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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2007

UPDATE: Sharps formally charged at arraignment (11/01/07)
Area residents concerned about a possible low bond set when alleged rapist Larry Joe Sharps was arrested Sunday can rest easy. Officials confirm that Sharps will not be let back into the community anytime soon after appearing in Clay Superior Court for his preliminary arraignment Wednesday...
Authorities looking for more leads into Van Buren shooting (11/01/07)
Although the leads are dwindling, local and federal officials are sure that someone will come forward with information about the shooting incident at Van Buren Elementary. "Someone out there knows what happened," Clay County Chief Deputy Rob Gambill said while filling case-related paperwork at the Clay County Courthouse. "We really appreciate the public's assistance in this case, but we need tips to keep coming in."...
City of Brazil creates fund for police K-9 unit (11/01/07)
The City of Brazil, along with the Brazil City Police Department, has set up a special fund for the new K-9 unit. "The fund was started with private donations we have received up to this point," Mayor Ann Bradshaw said. The city set up the account through Riddell National Bank, where residents can make donations, but it is not the preferred choice...
Kettle Drive kickoff next week (11/01/07)
Bells will begin to ring in the streets of Clay County very soon. The Salvation Army's Kettle Drive will be kicked-off on Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., at the Serving on the Street (S.O.S) Building in Brazil. The public is invited to attend the kickoff, where Christmas cookies and appetizers will be available...
Singing their hearts out (11/01/07)
Knights kick off season with scrimmage (11/01/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview girls' basketball team got a chance to show off their stuff in front of their fans on Thursday night with a scrimmage. The varsity, junior varsity and freshmen teams all got the chance to hit the courts, playing in different combinations against each other...
Draws made for Clabber Girl Classic (11/01/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The 7th Annual HI-99 Clabber Girl Classic will be played November 7-10 at West Vigo High School. Some of the top high school girls teams and players from the Wabash Valley will be featured in the annual HI-99 Classic. The teams include Terre Haute South, Northview, South Vermillion, Terre Haute North, West Vigo, Fountain Central, Owen Valley, and Sullivan...
Indiana State holds off visiting DePauw in exhibition hoops (11/01/07)
DePauw reports TERRE HAUTE - DePauw led throughout much of its exhibition game at Indiana State, but the Division I Sycamores broke a 66-66 tie with 11 straight points in the closing minute on the way to a 77-68 victory over the Tigers. Indiana State took an early 11-2 lead, but the Tigers came back with a 14-1 run to gain a 16-12 advantage. That lead reached as many as 12 at 27-15 before DePauw went to the break with a 37-31 lead...
Dennis McCreery (11/01/07)
Dennis McCreery, 50, born Aug. 10, 1957, to Carolyn and Donald McCreery, died approximately at 8 p.m., Oct. 30, 2007, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at 2 p.m. Pastor Steve Wingert will be officiating. ...
Regina Farris (11/01/07)
Regina Farris, 92, died at 4:46 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at her Brazil home. Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services. Visitation with the family will be 3:30-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Moore Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. ...
Wilbur F. Hickman (11/01/07)
Wilbur F. Hickman, 93, Rosedale, passed away Oct. 30, 2007, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born to Clyde Hickman and Lena Wright, who precede him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Carol Gum and husband Bob, Rosedale, Jane Hadley and husband Andrew, Terre Haute, and one brother, Richard Hickman and wife Jane, Columbus, Ohio...
Joan Yeager Robinson (11/01/07)
Joan Yeager Robinson, 89, Carbon, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. in Indianapolis. She was born Sept. 5, 1917, in Vigo County, to Maurice V. Yeager and Glenn Riggs Yeager. She was a graduate of Purdue University and taught school in Indiana and Lincoln, Ill...
PUBLIC RECORD 11-1 (11/01/07)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Nov. 1: Clay Circuit Court " Civil Capital One Bank Vs. Shannon S. Sanders: Civil Collections Freedom Auto Acceptance Vs. Barb Fischer: Civil Collections Hunter Oil Company, Inc. Vs. Sitatina, Inc. and Sitaram Varkal: Civil Collections...