October 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City council candidates speak out

Cities and towns will elect leaders for the next four years this November. In Delphi, most of the current city council members, as well as mayor Lee Hoard, face opposition in the Nov. 6 Municipal Election. More...

Local News

For long-haul truck driver, there's no place like home

In 27 years of trucking, MichaelMurphy rolled through 48 states and logged two and a halfmillion accident-freemiles. Recently retired, he said he is staying home now and enjoying the change of pace. He resides in Flora. More...

Friends hold successful event

Friends of the Delphi Public Library held their first Scavenger Hunt and Family Fun Day Oct. 7. Activities in addition to the hunt included Dance-Dance Revolution, children's room games, and folk-music on the lawn, along with hot dogs and popcorn. More...

DNR programs achieve certification

Indiana's state forests and classified forests have been certified by two outside organizations as being managed in a sustainable manner. More...

Sports

Carroll cross country roars at HHC

Hoosier Authority ranks CHS teams in top 10

For the first time in Carroll's history, both girls and boys teams won conference titles in the same sport during the same year. More...

Benton Central thumps Oracles

It was a beautiful fall evening for homecoming. The Delphi Oracles and their alumni were ready to get their third win of the season against the Bison of Benton Central, who came into the game with an identical record ( 2-6 ) as the hosts. More...

Cougars earn Senior Night victory

The Carroll football team was determined to get a victory on Senior Night. That determination paid off with a 14-7 victory over Hoosier Heartland foe Frontier. This was a game of halves. More...

Society

Surprise party for Beavers

Mr. and Mrs. Byard Beaver of Flora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party Oct. 7. It was held at the home of a son, Brian Beaver, and was hosted by all the couple's children. More...

Moore 60th anniversary

Bruce and Betty Moore of Delphi celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a surprise party held Sept. 22 at Riley Park in Delphi. Family members hosted the event. Moore and the former Betty Smith were married Sept. More...

Tyra 45th anniversary

Bill and Mary Tyra of Bringhurst will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on Friday. Tyra and the former Mary Wamsher were married Oct. 12, 1962, in Delphi. He is retired from Esserman Tire Service and she is retired from Zinn Kitchens. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy E. Jones

Dorothy E. McHardie Jones, 87, of Rockfield, passed away Oct. 6, 2007, at 10:18 a.m. in Lafayette Home Hospital. She had been ill since the previous Wednesday. Mrs. Jones was born Feb. More...

James E. Aldrich

James E. Aldrich, 68, of Cut Bank, Mont., died Sept. 21, 2007, at Northern Rockies Medical Center in Cut Bank following an automobile accident. He was born July 22, 1939, in Carroll County to Ervil and Jessie Herr Aldrich. More...

A. Louise Brewer

Alberta Louise Brewer, 86, of Burrows, died Oct. 3, 2007, in Milner Community Healthcare, Rossville. She was born March 3, 1921, in Howard County, to Guy O. and Luna Dell Severns Goyer. She married Elbert "Ab" E. Brewer on Jan. More...

Special Sections

School, community face big decisions

Patrons of Delphi Community School Corporation may have just a couple months to chime in with their thoughts on proposed facility upgrades. More...

Historic Resources meeting tonight

A Historic Resources meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in the Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center on N. Washington St. in Delphi. More...

Carroll teachers to get 2% raise this year and next

Carroll Consolidated School Corporation and the Carroll Education Association have reached an agreement on a two-year master contract, extending through August 2009. The teachers' last contract extended through Dec. 31, 2006. More...

Community

Meetings

Delphi CWF The CWF of the Delphi Christian Church met Oct. 2 with Sharon Quinn as hostess. Twelve members answered roll call by giving the firstmemory of their life. More...

Bridge-A-Rama

Bridge-A-Rama high scorers for September were Melba Hughes and Betty Huffman with 3,780 points, RitaWingard and Donnabelle Sieber with 3,600 and Hughes and Helen Schilling with 3,330. More...

Historic SPANS Task Force receives national award

The Indiana Historic SPANS Task Force in Indianapolis received a prestigious National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation on Oct. 4. More...

Opinions & Letters

Three-legged stool can't stand on only two

Mymomused to have a small, three-leggedwooden stool. I don't remember the stool being used for any reason, just something to set a newspaper ormagazine on for aminute. It was small and thus not sturdy enough to hold anything of weight. More...

Midwest Memo

Amber waves

These days our neighborhood just north of the Wabash is an artist's palate of gold, brown, rust,wheat and autumn hues that wander over many swatches on the color chart. More...

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Faith

Lessons from theHeart

Pastor Appreciation Day

Oct. 14 is the Sunday set aside for Clergy/Pastor Appreciation Day in 2007, but if you miss that Sunday, the entire month of October has also been officially set aside to honor your pastor. More...

DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHES

SS=Sunday School SW=SundayWorship

AMERICUS UNION NON-DENOMINATIONAL: LarryWilliams, 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...

Temperance Union convention this weekend

The 134th meeting of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Indiana will be Oct. 13 atMarion Tabernacle inMarion. The first session will begin at 9 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. More...

Education

Crowned

Senior Erika Hawn was named queen during Delphi's Homecoming football game Friday night. Hawn, pictured with her escort, Corby Anderson, was crowned during halftime. The freshman class won the pep banner competition. More...

Junior leaders plan Fall Party for youth

Carroll County Junior Leaders are sponsoring a Fall Party for youth in grades K- 4. The party will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the 4-H building in Flora. More...

Work- service day spent at park

Delphi Community Middle School runners participated recently in a community work-service day at Riley Park. Mary Ives and Sue Jargstorf of Delphi supervised the planting of spring bulbs. More...

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

MarkWilliam Good, 49, and Denise Fassnacht, 50, both of Flora. Anthony Grantham Goyer, 26, and Kisha Nicole Wilson, 25, both of Delphi. Andrew Lee Slaughterbeck, 18, and Brandi Paige Robison, 19, both of Camden. More...

Restaurant Inspections

Delphi Community Elementary School Routine inspection: 9/12/07 Summary of violations: No Violations Noted Delphi Middle School Routine inspection: 9/14/07 Summary of violations: No Violations Noted Save-A-Lot Routine inspection: 9/17/07 Summ 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, Oct. 10 Burlington Town Council: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...