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Stories from Sunday, April 3, 2011

Update: Officials confirm fatality in accident (04/03/11)
A Vigo County man died as a result of injuries sustained during a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening. According to information provided by E911 Dispatch at the Clay County Justice Center, the accident was reported around 5:25 p.m., Sunday. Members of Clay County Sheriff's Department, Brazil City Police Department, Dick Johnson and Van Buren Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident scene located near the intersection of County Road 1200 North and State Road 59...
City to start repaving roads later this month (04/03/11)
Residents may expect some detours around Brazil in the coming weeks. Mayor Ann Bradshaw and Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen recently spoke to The Brazil Times about plans to start repaving roads later this month. "We've spoken with Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch in order to double check for any leaks in water lines under the roads we are currently looking at so we don't pave the road and immediately have to tear it back up to replace or repair a line," McQueen said. ...
House of Hope Benefit Fair set for Saturday (04/03/11)
The House of Hope fundraising train is moving full-speed ahead. On Saturday, April 9, the organization has scheduled its first Benefit Fair. The event will take place from 4-8 p.m., at First Christian Church, 1875 W. United States 40, Brazil. Three local musical acts -- RideTheWind, P-150 and Decree -- will provide entertainment. In addition, a chili dinner will be featured, as will concessions...
Comedy Threat! (04/03/11)
Comedy fans filled Traditions Banquet Hall Friday night for some laughs and to see a couple familiar faces. Mike Tucker and Eric Brown, both 1990 Northview High School graduates, hit the stage as part of "Timeout for Comedy," which was co-sponsored by Coach's Timeout Sports Bar, Brazil, and Tucker's stand-up booking agency Comedy & Co., Bloomington...
Property tax statements coming soon (04/03/11)
Residents can expect their property tax statements to be in their mailbox any time now. On Thursday, the Clay County Treasurer's Office mailed out statements, including to those whose property taxes are paid by a mortgage company. "Many people have their property taxes escrowed as part of their mortgage," Clay County Treasurer Debbie James said. "However, we still send statements to every property owner as a courtesy so they can review the information and have a copy for their personal records."...
Community Notes (04/03/11)
The following is a list of upcoming events provided to The Brazil Times: Flower Removal Officials with Calcutta Cemetery are asking that all old flowers and decorations be removed from gravesites before April 15. For more information, call 443-1782 or 442-8776...
Singers needed (04/03/11)
A Brazil Community Children's Choir will be formed to perform at the July 4 celebration at Forest Park Monday, July 4, along with the Brazil Community Choir. Children ages 9-12 are needed. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, May 4, at Bee Ridge Church, north of State Road 340 on Kennedy's Crossing Road...
Time to flush! (04/03/11)
Fun run! (04/03/11)
The Subway/Rotary Healthy Kids 1-mile fun run will take place Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at the Forest Park Pavilion. The event is for children ages 5-12. The first practice session is Thursday, May 5, at the pavilion, at 6 p.m. There will be eight practice sessions...
French Funeral Home to host Easter Egg Hunt Saturday (04/03/11)
The third French Funeral Home Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, April 9. A rain date has been scheduled for Saturday, April 16. The event is slated for children ages 0-12. Children ages 0-4 will hunt for eggs at 1 p.m. The grand prize for this group is a Ryder Wagon...
Chamber to host Tourney of Champions (04/03/11)
The seventh Clay County Chamber of Commerce Tournament of Champions will take place Tuesday, April 26, at Brazilian Lanes. The event will feature bowling and Euchre. Lunch will be provided at noon at a cost of $7.50, and the games begin at 1 p.m. Four-man teams will participate in bowling at a cost of $100 per team...
Crop for Cornerstone set for May 7 (04/03/11)
Area mothers are encouraged to take part in an area scrapbooking event just for them. Crop for Cornerstone will take place Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will take place at First Christian Church. Registration fee is $25, which includes lunch, desserts and drinks...
Reunions (04/03/11)
The following is information regarding area reunions as provided to The Brazil Times: Bowling Green School Reunion Anyone who attended Bowling Green School is invited to meet Friday, April 29, at the Center Point United Methodist Church. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m...
Fatality confirmed from accident (04/03/11)
Officials confirmed one fatality during a two-vehicle accident Sunday evening. According to information provided by E911 Dispatch at the Clay County Justice Center, the accident was reported around 5:25 p.m., Sunday. Members of Clay County Sheriff's Department, Dick Johnson and Van Buren Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the accident scene located near the intersection of County Road 1200 North and State Road 59. ...
Genealogy Workshop set for April 30 (04/03/11)
The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting the public to its Genealogy Workshop April 30, from 1-5 p.m., at the Putnam County Library, 103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact JoAn Nichols at joanichols@juno.com...
Knights pound out shutout sweep in opener (04/03/11)
By MATT MCKINNEY Times Staff Reporter The Northview Knights' varsity baseball team got their season off to a great start Saturday afternoon, recording 15 hits on the way to a 12-0 domination of North Vermillion. The Knights literally came out swinging, scoring two runs in the first inning off hits by senior Zac Niehaus and junior Zach Hull. ...
Reberger finding success in classroom and courts at RHIT (04/03/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview graduate Lauren Reberger was successful in most of her endeavors in the high school athletic and academic realms so it shouldn't come as a big surprise that she is doing the very same at the collegiate level...
Time to face spending head on (04/03/11)
Last year, I campaigned on fiscal responsibility that would, in turn, spur economic growth and create an environment for businesses to expand and provide jobs. Having been in Washington, D.C., for only three months, you can rest assured that my conviction is just as strong now as it was then...
Trading in talking heads for hysterical antics is worth it (04/03/11)
These days, my chances of keeping up in the political spectrum while at home are dwindling. In the past, I found a few extra moments to flip on the television and turn it to the news stations to check out the latest happenings. Those days are gone. Recently, I have found myself in the position of looking for an available cartoon to flip to...
The roots of Congress and unpopularity (04/03/11)
I suppose it's possible that Congress could enjoy even less popularity than it does at the moment, but it's difficult to imagine. Recent public opinion polls show it plumbing depths that have rarely been seen before. Certainly that's true of a survey just conducted by the Center on Congress at Indiana University, which I direct...
When enough is enough (04/03/11)
To the Editor: Recently, there has been an outbreak of written and verbal attacks on our dedicated Clay Community School bus drivers. There are accusations saying that they speed and put our children in danger. Of course, the people doing the actual complaining must be a police officer, because they have the radar guns, and the accident reports to prove that our bus drivers are actually breaking the law...
No need for the attention (04/03/11)
To the Editor: Recently, while doing some grocery shopping at a local store, an old man approached me and started poking around in my cart. I had a grocery bag with soda and a receipt with my backpack, which acts as a purse for my belongings, in the cart...
Concern with school system (04/03/11)
To the Editor: I have a real concern with our school system in Clay County. Someone needs to take a long look at how our schools are run and change it. I realize this is just my opinion, but maybe some other family with kids feels the same way. My son is really struggling in his eighth-grade math class. We can only do so much at home to help him, but where is the responsibility of the teachers...
No gravel is necessary (04/03/11)
To the Editor: Please stop putting gravel on our streets. I know this is supposed to be some kind of chip and seal, but when you do it with the current cold temperatures, it does not stick. Come to Colony Acres and see what a waste of time and money it was when you did it in late October. Most of the gravel is in everyone's yard where the snow plow pushed it or is off to the edge of the street because it never was warm enough to seal...
In search of information (04/03/11)
To the Editor: Hello. My name is Ami B. I am a fifth-grader at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. In my social studies class, we are studying the geography and history of the United States. I am so fortunate I get Indiana to do a state report on...
Please don't rock the roads (04/03/11)
To the Editor: I'm writing this letter for the concern of our neighborhood, North County Road 300 East. This road has been paved for years and now you want to rock our road? That's wrong! Unreal! That just will add dust and depreciate the value of our property...
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