Correction made 50-Years later
March 19, 2020
Dave Ellis showed up at our office last Friday suggesting a mistake had been made in our Yesterday’s News column that appears on page 2 each week.
Dated March 18, 1970, the Petersburg Press reported Petersburg Public Schools announced the establishment of a $100 per year scholarship for a graduating senior planning to go to vocational school. The scholarship was provided by Ellis Machine, a local machine shop and Detroit Diesel dealer in Petersburg.
Ellis said the scholarship was for $1,000/year, not $100. He added that no one ever applied for the scholarship during the years it was offer...