Brazil Times Headlines News from the Brazil Times newspaper in Brazil, Indiana en-us Local VFW awards hundreds of dollars in prize money to students for Patriot's Pen essays Eighty-three Clay County students in grades 6, 7 and 8 submitted essays for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen contest this year. They were all honored at a program Saturday at VFW Post 1127... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:15:12 -0500 Funeral services set for 3 who lost lives in fire Funeral services have been set for a mother, her infant daughter and 4-year-old brother who lost their lives in a house fire on Monday. Services for Raven Elizabeth Rose Tedder, 18, her daughter,... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:07:53 -0500 Zoiey Jane Alaweigh Tedder Brazil, Indiana Zoiey Jane Alaweigh Tedder, 4 months old, passed away, December 5, 2016 in her mother’s arms as the result of a house fire. She was born on August 4, 2016 in Terre Haute, Indiana to... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:43:51 -0500 Raven Elizabeth Rose Tedder Brazil, Indiana Raven Elizabeth Rose Tedder, 18, passed away Monday December 5, 2016 as the result of a house fire protecting her daughter and little brother. She was born on May 29, 1998 in Brazil,... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:40:39 -0500 Shyloi Leeland Dale Stewart Brazil, Indiana Shyloi Leeland Dale Stewart, 4, passed away Monday December 5, 2016 as the result of a house fire. He was born on April 6, 2012 in Terre Haute, Indiana to Kenny and Marisha (Giffel)... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:35:33 -0500 Bloomfield defense leads to win over Clay City By Andrew Bowen Sports Writer BLOOMFIELD -- The Cardinals cast a net of tenacious defense Friday night to sniggle the visiting Eels 55-32 Bloomfield held Clay City to 9-33 shooting (27.27 percent)... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:04:48 -0500 Hot shooting Northview knocks off Vikings in WIC contest By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview Knights won a battle of early season Western Indiana Conference unbeatens on Friday night with a 73-52 victory over visiting West Vigo. The Knights were... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:58:35 -0500 Northview girls finish strong to top West Vigo By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor In the opening game of a boy/girl conference doubleheader on Friday night, the Northview girls picked up its second Western Indiana Conference win in as many... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:56:58 -0500 Northview crowns homecoming royalty Northview Homecoming King Garrett Hetrick and Queen Madison Russell pose for photos Friday night. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:44:22 -0500 Northview homecoming crowned tonight Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:41:45 -0500 Christmas Celebration The holiday tune “We Need a Little Christmas” from the broadway production of “Mame” was the opening number in the Auditorium at the Northview High School Christmas Spectacular Thursday night. The... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:56:20 -0500 Snow, freezing temps in the forecast NWS issues hazardous weather outlook While many can agree that few things are as unpredictable as the weather, Friday’s National Weather Service-issued hazardous weather outlook for this weekend... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:50:14 -0500 Staunton Scene: Dec. 10, 2016 The Lady Volunteers are hosting a Christmas “Mouse House” this Sunday from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. at the Staunton Community Center. The event is free to all Staunton-area children, pre-school through... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:19:09 -0500 Church News: Dec. 10, 2016 Annunciation Catholic Church Confessions will be heard today (Saturday) from 3-3:45 p.m. in Father Hollowell’s office and on Sunday morning from 8-8:45 a.m. Tonight’s (Saturday’s) “Lessons and... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:17:48 -0500 Be careful, Monday can become Friday Over the weekend, I decided to visit my son at work. Joel is 17 and just started a few weeks ago working at Kroger in my town. He was hired as a “utility clerk,” cleaning restrooms and gathering the... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:15:17 -0500 Local bank collects for Toys for Tots From left, Kim Stearley, Cpl. Zachariah Wilson, Meghan Shidler and John Cesinger stand with items collected for the USMC Reserves Toys for Tots. Stearley, Shidler and Cesinger are bank employees. The... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:06:02 -0500 Meridian Elementary Craft & Vendor Fair More than 25 vendors plan to be at the Meridian Elementary PTO Craft & Vendor Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. There will be a bake sale and lunch available. For more information call... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:01:09 -0500 Clay City student serving prestigious state education council Madelyn Ames, a Junior at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School, is one of only 10 Indiana High School students selected to serve on the Indiana Department of Education’s “Student Advisory Council.” Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:51:24 -0500 Clay City girls fall on the road to Linton-Stockton By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor LINTON — The Clay City Eels came out a bit flat against a 2-10 Linton-Stockton girls’ squad Thursday evening and the Miners made them pay. The Eels turned the ball... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:39:39 -0500 Gloria A. Pittman Gloria A. Pittman, 61, of Carbon, Indiana, passed away at Union Hospital, December 8, 2016 following a brief illness. Gloria was born in Clinton, Indiana, August 14, 1955, the daughter of Willard and... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:03:19 -0500 Patricia Mears Patricia Mears, 77, Carbon, passed away Monday December 5, 2016 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born on April 22, 1939 to the late Thomas and Amy (Leturgez) Morrison. Pat worked as an... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:54:11 -0500 Staunton students participate in pirate-themed activity On Nov. 30, Captain Calico Jack (Mike Gugino) and Pirate Mary Read (Yolonda Todd) followed a treasure map that lead into each Staunton Elementary classroom in search of the real treasure: books. They... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:47:39 -0500 The Gift of Love Christmas is a marvelous time of year. The season brings out the best in people. Heartfelt greetings are exchanged as well as gifts. A common gift during the holidays is a pet. People understand the... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:46:43 -0500 YMCA hosting Santa Cause on Saturday The Clay County YMCA will host The Santa Cause from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday in its community room. Guests can visit with Santa, make a Christmas craft, color Christmas cards for local nursing homes... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:17:41 -0500 Ferrellgas collects items for winter coat drive For nearly 80 years, Ferrellgas has provided propane service to homes, farms and businesses in our community and across the nation. With the help of local residents, Ferrellgas plans to deliver more... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:13:43 -0500 Elks host holiday event for kids That jolly old elf stopped by the Brazil Elks Lodge to visit with some local children for the afternoon recently. The children enjoyed visiting with Santa, and making holiday crafts like tree... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:57:14 -0500 County’s unemployment rate drops to 4 percent Clay County’s unemployment rate dipped to 4 percent in October — a low point the area hasn’t seen for well over a decade. October’s non-seasonably adjusted rate is the county’s lowest since a 3... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:55:00 -0500 Elks Hoop Shoot contest in Brazil is this Saturday Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:49:44 -0500 Knights of Columbus hosting food pantry Catholic Charities and the Knights of Columbus will have a mobile food pantry at 5 p.m. Dec. 19 at Kennedy Crossing. For more information, call 812-232-1447. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:47:39 -0500 Attorney with 60 years experience surprised by honor sent from Gov. Mike Pence In 1956, Amos Thomas had recently passed the bar when he decided to join his brother, John, in practicing law in Brazil. The brothers had been raised in rural Parke County and decided to make Brazil... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:57:15 -0500 Northview pins shorthanded Owen Valley on the wrestling mat Times Staff Report SPENCER — Northview easily cruised to a wrestling victory on the mat at Owen Valley Wednesday evening, 64-12. The Knights got forfeit wins from Jacob Hendrich (182), John Elkins... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:31:29 -0500 JAIL BOOKINGS December 6-8, 2016 The following jail bookings occurred December 5-8: Early, Michael L., 69, Brazil: Operating vehicle while intoxicated Pleake, Joshua Tyler, 26, Brazil: Petition to revoke probation Steurerwald,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:36:20 -0500 JAIL BOOKINGS December 6-8, 2016 The following jail bookings occurred December 5-8: Early, Michael L., 69, Brazil: Operating vehicle while intoxicated Pleake, Joshua Tyler, 26, Brazil: Petition to revoke probation Steurerwald,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:35:58 -0500 COURT NEWS December 6-8, 2016 The following filings were reported in Clay Superior Court during December 6-8: Board of Commissioners of Clay County vs James B. and Malinda Andrews Midland Funding vs Thelma Shaffer State vs Estil... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:35:26 -0500 COURT NEWS December 6-8, 2016 The following filings were reported in Clay Superior Court during December 6-8: Board of Commissioners of Clay County vs James B. and Malinda Andrews Midland Funding vs Thelma Shaffer State vs Estil... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:35:00 -0500 Betty Lou Bryan Betty Lou Bryan, 86, of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly, at her home, December 6, 2016. Betty was born in, Clay County, Indiana, September 6, 1930, the daughter of Melvin and Bessie (Michael)... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:31:05 -0500 Joseph Knauer Joseph Knauer, 60, of Carbon, passed away December 2, 2016 at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. Jay was born June 30, 1956, the son of Norma Knauer and the... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:28:48 -0500 Payton reaches 1,000 career points in victory over Wildcats By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview’s Stacy Payton reached the 1,000-career point plateau on Wednesday evening as the Knights knocked off South Vermillion 70-42. The Ball State softball... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:57:17 -0500 Northview 'B' and 'C' teams split with Braves Times Staff Report Northview split a pair of boys’ basketball games this week as the ‘C’ team won a 53-51 decision against Terre Haute South and the ‘B’ team lost 58-41 to the Braves. In the ‘C’ team... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:09:33 -0500 Clay City falls to timely shots by South Putnam By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY — Visiting South Putnam had an arsenal of timely shots on Tuesday night and the Eagles were able to turn them into a 59-45 victory over Clay City. Clay City... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:26:22 -0500 BRAZIL BUZZ: Christmases past and present I’ll bet you are all ready for Christmas. The house is glowing with lights inside and out and the tree is a sight to delight. The shopping is done and the presents are wrapped. You have helped clear... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:05:02 -0500 Officials honored at meeting Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:26:00 -0500 Pearl Harbor — 75 years later: December 7, 1941 A date that still lives in infamy Many Brazilians were seated quietly at home Sunday afternoon listening to musical programs over their radio when they were shocked out of their chairs by the sudden announcement from Washington of a... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:06:52 -0500 CLAY COUNTY THROUGH THE YEARS: Coffee, an early Lewis Township town The town of Coffee was located a mile east of Sanders Cemetery in Lewis Township. For many years the Coffee Post Office was the place where the people of the area made their weekly trips to get their... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:02:16 -0500 School board has busy agenda on Thursday The Clay Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will be busy during their meeting on Thursday. The board will hear updates on the secondary renovation project and activities the Sunrise Coal... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:49:18 -0500 Local fire, police focusing on fire investigation Local police and fire officials are focusing all their attention into the investigation of a fatal house fire at 721 East Mechanic St., Brazil, Monday evening. Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen and... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:45:01 -0500 2 animals recovered from fire at local shelter; another still missing On Tuesday, Clay County Humane Society Director Andrea Phillips confirmed two dogs removed from the fire Monday night are currently being housed at the shelter, the family has one dog in their care... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:42:24 -0500 Investigation continues into cause of Mechanic Street blaze The city’s fire chief says investigation continues into what caused the fire at a Mechanic Street home that left three dead, including two children. The three — 18-year-old Raven Elizabeth Rose... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:35:24 -0500 Ceremony recognizes completion of U.S. 40 project There was celebration Tuesday as officials of the Indiana Department of Transportation, local elected officials, members of the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and Brazil Main Street gathered at City... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:32:59 -0500 Updated: Woman, 2 children die in Brazil fire - Names released Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:40:11 -0500 Indiana High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Teams By The Associated Press The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A Others... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:48:54 -0500 Judith A. McCay Judith A. McCay, 76, of Tipton, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on July 17, 1940 to James and Glenna (Hines) Summers in Anderson,... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:22 -0500 Gerald “Gary” L. Wallace Gerald “Gary” Lee Wallace, 69, of Independence, Missouri passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at home with his family. According to his wishes, Gary was cremated. There will be a celebration of... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:30:25 -0500 Former Knight, McKenzi Kumpf earns national award SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced its AVCA Women's USCAA All-American Awards. AVCA has announced that sophomores McKenzi Kumpf (Brazil,... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:58:55 -0500 Northview’s Hendrich and Cook go unbeaten at Westfield Times Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Northview wrestling team came away with a pair of unbeaten wrestlers and two wins in five dual matches at Westfield on Saturday. In the Shamrock Duals, Northview’s... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:42:44 -0500 McCullough honored for service on county council Clay County Council President Larry Moss (right) presents a token of the council's appreciation for his years of service to Mike McCullough during Monday's meeting. McCullough served 20 years on the... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:53:12 -0500 Three dead in house fire Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:31:36 -0500 President retiring from Riddell National Bank in January H. Michael “Mike” Lawson, President & CEO of The Riddell National Bank is retiring from his position at the Bank on Jan. 2. The Board of Directors has chosen W. Steven Kidwell, executive... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:16:03 -0500 Reminder: Garbage totes can only be left on street certain days The office of the City of Brazil Planning and Zoning reminds residents that trash totes can only be left on the street the day before and the day of scheduled trash pick up. There have been numerous... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:05:15 -0500 Times staff wins annual HSPA awards The Brazil Times staff won four awards during the 50th annual Hoosier State Press Association 2016 Newsroom Seminar and Better Newspaper Contest on Saturday. Editor Pete Wilson placed second in the... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:01:19 -0500 Dean Harold Streit Dean Harold Streit, 74, of New York City, New York, passed away on November 17, 2016 at 6 a.m. after a 12 year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Dean was born on July 6, 1942 in East Orange, New... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:33:25 -0500 Church, Community Choir bring Christmas spirit The Brazil Church of the Nazarene, 1002 E. National Ave., was filled with the Christmas spirit as the Brazil Community Choir performed the 2016 Christmas Cantata “Bethlehem Morning.” An offering was... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:25:38 -0500 Local veterans organizations make sight possible for beloved member A local woman recently experienced the dream of a lifetime and can now see what the world really looks like for the first time. Brazil resident Judy Jordan, 64, was diagnosed legally blind at birth... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:16:30 -0500 Residents evacuated after fire strikes apartment complex An apartment fire resulted in the initial evacuation of 75 Cooper Towers residents shortly before 1 a.m., Saturday. Brazil city firefighters were dispatched to the apartment complex located at 120 W.... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:14:29 -0500 New program is designed to bring Christmas stockings and joy to Clay County children Terry Barr, Susie French and Lisa Beyers hope to make a big contribution to the needy children of Clay County this Christmas through the new Stockings for Students program.  The stockings will be... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:08:23 -0500 Have we been lied to ... again? After a year and a half of listening to political crap (by The Free Dictionary, “crap” can mean foolish, deceitful or boastful language.) we were told that it would all end when the election was... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:05:30 -0500 ISTEP panel issues recommendations Over the past few years, there have been many issues with the ISTEP test for our schools, teachers and students. During the last legislative session, the General Assembly listened to the concerns and... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:04:24 -0500 LETTER: City of Brazil has many reasons to be thankful this year Brazil has much to be grateful for this holiday season and year round as well. Mayor Wyndham has again brought much needed resources to the community to deal with long neglected infrastructure... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:03:27 -0500 Look Back to Dec. 4-10, 1918, in Clay County A Look Back to Dec. 4-10, 1918, in Clay County • HOBOKEN, NJ— President Wilson sailed for Europe this morning to attend the peace conference, establishing a precedent in American history. The... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:01:59 -0500 JAIL BOOKINGS December 2-4, 2016 CLAY COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER The following jail bookings occurred December 2-4: Hall, Patrick Delaney, 55, Brazil: Operating vehicle while intoxicated and Driving while suspended, with prior suspension... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:00:33 -0500 JAIL BOOKINGS December 2-4, 2016 The following jail bookings occurred December 2-4: Hall, Patrick Delaney, 55, Brazil: Operating vehicle while intoxicated and Driving while suspended, with prior suspension within 10 years... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:00:23 -0500 Archie Elbert Smith Archie Elbert Smith, 75 of Brazil, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at his residence. Archie was born in Muncie, IN on July 19, 1941 the son of the late Archie E. and Agnes (Lamb) Smith. Mr.... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:56:09 -0500 Clay City rebounds for home win over Wildcats By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor CLAY CITY — The Clay City Eels rebounded from a lopsided Southwestern Indiana Conference loss on the road at Linton by finding victory Saturday night on the comforts... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:54:45 -0500 Hyatt named to IFCA Class 4A All-State Team Times Staff Report Northview senior Dylan Hyatt was named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association Senior All-State football team over the weekend. Hyatt was one of six defensive backs named to... Sat, 03 Dec 2016 16:30:13 -0500