Brazil Times News News headlines from the Brazil Times newspaper in Brazil, Indiana en-us December 2016 Food Service Inspections • C6, 14610 N. Poplar St., Carbon, IN (No violations at time of inspection) • Wings Etc., 915 E. National Ave., Brazil, IN (No violations at time of inspection) • Green Olive Catering, 123 E.... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:15:17 -0500 Indiana National Guard members to help at Trump inauguration FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Members of the Indiana National Guard will be in Washington on Friday helping with the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:59:55 -0500 Elizabeth Smart to share story of hope at Indiana State on Jan. 30 Once a victim of one of the most followed child abduction cases, Elizabeth Smart has turned her nine-month long nightmare into a reason for living that she will share as part of the University... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:59:13 -0500 Clay County Through the Years: Knightsville Knightsville, located two miles east of Brazil in Van Buren Township, was the first town in the northern part of the county. T. C. Bailey surveyed the original plat for Austin Knight, who founded the... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:08:08 -0500 Trustees analyze ISTEP results, accountability grades Clay Community Schools’ trustees were updated last week about the corporation’s performance in the most recent round of ISTEP+ testing. Discussing those results, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Timothy... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:57:44 -0500 County health board to meet Monday The Clay County Board of Health will host its quarterly meeting at noon on Monday at the new health department, 18 N. Walnut St., Brazil. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:56:10 -0500 Half-century of service isn't going unnoticed in Clay City • Reception planned for 50-year veteran of fire department Fifty years ago Ron Travis of Clay City was 23 years old and already a veteran firefighter when he was nominated to join the Clay... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:50:30 -0500 North Clay counselors putting focus on saving for college Next week, North Clay Middle School counselors will be on a mission to encourage students and parents to start saving for college. Monday through Friday, Jan. 27 is designated as Cash-for-College... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:40:25 -0500 Purdue Extension Clay County to celebrate 2016 achievements at dinner Supporters of Purdue Extension in Clay County will gather next week to celebrate the accomplishments in 2016 and pave the way for this year by electing new board members. The Purdue Extension-Clay... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:32:22 -0500 Court News: Jan. 13, 2017 CLAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE Superior Court The following filings were reported in Clay Superior Court during January 13: Civil Midland Funding LLC v. Samuel Maesch. Civil Collections Midland Funding LLC... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:53:26 -0500 Clay City Homecoming candidates Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:35:41 -0500 First Cracker Barrel of 2017 set for Saturday The first Cracker Barrel political meeting of 2017 will be this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bowling Green Community Building. Local state legislators plan to attend. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:21:44 -0500 Honor Rolls Clay City Elementary Second Grading Period First Grade All A’s: Colton Barker, Brody Burkle, Noah Burrus, Anna Duckwall, Trace Ludwig, Karson Marks, Grace Pierce, Bently Souder, Emily Swearingen,... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:39:12 -0500 Clay County Planner Benefit for Jessica Crawford Wings Etc. will be the site of a Dine-to-Donate Event on Wednesday. A percentage of sales will go to the Jessica Crawford Memorial Fund. Wings Etc. is located at 915 E.... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:37:58 -0500 ‘No-coffee’ law needed in Indiana The influence of lobbyists on legislators is rightly reviled by voters both here in Indiana and throughout the country. The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump this week, with his... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:20:46 -0500 State of the City set for Jan. 24 The 2017 State of the City will take place Jan. 24 at the YMCA Community Room. The event, which coincides with the Clay County Chamber of Commerce noon lunch meeting, will be catered by Green Olive.... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:04:28 -0500 Goals Academy hosting financial aid workshop GOALS Academy is planning a financial aid workshop from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the former LEAAP Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, presented by Ivy Tech Community College. This is... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:02:28 -0500 Silver Sneakers dinner is Feb. 4 The Clay County YMCA SilverSneakers is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the YMCA’s Community Room. The dinner is a fundraising effort for the Y’s Strong Kids campaign... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:01:23 -0500 Scouts learn about March of Dimes On Jan. 10, Girl Scout Troop 2241 gathered at Meridian Elementary to learn about the mission of the March of Dimes. Their Troop Leader, Heather Scott, a teacher at Meridian, told the story of her... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:59:35 -0500 Local Coordinating Council of Clay County Members of the Local Coordinating Council of Clay County met in a dinner meeting Wednesday at The Green Olive restaurant in Brazil. Governed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the LCC... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:56:25 -0500 Commentary: Wilkinson’s famed journalism career included stop in Brazil • An Eye on Clay County Before setting off on a 35-year career at the Indianapolis Star that would earn him a place in the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, Ernie Wilkinson was diligently putting out... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:43:30 -0500 4-H Council annual indoor yard sale The Clay County 4-H Council’s annual indoor yard sale is set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 27 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds on State Road 59 south of Brazil. All... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:41:46 -0500 Friends of library hosting book sales The Friends of the Library will have a book sale from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Book Shop across Walnut Street from the Brazil Public Library. Call... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:41:01 -0500 School board reorganizes, discusses investments in first meeting of 2017 The Clay Community School Corporation had a hectic reorganization meeting last week, as board members were sworn in, then two more elections were held for various positions in the upcoming... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:35:20 -0500 50-year firefighter to be honored Sunday Fifty years ago Ron Travis of Clay City was 23 years old and he was already a veteran firefighter when he was nominated to join the Clay City-Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department by Dean Booe.... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:13:56 -0500 Police: Brazil man called in his own bomb threat at post office Police say the Brazil man who claimed to have a bomb in a backpack inside the Brazil post office Friday reported that threat to authorities Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:32:09 -0500 Trial pushed back in Vigo County schools kickback scheme TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A trial date has been pushed back for two former Vigo County School Corp. employees accused in an over-billing kickback scheme that cost the school district over $80,000. The... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:52:32 -0500 Four-county high-speed pursuit ends in Cloverdale CLOVERDALE — A high-speed chase that crossed four counties ended in Putnam County late Friday afternoon. Shortly before 5 p.m. Indiana State Troopers from the Indianapolis and Putnamville Posts were... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:49:18 -0500 Indiana whooping crane killing latest loss for rare birds INDIANAPOLIS — The recent fatal shooting of an endangered whooping crane in rural Indiana is a sad reminder of the threat gunfire poses to North America's tallest birds as the rare species recovers... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:42:51 -0500 Putnam County: Man shot while allegedly brandishing weapon at deputy MORTON — A 35-year-old man was shot twice in the torso late Thursday evening as he was allegedly brandishing a firearm at a Putnam County Sheriff’s Department special deputy. The suspect, Adam B.... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:18:25 -0500 Staunton Scene: Jan. 14, 2017 The next Staunton Community Center Dinner, presented by the Lady Volunteers, will be on Friday, Jan. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. This month’s menu includes beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw,... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:56:15 -0500 Church News: Jan. 14, 2017 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:55:00 -0500 Clutter Bug Here is your word for the day: “clutter!” Defined as “having things in a disorderly manner” by, I’ll bet that describes aspects of all of our lives. It is simply easier, I believe,... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:52:16 -0500 First Presbyterian Church providing dinner The First Presbyterian Church in Brazil, 210 N. Walnut St., will serve dinner this Sunday and again on Sunday, Jan. 22. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall located... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:51:56 -0500 Youths can have fun with chemistry at Rose-Hulman program Youths of all ages can learn the chemistry behind creating ice cream, Silly Putty and slime by participating in Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Explore Engineering program on Feb. 13 from 6:30... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:49:12 -0500 Little Historic Church to host monthly program The Little Historic Church at Carbon will conduct its monthly program Friday, Jan. 27. There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m. The program is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. This month, entertainment... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:48:07 -0500 February Taizé scheduled for Feb. 14 Persons of all faith traditions are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and the greater faith community of the Wabash Valley for an ecumenical Taizé Prayer gathering... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:47:17 -0500 Local Coordinating Council helps stop drugs, alcohol and tobacco abuse Members of the Local Coordinator Council of Clay County met in a dinner meeting Wednesday at The Green Olive restaurant in Brazil. Governed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the LCC approves... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:28:43 -0500 Weather affecting weekend sports schedule Times Staff Report The Northview girls and boys’ basketball games at South Putnam remain on schedule to be played Friday evening beginning at 6 p.m. The Clay City boys’ game is slated for a 6:30 p.m.... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:19:09 -0500 Workshop helps residents narrow focus of Brazil's comprehensive plan More than 20 people gathered at Pappy’s Bar-B-Que Thursday night to help shape Brazil’s future. Scott Siefker and Haley James of Taylor, Siefker & Williams Design Group led the effort to choose ideas... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:38:30 -0500 Freezing rain advisory extended to Sunday The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Clay and surrounding counties. The advisory goes into effect at 7 p.m. and will last through 1 p.m. Sunday, which a day longer... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:06:45 -0500 Animal cruelty takes center stage at council meeting What is animal cruelty and what can a city do about it? Those are the questions the Brazil City Council is considering. Shannon Willmore, the Clay County Court Appointed Special Advocates... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:03:29 -0500 First Financial Bank receives five-star rating BauerFinancial has congratulated First Financial Bank in Brazil for ringing-in 2017 with its highest 5-Star Superior rating. First Financial Bank has earned a Recommended Rating (5-Star or 4-Star)... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:57:03 -0500 Rep. Bucshon announces office hours U.S. Rep Larry Bucshon (District 8) is announcing his office hours in Clay County. During the office hours, a member of Bucshon’s staff will be at the Clay County Courthouse, 609 E. National Ave.,... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:53:20 -0500 Are you feeling unlucky today? You may have figgatriskaidekaphobia Today is often considered one of the most unlucky days in the calendar year: Friday the 13th, with another one taking place in October. If someone is afraid of this date on a calendar then there’s a... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:24:55 -0500 Public's help needed in locating suspect in road-rage incident Police: suspect sucker-punched victim, kicked him while he was down Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:55:12 -0500 Times changes publication schedule for MLK Jr. Day The Brazil Times will not publish on Monday, Jan. 16 due to no U.S. Postal Service on that day in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Instead, the Times will publish on Tuesday, Jan 17. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:39:54 -0500 Freezing rain likely tonight, Saturday Freezing rain is in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a winter weather advisory. The advisory spans from 7 p.m. today to 1 p.m. Saturday. In that... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:39:00 -0500 Meridian students learn about the March of Dimes On Jan. 10, Girl Scout Troop 2241 gathered at Meridian Elementary to learn about the mission of the March of Dimes. Their Troop Leader, Heather Scott, a teacher at Meridian, told the story of her... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:38:03 -0500 Clay County gets new deputy and K-9 officer from Brazil Police Department The Clay County Sheriff’s Department is getting a new deputy and a new K-9 officer at the same time. At Wednesday’s meeting of the Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety, Police Chief Clint McQueen... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:32:43 -0500 YMCA Silver Sneakers sponsors spaghetti dinner The Clay County YMCA Silver Sneakers is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Feb. 4th from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the YMCA’s Community Room. The dinner is a fund-raising effort for the Y’s Strong Kids... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:20:28 -0500 Local artist's Christmas cards led to bigger things • This is part two and the conclusion of a story on Knightsville artist Jim Rhodes. Jim Rhodes is a Clay County draftsman by day and artist by nights and weekends. He was commissioned to paint a... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:05:15 -0500