December 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Process serving benefits county

County courts and offices must handle a great deal of paperwork as efficiently as possible to operate smoothly. More...

Local News

Delphi Giftaway winners announced

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Delphi resident has it 'maid'

Delphi resident Deb Mears will have it "maid" this year thanks to the Weiman Home Care Products' Maid for a Year contest. More...

Memories of a Christmas past

Editor's Note: The following article was written by Gerald Clear, remembering a Christmas from several years ago at a place that no longer exists. Several years have sped by since this true story occurred. More...

Opinions & Letters

Resolve to be better in 2008

The end of the old year and the start of a new one is typically a good time to think about our lives - the good and the bad. Do we make resolutions or not? More...

Midwest Memo

Other ways

After years of avoiding breakfast in general, and oatmeal specifically, I have fallen head over taste buds in love with Quaker Oats. More...

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Faith

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 Presbyterian installs new pastor

Delphi Presb yterian Church held an installation service Dec. 9 for new pastor Bill McLean. He began his first pastoral assignment there Oct. 24. McLean grew up in Cornelia, Ga., where his parents and sister reside. More...

Delphi Wesleyan's new pastor is a man of the people

Delphi Wesleyan Church welcomed new pastor Dan Fisher to lead the flock July 29. An installation service was held Aug. 12. Fisher and his wife, Amy, have two daughters, Alecsys and Brooklyn, who attend Delphi schools. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO When the County Home Cemetery was established in the mid 1800s, it was located in a grove of trees and was surrounded by a wrought iron fence. More...

Obituaries

Bonnie J. Walker

Bonnie J. Smith Walker, 64, of Logansport, died at 8:20 a.m. Dec. 23, 2007, at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Aug. 24, 1943, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Howard S. and Joyce P. Hensel Smith. More...

Jacoby Z. Green

Jacoby Zion Green, infant son of Dustin and Emily Cunningham Green of Bringhurst, died shortly after birth at 10:37 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Lafayette Home Hospital. More...

Lloyd L. Anderson

Lloyd L. "Bud" Anderson, 80, of Delphi, passed away Dec. 22, 2007, at 5:55 a.m. at St. Mary Healthcare Center in Lafayette. He had been a resident there since Sept. 29, and was in failing health the past year. More...

Special Sections

Leaders strategize to correct financial problems

County council and commissioners met in joint session last Tuesday evening for nearly three hours, determined to work together and make progress toward a fix for the ailing county financial status. More...

Carroll starts Rainy Day Fund

Carroll School Board approved the establishment of a Rainy Day Fund at its regular meeting Dec. 18. Superintendent John Sayers explained that unused or unencumbered funds can be placed into a Rainy Day Fund. More...

DCSC reviews first renovation estimates

After the Dec. 19 work session, patrons of Delphi Community School Corporation have a slightly clearer picture of what renovations to school facilities in their district could be done and what the work might cost. More...

Get informed:

Money for renovations to Delphi schools will come from taxpayers. Members of the school board encouraged patrons to get informed and take part in the process to provide input on the best way to proceed. More...

Community

Shop Flora First winners named

Winners are named in the Shop Flora First Holiday Giveaway. The dollar amount that each winner received is in the form of $50 gift certificates to participating Flora businesses. First place winner is Carla Richardson of Bringhurst, $600. More...

Honoring decades of helpfulness

Lions Club members believe five decades of service to one's community is worthy of recognition. The club ensures such an achievement does not go unnoticed when one of their own reaches the milestone. More...

Announcements

Delphi Post Office will host a PASSPORT FAIR from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Postal Service sales and service associates will help residents with passport applications, fees and photos. More...

Sports

Balanced scoring propels Oracles

Myers leads with 22

Ah, there's something to be said about getting a win in your final game before Christmas break. More...

Western blows past Carroll 66 to 35

The Cougars had their worst outing of the season last Thursday when Western blew them out, 66-35. Carroll dropped to 1- 4 for the year, while Western evened its record to 3-3. More...

DCHS swim records fall

The DCHS boys' swim team broke two school records in its 92-83 victory over Twin Lakes. The 200 medley relay team of Kyle Price, Matt Keen, Andrew Burton and Jeremy Sterrett went 1:47.95 to break a 23- year-old school record. More...

Society

50th anniversary open house

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Appleton will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary with an open house on Dec. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Burrows Presbyterian Church. Appleton and the former Jean Flora were married Dec. More...

Pearson 50th anniversary

Richard and Barbara (Pritts) Pearson of Delphi are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 30, 1957, in Flora at the Presbyterian Church. He works at DeFouw's in Lafayette, and she is a homemaker. More...

Engagements

Unger-Cook

Hannah Kaye Unger and Andrew Clinton Cook have plans to wed at 5:30 p.m. July 26, 2008. Pastor Jeff Peters will perform the ceremony at Faith Church of Christ in Burlington. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tim and Kim Unger. More...

Education

Fun day at CES

The last day of classes before the Christmas holiday vacation at Carroll Elementary School was Polar Express Day. All students were invited to wear their pajamas to school for the day. More...

Ivy Tech to offer scholarships to encourage degree completion

In an effort to increase degree attainment, the Kokomo Region of Ivy Tech Community College will award up to fifty $1,000 scholarships to former students who are near completion of their degree. 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. New Filings Justin M. Erdie was charged with possession of paraphernalia. More...

Restaurant Inspections

29 Mara Mart Routine inspection: 11/16/07 Summary of violations: 1 Non-Critical There was not a thermometer to measure the air temperature in the small upright freezer. Corrected. 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. Thursday, Dec. 27 County Council: 8:30 a.m. More...