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November 23, 2022

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Dr. Hennig is a general surgeon who will be joining Marcus Kurucz, M.D., Joanne Leibe, D.O., M.P.H., Megan Stevenson, M.D., and Charles Tollett, Jr., M.D. at Memorial Surgical Associates. Dr. Hennig received his medical school degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon, and completed his general surgery residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado. He recently completed an advanced gastrointestinal, minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hennig is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Foregut Society, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. To schedule an appointment at Memorial Surgical Associates, please call 812-996-6580. Memorial Surgical Associates is located in the Medical Arts Building, Suite 220, at 721 W. 13th Street in Jasper, Indiana. Hoffman convicted of sexual misconduct with a minor Court orders Otwell man to register as sex offender By Sherri Sebella News Editor An Otwell man accused of sexual misconduct with a mi- nor victim under 16 committed by person over 21, and sexual bat- tery, was found guilty of Sexu- al Misconduct with a Minor following a plea agreement deal reached Novem- ber 8. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the Pike Circuit Court, po- lice were alerted on June 19 to a possible sexual assault that had occurred in Otwell and that victim was now at her home. Police were met at her door by a family member and when they entered the residence, they noticed the victim visibly upset, and ap- peared to be scared and ner- vous. When questioned, the victim said they had been swimming at a relative's house and were left alone in the pool with Todd Hoffman, 37, of Otwell. The victim said Hoffman had been pouring water out of the water hose into her bra and that he slightly touched her, but then she pulled away and got out of the pool. The victim said she could feel his hand on her skin. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Hoffman is al- lowed to serve the last 995 days on GPA monitoring through the Pike/ Knox County Probation De- partment. Hoffman is to have no contact with the victim and Hoffman is not permit- ted on school property. The Court also ordered Hoffman to register as a sex offender. The White Brick Hair Company ribbon cutting Pictured during a ribbon cutting on Thursday are Brooke Goebel, Kenley Beck, R.C. Klipsch, Mayor, Mad- dy Eakins, Brianna Vinson (Owner), Elden Vinson, Jared Vinson, Kassidy Beck, and Pike County Chamber of Commerce Director Jill Hyneman. "I wanted to have a place that offered training and help educate newer styl- ist," Vinson said. "That way, they can grow faster, and it will not take years to get the knowledge they need. I wanted my salon in Petersburg because that is where my kids go to school. I love the smaller community and the ease of getting to Petersburg with the Interstate. Front Wednesday, November 23, 2022 The Press-Dispatch A-2 caused some electrical prob- lems. "We had some issues with the transfer switch over the weekend," said Elmore. He explained the transfer switch moves the power from normal electrical service to the gen- erator. It is an automated sys- tem. "I still have some rep- resentatives from Square D looking into it." He added it is all covered by warranty. He said once the problems are fixed they will be able to get back to it being automated. He also said there is no gas service to the building so they are going to have to use heat- ers to keep it from freezing. "We have pushed all sum- mer long," said Elmore. "They talked like they could have it (new gas line) in a month, so I'm looking at the end of Jan- uary." Mayor Klipsch said origi- nally Centerpoint was going to charge the city $ 35,000 to put a new line to the sewer com- plex. But when they found out the line would also be servic- ing the water plant, they got a break on the price due to the amount of gas they would be using. He said it saved the city about $7,000. In other business, Mayor Klipsch gave council mem- bers copies of a proposed in- crease in the "longevity pay" for city employees. He said it has not been increased in sev- eral years. "I don't want any action on this tonight. I just want you to look at it and think about it." Klipsch said employee health insurance costs were going to increase by $70,000 this year, or about 25 percent. He said until this year they had been able to contain that to about three or four percent. Petersburg has requested bids from two other compa- nies, United Health Care and Anthem, but those would be an increase of $256,000 and $ 96,000 respectively. "We will keep shopping this, but it appears the best option is going to be to stick with Siho," said Klipsch. In other concerns, Coun- cilman Scott Jenkins said a utility cut on Walnut Street in front of the Health Depart- ment needs attention. Klipsch said it was proba- bly too late to get any black- top for it, because the hot mix plants are probably closed for the season, but they would work on it. The next city council meet- ing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 5. WATER Continued from page 1 situation to Commissioners. A Personal Time Off (P TO) policy was accepted by Com- missioners that makes new personnel hired prior to No- vember 21, 17 days available after there was an error in the way the policy was previ- ously done. Kristi Dischinger, Commissioner Assistant, said as far as employees go, some time is always earned and some time is given in advance and after the one year employ- ment anniversary, everything would balance out. The plan is for all employees to reset to January 1 anniversary date in 2023. Pike County Emergency Medical Services Director Chris Young, said they had 2,118 ambulance runs this year, which is 564 more runs than last year. Young said one ambulance was down but he hoped to get it back this week. Amy Gladish, Pike Coun- ty Health Department Nurse, spoke about an ordinance amendment to include home- based vendors and others who are not currently listed, who are required permits and spe- cific regulations to operate their businesses. Gladish also recommend- ed late fee of $200 for estab- lishments that are late paying a Plan Review fee to operate, in addition to the $40 Plan Re- view Fee. Commissioners ap- proved the amendment unan- imously. Commissioners' attorney Val Fleig opened bids for sup- plies and materials for the County Highway Department, which the Commissioners took under advisement. The next Pike County Com- missioner's meeting will be 8:30 a.m. Monday, December 5. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings. DELAY Continued from page 1 owners are thinking of ways to make the day even more special. The 4-H added a Miss Win- ter Wonderland Pageant to their yearly North Pole Event where they have photos with Santa, crafts, and snacks. Winslow kicks off Decem- ber 3 with their parade at 10 a.m. and the lineup for their parade is at the Patoka Volun- teer Fire Department. Also in Winslow, starting at 10 a.m., Boyd Realty will offer free family photos at the Ole Country Woodshop. When the Winslow fun ends, head to Petersburg where ice skating starts at 11 a.m. with the Christmas Pa- rade starting at 3 p.m. "San- ta is coming to town, and we invite everyone to participate in this year's Christmas Pa- rade," said Summer Sorgius, who heads up the parade. Line-up will begin at 2 p.m. in front of the Pike Coun- ty Health Department at 907 Walnut Street and the tennis courts. If you have questions about the parade, you can con- tact Petersburg City Hall. A fter the Parade, there will be a chance for photos with Santa on Main Street at the Santa house next to the Pike County Courthouse. The 4-H North Pole at the fairgrounds runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. that evening, where you can also see the lights at Hornady Park. The Chamber added Christ- mas Bingo Challenge to keep the cheer here in Pike County. The event will also kick off on December 3 and runs through Dec. 17. You can shop and eat locally for a chance to win a gift basket. For more informa- tion about bingo, contact the Pike County Chamber of Com- merce at (812) 354-8155. The list of community Christmas participation con- tinues to grow daily. It sounds like December 3 is going to be a jolly good time for all ages. EVENTS Continued from page 1

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