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Stories from Monday, January 3, 2005

Brazil firefighters spend holiday on the job......fires break out Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 (01/03/05)
Brazil City firefighters spent New Year's Eve and New Year's Day fighting house fires. At 11:47 p.m. Dec. 31, the department was dispatched to 610 W. Church St. after smoke with an unknown cause was found in a residence at 610 W. Church St., the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Love...
Former prosecutor now in Putnam Co. job (01/03/05)
Fritz Modesitt began the new year with a new job. On Jan. 1, the Clay County native became the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Putnam County. Modesitt was the prosecutor in Clay County for 12 years from 1978 to 1990. He continued with his private law practice in Brazil until he sold it to Margaret Berry in 2003...
Local motel robbed at gunpoint (01/03/05)
- Suspect showed gun to clerk at Howard Johnson's An armed robbery occurred at Howard Johnson's Motel on S.R. 42 at the I-70 interchange Sunday afternoon. A black male, who appeared to be in his early 20s, entered the motel lobby about 2 p.m. and asked for a room, reported Clay County Det./Sgt. Mike Heaton...
City likely to be without animal control contract on Saturday (01/03/05)
Frustration on both sides of the table will likely leave the City of Brazil without an animal control contract come Jan. 1. Discussion of the 2005 Animal Control Contract between the Clay County Humane Society and Brazil continued at the final 2004 meeting of the Brazil City Council, and both city and Humane Society officials were audibly disappointed when the motion of Councilwoman Pat Heffner to approve the contract died on the floor without a second...
Maurer made president of statewide group (01/03/05)
Fritz Maurer, Registered Pharmacist and owner of Maurer's Apothecary on East U.S. 40, in Brazil,was recently chosen President of the Community Pharmacies of Indiana. According to its mission statement, the purpose of the state organization is "to promote the preservation, prosperity and professional growth of Indiana's Independent Community Pharmacies in order to provide excellence in patient care."...
Help needed to complete Van Buren courtyard (01/03/05)
For several years, a memorial wall and courtyard have been planned at the site of the former Van Buren High School, adjacent to the current elementary building. Van Buren High was built in 1922 and was located at the intersection of Rio Grande and the north leg of Harmony Road. It re-mained a high school until the early 1980s when Brazil, Staunton, and Van Buren merged and students attended Brazil High School...
Ricky Mustard's son talks about his father's murder (01/03/05)
Shane Mustard was 13 when his father died. Ricky Mustard had adopted Shane after marrying the boy's mother, Janet. Even though the parents later divorced, Ricky stayed close to Shane and younger son, Garrett. He never missed his every other weekend visits. Shane said his father often took him fishing and hunting. He can still remember his last conversation with his dad...
Braves hand Northview first Wabash Valley Classic loss (01/03/05)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Terre Haute South Braves overwhelmed the Northview Knights 54-35 Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic at Terre Haute South High School. The Braves held the Knights to just 12 points in the second half and forced 19 turnovers for the game...
Knights hammer Patriots for third place (01/03/05)
Sophomore guard Brinn Meunier scored seven points as Northview downed Bethesda Christian for third place in the Wabash Valley Classic Tourney. -Terre Haute South wins first Wabash Valley Classic title TERRE HAUTE -- Northview picked a great time to play their best game of the season on Thursday night...
Six Knights medal at Mooresville Holiday Classic (01/03/05)
MOORESVILLE -- The Northview Knights celebrated the post-holiday season by placing three members of their wrestling squad amongst the top-three competitors in the Mooresville Holiday Classic wrestling tournament. Greg Stultz finished second at the 160 pound weight class, taking top honors for the Knights...
CHARLES J. EWING (01/03/05)
Charles J. Ewing, 73, of Greencastle died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at his residence. Born Jan. 25, 1931, in Chicago, he was the son of Henry G. and Helen (Mueller) Ewing. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School Class of 1949 and attended Lane Technical School in Indianapolis...
MARY M. THOMAS PICKETT (01/03/05)
Mary M. Thomas Pickett, 75, of Brazil died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born March 30, 1929, in Lena, Ind., she was the daughter of William Emanuel Thomas and Ellen Mae Hunter Thomas. She attended Van Buren High School and married Norval Pickett Jr. on Aug. 26, 1946. He preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2003...
VIVIAN RITA CROWE (01/03/05)
Vivian Rita Crowe, 73, of Brazil died at 10:47 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, in Holly Hill Healthcare in Brazil. Born in Indianapolis on Jan. 18, 1931, she was the daughter of Herbert Taylor and stepmother, Buelah. She married Arvest J. Crowe on Oct. 12, 1949. He is deceased...
ROBERT EARL REID (01/03/05)
Robert Earl Reid, 60, of Kentucky, died at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in St. Joseph's Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Ky. Born and raised in Kentucky, he was the son of William Reid and Mary Canter. He served in the Navy, and enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren in Carbon. He worked on the railroad in Indianapolis and had last been employed with the DeAngleo Brothers in Illinois...
ANNA KATHERINE HUCKRIEDE (01/03/05)
Anna Ketherine Huckriede, 88, of Terre Haute died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Poland on March 26, 1916, she was the daughter of John and Sarah Ahlmeyer Huckriede. After graduating in 1953 from Indiana State Teachers College, she began working for St. Anthony's School of Nursing in Terre Haute as a librarian, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Poland and her hobbies included reading...