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January 10, 2018

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C-12 Wednesday, Januar y 10, 2018 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, October 2, 1942 In a final clean up ef- fort to gather every possi- ble scrap of metal in Pike County, speakers have called all of the schools in the county and urged the school children to gath- er up the scrap on their farms. Slips have been passed out for the parents to fill our giving and index of the scrap in amount and kind. An American flag will be awarded to the school which collects the most scrap per student during the coming week. L.J. Thomas, Jr., son of Deputy Treasurer Lonnie J. Thomas and wife of Mad- ison township on Wednes- day, September 23 enlisted in the aviation cadets engi- neering branch. U.S. army Air Force Reserve at Lafay- ette, Ind. He has had three years of chemical engineer- ing and two years of ROTC. Big Rich, Poet Laureate of Indiana entertained the Petersburg Kiwanis Club at its regular meeting last Wednesday. He was the guest of Harry Wolf who had charged of the pro- gram. Rich recited sever- al poems and gave two or three imitations that were of interest to the club mem- bers. Miss Laura Mae Davis of Winslow has accepted a position as bookkeeper with the Servel Company in Evansville. Miss Davis has recently been gradu- ated from the Lockyear's Business College and is one of the Evansville's ci- vilian cadets. She possess- es a pleasing personality and business ability. She is the daughter of Mrs. Gobe Smith, of Winslow. In 1942, the Press bar- gain period allowed sub- scribers to purchase a whole year's subscription for only $1. Marriages: Mrs. G.W. Clark of Terre Haute an- nounces the marriage of her daughter, Norma LaRue to Ralph Evans, Jr. on August 30 in St. Louis. Births: Born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cole- man of Madison township, a 9 1/4 pound girl; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hazelton of near Velpen, are the proud parents of a 5 pound girl born Tuesday named Char- lene Rae. Deaths: Lloyd N. Bas- inger, one of the widest known citizens who has lived for the past number of years just north of this city and at Dutchtown, died at his home in the latter com- munity Wednesday morn- ing, September 30, at 3:30, after an illness which he endured for the past sev- eral months;Word was re- ceived Tuesday by Mr. Shir- ley Kinman, East Main St., that his brother-in-law, Per- cy S. Gentry, died Monday evening at 8 o'clock in his home at Altoona, Pennsyl- vania; Friends of Mrs. My- ron Whitelock of this city, will be grieved to learn of the death of her moth- er, Mrs. William Geisler, at the home of a daughter, Tuesday evening at 10 p.m., where she was stricken se- riously ill one week ago; Henry Edminster, a na- tive of Mt. Vernon, Ohio passed away at the Home hospital, Sunday morning at 5 o'clock from compli- cations of old age; James Garrett Fair, age 71, died Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at the Daviess County hospital of appendicitis. He had been ill one week and was taken to the hospital on Tuesday and passed away the following day. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday, November 29, 1957 Pat Ropp, PHS Senior, was elected by his team- mates as Petersburg's "Most Valuable Football Player for 1957," it was announced by the Indian coach, Howard Briscoe, at the annual Athletic As- sociation Football Dinner, Tuesday night. The popu- lar right guard was cited by many of his teammates and pointedly by the coach for his aggressiveness. He has the teams record for tackles. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Ty- ring, Petersburg, received a letter of congratulations last week from Colonel Robert N. Baker, USAF Commander. Their son Jer- ry has been selected as the Outstanding Non-Commis- sioned Officer of the Quar- ter. The award is given in recognition for the devo- tion to duty and exception- al service. Phil Queen is a sopho- more student at Hanover College this year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Queen of 1603 E. Main. Queen, a psychology ma- jor, is planning to enter the ministry. He is active in the Student Christian Associ- ation and is affiliated with Sigma Chi fraternity. National Book Week was observed here last week with approximately 450 stu- dents visiting the Barrett Memorial Library, accord- ing to Mrs. Ruth Miley, Li- brarian. All elementary grade students, and their teachers, from the Peters- burg Public Schools and students from Mrs. Myr- tle Risher's school in Lo- gan township attended the Story Hour and received in- struction on using the Pub- lic Library. Marriages: Miss Lo- is Mae Conrad, daugh- ter of Mrs. Virgil Conrad and James Harold Large were untied in marriage at 9 a.m., Thursday, No - vember 21 by the Rev. Fa- ther Strange in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church; Ronald M. White, former- ly a resident of Peters- burg wishes to announce his marriage to the former Miss Sara Marie Fischer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fischer of Indianapo- lis. The couple were united in marriage November 18. Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Gieselman, Win- slow, are the proud parents of a son, born Monday, No- vember 25 at the Daviess County hospital; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hedrick, Ot- well, announce the birth of a daughter, November 23; Mr. and Mrs. David Nor- ton of Ashley, Ill., announce the birth of a daughter, Su- san Mary, on Nov. 22; Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wil- lis, a boy, Stephen Foster, on Nov. 24. Deaths: Funeral servic- es for Louis H. Miller, 67, Glezen, were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Harris Funeral home; The death of Charles P. Hodges, 56, at his Petersburg home at 9:40 p.m. Friday, came as a great shock to both his family and the communi- ty; Mrs. Delphia Edwards, 67, of Montgomery, passed away at her home, Monday afternoon; FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, Decembner 14, 1967 Much damage to dwell- ings, outbuildings anten- nas and trees was done from the wind and rain storm in Pike County Fri- day afternoon. Black clouds which came up fast and rolled low through the sky blew one barn completely down on the Miniard Bea- dles farm near Stendal. Ma- ny roofs were damaged and trees blown down as well as antennas in that area. Twenty minutes after Mr. and Mrs. James Parker were left their home in the east end of Winslow Satur- day afternoon their house was in flames. They had just arrived at the home of Mrs. Parker's daugh- ter, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Brewster in Algiers when they were called, telling them the sad news. The fire started in the south- west room near the oil fur- nace, supposedly from the furnace. The tin roof and siding confined the fire to the inside until the intense heat blew the window out. Mikle Davis, a neighbor, saw the blaze when the win- dow burst and sounded the alarm. All contents except a living room suite were de- stroyed and it is badly dam- aged. Estimate damage to contents is $7,000. It was partially covered by insur- ance. The dwelling, belong- ing to Dewayne Thomas, was estimated at $ 6,500 damage. It is covered by insurance. Emory King of Vin- cennes, who is employed by LaCrosse Dredging Com- pany at the REMC Pow- er Plant, fell 12 or 15 feet Monday morning. They had poured concrete at the plant Friday and Mr. King was stripping the forms off the intake. He was tak- en to the office of Dr. El- bert where he was treated, and then sent on to Good Samaritan hospital for X- rays. He suffered no bro- ken bones, but was shaken up. Mr. King was able to be at work on Tuesday. Five Warrick county men were arrested Satur- day night near Stendal and charged with violation of the new jacklighting law. Arrested were James Over- ton, who has been arrested two times previously for vi- olation of game laws; Her- man Fark, Steven Hill, Mi- chael Hape and William Hill. Conservation Officer Charles Barr stated that the men were observed hunting by means of an ar- tificial light. He also stated that they were apprehend- ed after a two or three mile chase in their auto. All en- tered a not guilty plea in Pe- tersburg City Court. Trial date has not been set. Stanley Paul Taylor, of Petersburg, was sentenced to the Indiana State Prison for a term of two to 21 years in the shooting death of Benjamin Harrison Potts. Taylor was charged with second degree murder by a Grand Jury recently. The jury returned verdict of guilty of manslaughter fol- lowing his trial last week. He was sentenced on De- cember 5 following a pre- sentencing investigation as required by law. Marriages: Miss Sandra Kay Norrington, daughter of Mrs. Edward, Jr. Nor- rington of Winslow and the late Edward, Jr. Nor- rington, became the bride of Michael Ray Eckert Sat- urday evening, December 2 at 7 p.m. in the Winslow Christian church in an im- pressive formal candlelight ceremony. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Spath of Petersburg, a son, William Joseph; To Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Meece of Oakland City, a son; To Mr. and Mrs. Gary Way, of Petersburg, a son, Dale William; To Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lane Powell, Ot- well, adopted a son, Lar- ry Kendall; To Mr. and Mrs. George Grant Feast- er of Fort Branch, a son, George Bradley; To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Reece, Pe- tersburg, a daughter, Lau- ra Dane; To Mr. and Mrs. James King, Petersburg, a daughter, Terri Louise; To Mr. and Mrs. John Erdell, Oakland City, a daughter, Belinda Sue; To Mr. and Mrs. James Minnis, Pe- tersburg, a son, Todd Ellet. Deaths: Kern McGloth- lin, 55, a name immortal in Winslow and all south- ern Indiana, died quietly in his sleep at his home in Newburgh Thursday night; John L. Wood, 67, "No. 7 John" who spent all his life in and around Winslow un- til moving to Liberty ten years ago, died Sunday; Ray Walts, 41, of Evansville, formerly of Pike county, died suddenly Friday from a heart attack; Mrs. Mary E. (Ma) Ashby, 90, of Win- slow, Route 2, died at the home of a son on Decem- ber 7; Harry I. "Daredevil" Smith, 78, died Wednes- day morning, December 6, at his home in Petersburg; Funeral services for For- rest Anthis, 65, Standard Oil Dealer at Hazelton for 37 years, were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Ha- zelton Methodist church; Mrs. Lillie Selby Wilson, a former resident of Win- slow passed away at 1:30 at Terre Haute Nursing Cen- ter where she had been a resident three weeks; Charles Kamman, 76, of Stendal, a retired farmer, died at 4:30 Sunday after- noon at his home; Mrs. Al- myra "Mide" Loveless of Petersburg, died Thurs- day, Dec. 7, at Welborn Baptist Hospital where she had been a patient but a few days; Mrs. Gertrude B. Harker, 83, a Pike coun- ty native, died at the Heri- tage Nursing Home in Law- rence at 8:01 a.m. Friday after an illness of several months; Robert L. Gray, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Gray of Marengo, Ill., was hospitalized Friday, No- vember 24. He was injured in an explosion on a river boat in South Vietnam and died Sunday, November 26. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, December 10, 1992 Petersburg police are in- vestigating a vandalism re- port at the Old Petersburg High School gym. Accord- ing to police reports, some one discharged a fire ex- tinguisher in the gym and the floor was covered with a yellow powder. It was re- ported at 1:10 p.m. Satur- day and is believed to have taken place either on Sat- urday or Sunday morning. About 15 people attend- ed Monday night's county commissioner meeting to protest the road they live on being used as a haul road for two coal mines. Solar Sources and TRIAD mining companies recent- ly announced plans to open mines in Logan Township between Glezen and Oats- ville. They are proposing using County Road 200 S as a haul road for about 1.25 miles as access to High- way 57. Winslow was given a $50,000 grant from the Build Indiana Fund to use for the new sewer project now under construction. Winslow Town Board Pres- ident Dave Tisdale said much of the money would go for paving streets that have been damaged, and to replace culverts. State Rep- resentative Donald Hume and State Senator Lindel Hume made the presenta- tion to Tisdale and clerk- treasurer Joette Jones. A father and son team bagged a pair of bucks just 15 minutes apart on opening day of deer gun season. Rex Stroud Sr. of Monroe City killed a sev- en-point buck at approxi- mately 9:30 a.m. and Ger- ald Rex Stroud, Jr. killed a five-point buck at about 9:45 a.m. The bucks field dressed 183 lbs. and 133 lbs. respectively. Deaths: Myrtle W. Rat- cliffe, 102, Petersburg, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at Rosewood Medical Cen- ter in Houston, Tex.; Iva E. Horstmeyer, 87, of Graf- ton, West, Va., formerly of Pike County, died Novem- ber 30 at 7:15 p.m. at Graf- ton Nursing Center; Thom- as ( Jack) Soderling, 77, of Central City, Ky., former- ly of Winslow, died Satur- day, Dec/ 5 at Muhlenberg County Hospital in Green- ville, Ky.; Hazel O. Byrd, 88, of Monroe City, died Thurs- day, Dec. 3 at 10 :10 p.m. at Amber Manor Care Cen- ter in Petersburg; William Roger Jones, 61, of India- napolis, formerly of Princ- eton, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 10 :49 a.m. at Marion County Health Center in Indianapolis; May McKan- nan, 84, of Princeton, died Monday, Dec. 7 at 5:20 p.m. at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton. 1914 Winslow Pool Hall Pictured above is the Winslow, Indiana Pool Hall that was located close to Winslow High School in 1914. Submitted photo. Wednesday, January 10 • William Seward is named secretary of state (1861) • League of Nations instituted (1920) Thursday, January 11 • Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument (1908) • Reagan gives his farewell address (1989) Friday, January 12 • Original "Amos n Andy" debuts on Chicago radio (1926) • Henry Ford sets speed record (1904) Saturday, January 13 • Pope recognizes Knights Templar (1128) • Doc Barker is killed by prison guards as he attempts escape (1939) Sunday, January 14 • The first colonial constitution (1639) • Adams, Jefferson and Madison help to ratify the Treaty of Paris (1784) Monday, January 15 • Packers face Chiefs in first Super Bowl (1967) • Elizabeth crowned queen of England (1559) Tuesday, January 16 • Prohibition takes effect (1919) • The Persian Gulf War begins (1991) Source:

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