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Stories from Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Series to explore local connection to Lincoln assassination (05/24/05)
American history collides with theories of international mystery in "Dark Union: The Secret Web of Profiteers, Politicians and Booth Conspirators That Led To Lincoln's Death," an account that describes the role of Brazil and other Hoosier cities in the complex series of events surrounding the assassination of the 16th American president...
Downtown group elects officers (05/24/05)
By IVY HERRON missivy1964@yahoo.com As Brazil Main Street continues to organize, it's members took one more step towards being a driving force for revitalization in Brazil by establishing a roster of board members at the recent meeting. Breathing a new purpose, a new financial life, into Brazil could fail without addressing all the details. ...
Ready to ride (05/24/05)
By IVY HERRON missivy1964@yahoo.com After years of anticipation, Van Buren Elementary students have new playground equipment. This month, equipment manufactured by Serendipity Play Systems, Evansville, Ind., was installed. When Van Buren Elementary removed the old playground equipment a few years ago due to insurance issues, the students were disappointed, but they were also excited at the prospect of new equipment...
City follows through on reward (05/24/05)
By BRANDY RICHMOND brandykrichmond@yahoo.com A local man was recently rewarded for his work in catching juvenile vandals responsible for breaking windows at Forest Park. Brazil City Clerk-Treasurer Tracy Webster reported Bill Rhuebottom was given his reward of $500. The Brazil Board of Works and Public Safety approved the transaction...
Club supports tsunami relief efforts (05/24/05)
The Rotary Club of Brazil provided $900 to purchase a Shelter Box that has been sent to the tsunami-ravaged coastal area of Indonesia. The box contains shelter, warmth and survival tools for 10 people, including a three-room, 10-by-20-foot tent, 10 sleeping bags, water purification tablets, water containers, tools, cooking stove and utensils, flashlights, rain gear and other items...
Funding for new bridge (05/24/05)
Ivy Herron photo Staunton Elementary classmates Shelby Kline, Maria Campbell and Alyssa Hogue stand before the display used to show the progress of the money raised by their class for the rebuilding of the Bridgeton Covered Bridge. By IVY HERRON missivy1964@yahoo.com...
'It was a dark and story night ..." but the rainbow was nice! (05/24/05)
Ivy Herron photo During last Thursday night's thunderstorm this rainbow was seen in the sky above Brazil. Taken around 10 p.m., the nighttime rainbow was visible through the lightning and pouring rain for about a half hour before the storm subsided...
Downtown group elects officers (05/24/05)
As Brazil Main Street continues to organize, it's members took one more step towards being a driving force for revitalization in Brazil by establishing a roster of board members at the recent meeting. Breathing a new purpose, a new financial life, into Brazil could fail without addressing all the details. ...
Ready to ride (05/24/05)
After years of anticipation, Van Buren Elementary students have new playground equipment. This month, equipment manufactured by Serendipity Play Systems, Evansville, Ind., was installed. When Van Buren Elementary removed the old playground equipment a few years ago due to insurance issues, the students were disappointed, but they were also excited at the prospect of new equipment...
Funding for new bridge (05/24/05)
Staunton Elementary fourth-grade students were so upset that a part of Indiana's history was destroyed by arson in April, they decided to do something about it. "Many of the students came in the morning of the fire wanting to do something to help right away," fourth-grade teacher Evelyn Greenwood said. "They came up with the idea for a fundraiser that would raise money to buy boards for the reconstruction of a new bridge in Bridgeton."...
'It was a dark and stormy night ...' (05/24/05)
' ... with a rainbow shining overhead.' During last Thursday evening's wild thunderstorm, this strange sight was seen in the sky above Brazil. Taken at approximately 10 p.m., the nighttime rainbow was visible through the extreme lightning and pouring rain for about a half hour before the storm subsided...
$17.5 million unclaimed in Clay, surronding counties says State Attorney General Carter (05/24/05)
Feeling a little sheepish could be worth the return for Hoosiers who may be embarrassed when it comes to unclaimed property. Indiana State Attorney General Steve Carter, whose office recently launched a public awareness campaign to promote the unclaimed property Web site www.indianaunclaimed.com, told The Brazil Times that other times owners are wary of penalties and taxes...
Golden Apple Award given to Staunton fourth grade teacher (05/24/05)
Staunton Elementary fourth-grader Desiree Hartman hugs her favorite teacher, Evelyn Greenwood. Hartman nominated Greenwood for the 2005 WTHI Golden Apple Award.Greenwood was selected out of 140 entries in this year's contest. Greenwood said she takes the time to every student she works with closely and where they come from to help them learn better...
Going the distance (05/24/05)
Members of the Northview High School IMSTEA Super Mileage Challenge Team look over the cars they entered into the April 25 event at Indianapolis Raceway Park. The students in the photo from left to right on car No. 53 are Joe Kerr, Dustin Moore, Andy Frye and Chris Shepard. The students around the No. 19u car are Bert Blystone, Bay Souder and Jeff Smith...
Recycling resolution returns to agenda (05/24/05)
Discussion of a resolution authorizing the submission of a recycling grant with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will return to the agenda of the Brazil City Council at the regular public meeting set for 7 p.m. today in Council Chambers at City Hall...
New home means new start for family (05/24/05)
Wendy Farrell plays with her daughter Chayna's toy horses in their new home. The Farrells were the recipients of the fourth house built by the Clay County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Things are starting to look up for Wendy Farrell. She and her three daughters recently moved from a two-bedroom house to a new home where they each get their own rooms. ...
Knights win sectional tennis title (05/24/05)
By JASON MOON For The Brazil Times Even though the Northview High School girls' tennis team had already claimed the 2005 NHS Sectional title, the No. 1 doubles match was still going on. The Knights (16-3) had a 3-1 lead, ensuring a trip to the regional, but Northview's No. 1 doubles team of Madison Stevenson and Sarah Cox had something to prove...
Knights baseball wins Washington Tourney title; softball second at Castle (05/24/05)
Staff Reports Northview repeated as Washington Tournament baseball champions after defeating both Bedford North Lawrence and the host Washington Hatchets on Saturday afternoon. The Knights defeated the Stars 7-4 in the championship game as Michael Stuckey pitched one-hit ball through six innings before BNL mounted a rally...
Skelton Taekwondo Academy Earns 45 Trophies (05/24/05)
On Saturday, May 7 over 1,500 competitors from across the nation gathered at the Field House on the campus of Rose Hulman to participate in the Stars of the ATA Regional Taekwondo Championships. The American Taekwondo Association offers many programs ranging from basic marial arts, to self defense, to esteem and life skill building. Skelton's Taekwondo Academy located in Brazil sent 27 members who earned 45 trophies in Sparring,...
Knights baseball earns Washington Tourney title (05/24/05)
Northview repeated as Washington Tournament baseball champions after defeating both Bedford North Lawrence and the host Washington Hatchets on Saturday afternoon. The Knights defeated the Stars 7-4 in the championship game as Michael Stuckey pitched one-hit ball through six innings before BNL mounted a rally...
Northview wins sectional championship (05/24/05)
Members of the 2005 Northview Tennis Sectional champion Knights include (front row, from left) Madison Stevenson, Sarah Cox, Ramey Hayes and Heather Palmer. (Back) head coach Tom West, Kristen Hauser, Kristy Backfish, Laura McCrea, Melissa Miller and assistant coach Emily Goff...
Northview softball second at Castle Tourney (05/24/05)
The Northview softball team split a pair of games at the Castle Tournament this weekend, winning their first game 1-0 over Rockville before falling 3-0 in the championship game to the host school. Stephanie Jonson threw a one-hit shutout in the opening game as the Knights got the only run they would need in the first inning...
Darland wins round one of KISS series (05/24/05)
It was obvious from the beginning of Saturday's program at Lincoln Park Speedway that the evening was going to be special. For one, there was no rain for a change, two, the King of Indiana Sprint Series was kicking the year off at the Putnamville oval after Friday's Bloomington card was canceled due to Thursday's downpour. ...
Mooresville defeats Knights in 11 innings (05/24/05)
Stephanie Jonson fires a pitch home during Monday's sectional game. Jonson threw 10 shutout innings while striking out 10 before the Knights dropped a 2-0 decision. Two costly errors with one out in the 11th inning sandwiched around a single by Kayla Robinson set the plate for Kelsie Wys who singled home a pair of runs to break up the scoreless battle...
FRANK E. MINNICK SR. (05/24/05)
Frank E. Minnick Sr., 82, of Brazil died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 2005, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born in Brazil, April 1, 1923, to Luther and Nellie Crabb Minnick. July 29, 2004, he married Betty Grigsby Minnick. He served his country as a member of the United States Army. ...
FRANCES A. DAVIS (05/24/05)
Frances A. Davis, 90, of Montvale Estates, Springfield, IL, died at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2005, in Springfield, IL, where she resided most of her life. She was born July 18, 1914, in Center Point, IN, the daughter of Adam and Ethel Brown Hart. She married Marion Rocky Davis on February 11, 1939, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jeannette Froschauer...
ARETHA A. "JANE" THOMAS (05/24/05)
Aretha "Jane" Thomas, 80, of Carbon died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2005, in her niece's residence in Indianapolis. She was born October 20, 1924, in Clay County to Jack Moberly and Susan Burk Moberly. She was a homemaker and enjoyed Bingo, sewing and pets -- especially cats and dogs. She attended Carbon United Methodist Church and was a member of the Carbon Happy Hour and the VFW 1127 Auxiliary...
BILL U. VANES (05/24/05)
Bill U. Vanes, 73, Brazil, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, in the emergency room of Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Brazil on September 20, 1931, his parents were John A. Vanes and Hila Urwin Vanes. He was a 1950 graduate of Van Buren High School...
FRANCES A. DAVIS (05/24/05)
Frances A. Davis, 90, of Montvale Estates, Springfield, IL, died at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2005, in Springfield, IL, where she resided most of her life. She was born July 18, 1914, in Center Point, IN, the daughter of Adam and Ethel Brown Hart. She married Marion Rocky Davis on February 11, 1939, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Jeannette Froschauer...
ARETHA A. "JANE" THOMAS (05/24/05)
Aretha "Jane" Thomas, 80, of Carbon died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2005, in her niece's residence in Indianapolis. She was born October 20, 1924, in Clay County to Jack Moberly and Susan Burk Moberly. She was a homemaker and enjoyed Bingo, sewing and pets -- especially cats and dogs. She attended Carbon United Methodist Church and was a member of the Carbon Happy Hour and the VFW 1127 Auxiliary...
BILL U. VANES (05/24/05)
Bill U. Vanes, 73, Brazil, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, in the emergency room of Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Brazil on September 20, 1931, his parents were John A. Vanes and Hila Urwin Vanes. He was a 1950 graduate of Van Buren High School...
WAYNE LEROY "DUKE" ERDLE (05/24/05)
Wayne Leroy "Duke" Erdle, 78, of Brazil died 11:40 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2005 at his residence in Brazil. Born in Terre Haute on September 1, 1927 to George and Mildred Erdle, he came from a very large family with 7 brothers and two sisters. They lived in Speltzersville, Terre Haute, Brazil and Muncie, Indiana...
MARTHA J. MILLER (05/24/05)
Martha J. Miller, age 74, Greencastle, passed away Thursday at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born in Amo, IN on August 31, 1930 the daughter of Cecil and Mattie Belle Cox Fisher. She was a janitor for the Greencastle School System for 13 years retiring in 1991...
ARETHA A. "JANE" THOMAS (05/24/05)
Aretha "Jane" Thomas, 80, of Carbon died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2005, in her niece's residence in Indianapolis. She was born October 20, 1924, in Clay County to Jack Moberly and Susan Burk Moberly. She was a homemaker and enjoyed Bingo, sewing and pets -- especially cats and dogs. She attended Carbon United Methodist Church and was a member of the Carbon Happy Hour and the VFW 1127 Auxiliary...