February 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Special meeting set to establish fire territory

The Delphi City Council will hold a special public meeting Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the city building. More...

Local News

Carroll prepares for visit from NC team

At Monday night's Carroll School Board meeting, juniorsenior high school principal Charles Huckstep reported on the coming visit from the North Central Association Quality Assurance Team. More...

Fire destroys Hog Slat fleet shop

Nearly two weeks after a fire destroyed a steel fleet shop owned by Hog Slat Inc., the cause of the fire and the estimate of damage have yet to be determined, said general manager Richard Hicks. The fire was reported around 9:40 p.m. Feb. 5. More...

Jones plays lead in ISU comedy

Indiana State University's Department of Theater lives up to its reputation as a training ground for talented student playwrights and directors with its annual New Play Festival. More...

Opinions & Letters

Is there no county council redemption permitted?

Since the Kernan-Shepard Report was released with that inflammatory recommendation to eliminate township government and to direct the responsibility for managing the taxpayers' money to the county council, there has been a hue and cry about how tha More...

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Midwest Memo

This just in

Over the years the food police have had me pretty confused over what's healthy to eat and what's not. They've fiddled with that food pyramid enough that I no longer remember which side of the pyramid goes on the bottom. More...

Faith

Burlington church invites public to special services

First Brethren Church of Burlington announces several special Sunday services. On Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. there will be the showing of the movie "Fireproof." The church will host a Lenten Service at 6 p.m. March 8. More...

Lessons from the Heart

Connected branches

Jesus said, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 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 Carroll County Historical Museum has prepared a display in the courthouse rotunda for President's Day, which commemorates the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The museum has the genealogy on both presidents. More...

Obituaries

Sandra Christiansen

Sandra Christiansen, 52, of Delphi, died at 1:10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Regency Place in Lafayette. Born Aug. 13, 1956, in Lafayette, she was the daughter of Roger "Stub" and Dorothy Whitfield Wilson. More...

Wanda L. Hufford

Wanda L. Wray Hufford, 68, of Delphi, died unexpectedly at 1:35 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at her residence. Born Jan. 24, 1941, in Delphi, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Rose Jane Watkins Wray. More...

Cleora B. Remaly

Services for Cleora B. Remaly, 91, of Rossville, formerly of Pettit, were held Saturday at Bodine Funeral Home, Rossville. Burial followed at Bunnell Cemetery, near Frankfort. She died at 12:15 p.m. Feb. More...

Special Sections

Tippy River clean up could prove too costly for county

A proposed Tippecanoe River clean-up project in Carroll County may have hit a financial snag which could hang the project out to dry. The county may need to supplement the project financially with money that does not exist. More...

Council powerless in TIF decision

Although they are responsible for funding county services and programs using taxpayer dollars, Carroll County Council members learned at their Tuesday morning meeting they may have little say in whether a new tax increment financing (TIF) district More...

Camden to seek funding for revitalization

A public hearing on a downtown revitalization project in Camden preceded Thursday night's Camden Town Council meeting. The project will encompass Main Street from Church to Ohio streets and a half block north on Monroe, Water and Church streets. More...

Community

Library News

Burlington Community All students in grades K-12 are invited to join Homework Help Night every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Burlington Community Library. Receive help on homework assignments, utilize the Internet, and more. The service is free. More...

Announcements

A meeting will be held for anyone interested in being involved in an ARTISAN COOP. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon March 21 in the Globe Value Room at the Delphi Public Library. More...

Meetings

Wednesday Forum Members of Wednesday Forum met at the home of Martha Justice for their February meeting. Norma Mullin presented the "History of Lace." Lace is an open fabric made with threads of linen, cotton, silk, and other material. More...

Sports

Eller, Reinke, Yoder carry Lady Cougars to Valentine's Day Sectional title

Saturday evening at Delphi the Carroll Lady Cougars won their second consecutive and 9th overall, girls basketball sectional championship. Their championship victory, 52-36, was over a stubborn and inspired Clinton Central team. More...

Carroll bests Delphi in first round

Quincy Eller's back-toback threes early in the fourth quarter helped erase a slim Oracle lead and propelled the Cougars to the second round of the Delphi girls basketball sectional. More...

Oracles have 5 wrestlers state bound

Five members of the Delphi Varsity Wrestling Team will be competing this weekend in the individual state tournament in Indianapolis. More...

Society

Blackburn 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Blackburn of Cutler will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Blackburn and the former Colleen Redding were married Feb. 20, 1959, by the Rev. Gene Gilbreath at the Burlington Methodist Church. More...

50th anniversary open house

Kenneth and MaryAnne Berkshire, 2486 W. 500 N., Delphi, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on March 1. Their daughters are hosting the event which will be held at the Camden Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Hufford, Flora wed

Rachel Hufford and Jaryl Flora were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 8. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Lou Anna Hufford of Flora. Parents of the groom are Jeff and Marsha Flora of Rossville. The bride attended Carroll Jr.-Sr. More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

Area students who were awarded degrees from Purdue University during commencement ceremonies in December were: NICKOLAS A. ALTIC, Bringhurst, Bachelor of Science degree in health science. SEAN M. More...

DCHS to present 'Bye, Bye Birdie'

Delphi Community High School drama and music students will perform "Bye, Bye Birdie," the satirical look on 1958 American society, March 13, 14 and 15. Conrad Birdie, the title character, was based on Elvis Presley who was drafted into the army. More...

4-H News

Deer Creek Delphiniums

Deer Creek Delphiniums 4-H Club met Feb. 5 at the Delphi Presbyterian Church. Danielle Kelley reported about future club activities, enrollment forms and dues. More...

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

Dustin Kyle Griffs, 28, and Brandi Lynn Kline, 24, both of Flora. Fred Charles Laurenzano, 59, and Rena Adrienne Laurenzano, both of Rossville. Jarrod Anthony Smith, 20, of Monticello, and Chloe Kathryn Zaremba, 19, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. 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. Wednesday, Feb. 18 Delphi Board of Works: 4:30 p.m. (re-scheduled from Feb. 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 Shawn L. More...