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Stories from Wednesday, February 16, 2011

City's audit finds inconsistencies (02/16/11)
The state has found some inconsistencies in the City of Brazil's finances. Recently, the Indiana State Board of Accounts (SBOA) released its audit examination report of the city, which reviewed financial information from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2009. Included in the report of the audit, which was conducted by SBOA Field Examiner Lynne Spencer, are the total receipts, disbursements and balances of the city's funds (some of which were in the red), along with mismanagement of funds connected to a former employee.. ...
Medworth named Teacher of the Year (02/16/11)
For three decades, Bob Medworth has been a staple in the Clay County community and has the awards to prove it. He has received teaching awards from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Walmart. He won the Golden Apple award sponsored by WTHI and has won a Clay County Focus award...
Sorrels enters pleas in two separate cases (02/16/11)
More information was recently released in the two separate criminal cases involving the former director of the Clay County Humane Society. According to information on file at the Clay County Courthouse, Michael Allen Sorrels, 28, Brazil, along with public defender Geoffrey Creason, entered into a negotiated plea agreement with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office Jan. 24...
Wire: More precipitation expected in the next week (02/16/11)
Winter has wreaked havoc for Clay County residents this year. With many snowfalls and the recent ice storm, one may wonder what's coming next. According to WTHI News-10 Meteorologist David Wire, it could be a few days of rain. Wire told The Brazil Times Wednesday the area could experience the chance of rain everyday the rest of this week and into Tuesday...
Camper Rally set (02/16/11)
Plans are in place for the third Southern Indiana Vintage Camper Rally. This year's rally will take place at Vigo County's Fowler Park and Pioneer Village, located on East Oregan Church Road off United States 41. The property includes four fishing lakes, four miles of hiking trails, boat ramps, picnic areas and playgrounds...
Eels return to regional with hopes for a championship (02/16/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Clay City girl's basketball team is preparing for the weekend's Southwestern (Shelbyville) Regional a little differently than last year. Just a year ago, the Eels claimed the school's first girl's basketball sectional championship and had a quick turnaround before facing Jac-Cen-Del in the regional opener, which turned out to be a classic despite the final result, a 38-37 win by Jac-Cen-Del...
Michelle Kay Clark (02/16/11)
Michelle Kay Clark, 45, Brazil, passed away at her residence Feb. 15, 2011. She was born in Greencastle, Sept. 22, 1965, to Gary and Heidrun (Schaefer) Clark. She was a 1983 graduate of Owen Valley High School and Ivy Tech Nursing School, where she received her LPN degree...
JAIL BOOKINGS 2-17-11 (02/16/11)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during Feb. 11-16. Awaiting Arraignment Elmore, Beth A., 34 Noel, Melissa, 38 Haring, Kelsey, 23 Drury, Rusty S., 22 Duncan Jr., Donald E., 55 Grogan, Mary C., 46...
Harmony Happenings (02/16/11)
Land. I see land. Never has mud and dead grass and bare gravel looked so good. The white curse is finally melting. Hurray! Thanks to Jay Bridgewater for helping out with my dog and mail during all the icy days. Congrats to Jay, also, for doing so well at his bowling tournament...
Brazil Buzz (02/16/11)
The snow and ice will be gone soon. Water is dripping off of the little blue house at the end of the road leaving sizable puddles below. I saw a handsome blue jay checking out his reflection in the clear run-off. A look-a-like buddy found the stale wheat bread that I threw out earlier. Others came and partook of the short lived feast...
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