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June 13, 2018

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, June 13, 2018 A-7 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 and Tuesday, January 29 and February 2, 1943 State Police Howard Lytton arrested Ed Chamberlain, Saturday in Petersburg. Mr. Chamberlain was charged with stealing of two tires from Sam Boggs, sometime ago. The tires were found on Chamberlain's car. He was taken before Judge Eldo Wodd, Tuesday where he was sentenced from two to four- teen years in the state prison at Michigan City. Miss Martha Gregory, a ju- nior at Indiana State Teachers College, has become a pledge of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi national honorary scholastic fraterni- ty. The membership of Kap- pa Delta Pi consists of stu- dents whose scholarship achievements are outstand- ing as shown by their schol- arship indices and by formal approval of their instructors. Pledge services were held January 25. The Pike County Tour- ney went into full swing Fri- day night in the Peters- burg High School gymnasi- um. The first game Friday night was between the Win- slow and Spurgeon reserve teams with Spurgeon com- ing through in a tough fight, wining by a score of 17-14. Rid- dle of Spurgeon made the best showing in that game with 13 points. The second game Fri- day night was between Sten- dal and Otwell varsity. The two teams were tied up at the end of the first quarter 9 - 9 but from there on, Stendal held the lead by a good mar- gin and won the game by a score of 51-19. Bailey of Sten- dal made the best showing in that game with 13 points. The third game Friday night was between he Stendal and Petersburg reserve teams. Petersburg held the lead all through the game and finally won it; the final tally being 36 - 19. Dunn of Petersburg made the best showing in this game with 15 points. Friends and relatives of J.W. Brenton were very much sur- prised when he walked in on them unexpected from the na- vy. William (Bill) as most peo- ple call him has been in the navy since October. He seems to like it as well as most men and boys do. He is stationed at Wilkinsburg, Virginia. Marriages: Mr. and Mrs. Luther Jacobs announce the marriage of their daugh- ter, Lois Bernice Jacobs, of Glendale, Arizona, to Mor- ris Head, formerly of Dav- enport, Iowa. The ceremony was performed Saturday eve- ning, January 16; A marriage was solemnized last Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock at the home of B.O. Johnson, in Spurgeon, uniting Anson Luff and Miss Dolis Coleman, both of Scottsburg Births: Born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Deckerd, in Vincennes, an eight pound boy; Mr. and Mrs. How- ard Butler, of Spurgeon, an- nounce the arrival of a son, David Michael; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wolven, of Alford, are the proud parents of a ten pound boy, born Monday; A boy was born Sunday to Pvt. Eugene Thomas and wife, at the Washington hospital at 10 o'clock in the morning; Born Friday night to Mr. and Mrs. Hilary Hurst, of Winslow, a boy, Ronald Kent; Born Mon- day to Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Edrington, of Oakland City, a ten pound girl named Joan; Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fair, of Petersburg, Monday, a girl. Deaths: A.R. Stimson, for- mer Pike and Dubois Prose- cutor died early Wednesday morning at the Silvercrest hospital after three weeks treatment. At the time of his death, Mr. Stimson was 38 years old; Levi Robert Johns, a former resident of this county died in Vincennes at the age of 67 years Tuesday evening; Mary W. Hagemey- er, passed away at her home near Stendal, at 7:10 o'clock last Friday evening; Funeral services were held Saturday evening at 5 o'clock at the Wal- nut Hills Cemetery for the in- fant son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jackson, born Saturday morn- ing. The baby was named Ce- cil Paul; Louisa Ruff McIntire passed away at 4:35 a.m. on January 30 at her home in San- doval, Ill. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Tuesday and Friday, April 29 and May 2, 1958 The Come Join Us Class of the Rumbletown Free Meth- odist church enjoyed a wiener roast and hayride at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Perry, Thursday night. Evansville Bosse coasted to its third straight Peters- burg Relays championship on a chilly, rain spattered af- ternoon at the local Athlet- ic Field. The Bulldogs piled up 74 points. Evansville Re- itz was second with 47 points and Vincennes was third with 34, with Princeton grabbing fourth with 31 points. Idajean Weathers, senior at Petersburg High School, this week was informed that she had been one of the 160 Hoosier high school stu- dents to have been chosen for scholarships for Indiana State Teachers College. Indi- ana State scholarships are for college year starting in Sep- tember 1958, and are renew- able each succeeding year if the student meets established scholastic requirements. James Kinman, former Pike County Sheriff, celebrat- ed his 85th birthday in Peters- burg, Tuesday with four gen- erations present plus a host of guests and friends. A total of $110 was con- tributed last week to the Pe- tersburg Little League fund bringing the grand total fig- ure up to $1,287.95, still short of the $1,500 goal. Marriages: Mrs. Hat- tie Young will be married to Mr. Ed McFarland at the First Methodist church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, (today). Mrs. Young will wear a navy blue gown with white accessories and white carnation corsage. Births: Mr. and Mrs. Del- mas Stidd, of Vincennes, an- nounce the arrival of a daugh- ter, Rita Kay, on Sunday. Deaths: Funeral services for John Couts, 69, of Oakland City, retired coal miner, who died Friday in the Baptist Hos- pital, were at 10 :30 a.m. Mon- day at Lamb and Sons Funeral home; William Lawrence Ly- man, 42, former resident of Velpen, passes away in East St. Louis, Ill., Wednesday; Charles Whitehead, of Win- slow, father of Sheriff Wilm- er Whitehead passed away in the Good Samaritan hospi- tal Monday morning; Funer- al services for Earl B. Smith, 79, were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harris Fu- neral Home; Funeral servic- es for John C. Lounsdale, 78, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Funeral home. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, May 16, 1968 Monday, May 6, at the P.A.C. Track Meet, the Spring Sports Queen, Mary Beth Marsee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Marsee, was crowned. She was escorted by Terry Gladish, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver Gladish. Otwell Millers won the 1967-68 Patoka Valley Con- ference All Sports Champion- ship, after winning the PVC track meet held in Jasper re- cently. All Sports trophy, pre- sented annually by radio sta- tion WITZ, Jasper, was pre- sented to Principal Charles Knight and Head Coach An- dy Anderson during a special school assembly Tuesday af- ternoon. Carol A. Speer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Speer, Lake Charles, Louisiana, former Petersburg residents, was among 219 Indiana Univer- sity women invited to join Al- pha Lambda Delta, freshman women's honorary, the sec- ond semester. Those invited to membership in the honor- ary have shown outstanding academic achievement during their first year at I.U. A much needed rain was re- ceived by the people of Pike county. Pasture and hay was almost at a standstill. Sever- al farmers had planted corn in dust and clods. Some were waiting for a rain in order to work the land and some fields were dry and hard. A few low areas are still wet. Some farm- ers may have wheat acres de- stroyed by natural causes. Deaths: Funeral servic- es for David Ezra (Ad) Sulli- van, of Vincennes, were con- ducted at Gardner Funeral home Saturday, My 11; Res- idents of Otwell and vicini- ty were grieved upon receiv- ing word that Third Class Pet- ty Officer Harvey Gray had been killed in Viet Nam. Pet- ty Officer Gray lived in Otwell one year while his father was pastor of the Otwell Meth- odist church in 1962-63. He was in his junior year in high school, was a Scout, and took an active part in all sports ac- tivities at Otwell; Mrs. Ada McKinney, 68, an Oakland City resident for the past 35 years, died Wednesday, May 8, at Welborn Hospital of a heart attack; Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home for Mrs. Bernice Holman, 66. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, May 13, 1993 Petersburg police are in- vestigating two incidents of illegal entrances into hous- es. Tim Carlisle of Walnut Street, Petersburg, told po- lice about 11:30 p.m. last Mon- day night he saw the shadow of someone in a front room of his house and then saw them run out of the house. Law- rence Dent, of Knox Street, told police he saw someone go into a house owned by Al- an Gladish at about 11:20 a.m. Officer Terry Kerns went to the residence and found door open but nobody was in the residence. Both incidents are still under investigation. A rural Petersburg man died early Sunday morn- ing in a house fire. It was the first house fire death in Pike County since 1988. Ron- ald Gray, 40, of Route 2, was found in the charred remains of a house near the Bowman community along Highway 56 about four miles west of Pe- tersburg, according to Peters- burg Fire Chief Phil Taylor. Bridget M. Maxwell, 18, of Otwell, escaped serious inju- ry when the car she was driv- ing rolled over at least once, Deputy Sheriff William Walk- er said Maxwell failed to ne- gotiate a turn as she was turn- ing from Highway 356 onto 257 north and lost control, went into a yard and over- turned. Her 1987 Camaro sus- tained an estimated $2,000 damage. No citations were issued. Maxwell was taken to Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. A no-cost bone marrow testing session is set for Thursday, May 20 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavi- er Church in Poseyville for 10 -year-old Katie Stratton ac- cording to Debbie Matthews, of Winslow. Katie is present- ly at St. Jude's hospital under- going chemo-therapy, but re- quires a bone marrow trans- plant to overcome the disease which shuts down the produc- tion of blood cells in the bone marrow. Melanie Austin graduated from Oakland City College on May 8. She obtained a bache- lor of science degree with a major in Business Adminis- tration. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Carol Austin, of Petersburg. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferguson, of Indianap- olis, May 3, twin sons, Blake Thomas and Brice Robert; To Mr. and Mrs. Keith Claridge, of Winslow, May 6, their first child, a son, Jacob Robert; To Phyllis Head, of Winslow, April 23, a son, Colton Dane. Deaths: Victor G. Meyer, 77, of Stendal, died at 6 a.m. Monday, May 10 in Evans- ville; Otto E. Eastbrook, 84, of Bicknell, father of Mary Harting, of Petersburg, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, May 7; Daisy Krusenklaus, 99, of Jasper, died at 1:16 p.m. Satur- day, May 8; Eunice E. Voelkel, 79, of Huntingburg, was pro- nounced dead at 12:43 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 at St. Jo- seph's Hospital in Hunting- burg; Steve A. Gibson, 45, Princeton, father of April and Heather Gibson, both of Mon- roe City, died Tuesday, May 4 in Princeton suffering from a heart attack; Harriett White- head, 86, of Oakland City, died Wednesday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Nursing Home net edition Web, Smartphone, Tablet Streamline the Headline! 812-354-8500 • 820 Poplar St., Petersburg, IN • Wednesday, June 13 • The Miranda rights are established (1966) • Alexander the Great dies (323 B.C.) Thursday, June 14 • Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes (1777) • Harding becomes first president to be heard on the radio (1922) Friday, June 15 • Magna Carta sealed (1215) • U.S.-Canadian border established (1846) Saturday, June 16 • First roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island (1884) • Valentina Tershkova becomes first woman in space (1963) Sunday, June 17 • Statue of Liberty arrives (1885) • Battle of Bunker Hill begins (1775) Monday, June 18 • War of 1812 begins (1812) • Dr. Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space (1983) Tuesday, June 19 • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed (1953) • First Nickelodeon opens (1905) Source: Pike Central Middle School boys' track team—1989 Members of the Pike Central middle school boys' track team include front row: Travis Lawyer, Adam English, Linc Oxley, Chad Whitehead, Josh Gwaltney and Billy Teague. Row two: Tim Mallott, Bruce Jones, Pat Tipton, Mike Britten, B. J. Sorgius, Chris Blue and Robin Polen, manager. Row three: Tim Helfen, Chris DeShamp, Steve Fish, Matt Sullivan, Kris McDonald and Melissa Glover, manager; Back row: Danny Nelson, Chris Teague, Clint Pride, Jason Whann, Josh Scott and John Tichenor, coach. Missing is Charles Hancock.

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