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March 22, 2023

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$1.00 20 PAGES FOUR SECTIONS PETERSBURG, IN 47567-0068 Wednesday, Ma rch 22, 2023 PIKE PUBLISHING VOLUMe 153, nUMBer 11 NEWS TIPS Phone: ����������������������������������� 812-354-8500 Email ����������������������sherri@pressdispatch�net INSIDE Local �������������������������A1-4 Obits ���������������������������� A5 Sports ���������������������������� B1 Scouting ������������������������� B2 Classifieds ������������������������C1 Classifieds/Legals �����C2-3 Opinion ���������������������������C4 Church ����������������������� C5-6 Home Life ����������������������� D1 History ��������������������������� D2 School ������������������������D3-4 USPS 604-34012 SPORTS B1 INSIDE A3 See CHASE on page 2 See CAFE on page 2 PCM girls place second in Pocket Athletic Conference Championship Alisha Wardlow, Water Supervisor for Winslow See AG DAY page 2 Dementia Friendly Memory Cafe Kick Off set for May 1 MiPatio & Dementia Friendly Petersburg By Jill Hyneman correspondent Mi Patio in collaboration with dementia Friendly Petersburg is bringing a Memory café to Pike county. The first dementia-friend- ly lunch experience will start Mon- day May 1. MiPatio's Memory café' will be on the first Monday of the month when they are normally closed. amber Manor will be hosting a scrapbook class before the first lunch event to help kick off the pro- gram. "amber Manor is dedicated to supporting dementia Friendly Petersburg and we are excited to participate in the Memory café lunches at Mi Patio", Gwen dunn community service representative from amber Manor said. "dementia Friendly dining expe- rience that will include simplified Mi Patio owners Alejandra Cazares and Istaban Martinez will be a special part of the first Dementia Friendly restaurant beginning Monday, May 1. Pike County Police chase ends in crash By Sherri Griffin editor On Wednesday, March 15, at ap- proximately 5:50 p.m. Pike county sheriff's deputy Bryce Manning was on routine patrol when he ob- served a silver Mitsubishi car pull off Lakeview drive in Petersburg and accelerate abnormally onto state road 57, driven by cameron Gregory, 24, of Washington. deputy Manning was able to use his in-car radar and confirm that the vehicle had accelerated to 90 m.p.h. in a 50 m.p.h. zone near state road 57 and Lake Minnis drive. deputy Manning observed the vehicle drive left of center two sep- arate times, almost losing control. deputy Manning activated his emergency lights and siren to ini- tiate a traffic stop. The vehicle be- gan to pull over to the side of the road as if he was pulling over and then accelerated away from deputy Manning. deputy Manning advised dis- patch that he would be in pursuit of the vehicle north on state road 57. The vehicle continued all over the road, north on state road 57 reaching speeds of approximately 100 m.p.h. The vehicle slowed down and Gregory turned his right turn signal on, but then turned left onto county road 300s in daviess county. coun- ty road 300s was a dead end and Gregory turned around in a yard, nearly striking Manning's patrol vehicle, before the pursuit turned back east on county road 300s. chief deputy dallas Killian was able to place a tire deflation tool "stop sticks" at county road 300s and state road 57. The stop sticks were successful and began deflat- ing the car's tires, slowing the pur- suit from speeds of 100 m.p.h. down to below 60 m.p.h. The pursuit con- tinued into Washington onto Troy road where Washington Police had set another set of stop sticks that were unsuccessful and Gregory continued to try and get away from Police. chief deputy Killian bravely posi- tioned his vehicle to intervene with Gregory's vehicle which collided. PCMS Ag Day fun for all By Mendy Ross correspondent Pike central Middle school stu- dents were invited to join the aG- stravaganza, a day of exploring the agriculture department during the last school day before spring break on Friday, March 17, which was hosted by the Pc agriculture de- partment including FFa members and ag students. activities students participated in included Off-road Vehicle safe- ty, seed planting, a Greenhouse Tour, Farm animal exhibit and hay Bale hi-Toss. Mr. daryl Kluemper, Pike central's agricultural educa- tor, Greenhouse Manager and FFa advisor, led the fun filled aGstrava- ganza day. he also created an event for high school students which will take place in 2024 and 2025. small groups of middle school students were led by an ag or FFa member through different activi- ties such as learning about planting seeds. students decorated their own cup, then filled it with potting soil and added marigold seeds. a fter planting their flower seeds, students toured the Greenhouse. students learned the importance of Off-road Vehicle safety with a quizzing game led by several ag students. There were several exam- ples of off-road vehicles on display for students to view. several students took turns at the hay Bale hi-Toss, where they lifted the bale holding the baler twine and threw it over a horizontal metal bar. ag students were standing by if a student needed a little assistance getting the bale over the bar. The Farm animal exhibit was a big hit. animals included a pair of mallards, a horse, a goat, sheep, pigs, bunnies, chickens, a guinea, a guinea pig, a pair of peacocks, fish, a turtle, a dog and a cat. Many of the students chose to hold the smaller animals or pet others. Owners of the animals were close by to help the younger students if necessary. Zoey Haycraft is thrilled to be holding a goat named Daisy brought by FFA member Shelby Vest, who is standing by in case students need assistance during the AGstravaganza day at Pike Central, on Fri- day, March 17. Cameron Gregory, 24, of Washington was charged with Reckless driving, OVWI, Re- sisting Law Enforcement and possession of marijuana follow- ing a police chase of over 100 m.p.h. through Pike County in- to Daviess County last Wednes- day, March 15. Sheriff addresses staff shortages to Commissioners By Sherri Griffin editor Pike county sheriff Jason McKinney presented to the Pike county council members last week his desperate need for additional staff for the Pike county sheriff's Office and this Monday, McKinney came to the commissioner's with the same plea and number as presented to the Pike county council members. McKinney contacted other sheriff departments with simi- lar populations to Pike county and told the commissioners that they (Pike county sher- iff's department) have the least coverage and deputies of any comparable county in the state, with the same popula- tion. McKinney read off num- bers that were at times double what Pike county has as far as deputies are concerned. McK- inney stated that there are three to four jury trials com- ing up which takes deputies away, transports that have to be done, and that one new dep- uty was hired, but that they are in the academy and will not be done until May. McKinney stat- ed that in January, there were 47 new inmates, 14 arrests, 184 traffic stops and 272 calls. For the month of February, there were 18 arrests, 189 traffic See MEETING page 5 Dana Moyes sentenced to four years for Neglect of Dependent - Court suspends last two years By Sherri Griffin editor On Wednesday, March 8, dana Moyes, who at one time had over 20 charges of neglect of a dependent, against her, was sentenced to four years for neglect of a dependent with the court suspending the last two years of her sentence. another trial is scheduled for april for re- maining charges. Moyes was also placed on pro- bation for a period of 730 days (4 years). Moyes has been held at the Pike county Jail since July, after divi- sion of child services workers and Pike county deputies determined the seven children were not getting proper care and that the home and the bathrooms were unusable with a smell that was unbearable, accord- ing to the report. McKinney wrote in his probable cause affidavit that dog and cat feces were throughout the home and that full-grown chickens were caged in one bedroom. Idcas notified central dispatch that Moyes was trying to buy an in- ternational plane ticket on July 5. On July 6, Moyes turned herself in at the Pike county sheriff's Office. during the sentencing, the court based their decision on the fact that Moyes has a previous criminal histo- ry of arrests for which prior lenient treatment has not been successful, which suggests antisocial behavior See MOYES page 4

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