March 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Special election date changed…again

Carroll County Clerk Nancy Mattox announced late Monday the date for the special election, to determine whether or not voters would agree to pay $13 million plus interest (possibly as much as $21 million) over the course of 20 years for the Delphi More...

Local News

Flood information for Carroll County citizens

Carroll County Emergency Management Director Dave McDowell reminds citizens of Carroll County of the following concerning the recent flood: More...

'Art on the Wabash' is open to artists in 15 counties

The fourth annual "Art on the Wabash, a Local Artists' Fair" will be held Sept. 20 at West Lafayette's Tapawingo Park. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. More...

Daffodil Days are delayed

Due to unseasonable cold and snowy weather in Washington State where the American Cancer Society daffodils are grown, the flowers were not able to be harvested in time for distribution on March 19. More...

Opinions & Letters

Respect. That's what open government is all about

Do you want to know what your government is up to? What it's doing with your tax dollars? When it will propose a new health care policy? Where it's sending young men and women to fight? More...

Political Cartoon

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Midwest Memo

Yellow cake and white frosting

One day into my new eating habit plan and I'm feeling a little...crabby. Yesterday I passed by chocolate donuts at the convenience store and my rightful share of yellow birthday cake with white frosting at the office. More...

Society

Correction

Glen L and Karen Veach, 19551 S. Tamiami Trl, #107, Fort Myers, Fla. 33908, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house to be held June 1 at the Shrine Club, Lafayette. The couple requests that gifts be omitted. More...

Collins 25th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Collins of 1008 S. Prince William Rd., Delphi will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Monday. Collins and the former Brenda K. Humphrey were married March 23, 1984, in Annapolis, Md. More...

Peeks celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Peek, 247 Cumberland Street, Camden, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a family dinner March 21 at Fisher's. Peek and the former Dorothy Johnson were married March 20, 1959, in Ludwigsburg, Germany. More...

Education

Carroll Kindergarten Round-Up announced

Kindergarten Round-Up at Carroll Elementary School will be Thursday and Friday, April 9 and 10. Children must be five years old by Aug. 1, 2009, to attend kindergarten in the 2009- 2010 school year. More...

Carroll FCCLA senior high attends state conference

Carroll freshman members and officers from the local chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the state conference in Indianapolis. More...

Changes made to 180 instructional day policies

Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett announced Tuesday changes in Department of Education policies designed to ensure students receive at least 180 days of instructional time each year, the minimum number required by state law. More...

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

Matthew Ward Kennedy, 28, and Michelle Lynn Myers, 29, both of 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, March 19 Flora Airport Board: 6 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...

Employee policy effective immediately

Commissioners adopt new personnel manual

An advisory committee was appointed last year to develop a revised county personnel policy manual with assistance from the firm of Waggoner, Irwin, Scheele & Associates. More...

Delphi site is designated 'shovel ready' for development

A 60-acre industrial site south of Delphi is one of 10 sites across Indiana that earned the title of "shovel ready," paving the way for businesses to quickly locate new operations on property ready for development. More...

Community

Channel 2

Programming for March 18-25 is listed below: Wed., March 18 - 7 p.m., Carroll vs. Rossville girls' basketball game (originally scheduled to air earlier). Sun., March 22 - 9 a.m. More...

90th birthday

Maxine Snider will be honored for her 90th birthday at an open house on March 22. The event will be held at the Senior Citizen's Lounge in Camden from 2 to 4 p.m. She requests that gifts be omitted, but cards are welcome. More...

Giving blood - so important

Those who donate blood give the "gift of life." Karen Garrison of Flora, pictured, knows how important this is. She receives a blood transfusion every month. "I need it to live," she said. More...

Sports

Tournament winner

Carroll 6th grade girls basketball team defeated Clinton Central 25-9 to win the Clinton Prairie Girls Basketball Tournament championship on Saturday. More...

North Miami knocks Carroll out of regional title chase

Carroll (19-5) saw its record-breaking season come to an end Saturday in the opening game of the Class 2A Tipton Regional semi-final. The 13th-ranked North Miami Warriors (19-6) handed the 14th-ranked Cougars a 63- 55 loss. More...

Carroll FFA members going to state contest

Carroll FFA Chapter participated in the District V Leadership Contests at Clinton Central High School on March 12. The chapter had an outstanding night with 12 individuals or teams advancing to the state level. More...

Faith

Living Stone Church to host seminar

The Living Stone Church at 54 E. Main St. in Rossville will host a seminar entitled 'Toxic Religion vs. Grace Filled Relationships' on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. with guest speaker Shelley G. Jones. More...

Lessons from the Heart

Holy Hands of Lent

Lent has become in my family's worship life a period of preparation for the celebration of new life received in the resurrection of God's Son, Jesus Christ. Thus, Lent is a time for serious review of our thoughts, fears, commitment, and actions. 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 Enforcement of parking limits around the courthouse square in Delphi will begin this week after notice of the two-hour regulation is stenciled on the curbs running around the perimeter of the block. More...

Obituaries

Karl Eugene Brovont

Karl Eugene Brovont, 61, of Greentown, the brother of local and area residents, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2009, at his home. Born April 28, 1947, in Logansport, he was the son of the late Paul Brovont and Ruth Crook Brovont. More...

Laura E. Cripe

Laura E. Cripe, 95, formerly of Flora, passed away at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Milner Community Healthcare Center in Rossville. She was born Aug. 20, 1913, in Camden, to Ora and Mary Harter Spitler. More...

Arlene J. Little

Services for Arlene J. Little, 87, of Logansport, were held Saturday at Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport. The Rev. W. Frank Hibbard officiated. Burial followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport. She died at 6:25 a.m. More...

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