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Stories from Thursday, July 19, 2012

Halfhill wins Round Robin (07/19/12)
The third time was the charm for Whitney Halfhill. On Thursday, the 16-year-old 4-H'er won the 2012 Clay County 4-H Fair Round Robin Competition. This was the third consecutive year she had competed in the event, but she had never won the competition...
Water customers asked to conserve (07/19/12)
CLAY COUNTY -- The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security recently issued a water shortage warning due to drought conditions for all counties in the state. "The objectives of the water shortage warning stage are to prepare for a coordinated response to imminent water shortage conditions and potential water supply problems and to initiate concerted voluntary conservation measures in an effort to avoid or reduce shortages, relieve stressed sources and, if possible, forestall the need for mandatory water use restrictions," a press release indicated.. ...
Astronomer visits 4-H Fair (07/19/12)
Brazil welcomed a special visitor earlier this week during the 2012 Clay County 4-H Fair. Sui-Jian Xue, a Chinese astronomer from Beijing, is on a small tour through Indiana with Don York, also an astronomer. York works with the University of Chicago, but is originally from Terre Haute...
4-H'ers show rare breed of goat (07/19/12)
Clay County 4-H goers were in for a treat this year. Those who attended any of the 4-H Goat Shows this year witnessed a rare species. Sean Logue, 16, and his brother, Stephen Rich, 9, both entered San Clemente Island Goats into the shows this year. While the two are from Putnam County, they asked Clay County 4-H Fair officials if they could enter the goats into the Clay County Fair competitions. ...
Council receives water update (07/19/12)
KNIGHTSVILLE -- The Knightsville Town Council met for its monthly meeting recently and received an update on its water system improvement project. MEI engineer Brian Bullock and Kristy Jerrell, West Central Indiana Economic Development Group, -- both of whom are working with the council on the water project -- met with Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham to discuss utilizing Brazil's meter pit...
Street Closing (07/19/12)
Officials with the City of Brazil announced Ringo Drive -- off the north entrance of Edgewood Drive where Vandalia Street turns into Ringo Drive -- will be closed for approximately one week due to work on the Pogues Run tunnel being done in close proximity to the road...
Officials conclude death investigation (07/19/12)
An autopsy was conducted Thursday morning on the male victim from Wednesday's death investigation at 7851 N. State Road 59, near Brazil. The preliminary results of the autopsy indicated the 33-year-old man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Toxicology results are pending from the autopsy and could take up to two weeks...
Illinois Lottery (07/19/12)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Here are the winning numbers selected Wednesday and Thursday in the Illinois Lottery: Wednesday Pick Three-Midday 3-9-3 Pick Three-Evening 7-8-0 Pick Four-Midday 1-0-5-5 Pick Four-Evening 4-5-5-6 Lucky Day Lotto 4-18-26-27-30 Lotto...
Hoosier Lottery (07/19/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Here are the winning numbers selected Wednesday and Thursday in the Hoosier Lottery: Wednesday Daily Three-Midday 1-5-9 Daily Three-Evening 1-6-9 Daily Four-Midday 7-7-9-5 Daily Four-Evening 2-2-8-9 Lucky 5-Midday 10-16-20-29-34 Lucky 5-Evening...
Annual Popcan Tourney begins Friday (07/19/12)
The Clay Youth League 8-year-olds begin the "Pop Can" Tournament Friday at the Forest Park CYL Fields. Before the actual tournament on Sunday, the team will play two preliminary games to determine its seeding, somewhere between 1-8. According to Shawn Schauber, a coach for the team, the "Pop Can" Tournament originated when there was a soft drink distribution plant near Brazil...
Terre Haute Havoc are USSSA 11u World Series champs (07/19/12)
The Terre Haute Havoc 11u baseball team recently traveled south to Panama City Beach, Fla., over the fourth of July holiday and competed in the 2012 Grand Slam World Series. The Havoc played a week of baseball and came away with a runner-up finish to the host squad, the Panama City Beach Bashers...
Colts sign QB Luck (07/19/12)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Rest easy, Colts fans. The Andrew Luck era can now officially begin. The Colts have signed the Stanford quarterback who was the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, brought in to help the proud franchise rebound after last year's horrible skid. The injured Peyton Manning never played a down and now he's gone, off to Denver for a fresh start with the Broncos...
D. Joshua Tucker (07/19/12)
D. Joshua Tucker, 33, of Brazil, died July 17, 2012 at his residence. He was born Dec. 13, 1978, in Vigo County, the son of Daniel J. Tucker and Beth Ann Baker Tucker. He was raised in Clay County and graduated from Northview High School, Class of 1997...
Carolyn Ann (Ready) Thomas (07/19/12)
Carolyn Ann (Ready) Thomas, 68, Nashville, Tenn., and formerly of Grosse Pointe, Mich., died July 18, 2012, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn., following an extended illness. Carolyn was born in Indianapolis, July 19, 1943, the daughter of William and Mary (McKeon) Ready. Carolyn graduated from Ladywood High School with the class of 1961...
Gloria Dean Zentko (07/19/12)
Gloria Dean Zentko, 80, Brazil, passed away July 17, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center with her family by her side. Gloria's Memorial Service will be Friday July 20, 2012, at 7 p.m., at The Door Christian Fellowship with Pastor Tom Roeschlein officiating. Visitation will be Friday at 6 p.m., until time of service...
Darrell L. Moore (07/19/12)
Darrell L. Moore 54, Cloverdale, went to be with the Lord July 17, 2012, at Danville Regional Rehabilitation. A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m., at the Family Worship Center 8157 North County Road 425, Brazil, Ind., (U.S. 40 and Staunton Road), with Rev. Dick Shir Officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Church...
Obituary Notices (07/19/12)
Eugene Frederick Sawyer, 83, Greencastle, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at the Putnam County Hospital. Private funeral services will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Putnam County or the Juvenile Diabetes Society. Condolences and expressions of sympathies may be shared with the family in care of www.bittlesandhurt.com...
Public Record (07/19/12)
Clay County Courthouse The following transactions took place at the Clay County Courthouse July 17-19: Circuit Court -- Civil United States of America Vs. American Society of Composers, Authors: Civil Collections Nicholaus Hollowell Vs. Russa L. Hollowell: Domestic Relations...
Brazil Buzz (07/19/12)
And then the rain fell. First a drop or two and then a few. I am grateful for that wee bit. I took my umbrella to the grocery store, but opted to leave it in the car. I wanted to drink in the blessing. The rain sure felt good against my face! There just wasn't enough moisture to do any good...
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