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November 6, 2019

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A-12 Wednesday, November 6, 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, June 30 and July 4, 1944 The first two weeks of the European invasion cost the Allies 4,549 casualties, in- cluding 24,162 Americans killed, wounded or missing, supreme headquarters an- nounced today, compared with 70,000 German casual- ties in three weeks of battle. The Allied casualty figures do not include last week's losses in the final assault on Cherbourg, or in the launch- ing of the new British offen- sive in the Caen sector. The casualty total for the period from June 6 to June 20, inclusive, listed 3,082 American killed, 12.7 per- cent of all American loss- es. Many of these came in the first two bloody days of fighting on the beach- es, when elements of the First and 29th divisions ran headlong into a Ger- man division engaged in maneuvers. The British lost 1,842, 12.5 percent of their total losses and the Canadians, 363, or 12.9 percent o their casualties. The total dead for all forc- es was 5,287, 13 percent of the total casualties. Will H. Smith, Collector of Internal Revenue, has called attention that the $5.00 auto use tax stamp must be purchased before July 1. The stamps are on sale in all post offices and in the Internal Revenue of- fices in Indianapolis, Evans- ville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Law- renceburg, Muncie, South Bend and Terre Haute. The stamps should be placed in the lower right-hand corner of the windshield. Mr. Smith said that to guard against loss or theft, it has been suggested that, when affix- ing the stamps, the vehicle owner should dampen the windshield rather than the adhesive side of the stamp. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCullough, of Ep- som, a boy, Daniel Eugene. Marriages: June Cocker- ham and Virgil Upton were married on Wednesday morn- ing by Justice of the Peace Charles E. Jones; LaVern Mi- ley and Harrell Shoultz were united in marriage on Sun- day, June 18, by Rev. Grover Krieg at 8:50 p.m. in the Krieg home. Deaths: Lottie Biggs, 55, of Winslow, died at her home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock; Claire Duane Bur- ton, 17, of Alford, died Tues- day afternoon at the home of his parents. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Thursday, October 1, 1959 A Petersburg man was killed early Sunday morning in a son-car accident at the north edge of Petersburg on Highway 61. Luther J. Reel, of Rural Route 3, drowned when his car overturned in- to a small pond during a rain storm. His body was not found for about three hours after the accident. Although the car overturned, Mr. Reel was not injured, but drowned when he was unable to get out of the car. Mr. Reel had been to Indianapolis Saturday consulting a doctor about his back. He had received a seri- ous back injury some months ago in a mine accident. Fol- lowing his visit to the doc- tor, Mr. Reel called on his daughter. Getting a late start home, he was caught in a se- vere rain storm. It is thought that Mr. Reel's car hit water on the highway, causing it to swerve off the road. The small pond at the edge of the road near the Lamb Turkey farm had been partly filled in and large pieces of concrete were lying at the edge of the water. It is thought that when the car hit the concrete, it flipped up- side down into the water. A wrecker was called and lifted the car from the water. The car was found at 6:15 a.m. Winslow Auto Sales on South Main Street in Win- slow will have a combination Grand Opening and new car showing starting today and lasting through Sunday. The Grand Opening will be held to show their newly remod- eled building, much of which was rebuilt. The building had to be rebuilt due to a $ 35,000 fire which swept the busi- ness April 21 of this year. In rebuilding, the physical set- up of the business has been expanded. During the Grand Opening, the new car show- ing of the 1960 Pontiac will be held. Marriages: Shannon Car- rington and J.D. Tracer were married Saturday evening, September 26 at Shawnee- town, Ill. Deaths: Mary E. Wilhite, 83, of Glezen, died at the home of her sister at 4 a.m. Sunday; Rev. Claude W. Oskins, 78, of Oakland City, died at 1:55 a.m. Sunday at his home; Mat- tie Charles, 76, of Pike Coun- ty, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes at 9:30 a.m. Thursday; James Freder- ick, 77, of Bowman, died at his home at 1:25 a.m. Sunday; Ar- thur H. Martin, 77, of Peters- burg, died at 1 a.m. Friday in an Evansville hospital. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, October 16, 1969 Don Welch, 31, who was a 10 letter man in three sports in Petersburg High School, was killed at 12:05 p.m. Sat- urday in a one-car accident. Mr. Welch was returning home from a Bird Dog Field trial at Versailles, where he had gone thinking his uncle Roy Kleystenber, of Peters- burg, might be. He was two miles east of Versailles on Highway 50 when he lost con- trol of his car at a curve. The car careened down a 15 -foot embankment, throwing him from the auto, according to state police. He died instant- ly of a broken neck and skull fracture. Robert Summers, who lives in the apartment back of Thompson's store building at Thompson corner south of Winslow, was seriously in- jured Thursday at 10 a.m. He was working on a tractor tire for the Town of Winslow at the McCandless station northside of Winslow when the tire blew off the rim. Both of Mr. Sum- mers' jaws were broken, his chin knocked off and most all his teeth were knocked out. He was taken to Good Samari- tan Hospital in Vincennes Mr. Summers was working on the tire inside the station. When it came off the rim, the tire went through the station ceiling. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Ivers, of Petersburg, in Good Samaritan Hospital Friday, October 3, a daugh- ter, Michele Rae; To Mr. and Mrs. William G. Akels, of Oakland City, a son, Brett Al- an, at Welborn Baptist Hospi- tal, Wednesday, October 8; To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mason, of Oakland City, a son, Dan- iel Curtis, Thursday, October 9 at Gibson General Hospital. Marriages: Marie Boyd and James M. Wood were united in marriage in a dou- ble ring ceremony Friday eve- ning, October 10 at 6 p.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul Catho- lic Church, Petersburg; Pat- sy Lee Chapman and James Delmar Scott were married in a double ring ceremony on September 28 at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist Church in Lynnville. Deaths: Harold Dougan, 59, of Spurgeon, died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, October 9 in St. Mary's Hospital in Evans- ville; Beatrice Veeck, 82, of Petersburg, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 9 in the Holiday Home in Petersburg. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, September 29, 1994 A Stendal area family was evacuated last Wednesday, when a 30 -inch gas transmis- sion line was hit by a large trencher. A crew digging a trench for the Patoka Phase 5 project, which is piping water from Patoka Lake to Oakland City, hit the line and quickly shut it down before tearing a large hole in the steel line. Dave Willis, a foreman at Mid- western Gas Transmission, said the hole was a small hole, because the trencher operator shut the machine down quick- ly before it did more damage. Amazingly there was no fire and Midwestern didn't have to shut down their pipeline. Wil- lis said they were able to low- er the pressure on the line and keep it operation. In 1985, on Thanksgiving night, the same pipeline near Cato exploded, sending flames 400 feet high. Two people were injured Saturday morning when they collided head-on while driv- ing in a drizzling rain and dense fog. Jason E. Leighty, 18, of Petersburg, was driving east on Highway 356, when he crossed into the west bound lane and hit Gary W. Gelhau- sen, 36, of Jasper, who was driving west, according to police reports. Deputy Sher- iff Rick Chamberlain and Jeff Clements investigated the accident. Police reports said Leighty told police he did not know what happened, but Gel- hausen said Leighty crossed over into his lane. Police said evidence at the scene support- ed Gelhausen's statement. Births: To Del and Kris Culbertson, of Petersburg, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Monday, Sept. 12, a son, Tanner Reid; To Mr. and Mrs. Tony DeJarnett, of Petersburg, in Daviess Coun- ty Hospital, Washington, Sep- tember 22, a son, Kyle Lee. Marriages: Julie Ann Car- ruthers and Michael Scott Morris were united in mar- riage July 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Hyde Park Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Deaths: Heber Dyer, 87, of Petersburg, died Tues- day, Sept. 20 at 5:20 p.m. at Petersburg Healthcare Cen- ter; James R. Heacock, 69, of Oakland City, died Wednes- day, Sept. 21 at 3:50 p.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville; Hazel Giesel- man, 84, of Cato, died Mon- day, Sept. 26 at 9:10 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Jasper; Laura James, 89, of Oakland City, died Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3:45 p.m. at Wirth Osteopath- ic Hospital in Oakland City. 1989 Pike Central Middle School Volleyball Team Pictured above are the members of the 1989 Pike Central seventh grade volleyball team, front row (l to r): Natalie Woodall, Chastity Whitehead and Lau- ra Drew. Middle row: Nicky Zazzetti, Madi Broshears and Staci Wells. Back row: Coach Kristi Schulz, Amy McLaughlin, Adrienne Yates, Molly Fredrick and Amy Western. Photo from archive. net edition Web, Smartphone, Tablet Streamline the Headline! 812-354-8500 • 820 Poplar St., Petersburg, IN • Wednesday, Nov. 6 • U.N. condemns apartheid (1962) • John Carroll named first Catholic bishop in U.S. (1789) Thursday, Nov. 7 • Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive (1991) • Post office stays in the Franklin family (1776) Friday, Nov. 8 • German scientist discovers X-rays (1895) • John F. Kennedy elected president (1960) • Saturday, Nov. 9 • East Germany opens the Berlin Wall (1989) • Fire rips through Boston (1872) Sunday, Nov. 10 • Sesame Street debuts (1969) • Birth of the U.S. Marine Corps (1775) Monday, Nov. 11 • World War I ends (1918) • Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknowns (1921) Tuesday, Nov. 12 • Ellis Island closes (1954) • The destruction of Atlanta begins (1864) Source:

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