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Stories from Thursday, February 10, 2011

Court awards civil damages from arson (02/10/11)
A Lewis man found not guilty of arson charges a little more than a year ago was ordered to pick up the tab for his intentional negligence in a residential fire at his ex-wife's house in 2008. Appearing for a court trial before Clay Superior Court Judge J. Blaine Akers Thursday, John Brian Sebeck, 44, acted as his own attorney and presented no evidence and declined to testify on his own behalf during a civil lawsuit brought by Indiana Farm Bureau...
Courthouse getting a little greener (02/10/11)
The "green thumb" effect has taken over the Clay County Courthouse. "We just received the bins on Monday," Clay County Community Corrections Executive Director Mary Brown said about the new recycling program. "During the school year, students in the Court Ordered Placement for Education (C.O.P.E.) Program will also be responsible for going to each of the offices to gather recyclables as part of their community service requirements in the afternoon."...
Signs may be replaced under new mandate (02/10/11)
Signs around town may get a fresh new look in upcoming years. During Wednesday's meeting of the Common Council of the City of Brazil, a motion was passed to submit an application seeking funding to conduct a mandated inventory of all road signs. City Engineer Brian Pohlar said new requirements from the Federal Highway Administration is requiring all public agencies to take inventory of its signs, check them to make sure they are in compliance for "retroreflectivity" and implement a sign maintenance program.. ...
Palmer to speak at meeting (02/10/11)
The Clay County Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21, at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil. The topic of the meeting will be the Kernan-Shepard Report and how its recommendations will effect local government...
Board appoints pool manager (02/10/11)
The Brazil City Parks Board had only a few items on the agenda to consider during its meeting Tuesday night. Some of the highlights included: The next meeting of the Brazil City Parks Board will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, in the Council Chambers at Brazil City Hall...
Heart-shaped (02/10/11)
Glenda Galbraith, Brazil, brought an early Valentine's Day surprise to The Brazil Times recently. Glenda said her mother, Lucille Galbraith, Brazil, found this heart-shaped potato in a 10-pound bag purchased from Page's Food Store, Brazil. Jason Jacobs Photo...
Program now open for eligible producers (02/10/11)
USDA's Farm Service Agency in Indiana Executive Director Julia A. Wickard wished to remind eligible producers that the signup period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program has opened. SURE is one of five disaster programs included in the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill) that provides assistance to farmers who have suffered losses due to natural disasters...
Producers can now sign up for CRP (02/10/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- USDA Farm Service Agency in Indiana Executive Director Julia A. Wickard recently announced United States Agriculture Secretary Tim Vilsack has set a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to begin March 14, and continue through April 15...
Clay City snaps losing streak with SWIAC win (02/10/11)
By MATT MCKINNEY Times Staff Reporter CLAY CITY -- The Clay City boys' varsity basketball team fought hard Thursday night against a young North Central squad to get its much needed fifth win of the season, 64-51. The first quarter was a tight battle throughout, with neither team holding more than a three-point lead at any time. The Thunderbirds took a 15-13 lead into the second quarter off a buzzer-beating lay-up by junior Tyler Strain...
Rusty start doesn't stop Knights (02/10/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Weather forced both the Northview and South Putnam boy's basketball teams to miss nearly two weeks of game action and the rust was readily apparent during Thursday's match-up between the squads. Neither team could find their shooting stroke early on, but the Knights were able to get 22 points from their bench to keep the Eagles winless on the season with a 58-42 victory...
State Bound (02/10/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview wrestling program has hopes of returning to the IHSAA State Finals for the first time since the 2008 season when both Luke Pingleton and Zach Stultz were qualifiers. They'll have five chances to do so on Saturday as the Knights send Austin Bell, Larry Shaffer, Brandon Pleake, Aaron See and Beau Judd to the Evansville Reitz Semi-state at Roberts Stadium...
More on agricultural history (02/10/11)
Last week, we talked about some of the famous individuals who have had an impact on agriculture. I would like to continue that discussion this week and start by discussing how individuals of Asian/Pacific heritage can be celebrated in May. May is National Asian/Pacific Heritage month. Many of the individuals who were involved with the harvesting of grapes, canning of goods, and fishing along the west coast are of Asian/Pacific heritage...
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