July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Flora water rate increase probable

Following his report on Flora's water rate study, John Julian, an accountant with Umbaugh & Associates, said the town has more than enough justification to raise rates. The last water rate increase was in December 2002. More...

Annual EDC request approved by Delphi

After a brief presentation by Carroll County Economic Development Director Daryl Smith at the Monday night meeting, the Delphi City Council unanimously approved a funding request for $11,313, which was $1,898 more than the 2007 award. More...

Local News

Beware of fraudulent checks

The Comet has learned that many county residents are receiving fraudulent checks in the mail stating in various ways that the recipient is the winner of a lottery or contest. More...

CCAA urges common sense approach to use of pesticides

One of the goals of the newly formed Carroll County Agriculture Association is to provide information that is helpful for the entire community with the concerns of pesticide use. More...

New fair queen to be crowned

Miss Carroll County Queen Contest Saturday July 12, 7 p.m. Show Arena, 4-H Fairgrounds, Flora

The 51st annual Carroll County 4-H Fair Queen Contest will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the show arena at the 4-H fairgrounds in Flora. This year's theme is "A Dazzling Evening," featuring an outdoor winter lodge setting. More...

Sports

Conference tourney champion

The Delphi Pony B team defeated Twin Lakes 11-1 to claim the Tippecanoe County Baseball Association Pony League B championship. The team finished the season with a 13-2 overall record. More...

Heartland Tourney champs

Carroll 2 Pony League team defeated Lafayette 7-3 to win the Hoosier Heartland Pony League Tourney championship. The team, which won 15 of its 18 games, is comprised of eighth graders. More...

Sport shorts

Garrison takes 3rd

Carroll's Megan Garrison finished third out of 27 competitors in the Indiana Junior Golf's State Age Group Championship held at the Indiana National Golf Club at Swan Lake in Plymouth. More...

Society

Engagements

Cediel-Turner

Cesar Cediel of Lafayette and Lilia Londono of Delphi announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Laura Marcela Cediel, to Jose Lorenzo Turner of Lafayette. He is the son of Robert Turner and Emma Turner, both of Delphi. More...

Announcements

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP ADVISORY BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 at the home of Trustee Mark Justice, 8469 N. 100 E., Delphi. The 2009 budget will be discussed. More...

Miller 40th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Galen Miller, 339S 350E, Flora, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Miller and the former Nancy Flory were married July 20, 1968, in Troy, Ohio. More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

BRANTON LEAZENBY attended the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., June 15-20. He was nominated by his sixth grade teacher, Andrea O'Brien. 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 The following were charged with illegal consumption: Aaron D. 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

Kyle W. Everly, 22, Westfield, and Kaicey L. Stout, 22, Camden. Jason T. Wright, 38, Flora, and Kimberly A. Gilbert, 37, Cutler. Christopher M. Miller, 22, Flora, and Cherrie J. Davis, 22, Cutler. More...

Special Sections

Commissioners and sewer district opponents square off with IDEM

"No citizen of Indiana should be treated by their government as these people have been treated by the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District." Commissioner Bill Brown

Carroll County Commissioners and opponents of the Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District's (TLRSD) activities in Carroll County met with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management Tuesday morning for more than two hours. More...

County fair opens Friday

Comet staff report

The 2008 Carroll County 4- H Fair will open Friday evening in Flora with a carnival, Little Miss & Mister Pageant, and concert. Beer's and Jessop's Co. Inc. will have rides set up Friday through Friday July 11-18. Midway specials will be offered. More...

Private party to survey, appraise land surrounding Carroll Manor

By Debbie Lowe Staff writer

Once again, land around Carroll Manor became a controversial topic during a Carroll County Commissioners meeting. More...

Community

What's Happening Elsewhere

The PERU CIRCUS CITY SAMS CLUB, chapter #89, will travel to Bearcreek Farms Country Resort in Bryant July 18- 20 for a campout. For more information on how to join the local chapter, contact Carolyn Crist 1-765-395- 6139. More...

Community Thank You

Thanks community

Thank you can never be said enough to all of our wonderful and caring neighbors, friends and family. The response and attendance to the benefit dinner and raffle was so overwhelming to us. We just hope everyone knows how truly grateful we are. More...

Deep sea fishing

Harold Shupperd of Burlington is holding two red snappers that he caught while deep sea fishing in Florida. On his first day out, his goal was to catch a shark, and he did. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Rambling along

The 6:39 a.m. South Shore train from Gary to Chicago was running early the other morning. At least that's what I thought to myself as I ran to catch the train. More...

Comments on Congress

How do we reduce partisanship?

There are times when Congress and much of the political class in Washington remind me of a child who can't resist sneaking a handful of cookies from the jar: They know that too much partisanship is getting them in trouble, but they can't help thems More...

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Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Directions

It is said that most men will refuse to ask for directions but will instead wander about for hours believing that they can figure it out. With the price of gas we may not be so stubborn. 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...

Vacation Bible School

Deer Creek Presbyterian Vacation Bible School at Deer Creek Presbyterian Church will be held July 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's theme is "God's Big Backyard!" All children ages three through sixth grade are welcome to attend. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO After more than twenty years as a catch-all for dumpers, a site at SR39 and 575S, along the Wildcat Creek in Carroll County, may finally be cleaned up. More...

Obituaries

William Antcliff

William "Bill" Antcliff, 65, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Flora, died June 29, 2008, at a hospital in Kissimmee. Born July 8, 1942, in Newton County, he was the son of Chester C. and Maxine R. Jordan Antcliff. Mr. Antcliff served in the U.S. More...

Thelma K. Price

Thelma K. Price, 93, of Martinton, Ill., died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at her residence. She was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Rossville, Ill., to Arlie L. and Rachel Ramsey Smith. She married Halford H. Price on Oct. 7, 1933, in Rossville. More...

Ida Lucile Popejoy

Services for Ida Lucile Popejoy, 91, of Whitehall, Township, Pa., were held June 26 in Allentown, Pa. Burial was at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. She died June 21, 2008, in Woonsocket, RI. Born Aug. More...