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Flora calls town convention

Two Republicans file for council

The Town of Flora has called a town convention for Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at the 4-H Community Building at Flora park. More...

Main Street site is committee's choice for new fire station

The committee appointed by the Flora Town Council to research and review all opportunities for a new Flora Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) presented its findings and recommendation at Monday night's council meeting. More...

Local News

SIA Foundation accepting grant applications

The SIA Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from Indiana not-for-profit organizations that are seeking funding for capital projects in the areas of arts and culture, health and welfare, or education. More...

Sewer district fights back

All interested hear conservancy district facts

The president of the Indiana Conservancy District Association addressed a crowd of more than 80 Thursday night at the Yeoman church. He clarified facts and dispelled myths and rumors about what a conservancy district is and is not. More...

State unveils promotional contest to curb tobacco use

Officials representing the In- Shape Indiana program and Indiana Tobacco Prevention Cessation Coalition recently unveiled a new three-month contest to encourage Hoosiers to quit using tobacco products. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Got ya

I call it the case of the "disappearing ink." My son Brad rolls his eyes in disbelief when I tell the story. He doesn't agree with me over the bad intentions I see hidden, lurking behind the computer screen. More...

Comments on Congress

Shaping policy is hard work

You can interpret the Senate's recent rejection of the immigration reform compromise several ways. You might see it as a political response to intense antiimmigrant pressure from talk radio and a slice of the heartland. More...

Guest opinion:

Where will it stop?

I attended the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District (TLRSD) meeting July 28. I was the only one there except for an older couple and the Monticello Herald-Journal reporter. More...

Society

Dunbars 25th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Carey Dunbar of 7000W. CR200N., Delphi, celebrated 25 years of marriage on July 3. Dunbar and the former Patti Mitchell were married July 3, 1982, at Delphi Christian Church. He is employed at Tate and Lyle in Lafayette. More...

Jones 70th annivesary

J. Paul and Lena Jones celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The party was hosted by their daughter, Sandra Harrison (husband Dave), their son John Jones (wife Carolyn) and two grandchildren. More...

Engagements

Beilstein-Scagnoli

Jennifer Beilstein and Thomas Scagnoli II, both of Kaunakakai, Hawaii, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. More...

Public Records

Restaurant Inspections

Subway Routine inspection: 7/3/07 Summary of violations: No Violations Noted Little Bit Country Routine inspection: 7/5/07 Summary of violations: No Violations Noted Camden Grocery Routine inspection: More...

Marriage Licenses

Nicholas Ryan Dekoster, 23, of Ottowa, Mich., and Katherine Elisabeth Wright, 23, of Brookston. Daniel Levi Arion, 21, and Melissa Kay Foster, 22, both of Delphi. Dustin William Bowers, 26, and Crystal Lynn Anderson, 30, both of Monticello. 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. Wednesday, Aug. 8 Burlington Town Council: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Burns searches for cost-saving medical providers

Another instance of the effort of a department head to save the county money was demonstrated at the Monday morning Carroll County Commissioners' meeting. More...

County clerk sacrifices staff position to aid financial situation

Carroll County Clerk Laura Sterrett decided there was something she could do to help overcome an expected shortfall between county expenses and county income when the full time second deputy in her office submitted a resignation. More...

Facade grant applications on the rise

Delphi's facade improvement grant program went through a period of relative inactivity in 2006 so much so that the city council did not appropriate money for the program in 2007. More...

Community

Local photo in 'Country' magazine

A photo of a Carroll County farm scene is in the August/September issue of "Country" magazine. Gail Seest of Mulberry, who took the photo and submitted it to the magazine, said the location was just northeast of Paint Creek Cemetery. More...

Hoosier Home Cookin'

This week I conclude my series on corn recipes. Corn relish is sweet and crunchy and tastes better than even the best salad bar staple. Can some extra to give as holiday gifts. Pickled Corn is a tasty refrigerator treat. More...

What's Happening Elsewhere

Grand Effect Productions will open its 2007-2008 season with "ALICE IN WONDERLAND," adapted for stage by Paul Allen. The family musical will be presented at the Wells Community Cultural Center, 863 North Street, Lafayette, on Aug. More...

Sports

Girls' golf gets under way with invitationals

Carroll Girls Golf Team competed Aug. 1 in the Caston Invitational played at the Logansport Country Club. Carroll finished 4th out of 10 teams with a score of 415. Carroll was led by Megan Garrison with an 82, followed by Krystal Brazel with a 94. More...

River Bluff Run scheduled in Logansport

The Michigan Avenue end of the River Bluff Trail in Logansport will be the starting point of McDonald's 5K River Bluff Run on Oct. 13. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

How's your vision?

Many of us have had eye exams and wear contacts or traditional glasses. We do so because our vision is flawed in some way. Few people have perfect 20/20 vision. Not many see exactly as they would like without some correction. More...

Clergy Renewal Program to start its 10th year

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced that its Indiana Clergy Renewal Program will continue for its 10th year. 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...

Obituaries

Elizabeth D. Marvin

Elizabeth D. "Liz" Marvin, 89, died Aug. 1, 2007, at White County Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Logansport, to Hale and Dowinia McDonald Clark. Her marriage was April 22, 1937, in Logansport, to Childs "Chiz" Marvin. More...

Richard W. Rush

Richard Wayne Rush, 43, of Delphi, died Aug. 3, 2007, at his residence. He was born Dec. 17, 1963, in Lafayette, to Wayne and Caroline Weir Rush. His marriage was to Janet L. Denton in Delphi on Feb. 18, 1994, and she survives. More...

Alan C. Thompson

Alan C. "Tommy" Thompson, 85, of Speedway, passed away July 23, 2007. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora More...

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