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Stories from Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Storm causes minimal damage (02/02/11)
Mother Nature took another swing at Clay County residents Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, yet it wasn't all that bad. "We're pretty stable right now," Clay County Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband told The Brazil Times about the second winter storm front that dumped more ice and snow on the Wabash Valley. ...
Taking it down (02/02/11)
Misco Crane Service, based in Terre Haute, was called to the Lake House Restaurant in Staunton Tuesday to take down an oak tree that was affected by the weather. Another tree fell on County Road 425 West near Staunton Elementary School Tuesday evening. Jason Moon Photo...
Leftover parcels reviewed (02/02/11)
Property can be had on the cheap at the next Commissioners' Tax Certificate Sale. On Monday, the Clay County Commissioners conducted a special meeting to review the parcels leftover from the county delinquent property tax sale, which took place Sept. 30, 2010...
Fundraiser still going strong (02/02/11)
A fundraising program through the Clay County Humane Society is still going strong. Coordinator and Humane Society member Sharon Hoffman recently told The Brazil Times the Great Lakes Scrip Program has helped raise funds for the local shelter. "I think it's a marvelous way (to raise funds)," Hoffman said...
ISP reports calm Tuesday evening (02/02/11)
The Indiana State Police Putnamville District -- representing Parke, Putnam, Vermillion, Vigo, Clay and Sullivan counties -- reported it operated through the storm Tuesday without "major incidents." All state roads and highways were slick and hazardous, but traffic moved slow and cautious...
Duke Energy personnel responding to storm (02/02/11)
PLAINFIELD -- Duke Energy personnel are responding to the winter storm that interrupted electric service to customers across the company's Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky service area. As of 8 a.m., Wednesday, approximately 50,000 Duke Energy Indiana customers and 16,000 of the company's Ohio and Kentucky customers were without power...
Champions! (02/02/11)
The YMCA conducted basketball tournaments in its youth leagues recently and the Boys U10 Tourney Championship team was sponsored by St. Vincent Clay Hospital. The team consists of (front, from left) Jaxon Abbott, Kade Roembke, Parker Johnson, James Trueblood, Drew Maurer, (back) Josh Donathon, Zeke Newton, Layton Abbott and coach Patrick Newton...
Florence Clara Nees (02/02/11)
Florence Clara Nees, 92, Elkhart, Ind., died at 4:05 p.m., Monday (Jan. 31, 2011), at her home. She was born Aug. 6, 1918, in Poland, to Paul and Emma (Schroer) Ahlemeyer. On Aug. 6, 1939, in Poland, she married Gailard Cleon Nees. He died June 22, 2010, in Elkhart...
Brazil Buzz (02/02/11)
When I was a child, life for me was stressful. By day, I put on a happy face, but during the nighttime hours often horrible nightmares replaced sweet dreams. They made my heart pound and planted tears on my pillow. Some nights, I dreamed about being bullied on the way home from school and other frightening things. Now in those days, there was little TV and no scary movies at our house to trouble my mind...
Harmony Happenings (02/02/11)
I had planned to go to the Harmony Town Council meeting on Tuesday but there was just too much ice today. Maybe the meeting will be cancelled. No info on the tornado warning system. The Times e-mailed me to ask that I do the Happenings on Tuesday. If they get power interruptions, they will have extra time to get the newspapers out. I don't know if anyone is there to receive this when I send it. Only 1-2 vehicles have gone down the road today. I don't remember ice being this bad...
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