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Stories from Tuesday, May 18, 2004

More teachers face reduction in force by school corporation (05/18/04)
By LYNN HAMILTON lynnham01@hotmail.com Eight more teachers' contracts were cancelled by the Clay Community Schools Board of School Trustees at Monday night's meeting. "That doesn't mean they won't be called back," Assistant Superintendent Michael Mogan stated this morning. He went on to explain that the corporation will be calling back as many of these teachers as possible to fill in for retirements and resignations...
Four-vehicle wreck leaves two teens injured, none seriously (05/18/04)
Two of four vehicles that were involved in a crash on SR 340 Monday afternoon. The highway was closed for a period of time. By LINDA MESSMER lindamessmer@yahoo.com A four-car pile-up about a half mile east of Northview High School about 3:25 p.m. yesterday resulted in two teenagers being injured. According to investigating officer Sgt. Rob Gambill, six cars were eastbound on SR 340...
View from the top (05/18/04)
Evan wade photo Tonus Homes owner Jeff Michalic waves goodbye to employees of the company before his six-day stay. By EVAN WADE evnwade@yahoo.com At 7:45 Monday morning, Jeff Michalic was talking to an associate about a golfing trip he took over the weekend. Fifteen minutes later, he was using a scissor lift to hoist himself into a house on top of a 42-foot pole...
Knights clip Cardinals in tennis (05/18/04)
Carey Fox photo Northview's Sarah Cox returns a volley during Monday's doubles win versus Bloomfield. Cox teamed with Rachel Deal in winning their 15th match out of 16 this year. By CAREY FOX Redwood17257@yahoo.com Northview's Kristy Backfish rallied to a three-set win over Bloomfield's Ashley Bailey at number three singles on Monday night to send the Knights to a 3-2 match win over the Cardinals...
North Clay boys have strong week (05/18/04)
Kristy Backfish provided the winning margin of victory Monday with her win at No. 3 singles. Staff Reports The North Clay boys track team came up with some top finishes in action last week. The Knights placed second to Cloverdale while beating South Putnam in a three-way meet last Monday evening and posted 91 points on the way to beating St. Patrick (49), Cascade (48) and Riverton Parke on Tuesday...
Gilbert N. Ellis (05/18/04)
GILBERT N. ELLIS Gilbert N. Ellis, 72, of Brazil, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 3:55 a.m. at the Clay Health Center. He was born April 3, 1932, in Brazil, the son of Herschel and Dolly Orman Ellis. He was a lifelong farmer in Clay County. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and singing gospel music. He attended Deliverance Temple Church in Brazil...
James E. Vandivier (05/18/04)
JAMES E. VANDIVIER James E. Vandivier, 68, of Bridgeton, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the Royal Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Terre Haute. He had been in failing health. Born on Nov. 27, 1935, in Rosedale, he was the son of Everett Vandivier and Dorothy Overpeck Vandivier. He was a 1954 graduate of Bridgeton High School...
Leroy A. Overman Jr. (05/18/04)
LEROY A. OVERMAN JR. Services for Leroy A. Overman Jr., 79, of Brazil, will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in French Funeral Home with the Rev. Chester Haypenny and the Rev. Harold Plunkett officiating. Burial will follow in Clearview Cemetery. American Legion Post 2 and VFW 1127 will provide military graveside rites. Visitation will be today, 4-7 p.m., and Wednesday prior to services...