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Stories from Friday, July 28, 2006

Thomas seeks District 44 state position (07/28/06)
According to Amos Thomas, he has waited for the opportunity to run for state representative his whole life. Thomas recently announced his bid, joining several others, to run for the District 44 State Representative seat. The Brazil attorney is the father of current District 44 State Representative Andy Thomas. ...
Gas prices nearly double from last year (07/28/06)
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Indiana has nearly doubled since this time last year, according to a AAA Hoosier Motor Club report released Friday. Hoosiers heading to the pump one year ago paid an average of $2.18 per gallon compared to a whopping $3.01 on Friday...
Cloverdale set to open doors Aug. 15 (07/28/06)
Cloverdale Community Schools will open for school on Aug. 15 for students in Kindergarten through grade 12. All Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before July 1 to be eligible to enroll and must have a birth certificate and completed immuniztion record on file the first day of school...
Kalen Brattain earns 2006 Supreme Showman (07/28/06)
Having a passion and never giving up was the mantra for Kalen Brattain during the Supreme Showmanship competition Thursday night. After his name was announced by the emcee as the Supreme Showman, Brattain could not stop shaking. "It's an amazing feeling," he said. "Words can't say enough."...
Deer seeks District 44 state seat (07/28/06)
Citing a desire for better efficiency, Greencastle resident Kathy Deer recently tossed her hat in with several others as a Republican candidate for District 44 State Representative. "I would like to make things more efficient," Deer told the BannerGraphic...
Couple's essay earns trip to State Fair contest (07/28/06)
"We've got the rings, when's the wedding?" This was the first line written in an essay that won a local couple a chance to win a free wedding at the state fair. Rebecca Vanevery, Greencastle, was watching FOX 59 one morning last week and heard about Marriage on the Midway at the Indiana State Fair. Ten contestants were picked from all the entries and Vanevery and her fiancee Paul Treadwell Jr. just happened to be one of them...
Feb. 28, 1935-July 23, 2006 (07/28/06)
Mary Louise Phillips Raines, 71, Elkins, W. Va., died Sunday in the Davis Memorial Hospital, West Virginia. Born at Gage, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Reta Margaret (Broschart) Phillips. A graduate of Coalton High School in West Virginia, she was an office employee of the Kelly Foundry prior to retirement. She was a member of the Phillips Chapel Church and served as treasurer of the church. She owned and operated Hilltop Handicrafts and Mary's Enterprises as well...
April 11, 1922-July 26, 2006 (07/28/06)
Martha L. Gossett, 84, Coatesville, died Wednesday at Danville Regional Rehab Center. Born in Tangier, Ind., she was the daughter of the late John B. and Mabel Norman Grimes. She married Everett D. Gossett, on Aug. 30, 1942, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 1981...