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Stories from Thursday, January 15, 2009

Arrests made stemming from alleged home invasion (01/15/09)
The pieces of evidence collected by officials during an extensive 35-hour investigation into a rural Clay County home invasion early Wednesday morning fell into place when the victims were able to identify one of their attackers from a photo line-up...
No paper Monday (01/15/09)
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, The Brazil Times will not publish a newspaper. However, the countywide newspaper that normally is published Monday will be published Tuesday. For more information, call 446-2216.
Former NHS principal to retire (01/15/09)
Jim Church has driven motorcycles nearly all his life. Currently, he is the proud owner of a Harley Davidson Road King. And after close to 45 years in the world of education, Church can now use the term "riding off into the sunset" literally. The long-time school administrator and former Northview High School principal officially announced his retirement as principal from Greencastle High School during the school corporation's school board meeting Wednesday...
UPDATE: Three arrested in connection to home invasion (01/15/09)
Three individuals believed to be involved in a rural Clay County home invasion Wednesday have been arrested by the Indiana State Police and are incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center. The Indiana State Police have confirmed that three suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Clay County case include Joshua L. Orman, 23, Brazil, James Levi Orman (cousin of Joshua), 18, Brazil, and Lindsey J. Beaman, 19, Bloomfield, Ind...
Honored! (01/15/09)
Northview students recently received PASS + recognition from the state for their performances on the ISTEP test last fall. Pictured in no particular include Shawnie Brewer, Math, Victoria Bucklin, Math, Daylan Chambers, Math, Gary Girton, Math, Taylor Hanson, Math, Hallie Harbison, Math, Bradley Harting, Math and English, Sydney Hayes, English, Kaci Kert, Math and English, Macy Mayle, Math, Jacqueline Moore, Math, Nicole Nelson, Math, Chelsea Pell, Math, Brandon Pleake, Math & English, John Rollings, Math, Kaylee Strycker, Math & English, Joseph Thomas, Math, Zebulan Thomas, Math, Tyler Trout, English, Joel Whittington, Math, Benita Wilkerson, Math, and Bethany Wright, English.. ...
City sets up system to benefit homeowners (01/15/09)
In a time of economic uncertainty, the City of Brazil is attempting to help homeowners in need. During Tuesday's meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, a contract was signed allowing Kenna Consulting and Management Group, Inc., Indianapolis, to move forward with submitting an application for a Home Improvement Grant...
Town continues to develop plans for community center (01/15/09)
STAUNTON -- After taking up considerable time at various town-sponsored meetings, the Staunton Town Council held a public hearing Wednesday to discuss the continued construction plans of a community center. However, due to seasonally hazardous weather, public turnout was low, as there was nothing to distinguish the "special" meeting from the monthly gatherings held at the Town Hall...
Master gardener training series scheduled (01/15/09)
Are you looking forward to working in your garden this spring? Do you enjoy learning about plants and learning new gardening techniques? If you want to do more this winter than just flip through garden catalogs and hope for warm weather, why not consider participating in the 2009 training series for Purdue Master Gardener Program?...
School on two-hour delay Friday (01/15/09)
Due to the impending forecast of sub-zero temperatures and extreme wind chills Thursday evening, Clay Community School Corporation Supt. Dan Schroeder announced a two-hour delay for the corporation Friday.
'Calamity Jane' auditions postponed (01/15/09)
Auditions for Clay Community Theatre's latest production, "Calamity Jane," have been postponed. The auditions will take place Tuesday, Jan. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. They were originally scheduled to take place Thursday at the theater, 8 E. National Ave., Brazil...
Thursday's high school basketball scores (01/15/09)
Thursday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS' BASKETBALL Lexington School for the Deaf, N.Y. 61, Indiana Deaf 36 Northeast Corner Conference Tournament Quarterfinal Westview 53, Central Noble 33 GIRLS' BASKETBALL...
Athletic events canceled (01/15/09)
Officials from Northview, North Clay and Clay City have announced athletic events scheduled for Thursday have been canceled due to inclement weather. The cancellations include the following:...
Mack scores 20 to lead Butler past Loyola (01/15/09)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Freshman Shelvin Mack scored 20 points to help No. 17 Butler beat Loyola of Chicago 78-55 Thursday night. Matt Howard had 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks as the Bulldogs (15-1, 6-0 Horizon League) won their seventh straight. Freshman Gordon Hayward had 11 points and eight rebounds and Ronald Nored added six assists for Butler, which improved to 7-1 on the road...
Purdue rallies past Northwestern (01/15/09)
By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer EVANSTON, Ill. -- JaJuan Johnson hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left Thursday night and No. 19 Purdue capped a wild comeback from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Northwestern 63-61. Robbie Hummel scored 15 points for the Boilermakers (13-4, 2-2), who trailed by 11 with 7:45 to go. Johnson added 13 points and for Purdue and had seven of the Boilermakers' 14 blocks that helped them overcome 22 turnovers...
Howell leads Purdue women past Penn State (01/15/09)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- Jodi Howell scored 17 points and Lakisha Freeman added 15 as Purdue defeated Penn State 59-48 on Thursday night. Brittany Rayburn had 10 points and three steals, and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton had six points, 13 rebounds and four steals for the Boilermakers (12-5, 5-1 Big Ten), who have won four in a row...
USC's Sanchez going pro, one Gator going, one staying (01/15/09)
By The Associated Press Mark Sanchez dropped some bad news on Southern California. Defending national champion Florida said goodbye to one star while welcoming back another. The deadline for underclassmen to make themselves eligible for the NFL draft was Thursday. Sanchez made the biggest news, deciding to go pro after starting only 16 games for USC...
Nasty Steelers-Ravens rivalry to decide AFC title (01/15/09)
By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH -- The Raiders-Steelers rivalry was so filled with enmity and emotion, hatred and hostility during the 1970s that a football field couldn't hold it. About all that's missing from the NFL's newest and nastiest rivalry, the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, is a player suing the opposing coach in federal court for labeling him part of football's criminal element, as Oakland's George Atkinson once did former Steelers coach Chuck Noll...
Losing has helped NFC title game teams (01/15/09)
By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer TEMPE, Ariz. -- The lessons of losing have not been lost on the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles. One step from the Super Bowl, both can reflect on how tough times helped them get this far. The Cardinals, of course, are far more familiar with the tail end of the NFL, having occupied a variety of divisional basements whether they represented Chicago, St. ...
Ogilvy keeps up pace on another island (01/15/09)
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer HONOLULU -- A different island and a vastly different golf course made hardly any difference to Geoff Ogilvy, who opened the Sony Open with a 4-under 66 in a strong wind to join a four-way tie for the lead among early starters Thursday...
Titans' Schwartz to become new Lions' coach (01/15/09)
By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT -- Jim Schwartz insisted he loves challenges. Well, he's got one. The Detroit Lions, the NFL's first 0-16 team, agreed Thursday on a four-year deal with Schwartz to make him their next coach. The former Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator will be introduced at a Friday news conference at Ford Field, where Detroit lost its home games last year by an average of 21.4 points to break another dubious league record...
Swindell, Yeley and Stanbrough advance to Chili Bowl main event (01/15/09)
Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (January 14, 2009) -- Through two nights of competition at the 23rd Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, Sammy Swindell stands undefeated. After serving notice with a convincing Race of Champions triumph on Tuesday night, Swindell took on a field of 68 competitors in Wednesday night's Creek Nation Casino Qualifying Showdown at the QuikTrip Center's Tulsa Expo Raceway...
Vivian C. Penry (01/15/09)
Vivian C. Penry, 94, Terre Haute, died at 1:05 p.m., Jan. 14, 2009, at Southside Nursing Home. She was born in Parke County on May 18, 1914, to John Wesley Collings and Gladys Swaim Collings. She graduated from Marshall High School and attended Indiana State Normal...
Robert G. Adams (01/15/09)
Robert G. Adams, 87, Columbia, Ill., formerly of Brazil, died at 7:18 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Columbia, Ill. He was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Brazil, as the son of Grover C. and Helen M. Beers Adams. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a Chief Motor Machinist's Mate...
Esther Naomi Fitch (01/15/09)
E Esther Naomi Fitch, 96, Brazil, died at 8:50 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at her son's residence south of Brazil. She was born June 8, 1913, in Perry Township, Clay County, as the daughter of Walter A. and Sarah Nancy Logan Deeter. Following high school, she graduated from college and began a career as a teacher until her retirement. She was married to Charles Fitch, who preceded her in death April 19, 1988...
Public Record 1-16-09 (01/15/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Jan. 14-15: Clay Circuit Court -- Civil DH Capital Management, Inc. Vs. James L. Hyde: Civil COllections Small Claims Jerry W. Buck and Micki S. Buck Vs. Katy Smith and Jeremy Batchelor: Small Claims...
Take a bat to your poly tank (01/15/09)
If you need to relieve some frustration from last year's season, take a baseball bat to your poly tank before taking it to the field this coming spring. No, the cold weather has not got to my head. Seriously, many of the poly tanks used for transporting pesticides and fertilizer are getting to be a decade old or older in many cases. In some cases, these tanks are being used for uses for which they have not been designed...
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