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Stories from Sunday, December 2, 2007

City officials mulling over water tower options (12/02/07)
The Brazil Water Tower is in disarray and the city is looking for options on what to do. Brazil Planning Administrator Michele Griffin met Friday morning with Brazil Water Supervisor Jake Raubuch and City Engineer Brian Pohlar of Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering to discuss rehabilitation possibilities for the tower and consideration for building a new water tower altogether...
City set to conduct income survey (12/02/07)
The City of Brazil is asking some of its residents for help. The city is working with the West Central Economic Development District to conduct a confidential and random income survey for the Community Development Block Grant Program. The program, which is through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, awards grants to local governments for the creation of community development activities...
Tumblin' for Tots! (12/02/07)
Tumble Express teacher Annessa Rentschler (in red) helps her students perform balance beam gymnastic exercises Saturday during the 6th Annual Tumble for Tots fundraiser. The 200 students of Tumble Express pledged to raise money for the "Toys for Tots" program by performing 100 skills at their appropriate skill level throughout the day. The skills performed during the fundraiser included Trampoline, Balance Beam, Vault, Bars and Floor Routines...
Readers prefer time with family (12/02/07)
The decorations are starting to come up, with lights being strung and Christmas trees being set up. Shoppers are hitting the streets, heading to businesses and purchasing gifts for Christmas. Food is being bought for Dec. 25 and families are sharing lists of possible gifts...
Three arrested for drug possession (12/02/07)
Three Wabash Valley men were arrested at the Chinook Fish and Wildlife area for various preliminary drug related charges Saturday evening. Conservation Officer Paul Harden told The Brazil Times he was just starting to patrol the Chinook parking lot area around 6 p.m., when Glenn Stroud, 20, Dewey Bunch, 21, and Douglas M. Rogers, 22, abruptly started their vehicle to leave the area...
Beau Pingleton named outstanding wrestler at Westfield Invite (12/02/07)
Times Staff Report WESTFIELD -- Northview's Beau Pingleton was awarded Outstanding Wrestler honors at the Westfield Invitational over the weekend after going 5-0 overall. As a team, the Knights placed third out of eight teams overall, winning over Mount Vernon, 38-37, shutting out Indianapolis Northwest, 74-0 and downing Shelbyville, 55-24...
Knights close strong to ground Eagles (12/02/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview is making a great habit of playing some of their best basketball in the fourth quarter this season. Saturday night was no different as the Knights held visiting Brown County to just two-of-16 shooting from the field in the final period of a 57-40 win in the back half of a back-to-back stretch of games...
Eels rally for win over Turkey Run (12/02/07)
Times Staff Report CLAY CITY -- The Clay City Eels might have gotten off to a bit of a slow start during Saturday's early afternoon tipoff against Turkey Run. The Warriors jumped out to a 21-10 lead, led by 11 points from Meghan Doss. But Clay City knuckled down and won the remaining three quarters to score a 47-43 win against the visitors...
Fox hounds Knights into conference loss (12/02/07)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Brown County's girls might be the best 1-7 basketball team in the state, as they proved during stretches of a Saturday win over Northview, 49-40. The return of Molly Fox from injury is a big reason for that as the Wright State recruit returned for 24 points off the bench in a narrow 57-48 loss to 1A No. 11 Waldron recently...
Purdue to take on Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl (12/02/07)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Purdue will play Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl in Detroit on Dec. 26. Purdue (7-5) and Central Michigan (8-5) met earlier in the season, when the Boilermakers pulled off a 45-22 victory at home. The Motor City Bowl, which will be played at Ford Field, will be televised by ESPN...
Hoosiers headed to Insight Bowl to face Oklahoma State (12/02/07)
BLOOMINGTON -- Indiana University will play Oklahoma State in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 31. Hoosier coach Bill Lynch says the invitation to the game is a great reward for the team, which faced several challenges this year. Lynch became coach after coach Terry Hoeppner's death in June from complications of a brain tumor...
Colts take control of AFC South with win over Jags (12/02/07)
By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning is adjusting to being without Marvin Harrison. Tony Dungy is finally adjusting to instant replay. So the Indianapolis Colts are on the verge of their fifth straight AFC South title. Manning, hampered by a lack of receivers for the past six weeks, threw four touchdown passes, two after the Colts won replay challenges, to beat Jacksonville 28-25 Sunday and take a two-game lead with four games to go...
Tinsley leads Pacers past Clippers (12/02/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers chose to leave Jamaal Tinsley alone on the perimeter because Jermaine O'Neal was enough trouble in the low post. They made the wrong choice. Tinsley capitalized on the open looks, scoring 10 of his 29 points in the final 4:09 and leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-95 victory on Sunday...
Mary Elizabeth (Hillis) Coltharp (12/02/07)
Mary Elizabeth (Hillis) Coltharp, widow of Oliver Coltharp passed away at Holly Hill Healthcare, Nov. 30, 2007, at 6:50pm. She was born Nov. 9, 1912, and lived her entire life in the Clay County area. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1931 and was employed at the Clay County Hospital from 1970-72...
Thelma Marie Conley (12/02/07)
Thelma Marie Conley, 87, Brazil, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at 4:20 p.m., at her home. She was born June 8, 1920, the daughter of William Curtis Myers and Hila Nobles Myers. As a young woman, she worked at an Indianapolis hospital as a healthcare giver and later at Latta's Motel in Seelyville...
Public Record 12-3-07 (12/02/07)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Due to the new software installation, criminal charges will be listed by categories with suspects name and age underneath. Awaiting Warrant Arraignment...
Hoping to learn as much as you do (12/02/07)
With the recent rash of violence afflicting Clay Community Schools, The Brazil Times has elected to further examine safety issues within the corporation. Times' staff reporter Melinda Quasius approached me recently, wondering if examining the situation further would be a great idea...
Thanks for returning the wallet (12/02/07)
To the Editor: Our son was visiting Brazil during the Thanksgiving weekend, with his two sons. The two boys were very excited about the Christmas Parade and dad took them to the parade. The next day when preparing to return home to Union, Ky., our son discovered his wallet was missing...
Readers thank area church for dinner (12/02/07)
To the Editor: To the good people of the Saline City Community Church, thank you for your delicious Thanksgiving Day dinner. We were hungry and you provided food. Our families are pretty well scattered and you provided warmth and fellowship. There are many fine people in the Wabash Valley, and among the very best are the good Samaritans of the Saline City Community Church...
Board needs to look at other issues (12/02/07)
To the Editor: At the school board meeting Nov. 26, 2007, the board voted to table considering extending the contracts of some employees until they could study the situation thoroughly. This was a very wise thing to do. However, the board should also take a very thorough look at the kind of idiotic advice that they are getting from the upper tier of management in the school corporation...