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Stories from Thursday, August 13, 2009

Welcome back! (08/13/09)
Students at Jackson Township Elementary School (above) began the 2009-10 school year Thursday with their annual balloon launch. Flashes of red, yellow, purple, blue and pink vaulted into the air behind the school as Principal Jeff Fritz counted down the launch. Five-year-old Kenneth Stewart II (left) steps off the bus for his first day of kindergarten at Forest Park Elementary School Thursday. Kenneth is the son of Marisha and Kenneth Stewart, Brazil...
Park Board hears end of summer reports (08/13/09)
The Brazil City Parks Board met Wednesday, with the thoughts of last week's storm still fresh in their minds. "The park has been cleaned up and are back in order," Supt. of Parks Bill Houck said. With the winds from the storm causing damage to many of the trees in Forest and Craig Park, Houck and his staff worked diligently to remove as much of the tree limbs as possible...
BPD promotes reserve (08/13/09)
Two weeks shy of his 24th birthday, Elliott Mullinix was surprised Thursday with "an early birthday gift." "I was really surprised," Mullinix, who has been serving the Brazil Police Department as a reserve officer, said about being unexpectedly called into Mayor Ann Bradshaw's office with Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer to be told he was officially hired as a patrolman. "I've aspired to be in law enforcement for several years now."...
Local committee receives grant from foundation (08/13/09)
The Clay Community Skatepark Committee (CCSC) recently received a $5,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation to support the construction of a skatepark in Brazil. CCSC was one of 73 applicants applying for one of the grants and were one of only 22 awarded during this term...
Candidate calls for public meetings (08/13/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- Republican 8th District Candidate for Congress Dan Stockton recently called upon Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Evansville) to conduct public meetings during August recess. Stockton, of Bainbridge in Putnam County, declared his candidacy for the 8th District in June...
CSWCD to offer free well testing (08/13/09)
The Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District and Clay County Health Department is sponsoring a second round of well testing for residents of Clay County. Free test kits can be picked up from now until Tuesday, at the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 955 W. Craig Ave., Brazil...
County Farm Bureau meeting set for Aug. 25 (08/13/09)
The annual Clay County Farm Bureau meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. All members, both voting and associate, are invited to attend. Lois Bixler will cater the buffet meal. Cost is $5 per person. However, reservations must be turned in to the county office by Aug. 20. Reservations are needed by the caterer...
Terre Haute Community Band set for finale (08/13/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- It's the last concert and it's "Just for Fun." The Terre Haute Community Band will complete its 2009 Concert Series Saturday, at Fairbanks Park, with a show scheduled for 8 p.m. The horn section selected "Frippery No. 8, Barbershop," written by Lowell Shaw, who was for many years the second horn of the Buffalo Symphony. ...
Other options for unplanted acres (08/13/09)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- After experiencing the wettest spring ever and getting nearly eight inches of rain in 36 hours to set a new July record, what are you going to do with those acres that didn't get planted? Hopefully, you have good insurance, but now is the time to look at some other options...
Hunter Helping Farmers program set (08/13/09)
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture would like to share the following information regarding the Department of Natural Resources' (DNR's) Hunter Helping Farmers Program. The purpose of the Hunters Helping Farmers program is to put farmers who want to increase deer hunting pressure on their property, with deer hunters who are willing to harvest antlerless deer...
Cutoff for program signup slated for Sept. 30 (08/13/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Agriculture Dep. Sec. Kathleen Merrigan announced recently that the United States Department of Agriculture will begin continuous signup for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Aug. 10, with the first signup period cutoff scheduled for Sept. 30...
Knights open home golf slate with win (08/13/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview girls' golf team finally got the opportunity to compete on its home course Thursday evening and came away with a narrow win in a three-way meet against Cloverdale and Linton. The Knights played five consecutive tournaments on the road to open the season before teeing off at Forest Park Golf Course and earning a four-shot victory over Cloverdale 186 to 190 with Linton in third with a score of 221...
WIC 3-peat on Northview's mind (08/13/09)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Times Staff Reporter Despite various obstructions, the Northview girls' soccer team is looking to persevere its way to a third consecutive Western Indiana Conference title. For starters, the Knights have a new coach. Former Northview player Ahnya Alstott was given the reigns after her father, Tony, who "surprised everyone" within the program in June when he announced he was stepping down after three years with the team...
Public Record (08/13/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Aug. 11-13: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Libby Herrberg Vs. Jeremy Herrberg: Domestic Relations Robert B. Miller Jr. Vs. Lori A. Miller: Domestic Relations Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc. Vs. Kevin Keen: Civil Collections...
What's growing this week in Indiana? (08/13/09)
Summer produce in Indiana is a wonderful, nutritious and economical way to good health. Now is the time to find fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers' markets, roadside stands and groceries across Indiana. Some summer vegetables to watch for now include basil and fresh herbs, beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, mushrooms, onions, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn and summer squash...
Crops treated to 'spotty' rains (08/13/09)
Wabash Valley area crops have been treated to spotty rains in the past couple of weeks. I remember an old saying that a dry June will scare a corn farmer and a wet June will ruin them. This spoke of the early dry season providing opportunity for adequate rooting to withstand dryer weather later in the growing season...
Back to School! (08/13/09)
Caleb talks about his summer and heading back to school. ...
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