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C-8 Wednesday, July 10, 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, March 3 and 7, 1944 Thieves entered the bulk plant of the Ohio Oil Com- pany on lower Main Street sometime Friday night and took 16 or 17 tires from the rack. The tires were 6000 :16 and 650 :16. Only two tires were left on the rack. En- trance was gained by break- ing out a side window. John K. Chappell, Jr., sta- tioned somewhere in North A frica, has been promoted to first lieutenant, accord- ing to information received through telegram by Mrs. John K. Chappell, his moth- er, this week. Friz Risley has been ap- pointed new manager of the Pike Motor Sales to replace Clay Smally, who left for the west to be with his wife and daughter. Friz has been working at Pike Motor Sales for the past two weeks but has not been authorized to announce his appointment until he obtained his release from the Modification Cen- ter in Evansville. Births: To PFC and Mrs. Harley Bottoms in the Miller Hospital, Tuesday evening, a 10 lb., 4 oz. boy, Gary Wayne; To Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miley, of Spurgeon, twin daugh- ters, weighing 6 1/2 and 6 lbs. were born Wednesday afternoon. One of the twins died a few hours after birth; To Mrs. Adrian Brown Satur- day at the George Field Hospi- tal, twin boys. The father, Pri- vate Adrian Brown is serving in the U.S. Army in the engi- neering department some- where overseas. Deaths: William Mor- ton, an aged minister of Win- slow, died at the Home Hos- pital in this city Wednesday evening at 10 o'clock. He had been ill for five weeks and seriously ill for several days; Lawrence M. Johnson, 65, of Madison Township, died at 4 o'clock Thursday morning at his home. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy last Sat- urday night and lingered until the time noted above; Levi F. Newkirk, 62, died Friday morning at 5 o'clock at his home on Washington Rd., three miles north of this city. He had been in poor health for some months, suf- fering from a heart ailment and died very suddenly. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Thursday, June 4, 1959 Winslow, a community that is well versed to the running, shooting Hoosier-style bas- ketball, has for the past sever- al years been providing Oak- land City College with the machinery to produce win- ning basketball quintets. This coming fall, John Deen, Rog- er Erwin and Lawrence Mey- er will join the Oakland City Mighty Oaks. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pre- stage have announced the grand opening of the new R&M Laundrama in Peters- burg will be this Friday and Saturday. The laundrama is the first in Pike County. It is a completely automatic self- service laundry service. It has 20 washers, eight dryers and drying tables. There is al- so a starch sink. For the grand opening, Mr. and Mrs. Pre- stage are offering one wash- er load of clothes washed and dried free of charge from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. both Friday and Satur- day. The new R&M Laundra- ma is located at 1001 North Vincennes Ave., about two blocks before reaching the Walnut Hills Cemetery. It will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An examination for Fourth- Class postmaster for the post office at Glezen, $2771 a year, will be open for acceptance of applications until June 23, the commission announced to- day. Applicants must actual- ly reside within the territory supplied by the above-men- tioned post office and they must have reached their 18th birthday on the closing date for acceptance of applications. There is no maximum age limit. However, persons who have passed the age of 70 may be considered only for tempo- rary renewable appointments of one year. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Warren Parke, of Oakland City, a daughter, Tina Lou- ise, born Thursday, May 21 in the Gibson General Hospi- tal in Princeton; To Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Craig, Sr., a son, Thursday, May 28. Marriages: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith were married last Friday, May 29 in the Method- ist Church in Winslow; Miss Linda Gress became the bride of Jerry Powell in a 6 o'clock wedding on Friday in the First Christian Church in Washing- ton. Deaths: Mrs. Stella Bur- lingame, 86, of Velpen, died Monday at 4:50 p.m. at the home of her son, Carl, in Ar- thur, after being in critical condition for four weeks from a stroke; Jessie C. Hoover, 65, of Bowman, died following a few hours illness at the Mary Sherman Memorial Hospital in Sullivan at 3:45 p.m. Tues- day; Mrs. Elmina May Wil- son, 84,of Oakland City, died at 2;40 a.m. Saturday in the Oakland City Rest Home fol- lowing an illness of 12 years; Ruby Brown, 65, of Arthur, died suddenly Sunday noon at her home from a heart attack. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, June 19, 1969 Wood C. Smith Chevrolet Company, located at Grove and Columbia streets in Oak- land City, was completely destroyed by fire at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. The build- ing was valued at approxi- mately $ 65,000 by the own- er, Jack W. Smith. He said that all of the contents of the building were probably de- stroyed, bringing total dam- ages to "probably more than $100,000." The fire start- ed at about 6 p.m. in a back storage area, and was first noticed by two employees of the company, Tom Doty, who lives across the street from the garage, and Jerry Rose. Doty and Rose, who had on- ly been home from work a short time, broke down a door and began to drive the cars out of the burning building. They were able to remove all but two automo- biles from the building. Nei- ther of the cars was new. Fire Chief Charles Cochren ten- tatively blamed the fire on faulty wiring. A Scottsburg family mirac- ulously escaped injury when their trailer home was de- stroyed by tornado-like winds late Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs. James Tevault, and four- year-old daughter, Lynn, who live in the Scottsburg commu- nity, were left without a roof over their heads when the ap- parent tornado lifted the roof right off their trailer home, with them in it. Mrs. Tevault stated that they had been in bed for some time and both Mr. Tevault and their daughter were asleep when she heard the roar of the tornado. She stated she attempted to awak- en her husband, but before she could get him complete- ly awake, the tornado had hit and ripped the roof off their trailer and knocked the trailer off its foundation. Mr. Tevault stumbled into their daugh- ter's room and fell across her to keep the debris from inur- ing the little girl, because as the roof was ripped off, the in- side ceiling, along with some of the framework, fell into the trailer. Along with this, the wind was whipping furniture around and everything was out of place. Most of their fur- niture, along with their home, was a complete loss. It was all covered by insurance. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Ritter, of Glezen, a daughter, Barbara Jean, Wednesday morning at the Oakland City Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bolin, of Otwell, a daughter, She- lia Ann, at the Daviess Coun- ty Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Crow, of Petersburg, in Gibson General Hospital, Monday, May 26, a son, Tim- othy Wayne; To Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Lee Jones, a son, Her- schel Anthony, born June 2 at Memorial Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Owen D. "Johnnie" Erwin, Jr., a daughter, Tamara Sue, June 16 in the Oakland City Hospital. Marriages: Miss Vivian Steen and Michael L. Send- elweck, were united in mar- riage on Saturday evening, May 24, at the Otwell United Methodist Church. Deaths: Phineas B. Hays, 69, of Winslow, died sudden- ly at around 4 p.m. of a heart attack at his home in the east end of Winslow; Mrs. Sophia Harbin, 73, of Petersburg, died Friday, June 13 in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, of arterial sclerosis thrombo- sis; Mrs. Rena Loveless, 68, of Glezen, died at 4:40 p.m. Sat- urday, June 14 in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, suf- fering from cancer; Mrs. Lettie Hightower, of Peters- burg, died Thursday, June 12 in the Forest Del Nursing Home, suffering from gan- grene of one of her feet; Wil- liam H. Klipsch, 84, of Peters- burg, died at 6:30 p.m. Mon- day while sitting in the yard. Death was attributed to a heart attack. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, June 2, 1994 Pike Central's senior Class of 1994 will graduate 106 members this Friday night at the gymnasium. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is expected to last about 90 min- utes, according to senior class sponsor Vance Hays. This is the 20th graduating class of Pike Central High School, which was opened in the Fall of 1974. The valedictori- an is Brian Weathers, with a 3.9566 GPA, salutatorian is Chris Ficklin, with a GPA of 3.84. The Pike Animal Wel- fare Society met to organize last month and named Steve Chastain president, Betty Lee vice-president and Kim Bies- terveld secretary/treasurer. Nola Gartin and Cheryl Roach are board members and to- gether, Chastain, Lee and Bi- esterveld comprise the board of directors. Pike Animal Wel- fare Society, known as PAWS, will be guided by those five board members and also soci- ety attorneys Jeff Biesterveld and Tom Gray. A number of serious situations relating to dogs that became vicious and attacked people and chil- dren spawned the organized concern and, through ef- forts of county commission- er chairman Arvel "Bubby" Grubb and Petersburg May- or Randall Harris, pledges and progress in the direction of establishing a shelter are progressing. Petersburg city is contributing property and utilities for a shelter on Riv- er Road. The county, Winslow and Spurgeon will share oth- er expenses such as dog food and shots, with the county supplying a vehicle and man- power. Marriages: Julie Diane Burns and John Trout III will wed Saturday, June 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the Northeast Park Baptist Church in Evansville. Deaths: Ralph A. Miley, 76, of Otwell, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at Memori- al Hospital in Jasper; Edith D. Moore, 81, of Oakland City, died Monday, May 23 at 6:50 a.m. at Good Samaritan Nurs- ing Home in Oakland City; Harrell "Bunny" Bement, 75, of Petersburg, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 at his resi- dence. 1974 Winslow Elementary Mrs. Lewis' Fifth Grade Pictured are the fifth grade students of Mrs. Lewis class at Winslow Elementary in 1974. Front row (l to r): Brian Schapker, Phillip Elkins, Wayne Russell, John Bolin, Tim McCandless, Brett Nalley and Ricky Grissom. Second row: Carman hale, Lela Eng- lish, Kelly Barrett, Perri Deen, Janice Knight and Beth Ann Potter, Misty Johnson. Third row: Mrs. Lewis, Greg McDonald, Tim Nelson, Duane Jones, Steven Harris, Kelly Horton, Gaylord Thomas, Gary Kinman, James Lynn and Donna Selby. Back row: Kar- en Tepe, Lori Hagameyer, Kutina Caldemeyer, Rhonda Branum, Mary Tooley, Pamela Grubb and Michael Rowe. Daniel Williams absent when picture was taken. Photo from archive. CREATIVITY. OUR SPECIALTY. The Press Dispatch PIKE COUNTY'S NEWS NETWORK Design by two of Indiana's top designers is included with every ad purchase. Call today! 812-354-8500 OR ADS@PRESSDISPATCH.NET Wednesday, July 10 • Monkey Trial begins (1925) • U.S. Patent issued for three- point seatbelt (1962) Thursday, July 11 • Burr slays Hamilton in duel (1804) • President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Aid Road Act (1916) Friday, July 12 • Medal of Honor created (1862) • Wild Bill Hickok's first gunfight (1861) Saturday, July 13 • Live Aid concert (1985) • First World Cup (1930) Sunday, July 14 • French revolutionaries storm Bastille (1789) • Billy the Kid is shot to death (1881) Monday, July 15 • Ford Motor Company takes its first order (1903) • Nixon announces visit to communist China (1971) Tuesday, July 16 • Atom bomb successfully tested (1945) • World's first parking meter installed (1935) Source:

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