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Stories from Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ground broken on I-70 water tower (01/26/11)
Officials hope added services attract new businesses, jobs The first of what many hope will be many steps to develop the Interstate-70 area has taken place. On Wednesday, members of the city and county administration met along County Road 450 North (Frontage Road), about a half-mile west of State Road 59, to conduct a groundbreaking on a new 250,000-gallon water tower...
Ready, Set, Relay! (01/26/11)
Relay For Life Committee Chairperson Carrol Evans (right) spoke with Charlene Petersen about being a team captain during the upcoming 2011 Clay County American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event, scheduled to take place at the YMCA May 14-15. For more information about how to participate, log onto the local Relay website http://www.relayforlife.org/claycountyin, the event Facebook page (Clay County Relay) or read Evans' blog "Updates for Relay" at www.thebraziltimes.com. Ivy Jacobs Photo...
Bucshon reps meet with Rotary Club (01/26/11)
Congressman has local office in Terre Haute While he's still getting adjusted to his new position, United States Congressman Larry Bucshon is becoming more and more involved. On Wednesday, representatives for Bucshon met with the Rotary Club of Brazil to discuss current happenings...
Forty Bronze vases stolen from local cemetery (01/26/11)
Is nothing sacred? In a poor economy, some thieves will do anything for a few bucks, even robbing from graves at a local cemetery. According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, more than 40 bronze flower vases attached to grave markers at Clearview Cemetery, located on State Road 340 West, have been reported missing since November...
New member (01/26/11)
The Rotary Club of Brazil recently inducted new member Bill McDonald (left) into its group. Standing with McDonald is his sponsor, Ted Paris. Jason Moon Photo.
ISP warns residents about new scam (01/26/11)
The Indiana State Police were recently called to investigate a scam of a grandparent being bilked out of thousands of dollars by someone posing as their grandchild. The most recent case involved a couple in northern Ripley County. The victim reported she received a call from her "grandson" saying he had been involved in a crash in a foreign country and had been drinking...
Elks announce district scholarship winners (01/26/11)
The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2011 competition...
Akers leading Blue Knights to strong second half (01/26/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Olney Central Blue Knights have had a resurgent season this year with a 14-5 mark overall and wins in 14 of the last 16 basketball games. Former Northview Knight, Austin Akers, has been a big part of the team's success the last two seasons and has drawn interest from four-year schools. Akers is in his sophomore year at OCC and has excelled distributing the ball this year...
Mildred Evelyn Biggins (01/26/11)
Mildred Evelyn Biggins, 93, Rosedale, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Diamond, Ind., as the daughter of William C. and Cora Payne Biggins. She graduated from Raccoon Twp. High School/Bridgeton with the class of 1936 and continued her education at Indiana State University, where she received her B.S. ...
Wanda Louise Backfish (01/26/11)
Wanda Louise Backfish, 88, Center Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at her residence. She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Clay County, as the daughter of Roy Sinclair and Inez Halt Donham. Following graduation from high school, she married Kenneth J. Backfish, who has preceded her in death...
Harmony Happenings (01/26/11)
Congratulations to Barbara and Brad Pell. They are expecting again, expecting two new grandbabies. I don't have the anticipated arrival days but wanted to pass along the good news. Stewardship Sunday at Harmony United Methodist Church went very well. ...
Brazil Buzz (01/26/11)
Christmas 2010 we were gifted with The Fruit Company's exclusive monthly "Harvest Club of America" membership. Each month we will look forward to tasty fruits delivered directly to our doorstep. Thanks to the thoughtfulness of our daughter, Starla Sartor-May and her husband Bruce May. The first shipment arrived yesterday...
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