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C-12 Wednesday, March 14, 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 Tuesday, November 2, 1942 A revival meeting will be at the First Baptist church of Petersburg, Nov. 9 -20 in which Rev. C.D. Strother, of New Albany, Ind. will be the evangelist. He was recently elected president of the In- diana Baptist Convention. The subjects announced for the first several nights of the meeting are: "Our Greatest Need," "Need- less Poverty," "A Quest for Souls," and "God's Must For All Men." Mayor Ellis Kays is one official who will be glad when his term of office ex- pires. Mayor Kays has been a member of the State Oil Inspection force for almost two years, and of course according to the Laws and Constitution of the State of Indiana can only draw one salary. When he received his appointment as an Oil Inspector, it was the May- or's intention to resign his office as head of the city government, as it pays but fifty dollars per month sal- ary, but upon the insistence of citizens and taxpayers of both parties in this city, he was convinced that since the people elected him to the office by a large major- ity, that it was his duty to serve the term for which he was elected, regardless of the fact that he could draw no salary for holding the of- fice after he accepted a po- sition with the State Oil In- spection Department, and has consequently served without pay for almost two years. Deaths: Mrs. Ollie Whitman, one of the wide- ly known and elderly la- dies of the community just south of Winslow, died at the Daviess county hos- pital at Washington, after an illness of one month; Word has been received in this city that Flora Brum- field May passed away Fri- day, October 30 in Martins- ville, Ind. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday, January 31, 1958 Mackey scored a sur- prise upset over the Spur- geon Cardinals last Friday night, 80 -67, at Spurgeon. A hot third quarter for Mack- ey spelled defeat for the Pike County crew. Mackey outscored the Cards, 27- 13, in the third period and then settled back to coast home with the victory. Yea- ger was again high for the Cards with 23 points on 10 baskets and three free throws. Minnis was next in line with 13 for Spurgeon. MacGillian had 32 points for the winners. He con- nected 13 field goals and added six free throws. An automobile belong- ing to Denzil Weathers was slightly damaged by fire Tuesday morning at 12:10 a.m. The front seat of the car caught fire and was damaged. Roscoe Booth answered the fire call and helped extinguish the flame. Gregory Evans, 14-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Evans, was taken to the Daviess County hospital, Saturday evening, after he became seriously ill from drink- ing furniture polish at the home of his grandmoth- er, Mrs. Bea Dillon. It was first thought he had not swallowed any of the pol- ish, but when he became ill, he was taken to a local doc tor and on to the hos- pital, where X-rays showed he had contracted chemical pneumonia. He is much bet- ter and was brought to his home, Wednesday. About 40 Kiwanians and their wives collect- ed $414.52 in the March against Polio here Monday night for the most success- ful march in history, ac- cording to Marion Klipsch and Otis Luttrull, chairman of the local Polio Drive. The new high total topped the old mark of $ 305 set in 1953. The 1958 collection also was the first to go over the $400 mark. Last year, only $173.29 was collect- ed here. Births: Mr. and Mrs. Jim K, Purvis, of Olympia, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Jon Kevin, on January 11; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Waskom announce the birth of a daughter, Bob- bie Sue, born Wednesday at 8:57 p.m. January 22. Deaths: Funeral ser- vices for Mrs. Dove Kel- so, 69, Otwell, were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Meth- odist church; Charles Mer- ris Hargrove passed away in the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, Sunday, January 26; David Blaize, Petersburg, passed away Wednesday, January 29, in the Veterans hospital, in Indianapolis; Thornton Fields, 87-year-old retired carpenter at Monroe City, passed away unexpected- ly Friday after a long ill- ness; The mother of Mrs. Shirley Henson, of Peters- burg, Mrs. Mable Louise Wallace, 58, of Washing- ton passed away at 6 a.m. Friday following a serious illness of a week. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, February 15, 1968 Mrs. Lura Dale Webb, who was 88 years old Feb- ruary 3, was taken by Har- ris Ambulance to the Da- viess County hospital Sat- urday suffering from frac- tured ribs and a cut hand. Mrs. Webb received the injuries Saturday, Febru- ary 10 when she fell in her apartment at the home of her son-in-law and daugh- ter, Mr. and Mrs. Hulett Kinman near Glezen. She fell at 11:30 a.m. but did not call any of her family and was found by her ten-year- old grandson, John at 12:30 p.m. when he went to check on her. Dr. Donald Hall was called and upon examining her, sent her to the hospital for X-rays, which disclosed the fractures. Further X- rays are being taken to de- termine the cause of the in- ternal bleeding. Ronnie Wilhite, of Peters- burg, lost control of his 1964 Plymouth Saturday at 11:45 p.m. He was headed south at the top of the hill on the north side of Winslow near the home of Hilbert Tooley, Sr. when he ran into a utility pole. The impact knocked the wires down and burned out a transformer, causing half of Winslow to be with- out electric service for over an hour. Neither Wilhite nor his passenger, Ronnie Stone were injured. Accord- ing to investigating officer, State Policeman Paul Oxe- ndine, Wilhite was charged with reckless driving. Mrs. Norma Collin- sworth, Oakland City and her daughter, Mrs. San- dra McCandless, Oakland City, were graduated Fri- day night from Evansville School of Practical Nurs- ing in ceremonies held in North High auditorium. Mrs. McCandless and Mrs. Collinsworth will both be employed at Gibson Gen- eral Hospital, Princeton, beginning Monday. Two Pike County men were introduced into the armed services on Febru- ary 5. All calls for physical examination for February were cancelled. Indicted were Joe Allen Gowen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gowen, Oakland City; and Robert Denton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Denton, Stendal. Denton volun- teered for the draft. Lowell T. Garland, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Garland, of near Otwell, was presented a certifi- cate and Bronze Star med- al by Lieutenant R.H. Bar- ney Saturday, February 10, at his parents' home. The medal and certificate were awarded to Lowell from the President of the United States of America for out- standing meritorious ser- vice during the period Ju- ly, 1966 to June, 1967 in con- nection with ground opera- tions against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Through his untiring ef- forts and professional abili- ty, he consistently obtained outstanding results. He was quick to grasp the implica- tions of new problems with which he was faced as a result of the ever chang- ing situations inherent in a counter-insurgency op- eration. Marriages: Miss Lynda Jo Walton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Walton, of Indianapolis, and A-1c Den- nis Wayne Branham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Bra- nham, also of Indianapolis, were united in marriage in a mid December candle- light ceremony at the Lit- tle Flower Catholic church in Indianapolis. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Gray, of Marsh- field, Wisc., a daughter, Melissa Jane on February 1 by adoption; To Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Underhill, of Winslow, twins, a son and a daughter, born Saturday, February 10. They were named Alan Bruce and Elizabeth Ruth; To Mr. and Mrs. Garry Catt, of Oak- land City, a daughter, Ter- ri Michele, on Friday, Feb. 9; To Mr. and Mrs. Mi- chael Selby, of Petersburg, a daughter, Michelle Re- nee, Wednesday, February 7; To Mr. and Mrs. James Chamberlain, Petersburg, a daughter, Audra Ann, Thursday, Feb. 8. Deaths: Mrs. Bessie Wilder Bell, 83, wife of Ed- gar Bell, Winslow, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Febru- ary 12 in the Prairie Village Nursing Home at Washing- ton; Earl Meadors, 61, of Jasper, native of the Vin- cent church community, died suddenly at 6:30 a.m. Monday at his home from a heart attack; Funeral ser- vices for Al F. Lutgens, for- mer resident of Petersburg, were in Owensboro, Ky.; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Beck, 82, was found dead at her apartment on Locust Street in Petersburg, Wednesday, February 7 shortly before noon; Alvin Elkins, 71, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Petersburg, died Tues- day, January 30 in Louis- ville from emphysema; Mrs. Francis Catt Keller, 57, of Robinson, Ill., native of Union, died at 9:25 Tues- day morning in the Craw- ford Memorial Hospital at Robinson. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, February 11, 1993 Two Petersburg men, a teenager and two female ju- veniles were arrested early Saturday morning at a par- ty, according to police. Pe- tersburg Police Chief Mike Key said Vance Selby, Rob- bie Davis and Christopher Ingle, all of Petersburg, were arrested after police got an anonymous tip about a party at Sycamore Apart- ments. Key said those ar- rested were confronted as they left the apartment and Ingle fled on foot, but was apprehended. Selby, 22, was charged with con- tributing to the delinquen- cy of a minor. Davis, 19, was charged with minor consuming and Ingle was charged with resisting law enforcement and contribut- ing to the delinquency of a minor. The two minor girls are facing juvenile delin- quency charges. A semi-trailer carry- ing two 20,000 pound rolls of steel cable over- turned Tuesday afternoon south of Arthur on High- way 61. The 1988 Peterbilt was driven by Kenneth C. Yates, of Lubbock, Texas. He was hauling the load to Vernon Corp. in Boonville. Yates said he was rounding the curve about two miles south of Arthur when the load shifted causing him to run off the right side of the road and overturn. Yates complained of pain in his back and shoulder. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. The truck is owned by Beck Steel of Lubbock. Andy Wahl was the Win- slow Elementary School checker champion. Wahl, a first grade student, de- feated the fifth grader Bart Houchins in the finals. The checker tourney is spon- sored by the student coun- cil. Wahl said he plays a lot of checkers at home with his parents and brother and often beats them. A dry-hydrant is a non- pressurized pipe system permanently installed in existing lakes and ponds that provides a source of water for use by fire de - partments. This concept is not new and has been used successfully for a number of years, although it has not had widespread use in In- diana. The cost of installa- tion of this dry hydrant has been shared between the Pike County Park Board, Prides Creek Conservan- cy District, Four Rivers RD&D and City of Peters- burg. This hydrant will pro- vide a water source to be used to fight fires on the east side of Petersburg. The benefited area for its use is three to five miles. The Outstanding Young Hoosier Award is awarded annually to 10 Indiana Cit- izens between the ages of 21 and 40 who have made exceptional achievements in his or her chosen field, organization, communi - ty, state or nation. Jaycee chapters throughout Indi- ana nominate outstanding community leaders for this award. The award is spon- sored this year, as it has been for several years, by American United Life. San- dra McBeth and Stephen Dillon were chosen as the 1993 Outstanding Young Hoosier Award Winners. Births: To Bill and Vicky Hulfachor on Sunday, Janu- ary 17, a daughter, Amber- ly Lorraine, at Jasper Me- morial Hospital; To Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Kirkman, of Evansville, on Tuesday, Jan- uary 19, a son, Isaac Mal- colm Seth. Deaths: Winifred A. Brown, 78, of Winslow, died Monday, Feb. 8 at 2:07 p.m. at Brownsburg Health Care Center in Brownsburg; Frederick Groves, Jr., son of Frederick W. Sr. and Gin- ger Biggs Groves, of Peters- burg, died Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6:46 p.m. at his resi- dence; Grester C. Amos, 71, of Petersburg, died Monday, Feb. 8 at 12:26 a.m. at Memorial Hospital in Jasper; Danny T. Comp- ton, of Oakland City, died Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 10 :15 a.m. at his residence; Dor- othy Helming, 65, of Jasper, mother of Joseph Helming, of Otwell, died at 10 :40 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper; Donald L. Wolven, 61, of Montgom- ery, native of Pike County, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednes- day, Feb. 3 at his residence following a lengthy illness; Charles Eugene White- head, 74, died Monday, Feb. 1 in Indianapolis. SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY? Give us a call: 812-354-8500 1975-1976 Pike Central Football Team Pictured above is the 1975 Pike Central Football team. Contributed photo by Joan Woodhull Wednesday, March 14 • Albert Einstein born (1879) • Jack Ruby sentenced to death (1964) Thursday, March 15 • Johnson calls for equal voting rights (1965) • The ides of March: Julius Caesar is murdered (44 B.C.) Friday, March 16 • West Point Military Academy is established (1802) • "The Scarlet Letter" is published (1850) Saturday, March 17 • Saint Patrick dies (461) • First St. Patrick's Day parade (1762) Sunday, March 18 • Wells and Fargo start shipping and banking company (1852) • Parliament repeals the Stamp Act (1766) Monday, March 19 • War in Iraq begins (2003) • East Germany approves new constitution (1949) Tuesday, March 20 • "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is published (1852) • LBJ sends federal troops to Alabama to supervise a civil rights march (1965) Source:

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