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Stories from Thursday, January 3, 2008

Board hears proposal (01/03/08)
The clock is ticking on the feasibility of a renovation project for the Clay Community School Corporation. The school board will need to make a decision to hold a 10-28 public meeting to get a project approved by the end of January in order for costs to be consistent with current projections...
Officials seek driver that rammed house (01/03/08)
Officials are looking for the suspect(s) that ran away after driving a small pickup truck into a residence at 203 S. Lambert St., early Thursday morning. Shortly after 4 a.m., Kathy J. England, her mother Gracie England and niece Kandra England were rudely awakened when the truck crashed into their home...
St. Vincent offers new equipment for patients (01/03/08)
Patients having a Computed Tomography (CT or Cat) Scan at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, will not have to wait as long for their results. The hospital received a new CT scan machine about a month ago and finished preparing it for patient use on Dec. 11...
Students set for busy semester (01/03/08)
The second semester began Thursday for students in Clay County, and it will not be long before summer rolls around again. January is filled with activities to get students back in the swing of things. Clay City Jr./Sr. High School will compete in the Junior High Geography Bee on Jan. 8, starting the year on a competitive note...
FAFSA workshop set for Northview (01/03/08)
High school seniors thinking about going to college in the fall need to gather the information they need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA is the form students fill out to see if they qualify for federal and state grants and loans. They should send the FAFSA even if they don't think they'll qualify for aid, because many colleges use the information from the form to award grants and scholarships administered by the schools...
Thursday's high school basketball scores (01/03/08)
By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Greene County Invitational First Round N. Central (Sullivan) 61, Union (Dugger) 41 Vincennes Rivet 72, Linton 29 Rivertown Classic First Round Rising Sun 59, Switzerland Co. 54...
Akers named to Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic All-Tourney Team (01/03/08)
The Northview Knights may have taken a bit of a non-traditional path through the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic following the Christmas holiday, but one thing remained the same. The Knights placed a member of their team on the All-Tourney squad. A seventh-place finish wasn't what Northview had in mind coming into the tournament, but following a tough opening loss to Marshall, Ill., the Knights bounced back with three straight victories by an average of 17.7 points per win...
Purdue women edge out Hoosiers (01/03/08)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON -- Lakisha Freeman had 15 points and nine rebounds as Purdue beat Indiana 55-49 on Thursday night. Danielle Campbell added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Boilermakers (6-7, 2-1 Big Ten). Amber Jackson led Indiana with 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Kim Roberson added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Hoosiers (8-6, 1-1), who had won four in a row...
Cameron fired after one win season with Dolphins (01/03/08)
By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer DAVIE, Fla. -- Unlike his boss, Bill Parcells didn't need to go to Costa Rica. He stayed right at home and decided Cam Cameron had to go, along with just about everyone else on the Miami Dolphins. A year ago Thursday, Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga embarked on a two-week coaching search that took him as far as Central America to interview at least a dozen candidates...
Colts' top pick could be key factor in playoffs (01/03/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Anthony Gonzalez walked into his first NFL training camp with bright eyes and big hopes. Then his head started spinning. The rigors of learning Indy's extensive playbook, the no-huddle offense and, of course, all those uncanny audibles Peyton Manning makes was frustrating -- even to a self-proclaimed fast learner...
VIRGINIA G. KENDALL (01/03/08)
Virginia G. Kendall, 88, Greencastle, formerly of Reelsville, passed away Tuesday at Asbury Towers Healthcare, Greencastle. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday at the Reelsville United Methodist Church with Revs. Willie Best and Phil Badger officiating. Burial will be in the Boone Hutcheson Cemetery...
Sara VanBibber and Joshua Deal (01/03/08)
Bill and Sue VanBibber, Bainbridge, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth, to Joshua David Deal. She is a 1999 graduate of North Putnam High School and will graduate in May 2008 from Northwood University with a bachelor's degree in business. She is now employed at Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Greencastle...
(Untitled) (01/03/08)
A Winter Piano Recital was performed on Dec. 2 at the First United Methodist Church. Performing were: (front row) John Fischer, Jacob Schopmeyer, Seth Hughes, Emily Schopmeyer, Sarah Mann; (back row) Anna Hughes, Abby Fischer, Leslie Ringo and teacher Nellye Schopmeyer...
Club News 1-4-08 (01/03/08)
TRI COUNTY COMMUNITY CLUB The Tri-County Community Club met at Bob and Angie's Restaurant in Clay City for their Christmas Dinner on Dec. 5th with a wonderful meal. The blessing was given by Wilma Holsapple. After the meal, the afternoon meeting was opened by the president Diana Nees with all repeating the club creed and the Pledge of Allegiance...
Soil pH Critical for Success (01/03/08)
Lime is used to raise soil pH levels when soil tests reveal levels below the optimal range. Defined, pH is the negative log of the hydrogen ion concentration. More simply stated, we use lime (calcium hydroxide) to knock hydrogen off of the soil nutrient exchange sites. ...