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ij Local States Getting the job done fl wJW XnsSB wfe fflS A' r'l Wet JEsS'SI 1 w'Vx BHo' jfjr itw JI I llim Venable Indianapolis shovels straw from the yard of the new Kingdom Hall at State Street and Earl Avenue By Sunday afternoon participants in the Lafayette Quick Build pro gram were putting finishing touches on the By Darcy ChangJournal and Courier church they started building Thursday morn ing The hew Hall will be used along with with the existing hall just west of it to help ac commodate the growing Witness congregations ire Krf Continued from Page C1 Ten months after the biggest fire in rankfort history the woman accused of setting the blaze is scheduled to go to trial this week And the city and part nership that owns the burned buildings still are hammering out what to do with the property Patricia Coy 27 of rankfort was charged in October with arson in setting the downtown fire that closed eight businesses left five residents without homes and caused $750000 in property dam age trial is scheduled for Tuesday in Clinton Circuit Court She has pleaded not guilty saying she was framed Meanwhile what was supposed to be demolished and cleaned up by the Christmas shopping season stands untouched been working on facade improvements for more than a year The fire slowed that mome ntum and people started looking at all of the Rich Young director of the rankfort Main Street Program said over all perception of downtown rankfort has been Cleanup of the block has hit one setback after another The owners of the buildings have enough money to haul the demoli tion rubble When the property was sold the possibility of as bestos in the buildings forced up the cost of demolition The Renaissance group a partnership of Dennis Hayden and Dick Stout of rankfort owns the entire quarter block The two are asking the city to release $80000 in low interest loans to help with demolition costs The money is in a revolving economic devel opment fund administered by the Indiana Department of Com merce Two weeks ago Hayden told the rankfort City Council that the price of demolition was more than the partnership bargained for Hayden return phone calls this past week to say what he planned to do with the corner of downtown Mayor Don Snyder said he hopes the council will buy the idea to use the funds to demolish the build ings Otherwise he said the city will have to condemn the property and foot the bill to get rid of the buildings The request goes to the council today been delayed too long just as upset as everybody Snyder said sole goal is to get that place cleaned Root says getting im patient He collect insurance money for the water and smoke damages his building sustained He said the insurance company want to pay up until the burned buildings are cleared in case the pet shop is accidentally damaged Even when the block is cleared Root says in for weeks of almost no business at all just like it was when police blocked off the entire block for a few days after the fire already lost a veterinarian who rented space in the back of his shop The vet left because the alley which offered direct access to his office was closed off The pet grooming service has suffered too He bought file building in November 1988 so have alley access for the groom ing service still trying to make the downtown working and our busi ness Root said what can you do when this or the record Police and ire Calls Many police calls are reports of what people have told officials The reports do not necessarily reflect the final status of investigations ountain County 1 1 :05 am Sunday Indiana State Police One car accident on Interstate 74 at the 14 mile marker Kelly Sweezy 19 Danville III was driving east when she lost control left the roadway and slammed into an embankment Sweezy was treated for facial cuts at United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville III and released Passenger Tom Schaeffer 1 9 of Danville was in fair condition at the hospital Sunday night with neck injuries Tippecanoe County 12:30 a Sunday West Lafayette Police Department John Branigan 23 336 Pawnee Drive WL was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure Police said Branigan was running nude on State Street at Chauncey Street Montgomery County 3:11 pm Sunday Crawfordsville ire Department Maria Bixler 7 115 Wabash Crawfordsville was treated and released from Culver Union Hospital when she fell out of a moving car Police said her mother Louann Bixler was driv ing around at corner at Englewood and Main streets when the passenger door opened Births Home Hospital June 23 Michael and Michelle Connell West Lafayette a son Gene and Kimberly Jefvert owler a son Tami Ummel Rossville a son David and Melissa Vice rankfort a son Randall and Jennifer Ward Lafayette a son White County Memorial Hospital June 23 Mr? and Mrs David Congrove Mon ticello a daughter Bankruptcies 9 Bankruptcies filed in federal court in Lafayette since June 15 Gregory and Diane Aregood 406 North Street Wolcott Liabilities $78132 assets $5400 Dale and Sandra Brooks 150 Columbia St Otterbein Liabilities $39808 assets $41820 Richard A and Pamela Dobos Route 5 Box 99 A DeMotte Liabilities $63429 assets $37010 William and Judy Ann Hudson 1411 Second St Lafayette Liabi lities $52959 assets $15600 Robert and Carol Hundley Golden 4260 501 Sunburst Trail La fayette Liabilities $41048 assets $15120 Andrew and Teresa Jarrard Kaw lewski 3940 Sickle Court Lafayette Liabilities $11946 assets $1375 Ronnie and Teresa Likes PO Box 401 Remington Liabilities $56420 assets $1850 Kathleen Tandy 305 318 Montifore St Lafayette Liabilities $29803 as sets $5700 Michael Tatlock 804 Roundabout Road Monticello Liabilities $55184 assets $4680 Steven Toy Route 4 Box 346 Attica Liabilities $11493 assets $2000 Julie Wilson 24405 A State St Lafayette Liabilities $7600 assets $5070 Larry and Betty Pennycuff Zollars 2143 Ulen Lane Lafayette Liabilities $42301 assets $35160 Drunken drivers Sentenced in Tippecanoe County Court 1 on their pleas of guilty to felony drunken driving (Operating a vehicle while intoxicated is a felony when the driver has a prior conviction for the offense The legal blood alcohol content for drivers is 10 or less): Dale Delosh 22 325 ifth St Arrested: May 1 2 by Lafayette police for driving without lights on Sixth Street Blood alcohol content: 19 Sentence: Thirty days in jail two years supervised probation attend Victim Im pact Panel ine and court costs: $333 license: Two year suspension Prior conviction: 1 989 in Tippecanoe County (on probation revocation is pend ing) James Blackburn 26 2193 Ulen Lane Arrested: Nov 21 1988 by Tippecanoe County police after driving past jail and hollering out the car window at deputies three hours after he was released from jail on earlier probation violation Blood alcohol content: 18 Sentence: Ninety days house arrest 10 days on road crew three years super vised probation attend Victim Impact Panel ine and court costs: $133 license: One year suspension Prior conviction: 1988 in Tippecanoe County Mona Delwert 23 3507 19 Cortez St WL Arrested: Jan 29 by West Lafayette police after he hit two parked cars on Robinson Street Blood alcohol content: 17 Sentence: Twenty days on road crew two years supervised probation attend Victim Impact Panel ine and court costs: $383 license: One year suspension Prior conviction: 1987 in Decatur County James Howard 35 406 Cedar St Attica Arrested: eb 24 by Lafayette police after he drove through a yard on Morton Street Blood alcohol content: 12 Sentence: Twenty days in jail two years supervised probation attend Victim Im pact Panel ine and court costs: $333 license: One year suspension Prior conviction: 1 989 in ountain County Charles Berry Jr 3750 Old Romney Road pleaded guilty to drunken driving causing serious bodily injury Arrested: March 3 by Tippecanoe County police after he ran a stop sign at US 231 South and County Road 375 South and hit another car seriously in juring the driver and his two passengers Blood alcohol content: Refused testing but said he drank 1 2 beers Sentence: our years on supervised probation 180 days on work release program then 1 80 days on house arrest make restitution to three victims attend Victim Impact Panel ine and court costs: $133 license: Three year suspension Prior conviction: 1982 in White County James Heath Jr 25 Route 1 Chalmers also pleaded guilty to being a habitual traffic offender Arrested: April 27 by Indiana State Police for speeding on Interstate 65 Trooper saw Heath and passenger switch places Blood alcohol content: Refused In toxilyzer testing 1 7 on Alco Sensor Sentence: One year in jail three years supervised probation attend Victim Im pact Panel ine and court costs: $333 license: Lifetime suspension Prior conviction: 1983 1987 and 1989 in White County revocation of probation pending Kenneth Switzer 36 2621 Underwood St Arrested: May 15 by Lafayette police after he hit a utility pole at Melbourne Road and Whitcomb Avenue Blood alcohol content: 21 Sentence: Two years supervised proba tion 1 0 days in jail attend Victim Impact Panel show proof of restitution ine and court costs: $333 license: One year suspension Prior conviction: 1987 in Benton County Staff Reports Journal and Courier Monday June 25 1990 Deaths rancis Bice 69 owned Meon Myers 59 1948 Jeff graduate Lakes Campground RANKORT rancis Bice 69 of Route 10 died unexpectedly at 3:55 am Sun day in Home Hospital in La fayette Mr Bice and his wife the former Thelma Thomas owned rancis Bice and operated Lakes Camp ground near Mulberry for 12 years before retiring in 1986 They farmed in Benton County for 27 years before moving to Clinton County in 1974 Born in Jasper County Jan 26 1921 he graduated from Chalmers High School in 1939 He married Thelma Thomas on June 26 1943 He was in the service from 1942 until 1945 and was a sergeant dur ing World War II Mr Bice was a former member of Oxford Christian Church in Ox ford and Mt Gilboa United Meth odist Church near Remington He was involved in 4 in Benton County and served on the armers Home Administration in Benton County both for several years Mr Bice was an avid camper euchre player gardener and bowler He recently won the In diana Seniors Bowling Tourna ment in the 65 to 69 age division and was scheduled to represent Indiana in the National Seniors Tournament in 1991 Surviving are his wife two sons rancis Lindell Bice of West La fayette and Sherman Lee Bice of Oxford three daughters Mrs Mike (Pricilla Elaine) Teso of rankfort Mrs Lon (Cynthia Sue) Garriott of Attica and Mrs George (Marcia Diane) Hawkins Jr of Lafayette his mother Pearl Laffoon Bice of Monticello three brothers Marion Bice of Earl Park Harold Bice of Lafay ette and Kenneth Bice of Pend leton and three sisters Neva Adams and Marjorie Osterberg both of Wheatfield and Juanita ishel of Monticello Jessie Stockment 94 teacher and farmer MONTICELLO Jessie Stockment 94 who lived in Mon ticello for years died at 8:30 am Sunday in Home Hospital in La fayette She had been a resident of Regency Place for 10 years Mrs Stockment taught school for several years in the DeMotte community She married Wilbert Stockment in Remington and they farmed in the Wolcott area for many years He died in 1957 Born Aug 3 1895 near Mon ticello she graduated from Chalmers High School and Val paraiso University Mrs Stockment was a member of Meadow Lake Presbyterian Church south of Wolcott and Wolcott American Legion Auxili ary Surviving are two daughters Mrs Mildred Headdy of Sarasota la and Mrs Eileen Marasco of DELPHI Meon Myers 59 of 1Q4 Deer Creek Drive died at 11:35 pm Saturday in St Eliza beth Hospital Medical Center in Lafayette She had been a patient there for six days Mrs Myers had worked in the bookkeeping department at the former Union Bank and Trust Co and for Carroll County Abstract Office located in the Carroll County courthouse Bom Sept 17 1930 in Delphi she graduated from Jefferson High School in Lafayette in 1948 She lived most of her life in Del phi She married William Myers April 23 1960 in Delphi He sur vives Mrs Myers was associated with Delphi United Methodist Church Also surviving are a daughter Mrs Robert (Cathy) Kendall of Camden a son James Myers at home and two brothers James Trent of Oglesby Ill and John A Trent of Delphi Opal Stalker 78 former bookkeeper Opal Kibbe Stalker 78 of 1010 Cumberland Ave WL died at 11:30 pm Saturday in Home Hospital She had been in ill health several months Mrs Stalker was a bookkeeper for 20 years at the former Midwest loor Co in Terre Haute Bora in Parke County May 13 1912 she graduated from Bridge ton High School in Parke County and had lived in Lafayette for the past two years coming here from Terre Haute She was a former member of both the Rock Run Baptist Church in Clay County and the Business and Professional Women in Terre Haute Surviving are a son James Stalker of Lafayette three foster children rancis Richards of Camas Wash Jerome Richards of Terre Haute and Betty Dowen of Brazil and a sister Mary Boyd also of Brazil William Rehwinkd 40 Teamsters truck driver DELPHI William Reh winkel 40 a former Delphi resi dent died at 1:30 pm Saturday in Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City Mo He lived at 5609 109th Ter race Kansas City Mo Mr Rehwinkel a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 498 drove a truck for Jack Cooper Transport Co in Kansas City Bora eb 12 1950 in Lafayette he had lived in Kansas City for 34 years He was a member of St Cath Catholic Church in Kansas City 10! Surviving are six sisters Mrs Joe Dean (rances) Myers of Delphi Mrs Bob (Barbara) Slover of Missouri Mrs Dennis (Pat) Harbolt of St Marys Kan Mrs Richard (Kav) Brown of Tenafly NJ and two sisters Monticello Mrs John (Delores) Mra Elizabeth Lauer of Oroville essler of ort Wayne and Mrs Calif and Mrs Mary Smith of Dan (DeEtta) Dellinger of Rus Sacramento Calif siaville uneral Notices ft Estella Stitz 91 native of Remington REMINGTON Estella I Stitz 91 died at 11 pm Saturday in George Ade Nursing Home in Brook She had lived there 64 years and had been in failing health for the past six months Bora eb 7 1899 in Remington she grew up on a farm southwest of Remington and was educated in Gilboa Township in Benton I County i Miss Stitz was a member of Remington United Methodist i Church In 1938 she moved to Remington and lived there until 1983 when she moved to the nursing home Surviving is a brother orrest Stitz of Remington if retired St worker i Joseph 0 Baumgardt 80 died I at 9:15 am Sunday in Lafayette Healthcare where he had been a patient since Nov 27 1986 Mr Baumgardt formerly lived and worked at St Elizabeth Hos pital Medical Center He was a maintenance worker there from 1941 until retiring in 1966 Bora in Lafayette Nov 12 1909 he lived here until 1966 when he was admitted to Logansport State Hospital He attended St Boniface gradeSchool He was a member of St Boni face Catholic Church and a former member of Holy Name Society There are no immediate sur vivors 1 4 I Magaline Norris 92 Norris Printing coowner RANKORT Magaline Norris 92 died at 3:20 am Sun day in Clinton County Hospital Mrs Norris formerly was a co owner of Norris Printing Co in rankfort Bom in rankfort Sept 10 1897 she had lived here all of her life She married red Norris June 26 1921 He died Dec 4 1964 Mrs Norris was a member of St Matthew United Methodist Church rankfort Order of East era Star and the Elks and Amer ican Legion auxiliaries Surviving are a son John Norris and a daughter Ruth A Walker both of rankfort i Deaths Elsewhere Levin Kipnis 96 Israeli author By The Associated Press JERUSALEM Levin Kipnis i one of most prominent and prolific writers of literature has died at age 96 Kipnis who was bora in the Ukrainian city of Ushomir in 1894 died Wednesday in Tel Aviv Is rael radio said Kipnis arrived is Israel in 1913 and studied at the Bezalel School of Arts later joining the staff of I the Levinsky Seminary in Tel Aviv He edited journals for kinder garten teachers and was one of the first writers in the pre state Jewish community His collections in Hebrew encompass about 800 stories and 600 poems i BAUMGARDT Joseph riends may call at Hahn uneral Home 1104 Columbia St after 9 am Tues day uneral Mass at St Boniface Catho lic Church 10 am Tuesday the Rev Larry Zurek OM officiating Interment St Boniface Cemetery BICE rancis riends may call at Hippensteel uneral Home 5 8 pm Wednesday Service at noon Thursday in Mt Gilboa United Methodist Church near Remington Pastor Sharon Lubker officiating riends will be received 1 1 am until noon at the church Interment Mt Gilboa Cemetery Thirteen grandchildren survive Preceded in death by a daughter 3 sisters MYERS Meon riends may call 5 9 pm today at Hom uneral Home Delphi Service there 1 30 pm Tuesday the Rev Dr Ellwood Smith officiating Interment Masonic Cemetery Delphi Two grandchildren survive Preceded in death by a son William David Myers amily suggests memorial contributions be made to Carroll County ARC NORRIS Magaline Calling 6 8 pm today at Goodwin neral Home rankfort Service 1 1 am Tuesday at St Matthew United Methodist REHWINKEL William Visitation at Soller Baker West Lafayette uneral Home 6 8 pm Tuesday Ser vice 10 am Wednesday at Soller Baker West Lafayette Chapel Interment Tip pecanoe Memory Gardens His parents a sister preceded in death STALKER Opal No visitation Chapel service to be held 11 am Tuesday at Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute Three grand children 6 great grandchildren survive Preceded in death by 3 sisters 3 broth ers riends may best express sympathy with memorials to American Cancer Society Hippensteel funeral directors in charge of arrangements STITZ Estella Visitation 5 8 pm today Stitz uneral Home Remington Service there 1 1 a Tuesday the Rev Ed Clark officiating Interment Remington Cemetery Pre ceded in death by her parents sister and a brother Homer Stitz who died in eb ruary 1 990 Memorials to the United Methodist Church HAHN uneral Homes STOCKMENT Jessie Visitation 5 8 pm Tuesday at Stitz neral Home Remington Service there 1 1 am Wednesday the Rev Glen Campbel officiating Interment Remington Ceme tery Seven grandchildren 11 great grandchildren survive A son and a daughter preceded in death Memorials to the educational scholarship for women of the donor's choice i uneral Homes Inc Obituary Line 742 1161 1 Lafayette Chapel CLAYTON Stanley KAIN Marian Lafayette REHWINKEL William ADMPHONE: 742 1131 Church the Rev Don Weaver officiating Interment Bunnell Cemetery Three grandchildren survive Memorial contribu tions to Clinton County Hospital ounda tion or Parkinson's Awareness Associ ation in care of Goodwin uneral Home WILLIAMS LORIST Whea it has tote perfect" 1 KOSSMTH LAAYETTE 31 7 742 7202 1 1 In Lafayette 1104 Columbia St 742 7873 NORAR DEWEY ALICE BLAKE JOSEPH BAUMGARDT Cau Ctraaation Il ill S') funeral H0ME' wc 742 7302 822 9th St Lafaythe IN RANCIS BICE OPAL KIBBE STALKER a Getting the job done a By Darcy ChangJournal and Courier llim Venable Indianapolis shovels straw from church they started building Thursday morn the yard of the new Kingdom Hall at State Ing The hew Hall will be used along with with Street and Earl Avenue By Sunday afternoon the existing hall Just west of it to help ac participants in the Lafayette Quick Build pro commodate the growing gram were putting finishing touches on the Witness congregations I.

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