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February 17, 2021

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B-4 Wednesday, Feburar y 17, 2021 The Press-Dispatch HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Source: • Photo source: Wednesday, Feb. 17 • Thomas Jefferson is elected third U.S. president (1801) • Beetle overtakes Model T as world's best-selling car (1972) Thursday, Feb. 18 • Twain publishes "The Adven- tures of Huckleberry Finn" (1885) • Dale Earnhardt killed in crash (2001) Friday, Feb. 19 • Donner Party rescued (1847) • FDR orders Japanese Amer- icans into internment camps (1942) Saturday, Feb. 20 • Postal Service Act regulates United States Post Office De- partment (1792) • John Glenn becomes first Amer- ican to orbit Earth (1962) Sunday, Feb. 21 • Malcolm X assassinated (1965) • Dolly Parton cements her cross- over success as "9 to 5" hits #1 (1981) Monday, Feb. 22 • U.S. Hockey team makes mira- cle on ice (1980) • The U.S. acquires Spanish Flor- ida (1819) Tuesday, Feb. 23 • U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima (1945) • Children receive first polio vaccine (1954) Winslow Elementary School 1945 Lena Melton (DeTar at the time the photo was taken) was teacher of the first and second grades. There was another first grade, but due to the war effort, there was a teacher shortage. Members of the class were, first row: Marlene Corn, Jerry Fettinger, Barbara Dorst, Nora Rae Conder, Phyllis Coleman, Ronald Bryant, Shelby Tisdale, Shirley Tisdale, Pallie Corn and Tommy Erwin; second row: Diana Doris, Marcella Fettinger, Larry Alen Gillespie, Cynthia Bee, Terry Corn, James McDonald, James Chesser, Mickie Corne and Tommy Craig; third row: Howard Esmeier, David Copple, Jerry Rich-ard Carter, James Edward Brust, Gary Kent Conder, Richard Alan Fet- tinger, Alice Faye Green, Neal Mack Brow and Lena DeTar Melton (teacher; fourth row: Etta Hays, Joel Evans, Michael Rothrock, Lawrence Meyers, Larry Casson, Mary Lou Rogers and Freida Riley. SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, Feb. 15 and Feb. 19, 1946 Marion Yeager, of Wash- ington, was fined $25 and $10 cost by Mayor Deffendall for exceeding the speed limit in a restricted area in Petersburg Sunday. He also received a sentence of 90 days on the pe- nal farm, which was suspend- ed due to good behavior. He also received an $11 fine and cost by failure to obey an ar- rest ticket by the State Po- lice. Arthur Casey was fined $15 and cost amounting to a total of $19 Monday in may- or Deffendall's court. He was charged with public intoxica- tion. He was sentenced to 90 days on the State Penal Farm. Thurman Howard received $10 and cost, and a sentence of 90 days on the penal farm for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. His chauf- feur's license was revoked for 90 days. The sentence to the penal farm was suspended due to good behavior. The first English wife to arrive in Petersburg is Mrs. Joan Gladish, of Sheffield, England, who arrived in New York aboard the Queen Mary Saturday, an din Petersburg, Tuesday afternoon. She is the wife of T/Sgt. A zel Gladish, Bowman Field Kentucky, who arrived in Washington imme- diately after his wife arrived and they were met by his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glad- ish, near Bowman. The young woman was a member of the Royal Air Force of Great Brit- ain. It will be remembered that T/Sgt. Gladish was a German prisoner for several months. He has been in service since 1940 and he re-enlisted re- cently for two years. He has an apartment at Bowman Field, and he and Mrs. Gladish left Thursday to make their home there. Donald Robling, driving north on Fifth St., met the full force of the violent snowstorm Thursday evening and un- able to see, missed the bridge near the railroad crossing and drove into the ditch. The car was almost perpendicular when stopped, but neither the car nor the driver was injured. A serious grass fire in Beck neighborhood Tuesday burned over nearly 100 acres of pasture land. The fire raged for about nine hours against the neighborhood men and boys from Beck School, who fought the flames. The high winds made it almost impossi- ble to keep the fire under con- trol. The fire was still burning some Tuesday night when the rain came and put the neigh- borhood at ease. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Ivan White, of Petersburg, a daughter, Tuesday, Febru- ary 12 at their home; To Mr. and Mrs. James Markham, a daughter, Dianna Lynn, at the Walker Hospital in Evansville Tuesday night; To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Miley, Wednes- day morning, a boy, David Joe; To Mr. and Mrs. George I. Roy, February 4, a girl, Shei- la Ann at Oakland City Mater- nity Hospital; To Dr. and Mrs. Steinkamp, of Jasper, a son, David Martin, at Welborn Bap- tist Hospital, Thursday, Febru- ary 14; To Mr. and Mrs. Paul Elmore, a son, David Charles, at the Washington Hospital, Sunday, February 17. Marriages: Aletha Hensley and Mescal Moore were mar- ried Tuesday by Rev. Vern- er Preston; Elizabeth Ste- phens and Pvt. Bob Willis ex- changed vows at 7 o'clock last Monday evening at the First Baptist Church in Hender- son, Ky. Deaths: Georgia Hale, died at Walker Hospital at Evans- ville at 9:30 o'clock Wednes- day night; Gabriel Master, 70, of Oatsville, died Tuesday at his home; Bessie Selby, 53, of Petersburg, died at her home shortly after midnight Wednesday; Jess Catt, 59, fo Union, died at home Friday ; Elizabeth J. Woods, 85, of Pe- tersburg, died Friday evening at 6 o'clock at her home; Wil- liam C. Hoggatt, 72, of Peters- burg, died at his home Thurs- day night; Alonzo Cannon, 83, of Petersburg, died at his home on Friday. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Pike County Dispatch Thursday, Feb. 16, 1961 Curtis Grocery Store in the east end of Winslow, near the school buildings, was robbed of groceries, meats and oth- er items Thursday night, amounting to over $ 300. The thief or thieves took all the meat and milk from a ten foot meat counter, they took all the bread, but one loaf, and all cigarettes that were in the store, a lot of candy and chewing gum, canned good, sugar, flour and ma- ny other items. They stirred through some boxes of shirts but none were missing. They took some old coins Mrs. Cur- tis was saving. They entered the store by hopping up on a car parked between Maud Eads' house and the flat porch roof over the store basement- way, then broke out the glass in the window near the rear of the store. They left with the goods by the back door. For boxes to carry the stuff away in, they emptied large corrugated boxes of merchan- dise on the floor and dumped a large sack of dog pellets out on the floor. Sherry Rothrock, 8 -year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert W. Rothrock, of Princ- eton, is a patient in Gibson General Hospital, as a result of a playground accident Mon- day when she suffered a bad- ly broken leg above the knee. The leg bone was splintered when Sherry was hit by the seat board of the swing when she ran in front of a child who was swinging. Sherry's two sisters, Linda, 10, and Melis- sa, 5 months, are suffering from scarlet fever. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Blount, of Stendal, a son, born last week at Stork Memorial Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hemmer, of Stendal, a daughter, in the Stork Memorial Hospital Feb- ruary 7; To Mr. and Mrs. Rus- sell Blackburn, born Thurs- day, February 9 at the Da- viess County hospital, a girl; To Mr. and Mrs. George Pan- cake, of Coe, a son, Timmy, at Gibson General Hospital Monday morning. Marriages: Elsie Ann Fair became the bride of Hardison Martin Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church in Pe- tersburg. Deaths: Virgil E. Gladish, 68, of Petersburg, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes; James R. Hough- land, 78, of Petersburg, died at Good Samaritan Hospital at 2 p.m. Thursday. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, Feb. 18, 1971 Donna Hunt remains in the Wirth Memorial Hospital in Oakland City from injuries re- ceived in a one-car accident at 11:15 a.m. Thursday morn- ing. Mrs. Hunt, who is em- ployed in Jasper, was on her way home to pick up her ba- by, who had become ill from a cold, when she apparently fell asleep at the wheel. She was thrown from the car, which struck a signal pole at the Algiers, Winslow and West- ern railroad crossing three miles east of Oakland City on Highway 64. She landed in the mud, then the car came to rest on her left leg. She received an injured left leg above her ankle, a laceration on her back, bump over her left eye, and bruises on her arms and legs. She was treat- ed at the Oakland City Hos- pital, then released Thursday night, but returned to the hos- pital Friday morning. The car was completely demolished. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bodkins, of Oakland City, a son, Brent Christo- pher, born Thursday, Febru- ary 4 at Gibson General Hos- pital; To Mr. and Mrs. Larry Whitney, of Winslow, a daugh- ter, Wilma Ruth, Sunday, Feb- ruary 14 at St. Joseph's Hospi- tal; To Mr. and Mrs. George Wiscaver, Sunday, February 7 at Daviess County Hospital, a daughter, Malinda Rachelle; To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Majino, of Petersburg, Sun- day, February 14 in Daviess County Hospital, a daughter, Raelene Frances; To Mr. and Mrs. Gary Eversoll, in Good Samaritan Hospital, a daugh- ter, Holly Rae; To Mr. and Mrs. Claude Miley, Jr., Sun- day, February 14, in Good Sa- maritan Hospital, a daughter, Tarinna Lee; To Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Johnson, of Oakland City, a daughter, Tara Eliza- beth, Tuesday, February 9 at Deaconess Hospital. Marriages: Bonnie Lynn Kinman and David Alan Weathers were married Janu- ary 30 at Pleasant Ridge Gen- eral Baptist Church. Deaths: Eva Phillipy, 80, of Otwell, died at 9 a.m. Mon- day, February 15 in Memori- al Hospital; Melvin R. Nor- rick, 63, of Francisco, died Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Gib- son General Hospital; Irene Burton, 64, of Petersburg, died at 10 :15 a.m. Friday, February 12 at Good Samari- tan Hospital; Harley Kinman, 82, died at 12:45 p.m. Thurs- day at Holiday Home; Sarah Lou Miller, of Oakland City, died Wednesday, February 10 at her home; Paul R. Smith, 67, of Oakland City, died Sat- urday at the Gibson General Hospital. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996 The moment coal miners form Old Ben 1 and 2 mines have been hoping for final- ly happened early Tuesday morning as Zeigler Coal Com- pany sold the mines to Kind- ill Mining, Inc. of Evansville, a move that most hope will lead to a revival of the dormant mines. The mines have been idle since Zeigler shut down the mining operations in June 1995. More than 120 miners were laid off in what Zeigler of- ficials called a permanent re- duction of the work force. The end of more than 70 years of mining operations came after Zeigler sold back a contract to SIGECO, the only contract the mines had at the time. Kind- ill Mining, Inc. made the offi- cial announcement Tuesday that it had acquired the Old Ben 1 and Old Ben 2 mines of Old Ben Coal Company plus Old Ben's 50 percent interest in the AW&W Railway. The names of the mines will be changed to Kindill 1 and Kind- ill 2 respectively. According to E. Wayne Parke, president and CEO of Kindill Mining, Kindill 1 Mine was scheduled to start production on Wednesday, and approximately 75 UMWA em- ployees will be recalled from layoff status. Winslow Volunteer Fire Chief Lee McCandless, 59, was seriously injured in a one- car accident on State Road 64, about a mile and a half west of the Arthur Junction Tuesday night. Sheriff's Deputy John Palmer said McCandless, who had just left his job at Whirl- pool, was driving a 1981 Mer- cury east on SR 64 when he ran off the roadway to the left and crashed into a tree at the edge of a small ravine. Palmer said it was suspected McCand- less may have had a heart at- tack. McCandless was trans- ported to Wirth Hospital in Oakland City and later trans- ferred to Welborn Hospital in Evansville. According to Mc- Candless' brother, Rodney, McCandless suffered broken ribs and a bruised heart. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Roger Birk, of Velpen, a daugh- ter, Ashley Dawn, at Memori- al Hospital in Jasper on Feb- ruary 7. Deaths: Victor Colvin, 95, of Petersburg, died Thurs- day, February 8 at 10 :42 a.m. at Wirth Memorial Hospital in Oakland City; John T. Smith, 82, of Petersburg, died Mon- day, February 12 at 2:05 p.m. at Petersburg Healthcare Cen- ter; Georgia M. Parker, 88, of Oakland City, died Monday, February 12 at 9:05 a.m. at the home of her niece. Adam Scales (812) 354-8488

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