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Local talent goes national

Former Carroll County resident Amanda Overmyer was in the running to become one of the popular singer-searching television show, American Idol's top 24 contestants when the Comet went to press Tuesday. More...

Five competitions this month will identify top ideas

The inventor of an alarm clock that monitors sleep patterns, a would-be organic baby food maker, a designer of cargo trays for trucking, and the creator of a process that could detect early cancer cells through blood tests are among those who hope More...

Local News

Items for flood victims shipped from California

The news of local flooding has spread far and wide. When Nicki McCain of California heard about the situation, she wanted to do something to help. She is the daughter of Dan McCain and Ginger McCain of Delphi. More...

Child Abuse 101 - what it is and what it is not

Child abuse prevention group to hold forum

Prevent Child Abuse Carroll County will host a forum titled "Child Abuse 101" Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stone Barn in Delphi. More...

RES to present musical

Rossville Elementary first and second graders will perform the musical, "Lemonade," on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Rossville auditorium. The musical by John Jacobson and John Higgins promotes the idea that "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. More...

Sports

Carroll girls win sectional

As the Carroll Lady Cougars were cutting down the nets following their 64-58 victory over Fountain Central in the Class 2A Clinton Central Sectional championship game Saturday night, first-year Carroll coach Mike McCroskey spoke about his belief i More...

Class 2A Cass Regional

Game 1 - Oak Hill (23-0) vs. Carroll (13-9). 10 a.m. Game 2 - North Miami (18-4) vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (15-7). 12 p.m. Championship - Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2. 8 p.m. More...

Alderman wins semistate wrestling title

Two members of the Delphi wrestling team will be competing in the state tournament to be held Friday and Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. More...

Society

Miller, Adsit wed

Amber Miller of Lafayette and Eric Adsit of Milford, Ill., exchanged vows in a doublering ceremony Dec. 27 in Ochos Rios, Jamaica. She is the daughter of Mike and Kay Priest of Delphi. He is the son of Andy and Jill Adsit. More...

Hirt, Boyd exchange vows

Katy Hirt and Bradley Boyd were united in marriage Nov. 10 at Oakbrook Valley, Kokomo. The bride is the daughter of Bonita Hirt of Flora and Harvey Hirt of Auburndale, Fla. Parents of the groom are Darrell and Sherrill Boyd of Rossville. More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

NATHAN TRAPP of Flora was named to the fall semester dean's list at Muscatine Community College in Iowa. Indiana State University has announced its dean's list for the fall 2007 semester. More...

College Goal Sunday provides free help to students filing for financial aid

College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA) that provides free information and assistance to Indiana families filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More...

CES receives RIF grant for free books

Carroll Elementary School has received a Reading Is Fundamental grant. A RIF grant is a national grant that gives free books to students. More...

Public Records

APC issues permits

Fifteen permits were issued by Carroll County Area Plan Commission during December, for improvements amounting to $2,761,692. In January, APC issued only eight permits, for improvements amounting to $351,000. More...

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 The following were charged with check deception: April L. 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...

Rainy Day Fund used for Feb. bills

Council urges commissioners to act on personnel policy changes

Carroll County Council urged commissioners at their Wednesday morning meeting to amend the county's personnel practices as soon as possible. More...

New filings are announced

The following recently filed their candidacy for the May Primary races: Commissioner - Scott Ayres (R), District 3; County council-at-large - Marion Huffer (D); Delphi School Board - William Trueblood, Liberty Township; and Michael Shoemaker, More...

DCSC board dismisses teacher to accommodate administrator

Delphi Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees cited reduction in force (RIF) as one reason for dismissing first-year middle school social studies teacher Thomas Murfitt during its Monday night meeting. More...

DCSC taxpayers voice opinions about renovations

Delphi Community School Corporation hosted another tour and public forum Monday night to update patrons of the corporation's plans to renovate many of its physical assets. More...

Community

Purdue Garden Calendar

Q. We plant sweet potatoes in a raised bed the length of our garden. We have had an animal go underground and eat onethird of it. This year, some grew 10 inches long and 8 inches around. More...

Find out about YMCA at annual board meeting

The public is invited to the annual meeting of the Carroll County YMCA board of directors on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Y. More...

Announcements

Honan Hall at the intersection of Monroe and Union streets in Delphi will be the host site for an AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE Feb. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call (800) GIVE-LIFE to schedule a blood donation appointment. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Impressions

When I stay over in the city, I often frequent a rather tired independent grocery store. It's a place that's long on expiration dates and short on reliable refrigeration. More...

Saving county money… one dime at a time

Carroll County Commissioners must be reading the Comet. Not too long ago we ran an editorial pointing out to them that they do, in fact, make spending decisions. We gave them examples to support our thesis. More...

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Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Love one another

My brother and I were sitting on the opposite ends of the couch. I can't remember what we had been fighting about, I just remember that we had been fighting and it must have been bad because we were sitting there waiting for my dad to come home. More...

Hickory Grove sends mission team to Haiti

Eight members of a Hickory Grove Church mission team returned home on Feb. 5 from an eight-day trip to Cazale, Haiti. Cazale is located in a mountain village north of Port 'O Prince. 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 Burlington Town Council has taken the first step into investigating the feasibility and public opinion of an annexation campaign. More...

Obituaries

Steve L. Kelley

Steve L. Kelley, 58, of Brookston, passed away Feb. 12, 2008, at 4 a.m. in his residence. He had battled a brain tumor the past two months. Mr. Kelley was born July 14, 1949, in Logansport, to Francis E. Kelley and Cora Bell Gramkaow Kelley Myer. More...

Roger L. Trent

Roger L. Trent, 56, of Bringhurst, passed away unexpect- edly on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at 10:57 p.m. in the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo. Born Dec. 13, 1951, in Logansport, he was the son of Lloyd and Rebecca Peters Trent. More...

Frank A. Shanks

Services for Frank Amos Shanks, 81, of Camden, were held Feb. 4 at Cree Funeral Home, Camden. Pastor Paul Marcellino officiated. Burial was at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. He died at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 31, 2008, at St. More...

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