April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

The Carousel takes a new turn

The Carousel in Burlington is under new ownership, but still in the family. "My husband's aunt, Pat Hufford, started the shop 14 years ago," said new owner Casie Trent of Bringhurst. More...

County fair is on

"The Carroll County 4-H Fair is on despite rumors going around otherwise," said Joanne Lytton, Extension Educator/4-H Youth Development. "The fair will be take place as usual on July 11-18. More...

DCSC kindergarten round-up is next week

Kindergarten Round-Up is approaching at Camden Early Childhood Center for the 2008- 09 school year. Enrollment will be held April 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parents must call the school office at (574) 686-2362 to schedule an appointment. More...

Opinions & Letters

Clarification of 'pulling the plug'

The Comet needs to clarify why it believes it is necessary to close Carroll Manor. It is not that the Comet wants to see residents turned out with nowhere to go. More...

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Midwest Memo

Green with confusion

Does a good scolding get your attention? Does a finger pointing, guilt ridden, mend your ways lecture inspire you to change? Me neither. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO The closing of the Camden branch of Salin Bank and Trust Company will end a long banking tradition at that location. The Camden Bank, a private bank, was organized in 1870. The bank received a charter as a state bank in 1919. More...

Obituaries

Robert C. Lentner

Robert Charles Lentner, 89, of Lafayette, died April 10, 2008, at St. Anthony Healthcare. Born in Delphi on Oct. 2, 1918, he was the son of Clarence and Lona Woods Lentner. He married Georgia Louise Arnold in 1937 in Delphi, and she survives. More...

Betty Lou Michaels

Betty Lou Brown Michaels, 84, of Delphi, formerly of Lafayette, passed away April 11, 2008, at 5:25 a.m. at her sister's house near Lafayette. She had battled breast cancer. More...

Elmo J. Everett

Elmo J. Everett, 82, of Delphi, passed away unexpectedly at 9:25 a.m. April 11, 2008, at his residence. He was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Bringhurst, to Emmerson and Osie McGuire Everett. He attended school in Cutler. His marriage was to Freda I. More...

Special Sections

SBOA disallows money from highway department to general fund

Council to wait for tax rates before making further budget cuts

Carroll County Council learned at Tuesday morning's meeting the Indiana State Board of Accounts would not allow a transfer of $150,000 from the highway department into the general fund. More...

DCSC questions sportsfield sprawl

A question raised by a member of the Delphi Community School Corporation Board of Trustees during its regular meeting Monday night also raised some board members' concerns their authority may have been usurped. More...

Carroll board accepts donation to art program

Art teacher Wyndham Traxler-Carter brought showand tell items to the Carroll School Board meeting April 8. More...

Community

Zirkle to host town hall meeting in Flora

Tony Zirkle, candidate for Congress, will host a Town Hall meeting April 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School gymnasium. The public is invited to ask questions. More...

If you plan to rebuild after the flood…here is the plan!

Editor's note: The following was prepared by Dave McDowell, Carroll County EMA Director, with help from Anita Nance, Water Planner of DNR Floodplain Management Section. More...

Channel 2

Programming for April 16- 23 is listed below: Wed., April 16 - 7 p.m., Flora Town Council meeting (taped 4/7); Faces of Carroll County, Chris Banks film. More...

Sports

Delphi boys and girls track go 2 and 1

Delphi Community High School track teams will host Clinton Central on Wednesday and compete in the Twin Lakes Invitational on Friday. Last week the boys and girls track teams defeated Frontier and Rossville. More...

Oracles improve to 5-2

Carroll's Brooke Yoder awaits the throw as Oracle Erika Hawn scores Monday. The Oracles won their fifth game, defeating county rival Carroll 17-1 in five innings. Bill Stauffer photo More...

Bethel College signs McCarter

The Bethel College track program has announced the signing of hurdler Jaime Mc- Carter from Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School. She will also be a part of the women's tennis team at Bethel. More...

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...

Education

Twin Lakes senior is finalist in state-wide leadership program

Twin Lakes senior Michelle Burke was recently named as one of 13 finalists in the 2008 "Indiana Leaders of Tomorrow" program. Sponsored by EMBARQ, her awards included $500 cash for college and $500 for her school. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

DILLON CARTER of Flora helped Valparaiso University's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team advance to the organization's national competition after winning a regional competition for its efforts to promote free enterprise. More...

Delphi Psi Otes offer continuing ed scholarship

Beta Psi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority will award approximately $500 to an adult resident of Carroll County who is planning to enter the field of art, music, literature, speech & hearing, teaching or nursing. More...

Public Records

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...

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, April 17 Flora Town Council executive session: 9 a.m. More...

Police & Fire Calls

Police reports are gathered from available records on file at local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply quilt or innocence. More...