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Stories from Thursday, October 13, 2011

Farmers utilizing smartphone technology (10/13/11)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Farmers can receive time-sensitive information like market analysis and weather conditions instantly from Hoosier Ag Today using a smartphone application developed by a Purdue Research Park-based company. LoadOut Technologies, LLC, founded by Purdue University alumnus Neil Mylet, has launched a Hoosier Ag Today app for the Android smartphone...
Week 5 Rankings and Band Lineup (10/13/11)
Indianamarching.com Week 5 polls Class A 1. Avon 150 (10) 2. Carmel 140 3. Homestead 124 4. Lawrence Central 117 5. Lake Central 111 6. Ben Davis 104 7. Center Grove 92 8. Penn 76 9. Lafayette Jefferson 69 10. Castle 61 Others receiving votes: Warren Central 38, Columbus North 32, Lawrence North 23, Franklin Central 17, Northrop 15, Carroll 13, Brownsburg 9, Fishers 8...
Bands march into regional competition (10/13/11)
Heading into regional competition, the Northview Marching Knights have made a splash in the weekly state rankings. For the fifth week of the season, Indianamarching.com writers had the Marching Knights ranked second in the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Class B poll...
Real Men Read (10/13/11)
Clay County Council President Mike McCullough reads "The Ugly Duckling" to students in Diane Smith's kindergarten class at Staunton Elementary School Thursday morning. The reading was a part of a United Way sponsored event called Real Men Read, where male community members show local students the importance of literacy by visiting a classroom once a month to read to them...
Donations needed for silent auction (10/13/11)
Tis' the season! The St. Vincent Clay Hospital Foundation will present the eighth Festival of Trees, Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the hospital foundation that in turn will be used to provide assistance and education for the community...
Brazil City Council approves road work (10/13/11)
The Brazil City council met Wednesday night for its monthly meeting where it discussed changes for the fire department and approved a resolution for additional appropriation for the parks department. The council passed a motion for changes in the fire department contract and a salary ordinance...
Workshop on property tax caps available (10/13/11)
Indiana voters approved property tax caps in the 2010 November election and local governments started working under an early version of them in 2009. Those wishing to find out how that is working for taxpayers and local governments, including counties, schools and others, are encouraged to attend a Purdue Extension program Oct. 24...
United Way looks for volunteers (10/13/11)
United Way of the Wabash Valley is looking for volunteers to help evaluate how best to distribute campaign donor dollars to meet the pressing human service needs in the valley. Volunteers are needed to serve as members of the review teams during the 2012 agency program funding review process...
Intrepid named Homecare Elite (10/13/11)
Intrepid USA Healthcare Services in Brazil was recently named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful home health agencies in the country. The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry...
Retired teachers attend workshop (10/13/11)
Indiana Retired Teachers Association conducted its 2011 Fall Workshop at the Beef House in Covington, Tuesday, Sept. 20. The organization has more than 30,000 members, including both retired and active teachers. The legislative advocacy program has remained strong since the founding in 1947, protecting educator pensions and fighting for cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) and/or a one-time payment annually...
Planetarium hosts Halloween laser show (10/13/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Allen Memorial Planetarium will show a Halloween laser show Friday, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28. All shows are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12-under. Tickets will be sold at the door. The doors will open 30 minutes before the show...
Community Notes (10/13/11)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Park Closed Due to new playground construction, the Harmony Park will be closed Saturday, Oct. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 22. Anyone wanting to volunteer to help set up the new equipment is encouraged to arrive at the park at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15...
Upcoming Events (10/13/11)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Halloween Craft Event The Brazil Public Library will host a Halloween craft event Wednesday, Oct. 26. Children ages 8-older are invited to the library between 6-7:30 p.m., to make a craft stick witch...
Knights and Eels prepared for regional (10/13/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor The Brown County Cross Country Regional will have a bit of a different feel this year as the top-five boys and girls' teams from the Terre Haute North and Brown County Sectionals will be vying for a semi-state berth a week later on the very same course...
Knights get defensive in victory (10/13/11)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Northview celebrated its volleyball senior night in style Thursday night, capturing a 26-24, 25-21, 25-18 win against potential sectional foe Plainfield. The win was the Knights 22nd straight overall this season as they improve to 30-3 overall...
James Edward Pell (10/13/11)
James Edward "Jim" Pell passed peacefully at home on Oct. 13, 2011, surrounded by his family. Jim was born Sept. 17, 1929, to John B. and Hila (Eberwein) Pell in Clay County. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1948, where he excelled in Basketball. He was a lifelong Blue Devil...
Differences Among Ears of Corn (10/13/11)
Many of us have seen ears of corn that don't quiet look like the typical ear we are used to. Have you ever wondered what made the ear of corn appear to be abnormal? If you know what the abnormal ear of corn is shaped like, you will have a better understanding about what took place or didn't take place earlier in the growing season...
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