September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Replica canal boat torched

Historical reproduction to be rebuilt

Sunday morning did not begin well for Dan McCain and others at the Wabash & Erie Canal Association when it was discovered the replica demonstration canal boat had been set on fire. More...

Local News

Senior Center Sewing Circle; volunteers, donations welcome

The former Brethren Healthcare Center had a Comfort Club, and when the facility closed in 2001, something had to be done with all the materials that the ladies used. More...

Sheriff initiates missing persons program for Carroll County

Carroll County Sheriff Tony Burns does not want to use the newest program introduced by his department, however he fully supports the concept. More...

School lockdown - precaution only

Carroll Elementary School had a lockdown last Wednesday. Principal Carolyn O'Connell said it was a precautionary measure and it lasted half a day. More...

Sports

Cougars take back the skillet

As the scoreboard was turned off last Friday the Carroll Cougars were celebrating a 14-0 victory over the Delphi Oracles in the annual Bacon Bowl showdown. The game was not nearly as close as the score indicated. More...

Bacon Bowl Trivia

During Friday night's Bacon Bowl contest between Carroll and Delphi, an uncle played against his nephew. Sophomore Bradley Roth (#6) was in an Oracle uniform, while his uncle, senior Joshua Pine (#51), was in a Cougar uniform. More...

Fall Sports Summaries

Oracle JV shines The JV Oracles easily won their first game of the season, defeating Logansport 30-0. Scoring for the Oracles were Aaron Back, Stephan Back, Tanner Lynde, and Matt Brown. More...

Society

Victor 60th anniversary

Melvin and Maxine Victor, 112 Green Acre Drive, Flora, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family vacation. More...

Engagements

Paul-Roland

Don and Rita Paul, Jr., of Delphi announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Airial Lyn Paul, of Delphi to Gregory James Roland of Scipio. He is the son of Greg and Pam Roland of Scipio. More...

German-Stout

Randy and Nina German of Delphi announce the engagement of their daughter, Hali, to Cameron Stout. He is the son of Sam and Gail Moffitt of Camden and the late Gary Stout. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Delphi Community High School. More...

Obituaries

Max D. Perry

Services for Max D. Perry, 79, of West Lafayette, formerly of Delphi, were held Aug. 24 at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Lafayette. Father Ambrose Ziegler officiated. Military rites were accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. More...

John D. Coble

John D. Coble, 68, of Carroll County, died at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. Born Feb. 3, 1940 in Logansport, he was the son of the late John M. and Florence Shaffer Coble. More...

Raymond Pearson

Raymond "Crusty" Pearson, 55, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in his home. Born Nov. 26, 1952, in Lafayette, he was the son of Raymond Pearson, who preceded him in death, and Juanita Scott who survives. More...

Special Sections

EMA director gets the job done

With a little help from our friends…. By Debbie Lowe Staff writer

It was determined after the first of two January 2008 floods, residents along the Tippecanoe River did not have adequate warning of the nature of the impending disaster. More...

Area Plan recommends rezoning of two sites

Carroll County Economic Development Corporation was granted a request for a favorable recommendation by the Carroll County Area Plan Commission to rezone two local farms from agricultural to light industrial at last week's meeting. More...

REMC committed to consolidation

Carroll County REMC Board of Directors decided to replace outgoing Chief Executive Officer Ron Kennedy with the CEO of the White County REMC as a move toward eventual consolidation of the two rural cooperatives. In a press release issued Aug. More...

Community

EH Leader Lessons, Family Programs set

Extension Homemakers Fall Leader Lessons will be offered Sept. 4 at the 4-H Building. The programs are open to the public, so friends and neighbors can be invited. The programs will include: 10 a.m. More...

Lytle celebrates 100th

Delma H. (Gallinger) Lytle will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends on Sept. 14 at a small family open house. The event will be held from 2-4 p.m. She was born on Sept. 15, 1908, in Patton. No gifts, but cards are welcome. More...

Storm Relief fundraising ends in Indiana

The American Red Cross has announced the conclusion of the Indiana Storm Relief fundraising. Sufficient funds were received and pledged to cover the costs of recent Indiana tornado and flood response. More...

Opinions & Letters

Deliberate destruction

Sunday morning's torching of the canal playground boat was nothing less than heinous. What kind of person would destroy something that was made for children? Kids loved to explore the boat while learning about the canal era. More...

Midwest Memo

U-pick

The secret to life has remained illusive to me thus far. I'm pretty certain I heard it once at a sermon at University Church at Purdue. Dr. Will Miller was preaching that Sunday and this guy gets you laughing and thinking all at the same time. More...

Cartoon

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Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Saved by grace

You go to church every Sunday. You play. You give. You may even read the Bible. You believe in God. You may even hold a position in a church. But, the real question is, do you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior? 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. More...

Education

Moving the body helps the mind

Delphi Middle School students participated in a Triathlon Aug. 27 at superintendent Ralph Walker's home on Lake Shafer. More...

Club donates school supplies

Delphi Rotary Club recently sponsored a school supply drive, assisting Delphi Community Elementary School parent group, MOP (Mighty Oracle Parent) Squad, in its effort to help families in the community. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

Students in this area who have been inducted into the 2007-2008 National Honor Roll are: Delphi Community High School: KYLE M. BENDER, Delphi; and TRAVIS YOAKUM, Camden. Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School: MICHAEL K. MYER, Flora. More...

Public Records

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...

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 Stephanie Smith, Monticello, was charged with OWI/endangering. 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, Sept. 8 Flora Town Council: 6 p.m. More...