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Stories from Sunday, May 3, 2009

Petersen finishes 11th in Mini-Marathon (05/03/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul Petersen placed 11th in the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon, Saturday, with a time of 1:08.35. Petersen is a 1997 graduate of Southmont High School and son of Mike and Charlene Petersen, Brazil. He currently resides in Logan, Utah, with his wife Stacy and son Seth...
Bombs away! (05/03/09)
An area child readies to throw a water balloon at The Brazil Times' Swing Into Spring Spring Carnival. The event benefited Relay For Life and raised more than $1,100.
Area food pantries receive more funds from ARRA (05/03/09)
Earlier this year, area emergency food and shelter programs received $21,773 in federal funding under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP). At the time, local board chairperson Sandi Goebel said it was the largest amount the program had received...
BCB set to open season May 19 (05/03/09)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will open its 151st season with a rehearsal at North Clay Middle School at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19. The band will also rehearse at North Clay May 26 before moving to its seasonal home, the Forest Park Band Shell, June 2...
NHS jazz bands to perform (05/03/09)
The Northview High School jazz bands will present the annual Jazz Café, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the high school cafeteria. Cost to attend the event is $3. The Jazz Café features the school jazz bands performing big band music in a nightclub like setting. The audience will be seated banquet-style and soft drinks and snacks will be served throughout the evening...
Area animal rescue center now open (05/03/09)
A zoning issue in the City of Brazil caused Tammy Rothrock to stop housing cats in her Brazil home in 2008. But some quick thinking on Rothrock's part allowed her to set up a non-profit rescue center in Clay County. Rothrock moved to a new residence outside of Brazil and on April 15, received an acceptance letter from the IRS stating her organization was recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
Clay City Top 10 (05/03/09)
The Brazil Rotary Club hosted the Top 10 seniors of the 2009 graduating class of Clay City High School as guest speakers recently. Included among the Top 10 are (front, from left) Courtney Rundel, Colleen Wiley, NiKita Hayes, Helen Contis, Sarah Vencel, (back) Guidance Director Don Yegerlehner, Colton Johnson, Joseph Pine, Orry Heffner, Levi Seymour, Will Kennedy and Guidance Counselor Jennifer Ross...
Loyalty Day Parade activities scheduled (05/03/09)
With a theme of "A Tribute to Our Newest Vets from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)," Loyalty Day activities will be celebrated Saturday. The Loyalty Day Services and Free Pork Chop Dinner for veterans and their families has been moved to the Brazil National Guard Armory. Activities will begin at 10 a.m...
Big finds! (05/03/09)
Terre Haute resident Parker Eaton (left) models mushrooms he located at an undisclosed location approximately 3 miles north of Brazil. His largest find (center) measured at 11 inches long and 2 inches wide. Brazil resident Dan Wesley (right) holds the mushrooms he excavated from his "secret mushroom woods" in Clay County. Each delectable fungi measured at approximately eight inches long...
Northview takes second at Knights' Invitational (05/03/09)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Times Staff Reporter The Northview Knights' tennis squad came up just short in their bid to avenge a narrow loss in last year's Northview Tennis Invitational, held Saturday. On the rarest of days in which local sporting events weren't brought to a halt by punishing rain storms, the Knights finished second out of four teams in the yearly invitational, falling short to North Montgomery by a count of 26-22. Other finishers were Greencastle with 12 and Linton with 0...
Clay City claims Barr-Reeve Invitational (05/03/09)
Times Staff Report MONTGOMERY -- The Clay City Eels built a little confidence over the weekend, scoring a pair of wins to claim the title of the Barr-Reeve Invitational that had been delayed several weeks due to weather. The Eels claimed a 6-4 win over the host school in the first game and then added a dominant performance in a 4-0 win against Southridge...
Sycamores take two of three from Wichita State (05/03/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- Joe Meggs went 2-for-3 and batted in three runs to lead Indiana State over Wichita State 5-3 Sunday. The Sycamores (30-14, 12-4 MVC) broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning, scoring two runs to seal the game. Ryan Strausborger went 3-for-5 and Bronco Lafrenz batted 2-for-4 with an RBI...
Mine That Bird may move on to Preakness (05/03/09)
By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Mine That Bird stood regally, his ears pricked, his gaze fixed on the rows of clicking cameras. Then the 50-1 upset winner of the Kentucky Derby put his head down and began munching on grass, leaving his human handlers still in shock about his stunning 6 3/4-length victory a day earlier...
Cueto dominant in Reds win over Pirates (05/03/09)
By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH -- Johnny Cueto limited the Pirates to four singles while striking out nine during eight dominating innings, and Ramon Hernandez drove in three runs to lead Cincinnati past Pittsburgh 5-0 on Sunday for another road series victory...
Ruth M. Baker (05/03/09)
Ruth M. Baker, 92, Brazil, formerly of Mooresville, died May 2, 2009, at 10:50 a.m., at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She had been a resident of the Clay Health Center where she enjoyed her friends and caregivers. She was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Clay County, the daughter of Walter Kirchner and Ida Schuler Kirchner...
Allen E. Grassick (05/03/09)
Allen E. Grassick, 72, Clay City, passed away May 2, 2009, at midnight, at Union Hospital. He was born July 28, 1936, in Terre Haute, the son of Andrew Grassick and Ella Grayless Grassick. He served in the U.S. Army for four year. On May 22, 1955, he married Shirley Counterman Grassick. She survives...
Wilbert W. Killion (05/03/09)
Wilbert W. Killion, 87, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died May 2, 2009, at Cobblestone Crossing. He had resided at Sycamore Manor Retirement Community until recently. He was born Dec. 17, 1921, in Clay County, the son of Charles Killion and Sadie Evans Killion...
Myrtle Virginia Sutherland (05/03/09)
Myrtle Virginia Sutherland, 83, Center Point, went to see her Lord April 30, 2009, at 9 p.m., at Terre Haute Regional Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Providence, Ky., to Granville and Charity (Stanley) Batchelor...
Fun for all; and what a good cause (05/03/09)
As I got out of my car to head into the office Sunday, preparing for a long day of putting together another newspaper, something struck me. It was silent. It was approximately noon and it was quiet. Just 24 hours prior, the parking lot at The Brazil Times had a carnival-like atmosphere...
Several policy issues still unresolved (05/03/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Members of the General Assembly departed the Statehouse at midnight April 29 after passing many important public policy issues, including a resolution for the problems facing our unemployment insurance program. On the most important issues of all, though, we did not get our work done...
Does H1N1 qualify as pandemic? (05/03/09)
To the Editor: Pan-dem-ic As of this writing, there have been 68 confirmed cases of swine flu in America and one very sad death. But does that qualify it as a pandemic? Today, there are more than 25 known sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as opposed to the 1960s, when there were only two well-known STDs: syphilis and gonorrhea...
Keep lawn mowers off streets (05/03/09)
To the Editor: I was thinking the other day about how some laws can be very unfair. You see, my brother received an HTV "ticket" on an atv. That's hard to understand because htv is a felony and you don't get tickets for that. You go straight to jail...
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