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Stories from Wednesday, May 7, 2008

UPDATE: Thursday classes cancelled for all Clay Community Schools (05/07/08)
According to a press release from Clay Community Schools, all classes will be cancelled on Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon, Clay City Jr./Sr. High School and Clay City Elementary experienced a power outage due to an electrical transformer and related wiring that caught on fire...
No problems at the polls during primary (05/07/08)
Like many areas across the state, Clay County had an increased voter turnout, but without the problems. "Everything went really smooth this year," Clay County Clerk Mary Brown said. "The only problem we had was that some of the lights on a few of the polling stations went out, but nothing that hampered residents ability to vote."...
Forrest recovering (05/07/08)
Clay County Sheriff's Department's K-9 Officer Forrest appears to be on the road to recovery after being injured while attempting to subdue a suspect during an arrest early Monday morning. Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times the bruising and swelling around Forrest's head and muzzle was going down and it appears he has not suffered sensory damage at this time...
Teacher appreciation (05/07/08)
Library announces upcoming events (05/07/08)
The Brazil Public Library has scheduled events coming up. The Friends of the Library will conduct a book sale, beginning today and concluding Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. For more information regarding the sale, call 443-5871. The library also recently announced story hour is available for children ages 3-5 and those children who plan on attending must be potty-trained...
Council rescinds tax abatements (05/07/08)
With IET Spun Metals leaving Clay County, its tax abatements became the next to go. On Monday, the Clay County Council rescinded two tax abatements from Spun Metals that were approved in 2002, when the company was named Deakins Metal Spinning. It was more of a housekeeping job as the abatement had not been given to them the past few years...
School Board meetings changed (05/07/08)
Clay Community School Board will have a special session, Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place in the media center of North Clay Middle School. The agenda includes a discussion that would cancel the teaching contract of a permanent teacher...
Clarification (05/07/08)
While postcards advertising the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive were not delivered by carriers in rural areas, they will be picking up donations on their route Saturday. Also, a bin will be available in front of Page's Food Store for residents to drop off donations...
Student displays act of generosity (05/07/08)
When most people spend a long time saving up for something, they intend to use their resources on themselves. But in an act of selflessness and generosity, a fourth-grade student at Jackson Township Elementary School showed her classmates and teachers true character...
United Way appoints new executive director (05/07/08)
The United Way of the Wabash Valley is pleased to announce the appointment of Troy Fears as the United Way's new executive director. Nick Mahurin, president of the United Way Board of Directors stated, "The search committee did an outstanding job and interviewed many capable candidates. Troy Fears was their recommendation, and I am pleased to report that the board ratified the choice and he has enthusiastically accepted our offer."...
BREAKING NEWS: School cancelled for Thursday (05/07/08)
According to a press release from Clay Community Schools, all classes will be cancelled on Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon, Clay City Jr./Sr. High School and Clay City Elementary experienced a power outage due to an electrical transformer and related wiring that caught on fire...
Breakdown of county national voting (05/07/08)
Clay County residents rushed to the polls Tuesday for Indiana's Primary. They made sure their voices were heard loud and clear regarding two national contests. County voters had the opportunity to vote for two people in the race for United States Representative District 8...
Breakdown of county state votes (05/07/08)
The results are in from the 2008 Indiana Primary. But how did Clay County residents vote? There are 23 precincts in the county. And from a perspective, the tallies were interesting. In the race for State Representative District 44, two Republicans and two Democrats squared off in Tuesday's primary...
Club News (05/07/08)
The Best of Thymes Herb Club members met April 24 at the home of Karen Staub for their annual mushroom hunt. Several women walked through the surrounding woods after riding a tractor-pulled wagon to their destination. However, the rains came and ended the adventure. Laura Kennedy won the mushroom prize with 10. Lois Lawson won for the biggest mushroom...
Records fall at North Clay track meet (05/07/08)
Staff Report North Clay's track teams earned a split against Riverton Parke and Cascade Tuesday evening. Damon Hyatt broke a pair of school records with his time of 4:53 in the 1,600 and 55.11 in the 400 meters as North Clay posted a winning team score of 60 to Cascade's 54 and Riverton Parke's 23...
Knights earn diamond split at South Vermillion (05/07/08)
Staff Report CLINTON -- One Northview team returned home from Clinton with a victory on Tuesday night. The Knights' baseball team scored a run in the seventh inning to take a 4-3 Western Indiana Conference win over the Wildcats. The softball didn't fare quite as well as Nikki Fuqua held the Knights scoreless in a 1-0 victory for South Vermillion that kept them unbeaten in the WIC...
Northview girls place second at WIC meet (05/07/08)
Staff Report ELLETSVILLENorthview's girls' track team wasn't quite able to duplicate last year's feat of winning the Western Indiana Conference championship. The Knights got three individual wins, but Edgewood's superior depth was enough to push the Mustangs to a conference championship...
Stewart gives few hints about future (05/07/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Stewart hasn't lost his passion to win the Indy 500. But he may never get that chance racing stock cars. The two-time NASCAR champion returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday to help Chevrolet unveil its new midget-car engine, an appearance that prompted another round of questions about Stewart's plans and whether they might include IndyCars...
Jeffrey Eugene Snider (05/07/08)
Jeffrey Eugene Snider, 41, Lena, passed away May 5, 2008, following a dirt bike accident. He was born Feb. 15, 1967, in Clay County, to Arthur and Sandra (Schultz) Snider. Jeff was a 1985 graduate of Northview High School. Shortly after high school he was honored with an art scholarship. He gave up his art scholarship to join the United States Army. Following active duty, he joined the Army Reserves and began working at Great Dane...
PUBLIC RECORD 05-08-08 (05/07/08)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse May 7. Clay Superior Court -- Civil Citibank Vs. Patsy A. Fortner: Civil Collections Clay Circuit Court -- Civil Harley Davidson Credit Corporation Vs. George R. Fulk, Jr.: Civil Collections...
HARMONY HAPPENINGS (05/07/08)
Clay Community Retired Teachers met in the Riddell Bank basement on April 29. Odena Harper and the other officers had organized a delicious chili supper to go with the meeting. It was announced that Indiana retired teachers would receive a one or two percent cost of living increase this year. ...
BRAZIL BUZZ (05/07/08)
I suppose that I should be outside cutting the grass that has been waving at me ever since this cool spell, but on this Sunday afternoon; I have a better idea! So, here I am in front of this old computer again looking you in the eye and sipping coffee that tastes a wee bit like vinegar. Clean pot--clean pipes-short rinse-- whatever! I will be back...