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Stories from Thursday, August 17, 2006

Impatient crowd chants while ribbon is cut at new Wal-Mart (08/17/06)
Diane Dierks photo Jeff Friesner, manager of the new Wal-Mart store on S.R. 46, holds the scissors and Jeanette Winchester, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce board member holds the ribbon as the store was officially opened Wednesday morning. During the ceremony, shoppers, outside the store, began chanting, "Let us in!"...
Cottrell's lawyers as judge for more money for defense expenses (08/17/06)
By IVY HERRON missivy1964@yahoo.com At the pre-trial hearing in Hamilton County on Aug. 10, Chad A. Cottrell's defense team asked the court for what could be called "expense money." The 35-year-old Parke County man is accused of committing a triple homicide in October 2005...
Navistar grand opening is Friday (08/17/06)
By FRANK PHILLIPS frankphi@hotmail.com Navistar's new operation will have its grand opening Friday at 11 a.m. The building occupies the former Red Bird Garage location near the I-70 and S.R. 59 interchange. Navistar's property acquisition was made possible in part by infrastructure improvements to the area made with tax increment financing (TIF), said Jim Coffenberry, economic development specialist with West Central Indiana Economic Development District Inc., at Wednesday's meeting of the Clay County Economic Redevelopment Commission meeting at the courthouse.. ...
County needs to develop ethanol policy, says consultant (08/17/06)
By FRANK PHILLIPS frankphi@hotmail.com Clay County needs to develop a policy to decide "what you are going to do if an ethanol plant pops up," Economic Development Specialist Jim Coffenberry told the Clay County Economic Redevelopment Commission Wednesday...
Congressman speaks on energy, Middle East during Brazil stop (08/17/06)
Frank Phillips photo U.S. Congressman John Hostettler (Ind. 8th District) spoke to about 40 Rotarians Wednesday at the Brazil Family Restaurant. The congressman updated the group on the immigration debate, contrasting solutions considered by the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives; high energy prices; the need to prevent a tax increase; and the situation in the Middle East...
Boy testifies he was asked to torch home (08/17/06)
By IVY HERRON missivy1964@yahoo.com The jury heard two very different versions of the case against Samantha Jean Bascom in Clay County Superior Court Tuesday. Bascom is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit arson for hire, one count of arson for hire (both are class B felonies), one count of fraud (a class D felony) and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (both class A misdemeanors) for her alleged involvement in an arson-for-hire scheme to burn down a modular home she owned located at 6815 W. ...
YMCA campers report to school board (08/17/06)
Ivy Herron photo The Clay Community School Board of Trustees heard from five children who participated in the 2006 YMCA Summer Day Camp Program at Thursday night's school board meeting. Board members Steve Grigsby and Terry Barr prepare to listen to Reagan Rose tell them about her time at summer camp. Also pictured, and waiting to speak, are fellow campers Chevon Ellington, Dylan Green, Ovid Herron and Bonnie Hutchens...
Teens charged with three felony counts of theft (08/17/06)
By ADAM COATES For The Times A pair of teenagers have been arrested and charged with theft for allegedly stealing quarters from vending machines in two western Indiana communities. Jacob McFerron and Nicki Davis, both 19 years old of Greencastle, were charged with three felony counts of theft after police say they broke into various machines and coin receptacles in Greencastle and Brazil in early July...
Knights down Tiger Cubs in volleyball (08/17/06)
Staff Reports The Northview Knights followed their season opening victory against Mooresville with a straight set victory against Greencastle on Tuesday night, 25-17, 25-21, 25-12. "We didn't play as consistent as we did on Monday," commented head coach Ali Pinkston. "But we did run our plays quicker and hit the ball harder tonight. We just need to get our consistency level up there."...
Shorthanded Knights clipped by Cards in tennis opener (08/17/06)
Austin Akers went three sets against Bloomfield in a Wednesday loss. By CAREY FOX Redwood17257@yahoo.com With two starting members of their varsity lineup on the sidelines for various reasons, the Northview Knights put together a valiant battle before succumbing to visiting Bloomfield 4-1 in boys tennis...
Oh what a feeling!! (08/17/06)
Carey Fox photo Players and coaches alike celebrated after victory. - Knights get first win over Patriots in program history - By CAREY FOX Redwood17257@yahoo.com TERRE HAUTE -- Eleven long years, the Northview boys soccer team has faced Terre Haute North and gone away with a loss. Regular season, sectional defeats have mounted over more than a decade...
Knights remain unbeaten at Rea Park (08/17/06)
Madison Kirchner carded a 37 to lead the Knights past the Braves on Tuesday. By CAREY FOX Redwood17257@yahoo.com TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview girls golf team kept plugging along leading up the official beginning of the school year, improving to an unblemished 4-0 in dual matches after beating Terre Haute South on Tuesday night...
Clay City handles bulldogs (08/17/06)
Staff Reports The Clay City Eels kicked off their volleyball season in strong fashion, beating perennial nemesis, Union, in a five set marathon, 25-17, 19-25, 25-14, 23-25, 15-12. "Playing Union and beating them in the first game is a big deal, commented first year Clay City coach LuAnne Anderson. "For the seniors, they've never beaten them since they've been in high school so its good for them to get the monkey off their back."...
Knights look to build on record-setting 2005 (08/17/06)
File photo Sophomore Tylee Graverson tied for the team lead in assists last season with six. By CAREY FOX Redwood17257@yahoo.com Following a record setting year in 2005, many eyes are on the Northview girls soccer program to continue upon their improvement from last season...
WILBUR RAYMOND HOFFMAN (08/17/06)
Wilbur Raymond Hoffman, 88, of Clay City, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 13, 1918, in Sugar Ridge Township to Leonard and Dixie Crafton Hoffman, who preceded him in death. He was married for 54 years to Gladys Modesitt Hoffman, who preceded him in death in 1995...
GLADYS NUSSEL CASS (08/17/06)
Gladys Nussel Cass, 85, died July 26, 2006, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was born June 3, 1921, in Clay County, Ind., to William Nussel and Pearl Helton Nussel. She attended business school and worked in the Civil Service. During World War II she served in the Navy as a WAVE. She married a sailor, Elijah James (Jim) Cass Jr., Sept. 11, 1954, in Washington, D.C. He preceded her in death (1973)...
BARBARA J. GEARLD (08/17/06)
Barbara J. Gearld, 72, of Carbon, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, in Union Hospital. She was the daughter of Stephen Edgar Hilleary and Anna Llewellyn Pollack Hilleary. Survivors include four sons, Wayne C. (Zeborah) Gearld, Rockville; Philip C. (Cynthia) Gearld, Leavenworth, Kan.; Gig D. (Lisa) Gearld, Carbon, Ind., and Tracy L Gearld, Crawfordsville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren...
SEGUNDO RUBIRA (08/17/06)
Segundo Rubira, 86, 100 Willow Lane, Linton, Ind., died at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 2006, at his residence in Greene County. Born June 10, 1920, in Batabano, Havana, Cuba, he was the son of Emigdio Rubira and Amparo Sarmiento. He was a fisherman. Survivors include two daughters, Merceded Ax of LInton and Amparo Hernandez; three sons, Ramoi Rubira, Lazaro Rubira, Reynaldo Gil Deldad and a granddaughter Caridad Ax of Linton; two brothers, Juan Rubira and Bienbenido Rubira; two sisters, Almando Hernandez and Francisco Rubira.. ...
PAUL SCHRADER (08/17/06)
Paul Schrader, 84 of Carbon, died at 8:26 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1921, as the son of Paul Otto and Mary Jane Loveall Schrader. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the Class of 1939. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He received the Presidential Citation for combat service in Leyte, 3 Battle Stars and the Good Conduct Medal...
BILLIE D. FIDLER WRIGHT (08/17/06)
Billie D. Fidler Wright, 55, of San Jose, Calif., and formerly of Brazil, passed away, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, in San Jose. She was born March 14, 1951, in Indianapolis to John and Kathleen Nelson Fidler. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crafts, painting, cooking, baking and collecting dolls...