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Absentee voting begins May 18

There will be a special election June 16 for residents in Deer Creek, Tippecanoe, Jackson, Liberty, Madison and Rock Creek townships. More...

Truck-wagon crash claims life

The Carroll County community is mourning the death of one of the leaders of the Old Brethren German Baptist faith, Steven L. Royer. More...

Local News

Nominations requested for Delphi Lion's 'Teacher of the Year'

Delphi Lions Club is asking parents, faculty and administrators as well as past or present students for nominations for the "Teacher of the Year" award. Nominations may be made from now until May 8. More...

McClain calls state budget proposal 'overspending'

Indiana House Representative Rich McClain said late Tuesday the latest version of the state's budget bill proposed for passage was between $5 million and $6 million more than projected income for the state. More...

Man found in C&C Beach water

Carroll County Sheriff's Department investigated a report of a person found in the water in the C&C Beach area early Sunday afternoon. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Charles F. More...

Opinions & Letters

Petitions and ballots

There exists a difference in the wording between the petitions which brought about the Delphi Community School Corporations' proposed building project referendum, the first in Carroll County. More...

Midwest Memo

Green with confusion

Editor's note: Alan Shultz is on vacation this week. He wrote this column for this space a year ago. Does a good scolding get your attention? Does a finger pointing, guilt ridden, mend your ways lecture inspire you to change? More...

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Society

Reefs to celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Don Reef of Cutler will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, May 2. The event will be held at the Burlington Community Building from 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Engagements

Shively-Schelle

Sarah Elizabeth Shively of Greenwood and Clint Daunton Schelle of Indianapolis will be married June 20 at the Flora United Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Susan Shively of Flora. A 2000 graduate of Carroll Jr.-Sr. More...

Education

Half of Indiana schools meet raised standard for academic progress

DCES fails to make AYP

Half (50 percent) of Indiana schools met a raised standard for adequate yearly progress (AYP) this year - a decrease from 54 percent a year ago when schools faced a comparatively lower bar for making AYP. More...

Carroll math team wins championship

For 11 years straight, Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School's math team has won the Hoosier Heartland Conference math contest. Carroll won the championship title on April 22 with a score of 1,366. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

SETH I. LARIMORE has been awarded an Air Force ROTC college or university scholarship. More...

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

Justin Julius Angrick, 23, of Brownsburg and Amanda Lane Fife, 21, of Flora. Stephen James Douglas, 25, of Arcanum, Ohio, and Loretta Ann Graybill, 25, of Delphi. Andrew Joseph Salgat, 39, and Vanessa Renee Salgat, 34, both of Cutler. 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, April 29 Carroll School Board: 8 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...

If you are ill…stay home!

Residents are urged to be like scouts and get prepared

Although it is called the "swine" flu in the national media, the current strain of influenza that has taken the lives of roughly 151 people in Mexico, is a combination of swine, avian and human flues. More...

County is approved for federal assistance

Carroll County homeowners, renters, and businesses who experienced damage from severe storms and flooding from March 8-14, 2009, may seek assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Center in Monticello, accordi More...

Are you smarter than a second grader?

Do you know the path of a water drop? Do you know where to recycle your old cell phones? Can you get a second life out of your old cardboard egg cartons? How do chocolate chips, raisins and peanuts represent an edible landfill? More...

Community

Alzheimer 's program set in Flora

A public program on "The Basics of Alzheimer's" will be presented from 7 to 8 p.m. May 14 at the Flora Community/ Senior Center, 115 North Division Street. More...

Business Briefs

Services are being expanded at En'core Hair Design in Flora with the addition of TAMMY DEVOS, who specializes in therapeutic manicures and pedicures. She also offers mani/pedi specials and fullservice nail care. More...

Announcements

CARROLL COUNTY CHURCH MINISTRIES will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Camden First Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be local attorney Miriam Robeson. DELPHI ART CLUB will meet May 7 in the Delphi Senior Center at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Oracles pound Hot Dogs

Delphi's bats broke out of a mini-slump Monday evening at Frankfort as the Oracles pounded out 11 hits during their 13-9 victory over the Hot Dogs, ranked #15 in this week's Class 3A poll. More...

Saturday will be busy sports day in Delphi

It should not be hard to find something to do on Saturday as the City of Delphi will be bustling with activity with several athletic teams hosting home events. More...

Lady Oracles claim three more wins

Week three of the softball season began with the Delphi Lady Oracles rated 8th in the state in Class 2A. The Lady Oracles did nothing to make one think they should do anything but move up in the ratings. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

'We've come a long way, baby!'

This spin on an old commercial slogan has been used repeatedly over the years, usually to recognize something good that has happened. 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 Five Carroll County businesses were presented the Lieutenant Governor's Half Century Business Award. There were 75 businesses in the state to receive the honor, and 33 companies which received the Century Award. More...

Obituaries

Rosella F. Meyer

Rosella F. Meyer, 95, of Monroeville, died April 23, 2009. Born Jan. 16, 1914, in Dixon, Ohio, she was the daughter of Thomas and Ella Vizard Maloy. She married Ludwig Meyer who preceded her in death in 1962. She was a member of St. More...

Earl R. Fisher

Earl Robert Fisher, 94, of rural Camden, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at his son's home. Born Nov. 30, 1914, in Flora, he was the son of the late Oscar and Myrtle Bowman Fisher. He graduated from Modesto High School. More...

Dorothy L. Smith

Dorothy L. Ratliff Smith, 94, formerly of rural Carroll County, died at 9 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2009, at her residence in Camden. She had been in declining health for the last few months. Born Dec. More...

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