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Energizing Your Financial Future 812-354-1134 or 317-261-8521 6925 IN-57, Petersburg ENERGYPLUSCU.ORG Summer memories are just a phone call away! 1 APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Loan subject to approval. Must qualify for EPCU membership for approval. 5.0% APR 1 RV & CAMPER RATES as low as The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, July 29, 2020 B-5 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 23 and March 27, 1945 Orlando McQuary last Monday had the unusual ex- perience of seeing his wallet containing a little over $77 go down a sewer at the foot of 8th Street just outside of Onyett's blacksmith shop. Mr. Mc- Quary was trying to start his car and in some manner while working on the car dropped the pocketbook. He had giv- en up finding the money or wallet but his employer Lou- is Lamb returned with him af- ter the water had receded and found the wallet at the bottom of the sewer. A 1940 Tudor Ford belong- ing to Mrs. Robert Lemake of Owensboro, Ky., was stolen Friday evening from in front of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Gladish's, house on Walnut Street and was re- covered Saturday morning by Chief-of-Police Willis in a ditch on 17 and Locust St., in Petersburg. The hood of the car was smashed in and the gas tank was empty. This was the third case of stolen cars reported this week, both of the other cars belonging to Boyd Martin and Fred Fran- cene were found parked be- hind the Wilkinson Lumber Co. with only the gas tanks empty. The stealing of cars in this city is fast becoming a menace and everyone is urged that if cars must remain parked outside to see that they are thoroughly locked. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morton, of Winslow, a boy, Douglas Allen, born Thursday morning, in the Miller hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Miller, of Peters- burg, a boy, Homer Harrison, born Monday.. Deaths: Wilford Corn, of near Velpen, died Saturday night, in his home; Mrs. El- la M. Selby, 75, died Monday morning, at 8 o'clock, at the home of her daughter. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Pike County Dispatch Thursday, June 23 1960 Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Ris- ley celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary at their home in Oakland City, Sun- day. Mrs. Risley, the former Miss Edith Skelton, and Mr. Risley were married June 10, 1910, in the United Brethren church in Oakland City with the late Rev. S. L. Todd offici- ating. Their attendants were Harley Risley, brother of the groom, and the late Mrs. Ris- ley. Those spending Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Risley were their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Risley of Evansville. Their daughter's family, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Swallow and children of N. Ft. Myers, Florida, visited in the Risley home last week but could not remain for the celebration. Other relatives and friends called in the af- ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ris- ley received gifts, cards and good wishes from their neigh- bors. The Risleys have spent all their married life in Oak- land City. Mr. Risley is a re- tired carpenter. Amateur radio operators in the Winslow area will take to the field on the week end of June 25 -26 for a twenty-four hour demonstration of their ability to handle communica- tion under actual field condi- tions in the annual Field Day sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, nation- al association of amateur ra- dio. The Field Day is a test of equipment and is participated in by hundreds of clubs and thousands of individual ama- teurs throughout the nation. The portable stations attempt to contact as many other sta- tions throughout the nation as they can within the allot- ted time. Any of the amateur bands may be used; the more used, the wider the cover- age and more convincing the demonstration of the versatil- ity of the Field Day undertak- ing. The club hopes to make contact in all fifty of the Unit- ed States and also contacts in Canada. Both voice and code transmissions will be em- ployed during the test. The public is invited to watch the activities which will start Sat- urday evening and continue through the night lasting un- til Sunday evening. Marriages: Miss Judith Ann Black and Jerry Wayne Phillips were married on June 12, Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock, in the Oakland City First General Baptist church; U.S. Secretary of State Dulles, Sen. Capehart Pfc. Richard Harris, U. S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Sen. Homer Capehart were here on June 12, 1955 visiting Delectable Hill cemetery in Jefferson Township where some of Dulles' ancestors were bur- ied. He was a guest of Sen. Capehart whose boyhood home was Otwell. Harris was part of the National Guard unit present of the occasion. Source: • Photo source: Wednesday, July 29 • NASA created (1958) • Son of Sam terrorizes New York (1976) Thursday, July 30 • Johnson signs Medicare into law (1965) • Last classic V W Beetle rolls off the line (2003) Friday, July 31 • Jimmy Hoffa disappears (1975) • Hurricane sinks Spanish treasure ships (1715) Saturday, August 1 • Anne Frank writes her last diary entry (1944) • First drive-through ATM opens in China (2007) Sunday, August 2 • Iraq invades Kuwait (1990) • Delegates sign Declaration of Inde- pendence (1776) Monday, August 3 • Nautilus travels under North Pole (1958) • NBA is born (1949) Tuesday , August 4 • Anne Frank captured (1944) • Lizzie Borden's parents found dead (1892) Wednesday, August 5 • Marilyn Monroe is found dead (1962) • Abraham Lincoln imposes first fed- eral income tax (1861) Carl Willis and Miss Judy Woods were married Satur- day evening, at 7 o'clock, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Homer Leighty. Deaths: George Thomas Nelson, 8, of Winslow, died Wednesday, at 2 p.m., in his home; William Louis Burns, 68, of Winslow, died early Tuesday morning, June 21, in his home. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, July 9, 1970 A young Winslow man, Gene Tooley, was still miss- ing Wednesday in the vicini- ty of Kenora, Ontario, Canada where he had gone with a fish- ing party from Winslow and Spurgeon Friday of last week. Tooley was last seen Saturday night around 8:30 by Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Erwin who were with another fishing party at the same camp. They said Tooley was headed toward some outdoor rest rooms with a club in his hand and they re- marked that he must also be afraid of the bears. No one remembers seeing him af- ter that time. Police were no- tified and a search was begun by helicopter on Sunday. Oth- er members of young Tooley's party were Basil Thompson and Harold Jones of Winslow, Pete Thurman or Evansville and two men from Spurgeon. Hilbert Tooley, Jr. and Del- bert Tooley had planned to go to Kenora to assist in the search, but were notified Tuesday night by Canadian authorities that it was use- less to make the trip and that they would be called as soon as anything developed. A fire of undetermined or- igin Monday night around 8:30 completely destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Robling south of Winslow near Thompson's corner. Mr. Robling was found to be in the blazing house and was taken out by Jim Powers and Marvin Spraggins. He suffered minor burns on his face, head and back and was taken to St. Jo- seph's hospital at Hunting- burg. He was released Tues- day morning. Following the fire, Mrs. Robling became ill from shock and was admit- ted to Wirth Memorial Hos- pital, Oakland City where she remained until Wednes- day. The fire seemed to orig- inate in the kitchen and was thought to have been possi- bly started from faulty wir- ing. The loss was partially covered by insurance. Men from the Winslow Volunteer Fire Department responded to the alarm but the fire was out of control before they ar- rived. Marriages: Miss Cathy Fiscus and Charles Patter- son, of Winslow, were mar- ried, in the Church of Christ, in Petersburg;Miss Lynn Kay Williams and Danny Joe Rich- ardson, of Winslow, were mar- ried Friday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m., in Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church. Deaths: Clarence O. Reid, of Oakland City, died June 3, Friday afternoon, at 4:05, at the Wirth Memorial Hospi- tal; Ozro Crow, 75, of Wash- ington, died, Thursday, and 9:20 a.m., at the Daviess County Hospital; James L. Anderson, 85, of Princeton died Saturday, at 11:15 p.m., in the Holiday Nursing Home, in Petersburg. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, June 22, 1995 Petersburg Police Officer Gary West was dispatched to the scene of a dumpster fire after a call was received com- plaining of a fire at Onyett's trash collection site at Ninth and Cedar Streets, on Tues- day, June 13, at approximately 8:30 p.m., according to police reports. According to the po- lice report, West went to On- yett and Son's Welding Shop but it was closed so he went to Jack Onyett's residence. West said no one answered the door when he knocked, so he called Lowry Cooper to see if he thought a fire truck should be dispatched to extin- guish the fire. Lowry advised that he would be enroute to assess the situation. Bryce Onyett, Jack's son, drove up and asked what the problem was. When west told him the fire was the problem, Bryce then attempted to put the fire out with a water hose. At this point, Cooper had already ar- rived on the scene. Jack On- yett came out of the house a few moments later, asking what the problem was. When West told him it was the fire, Onyett questioned if it was il- legal and asked about the oth- er people who burned. When West stated that when they re- ceive complaints about burn- ing, they tell the persons do- ing the burning to put them out. Onyett then replied that he would continue to burn. When asked about it on Mon- day, Onyett said that he felt the police were harassing him. A fter being told that it was a neighbor who filed the complaint, Onyett reacted strongly, stating that whoev- er reported him had nothing better to do than call the po- lice on him. Onyett said that whoever called was obvious- ly afraid to confront him face to face. He also claimed that the fire was started early on in the day, and that it must have reignited. When told that the police report said the flames were six to eight feet tall, he said it didn't matter. He went on to say that they had been burning for 60 years and that they weren't going to stop now. He also went on to say that he had spoken to an attor- ney and knew city ordinanc- es take precedence over state statues. For the second time in re- cent months smoke detec- tors are being credited with saving lives in Pike County, Shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday morning, June 20, a Velpen family woke up to a scream- ing fire alarm and escaped out their bedroom window, ac- cording to Jefferson and Mar- ion Township Fire Chief Rog- er Young. Young said Justin Brauceker, his wife and three children, were sleeping in the same bedroom when they awoke. He said they found the living room in flames and had to escape the fire through the bedroom win- dow. He said their three chil- dren were eight and young- er. It is believed that the fire started from a floor fan in the living room overheating. Fire- men worked for about three and a half hours at the scene returning to the fire barn at about 7:30 a.m. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. William Maharrey Jr., a son, Anthony Jacob, born June 7, in St. Joseph Hospital, in Huntingburg; To Don and Kristi Tepe, of Oakland City, a daughter, Audrey Jean, born Friday, June 9, at St. Mary's Medical Center, in Evans- ville; To Mr. and Mrs. Danny Uppencamp, of Petersburg, a daughter, Danielle Rose, born Monday, June 19, in Memori- al Hospital, in Jasper. Marriages: Lucinda J. Cannon, of Petersburg, and Richard A. Fuhrman, of Loo- gootee, were married on May 6, at 2 p.m., at the gazebo at West Boggs Park, in Loogoo- tee.. Deaths: Edna H. Greek, 97, of Oakland City, died Wednesday, June 14, at 3:15 a.m., at Wirth Osteopathic Hospital in Oakland City; Ne- al L. Thorne, 64, of Brucev- ille, died June 14, at 6:17 p.m., at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Vincennes; Norma Lee (Hope) Willis, 61, of Princ- eton, died Sunday, June 18, at the Welborn Hospital in Evansville.

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