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Stories from Wednesday, January 18, 2012

NHS celebrating 2012 Winter Homecoming (01/18/12)
Homecoming festivities have been in full swing for Northview High School this week. The Knights will celebrate their 2012 Winter Homecoming Friday with a varsity doubleheader basketball game against conference foe South Vermillion. The girls' game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m...
Area man dies in Afghanistan (01/18/12)
A Clay County man died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this week. AAR Airlift Spokesman Chris Mason confirmed to The Brazil Times Wednesday Michael Clawson, 51, Brazil, was one of three crew members killed in the accident, which took place in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, at approximately 10:45 a.m., local time, Jan. 16...
Special meeting (01/18/12)
The Clay County Commissioners will conduct a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m., in the Commissioner's Courtroom of the Clay County Courthouse. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the release of road bonds and the not-for-profit 4-H contract...
SES maintains four-stars in 2011 (01/18/12)
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently recognized Staunton Elementary School (SES) as a Four Star School for the second time in two consecutive years. "The (IDOE) released the information via e-mail on Dec. 21, which was the last day before Christmas break. ...
Food Inspections (01/18/12)
The following are food service inspections conducted by the Clay County Health Department for the months of November and December: November-December 2011 Food Service Inspections...
Gardener Courses (01/18/12)
Classes for the Purdue Master Gardeners course will begin Feb. 13, and conclude May 14. Cost for the program is $115, which covers course materials, speakers and a copy of the New Purdue Master Gardener book that was recently created. The deadline to register is Jan. 31, at 4 p.m...
Public meeting (01/18/12)
The Poland Fire Protection Territory Board will conduct a public meeting Jan. 25, Feb. 22, and Mach 28, at 7 p.m., each evening. The meeting will take place at the Poland Fire Station, 3962 N. Bowling Green-Poland Rd., Poland. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings...
Chamber of Commerce presents Cornhole Tournament (01/18/12)
The third Clay County Chamber of Commerce Cornhole Tournament will take place Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Brazil Elks Club. Cost to enter the event is $15 for a two-person team. Cost for an individual is $10. Individuals will be paired with others at the event...
Clay county family connects with Tim Tebow (01/18/12)
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow received a lot of press this season. Some of the attention has been good while some has been bad. Most of it focused on his playing ability, but some focused on what he does after scoring a touchdown. After every touchdown Tebow scores, he kneels and gives thanks to God, which is now called, "Tebowing."...
Clay County man dies in Afghanistan (01/18/12)
A Clay County man died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan earlier this week. AAR Airlift Spokesman Chris Mason confirmed to The Brazil Times Wednesday that Michael Clawson, 51, Brazil, was one of three crewmembers killed in the accident, which took place in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, at approximately 10:45 a.m., local time, Jan. 16...
Community Notes (01/18/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: No Longer In Service Officials with the Wesley Chapel Food Pantry recently announced they will no longer conduct monthly food pantry events. For further information, call 448-8666...
Short-handed Cougars win mid-week tilt over Knights (01/18/12)
Times Staff Report BLOOMINGTON -- The Bloomington North Cougars might have been missing two of its leading scorers when they met the Northview Knights on Tuesday, but it was some of its less heralded players that stepped up as North claimed a 60-41 home victory...
John Harrison Archer (01/18/12)
John Harrison Archer, 88, Terre Haute, passed away on Jan. 17, 2012, at Regional Hospital following an illness. John was born on Dec. 11, 1923, the son of Ross and Emma Archer. He was raised in Rosedale and went to school at Perth. John joined the United States Army and served three years overseas during World War II. He married Mae Marie Davis on Nov. 23, 1943...
Kenneth E. McClellan (01/18/12)
Kenneth E. McClellan, 80, Brazil, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, at Union Hospital due to an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 5, 1931, in Clay County. He was the son of E. Dempsey and Olive (Gray) McClellan. He attended Brazil High School but moved to Phoenix, Az., where he graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1950...
Harmony Happenings (01/18/12)
Several people shared joys this past Sunday at Harmony United Methodist Church. Many were back from trips, family get-togethers and illnesses. One voiced what several have been thankful for lately: seeing the troops come home from Iraq. Town and Country Methodist Men are planning their monthly meetings for the new year. Their first breakfast will be Jan. 28 at Carbon UMC. United Methodist Women will meet at HUMC on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome...
Brazil Buzz (01/18/12)
I was slightly off concerning my weather prediction. Reminders of cold blasts from the past happened a bit sooner last week. Thanks to this utility room closet organizer, boots and heavier outerwear were handy and ready to go. I even found a matched pair of warm fuzzy gloves free of holes...
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