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Stories from Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Still Going (12/24/08)
Brazil resident Betty Jane Lautenschlayer Dierdorf has a prized possession. "I have always been proud of it," Betty said about the child-sized silver-drinking cup presented to her parents after her birth on Jan. 1, 1922. "The Brazil Times gave it to my parents and I've kept the little silver cup all my life."...
Mixed results for city audit (12/24/08)
It's not the best of audits, but things are improving. The City of Brazil recently received its nonfederal examination report from the State Board of Accounts, which came back just as Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen expected. "There were errors and mistakes, but that is to be expected," she said about the audit which examined financial records from Jan.1-Dec. 31, 2007. "It is rare to have a clean report, and it is the job of the State Board of Accounts to find mistakes."...
City to get help with debt (12/24/08)
The City of Brazil is getting some help with its debts. Mayor Ann Bradshaw confirmed to The Brazil Times recently the city has chosen First Financial Bank as the buyer of a General Obligation Bond. General Obligation Bonds are used by states and local governments as a tool to also raise funds for various public works projects...
ISP Post has new commander (12/24/08)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A Parke County man and former Clay County resident is the new commander of the Putnamville Indiana State Police Post. On Tuesday, ISP Supterintendent Paul Whitesell announced F/Sgt. Dan Jones had been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant to serve as Commander of the post...
William J. Douthitt (12/24/08)
William J. Douthitt, 84, California, formerly of Greencastle, died Dec. 23, 2008. He was born Feb. 8, 1924. He was preceded in death by his brother Roy Douthitt. He is survived by sister Mary I. Hendrickson, Brazil. A memorial service may possibly be scheduled at a later date at First Christian Church, Greencastle...
Vehicle theft affects insurances rates for all (12/24/08)
Whether it's the work of elaborate theft rings or random individual crime, auto theft is big business. On average, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), a vehicle was stolen every 25 seconds in the United States at a cost of about $8.6 billion a year in 2003...
Opportunity in municipal bonds (12/24/08)
As the year winds down, you may find yourself reviewing your investment strategy to determine if you made the right moves in 2008 to help you achieve your financial goals. And one topic you may well focus on is tax-advantaged investing. Did you do all you could in this area?...
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