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What are your summer vacation plans?
 Just chilling - will let happen what happens.
 Planning to travel the United States, or maybe leave the country.
 Planned a vacation trip outside of the state - but not traveling more then 150 miles.
 Going to enjoy the beauty of Indiana with a trip within the state.
 Having a stay-cation, the backyard is just fine with me.
 Not sure what I will be doing.
 I won't be having a vacation this year.
 I never take vacation - who has the time or money?

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  • Indiana U. challenges part of new abortion restrictions law
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees and three of the school's research officials filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block part of the state's new abortion law that bars them from acquiring fetal tissue for scientific purposes....
  • Indy 500 organizers announce sellout, lift TV blackout
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- All tickets for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 have been sold and, for only the third time in history, local race fans will be able to watch the race live on television....
  • Democrat Gregg names legislator as running mate
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Democrat John Gregg's choice of a female state lawmaker as his running mate in what's expected to be a fierce rematch against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence comes as little surprise. Since 2004, both Republicans and Democrats have included male and female candidates together on their gubernatorial tickets....
  • Columbus school district changes gender identity policy
    COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Indiana school district has decided to add gender identity to an existing policy to allow students to use facilities designed for the sex with which they identify....
  • Legislative study committee will examine LGBT civil rights
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana lawmakers said Wednesday that they will have a committee study the possibility of adding LGBT civil rights protections into state law after refusing to do so last year when the state drew widespread criticism over a religious objections law that critics said amounted to an invitation to discriminate against gay people....
Strange news

Board of Works moves ahead with building demolition

The City of Brazil has been working to clean up the city, in part, by bringing action against property owners who do not maintain their properties up to city code. One of those properties is 726-728 N. Meridian St.

Virginia M. Ell
Virginia M. Ell, 82, formerly of Brazil, IN, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in her home. Virginia was born on...

Charley R. Urbain Jr.
Charley R. Urbain Jr., 47, of Terre Haute, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016, at Union Hospital. He was born to...

Jack Ray Hunter
Prominent Clay County business owner, beloved father, and amazing friend to many, Jack Ray Hunter passed away inside...

Larry Joe Loveall
Larry Joe Loveall, 68, Brazil, started a poker game in heaven, Saturday May 21, 2016 at Putnam County Hospital in...

Waneta M. (Pell) Sutton
Waneta M. (Pell) Sutton, 91, of Venice Beach, Florida and formerly of Clay City, Indiana, passed away May 19, 2016, in...
Dorothy Jane McGowan
Dorothy Jane McGowan, age 84, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away peacefully at Blake Memorial Hospital on May 6, 2016....

Robert Bain Jr.
Robert Bain Jr., 93, of Reelsville, IN, passed away at Putnam County Hospital, May 15, 2016. Bob was born February 4,...

Paul Matthew Kumpf
Paul Matthew Kumpf, 36, of Brazil, passed away at home, May 15, 2016 following a 14 year, courageous battle with...

Nolan Thomas Moore
Nolan Thomas Moore Caleb and Becca Moore, Brazil, are proud to announce the birth of a son, Nolan Thomas Moore. Nolan...

Paul, Shari Sinders to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
The family of Paul and Shari Sinders invite all to join them in celebrating their parents 50th wedding anniversary from...

Zurchers to celebrate 50 years
Tommy and Mary Ruth Zurcher, of Center Point, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 15. The...
Regional News
Ford ranked high by manufacturers assoc.; Bassler gets Chamber honors (05/12/16)
State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) received a score of 100 percent on the 2016 Legislative Vote Analysis for the Indiana Manufacturers Association (IMA). The IMA, which advocates for a business climate that creates, protects and promotes quality manufacturing jobs, included Senate Enrolled Act 301 and House Enrolled Act 1001 in their report...
Museum to celebrate bicentennial with Expo (05/11/16)
Event to celebrate significant moments, events and people of Indiana INDIANAPOLIS -- State businesses, universities and organizations will celebrate their Hoosier history and heritage during Bicentennial Expo slated for May 20 and 21 at the Indiana State Museum. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days, will honor Indiana's past and present as part of the statewide celebration of the bicentennial of Indiana's statehood...
Girl Scouts collect tattered flags; continue annual partnership with Indiana War Memorials Commission and 500 Festival (05/05/16)
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, the Indiana War Memorials Commission, and the 500 Festival have again partnered to collect tattered U.S. flags for proper retirement through a local service project called Girl Scouts for Old Glory. The public may take their old flags to the Indiana War Memorial, the 500 Festival Building, or any Girl Scouts of Central Indiana service center throughout the month of May during business hours. ...
USDA Establishes New Partnerships to Link Underserved Farmers to FSA Programs (05/05/16)
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2016 -- The U.S. Department Agriculture (USDA) today announced cooperative agreements with 55 partners to educate farmers and other producers that have been underserved by USDA programs historically about Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs that provide financial, disaster or technical support. ...
USDA Offers New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment (05/04/16)
Portable Equipment Can Help Producers, including Small-Scale and Local Farmers, Get Products to Market Quickly COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29, 2016 -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. ...
Wabash Valley Genealogy Society (05/01/16)
The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society is made up of individuals from 10 area counties -- seven in Indiana and three in Illinois. On Monday, May 9, representatives of three WVGS counties: Sullivan and Parke in Indiana and Clark in Illinois, will present a special program titled "Genealogy Research Techniques."...
Vigo County man charged with two burglaries in Clay County (04/29/16)
A Vigo County man, Brian Rusk, was arrested on several charges following a report of a burglary in progress on County Road 100S, west of Cory on Monday. "The homeowner fired a shot from a pistol during the burglary," stated a report from the Clay County Sheriff's Department. "The burglar fled the scene in a vehicle. A farmer in the area was able to provide details about the suspect vehicle and suspect."...
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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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