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Stories from Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Honoring heroes (11/23/10)
Courthouse Tree credits military veterans It's beginning to look a lot like a "G.I. JOE" Christmas at the Clay County Courthouse. "We really hope the public comes out to honor and see some of the familiar faces of our local heroes this year," Assistant Custodian Annette Walden recently said...
Prosecutor named in lawsuit (11/23/10)
Suit alleges 78 prosecutors have violated state law Clay County Prosecutor B. Lee Reberger is one of 78 prosecutors statewide named in a lawsuit recently filed by Indianapolis law firm Roberts and Bishop. The lawsuit alleges the prosecutors violated state law by holding on to seized assets rather than turning them over to the Indiana Common School Fund, a fund which allows money to be loaned to schools across the state for construction and technology projects...
Making special keepsakes (11/23/10)
There is a group of students who are thinking about those who are much older than them this Thanksgiving holiday. "I was sitting at home trying to think about lesson plans," fifth-grade teacher Amy Hardey said. Watching a music video on YouTube by Brett Eldredge, a musician from Paris, Ill., called "Raymond," got the wheels in Hardey's head moving...
Giving more than thanks (11/23/10)
Forest Park Elementary student council members' third-grader Tyler Toney and fourth-grader Hailie Brandebury distribute canned good items that were collected during the food drive. Students collected enough food to feed 10-12 families of Forest Park students. Kimberly Gleason Photo...
Whooping cough cases reported (11/23/10)
On Monday, officials with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported more than 500 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) statewide so far this season. A press release issued by the department stated the number is the most the state has seen since 1959...
Toy drive helps those in need (11/23/10)
For 12 years, Shaw Chiropractic has taken steps to give back to needy people in the community. This year, the business, located at 78 Forest Park Plaza, Brazil, will again participate in the "Toys For Tots" collection event. "The toy drive is one of the biggest things we do," Dr. Julie Anderson-Shaw said. "It's one of the things we strive to do, give something back. It's a pretty neat feeling knowing we're helping little kids have a better Christmas."...
Thanksgiving crafts (11/23/10)
Students at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center had their annual Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday. Dallis Ellinger, son of Nina Ellinger, works on his potato turkey, which was used as decoration. Students made a special trip to a local grocery store to buy items used for their dinner. They invited their parents in for dessert, and all enjoyed a slice of pumpkin pie. Kimberly Gleason Photo...
UWWV Chair, Director taking awareness walk (11/23/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- "Two Cold Men Walking Against Childhood Obesity" will take place Friday, Dec. 10, to raise awareness of childhood obesity in the community. Tim Sturgess, 2010 United Way Campaign Chair and Troy Fears, United Way Executive Director, will be walking from the YMCA of Clay County in Brazil to the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club. Both are United Way of the Wabash Valley partner agencies who, along with other agencies, do their part to battle childhood obesity...
Clay City woman injured in accident (11/23/10)
GREENE COUNTY -- A Clay City woman was transported to the Greene County General Hospital Emergency Room, then transferred by air ambulance to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, with severe injuries sustained during a Sunday morning accident. Wanda Lee Dial, 55, was trapped inside her vehicle and reportedly received multiple fractures, internal injuries and a head injury...
Van Buren class of 1949 (11/23/10)
Van Buren class of 1949 had their 61st annual reunion at Goodies. Attending the reunion were (first row) Betty Louderback Portemont, Mildred Jones Zambenini, Fred Wilson; (second row) Mary Ann Giltz Dalton, Jo Ann Hedge Reel, Don Martin; (third row) James Price, Margaret Love Siminson and Jim Holmes...
Military News (11/23/10)
Curtis S. Madsen Navy Seaman Apprentice Curtis S. Madsen, son of Angela M. Fort of Brazil, Ind. and Curtis W. Madsen, of Brazil, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill...
Birthday (11/23/10)
Melvin E. Turner Melvin E. Turner will be celebrating his 99th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 2-4 p.m., in the activity room at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville.
Carter educates students (11/23/10)
Toni Carter, Financial advisor from Edward Jones, educated Northview Business Foundations and I.C.E. students about the importance of saving and investing. Students received information about mutual funds, interest rates, inflation, Roth IRA's, 401K's and the importance of retirement savings...
Northview boys looking to return to winning ways in 2010-11 (11/23/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview Knights are looking to bounce back from a 2009-10 boys' basketball season that ended in a 7-15 mark, the program's fewest wins since the 1993-94 season. Ill timed injuries and a lack of experienced depth were a big reason for the below .500 mark, but this year's edition has a foundation in place for a winning mark...
Benton Cooper Hoskins (11/23/10)
Matt and Traci Hoskins, Brazil are proud to announce the birth of their son, Benton Cooper Hoskins. Benton was born on Oct. 15, 2010 at 6:48 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rhonda Brown, Brazil and Mike Brown, Brazil. Maternal great-grandfather Jack Sutherlin...
Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Little (11/23/10)
Jenny Rebecca Hayes and Zachary Daniel Little were united in marriage on Oct. 23, 2010, at Encourager Church, Houston, Texas. Jenny is the daughter of Rebecca Hayes, Carbon and James R. Hayes, Brazil. She is a 1996 graduate of Northview High School, a 2000 graduate of University of Evansville and earned her Masters of Education from Walden University. She is a junior high science teacher with Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District...
Jim and Helen Porter (11/23/10)
Jim and Helen Porter, Plainfield will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Dec. 4, from 4-7 p.m., at the Stafford pointe Apartment club house, 800 Southfield Dr., Plainfield. Jim and Helen were married on Dec. 4, 1960, in Terre Haute...
Don and Phyllis Grey (11/23/10)
Don and Phyllis Grey will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on Dec. 4, from 2-4 p.m. at Christ Community Church, Brazil, hosted by their sons. Don and Phyllis were married on Dec. 2, 1950, with Rev. Dillman officiating...
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