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Delphi proceeds with integrated land use plan

Delphi Board of Works signed a contract with Ground Rules Inc. at a May 17 meeting to develop a comprehensive land use plan. The plan will be developed in conjunction with the one currently under development for Carroll County. More...

Sprinkle pleads guilty to remainder of charges

Convicted child sexual predator Leon Sprinkle had two court dates last week. An omnibus hearing for five Class D felony counts of possession of child pornography was scheduled for Thursday. More...

Local News

4-Hers Share the Fun at contest

The annual Share-the-Fun Contest talent show was held May 4 in the Delphi Community High School Little Theater. A total of 87 4-H members participated in 14 acts that were divided into group, musical and non-musical categories. More...

"Survivor: Delphi" summer camps begin

Delphi Parks and Recreation will host "Survivor: Delphi" summer camps from June 1 through July 6. The programs consist of numerous "challenges" which incorporate endurance, problem solving and teamwork skills. More...

Stolen property stash found in Delphi

Community tipster helps police

According to a press release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, Detectives Kevin Hammond and Steve Mullin investigated a report of stolen property from local construction sites at 803 E. Columbia St. in Delphi. Resident John P. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

What's that smell?

For the summer this year we've got a little humble abode down near the lake to use. Out the front door and just past the crowded, noisy parking lot lies a beautiful sandy beach - and, get this, a hot dog stand. What a deal! More...

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Capital Comments

Band-aid or surgery for Indiana property taxes?

Each year brings a new property tax crisis. The General Assembly scrambles to defend homeowners from big tax hikes. More...

Society

Planks wed 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Plank of 2940E 400S, Bringhurst, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary June 3 with an open house at their home from 4 to 7 p.m. Plank and the former Shirley A. More...

Frazier, Lowe pledge vows

Cara Frazier and Michael Lowe exchanged wedding vows at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Logansport. The bride is the daughter of Beth Frazier of Bringhurst and the late Jerry Frazier. More...

50th anniversary open house

Norman and Jane Beck of Flora will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday. The event, hosted by their children, will be held at the Wabash & Erie Canal Conference Center, Delphi, from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Artie E. Cook

Artie E. "Buck" Cook, 92, formerly of Frankfort, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at 11:18 p.m, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. He had been a resident there since January. More...

Marjorie May Pearson

Marjorie May Pearson, 84, of Monticello and formerly of rural Carroll County, passed away May 28, 2007, at 8:25 p.m. at Twin Lakes Village Nursing Home in Monticello. Mrs. Pearson was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Carroll County, to George J. More...

James R. Francis

James R. Francis, 51, of Delphi, died unexpectedly May 27, 2007 at 1:45 p.m. at his residence. He was born May 4, 1956, in Kokomo, to James and Sharon Cass Francis. His marriage was to Joan G. Nix in Dothan, Ala., on Oct. 19, 1973. More...

Special Sections

Comprehensive land use plan moves forward

Public invited to participate

Carroll County Area Plan Commission members decided at the May 22 meeting to host two night meetings in June for the public to provide input about how Carroll County land should be used and planned. More...

Carroll names top of the class

The Class of 2007 at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School has two valedictorians and one salutatorian. Sharing the valedictorian honor are Kristen Myer and Lindsay Stiller. Salutatorian is Amanda Fields. More...

Bridge replacement south of Burlington closes SR 29

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will temporarily close a section of State Road 29 between State Road 26 and State Road 22 for up to 60 days beginning today, May 30, for the bridge replacement over Hurricane Creek, 1.7 miles north o More...

National exploited children group bestows 'Excellence' award to local detective

Most Carroll County citizens who read about court cases in the Comet probably believe the situations depicted in the stories are confined to the boundaries of the county. However, this is not always the case. More...

Community

'Celebrate Wildcat Creek' returns to Adams Mill

Take a canoe ride, hike a trail, learn about creek ecology, tour a mill, or just relax and listen to music in the shade of giant trees. More...

Sen. Hershman praised for voting record

Nearly every time a roll call vote came up in the Indiana Senate this year, Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) was there. More...

This week's recipes feature good old American Hamburger! Celebrate upcoming events with a dish fit for a king. Elvis Presley meatloaf comes from a family friend of mine. She can't promise if it's authentic "Elvis," but it does taste pretty good! More...

Sports

Lady Oracles lose sectional heartbreaker

For the second year in a row, Coach Randy German's Delphi girls' softball team left the field feeling as if they were the better team after a closely-played season ending loss in the semi-final round of the Class 2A Sectional played last Tuesday at More...

Oracles win last seven regular season games

The Delphi Oracle baseball team finished regular season with a 13-15 record, including winning their last seven games. Their last game was against Sheridan, a Hoosier Conference foe, winning 12-1. More...

Eliminated from sectional

Fountain Central eliminated the Oracles from Sectional play 6-2 on Monday. Kyle Bender gave up 3 runs in the first on a couple of hits and a fielding error. His record on the season was 5-6. More...

Faith

What have we taught here?

Sports have been a part of my whole life. Thankfully, I am still healthy enough to enjoy a variety of sports as a participant (yes, something even faster paced than croquet!). More...

DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHES

SS=Sunday School SW=Sunday Worship

AMERICUS UNION NON-DENOMINATIONAL: Vernon Stingley, pastor. SW: 10 a.m. BRINGHURST UNITED METHODIST: Larry DeVos, pastor. SS: 9:30 a.m., SW: 10:30 a.m. BROOKSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST: 206 N. Prairie Street, Brookston. Ron Guzman, minister. More...

Vacation Bible School

Flora Grace Brethren Flora Grace Brethren Church, 103 South Willow Street, is sponsoring a vacation Bible school June 4-8 from 6:15 to 9 p.m. It is offered for children ages 4-12. "WaterWorks! Park" is the theme. More...

Education

Senior awards night recipients named

Delphi Community High School Academic/Honor All- School Awards Program was held May 25. Recipients are listed below: MILITARY HONOR CORDS Michael Atwood, Justin Burge, More...

A different kind of circus

"Jungle John" of Silly Safaris brought several animals to show at Carroll Elementary School to help promote Flora Library's summer reading program, "It's All About the Circus! More...

Rossville senior awards are presented

Rossville Senior Awards Program was held last week. More...

Public Records

Superior Court

Judge Jeffrey Smith

Superior Court judgments are gathered from public records on file in the Carroll County Clerk's office on the second floor of the courthouse, Delphi. Anne E. Douglas, 30, of Delphi, pled guilty to neglect of a dependent and criminal mischief. 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...

Because the public has a right to know…

In an effort to help our readers understand what government meetings are happening when and where, the Comet will now print upcoming meetings on a weekly basis. Wedesday, May 30 Carroll School Board special meeting: 7:30 p.m. More...