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Stories from Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Squad car damaged in hit and run (09/23/09)
A Brazil Police Department squad car was damaged when struck by an alleged drunk driver Tuesday evening. Police Chief Dave Archer told The Brazil Times witnesses reported a red truck turned north off of Jackson Street onto Washington Street and hit a marked squad car while parked on the department's parking lot at Brazil City Hall around 7 p.m., Tuesday,...
Hearing slated in Chadwell lawsuit against FSSA (09/23/09)
A hearing has been scheduled regarding a local woman's lawsuit against the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) attorney Gavin Rose recently told The Brazil Times that Clay County Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers scheduled a hearing on the ACLU's Motion for Summary Judgment for Dec. 18...
Staunton nears final number on center proposal (09/23/09)
STAUNTON -- A few more days of hashing out a few numbers isn't going to halt construction for a proposed community center in Staunton. On Wednesday, Sanders Associates, Inc., representative Dan Sanders told The Brazil Times he was close to recommending to the Staunton Town Council that it should go with the current low bidder for the proposed project...
Diggin' it up (09/23/09)
Brad Barrett (bottom), owner of Barrett's Excavating, Center Point, works on a storm sewer line near a residence at 158 E. Pinckley St., Wednesday afternoon as Brazil Sewer Department Supervisor Terry Robison (in orange shirt) and Barrett's Excavating General Laborer Roy Martin hand him materials for the job. ...
Special visitor to be at next WVGS meeting (09/23/09)
TERRE HAUTE ---- The Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will host "A Visit with Mary Todd Lincoln" at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9. The event will take place at the Vigo County Public Library. Mary Todd Lincoln, played by actress Deborah Gentit, will give a period recitation on the major events of her life, answer questions and interact with those in attendance. ...
Military activities (09/23/09)
AL ASAD, Iraw -- Sgt. Vance Smith, native of Brazil and soldier of the 138th Quartermaster Support Co., moves from being a mechanic to an assistant machine operator and safety supervisor for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Egress Trainer. After three days of training, Sgt. Smith was fully certified to operate the machine for all branches of the military who train rollover egress tactics. As many as 100 military personnel per day will pass through this training. Courtesy Photo...
Rokita takes 'Rethinking Redistricting' message to Rotary (09/23/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita is passionate about how the state's voting districts are divided. He hopes the majority of Hoosiers are with him on this topic. Rokita's office is currently promoting the "Rethinking Redistricting" program, whose aim is "re-drawing legislative districts to better represent people, no politics." Rokita was at the Walden Inn Wednesday afternoon to speak to the Greencastle Rotary Club about the issue...
Knights capture WIC championship (09/23/09)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Times Staff Reporter The Northview boys tennis team celebrated senior night in style, capping an undefeated conference season with a second consecutive Western Indiana Conference title, with a decisive win over Owen Valley Wednesday...
North Clay dominates Royals; cross country teams have success (09/23/09)
Staff Report North Clay's volleyball teams were too much for Chauncey Rose to handle on the road Monday evening. The seventh-grade Knights powered to a 25-12, 25-0 win as Whitney Halfhill served up 25 points with six aces and Kenzie Mager added six points with an ace. Tallying three points each were Lainey Latham and Madison Nevins with Shea Britton adding two points with an ace and a kill. Sydney Buell contributed an ace and Abbey Timberman had an assist...
Knights knock off rival Terre Haute South (09/23/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview volleyball team has had great success during the regular season the past handful of years, but they could never seem to get past rival Terre Haute South. On Tuesday, that changed emphatically as the Knights took the fight to the Braves and came out with a convincing 25-21, 25-17, 25-27, 25-14 victory...
Knights win second WIC match in a row with shutout (09/23/09)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Perhaps the Knights are finally getting some of the breaks that escaped them in a season-opening 14-game losing streak. The Knights battled their way past Brown County on Saturday and on Tuesday, Northview took on visiting South Vermillion and came away with a 1-0 conference victory...
Benjamin "Bennie" C. Romas (09/23/09)
Benjamin "Bennie" C. Romas, 87, Cory, passed away at the home of his daughters at 11:10 a.m., Sept. 22, 2009, following an extended illness. Bennie was born Feb. 14, 1922, to Harry M. and Emma S. (Siegelin) Romas. He graduated from Cory High School with the class of 1941. ...
Ralph Everett Ripple (09/23/09)
Ralph Everett Ripple, 87, passed away Sept. 20, 2009, at his home in Hilo, Hawaii. He was born March 22, 1922, in Staunton. He was the youngest of 10 children born to Mae and George Ripple. He was a graduate of Staunton High School and Indiana Teachers College...
PUBLIC RECORD 9-24-09 (09/23/09)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse Sept. 21-23: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Capital One Bank Vs. Kathleen S. Atelski: Civil Collections American Acceptance Company Vs. Amber Landry: Civil Collections...
Harmony Happenings (09/23/09)
Members of the Clay County Retired Teachers Executive Board planned to attend the IRTA Fall Workshop in Indianapolis on Tuesday. I haven't had a chance to check to see how it went. Being a new officer, I should have been there but had prior commitments on that day. Those planning to attend were Leroy Sedgwick, Jesse Pitts, and Carolyn Tausig...
Brazil Buzz (09/23/09)
Finally, some of the dust has settled. I have been suffering from allergies ever since Paul purchased me a new weed whacker. I beat up and destroyed a pile of bullish weeds. The mature weeds shed seeds and fluff, junk and stuff. Ok pollen, if you will! Ever since, I suffer...
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