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B-6 Wednesday, August 14, 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, April 7 and April 11, 1944 S/Sgt. Rufo Eugene Wil- lis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Har- ley Willis, who lost his life while defending his country in Italy. An account of his death appeared in the Tues- day edition of the Press but due to conditions beyond our control we were unable to have the picture for our Tuesday paper. Miss Helen Ault, linotype operator at The Press office, sustained a badly mashed forefinger last Tuesday just before the noon hour, the member being so badly in- jured that she was removed to the Daviess County Hos- pital, where a part of the crushed bone was removed from her finger. The inju- ry is a very painful one and will keep Miss Ault from her duties for some time. Need- less to say, in the confusion, much copy which came to this office could not be set this week. We were already short of help, but fortunate- ly, Joe Spraggins, who has been discharged from the army after having served in the South Pacific for some time, was able to operate the linotype and we hope that we may be able to care for all of the work which comes to the office. Births: To Cpl. and Mrs. William But, a boy, Michael Robert, born April 4 in the Daviess County Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Rhodes, of Glezen, April 4, a boy; To Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jenne, of Petersburg, on April 3, a boy; To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cox, of Al- giers, a girl, Verina Marie, born on April 4. Marriages: Garnett Catt and James D. Vovos were married Sunday morning at 8:30 at the bride's home on Pike Ave. Deaths: Charles B. Salin- ger, 53, died early Wednes- day morning following a sud- den heart attack at the home of his sister-in-law in Ow- ensboro, Ky.; Gilbert Stew- art Allen, postmaster at Sel- vin, died Sunday evening in the Walker Baptist Memorial Hospital from a heart attack. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Thursday, July 2, 1959 John Voyles, owner of Voyles' IGA Supermarket in Petersburg, received word last week that his store is one of 18 in the state of Indi- ana to receive the IGA Seal of Approval. Mr. Voyles re- ceived a plaque last week for the award. The seal is given for neatness, cleanli- ness, attractiveness, well- planned and well-painted stores. The award received by Mr. Voyles came from the office of the president of IGA in Chicago. "Some Like It Hot," star- ring Marilyn Monroe, To- ny Curtis and Jack Lemmon was playing at the Tivoli The- ater in Jasper. "The Hanging Tree," starring Gary Cooper, was playing at the Ohio The- ater in Oakland City. "Look Who They Gave a Gun," star- ring Bob Hope, was playing at Astra Theater in Jasper. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Newton, of Prince- ton, a son, in the Gibson Gen- eral Hospital Monday; To Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Brochin, of Petersburg, a son, in the Da- viess County Hospital Satur- day; To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robling, of Petersburg, a daughter, born Saturday at the Daviess County Hospi- tal; To Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Scraper, of Winslow, a son, in the Daviess County Hospi- tal Monday; To Mr. and Mrs. Linden Wilson, of Oakland City, a daughter, in the Gib- son General Hospital Mon- day; To Dr. and Mrs. Jack Engleman, of Petersburg, a daughter, Erin Elaine, born Thursday, July 2 in the Da- viess County Hospital. Marriages: Martha Sue Traylor married Ronald E. Richardson on Sunday after- noon, June 28 at 3 o'clock at Contenders of the Faith Mis- sion Church in Otwell; Miss Sharlene Wyatt became the bride of Bill C. Claridge at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Freest Methodist Church in Peters- burg; Miss Ruth Bottom and Elden McDaniel were unit- ed in marriage Friday eve- ning, July 3, at the Memo- rial Methodist Church in Princeton. Deaths: Mrs. Anna Stock- inger, 69, of Winslow, died Wednesday morning at 2:25 in the Daviess County Hospi- tal after a long illness of can- cer; Homer A. Basinger, 75, of Petersburg, died of a heart attack on Sunday at 8:15 p.m. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, July 24, 1969 Frank Borden and Bill Rice, workers at Indianapolis Power and Light were killed in a saloon brawl at the Of- fice Tavern early Thursday morning. A third man, James Bradfield, was injured and is in the Daviess County Hos- pital. Bradfield was arrested on two preliminary charges of murder. The fight report- edly began earlier in the evening, last Wednesday, between Ric, Bradfield and Bradfield's estranged wife, who reportedly had been dating Rice. Bradfiled came into the tavern where his es- tranged wife is employed and talked to both her and Rice, according to witness- es. Bradfield asked Rice to go outside and fight. Rice re- fused and Bradfield went to the door and picked up his rifle, game back and began shooting at Rice. He evident- ly hit him in the head in the fist volley and knocked him to the floor. Frank Borden attempted to get Bradfield to put the gun down. While doing so, Rice got up from the floor and fired in the di- rection of Bradfield, hitting Bradfield in the stomach and arm and sending three shots into the left side of Borden, one of which wen through Borden's heart, mortally in- juring him. Rice died of his injuries at the scene. Brad- field was taken into custody then transported to the hos- pital. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Larry McGillem, a son, Shawn Paul on July 19 in the Daviess County Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rob- ert Couts, of Oakland City, a son, Jeffrey Scott, Wednes- day, July 16 at Gibson Gen- eral Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. James Griffith, of Pe- tersburg, Thursday, July 17 in Daviess County Hospital, a daughter, Jodie Dawn; To Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Black, of Oakland City, a daughter, Christina Elaine, Monday, July 14 at Gibson General Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. DeWayne Beadles, of Pe- tersburg, in Good Samaritan Hospital, Tuesday, July 13, a daughter, Carla Lee. Marriages: Miss Vivi- an Anita Dillon and Stanley Dean Reed were united in marriage at the Otwell Unit- ed Methodist Church at 7 p.m., July 5. Deaths: Mrs. Mary Pha Houpt, 71, of Otwell, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, July 18 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Huntingburg; Mrs. Clara E. Meadors, 73, of Otwell, died Friday, July 18 in the Memo- rial Hospital in Jasper; Jes- se J. Lindsey, 52, of Otwell, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, July 19; Ralph Teague, 51, of Otwell, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Hos- pital in Jasper; Roscoe P. Booth, 71, of Petersburg, died at 7:15 a.m. in the Da- viess County Hospital; Mrs. Arzula Bolin, 67, of Oakland City, died Saturday at Wel- born Baptist Hospital; Mrs. Cora J. Westfall, 74, of Ayr- shire, died Friday, July 18 at 8:15 a.m. in the Good Samar- itan Hospital; Mrs. Aurettie Way, 87, of Petersburg, died at 9:15 Wednesday morning at Holiday Home. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, July 7, 1994 Indiana's "open contain- er law" is now in effect. The three stipulations of the law affecting three age groups all prohibit drinking alco- hol while driving. It has al- ways been illegal for those under 18 years of age to pos- sess, transport or consume alcohol. However, the new law adds anyone in this age group possessing, trans- porting or consuming al- cohol in a motor vehicle will face a license suspen- sion ranging from at least 60 days to one year "in ad- dition to the possible crim- inal penalties." The sec- ond stipulation is for the age group 18 -20. Drivers in this age group may have their driving privileges sus- pended for up to one year, if caught driving while pos- session an open container. The third stipulation is for those 21 and over. Offend- ers in this age group can be charged with a Class B in- fraction for having an open container anywhere in the vehicle "compartment" and having a blood alcohol level exceeding .4 percent. Births: To Tina Robling and Dustin Riggle at St. Mary's Medical Center on June 23, a daughter, Em- ily Jean; To Dale and Me- lissa Robling, of Stendal, a daughter, Kabrea Lee, June 25.. Marriages: Elizabeth Ann Whitney and Timo- thy Lee Carlisle were unit- ed in marriage on Saturday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. at North Friendship General Baptist Church in Lynnville. Deaths: Bernard Jones, 76, of Winslow, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, July 3 at Wel- born Hospital; Bonnie Mid- dleton, 81, of Winslow, died Tuesday, June 28 at 3:20 a.m. at Petersburg Health- care Center; Baxter D. Ha- zelton, 84, of Winslow, died Monday morning, July 4 at his residence. 1984 Michelle Cox reigns as annual Homecoming Queen Pictured above is Michelle Cox, who was crowned the 1984 Basketball Homecoming Queen. Cox was crowned during pre-game ceremonies December 14, 1984, and was escorted by junior Dewayne Sand- ers. 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, August 14 • Blackout hits Northeast United States (2003) • Russians settle Alaska (1784) Thursday, August 15 • The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, N.Y. (1969) • Henry Ford leaves Edison to start automobile company (1899) Friday, August 16 • Gold discovered in the Yukon (1896) • Babe Ruth dies (1812) Saturday, August 17 • Woodstock Music Festival concludes (1969) • Hitler's last living henchman dies (1987) Sunday, August 18 • Coup attempt against Gorbachev begins (1991) • Genghis Khan dies (1227) Monday, August 19 • First race is held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1909) • USS Constitution earns its name "Old Ironsides" (1812) Tuesday, August 20 • First around-the-world telegram sent, 66 years before Voyater II launch (1911) Source:

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