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Stories from Friday, January 9, 2004

New information sought in murder investigation (01/09/04)
The crime scene, 110 W. Pinckley St., as it looked in 1988. Indiana State Police hope a new investigation will solve a 15-year-old Brazil murder case. The State Police Cold Case Homicide Team has been reviewing the Nov. 18, 1988, murders of Ricky Mustard, 32, and his stepdaughter, Tonya Pickett, 16. Information was provided at a morning news conference today...
Area team's first conviction was in Orville Lynn Majors case (01/09/04)
The Indiana State Police instituted a Cold Case Team concept in 1998 to allow veteran homicide detectives to work intensely on a single homicide case without the distraction of receiving new cases. The first team, consisting of Detectives Al Williamson and Tom Littlefield, started working cold cases from the northern Indiana area in 1998. ...
Commissioner: Bidder's second chance was 'tacky' (01/09/04)
A second chance to bid may have cost the county close to $20,000, according to County Commissioner Daryl Andrews. The County Commissioners opened bids for demolition of the grocery store behind the courthouse on Dec. 1, an early step in the construction of Clay County's new jail. According to Andrews, all bids were rejected because the company with the lowest bid, Jeff A. Bell Construction and Excavation, Inc., had some problems with their paperwork...
Supt. says special services needs 'lot of focus' (01/09/04)
Suprintendent Bill Schad's report to the Clay Community Schools Board of Trustees meeting Thursday night included information on the corporation's special services. Schad also reported on ISTEP scores and the large gap between special education students and non-special education students in this corporation. He said this discrepancy needs "a lot of focus"...
Knights pin Braves in dual match win (01/09/04)
Northview senior Derek Mroczek (foreground) dumps his opponent for a takedown in his Thursday victory. TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview wrestling team worked toward closing out the dual match segment of their schedule on a winning note on Thursday night with a 35-21 victory over Vigo County rival Terre Haute South...
Eels battle WRV for finals berth (01/09/04)
Jared Defore led the Eels with 20 points in Wednesday's win. The stage is set and on Friday night the players will be ready for what promises to be another sterling edition of Greene County vs. Clay County basketball. With victories in their opening games, the Clay City Eels and White River Valley Wolverines will take the court with another berth in the Greene County Tournament finals at stake...
Northview freshman handle Golden Arrows (01/09/04)
The Northview freshman boys basketball team picked up their sixth win in their past seven games on Wednesday night with a 49-26 Western Indiana Conference victory over Sullivan. The Knights were paced by Matt Stuckey's 15 points on five 3-pointers while Zach Sanabria came off the bench to tally 12 for the 6-3 Knights...
Northview's Chris Dean (01/09/04)
Northview's Chris Dean controls Terre Haute South's Nick Schaefer in the final stages of the third period. Dean would pick up a 6-4 overtime victory over Schaefer.
KENNETH RAY DOWELL (01/09/04)
Kenneth Ray Dowell, 76, of Bryan, Texas, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1927, in Gary, Ind., to Ralph and Justine Ilas Dowell. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as well as the state of Ohio as a Medical Supply Manager. He moved to Bryan in 1971 from Columbus, Ohio, and where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and the VFW...