April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Help clean up the Tippy

Now that temperatures are rising and thoughts turn to the great outdoors, Carroll County Emergency Management Agency Director Dave Mc- Dowell wants all residents to remember there is a segment of the local population which is not able to go out to More...

Local News

EH members honored for achievements

Carroll County Extension Homemakers celebrated achievements of outstanding clubs and individuals at their annual Friends Day/Achievement Awards on April 17. More...

Absentee voting is under way

Residents who wish to vote absentee can do so in the Carroll County Clerk's Office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. The office is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Bloodmobile visits Flora

Forty-nine units of blood were received from 59 volunteers when the Red Cross Bloodmobile visited Flora on April 17. More...

Opinions & Letters

Guest commentary

An explanation of Carroll County taxes

Editor's Note: The following article was written by the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation to help explain the county's tax structure. This is the first of a two-part series. More...

Midwest Memo

Good listeners

Good listeners can be a hard bunch to find. That's especially true at election time. Let's say a candidate utters something candid and revealing about his or her own personal view of the U.S. or our citizenry. More...

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Faith

Lessons from the Heart

What debate?

It is very easy to start a church fight. The place of music in the church is an excellent place to begin. Does a church sing or chant? Should it use musical instruments or sing a cappella without accompaniment? More...

Cutler church to celebrate rural life

Cutler Presbyterian Church will join with other Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations Sunday to celebrate rural life. This is a time to celebrate the ministry of rural congregations. 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...

Education

Academic All-State

Honored were, from left: Kylee German, girls basketball; Shane Evans, wrestling; Emily Kayser, girls basketball. Photo provided More...

Obituaries

Betty Minich

Betty Minich, 87, of Flora, died at 8:54 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2008, at her residence. Born Dec. 13, 1920, in Howard County, she was the daughter of Goldman M. and Lena Beamer Redding. More...

Charles A. Lively Jr.

Charles A. "Chuck" Lively, Jr., 50, of Delphi, died at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette, on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. Born in Lafayette on April 2, 1958, he was the son of Charles A. Sr. and Dorothy Pantle Lively. Mr. More...

Beverly L. Hinkle

Beverly L. Hinkle, 70, formerly of Flora, died at 12:55 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. She was born April 21, 1938, in Carroll County to John and Ruby Hinkle. She had attended Carroll schools. More...

Forum to connect communities

Carroll County Focus on the Future Inc. will host a countywide forum to learn about the many positive efforts happening in the county. More...

Riding for St. Jude's

First Step Preschool in Flora had a Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The children raised $1,462. Pictured left to right are: Front three - Charlie Balsbaugh, Morgan Viney, Hunter Anthony. More...

District 2 commissioners' seat to be challenged in May primary

There have been many primary elections in Carroll County when the only candidates to choose from were those on the national level. However, this year is different. There are two Republicans vying for the District 2 commissioners' seat. More...

Community

EH Cultural Arts/Teddy Bear winners

Cultural Arts winners at the Carroll County Extension Homemakers Friends Day/Achievement Awards event were, l-r: Virginia Marcellino, first place; Margaret Childers, second place; Doris Walton, third place. More...

EH Volunteer Angel winners

Winners of the Carroll County Extension Homemakers Volunteer Angel awards are pictured above, l-r: Pam Munsterman, Eleanor Sheets, Barb Dillon, Judy Downham, Another winner, Helen Ennis, is not pictured. More...

National Day of Prayer is May 1

The annual National Day of Prayer will be observed May 1 in many churches around the country. This year's theme is Prayer: America's strength and shield. More...

Sports

Delphi set for 75th Annual Ebrite Relays

The 75th annual Ebrite Relays will be held Saturday at Delphi Community High School. The Ebrite relays are the oldest relays in Indiana and this year boasts 28 teams. Field events will start at 9:30 a.m. and the running events start at noon. More...

Delphi Track

Delphi's boys and girls track teams competed Friday night in the Twin Lakes Invitational. The boys finished in 4th place while the girls finished in 7th. More...

Lady Oracles sweep Carroll

Delphi girls' softball head coach Randy German received a couple of unexpected surprises in the last two weeks - relatively easy victories in the annual home-and-home series played against its county-rival. More...

Society

Hufty, Gruber wed

Ed Gruber of Delphi and Melverine Hufty of Burlington exchanged vows during a ceremonial union April 5 at the Wabash & Erie Canal Conference Center in Delphi. A reception there followed the event. Rev. Richard Covert officiated the ceremony. More...

90th Birthday

Delmar Bailey of Camden will celebrate his 90th birthday April 29. Bailey spent most of his life farming in Carroll County. He is married to the former Carrie Robertson, who is celebrating her 86th birthday today, Wednesday. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO Wilson Bridge on 300N was closed Thursday, ending preservation's hopes of possibly rehabilitating the 100-year - old iron truss structure. 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 Jason T. Marcum was charged with criminal mischief. Donna L. More...

Marriage Licenses

Bradley Curtis Farrer, 29, of Royal Center, and Brandi Rae Nichols, 25, of 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. Friday, April 25 County Council special meeting: 8:30 a.m. More...

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