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Stories from Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Times' advertising customers beware (01/21/09)
The Brazil Times was alerted Wednesday about a potential scam artist allegedly calling people who have placed advertisements in the paper in an attempt to get personal financial information. A customer contacted The Times with information about an alleged phone call they received Tuesday night. An unknown woman attempted to get the customer's credit card information to pay for an ad currently running in the paper. When the customer told the woman they had already paid, she allegedly hung up...
UP TO THE MINUTE: Council meeting cancelled (01/21/09)
Mayor Ann Bradshaw has informed The Brazil Times late Wednesday night the meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, has been cancelled. The Brazil Times will provide information about when the meeting is rescheduled when it becomes available...
Home invasion suspects formally charged (01/21/09)
After a violent home invasion/burglary at a rural Clay County home on Jan. 14, officials hope the arrest and formal charges filed in against four suspects alleged involved in the case will help ease the minds of Clay County residents. "When something like this happens, we're going to pursue the highest level of charges we believe we can prove," Clay County Lee Reberger said during a press conference at the Clay county Justice Center Wednesday afternoon...
Planning ahead! (01/21/09)
Students, teachers and parents gathered at Northview High School for the annual scheduling program Wednesday. The program was to help underclassmen and eighth-grade students schedule classes for the 2009-10 school year. Kimberly Gleason Photo.
Second tax sale being discussed (01/21/09)
Residents may soon have another chance to purchase properties with delinquent taxes. However, this time, they may be at a reduced cost. During Tuesday's special meeting, the Clay County Commissioners discussed potential avenues for conducting another tax sale with the unsold properties from the countywide sale in December...
ACS ready to deliver Daffodil Days (01/21/09)
Although cold temperatures have a tight grip on the area, the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days is ready to deliver a small piece of spring. This year The Brazil Times, 100 N. Meridian St., Brazil, will take orders for the daffodils as well as acting as a local delivery point...
Commissioners approve bridge work (01/21/09)
The Clay County Commissioners are continuing their effort to repair bridges which may be unsafe. During Tuesday's special meeting, the Commissioners opened quotes to replace Bridge No. 95, which is located on County Road 100 East between CR 600 and 700 N...
UPDATE: Formal charges filed in home invasion case (01/21/09)
In a press conference at the Clay County Justice Center Wednesday afternoon, officials announced formal charges were filed against the suspects alleged involved in a rural Clay County home invasion/burglary reported on Jan. 14. Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger said the extensive ongoing investigation by members of the Indiana State Police, Clay County Sheriff's Department and the United States Marshal's Office have led to the following formal charges being filed against four individuals...
Honor Roll (01/21/09)
Correction Staunton Elementary School has notified us that second grader Madeline Sinders had All A's and B's for the third six weeks. MERIDIAN ELEMENTARY First Grade All A's Caleb Alstott, Jackson Breitweiser, Devon Bruer, Zane Griffin, Joshua Kicklighter, Hailey Patterson, Jarrett Sproul...
Northview girls rally past Danville (01/21/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview is finally starting to get the hang of winning some close games and the Knights were able to use that experience to rally past Danville, 49-43. The Knights trailed for most of the game, falling behind 22-14 at halftime as lightning quick Danville point guard, Molly Stewart gave Northview fits...
North Clay girls open with wins (01/21/09)
Staff Report North Clay's seventh and eighth-grade girls' basketball teams picked up the second wins of the young season on Wednesday night. The eighth-grade team scored a 26-25 victory against visiting Chauncey Rose. Brylie Riddell led the way in the win with a 12-point, 10-rebound effort. Taylor Carter added eight points to go with five rebounds and Cassie Weddle had two points and pulled down four rebounds. Alexus Bex added two points...
Purdue faces tough test with road swing (01/21/09)
By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- Purdue got back on track in time for perhaps its most difficult stretch of the season. Purdue lost its first two Big Ten games while facing injuries to key players Robbie Hummel and Chris Kramer. The 18th-ranked Boilermakers have since won three in a row, but they will play four of their next five in the road, starting Thursday at No. 21 Minnesota...
Olympic champion advances in Australian Open (01/21/09)
By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia -- Olympic champion Elena Dementieva improved her 2009 winning streak to 12 matches on Thursday, beating Iveta Benesova 6-4, 6-1 to reach the third round of the Australian Open. Dementieva, who won titles at Auckland and Sydney before the season's first major, struggled with her serve early but recovered to finish the match in 72 minutes...
DeAnne Johnson (01/21/09)
DeAnne Johnson, 71, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in her home. Born Sept. 7, 1937, she was the daughter of Ernest and Alice Hause Sutherlin. She had been an accountant for Stafford and Cummings Accounting for several years and a Visitation Officer for the Clay County Justice Center, and also belonged to the First Baptist Church...
Raymond Paul McCall (01/21/09)
Raymond Paul McCall, 79, Rosedale, died 12:09 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at West Central Community Hospital in Clinton. He was born Feb. 1, 1929, in rural Tangier in northern Parke County, Ind., to the late Clarence McCall and Pearl McCall. He was a retired laborer...
Myrna Rose Hayes Mercer (01/21/09)
Myrna Rose Hayes Mercer, 78, Lexington, Ky., formerly of Brazil, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Ky. She was born July 19, 1930, in Brazil, as the daughter of the late Alva and Clara Moreland Hayes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Northeast Christian Church in Lexington, and a former member of the Gregoryville Christian Church in Gregoryville...
PUBLIC RECORD 1-22-09 (01/21/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Jan. 21: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Capital One Bank Vs. James M. Robinson: Civil Collections Capital One Bank Vs. Patricia S. Elder: Civil Collections Clay Circuit Court -- Civil...
Harmony Happenings (01/21/09)
I reported a few months ago that Wayne King had bought one of the properties that had been abandoned on Harmony Road. The property is to the south and behind his parents' house. It also runs full length of my back yard. No one told me I had reported the wrong brother. Earl and Vicky bought the land and have been cleaning the area. It is starting to look really nice. The King family suffered a loss a few weeks ago when their father/grandfather died. The neighbors were all saddened...
Brazil Buzz (01/21/09)
Last week's bone chilling weather reminded me of the winter days of yesterday. Nothing much was stirring around the little blue house at the end of the road, but a brisk wind and the tree branches that it disturbed. I did notice a trio of playful squirrels exploring a plastic bag that happened by the idle field west of the house...
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