April 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Veteran officer to retire for advanced education degree

Carroll County Sheriff Tony Burns announced Thursday long-time Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Mark Back will retire May 3 to further his education. Sgt. Back said he planned to pursue a life-long goal to attain a degree in secondary education. More...

County leaders being 'arrested' to benefit MDA

The citizens of Carroll County are being accused of "having a big heart for Jerry's kids." They are volunteering to go behind bars in an effort to raise money for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association. More...

Scholarships for Alzheimer's Web-based training

Through a grant received from the Indiana State Department of Health, the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter will award 400 web-based training scholarships to certified nursing assistants who work in a state licensed facility in Indian More...

Opinions & Letters

An explanation of Carroll County taxes, part 2

Guest commentary

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

Web poll

Tell us starting Wednesday at our web site, carrollcountycomet.com

Each week the Comet polls its readers on a different topic. Vote online at carrollcountycomet.com starting each Thursday, and then click the Comments link to send us an email voicing your opinion. More...

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Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Waiting - not so easy

If we're going to learn anything from our life and find the wisdom of maturity, we've got to learn to want more than simply not wanting to repeat our youthful mistakes. 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...

Deer Creek Pastor to be installed

Dave Herron will be installed as pastor of the Deer Creek Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. The public is invited. This will be the first installation service at the church in more than 30 years. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO Shirley Sterrett is Delphi's first full-time woman mail carrier. She also brings another first to her job. She drives an official postal car, with the steering wheel on the right hand side and a large tray on the left side. More...

Obituaries

Wanda L. Miller

Wanda L. Miller, 81, of Flora, died at 9:30 p.m. April 26, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. She was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Howard County to Henry and Hazel Martin. She married Fred J. Miller on Oct. More...

Margaret VanSickle

Margaret A. VanSickle, 73, of Delphi, died April 14, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She was born July 29, 1934, in Boswell to J. Clark and Elizabeth Cripe Griffith. Her marriage was to Russell Noel VanSickle on Sept. More...

Margaret L. Hodges

Margaret L. Hodges, 91, of rural Monticello (Carroll County), died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at St. Mary Healthcare in Lafayette. Born Oct. 8, 1916, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of William "Mac" and Velvia Jones Dowdell. More...

Special Sections

Clawson gets Republican nod for commissioner

Delphi resident Patrick F. Clawson won the Republican nomination for county commissioner, district 2, in Carroll County, ousting incumbent George Mears. More...

Polls are open 6 a.m. Tuesday

Indiana's Primary Election will be held Tuesday. Voters will be choosing candidates for the November General Election and electing school board members who begin four-year terms July 1. On the local level, Patrick F. More...

FEMA grants appeal

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will grant public assistance to 13 northern Indiana counties, including Carroll, hit hard by severe flooding that began Jan. 7. More...

Community

And then the sun came out in Flora!

The 12th Annual Carroll County Garden Fair, organized by the local garden club, hosted approximately 30 booths at Flora Community Park Saturday. The event was conceived to promote gardening in Carroll County. More...

Hodges 85th birthday

A surprise party honored Thelma Hodges for her 85th birthday. She was presented with a bouquet of 85 red roses. Those attending were her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and David Rider of Brookston and Gelmene and Gene Knight of Deer Creek. More...

Hoosier Home Cookin'

This week I feature some simple and fruity slaws and salad. Chopped Apple Slaw is tart, crisp and a welcomed twist on a traditional favorite. Peachy Fruit Salad is one of my favorite fruit salad standbys. More...

Sports

Lady Oracles earning respect

The Delphi Lady Oracle girls' softball team improved its record to 11-4 with a dominating 19-0 victory over Rossville Monday night in Delphi. More...

It wasn't real - this time

The Every 15 Minutes program is held every three years at the two local high schools. The names and faces of the student participants are different, but the message is the same: Every 15 minutes someone is killed by a drunk driver. More...

Softball field named for Ennis

Gail Ennis had quite a surprise after the Flora Little League and Girls Softball parade on Saturday. As president of the Girls Softball League, he had called a meeting of the parents to enlist their help in the concession stand. More...

Society

Huffers celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Huffer, 28 Rainbow Dr., Rossville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in May. Huffer and the former Sharon Black were married May 4, 1958, at the Moran Methodist Church. More...

Delaplane 65th

Jim and Josephine Delaplane of Flora celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this month. They were married April 14, 1943, at the home of her parents by Rev. A.C. Ramsey. More...

Wilsons celebrate 30th

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wilson of 6436N. 255W., Delphi, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary May 6. Wilson and the former Judy VanSickle were married May 6, 1978, at Pittsburg Church of the Brethren. More...

Education

Carroll H.S. Band earns gold

Carroll High School Band members broke a proverbial "curse" April 19 when they earned the gold rating at the Indiana State School Music Association's concert band contest. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

CORY L. NORMAN is one of 22 members who have been elected to the Wabash College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa national honorary society. The oldest American fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa was founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776. More...

Submerged in education

Seventh grade science students at Delphi Community Middle School turned the school pool into a science lab recently with help from their teacher, Alan McConnell, and deputies Denny Randle and Jon Randle from the Carroll County Sheriff's Departm 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 Charles E. More...

Marriage Licenses

Robert Lee Lucas, 19 and Tiffany Anne Rowley, 22, both of Flora. Jose M. Dominguez, 28, of Delphi, and Erica L. VanMeter, 36, of Lafayette. Joe Tristan Sr., 49, and Delia Pavon Rodela, 26, both of Flora. 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. Monday, May 5 Carroll County Drainage Board: 8:30 a.m. More...