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January 5, 2022

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For the movie "We Bought a Zoo." For a Halloween costume that's just your roommate's work scrubs from the den- tist's office. For a piece of wall art involv- ing metal leaves from Kirk- land's. For a used Toyota Yaris. For a clean Holiday Inn Ex- press with free bagels in the morning. For two matching socks that can be located in less than eight minutes. For the printer to work, just this one time. For a break from violence, death, destruction, misinfor- mation and man's inhumani- ty to man. For a nice, clear broth. Stephanie Hayes is a colum- nist at the Tampa Bay Times in Florida. Follow her at @ stephhayeswrites on Facebook, @ stephhayes on Twitter or @ stephrhayes on Instagram. The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 5, 2022 C-3 HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg BORING Continued from page 2 Source: • Photo source: Wednesday, Jan. 5 • First divorce in the colonies (1643) • New York Yankees announce purchase of Babe Ruth (1920) Thursday, Jan. 6 • Morse demonstrates telegraph (1838) • Congress certifies George W. Bush winner of 2000 elections (2001) Friday, Jan. 7 • First U.S. presidential election (1789) • Marian Anderson becomes first A frican American to perform at the Met Opera (1955) Saturday, Jan. 8 • The U.S. national debt reaches $ 0 for the first time (1835) • President George Washington delivers first State of the Union (1790) Sunday, Jan. 9 • Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids (1493) • Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone (2007) Monday, Jan. 10 • First meeting of the United Na- tions (1946) • League of Nations instituted (1920) Tuesday, Jan. 11 • Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monu- ment (1908) SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Jan. 7, 1947 Two members of the Peters- burg Kiwanis club have been named to the 1947 State com- mittees according to the last release of the Hoosier Kiwan- ian. Ray Burns was named on the Key Club committee and Dr. T.R. Rice has been placed on the Attendance committee. The Petersburg Press has re- ceived a very high rating in the study of newspapers being con- ducted by the American News- paper Association throughout the country. The highest possi- ble rating would be A A A where- as the Press received a BA A. The B being on local news and two As being on coverage in the paper and cost of advertis- ing. This organization is an In- dependent rating organization working on some plan to evalu- ate the many publications on the value of the paper for advertis- ers. It is indeed gratifying to re- ceive such a high rating. Mrs. Russell Iverson (Mrs. Leola Troxler Iverson) of Long Island, is pictured in the cur- rent issue of the Fawcett publi- cation "True" a man's magazine devoted to scientific research in the field of modern technology. Mrs. Iverson is the private sec- retary to the advertising exec- utive of Republic in New Your. She is shown in the cockpit of Republic's "Seabee of the Air" or "Plane of the Month." The light, 4-seat amphibian is also known as the "3-door sedan of the Air" and is designed for pri- vate flying. Mrs. Iverson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Les- ter Troxler near Petersburg and was formerly employed in the Citizens State Bank. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Pike County Dispatch Thursday, Jan. 4, 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Walter of Otwell were injured in a one car wreck Monday evening on highway 61 near the Wilson Creek church in Knox County. Mr Walters lost control of the car on a bad curve. Both of the adults suffered numerous cuts and other slight injuries. About two dozen stitches had to be tak- en in and around Mrs. Walters' mouth. The infant was not in- jured The trio was taken to the Good Samaritan hospital in Vin- cennes. They have now been re- leased. Mr. Walters was recent- ly beaten by young thugs in In- dianapolis when he stepped from a car on Monument Circle. Second Lieutenant Jerry L. Myers whose wife is the for- mer Nancy K. Potts of Route 1, Petersburg, has entered Unit- ed States Air Force pilot train- ing at Laughlin AFB, Texas. Lieutenant Myers, a graduate of Evansville college, will fly T- 37 and T-33 jets during the year long flying training course. He also will receive special aca- demic and military trai8ning and will be awarded the silver wings of a pilot upon gradua- tion. Lieutenant Myers is the Sixth grade Winslow 1947 The Winslow Elementary sixth grade in 1947 is pictured above. Lucille Amos was the teacher. First row: James Eubanks, Jack Deen, James Deen, Jimmie Parker and Clester Mc-Queen; second row: Jess Nelson, Phyllis Miley, Roberta Dayton, Marilyn Sue Jones, Nancy Brenton, Elaine Thompson and Sarah Ann Hurst; third row: Billy Schumacher, Gordon Nance, Alan Thompson, Earsey Auten, Jr., Lin-da Lou Sims and Barry Williams; fourth row: James Luttrull, Barbara Sue Arnold, Charles Curtis, Mary Lou Wilder, Norman McDonald and James Hudson; fifth row: Virginia Simpson, Carole Kay Dills, Sandra Inman, Nina Grove, Norma Jean Young and Joanne Lee. son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne F. Myers of Route 3, Petersburg. He and his wife have on child, Kelly. Mrs. James Blount of Boon- ville, the former Deloris Jean Russell of Ayrshire, is in criti- cal condition in the St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville from in- juries she received in a head- on collision which claimed the life of one woman. The acci- dent occurred on highway 62 near Stevenson Station at 4:30 p.m. when Mrs. Mildred Jacob- sen, 44, driver of the 1962 Buick headed for Evansville, passed three cars and hit the 1957 Ford Fairlane driven by Mrs. Blount. Mrs. Jacobsen lost her life in the accident. Her husband who was a passenger in her car, was se- riously injured. Mrs Blount was injured with cuts and bruis- es over her entire body, her teeth knocked out, facial cuts and bruises and internal inju- ries. Mrs. Blount is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Rus- sell of Fenton, Missouri, recent- ly moved there from Ayrshire. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Larry Chandler, of Glezen, a son, born Sunday in the Gib- son General Hospital in Princ- eton; To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whaley, of near Otwell, a son, born Saturday, December 30 at the Davies County hospital, Washington; To Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Satterfield of Winslow, a son, born Wednesday in the Davies County Hospital; To Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Butke, of Sten- dal, a daughter, December 30, at the Stork Hospital in Hunting- burg;To Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Folsom, a daughter, Pescheni Marie, December 28; To Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Scraper, south of Winslow, a daughter, Susan Jane, born January 1 in the Da- vies County Hospital. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, Jan. 6, 1972 The most severe winter storm of the 1971-72 season swept into the tri-state area Tuesday afternoon bringing freezing rain topped by about two or three inches of snow in the Pike County area. Roads and streets were extremely haz- ardous Tuesday afternoon and night. Wednesday morning the temperature began a plunge downward and hit a low of 6 according to the First Nation- al time and temperature sign. Carl Swift, county school super- intendent, said that at 5 a.m. the sign gave a temperature read- ing of 13 degrees. At 7 a.m. it was still on its way down with a reading of 7 degrees and con- tinued to drop until 7:30 when it hit a low of 6 degrees. Mr. Swift consulted with some of the bus drivers early Wednes- day and they decided that the routes could be covered well enough to have school. Weath- er reports called for cold, clear weather with a warming trend by Thursday, today. Orlen L. Kautz was present- ed a 35 -year pin December 27 for continuous membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Presentation was made by C.W. Graham. Observ- ing were Ted Hawkins and Rus- sell Simpson. Mr. Kautz of 303 North 10th Street, Petersburg, went to work for the railroad in December 1919. He started in Terre Haute and worked the Terre Haute to Evansville run for 46 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomo- tive Engineers for 35 years. He was promoted from fireman to engineer in the winter of 1923. Veterans of W WI and Auxil- iary enjoyed a Christmas par- ty Tuesday, December 21 at the VFW home in Petersburg. A bountiful dinner was served. A fter the meeting of the Bar- racks and Auxiliary a gift ex- change was enjoyed by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weisheit, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Valin. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bradfield, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Holder, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pancake, Add- ine Hollon, Ida Bailey, May Sur- ridge, Mayme Benjamin, Della Gray, Gladys Hunt, Ruth Gen- try, Myrtle Jones and visitors, Erma Fielder and Gladys Harm- er from Auxiliary 123 Boonville. Rev. Richard E. Grindstaff, a missionary of the Wesley- an Church from South A frica, will speak at 7 p.m. January 12 at Otwell Wesleyan Church in Otwell. Rev Grindstaff a grad- uate of Frankfort Wesleyan Bi- ble College Frankfort, has spent a term in missionary service in Johannesburg, A frica. Where he served as pastor of Craigha- ll Park Wesleyan Church. He will tell about the areas where he has labored, the people and the missionary work being do- ne there, Colored slides will be shown at the Ruritan building. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. jerry Scales, of Petersburg, a son, Sean Wendell, at the Da- viess County Hospital on Sun- day, January 2; To MSGT and Mrs. Jerry O. Mosby, of Al- conbury AFB, England, a son, Christopher John, on Decem- ber 23; To Mr. and Mrs. Don- ald R. Cox, of Petersburg, a daughter, Nichole Sue, Satur- day, January 1; To Mr. and Mrs Harold Wayne Sheperd, of Pe- tersburg, a son, Mark Alan, at the Davies County Hospital on Thursday, December 30. Marriages: Tricia Lorraine Willey and James Hazelton were married at the First united Presbyterian Church, Las Cru- ces New Mexico, officiated by Dr. J.R. Bishop, December 21. Deaths: Frank R. Thomas Sr., 75, of Petersburg, passed away Sunday, January 2 at Hol- iday Home were he had been residing; Loral Brewster, 80, of Winslow, passed away Sun- day, January 2 at the Good Sa- maritan hospital; Herbert Ray- mond Gibson, 82, of Evansville, native of Winslow, passed away Thursday, December 30 at the Veterans Hospital in Marion, Illinois; Daisy Geib, 71,of La- fayette, a former resident of Remington and native of Ot- well, passed away Tuesday at the Comfort Care Inc., Lafay- ette; Aubrey Elizabeth Traylor, 84, of Washington, passed away Sunday night at her residence; Permelia Jean Meyers, 84, of Pe- tersburg, passed away Monday January 3 at the Wirth Memo- rial Hospital in Oakland City; Nora McMurray, 70, of Bick- nell passed away Monday, De- cember 27 at the good Samar- itan Hospital. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, Jan. 2, 1997 Jodie Dawn (Griffith) Hunts- man, formerly of Petersburg, completed her bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice at Ohio Dominican College in Co- lumbus, OH on December 17. A former graduation ceremo- ny will be in May 1997, She is the daughter of James D. Grif- fith and Dessie M. Griffith and granddaughter of Elsie I. Grif- fith all of Petersburg. Jodie re- sides with her husband Ray at 2774 Shaftesbury Drive N.W. in Canton, OH. Christmas trees are being ac- cepted at the pike County Solid Waste Management trash col- lection sites free of Charge. Sol- id Waste Administrator Susan Haislip said Pike County resi- dents may drop off their Christ- mas trees until January 6 at no charge. They will then be col- lected and taken to Waste Man- agement's Blackfoot RFD near Augusta and made into mulch. A Washington couple was ar- rested just after midnight Sat- urday at the Pike and Daviess County line on drug charges af- ter a traffic stop. Petersburg of- ficer Russell Green said when he made a traffic stop of An- thony Church, 28, of Washing- ton (formerly of Petersburg), a white powder substance was found in the car. Green said it tested positive for methamphet- amine. He was assisted by State Trooper Stu Sanders and Dep- uty Sheriff Brad Jenkins. Sand- ers said Green knew Church's driver's license was suspend- ed so he stopped him after seeing him driving. Sanders said they had reason to believe Church was carrying a gun so they asked him to step out of the car so they could search him. Sanders said no gun was found on Church, but when they searched his passenger, Patri- cia Smolek, 37, they found a pis- tol in her purse. He said they al- so found three separate pack- ages of white powder that field tested positive for a metham- phetamine, as well as seven sy- ringes, two of which contained a brown liquid substance that was not field tested and a small amount of marijuana. Church was charged with dealing a scheduled II controlled sub- stance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, main- taining a common nuisance and driving while suspended, according to Green. Smolek was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled sub- stance, possession of a hand- gun without a permit, reck- less possession of parapherna- lia and possession of marijuana. Church bonded out on a 10 per- cent $15,000 bond and Smolek was released on a 10 percent $5,000 bond. Washington po- lice are also investigation the incident and a search warrant was issued for their residence. Deaths: Arbutus Jenkins, 85, of Petersburg, passed away on Wednesday, December 25 at the Petersburg Healthcare Center; Horace Tommy Parker, 87, of Evansville, passed away on Thursday, December 26 at the Parkview Care Center; Al- vira W. Harrell, 93, of Peters- burg, passed away Sunday, De- cember 29 at the Petersburg Healthcare Center; Earl Won- der,80, of Washington, passed away Friday, December 27 in the Emergency Room of the Da- viess County Hospital; Patrica Fay (Leeper) Jent, 65, of India- napolis, passed away December 12; Marie G. Rhinehart, 87, of Oakland City, passed away Sat- urday, December 28 at the For- est Del Convalescent Center in Princeton.

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