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Stories from Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stamp cost increases (05/13/09)
The United States Postal Service recently increased the cost of a stamp by a penny, to 42 cents and the additional ounce to a first-class letter remains 17 cents. The cost to mail a post card now costs 27 cents and certified mail now costs $2.70, which is up 5 cents...
Last call: Restaurant owner hanging it up after 15 years (05/13/09)
For almost 15 years, patrons have been able to walk into Yesterday's Pub and, more than likely, see the smiling face of Dave Smerdel somewhere in the restaurant. "Fifteen years, that's a long time in this business," Smerdel told The Brazil Times. But after Saturday, they won't seem him there again...
Residents urged to keep car doors locked (05/13/09)
An incident with a would-be thief breaking into cars has officials urging people to stop being nostalgic. "I hate to say it, but the days of feeling like you can leave your car doors unlocked are over," Brazil City Police Chief Dave Archer told The Brazil Times. "There are people out there at night who wander around, walking up and down streets, pulling on door handles. If one opens, they get inside and take whatever they can grab."...
Criminal charges enhanced for pair of pursuit suspects (05/13/09)
On Wednesday, officials filed documentation in the Clay County Prosecutor's Office to enhance charges filed against suspects involved in a "reckless attempt" to get away from law enforcement Tuesday afternoon. Officials are requesting additional charges of class A felony possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a public park and class A felony possession with intent to deliver (dealing meth) be filed against Shawn Anthony Weddle, 37, Brazil, and Jeffrey Grigsby, 46, Terre Haute...
Former CCHS coach stable after accident (05/13/09)
Former Clay City High School varsity boys' basketball coach Grant McVay was injured Tuesday afternoon after a tree he was cutting down at the Turkey Run Golf Course, fell and struck him. "All in all, it appears he is very lucky," McVay's wife Donna told The Brazil Times...
Donation! (05/13/09)
Clay County Senior Center Director Sharon Brown (left) recently accepted a $1,000 grant check from Wal-Mart representative Kathleen Chastain. Jason Moon Photo.
Staunton considers underground pipe system (05/13/09)
An ongoing need for improved drainage in Clay County areas was the main discussion the the monthly Town Board meeting in Staunton. Mark Downey, a commonwealth engineer, discussed plans to implement an underground pipe system that would vastly improve the towns rain water drainage...
Northview band and guard hosting spring fundraiser (05/13/09)
The Northview High School band and guard are inviting the public to a spring fundraiser. "Top it off 2009," will take place at North Clay Middle School, Friday. Serving begins at 7 p.m., with entertainment and an auction scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The performance will include Sousa marches, patriotic favorites and a short trip around the world featuring the traditional Irish folk tune "Danny Boy," "Pictures at an Exhibition," from the Russian composer Mussorsky and perhaps one of the most heard selections to come out of Italy, Rossini's "William Tell Overture.". ...
St. Vincent Health organization sets up accessible H1N1 website (05/13/09)
In response to an intensifying outbreak in the United States and internationally caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, St. Vincent Health (SVH) is working with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) to closely monitor human cases of the diseases...
YMCA Team Fit Buddy Challenge winners announced (05/13/09)
The YMCA of Clay County recently wrapped up its eight-week Team Fit Buddy Challenge. The YMCA had a large amount of interest in the program with more than 20 teams participating. French Funeral Home and St. Vincent Clay Hospital sponsored the challenge, with French Funeral Home providing all prizes and St. Vincent Clay Hospital offering several nutrition classes to the program participants...
Summer pleads not guilty (05/13/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Musician and former Brazil resident Henry Lee Summer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony county of methamphetamine possession and other charges. Summer, whose real name is Henry Swartz, did not talk to reporters after the hearing in Marion County...
Bus fills with smoke, students evacuate (05/13/09)
A handful of students in the Clay Community School Corporation had an interesting ride to school Wednesday morning. En route to pick up and drop off students, a CCSC filled up with smoke at approximately 7:30 a.m. near County Road 1350 North, east of Murphy Avenue...
Club News (05/13/09)
TRI COUNTY COMMUNITY The Tri County Community club met at the Zion Church in Poland on April 15. Roberta Nees was hostess, with help from others. We had a wonderful meal, with Wilma Holsapple giving the blessing. The afternoon meeting was opened by our President Rhonda Tincher, with all repeating the Pledge of Allegiance and the club creed. The door prize was won by Wilma...
Northview 'C' baseball team improves to 7-2 (05/13/09)
Staff Report The Northview 'C' baseball team outslugged Bloomington South on Tuesday evening to remain perfect this week and move to 7-2 this season. The Knights crossed the plate 19 times in a 19-14 win over the Panthers with Tanner Glenn knocking in five runs during a four-hit evening...
Knights celebrate Senior Night in style (05/13/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor GREENCASTLE -- The Northview Knights celebrated Senior Night in style and dry despite the efforts of Mother Nature to dampen the festivities against Danville on Wednesday night. The Knights moved the match to the indoor facility at DePauw University and honored four seniors before play began...
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Norma Evelyn Hibner (05/13/09)
Norma Evelyn Hibner, 88, Brazil, died at 2:55 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home. A full obituary will appear in Friday's edition of The Brazil Times.
John Stewart Wynn (05/13/09)
John Stewart Wynn, 20, Terre Haute, formerly of Linton, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, in Clay City. He was born on May 29, 1988, in Terre Haute, to David B. and Karla L. (Keck) Wynn. John was a 2007 graduate of Linton-Stockton High School and was attending Ivy Tech Community College. He loved martial arts and spending time with his friends. Jack McVickers was his mentor and the McVickers Martial Arts Studio was a great part of his life. He attended Lawton Street Christian Church...
Jacqueline K. (Lucas) Funk (05/13/09)
Jacqueline K. (Lucas) Funk, 67, Brazil, passed away at her residence May 12, 2009, at 2:10 a.m., with her family by her side. She was born in Terre Haute, Sept. 23, 1941, to Jack and Geraldine (Blunk) Lucas. She attended Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind. ...
Harmony Happenings (05/13/09)
Harmony United Methodist women will have the Mother/Daughter Banquet on Monday, May 18 at 6:15 p.m. All ladies of our church will be invited. Some congregations in the county are too small to have a woman's organization. Those ladies are always welcome at our meetings and especially at the banquet. We would like to extend a special invitation to Peniel, North Union, Knightsville and Wesley Chapel Churches...
Brazil Buzz (05/13/09)
Today is Mother's Day and I spent most of it at the homestead cutting grass. Does it look nice? No! The lawn looks awful. The blades on the rider are dull now and on top of that; they struggle to clear the cuttings from the deck's opening. The back tire of the workhorse has a nail in it. That small six-penny problem has been reported to its main problem solver...
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