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Stories from Friday, July 16, 2004

Lights are back on -- for nearly everyone (07/16/04)
By FRANK PHILLIPS frankphi@hotmail.com Cinergy crews can see the light at the end of the tunnel. All power has been restored to Terre Haute and Brazil Cinergy customers, Rick Burger reported at 5 a.m. today. People in Clinton are not as fortunate. There are still 239 people without electricity in that area, 2,600 customers statewide. ...
'There she is ...' -- queen, princess pageants are Saturday (07/16/04)
The reigning queen, Miss Heather Joy Hewitt invites everyone to attend the 2004 4-H Fair Queen Pageant to be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the door. Fourteen ladies from Clay County will be vying for the title of Miss Clay County and the honor of representing the county at the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant. The contestants are:...
School vandalized again (07/16/04)
By EVAN WADE evan.wade@gmail.com The persons responsible for vandalism of a portable classroom at Meridian Elementary are believed to be behind the destruction of two windows at the same building. City Police responded to a call from the school Thursday morning. They were advised that a door window and a sliding window had been broken some time Wednesday evening. Police will again step up enforcement around the school in an effort to curb further vandalism...
Neighbor speaks out on fireworks and baseball bat incident (07/16/04)
By LYNN HAMILTON lynnham@hotmail.com After reading an article in The Brazil Times about Tuesday night's Common Council meeting, Margie Westfall felt that she and her family had been unfairly represented. The story stated, "During audience comments, (Carl) MacDonald described a major confrontation he had with his neighbors involving fireworks and a baseball bat."...
Bike to be given away at pool (07/16/04)
By LINDA MESSMER lindamessmer@yahoo.com The Forest Park pool operators will have their third annual bicycle give-away on Aug. 11, manager Sara Osborn said at Wednesday night's Park Board meeting at City Hall. The event will be broadcast on MIX-FM radio and additional prizes will be given away between 1-3 p.m...
Yeley sneaks past Drake to get win (07/16/04)
Carey Fox photo Jay Drake (above) was leading up until the final lap last night at Twin Cities Raceway Park before J.J. Yeley passed him for the win. Drake ended up finishing second in the 30-lap event. Nobody expected J.J. Yeley to come from nowhere to pick up his 27th career USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car Series victory...
EUGENE ELIJAH HADDAN (07/16/04)
Eugene E. Haddan, 86, of Ann Arbor, Mich., died on Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the V.A. Medical Center in Battle Creek. He was born on March 31, 1918, in Greencastle, to William A. and Mary Haddan, grew up in Brazil and graduated from Brazil High School in 1935...
ROBERT LEE 'BOB' LEAR (07/16/04)
Robert Lee "Bob" Lear, 73, of Rockville, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, in Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle. A self-employed farmer and truck driver, he retired from IBM in Greencastle with 32 years of service. Born April 18, 1931, in the Bethel neighborhood of Parke County, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Lena F. Day Lear...