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Stories from Sunday, February 12, 2012

Public meeting scheduled (02/12/12)
The City of Brazil will host a public meeting for Dave O'Mara Contractor, Inc., to meet the public and discuss plans to install a temporary asphalt plant on property the business has leased at 2712 W. State Road 340. The meeting will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Brazil City Hall, 203 E. National Ave., Brazil...
Area resident moves into Habitat home (02/12/12)
Mary Ann Hofmann could hardly contain her anticipation. She was ready to move in. "I'm just ... I still have to pinch myself," Hofmann said. "This is just fantastic." On Sunday, Habitat for Humanity of Clay County dedicated their seventh county home to Hofmann and her sons, Cory, 14, and Nicholas, 10...
15 years later (02/12/12)
Joan Stockrahm never got to see the closure she so desperately searched for. She never saw justice served. The longtime Clay County resident died May 12, 2011. But on Feb. 12, 1997, her life changed forever. That was the day Joan learned her daughter, Jennifer, had been found dead in a vehicle approximately 100 yards away from her mother's home...
Friends, teachers remember Stockrahm (02/12/12)
Former Northview High School guidance counselor Bob Lancaster remembers Jennifer Stockrahm as a "vibrant young lady." "She was full of life," Lancaster told The Brazil Times. "She always had a smile on her face. She was smart. She was pretty. She was just the really outgoing type."...
IDOC featuring two card decks (02/12/12)
In 2008, the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) unveiled its first Homicide Playing Card Deck. The card deck profiled 52 unsolved homicides or missing persons statewide. It included former Clay County resident Jennifer Stockrahm, who was murdered Feb. 12, 1997...
Two taken to hospital following house fire (02/12/12)
CLAY COUNTY -- A structure fire and possible explosion sent an unidentified man to Wishard Hospital, Indianapolis, Saturday. At approximately 9 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Lewis Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the fire, located at 12970 S. County Road 500 W., Jasonville...
Church to host breakfast (02/12/12)
Bee Ridge Church will host an all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy breakfast Saturday, Feb. 18, from 7-10 a.m. The event will take place at the church, 10100 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil. Breakfast will be prepared and served by members of the congregation. There is no charge but a freewill offering will be accepted...
Flippin' for the Eels! (02/12/12)
Clay City's Michaela Hayden does a flip in front of the Eels' student section Saturday night during the Eels' girls' basketball sectional victory.
Area agency receives award for second year in a row (02/12/12)
For the second year in a row, an area agency received an award based on client and employee satisfaction. Visiting Angels, Greencastle, was recognized with Home Care Pulse's "Best of Home Care" distinction, which is awarded to the top 25 percent of agencies nationwide. Visiting Angels, which provides non-medical homecare services to elderly or disabled people, is now ranked among a select few of the best agencies in the country...
Computer classes to be offered at LEAAP Center (02/12/12)
Through Ivy Tech's Corporate College, Computing Fundamentals class will be offered at the Linking Education to Adults, Adolescents and Preschoolers (LEAAP) Center, 501 E. Jackson St., Brazil, beginning Feb. 14 and lasting through Feb. 28, from 6-8:40 p.m...
School Board conducts readings on school policies (02/12/12)
The Clay Community School (CCS) board conducted a first reading on several school policies including one that would allow students to receive credit for taking an educational family vacation. CCS Policy No. 6245 -- Educational Enrichment Experiences -- states under Indiana Code 20-33-2-17.5, a school corporation can authorize an absence and excuse a student who attends any educationally related non-classroom activity, including family trips...
Clay City Council discusses flooding issues (02/12/12)
CLAY CITY -- During the Clay City Town Council meeting Thursday, Council President Guy Dickerson was not present because of medical reasons. The meeting began with citizens representing the Clay City Senior Citizen Housing discussing a flooding issue, explaining the drainage on Lankford Street is not working properly. The problem causes water to build up in the parking lot, which freezes in the cold. This has become a hazard for the tenants...
Three in a row for the Eels! (02/12/12)
The Clay City Eels won their third consecutive sectional championship on Saturday night after defeating the Shakamak Lakers, 46-26. The Eels are (back row from left) Assistant coaches David Steward, Jason Sinders, head coach Chris Ames and assistant coach Rodney Smith. ...
Reunions (02/12/12)
Brazil Class of 1972 The Brazil Class of 1972 is seeking addresses for the following classmates: Elizabeth Allen, Rose Burnstead, Mary Beth Goodhart, David Burke, Patricia Guinn, Cheri Coffin, Linda Love, Randy Love, Mary McAuliffe, Jennifer Milburn, James Stewart, Sally Walls, John Wells and Angelia Williams...
Community Notes (02/12/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Mobile Food Pantry The Catholic Charities mobile food pantry will take place the second Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bowling Green community building...
USDA issues disaster declaration (02/12/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Indiana Executive Director Julia A. Wickard recently announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 45 counties in the state as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought and excessive heat that took place from July 1, 2011, through Oct. 18, 2011...
Bulldogs rally to knock off Knights (02/12/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Consistency has been an elusive quality for the Northview boys' basketball team this season and on Saturday afternoon, another potential win escaped its grasp as Monrovia rallied for a 58-56 overtime victory. The Knights built a solid 33-24 lead at halftime by doing the things that the team has done when it has come out a winner six times this season. ...
See battles his way to IHSAA State Finals (02/12/12)
Times Staff Report EVANSVILLE -- Northview's Aaron See will get a chance to wrestle under the bright lights of Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday night at the IHSAA State Wrestling Finals. The Knights' senior placed third at the Evansville Mater Dei Semi-state on Saturday to punch his ticket to the biggest stage in Indiana high school wrestling...
Nancy Elaine Ewing (02/12/12)
Nancy Elaine Ewing, 59, Greenwood, Ind., passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 19, 1952, in Clay County, as the daughter of Myron and Charlotte Stoelting Nicoson. Following graduation from high school, she continued her education, earning two masters degrees...
Hoping you all have a 'lovely' day (02/12/12)
Tuesday is Valentine's Day. I've never been a big fan of what I would refer to as a "manufactured holiday." I would classify Valentine's Day as one of these. Still, it's an important day for many. But I would rather tell the special person in my life I love them on a daily basis. I don't need an additional day to help me remember this...
An interesting take on Valentine's Day (02/12/12)
Valentine's Day, what a pain in the neck. Why are we pressured to buy gifts, write poems, and declare our love for another? Isn't a card with heartfelt sentiments good enough? Even when our significant other gives us the ancient cliché, "You don't have to buy me anything," we know that's a hidden code for, "You better not forget me."...
Former area student recalls bullying abuse (02/12/12)
I attended school in Brazil from kindergarten through my high school graduation at Northview in 1999. I have since went on to complete my bachelor's of arts in counseling psychology with a minor in Biblical studies and recently completed my master of mental health counseling...
Great news: Graduation rates up (02/12/12)
As Hoosiers celebrate the conclusion of a truly remarkable Super Bowl experience, there is even more good news that should fill us with pride. More Indiana students are graduating from high school than ever before. In 2011, 85.7 percent of public high school students graduated within four years, bringing us closer to reaching our goal of 90 percent of all seniors to reach this critical milestone...
More opposition to asphalt plant (02/12/12)
To the Editor: My name is Amelia Seward, and I am a resident here on State Road 340. Word has reached me that an asphalt plant is going to be installed. We live very close to the location of which this plant is to be built. I have become quite indignant with the plan...
Beware of channel snatchers (02/12/12)
To the Editor: This is to all of you out there that have DirecTV. This morning, Thursday, Feb. 9, I turned on my TV and went to channel 308. It gave me a message that I didn't subscribe to this channel. Well, excuse me, but I do. I have the choice xtra package and (the channel) is included...
Resident thanks family for help (02/12/12)
To the Editor: Sunday evening, around 6:30-6:45 p.m., Feb. 5, a deer jumped from a ditch just north of Shuees. It hit the passenger side and front door. The damage was extensive, but I was not hurt and the car was drivable. A very nice lady and her two teenagers followed me onto Shuees lot...
In opposition of new plant proposal (02/12/12)
To the Editor: This letter is to share with everyone our concerns about the asphalt plant that is slated to go on the property at 2762 W. State Road 340. Our concerns are for the health of our residents, our children and others in the area. The area will include the City of Brazil and surrounding areas. ...
Logic is sorely needed (02/12/12)
To the Editor: I tend to approach our students' educational decisions in a logical manner. Sixty years ago at Indiana University, I took a one-hour course in logic. The final examination test of that course was one question: "What is logic?" We were given the exam booklet and were to turn in our answers in two weeks...
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