March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners meet at request of council

Short agenda yet 60 percent unresolved

Carroll County Commissioners were urged by county council to meet in special session to address over-spending issues and help stem the constant loss of tax dollars. More...

Local News

Application process underway for 'Art on the Wabash'

The third annual "Art on the Wabash, a Local Artists' Fair" will be held at West Lafayette's Tapawingo Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 14. More...

GED classes and testing are offered

White County Learning Lab offers free GED and skills remediation classes to adults 16 and over, in Monon, Monticello, and Flora. English classes are also offered in Monon and Delphi. More...

Amanda Overmyer - true to herself

Carroll County native Amanda Overmyer made it to the Top 11 on American Idol, just missing the Top 10 who will travel around the country on a concert tour this summer. But America has not heard the last of Amanda. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Repose

When sleep eludes me there is no greater state or commodity after which I seek. Sleep, beautiful sleep. Except, sometime, nodding off is not all that wise of a plan. More...

Tax reform points are highlighted

On March 14, the Indiana State Senate passed historic property tax reforms under which most Hoosiers could see an average 27 percent decrease in their property taxes in 2008 and an approximately 38 percent decrease by 2010. More...

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Society

Engagements

White-Clift

Liddia White and Lain Clift, both of Rochester, Minn., announce their engagement and approaching marriage on May 31. The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert and Roberta Blue of Delphi. More...

McIlrath 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Doyal McIlrath, 1481 S. Michigan St., Burlington, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house April 6 at the Burlington Community Building. More...

50th anniversary open house

Bob and Bonnie Roberts of Delphi will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday. The event will be hosted by their children from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Wabash & Erie Canal Conference Center in Delphi. More...

Obituaries

Fred W. Houser

Fred W. Houser, 81, of Delphi, died at 10:25 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. He had resided there for two months. Born July 10, 1926, in Burnettsville, he was the son of Manford and Clara Ballard Houser. More...

Douglas Stewart

Douglas Stewart, 50, of Camden, died at 1:32 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2008, at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester. Born Oct. 3, 1957, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Sterling and Alice Shaw Stewart. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1977. More...

Eric P. Akers Sr.

Eric P. Akers Sr., 33, of rural Monticello, died March 22, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. Mr. Akers was born Nov. 29, 1974, in Monticello, to Melvin Akers and Debbie Crowder Randolph. On Feb. More...

Special Sections

Press release from DLGF stuns council

Months, maybe even a year ago, one of the first questions the Comet asked a representative of the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) when comprehensive coverage of the county financial crisis began, was how that office could ap More...

APC increases permit fees

It was a long-time in coming, but after reviewing 14 surrounding counties' charges for building permits, Carroll County Area Plan Commission raised fees for services provided by the local office. More...

Community

Meetings

Tri Kappa

The Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa met for lunch and a business meeting March 11 at Delphi First Presbyterian Church. Theme for the month was kindness, tenderness and sympathy. The meeting was conducted by Marjory Clifford. More...

Flora Senior Center has no worries

At last Wednesday's Flora Senior Citizens lunch, Flora Town Council President Josh Ayres and Clerk-Treasurer Joretta Tinsman spoke to the group about a televised report that the center may be closing. More...

Announcements

THE MODERN'S EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB will meet March 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Solomon's Grille in Delphi. Hostess will be Ruth Anderson. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Normal?

When I was a freshman at college, I met Craig. Like me, he was a freshman that just wanted to fit in with his new community. While he told us that he was diabetic he really did not let it keep him from doing the same things that we did. More...

Camden First Baptist celebrates 175 years

Camden First Baptist Church invites everyone to help celebrate the church's 175th year of spreading the Word of God, beginning with church services this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. 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 The Scout cabin at Flora community Park has undergone radical changes in the past few months, both inside and outside. The cabin size has increased by more than 50% and it now has running water. More...

Education

Math Bowl-ers whiz into first place

Delphi Community Elementary School Math Bowl Team competed March 4 at Galveston Elementary School against Rossville Elementary. Delphi answered 19 questions correctly, which placed them first at the event and 28th out of 80 in the state. More...

Carroll narrowly wins Jr. Battle of the Books

Carroll and Delphi met for a third year in the Junior Edition Battle of the Books on March 17. More...

Carroll Elementary Wax Museum

Carroll Elementary Fourth Grade Wax Museum was open to visitors on March 21. It went along with the class study of famous Hoosiers. More...

Public Records

Superior Court

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 Blaine M. McLeland was charged with burglary and attempted theft. 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

C.J. Dwayne Hart, 20, and Ashlie Marie Caldwell, 19, both of Delphi. Donald Austin Rhine, 26, of Chalmers, and Aundrea Lynn Ferguson, 26, of Flora. Robert Earl Bogan, 47, and Megan Anne McKinney, 30, both of Monticello. More...