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Stories from Monday, February 11, 2008

Thomas returns to Statehouse (02/11/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Rep. Amos Thomas (R-Brazil) returned to the Statehouse Monday after back surgery and serious complications kept him away for five weeks. "I did not anticipate that I would miss any of this legislative session due to my surgery, and it was difficult to be away, given the importance of this session in particular," Thomas said. "However, I have been kept well-informed and up to date on what is happening to address the statewide property tax problem...
'The Mask!' (02/11/08)
More than 16 area firefighters from six local departments participated in the 12-week state certification classes at Jackson Township Fire House Monday evening. JTVFD Captain Adam Fagg is pictured wearing his personal protective equipment while donning a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs). ...
Goode announces Congress run (02/11/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- On Monday, Greg Goode filed with the Indiana Secretary of State to run in the Republican primary for the Eighth District Congressional seat currently occupied by Brad Ellsworth (D-Evansville). "The year 2008 will one day be regarded as one of the most pivotal political years of our nation's history, as important as 1776, 1860, 1941 and 1980," Goode said. ...
County highway department ready for weather (02/11/08)
Although battling winter elements can be frustrating, the Clay County Highway Department is ready for the arrival of the newest winter weather. "We do the best that we can," Clay County Highway Department Supervisor Pete Foster told The Brazil Times Monday afternoon. "It takes a lot of time to clear the 700 miles of roads in Clay County."...
Primary filing deadline looming (02/11/08)
Like the weather, the political races in Clay County are cold. With less than two weeks before the deadline to file a declaration of candidacy for the 2008 Primary Election, only three county positions have enough candidates to warrant an election. A total of five individuals have filed to run for three Clay County Council At-Large position. ...
Benefit scheduled for Smith family (02/11/08)
A household shower will take place for Mike and Melanie Smith from 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. The Smith family recently lost their possessions due to a trailer fire and had no insurance. The Smiths volunteered for Clay County Search and Rescue and worked for Athens Ambulance for several years. ...
Fire destroys semi trailer cab (02/11/08)
An apparent electrical fire destroyed a semi trailer cab Sunday evening. According to officials, around 6:30 p.m., a semi driver, Steve Pratt, Ky., pulled his tractor-trailer unit into the back parking lot of Pilot Travel Center, 4376 North State Road 59, for a rest stop at the facility...
'Technical glitch' forces power outage for many area residents (02/11/08)
A technical glitch caused 800-900 residents in the southern part of Clay County to lose their electricity Sunday evening. "Cold weather and the wind caused a wire on a transmission line to the area to fall down," Duke Energy District Manager Rick Burger told The Brazil Times Monday about the power outage centered around the Center Point/Bowling Green area...
Residents reminded to keep the vehicles locked up after break-ins (02/11/08)
The Brazil City Police Department is reminding local residents to lock their vehicles after several reports of vehicle break-ins over the weekend. "We had reports of five vehicles broken into around the Parkview Estates (just south of the Brazil National Guard Armory) and Southgate Apartments area from Friday evening through Sunday night," Detective Clint McQueen told The Brazil Times Monday. ...
North Clay sixth and seventh grade teams split against Otters (02/11/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The North Clay sixth-grade girls' basketball team split a pair of games on Monday evening as the 'A' team fell 29-16 and the 'B' squad used a strong first half to win 23-15 over Otter Creek. In the opener, North Clay's 'A' team struggled with its ball handling and the Otters got inside for two points apiece from Abby Middleton, Layne Curley and Madison Hayes. Jennifer Bendickson added three for Otter Creek, who led 9-2 after one quarter...
Purdue freshman named Big Ten player of the week (02/11/08)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Purdue freshman Robbie Hummel has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week. He averaged 19 points and five rebounds in No. 24 Purdue's two victories last week. The Valparaiso native's 21 points against No. 8 Wisconsin led the Boilermakers to victory. Against Penn State, Hummel scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds, while adding two assists and a block...
Butler rises to highest ranking at No. 9 (02/11/08)
By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer Memphis is still the only unbeaten and still a unanimous No. 1. The Tigers (23-0), easy winners over SMU and Central Florida last week, were a runaway choice at the top of The Associated Press' college basketball poll for a second straight week Monday...
Michigan State title hopes hinge on trip to Indiana (02/11/08)
By TIM MARTIN Associated Press Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. ( -- Michigan State is headed out on the most important road trip of its regular season. The Spartans, hoping to stay in the race for the Big Ten title, play at first-place Purdue on Tuesday and second-place Indiana on Saturday. The two-game swing could determine whether Michigan State, now in fourth place, has a shot to win a piece of the regular season Big Ten crown for the first time since 2001...
Joanna S. Carpenter (02/11/08)
Joanna S. Carpenter, 77, Brazil died Feb. 11, 2008, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 7, 1930, in Bridgeton, the daughter of Albert and Miskel Jeffries Ames. She graduated from Bridgeton High School. She married Robert Dale Carpenter on Aug. ...
Addaline Wood (02/11/08)
Addaline Wood, 97, Brazil, died Feb. 8, 2008, at 9:50 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Aug. 12, 1910, in Clinton, the daughter of Daniel E. Payton and Ora Woodburn Payton. She graduated in 1930 from Nevins Township High School. She was the wife of Leon Wood and he preceded her in death in August, 1977...
Public Record 2-12-08 (02/11/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Feb. 11: Clay Superior Court -- Civil American Acceptance Vs. Paul Kyle: Civil Collections Clay Circuit Court -- Civil HSBC Bank Nevada Vs. Victor Yocom: Civil Collections...
Help Us Be More Useful (02/11/08)
Both the Owen and Clay Purdue Extension offices now have IP video capability. Owen County recently received the technology thanks to grant funds from the Boston Scientific Foundation. What does this mean for Extension programs locally? Foremost, for the first time ever one won't need to buy $3 gas to travel to another county to attend numerous programs. ...