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July 12, 2017

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C-4 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 The Press-Dispatch HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday, June 26, 1942 William Harvey Spradley, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Booth Spradley, Sten- dal, Indiana, won his cov- eted "Wings" and became a flying officer in the United States Navy this week. Pre- sentation was made by Cap- tain John D. Price, Comman- dant of the U.S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla., at the close of a brief cere- mony honoring the cadets. White River started fall- ing Wednesday morning early after reaching the 16.4 stage, and had dropped to 15.8 by Thursday morn- ing. The sloughs were filled with the flood waters, and the growing crops in them will be a total loss. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Newton and Mrs. Rus- sell McRoberts of Winslow and granddaughter, Char- lene Nelson of near Win- slow were injured Sunday night in a head-on collision at Worthington, Indiana. The driver of the car is not known. All occupants of the car were badly bruised and cut. Both cars were consid- erably damaged. Miss Ruth Risley, the 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Risley, sub- mitted to an appendectomy, Wednesday evening in the Deaconess hospital, Evans- ville. Her parents are at her bedside. The Annual Conference of the Methodist churches of the state of Indiana held at Bloomington, Ind., came to a close, Sunday. Not ma- ny changes were made this year in the transfer- ring of pastors. Rev. Taylor ha served the local church more than two years and was returned for another year. Rev. Clarence Killion of Glendale, Ind. will pastor the Otwell church the com- ing year. Deaths: Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Rosenberry, daugh- ter Pauline and son Garland were in Odon on Wednesday and Thursday to attend the funeral of Mr. Rosenberry's father, George W. W. Rosen- berry, age 72 years, who died Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at his home south of Odon. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday, May 31 1957 The performance of var- ious winter Feed Grains will be the main item of in- terest on the Wendell Craig Farm next Monday, June 3. On that date, at 6:30 p.m. G. P. Walker extension agron- omist from Purdue, will dis- cuss the merits of sundry varieties of oats, barley, rye and wheat. Ted Carson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carson, of Petersburg, received fresh- man numerals in both track and tennis at DePauw Uni- versity in Greencastle re- cently. Carson ran the 440 and participated in the broad jump for DePauw this season. He also set a new freshman record in the pole vault. Larry Burton of Peters- burg underwent surgery Monday at the Good Samar- itan Hospital in Vincennes. His room number is 224. Dr. Milton Omstead in- formed The Press that polio vaccine is again available here. City doctors had been out of vaccine for some time. Barnard Garreston, RR 1, Petersburg, identified Mys- tery Farm No. 4 as his farm Friday morning. Mr. Garret- son, who is a subscriber to The Press, saw the picture in Dr. J. W. Elbert's office Fri- day morning and came next door to identify the farm. Births: Mr. and Mrs. James R. Tretter announce the birth of a daughter, born May 25 at the Fostoria Hos- pital in Fostoria, Ohio; A son, Joe Allen, was born at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 in the Davies County hos- pital to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hargis. Deaths: Mrs. Alesa E. Stutzman, 67, of Petersburg, died suddenly May 28 as she played the piano at rehearsal of the Rebekah degree staff; Mrs. Oda Hurt, 72, from near Winslow who had suf- fered a heart condition for some time, died Tuesday morning, apparently from shock, after learning her husband had been injured in a crash; Mr. Charles M. Owens, age 71, died at 8:40 a.m. May 28 at his residence in Petersburg. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, June 15, 1967 Moving day for the Win- slow Post Office was Tues- day. Quick Brothers assist- ed by Post Office personnel are shown taking some of the equipment in the back door of the new post office building. The new Post Of- fice opened Wednesday morning. At the regular school board meeting Monday night, new admission pric- es were established for the swimming pool at Peters- burg. Season tickets were made available to persons using the pool regularly. Prices for the different sea- son tickets are $5 for a stu- dent, $7.50 for adult, and $15 for a family. The tickets are good until Labor Day. Robert Vernon Kixmill- er, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Kixmiller, North Twelfth Street, Petersburg, received a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree, with high honors, at Indiana University com- mencement exercises held Monday of this week. Vandals have been caus- ing Public Service Company of Indiana quite a bit of trou- ble at their substation north of Petersburg. Persons have been breaking the large in- sulators holding high volt- age wires which come into the transformer. The First Aid team from Enos Coal Mine won the state championship in a state wide contest held at Sullivan on June 10. On Oc- tober 2 the team will travel to Louisville to participate in a national contest. Deaths: Mrs. Verona "Honey" McCoy, 40, of Pe- tersburg died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, June 12 from a mas- sive cerebral hemorrhage at the base of her brain; Two children and one woman drown Wednesday at 11 a.m. in a mine pit south of Bethel church. Victims were Mrs. Jack Aldridge, 26, her son, Terry, 9, and niece, Su- san Kay Travagiakis, 10 daughter of George and Ro- salee Aldridge Travagiakis; Ada M. Dougan died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, June 11, fol- lowing a second operation at the Good Samaritan Hospi- tal. Services were conducted Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Har- ris Funeral Home; Mrs. Fan C. Rmer, 78, native of Bick- nell and former resident of Petersburg, died Friday at the Restwell Nursing Home in Vincennes at 10 p.m. after an extended illness. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, June 11,1992 Petersburg Police Sgt. Tim Decker received a five- day suspension from the Pe- tersburg Board of Works at a special meeting held Fri- day. Mayor Randy Harris said Decker had displayed conduct unbecoming an of- ficer and conduct injurious to the public peach and wel- fare. Two of the three people believed to be responsible for about 25 burglaries in six southern Indiana coun- ties were arrested Mon- day. A warrant was issued for the third suspect. Rob- ert E. Thomas, 26, of Chan- dler and Larry Miles, 18, of Evansville were arrested Monday on warrants from Dubois and Spencer Coun- ties, according to State Po- lice. Petersburg city officials have received death threats in the last two weeks. Pe- tersburg Mayor Randy Har- ris found a death threat on the answering machine at his house last week. The last Friday morning city police and emergency dis- patcher Mitch Schaptker received three death threats by phone between 4:33 a.m. and 5 a.m. Complaints about dogs have been heard often at city, town and county meet- ings in Pike County. The problem is not only in Pe- tersburg and Winslow, but also in outlying areas of the county. Officials have dis- cussed the problem, but have found no solution to the free roaming dogs. Beverly Enterprises Pres- ident and CEO David Banks was in Petersburg Thursday night to present the staff of Petersburg Health Care Center with an E Award, which is given for excel- lence in quality care. Doro- thy Turano, Mary Houchins, Katherine Wilson and Car- ol Whitehead accepted the award. Births: To Mrs. and Mrs. Trent Horrall of Petersburg at Welborn Baptist Hospi- tal on May 29, their first child, a daughter, Taylor Brittany; To Rick and Kel- ly A. Barmes of Vincennes at Good Samaritan Hospi- tal on Wednesday, May 27, a son, Tanner Alan; To Tim and Staci Morrow of Bed- ford on Wednesday, June 3, their first child, a daughter, Courtney Ann; To Julie and Alan Scott Meyer of Spar- tanburg, South Caroline on Saturday, May 30, a daugh- ter, Ansley Brooke. Deaths: Glenn D. (Sparky) Nicholson, 83, of Petersburg, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at his res- idence; Infant Presley Bro- gan Fetter was stillborn at 12:58 a.m. Tuesday, June 2 at Memorial Hospital in Jas- per; Mabel M. Stafford, 86, of Wheatland, died Thurs- day, June 4 at 11:55 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes; Helen Reel, 71, of Terre Haute, formerly of Monroe City, died Thursday, June 4 at 9:30 p.m. at Region- al Hospital in Terre Haute; Anneva M. Sokeland, 81, of Fort Branch, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, June 4 at Hol- iday Health Care Center in Evansville. Church Notes 1949 Eskimo-Softball Team Pictured above is the Winslow Eskimo 1949 softball team, front row: Stanley May, Gene Goodwin, Edsel Thompson, Dick Kinder, Bobby Dale Norrington, Sammy Nelson and Grayson Richardson. Middle row: Kern McGlothlin (coach), Richard McQueen, Louis Beck, James Klipsch, Warren Hurt and Eugene Northerner. Back row: Gary Alley, Richard Farley and Paul Luttrull. Wednesday, July 12 • Medal of Honor created (1862) • Wild Bill Hickok's first gunfight (1861) Thursday, July 13 • Live Aid concert (1985) • First World Cup (1930) Friday, July 14 • French revolutionaries storm Bastille (1789) • Billy the Kid is shot to death (1881) Saturday, July 15 • Ford Motor Company takes its first order (1903) • Nixon announces visit to commu- nist China (1971) Sunday, July 16 • Atom bomb successfully tested (1945) • World's first parking meter in- stalled (1935) Monday, July 17 • Disneyland opens (1955) • Joe DiMaggio ends 56 -game hit- ting streak (1941) Tuesday, July 18 • FDR nominated for unprecendent- ed third term (1940) • Nero's Rome burns (64) Wednesday, July 19 • Rosetta Stone found (1799) • Doc Holiday kills for the first time (1879) Source: Continued from page 3 Presbyterian Presbyterian Wesleyan Wesleyan MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 10th and Main Streets, Petersburg 812-354-6844 Sunday school 9:15 a.m.; Sunday worship 10 :30 a.m. We have a nursery for chil- dren up to the age of seven and we also have a van route in Petersburg to pick anyone up. Come visit us, our doors are always open to you. Laws or Love? Businessman John Barrier, unrecognizable in jeans and a T-shirt, cashed a check at his longtime bank. The teller refused to validate his park- ing ticket, saying Barrier had not made an official transac- tion. A manager agreed, say- ing rules were rules. Barrier then performed a major transaction: withdraw- ing $1 million and taking it elsewhere. He got his park- ing ticket validated after all. What a great illustration of the perils of legalism, when man-made laws become more important than peo- ple. Jesus repeatedly healed and "worked" on the Sab- bath, much to the dismay of religious leaders. He was con- cerned about people's hearts, not their appearance. What matters more to you: laws or love? Appearance or substance? A heart examina- tion may be in order! Office hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Boyd Heldring, Pastor Amy Melhiser, Secretary HUNTINGBURG HOLINESS CHURCH 813 N. Washington St. Huntingburg Pastor 812-354-4273 Sunday morning service and Sunday school 10 a.m.; Sunday evening worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer and praise 7 p.m. Everyone is always wel- come. For information or trans- portation, call the Pastor. Brent S. Myers, Pastor NEW BEGINNING FELLOWSHIP WESLEYAN CHURCH 9th and McCoy, Petersburg Pastor 812-632-0773 Sunday morning worship 10 :30 a.m. You are invited to worship with us. Richard Comer, Pastor OTWELL WESLEYAN CHURCH 2277 N. Mechanics Street Otwell Pastor 812-354-3028 Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; morning worship 10 :30 a.m.; evening worship ser- vice 6:30 p.m. Tuesday morning wom- en's Bible study at the fel- lowship hall 10 a.m. Youth meeting first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the fellowship hall. Have a blessed week. Remember to reach out, pray and just be a friend to someone this week. We invite all of you to come and worship with us. Roy Stilwell, Pastor Pam Lemond, Reporter

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