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Stories from Monday, November 8, 2004

Deer hunters help feed the hungry (11/08/04)
It's that time of the year again! When men, and a few women, around the county get up before daybreak, make coffee, gather and check equipment, put on an extra pair of socks and something bright orange before disappearing for hours. That time of year when the forest comes alive with hunters trying to outmaneuver, and outwit, their prey in a game of stealth and survival...
Fire Dept. studying hydrant problem (11/08/04)
If your home or property catches fire will the fire department have enough water to extinguish it quickly? If your home or business is in the City of Brazil, the answer is -- maybe. The city is facing the problem of aging fire hydrants and supply system. One in five hydrants in the city, 20 percent, does not function. The non-functioning hydrants have been painted black to provide quick reference to firefighters...
Downtown revitalization theme of meeting (11/08/04)
Mayor Tom Arthur hopes to make a nine-year-old plan a reality. In 1995, a Brazil Downtown Revitalization Plan was developed, Arthur wrote in a letter to members of the community. The plan was formed by then-Mayor Kenny Crabb, Indiana Historic Landmarks Foundation, Clay County Economic Development Organization, Total Quality of Life Committee members and the Brazil Downtown Revitalization Master Plan Steering Committee...
Clay City High School students' ingenuity tested and proven (11/08/04)
Clay City High School walked away with four awards at Indiana State University's Tech TREK 2004 on Oct. 27. Led by a first-place finish in the Crash Test Dummies competition, Clay City also claimed second in the Team Trials event and third in the Duct Tape Fanatic and Rescue Mission events...
NHS students clean up parks (11/08/04)
Twenty-two members of the Key Club and the Bible Club from Northview High School got together to beautify Forest Park, Craig Park, and Babe Wheeler Park on Oct. 30. Mayor Tom Arthur, former Northview teacher and sponsor of the Key Club, spoke to the group while enjoying breakfast prepared by seven men from the Loyal Bereans Sunday School Class at First Christian Church. ...
Jackson Twp. students see soldier as a Real Hero (11/08/04)
Students at Jackson Twp. School K-5 helped provide supplies for soldiers in Iraq to support Lt. Clay Whitman. The soldier attended Jackson Twp. for six years. Front row, left: Seth Harrison, Wyatt James, Hunter Fields and Jacob Dobson. 2nd row: Chadd Keltz, Dustin Nees and Jamie Michael. 3rd row: Cory Villanueva, Jacob Floyd and Kalie Shaffer. Back row: James Hendrickson, Steven Harrington, Cooper Smith, Jack Willoughby, Haleigh Navel, Emily Wright and Samantha Tillotson...
Jackson Township Band to perform Veterans Day (11/08/04)
The Jackson Township Community Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present a concert of patriotic music beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the courthouse lawn Nov. 11 in celebration of Veterans Day. The band has participated in every ceremony since the end of World War I in 1918...
Brazil group takes Message of Christ to Honduras (11/08/04)
Jesus Film Team in tent chapel in mountains of Honduras. Standing left to right: Donna Bridgewater, Rhonda and Steve Schafer, Jerad Heffner, Tom and Mary Sue Jackson with Rick Wetnight seated. Submitted photo On July 22, seven members of the Brazil First Church of Nazarene left Indiana for a trip to the remote villages of Honduras to participate in the "Jesus Film Project." The group consisted of Rhonda and Steve Schafer, Rick Wetnight, Donna Bridgewater, Jerad Heffner, and Tom and Mary Sue Jackson.. ...
Police adopt Active Shooter program after Columbine High School tragedy (11/08/04)
The Brazil Police department has a new program named "Active Shooter". "This is a more effective way of handling a person who is actively taking lives inside a school, business or factory," stated Police Chief Loudermilk. The law enforcement community is adopting this policy in response to the Columbine school shooting and because smaller units are unable to establish special response units...
Eels make All-TRC teams (11/08/04)
After an excellent boys cross country season this year, the Clay City boys squad produced five All Tri River Conference athletes. The Eels placed Logan Bettenbrock, Dustin Souder, Cole Schroer, Adam Schroer and Austin Vansickle on the TRC squad while teammate Lacey Rood was honored by the All-TRC girls team...
Knights and Braves combine for jamboree win (11/08/04)
Northview's Laura McCrea (right) had a team high three rebounds to go with two steals in Saturday's girls basketball jamboree at West Vigo High School. TERRE HAUTE -- The high school basketball season kicked off on Saturday afternoon with the hoops jamboree at West Vigo High School...
Records fall during 20 win volleyball season (11/08/04)
Records have begun to fall at Northview High School as a 20-win season posted by the 2004 volleyball team was fueled by some very talented players. With the institution of rally scoring in 2000, meaning that teams score points regardless of whether they are serving or not, season and career statistical records are only applied to the past four years...
Fall Softball League champions (11/08/04)
The Wyndham Brothers Auction Company team won the Clay County Girls Softball Coach Pitch Fall League and tournament title this season, going 9-1 overall. The team: (Front row l-r) Jordaine Sanders, Zoe Kidwell, Morgan Brown and Gracie Noel. (2nd row l-r) Whitney Halfhill, Monica Downing, Alyssa Yocom, Gabby Noel and Jensen Swaim. (3rd row l-r) Coaches Ed Brown, Joe Swaim, Hank Kidwell and Kent Yocom...
NORMA 'MAXINE' BUELL (11/08/04)
Norma "Maxine" Buell, 76, of Bowling Green died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Oct. 24, 1928, in Missouri, she was the daughter of Guy and Nell Farris Hoke. She was a 1946 graduate of Brazil High School and had been employed as a clerk at Arketex in Brazil...
IRMA J. COLLINS (11/08/04)
Irma J. Collins, 73, of Brazil died at 7:21 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, in Terre Haute Union Hospital. Born Sept. 30, 1931, in Brazil, she was the daughter of David A. and Lorene Garrison Fisher. She was the assistant manager of the Clay County Humane Society for many years...
BETTY JOAN NEVINS (11/08/04)
Betty Joan Nevins, 81, of Brazil died at 6:38 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born June 28, 1923, in Edgar County, she was the daughter of Alvah Ray Girdley and Elsie Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Nevins, who died in 1983; her parents; a sister, Irene Bell; and a son, Donnie...
VIVIAN L. RIPPLE (11/08/04)
Vivian L. Ripple, 85, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Brazil, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Heritage Park Health Care Center. Born in Frankfort, Ind., she was a homemaker and member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, George, of Fort Wayne; a son, David A., of Newburgh, Ind.; a daughter, Linda K. Jackson, of Lake Forest, Ill.; and grandsons, Ben L. Jackson and Christopher L. Ripple...
ELIZABETH 'BETTY' ANN LYNCH (11/08/04)
Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Lynch, 80 of Brazil, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at her residence. Born Jan. 14, 1924, in Greenville, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Estella Cummings Bailey. Following graduation from Brazil High School in 1941, she attended St. Anthony's School of Nursing, graduating in 1945...
VERNA D. AMMERMAN (11/08/04)
Verna D. Ammerman, 97, of Pendleton, Ind., and formerly of Clay City, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, in the Rawlins House Nursing Facility in Pendleton. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaiah and Minnie Griffith Duncan; a son, Clifford H. Ammerman; a daughter, Anna Ammerman; sisters, Ethel Dickey, Clara Farmer, Bessie Ratzer and Tressie Fair; brothers, Raymond "Pete" Clifford and Chester Duncan; and two infant brothers...