February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners tackle EDC, jail project, employee evaluations, health care costs and more

Carroll County Commissioners took care of a significant amount of business at their Monday morning meeting. More...

Local News

Personal Property tax returns due May 15

It is time to file Personal Property tax returns, according to Carroll County Assessor Neda K. Duff. The taxpayer is responsible for reporting all tangible personal property. More...

Burrows now has first responder volunteers

The small village of Burrows is the latest to re-establish a First Responders program in their fire department. According to Fire Chief Ryan Browning, the department currently has two trained responders and more on the way.  More...

Arrest made in Maramart armed robbery

An arrest has been made in the armed robbery that occurred at Flora Maramart the evening of Feb. 1.  More...

Opinions & Letters

Sunday read

Midwest Memo

My wife and I recently discovered the Sunday edition of the New York Times. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

If this is the Rust Belt, we’re proud to be here

Commentary

Growing up in Fort Wayne in the 1950s, even a youngster like me realized that this was an industrial town. More...

Faith

Annual Ecumenical Women’s Retreat is March 3

The Monticello area Annual Ecumenical Women’s Retreat will be March 3. This is a special year as this will be a time to celebrate 30 years of women coming together in Christ’s name. More...

Staying on our skis

Lessons from the Heart

I love the Winter Olympics. From the opening ceremonies to the last run of the last event, the Olympics are full of great achievements and even greater stories. More...

Obituaries

R. Lowell Brubaker

Robert Lowell Brubaker, 92, of rural Flora, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at Woodbridge Health Campus, Logansport.   He was born May 1, 1925, in Howard County, Ind., to the late Ira Joseph and Eva Mae Sink Brubaker. More...

Richard L. Welch

Richard L. “Dick” Welch, 74, of the Buck Creek area, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at his residence following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  Richard was born Feb. More...

Bill Ayres

Charles W. “Bill” Ayres, 90, of Flora, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  He was born Dec. 20, 1927, in Bringhurst, Ind., to Bert and Edith Ayres. More...

Special Sections

EMA Advisory Council reorganizes

Outgoing director threatens EEOC investigation

It was reported during the Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Advisory Council (EMAC) re-organization meeting last week, there may have been no meetings of the group since 2012 or 2013. More...

McCain land sale nets $10 million plus

3 local charitable organizations to benefit

J. Richard and Joan Mc- Cain have left a lasting legacy for three area charitable organizations through the Carroll County Community Foundation. More...

Retention bonuses for emergency workers raises ire with other department heads

Carroll County Council President Ann Brown suggested the county give retention bonuses to emergency workers to stem matriculation. More...

Community

Area elementary schools to compete in Indiana Academic M.A.T.H. Bowl contest

Approximately 8,700 students in grades 4, 5, and 6 from around the state are preparing for the 22nd annual Math Academic Teams for Hoosiers competition which will take place at 55 sites on Thursday evening, Feb. 22. More...

Grants available to cultivate Indiana’s specialty crop sector

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is now accepting proposals for projects designed to enhance the competitiveness of Indiana’s specialty crops, which include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery More...

Malaise

Meandering Melodies

3 This word came to my -mind today as I thought -about what to write in this yweek’s column. It helps me nto understand a word better when I look up the defin ition. More...

Sports

Cougars notch win against Bulldogs; fall to Red Devils and Titans

Carroll (5-15, 1-6) won one game and lost two last week. Tuesday night the Cougars faced the biggest team they have in several years in West Lafayette (17-4), ranked 12th in Class 3A. The visiting Red Devils defeated the young Cougars 67-32. More...

CJHS wrestling ends week 1-1

The Carroll Junior High wrestling team fell recently to Clinton Central but rebounded with a 32-30 victory on the road against Clinton Prairie.  Quickest pin of the night against Central was Tanner Turnpaugh’s 41 second pin of Jordan Perri More...

CJHS award recipients

The Carroll Junior High boys basketball awards program was held Friday night. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

From files of the Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, the Flora History website and the Carroll County Historical Museum  10 YEARS AGO   More...

Education

College Goal Sunday offers free FAFSA filing help

Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 40 sites in Indiana to help college bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. (local time), Feb. 25.  More...

EDUCATION NEWS

Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo Service Area has announced the following students have been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2017 semester. More...

Cougar of the Month

Carroll Elementary Cougar of the Month for January was awarded to bus driver Dale McCracken. She was nominated by second grade student Jenna Gerten. Jenna stated in her nomination: “She works so hard. She does a lot of hard work. More...

Public Records

Circuit Court

- Judge Benjamin Diener

New filings are from public records available in the Carroll County Clerk’s office on the second floor of the courthouse, Delphi. More...

Marriage Licenses

Austin A. Brower, 20, and Megan D. Peters, 19, both of Delphi.  Cody W. Murray, 26, and Candice L. Hughey, 28, both of Delphi.   More...

Police Calls

Police reports are gathered from available records on file at local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. More...