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Stories from Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More project options heard by School Board (01/16/08)
It is decision time for the Clay Community Schools School Board. The board held a work session Wednesday night at North Clay Middle School to discuss and review several different options for a renovation plan for the corporation facilities. Tom Neff of Schmidt Associates reviewed a phased proposal that was asked for by the board after community concerns over a larger proposal...
Humane Shelter temporarily closes operations (01/16/08)
Even the cutest of puppies get sick sometimes. Because of an illness in its animal population, the Clay County Humane Shelter has closed operations until at least Jan. 23. "We had a few puppies brought in who were sick," Humane Society Director of Operations Bill Cochran said. "We have closed down for the time being so we can make sure all the animals are well so the public doesn't adopt a pet and risk getting their other pets sick."...
Commission discusses revised business plans (01/16/08)
Most planning commission meetings do not require three members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department to attend. However, in the case of Tuesday's Center Point Planning Commission meeting, the topic at hand was embattled enough to deserve the sheriff's attention...
Northview Winter Guard conducting dance clinic (01/16/08)
The Northview High School Winter Guard will conduct a dance clinic, beginning at noon Saturday. The event is for girls in grades Kindergarten through eighth and will take place at Northview High School. Cost for the clinic is $22, which includes a T-shirt...
BREAKING NEWS: Another bomb threat at North Clay (01/16/08)
According to a press release from the Clay Community Schools central office, a bomb threat was written on the wall of a boys' restroom in North Clay Middle School. The message indicated a bomb would detonate at 3:00 p.m. Students were evacuated to the Northview High School gymnasium, where parents will be able to pick up students after the buses leave at 3:15 p.m...
Police: stolen equipment valued at more than $1 million (01/16/08)
The alleged theft of more than $1 million worth of heavy equipment from at least five central Indiana counties has landed a Putnam County man in jail, and more arrests are anticipated. Indiana State Police officers from the Putnamville Post arrested 55-year-old Thomas P. Skene Tuesday afternoon at his rural home at 105 E. U.S. 40, south of Greencastle...
Entry Deadline Approaches for Statewide Youth Arts Competition, eXceL Awards (01/16/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The annual Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance eXceL Awards competition deadline for entries is Jan. 25, 2008. All Indiana high school students who excel in various forms of artistic expression are invited to enter. Winners will be awarded college scholarships. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance established the eXceL Awards in 1989. The company continues to fund and administer the program, which awarded $73,000 in scholarship prizes during last year's competition...
Local college athletes returning to action (01/16/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor College basketball continues to be the main area of competition for several county high school graduates. But track season has also begun with softball and baseball on the horizon as well. For two local athletes overcoming injury and illness, their return to the court appears to be within reach...
Wednesday's high school basketball scores (01/16/08)
Wednesday's scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Franklin Central 68, Franklin 44 Indpls International 71, Morton Memorial 64 Jac-Cen-Del 68, Rising Sun 49 LaPorte LaLumiere 82, Howe Military 55 Greater South Shore Conference Tournament...
Grant leads Boilers past Hawkeyes (01/16/08)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Keaton Grant scored 22 points as Purdue beat Iowa 67-62 on Wednesday. Purdue (12-5, 3-1 Big Ten) trailed 45-40 early in the second half before Grant scored eight straight points during a 12-0 run that put the Boilermakers ahead to stay...
Stewart arrives for Daytona testing with new Toyota ride (01/16/08)
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Unshaven and months overdo for a haircut, Tony Stewart used his trademark sarcasm to welcome the new season. But the fact that the two-time NASCAR champion showed up for preseason testing -- a monotonous three-day session he's skipped the last three years -- suggests he's taking his team's recent switch to Toyota rather seriously...
Pacers stage comeback to beat former teammates, Warriors (01/16/08)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Danny Granger scored 29 points, and the Indiana Pacers overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat the Golden State Warriors 125-117 on Wednesday night. Indiana's Mike Dunleavy had 24 points and nine rebounds against his former team, and Kareem Rush scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the Pacers...
Freida R. Steuerwald (01/16/08)
Freida R. Steuerwald, 91, Linton, passed away at 11:40 p.m., Jan. 15, 2008, at Glenburn Home, Linton. She was born Feb. 23, 1916, to Fred and Gladys (Robinson) Jackson. She graduated from Cory High School in 1933. Freida worked for two or three days a week at the Ladies Ideal Store, Clay City, for many years. This was more of a pastime for her rather than a job. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. Baking pies and noodles were her specialty...
Rev. Woodrow W. Leohr (01/16/08)
Rev. Woodrow W. Leohr, 95, Spencer, formerly of Brazil from 1965-2005, passed away at The Residence at McCormick's Creek, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008. Born Nov. 26, 1917, in Owen County, he was the son of Nelson A. and Mary Margaret Ellen (Price) Leohr...
Ruth Eileen Carpenter (01/16/08)
Ruth Eileen Carpenter, 84, Brazil, passed away at 8:40 p.m., Jan. 14, 2008, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at 2 p.m., at French Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, from Noon - 2 p.m...
Harmony Happenings (01/16/08)
Harmony United Methodist is starting a new program: Sunday Evening Contemporary Worship. The first service will be Feb. 10. Food and fellowship will start at 6:15 p.m. with the Worship at 7 p.m. The program is planned to help build Christian Community from various churches and denominations. Although geared more toward a younger crowd, the service is open to all the young at heart, too. It will be a time for praise, celebration, and reunion. Join us...
Brazil Buzz (01/16/08)
Well folks, I finished those unmentionable chores that I mentioned last week, the sun is shining, and I'm feeling good! The exercise - bike just stopped purring like a kitten, a skimpy little entrée, and the Caltrate 600 + D is down the hatch. When my fingers get tired of tormenting this, not so old, out-dated computer, I'm going outside to absorb some sun. ...