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Stories from Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Supt. Schroeder retires abruptly (12/28/10)
In a shocking move, Clay Community School Corporation Supt. Dan Schroeder announced his retirement from public education during Tuesday's special meeting of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees. Without discussion, a motion was made by Vice President Tina Heffner and seconded by board member Amy Adams to accept the retirement, which was then unanimously approved...
Traffic stop results in three arrests (12/28/10)
An early morning traffic stop led to a search of a Staunton residence and the subsequent arrest of three suspects on felony drug allegations. According to Clay County Sheriff's Department officials, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Shannon B. Jeffers, 30, Terre Haute, shortly before 4 a.m., on United States 40, just west of Brazil. However, once the vehicle stopped, Jeffers ran away while allegedly trying to dump packages of methamphetamine...
Essay contest winners (12/28/10)
Eighth-graders statewide had the opportunity to take part in the annual Sen. Richard Lugar/Indiana Farm Bureau Youth Essay Contest. This year's theme was "Agriculture: Then and Now." The students were asked to consider the many ways Hoosier farmers affect their lives while describing Indiana's agricultural heritage, the state of agriculture today and its importance in the future of America...
Graduation (12/28/10)
One student from Clay County was among the 1,740 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Dec. 18, at Indiana Wesleyan University's main campus in Marion. Graduating was Andrew Hughes, 1852 W. 800 N., Brazil, with a degree in nursing...
Eels drop Graber Post Classic opener to ranked Rangers (12/28/10)
By MATT MCKINNEY Times Staff Reporter ELNORA -- The Clay City varsity Basketball team spent a day of their precious Christmas break at North Daviess High School for the Graber Post Buildings Classic Tuesday. Their match-up was against the Forest Park Rangers. Clay City was at an instant disadvantage, with seven of Forest Park's players standing 6'4'' or taller. The Rangers' height was too much for Clay City, as they lost to Forest Park, 64-37...
Reynolds beats buzzer to send Knights to semi's (12/28/10)
By Steve Fields For the Brazil Times TERRE HAUTE -- Dillon Reynolds turned a busted play into a game-winning shot and a three-game winning streak for the Northview Knights in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic at Terre Haute South High School on Tuesday...
Eels battle Cougars to the wire in Toby Yoho Classic (12/28/10)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor BLOOMFIELD -- Clay City's girls entered into the shark tank that is the Toby Yoho Classic Tourney at Eastern Greene on Tuesday night with the goal of improving as a basketball team and did just that. Unfortunately, despite perhaps its best effort of the season, the Eels came up a bit short against a talented and deep, Class 4A Bloomington North squad, 45-38...
Melvin A. Fritz (12/28/10)
Melvin A. Fritz, 79, Clay City, died Dec. 27, 2010 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born April 20, 1931, in Clay County, the son of Jennings Fritz and Betty Leohr Fritz. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a machinist for Peabody Coal Company for many years, retiring in 1988...
Patricia Pittman and Gale Jarvis (12/28/10)
The children of Patricia Pittman and Gale Jarvis wish to announce the upcoming marriage of their parents. The wedding will take place at 2 p.m., at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church Jan. 15, 2011. A reception/open house will follow at the Renaissance Banquet Hall, from 3-5 p.m...
Julia Ann Smith and Erick Patrick Barnett (12/28/10)
Robert and Jewell Smith, Brazil, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Julia Anne Smith to Erick Patrick Barnett Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. Julia is a 2001 graduate of Northview High School and is employed at Head Start in Brazil...
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