By Ray Tincher | For The Times-Post
In January 2006 Russia was causing problems with Ukraine, by cutting off their natural gas supply in the dead of winter. There was also a price dispute, as Russia tried to increase the price of heating gas to the country.
In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union defines ‘planet’ at its General Assembly, removing Pluto’s status as a planet and reclassifying it as a dwarf planet 76 years after its discovery. Ironically, this was in the same year when NASA sent its first probe to the celestial body.
In November 2006, the former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, is sentenced to death by hanging by a Special Tribunal. He is executed by hanging for crimes against humanity in December.
In 2006, The Lapel Post newspaper reported the property once belonged to Bob Yancey and known as the Lapel Commons Complex in 1985, was sold to a real estate group in California. The Dollar General Store was the anchor store, followed by Subway, and do you remember the Movie Gallery?
In January 2006, the Lapel Postmaster Linda Edgar announced postage rates would increase 2 cents on Jan. 8. A federal law passed in 2003 that required the Postal Service to place $3.1 billion in an escrow account by 2006.
In 2006 a group of Jim Chinn, Jerald Waymire, Betty and Wilbur Eiler, Gary and Teresa Bond, Betty Williams, Trudi George, Harriett Turner, Marsha Simmerman, and Jack and Jackie Howell, from the Ford Street Church, formed a “Mission Team to Majestic.”
The group put together 150 sacks of groceries for the families of the community in Majestic, Kentucky.
According to my information, their mission had become an annual event.
Four trucks, a trailer and an SUV left for Knox Creek Elementary School, where 175 students lived in the little village of Majestic. What a wonderful thing to do for Christmas!
The 2006 Lapel High School (LHS) faculty was busy preparing the senior class for their entry into the world. The faculty was Steven Babbitt, David Barker, Mark Boudrot, David Cagley, Dorinda Cassiday, Richard Cassiday, Donna Caudill, Bill Chase, Diane Clark, Danita Gray, Lisa Hagan, Cheryl Hensley, Bobbi Johnson, Debbi Johnson, Marianne Julius, Jerry Kemerly, Sherry Krause, Kim Kuss, Mindy Linville, Krista Loller, John Maryan, Sharon McDermit, Brenda Mills, Will Morton, Kim Murdock, John Scholl, Larry Schuler, Greg Scott, Jane Shively, Loraine Smith, Cindy Stephenson, Julie Storm, Jeannine Terhune, Stan Warner and Tina Wilson.
Members of the 2006 Senior Class: Brent Bays, Zachariah Bloomer, Amanda Borkowski, Erin Brewer, Hannah Brown, Samuel Bryant, Cody Butler, Kaleigh Cain, Ross Cloud, Lindi Conover, Brandon Cloverdale, Bruce Daniels, Megan Davidson, Ian Davis, Cheyanne Dwiggins, Blake Etchison, Bracken Fields, Kendra Fleet, Bryce Flowers, Elizabeth Hall, James Helms, Andrew Helms, Jon Hollingsworth, Kyle Holsinger, Brittnee House, J.R. Howell, Brandon Hutchinson, Ryan Jones, Jason Keller, Kimberly Key, Latara Kinney, Digna Lamboy, Justin Larch, Jenny Lawson, Pete Lowe, Rebecca McRoberts, Brittany Mercer, David Michael, Casey Milburn, Elianna Morton, Zachary Newby, Catrina Owens, Kinsey Owens, Justin Paschal, Cory Phifer, Stephen Polisky, Alyssa Prew, Kate Ramsey, Chelsey Richardson, Linda Schaiper, Gary Schuyler, Kyla Sharpe, Cynthia Shearl, Savanna Sidara, Brooke Smith, Scott Stone, Broc Strauser, Patrick Tarlton, Johnanna VanMeter, Corey Webb, Heather Williams and Ryan Wilson.
The senior class went to England for its senior trip. It appears the students tried to help the economy of England, from the money each student reportedly spent on the trip. However, it is a wonderful experience to see and feel how another country works and meet the people of that country.
The 2006 class colors were navy blue and silver; class flower – white rose, and class song – “It’s Your Love.”
Cadet teaching is a wonderful thing for senior students to get involved with.
Brandon Cloverdale spent time in Ms. Simpson’s second-grade elementary class. Other seniors involved in cadet teaching were J.R. Howell, Zach Newby, Brittany Mercer, Brook Smith, Kinsey Owens, Hannah Brown, Kate Ramsey, Peter Lowe, Andrew Helms, Kyla Sharpe, Alyssa Prew, Johanna VanMeter and Bryce Flowers.
In 2006 sports, the Bulldogs baseball team had a slow start on its season, but that didn’t stop it from having a winning season. The team was primed for greatness the next year because there were no seniors on the team that year.
One other exciting thing happened for future students. Groundbreaking for a new high school took place in October 2005. The new high school was set to open in 2008.
Ray Tincher attended Ball State University and retired from Indiana Department of Correction in 1997. He worked at IDOC for 30 years, serving in a variety of roles, from correctional officer to warden. At retirement, he received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Gov. Frank O’Bannon. He wrote several training manuals as part of his employment and is a published author: “Inmate #13225 John Herbert Dillinger (2007).” He and his wife, Marilyn, live in Lapel.