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June 12, 2019

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C-10 Wednesday, June 12, 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 Friday and Tuesday, February 4 and 8, 1944 The Petersburg Press for the first time in its his- tory was listed in the new International Year Book published by the trade magazine Editor and Pub- lisher. This year's book will be distributed to all news- papers, magazines and ad- vertising people in the free countries of the world. The Press is one of 9 papers in Indiana to be listed. Mr. Elvis Swain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Swain, of this city, was severely burned Wednesday eve- ning and removed to the Daviess County Hospi- tal for treatment. He was employed at the Standard Station on the corner of 5th and Main St. and tak- en a can of tire glue from the shelf and a portion of it spilled over the front of his clothing. He was near a stove and the glue ignited. He was badly burned on both legs above the knees and his hands and fore- arms were burned. At the Lincoln Theater, "Let's Face It," starring Bob Hope and Betty Hut- ton was playing. At Kroger, Grapefruit was selling for $ .59 for 10lbs.; green beans were selling for $ .11 per can; peanut butter was selling for $ .39 for a 2 lb. jar. Kenneth Youngs, presi- dent of The Winslow Coal Corporation and Youngs Construction Company, has been named one of a group of three to make up a temporary consulting board for the Ministry of Works at London, England. The group will have the re- sponsibility of applying the use of some 300 machines being purchased in the United States so as to get the most out of the opera- tions. Mr. Youngs will be in England for six months and has his option for a re- newal of six months. Mrs. Youngs and family will re- main in Petersburg. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Orice Taylor, a baby girl at Stork Hospital in Hunting- burg, Saturday, January 29. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and has been named Ellen Sue; Pvt. and Mrs. James E. Like announce the birth of a 6 lb., 10 oz. girl born Saturday, February 5 in Welborn-Walker Hospital in Evansville. The baby was named Kaye Ann. Marriages: Mr. and Mrs. Millard Mead an- nounce the marriage of their daughter Jean to George Zuroske, Jr., of Evansville. The marriage was performed Saturday, January 8 at 9 p.m. at the courthouse in Evansville by the Justice of the Peace. Deaths: Franklin Ray- mond Jenne, 11 months, died Saturday morning at 5 o'clock from pneumonia; Pfc. Robert Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Da- vis, was killed in action in Italy, November 25, 1943, while fighting for his coun- try; Fred Shelton, 66, for- mer trustee of Jefferson Township, died at his home in Otwell on Tuesday, Feb- ruary 1 at 8:40 a.m., after having suffered a stroke a week previously. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Thursday, May 7, 1959 Indianapolis Power and Light announced Monday plans for a $125,000,000 electric generating plant to be erected on White River near Petersburg. The an- nouncement came less than a week after the veto by President Eisenhower of a bill which would have tak- en the power of granting loans away from Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Ben- son and possibly opening the door for a $42,000,000 generating plant near the same location which would have been constructed by a group of REMC organiza- tions. Announced plans by IPLC stated that the plant is expected to get under- way sometime next year. The announcement was made after three officials of IPLC made an inspec- tion of the land owned by the company along White River. Gerald Mangin, 23, of Montgomery, was serious- ly injured Monday after- noon when he was crushed by a ditch digger near the Texas Gas pumping station west of Petersburg. Man- gin was working with five other men who were dig- ging a trench for a farm drain tile. He had raised the digging part of the ma- chine and crawled into the trench under it when a ca- ble on the machine broke, letting the heavy digging part of the machine fall on him. Fellow workers had to dig Mangin from the earth with shovels to free him. He was rushed to the Daviess County Hospital in the Harris ambulance, where his condition was announced as serious. He suffered head, back, leg and arm injuries. Hobart Russell, trust- ee of Monroe Township, has announced that James Coleman, who coached basketball at Stendal the past two years, has been hired as coach for the coming year at Spurgeon High School. Coleman, 23, is a graduate of Peters- burg High School and was graduated from Oakland City College. He is married and he and his wife, Dolo- res, have two children, Cassie Jane, 5, and Jimmy, 3. He was head basketball coach at Newburgh for two years, served in the armed forces for two years and then returned to coaching at Stendal. Stendal, one of the smallest schools in Indiana, had only 37 stu- dents in high school this past year. While Coleman was at Stendal, he had two good seasons. His first year his record stood at 8 - 13 and last year, it stood at 9 -11. While at Newburgh, his overall record was 27-17 Births: To Mr. and Mrs. David Caldemeyer, of Stendal, a son, Charles Wayne; To Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wirth, of Oakland City, a daughter, Angela, born Sunday, May 3 in the Gibson General Hospital in Princeton; To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Minehart, of Pe- tersburg, a son, born April 18 in the Daviess Coun- ty Hospital. He has been named Timothy Ray. Deaths: Fred B. Grable, 64, of Petersburg, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at his home on Highway 57 from a self- inflicted gun shot wound; Richard R. McCain, 75, of Winslow, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vin- cennes at 8 p.m. Thursday. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, May 22, 1969 Chosen king and queen at the Otwell High School Prom Friday night, May 16 were Mike Vaughn and Brenda Summitt. Ralph Alley and Becky Rinehart were chosen king and queen at the Petersburg Junior-Senior Prom Fri- day night, May 16. Kent Hyneman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron K. Hyneman, Hazleton, will receive his Eagle Rank at the Three Rivers District Eagle Court of Honor to be held at the First United Methodist Church Satur- day night, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Petersburg. The Eagle Rank is the highest rank a boy can ear in scout- ing. Kent, 16, is a Boy Scout of Troop 151 Petersburg. He has earned 33 merit badges; 21 are required for Eagle Rank. Natural gas will soon be available to Winslow residents, as well as peo- ple living on Highway 61 between Petersburg and Winslow. Ohio Valley GAs Company is in the process of installing a new, modern gas system for Winslow. Minimum rates for use of the gas is $1.50 per month. This is for the first 500 cu- bic feet. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. James Hess, of Mon- roe City, in Daviess Coun- ty Hospital, Saturday, May 10, a son; To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelley, of Otwell, a son, Kip Douglas, weigh- ing 6 lbs. 12 oz., Wednes- day, May 14 at Daviess County Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Larry McKin- ney, of Owensville, Thurs- day, May 8, a daughter, Candi Key, weighing 10 lbs and 4 oz; To Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fryberger, of Ot- well, Tuesday, May 6, at 5 a.m. in the Daviess County Hospital a son, Aaron Spen- cer, weighing 4 lbs. and 15 oz.; To Mrs. and Mrs. Ed- ward Schuessler, of Oak- land City, a daughter, Da- van Christine, weighing 5 lbs., 12 oz. at Gibson Gen- eral Hospital, Sunday, May 11; To Mrs. and Mrs. Rob- ert Hightower, of Oakland City, a son, Charles Ed- ward, Saturday, May 17, at Gibson General Hospi- tal; To Mr. and Mrs. David Yeager, of Spurgeon, a son, Jarred Wayne, weighing 8 lbs, Friday, May 16 in St. Mary's Hospital in Evans- ville. Deaths: Mrs. Fannie Engleman, 75, of Peters- burg, died suddenly Mon- day, May 19 at 11:15 a.m. at her home from a heart at- tack; William H. Risley, 79, of Petersburg, died in Dea- coness Hospital in Evans- ville at 1:45 a.m., Thurs- day, May 15, suffering from a cerebral hemorrhage; Delphia E. McCrary, 86, of Oakland City, died Thurs- day morning at the For- est Del Nursing Home in Princeton, where she had been a patient since No- vember 1 and following a long illness; Robert M. Gray, Sr., 95, of Elkhart, formerly of Otwell, died at 12:30 p.m. EDT , Mon- day, May 19 at the Elkhart Nursing Home. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, May 5, 1994 A Petersburg man has been charged with volun- tary manslaughter, a class A felony, following a shoot- ing late last Tuesday night that left James Douglas Westfall dead. James Carl- isle, 32, of Petersburg, was charged Wednesday morn- ing with voluntary man- slaughter and was held on a $25,000 bond. He was later released when $2,500 cash was paid for his bond. Po- lice talked to witnesses who contradicted some of Carlisle's version of what happened when Westfall was shot. Voluntary man- slaughter carries a stan- dard sentence of 30 years, with a sentencing range of 20 -50 years. Chris Burkhart, a senior at the University of South- ern Indiana, received the All-Campus Achievement Award for being the top male student in the areas of academics, community serve and university activ- ities. He was also inducted into Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges. Petersburg Mayor Ran- dy Harris said a represen- tative of McDonald's con- firmed plans to locate a restaurant in the old Rax building in Petersburg. "It sounds like fantastic news," said Harris. He said Michael Kearten con- firmed plans are to com- pletely renovate the Rax building on SR 57 and open for business at the end of August or first of Septem- ber. Marriages: Donna L. Miley and Kenneth R. Meece were united in marriage March 26 at the Muren Church of God in Arthur. Rev. Terry Neace officiated at the double ring ceremony; Kelli Doades, of Jasper, and Rick Curtis, of Petersburg, were untied in marriage on March 26 at 3 p.m. in a private ceremo- ny in Jasper. Judge Elaine Brown officiated at the cer- emony; Mr. and Mrs. Ger- ald L. Bogan, of Lynnville, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jody Er- in, to Ryan Neal Yager, son of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Yager, of LYnnville. The wedding will take place June 11 at 3 p.m. at the united Methodist Church in Lynnville. Births: To Russell and Faye Richardson, of Win- slow, at Memorial Hospi- tal in Jasper, April 27, a son, Tyler Lee, weighing 6 lbs and 12 oz.; To Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Underhill, of Petersburg, in Memorial Hospital, Jasper, April 28, their first child, a daugh- ter, Brittany Kay, weigh- ing 5 lbs, 13 oz. Deaths: James Doug- las Westfall, 24, of Peters- burg, died at 11:39 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in Pe- tersburg; Loyce Randolph, 86, of New Ross, sister of Sibel Farmer, of Arthur, died Thursday, April 28 in Williamsburg Health Care; Donald Clarence Ivers, 62, of Hazleton, died Thurs- day, April 28, at 7 a.m. at his residence; Robert E. Sherman, 75, of Mt. Ver- non, died Monday, May 2, at 12:06 p.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville; Vi- olet Broshears, of Oakland City, died April 27 at 3:37 p.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville; Lois Hawes, 68, of Wheatland and Win- ter Haven, Fla., formerly living six months at each address, died April 26 at 9:45 p.m. at Winter Hav- en Hospital; Pansye Nolt- ing, 93, of Indianapolis, for- merly of Pike County, died April 14; Florence Dye, 89, of Oakland City, died Friday, April 29 at 1:10 a.m. at Deaconess Hospi- tal in Evansville; Gary L. Dorsey, 58, of Greenwood, brother of Barbara Tray- lor, of Otwell, died Sunday, May 1 at Community Hos- pital South in Indianapo- lis after an illness; John "Bill" Bolin, 64, of Francis- co, died Sunday, May 1 at 2:14 p.m. at Welborn Bap- tist Hospital in Evansville. PCHS Class of 1981 Officers Pike Central High School Class of 1981 Officers were front row (l to r): Sharon Thomas, secretary; Lori Hagemeyer, treasurer; and Phyllis Nichol- son, historian. Back row: Kelly Foust, vice-president and Gaylord Thomas, president. Life Milestones made free CALL: 812-354-8500 Put a free photo with write up on your Family and Class Reunions. Wednesday, June 12 • Reagan challenges Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall (1987) • Anne Frank receives a diary (1942) Thursday, June 13 • The Miranda rights are established (1966) • Alexander the Great dies (323 B.C.) Friday, June 14 • Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes (1777) • Harding becomes first president to be heard on the radio (1922) Saturday, June 15 • Magna Carta sealed (1215) • U.S.-Canadian border established (1846) Sunday, June 16 • First roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island (1884) • Valentina Tershkova becomes first woman in space (1963) Monday, June 17 • Statue of Liberty arrives (1885) • Battle of Bunker Hill begins (1775) Tuesday, June 18 • War of 1812 begins (1812) • Dr. Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space (1983) Source:

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