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Stories from Monday, February 21, 2011

Bucshon visits Clay County (02/21/11)
Clay County residents had an opportunity to provide questions for their Congressman Monday. Indiana's 8th District Congressman, Republican Larry Bucshon, paid a visit to Brazil Monday, stopping at Lynn's Soda Fountain Shop for his listening session...
Water Improvements project progressing (02/21/11)
While the recent ice storm may have frozen a lot of things around town, progress on the City of Brazil's Water System Improvements Project was not. After meeting with contractors recently for a monthly status update meeting, Hannum, Wagle and Cline (HWC) Project Engineer Matthew Pierce and Professional Engineer Brian Pohlar spoke with The Brazil Times about where things currently stand...
Residents grill state representatives (02/21/11)
A packed house awaited the five Indiana legislators who represent Clay County Saturday. More than 100 county residents, mostly teachers, attended the second Clay County Cracker Barrel of 2011, which took place at the Jackson Township Firehouse. The annual events are co-sponsored by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and the Clay County Farm Bureau. The first Clay County Cracker Barrel this year took place in Cory in January...
Scrapbooking! (02/21/11)
Crop for Cornerstone -- a scrapbooking fundraising event -- will take place May 7 at Cornerstone Christian Academy. For more information, call 812-229-3190.
Euchre anyone? (02/21/11)
The Staunton Tuesday Euchre Group will begin games again soon. The group plans to reconvene for games at the Staunton Community Center Tuesday, March 1. All games begin at 12:45 p.m. All are open to the public and beginners are welcome.
Brazil man arrested after lengthy pursuit (02/21/11)
A Brazil man was arrested after a winding pursuit involving eight law enforcement units in the northwestern part of Clay County late Saturday afternoon. According to information provided by Clay County Sheriff's Department, a deputy spotted the driver of a vehicle apparently wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant near the intersection of County Road 425 West and United States 40 shortly before 5:30 p.m...
Community Notes (02/21/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Diabetes Classes The Brazil Senior Citizens Center and the Clay County Health Department have teamed together to offer diabetes education classes at the center. The meetings will take place on the first Friday of the month at noon...
Northview Winter Guard wins contest (02/21/11)
The Northview High School Winter Guard played host to an Indiana High School Color Guard Association contest Saturday. Several schools took part in seven classes at the event. In World Class, Northview was the only participating unit, coming away with a score of 78.50...
2011 Primary candidates set (02/21/11)
The following is the list of candidates who will be on the 2011 Municipal Primary Election ballot on Tuesday, May 3. No candidates withdrew their name from consideration by Monday's noon deadline. MAYOR Republican John S. Nelson T.J. Sneddon Democrat...
UPDATE: Water line fixed, no boil order needed (02/21/11)
Officials made quick work of a water line break and avoided the need to issue a boil order. Shortly after 11 a.m., Monday, the Brazil City Utilities Office sent out a notice requesting customers conserve water due to a break in an 18-inch water line...
Office asking customers to conserve water (02/21/11)
The Brazil City Utilities Office is asking customers to conserve water usage due to an 18-inch line break. This includes water customers in Brazil, Harmony, Knightsville, Center Point and Carbon.
Boy's sectional draw made (02/21/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Teams around the state received their sectional paths on Sunday night and both Northview and Clay City will see action on the opening night (March 1). The Knights have the added bonus of playing at home and will play in the second game that night following a match-up between Mooresville and Terre Haute North at 6 p.m. Northview takes on Martinsville, a team that they don't face during the regular season, at approximately 7:30 p.m...
Jac-Cen-Del ends Clay City postseason run in title game (02/21/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor SHELBYVILLE -- The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles sent Clay City home disappointed for the second straight year, ending the Eels hopes for a girl's basketball state title with a 42-31 victory in the regional championship game. The final outcome was a far cry from where the game stood at halftime as Clay City left the court at halftime full of confidence after a 16-point second quarter outburst left them with a 20-13 advantage...
Grant Howard Watts (02/21/11)
Grant Howard Watts, 58, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. He was born March 10, 1952, in Bloomington, Ind., to Gene and Patsy (Howard) Watts. Grant graduated from Bloomington High School with the class of 1970. While in high school, he excelled in cross country and track and field, where he held several records...
Thelma Jo Fritz (02/21/11)
Thelma Jo Fritz, 74, Clay City, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born June 16, 1936, in Greene County, the daughter of Joseph and Thelma Burger Hutchison. She was a graduate of Jasonville High School, Class of 1955...
Emmarae Elizabeth Kunkel (02/21/11)
Emmarae Elizabeth Kunkel, born Feb. 18, 2011, at 7:21 p.m., to Teresa Shilling and Randy Kunkel Jr., passed away shortly after birth. She was preceded in death by her aunt Michelle Tucker. She leaves behind her parents Randy Kunkel and Teresa Shilling, brothers Tristin James Kunkel and Jacob Alen Kunkel, and sister Grace Lynn Kunkel, grandparents Calvin and Bonita Shilling, Jim and Tonia Tucker, and Randy and Peggy Kunkel, aunts and uncles Kensey Kunkel, Jamie and Jason Davis, SanDee and Gary Deheer, Penny Phares, Ronie Phares, Matt and Melanie Ordway, Allison Shilling, Ryan Shilling and Robert Shilling.. ...
Edward Douglas Preston (02/21/11)
Edward Douglas Preston, 53, Brazil, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2011. He was born May 26, 1957, in Chicago, the son of Benjamin and Phyllis (Sanborn) Preston. He attended Mortin East High School in Cicero, Ill., and later received his degree, graduating at the top in the state...
Huber humbled by Hall of Fame induction (02/21/11)
For more than 30 years, his name has been synonymous with the Brazil Concert Band. For that matter, his name has been synonymous with music in the area. And earlier this month, Matt Huber was honored for it. Huber, along with 20 other Wabash Valley musicians, was inducted into the Wabash Valley Music Hall of Fame, during a ceremony which took place at the V.F.W. Post 972 in Terre Haute. He joins several other Clay County musicians who have been inducted...
Benefit for local resident scheduled for March 5 (02/21/11)
As a longtime resident of Clay County, I have seen time and again the fine people of this county come through in a heroic fashion to help their neighbors in their times of need. We never know when our own lives can take a drastic turn and we could be the ones needing assistance in some way...
Grateful for act of kindness (02/21/11)
To the Editor: This weekend at church, we heard the gospel about loving thy neighbor. It was the perfect story to go with what a woman whom I have never met did for me on Saturday. I was coming out of Aldi's and asked this woman where she got her jacket...
Open letter to Clay County residents (02/21/11)
To the Editor: To the taxpayers of Clay County: Do you want to be controlled by a bunch of followers that will take your rights away because Greencastle, Terre Haute and Bloomington wants to follow them? We need leaders! Not followed in this county and city. Remember, the election is coming up. We can vote the ones out of office that take our freedom and way of life away from us!...
Sad to see 'Mayor of Harmony' pass (02/21/11)
To the Editor: Harmony was very saddened with the death of our friend, Joy Green. I have lived across from her for 60 years. She taught me in Sunday school, my son in kindergarten and baby-sat my daughter. She is someone I've known my whole life and she was like the "Mayor of Harmony."...
Tabs keep helping the needy (02/21/11)
To the Editor: Shown in the picture are tabs donated by Curves, located in the Pell's Mall on National Avenue, Brazil. Being put in the fifth million tabs awaiting shipment to the Indianapolis Ronald McDonald House. Pictured are (from left) Tom Fulk and Eddie Dickison, holding those precious tabs, which help families to stay at the McDonald House even though they may not have enough money for the small fee charged there...
Remember Correctional officers (02/21/11)
To the Editor: Many organizations, such as law enforcement agencies (city, county and state) and fire departments (full-time and volunteer) are recognized for the job they do and their professionalism and volunteer work. With many years of specialty training and placing their lives on the line to protect others, these people have become known as professionals...
It's all about control (02/21/11)
To the Editor: Control is what it is all about. Our Founding Fathers knew this from their knowledge of world history and from their understanding of human nature. And, because their purpose was for the future of this country and its people rather than personal power, they wrote our Constitution on the principal of subsidiary, which is that responsibility and authority should be at the levels closest to the requirement...
Thanks for the speedy cleanup (02/21/11)
To the Editor: I want to thank Duke Energy and the out-of-area power company for restoring the power in Clay County during the ice storm. Thank you. Philip D. Greenwell, Center Point
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