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Stories from Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saline City Labor Day Picnic set (08/29/10)
Since 2005, Dave Amerman has been heavily involved in the Bluegrass for Billy event, which takes place annually during the Saline City Labor Day Picnic. Although Amerman said he's pleased with the response from bluegrass bands that have performed at the event, he's still trying to get larger acts to come to the small town in the southern part of the county...
Swing batter! (08/29/10)
Eighteen-month-old Zoey Williams (right) takes a swing at the 2010 Bowling Green Old Settlers event Saturday. Zoey is the daughter of Jason Williams and Jessica Jones, Greencastle.
Little Miss! (08/29/10)
Finishers in the 2010 Bowling Green Old Settlers Little Miss contest included (above, from left) first runner-up Arian Michael, 6, daughter of J.R. and Becky Michael, Bowling Green, second runner-up Gracie Jones, 6, daughter of Jeremy and Amy Jones, Brazil, and Little Miss Madison Shorter, 4, daughter of Emily and Jon Shorter, Brazil...
At the library! (08/29/10)
The Indiana Ghost Trackers will make an appearance at the Brazil Public Library in September. The trackers will be at the library at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23. For more information, call 448-1981.
Reberger to serve as ambassador for festival (08/29/10)
Former Northview High School student Lauren Reberger is getting ready to serve as an ambassador. Reberger, currently a freshman at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, was recently bestowed the honor by the 2010 Popcorn Festival of Clay County. She will serve in various capacities throughout the festival, scheduled for Oct. 1-3, at Forest Park. The carnival is scheduled to begin Sept. 30...
PTVFD to conduct idea work session for new fire station (08/29/10)
The Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department will conduct the first of several idea work sessions with the public Friday, from 4-9 p.m., at the Staunton Community Center. The activities are in conjunction with the construction of a new fire station on the vacant lots adjacent to the current fire station...
Groundbreaking! (08/29/10)
Members of the Staunton First Christian Church congregation were on-hand Sunday for an official groundbreaking for the church's educational building. Those digging in the dirt included (from left) Tony Payton, Jeff Cooper, Jeff Buell, Foster Buell, Dena Minor, Max Ripple, Pastor Doug Parkey, Mary Jane Fields and Morgan Bose...
Bowling Green Old Settlers Baby Contest Winners (08/29/10)
Finishers in the 2010 Bowling Green Old Settlers 0-6-month-old Baby Contest included (from left) Out of the Pouch winner Aiden Vester, 2-months, son of Meghan and Dylan Vester, Camby, Bentley Souder, son of Clint and Rochelle Souder, Cory, and Lilly Gilliam, 5-months, daughter of Leora Sturgis, Poland...
Reunions (08/29/10)
The following is a list of information regarding upcoming area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Wells Reunion The 117th Wells Reunion will take place at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, at the Forest Park Pavilion. Those attending are encouraged to bring a well-filled picnic basket...
Community Notes (08/29/10)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Sidewalk project Beginning today, ST Construction will start work on the sidewalk project. Work will take place in the following locations: For more information, call City Hall at 443-2221...
Knights and Eels compete in cross country invites (08/29/10)
Times Staff Report The Northview and Clay City cross country teams were in action over the weekend as the Knights competed at the Rushville Invite and the Eels were part of the Riverton Parke Invitational to open their season. The Northview girls got a 26th-place finish from Alyssa Conrad (23:00) and finished in 10th in a 12-team field on Saturday. The boys team was led by Ryan South's 52nd-place (19:28) and were 11th out of 13 teams...
Knights go 1-3 in tough Avon Invite (08/29/10)
By STEVE FIELDS For the Brazil Times PLAINFIELD -- The Northview Knights' volleyball team resumed practice Monday with a much clearer picture of where they must improve, following a tough Saturday in the Avon Invitational Volleyball Tournament. Northview, 4-1 going into the tournament, was 1-3 for the day against a field of Class 4A teams like they will face in the state tournament...
Clay City volleyball splits two games at Bloomfield Invitational (08/29/10)
Times Staff Report BLOOMFIELD -- The Clay City Eels split a pair of matches at the Bloomfield Invitational on Saturday afternoon, defeating West Vigo in the first match, 25-16, 25-23 before falling to the host school, 25-21, 21-25, 7-15. Coach LuAnne Anderson was pleased with her team's play in the opening victory, but understandably disappointed with a SWIAC conference loss to the Cardinals...
Pedrosa claims Indy MotoGP race (08/29/10)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- There was a brief celebration Sunday when Dani Pedrosa finished his first Indianapolis MotoGP victory, then everyone went back to mourning the loss of the youngest rider ever killed at the historic track. At just about the time Pedrosa passed pole-winner Ben Spies for the lead, speedway officials confirmed that 13-year-old Peter Lenz had died in a crash. ...
McDowell wins Lucas Oil event at Lawrenceburg (08/29/10)
LAWRENCEBURG, IN -- Leading all 50-laps, Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA held off a furious late-race-charge to take home the win in front of an enormous crowd at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN closed to within striking distance of McDowell, but could not overtake the leader. ...
Vennard snaps Hollingsworth's sprint car wins streak at Lincoln Park Speedway (08/29/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Warm, sunny skies greeted fans and race car drivers on Saturday evening at Lincoln Park Speedway. A large crowd was on hand to bid goodbye to the racing month of August and see the next chapter in several tight points races at the Putnamville oval...
Tomatoes, sunflowers and more: He can garden (08/29/10)
Last year, I attempted to update readers of our attempts at putting together a garden. Good friend, Marion "Sarge" Eveland seemed very interested in the garden Merry and I planted. We didn't have a lot of luck. We planted tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, sweet corn, radishes, lima beans and carrots...
Going big isn't always the answer (08/29/10)
The contrast could not have been more striking. Not long after passage of comprehensive financial reform in July, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that the Senate would not be taking up a climate-change bill, pretty much dooming hopes of meaningful action this year on reducing carbon emissions...
Reader provides historical references from 1958, talks city noise ordinance (08/29/10)
To the Editor: Here is some more history from 1958. "America's Sweet-hearts," Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, break up, as Elizabeth Taylor declares Eddie never really loved Debbie. A spitball. On being booed by Kansas City fans, Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams loses his temper and spits at the crowd, resulting in a $250 fine...
Remembering, honoring friend of the family (08/29/10)
To the Editor: This is for every person that has loved and lost a pet, young and old. Why can't there be a small column for pet lovers, that have lost a pet, to help with the loss and grieving part? I had a puppy that grew to be a wonderful dog. She would sit by your feet and wanted her head padded and hold out her paw to comfort you if she felt like you needed it...
Old memory comes to forefront (08/29/10)
To the Editor: I walked into the local Moose Lodge on South Depot Street for the close out dinner for the van fund. The first fellow I saw said, "you enlisted me in 1962 into the U.S. Army." We shook hands and then Greg Detro handed me the $400 check, which topped off the dinners that Clay County vets may ride to and from the VA clinics and hospital appointments...
Taking issue with other letters (08/29/10)
To the Editor: In response to letters published Aug. 23, 2010. First, to Mr. William James and his opinion of our troops. I happen to have three grown children currently serving in the military and know lots of other soldiers and their families. None of them are anywhere near the trash you are making them out to be! I really think you should reconsider the sources you get your news from...
Family thanks community for support (08/29/10)
To the Editor: Our family would like to thank everyone for all they have done to help us. The countless donations from everyone in this community were so appreciated. My grandson sleeps so sound in that beautiful bassinet. It's hard to list everything, it is overwhelming. My heart smiles to think about it...
Working to improve school nutrition (08/29/10)
To the Editor: As another school year begins, millions of parents are rushing to buy school supplies are worrying about whether their kids will make friends. But should they also be worried about what's served in school cafeterias? As a dietitian working to improve school nutrition, I know schools are working hard to serve healthier meals to fight childhood obesity. ...
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