March 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sewer system problems resurface in Flora

The Flora Town Council has major decisions to make in the near future regarding the town's sanitary sewer system. Inflow and infiltration into the system keeps occurring, despite efforts to fix the problems. More...

DCSC relocates March board meeting

The March 12 regular meeting of the Delphi Community School Board of Trustees will be held at the middle school cafeteria. Re-alignment of DCSC elementary schools will be discussed. More...

Local News

Delphi Chamber to host free seminar on fraud

Delphi Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar on fraud, bad checks and theft at 5:30 p.m. March 22 in the Carroll County Courthouse Lounge. The seminar is free and open to the public. More...

Sixty volunteer at Feb. 22 blood drive

Carolyn Pearson of Delphi received her 19th one-gallon pin at the Red Cross blood drive held Feb. 22 in Delphi. She was one of 60 community members to take part in the drive. More...

Kids and diabetes

One of the top health concerns in Hoosier schools does not need to prevent students from reaching the top of the mountain. That is the encouraging message from Kris Freeman, America's top-ranked cross country skier. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Child pose, please

My venture into the Pilates form of exercise was more of a stumble than the kind of precise and fluid movement that the popular physical fitness system teaches. More...

Actions are louder than words

The Carroll County Council needs to be commended for its proactive approach to learning that the county may have a significant shortfall in reserve funds. More...

Tradition to continue

Long-time contributor to the Comet's church page, Wayne Sheagley, died last week. Mr. Sheagley had been providing a Bible verse each week in the Comet and its predecessor, the Hoosier Democrat, for over 50 years. More...

Faith

Extend a helping hand

Recently, Carroll County churches, the Brethren Charity Fund, individuals, and business owners donated bottled water, and paper products for individuals still struggling in the New Orleans area. More...

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

Education is inefficient, but its importance is beyond doubt

Q UESTION: I've heard that we forget more than 80 percent of what we learn. More...

Ready to celebrate

First Presbyterian Church in Delphi hosted a birthday lunch Feb. 18 for eleven members of the church who are or will turn 90 years old this year. Pictured are members John Klepinger, 95, of Elkhart, and Donnabelle Sieber, 94, of Delphi. More...

Education

Black History Month speaker enlightens DHS students

Marvin Boatright of Indianapolis addressed two student assemblies Feb. 28 in the Little Theatre as part of Black History Month activities at the school. More...

Juice that orange!

Delphi Community High School Physics I students competed against 10 other high schools from as far away as Michigan during the annual Rube Goldberg machine contest Feb. 24 at Purdue University. More...

DCSC Kindergarten enrollment approaching

Half and full-day available

Kindergarten Round-Up is approaching for Hillcrest and Camden elementary schools for the 2007-08 school year. Hillcrest enrollment will be April 4 and Camden will be April 5, with both between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. More...

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

Adam Joseph Tracy, 23, of Flora, and Chelsie Leigh Johnson, 18, of Camden. Robert Earle Brown Jr., 40, of Muscleshoals, Ala., and Sabrina Michelle Plunkett, 24, of Delphi. Louis Michael Fassnacht, 49, and Gloria Lynn Hammel, 42, both of Delphi. More...

Restaurant Inspections

Jones' IGA Routine inspection: 2/23/07 Summary of violations: 1 non-critical 1) There was a food employee in the food prep area with no hair restraint. Directed to correct by 3/4/07. More...

Circuit Court

Judge Donald Currie

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

No primary election in Carroll County this year

Although there has been a flourish of candidates filing to run for various offices and serve the citizens of Carroll County since filing season opened in mid-January, there were no two races in which two Democrats or Republicans are vying for the sa More...

New hope for the old levee

There might be a new lease on life for the Delphi levee after all. The levee was damaged in the 2003 flood and local residents have been asking that something be done to avoid a similar situation in the future. More...

It's all about communication

The tremendous February snowstorm is but a faint memory for most county residents. Some can still see grey snow mountains and water levels are still elevated, but March has made an appearance and all is well that ends well. More...

Set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night More...

Community

What's Happening Elsewhere

The PERU CIRCUS CITY SAMS camping club Chapter #89 will have a pitch-in dinner on March 17 at the residence of Guy and Jan Givens at 5:30 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to contact the Givenses at 260-563-7075. More...

Announcements

SINGLES will meet March 15 at 11:30 a.m. for a luncheon at Flora Presbyterian Church. For reservations, call 574-967- 3061 or 574-967-3241. Mark Smith will lead the C.E. GERARD MEMORIAL WALK on the High Bridge Trail on March 10. More...

           Beer      Potato          Soup 2 T. butter 1 tsp. garlic 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 stalk celery, diced 6 C. More...

Sports

Mustangs stampede the Oracles

Fountain Central (11-10) played with enthusiasm and emotion the entire game last Tuesday night in opening round action of the North Montgomery Sectional. They were playing for the first time since the loss of junior Andy Krout. More...

Knights cage Cougars

Carroll's defensive play against Lafayette Central Catholic was a lot better the second time around than a recent game at CHS, but the outcome was the same. The Knights downed the Cougars 58-37 in the first round of the Frontier Class A Sectional. More...

Tourney champions

The Delphi Lady Oracles won the 8th Grade White County Girls' Tourney held recently at Frontier. Team members are (l-r): Front - Grace Mears, Whitney Arion, Megan Yates, Chanler Norman. More...

Society

Hetsko-Iles

Erin Hetsko and Brian Iles announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Barry and Michelle Hetsko of Delphi and Nancy Leonard of Delphi. His parents are Marsha Iles of Logansport and the late Dave Iles. More...

Shepherd-Turner

Rodney and Linda May of Claypool announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Dawn, to Chad Michael Turner of Lafayette. More...

Miller-Ross

Megan Miller of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Kory Ross of Davenport, Iowa, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Marvin and Karin Miller of Davenport, Iowa. He is the son Kevin and Kay Ross of Flora. More...

Obituaries

Wayne L. Sheagley

Services for Wayne L. Sheagley, 78, of Kokomo, were held Friday at Neptune Funeral Home, Burlington. Pastor Ron DeGraaff officiated and burial was at Ball Hill Cemetery, Cutler. He died at 3 p.m. Feb. 27, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo. More...

Cynthia Sue Peek

Cynthia "Texas Tornado" Sue Smith Peek, 46, of Deer Creek, died at 4:14 p.m. March 5, 2007, at her residence. Born Jan. 14, 1961, in Amarillo, Texas, she was the daughter of Charles E. Smith and Betty Louelle Shaw. She was married on Dec. More...

Paul S. Austin

Paul S. Austin, 85, of Flora, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2007, at Milner Community Health Care Center in Rossville. More...

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