February 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller is 27th Milroy winner

Delphi Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet and awards presentation on Jan. 28 at the Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center. Three awards were presented during the banquet. More...

Unexpected bridge costs socked to county

The last thing Carroll County needed to hear at the Monday morning commissioners' meeting was that two former bridge projects were not quite paid for. More...

Local News

Experience Works searches for Indiana's outstanding older worker

Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for mature workers, is searching for Indiana's outstanding older worker. More...

Courthouse Square is nominated for National Register of Historic Districts

Delphi Main Street and the Delphi Preservation Society will host a public meeting on the nomination of the Delphi Courthouse Square District to the National Register of Historic Districts. The meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. More...

Red Cross emergency shelter opens in Delphi

Flooding along the Tippecanoe River Tuesday is forcing evacuations in Carroll County. More...

Opinions & Letters

Status quo - it's not good enough any more

Carroll County taxpayers have been given a number of reasons why the county is in a financial bind. More...

Web poll

Tell us starting Wednesday at our web site, carrollcountycomet.com Each week the Comet polls its readers on a different topic. More...

Midwest Memo

Comfort clothes

Enough about the comfort food, about golden fried chicken and fluffy mashed potatoes and flaky buttermilk biscuits with lots of butter and a dollop of jam. More...

Faith

First Christian Church announces Lenten Calendar

Flora First Christian Church begins its Lenten services Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. with a traditional Ash Wednesday service. For Christians, Lent is called the season of soulsearching, repentance, reflection and taking stock of one's spiritual life. More...

Lessons from the Heart

The right look

We all get a chuckle when we look at old photographs. We laugh at ourselves when we see the clothes and hairstyles that were popular during that particular time. Unfortunately, at the time it was serious stuff and still is today. 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...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO It's official! The deed has been recorded transferring to the Town 30 acres of land adjoining Flora Community Park. The property will be farmed until the time when expansion of the park is agreed upon. More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

SAVANAH STEVENS, a freshman at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, will play the lead role in the ISU production of "FUSION - Dance of the Sun." The play will be presented Feb. 27 through March 1 at 7:30 p.m. 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 Chester L. Whitmore Sr. 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...

Marriage Licenses

Christopher Darvie Tillman, 21, and Sarah Dawn Winter, 26, both of Rossville. Matthew W. Zook, 44, and Deborah Ann Dione, 51, both of Delphi. More...

Special Sections

Red Cross emergency shelter to open today in Delphi

Flooding along the Tippecanoe River today is forcing evacuations in Carroll County. The Tippecanoe County Chapter of the American Red Cross is opening an emergency shelter for residents affected by the flooding. More...

The ins and outs of getting help

The amount of disaster relief information swirling around the county right now is staggering. Some of it is old news, some of it is rumor and some seems like the right information. More...

Council will address long-term money plan with DLGF

Carroll County Council has initiated a public meeting with the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) set for today, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. More...

Annual school performance reports

Found in this week's Comet are the School Performance Reports for Delphi Community, Carroll Consolidated, Rossville Consolidated and Twin Lakes school corporations. More...

Community

Adopt a Pet ceases

Because Carroll County has discontinued its animal control program, the Adopt a Pet series that appeared weekly in the Comet is no longer needed. If a new program is started, the Comet will consider reinstating the pet feature. More...

Reunions

DCHS Class of 1998

The Delphi Community High School Class of 1998 is planning an event for June 21. More...

Abbott files for third term

Carl R. Abbott, life resident of the Delphi area of Carroll County, filed to run for re-election to the at-large county council seat as a Republican. Abbott has held the council at-large seat for two terms and is seeking his third. More...

Sports

Delphi wins regional

Five Oracle wrestlers to compete at semi-state

Delphi Oracles Wrestling Team won its first regional title ever by defeating Winamac and Harrison last Wednesday in Lafayette. They are now one of 16 teams remaining in the state. More...

Carroll's Meade advances to semi-state

Chase Meade, a junior at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School, will compete in the Merrillville Wrestling Semi-State after placing third at the Logansport Regional. In his first match of the day he pinned Evan Morrow of Twin Lakes. More...

Bender's put-back lifts Oracles over Cougars

Carroll (6-9) split a pair of home games over the weekend, falling to county rival Delphi (6-11) Friday 67-65 and coming back Saturday with a 56-45 win over Clinton Prairie (7- 10). More...

Society

Roberson 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Roberson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 26. Roberson and the former Ruby M. Cripe were married in 1957 at the Camden First Baptist Church. More...

Hathaway 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Orville K Hathaway of Delphi will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a family dinner at The Trails on Sunday. Hathaway and the former Frances Grassmyer were married on Feb. 8, 1948, by the Rev. More...

Burns-Petorak

Susan Condon of Delphi announces the engagement of her daughter, Shannon Burns, to Dr. Christopher Petorak. He is the son of Greg and Jan Petorak of St. Louis, Mo. More...

Obituaries

Frank J. Whitfield

Frank "Pee Wee" J. Whitfield, 84, of Camden, died at 8:50 p.m. Jan. 29, 2008, at his residence. Born Feb. 27, 1923, in Tuscumbia, Ala., he was the son of John Ivy and Leaner Crittendent Whitfield. He attended schools in Alabama. On Sept. More...

Mary E. Campbell

Mary Ellen Campbell, 83, passed away Feb. 4, 2008, at Miller's Merry Manor in New Carlisle. She was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Logansport, to Frank and Bessie Rowe Clemans, both of whom preceded her in death. More...

Wayne L. Swaim

Wayne Lee Swaim, 76, of Burlington, passed away at 12:48 p.m. Mon., Feb. 4, 2008, at St. Joseph Hosp ital, Kokomo. Born Jan. 17, 1932, in Lafayette, he was the son of Leo M. and Mary Susan (Randolph) Swaim. He married Javannah Jo Avery on Dec. More...