January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor is ready for trash questions

Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser told the city council members Monday night that he expects to receive questions about the change in the city's trash removal. More...

Flora seeks grant writer

Flora Town Council approved advertising for a grant writer at Monday night's meeting. More...

Local News

Volunteers sought for new tax program

The Carroll County EITC is seeking volunteers to help with the new Volunteers Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax program in Delphi. Each year dedicated volunteers train and volunteer their time to give back to the community. More...

Fun 'n' games in Flora

There's a new game in town. Rack 'N' Roll has opened in downtown Flora, offering pool and arcade games, along with jukebox music and inexpensive snacks and soft drinks. Owners are Dave Hall of Delphi and Joe Sandifur of Rossville. More...

Steering Committee works on county zoning ordinances

As the New Year settles in the Carroll County Comprehensive Land Use Plan Steering Committee will settle into writing new zoning ordinances for Carroll County. More...

Sports

Cougars claim tourney championship

Remain undefeated

Carroll won the 49th annual Clinton Central Holiday Tourney, defeating the (2-6) host team in the championship game to remain undefeated at 7-0. This was Carroll's ninth Clinton Central Tourney title. More...

Carroll JV wins Clinton Prairie Tourney

Carroll Junior Varsity won their version of the annual Holiday Tourney at Clinton Prairie High School Dec. 30. More...

Cougar wrestlers place 4th at Twin Lakes

Carroll wrestling team competed last week in the Twin Lakes Invitational, earning a fourth place finish out of ten teams. The Cougars defeated Wes Central 51-27, Frontier 68-12, Caston 51-21, and Lew Wallace 66-18. More...

Society

Engagements

Hylton-Paris

Loren and Karen Hylton of near Deer Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindy, to Lee Paris. He is the son of Vickie Paris of rural Frankfort and the late Pat Paris. The bride-elect was homeschooled, and graduated in 2002. More...

Wertman-Manning

Elizabeth Wertman and Scott Manning announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Steve and Brenda Wertman of Angola, and Helen Brielmaier of Carmel. More...

Austin 25th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Austin, P.O. Box 183, Rossville, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at an open house Jan. 17 at the Bennett Room in Rossville. The event will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and is being hosted by Mrs. More...

Obituaries

J.P. Huddleston

J.P. "Pete" Huddleston, 70, a former long-time Delphi resident and oneyear resident of Lafayette, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at his residence. He had battled leukemia and other illnesses for the past nine years. More...

Carol Ann Spesard

Carol Ann Spesard, 68, of Cutler, passed away at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at her residence following an 18-month battle with cancer. Born March 26, 1940, in Deer Creek, she was the daughter of Woodrow Wilson Hawn and Martha Boyer Hawn. More...

Max D. Teel

Max D. Teel, 56, formerly of Brookston, died Jan. 1, 2009, at Regency Place in Lafayette. Born July 11, 1952, in Lafayette, he was the son of Benny D. and Marjorie A. Shaffer Teel. Mr. More...

Township government… temporary answer to ambulance shortage?

Carroll County's ambulance service is in a state of flux that has left some area residents wondering what would happen if they experienced a medical emergency and needed an ambulance. More...

Cob blaze over

The eight-day corncob fire at The Andersons on SR25 was extinguished Sunday, but not until after all Carroll County firefighters and their equipment were exhausted from the battle. The fire started in the early morning hours of Dec. More...

Clawson jumps in with both feet

New commissioner accepts appointments, makes decisions

Monday was the first meeting of the New Year for Carroll County Commissioners. More...

Community

Carroll County native makes her mark on bridal style

For decades, affordable choices for wedding gowns in central Indiana have been limited to mass-produced, cookie-cutter dresses. Now Natalie Harris Design introduces an alternative. More...

Announcements

ROCKFIELD REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT BOARD will meet the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockfield Community Center. The public is welcome to attend and participate. More...

What's Happening Elsewhere

The PERU CIRCUS CITY SAMS camping club Chapter #89 will be meeting for dinner on Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's in Peru. Contact Jan Givens at 260-563-7075 to RSVP. More...

Opinions & Letters

Hooray for township trustees!!

Carroll County Trustees are to be recognized, praised, cheered for their effort to try to do something about the county ambulance situation. More...

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Midwest Memo

All that's new

Editor's note: This week's column with a few updates for 2009 is a reprint of a column that ran in the Comet the first week of January in 2007. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

A fresh beginning!

It's 2009 and we can hardly believe it! Ready or not a new year has begun. It's tradition to say "out with the old and in with the new." We begin thinking of things we'd like to change, begin or try. More...

Announcement

Church service at SHARON BAPTIST CHURCH will begin Sunday at 10 a.m. The service will feature special music followed by the message by pastor emeritus James L. Lund and the welcoming of the church's new pastor, Alan Wyant. 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 Thanks to the accuracy of the Doplar radar, Carroll County residents were sufficiently warned about the snow storm which began with a vengeance Jan. 1. 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...

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, Jan. 8 Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District: 7 p.m. More...

Police & Fire Calls

Police reports are gathered from available records on file at local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply quilt or innocence. More...

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