December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Delphi moves money to balance accounts

In a flurry of moving monies from one line item to another in several departments and encumbering money for 2009, Delphi City Council voted to put money where it was needed to bring positive balances to all accounts at a special council meeting Mon More...

Christmas comes early to jail inmates

Carroll County Jail inmates received an unexpected treat Dec. 11, just in time for the holidays. A new program was introduced that provided goodies and treats, along with some toiletries, to all of the jail population. More...

REMC restores power to 3,200 local customers

Carroll County REMC had power restored to 3,200 customers by early Sunday evening after an ice storm hit the area Thursday night and early Friday morning. More...

Opinions & Letters

A very Merry Christmas

In song and story, the meaning of Christmas inspires us with joy and reverence. It is a time to cherish the many blessings we all enjoy…. Friends, family, health and happiness … and to renew our faith in His words. More...

Midwest Memo

Gift box

The box is a perfect square measuring about 10 inches on each side. It is wrapped in gift paper with blue and green diamond shapes. On the top of the box is a bow, a green/blue bow that goes nicely with the gift wrap. More...

Political Cartoon

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Society

90th birthday

Carl A. Baker of 911 East Columbia Street, Flora, will be celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Henry County. Mr. Baker farmed in Jackson Township from 1945 until his retirement in 1982. More...

Engagements

Lambert-Schick

Willard and Joyce Lambert of Flora announce the engagement of their daughter, Candi, to Robert Schick. He is the son of Gary and Bonnie Schick of Thorntown. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Carroll Jr.-Sr. More...

Hanaway 25th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Bret Hanaway, 103 W. Walnut Street, Flora, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy G. Brown

Dorothy G. Brown, 73, died Dec. 22, 2008, at the Heartlands in Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 12, 1935, in Carroll County, Ind., the daughter of the late Samuel and Susanna (Sines) Kirkpatrick. She was married to James R. More...

Evelyn G. Miller

Evelyn G. Miller, 87, died Dec. 19, 2008, at Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Born Jan. 11, 1921, in Garden City, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Eva Foster Barck. More...

Minnie-Lou Lynch

Memorial services for Minnie-Lou Chittick Lynch will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Oakdale, La., with a reception following in the family home. Mrs. Lynch, age 92, of Oakdale, died Thursday, Dec. More...

Special Sections

Council split on hiring decision

"I think the people I represent would rather stand in line at the courthouse than lay on the floor waiting for an ambulance," County Council Member Ron Slavens

Carroll County Council members could not agree about a request to replace a departing worker in the auditor's office at Monday morning's council meeting. Auditor Beth Myers requested replacement of a fulltime position. More...

O Little Town of Camden

The manger scene was re-created in Camden on Dec. 13, complete with a stable, the holy family, wise men, shepherds, live sheep, and a heavenly choir. Participants were from the Camden First Baptist Church. More...

Community

Christmas tree with character

The Town of Flora shop is spruced up this holiday season with a unique Christmas tree. The electric, water, and street departments all contributed to the tree decorations. More...

Hoosier Home Cookin'

It's Christmas Eve! By now, I hope you've settled into a wonderful day with presents wrapped, the tree lit and families near. To help whet the whistle, this week I'm featuring some awesome holiday beverages. More...

Announcements

The last night to view the OAKLAWN ACRES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS is Dec. 31. Viewing hours are Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. More...

Sports

Cougars eek out win over Hornets

Carroll barely squeezed out a 63-62 win over visiting Rossville Friday night as late missed free throws and turnovers in the final period nearly cost the Cougars. More...

Yoder is outstanding wide receiver at Manchester College

Manchester College junior Jared Yoder was recently named the Spartans' Outstanding Wide Receiver, an award he has earned for three years in a row. Yoder led his Manchester team with 51 receptions for 779 yards and 8 touchdowns. More...

Oracles earn first win over Tri-County

For the second year in-arow, the Delphi boys' basketball team got to experience what it is like to enjoy a win before the Christmas break after defeating Tri-County in a hard-fought 52-50 road contest Saturday night. More...

Faith

Christmas Eve Service at Flora First Christian

"The Ultimate Gift" will be the Advent message on Christmas Eve at Flora First Christian Church. It will conclude the church's Advent sermon series, "The Gifts We Bring." The Christmas Eve Service will be at 9 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). 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...

Announcements

Rockfield Presbyterian Church will have a CHRISTMAS EVE CANDELIGHT SERVICE at 7 p.m. tonight. Everyone is welcome to attend. REV. JOHN MUNCY will speak Jan. 4 at First Assembly of God Church in Delphi at the 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO Carroll FFA's first annual Christmas with the Animals was deemed a success Sunday evening despite heavy fog which blanketed the area around 5 p.m. More...

Education

Attend leadership symposium

Four Carroll County students were among more than 400 high school juniors and 121 accompanying adults who attended the 32nd annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders held Dec. 13 on the campus of the University of Indianapolis. More...

Indiana schools approved for MHEC program

Indiana will participate in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). More...

EDUCATION NEWS

Carroll County students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Dec. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, included: GEOFFREY ALLEN, Flora, Associate of Science degree in business. More...

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

Russell E. Neal, 29, and Chasidy A. Clawson, 33, both of Flora. Zachary Robert Oliver, 22, and Larissa Nicole Raderstorf, both of Burnettsville. Robert J. Gibson, 55, and Joy L. Bennett, 58, both of Delphi. Christopher J. Six, 26, and Sara E. 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 Roger D. Napier was charged with driving while suspended. More...

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, Dec. 29 Carroll County Commissioners: 9 a.m. More...