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April 26, 2023

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$1.00 16 PAGES FOUR SECTIONS PETERSBURG, IN 47567-0068 Wednesday, a pr il 26, 2023 PIKE PUBLISHING VOlUMe 153, nUMBer 17 Pike County Leadership Class holds graduation By Lowell Thomas Correspondent On Tuesday, april 18, at the a za- lea path in Gibson County, the pike County leadership Class of 2023 received their certificates for com- pleting their studies, which have prepared them for service to pike County, with a varied list of subjects behind them during their studies. They learned much about govern- ment and how it operates and how it is designed to protect and make an effort at equality. This class had as their project, collecting bottle caps to build benches for Winslow park. during their time of the project, they col- lected over 1200 pounds of bottle caps to be used in the construction of the park benches. The group is still working on fundraising for the cost of constructing the benches. When talking to adam Houchins, a class participant, he and others, On Tuesday, April 18, at the Azalea Path in Gibson County, the Pike County Leadership Class of 2023 received their certificates for completing their studies, which have prepared them for service to Pike County, with a varied list of subjects behind them during their studies. Front row left to right are Lindsey Dennis, Adam Houchins, Kelli Jenkins, along with back row left to right, Rachel Trabsnt, Brooke Goble, Cassie Harker, Olivia Howard, Lauren Goble, Jessica Adams, Jacob Sisk, and Brid- get Butcher Rustic Romance theme for PCHS Prom Night By Mendy Ross Correspondent The day began with many of pike Central Juniors and seniors get- ting ready; with young ladies get- ting their hair, makeup, nails and gowns on and young men with their suits, even a couple with matching top hats and canes, and vehicles ready for saturday evening's Grand March before prom. The couples and individuals were announced by Jon and Cassie Craig as nearly 200 students proceeded through an archway adorned with flowers. Junior and senior officers began the march, then the prom Pike Central Seniors Kale Speedy and Ryan Gladish strolled down the Grand March's pathway wearing their light blue and bright orange suits with matching top hats and canes. After walk- ing through, they jumped back in line to escort their dates to the rest of the evening's activities. The PC Prom was on Saturday eve- ning, April 22. Look for next week's special prom photo page! Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge celebrates Earth Day by passinag out free trees On Saturday, April 22, Earth Day, volunteers from the community and Patoka River National Wild- life Refuge were at JayC Grocery Store in Petersburg and the IGA grocery store in Oakland City, pass- ing out free trees in honor of Earth Day. Five varieties of Oak trees were available, along with Pecan trees. The trees were donated from the Vallonia State Nursery, in Vallonia, Indiana. If you would like more information, visit Pictured are a Knox County resident receiving his free trees, along with volunteers Doug Brown and Bill McCoy. NEWS TIPS Phone: ������������������������������������� 812-766-1611 Email ����������������������sherri@pressdispatch�net INSIDE Local �������������������������A1-3 Obits ���������������������������� A4 Sports ������������������������ B1-3 School �����������������������������C2 Home Life ������������������������C3 History ������������������������� C4 Classifieds ���������������������� D1 Legals ����������������������������� D2 Church �����������������������D3-4 USPS 604-34012 See TA X sale on page 3 See VAN page 4 See GR ADS page 3 Williams Throws in 12-0 win PES Spring Carnival See PROM page 2 Election Info: primary election in indiana is on Tuesday May 2, 2023. pike County will not be holding a primary election since there are no contested races. The Municipal election for the City of petersburg will be held on Tuesday november 7, 2023. please remember that only registered voters in the precincts of petersburg 1, 2, 3 or 4 are allowed to vote in the Municipal election. Offices on the ballot are petersburg Mayor, City Clerk/Treasurer, City Council districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and at-large. now is a good time to check your voter registra- tion record by going to or calling the pike County Clerk's Office. Coming Next Week: Prom Photos for 2023 Two arrested in Cass County after stealing Pike County school van By andy Heuring Two area men were arrested re- cently in Cass County, indiana af- ter they stole a Toyota van out of the pike Central parking lot and drove it to Cass County. austin savage and logan J. Zei- New Publication Dates starting next week, May 4, 2023, the press dispatch will publish on Thursday instead of Wednesday. The Gibson Coun- ty star Times will publish on Thursday instead of Tuesday. Fifth graders Sadie Franklin, Adessah Ross, Kaelyn Long and Baylee Hutchason HOME LIFE C3 Accusations of discrimination fly at Pike County tax sale By Sherri Griffin editor Before the pike County Courthouse even opened on Thursday, april 20, for the spring property tax sale, the outside area was filed with people from the Melenated people of power group who had come to the courthouse with the intention of buying property in their children's names, according to Malcom Tanner, who calls himself dr. Malcom Tanner and lead the dis- cussion throughout the process and heated discussion during the tax sale. With over 130 people packed into Malcom Tanner, of Melenated People of Power, along with lawyer for SRI who oversees Pike Coun- ty Tax Sales, Matt Portner, and Pike County Sheriff's Deputy Adam Thompson, discuss the issue of a group member from Melenated People of Power taking all of their registration forms back, which were separated from all other participants at the tax sale. Thompson stated that there was nothing that could be done about it and it was a civil matter.

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