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Stories from Friday, March 11, 2011

'Read-In for Riley' events planned (03/11/11)
It's kids helping kids. Next week, students at Clay City Elementary School will report to class dressed up like Indiana Jones, Peyton Manning, Cinderella and other characters. This is all a part of the annual "Read-In for Riley" to raise money and awareness for Riley Children's Hospital...
Students give back, get a workout (03/11/11)
STAUNTON -- Students at Staunton Elementary School give back to the community. This year, students got a workout to go with it. Students at the school were invited to take part in "Souper Fitness Day," Friday. To take part, children had to bring in a canned good. The canned good allowed the students to take part in Zumba workouts with YMCA of Clay County fitness instructor and former Indianapolis Colts' cheerleader Mara Mayle...
Concerns voiced to council by residents (03/11/11)
Residents continue to make their opinions heard during meetings of the Common Council of the City of Brazil. During Wednesday's meeting, concerns were voiced about the condition of roads near the elementary schools, the level of police patrols at night and the ongoing debate regarding a potential indoor smoking ban at establishments...
Reassessment slightly ahead of schedule (03/11/11)
The Clay County Assessor's Office is ahead of the game in several facets of the reassessment process. As of its monthly report submitted to the Department of Local Government Finance March 1, 10,880 of the county's 23,597 parcels have been inspected...
Academic Super Bowl teams compete in Invitational (03/11/11)
The Northview Academic Super Bowl teams traveled to Brown County Tuesday evening for the Brown County Invitational. Eighteen teams competed in five different academic subject areas and the interdisciplinary round that included questions from all five subjects...
Area pet rescue receives grant for canine influenza virus vaccines (03/11/11)
CENTER POINT -- 911 Pet Rescue, Inc., now has help in protecting dogs against canine influenza virus (CIV), a highly contagious disease that spreads easily from dog to dog, especially those in close proximity. The shelter recently received a grant for the vaccines as part of a Petfinder.com Foundation program to build community immunity against the respiratory infection...
Red Cross launches preparedness site (03/11/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The American Red Cross has launched a new, one-of-a-kind website, ReadyRating.org, to help both schools and businesses in the Wabash Valley with new emergency planning and preparedness efforts. Schools and businesses can face a number of emergencies that threaten to disrupt their operations, ranging from natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, floods and wildfires to outbreaks of illness like seasonal or H1N1 flu...
HONOR ROLL (03/11/11)
Staunton Elementary First Grade All A's Isaac Casteneda, Madisyn Clark, Coy Edwards, Abby Fry, Sawyer Goda, Sierra Grigsby, James King, Kayleigh Partin, Lani Starkey, Mason Shorter, Mekhi Salako, Tucker Allen, Camdyn Bass, Lainy Buell, Ava Dorsett, Haylee Drake, Violet Keith, Van Mace, Libby Nobles, Maddie Parr, Kreyton Quinn, Lauren Rindone, Xander Shillings, Tristin Stephens,...
CHURCH NEWS (03/11/11)
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Knights of Columbus will having a Fish Fry this Friday at the Annunciation Parish Center in Brazil, from 4-7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Otter Creek Christian Church Saturday March 12, starting at 6 p.m., there will be a pitch-in dinner at the church. Come and enjoy the good food and fellowship...
North Clay eigth-grade girls end season on 12-game win streak (03/11/11)
Times Staff Report GREENCASTLE -- The North Clay eighth-grade girls' basketball team wrapped up a 12-1 season and finished with a 12-game winning streak with a 47-26 victory against Greencastle on Thursday evening. The 'A' team led 27-20 at halftime and, despite a slow third quarter, finished strong with a 15-point outburst in the fourth quarter for the victory...
Prettyman to remain as AD at Indiana State (03/11/11)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Ron Prettyman is staying on as Indiana State University's athletic director, university officials announced. Prettyman had been a finalist in the search for a new athletic director at California State University at San Luis Obispo, but told Indiana State President Dan Bradley on Friday he would be remaining with the Sycamores...
Karl D. Clagg (03/11/11)
Karl D. Clagg, 81, Brazil, died at 7:50 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011, at his residence. He was born Oct. 25, 1929, in Wood River, Ill., as the son of Wesley Karl and Helen Johnson McMillen Clagg. Following graduation from high school, he completed his associate degree and began a long career as a maintenance supervisor with Anaconda/Alcan Aluminum. ...
Marjorie V. Emmert (03/11/11)
Marjorie V. Emmert, 92, Brazil, passed away March 11, 2011, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Clay County, the daughter of Fred Nicholls Sr. and Olive Whitaker Nicholls. She graduated from Brazil High School. On March 28, 1937, Marjorie was married to Frederick Emmert and together they raised their three children in Clay County. ...
Jerry Chapman (03/11/11)
Jerry Chapman, 57, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly, March 8, 2011, at his home. He was born Sept. 8, 1953, in Terre Haute, the son of Fredrick and Mildred (Brammer) Chapman. Jerry attended Woodrow Wilson High School. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially camping. He also enjoyed walking, riding bikes, playing on computers and spending time with family...
Florence E. Burns (03/11/11)
Florence E. Burns, 95, Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, Knightsville, March 11, 2011, following an extended illness. Florence was born in Clay County, April 4, 1915, to Jesse and Ida (Schiele) Liechty. Mrs. Burns married Clifford A. Burns in December 1933, he preceded her in death in 1996. ...
Robert A. "Bob" York Sr. (03/11/11)
Robert A. "Bob" York Sr., 70, Greencastle, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011. He was born on June 18, 1940, in Greencastle, to Raymond Nile York and Mildred O'Neal York. Bob was a 1958 graduate of Greencastle High School, and was the founder and Chairman of the York Automotive Group...
Staunton Scene (03/11/11)
The Staunton Community Center will host a dinner on Thursday March 17, from 11 a.m. until about 2 p.m. The menu will include ham and beans, cornbread, and fried potatoes. The cost is $5 per person, which includes coffee or tea; desserts will be available for an additional charge. All proceeds will go to support the Center. Stop by for a great meal and to take a look at the new flooring that was recently installed...
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