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Stories from Sunday, June 26, 2011

Students join drum corps for summer (06/26/11)
Editor's Note: Northview High School Band Director Bob Medworth added a few more names to the list of NHS graduates who have competed in drum corps: Travis Bridgewater, Jessica Robertson, Taneya Jeffries, Jonathan Jadvani, David Howard and Tyler Hutcheson...
In Memory (06/26/11)
Plans are in place for the second "Halie's Rainbow" Halie Hite Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. The event, according to organizers, will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Oak Ridge Golf Course. One of the organizers, Hite family friend Shelly Lambert, told The Brazil Times she believes this year's event will be as large as last year's...
Caucus deadline looming (06/26/11)
It's down to crunch time for the filling of ballot vacancies in the 2011 Municipal General Election. Both the Republican and Democratic parties have until noon, Thursday, to conduct a caucus to select representatives to fill the open spots. At the current time, there are no official candidates running for the Ward 3 seat on the Common Council of the City of Brazil, while there is an open spot for a Republican in the Clerk-Treasurer's race and a void on the Democratic side was left in the race for Ward 2 on the council following the May 3 Primary.. ...
JTCB to join BCB for 'The Carl Kumpf Centennial Concert' (06/26/11)
The Brazil Concert Band (BCB) and Jackson Township Community Band (JTCB), both under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "The Carl Kumpf Centennial Concert," Sunday, July 3, at the special time of 7:30 p.m., at the Forest Park Band Shell or Pavilion if there is rain...
Five-vehicle accident closes portion of I-70 (06/26/11)
VIGO COUNTY -- At 5:47 p.m., Saturday, Indiana State Police Troopers and Vigo County emergency agencies responded to a five-vehicle accident in the eastbound lanes of Interstate-70, near the 4-mile marker. The accident occurred in a construction zone and was allegedly the result of one driver failing to reduce his speed for slowing traffic. One person was transported for medical treatment, and one vehicle fled the scene...
North All-Stars roll to victory (06/26/11)
By Steve Fields For the Brazil Times TERRE HAUTE -- Trent Lancaster won't begin conditioning workouts with the Indiana State University football team until later this week. But Saturday night he looked right at home at Memorial Stadium in the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Game...
Burdette wins fourth sprint feature; McCullough, Carmichael Sr. and Williams take checkers (06/26/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. -- Lincoln Park Speedway opened up an exciting three-races in one week stretch of action with another superb night of racing on Saturday as Brett Burdette overtook Braylon Fitzpatrick for a thrilling sprint car victory. Kenny Carmichael Sr. held off Clint DeMoss for the modified victory and Doug McCullough made it three-in-a-row in the UMP Super Stock division. Ben Williams scored his second bomber feature victory of the year at LPS...
Summer Nationals hit LPS Tuesday (06/26/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Hell Tour arrives at Lincoln Park Speedway on Tuesday evening as the Putnamville oval hosts some of the top dirt late model drivers in the nation during an extensive and rigorous slate of racing. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals has earned its ominous moniker as the points schedule offers up 17 races paying $5,000 to win, seven events paying a $10,000 payday and a tour best $12,000 to win show on July 1 at Paducah, Ky. ...
James William Wheeler (06/26/11)
James William Wheeler, 71, Brazil, passed away June 24, 2011. He was born Dec. 13, 1939, in Guthrie, Ind., the son of Stephen O. and Hannah (Grant) Wheeler. Jim attended Switz City High School. Jim enlisted in the United States Navy and served for 26 years. He had served during the Vietnam War, and was later honorably discharged as a Petty Officer First Class. In his tenure, he served on the Enterprise on its first nuclear taskforce world cruise. Jim married Christine Chamberlain May 23, 1961...
More input from council needed (06/26/11)
To the Editor: Recently, it was announced that a halfway house for Indiana convicts will open in Brazil in the former nursing home on Hendrix Street. I understand the city council had no objection to its formation. In fact, the idea was proposed and supported by a city councilman who has since resigned or completed his term...
Let's set an educational goal (06/26/11)
To the Editor: I would like to have our school board members consider meeting at an early date with our new superintendent, in order to set goals for progressive education in our classrooms. Then, discuss how we can utilize current buildings for our students, teachers and public working together so as to arrive at higher educational opportunities at each grade level. This would need to include all students...
Thanks for the memorial benefit (06/26/11)
To the Editor: I would like to thank everyone at the Brazil Moose Lodge No. 780 for their efforts in hosting a benefit to help with funeral expenses for my son, James Brandon Barnett. A special thank you to Tom Britton, who organized the benefit, the Ladies of the Moose, who helped supply the food, and the Moose Riders for their benefit ride...
A true act of kindness (06/26/11)
To the Editor: Sometimes in life, the good things that we do for people can go without notice. I'm writing to ensure that the generosity of some, get noticed. Back in May, a severe storm rolled through the Terre Haute area. This storm was severe enough to cause power outages throughout many Terre Haute neighborhoods, mine included...
Need new place for haunted barn (06/26/11)
To the Editor: My name is John Bryan and I have been working with a group that puts on a haunted barn for the past five years. This year, we are unable to use the barn for our charity work and are looking for a place in Brazil to continue our cause...
Interest in genealogy is growing (06/26/11)
To the Editor: A special thank you. When my mother, Margaret Kathryn Rogers McVicker, was growing up in Brazil, Ind., she began writing journals and continued doing so throughout her life. After her death in 2000, I received all her journals. Little by little, I began reading them and in the process, became interested in genealogy research...
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