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Stories from Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Storm floods portions of Brazil (04/20/11)
As Mother Nature unleashed a fury of rain on Clay County Tuesday night, many residents in Brazil had to deal with the aftermath into Wednesday morning. Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw told The Brazil Times she was notified about the flooding problem shortly before midnight...
Busses pass inspection (04/20/11)
Every year, inspectors from the Indiana State Police tackle the task of checking buses within every school corporation statewide. ISP Master Trooper Chuck Tharp is responsible for inspecting buses for approximately 20 school corporations, including the Clay Community School Corporation (CCSC)...
Projects on or ahead of schedule (04/20/11)
Work continues to move forward on the Brazil Water System Improvements Project. After meeting with contractors for a monthly status report, Hannum, Wagle and Cline Project Engineer Matthew Pierce and Professional Engineer Brian Pohlar spoke to The Brazil Times about where things currently stand...
Organization sets fundraiser (04/20/11)
Although the planning process of the fundraiser began some time ago, Brazil Main Street, Inc., is ready to move forward. On Thursday, during its monthly meeting, Vice President Tony Harper discussed "An Evening of Wine and Roses," set for Thursday, June 9, from 6-9 p.m...
Clay City woman injured in accident (04/20/11)
VIGO COUNTY -- A Clay City woman was involved in a two-vehicle accident in Vigo County Wednesday morning. According to information provided by the Indiana State Police Department, around 9:40 a.m., ISP Troopers and Vigo County emergency agencies responded to an accident scene on United States 41 near Pimento, which resulted in injuries to one driver and a passenger...
Benefit Scheduled (04/20/11)
A Benefit Hog Roast has been scheduled in memory of James Brandon Barnett. The benefit will be at the Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780, 225 S. Depot St., Brazil, starting at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Events will include raffles, a 50-50, White Elephant Sale and additional entertainment from 6-10 p.m...
Search for missing man put on hold (04/20/11)
PUTNAM COUNTY -- Officials announced the temporary cease of the search for a Putnam County man Wednesday, who allegedly went missing during a kayak trip on Big Walnut Creek, near Putnamville Tuesday. Concerned family members reported David Pritchett, 48, missing after he, along with his dog, launched a green kayak in a flooded field near his home at approximately 6:30 p.m., Tuesday. ...
UDMI REMC makes donation to Clay County Veterans Group (04/20/11)
Clay County Veterans Group Vietnam War Memorial recently accepted a check for $1,000 from the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC Community Fund at the cooperative's annual meeting, which took place April 9. The UDWI REMC Community Fund was created by the REMC Board of Directors to help strengthen communities...
Herb Faire scheduled (04/20/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Herb Society, Inc., will conduct its annual Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire, Saturday, May 7. The event will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Fairbanks Park, Terre Haute, near the banks of the Wabash River, two blocks west of 3rd Street between Poplar and Farrington streets...
BREAKING: Boil order lifted (04/20/11)
At approximately 2:40 p.m., Wednesday, the boil order affecting water customers in Brazil, Carbon, Center Point, Knightsville and Harmony was lifted. The order was set in place after officials had to shut off the water tower due to a break in a 12-inch water line Friday on Murphy Avenue, about one-half mile south of United States 40...
UPDATE: Storms cause excessive flooding (04/20/11)
Heavy storms pelted many areas in the Wabash Valley Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Brazil City officials confirmed to The Brazil Times that the storms caused much flooding in the area. "It just came so hard and so fast," Brazil City Fire Chief Jim Smith said. "There wasn't enough capacity to get away."...
Share the photos, stories (04/20/11)
The Brazil Times is asking residents to share storm photos from Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Send photographs to news@thebraziltimes.com, scoop1j@gmail.com or bigjake9160@yahoo.com. Residents who may not have photographs, but wish to share experiences from the event are encouraged to call 446-2216 or e-mail information to the above addresses...
Storms cause extensive flooding (04/20/11)
At approximately 3:24 a.m., Brazil City officials confirmed to The Brazil Times that floodwaters began receding in some areas, including State Road 59, south of Pinckley Street. However, Brazil City Fire Chief Jim Smith said he still encouraged residents to take caution when traveling side streets south of United States 40 as some low-lying areas were still covered...
'C' team Knights sweep Braves (04/20/11)
Times Staff Report TERRE HAUTE -- The Northview 'C' baseball teams picked up a pair of narrow victories against rival Terre Haute South on Tuesday evening. The Knights earned both wins in their final at-bats, scoring two runs to take a 6-4 victory in game one and won a slugfest with a run in the fifth inning of a 15-14 win against the Braves...
State baseball polls recognizing area teams (04/20/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Several baseball programs in the area have begun to get the recognition they deserve as high school coaches have noticed just how good high school baseball is around the Wabash Valley. No fewer than five teams are currently ranked after quick starts to the season with the Northview Knights sitting at 15th, followed by Terre Haute South in 18th-place in Class 4A. ...
Fred H. Burk Jr. (04/20/11)
Fred H. Burk Jr., 81, Terre Haute, died April 18, 2011, at Union Hospital, following a massive heart attack at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Brazil, as the son of Fred H. and Loretta Lucille Harris Burk Sr. He graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Mary E. Porter Feb. 4, 1951...
Mary Belle "Grammy" (Jones) Harrison (04/20/11)
Mary Belle "Grammy" (Jones) Harrison, 91, Brazil, passed away at 1 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at the Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She had been diagnosed in 2004 with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus caused by an extra large in-operable pituitary tumor...
JAIL BOOKINGS 4-21-11 (04/20/11)
Clay County Justice Center The following jail bookings occurred at the Clay County Justice Center during April 15-18. Awaiting Arraignment Rainey, David, 46 Stewart III, Robert E., 25 Martin, James P., 32 Davis, Albert E., 57 Halfacre, Melvin E., 40...
Harmony Happenings (04/20/11)
Clay County Retired Teachers will have a Spring Social on Tuesday, April 26, starting at 6 p.m. The group will meet at the Riddell Bank Basement. The agenda includes a barbeque supper, election of officers, raffle, door prizes, featured speaker, and updates on current legislations affecting retired teachers...
Brazil Buzz (04/20/11)
I recently suggested that we return to the convenience of the water source at the sink and rid us of the clutter of plastic water bottles. Fact is, I am not sure of the reason that we joined the crowd of on-the-go pure bottled spring water fans, in the first place...
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