July 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

County's first queen presented new crown

Jane Williams Kearns was the first queen of the Carroll County 4-H Fair, in 1958. She was honored Saturday night at the county's 50th queen contest. She was given a dozen long-stemmed red roses, a plaque, and a real crown. More...

Public urged to participate in Land Use Plan

Area Plan Commission Zoning Administrator Dale Huffer announced a public meeting about the comprehensive land use plan development will be held July 26 at 7 p.m. in the 4- H Community Building in Flora. More...

Local News

Duke Energy offers customers incentives to reduce AC use

During the long, hot summer months, electricity consumption increases as customers use more power to keep their homes cool. More...

Celebrations to mark World Breastfeeding Week

The White and Carroll County WIC programs are sponsoring a celebration in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week. The celebration will take place on Aug. 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Head Start Building in the Monticello City Park and on Aug. More...

Motorists who break work zone laws face stiff fines, possible jail time

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is reminding motorists that breaking the law in Indiana's highway work zones will result in stiff fines and possible jail time. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Reading material

I'll always remember the regular trips my mom took my sister and me on to the library. The library was our refuge from any woes, a quiet place with the promise of adventure or reflection or a good laugh. More...

Speak up, or forever hold your peace!

In times of financial stress and worries, communication becomes the glue that holds a community together. When contention abounds, reining in feelings and information is sometimes the inclination, but it is exactly what is not needed. More...

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Faith

Andy, Barney, and Bible study

A typical Bible study usually begins with participants opening the Scriptures. But the past few weeks, members of the Mayberry Bible Study at Jubilee Fellowship have started their studies by watching an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show. More...

DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHES

SS=Sunday School SW=Sunday Worship

AMERICUS UNION NON-DENOMINATIONAL: Larry Williams, 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...

Delphi churches plan joint worship service

First Presbyterian Church and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, both in Delphi, will hold a joint worship service and communion at St. Matthew's July 29 at 10 a.m. A catered luncheon will follow the service. More...

Education

Local named woman teacher of the year

Lacey R. Stoner Berger, formerly of Delphi, was named the Power of One Teacher of the Year in Grand Rapids, Mich. Berger is a full-day kindergarten teacher at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy in Benton Harbor. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

REUBEN WOODRUFF of Cutler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science - international relations Cum Laude from Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., during its 133rd commencement exercises held on June 9. More...

Public Records

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. Wednesday, July 18 Delphi Board of Works: 12 noon. More...

Police & Fire 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 quilt or innocence. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Richard E. Roberts and Marilyn R. Roberts to Anthony J. Dore and Mary Grace Dore, W.D. GMAC Mortgage Corp. to Federal National Mortgage Ass., Corporate Deed. National City Bank to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Corporate Deed. More...

Commissioners seek federal SR75 extension funding

A request by American Structurepoint to apply for federal appropriations from Congressman Joe Donnelly's office on behalf of Carroll County was unanimously approved at Monday's meeting of the Carroll County Commissioners. More...

Desiray Simmons is Miss Carroll County

Nineteen-year-old Desiray Lynette Simmons was crowned Miss Carroll County 2007 at the 50th annual pageant held Saturday evening in the show arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Flora. She is the daughter of Jeff and Michelle Simmons of Cutler. More...

Sewer district granted new judge

TLRSD threatens counter suit

A hearing to determine the validity of a petition, filed in Carroll Circuit Court by a group of Jefferson Township residents opposed to becoming part of Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District (TLRSD), was scheduled for 9 a.m. July 16. More...

Community

Hoosier Home Cookin'

This week, I continue with some ice cream favorites. If you want a great basic ice cream that's great plain or souped up with extras, Go-To Ice Cream is a recipe you'll want to keep in your file for years. More...

Channel 2

Programming for July 18-25 is listed below: Wed., July 18 - Live at the Fair, weather permitting: 8 a.m., Beef Show, and 6:30 p.m., Special awards and trophies. Thurs., July 19 - Live at the Fair, weather permitting: 8 a.m., Swine Show. More...

Meetings

Wednesday Forum Members of Wednesday Forum met at the home of Martha Justice for the July meeting. Jan Hathaway gave a presentation regarding the settling of Jamestown. More...

Sports

Delphi Junior Leaguers win Semi-State

Delphi baseball's Junior division (10-year-olds-&- under) proved to be the class of the field Monday night in Walton with a double-header sweep of Alexandria to claim the Semi-State round of the 39th annual Town & Country Youth Baseball State Tourn More...

Professional ATV racing comes to Rossville

The sixth stop on the WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour is the AMSOIL Wildcat Creek Open Championship, this weekend at Wildcat Creek MX, Rossville. Over 400 riders are expected to compete. More...

Delphi high school fall sports call-outs coming up

Delphi Community High School Athletic Director Vince Burpo has announced the 2007 high school fall sports call-outs and first practice times. Girls' Golf call-out will be July 27 at 9 a.m. at the Carroll County Country Club. More...

Society

Back to where it all began

Nelson K. Allbaugh of Delphi proposed to his long-time girlfriend, Christy Kayser, on 7/7/07. Allbaugh chose the date because 7 is his lucky number, but he chose the place because it is where they starting going together eight years ago. More...

Perrys celebrate 50th

Bob and Judy Perry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house July 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Rockfield Community Center. The event will be hosted by their family. More...

Fifes married 65 years

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Fife, 1845S 50E, Bringhurst, will observe their 65th wedding anniversary July 26. They plan to take a short trip later. Fife and the former Ruby Peggy Reppert were married July 26, 1942. More...

Obituaries

Helen Replogle

Helen Whiteman Replogle, 85, of Pleasanton, Calif., formerly of Middlefork and Burlington, died July 2, 2007. Born in Clinton County, she was the daughter of Frank and Edith Cohee Whiteman. More...

Arthur E. Pickering

Arthur E. Pickering, formerly of rural Frankfort, died at 12 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2007, at Milner Community Healthcare Center in Rossville. He was born June 17, 1913, in Clinton County, to George and Elizabeth Swihart Pickering. More...

Katherine E. Ward

Katherine E. Ward, 90, of Flora, passed away at 3:36 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2007, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. She was born Sept. 20, 1916, in Wabash, to Fred and Minnie Cook Miller. More...

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