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July 29, 2020

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Saturday morning ride Aliya Rainey and Kynslee Woods were out riding bikes in Petersburg on Sat- urday morning. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, July 29, 2020 A-3 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg READER GUIDE Subscriptions: Change of address: subscribers changing addresses will please give old address as well as new one along with phone number. We cannot guarantee prompt change unless this is done. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Press-Dispatch., P.O. Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567-0068 or e-mail to Subscription rates: One year: $31 for Pike County and all 475/476 zip codes; $34 in the state of Indiana; $51 elsewhere in the USA. Paid in advance. Subscriptions taken after noon on Friday will not receive a paper until the second edition after their subscription date. About us: Andy Heuring and John B. Heuring, Publishers Andy Heuring, Editor John B. Heuring, Adv. Mgr. Eric Gogel, Production Mgr. Monica Sinclair, Office Mgr. Cindy Petty, Adv. Sales Pam Lemond, Adv. Sales Kate Lindsey, Adv. Designer • • • Published every Wednesday by the Pike County Publishing Co. Phone: 812-354-8500 820 E. Poplar St., P.O. Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567-0068 • • • Entered in the Post Office in Petersburg, Indiana for transmission through the mails as Periodical Mail, postage paid at Petersburg, Indiana – published weekly. (USPS 205- 620) Contact us: Phone: .............. 812-354-8500 Fax: .................. 812-354-2014 E-mail: Andy Heuring, Editor Advertising General News Sports Subscription Services If I am Pro-Choice, which means I support abortion, which is the killing of the unborn, will God be pleased with me? What do you think? PAID FOR BY Daviess & Pike County RIGHT TO LIFE Think about this! North Daviess Community School Corporation Substitute Teacher Training An invitation to anyone seeking to serve as a Substitute Teacher. NEW CANDIDATE TRAINING * Tuesday, August 4 9:00-11:00 a.m. *For new candidates only Lunch will be provided NEW AND EXPERIENCED SUBSTITUTES Wednesday, August 5 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Questions? 812-636-8000 x1500 Both sessions will take place at the North Daviess Elementary Cafeteria located at 5498 E. State Road 58, Elnora, IN 47529 REGISTER AT: PCSC Board hires custodians and coaching staff By Andy Heuring Pike County Schools hired extra custodians to deal with sanitizing classrooms and filled out their coaching ros- ters for the 2020 -21 school year during their July meet- ing. The football team varsi- ty assistant coaches are: Hayden Cloe, Kane Osgath- arp and Jorden Froderman. The volunteer assistants are: Luke Vinnedge, Caleb Cher- ry and J.J. Howald. Middle school football coaches are: eighth grade head coach Jer- emy Reynolds, eighth grade assistant Dustin Dent, sev- enth grade head coach Rod- ney Fretwell. Jacob Western was named the junior varsity coach for high school basketball. Former Pike Central stand- out and USI cross country run- ner Cain Parker was named cross country head coach and Wil Teague was named the as- sistant coach. Luke Cox was named mid- dle school head coach for cross country, with Danette Weisman as assistant middle school coach. Jason McKinney was named the volleyball assistant coach, Emily Cherry was named the eighth grade coach and Kinsey Barrett as seventh grade coach. Amanda Hartke was named the eighth grade cheer coach. She will also serve at the sev- enth grade coach until the po- sition is filled. Jordan Elliott was named the sixth grade cheer coach. Caleb Cherry was named the high school wrestling coach. Jorden Forderman was named the middle school coach. Both the middle school and varsity assistant positions remain open. They also hired A zlee Smith as a pre-school teaching assis- tant at Winslow Elementary School. Donald Wilson was hired as a resource officer for the Pike County School Corp. He has previously worked as a school resource officer at South Knox School Corporation, as an of- ficer with the Knox Coun- ty Sheriff's Dept. and as a ju- venile mentor with Ireland Home Based Services. Debra Killion, Barbara Burger, Kevin Roy and Kar- en Elaine were hired as sec- ond-shift custodians to work 210 days. Maddelynne Gamble was hired to a third-shift custodi- an position for 8 hours a day for 210 days and Damon Bra- num was hired for a 6 -hour- a-day, third-shift position for 210 days. Tim McMillen was hired for the general maintenance posi- tion by a 5 -0 vote. In other personnel matters, Joe Chamberlain resigned as an instruction assistant. Holly Smith resigned as a preschool aide, citing a health problem. Brown bonds on criminal confinement and battery By James Capozella A warrant for felony 5 crimi- nal confinement and level 6 do- mestic battery was issued by Pike Circuit Court for Johnny Mack Brown, 59, of 8996 E. Brown Road, Velpen, based on a probable cause affidavit from Indiana State Trooper Chase Eaton. Brown turned himself in and has since posted a $10,000 bond on those charges. Offi- cers were dispatched to 927 Harmony Way in Evansville regarding a domestic battery that occurred on the morn- ing of Friday, July 17 in Pike County. Mindy Potts, 53, of 8996 E. Brown Road, Velpen, was in- terviewed at her aunt's res- idence following her trip to Deaconess Gateway ER for medical care for cuts and X- rays of injuries to her ribs. Potts reported that she was afraid for her life and had got- ten away from Brown, who would not let her leave the Vel- pen residence. A fter Brown became irate and swore at her, he took her for a ride in his SUV to talk things over. Instead of taking her to her family in Oakland City like she asked, Brown drove her down a gravel ac- cess road near his house in Velpen, according to the affi- davit. When it became apparent Brown was not taking her home, Potts jumped from the vehicle while it was traveling at 25 mph or more. She took cover in a ditch but Brown found her, grabbed her by the arms and torso, and forced her back into the passenger seat. At that time, Potts jumped over into the driver's seat in an attempt to get away. Brown then began to pull her against her will, and he put his hands around her neck and squeezed. A fter Potts was put in the passenger's seat, Brown drove to Jasper and Potts said she was unable to jump out, due to the speed. The two stopped at several places, including Den- ny's, before coming back to Pike County. Potts got out of the vehicle after a sudden stop at the Otwell Junction and got a woman who witnessed the SUV's sudden stop to drive her to her family in Oakland City. Potts had heavy bruising on the left side of her abdomen, which was consistent with her story about movements in the SUV, according to the affida- vit. Potts also was forthcom- ing about narcotics use, in- cluding methamphetamine, between her and Brown.

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