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Stories from Thursday, April 7, 2011

6-year-old boy escapes attack of Bullmastiff (04/07/11)
A Clay County youth, who was attacked by a dog recently, is now home. Brazil resident Max Monce said his son Jonathan, 6, was attacked by a neighboring dog, a Bullmastiff, March 31. According to Max, the dog initially went after his son Daniel, 11, but did not hurt him...
Farm Bureau presents 4-H Council with $1,000 (04/07/11)
Clay County Farm Bureau representative Marshall Nuckolls presented Clay County 4-H Council member Dianna Knox with a $1,000 check Wednesday. The money will be used to renovate the outdoor restroom facilities and repair plumbing issues. The fairgrounds council requested money from Farm Bureau in October 2010. FBCU agreed to sponsor the restroom renovations if the council found someone to match its offer of $1,000...
Prosecutor lawsuit dropped (04/07/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A Marion County judge tossed out a civil forfeiture lawsuit in favor of 78 county prosecutors throughout Indiana, including Clay County Prosecutor B. Lee Reberger. Ninety prosecutors were initially named in the suit, but filings against 12 were dismissed...
Mission 'Challenges' young NCMS minds (04/07/11)
A group of North Clay Middle School eighth-graders simulated a journey to Mars Monday. Students learned through discovery during a field trip to Brownsburg's Challenger Learning Center. The field trip allowed students to "play astronaut" for a day. Students simulated a mock mission to Mars...
Town receives money boost for water tower (04/07/11)
CARBON -- The Town of Carbon will not have to foot the entire bill for the repainting of the water tower this summer. During its monthly meeting Monday, the town board announced Pike Lumber Company would help the city by paying $5,000 of the $14,000 repainting bill...
So close (04/07/11)
Brazil resident Greg Nees was the second-place finisher in the 2011 Brazil Times' NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Championship contest. Nees scored 40 points in the contest and was awarded $25.
Trivia tidbit! (04/07/11)
For all you trivia buffs, Clay County was well represented on the Wednesday, April 6, 2011, edition of "Jeopardy." The show airs at 7:30 p.m., daily, on WTWO, News Channel 2. Two questions from Wednesday's game featured prominent names from the county's past...
Fish Fry scheduled (04/07/11)
Habitat for Humanity of Clay County will host its annual Jonah Fish Fry, from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, at the Brazil National Guard Armory, located south of Brazil on State Road 59. Adult meals cost $8 while children 5-10 may eat for $5 and children 5-under may eat for free...
Reunions (04/07/11)
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...
Wildlife Federation to host water forum (04/07/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Indiana Wildlife Federation will conduct a forum to discuss the health of Indiana's water April 26. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m., at the Dobbs Park Nature Center, 5170 E. Poplar St., Terre Haute. Those interested in attending are urged to RSVP by April 19, by logging on to www.indianawildlife.org...
PCSWCD to host Pond Field Day (04/07/11)
FILLMORE -- Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a Pond Field Day Monday, April 18, from 12:30-4 p.m. The host for the field day is Carol Smith and the event will take place at E. County Road 50 S., Fillmore. Ponds once served a utilitarian purpose as a source of water for farm livestock...
Baird seeing another side of government (04/07/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- For freshmen members of the Indiana House of Representatives, it's been an odd first session. The five-week walkout by House Democrats has made for a surreal few months for all house members on both sides of the aisle. For the newbies, like Greencastle's Jim Baird, there still isn't a concept of what a "normal" session is like...
GCSD issues warrant for Jasonville resident (04/07/11)
JASONVILLE -- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Jasonville man, Jason A. Burns, who allegedly kicked in a door and entered a Linton woman's apartment without permission. The case has been under investigation by Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Leon Dunigan since March 22...
New regulations affect farm fuel storage (04/07/11)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Agricultural producers storing more than 1,320 gallons of fuel or other petroleum products on their farms soon will need a written plan for preventing and handling spills, a Purdue University specialist said. The plans are covered in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation amendments that take effect Nov. 10, said Fred Whitford, coordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs...
Northview track and field opens slate with wins (04/07/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Northview boys and girls' track teams opened up the outdoor season by scoring a pair of victories against visiting South Putnam and Owen Valley Thursday evening. The boy's team powered away to a victory with 82 team points followed by the Patriots' 55 and the Eagles 30...
Mrs. Ruby M. Maxwell (04/07/11)
Ruby Mae Maxwell, 85, Lebanon, died at home Wednesday, April 6, 2011. She was born in Ferndale, Ind., Jan. 21, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Ollie Nelson and Goldie Kathryn (Brown) Pruett. She was reared and educated in Parke County, where she resided until after her marriage...
Public Record (04/07/11)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse April 1-7: Clay Superior Court -- Civil Lampco Federal Credit Union Vs. Keith W. Flesher and Deborah A. Turner: Civil Collections Melissa L. Smith Vs. David A. Smith Jr.: Domestic Relations...
Hints on controlling crabgrass (04/07/11)
Crabgrass is probably one of the most hated weeds around Indiana. It is a summer annual weed that germinates when soil temperatures are around 60-degrees. It is a grass weed that emerges from the ground with a single blade at first and has a fibrous root system...
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