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Stories from Monday, August 15, 2005

Board seeking new leadership, president says (08/15/05)
It's time for a change at Clay Community Schools, said Board President Steve Grigsby on Monday morning. The consensus of the Clay Community school board is that it's time for new leadership," Grigsby said Monday morning. On Friday, Superintendent William Schad learned his contract will not be renewed when it expires June 30...
New community building planned (08/15/05)
This would be the view from U.S. 40 entering Harmony at the Border Street intersection. The center is to be built on the lot where the current Welcome to Harmony sign is located. If the grant is approved the center will feature a covered entryway and cathedral ceiling banquet hall complete with fireplace...
No change in school lunch prices (08/15/05)
Fueling a student's body in the morning with a good breakfast and then keeping it going through the day with a nutritious lunch is the job of Clay Community School Corporation cafeteria personnel. Cafeteria personnel around the county are busy planning meals, placing orders and stocking shelves...
Contraption cranks ice cream (08/15/05)
About five years ago, Ruth Long found it necessary to enter a nursing home. Her husband. George, and family farmed near Clay City. They decided to place her in Holly Hills Healthcare Center where she lived 27 months until her death in 2002. The decision to move into a nursing home is often difficult for both the resident and family but the Longs made the most of what life had given them. You might even say they took lemons and made lemonade, only in this case, they made ice cream...
Commission struggling with Air Guard decisions (08/15/05)
WASHINGTON-- Less than two weeks before it must decide which parts of the Pentagon's base-closing plan to change, an independent commission is struggling over what to do with the Air Force's plan to restructure the Air National Guard. The plan includes the loss of 136 jobs from Terre Haute and the gain of 313 jobs at Fort Wayne. ...
Supt. told contract won't be renewed (08/15/05)
William Schad learned Friday morning he will no longer be superintendent of Clay Community Schools after his contract expires on June 30, 2006. Schad said School Board President Steven Grigsby and Board Member Joseph Thomas informed him of the board's decision...
A bullying victim's story (08/15/05)
- One family's reality Editor's note: To protect the anonymity of the family, the names and specific details of the bullying incident have been withheld. While many children dread the loss of summer fun and freedom to sleep late in the morning, Johnathon, a quiet young man who likes skateboarding and music is not looking forward to the start of school for much different reasons...
Gaines takes Sheldon Kinser Memorial (08/15/05)
Carey Fox photo Jon Stanbrough placed third at the Sheldon Kinser Memorial at Bloomington Speedway on Friday night. Sheldon Kinser would have been proud of the race run in his honor last night. The Sheldon Kinser Memorial is one of the premier races held each season. And, every sprint car racer wants his name on the list of Sheldon Kinser Memorial champions. Last night the stands were full of fans anxious to learn whose name would be added...
Knights soccer opens at soggy jamboree (08/15/05)
(Left) Tylee Graverson (#8) chips the ball past West Vigo's goalkeeper for the Knights goal during Saturday's soccer jamboree. (Right) Kelsey Haring dribbles past a West Vigo defender on Saturday. TERRE HAUTE -- Mother Nature provided her own set of obstacles for the soccer jamboree that took place at West Vigo High School on Saturday afternoon between the three Vigo County schools and Northview...
REDGIE D. COLLINS (08/15/05)
REDGIE D. COLLINS Redgie D. Collins, 54, of Clay City, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at his parents home after battling Lou Gehrigs (ALS) disease for several years. He was born in Clay County, April 1, 1951 to Ferrel and Marybelle Barton Collins. He graduated from Clay City High School in 1970. He worked as a farmer and excavator for many years until he retired in November of 2004. He enjoyed riding horses, riding his motorcycle, attending auctions, and spending time with his nieces and nephews...
WILLIAM J. "BILL" SIMES (08/15/05)
William J. "BIll" Simes, 73, of Terre Haute, died August 10, 2005, at 6:38 p.m. unexpectedly in the emergency room of Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born December 30, 1931, in Brazil, the son of William H. Simes and Gertrude Anderson Simes. ...
JAMES W. FISHER (08/15/05)
James W. Fisher, 83, of Brazil died 2:26 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2005, at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis following a motor vehicle accident. He was born December 25, 1921, in Putnam County to Jesse Lloyd Fisher and Mary Barnett Fisher. Following graduation from Reelsville High School he served in the U.S. ...
HELEN MORRIS (08/15/05)
HELEN MORRIS Helen Doretta Morris, 64, of Clay County died at her residence on August 11, 2005, at 11:45 a.m. following an extended illness. She was born March 12, 1941, in Cloverdale, Ind., to William and Dorothy Williamson Young. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1959. ...
MAXINE ORMAN (08/15/05)
Maxine Orman, 87, of Center Point passed away August 11, 2005, at 1:20 p.m. at the Davis Garden Health Center in Terre Haute. She was born October 10, 1917, in Clay County, the daughter of Clarence "Elmer" Latham and Clara Estella Carrithers Latham. ...