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Stories from Sunday, June 3, 2012

Officials announce street closings (06/03/12)
In preparation for the funeral of Indiana National Guard Spc. Arronn Fields, 27, Knightsville, some city streets will become one-way roads. In a joint statement released by the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Brazil Police Department, it was announced that beginning at noon, Monday, June 4, Washington Street, north of National Avenue (United States 40), would become a one-way street heading north to Moore Funeral Home...
Honoring a Hero (06/03/12)
Volunteers set up flags for Spc. Arronn Fields Larry Eckhardt attended the funeral of a soldier a handful of years ago. While he saw several flags flowing through the air in honor of the soldier, he believed there weren't enough. Since then, Eckhardt made it his mission to help communities display their pride for fallen soldiers...
Brazil teen dies in fall (06/03/12)
PUTNAM COUNTY -- A Brazil teen died in a Friday morning fall from a rural Putnam County railroad bridge. Kody Allen Snyder, 16, Brazil, was pronounced dead at the Putnam County Hospital Friday following a fall from the railroad bridge, commonly known as the Big Four Arch Bridge...
One dead following Saturday accident (06/03/12)
A 17-year-old Brazil youth died from injuries sustained from a single vehicle accident Saturday afternoon. In addition, a 16-year-old passenger suffered severe head trauma and was flown to an Indianapolis Hospital Trauma Center, Riley Hospital. According to officials with the Brazil Police Department, officials responded to the accident at approximately 2 p.m...
Street Closings (06/03/12)
Officials with the City of Brazil recently notified The Brazil Times of two street closings coming up June 4-5, including: The residential homes in the area will be allowed access, but no through traffic will be allowed...
Office Hours (06/03/12)
The main office of Northview High School will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the summer from 8 a.m.-noon, beginning June 15, and lasting through July 23. Transcripts and work permits may be obtained during those times. The office will reopen for regular business hours Tuesday, July 24...
Pool Party! (06/03/12)
According to Meridian Elementary School Principal Karen Phillips, students reached their goal on ISTEP+ this year. Because of this, a pool party for students in grades kindergarten through fifth-grade, has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, from 6-8 p.m., at the Forest Park Pool...
Dinner Time! (06/03/12)
The Lady Volunteers of Staunton will host a dinner at the Staunton Community Center from 4-7 p.m., Friday, June 22. The meal will consist of beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, dinner rolls coffee, tea, lemonade and dessert. Cost will be $9 for adults and $5 for children 10-under...
Concert Band honors Spc. Fields (06/03/12)
The Brazil Concert Band honored Indiana National Guard Spc. Arronn Fields, 27, Knightsville, during its season-opening performance Sunday. Director Matthew S. Huber recited "Duty Honor Country," written by Gen. Douglas MacArthur. In addition, the band performed "The U.S. Field Artillery March," written by John Philip Sousa...
Area man remembered at street dedication (06/03/12)
Members of the family of Ken McClellan were at Forest Park Saturday morning for a dedication. Earlier this year, the Brazil City Council elected to rename a portion of DeLoss Street in honor of Ken McClellan. The part of the street, which runs east off State Road 59 to the softball diamond at Forest Park, was officially renamed Ken McClellan Drive...
Choir set for performance (06/03/12)
The Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church, Brazil, will present "A Season of Scripture and Song," at the annual meeting of the Poland Chapel Historical Society, Sunday, June 10, at 2:30 p.m. The choir, under the direction of Steve McCullough, will sing favorite musical anthems of the past year paired with scripture...
Scheduled Meetings (06/03/12)
The Clay County Local Emergency Planning Committee will conduct its regular 2012 meetings prior to the Clay County Fire Chief's Association at 6 p.m., with the chief's meetings at 7 p.m., during the following dates:...
Boy Scout earns Eagle Scout rank (06/03/12)
Austin Lofton, a Boy Scout with Troop 101, Brazil, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout Saturday, June 2, at First Christian Church, Brazil. Lofton, 16, began his scouting journey when he was 7, in the first-grade with Cub Scout Pack 141, Staunton. He worked hard every year, earning his ranks, and in the fifth-grade, he earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts. With that in hand, in February 2008, he joined the newly formed Boy Scout Troop 101 with Scoutmaster Jerry Snyder...
High court denies area appeal (06/03/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- On Thursday, the Court of Appeals of Indiana reached a conclusion regarding an appeal filed on behalf of former Brazil resident Dusty Rhodes Jr. The court's ruling stated it found sufficient evidence had been presented during the trial, and dismissed the appeal...
Delicious Goodies! (06/03/12)
YMCA Summer Day Camp set to start (06/03/12)
The YMCA of Clay County will host the Y Summer Day Camp again this year, beginning June 4 and running until August 8. The camp will take place at Forest Park Elementary School until July 20, when it will move to the YMCA building. Campers who can participate must be entering kindergarten through eighth-grade...
Income guidelines change for WIC Program (06/03/12)
Families already receiving Medicaid, Food Stamps and TANF are income eligible for the Indiana Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. Income guidelines for the program have changed. The following are the list of changes, including household size and annual income:...
Honored! (06/03/12)
Reelsville Elementary School Honor Roll (06/03/12)
__Reelsville Elementary School__ __Honor Roll__ __Fourth Grading Period__ Second-Grade High Honor Roll Tyler W. Carey, Samuel Ross Hayden, Savanna Paige Junkin, Halen K. Nichols, Parker J. Pelfrey, Trevor L. Vanihel Honor Roll Amanda Faye Boone, Marlena Crawley, Damian Golden, Dillan M. Head, Logan W. Jordan, Hunter Levi Sheffler, Kendal Rae Thompson, Haylee E. Wood...
Reunions (06/03/12)
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, Linda Love, Randy Love, Mary McAuliffe, Jennifer Milburn, James Stewart, Sally Walls, John Wells and Angelia Williams...
Community Notes (06/03/12)
The following is a list of upcoming area events as provided to The Brazil Times: Meeting Set The Clay County Historical Society will meet June 4, at 7 p.m., in the lower level of the museum. The guest speaker will be Terre Haute resident Joy Sacapulos...
Illinois Lottery (06/03/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Here are the winning numbers selected Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Illinois Lottery: Friday Pick Three-Midday 0-1-1 Pick Three-Evening 1-1-9 Pick Four-Midday 4-6-7-5 Pick Four-Evening 1-5-1-5 Lucky Day Lotto 2-13-14-29-33 Mega Millions...
Hoosier Lottery (06/03/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are the winning numbers selected Friday and Saturday in the Hoosier Lottery: Friday Daily Three-Midday 5-1-4 Daily Three-Evening 2-3-0 Daily Four-Midday 4-0-3-5 Daily Four-Evening 9-3-9-2 Lucky 5-Midday 14-15-16-28-35 Lucky 5-Evening...
Knights' postseason dream turns to nightmare (06/03/12)
BY CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor AVON -- There was little margin for error for teams competing in the Class 4A baseball regional at Avon High School on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Northview Knights, they made several very costly mistakes right out of the gate and Roncalli made them pay dearly, scoring eight runs, none of them earned, in the first inning to down the Knights 16-0 in five innings...
Casey Shuman scores Lincoln Park Speedway sprint car win (06/03/12)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE - If you weren't hustling as a driver at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night, you didn't have much chance at sharing the lion's share of the purse for the four feature races on tap. Threatening clouds hung menacingly over the 5/16th mile oval, but there was no shortage of talent on hand despite a hectic slate of shows around the Hoosier State. ...
Kody Allen Snyder (06/03/12)
Kody Allen Snyder, 16, Brazil, died accidentally, Friday, June 1, 2012, in Putnam County. He was born March 8, 1996, the son of Jay S. and Jackie Neice Snyder. He attended Northview High School, where he had just completed the ninth-grade. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather Daniel Q. Auterson and grandmothers Pamela Baysinger and Brenda Godsey...
Nancy E. McFarland (06/03/12)
Nancy E. McFarland, 85, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012. A memorial service will celebrate Nancy's life Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 10 a.m., at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, with Dr. P.T. Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 3-8 p.m., at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home...
Obituary Notices (06/03/12)
Spc. Arronn David Fields, 27, Knightsville, Ind., died May 21, 2012, in combat while serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Monday, June 4, at Moore Funeral Home, Brazil. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, at the Church of the Nazarene, 1102 E. ...
More than just a few bad apples (06/03/12)
Americans get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly at a Las Vegas hotel or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. As well they should. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans' respect for their government...
Trampling on civil rights? (06/03/12)
To the Editor: I realize people are tired of the smoking/no smoking controversy. Our government, local, state and federal, seems to feel it can make laws telling us what we can and cannot do. So, now Clay County will be non-smoking, and we know it will be put through whether business owners want it or the public wants it. Non-smokers want us to quit, and that is fine...
First 5K Walk/Run a success (06/03/12)
To the Editor: In January 2012, my life changed forever when I received a diagnosis I had never heard of before that day. I was diagnosed with Wegeners Granulomatosis, a very rare auto immune disorder that only affects 1 in 30,000 people. If not diagnosed, within five months, Wegeners can lead to organ failure and even death...
Former resident pleased with tribute (06/03/12)
To the Editor: I wish to comment on the beautiful tribute to the First Presbyterian Church, written by Mrs. Crafton, and printed in The Brazil Times on May 14. It was especially meaningful to me as my husband and I were one of the couples united in marriage at the alter there...
The Flag Man arrives in Clay County (06/03/12)
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