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Stories from Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Voting begins (05/02/06)
By FRANK PHILLIPS frankphi@hotmail.com Polling places were open about four hours today when this reporter spoke with employees at the Clay County Election office. Clerk Mary Brown said polls were reporting slow to steady turnout by 10:15 a.m., but there were no problems reported...
There she is, the first Miss Popcorn Festival (05/02/06)
Edie Campe photo Three ladies received titles Saturday evening while competing in the first Popcorn Festival of Clay County Scholarship Pageant. Heather Palmer (left), 18, was crowned queen. She is the recipient of a $500 scholarship. ChCarra Yockey (center), 18, received the first runner-up title and a $300 scholarship. Melissa Medearis (right), 21, received the second runner-up title and a $200 scholarship...
Woman evades abductor (05/02/06)
"Be aware, motorists" is the moral of a call that came in to the Clay County Dispatch Center around 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Beth A. Allen, of Terre Haute, was on her way to work Monday. She left her home in her light blue 2004 Ford van. While she was driving, an unidentified person stuck something in her side, told her to move her rearview mirror, not to look into the back seat and to drive where the suspect told her to go...
Officer in right place at right time (05/02/06)
An off-duty Clay County Sheriff's Department officer happened to be in the right place at the right time Sunday morning. Around 6 a.m., a Staunton resident saw someone breaking into their vehicle parked on Franklin Street in Staunton, and called 911. Deputy Brian Pierce was sent to investigate the case. Before he could arrive, the suspect was captured by Detective Sgt. Rob Gambill, who is presently on vacation...
State law prohibits traveling meeting, board says (05/02/06)
Plans to take regular meetings of the Clay County Board of Commissioners on the road have been nixed, board members reported Monday. A push led by Commissioner and Clay City resident Daryl Andrews to improve the board's accessibility to southern-county residents hit a snag when board members learned that Indiana law places firm restrictions on where the board holds its meetings...
Fisher shoots 31 to beat Knights (05/02/06)
Northview's golf team played one of their better dual match rounds of the season this year, but still couldn't pull off the victory against two of the state's toughest teams, Linton and Terre Haute South. In fact, the Knights have a 6-3 mark now and all three losses are to those two schools...
IHSAA board unanimously rejects 'multiplier' (05/02/06)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana High School Athletic Association board of directors unanimously rejected two proposals Monday to use a multiplier formula to adjust enrollment figures for private and parochial schools. The proposals, which could have forced some of the nonpublic schools into larger tournament classes, were prompted by concerns that private schools had become too successful because of their ability to draw from a larger, more affluent pool of talent...
Northview sweeps Patriots on the hard court (05/02/06)
Bonnie Froderman (pictured) teamed with Chelsea Mershon to earn a JV doubles win on Monday. Northview's tennis team went a perfect 10-0 in varsity and JV action against Owen Valley Monday night. Heather Palmer and Sarah Cox didn't lose a single game against their Patriot opponents as Palmer defeated Kaytlin Miller at No. 1 singles and Cox defeated Adrian Gillaspy at No. 3 singles...
Clay City rallies for win over Bulldogs (05/02/06)
Carey Fox photos (Top) Angie Camp had three hits, including the game-winning triple that scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday. (Bottom) Tasha Collenbaugh throws a Union runner out at first base on Monday. - Knight frosh shut out THN...
IRENE MCDONALD (05/02/06)
Irene McDonald, 86, of Brazil passed away May 1, 2006, at 5 a.m. at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 3, 1919, in Clay City to John and Annie Wheat Cockerham. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1938. On Dec. 21, 1949, she married Roy D. "Duckey" McDonald. In her early years she worked at the Elks and Eddie's Sandwich Shop. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family...