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Stories from Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fire guts residential home (07/17/07)
A short in an electrical plug sparked a fire which destroyed a local home early Monday morning. Shortly before 3:15 a.m., Clay County Justice Center Dispatchers began toning out a three-alarm fire to the residence of Jerry Kinder, 13613 N. Murphy Ave...
Misner delivers transportation for schools (07/17/07)
They swarm like giant bumblebees, homing in on local schools every morning and afternoon. How well do residents know their children's bus driver? Why they do what they do, or more importantly, what they do? Clay Community Schools has one large bus/maintanence building on Depot Street. When not in service, the building houses close to 75 buses...
Hampton receives two 65-year sentences (07/17/07)
TERRE HAUTE -- Convicted double-murderer Kevin L. Hampton will have to look at the world through cell bars for a long time. "When Kevin Hampton took Toni from us, he took everything about her; her children, her children's children. He took her future, and our future with her," Virgi Dickison, Tanette Dickison's aunt, said in a tearful victim impact statement -- which was not only for her family, but for all of Hampton's victims and their families...
South Gibson ends CYL 15's title run (07/17/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor After going 3-0 and advancing to the championship game of the double-elimination Babe Ruth Southwestern State Tourney, the CYL 15 All-Stars were flummoxed by South Gibson pitcher Mason Lingenfelter. South Gibson needed to beat the Clay Youth League squad twice to win the title and they were able to do just that, getting seven scoreless innings over two victories from the lanky righthander...
Janet Lee Striegel (07/17/07)
Janet Lee Striegel, 58, rural Danvers, Ill., died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill. Born March 9, 1949, in Palestine, Ill., she was the daughter of Virgil and Stella Pearl Seigler White. She worked for 12 years for Eurest Dining Services. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Bloomington, Ill., and a former member of Annunciation Church, Brazil. She was also a member of NFNC and Naturist Life International...
Ruby K. Cornwell (07/17/07)
Ruby K. Cornwell, 91, Brazil, died at 7:10 a.m. Monday at Holly Hill Healthcare Facility. Born April 24, 1916 in Clay County, she was the daughter of Luther E. and Mary Molly A. (Yant) Hadley. She was a graduate of Brazil High School. She was a life-long member of the Fairview Christian Church...
Scout beyond the Windshield or Window! (07/17/07)
Whether one is a farmer or has landscape or garden aspirations around the home, now is a critical time to scout for pests. Around the yard as mentioned during the past few weeks, it is high time to be scouting for those bagworms that continue to become big and ugly ornaments on trees by August. Also Japanese beetles can damage plants in a hurry. So far, spider mites have not been an issue locally...