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  • Board ponders new Indiana school 'A-F' grades
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana education leaders inched closer Wednesday to approving a new system for grading the state's schools, nearly a year after a secret overhaul of the school-grading formula by then-Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett was revealed....
  • Amtrak adds amenities to Hoosier State line
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Amtrak is adding free Wi-Fi, modest food service and business-class seating to a passenger line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago, while Indiana remains in talks with a private vendor that wants to operate the line....
  • Education board quietly approves operating changes
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The State Board of Education has settled a pair of changes to the board's operations without the power struggles that have marked its previous meetings....
  • Judge convicts northern Indiana man in 2 killings
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A northern Indiana man paroled in 2010 after serving time for killing a family friend has been convicted in the fatal shootings of his brother and sister-in-law....
  • Judge tosses suit over IU student's disappearance
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit the parents of a missing Indiana University student filed against two men who were with her the night she was last seen more than three years ago....
Strange news
  • AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected encased-meat aficionados to line up for one last taste....
  • Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants
    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants....
  • Correction: Buffalo Silos-Beer Ad story
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based Labatt Breweries....
  • New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding
    TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding....
  • Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
    BEIJING (AP) -- The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks....
K-Day Parade

Photos from Saturday's (Sept. 27) K-Day Parade in downtown Brazil.

2014 Clay County Courthouse Centennial Celebration


Doyne K. Mitchell
Doyne K. Mitchell, 89, of Terre Haute and formerly of San Bernadino, California, died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at...

Delbert Allen Darkis
Delbert Allen Darkis, "Big D", 60 of Greenwood, IN, formerly of Brazil, passed away September 30, 2014 at 12:00am with...

Donald Earl Raab
Donald Earl Raab, 83, of Indianapolis formerly of Brazil, passed away on September 27, 2014 with his family by his...

Albert Cesnik
Albert Cesnik, 54, of Brazil and formerly of Indianapolis, died unexpectedly, September 21, 2014 at his residence. Al...

Maude Marie Lewis
Maude Marie Lewis, 73 of Brazil, IN, passed away at 12:40 PM on Thursday, September 25, 2014 in her residence. She was...

Delbert L. Siples
Delbert L. Siples, 74 of Brazil passed away and was greeted in Heaven by his granddaughter, Brandee on Sunday,...

Virginia Lee Strong
Virginia Lee Strong, 88, Brazil, passed away Saturday September 27, 2014 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born...

Erik Leif Reagan
Erik Leif Reagan, 50, of Clay City passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital....

Edwards and Miller to wed
John Edwards of Clay City and Kaylee Miller of Brazil will be united in marriage on Nov. 29, 2014. The wedding will...

Miller, Gaughan were married on May 31
Dr. Brandon E. Miller and Sarah E. Gaughan were married on May 31, 2014, in Greenwood, Indiana. The bride is the...

Whitlock, Ball to wed in September
Jennifer Whitlock, Sullivan, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of her daughter Lacey Whitlock to Michael...

Maxton Robert Phillips
Ryley and Amanda Phillips, Plainfield, Indiana, would like to announce the birth of their son, Maxton Robert Phillips....

Scarlett Jean Sturm
Josh and Sara Sturm of Fishers are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Scarlett Jean Sturm. Scarlett was...

Easton Carter Herbert
Ryan and Corey Herbert, Brazil, would like to announce the birth of a son, Easton Carter Herbert. He was born at 8:05...

Mercedes Marie Harwood
Rachel Auterson, Brazil, and James E. Harwood II, Crawfordsville, would like to announce the birth of their daughter,...

Liam Si Fabbri
Brett and Brittanee Fabbri, Brazil, would like to announce the birth of their son, Liam Si Fabbri. He was born at 11:01...
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