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December 2, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, December 2, 2020 D-7 HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Source: • Photo source: Wednesday, Dec. 2 • Environmental Protection Agency opens (1970) • "Good Will Hunting" pre- mieres in theaters (1997) Thursday, Dec. 3 • "A Streetcar Named Desire" opens on Broadway (1947) • Washington arrives at the banks of the Delaware (1776) Friday, Dec. 4 • Hostage Terry Anderson freed in Lebanon (1991) • Psychiatrist reports on the phenomenon of shell shock (1917) Saturday, Dec. 5 • Aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle (1945) • Prohibition ends (1933) Sunday, Dec. 6 • Washington Monument com- pleted (1884) • The 13th Amendment is rati- fied (1865) Monday, Dec. 7 • Pearl Harbor bombed (1941) • Delaware ratifies the Consti- tution (1787) Tuesday, Dec. 8 • John Lennon shot (1980) • President Nixon announc- es Vietnam War is ending (1969) 1921 Senior Class of WHS Members of the senior class of Winslow High School of 1921 included, row one: Poedker Nelson, Johnnie Skinner, Alfred Thompson and Clifton Robling; second row: Anna Persinger, Gladys Skinner, Dortha McLaugh- lin and Gladys Hurst; third row: Verda Wright, Ruth Powell and Leona Jones; back row: Ruth Comer and He- lyn Anderson. SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, July 27 and July 31, 1945 A defective flue was blamed by members of the fire depart- ment for the fire at the North Fifth street home of Mes. Le- lah Catt, about eight o-clock Tuesday morning. When the fire department arrived, the roof was ablaze and extensive damage was done before the fire could be brought under control. Arthur Pry received a seri- ously injured left hand while putting up hay at his farm 4 miles southwest of Peters- burg, Friday. He caught his hand between the pulley and the rope. The little finger was severed between the first and second joints, the nail torn from the third finger and his hand was otherwise skinned and bruised. Mr. Pry was tak- en to the office of Dr. Logan, who dressed the injury. S/Sgt. Ottis G. Frederick wrote his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Frederick, this week that he had met Norman Swain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Swain, of Petersburg, in France. They met at Head- quarters and had a long talk and an enjoyable visit, which they hope to repeat. Births: To Sgt. and Mrs. Benjamin Runyan, a son, Thursday, July 26 at the Wash- ington Hospital. Marriages: Norma Jean Tredway and Dalton Griffith were married on Saturday eve- ning, July 28 at 7 o'clock at the groom's home. Deaths: James Harrison Woolsey, 83, of Oakland City, died at his home at 5 o'clock on Thursday, July 26; Millard Filmore Snyder, 87, of Madison Township, died Friday, July 13. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Pike County Dispatch Thursday, October 27, 1960 Nelson's Service Station was burglarized Friday night or early Saturday morning. It was entered by breaking out a 19x20 window pane at the rear of the station. The thief or thieves took cigarette lighters, some small change, cigarettes, candy and chewing gum. Low- ell Nelson's 500 Platolene sta- tion is located on Highway 61, south of Winslow. Charles McGregor, of Coe, was in the Dispatch office last week and reports that he was not feeling so well as the re- sults of being run over by one of his horses four weeks ago. The accident occurred in the pasture at his home when he went out to see about his hors- es. He and Mrs. McGregor had been gone all day and when they got home around 9 that night, Mr. McGregor turned the horse loose he had fas - tened up in the barn. He heard the horse whinnying and run- ning about as those it couldn't find the other two horses that were in the pasture. He went in- to the pasture to see if they had gotten out and when he called to them, they came running to him. The two that had been in the pasture all day passed him, one on either side. The one he had just let out of the barn came racing behind them and ran over him and knocked him down. He cracked three of his ribs, injured his head and badly bruised him. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Miley, of Petersburg, a daughter, born Monday in the Daviess County Hospital. Deaths: Bessie Kinman, 72, of Pleasant Ridge community, died Wednesday, October 19 at 1 p.m. in the Good Samari- tan Hosptial; Sarah Jane Kirk, 81, of Petersburg, died at 10 :45 a.m. Tuesday, October 18 at Faye's Nursing Home in Pe- tersburg; Ida Belle Wood, 96, of Oakland City, died Thurs- day morning at the home of a niece. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, November 12, 1970 Edward Seifrig, 50, and his 15 -year0old son, Charles, of Route 2, Velpen, escaped seri- ous injury Monday afternoon when their station wagon was involved in a collision with a train at the south edge of Vel- pen. The accident occurred at 2:55 p.m. at the intersection of the railroad tracks and State Road 257. Both were treated at Memorial Hospital in Jas- per and later released. The fa- ther suffered multiple lacer- ations and abrasions and the son also incurred multiple lac- erations. According to the in- vestigation state police, Sei- frig was enroute south on the state road and apparently did not see or hear the approach- ing train. When he drove onto the crossing, the station wag- on was struck by the west- bound train and pushed down the tracks for about 200 feet. The train's engineer, John Da- mon, 57, of Crandall, reported the train was going about 40 miles per hour. Prides Creek at Petersburg was stocked with 9,000 finger- ling channel catfish last Friday. This new 90 -acre impound- ment will also be stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill and redear. Prides Creek will not be open to the public for fish- ing or recreation use until the summer of 1972. At that time, fishing should be excellent. Bass Pit, a 23-acre pit west of Stendal, was totally eradicat- ed of fish the first part of Oc- tober when 35 adult bass, few catchable bluegill and sever- al hundred small bullheads were found. No small bass were present, but thousands of small bluegill and green sunfish were picked up. This was an excellent example of unmanaged fish population. Bluegill become overpopulat- ed and stunted due to the lack of food. Bass that survive grow very rapidly on the small pan fish. When the bass reproduce their young are eaten by the bluegill, therefore, there is an absence of small bass that can survive and grow large enough to help reduce the overabun- dance of pan fish. Well-mean- ing fishermen that add fish to these pits are only aggravating the problem and not helping. Often undesirable species are introduced, such as the bull- head, carp and green sunfish. Due to their ability to be a bet- ter competition for food, con- flict of spawning time and lo- cation with desirable species, number of young produced, these fish only lower the qual- ity of dishing. Bass Pit has been restocked with channel catfish fingerlings and soon fingerling bass, bluegill and crappie will be added. When these fish are large enough to catch, bass less than 12" should be thrown back so they can reproduce, but all bluegill caught should be kept and not returned to the pit. This will decrease the number of blue- gill competing for food. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Jer- ry Coleman, of Oakland City, a son, Saturday, November 7 at Gibson General Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. John Richeson, of Oakland city, a son, Satur- day, November 7 at Gibson General Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. James Mason, of Oak- land City, a son, Jeffery Kent, Wednesday, November 4 ; To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wade Nel- son, Jr., of Winslow, in Wirth Memorial Hospital, Oakland City, Thursday, November 5, a son, John Henry Wade III; To Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dickey, of Oakland City, a son, Paul Zane, at Gibson General Hospital on Friday, November 6. Deaths: Helen Hughes, 63, died at 4 p.m Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital; Joan Ellen Goodwin, 47, of Petersburg, died at 1:15 p.m Sunday, No- vember 8; Melvin E. Wirey, 58, of Oatsville, died sudden- ly Monday, November 9 at 3 p.m.; Clarence Bratton, 76, of Winslow, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 6 in Da- viess County Hospital; Perlie Barrett, 60, of Oatsville, died at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gib- son General Hospital; Eth- el Stork, 76, of Winslow, died Wednesday, November 4 at Gibson General Hospital; Ma- dia Schmett, 70, of Somerville, died Friday at Gibson Gener- al Hospital; Esker M. Hartley, 59, of Glezen, died Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Daviess County Hospital. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, October 26, 1995 The house trailer of Kurt and Honey Cates was de- stroyed by fire Tuesday morn- ing. No one was injured in the fire that spread quickly, after a candle fell off a table and ig- nited a table skirt on the table, and then set curtains on fire. Jefferson Township Fire Chief roger Young said Honey was at home with her pre-school aged daughter, Taylor, when it started and it spread so quick- ly, she got her daughter out of the trailer and went to a neigh- bor's house to call in the fire. The trailer was fully engulfed in flames by the time firemen from Jefferson, Winslow and Petersburg departments ar- rived at the remote location near White Oak Lake. The family's other two daughters, Mallory and Brooke, were at school and Kurt was at work when the fire broke out. All their belongings were de- stroyed by the fire. Births: To Clifford and Stacy White, of Petersburg, on Oct. 10, a son, Bailey Dale, at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville; To Chris and Gina Robling, of Petersburg, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, October 16, a daughter, Michaela Cheyenne. Marriages: Jennifer Lyn Theroff and William Gordon Hill were united in marriage at Twin Oaks Church in Pe- tersburg on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m., With Rev. Mark Ranke and Rev. James Sneed officiating; Annita Jane New- ton and Stuart Douglas Hen- son, were untied in marriage Sept. 30 at the Free Meth- odist Church in Petersburg, with Pastor Paul A. Newton and Pastor Jeff A. Newton of- ficiating. Deaths: Herman I. Cum- mings, 87, of Petersburg, died Saturday, October 21 at 11:57 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hos- pital in Vincennes; Eldon C. Thompson, 84, of Petersburg, died Friday, Oct. 20 at 11:308 a.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville; Mona C. Potts, 71, of Petersburg, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 at Peters- burg Healthcare Center; An- namae Bartley, 63, of Peters- burg, died at 6:30 a.m. Satur- day, Oct. 21 at her residence; Jewell S. Cannon, 92, of Vel- pen, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at Amber Manor Care Center; Donald R. Brown, Sr. 58, of Oakland City, died at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at his residence; Delia Weaver, 88, of Hazleton, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at Gib- son General Hospital; Anita L. Norrington, 76, of Oakland City, died at 2:08 a.m. Mon- day, Oct. 23 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Oakland City.

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