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FEMA to award grants for COVID-related funeral expenses

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 5:12pm
WASHINGTON — Starting Monday, April 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agenty (FEMA) will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related...

Joyce Ann McDonald

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 4:39pm
Joyce Ann McDonald, 71, passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. She was born in Greencastle on December 6, 1949 to the late Otha and Ruth Leah (Myers) Zimmerman. Joyce graduated from...

Morris, Zentko strike out 18 Eels, complete combined no-hitter

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 1:40pm
It had been over one year since Gavin Morris toed the rubber at Northview High School. He pitched over the weekend against Bloomington North, but Tuesday’s outing against Clay City was different, he...

Town Park HutsonWood facility hosts family member Easter egg event

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 12:01am
The Town Park Hutsonwood senior assisted living facility in Brazil made both kids and their older relatives happy on Friday at an Easter egg event. Not a traditional hunt, but the smiles on the faces...

Swearingen named one of Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60 Seniors

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:56pm
On Tuesday night, Hoosier Basketball Magazine released it’s Top 60 senior boys basketball players from the 2020-21 list with the following press release: “Below is a list of Hoosier Basketball...

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Local residents describe how COVID-19 has impacted their lives

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:17pm
Getting sick in August of 2020, it was like someone flipped a switch. I spent the day with my family, didn’t feel bad at all. Around 8 pm, I started with a headache, and by 10 pm, the 103/104 fever...

TOP STORY OF THE DAY, brought to you free by WICU: Widow of county's first COVID-19 casualty hopes to spread awareness

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:40pm
Mary Ellen Elliott has every right to be mad. Mad at the world, mad at COVID-19, mad at everything. Her husband, Bill, was taken from her last year by COVID-19 – the first Clay County resident to die...

Paul Marvin Redenbarger

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:08pm
Paul Marvin Redenbarger, 95, of Brazil, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Easter morning, Sunday, April 4, 2021, at the Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was born in Prairie City, Clay...

Durward R. “Dory” “Duke” Kempf

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:41am
Durward R. “Dory” “Duke” Kempf, 94, died Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was born on June 2, 1926 near Staunton, Indiana. He attended Staunton High School and as a boy and a young...

Lady Eels whack three homers, thump Tiger Cubs

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 10:41pm
In the second of Saturday’s season-opening round robin tournament at Loogootee, Clay City’s softball team scattered nine hits but had nothing to show for it as the Lady Eels were shut out by the host...

Therapy dog program coming to local elementary

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 6:51pm
A teacher’s dream is becoming a reality at Van Buren Elementary School. With hard work and help from the community, special education teacher Brooke Kraemer is preparing to bring a therapy dog to the...

WELCOME LITTLE ONE: Kolston George-Lynn Reynolds

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 6:48pm
Kolston George-Lynn Reynolds was born at 10:15 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. He weighed 9 pounds and 15 ounces and was 22.5 inches. Kolston is the son of Shelbie...

BFD's new fire engine kept busy over weekend

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 6:32pm
The Brazil Fire Department was kept busy over the weekend responding to two structure fires. The first was reported to Clay County 911 Dispatch by a neighbor who saw flames on the home's front porch...

Busy school board meeting Thursday

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 6:29pm

Craig Park busy place during arrival of Spring

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 6:21pm
Craig Park was a busy place during the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 27. Afterward, many families lingered for a while at the park to enjoy the sunshine and good weather...

TOP STORY OF THE DAY, brought to you free by WICU:Ready to dig? During National Safe Digging Month, Duke Energy reminds customers to call 811 first

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 6:17pm
PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Spring is here and people are excited to get outdoors to plant trees, shrubs and flowers, as well as begin those outdoor construction projects that make homes more comfortable....

Local Girl Scout awarded Bronze Cross for stopping runaway minivan last summer

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 6:07pm
A local teenager is unsure how to feel about the recognition she’s receiving. On July 23, 2020, Harley Soots, 15, was waiting at her home on South Chicago Street in Brazil to turn in a Girl Scout...

CLAY COUNTY THROUGH THE YEARS: The First United Methodist Church of Brazil

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 6:00pm
The present congregation of the First Methodist Church of Brazil had its beginning in 1839. At first the small Methodist Society met in homes. As the town grew and the membership increased, they...

Trying Something different this Easter

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 5:54pm
Christmas In The Park and Terror Mansion provided a unique Easter fundraising event this year: A Haunted Easter Egg Hunt! It wasn’t the ordinary Easter egg hunt like for children. Participants tried...

Eels embrace unique track and field season they're set to embark on

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 10:50pm
When talking with high school spring sports coaches, there’s two things they’ve pointed out during the lead-up to the seasons officially getting underway. No. 1: They’re thrilled to be back with...