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Mayor gives annual 'State of the City' address

Kroger, Elanco and Terre Haute Catholic Charities conducted a news conference Friday morning, Feb. 12, to announce a new program to provide fresh eggs to people who shop at Indiana food pantries.

Robert Nicholas Miller
Robert Nicholas Miller, 84, a lifelong resident of Brazil, passed away Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Alois Alzheimer...

Carolyn "Sue" (Riggle) Burk
Carolyn "Sue" (Riggle) Burk, 77, Brazil, passed away Thursday February 11, 2016 at her home in Brazil. She was born on...

Wilbur "Red" Meyer
Wilbur "Red" Meyer, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Born on January 20,...

John Michael Shaw
John Michael Shaw, 39, of Terre Haute, passed away February 7, 2016 at Meadows Manor East. John was born December 20,...

David E. Seidensticker
David E. Seidensticker, 54 of Brazil passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at his residence after a long battle with...

Virginia 'Dee' Marie Myrtle
Virginia "Dee" Marie Myrtle, 52, of Staunton, a wonderful mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly. She was...

Dorothy Jones Chadwick
Dorothy Jones Chadwick, 82, Center Point, passed away Friday February 5, 2016 at her home in Center Point. She was born...

Charlotte Jean Walls
Charlotte Jean Walls, 40, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Thursday February 4, 2016 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in...

Couple to celebrate 75 years
Delbert and Thelma Pullum, Brazil, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary during an open house from 2-5 p.m....
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Transparency Portal Bill passes senate (02/04/16)
STATEHOUSE -- State Sen. Eric Bassler's (R-Washington) bill requiring the Department of Local Government Finance to post contracts to Indiana's transparency website passed the Senate today by a vote of 48-1. Senate Bill 327 would provide that local government contracts must be posted to the Indiana Transparency website. This would be required for each year the contract amount exceeds the lesser of $50,000 or 10 percent of the local government's property-tax levy...
Dever Receives Sagamore of the Wabash Award (02/04/16)
STATEHOUSE - A Terre Haute man was recently awarded the highest honor a Hoosier citizen can receive. William Dever received the Sagamore of the Wabash. William Dever, President of Dever Distributing Company Inc., is a committed community member and is affiliated with a number of honorable organizations, including the Terre Haute Hall of Fame, Masonic Lodge #19 and Vice-President of the Terre Haute Zorah Shrine. ...
Indiana State Police Reminds Drivers to Celebrate Responsibly This Super Bowl Weekend (02/04/16)
The Indiana Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Indiana State Police, the Governor's Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), reminds motorists to celebrate this year's Super Bowl responsibly, by driving sober and safe...
Indiana briefly By The Associated Press (02/02/16)
Spierer search warrants must remain sealed BLOOMINGTON -- A judge says information regarding search warrants connected to the 2011 disappearance of an Indiana University student need to remain sealed so the investigation won't be compromised. Monroe Circuit Judge Mary Ellen Diekhoff tells The (Bloomington) Herald-Times the information will be unsealed if evidence warrants filing a criminal charge in the disappearance of Lauren Spierer. ...
Indiana lawmakers abandon effort to strengthen gay rights (02/02/16)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Republican lawmakers abandoned efforts to strengthen protections for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual people on Tuesday, opting not to vote on a measure designed to restore the state's reputation following a national boycott over a religious objections law last year...
Veteran advocates push for legislative action on services (01/29/16)
Gov. Mike Pence's focus on a plan to certify veteran-owned businesses isn't enough response to reports that Indiana is lacking in services for former members of the military, four of the state's largest veterans' organizations said Friday. Members of the groups vented their frustrations with the state's services for the nearly 476,000 veterans in Indiana and what they perceive as the Legislature's complacency during a news conference Friday...
Future income tax cut added to Indiana road funding plan (01/28/16)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A future 5 percent cut in Indiana's individual income tax rates is being added to a legislative proposal that would boost gasoline and cigarette taxes to increase road funding. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 14-7 Thursday to advance the Republican-backed plan to the full House. The proposal has faced criticism from conservative groups for adding an estimated 4 cents to the gas tax and $1 to the per-pack cigarette tax...
Sen. Ford: work zone safety bill passes committee (01/28/16)
State Sen. Jon Ford's (R-Terre Haute) bill that would increase penalties for repeat driving convictions in a highway work zone passed the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law this week. Senate Bill 248 would allow the court to recommend a suspension of a person's driving license for 60 days if the person has received two or more speeding tickets in a highway work zone with workers present within a 12-month period...
Senate panel approves bill to make school lunches tastier (01/21/16)
WASHINGTON -- School meals could become a bit tastier under legislation approved by a Senate committee. The bipartisan measure approved by a voice vote Wednesday is designed to help schools that say the Obama administration's healthier meal rules are too restrictive. Leaders of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee introduced the legislation Monday after negotiating an agreement to ease requirements for whole grains and delaying a deadline to cut sodium levels...
Indiana releases updated report on college return on investment (01/20/16)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Commission for Higher Education today released an updated Return on Investment report with a new online return-on-investment (ROI) estimator to help students and their families make informed decisions about investing in education beyond high school...
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Honor Rolls: Clay City Elementary

Second Grading Period

First Grade

All A's: Ayden Booe, Mariah Buchanan, Blake Cochran, Khloie Crafton, Noah Dayhoff, Mason Lucas, Taylor Montgomery, Kelli Riggs, Emma Rogel, Kinsey Schopmeyer, Colton Souder, Ellie Stoelting, Jaylyn Ward, Jayciee Zitterman, Mallori Bettenbrock, Bryleigh Craft, Jack Edwards, Eli Fields, Brooklyn Foster, Katie Froderman, Shawn Lucas, Mason Shonk, Quinton Singer, Alexis Weber and Brayden Wiram

All A's and B's: Kaylenn Harshaw, Jazzlynn Harvey, Kent Hofmann, Nicolas Jones, Dailon Keller Lexy Francis, Ashley Harrison, Donte Norris, Gracie Reagin, Taylor Rhienhart, Hayven Tanner, Mikayla Taylor, Brooklyn VanArsdale, Lyric Walworth and Carson Williamson

All B's: Abbie Kirkpatrick, Annfen Herrington and Shaun Pierce

Second Grade

All A's: Sophia Branneman, Aurora Lewis, Peyton Myers, Evee Raulston, Lorena Sevier, Emma Vansickle, Maddy Whitaker, Lynlee Barnhart, Kambryn Rhodes, Olivia Shidler, Karlee Smith and Tessa Stagg

All A's and B's: Gracie Culler, Phoenix Harris, Karson Kirkling, Corey Pine, Chloe Turnes, Brinlee Burkle, Caden Cooper, Lydia Grant, Liam Pair, Isaac Reeves, Treasa Shaw, Nathaniel Timm and Honey Walters

All B's: Jackson Kimmich

Third Grade

All A's: Gabriel Campbell, Jasarah Durga, B. J. Hunt, Billy Jackson, Elliot Pieper, Luke Swearingen, MarLee Blankenship, Luke Laswell, Logan Stoelting and Connor Tucker

All A's and B's: Ben Bockting, Mason Camp, Danielle Garlit, Chloe Miller, Marcus Rogel, Amelia Turnes, Grace West, Elijah Barnhart, Emma Baumgartner, Trey Dayhoff, Kison Hanson, Zain Keller, Gracie Oberholtzer, Makenzie Sheese, Lizzy Sinders and Wynter Walters

Fourth Grade

All A's: Abby Hayden, Kaden Souder, Quintin Whitaker, Skyler Halfhill, Caden Bettenbrock, Lexi Crabb, Joseph Culler and Lily Hughbanks

All A's & B's: Jackson Arthur, Brayden Bartley, Caleb Bockting, Raelynn Cooper, Kennedy Corbin, Kailyn Kirkling, Corbin Harden, Lulu Koehler, Mackenzie Souder, Chance Staley, Jenna Weiss, Kenzie Dryer, Maddy Martin, Christian Schlak, Gracie Schroer, Nolan Shonk, Chase Snyder and Lola Wheeler

Fifth Grade

All A's: Lucas Abrell, Braydon Baumgartner, MaKenna Blankenship, Clay Brown, Zach Swearingen, Wyatt Adams, Cambri Booe, Hope May, Sam Nicoson and Elliott Rogers

All A's and B's: Shaylee Evans, Bryce Johnson, Chloe Miles, Addie Moore, Logan Ream, Madison Schauwecker, Macy Tucker, Christian Barnett, Collin Dryer, Abbi Jo Grupe, Ethan Hasler, Molly McKenzie, Emma Murphy, Reilly Myers, Olivia Owens, Olivia Petrowski, Emma Pine, Breeanna Royer, Brody Shaw and Annaliese Timm

All B's: Shyanne Spivey

Sixth Grade

All A's: Kendal Edmondson, Kaity Hofmann, Callie Ream, Lani Starkey, Demi Wolfe, Kasey Canada, Chloe Jordan, Sophia Moshos, Megan Stagg, Kaity Wolf and Brock Skelton

All A's and B's: Robby Burkle, Melanie Harrison, Josh Heck, Cameron Johnson, John Langley, Kody Linton, Nathan Ziegler, Chloe Cannon, Kaylee Miller, Karter Neiswinger, Chris Sanders, Colton Stinson, Gavin Boggs, Nadia Fischer, Natasha Jenkins, Brianna Johnson, Brooklynn Johnson, Malachi McClelland, Virginia Norris and Katherine Youngblood

All B's: Jacob Hogg

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