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B8 FOR DETAILS bargain OCTOBER PERIOD Lunsford crowned 2021 Mr. Olympia Charger XC advances to regionals SPORTS B1 SPORTS B1 NEWS TIPS Phone: ���������������������812-354-8500 Email ����� editor@pressdispatch�net INSIDE Local ����������������� A1-6 Sports �����������������B1-6 East Gibson������������B7 Home Life ������������C1-8 School ���������������� C3-4 Obituaries ��������������� C5 Church �������������� D1-3 Opinion �������������D4-5 Classifieds ���������� D6-7 History �������������������D8 USPS 604-34012 $1.00  28 PAGES  Four SECTIoNS  Four INSErTS  PETErSBurG, IN 47567-0068 WEdNESdAy, oCToBEr 13, 2021  PIKE PUBLISHING  VoLuME 151, NuMBEr 41 Lloyd Carpenter Emily Shelton By Andy Heuring An Otwell man was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after he was repeatedly stabbed Monday morning. Chad Norris, 37, of Otwell, underwent sur- gery Monday at Memorial Hospital in Jas- per for life-threatening injuries after he was stabbed in an apparent robbery attempt, ac- cording to Indiana State Police. According to a proba- ble cause affidavit, Co- ry Norris, who lives with his brother Chad, told police the two were home at 1868 N. SR 257, Otwell, Monday morn- ing. At about 8 or 9 a.m., someone knocked on the door. According to the affi- davit, when Cory opened the door, he saw Emily Shelton accompanied by "a guy he didn't know." Cory said they asked if Chad was home. Co- ry said he showed them where Chad's bedroom was located and didn't follow them. He said shortly after that, he heard a commo- tion that sounded like a fight and he went to see what was going on. As he was on his way to Chad's bedroom, Shel- ton and the man were coming out of the bed- room. Cory said the man had a large "Ram- bo type" knife and took a swipe at Cory as he ran by, cutting Cory's finger. Cory continued to Chad's room and found Chad had been seriously injured. He loaded Chad into his car and drove him to the hos- pital. According to the affidavit, Norris de- scribed the man with the knife as being 30 to 40 years old and having sandy blonde hair, with tattoos on his eye, neck and both arms. Tony Dant, who works security at Memo- rial Hospital, began talking with Cory. Dant told police Cory was able to identify the man with Shelton as Lloyd J. Carpenter. Shelton's Facebook page states she is in a relationship with Carpenter. Indiana State Police Detective Brock Werne located Shelton at her residence at 4555 Wright's Lane, Birdseye. Detective Werne, according to the affi- davit, said Shelton had an apparent cut and blood on her left forearm. She told him she stabbed Norris and that Lloyd Carpenter "did not go in the house." Two arrested on attempted murder charges after stabbing Otwell man See STABBING on page 2 See COVID on page 2 Save $ 3 off the price of your year- ly subscription during The Press-Dis- patch Bargain Period, whether it is $ 37 for both the print + NetEdition, $ 32 for the print only subscription or $ 32 for the NetEdition only version. The Press-Dispatch has been keep- ing the residents of Pike County in- formed about what is happening in their community since March of 1898. If you live in Indiana, but outside 475 or 476 zip codes, it is available in print and NetEdition for $40, print on- ly $ 35 or NetEdition only $ 32. If you live out of state, it is available in print and NetEdition for $57, print only for $52 or NetEdition only for $ 32. Out-of-state customers no longer have to wait for the mail to arrive with the NetEdition sent to your smart phone, tablet or computer at 6 a.m. every Wednesday morning. Subscribers and neighbors will re- ceive a flyer explaining the October Bargain Period savings. Get it while it's hot. The deal ends October 30. There is no better time than now to get the best source of Pike County news for the last 122 years. You can mail in the form or call 812-354-8500. Customers wanting the NetEdition need to include their email address and a password with a minimum of seven characters. Still time to save on your annual subscription Charger Brigade headed to State Finals Pike Central Charger Brigade earned a Gold Rating and advanced to State Finals at the ISSMA Scho- lastic Class prelims Saturday in Jas- per. Finals will be Saturday, October 23 at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis. Band Director Chris Ashworth said, "We had our best performance of the season. The band worked hard this last week to make up for lost time due to COVID quarantine protocols we faced throughout the season. Everyone was super happy with the performance."` CORRECTION: A typo led to an error on the amount paid to cemetery mowers in a story about the City of Peters- burg's salary ordinances for 2021. It was incorrectly reported the sal- ary was $48.50/hour. It should have been $18.50/hour. Fine art takes concentration Mitchell and Mackenzie Beach are locked in on their pumpkin painting project Saturday morn- ing. The siblings were some of the many youngsters to take part in the pumpkin painting at Prides Creek, that was part of the annual Halloween in the Park. See more photos on page A-6. By Andy Heuring Pike County's COVID numbers are getting better. "Our active cases are down to 49. That is fantastic. A much better place than we have been," said Pike County Health Nurse Amy Gladish on Tuesday morning. She added the seven-day, all-tests positiv- ity rate has dropped to 11.1 percent as well. Last week, it was at 17 percent, which put the county into the red zone, which is anything above 15 percent. For at least three weeks, Pike County had the highest positivity rate in Indiana at more than 20 percent. At 11.1 percent, it is just barely above the yellow zone, which is below 10 percent. Gladish said Pike County has 4,746 ful- ly-vaccinated residents. FLU AND COVID VACCINE CLINICS SCHEDULE Vaccination clinics for both flu shots and COVID have been scheduled for the Colum- bia Township Library in Oakland City and the Petersburg Branch of the Pike County Library on Thursday, October 28. The Oakland City clinic will be from 10 a.m. to noon CDT and 2 to 4 p.m. EDT in Petersburg. Registration for the clinics is available online at patients., with an enrollment code of IN65942. Walk-ins will also be avail- able. Library staff can assist with registration. Pike County and Indiana's COVID numbers are continuing to drop. There were 52 new cases of COVID reported in Pike County over the last seven days, with 14 being the most in one day on Oct. 7 and three being the least on Oct. 10. In all, there have been 2,262 cas- es in Pike County. The first case of COVID in A Pike County woman and her eight-year- old son were injured Tuesday morning when she apparently had a seizure while driving them to school. Her two other children es- caped serious injury. Aleshia Kuebler, 30, was driving south on Highway 61, going up the Winslow Hill near Nalley Logging at about 8 a.m. when she ap- parently had a seizure. According to police, her six-year-old daughter told police Aleshia "went limp" while driving and her 8 -year-old brother unbuckled himself and tried to get to her to help, but before he could, the SUV ran off the road. It hit a mailbox, a ditch, an embankment and scraped a utility pole, then flipped over, ejected Kuebler and the 8 -year- old. It came to rest in the driveway of 2034 SR 61, Winslow. Pike County Deputy Sheriff Cody Jones is investigating the accident with assistance from Indiana State Police crash reconstruc- tion specialist Andrew Watson. The six-year- old unbuckled her child seat and climbed out of the vehicle, and a passerby stopped and got into the upside down SUV and got a one-year- old daughter out of her child's seat. Deputy Jones said all four were taken by am- bulance to Deaconess Midtown Hospital. The extent of their injuries was unknown Tuesday evening, but the 8 -year-old was believed to be the most severely injured, suffering head and facial injuries. The accident is still under investigation. Mother, son injured in Tuesday crash Active COVID cases in county reduced to 49 A woman driving her children to school apparently suffered a seizure and crashed Tuesday morning. Aleshia Kuebler, 30, and her eight-year-old son were ejected from her vehicle. Her six- and one-year-old daughters were strapped in and escaped serious injury. Winslow Town Marshal Steve Nelson, Pike County Deputy Cody Jones, Sheriff Kent Johnson and School Resource Officer Paul Bastin were at the scene to assist.

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