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Stories from Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Officials: Teamwork paying off (02/29/12)
For 14 months, state, federal and local law enforcement gathered all the information they could. They conducted investigations, did field work and more. A total collaborative effort. The end result was the indictment of 18 individuals in February, including residents from Clay County. Others indicted included residents from Vigo and Putnam counties as well as Bartholomew County...
National organization responds to incident (02/29/12)
Andre Page, senior director of the Wildlife Abuse campaign for The Humane Society of the United States, recently issued the following statement in response to the Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, raid of an alleged illegal hunting operation in Clay County: "Illegal hunting crimes are not only devastating to wildlife, but also pose a grave risk to public safety. ...
TEAMS do well in competition (02/29/12)
Of nine schools and 19 teams, both Clay City High School (CCHS) and Northview High School's (NHS) varsity and junior TEAMS, formerly known as Junior Engineering and Technology Students (JETS), placed high in their divisions. This year's competition theme was medicine and focused on how engineering is used to advance health informatics and develop better medicines...
Nicoson hopes to bring leadership to position (02/29/12)
Center Point resident John Nicoson is running for Clay County Council At-Large in the upcoming Primary election. "I think the county needs better leadership," Nicoson said. "I think I have much more business experience than most people up there." Nicoson has 27 years of experience in coalmine management and manages his own business investments and farm interests. ...
Mother Goose on the Loose! (02/29/12)
Resident expanding to Greencastle (02/29/12)
GREENCASTLE -- Confident in Greencastle, a rebounding economy and his own business savvy, Brazil developer Brad Emmert detailed plans for a 94-unit apartment project on the city's south side Monday. Representing the Clay County-based Emmert Group LLC, he appeared before the City Plan Commission and earned a favorable recommendation for the rezoning of 7.66 acres along the south side of Veterans Memorial Highway, just west of the four-way stopsign...
Camp Riley offers summer sessions (02/29/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Camp Riley empowers children with physical disabilities by providing enriching, life-changing experiences in a traditional camping environment tailored to their individual needs. For 57 years, campers have shattered perceived limitations, met new friends and reached higher achievements, allowing them to return home with an increased sense of independence and confidence...
Study focuses on bee deaths (02/29/12)
There has been a "buzz" in recent years about the serious decline of honeybee populations in the United States. Nature's pollinators have been mysteriously dying off in large numbers, posing a potential threat to the future of the food system. According to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, honeybees pollinate approximately 80 percent of the nation's flowering crops, responsible for one-third of the food Americans eat...
Annis Ilene Cooper Craig Shaughnessy (02/29/12)
Annis Ilene Cooper Craig Shaughnessy, 73, Brazil, passed away Feb. 28, 2012, at 5:40 p.m., at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 15, 1938, in Clay County the daughter of Walter Mason Cooper and Frances Tilley Thompson Cooper. ...
Lona Marie Montgomery (02/29/12)
Lona Marie Montgomery, 87, Brazil, passed away Feb. 28, 2012, at Cloverleaf Health Center. Lona was born July 10, 1924, in Monticello Kentucky the daughter of Robert "Red" Sullivan and Mattie Lou Carrender. She enjoyed taking care of her flowers in her free time, where she was known to have guests stop to admire her flowers at her home. She also took pride in her Pentecostal faith and her family. Lona volunteered at the Clay County Food Pantry for more than seven years...
Elizabeth R. "Betty" Clevenger (02/29/12)
Elizabeth R. "Betty" Clevenger, 90, Greencastle, Ind., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Kennard, Ind., to the late Russell and Laura (Sullivan) Hedrick. Elizabeth retired from Gas America in 1986 after 25 years of service. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Shirley and past worthy Matron and grand representative to South Dakota and Shirley Christian Church...
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