May 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Under the Big Top

The Kelly Miller Circus came to town last Wednesday and wowed audiences in two performances at the Flora Community Park. Sponsors were Flora Community Club and Flora Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Local News

A farmer's market in Delphi

Delphi Main Street will hold an organizational call-out meeting tonight, May 14, at 5 p.m. on the second floor meeting room of the city building at Main and Union streets. More...

How to take care of your kids and still be a philanthropist

If you are like a large number of Americans you were somewhat disgruntled to learn that at your death you will not be able to leave the considerable buildup in your qualified retirement plans (QRP) to your children without suffering a tax thrashin More...

FSSA receives approval to expand SCHIP coverage

More Hoosier children are now eligible for health insurance coverage. More...

Sports

Oracles gain split against top 10 ranked opponents

Delphi's Oracle baseball team competed Saturday in the Northwestern Classic at Kokomo, facing a pair of top 10 opponents. Delphi defeated Northfield 2-0 in the morning match-up and lost 8-6 to Boone Grove in the championship tilt. More...

Softball Sectional draw complete

Pairings are out for the 24th Annual IHSAA Softball State Tournament with both Delphi and Carroll participating in the five-team Class 2A Sectional 37 at Clinton Central. More...

Oracle track teams compete in Hoosier Conference championships

Delphi's boys and girls track and field team competed in the Hoosier Conference championships last Friday night. The girls finished fifth and the boys finished seventh. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Winds of changes

Over these past two months I've gotten to experience a different environment in the Deer Creek area from that of southeast Iowa - from small city to small town/rural; from fresh air and sunshine to "nature's fresh air and breezy winds; from a long More...

Vacation Bible School

Delphi Presbyterian Delphi First Presbyterian Church will hold Vacation Bible School June 23 to 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. The church will sponsor the free program along with Burrows Presbyterian Church and St. 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 A letter was sent to all the councilmembers and the Mayor from Lewis Davis, Vice President of U.S. Aggregates. More...

Education

DCHS team takes first at Academic Super Bowl

The Delphi Community High School Academic Super Bowl team competed several times throughout the year and qualified to compete in Science and Interdisciplinary at the State Finals at Purdue University on May 3. More...

Temporary change in citizenship

Juniors from Delphi Community High School will represent Camden and Delphi during Hoosier Boys and Girls State in June. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

DANIELLE WAGONER of Camden received a Bachelor of Science degree in medical information administration from IUPUI, School of Informatics, during graduation ceremonies held May 11 in Indianapolis. More...

Special Sections

Blogging is explained

For those born before 1980, the word "blog" can hold a mystique. However, the mechanism is simple. More...

DCSC petition decision put on hold

When faced with a challenging situation, the Delphi Community School Corporation Board of Trustees decided to take time to think about how to proceed. More...

Bids for Carroll project higher than expected

Bids for the piping project at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School came in considerably higher than were expected. Projected cost last fall was about $1.4 million. More...

Assessment changes are explained

Township trustees across the state will no longer do assessments as of July 1. The state legislature mandated that assessing duties will fall to county assessors. More...

Community

Saturday is canal/trails flower planting day

"May is a time for volunteers to beautify Delphi's Historic Trails and Canal Park," said Canal Board president Dan McCain. Flower planting will begin at 9 a.m. at Canal Park. Groups and individuals of all ages are welcome. More...

Five generations

Five generations of the Margaret Flowers family are pictured (l-r): Front - Great-grandson Josh Strasser, holding greatgreat granddaughter, Adelynne Strasser, and Margaret Flowers. More...

What's Happening Elsewhere

In celebration of Armed Forces Day, Girl Scouts of Tribal Trails Council will offer a HORSE AND BUGGY RIDE May 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 303 E. Clay St. in Logansport. A fee will be charged. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Inventory control

I had a taste for chicken salad yesterday so I stopped in the deli section at the grocery and got myself a small container of the creamy variety. More...

Ad Hoc? What Ad Hoc?

Just before last week's school board elections were held, letters were sent to voters in Delphi Community School Corporation's Liberty and Rock Creek townships. More...

Political Cartoon

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Society

Hayes 25th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hayes of Flora are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this week. Hayes and the former Mary Flora were married May 14, 1983, at the Flora Fireside Room. More...

Coopers celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Cooper, 102 Arietta Ct., Auburndale, FL33823, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house May 25 at their son Randy's home. The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at 8081 W. Mulberry/ Jefferson Rd. Mulberry. More...

Engagements

Sullivan-Mills

Teresa Sullivan and Jon Sullivan, both of Delphi, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie L., to Joshua T. Mills. He is the son of Pam Mills of Delphi and Mark Mills of Logansport. More...

Obituaries

Barbara L. Ritchey

Barbara L. Ritchey, 75, of Bringhurst, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. Born Feb. 6, 1933, in Swayzee, she was the daughter of Jum and Charlene Phillips Haynes. More...

Elizabeth I. Eller

Elizabeth I. Eller, 80, of Flora, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. Born Jan. 31, 1928, in Flora, she was the daughter of Basil and Faye Cline Ayres. More...

Mary E. Mounts

Mary Esther Steinman Mounts, 87, former Flora and Delphi resident, died April 23, 2008, at the home of her son in Milford, Mich. Born Oct. 14, 1920, she was the daughter of Harry and Minnie Steinman. More...

Public Records

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, May 15 County Council executive session: 6 p.m. More...

Marriage Licenses

Charles L. Traviolia, 61, and Barbara S. Kincaid, 47, both of Brookston. Shawn Patrick Keegan, 30, of West Point, and Darcy Susan Barrick, 34, of Delphi. Joseph Richard Mayfield, 23, and Julie Ann Replogle, 23, both of Delphi. 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...