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April 5, 2023

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$1.00 16 PAGES FOUR SECTIONS PETERSBURG, IN 47567-0068 Wednesday, a pr il 5, 2023 PIKE PUBLISHING VOlUMe 153, nUMBer 13 NEWS TIPS Phone: ����������������������������������� 812-354-8500 Email ����������������������sherri@pressdispatch�net INSIDE Local �������������������������A1-3 Obits ���������������������������� B1 Court News��������������������� B2 Home Life ����������������������� B3 History ��������������������������� B4 Sports ����������������������� C1-2 Church ����������������������� C3-4 Classifieds ���������������������� D1 Legals ����������������������������� D2 Spring Break Photos ������� D3 School ���������������������������� D4 USPS 604-34012 SPORTS C1 PHOTOS D3 PC softball beats Jasper More Spring Break Photos See CR AFTS page 3 See DEALING page 2 See HOUSING page 2 Stendal Ladies enjoy a Community Create and Craft Night By Mendy Ross Correspondent There are about a dozen or more ladies, mothers and daughters in the stendal area who attend a Com- munity Create and Craft night on the first Tuesday of each month, between 6 and 9 p.m., at st. peter's lutheran Church fellowship hall. They created the night three years ago to have an evening where they could bring their craft, sewing, yarn whether it be to create something new or projects to finish, or to learn new ones while having fun. Because of the growing interest in the group, they are planning a va- riety of different classes and demon- strations. in May they are planning to have a painting on canvas class, where the participants will learn to paint dandelions. Other months to follow include learn to draw 101; Cookie decorating; Beekeeping and Honey; Quilt as you go; easy Home Machine Quilting; How to Make a Barn Quilt; Wreath Mak- ing; Uses of a Cricket Machine; soap Making; Cake decorating; Crafting from 'preloved' items; and show and Tell. "i bring my sewing machine and piece quilt blocks, but i'm working on a crocheted baby blanket that i need to get done and can't seem to find time to do it at home," said crafter sherry Meyer. "it's fun to get away from the dirty dishes and sit with a bunch of ladies and just do your thing, or get inspired to try something new." Meyers has been able to teach crocheting one on one during the craft nights. according to Meyer the ladies bring their current projects, or start new ones like, embroidering, hand quilting, painting crafts and gifts, crocheting, scrap booking, writing cards, making cards, watching what others are doing, or just talking and laughing and, of course, snacks. Crafter Jean sickman, attends the Create and Craft night and worked on her blanket that she cre- ated a swedish embroidery, which is a type of needlework dating back to the 1600s. another crafter, ann Oxley, has worked on a rag blanket project during the Create and Craft night. "a lot of the listed classes and demonstrations are hands-on," said Meyer. "an example is painting on canvas and drawing; we will ask people to call and sign up so we can have enough supplies available. a f- Front, left to right, Sherry Meyer and Lori Beasley are holding a sample of May's craft night class. Back row, left to right, Heidi Rel- ler, who will be teaching this painting class holds another sample of May's painting class; Jean Sickman, who is holding her blanket that she created a Swedish Embroidery, a type of needlework dating back to the 1600s; and Ann Oxley holding her rag blanket creation that she worked on during the Create and Craft Night. Stendal Ladies enjoy a Community Create and Craft Night Ladies in the Stendal area attend a Community Create and Craft Night on the first Tuesday of each month, be- tween 6 and 9 p.m., at St. Peter's Lutheran Church fellowship hall. They bring their craft, sewing, yarn or unfinished projects to cre- ate, finish projects, and learn new ones while hav- ing fun. Woman found dead near Diplomat Motel in Oakland City FBI involved in case The Gibson County sheriff's Office and indiana state police are current- ly investigating the death of a female that was discovered in a wooded area behind the diplomat Motel in Oakland City. The FBi and Oakland City pd are assisting. anyone with information is encouraged to contact police. Mayor says Petersburg about to experience housing boom By andy Heuring petersburg apparently is experi- encing a housing boom. petersburg Mayor r. C. Klipsch told the city council Monday night there have been inquiries and housing starts to- taling more than 30 structures that would house nearly 50 new families. Klipsch said new Hope develop- ment is in the process of building four duplex units off of White river ave. and are in the process of apply- ing to build three more duplexes in the same location. He said he is continually getting inquires from contractors outside of petersburg, that are interested in lots and property to building houses and duplexes. While several are in the process of building he said ma- ny are just inquiries. "it is exciting to me that we have this type of inter- est from people outside petersburg interested in investing in our com- munity," said Klipsch. He added all the infrastructure work the city has been working on with the water treatment, distribu- tion and sewer work has made it possible for the new housing devel- Head Shop by PCHS causes controversy A head shop advertising illegal drugs in Indiana, that can be seen just north of the Pike Central High School has caused a lot of controversy in Pike County. Pike County Central School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Suzanna Blake has checked into the matter to see what can be done, but at this moment, it is not in violation of any laws. "We've looked into it, but there's no violation by state code or local code," Blake said. "An individual can't sell illegal drugs near a school, but there's no restriction on advertising. We were advised to contact our legislators." Commissioners hold brief meeting By Sherri Griffin editor On Monday, april 3, the pike County Commissioners held their bi-monthly meeting at the pike County Courthouse. during the meeting mowing bids were reviewed for Old Town Ceme- tery and Coleman Cemetery. after a brief discussion regarding each bidder to provide insurance, Blake Cooper was awarded the bid for Old Town at a rate of $98 per mow, and Julian's Mowing service was award- ed the bid for Coleman at a rate of $150 per mow unanimously by the Commissioners. Val Fleig, Commissioner's at- torney opened up two bids for the replacement of the pike County Courthouse windows. Commission- ers stated that they would review the bids and take the bids under consideration. in other business an addendum to collective bargaining agreement was needed since the county is in need of certified Class B Commer- cial drivers. since the training for this certification is time consuming See MEETING page 3 Whitney Knight - Eric, Whitney, Wyatt and Eastyn Knight - Carnival Cruise to Falmouth Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel, Mexico. Wesley Mullis sentenced for Dealing in Controlled Substance By Sherri Griffin editor a rural petersburg couple who was indicted by a grand jury on nu- merous counts of dealing in a con- trolled substance faced sentencing recently. Tara n. Mullis, 29, of 4845 e. Cr

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