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Stories from Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Mayor: Paving funds have been found (01/12/05)
The holiday season is over, but Mayor Tom Arthur made a list and checked it-more than twice-before presenting it to the Brazil City Council Tuesday evening. "It looks like if everything works out the way it looks like it's going to, we should have $100,000 for street paving," he told the Council...
Harmony special meeting called (01/12/05)
The Harmony Town Council is holding a special meeting on Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Van Buren Township Firehouse. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. This special session was called to discuss a beautification project along U.S. 40. The public is invited to attend and voice their opinions on this project...
1,000 sq. feet affected by spill (01/12/05)
At 10:40 a.m., Monday, a semi owned by Dealer's Choice Truck Away went off the road on I-70 at the 25- mile-marker, disrupting traffic for hours. The west-bound semi was "piggy-backing" (a mode of transport where a number of vehicles are stacked on a single trailer) three other trucks when it lost control, went into the guard rail and ended up in the woods...
Flood victims urged to ask for assistance (01/12/05)
While Clay County officially declared a state of emergency after recent flooding, part of the responsibility of securing federal funding is trickling down to local residents. "If you've had any type of water damage from last week's storm, you need to call the office here," Interim Emergency Management Services Director Bryan Husband said. "I've had five homes and a business that didn't think they counted. Who knows how many others are out there?"...
Truck fire damages two vehicles (01/12/05)
A fire that started in the engine compartment of a Dodge 4x4 lead to damage to a second vehicle at the Rodgers residence on W. CR 1015 North Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the residence at approximately 12:45 p.m. after reports that two vehicles had been engulfed in flames, with a possible explosion and fire spreading to an adjacent outbuilding. ...
Tree-climbing coon dog saved by snowbank (01/12/05)
Marvin Schopmeyer and his son, Roger, attribute the large holiday snowfall for saving Sara's life. Avid coon hunters for years, the men of the Schopmeyer family didn't expect anything unusual while hunting in their woods the night of Dec. 29. Anxious to get started, Marvin Schopmeyer, 73, released Sara, his 7-year-old Walker Coon Hound, at 6:30 p.m. and watched the barking dog take off into the woods...
Mail carriers unable to get into flooded areas (01/12/05)
Some area residents are still experiencing problems with their mail due to the heavy rains and flooding from last week. "I had to take detours because of the water," said Rockie Cox, a mail carrier for Clay, Sullivan and Greene counties. His normal mail route was expanded by as much as 20 miles while trying to find the safest delivery route. "But I was able to get mail to people's mailboxes each day."...
Most roads open, more rain coming (01/12/05)
Flooded roads and highways throughout the county reopened as water receded, but impending weather forecasts predicting more rain could cause them to close yet again. "We've had so much rain that there is no place for the water to go," Clay County Highway Department Supervisor Pete Foster said, explaining that the county has had its share of water from the rain and melted snowfall from last week. ...
Police say drunk driving led to crash (01/12/05)
Charges were filed Monday in Superior Court against a Terre Haute man for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 resulting in serious bodily injury. Rodd W. Coons of Terre Haute, was involved in an accident about 8:30 a.m. ...
Hazmat teams called to I-70 crash (01/12/05)
A driver who fell asleep at the wheel is apparently responsible for a semi accident on I-70 near Brazil Monday. A Clay County Sheriff's Department spokesman confirmed a WTHI-TV report that said crews worked for several hours to clean up the accident. Around 11 a.m., the semi, carrying oil, diesel fuel and three other semi cabs, collided with the guardrail...
Balanced scoring leads Eagles past Clay City (01/12/05)
GREENCASTLE -- Clay City's High School Varsity boys' basketball team dropped its overall record to 4-7 after Tuesday night's 66-41 loss to South Putnam. "I really felt excited about tonight. I thought we had a good game plan to expose their weakness", Eels Head Coach Grant McVay said...
Scoring drought dooms Knights (01/12/05)
Matt Stuckey AVON -- With water covering half of Clay County and rain coming down in buckets Tuesday nights, the Northview Knights suffered through a drought on the basketball court. Northview did not score for 8 minutes and 13 seconds in the second half en route to a 43-34 non-conference loss to the host Avon Orioles in boys high school basketball...
Defense spurs Northview girls to victory (01/12/05)
Laura McCrea (#10) goes up for two of her game-high 23 points. The Northview Knights served notice to upcoming opponents on Tuesday night that their offense is becoming a sort of 'pick your poison' proposition during a four game winning streak that was extended to five with a win over Cascade, 61-33...
Eels handle Owen Valley down the stretch (01/12/05)
Whitney McWilliams scored 24 points in Monday's win over Owen Valley that helped the Eels stop a streak that saw them lose four-of-five games. CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels got off a losing snide on Monday night with perhaps their best offensive performance of the season, posting a 66-58 victory over Owen Valley...
RAY A. CARTER (01/12/05)
Ray A. Carter, 84 of Brazil, died at 6:54 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born April 12, 1920, in Vigo County, Ind., he was the son of E.F. Carter and Bertha Archer Carter. He graduated from Fontanet High School. Following high school Ray entered military service with the U.S. ...
SHERI L. LESLIE (01/12/05)
Sheri L. Leslie, 44, of Terre Haute, formerly of Seelyville, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at her residence after fighting multiple sclerosis for many years. She had been a beautician and a homemaker. Born June 20, 1960, in Vermillion County, she was the daughter of Robert Benson and Linda Chopson Benson...