February 4, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Convicted boat-burner to appeal

Larry Farner, 62, of Delphi, was convicted Dec. 10 of arson for burning a replica canal boat at the Wabash & Erie Canal Association Park in August. On Dec. More...

Local News

Area IV receives grant to help elderly

Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs received a $1,500 special grant from the Vectren Foundation to assist elderly clients, served by Vectren who reside in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe or White counties, with gas-related energy exp More...

Carroll County EH clubs offer scholarships

Carroll County Extension Homemaker Clubs are offering four $200 scholarships to a daughter/son or granddaughter/ grandson of an active Carroll County Extension Homemaker. More...

Progress of shovel ready sites initiative is explained to Flora officials

Daryl Smith, executive director of the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation gave an update on the EDC's shovel ready sites initiative at Monday night's meeting of the Flora Town Council. More...

Opinions & Letters

Good communication anchors our democracy

Shortly before the turn of the year, I got a look at some polling numbers that brought me up short. They suggest a problem with our representative democracy. More...

Midwest Memo

Selective forgiveness

The apologies have been flying fast and furious these days. I know swimming star Michael Phelps is very sorry about the marijuana incident. I'm convinced Timothy Geithner is very, very sorry about those income taxes he failed to pay. More...

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Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Are you saved?

The nature of salvation is one of the great controversies among sincere Christians. Please allow me to state my understanding of salvation. Salvation is eternal. If a person knows one verse of the New Testament, that verse may well be John 3:16. More...

Hickory Grove Church offers free movie night

Hickory Grove Church will have a free movie night on Feb. 15. The title of the movie to be shown is "Fireproof." In this movie Capt. 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 The Delphi Chamber of Commerce hosted an awards banquet honoring its recipients of the Samuel Milroy Award, Making A Difference Award, and Community Appearance Award. More...

Obituaries

William Henderson

William B. "Brad" Henderson, 45, of Delphi died unexpectedly at 11:58 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Born March 14, 1963, in Logansport, he was the son of William "Bill" and Carolyn Brugh Henderson of Delphi. More...

Doyle H. Clark

Doyle H. Clark, 81, of Brookston, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. Born April 16, 1927, in Williamsport, he was the son of the late Thomas Homer and Flossie Pearl Robbins Clark. His marriage was on Aug. More...

Russell K. McComb

Russell K. McComb, 85, of Flora, died at 12:02 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. Born Sept. 26, 1923, in Huntertown, he was the son of Verne and Cecile Fitch McComb. His marriage was on Sept. More...

Special Sections

EDC proposes second TIF district

Carroll County's only Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, which is the land which Indiana Packers owns, was established in 1992 according to Carroll County Redevelopment Commission Attorney Barry Emerson. More...

Delphi acts quickly to preserve fire funds

What the state legislators might do about turning the recommendations contained in the Kernan-Shepard report into law has put a scare into township trustees. More...

BZA grants special exception amid protests

The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) granted a special exception to permit a commercial hunting operation in an agriculturally-zoned district Tuesday night. However, it was not without controversy and objections. More...

Community

Announcements

EXTENDED FAMILY is meeting is a new location at Woodbridge Health Campus, across from Fisher Funeral Home in Logansport. Those attending should enter on the west side, the assisted living door. More...

Business Briefs

PAM MICHAEL of Flora is celebrating her 25th year with The Longaberger Company. She joined the company on Jan. 3, 1984, as a consultant and within three years became a branch leader while growing her team of consultants. More...

County native heads Walgreens Co.

Carroll County native Gregory D. Wasson, 50, became chief executive officer of Walgreens and a director of the company as of Sunday. He retains the position of president. More...

Sports

Basketball Legends of Delphi to be held Saturday

The 1st annual Delphi Alumni "Basketball Legends of Delphi" extravaganza will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Delphi Community High School Gym for all Delphi alumni (men and women) who graduated in 1998 and earlier. More...

Oracle wrestlers repeat as Sectional champs

Atwood and Everett remain undefeated

Saturday's Lafayette Jeff Wrestling Sectional victory for Delphi was "a total team win," according to coach Mike Atwood. The Oracles successfully defended their title for the back-to-back win with all 14 team members placing. More...

OT game yields Carroll's first loss

Carroll went up against two 3A schools last weekend and split the games in overtime. Last Tuesday they traveled to Western and defeated the Panthers to keep their win string alive at 10. More...

Society

Girton 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Girton of 2985N. 1275W., Delphi, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Feb. 14. A special celebration is planned this month. Girton and the former Janice Brewer were married Feb. 14, 1959, at St. More...

Ayres-Longest

Jocelyn and George Britton of Crossville, Tenn., and John and Wanda Ayres of Kokomo announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Ayres, of Fishers, to Christopher Longest, also of Fishers. More...

Shambaugh-Niverson

Kathy L. Shambaugh of Rossville and Alan Shambaugh of Lafayette announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrienne Leigh, to Nicholas Lee Niverson. He is the son of Lee and Linda Niverson of Fairmount. More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

Carroll County students recently served as pages for Senator Brandt Hershman. More...

DCES names honor roll students

Principal Bill Shidler of the Delphi Community Elementary School announces the honor roll for the second nine weeks grading period. More...

Carroll eighth grader has 'amazing' DC trip

For her nine-weeks project in Glen Dillman's eighth grade social studies class, Carroll student Samantha Gates will write about her recent experience in Washington, D.C. She was there from Jan. More...

Public Records

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. Wednesday, Feb. 4 Carroll School Board: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

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 James M. Larkin was charged with driving while suspended and speeding. More...