July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Settlers is just around the corner

Carroll County will celebrate its past, present and future at the 153rd Old Settlers celebration Aug. 6-9 in Delphi. The celebration is believed to be the longest running festival of its kind in Indiana. More...

City budget hearing scheduled for Monday

Changes may be on the way for residents due to budget reductions

The Delphi City Council and Mayor Randy Strasser faced a major challenge when developing the 2009 budget. More...

Local News

Annual Alzheimer Caregiver conference at Dayton UMC

Alzheimer's Care Coalition is hosting a Caregiver's Conference Aug. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dayton United Methodist Church, 7201 Wesleyan Drive, Dayton. More...

Purdue Master Gardener program seeks new crop of volunteers

Beginning Aug. 25, a Purdue Master Gardener Program training series will be offered for residents of Carroll County and surrounding areas. More...

Applications being accepted for Burlington Festival Queen

Burlington Fall Festival Queen callout is under way through Aug. 23. This year's pageant with a Barbie theme will be held Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Community Park Building. More...

Opinions & Letters

To govern well, return to the basics

Guest commentary

We are at a profoundly unsettled time in our nation's history. More than two-thirds of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and many are convinced that our political system is ailing. More...

Correction

In last week's editorial, the Comet stated the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Steering Committee was appointed in early 2007. That was incorrect. Ground Rules Inc. was retained to develop the plan at that time. More...

Midwest Memo

Color chart

My best lesson in appreciating the power of color came long ago in the isle of a crowded hardware store. I put in an order for a quart of white semi-gloss latex at the paint counter. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Sowing & reaping, rocks & ripples

Do not be deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. ~ Galatians 6:7(NKJV) Those working hard in the fields understand it. Those in the county jail have figured it out, too. More...

Announcements

The CHRISTIANAIRES will perform Aug. 3 at Hickory Grove Church during the 10 a.m. worship service. 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: Rex Charles, 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

From the files of Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Journal- Citizen and Carroll County Comet. Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum. 10 YEARS AGO Kyla Ross, 16, Flora, was crowned Miss Carroll County 4-H Fair Queen. More...

Obituaries

Mark A. Rhodes

Mark Allen Rhodes, 63, of Waxahachie, Texas, formerly of near Burrows, died July 15, 2008, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1944, in Logansport, he was the son of Steve and Betty Woodfill Rhodes. His marriage was to Debra Tuttle, who survives. More...

Dennis P. Miller

Dennis Paul Miller, 55, of Delphi, died July 26, 2008, in a job-related accident in Americus. Born Aug. 21, 1952, in Lafayette, he was the son of Alice Grassmeyr Miller Gascho and the late Paul W. Miller. On Sept. More...

Sabrina Plunkett

Sabrina Plunkett, 28, formerly of Flora, passed away in her Lafayette residence. Born June 16, 1980, she was the daughter of Wayne Plunkett and the late Rhonda Louthain Plunkett. She had attended Carroll County schools. More...

Special Sections

Council adopts marginal EDIT increase

Carroll County Council met, discussed and listened to proponents and to opponents for almost an hour before members made the decision to increase the county economic development income tax rate (EDIT). More...

County GOP shake-up

Party head Deiwert resigns

Former Delphi Mayor Sam Deiwert made such a decision recently and in a short memo issued Tuesday to Barb McClellan in the Indiana Republican Party, the Carroll County Republican Party Central Committee Chair announced his resignation effective More...

Jefferson Township rezone request hits roadblock

A request by Findlay-Summers LLC to rezone land from Lake Resort to Planned Unit Development did not proceed as expected by developers at July meeting of the Carroll County Area Plan Commission. More...

Community

Quilts for orphans

Four women from the Flora First Christian Church made 4x5 ft. quilts for an orphanage in Fujian, China. The majority of children in this orphanage have some form of disability. More...

Announcements

DOLLY MADISON E.H. will meet Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the home of Beverly Seese. Co-host will be Pat Frey. The RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE will visit Carroll County on Aug. 7 from 11:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Flora United Methodist Church, 107 E. More...

Meetings

Delphi Rotary

Jennifer Flora, executive director of Mental Health America (MHA) of Tippecanoe County, was guest speaker at the July 22 luncheon meeting of the Delphi Rotary Club. Flora described the services offered by her organization. More...

Sports

Delphi's bid for 5th straight title falls short

Championships are not supposed to come easily. But the overall accomplishment of the Delphi Senior League baseball team is one that has never been duplicated during the 40-year existence of the annual Town & Country Baseball State championship. More...

Atwood earns All-American honors

Braden Atwood, a soon to be junior at Delphi Community High School, wrestled last week in North Dakota as a member of Team Indiana. He earned All-American honors. More...

Call Outs

Delphi Little Gridiron

Delphi Little Gridiron Football callout and equipment issue for all in-coming 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders will be held on Aug. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Berto Field. More...

Society

Engagements

Robbins-Schwindler

Jim and Jill Robbins of Delphi announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle Ann, to Andrew Kelsey Schwindler. He is the son of Philip and Michelle Schwindler of Indianapolis. The couple will be married Sept. More...

Berta, Wilson vows pledged

Lieutenant Thomas D. Wilson and Leslie Ann Berta were married June 14 in a military ceremony held at Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. Father Peter Rocca of Notre Dame conducted the ceremony. More...

Brown, Hile pledge vows

Lisa M. Brown of Camden and Scott E. Hile of Deer Creek were united in marriage on May 17 at Faith Lutheran Church. The Rev. Tom McShannock and the Rev. Sandy Hutchens officiated. The bride is the daughter of Max and Judy Lutes of Terre Haute. More...

Education

School days are here again

Carroll Consolidated, Delphi Community, Rossville Consolidated, and Twin Lakes school corporations announce their school opening information, including registration dates, book rental fees, lunch prices, and their 2008-2009 school calendars. More...

Carroll

The first day of classes for students in the Carroll Consolidated School Corporation will be Tuesday, Aug. 12. Student registration will be Aug. 5, 6, and 7. On Aug. 5, hours will be 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. On Aug. More...

Delphi Community

The first day of classes for students in the Delphi Community School Corporation will be Friday, Aug. 15. Registration Registration dates and times for all schools are Aug. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. 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 Terrace L. 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...

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, July 31 Comprehensive Land Use Plan, draft comment: 7 p.m. More...