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Stories from Sunday, June 1, 2008

Good luck! (06/01/08)
Each graduating with Academic Honor Diplomas, Hanna Lynnette Moore (right) and Whitney Jaye Ames (above) shared the honor of being Class Valedictorians for the 2008 graduating class at Clay City High School Sunday afternoon. Both girls encouraged their classmates to make the most of every day and step outside their "comfort zones in life" to become future leaders of tomorrow. ...
Agency preps for hazards (06/01/08)
Hazardous materials are everywhere, which makes having a plan of action in case of an emergency crucial. Because an unknown number of semi trucks and tanker trucks carrying various types of potentially hazardous chemicals and materials use Interstate-70 to cross the midsection of Clay County, the Clay County Local Emergency Planning Commission is preparing for the worst...
Schopmeyer wins CCHS Alumni award (06/01/08)
For 28 years Clay City High School has honored past graduates from Ashboro, Bowling Green, Cory and Clay City high schools for their achievements during annual commencement ceremonies. This year, Marvin Schopmeyer, a 1949 graduate of Bowling Green High School, was honored Sunday afternoon during the graduation ceremonies for the Senior Class of 2008 in the school's gymnasium...
Cumberland Academy graduates 18 (06/01/08)
For Les Rivera, Saturday had been a long time in the waiting. Rivera was one of 18 graduates from Cumberland Academy Saturday afternoon. The event took place at North Clay Middle School. Rivera was also one of three graduates who took time to speak. He focused on the day at hand and how proud he was to overcome his past...
Grand opening! (06/01/08)
The Reserve at South Gate Open House Friday afternoon marked the opening of a new 43-home subdivision. Present while Developer Kim Emmert-O'Dell cut the ribbon held by Mayor Ann Bradshaw and Chamber of Commerce Member Steve Kidwell, were (from left) Don Petty, Sam Emmert, Carolyn Petty, chamber members Ted Paris, Mike Petersen, Melissa McCullough, Dave Loughmiller and Kenny Crabb, Developer Brad Emmert, Joyce Emmert and Emmert GMAC agents Debbie Mershon and Valie Staley...
New Knights' head coach preparing team for success (06/01/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Mark May 1 down in the calendars if you're a Clay County basketball fan. On that day, Northview solidified the leaders of its respective basketball programs with the hiring of Ernie Maesch and LuAnne Anderson to lead the boys and girls' basketball teams...
Ramirez adds to home run total in Red Sox win (06/01/08)
By The Associated Press BALTIMORE -- Manny Ramirez hit his 501st home run, Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew also connected, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 Sunday. After becoming the 24th major leaguer to hit No. 500, Ramirez said Saturday night, "The next goal is 501." He took care of that in his third at-bat, driving a pitch from Brian Burres (4-5) into the right-field seats to put Boston up 6-3 in the fourth inning...
National League Central teams continue hot streak (06/01/08)
By The Associated Press CHICAGO -- Alfonso Soriano homered, Jim Edmonds drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the reeling Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Sunday to complete a perfect seven-game homestand. The Cubs entered June with the best record in baseball for the first time since 1908, when they last won a World Series. They started the new month by finishing a four-game sweep of the defending National League champions and sending them to their seventh straight loss...
Briscoe bests Indy 500 champ at Milwaukee (06/01/08)
By The Associated Press WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- Ryan Briscoe held off Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon and barely slipped through a late-race crash to win Sunday's IndyCar Series race at the Milwaukee Mile. A week after an embarrassing pit lane accident that took out fan favorite Danica Patrick at Indy, Briscoe redeemed himself with his first victory for Team Penske...
Stanbrough claims KISS series victory at Bloomington (06/01/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor BLOOMINGTON -- Jon Stanbrough is certainly no stranger to Victory Lane, especially during the King of Indiana Sprint Series. With 12 KISS wins on his resume, Stanbrough was charged with besting a massive 60-car field to add to that total on Friday night...
Hollingsworth repeats at Lincoln Park (06/01/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Saturday night proved to be twice as nice for Shane Hollingsworth. The current Lincoln Park Speedway sprint car points leader advanced his season lead to 54 over second-place Billy Puterbaugh by scoring his second-straight victory in his Competition Welding, Indy Raceparts, Spike Products, Weld and Hoosier Tire sponsored sprinter...
Patrick Joseph Knierim (06/01/08)
Patrick Joseph Knierim, 63, Brazil, died in an accident on State Road 50 south of Brazil, Friday, May 30, 2008, doing the thing he loved, riding his motorcycle on a beautiful day. Pat was born Aug. 16, 1944, at home in Brazil, to William James Knierim and Lula Dean Knierim...
David Edward Syester (06/01/08)
David Edward Syester, 54, Terre Haute, died May 30, 2008, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, with his wife and family at his side. He was born June 29, 1953, as the son of Joe and Roberta Rogers Syester. He worked for several years for Kroger. He married Betty Joan Jones on Feb. 14, 2000...
Betty Maxine Rose (06/01/08)
Betty Maxine Rose, 83, Brazil, passed away at 3:23 p.m., May 31, 2008, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Worthington, to Court and Ethel (Justice) Howard. Following high school, she married Thurston L. Rose on Sept. 2, 1941. During World War II, she worked at Allison's, Indianapolis, as one of the "Rosey Riveter Bunch." Most of her life, she spent raising a family...
Song brings back memories (06/01/08)
On May 28, Earle H. Hagen, 88, the Emmy Award-winning television composer who wrote the memorable theme songs for more than 2,500 classic television shows, including some of my favorites like "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "I Spy" and many others, died...
Taxpayers reminded of upcoming board decision (06/01/08)
To the Editor: The time is fast approaching for the taxpayer and voters of the Clay Community Schools Corporation to render their decision as to whether or not we proceed with the corporation's elementary schools renovation project. I don't know if it is the Marine in me, or the country boy, but my passion is up this morning. ...
Class sizes are too much (06/01/08)
To the Editor: Jackson Township is a wonderful school! My two oldest children have attended the last two years and have done wonderful! I have had no complaints. The teachers, principal, and all the other staff are wonderful! However, my youngest son will be starting Kindergarten in the fall and before the school year has even started, there are already 27 children in each of the Kindergarten classes and I am sure there will be more children that will register before the summer ends...
Reader defends commissioners (06/01/08)
To the Editor: As a long-time resident of Clay County, I would like to respond to Jodie Thomas' letter about the county roads. I'm sure she didn't realize that there are 800 miles of county roads to maintain. That is the distance from Brazil to New York City...
Keep the neighbors in mind (06/01/08)
To the Editor: To whom it may concern, Hello. I would like to start by saying that I have been a resident of Clay County all of my life and have really enjoyed living here, until lately. The reason in this letter is concern. I am concerned with several different things, but the main concern is the ability to help people out in the time of need...
Reader baffled by 'card' dilemma (06/01/08)
To the Editor: In response to the letter by Dave Bussing about the library, what a shame! I can't believe you have to go through Homeland Security to get a library card. I would think an address should suffice. After such a prolonged period of being closed, you would think the library might want the public to visit...
Family gives thanks for study (06/01/08)
To the Editor: I want to thank Mr. Arron Royer, Mr. Lynch, Clay County Commissioners, Rose-Hulman students and everyone that has been involved in fixing the Clay County intersection at Kennedy's Crossing Road and County Road 950 N. This work will help the visibility and improve safety...