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Stories from Friday, March 5, 2010

Strange discovery at Meridian Elem. (03/05/10)
The discovery of a bone temporarily halted construction at Meridian Elementary School Thursday. While digging on the north side of the building to make a pad for a new air conditioning unit, workers discovered an 8-inch bone approximately 3-4 feet down...
The expense of elections (03/05/10)
Running an election is not a cheap process. Clay County Clerk of the Circuit Court Vickie Wheeler recently sat down with The Brazil Times to discuss the cost of running an election. "There is a lot of work and elements involved in conducting an election," Wheeler said...
City sets heavy trash schedule (03/05/10)
The City of Brazil is helping residents who are getting started on spring cleaning. The Sanitation Department recently released its 2010 schedule for heavy trash pickup, which will take place in the months of April and October. "This is something the city has done in the past, and having heavy trash pickup twice a year has worked out fine," Mayor Ann Bradshaw said...
City attorney, former judge running for prosecutor (03/05/10)
I am Robert A. Pell, Republican candidate for Prosecuting Attorney of Clay County. My experience makes me a strong candidate for the office. I was born and raised in Brazil, and graduated from Brazil High School in 1973. My parents were the late John R. Pell, D.D.S., and Evelyn Pell. I have been married to my wife, Jan, for 21 years...
Early morning semi fire closes portion of I-70 (03/05/10)
A portion of Interstate-70 was closed early Friday after a semi-truck caught fire. The incident took place at approximately 1:15 a.m., Friday, as the truck was traveling eastbound near the Clay-Putnam county line. According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, the driver and passenger apparently noticed an orange glow coming from the dash...
Champs! (03/05/10)
The Brazil X-Treme All-Stars from Toni's Tumbling and Dance Studio, coached by Toni Scalf, placed first at the Americheer Spirit Series in Crawfordsville. Team members include (front, from left) Ashlee Head, J.J. Siddons, Arien Aker, (middle) Draven Pilkin, Shauna Riggle, Ashlyn Young, Sierra Dickerson, Katlyn Bennett, Londyn Scalf, (back) Shelby Layne, Bailey Lumsdon and Madison Overton. Courtesy Photo...
Strong Kids Campaign exceeds goal (03/05/10)
The YMCA of Clay County annual Strong Kids Campaign raised $42,000 in charitable contributions for the organization this year. The money will be used to support program and membership scholarships. The goal was to raise $38,000. More than 40 volunteers worked together to solicit funds from community members and businesses...
Cook-off winner! (03/05/10)
The winner of the 2010 Brazil Times' Relay For Life Chili Cook-off was Brazil resident Tonya Adamson. Tonya's spicy chili won over the judges, consisting of Brazil Fire Chief Jim Smith, Brazil Deputy Clerk Treasurer Raymond Staub, Clay County Courthouse employees Lea Vandever, Kelly Mason and Allison Butts and Clay County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Greenwell. Courtesy Photo...
Vehicle fire temporarily closes I-70 (03/05/10)
A portion of Interstate-70 was closed early Friday after a semi-truck caught fire. The incident took place at approximately 1:30 a.m., Friday, as the truck was traveling eastbound near the Clay-Putnam county line. According to reports, the driver and passenger noticed an orange glow coming from the dash. The two managed to exit the vehicle before it became fully engulfed...
Donation (03/05/10)
The Brazil Rotary Club presented a $100 check to advisors of the Northview Bible Club Wednesday during its weekly meeting. On hand for the presentation were (from left) advisors Bev Higham, Susan Treash and Rotary Club Past President Rob Dispennett. ...
CHURCH NEWS (03/05/10)
Little Historic Church of Carbon The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on March 12. There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m. This month our entertainment will be provided by P150. Come join us and be blessed...
Defense and 3-point barrage leads Braves past Knights (03/05/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PLAINFIELD -- In Friday's sectional opener for the Northview Knights, the Braves of Terre Haute South didn't do anything unexpected, combining stingy defense and a heavy dose of 3-point shooting in the game plan. However, it was a lethal combination that ended the Knights' season 66-45 in the semifinal of the Class 4A Plainfield Sectional...
Fourth-quarter surge ends Eels' season (03/05/10)
BY CLAY CUNNINGHAM Times Staff Reporter SWITZ CITY -- A frustrating season ended in sheer excruciation for the Clay City boys basketball team, who squandered a 10-point fourth quarter lead in a devastating 60-57 loss to North Central in the second round of the WRV Sectional Friday...
North Clay girls defeat Clay City (03/05/10)
Times Staff Report CLAY CITY -- The North Clay seventh and-eighth-grade basketball teams scored wins on the road at Clay City on Thursday evening. The seventh-grade team remained unbeaten this season and advanced to 20-0 overall with a 34-5 victory paced by a 16-point, 13-rebound night from Mikayla Rowan...
Clarence L. Dayhuff (03/05/10)
Clarence L. Dayhuff, 89, Brazil, died on March 5, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born in Owen County, Aug. 5, 1920, the son of Roscoe and Eldora Alice Fiscus Dayhuff. He was raised by his grandfather, Tylor Fiscus. He graduated from Coal City High School...
Richard Wayne McKinney (03/05/10)
Richard Wayne McKinney, 70, Brazil, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born July 30, 1939, in Brazil, as the son of Burdett and Pauline Niswonger McKinney. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1957. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1961 and became a music teacher. He was a member of the Jackson Township Band and often sang at various community churches. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Brazil...
Staunton Scene (03/05/10)
Staunton First Christian Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. If you need transportation to morning worship service, phone the church office at 446-3211. The bus is wheelchair equipped...
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