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Stories from Sunday, September 28, 2008

Clay City wins one of two; NHS second (09/28/08)
The Clay City Imperial Regiment and Northview Marching Knights both competed in weekend contests in preparation for this week's District competition. The Marching Knights took part in the Sound of Brownsburg Invitational while the Imperial Regiment competed in the Avon Meijer Invitational and the Meijer Greenwood Band Invitational...
Area educational center set for fundraising campaign (09/28/08)
GREENCASTLE -- The Knoy Resource Center, Cloverdale, is now launching a fundraising campaign after three years of serving more than 1,000 students and adults from six counties. Now to sustain the momentum, the campaign is being spearheaded by Vickie Knoy Parker and supported by the Putnam County Community Foundation...
Area officials face busy weekend of accidents, fires (09/28/08)
Emergency response personnel were kept busy for the second weekend in a row. Around 7:30 p.m., Friday, both lanes of traffic were temporarily closed Interstate-70 when members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Jackson and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Departments, Clay County Search And Rescue and TransCare were dispatched to a single vehicle accident in the eastbound lane near the 27-mile marker...
After extensive search, final suspect caught (09/28/08)
It took 50 days, but officials have captured the last suspect from the August drug sweep. "Members of the United States Marshal's Office Fugitive Task Force notified us they have Nicole J. Bond-Lange in custody," Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times. "They located her in Oklahoma."...
Grand opening! (09/28/08)
The Clay County Democrats opened their new headquarters at the former Shaw Electronics building Saturday afternoon. On hand for the ribbon cutting were (from left) Barbara Martin, John Trippi, Former Greencastle Mayor and candidate for State Representative, Dist. ...
County runners compete at Shakamak and Culver Invites (09/28/08)
Staff Report CULVER -- County cross country teams were in action during the weekend as Northview traveled to compete in a huge meet at the Culver Academies Invite on Saturday and Clay City visited Jasonville for the Shakamak Invite. The Clay City boys took the 4-5-6 spots in the 10-team meet and won with a score of 57 to edge Eastern Greene's 62...
Knights win two-of-three volleyball matches at Jasper (09/28/08)
Staff Report JASPER -- The Northview volleyball team rebounded from its first loss last week to take two-of-three matches at Jasper on Saturday. The Knights defeated Evansville Central, 25-20, 19-25, 25-15 to open the tourney before falling to the host Wildcats, 17-25, 25-23, 18-25. Northview finished with a win over Sullivan, 25-23, 25-23...
North Clay football collars Mustangs (09/28/08)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Staff Reporter North Clay Middle School exacted revenge for tough losses last season with two nail biting victories over Edgewood on Saturday. The Knights seventh-grade squad stayed undefeated by winning an 8-6 slugfest. The only score North Clay put up was on their opening drive, when Tanner Wilson scored on a 26-yard run...
Northview's postseason run comes to a close in regional (09/28/08)
Staff Report MARTINSVILLE -- The competition for a berth in the state finals was fierce at the Foxcliff Golf Club on Saturday afternoon. With the defending state champions, Martinsville, in the mix as well as fifth-ranked Columbus North and No. 4 Avon as well, finding a qualifying spot for the IHSAA State Finals was a tough job...
Favre throws six touchdown passes in win over Cardinals (09/28/08)
By The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brett Favre threw a career-high and Jets-record six touchdown passes, three to Laveranues Coles, and New York took advantage of mistakes by Arizona in a big second quarter of a 56-35 victory Sunday. Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin was carted off the field after a scary helmet-to-helmet collision with Eric Smith in the end zone with 27 seconds remaining. ...
Wallen wraps Lincoln Park season with win; Carmichael's double up (09/28/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Lincoln Park Speedway put the wraps on the 2008 season on Saturday night. More than 100 cars unloaded to compete for the final winner's share of the year including track champions, Billy Puterbaugh Jr., Paul Bumgardner, Kenny Carmichael Jr. and C.J. Bryan...
Johnson holds off Edwards to take points lead (09/28/08)
By MIKE HARRIS AP Auto Racing Writer KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Well, it worked in the video game. Carl Edwards did everything he could Sunday, including purposely bouncing off the concrete wall at Kansas Speedway, but it wasn't quite enough to beat two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson...
One playoff spot left as baseball goes extras (09/28/08)
By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Already standing tall, CC Sabathia climbed on top of the Brewers dugout and sprayed fans with bubbly. A vintage scene, indeed. For the first time since 1982, when it was a member of the American League and well before wild cards even existed, Milwaukee is going to the playoffs...
Brewers headed to postseason, Mets going home again (09/28/08)
By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE -- CC Sabathia pitched a four-hitter and Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Sunday and into the playoffs for the first time since 1982. The Brewers, who fired manager Ned Yost with only two weeks left to go, won the NL wild card less than a half-hour later when the New York Mets lost to Florida 4-2. ...
Jane Ellen Krecker (09/28/08)
Jane Ellen Krecker, 64, Clay City, formerly from Elgin, Ill., died Sept. 26, 2008. She was born in Melrose Park, Ill., on Jan. 19, 1944, to Charles and Dorothy Platcher. She graduated from Fenton High School in 1962. Survivors include her husband Robert and children Gregory of Kingston, Ill., Ellen of East Dundee, Ill., Denise of East Dundee, Ill., Ann Gilbert and her husband Brian from Kingston, Ill., and four grandchildren, Taylor, Jacob, Emily and Mia, siblings, John Platcher, Francy Scott, Margaret Byerly and Mary Jo Wake.. ...
James Lee Rosser (09/28/08)
James Lee Rosser, 78, formerly of Rosedale and currently living in Bloomington, Ind., passed away at Bloomington Hospital, Sept. 27, 2008, following a brief illness. Born March 10, 1930, in Rosedale, he was the son of James and Harriet Rosser. Following graduation from Rosedale High School, he served his country in the United States Army, being honorably discharged in 1963...
Nora "Jane" Litz (09/28/08)
Nora "Jane" Litz went to be with the Lord, passing in her home Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at 4:30 a.m., following a long battle with cancer. Born Nov. 15, 1938, in Wellston, Ohio, she was the daughter of Evelyn and Frank McGinnis. She married Bill Litz on Nov. 24, 1959, moving to Brazil from Marion, Ohio...
Oletha M. Schauwecker (09/28/08)
Oletha M. Schauwecker Oletha M. Schauwecker, 88, Plainfield, formerly of Clay County, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Heartland Health Care Center, Avon. She was born May 15, 1920, in Clay County, to Arthur Ari Craig and Tilda Jane (Puckett) Craig. She married Gordon Mac Schauwecker on Feb. 24, 1940. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1990...
A new way to play the game? (09/28/08)
Bob Heaton is new to the world of politics. Sure, he's seen quite a bit throughout the years. Heaton starred for the Clay City Eels' basketball squads in the mid-70s. Following graduation, he played college basketball for the Indiana State University Sycamores, famously advancing to the 1979 NCAA title game against the Michigan State Spartans...
Knowing what to eat used to be easy as pie (09/28/08)
Watching a mother struggling to buy food her kids would eat in the grocery store the other day got my attention. We circled up and down the aisles together, her and her son pushing a cart (disagreeing over each item on the grocery list) while I followed (remembering how it was to shop with my young children) and sort of eavesdropped on and off until we reached the cookie aisle...
The system is outdated? (09/28/08)
To the Editor: I would like to make a plea to the Clay County School Board and the Superintendent that they look into updating their system for checking how our kids are doing in school. Greencastle schools have the STI Home and you can check tardies and school work on a daily basis, absences and grades. ...
Who is responsible for enforcing this state statute? (09/28/08)
To the Editor: We, as a nation, are governed by law. As a state, we are governed by the laws passed by the Indiana General Assembly and administered by the Executive Branch lead by the Governor. When those laws are not enforced, the security, safety, and rights of the public are left unprotected. ...
Reader thanks all for breathing life into scholarship fund (09/28/08)
To the Editor: Thank you for all the support that you have once again given to the Rob Denker Memorial Scholarship. We met our goal! The scholarship fund is now set for life. Each year, one high school senior will receive a $500 scholarship from this fund...
After eight years, still not better off (09/28/08)
To the Editor: Perhaps the best question ever asked in a political campaign was that of Ronald Reagan, "Are you better off than you were eight years ago?" I am not better off. Why: 1. Some of my retirement savings has vanished with the declining stock market; 2. The value of my home has diminished due to the decline in the housing market; 3. The increase in gas and energy costs limits my ability to visit my family; and 4. The high price of food means putting items back on the grocery shelf...
The choice isn't that hard (09/28/08)
To the Editor: Who ever we vote into office in November will need to make some tough decisions to deal with our ongoing economic crisis. I believe that Obama's record and message for the future indicate that he has the will to change and the judgment which will be necessary to steer our country back on a sane economic track, however difficult that may be...
Committee issues thanks for help (09/28/08)
To the Editor: The Center Point Community Fall Festival would like to thank the following for their assistance in making this event possible: A+ Printing, Baesler's, Bowling Green Old Settler's Association, Center Point Masonic Lodge No. 597, Center Point United Methodist Church, Center Point Volunteer Fire Company, Chris Koehler Farms, Clay County Highway Department, Clay-Owen-Vigo Solid Waste District, Donna "Bubbles the Clown" Black, Evert Arnett, Jack Withers, Jack's Fine Foods, Jackson Township Band, James Family Singers, Mike McCullough, Paul Sinders, Ray Gayhart, Rep. ...
Open letter to State Senator (09/28/08)
To the Editor: To Sen. Lugar: Please do not bail anyone out. Our government is bankrupt. It is broken, and you and others have made it worse. Add $12 billion per month for thousands of dead and disabled G.I.'s. Our government will not even protect our borders. You are useless so far...