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Stories from Friday, September 26, 2003

Housing money coming to county (09/26/03)
Clay County will share in more than $6.8 million affordable housing money to be distributed throughout the state. The announcement was made Thursday by Gov. Joe Kernan. "The awards made today will support a wide range of affordable housing needs in communities across the state," said Kernan. "Hundreds of Hoosier families will benefit from the safe, affordable and accessible housing these awards will support."...
Home burns while family camps (09/26/03)
The Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department was called out Thursday at 4:30 a.m. to investigate a possible structure fire at 5733 N. Co. Rd. 400 E, Brazil. Jackson Township Fire Chief Lester Fagg said they brought in the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department for tanker assistance and the fire was knocked down within about 15 minutes...
Clay County Relay for Life wins American Cancer Society award (09/26/03)
The 2003 Clay County Relay For Life has been awarded the American Cancer Society's Heart of Relay Award (Great Lakes Division) for Cancer Control. The 2003 Relay, held from May 3-4 at the YMCA in Brazil, raised over $25,000 for the fight against cancer...
Orville Redenbacher's friends look forward to first Popcorn Festival (09/26/03)
Orville Redenbacher visited with Edyth Dierdorf, one of his childhood friends from Center Point, in 1994. Mary Schepper and her brother, Bob Dierdorf, enjoy talking about the first up-coming Popcorn Festival of Clay County. It will take place Oct. 3, 4 and 5, at Forest Park and various places throughout Brazil...
New office (09/26/03)
Hoosier Propane had a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon dedicating their new office at 1215 W. St. Rd. 42 which is just west of the Brazil 70 Plaza Restaurant. Holding the ribbon is Chamber of Commerce vice president Steve Kidwell and Brazil Mayor Kenny Crabb. Cutting the ribbon is Hoosier Propane plant manager Molly Schopmeyer. Back, left: Cliff Rivers, David Misiora, Roy Kellar, Ron Harms, Roger Schopmeyer and Hoosier Propane president Dan Manson...
Motorcyclist in fair condition after crash (09/26/03)
Shawn Coleman, 29, 11074 N. CR 300E, was transported by medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital Thursday afternoon. He was involved in a car/motorcycle crash about 4:15 p.m. The wreck occurred at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Church St. in Harmony. He was listed in fair condition by the hospital Thursday afternoon...
Northview senior Kelsey Smith (09/26/03)
Northview senior Kelsey Smith will join her teammates in regional play at Otis Park Golf Course in Bedford this Saturday.
Braxton Griffith of Clay City (09/26/03)
Braxton Griffith of Clay City won the individual race during Thursday's North Clay vs. Clay City meet.
Northview headed into regional play this weekend (09/26/03)
Northview senior Amy Thiemann will try for her second straight medalist honor at the Bedford North Lawrence Regional this Saturday as the Knights take on eight othe teams for a shot at their third berth in the state finals in the last four years. The Northview girls golf team is no stranger to postseason success and this year is not exception after a solid sectional victory over Terre Haute North and South last week. ...
North Clay takes pair of meets with Clay City Eels (09/26/03)
North Clay's (from left to right) Allie True, Cassandra Barnett, Corey Laue and Marissa Bryan all finished in the top-11 for the Knights in their victory over the Eels on Thursday. At Craig Park on Thursday evening the North Clay boys and girls cross-country teams squeezed out close victories over Clay City's runners...
HERMAN SCHARF (09/26/03)
\Herman Scharf, 82, of Knightsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1921, to George and Pearl Scharf in Terre Haute. He worked for the railroad for 17 years and then Walker Electric as a warehouseman. He served in the Army during World War II...