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Stories from Tuesday, January 17, 2006

New firefighters put through their paces (01/17/06)
Top photo: Brazil City Fire Chief Tobey Archer (right) and new department recruits Troy McQueen, Stoney Fisher and Greg Sanders (from left) take a break during training exercises in the space above Lynn's Pharmacy. Archer put the new firefighters through the paces Sunday, part of a rigorous new certification process mandated by the state. ...
NHS students have new way of choosing classes (01/17/06)
Students at Northview High School will experience a new way of choosing their courses for next year's class schedule at this Thursday evening's Curriculum Fair/Open House in the gymnasium. "It's a way for students to kinda shop around while considering what classes they would like to schedule," Principal Jim Church told The Brazil Times. ...
Parke County man holds police at bay for six hours (01/17/06)
Police spent about six hours trying to protect a man from himself in Parke County on Monday. "The morning started with a 911 hang-up at the Tim Brand residence," Parke County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Eddie McHargue told WTHI-TV. "The dispatcher called back and spoke to Mr. Brand. He seemed upset and disturbed and before hanging up the phone the dispatcher thought they heard a gunshot."...
Soldier 'hanging out,' waiting for orders (01/17/06)
"It's better at Fort Campbell. No missiles flying around." PFC David Moody Army Pfc. David Moody, a Brazil native and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, will spend the next few months kicking around Fort Campbell, Ky., serving as chauffeur to other military personnel and wondering what to do with all his free time...
Sixth grade Knights cruise (01/17/06)
Andy McCammon photo Chance Talbot goes to the basket for two of his game-high 15 points in Monday's sixth grade victory. The North Clay sixth-grade Knights roared back from a slow start Monday, beating conference foe Owen Valley 53-30. The Knights looked bewildered in the early going, committing several early turnovers and struggled for an offensive opportunity. Owen Valley led 3-0 with 2:57 to play in the first when North Clay Coach Josh Trout called his team in to talk it over...
Clay City Jr. High girls fall (01/17/06)
Carey Fox photo Clay City's Shelby Targett (#35) goes up for a rebound in Monday's eighth game. CLAY CITY -- Turnovers were the downfall of both the Clay City seventh and eighth grade basketball teams' against North Central in girls basketball action Monday evening...
North Clay eighth grade WIC champs; seventh grade runnersup (01/17/06)
File photo Jonathan Bradshaw (#32) and his eighth grade North Clay squad won the WIC title on Saturday. North Clay's boys basketball teams opened the season with their sights set on a conference crown and the eighth grade squad accomplished their goal on Saturday by taking a 48-38 victory over Brown County and finishing off a Western Indiana Conference championship by downing Owen Valley 58-37 in the title game...
CHARLOTTE JANE (PELL) CHANEY (01/17/06)
Charlotte Jane (Pell) Chaney 77, went home to our Lord Friday, January 13, 2006. Charlotte Jane was born September 6, 1928, in Carbon, Indiana. She graduated valedictorian from Van Buren High School in 1946 and married Samuel Chaney the following year. ...
DAVID ALLEN PRESSLOR (01/17/06)
David Allen Presslor, 46, of Rockville, died at 7:40 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2006, in the Vermillion Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton. He was a self-employed mechanic and loved to fish. He was born January 2, 1960, in Indianapolis to David C. Presslor and the late Betty Carter Presslor...
WILLIAM "MAX" WILSON (01/17/06)
William "Max" Wilson, 63, of Brazil, died at home at 11:00 p.m., January 15, 2006. He was born March 31, 1942, to William and Mary Miller Wilson. Max worked in Cloverdale for Liberty Insulation as well as Dalton Asphalt. He married Sandra Perkins October 21, 2001. He enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards and antique cars. He was a member of the Brazil Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge...