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April 12, 2023

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$1.00 28 PAGES FOUR SECTIONS PETERSBURG, IN 47567-0068 Wednesday, a pr il 12, 2023 PIKE PUBLISHING VOlUMe 153, nUMBer 14 NEWS TIPS Phone: ����������������������������������� 812-354-8500 Email ����������������������sherri@pressdispatch�net INSIDE Local �������������������������A1-4 Obits ���������������������������� A5 Home Life ����������������������� A6 History ��������������������������� A7 Sports ������������������������ B1-2 School �������������������������� B3 Legals ����������������������������� B5 Classifieds ���������������������� B6 Spring Home & Garden C1-8 Spring Home & Garden D1-4 Church �����������������������D5-6 USPS 604-34012 LOCAL A3 See BIKES page 2 See PROGR AM page 7 See CHARGES page 2 April 2023 HOME&GARDEN C1-D4 Best Local Services & Merchandise for your home, lawn and garden! Amber Ashley is someone you should know Candidate visits Randy's Americana By Lowell Thomas Correspondent United states rep- resentative Jim Banks visited randy's americana, in peters- burg, on april 5 to talk about his run for the position left open by senator Mike Braun. senator Braun is seeking the Governor's office. representative Banks was presented with several ques- Winslow American Legion Riders Post #115 holds first Blessing of the Bikes Submitted by Crystal DeJarnett On saturday, april 8, the Winslow american legion riders (alr) from post #115, hosted their first annual Blessing of the Bikes and a ride with friends day. all of the legion's rides are open to the public. There were over 50 motorcy- cles, and 58 participants signed in. riders were from all over the Tri- state, from illinois to rockport, and everywhere in between. participants showed up at 12 p.m., to get signed in to get their bikes blessed, for the 2023 riding season. a fterwards, Bryan Miley, gave a short speech, and a prayer. The thunder rolled north down Main street in Winslow, to their first stop in Jasper. From there the riders did a surprise roll-in, in Ferdinand, to Winslow alr director, dameon's Mom, Julee Hubbell's. she was surprised for sure, when 28 motor- cycles pull up to her (retirement home) apartment. several of her neighbors came out as well. Julee is fighting stage 4 colon cancer and is having a hard time. ride Coordinator, Vern M. Gul- ly, suggested putting a smile on her Julee Hubbell seated (Mom to American Legion Post #115 Di- rector, who is battling cancer with Susie Miley ALR on her left and Kendra Mcatee, ALR Supporter, on her right. In the back row, left to right are: Toni Jones, Angie Wade, Cheyanne DeJarnett, Yvette Powell, Crystal DeJarnett Registered sex offender arrested on numerous charges following search a petersburg man was arrest- ed last Thurs- day on numer- ous meth relat- ed charges after police served a search warrant due to him be- ing a regis- tered sex of- fender and us- ing a Facebook account. John Warner, 45, of 512 s. lakeview drive, petersburg was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a se- rious violent felon, a level 5 felony, possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony, possession of a legend drug, a level 6 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a level 6 felony, neglect of a dependent, a level 6 felo- ny, possession of paraphernalia and failure to register, a level 6 felony. pike County deputy sheriff scott arnold said he received information Warner, a registered sex offend- er had been using a Facebook ac- count under the name of a relative. arnold said he checked with the of- John Warner PES Fifth graders create Broadcast program By Mendy Ross Correspondent The petersburg elementary school fifth grade students have been work- ing hard on creating Broadcast the last few months. after about 13 years from the last pes Broadcast, Fifth grade teacher and High ability Coor- dinator, Courtney loveless decided it would be something worth bringing back. "i was looking for a project to serve our high ability students and to also act as an enrichment activity for students who are mastering current standards and skills," said loveless. "The broadcast was always so popu- lar with the students and staff and it seemed like a meaningful project that would involve the entire building." "My favorite part of the broadcast is the planning phase," said loveless. "i love to listen to the creative ideas the students share in the brainstorming sessions. They are always so excited and invested in creating broadcasts that are new and unique. They have learned how valuable collaboration is and have become a great team." students create label designs for each segment, including Quote of During a Weather Report by Fifth grade PES Broadcasting crew members, sitting at the table, left to right, Rylan Prevo, Cruz Furman and Mariana Seay; seated holding the Chromebook is Elle Wiscav- er; and standing are Adessah Ross and Joshawa Blackburn. See R ANDY'S page 2 New Hornady Park playground under construction Last Wednesday local officials celebrated a new playground now under construction in Hornady Park. "This is an exciting day," said Petersburg Mayor R. C. Klipsch about the new playground. Klipsch said as a young boy he played on the playground equipment in the more than 100-year-old park. He credited Pike County Economic Development Executive Director Ashley Willis with secur- ing the grant from the Welborn Baptist Foundation of $136,000. Andrea Hays of Welborn Baptist said the beautiful park was a natural fit with their health initiative to help kids be more active in the beau- tiful setting. Klipsch said construction is expected to be completed by the end of April. Above are (l to r): Andrea Hays (Welborn Baptist), Matt Robinette (Petersburg Park Board), Mayor R. C. Klipsch, Ashley Willis (Pike EDC), Lisa Gelhausen (Indiana Region 15) and Tammy Selby (Petersburg Clerk Treasurer). Pike Central Hoosier State Delegates chosen for 2023 By Sherri Griffin editor pike Central High school (pCHs) is honored to announce students who have been chosen to be the 2023 summer Hoosier state delegates. The 2023 Hoosier Girls state del- egates include lexie Onyett, daugh- ter of daniel and dori Onyett, of pe- tersburg, whose local sponsor is the Winslow american legion post #115 has been chosen. "i am very excited to be attending Hoosier Girl state," Onyett said. "i am ready for the col- lege-like experience." Macey stilwell, daughter of sar- ah Thorne, of petersburg, and Ke- one stilwell, with local sponsor the petersburg american legion Con- rad post #179 was the second female student at pCHs chosen. "i am su- per excited to be chosen for Hoosier Girl state," stilwell said. "i hope to make great friends and get the ex- perience for the future." 2023 Hoosier Boys state dele- gates include Zane Gehlhausen, son of Beth schilling, of Velpen, with lo- cal sponsor the petersburg Kiwan- is. "i am very excited to be chosen for Hoosier Boys state," Gehlhau- sen said. "i hope to have a fun expe- See HOOSIER page 3 Pike Central High School is honored to announce its 2023 Hoo- sier Girls and Boys State Delegates which include from left to right, Zane Gehlhausen, Macey Stilwell, Arrik McDonald, and Lexie On- yett. These students will attend Trine University in June to learn the intricacies of American government in a hands-on scenario, with a focus on Indiana state government at the city, county, and state levels. Citizenship, not politics, is emphasized during the pro- gram. Jim Banks

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