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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2006

City Council (02/16/06)
Highlights of the business discussed at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil included: - The approval of a new building code The council unanimously approved Ordinance 5-2006, a measure "regulating the construction, alteration, equipment, use, occupancy and location of buildings and structures in Brazil," on its second reading...
Pump Prices (02/16/06)
The prices for regular, unleaded fuel this morning at Clay County gas stations were: BRAZIL AREA I-70 AREA CLAY CITY AREA The Brazil Times is offering free car pooling want-ads to people seeking rides or want to offer rides. Call 446-2216 for more information...
Jail transition under way (02/16/06)
Things are moving pretty fast around the new Clay County Jail these days. On Monday, Sheriff Mike Heaton announced the status of the dispatch center and the administrative offices at the new jail. "It's been a pretty smooth transition," he said. "We hope by Wednesday to have all administrative offices open to the public in the new jail."...
High winds, gusting to 60 mph, expected (02/16/06)
- High wind warning issued Central Indiana, including Clay, Parke and Vigo counties, are expecting high winds Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning from 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday. Some thunderstorms may be severe overnight with damaging winds. Sustained winds are expected to be 20-30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph...
Vanes Boiler Works business closes doors after more than a century (02/16/06)
Top: Submitted photo Founded in 1873 as the John Vanes Boiler Works, the family-owned business, now known as Vanes Boiler Works, closed its doors on Jan. 13. Bottom: Ivy Herron photo The building as it looks today. Founded at the same time as Brazil, Vanes Boiler Works, the oldest family owned and operated business in the city, closed the doors to the public in January. The business spanned five generations...
North Clay grapplers fall to Tri-North (02/16/06)
Submitted photo Tommy Holifield (left) earned a pin in 37 seconds against Tri-North on Monday night to improve to 2-1 on the season. North Clay's junior high wrestling team earned four falls in a Monday dual meet with Tri-North, but it wasn't quite enough in a 61-46 defeat...
North Clay sixth grade squad collars visiting Bulldogs (02/16/06)
Carey Fox photo North Clay's Kylie McKee drives to the basket during Wednesday's win over Monrovia. The North Clay sixth-grade Lady Knights improved their record to 10-4 with a victory over Monrovia's Lady Bulldogs Wednesday. The Knights led for most of the game, but the Bulldogs refused to give up the fight. ...
BETTY IRENE MURPHY MUSGRAVE (02/16/06)
Betty Irene Murphy Musgrave, 76, of Clay City, Indiana, passed away in her home Tuesday afternoon February 14, 2006. She was born July 4, 1929, in Clay County Indiana to Casper "Dick" and Myrtle (Easter) Murphy. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed her family, travel, music, and needlework. (We will miss her sweet smile.)...
VERN N. MODESITT (02/16/06)
Vern N. Modesitt, 91, of Farmland, passed away February 14, 2006, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Randolph County following a brief illness. Vern was born on August 8, 1914, in Terre Haute, the son of Henry and Rosetta (Riggle) Modesitt. He was a graduate of Staunton High School. He retired from Delco-Battery in Muncie in 1972 and farmed for several years. He was a member of the Delco Sympathy Club and attended Olive Branch Church, where he also taught Sunday School classes for several years...
CHAME FOREST BAYSINGER (02/16/06)
Chame Forest "Doc" Baysinger, 87, of Brazil died February 15, 2006 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He had been a resident at Holly Hills for a time. He was the last of the children born to Charles Simon Baysinger and Della Lane Baysinger. He was born southwest of Cayuga on January 5, 1917...