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Stories from Sunday, January 11, 2009

Farm Bureau sets up first Cracker Barrel of year (01/11/09)
The first Clay County Cracker Barrel for 2009 has been scheduled. The event will take place at the Cory Fire House, Saturday, Jan. 17. Clay County Farm Bureau will sponsor the event. Clay County Farm Bureau representative David Schopmeyer said the main topic he expects will be discussed would be House Bill 1001, which delves specifically into property taxes for homeowners, farmers and businesses...
New system for cataloging items at library installed (01/11/09)
Patrons of the library will notice a slight change when getting on the online catalog. The Brazil Public Library recently went through the installation process of a new integrated library system called Evergreen. In order for this upgrade to take place, the library was closed from Dec. 23, 2008-Jan. 1, 2009...
'Pay it Forward' initiative slated (01/11/09)
All non-profit organizations are always looking for ways to generate money in order to keep functioning. This year, The Brazil Times wants to help. At the end of this month, The Times will launch, "Pay it Forward," a tool which is designed to assist Clay County's non-profit organizations...
Joint investigation leads to arrest of area men (01/11/09)
A lengthy joint investigation between three law enforcement agencies led to the arrests of two men when officers served two search warrants and allegedly discovered various drugs, paraphernalia, firearms and other property at their homes Thursday. Officers of the Clay County and Parke County sheriff's departments, along with the Indiana State Police, divided into two teams to serve separate search warrants issued from a court in Parke County at two homes, one at Joseph Sanders' rural Brazil residence and the other at James "Tad" Forrest's rural Carbon home in Parke County.. ...
Helpful hints! (01/11/09)
The members of the 2009 Clay County American Cancer Society's Relay For Life helped organize a Relay Summit at Riddell National Bank Saturday afternoon as a way to help organizers and those interested in participating in a Relay for the first time some helpful hints. ...
Eighth-ranked North Central edges Eels in overtime (01/11/09)
Staff Report SWITZ CITY -- The Clay City Eels rallied back from a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime on a Will Kennedy 3-pointer, but fell 71-67 in a consolation bracket game at the Greene County Tourney on Saturday. North Central's Donnie Abrams saw his first action of the year and made a difference down the stretch...
Knights go 3-2 at Columbus East 6-way on Saturday (01/11/09)
Staff Report COLUMBUS -- The Northview wrestling team saw some improvements in their weekend results on Saturday, posting a 3-2 record at the Columbus East 6-way. The Knights had seven wrestlers that won at least four of their five matches on Saturday...
Wilson beats the buzzer as Olympians escape with win over Knights (01/11/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor In a low-scoring, grind-it-out game against visiting Columbus East, every possession became a valuable commodity for both teams in Saturday night's game at Northview High School. Neither team was able to gain a secure foothold in a game that came down to the final play...
How the high school boys' top-10 fared (01/11/09)
Indiana High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Teams By The Associated Press How The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school basketball teams fared: Class 4A 1. Bloomington South (9-0) beat Center Grove 99-52, beat Bloomington North 74-55...
Purdue earns first Big Ten win (01/11/09)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- Robbie Hummel's back appears to be fine. The sophomore forward missed Purdue's previous game, a loss to Penn State, with back spasms. He returned to score 11 of his 16 points in the second half as the No. 14 Boilermakers beat Wisconsin 65-52 on Sunday for their first Big Ten win...
Tebow thrills fans, announces he'll return to Gators (01/11/09)
By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Tim Tebow started to walk off stage, then called an audible. The Florida quarterback turned around, grabbed the microphone and told teammates, coaches and fans exactly what they wanted to hear. "Oh, by the way, let's do it again. I'm coming back," Tebow said...
Eagles reach NFC title game by knocking off Giants (01/11/09)
By BEN WALKER AP National Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Donovan McNabb and his Philadelphia Eagles get another week to keep chasing that elusive Super Bowl crown. Eli Manning and the New York Giants get a whole offseason to wonder what went wrong...
Mary Jane Kinnaley (01/11/09)
Mary Jane Kinnaley, 88, Payne, Ohio, formerly of Brazil, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Mary was born in Brazil, on Aug. 5, 1920, the daughter of the late Roy and Marguerite (Kastner) Roberts. She was a homemaker and a member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish of Paulding County...
Myra E. Grigsby Allen Higgins (01/11/09)
Myra E. Grigsby Allen Higgins, 66, Brazil, died Jan. 10, 2009, in Greencastle, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her family. She was born March 25, 1942, in Putnam County, the daughter of Levi Grigsby and Nellie Waddle. On Oct. 24, 1959, she married Thomas Wayne Higgins Sr. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2005...
Charles Edward Deal (01/11/09)
Charles Edward Deal, 77, Brazil, died at 4:35 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Holly Hill Healthcare, Brazil. Ed was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Knightsville, as the son of Paul C. and Minnie Campbell Deal. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-55...
Ruth Ann McKee (01/11/09)
Ruth Ann McKee, 66, Hendersonville, N.C., passed away very suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville, N.C., on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. Ruth Ann inspired those around her to make the most of their disabilities and not dwell on their personal disabilities or problems...
It seems a little early to be calling him 'the worst' (01/11/09)
A recent U.S. News and World Report online poll asked readers who they felt was the worst president ever. The poll allowed readers to choose up to three presidents. Overwhelmingly, their readers responded saying George W. Bush was the worst president in United States history...
Greetings from the Statehouse (01/11/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- As we begin the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly, we face historic challenges caused by a struggling economy, the need for essential constituent services and the demands on local and state governments. Even though the news of our finances has been grim, I am optimistic that we will be able to complete our work by the end of April. In particular, I believe we can deliver a budget that will have a positive impact on our state...
Delivering a challenge to residents (01/11/09)
To the Editor: It's not the city government. It's not the county government's "responsibility" to take taxpayer money and underwrite the overhead and operating cost of our wonderful animal rescue center. It's great that we get any money from either source, to help underwrite the cost of animal rescue...
Readers thank area resident for help (01/11/09)
To the Editor: On Sunday, Jan. 4, while we were at church, our male 11-month-old American Bull Dog got out of the fenced-in yard and went down the road, and yes, someone hit him. And now, well our Tonka Tuff is gone to "Dog Heaven." Perhaps who hit him didn't mean too, or perhaps they did. Where we found him by the road was not three minutes from home...
Customer wants Tuesday paper back (01/11/09)
To the Editor: Just wondering since we no longer receive a Tuesday paper, does that mean the cost to us will be reduced? Or do we have an agreement in the valley that nothing happens on Tuesdays? I realize it is a business, but come on, should we stop mail deliveries on Tuesdays?...
Board needs to rethink current stance (01/11/09)
To the Editor: I read where the Humane Society did not accept money from the city. The people of Brazil are wondering why they are getting charged because we are part of the county. They pay city and county taxes. Is it legal to have paid twice for the same service?...
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