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Print subscribers get unlimited digital access (01/22/12)
Subscriptions to the printed Brazil Times will include unlimited access to content across digital platforms, publisher Randy List announced today. The new initiative will go live Wednesday, Jan. 25. List details the business decision in a column, which appears on today's opinion page. He said a new technology platform developed in-house will allow integration with the newspaper's current subscription system...
Officials work to clear roadways (01/22/12)
It took a combination of hard work and Mother Nature, but roadways throughout Clay County are clearing. Following a weather system of ice and sleet, which came through the area late Friday evening, Clay County officials have been hard at work. On Sunday, Clay County Highway Department Supervisor Pete Foster told The Brazil Times he had crews out early Saturday into the late morning. The crews came back Saturday and worked into Sunday morning...
YCC elects first officers (01/22/12)
Youth for the Community Committee (YCC) members furthered their legislative endeavors recently by casting secret ballots and closing bids to elect leaders. At a meeting earlier this month, YCC founder Matthew Aselage signed a bid to run for YCC president, with Alexa Dispennett and Logan Downing following suite with bids for vice president and 5th district representative, respectively...
Harper Studios receives 'Bride's Choice' award (01/22/12)
Harper Studios, a photography studio in Brazil, was recently selected as a "Bride's Choice," award winner by WeddingWire. The WeddingWire Bride's Choice awards recognizes the best local wedding vendors who demonstrate quality and service excellence within the wedding industry...
Community Notes (01/22/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Board To Meet The Brazil Board of Public Works and Safety will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m., in the Council Chambers. General business will be discussed. The public is welcome to attend...
Reunions (01/22/12)
Brazil Class of 1972 The Brazil High School class of 1972 is seeking help to find the following classmates: Elizabeth Allen, Rose Barnstead, Tyrone Dunbar, Mary Beth Goodhart, David Burke, Patricia Guinn, Debra Clark, Cheryl Coffin, Robert Kaelber, Steve Kuell, Linda Love, Randy Love, Sharon Meneely, Mary McAuliffe, Jennifer Milburn, Charlie Schurnpel, Debbie Reese Shoup, Thomas Snell, Bill South, James Stewart, Sally Walls, Janet Watler, John Wells and Angela Williams...
Northview crowns five WIC championships (01/22/12)
By CAREY FOX, Times Sports Editor CLINTON -- The Northview Knights won the individual battle during Saturday's Western Indiana Conference wrestling tournament, crowning five champions. However, it was Sullivan that won the team war by a scant four points to score the school's first title since 1981 at South Vermillion High School...
Patricia Ann Wallace (01/22/12)
Patricia Ann Wallace, 58, Brazil, passed away Jan. 21, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Dec. 23, 1953, in Brazil, as the daughter of John M. and Olive Patlock Newton. Patty received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Christian Education from International Seminary of Plymouth, Fla...
Robert W. Clark (01/22/12)
Robert W. Clark, 62, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital Jan. 21, 2012, surrounded by his loved ones. Robert was born Aug. 1, 1949, in Brazil, the son of William and Thelma (Froderman) Clark. He graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1968. While in high school, he enjoyed marching band and street racing...
Durham L. Mason (01/22/12)
After a short battle with cancer, dad quietly slipped away from us the morning of Jan. 20, 2012. Durham L. Mason was born in McKean, Ill., Oct. 22, 1924, to tenant farmers Linzy Leisure and Bessie (Persinger) Mason. After his father's passing, he took over as head of the family, farming until grandma moved into town...
Norma Jean Sanders (01/22/12)
Norma Jean Sanders, 84, Brazil, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born Sept. 30, 1927, in New Castle, as the daughter of Wm. Daniel and Sally Thurston Carnes. She married Jack Sanders, who survives her. She worked as a telephone operator at Indiana Bell for 12-and-a-half years and at Indiana State University for 15 years. She also worked as a real estate broker...
Thomas 'Tom' G. Graverson Sr. (01/22/12)
Thomas "Tom" G. Graverson Sr., 80, Bremen, passed away Jan. 22, 2012. He was born May 6, 1931, in Bremen, to Theodore and Bernece McMannis Graverson. Tom married Marilyn Muncie Dalgran in February 1978. She preceded him in death Aug. 9, 2009. Tom honorably served his country in the United States Navy, serving on the USS Boxer...
BT to start digital subscriptions (01/22/12)
Recently, hundreds of newspapers -- including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Dallas Morning News and dozens upon dozens of smaller newspapers -- have started charging for online access. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, The Brazil Times will introduce digital subscriptions to those who use our website without a print subscription...
History of four letter words (01/22/12)
Expletive: An exclamation that is used to fill a vacancy, one that is usually vulgar. Have you ever let one slip? If you have, and you probably have, you're not alone. I imagine the first curse word was mentioned when Adam found out that Eve had eaten the forbidden fruit...
Think before shooting in air (01/22/12)
To the Editor: So you think it's cool to go out and shoot your guns into the air? A couple of years ago, I was doing some work outside when I noticed a hole in the top of my carport and in the top of my pop-up camper parked under it. After some digging around in the hole, I was able to retrieve what looked to be a .45-caliber slug from the hole in my camper...
Campaign offers thanks to all (01/22/12)
To the Editor: I wish to express a sincere gratitude to all of the people who volunteered their time ringing bells and those who donated in the Red Kettle Campaign for Salvation Army Clay County. The blessings of ringing the bell are many, as those who rang can tell you...
Further information from 1947 (01/22/12)
To the Editor: Greetings from the Weddles. Here is some more information about Brazil, Ind., 1947. Alabama School, 615 N. Alabama St., Beulah K. Smith -- Principal; B-29 Restaurant (Oscar and Mrs. Clara Miller), owners, 557 E. National; Martin and Virginia Booe Sawmill Operators -- Clay City;...
Food Pantry Chairman offers update of local organization (01/22/12)
To the Editor: The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry held its quarterly board meeting Friday at the pantry. Nineteen Executive and Advisory members were in attendance. A delicious carry-in dinner was enjoyed by all. Financial reports were provided by Ruth Sciotto and Janet Wallace...
Law would infringe on Freedoms (01/22/12)
To the Editor: I'm not sure if this city or county is aware, but the U.S. Congress is trying to pass two new laws: SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). These two laws, if voted into effect, would take away our right of Freedom of Speech and possibly the Internet as a whole...
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