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Stories from Friday, March 19, 2010

UPDATE: Small plane makes landing on U.S. 40 (03/19/10)
Emergency response personnel responded to a plane crash at the median of United States 40 near the Clay/Putnam county line Friday evening. Although details are limited due to the pending investigation, officials confirmed to The Brazil Times the plane was reported down on the highway shortly before 7:20 p.m...
Clay City presents awards (03/19/10)
Parents, faculty and staff filled the fellowship hall of First United Church of Christ to honor Clay City Jr./Sr. High School students Thursday for their academic excellence. "This is the time where we honor the truly special students for their hard work," Principal Jeff Bell said...
Clay City Academic Awards (03/19/10)
Clay City High School seniors honored for accumulating a GPA of 3.5 or above during the school's annual Academic Letter Awards Banquet Thursday included (in no particular order) Areyna Ault, Kelly McCullough, Lindse Reece, Samantha Stoops, Sarah Tobias, Taylor Walden and Hannah Walton. Logan Higgins was not available for the picture. Kimberly Gleason Photo...
Stadler offering tax preparation special (03/19/10)
For a handful of years, Stadler and Company Tax Service has set aside a couple of days to prepare tax returns for low-income families. This year, the business has scheduled the service for March 24-25. The business is located at 19 N. Walnut St., Brazil, but also has two offices in Terre Haute, as well as offices in Bloomington and Bedford...
Former resident to salute soldier husband on TV (03/19/10)
A former Brazil resident will be saluting her soldier husband on television. Amber Carter, a 1996 graduate of Northview High School, is tentatively schedule to appear, via telephone interview, on HLN's "Morning Express with Robin Meade." Carter told The Brazil Times the interview should be broadcast sometime next week, but was not informed of the exact date...
Donation! (03/19/10)
The Allstate Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the YMCA of Clay County Strong Kids Campaign. On hand for the donation included YMCA of Clay County Executive Director Chad Zaucha (left) and local Allstate agent Ted Paris. Courtesy Photo.
Annual Senior Citizen's Picnic set (03/19/10)
The annual Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled Senior Citizen's Picnic has been scheduled to take place May 28. The event will take place in Forest Park. The picnic is open to persons 50-older and cost is $8 per person. Ticket cost includes entertainment, lunch (box lunch), small games, goodie bag, exhibit booths, snacks and door prizes...
Disability Awareness Month activities set (03/19/10)
Area agencies and consumers will work 9 a.m.-noon, providing community services Wednesday as part of Disability Awareness Month activities in the Wabash Valley. Those interested in taking part are urged to meet at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Terre Haute to help clean up the park at the site...
BREAKING: Small plane lands in U.S. 40 median (03/19/10)
At approximately 7:30 p.m., a small plane landed in the median on United States 40 near the Clay/Putnam line. Traffic is currently being rerouted away from the area and motorists are urged to find alternate routes. Members of TransCare, Clay County Search and Rescue and Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department have been dispatched to the scene...
Gordon Mote and Ron Bridgewater at the Brazil Church of the Nazarene (03/19/10)
Gordon Mote, an accomplished musician, master prankster and devoted Christian. He is one of Nashville's top session musicians and most sought-after concert pianists. As a pianist, he's one of the best-known musicians in the industry. He's performed on stage with Lee Greenwood, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Bill Gaither and Grand Ole Opry legend Porter Wagoner among others. ...
CLUB NEWS (03/19/10)
Van Buren Homemakers The Van Buren Homemakers met Feb. 18, at the Baptist Church. Evelyn served a tasty lunch after returning thanks. Tables were decorated with a Valentine theme. The meeting began with the Pledge Allegiance and the Club creed. Dorothy gave devotions reading, "Grass May Be Greener on the Other Side But Still Has to be Mowed," along with a Bible verse. ...
CHURCH NEWS (03/19/10)
Union United Methodist Church Why did the Roman soldiers mock Jesus? He had been sentenced to die on the cross and had even been flogged, yet they surrounded Him and made fun of Him, before they led Him to the crucifixion. Is there a message in the story that we have missed? What if that message could lead us to a better understanding of the love of God for all people?...
Former town manager arrested (03/19/10)
PARKE COUNTY -- After a nearly three-month investigation by Indiana State Police Detectives and the Office of Indiana Inspector General, a former Rockville Town Manager has been arrested on two felony counts -- Class D felony Theft, and Class D felony Official Misconduct...
Purdue holds off Siena's upset bid (03/19/10)
By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer SPOKANE, Wash. -- Purdue played the us-against-the-world game to open the NCAA tournament. Us won. "You got the president picking against you, so it's a different thing," Boilermakers senior Keaton Grant said of the national chorus-- including Barack Obama -- who expected 13th-seeded Siena to beat the Boilermakers because Robbie Hummel is out. "We were very aware, and just used it as motivation."...
Northview honors winter award recipients at banquet (03/19/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview High School held its annual winter sports program this week with athletes honored for their contributions to their respective teams as well as for their conference and postseason accomplishments. Six Northview athletes earned all-conference honors during the winter sports season as Trent Lancaster and Lauren Webster were both named All-Western Indiana Conference in basketball. ...
Mary Katherine Girton (03/19/10)
Mary Katherine Girton, 89, Brazil, died at 8:15 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. She was born April 22, 1920, in Clay County, as the daughter of Jasper and Jesse France Leslie. She was married to Harlan S. Girton, who preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1977...
JAIL BOOKINGS 3-20-10 (03/19/10)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during March 16-18. Awaiting Arraignment Frazier, Jamie D., 39 Hawkins, Bernard, 62 Kraus, Andrew, 22 Lucas, Melody D., 31 Wetnight, Paul J., 46 Awaiting Arraignment...
Staunton Scene (03/19/10)
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, please phone the church office at 446-3211. The bus is wheelchair equipped...
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