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Stories from Friday, September 21, 2007

Escrow agreement signed by commissioners (09/21/07)
Progress of the Headwaters Project continues. At Friday's special meeting of the Clay County Commissioners, they entered into an escrow agreement for repairs and improvements to County Road 500 West. The agreement states the work will be done by Wabash Valley Asphalt, at the expense of Headwaters Energy Services, for a cost of $157,221.20. This amount covers the bid amount of $149,734.48 made by Wabash Valley Asphalt, plus an additional 5 percent contingency for any possible overages...
School board believes meetings are informational for community (09/21/07)
Clay Community School Corporation officials believe the intended purpose of Thursday night's special session meeting has been met. School Board President Terry Barr has said she thinks the community is better informed, not only about the costs of the project, but the process of developing the project plans...
Merit Board reviews accident involving deputy (09/21/07)
Personnel issues were on the agenda at the rescheduled meeting of the Clay County Sheriff's Merit Board on Sept. 10. "Labor Day forced the regular meeting date to be moved," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said. The board reviewed the interdepartmental investigation into a head-on collision near the 6 Points Trading Post on State Road 46 involving Deputy Brison Swearingen on Sept. ...
Helping hats! (09/21/07)
Police enforcing curfew law (09/21/07)
The Brazil City Police Department wants to remind parents that the State of Indiana has a curfew law, and they are enforcing it. Indiana's curfew law has been embroiled in legal battles during recent years, including one with the ACLU, but the General Assembly continually revises the law to make it constitutional. While there is an established state curfew, it is up to local city governments, municipalities and towns to enforce it...
Project explained to public (09/21/07)
CLAY?CITY?-- On Thursday night, the Clay Community School Corporation school board held a special information session for the public to discuss the proposed renovation project. Several community members attended the meeting at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School...
Eagle Scout redecorates Craig Park (09/21/07)
Childhood memories and school spirit were the reasons behind Chase W. Shields' choice for his Eagle Scout Advancement Project. "Craig Park is like the foster child of Forest Park. It gets put off to the side a lot, and doesn't always get the attention it needs," Shields, 15, said about choosing the three projects he organized at Craig Park. "I wanted to really do something that would help the park, the people that go there and the school."...
Band to perform at festival (09/21/07)
The Jackson Township Community Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will perform at the Popcorn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Band Shell of Pavilion in case of rain. The band has performed throughout Clay County and throughout the United States since its founding in Hoosierville in 1915...
Council tackles financial issues (09/21/07)
The Common Council of the City of Brazil held a special meeting Thursday night with the intention of hiring a financial firm to sort out city balance issues. In 2003, errors were made in the number entry process for the change in accounting software from Keystone to InCode...
CHURCH NEWS (09/21/07)
Center Point United Methodist Church The Center Point United Methodist Church will have their food pantry open Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 2-4 p.m. for those in need. For more information, contact the church at (812) 835-2172. BEE RIDGE CHURCH Submitted by...
U.S. dollar falls to record lows against euro, rupee (09/21/07)
NEW YORK -- For the first time since Gerald Ford was president, the loonie can buy as much as the greenback. The U.S. dollar's recent decline against the Canadian dollar, the euro, and even the Indian rupee, means Americans will pay more for imports and trips to Paris, Rome, Bangalore and Toronto. It also may drive overseas demand for U.S. goods and help raise profits at U.S. multinational corporations...
Five counties moved from Central to Eastern time (09/21/07)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Five southwestern Indiana counties will be switched back from the Central to Eastern Time Zone, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday. The agency, which regulates time zones, said Daviess, Dubois, Knox, Martin and Pike counties will be on Eastern time again beginning Nov. 4, when daylight saving time ends. Federal officials denied a separate petition from Perry County to also return to Eastern time...
Knights ready for battle against Alices (09/21/07)
You might call tonight's game a bit of a measuring stick for both Northview and Vincennes. The teams have met seven times since 2000, last year's game was canceled due to an electrical storm at Vincennes. The Alices have perennially been a tough customer in Class 4A and a good test of where Northview is during the season. ...
Knights extend winning streak to six games (09/21/07)
CLINTON -- The season got off to a bit of a slow start for the Northview girls soccer team but they seem to be peaking at just the right time. On Thursday evening the Knights made the road trip to Clinton to face the South Vermillion Wildcats and came home with a convincing 10-2 victory...
Clay City ends three-match losing streak (09/21/07)
EMINENCE -- The Clay City Eels scored a three-game victory against Tri-River Conference opponent Eminence on Thursday night, 25-14, 25-21, 25-19. "I'm glad that we won," said coach Trisha Hall. "This is the time of year that we need to be getting better each game. I expect us to keep improving from here."...
County athletes compete in college (09/21/07)
The fall college sports season continued for county high school graduates. Northview graduate Emily Pugh finished 47th for Indiana State at last weekend's Indiana Collegiates meet at Purdue University. She finished the 5K race in 19:22, less than one second behind teammate and Terre Haute South graduate Adriane Wunderlich.. Sycamore sophomore and former Terre Haute North standout, Kayla Alexander, placed fourth overall to lead the Sycamores to a fifth place finish as a team....
Duane E. Kowitz (09/21/07)
Duane E. Kowitz, 71, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at 11:13 a.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a long illness. He was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Elmore C. Kowitz and Erna E. Behling Kowitz. On Nov. 8, 1958, he married Bonnie J. Modesitt. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2001...
Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown (09/21/07)
Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown, 73, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born May 14, 1934, in Aurora, Mo., he was the son of Lendon and Rosie Mae "tyke" Elsie Brown. He worked at Amax Coal Chinook Mine and Bicknell Minerals as Garage Supervisor. Later, he owned and operated Brownies Garage in Brazil. Most recently, he operated LMB Enterprises, performing contract work for Great Dane...
Michelle "Bertha" Price (09/21/07)
Michelle "Bertha" Price, 49 Brazil, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery...
Robert L. Hein (09/21/07)
Robert L. Hein, 82, Brazil, passed away Sept. 21, 2007, at his home. He was born June 9, 1925, in Star City, Ind., to Lee Hein and Goldia B. Malott Hein. He attended Crown Point High School graduating in 1943. He received degrees from Indiana Business College and American Institute of Banking. He had an accounting license in Indiana and a real estate license in Indiana & Illinois. He was self-employed for 55 years. He was also an elected official from 1962-1974...
James Dean Brown (09/21/07)
James Dean Brown, 71, Center Point, passed away Sept. 19, 2007, at Union Hospital following a heart attack. Service will be at the Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Nathan Couch officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m. To light a candle in his memory visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com...
Duane Kowitz (09/21/07)
Duane Kowitz, 71, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at 11:13 a.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home.
Michelle "Bertha" Price (09/21/07)
Michelle "Bertha" Price, 49 Brazil, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Feb. 11, 1958, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Harry and Virginia Kauffman Price. She was employed at Lear Corporation in Greencastle. She had attended Annunciation Catholic Church in Brazil...
Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown (09/21/07)
Lendon McKinley "Brownie" Brown, 73, Brazil, passed away Sept. 20, 2007, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born May 14, 1934, in Aurora, Mo., he was the son of Lendon and Rosie Mae "Tyke" Elsie Brown. He worked at Amax Coal Chinook Mine and Bicknell Minerals as Garage Supervisor. Later, he owned and operated Brownies Garage in Brazil. Most recently, he operated LMB Enterprises, performing contract work for Great Dane...
PUBLIC RECORD 9-22-07 (09/21/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Sept. 20-21: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Discover Bank Vs. Nina M. Horn: Civil Collections Discover Bank Vs. James (Jim) Burk, Sr.: Civil Collections Gillian Pell Vs. Kenneth A. Pell: Domestic Relations...
Staunton Scene (09/21/07)
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30 a.m. Doug Parkey is the minister. Children's Church, Wee Worship and extended nursery are at 10:30 a.m. in the Educational Building. If you need transportation to morning worship, please phone the church office at 446-3211. The van is wheel chair equipped...
Right 'papers' at the right time (09/21/07)
To protect your family, you need more than the best intentions -- you need the right "paperwork." And you're going to need it during two distinct phases of your life -- your working years and your retirement. Let's take a look at these time periods, along with some of the key documents you may need...