on the IPAPA, see Pipes awarded scholarship Memorial Hospital Foundation awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Pike County recipient Shel- bi Pipes, daughter of Da- vid and Lori Pipes, of Pe- tersburg. Pipes graduated from Pike Central High School in 2018 and is ma- joring in nursing at Vin- cennes University. Student Spotlight 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 Burgeson named 2019 LCM Outstanding Physician Huntingburg Physician Mary Burgeson, M.D. has been named the 2019 Little Company of Mary (LCM) Outstanding Physician Award recipient at Memo- rial Hospital and Health Care Center. This award is named in honor of the Little Company of Mary Sisters - USA, the spon - sors of Memorial Hospi- tal. The LCM Award is giv- en annually to a physician on Memorial Hospital's ac- tive medical staff who has been nominated through a hospital and community- wide nomination process, with the winner being cho- sen by a selection commit- tee from a group of six fi- nalists. The award is based on outstanding performance reflecting Memorial Hospi- tal's mission statement and the core values of Respect for Human Dignity, Com- passionate Caring, Stew- ardship, Quality and Jus- tice. The top six nominees for this year's award includ- ed Dr. Mary Burgeson, Dr. Adam Dawkins, Dr. Isaac Gatwood, Dr. Frank Hop- kins, Dr. Kristi Nord and Dr. David Rizk. Dr. Burgeson received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapo- lis and completed a residen- cy in family practice at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. She joined Me- morial Hospital's medical staff in 1984. Dr. Burge- son provides family medi- cine services at The Hunt- ingburg Clinic, located at 407 East 22nd Street in Huntingburg. She is married to Rick- ard Burgeson, who oper- ates Forest and Land Man- agers, Inc. in Petersburg. Mary Burgeson, M.D. Aging computers forcing Courthouse upgrade By Andy Heuring Pike County council- men approved more than $13,000 to update comput- ers in the county. It is contin- ued upgrading of computers throughout the courthouse and county as Microsoft has issued an edict that as of Ju- ly 2019, they will no longer support Windows 7 operat- ing system. "It is frustrating because these machines aren't broke. They still function, but we feel like we are be- ing held hostage," said Pike County Prosecutor Darrin McDonald. He told the council they have been notified they won't get security updates as of July 1. McDonald said they have been milking the computers along for a couple of years. He is requesting an ad- ditional appropriation of $11,470 from the Pre-trial Diversion fund to purchase new computers. He said the Pre-trial Di- version fund generates about $25,000 a year. He al- so warned they were hav- ing staffing issues and are needing to add staff. He said the Pre-trial Diversion can handle an expenditure like the computers, but he didn't see it ever being able to fund wages for personnel. His additional appropria- tion request was approved by a 7-0 vote. "The good news is you have been milking them for a couple of years," said Councilman Max Elliott. Councilman Dennis Bish- op said the bad news is sev- en years from now, they will be buying all new computers again throughout the court- house. Pike County Surveyor Rich Williams made a sim- ilar request, except it was only for $1,800. Auditor Ju- dy Gumbel said Williams originally was going to re- place his desktop comput- er, but decided because so much of his work is out in the field, he was going to purchase a laptop. It was for the same rea- son the desktop comput- er he currently used wasn't going to be supported after July 2019. PIke County recently spent more than $ 60,000 to replace most of the comput- ers in the courthouse and the main server because they were obsolete due to their operating systems. HIGHWAY UPDATE Pike County Highway Superintendent Roger Ham told the council there are two bridge projects under- way. He said Bridge 268 on CR 625 W. in Logan Town- ship was closed after it was inspected. The estimated cost to repair it was about $200,000. So instead of do- ing that, Ham said they are going to use a large con- crete box culvert to replace it. Ham said the cost of the box culvert is $44,000. He said another culvert was damaged in recent heavy rains on CR 850 W. in Clay Township. It is also going to be replaced by a box culvert. Ham said they expect to start paving in two to three weeks. Sheriff Kent Johnson requested an additional $ 30,000 to purchase a new car for a new deputy. The salary of $ 31,786 was also requested. Councilmen approved the salary, but delayed the pur- chase of the new car. Council president Greg Willis said, "Only concern I have with that is taking that money from the Gener- al fund with where it is to- day." Willis said it was about $400,000 lower than it was this time last year. He suggested the sher- iff's department request the money from either the Eco- nomic Development Income Tax fund or the Cumulative Capital Development fund. Willis also added that meant the council wouldn't be able to act on the ap- propriation because it was changing which fund it would come from. Johnson said he under- stood that. He also added he could live with just half the cost of the new car be- ing paid from those funds. "Does the time factor mat- ter? " asked Willis. Johnson said the sooner the better, "I would prefer my new officer have a vehi- cle rather than being on foot patrol." In other business, the council approved a $43,515 additional appropriation in the Highway Depart- ment's MVH fund. Ham said $43,515 was the insur- ance check the county got for a dump truck involved in a crash. "Do you intend to replace that truck? " asked Willis. "It already is replaced," said Ham. Willis asked how much the replacement cost was. Ham said $45,000. The next council meet- ing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 in the courthouse auditorium. SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY? Give us a call—812-354-8500

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