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Stories from Friday, October 19, 2007

BREAKING NEWS (10/19/07)
Clay County Sheriff's Department confirmed on Friday there will be additional security at the Northview High School Sectional football game following the shooting at Van Buren Elementary School Thursday. Those planning on attending the NHS football game should be prepared for tighter security...
Officials continue investigation into school shooting (10/19/07)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U. S. Marshal’s Office have joined the investigation into the shooting incident at Van Buren Elementary Thursday afternoon, while local authorities continue to provide security for the county and work on reinforcing security at the football sectionals scheduled at Northview High School tonight...
Perfect Attendance! (10/19/07)
Library project 14 months past original finish date (10/19/07)
Unfortunately for the people of Brazil, there is still no projected opening date for the Public Library. The $1.6 million, 7,000 square-foot addition and remodel project is currently 14 months over the original project time. Library Director Jill Scarbrough is having a hard time understanding the delays...
Tree falls on area home during storm (10/19/07)
When they heard the thud late Thursday evening, Steven and Leia Ellis both knew what had happened. The Ellis’ live at 725 N. Ashley St., Brazil. As a storm front blasted through the city late Thursday evening, wind gusts ripped a tree next to their home apart...
Van Buren Elementary School Shooting Timeline (10/19/07)
Thursday, October 18, 2007 12:45 p.m. -- A single gunshot went through two glass window door panes at the Van Buren Elementary School cafeteria door, located on the west side of the school building facing Harmony Road (County Road 200 East). No one was reported injured at first note...
Back to normal? (10/19/07)
It was back to normal for students and faculty at Van Buren Elementary School Friday morning. At least as normal as it could be. Van Buren Principal Gail Williams said the students in attendance Friday were ready and prepared for a “normal” day...
Drive-by takes place at school (10/19/07)
Officials are looking for any information about individuals alleged to be involved in shooting at least one bullet into the Van Buren Elementary School’s cafeteria door Thursday afternoon. Shortly before 12:48 p.m., a bullet pierced both glass door windows on the west side of the building and went into the ceiling of the cafeteria area. ...
KFC agency offering new programs for fall (10/19/07)
Kids, Families, and Community (KFC) has an exciting fall program schedule for parents and teachers of Clay Community Schools. KFC will be hosting a disruptive behavior workshop on Oct. 31 and Parents Night Out on Nov. 8. The “Working with Kids with Disruptive Behaviors” presentation is targeted to teachers, childcare workers and juvenile court workers...
Schools keeping eye on safety (10/19/07)
Educators and administrators put safety at school very high on their priority lists, but incidents of student violence still occur. Recently, a 14-year-old freshman in Cleveland shot students and teachers, and then took his own life. In response to events like what happened in Cleveland and Columbine, Colo., the Clay Community Schools have taken extra steps to prevent similar shootings...
Trunk and Treat is back (10/19/07)
S.T.R.E.T.C.H. presents the annual Halloween alternative from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Forest Park “cow palace.” The event is free for all families. There will be decorated vehicles to visit where those in attendance will hear great stories from the Bible and receive yummy treats. There will also be an opportunity to register for many prizes...
Country Day (10/19/07)
First Christian Church, 1874 W. Hwy. 40, Brazil, will hold their annual “Country Day” on Sunday, Oct. 21. The morning services will be at the regular times of 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Preaching Pastor Bob Witte will be bringing a message on “Friendship”...
Bible in Concert (10/19/07)
The Center for Women’s Ministries, Wabash Valley area churches and Clay City Chapter of Youth for Christ are working together to present “Bible in Concert,” at the Clay City Free Methodist Campgrounds behind Miller’s IGA on State Road 59 in Clay City...
CHURCH NEWS 10-20 (10/19/07)
ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church Father Dom Chukwudi (domojore@yahoo.com)is the Administrator and Dr. Marsha Bialaszewski (M.Bialaszewski@att.net) is the Pastoral Associate. The Mass schedule is Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m., Saturday or by appointment. Divine Mercy Chaplet: First Sunday each month at 8 a.m...
Sectional football scores (10/19/07)
Friday’s scores By The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL First Round CLASS 5A Sectional 1 Crown Point 35, Munster 9 Merrillville 21, Chesterton 0 Lake Central 10, Michigan City 7 Valparaiso 28, Portage 25 Sectional 2...
Knights come up just short of sectional win (10/19/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview Knights had No. 8 ranked Jasper on the ropes in Friday’s sectional opener. Leading late in the game, Jasper had done little on offense most of the game, but somehow they came off the mats. Jasper was able to withstand a final drive by the Knights and a missed field goal with just eight seconds left to hold on to a 13-10 victory against Northview...
Knights taking on semistate challenge (10/19/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor This has been a special season for the Northview girls’ cross country program. For the first time since the 2003 season, the Knights have reached the semistate as a team. In no other sport does teamwork mean more than it does in cross country...
Knights sectional march continues (10/19/07)
MOORESVILLE -- That sound emanating from the Mooresville’s high school gym was the resounding thud after Northview firmly dislodged a gorilla from it’s back in volleyball sectional play. After losses in it’s first matches the past three seasons in the postseason, the Knights rebounded from a slow start to drill Terre Haute North, 26-24, 25-4, 25-10...
Knights prepare to open sectional play (10/19/07)
The second season begins tonight in high school football around the state as postseason play kicks off with sectional play. Locally, the Northview Knights get their first look at a re-aligned sectional when the Jasper Wildcats come for a visit at 8 p.m...
Ragan making quiet challenge to Montoya in rookie race (10/19/07)
By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- David Ragan’s second career Nextel Cup Series start -- and his first at tight, tricky Martinsville Speedway -- could hardly have gone worse. A year ago, he was involved in several accidents, infuriated veteran racers Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader and wasn’t allowed to race the following week at Atlanta...
Torre just 'leaves the memories' in New York (10/19/07)
By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- Joe Torre heard enough. He felt insulted. He felt unappreciated. He won’t even set foot in Yankee Stadium anytime soon, not even to clean out his office. “I walked out of there, I’m not going back,” he said. “I just leave the memories.”...
Pacers lose first exhibition game in double-overtime (10/19/07)
By The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Randy Wittman made the most of his homecoming against the Indiana Pacers. Wittman, an Indianapolis native, had to wait a little longer for the win, but Minnesota finally pulled out a 113-110 exhibition victory in double overtime on Friday night...
Wanda M. Harmless Came (10/19/07)
Wanda M. Harmless Came, 91, Greencastle, formerly of Clay County, passed away Oct. 18, 2007, at 7:48 p.m., at Autumn Glen Assisted Living Community. She was born June 30, 1916, in Clay County, the daughter of T. Ernest Pell and Margaret Wilson Pell. She graduated from Van Buren High School...
Barbara Ann Bakert (Collet) Bafford (10/19/07)
Barbara Ann Bakert (Collet) Bafford, 72, Terre Haute, died at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Royal Oaks Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute. Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Rockville Memorial Presbyterian Church, 130 S. Market St., Rockville., with Rev. Boni Quandt officiating...
Rebecca Sue Allen Lile (10/19/07)
Rebecca Sue Allen Lile, 45, Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Terre Haute Union Hospital. Services will take place at 1 p.m., Friday (today), at Lawson-Miller Chapel. Burial will be at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday (today) at the funeral home...
PUBLIC RECORD 10-20 (10/19/07)
Public Record 10-19-07 (10/19/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Oct. 16: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Gerald W. Seim Vs. Sharon M. Seim: Domestic Relations Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Heather Higgenbotham Vs. Terry J. Higgenbotham: Domestic Relations...
Staunton Scene (10/19/07)
October 12 was a day of celebration, as Jack Howald, Aidan Montei, and Judy and Steve Beck drove in from their homes in Ohio to celebrate Jack Howald's seventh birthday and Mary Lou Riddell's eighty-fifth birthday. STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH NEWS...
Matching investments with financial goals (10/19/07)
Over the course of your life, you’ll almost certainly have many different financial goals -- and to help achieve them, you’ll need to use many different investments. How might you target specific investments for specific goals? Here are a few suggestions:...