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C-6 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 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 and Tuesday, April 13 and April 17, 1945 Mr. Oscar Wheatley, of Petersburg, received a tele- gram, Friday from the Navy Department stating that his son Howard Carl S1|c had been killed at sea and was buried at sea with full mil- itary honors. The telegram stated that a letter giving full particulars of his death would follow. He was born in this county and lived here until his mother the former, Miss Ruth Fraumann died then he went to Vincennes to make his home with his grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fraumann. He enlisted in the Navy through the Vin- cennes Board some three years ago and received his boot training at Great lakes, Illinois. He was 22 years old in March. A combination of snags last Saturday resulted in very little waste paper be- ing collected. The county has been very cooperative in lending their trucks and driver's time but last Satur- day two of their trucks were not in working condition and two loads of crushed stone were standing at Winslow on the Southern Tracks. To take the trucks off the stone hauling job would have meant that the county would have been forced to pay demurrage on the cars. Mr. Pancake managed to let two of his trucks off of the hauling job to aid in the waste paper drive and the State Highway Department closed because of President Roosevelt's death arranged for a pickup to help the boys in Petersburg. With the rain the boys just collected what paper had been placed at the curbs or in outstanding places. The next drive will be held May 12. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Everett Grubb, a girl, was born Wednesday morning; To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Willis, of Winslow, a boy, James Eugene, was born Monday night, in the Mill- er hospital. Marriages: Ms. Anna Willis, 80, and Theo Craig, 90, were married Thursday morning; Deaths: Mrs. William Miley, 75, of Bicknell, died Wednesday, at the home of her daughter; Henry Ruchriegel, 74, of south of Portersville, died April 6. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Pike County Dispatch Thursday, July 14, 1960 Mrs. James McMillen of Petersburg suffered a seri- ous injury early Thursday afternoon when she slipped at her home on Poplar street and her left foot went un- der a power mower which she was operating. She was mowing a bank at the rear of the house when the inci- dent occurred. As she fell, the mower rolled down the bank and pitched forward. Her foot went directly under the mower. The blade of the mower cut through her foot at the base of the big toe, cut all of the tendons, an artery and through the bone. Much of the front part of her foot was badly mangled. She was given first aid by a Peters- burg doctor and then rushed to the hospital in Vincennes in an ambulance. She was immediately taken to sur- gery where doctors worked Winslow rhythm band 1941 The Winslow elementary school rhythm band in 1941 was directed by Eleanor McLaughlin. Members of the band were, row 1, Dixie Lee Tooley, Vera Potter, Nina Ruth Fiscus, Lenore Vinyard, Dee Ann Hurt, Thelma Maxey, Martha Jane Mercker, and Marlene Davis. In row 2 were Jack Benjamin, Dale Northerner, Phyllis June Thompson, Ruth Ann Beadles (leader), Alice Ruth Brust, Richard Tisdale, Maurice Thompson, and Donna June Bechtel. In row 3 were Carolyn Noland, Enita Bryant, Donald Robling, Joe Woods, Billy Morton, Leon Dierdorff, Dick- ey Kinder, and Eleanor McLaughin (director). Row 4 includes Deloris Lyden, Olive Mae Biggs, Donald Richardson, Lennis Mayfi eld, Grayson Richardson, and Floyd Norrick. In row 5 were Shannon Fork, Cleon Morton, Jack Lee Meyer, James Deen, and Viola Quick. Source: • Photo source: Wednesday, August 19 • First race is held at Indianapolis Mo- tor Speedway (1909) • CIA-assisted coup overthrows gov- ernment of Iran (1953) Thursday, August 20 • First around-the-world telegram sent, 66 years before Voyater II launch (1911) • The Menendez brothers murder their parents (1989) Friday, August 21 • Hawaii becomes 50th state (1959) • Michael Phelps wins eighth medal (2004) Saturday, August 22 • Althea Gibson is the first A frican-Amer- ican on U.S. tennis tour (1950) • Redcoats land at Long Island (1776) Sunday, August 23 • Fannie Farmer opens cooking school (1902) • Pete Rose gets booted from baseball (1989) Monday, August 24 • Vesuvius erupts (79) • British troops set fire to the White House (1814) Tuesday , August 25 • "The Great Moon Hoax" is published in the "New York Sun" (1835) • "The Wizard of Oz" debuts (1939) for nearly three hours trying to repair the foot in order to save it. The first of the week doctors at the hospital said she would probably be in the hospital for at least another month. They reported she will, have no used of the front part of her foot due to the se- riousness of the wounds. It was from "cockiness to cookin" for a rooster belong- ing to Mr. and Mrs. Court- ney Gladish of near Peters- burg. It all started when the rooster turned from a peaceful and loving bird to a mean and vicious critter. Mrs. Gladish had gone into the lot where the rooster was and it suddenly attacked her. She tried to kick it off her but it kept fighting and be- fore she could get away from the pugnacious fowl, he had cut a gash in her leg with his spurs, caused other minor cuts and bruises. She was brought to a doctor's office in Petersburg where the inju- ries were dressed and shots had to be given to prevent in- fection. But the rooster met its match when the Gladish- es returned home. Mr. Glad- ish did not remain so peace- ful. He killed the rooster. He, the rooster, became a ten- der hearted old bird when he wound up in the pot. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Charles McLain, of Winslow, a son, Kevin Jon, was born July 6, in the Daviess Coun- ty hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Bertis Jenkins, of Glezen, a son, was born July 6, at the Daviess County hospital. Deaths: Emma E. Ringo, of Petersburg, died Monday, at the Good Samaritan hos- pital, in Vincennes; Arthur Young, 67, died Friday, on his back porch, southwest of Winslow. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, July 30, 1970 Sunday, July 27, Boy Scouts Troop Number 24 of Winslow, recently orga- nized and sponsored by Winslow Kiwanis Club, went to Evansville where they toured Evansville Mu- seum and then took a 13 mile hike. They left the museum and walked the 13 miles to Angel mound near Washing- ton Square. Raymond Gow- en who took the scouts to Evansville in his station wag- on met them at Washington Square and treated them to refreshments at Burger Chef before bringing them home. All Boy Scouts who took the hike will receive awards and Scouting Anniversary Med- al. Scout Master and assis- tant Scout Masters stated that they appreciated the par- ents of the Scouts attending the Court of Honor Monday night. They also expressed the hope that the parents will continue to support Boy Scouts of America Troop 24 with their interest. Any boy 11 years old and up who would like to become a mem- ber of Troop254 is welcome to come to the meetings at the Teen Center on Monday night at 7 p.m. There will be a Story Hour at Barrett Memorial Library Friday, July 31, at 1:30 p.m. The stories for this pro- gram will be chosen for chil- dren of Kindergarten age through second grade level. The story hour will contin- ue through August each Fri- day at 1:30. This program is an excellent way for a pre- school child to learn about the library books and other children. The older children will enjoy the stories, which will be read by well qualified readers and, perhaps remind them that they should be reading a little more them- selves as school will be start- ing again soon. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Weitkamp, a son, was born Thursday, in the St. Jo- seph Hospital, in Hunting- burg. Marriages: Miss Christi- na Gale Kinman and Carol Eugene Thomas were mar- ried on June 20, at 7 p.m., at the Glezen General Bap- tist Church; Miss Fay Bolin and George Head were mar- ried Saturday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m., at the Muren Church of God. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, July 13, 1995 Miracles do happen. Just ask Brenda and Michael Ri- ley, of Oakland City. Bren- da had been pregnant for 23 weeks when she was told by doctors in Indianapolis and Louisville that she would never have a successful preg- nancy. The Rileys refused to give up hope. Then doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Roch- ester, Minnesota, agreed to admit Riley as a patient in an experimental program. De- spite the odds, another mir- acle occurred. A fter seven weeks of bed rest and the isolation of being in strange surroundings far from home, Brenda Riley saw her dream come true. On March 2, a 13 ounce baby boy was born to the Rileys at the Mayo Clin - ic in Rochester, Minnesota. For more than four months, the Rileys watched in antic- ipation and anxiety as doc- tors and nurses of the Mayo Clinic and later, St. Mary's Hospital struggled to save the small, helpless, tiny boy. On Saturday at approximate- ly 8:30 p.m., July 8, the doc- tors lost their battle to save Evan Michael Riley when he succumbed to respiratory complications arising from an earlier hernia operation. Brenda Riley said Evan still only weighed two pounds, 10 ounces at the time of his passing. "Four weeks ago he had surgery for hernias and then he caught pneumonia," Brenda said. "Then we found out his heart was enlarged," Brenda continued. "They had to put him on a ventilator. They thought he was over it so they took him off of antibi- otics on July 4." By Thursday night, his lungs were coated. For Brenda, the miracle isn't just that Evan was born at all, it's that he lived for as long as he did. The miracle is the ef- fect Evan has had on so ma- ny lives. Evan's doctor, Dr. Doug Derleth, sat with the family on and off for two days, and Brenda says he cried as much as they did. Nurses who took care of Ev- an stopped by and visited at one point or another, and St. Mary's called Brenda and told her that they were hav- ing a special memorial ser- vice for Evan this week. Sto- ries have been done about Evan all over the country; the family even received a call from Hawaii. Funeral services took place Wednes- day, July 12 at 10 :30 a.m. at Christian General Baptist Church in Winslow. Burial services were at Montgom- ery Cemetery, in Oakland City. Ten days after being the victims of an accident in which a demolition derby driver drove into a crowd of spectators, Chris and Amy Rudolph suffered multiple broken ribs and a bruised lung and were transport- ed to Jasper Memorial Hos- pital. Chris said he was re- leased from the hospital on July 4. Besides his other in- juries, Rudolph said he has several large bruises on both legs and has a large knot on one leg that is extreme- ly painful. Rudolph says he is pretty sore and can't do much, and that the accident knocked him out of farm- ing for a while. Rudolph al- so says that when he coughs, it hurts almost to the point of tears. Rudolph's wife, Amy, is also very sore from bruises she received as re- sult of the accident and has trouble standing up and sit- ting down. Amy was hold- ing their son, Adam, at the time of the incident. She was running, and Rudolph says if she hadn't been, Adam would have been hit. According to Rudolph, the accident hap- pened quickly. "We started to run and the next thing I knew I was hit, laying on the ground and run over," Ru- dolph explained. The driver, Frederick E. McClellan, 22, of Petersburg, was charged with criminal recklessness causing bodily injury and released on a $5,000 bond. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Schnarr, of Otwell, a son, Damon Lee, was born on July 9, at Memorial Hos- pital, in Jasper. Marriages: Julie L. Rosen- er, of Holland, and Daniel P. Helfen, of Petersburg, were married June 17, at 3:30 p.m., in St. James Luther- an Church, in Holland; Julie Ann Willis and Darin N. Like were married June 3, at 2:30 p.m., at the First Church of God, in Petersburg. Deaths: Earl C. Corneli- son, 87, of Monroe City, died Tuesday, July 4, at 8:10 p.m., in Good Samaritan Hospital; Claude E. Miley, Sr., of Pe- tersburg, 73, died Wednes- day, June 28, at 12:50 a.m., at Daviess County Hospital. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! We're not afraid to shed some light on the truth. 812-354-8500

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