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Stories from Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ISTEP scores up from last year (07/21/10)
Construction projects will not delay the start of school Teachers, students and parents have less than a month before school begins again. For Clay Community Schools, the first day back in the classroom for students is Aug. 17, and for teachers it is Aug. 16...
Special honors (07/21/10)
Army Caisson Platoon carries soldier's body to final resting place The family of Col. John K. "Jack" Atkinson laid his body to rest at Clearview Cemetery Wednesday. Col. Atkinson died July 16, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. A special military funeral was planned in his honor Wednesday...
Laswell takes on new challenges in 4-H (07/21/10)
Alexis Laswell was involved in Mini 4-H for two years. But this year, she moved up to compete against the older kids. Alexis, 9, daughter of Melanie and Jason Laswell, Clay City, is a member of the Harrison Handy Happy Helpers. She will be a fourth-grader at Clay City Elementary in the fall...
Loan decisions to save city almost $1.5 million (07/21/10)
In the process of obtaining funds for the Water System Improvement Projects, the City of Brazil found a way to save itself nearly $1.5 million. With the assistance of representatives from H.J. Umbaugh and Associates, Indianapolis, the city was able to obtain a $5,930,000 loan for the water projects through the Indiana State Revolving Fund Loan Program (SRF)...
Transportation Department receives perfect rating on bus inspections yet again (07/21/10)
For the 16th consecutive year, the Clay Community School Corporation Transportation Department received a perfect inspection rating. "Everybody worked hard," CCSC Transportation Director Frank Misner said. "They always do. We were 74-for-74." Members of the Indiana State Police Department conducted the inspections for two days this week...
Spending the week camping at the fair (07/21/10)
Nine-year-old Ian LeLoup has spent the majority of this week in the family camper with his father, Gary. "It's just fun,' Ian said. The LeLoup family, also consisting of mother Lorie and daughter Caitlyn, 16, are one of approximately 45 families that set up camp on the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds this year...
Community Theater holding auditions (07/21/10)
The Community Theater of Clay County will be holding auditions for "Rumors," a farce written by Neil Simon. All are invited to be a part of this production. The play takes place at a large, tasteful townhouse, where the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself...
Open house, reception planned for Senior housing (07/21/10)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- Providence Housing Corporation of West Terre Haute will have an open house and reception, Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 1-3 p.m., for the opening of its Phase V Senior Apartments. The event is open to the public. The open house will be at 219 N. ...
Recognition given to officials who investigated fraud case (07/21/10)
Local officers recently received recognition for their investigation into a 2008 Vermillion County fraud case involving a public official. The Criminal Investigation Division at the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post, the Indiana Office of Inspector General and the Indianapolis Office of the United States Attorney each received accolades recently from the United States Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, for their excellent work concerning a 2008 Criminal Investigation in Vermillion County.. ...
Partnership aims to digitize Civil War items (07/21/10)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods are partnering with Wabash Valley Vision and Voices (WV3) to digitize more than 1,000 Civil War era items in an effort to preserve content of original documents and promote local renewed research as the nation prepares for the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War...
Literacy Coalition sponsoring series of films on dyslexia (07/21/10)
The Clay County Literacy Coalition will sponsor a series of films on dyslexia. The first film is scheduled for 6 p.m., July 29, at the Brazil Public Library and it will feature Brenda Schum and her experience growing up with dyslexia. A second film will also feature how a man kept his family from knowing he could not read...
Associate Members' Show At Art Gallery In Rockville (07/21/10)
From now through Aug. 1, Associate Members of the Covered Bridge Art Association will have their work on display. Those particpating are from throughout the Wabash Valley, northern Illinois and Indiana, and Wisconsin. A reception for the artists will conclude the exhibit on Sunday, August 1 from 2 - 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy the food and conversation with the artists...
Brazil Buzz (07/21/10)
This cloudy Sunday afternoon finds me and my little canine friend home alone. The pressure cooker is hissing and the air conditioning units are humming. That's ok though because everything is cool. I am making a hearty beef -- vegetable soup. All of the vegetables in my super, stick to your ribs, soup are homegrown from my garden...
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