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Alleged canal boat burner stands trial

The trial for Larry Farner, 62, Delphi, charged with arson in an Aug. 31 boatburning incident on the grounds of the Wabash & Erie Canal Interpretive Center began Monday in Carroll Circuit Court. The trial is expected to last until Wednesday. More...

Local News

Comet writers earn HSPA awards

Comet staff writer Debbie Lowe and columnist Alan Shultz were recognized Saturday by the Hoosier State Press Association as winners in its annual HSPA Foundation Better Newspaper Contest. More...

Delphi-area farmland sells at auction for $6,687 per acre average

Approximately 272 acres of high quality tillable land sold in Carroll County recently for $1.82 million or $6,687 per acre. More...

Justices are IFB Young Farmer runners-up

Winners of the Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Achievement Award was announced at IFB's annual convention held in Evansville on Dec 4-6. More...

Opinions & Letters

Why we do it: to protect the public's - not just media's - rights

In addition to protecting the business interests of newspapers before the Indiana General Assembly, the Hoosier State Press Association (HSPA) devotes untold hours in protecting the public's right to know. More...

Midwest Memo

Stocking stuffer

My Aunt Susie used to throw an annual stocking party sometime right around Christmas. It was a made-up holiday, a flexible date all us cousins could make, the ones who wouldn't all see each other on Christmas proper. More...

Cartoon

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Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Find your way to the prize

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the final regular season Ball State University football game. Ball State went undefeated during the regular season, a great accomplishment among today's college football teams. 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 Delphi Police Department received a call from Bradshaw Insurance. More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

AIMEE SNIPES will receive her Master of Business Administration degree, with a specialization in applied management, on Saturday at the Marion Campus of Indiana Wesleyan University. More...

Carroll and Delphi students selected to attend Lugar symposium

Allyson Sproul and Andrew Miller from Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School and Samantha Mayhew and Cody Ingle from Delphi Community High School have been selected to attend U.S. Sen. 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 Randy L. 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, December 11 Camden Town Council: 7 p.m. More...

Council adopts LOIT

Property tax replacement effective Jan. 1

On a rainy Tuesday with little fanfare, Carroll County Council members adopted a total of .3 percent income tax to replace lost property tax revenue for the county general fund. More...

Additional funds coming to DCSC

State tax board to approve money for faulty assessments

Good news about additional funding, from two different sources, was heard Monday night at the Delphi Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees meeting. More...

Logansport Memorial helps local food pantries

Logansport Memorial Hospital delivered fresh fruit and cash donations to local food pantries in Cass and Carroll counties last Friday. More...

Community

Bridge-A-Rama

Bridge-A-Rama high scores for November were Joann Vianco and Helen Schilling with 4,620 points, Melverine and Ed Gruber with 3,610 points and Gruber and Jack Cross with 3,370 points. More...

Hoosier Home Cookin'

With all the holiday parties and get-togethers, a great host needs an arsenal of quick appetizers for their favorite snackers and grazers. Continuing with my theme, this week's column features a few tidbits with five ingredients or less! More...

Channel 2

Programming for Dec. 10- 17 is listed below: Wed., Dec. 10 - 7 p.m., Carroll vs. Clinton Prairie girls basketball game. Thurs., Dec. 11 - 7 p.m., Rossville vs. Tri County girls basketball game, followed by Carroll vs. More...

Sports

Colts to recognize Carroll senior as 'All-Star' student-athlete

Carroll senior Carson Spesard is one of 24 high school student-athletes who will be honored Sunday by the Indianapolis Colts as Indiana High School Academic All- Stars. More...

Young Delphi driver has a future in racing

At 11 years old, Kolt Kinsler of Delphi has a need for speed. It earned him three trophies at the recent Miami County Speedway awards banquet. More...

Lady Oracles earn split

The Lady Oracles defeated Clinton Prairie 48-36 Saturday after having lost to Twin Lakes 47-34 earlier in the week. Delphi held a 3-2 lead early in the game against Twin Lakes. More...

Society

Engagements

Stokdyk-Cline

Cindy Stokdyk and the late Bruce Stokdyk of Delphi announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Stokdyk of Delphi, to Tim Cline of Arcanum, Ohio. He is the son of Tammy Cline and the late Robert Cline of Arcanum. More...

Woods-Richardson

Amber Woods and Grant Richardson announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Samantha Pattengale of Delphi and the late Rodney Woods. He is the son of Carla and Jeff Richardson of Bringhurst. More...

Kratz-Quibell

David and Rhoda Kratz of Flora announce the engagement of their daughter, Talissyn Martha-Noelle, to Tyson Quibell. He is the son of Terry and Dorothy Quibell of Emo, Ontario, Canada. The bride-elect is a graduate of Carroll Jr.-Sr. More...

Obituaries

Todd A. Atkins

Todd A. Atkins, 45, of Lafayette, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 14, 1963, in Willard, Ohio, to Richard and Sandra Wilkinson Atkins. His marriage was to Roxanna Humm in Lafayette, on Oct. More...

Enid C. Rule Bredl

Enid Caroline Rule Bredl, 97, of Indianapolis, died Dec. 6, 2008. Born to Ora and Osta Trent of Flora, she was a long-time resident of Carroll County. She married James Perry Rule of Camden, who preceded her in death in 1940. More...

Leonard K. Blackburn

Services for Leonard K. Blackburn, 76, of Flora, were held Saturday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, Burlington. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Deer Creek. He died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at his residence. More...

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