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Stories from Thursday, January 6, 2005

School buses roll with few delays (01/06/05)
When it rains it pours and that's what it did all day Wednesday. One to three inches fell during the day. Following intermittent rain since a six-inch snowfall on Dec. 22, ponds and rivers spilled over their banks and the ground became saturated. Many city and county roads were under water and routine treks became a frightening test of wills between man and Mother Nature...
Rains wanted for theft, break-ins (01/06/05)
After an eight-hour hunt by police officers in patrol cars, on foot and with police dogs, Justin Rains was arrested Tuesday morning about 9:30 a.m. According to the police report, Clay County Deputy Josh Clarke tried to stop Rains at S.R. 59 and C.R 500S about 1:30 a.m. The suspect had outstanding warrants from Clay Owen and Putnam counties. Rains refused to stop and tried to flee the police initiating pursuit...
Driver arrested after overnight chase (01/06/05)
An Indianapolis man wanted for fleeing from officers was pursued by Clay, Owen and Putnam County Deputies and Indiana State Police in an area southwest of Saline City early Tuesday morning. (Editor's note: Rains was arrested around 9 a.m., shortly before deadline Tuesday.)...
Police trained to use new defibrillators (01/06/05)
Det. Marty Beasley, left, reaches for a box containing one of eight new automated external defibrillators re-ceived by the Brazil City Police Department on Tuesday. Helping to place the machines into a patrol car are Police Chief Mark Loudermilk, Capt. Andy Whittington, Interim Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband and Clay County Commissioner Charlie Brown...
Tri-county area to receive $150,000 in energy assistance (01/06/05)
Indiana received more than $4.5 million in additional funding to help low-income Hoosier families stay warm this winter. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) received an additional $2.5 million for its Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as well as more than $2 million in federal emergency funds. ...
- Flooding hits Clay County - (01/06/05)
Losses mount as water deepens Trailers along the Eel River are impossible to reach without a boat. One has been reported lost in the flood waters of Clay County. Ivy Herron photo
Everyone has a story to tell (01/06/05)
As excess rain flooded roads and filled sewer mains to the point that city residents experienced problems flushing toilets, people in southern rural parts of the county were up to their knees in flood water. "I made it through to work all right this morning," said Brent Knox, who lives in the river bottom area of Bowling Green. ...
Interim EMS director wades into first week (01/06/05)
Less than 48 hours into his position as Interim Emergency Management Services Director, Bryan Husband was preparing paperwork to declare a state of emergency for Clay County following extensive flooding Wednesday. Appointed interim director on Monday, Husband told The Brazil Times he had been evaluating flooded roads with the County Highway Dept...
Flooding, not rain, hampers mail delivery (01/06/05)
If the flood waters have crossed the road to your house you will not receive mail until it recedes. "Our carriers make every effort to make deliveries at all addresses. The post office delivered 100 percent of the mail Tuesday, but as conditions become worse it is unknown for today how much mail will be delivered," Brazil Postmaster Dave Nasser said. "We will not make deliveries in unsafe areas where flood waters are over the roads."...
Prosecutor Thomas resigns (01/06/05)
Clay County Prosecuting Attorney David O. Thomas submitted his resignation Wednesday, effective at midnight Sunday. He notified Clay County Clerk Mary Brown, Gov. Joseph Kernan and Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita by letter. Thomas was appointed as the new Indiana Inspector General by Gov.-elect Mitch Daniels in December. After the new governor is sworn in Monday, he will administer the Oath of Office to Thomas...
Flooding continues across Indiana (01/06/05)
Flooding continues across central and southern Indiana and is likely to do so for a while. An additional 1-3 inches of rain will fall today into tonight, forecasts the National Weather Service, "causing flooding to worsen and new flooding to develop. ... with the ground being saturated and heavy rainfall expected... major flooding is likely."...
Bryan Husband named interim EMS Director (01/06/05)
Heavy snow and rainfall in recent days prompted Commissioners Daryl Andrews and Charlie Brown to appoint Bryan Husband Interim Emergency Management Systems Director following a meeting of the Clay County Council Monday night. Geri Husband's resignation and subsequent recommendation of her husband Bryan as successor left the EMS Director position to be temporarily filled by 911 Director John Turner...
Motorists rescued from Eel River (01/06/05)
- State expected to be hit by flooding in south and ice storm in north Residents and travelers along the Eel River need to excercise caution. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Eel River effective at 1:34 Tuesday morning. Around 8 a.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Department received a cell phone call from a person in a vehicle caught in the rising water. The cellular connection was broken and deputies were dispatched to the scene...
Cloverdale player injured in Clay City basketball game (01/06/05)
A Cloverdale High School basketball player is in Methodist Hospital following an injury on the Clay City High School basketball court Monday night. Hanna McGuire, daughter of Rick and Lori McGuire, received a head injury during the game. Sonny Stoltz, Cloverdale High School athletic director, said there has been much speculation about the injury and the facts are not clear, but, "There was a rough moment with a loose ball. ...
Knights open second half with win (01/06/05)
Julie Whitted (#55) posted 16 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks in Tuesday's win over Greencastle. After opening the year 3-5, the Northview girls have now run off four consecutive wins, the most recent, perhaps the most impressive. Coming off an 18 day break without a game, the Knights gave previously 10-3 Greencastle a convincing 48-31 thumping on their home court on Tuesday night. ...
Northview freshmen team manhandles visiting Sullivan (01/06/05)
Northview's Trey Horn goes up for two of his game-high 19 points in Tuesday's win. The Northview freshman 'A' basketball team improved to 9-0 on the season with a 70-18 thumping over visiting Sullivan on Tuesday night. Trey Horn led the Knights' onslaught with a game-high 19 points and Caleb Whitman chipped in with 12. Jered Timm added nine for the Knights whose pressing and trapping defense led to numerous Sullivan turnovers and a wealth of easy layins for the Knights...
Northview earns Senior Night victory over Terre Haute South (01/06/05)
Corey Grigsby (top) won by tech fall on Wednesday. On Senior Night at Northview High School, the Knights got back on the winning track with a 43-22 dual meet victory over Terre Haute South. Northview won nine of 13 matches in Wednesday's dual match versus the Braves...
Eels 'trapped' in loss to Miners in Greene County (01/06/05)
Garrett Thatcher flys high for two of his 18 points on Wednesday. SWITZ CITY -- The Clay City Eels led by 12 points late in the third quarter and looked to wrap up an opening round victory in the Greene County Tournament. The Linton Miners had other ideas...
Clovers beat Eels at the free throw line (01/06/05)
Lacy Rood (with ball) fights for possession during Monday's game versus Cloverdale. Rood had six points and eight rebounds along with a pair of blocks in the loss. CLAY CITY -- The results of Monday evening's Clay City girls' basketball game might be a bit deceiving when you consider that Eels' coach Chris Ross felt that his team had gotten much better during a 14 day layoff...
EMMA L. HAMPTON (01/06/05)
Emma L. Hampton, 83, of Greencastle, formerly of Stilesville, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004. Born in Hazelwood, Ind., on Oct. 25, 1921, she was the daughter of Emory and Myrle Truax Milton. She married Leon "Jack" Hampton who died Dec. 3, 1996. She was a homemaker, enjoyed working with crafts, and retired from Public Service Indiana where she had worked in Archives. She was a member of the Stilesville Christian Church where she was a member of the Social Helpers...
ROY WESLEY BASS (01/06/05)
Roy Wesley Bass, 65 of Terre Haute, died at 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born Dec. 31, 1939, in Brazil. Following high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Mount Baker. He was honorably discharged in 1963...
THELMA E. JENKINS (01/06/05)
Thelma E. Jenkins, 83 of Knightsville, died at 10:12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Feb. 21, 1921, in Putnam County, Ind. She was the daughter of Roy and Gladys Jessup Hassler. She married Paul Jenkins April 3, 1939. She was a member of Eastern Star and a member of the First Baptist Church of Brazil...