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Stories from Monday, September 12, 2005

Popcorn Festival to feature blacksmith (09/12/05)
M. K. Jean photo If you have ever wondered about the real job blacksmiths used to perform and wondered if they are portrayed accurately on TV and in the movies, you will have your opportunity to see for yourself at the Popcorn Festival. This year's Popcorn Festival of Clay County is scheduled Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Forest Park...
And the Distinguished Service Award goes to... (09/12/05)
Edie Campe photo Bill Hicks, 52-year member of the Brazil American Legion Post 2, received the 2005 Distinguished Service Award during the 87th annual State Convention on July 9. During the 1920s a store called Hicks Automotive was founded in Brazil. A youngster at the age of 11 started helping his father take care of the shop during World War II. That young fellow, during his early 20s, joined the American Legion Post 2 in Brazil...
Refuge is in Indiana for Katrina escapee (09/12/05)
Randy Wheeler, 53, is a music teacher in a Roman Catholic Elementary School in New Orleans. For the past 18 years he has lived in New Orleans and has dodged six or seven hurricanes during that time. Is he ever afraid? "Yes, that's why I leave," he said Thursday afternoon. "I left last year before Ivan arrived."...
Man flips switch, house explodes (09/12/05)
Ivy Herron photos Firefighters battle the flames from the burning debris at a house explosion at 9958 N. Co. Rd. 200 E. yesterday morning. The homeowner, Tom Miller, was at home at the time of the explosion. He was taken by Air Evac to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis for burn injuries...
Resident offers first-person account (09/12/05)
My aunt and uncle had come over for coffee. My uncle was fixing my mailbox when the explosion occured. We, along with Gertie Mathis, Rick Hester, Judy Black, arrived before any emergency vehicles. I had some info about the explosion that the reporter might not have gotten. If she already has it, just ignore the email...
United Way board members concerned about donations (09/12/05)
Board members wonder what effect Katrina will have on local donations. With all the concern and donations for survivors of hurricane Katrina, the local United Way board hopes you won't forget to support local causes as well. "We, in this small community, need to realize we still have needs," said United Way of Clay County board member Lynne Llewellyn...
Recognizing heroes (09/12/05)
Clay County Deputies Jason Frazier and Jerry Siddons spoon side dishes onto their plates during last week's Fourth Annual Recognition Luncheon at the Eastside Christian Church in Brazil. The luncheon was held to honor the Brazil Fire Department, Brazil Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff's Department employees for all of the hard work they do for the city. For the past four years, the church has been holding the luncheon for the law and safety employees...
House explosion leaves neighbors with fear, ill-effects (09/12/05)
HARMONY -- Steven Mark and Charlene Shipp live next door to the Tom Miller property that exploded on Thursday. The Shipps have been friends with Miller for years and take care of his cats when he travels to Ohio to visit his children. When the explosion occurred, Mark was having surgery. ...
Pump Prices (09/12/05)
The prices for regular, unleaded fuel this morning at Clay County gas stations were: BRAZIL AREA I-70 AREA CLAY CITY AREA The Brazil Times is offering free car pooling want-ads to people seeking rides or want to offer rides. Call 446-2216 for more information...
Rosedale woman injured in Saturday crash (09/12/05)
A Rosedale woman, Shirley Judson, 59, received mulitple fractures and a head laceration in a crash at 6:15 a.m. Saturday on Rio Grande Ave. in Vigo County. Indiana State Police Trooper Marvin Wickware reported Judson's automobile was westbound on Rio Grande near Burnett, Ind., when it left the roadway, hitting a culvert before it vaulted into the air. The auto came to rest on its right side against utiliy pole...
Health kits are needed for Katrina's victims (09/12/05)
The United Methodist Churches of The Terre Haute District (Vigo, Vermillion, Putnam, Parke, Fountain Counties) are collecting Health Kits, blankets, bottled water, nearly new clothing and receiving blankets (freshly laundered, folded and placed in zip-lock bags), and disposable diapers...
Round 'em up, cowboy! (09/12/05)
Ivy Herron photo In a flash from the past, Brett Erwood, assuming his character of "Horace Hockey," sits astride "Sugarfoot" to patrol the streets of rustic Bridgeton in preparation of this weekend's "Old West Fest and Milling Days." The "Old West Fest and Milling Days" festival, open Saturday and Sunday during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will raise money for the rebuilding efforts for the 137-year-old Bridgeton Bridge lost to arson in April...
Knights hammer down WIC victory over host Arrows (09/12/05)
Carey Fox photo Chase Yocom hauls in one of his four catches for 79 yards in Friday night's 42-13 win over Sullivan. SULLIVAN -- The Northview Knights accomplished their most important goal on Friday night, emerge from Sullivan with their unbeaten road winning streak and WIC record unscathed...
North Clay seventh grade remains unbeaten with pair of wins (09/12/05)
Carey Fox photo Zac Niehaus (#4) picks up some yardage as teammate Jacob Musgrave (#44) blocks an Owen Valley defender. The North Clay seventh grade football team won its second and third games of the season by taking a 22-8 win over Owen Valley last week and a 14-6 decision versus Cascade...
Clay City defeats Riverton (09/12/05)
The Clay City Eels defeated Riverton Parke 27-25, 24-26, 25-17, 25-23. Ashley McCullough had 18 kills, 8 blocks, and 11 digs. Sarah Kennedy had 10 blocks, 5 kills, Courtney Dayhuff had 14 assists and 6 points. Angie Camp had 6 points, 5 blocks, and 4 kills. Chelsee Gerber had 13 aissits and 4 points...
Clay City boys win Invite (09/12/05)
At the Clay City Invitational, the boys race was won by the host team who tallied 31 points to defeat second place South Putnam's 59. Eastern was third followed by Shakamak, Owen Valley and White River Valley. In the girls event, Owen Valley took top honors with 40 points to edge the Eagles with 49 followed by Eastern, WRV, Shakamak and Clay City...
Grounds leads Northview at (09/12/05)
Terre Haute North and South served notice to a lot of people on Saturday that they shouldn't be overlooked when it comes to elite girls cross country teams in the state this year. The Braves won the team title at the Brown County Eagle Classic on Saturday to best a 13-team field with 53 points to edge the Patriots who had 73. Bloomington North was third with 91 and the Northview Knights were 12th with 298...
Knights suffer first volleyball loss in WIC split (09/12/05)
The Northview volleyball team suffered its first defeat of the season in a conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Knights earned a win in their first matchup of the day, taking a 25-13, 25-10, 25-17 decision over host Brown County, but then lost a tough game to Sullivan, 22-25, 25-12, 25-21, 17-25, 7-15...
Knights celebrate anniversary with win over Tiger Cubs (09/12/05)
The Northview boys soccer team celebrated the 10th Anniversary of their program in grand style on Saturday against the very same team that they started with a decade ago. Ten years ago the Knights tied Greencastle 2-2. Since then, Northview had lost every decision against the Tiger Cubs...
LEN LEWIS (09/12/05)
Len Lewis, 82, of Brazil, IN, died at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2005, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. He was born February 13, 1923, in Mississippi. Survivors include one brother, Henry Lewis Sr.; ond sister, Francis Pam and several nieces and nephews...
MONIQUE L. ROBERTS (09/12/05)
It is with sadness that Mary Jo and Virgil Butts of Brazil announce the death of their sister-in-law, Monique L. (Davy) Roberts. Although a non-smoker, she struggled with inoperable lung cancer for the last 11 months. Her fight ended Sept. 5, 2005, at 2:45 a.m. in her Reading, Pennsylvania, home as she slept. She was 56 years old...
GEORGE HUNTER (09/12/05)
George Hunter, 75, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2005 at Bethesda Gardens in Terre Haute. He was a resident of Brazil and spent the winter months in St. Pete Beach, Fla.. He was born January 25, 1930, in Pimento, Ind., to Verner and Cecil VanCleve Hunter. ...
ROBERT E. HYBARGER (09/12/05)
Robert E. Hybarger, 77, Bloomingale, Ind., died 4:20 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2005, at his residence. He was born December 29, 1927, in Crawfordsville, Ind., the son of Harry and Dorothy Stewart Hybarger. He retired from IBM in Greencastle Ind., in accounting. He was a member of the Bloomingdale Christian Church, Bloomingdale Lodge 127 F&AM (50 years); BPOE Lodge 2471, Rockville, Ind.; American Legion Post 384, Kingman, Ind., and IBM Quarter Century Club...