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Commissioners grapple with gravel roads

Carroll County Commissioners became concerned about which hard-surface roads were planned to be ground to gravel per the proposed 2008 road plan at their Monday morning meeting. When it was learned CR500S between Prince William Rd. More...

Patrons formally petition DCSC building project

Carroll County Clerk Laura Sterrett told the Comet Thursday she had certified a "petition requesting the application of a petition and remonstrance process" submitted by opponents to Delphi Community School Corporation's 2008 facility renovation More...

Local News

Letter carriers to conduct annual food drive

Letter carriers in Carroll County will join their counterparts nationwide to help stamp out hunger by collecting nonperishable food items on Saturday during the 16th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive. More...

Camden Preservation Society announces award winners

Camden Community Preservation Society met for dinner on April 28 at the Flora Family Restaurant. The Community Pride and Camden Humanitarian awards were presented. Both are given annually and include the Town of Camden and Jackson Township. More...

Area IV Head Start begins enrollment

Area IV Head Start serving Carroll, Clinton and White counties is now enrolling children for the new school year. The program is accepting children ages three to five for the school year beginning this fall. More...

Opinions & Letters

Rebuilding Congress

With their promise of new energy on Capitol Hill, congressional elections are a time for hope. That's especially true now. Congress needs to fix itself so it can do the people's business. Here's how to go about rebuilding Congress. More...

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Midwest Memo

Faith tradition

The rift between Presidential hopeful Barack Obama and his former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. has occupied more than its share of air time and newspaper columns. One writer at the Chicago Sun Times noted that Rev. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

The joy of Christ

After church last Sunday I slipped into my office. I thought everyone was gone and I started singing the closing hymn, "Since Jesus Came into My Heart." It was one of those songs that kept twirling around in my brain and wouldn't let go. 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 Rock climbing is no longer allowed at France Park in Logansport. The Cass County Parks & Recreation Board made the decision due to concern with the lack of certification for a climber's ability. More...

Education

Carroll wins stock market competition

For the fifth year in a row, Carroll Elementary has won the statewide Stock Market Game competition in the elementary division. Carroll had three teams in the top 10 - capturing first, third, and seventh places. More...

Carroll math team wins championship

For the 10th straight year, Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School's math team has won the Hoosier Heartland Conference math contest. Carroll won the championship title on April 29 with a score of 1,233. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

SCOTT MANNING received a Master of Business Administration degree in accounting from Indiana University - Bloomington on May 3. His Master's major was Assurance Risk Management. 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 Stacey A. 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

Caleb D. Butcher, 22, and Emily D. Wireman, 22, both of Bringhurst. Simon Levi Ponder, 29, of Indianapolis, and Karen Lorraine Harness, 33, of Frankfort. More...

Budget reductions are explained

The Comet has been asked by readers to explain how the county budget appropriations have changed over the past 12 months and what those changes mean for each department. A chart and information can be found on page 5B of this issue. More...

Wildcat oxbow creates natural opportunity

A parcel of farmland along Wildcat Creek in Carroll County will grow its last crop this season. Next year the lowlying field will be returned to its native state, filled with trees and Indiana prairie grasses, and will remain that way forever. More...

'Month of Saturdays' river event is underway

According to a press release from Carroll County Emergency Management Agency Director Dave McDowell, the recent request for dumpster donations to aid cleanup activities along the Tippecanoe River in Carroll County has begun to show results. More...

Delphi council promotes Safe Routes to School Program

Delphi City Council unanimously approved a resolution to pursue Indiana Department of Transportation grants to construct sidewalks and bicycle paths on Armory Rd. at its Monday night meeting. More...

Community

Wallar celebrates 100th

Adaline Groninger Wallar is celebrating her 100th birthday today, May 7. She is a life-long resident of Burrows. Mrs. Wallar was born May 7, 1908, to Addie and Frank Groninger. She had two brothers and three sisters, all of whom are deceased. More...

What's Happening Elsewhere

PERU CIRCUS CITY SAM'S CLUB Chapter #89 will have its monthly campout on May 16, 17 and 18 at Wildwood Acres Campground in Hartford City. Hosts will be Steve and Iris Lewis. For more information, call 1-765-473-6425. More...

Hoosier Home Cookin'

My company, Mulberry Health & Retirement Community, celebrated moms, daughters, grandmothers, sisters and friends in our first-ever Women's Day. And, I performed my first-ever cooking demonstration during the weekend festivities! More...

Sports

Atwood wins 19th state wrestling title

Last weekend three members of the Delphi wrestling team competed in the Indiana State Wrestling Association's Freestyle State Meet. Braden Atwood, wrestling at cadet 171, won his 19th state title by winning all six of his matches. More...

Delphi track teams prepare for sectional

This Friday¸ Delphi boys and girls track teams will compete in the Hoosier Conference championships and then will finish the year with Sectional competition next week. The girls will participate on Tuesday and the boys will run on Thursday. More...

Lady Oracles win four more softball games

Entering another tough stretch of their schedule this week, the Delphi Lady Oracle girls' softball team took care of business at hand, winning four of five games to improve its overall record to 15-5. More...

Society

Wise 40th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wise, 2351 South 650 West, Delphi, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in May. Wise and former Linda Welk were married May 18, 1968, at the home of the bride. Both are currently active in their family farming operation. More...

Wingard 50th anniversary

Richard and Evelyn Wingard, 314 E. Clark St., Flora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Caribbean cruise. Wingard and the former Evelyn Marie Waters were married May 24, 1958, at the Cutler Presbyterian Church. More...

Engagements

Anders-Overholser

Elizabeth Ellen Anders and Kent Thomas Overholser, both of Flora, announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Wayne Anders of Bush, La., and Barbara Jackson of Harvey, La. His parents are Tom and Beverly Overholser of Bringhurst. More...

Obituaries

Mary L. Brubaker

Mary Louise Miller Brubaker, 78, of Lafayette, passed away Monday, May 5, 2008, at 4:05 p.m. at her son's home in Avon. She had been ill since November. She was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Camden, to the late Henry and Opal Skiles Miller. More...

Rev. William Beswick

Rev. William H. Beswick, 61, of Pontiac, Ill., died April 30, 2008, at 11:05 a.m. at his residence. He was a former pastor at Cutler Presbyterian Church. He was born Oct. More...

Paul E. Hedderich

Paul Edward Hedderich, 79, of Delphi, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Rosewalk Village Nursing Home, Lafayette. Born April 3, 1929, in Logansport, he was the son of Frank E. and Esther M. Lesh Hedderich. More...

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