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Stories from Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Boetjer back from service in Afghanistan (02/16/05)
An area man has returned home safely from military service in Afghanistan. Jeremy Boetjer is back in the States, his mother reported in this e-mailed press release: I wanted to take this time to officially notify everyone that Jeremy J. Boetjer has returned safely, thank GOD, from Afghanistan. I wanted to extend a personal thanks to you all for your prayers and support of Jeremy and our family. We all truly appreciate it...
Flag lowered to honor former Clerk-Treasurer (02/16/05)
Flags at city buildings were lowered to half-staff "to honor Ruth Mohr's service to the community," Mayor Tom Arthur said Tuesday morning. Although he did not know Ruth Mohr personally, Arthur wanted to recognize her contributions to the city of Brazil, and citizens of Clay County...
Seelyville fire blazes for hours (02/16/05)
Firefighters J. R. Lawrence and Ron Trueblood work through Tuesday morning to extinguish a fire in Seelyville near the intersection of U.S. 40 and Dickerson Road. The building, a former church, was believed to be vacant. Josh Cannon photo Jordan Brown, an employee at the Seelymart gas station, first noticed something wasn't right about 6:50 a.m. Tuesday when he started hearing loud popping noises, similar to fireworks...
Knights coach hospitalized while Knights win (02/16/05)
GREENCASTLE -- The Northview Knights were a little more concerned about the health of coach Mitch Lancaster on Tuesday night than they were about the host Greencastle Tiger Cubs high school basketball team. While Northview worked on a 59-49 victory over Greencastle, Lancaster was resting at the Heart Center in Indianapolis...
Linton uses final run to pull out victory over Clay City (02/16/05)
Clay City's Klay Knox (right) and Dustin Griffith (center) guard Linton's Evan Herndon during Tuesday's basketball action. The Miners got 17 points from Herndon in a 52-47 victory versus the Eels. LINTON -- Ask nearly any coach or television analyst and they will tell you that every basketball team makes a run and Clay City and Linton were no exception in Tuesday night basketball action...
JANE YAGER (02/16/05)
Jane Maxine Hubbard Yager died in Berne, Ind., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at 1:45 p.m. Survivors include four daughters, including Julie Kinley owner of McKinley House Bed and Breakfast in Brazil, and three grandchildren, Megan O'Neill Thompson and Seann and Ryan O'Neill, formerly of Clayton, Ind...