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May 20, 2020

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A-6 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 The Press-Dispatch HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Source: • Photo source: Monday, May 18 • Pope John Paul II is born (1920) • Mt. St. Helens erupts (1980) Tuesday, May 19 • Lawrence of Arabia dies (1935) • Spanish Armada sets sail (1588) Wednesday, May 20 • Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans (1873) • Spirit of St. Louis departs (1927) Thursday, May 21 • American Red Cross founded (1881) • Connecticut enacts first speed limit law (1901) Friday, May 22 • Great Emigration departs for Oregon (1843) • The War of the Roses (1455) Saturday, May 23 • Police kill famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde (1934) • Captain Kidd walks the plank (1701) Winslow High School yell leaders The 1945 yell leaders and bas- ketball queen at Winslow High School were, first row, Barbara Pow- ers, Cynthia Al- len, and Dorothy Elizabeth McIn- turf. The second row was Charles Miley and Wil- liam Allen Corn. They were called yell leaders back then, but are now known as cheer- leaders. SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, Jan. 12 and Jan. 16, 1945 Two local men were charged with the theft of two trucks early in Janu- ary, according to police at Petersburg. One man, Ar- thur Edward Huffman, 24, was already being held in jail while efforts were be- ing made to bring James Jones, now stationed in New York City, back to face sim- ilar charges. Officers said they drove it to Washington and wrecked it at the B. & O. crossing of road 50A. Of- ficers said the pair later the same night stole the truck of Bennie Ritter from near the post office and wrecked it on road 57 a mile and a quarter north of the Rog- ers bridge. This truck was found abandoned in Peters- burg. The Petersburg truck was owned by James Thom- as of Route 2, Petersburg. It was a Ford pickup and was damaged to the extent of about $ 900 at the B. & O. crossing. In the wreck of the Ritter truck, seven guard posts were torn down along road 57 and the truck barely missed going over the high embankment. Of- ficers estimated the dam- age to the Ritter truck at $200. It was driven on into Petersburg and left stand- ing on the street here. Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Balleng- er have received word their son-in-law, Pvt Guy G. Sur- vant, of Velpen, was wound- ed for a second time short- ly before December 20. His wife, the former Miss Elo- ise Ballenger, of Indianapo- lis received the word on the 5th of month. He was wound- ed in Germany, but had been moved to Paris, France. The right side of his face and the eye was injured. He was wounded the first time in Au- gust and was hospitalized in England for eight weeks. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jackson of Paoli, a girl, Edwina Ann, born Friday morning, in the Paoli hospi- tal; To Lt. and Mrs. Kenneth Lindsay, a boy, born on Jan- uary 5, in a Texas hospital. Marriages: Mrs. Mae English and Mr. James E. Kinman were married Fri- day evening, at 8 o'clock, in the Presbyterian Church. Deaths: Walter Frank Grubb, 43, of Evansville, died January 17, in St. Mary's hos- pital; Roland J. Griffith, 80, of Pike County, died last Wednesday, at his home. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Pike County Dispatch Thursday, April 14 1960 Officials of the Pike Coun- ty Cancer Society have an- nounced that a meeting for women only will be held at the Lincoln Theatre in Pe- tersburg at 1:30 p.m. April 21. Dr. Milton Omstead of Petersburg will address the women and conduct an open discussion. A free film will be shown by the management of the theatre. The film will be regarding cancer as it per- tains to women. All women in the area are invited to the important meeting, a mem- ber of the society said. Thieves broke into the Winslow Auto Sales, Incor- porated Tuesday night and took $ 60 from the cash draw- er and damaged the cash reg- ister. They entered the build- ing by breaking the glass from a window and raising it. They took the garage's torch and pulled it into the room back of the office where the back of the big safe extends into the room. They tried to cut through the safe with the torch but weren't able to get through the heavy metal with the torch. Nothing else was missing. Plans have been announced by officials of the Petersburg Little League for the annual fish fry to raise money to keep the Little League going for the year. The Annual Fish Dry will be held Saturday, April 23, at the American Legion Hall on Main Street in Petersburg. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and last all day. Both the noon and evening meals will be served. The menu calls for fish, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, pie, bread and butter, coffee and iced tea. The price is $1.00 per person and the person may eat as much as desired. The same day the Little Leaguers will be on the streets in uniforms and will be selling tickets. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Corn of Boonville, a daughter, born Friday, April 8, at the St. Mary's Hospital, in Evansville. Deaths: Andrew J. Rich- ardson, 66, of Elberfeld, died Monday, April 4, at the Wel- born Baptist hospital. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, April 30, 1970 Miss Terri Baker, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Baker, Route 2, Winslow, is the winner of the Good Cit- izenship Contest sponsored by the Cradle of Liberty Chapter, D.A.R. of Pike coun- ty. Miss Baker is 13 years old and an outstanding pupil in the Winslow school. She has been active in 4-H work and is a member of the Rainbow Girls. The title of her win- ning essay was "America the Beautiful." The chapter presented Terri with a med- al and certificate from the N S D A R. Irvin Brock, 52, of Glezen was dead on arrival at Da- viess county hospital Friday, April 23 at 4:20 p.m. from a motorcycle-car accident. The accident occurred eight and a half miles south of Pe- tersburg on the Jerry Hart hill. Mr. Brock, who was em- ployed at Arkla in Evansville on the day shift, came home at 10 a.m. when the men were dismissed from their work for the day. He was out joyrid- ing on his Honda and was on his way home when he pulled onto Highway 57 from a side road into the path of a car driven by Claude D. Miley, 23, of Petersburg, Route 3. The im- pact threw Mr. Brock against the windshield of the car and then he went completely over the car. He died from a bro- ken neck and other injuries. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. John H. Erdell, of Oakland City, a son, Jeffery Duane, was born on Friday, April 24, at Wirth hospital. Marriages: Miss Vicky Sue Collins and Mr. Don- ald Burkhart, were married Friday night, March 20, at 8 p.m., in the Petersburg Church of God; Miss Mary Beth Blake and Larry Gene Owens were married Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m., in the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Carrier Mills, Ill. Deaths: Mrs. Thelma Conway, 78, of Oakland City, died Tuesday of last week, at the Oakland City rest home; Mrs. Ruth Hardin, 51, of Pe- tersburg, died Tuesday, at 2:45 p.m., in the Good Sa- maritan hospital in Vin- cennes; Sherry Rae Bush, one day old, of Otwell, died at 5:55 p.m., Saturday, in St. Joseph Hospital in Hunting- burg.. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, April 6, 1995 Kerry Kurt Phillips has it all. The 34-year-old coun- try music songwriter has a string of number one hits including "Is It Cold In Here?," "Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox," and "Pick-Up Man," all sung by Joe Diffie, and "Where The Tall Grass Grows" and "I Don't Need Your Rocking Chair," sung by George Jones. Phillips has a fine home in Henderson, Tenn., and many friends. The only thing Phillips is lacking is a functional kidney. But, he has it all; he has family. Phillip's first cousin, Robert McDonald, of Winslow, sees a simple solution to Phillips' predicament. McDonald has decided to give up one of his own kidneys so Phillips can lead a fuller life. When it came to making the decision to donate one of his own kid- neys, McDonald said he first went to Vanderbilt Universi- ty Hospital to have tests do- ne to see if his kidney would be a match for Phillips. Mc- Donald said the doctors were amazed at the test results, as every test result was "above and beyond anything they could have hoped for." Mc- Donald's family is support- ive of the decision, and oth- er members of the family had been tested as well, including Kerry's father, Basil. But in each case, there was some reason the prospective kid- ney donors could not quali- fy for the transplant proce- dure. Kerry had been on the donor list for two full years but hadn't found a donor yet. McDonald said people seem to think that if they sign a donor card that if they die, their organs will automati- cally be put up for donation. It isn't that simple, however, because if a person hasn't consulted his or her fami- ly in the decision, then they still have to give the okay to allow the organs to be taken up for donation. McDonald said the operation will take three to four hours to com- plete and that he will have to stay in the hospital in Nash- ville between one and two weeks. McDonald stressed that the operation shouldn't slow him down too much, as the testing showed that he was in good physical condi- tion. McDonald seems to be surprised at the attention he is getting over his decision. He says he has even been contacted by representatives of a national news show who want to film his and Kerry's progress. In the end, McDon- ald said it came down to one thing: Phillips is family. Ashleigh Tredway, eight- year-old from Petersburg, was recently crowned 1995 Dreamland National Ameri- can Grand Supreme in Fay- etteville, Ark. In addition to her title, she received a 10 -inch universal crown, a rhinestone scepter, a mono- grammed title banner and rhinestone crown pin, a doz- en red roses, a velvet and fur robe, a six-foot trophy, a big teddy bear, a diamond ring and a $5,000 Savings Bond. Of the 80 contestants par- ticipating, she accumulated the highest total score in all events to earn her title. She will also have the opportu- nity to go to Hollywood this summer for a modeling/tal- ent search. This prize was awarded by one of the tal- ent judges. In addition, she will be performing at pre- liminary, regional and state pageants for the Dreamland System. Births: To Dean and Connie Cullison Foster, of Wheatland, a daughter, Jan- essa Lynn Foster, born April 6, at Good Samaritan hospi- tal in Vincennes; To Lisa and Damon Purl, of Winslow, a daughter, Katlyn Renee, born April 6, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville; To Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Williams, of Winslow, a daughter, Jessica Lynn, born on April 10, at the Welborn Hospital in Evans- ville; To Mr. and Mrs. Clint Matteson, of Winslow, a son, Micheal Tanner, born April 3, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Deaths: Jack Rogers, 82, of Winslow, died Monday, April 10, at 1:35 a.m., at Pe- tersburg Health Care Cen- ter; Herbert A. Reed, 89, of Petersburg, died Mon- day, April 10 at 9:40 a.m., at Amber Manor Care Cen- ter in Petersburg;Joseph W. Dunn, 70, of Petersburg, died Thursday, April 6, at 11:13 p.m., at his residence; Leroy Nuhring, 79, of Winslow, died Wednesday, April 5, at 5:43 p.m., in the emergency room at Wirth Osteopathic Hospi- tal in Oakland City, suffer- ing from an apparent heart attack; Mahlia Coleman, 87, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, April 11, at 12:07 p.m., at Daviess County Hospital in Washington. HOURS Mon-Fri 7AM - 6PM Saturday 7AM - 5PM Sunday 10AM - 4PM Hwy. 41 N., Princeton at Lyles Station Rd. 812-385-2641 • 23 HP - 27 HP Kawasaki and Kholer engines • 48", 54" and 60" Decks • 8 MPH Mowing Speed • Commercial-grade transmission • 4-year/400 Hour Limited Warranty BUILT SO HOMEOWNERS CAN MOW LIKE A PRO Memmer's Hardware & Outdoor Power Now you can have all the strength, durability, and power needed for commercial use, right in your own yard.

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