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ZOAR MOSQUITO FEST on Old State Road 64 between Holland (Hwy 161) and Stendal Smoked Pork Chops German Potato Salad Baked Beans Also Available For Purchase: Women's Coffee Cake Homemade Ice Cream 10 Flavors yeah, it's that fast! net edition Z M The Press-Dispatch. No matter where you live. WARRANT Continued from page 1 Cosby told the commission- ers originally the grants were for $50,000, which would not cover the cost of staffing the center. But recently, they in- creased the size of the grant to $100,000. She said they were work- ing on finding a location for the clinic. Gladish said they are re- quired to have the site open 24 hours a week, including five hours on Saturday and to have non-traditional hours. Cosby said they are going to have a meeting with the Indiana State Department of Health to work out more details. She added they hope to have the clinic going shortly after the start of school. She said, along with providing conve- nience to working parents, who won't have to drive kids out of the county to be tested, it will also help with getting testing results and doing con- tract tracing. Commissioner Flint asked how long the clinic would be in operation. "We think we can go 10 months," said Cosby. In other business, the com- missioners voted to table a re- quest to make a change to the County Employee Handbook. Commissioners' Assistant Kristi Dischinger said the change has to do with which part-time employees get holi- day pay. She said if part-time employees normally work Mondays, then they get paid for Monday holidays. She said they want to amend it so employees who work 75 percent of the Saturdays for three months prior to the hol- iday will get it. "Is this mostly dealing with trash collection site employ- ees?," asked Commissioner Jeff Nelson. Dischinger said that was the case. EMS Director Chris Young and Sheriff Kent Johnson said he didn't think any of their part-time employees would fall into that category. Nelson asked to table the re- quest. The next commissioners' meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 17 in the courthouse auditorium. COVID-19 Continued from page 1 Sorgius running for county clerk Summer Sorgius is running for Pike County Clerk. "I am a lifelong resident of Pike County," said Sorgius. She is the mother of Bailee and Abigail Sutt, daughter of David and Suzie Sorgius, of Otwell, and granddaughter of Guy and Bonnie Cockerham, and the late Bill and Delores Sorgius. She graduated from Pike Central High School and at- tended Vincennes University Jasper Campus. " I worked for seven years at the Petersburg JayC Store and was the front manager," said Sorgius. She also served as Deputy Record- er for Pike County and finan- cial assistant at the Arc South- west Indiana in Petersburg. "I also work part-time as a cook at the Moose Lodge, where I am also a member." Sorgius is also involved in the Pike County 4-H Council, Parade Committee, Pageant Committee and Director, as well as the Buffalo Trace Planning Committee, Enter- tainment Committee, Parade and Pageant Committee, is a Discover Downtown Member and Friends For Animals fos- ter mom. She is also a Pike Central Cheer Booster Club member and president, and a dance mom for 18 years. "Any spare time, you can find me at Oakland City Uni- versity basketball games, making farmhouse signs and spending time with my daugh- ters." Summer Sorgius By Andy Heuring A man and woman were both arrested early last Wednesday morning in sepa- rate incidents on drug and un- related charges after they got in a fight. Jason Kermit Wildt, 40, of 1707 W. Division Rd., Peters- burg, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and pubic intoxication at about 12:33 a.m. Pike County Deputy Sheriff Mike Willis said he respond- ed to a report of a woman who had nearly hit a tall skinny male in a blue shirt, who ran in front of her car, near Cart Road (CR 350 N.), on Highway 57. At 12:33 a.m., central dis- patch got a report of a white male banging on the door of a residence at 2424 N. SR 57, Petersburg. Deputy Willis said he and Sheriff's Sgt. Buck Seger ar- rived at that residence and saw Wildt, who matched the description given to central dispatch. They said Wildt complied with their orders and was placed in handcuffs. Deputy Willis said Wildt had a cellphone bag in his hand that contained a green leafy sub- stance that field tested posi- tive for synthetic marijuana. Wildt told police he had been in a verbal and physi- cal altercation with Laurie M. Veale at New Lake in Gibson County. Then he was riding in a car with Veale and as they continued to argue, he jumped out of her vehicle a few miles south of the 2424 N. SR 57 res- idence. Deputy Willis' report states while police talked with Wildt, he admitted he used meth in the last four days and used K2, which is synthetic marijuana. He was transported to the Pike County Jail, where he was preliminarily charged with possession of a synthetic drug or a synthetic drug look- a-like substance and public in- toxication. Veale, 39, of 5667 N. SR 57, Petersburg, was arrested about an hour later near Pike Central. Sheriff's Sgt. Seger said he saw a vehicle stopped on High- way 61 for an extended time at 1:48 a.m. before he arrived at the intersection of Highway 56. Seger said when he pulled beside the vehicle to turn on- to Highway 56, he couldn't see anyone in the driver's seat. He said the vehicle pulled into the intersection, stopped, then abruptly turned into the PC-1 Stop parking lot. Seger said he stopped to check on the driver and found it was Veale. She told Seger she was trying to find her purse when sitting at the intersection, be- cause she had been in argu- ment with Wildt and kicked him out of her vehicle "be- cause he went crazy." Seger said he asked Veale if it was because Wildt has smoked synthetic marijuana. She said she thought it was. Sgt. Seger said while talking with Veale, he noticed the odor of synthetic marijua- na on her breath and asked her if she had smoked syn- thetic marijuana. According to Seger's report, Veale said she took "a couple of hits." She later admitted to using meth in the last few days. She failed field sobriety tests and eventually refused taking a chemical test. She was taken into custody. Quarrel leads to multiple drug charges for couple Highway 64 near Oakland City will be closed due to mul- tiple drainage pipe replace- ment projects on State Road 64. The Indiana Department of Transportation said the clo- sures will start on or around Monday, Aug. 10. INDOT maintenance crews will begin a project to replace four cul- vert pipes on S.R. 64. Work will take place in the area near the junction of S.R. 57 and ex- tend about five miles east to the junction of South County Road 50 East. During the proj- ect, crews will only be replac- ing one pipe at a time, but each replacement will be done un- der full closure. Work should take about a day on each pipe. The entire project will last about four days, depending upon weath- er conditions. Crews will start after peak traffic times and ex- pect to finish each pipe before the evening peak traffic times. Local traffic will have access up to the point of closure, but all other traffic should use the official detour following S.R. 57 and S.R. 61 (or the nearest state maintained route, where appropriate). INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert. Hwy 64 near Oakland City to be closed for repairs him at Sharon's residence." It further says, "Fox, at that point, denied going into the house." He claimed he saw her lifeless body while look- ing through the back door window. It said he was able to describe the position of her body, which had not been re- leased. But after investigators talk- ed with Deputy Simmons, who found Sharon's body, they learned he could only see a very small part of her body and not what Edward was claiming to have seen from the window. Police again interviewed Edward on July 23 and con- fronted him with the informa- tion from Deputy Simmons. The affidavit states Edward then admitted "he had not been truthful when he denied entering the house on that Fri- day night. It also states "Fox admitted that if checked, his DNA would be found on Sharon's feet and arm, because he checked to see if she was deceased upon entering the house." Police said, in the affidavit, Edward said he used a knife to open the door. He also admit- ted he had an insurance policy on Sharon for about $110,000. Edward has also been charged with residential en- try, a level 6 felony. According to police records, he admitted he knew Sharon was dead two days before he called anyone to check on her. The latest cellphone search warrant could provide police with the precise location of Edward at specific points in time. Tree temporarily blocks Main St. A large part of a tree fell Monday afternoon during a brief storm that blew through northern Pike County. It dropped about a half-inch of rain. Petersburg Fireman Josh Hartley cuts away smaller branches from the large branch that fell on the southbound lane of the 300 block of Main St. Firemen and City Services made quick work of the limb. The lane was open to traffic in about 30 minutes. Pike County has had between four and eight inches of rain the last week. Residents of Prides Creek Park said their rain gauge had 5.25 inches of rain before Sunday night and Monday afternoon rains. The White Riv- er crested at 16.25 feet on Monday evening. Floodstage at Petersburg is 16 feet. See Business Box for special services: A-9

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