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  • U-M press gets grant to for humanities digital preservation
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan Press has received an $899,000 grant to develop a new way to preserve and make digitally available scholarly materials in the humanities....
  • Butler president says religious objections law ill-conceived
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The president of Butler University in Indianapolis has issued a statement calling Indiana's religious objections law is ill-conceived and saying some of those who advanced the bill have allowed their personal or political agendas to supersede the best interests of Indiana and its people....
  • Indiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination'
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it....
  • Donnelly urges people to contact lawmakers about law
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Sen. Joe Donnelly says he will work with others to motivate Indiana residents to contact elected officials to let them know they oppose a new state law that critics say could allow discrimination against gay people....
  • Woman dies after car plunges off ramp to demolished bridge
    EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) -- Police say a driver apparently was following GPS navigation when he drove off the ramp to a demolished bridge that had been closed since 2009, killing his wife....
Strange news
Northview Honors Banquet 2015

The 2015 NHS honors banquet was held at St. Mary-of-the-Woods on March 10. Hundreds of people gathered to honor some of NHS' finest students. Amy Maesch was the keynote speaker. Principal Ernie Simpson served as master of ceremonies.

Former Brazil resident donates part of winnings to Clay County Emergency Food Pantry

Allie Haddon, a resident of Castleton near Indianapolis, won a $5,000 grocery giveaway and decided to donate a portion of the winnings to the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry.

Frances Lucille "Luke" Nelson
Frances Lucille "Luke" Nelson, 88 of Brazil passed away March 27, 2015 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born...

Bonnie Ruth Herron
Bonnie Ruth Herron, 86, Brazil, passed away on March 24, 2015 at the Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. She was...

Mary Anna Sanders
Mary Anna Sanders, 78, Brazil, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born...

James N. Mishler
James N. Mishler 87 of Clay City passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at his home after a long battle with Parkinson's...

Waneta Elizabeth Boase Lucas
Waneta Elizabeth Boase Lucas went home to be with the Lord Wednesday Marrh 18, 2015. Waneta was Born July 17, 1921 to...

Charles Edward Jones
Charles Edward Jones, 93, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at his home in Knightsville. Charles was born in...

Michael L. Morris
Michael L. Morris -- age 67 Michael L. Morris (Mike) age 67 a lifelong resident of Clay County, went to be with his...

Jeffrey Allen Bell
Jeffrey Allen Bell, 68, Brazil, passed away Tuesday March 17, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. Jeff was born...

Lundy's to celebrate 60th anniversary
Bill and Shirley Lundy were married April 1, 1955, in Linton. There will be an open house for their 60th anniversary on...

Couple celebrates 25 years
Bill and Barbara Reece celebrated 25 years of marriage recently while wintering in Florida.
Regional News
Indiana prepares for two-day free dental clinic (03/27/15)
The IndianaMOM Mission of Mercy free dental clinic will open its doors April 24 and 25 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. More than 300 dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and 1,000 general volunteers are required to provide dental care to approximately 2,000 patients who could not otherwise afford treatment...
Coats Supports Bill to Repeal Death Tax (03/27/15)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has joined with 26 other senators to introduce legislation that would permanently repeal the federal estate tax, better known as the death tax. The bill -- the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 -- is identical to legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)...
'TXT L8R' Social Media Contest Offers $5,000 Scholarships (03/27/15)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana high school and college students have a choice: Use their smartphones behind the wheel and make a tragic mistake, or engage their social media followers to "Drive Now. TXT L8R." and earn a $5,000 scholarship. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Indiana Department of Labor, Indiana Department of Transportation and Indiana State Police are again partnering to award $5,000 scholarships to students who compose the most creative and viral social media posts on Twitter, Instagram and Vine.. ...
Dyslexia aid bill passes Senate (03/27/15)
Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) that would help identify and treat Indiana students with dyslexia unanimously passed the Senate today by a vote of 50-0. House Bill 1108 seeks to remedy the difficulty of identifying dyslexia in students by requiring elementary educators to be knowledgeable in distinguishing symptoms of the debility in order to intervene before the child falls severely behind. ...
I-70 Lane Restrictions Begin Wednesday west of U.S. 41 (03/27/15)
*Contractor will replace the deck on the bridges over Clear Creek and Sugar Creek The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announce traffic on I-70 will be restricted in eastbound lanes beginning on or after Wednesday as crews begin installing a temporary concrete barrier wall. ...
Indiana Sees Big Gain in Students Meeting Financial Aid Deadline (03/26/15)
Over 9,000 more Indiana high school seniors completed the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) on time in 2015 compared to 2014, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) announced today. This is an increase of 12 percentage points, from 66 percent of all public and private high school seniors in 2014 to 78 percent of all high school seniors in 2015...
Digital Art Student Expo comes to ISU (03/26/15)
The Turman Art Gallery at Indiana State University presents "Digital Noise 2.5: Digital Art Student Exhibition 2015" March 30-April 14. The exhibition features the emerging talents of undergraduate and graduate visual art students enrolled in the Introduction to Digital Art, Intermediate Digital Art, Advanced Digital Art classes taught by Sala Wong, associate professor in the department of art and design at the Indiana State...
Beatles tribute show coming to Indy (03/26/15)
INDIANAPOLIS - Experience an all new show when the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, returns to the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Ind. on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Old National Centre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, OldNationalCentre.com or by calling 800-745-3000...
Bad fish found in truck headed for Terre Haute restaurant (03/25/15)
At 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper Byron Goodman stopped a 2014 Ford box truck at U.S.41 at Johnson Street in Sullivan for a routine transportation safety inspection. In doing so, Trooper Goodman found the refrigerator unit on the truck was inoperable and further investigation found a box of seafood above normal temperatures when it should have been frozen. ...
Technology for people with learning, physical and sensory challenges to be presented at DePauw (03/25/15)
The Wabash Independent Living & Learning Center (the WILL Center) and DePauw University Student Disability Services are sponsoring "A Taste of Technology" on March 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Student Union Building, 408 S. Locust St., Greencastle...
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