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February 17, 2021

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Feburar y 17, 2021 B-1 LOCAL Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Jasper • 1-800-937-8721 CHEVROLET Girl Scout cookies are here Elly Townsey hands a big box of Girl Scout cookies to her mother, Katie Townsley, to load into their van. They packed it to the ceiling. Despite COVID, Elly and her sister, Eva, sold more than 400 boxes of cookies. They will be on sale in front of Silk Designs on Main St., Petersburg this Saturday. Cookies are $5 a box. There is a new flavor this year called Toast-Yay. It is a cookie shaped like a small piece of cinnamon toast with icing on the back. One of many slide-offs This van was one of many cars that slid off the road Monday and Tuesday. There were so many, if the vehicles weren't damaged, they didn't fill out reports on them. Police sat near this one with their flashing lights on until a tow truck arrived to pull it out. About three inches of snow on Monday morning and another seven to nine Monday night made travel difficult or impossible. 'Coal Miner's Cry' being reprinted A book on the history of the coal mining industry, writ- ten by Pike Central students, titled The Coal Miner's Cry is being reprinted and will be on sale for $15 until Feb- ruary 27. It can be ordered from teacher Beth Bohnert's Facebook page. The original book was written in 1999 by her students who interviewed retired and current miners. They also took a tour of a coal mine. It sold more than 1,500 copies. Bohnert said she had people asking her about the book, so she decided to reprint it. Proceeds from the sales will be used by the school. Hauling the snow away Kurt Russell, lead man for Pike County Highway Department, uses a front end loader to remove snow around the courthouse on Tuesday. After pushing it out of the parking spots, he loaded it into a truck to be hauled away. There was so much snow from the seven to nine inches, the piles were too big to leave in place.

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