October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Moonlight Madness is coming to Flora Saturday

Flora's annual Moonlight Madness event will be Saturday. Activities will begin at 8 a.m. with town-wide garage sales. Maps will be available at local businesses and gas stations. New this year will be a trolley shuttle to area garage sales. More...

Local News

Delphi Christmas Basket Project hopes for early donations

With the current state of our economy, the organizers of the Delphi Christmas Basket Project are concerned it is going to be tougher for people to donate this year. More...

Disaster loans available from SBA

The U.S. More...

Delphi Lions Club sponsors Peace Poster Contest

Lions Clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups yearly. This contest encourages young people to artistically express their visions of peace. More...

Sports

Cougars roll over Gophers

Clinton Prairie was Carroll's fifth victim of this football season as the Cougars put the victory away early. The Gophers suffered a crushing 59-6 defeat at the hands of the Cougars. More...

Oracles blanked by Blackhawks

The Delphi Oracle football squad traveled to Sheridan Friday night for a conference matchup with the state's No. 1 Class A team and three-time Class A defending State Champions. More...

Close contest

Delphi's #1 Abby Cunningham returns a serve while #14 Brittany Nelson looks for a rebound in last week's volleyball match-up with North White. The Oracles won the contest in five games, 19-25, 26-24, 22-25, 25-9 and 15-2. More...

Society

Farner 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford "Ike" Farner of 615 W. Market St., Apt. 8, Delphi, have been married 60 years. Farner and the former Betty Belle Reed were married Sept. 26, 1948, in Lafayette. Mr. Farner is a World War II veteran. More...

Engagements

Land-Coronado

Joseph and Veronica Land of Delphi announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Chlsey Lyn, to Miguel Angel Montero Coronado of Delphi. He is the son of Julio Montero of Mexico and Vicky Coronado of Delphi. More...

Education

Transfer Fair emphasizes four-year degree opportunities

Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, will host its 7th Annual College Transfer Fair on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ivy Hall, 3101 South Creasy Lane. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

TYLER S. JENKINS of Bringhurst was awarded the Rex Hall Memorial Scholarship at the Purdue University College of Agriculture Scholarship Banquet held Sunday. 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. Misty G. More...

Marriage Licenses

John B. Williams, 35, and Carrie Ann Campbell, 32, both of Burnettsville. Mark A. Tichacek, 27, and Jacqueline A. Marie Blackburn, 20, both of Monticello. Michael D. Kubacki, 40, and Pamela S. French, 36, both of Flora. More...

Special Sections

Council struggles with tax increase decision

Members hear creative proposal for budget woes from ambulance director

The Carroll County Council must soon make a decision about raising income taxes in the form of the "Local Option Income Tax" or LOIT. More...

Federal grant awarded for communications radio tower

In a special Thursday morning meeting, Carroll County Commissioners signed an acceptance letter for $475,000 in federal money from the Integrated Public Safety Commission (IPSC) to install a four-channel "Intellirepeater" in Flora. More...

Greater need than ever for Helping Hand Fund

The Helping Hand Fund has been quietly helping families in the Flora area since 1977. It was conceived, organized, and is being carried out by the Beta Alpha (Flora) chapter of Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority. More...

Community

Community Thank You

Appreciates support

Burlington Community Club wants to thank you for your support and the volunteers who made this year's Fall Festival a success. More...

What's Happening Elsewhere

LOGANSPORT COIN CLUB will have its annual show Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, Logansport. Admission is free. GREATER LAFAYETTE SENIOR FAIR is Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Announcements

The PROMOTING THE WILDCAT VALLEY GROUP will meet on Oct 9 at 7 p.m. at the Wildcat Creek Bed and Breakfast near Cutler. Interested people are encouraged to attend. Although the deadline to register to vote in Indiana in the Nov. More...

Opinions & Letters

Let's really be transparent

The state of Indiana makes understanding conflict of interest fairly easy. More...

Letters to the Editor

The Comet welcomes letters to the editor responding to articles and events in the news. They must include the author's name, address and telephone number. The letter writer's name and city/town will appear in the paper - no exceptions. More...

Web poll

Tell us starting Wednesday at our web site, carrollcountycomet.com

Each week the Comet polls its readers on a different topic. Vote online at carrollcountycomet.com starting each Thursday, and then click the Comments link to send us an email voicing your opinion. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Tell those Methodists to quit praying

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. More...

Buck Creek church to hold celebration

Buck Creek United Methodist Church will host a centenary celebration of its church building with special services Oct. 12. The message will be given by District Superintendent Kate Walker. 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

10 YEARS AGO Ribbon cutting ceremonies and an open house were held to celebrate the newest home of the Burlington Library. Since its opening in 1981, the library has been in several locations. More...

Obituaries

Robert G. Nape

Robert "Bob" Gene Nape, 64, of Delphi, died at 7:51 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at St. Vincent Hospital. Born May 24, 1944, in Ockley, he was the son of Lee and Mildred Tyrie Nape. He married Judy Shafer and they divorced. More...

Helen M. Leftwich

Helen M. Maples Leftwich, 86, of Delphi, died at 4:55 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. She had been in failing health and a patient there since Sept. 21. More...

Burl A. Wiles

Services for Burl A. Wiles, 78, of Flora, were held Saturday at Reinke Funeral Home, Flora. Burial, with full military honors, followed at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. He passed away at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at his residence. More...