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May 11, 2023

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Thursday, May 11, 2023 Page 1 Press DisPatch PETERSBURG, IN 47567-0068 ThURSday, May 11, 2023 VOLUME 153, NUMBER 19 INSIDE: Seven arrested for possession of meth page 4 $1.00 PER ISSUE NEWS TIPS Phone: ������������������������������������� 812-766-1611 Email ����������������������sherri@pressdispatch�net INSIDE Local ��������������������������� 1-4 Obits ������������������������������� 5 Home Life �������������������������� 6 Sports ��������������������������� 7-9 Photo Shot of the Week ���10 Classifieds �����������������������12 Legal Notices ����������������13 School News ��������������������14 History ����������������������������15 Church ���������������������� 16-17 Harris Real Estate ������������18 USPS 604-34012 See VFW on page 6 See RILEY on page 2 See PORN on page 2 NOW PUBLISHING EVERY THURSDAY! PCHS Student Government blast past donations for Riley Dance Marathon By Kenzie Rudolph Daves Correspondent Pike Central High School's Riley Dance Marathon was held this past weekend on Saturday, May 6. Abigail Vinnedge, along with the Student Government Association worked from August until now, to plan and raise money for this loved event. Pike Central partners with Indiana University (IU) dance marathon to make this happen. Money goes to IU's Riley programs directly and to Herman B. Wells Research Center. The first year, they started with a small goal of just $2,000, but ended up crushing it and were able to do- nate $7,750, according to Vinnedge. They have consistently raised more each and every year. 2022 was a record year where the Chargers raised a surprising $23,000 to the cause. This year, students blasted past the funds raised in prior years. A whopping $32,163.71 was raised to help Riley kids for 2023. Vinnedge explained that there is a sixteen-member Riley executive board comprised of Student Gov- This year, PCHS students blasted past the funds raised in prior years at the Riley Dance Marathon. A whopping $32,163.71 was raised to help Riley kids for 2023. Local VFW prepares for Memorial Day By Mendy Ross Correspondent Several members of the local VFW Post 3587 could be found at the Wal- nut Hills Cemetery during their Work Day on the morning of Satur- day, May 6. The eight VFW members located the monuments of veterans and then weed eated and cleaned up around each of them to get them ready for Memorial Day. VFW Post 3587 Commander Chris Kinman said the volunteers hung new military flags at the Veterans Monument at the Cemetery. "We'll be lining the entrance roadway with American flags soon in preparation for Memorial Day Ceremonies on May 29 and again for Veterans Day on November 11," said Kinman. Their next event will be to assist with the Home Town Heroes dedi- cation which will take place at the Petersburg Elementary School at 2 p.m., on Saturday, May 20. The vet- eran's Hero banners will be displayed on the lamppost lining Main Street, in Petersburg. The banners will have the veteran's photo, years served and branch of service. The community is invited to the dedication. A fter that the VFW will participate in the Memorial Day Ceremonies at Hill Haven ground breaking Groundbreaking on construction of 15 duplexes for the Hill Haven project along White River Ave. was celebrated last Friday afternoon. Construction of 15-duplexes is starting immediately. Cole Henke with Henke Properties LLC said the first five units along Trafzer St. should be completed and ready to move into by this fall. However all 30 units will probably take about 24 months. Henke said the units are about 1,200 square feet and will rent at market price, which hasn't been de- termined yet. Above are City Councilman John Melhiser, Pike County Economic Development Executive Director Ashley Willis, Petersburg Mayor R. C. Klipsch, Cole Henke, Reger Kerstiens, Ellie Kerstiens with Kol- lyns Kerstiens, Realtor Pryce Lain and City Councilman Scott Jenkins. Pike Central Dance Marathon Enjoying a game of life-sized Twister are Anna O'Brien, Xavery Weisman and Mr. Howald, co-sponsor of Student Government. Lemonade stands and deals galore at Petersburg Town-wide sales By Sherri Griffin Editor If you were not in Petersburg on Saturday, you missed out on deals galore, grilled foods, homemade food from 4-H volunteers and even some fresh lemonade from Willow Lem- ond, 4 and Lillian Willett, 8 on Main Street in Petersburg. Some sales started as early as Thursday, May 4, for those that wanted to get a head start, while others started on Friday and Satur- day. Anything from children's toys and clothes to vintage antiques and flowers could be found throughout Petersburg. Each year Petersburg and other towns throughout Pike County come together the first weekend of May to hold a community-wide yard sale event. Willow Lemond, 4, along with Lillian Willett, 8, sell lemonade at their table on Main Street during Saturday's Petersburg Town-Wide yard sales. Additional photo on page 3 Man arrested for Child Porn, Contributing to a Minor and Dissemination of Matter Harmful to Minors at PCHS By Sherri Griffin Editor On Friday, May 5, Pike County School Corporation Student Re- source Officer Buck Seger and Assistant Prin- cipal Gudorf located John Carroll, 30, of Huntingburg, in the school park- ing lot where he stated he was picking up a sick student. The student stated his mother was allowing him to leave with Car- roll, but then later advised she had John Carroll Eight VFW members came out and weed eated and cleaned around the Veterans of Foreign Wars monuments at the Walnut Hills Cem- etery during the local VFW Post 3587 Work Day on the morning of Saturday, May 6. The local VFW has provided Military burial honors to over 40 veterans and helps other posts as needed. Timeless Classics of Pike County looking for members By Sherri Griffin Editor Do you love hot rods, sports cars, spending time making people smile? Then the Timeless Classics of Pike County car club is looking for you. Bob O'Rourke, who has lived in Pike County for 45 years, has had a love for cars since he was a child. "My dad was an aircraft mechanic in World War II," O'Rourke said. "He worked on B-29's in Guam. When I bought my first car, he helped me and I started reading hot rod maga- zines. It's in my blood." O'Rourke is hoping to add some new members to the club as they have lost quite a few people in the past year. "We're having rat rods at the car show on Saturday, May 27," O'Rourke said. "Anything is open for the show that includes cars, trucks, motorcycles and just about anything. The rat rods are where people take whatever car parts you have and put something together. Young people found expensive parts so they put bodies, frames and other parts to- gether. Some look tasteful, some don't," O'Rourke said with a laugh. Last year the car show at Hor- nady Park had 126 participants, but O'Rourke is hoping for even more Just one of Bob O'Rourke's collectible cars is this 2003 Z06 hot rod Corvette, with 55 more horsepower. O'Rourke has been a long- time member of the Timeless Classics of Pike County and is look- ing forward to the annual car show on Saturday, May 27 at Horna- dy Park. See CLASSICS on page 2

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