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Stories from Wednesday, December 17, 2008

UPDATE: School canceled today (12/17/08)
UPDATE: Clay Community School Corporation Superintendent Dan Schroeder announced Thursday morning that school was canceled today.
A not-so 'Winter Wonderland' (12/17/08)
Workers with the Clay County Highway Department were out Wednesday feverishly attempting to combat icy road conditions. County Highway Supt. Pete Foster told The Brazil Times road conditions were not getting better throughout the day. "It's pretty slick," Foster said...
Brazil no longer on a waiting list for salt (12/17/08)
After more than a year of waiting, the City of Brazil has received salt for the roads. "Because of shortages, we have been on a waiting list since about July 2007," Brazil City Street Superintendent Mike Head told The Brazil Times Wednesday. "We weren't able to purchase any last year either, but we were lucky enough to have some leftover from the previous year."...
Deputy recovering following accident (12/17/08)
A deputy injured in a traffic accident during the treacherous driving conditions Tuesday evening is currently hospitalized at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Although details are limited due to the Indiana State Police ongoing accident investigation, the Clay County Sheriff's Department confirmed to The Brazil Times that Det. Jeff Maynard was the injured officer...
Man convicted on drug charges from 2005 case (12/17/08)
A Coalmont man involved in a 2005 drug arrest was convicted of all charges in Clay Circuit Court. On Wednesday, Kenneth J. Brown, 46, was found guilty on all four counts he was charged with in 2005, including class B felony dealing in narcotic drug (methamphetamine), class C felony possession of a controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a public park, class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia and class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana...
Christmas joy! (12/17/08)
Several children participating in the 8th annual Shop-With-A-Cop program took time out to visit with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at the Riddell National Bank Wednesday evening before heading to Wal-Mart. Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer was excited to announce the program was able to help provide Christmas for 60 children this year. Ivy Jackson Photo...
Jury hands down conviction in 2005 drug arrest (12/17/08)
A jury handed down a conviction in a 2005 drug arrest involving a Coalmont man. Shortly before 1 p.m., today, Kenneth J. Brown, 46, was found guilty in Clay Circuit Court on all four counts he was charged with in 2005, including class B felony dealing in narcotic drug (methamphetamine), class C felony possession of a controlled substance within a 1,000 feet of a public park, class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia and class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana...
Traffic slows on US 40 as I-70 cleanup takes place (12/17/08)
Traffic on United States 40 through Brazil has slowed while officials continue to clean up an accident that took place on Interstate-70 Tuesday. Officials with the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post confirmed to The Brazil Times Wednesday afternoon that crews were on site at the 30-milemarker of I-70 uprighting a semi, stemming from an accident that took place on I-70 in Putnam County Tuesday involving two tractor-trailer semis, a 2003 GMC Envoy and an ISP cruiser...
UPDATE: Road conditions have not changed (12/17/08)
Clay County Highway Department Supt. Pete Foster told The Brazil Times as of Wednesday afternoon, road conditions county-wide were still bad. "It's still pretty slick," Foster said. "It's freezing rain right now." Foster said motorists can get around but he advised them to use extreme caution...
UPDATE: Highway department officials battling weather (12/17/08)
UPDATE: The National Weather Service based in Indianapolis has announced the area could expect more scattered snow showers along with steady temperatures in the mid 20s the rest of the afternoon. There is a 30 percent chance of snow. Temperatures are expected to stay in the 20s throughout the day and decrease into the evening.
Former Clay County athletes competing in winter sports (12/17/08)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Basketball is in full swing around the nation and that's more than enough reason to celebrate if you're a Hoosier. Even better is the fact that Clay County residents have some players they can call their own on the collegiate hardwood...
Purdue inks high school running back (12/17/08)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Purdue has received an oral commitment from a high school running back from Florida. Al-Terek McBurse, who rushed for 2,238 yards and 23 touchdowns for Winter Springs High School last season, says he chose the Boilermakers over Nebraska...
Woods says leg will be stronger than ever (12/17/08)
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Tiger Woods wore sneakers instead of spikes. He sat next to a bottle of Gatorade Tiger, not the silver U.S. Open trophy. One thing that didn't change at his first press conference in 184 days were questions about his left knee...
Colts' Harrison out for Thursday's game (12/17/08)
By The Associated Press Colts receiver Marvin Harrison will miss Thursday night's game at Jacksonville with an apparent hamstring injury. Team spokesman Craig Kelley said Wednesday that Harrison, who has been listed on this week's practice report with a knee injury, did not travel with the team. Coach Tony Dungy said earlier Wednesday that Harrison "actually has a hamstring issue" and underwent an MRI...
NFL record-setter Baugh dies (12/17/08)
By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer LUBBOCK, Texas -- Sammy Baugh, who set numerous passing records with the Washington Redskins in an era when NFL teams were running most every down, died Wednesday night, his son said. Baugh, who was 94 and had numerous health issues, died at Fisher County Hospital in Rotan, David Baugh said...
Nila Mae Mace (12/17/08)
Nila Mae Mace, 81, Brazil, died Dec. 16, 2008, at her residence. She was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Vigo County, the daughter of Roy and Maude Ringo Stearley.
Jack Alan Riggs (12/17/08)
Jack Alan Riggs, 54, Camby, formerly of Brazil, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at his residence. He was born Nov. 3, 1954, in Clay County, the son of Jack Riggs and Carolyn Rosser Riggs. Jack attended Perth Elementary in Clay County, and then graduated from Brazil High School. ...
Barbara L. Reeves (12/17/08)
Barbara L. Reeves, 77, Greencastle, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at the Putnam County Hospital, after a sudden medical emergency. She was born at home on April 30, 1931, to Paul F. and L. DeMoine (Herbert) Nees, one-mile east of Poland (Owen County), Ind. ...
Richard Hays "Dick" Englehart (12/17/08)
Richard Hays "Dick" Englehart, a retired insurance manager/agent who had homes in Indianapolis and Palm Desert, Calif., has died. He was 86. Englehart suffered a stroke after attending church on Dec. 7, at Palm Desert, Fla., and died the next day. He was born in Brazil, son of Ira and Virginia Englehart, and played high school basketball there under legendary coach Harold "Babe" Wheeler...
Jean W. Ray (12/17/08)
Jean W. Ray, 85, Evansville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, in the Visiting Nurses Association Nursing Home, Evansville. She was born Aug. 5, 1923, in Saskatchewan, Canada, to Arlie and Dora (Botkin) Smith. In earlier years, Jean owned a small restaurant in Brazil...
Harmony Happenings (12/17/08)
I don't have anything to write about this week. With this weather, and the lack of bravery, I've stayed at home. Outdoor lights were a plan that never materialized. Probably that won't happen this year. The tree is finally up, has lights, and most of the ornaments are now attached...
Brazil Buzz (12/17/08)
I have a good husband. He shares everything with me. Last week without batting a watery eye the generous soul coughed up a kiss and gave me his cold. Can you guess why I am pointing a crooked finger in his direction? This morning, I ask Paul Baby how his cold was doing and he said, "Much better, It's headed out of the door. I'm shaking it off." Imagine that...
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