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January 13, 2021

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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Nicholson Farms, LLC, Stephen L. Nicholson, Anna Louise Nicholson, Phyllis N. Heuring, Stephen Nicholson Trustee, and Arthur Lee Nicholson Testamentary Trust convey to Stephen Lee Nicholson and Brenda Jo Nichol- son, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Auditor and Rebecca McFarland convey to M&M Investment Group, LLC, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Pike County Auditor, William J. Hazelton and Grace I. Hazelton convey to M&M Investment Group, LLC, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Ruth H. Snyder and Michelle Bennett AIF convey to Shirley Segert, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Elaine A. Arnold conveys to Elaine A. Arnold TOD, Scott D. Arnold and Gary S. Arnold, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Vonnie Jean Holland and Patricia Weathers AIF con- vey to David Allen Haggard, real estate as recorded in Pike County. David Allen Haggard conveys to David Allen Haggard TOD and Zachary Glenn Haggard, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Jada R. Maxwell quitclaims to Roy Freyberger, real es- tate as recorded in Pike County. 812-354-8500 • SERVING THE ENTIRE AREA PETERSBURG & WINSLOW B-2 Wednesday, Januar y 13, 2021 The Press-Dispatch EAST GIBSON Submit East Gibson news items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Sweet's Column By Barbara Sweet To enter the Birthday Club, email your name, ad- dress, phone number and birthdate to birthdayclub@ Only the person's name, town and birth- day will appear in the paper. As an added bonus, one lucky person each month will re- ceive a free three month Press-Dispatch subscription. This month's birthdays have a chance to win a free pizza gift certificate from BathBombs Petersburg, in Petersburg. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS Jeffrey Cannon .......................... Petersburg ........... 1/13 Melissa Koger .......................... Oakland City ......... 1/14 Cashlyn Cannon ........................ Petersburg .......... 1/14 Cheryl Sims ................................. Winslow ............ 1/15 Loretta Miley ............................. Petersburg ........... 1/19 THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR G I F T S H O P BathBombs Petersburg 714 E. Main Street • 812-789-3054 bathbombspetersburg.Com Hi stars and welcome to the big stage all lit up in bright colorful lights and dec- orated to help celebrate with all our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of January 14-20. Come up onto this stage and take a bow. January 14-Steve Mills turns 63; Chris Zazzetti turns 33; Vickie Cravens turns 66; Melissa Bailey O'Neal turns 52; Chris "Clemmy" Clements. January 15 -Carrie Goodman turns 26; Kaleb Bolin turns 19; Amanda Tru- itt turns 39. January 16 -Myra Huddleston turns 30 ; Jeff and Candace Downey celebrate 29 years. January 17-Billy Wilson; David and Ti- na Gayhart celebrate 35 years; Eddie and Tammy Tisdale celebrate 12 years. January 18 -Freida Virden turns 34. January 19 -Kylon Bottoms turns 14; Dee Warner turns 81. January 20 -Keleb Hartley; Cassidy Michelle Perry; Amber Ball; Jason Hul- fachor; Theresa Hall turns 15. May all our stars have a really great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all our stars who have COVID-19, those undergoing surgeries and treatments, those recovering, and those with a cold, flu, allergies or the aches and pains of ev- eryday life: Benny Kelley, Joey Reister, Tim, Ted, Teresa, Janice, Annabel, Ben- ny and Margie. We were saddened to hear of the pass- ing of one of the Poehlein relatives. Don- ald Dorsey, 87, formerly of Cato, died on January 1. Pike County also lost another true Hoosier in Donald Hume, 94, who passed on December 31. To the families of these men, remem- ber all the great times you had and share your memories, and more memories will be added. Pike County will miss these fine men. EVENTS January 14-Petersburg Lions meet at 6 p.m. at Village Inn. January 18 -Winslow Fire Dept. will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the station house. January 21-Winslow Parks Board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Community Center. Winslow and Petersburg seniors will not meet again until Gover- nor Holcomb gives the okay. Sweets Column, Winslow, IN 47598 received no post- cards or notes of interest this week. The Winslow Patoka Riv- er had been almost to the rim to end the year, from the rain then sleet that we had to wake up to on Dec. 31, with temps at the freezing point. By the afternoon, the temps rose to the 40s to help melt the sheet of sleet that had collected on the wood porch and steps. Since Mom was leaving this after- noon to go back home, we didn't need an icy, slippery walkway, so water and a broom helped to melt a path. It did help by the time we started carrying luggage out to the van. It was nice to have Mom visit, but the weather wasn't too kind for us to get outside. Norm got off work early and this was their payday, but they had to wait un- til New Year's day, a holiday, to pick up their checks. So, our Town of Winslow worker and police had to wait until Jan 2 to cash their checks and have a Happy New Year. Norm and I did have a great new year with our cabbage and black- eyed peas. Our end of the year celebrat- ing was done at home with our special drink as we enjoyed eating ham, pota- to chips, cookies and boiled some cab- bage to eat after midnight. At the mid- night hour, we kissed and toasted in the new year, as we heard some fireworks go off as Winslow said goodbye to 2020 and welcome to 2021. Our New Year's day started off with eating some cabbage before the cup of coffee to continue our tradition for wealth and health, and more cabbage was fixed with the rest of the ham, and we heated the black-eyed peas. Our dessert was a new dish I put together, a graham crack - er crust with cream cheese and blackber- ry pie filling mixture. It was real tasty, if I do say so myself. Laura stopped by later to eat her cabbage, ham and black- eyed peas to bring her some wealth and health this year. To end our year and to start a new year, we saw many of our friends as we all wished each other a great and hap- py new year, like Tim and Jeanette, who got a new dou- ble bed with carvings on the headboard and the four posts have a marble top. It is a beau- tiful bed. We saw James at Dollar General. Deputy Mike and Marshal Steve, Debbie, Jerry and Rosella all gave wishes to a new year, but Laura was the first to say Happy New Year with a text right after the midnight hour. With a new year, yard decorations have been put up and I'm sad to see that be- cause there will be no beautiful lights to see and the many yards are now bare un- til another holiday comes around. There are a few who keep theirs up into January and I thank you. They are lovely to see. I got that ham bone out of the freezer and put on a pot of beans, and you would have thought I was fixing for an army, but only the two of us. One big pot of beans to put in the freezer for another cold day. I guess it's better to make more and then freeze the rest, that way you don't have to fix a quick meal. Vernon is going to drum class and they are drumming the 13 Grandmothers, which is the full moon, and as for me, I would like to know more about this. I have been to a session and it's a healing as well as a class. My Mom is here in Winslow again for two weeks or more, and I hope our weath- er is not too cold to venture outside. This is January and the weather has all the items that forecast a cold winter ahead and snow to shovel. But we still have two to three more months for that. The lights are starting to dim for this week. Keep an eye on family and friends. Slow down and see all the wonders in your neck of the woods. Wear your mask for others' safety and keep your distance. As always, smile, wave and say "hi" to ev- eryone you see this week. County takes first step to repeal zoning New ordinance will go to the APC By Janice Barniak Two of three Gibson County Com- missioners took the first step to re- pealing Gibson County's Comprehen- sive Land Use zoning ordinance Tues- day, at the first county commission- ers' meeting of the year. Commissioners Warren Fleetwood and Kenneth Montgomery, who ran for office on the platform of repeal- ing zoning, were the two votes in fa- vor of the repeal. Commissioner Mary Key was the vote against the measure. Attorney Grant Schwartzentruber, who has represented the anti-zon- ing contingent in a lawsuit against the county, was invited to be pres- ent, though the more-senior zoning attorney, John Molitor, who also rep- resented the county's anti-zoners had passed away in the fall of last year. According to Schwartzentruber, the original complaints against zon- ing were issues with the language and the process, issues that finally com- pounded into litigation against the county due to defects in the process that resulted in an illegitimate ordi- nance. To repeal zoning, the county's com- missioners have to pass a revised zon- ing repeal ordinance, as they did, send the ordinance to the Area Plan- ning Commission as they did the first ordinance, hear the APC's recommen- dations, then vote again on the ordi- nance of repeal. The APC will have many of the same members as it had previous- ly, and may recommend to keep the same zoning ordinance as the coun- ty currently has; however, that would not prevent the majority of the com- missioners from passing the zoning repeal. "The advisory board, the APC is not to establish or render county policy— they play an advisory role. At the end of the day, it's the commissioners," Fleetwood said after the meeting. The two anti-zoning commissioners also plan to require a license for wind turbines, as much of the zoning dis- cussion centered on protecting dop- pler radar from turbine interference. "Obviously, you all know I'm not in favor of this," said Commissioner Mary Key. "We feel like the citizens of Gibson County have given us the directive to repeal zoning, and reinstate person- al property rights," said Fleetwood, post-meeting. Montgomery agreed, saying he and Fleetwood ran on zoning repeal. "We can keep out windmills, we don't need zoning to do that," he said. "To me, it's just silly to zone the whole county to keep out windmills. There's going to be solar panels all around me. I don't care. That's not my property." First COVID vaccine doses arriving soon By Janice Barniak Gibson County Health Department member Judy Adams discussed the county's plan to roll out vaccines with county commissioners Jan. 5. According to Adams, the health de- partment expects their first doses in the next one to two weeks, and plans to do vaccinations at the Gibson Coun- ty Fairgrounds. December saw 949 positive COVID cases in the county, and those are still on the rise, said Adams, though they have hope now that the vaccines are so close to deploying, and in fact, have started in Evansville hospitals this week. Right now, the directive is that if someone misses the call for their de- mographic, they'll have to wait until vaccines are done on all other groups, and will then get vaccinated. The health department expects to get a few hundred vaccines, then have to wait for the next batch. Sign-ups started last week for first responders and those 80 and older to be vaccinated as of Friday, and, ac- cording to the Indiana State Dept. of Health, approximately 86,000 people 80 and older had signed up to receive the free vaccine by 4 p.m. Sunday. To sign up, those in that age group can continue to register at https://our-, or by calling 211. Individuals age 80 and older ac- count for less than four percent of the state's population, but represent more than 19 percent of the hospitalizations and more than half of the COVID-19 deaths in the state, according to the Indiana Department of Health. Deaconess is currently adminis- tering vaccines, and has a call list for those who are 60 and older to be vac- cinated if there are vaccines leftover. According to the hospital website, at the end of each day, there are some- times a few vaccine doses left over, which must be used immediately. To sign up for the vaccine, the per- son, who must be 60 or older, must be willing to come to get their shot at very short notice, during evening hours, and be able to arrive within 45 minutes of receiving the call. They must answer their phone; be- cause if they do not answer, staff will move on to the next name on the list. To sign up for the backup call list, visit Commissioners gave the directive for the health department to continue with temperature screenings at the courthouse. The health department is closed to walk-ins at their office at this time, as there is little room for distancing. As of Sunday night, the county was still in the red zone, having logged a 19.45 percent positivity rate, 55 deaths and 3346 total positive cases. OAKLAND CITY HONOR ROLL Matt Malin, principal of Oak- land City Elementary School, would like to announce the Hon- or Roll for the second grading period. FOURTH GRADE All A Honor Roll Raeann Steven A-B Honor Roll Kileigh Bettag Ian Drew Brayden Egdorf Jaxson Jarboe Kenadi Maikranz Aiden McCandless Fallon McGillem Anna Mcgowan Jesse Miller Michael Mitchell Makanzie Ola Wyatt Rowe Anastyn Wilkerson Harlow Williams Ian Woolsey FIFTH GRADE All A Honor Roll Chloe Blades Haylen Bobbitt Eli Eversole Joseph Jarboe Johnathon Lewis Jaevin McGillem Payton Pfister Trinity Pride Paige Shoultz Chloe Stolz Alison VanMeter A-B Honor Roll Aydan Bye Jace Cooper Spencer Heichelbech Drake Hess Nicholas Johnson Kylie Kimbrel Maks Lecocq Cannon Tooley SIXTH GRADE All A Honor Roll Berkleigh Collins Adalynn Luebke Addyson Phillips Ayva Powers A-B Honor Roll Mallory Bailey Landon Cason Deacon Dupps Remmi Fryxell Taylor Heeman Kynedi Hutchinson Jaeda Meredith Nevaeh Smithhart CITIZENS OF THE NINE WEEKS Gracelyn Willis Sophie Fritz Cesar Bravo Baltazar Elliot Heeman Wesley Postts Carson Heichelbech Parker Dupps Abby Heichelbech Thomas Lewis Aubrey Hedges Chloe Blades Joseph Jarboe Adalynn Luebke Kynedi Hutchinson MOST IMPROVED STUDENTS Adam Meny Addison Cox Averiana Kimbrel Brody Smith Hunter Straw Wyatt Brogan Keyona Bement Aita Greenlee Parke Ian Drew Fallon McGillem Jace Cooper Cannon Tooley Deacon Dupps Kashton Cox BARTON TWP. HONOR ROLL Jane Reed, principal of Bar- ton Township Elementary School, would like to announce the Honor Roll for the second grading period. FOURTH GRADE A-B Honor Roll Haley Deisher Harper Gray Presley Heichelbech Lexi Sandifar FIFTH GRADE All A Honor Roll Carly Schoonover Gavin Strickland A-B Honor Roll Gavin Ball Savannah Craney Roxi Heichelbech Cirra Lemeron Kaigan Nossett Emma Pierce SIXTH GRADE All A Honor Roll Elle Schlottman Kinley Stoffel A-B Honor Roll Brylee Brogan Keziah Doerner Anna Ireland Isaiah Richardt County to apply for second COVID-19 grant By Janice Barniak Gibson County Commissioners dis- cussed further COVID-19 relief Tues- day with Office of Community A ffairs representative Steve Marchand. The grant would be for a COVID-19 Phase 3 grant of up to $250,000 with no local match. It would be the county's second COVID grant; the first allowed the county to award 46 businesses with around $5,000 for operating costs and expenses. The grant has been expanded and can be used for mental health ser- vices, helping victims of domestic violence, grants to businesses, ex- panding Wi-Fi, helping food banks, childcare and subsistence payments. The county approved applying for a grant and made Commission- er Mary Key the point person on the grant, as she's worked with OCR A before.

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