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May 20, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, May 20, 2020 B-5 EAST GIBSON SUBMIT CONTENT: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday Augusta Cemetery Annual Business Meeting MONDAY, MAY 25 Immediately following ceremony Due to coronavirus, social distancing will be practiced at the meeting while collecting donations. People will be at the cemetery for donations and there is also a donation box. We are providing the opportunity for you to send a donation. Please make out checks to: Augusta Cemetery C/O Sandy Russell, Sec./Treasurer 4571 E. Augusta 3rd St. Winslow, IN 47598 Martin Cemetery Donations may be sent to: Sue Houchin P.O. Box 132, Monroe City, IN 47557 or call 812-890-3208 Checks payable to: Martin Cemetery I want to thank everyone who donated to the cemetery fund in the past, but we are in need of your donations again this year to keep the cemetery looking nice. It costs a lot to pay someone to mow the cemetery and I know we all like to see it looking nice where our loved ones are laid to rest. We appreciate anything you can give! SUNSET CEMETERY Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be at the cemetery this year. If anyone is interested in making donations to Sunset Cemetery, please mail them to: Patty Barnett 1585 N. County Road. 500 E. Winslow, IN 47598 or Greg Poehlein 2475 S. Cato-Winslow Rd. Winslow, IN 47598 You may contact Greg Poehlein at 812-789-5405 for more information pertaining to the purchase of plots. All donations are greatly appreciated. Williams Cemetery West Highway 56, Bowman, IN Seems like times goes fast. Here I am again requesting some of your hard- earned money for the cemetery. We all want your loved ones' last earthly resting place to continue to look nice. Their Heavenly resting place is beautiful, no comparison. Please give what you can. Ronnie and I will work for nothing but John won't mow without pay. We want to keep him; he does a really, really good job and he respects Annual Plea for Mowing Support Carol Moore 2614 W. St. Rd. 56, Petersburg 812-582-2745 Ronnie Brown 2710 W. St. Rd. 56, Petersburg 812-354-8321 ink about it - give what you can. ank you for all your past support. Please continue this year. Serving spaghetti dinners Maren Phelps, her sister, Meg- an Coleman, and Jami McDermott serve spaghet- ti dinners at the Eagles in Oak- land City. They sold 15 pounds of meat, two pounds of sauce and six pounds of spa- ghetti for baked spaghetti lunches Saturday. County at 65 percent property tax collections By Janice Barniak According to the Gib- son County Auditor, Gib- son County has collected 65 percent of the property taxes owed, despite many places of employment be- ing closed and the deadline having been extended to Ju- ly 10 in light of coronavirus. Property taxes can be paid by check and deposit- ed in a box on the northeast side of the courthouse near the steps. In additional courthouse news, May 21 is the last day to request an absentee bal- lot for the Indiana prima- ry. Requests can be made online at .gov. Ballots must be re- ceived by noon, June 2. People can also vote early in person at the clerk's of- fice, from May 26 through June 1, with the appropri- ate ID. Oakland City woman accused of auto theft leads police on chase An Oakland City wom- an is accused of auto theft, resisting arrest by fleeing, fleeing in a vehicle and fighting, as well as operat- ing while intoxicated, two counts of criminal mischief and battery. Kaylah Thompson is accused of attempting to break a window at the Princeton Wendy's, after an altercation in the drive- through. She was a passenger in the vehicle, and left the ve- hicle to curse at employees and throw a metal item at another vehicle in the drive- through. She is alleged to have tried to get inside another vehicle. When the person driv- ing her got out to stop her, she then jumped in the ve- hicle, locked the doors and then stole the truck she rode in, allegedly using it to evade police. Thompson drove the truck across the court- house lawn, out of town, then entered U.S. 41, ac- celerating to 90 miles per hour, according to a prob- able cause by Princeton Police Officer Lincoln Ed- wards. Police used stop sticks that finally ended the chase at U.S. 41 and CR 100 N. Thompson refused to leave the vehicle until police fired pepper ball rounds inside, after which she fled on foot, but was ar- rested. During the arrest, the officer noted she might be under the influence of a substance, due to her di- lated eyes, erratic move- ments, use of random words and lack of pants. Buckskin accident leads to arrest of OC man Jordan Siebe, 34, of Oak- land City, was arrested May 15 at 10 :29 p.m. after he al- legedly struck a utility pole in Buckskin. According to the Sheriff's Office report, Gibson Coun- ty Central Dispatch received a 911 report of a single-ve- hicle accident, where a blue 2010 Nissan Altima struck a utility pole in Buckskin and attempted to flee the scene. Deputy Bryce Jutzi ar- rived on scene and con- ducted an investigation in- to the incident. At the con- clusion of his investigation, Deputy Jutzi placed the driver, Siebe, into custody and transported him to the Gibson County Jail, where Siebe was charged with pos- session of a controlled sub- stance and operating a vehi- cle while intoxicated refus- al. He was held on a $750 bond. Assisting Deputy Jutzi in his investigation was Depu- ty Garrett Tuley, Haubstadt Officer Riley Farmer and In- diana State Trooper Tanner Hurley. Drug convictions net 35-year sentence for habitual offender By Janice Barniak Daniel Freeman plead guilty to dealing in meth- amphetamine in an amount greater than 28 grams, pos- session of methampheta- mine in an amount great- er than 28 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, which, when combined with his sta- tus as a habitual offender, netted him a 35 -year jail sen- tence in Circuit Court. Circuit Court Judge Jeff- ery Meade sentenced Free- man, who was arrested on multiple charges after an April 21, 2019, traffic stop by the Gibson County Sher- iff's Office, during which he failed to stop for police and led them in a seven-mile pursuit through Prince- ton, then going 80 miles per hour on U.S. 41 in Gib- son County, running traf- fic lights, before he final- ly stopped, and was held at gunpoint and removed from the vehicle. According to the proba- ble cause affidavit, Freeman was carrying marijuana and what was later found to be controlled substance pills, $584 cash and a scale with meth residue on it. During the chase, Free- man threw 63 grams of methamphetamine out his window. Two loaded weap- ons, one stolen, were in the trunk of the vehicle. "Freeman made the com- ment that if he had a differ- ent car, he would've gotten away from fleeing the po- lice," wrote Deputy Uriah Smith his affidavit. A fter the arrest, the Princeton Police Dept. did a detailed drug investiga- tion, with cooperation from the Indiana State Police. Gibson County Prosecu- tor Michael Cochren states, "this sentence represents one of the longest obtained in Gibson County for dealing methamphetamine and is due to the diligent efforts of the Gibson County Sheriff's Department, the Princeton Police Department and the Indiana State Police to help eliminate the blight of meth- amphetamine. Hopefully, this sentence will serve no- tice to others that the deal- ing of dangerous and deadly drugs in Gibson County will not be tolerated." Freeman awaits federal charges related to a sepa- rate incident of possession of a firearm in violation of federal law. BRIEFLY Oakland City Elementary Kindergarten Roundup is June 3-4 Oakland City Elementary will conduct their Kinder- garten Roundup on Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Call the Oakland City Elementary office at 812-749 - 6133 to schedule an appointment. SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY? Give us a call— 812-354-8500 VETERANS DAY SERVICE e trustees of Barrett-Bethel Cemetery would like to invite you to join them on Monday, May 25, for the Veterans Day Service (time will be listed in the Press-Dispatch). Donations may be made from Friday, May 22- Monday, May 25 at the cemetery from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can mail donations to: William A Ross at 5976 W. Division Rd., Petersburg, IN 47567 Please make checks payable to: Barrett-Bethel Cemetery Thank you, Jerry Barrett, Trustee Allen Aust, Trustee William Ross, Trustee-Treasurer

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