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Mayor proposes special projects coordinator

Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser presented a job description for a new city position for approval to the council at Monday night's meeting. More...

Local News

Operation Round-Up grants announced

Carroll County REMC announces the latest round of local grants in its Operation Round-Up program. REMC customers make the grants possible by rounding up their monthly statements. Those who requested and received grants, totaling $12,453. More...

Eel River members earn Presidential award

The Presidential Award of Excellence for Community Volunteer Work was recently awarded to nine members of the Eel River Tribe of Indiana for their hours spent volunteering for community service projects. More...

Family Health Clinic receives stimulus money

The Family Health Clinic of Carroll County has received a federal stimulus grant. The grant is for $1.3 million, to be shared with the Family Health Clinic of Monon, another Purdue Nurse Managed clinic. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Boarding call

An airport after 10 p.m. is a tired looking place. The neon lighting overhead flatters no one and the collective fatigue at that late hour can be seen in the faces of passengers and crew alike. More...

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Capital Comments

State budget pain now or later

We'd been waiting for months, and on April 17 it came: the updated forecast of Indiana state revenues for fiscal years 2009, 2010 and 2011. It was terrible news. More...

Faith

National Day of Prayer is May 7

Prayer…America's hope

"May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You." Psalm 33:22 As American troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, President Franklin Roosevelt called for the United States to unite in prayer. More...

Lessons from the Heart

Trusting God

Abraham Lincoln once said, "I told God that I had done all I could and that now the result was in His hands; that if this country was to be saved, it was because He so willed it! The burden rolled off my shoulders. More...

Musicians to perform

Three local young musicians will perform Saturday evening at the Mosey Down Main Street event in Lafayette. Main Street will be closed from 5th to 11th streets from 6 p.m. to midnight. More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

LINDSEY MAXWELL of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Delphi, has been accepted into a graduate program in speech/language pathology through Nova Southeastern University. She received high honors this semester by being named to the dean's list. More...

DCHS students attend Rotary camp

Seven students from Delphi Community High School attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp held April 17-19 at Camp Tecumseh YMCA. 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. Thursday, May 7 Delphi Airport Board Special Meeting: 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...

DCSC building projects/costs

The following was approved by the Delphi Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees as the plan for school building renovations. HARD COSTS High School Renovations/ Additions 1. UNIT C RENOVATION A. More...

SR 75 is temporarily closed

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced Thursday afternoon that SR 75 between SR 18 and SR 218 is closed because a local construction crew broke a water line while digging in the ground in Flora. More...

Carroll Manor to take Pulaski Co. residents

The Pulaski County Board of Commissioners has decided to close that county's tax-supported county home as of June 30. More...

U.S. Census Bureau begins address canvassing

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that the first field operation of the 2010 Census— address canvassing— is underway in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. More...

Community

Literary fundraiser

Delphi Rotary Club won the county-wide Scrabble® Tournament for Literacy held April 23 and hosted by Flora and Delphi chapters of Psi Iota Xi sorority. Proceeds from the annual event benefit literacy efforts in the county. More...

Announcements

As part of the Downtown Revitalization grant, Ken Smith of Municipal Civil Corp will be hosting a SERIES OF TOWN MEETINGS to gather citizen input in identifying obstacles and opportunities for the revitalization of Camden's downtown. More...

Letter carriers' food drive is May 9

Letter carriers in Carroll County will join their counterparts nationwide to help stamp out hunger by collecting non-perishable food items this Saturday during the annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive. More...

Sports

Carroll steals one from Oracles

Thomas Gillam's two-out, bloop RBI-single into short centerfield scored Jarvis Simmons with the game-winning run Monday evening as Carroll rallied to defeat Delphi in nine innings, 4-3. More...

Delphi wrestlers earn state placings

Two Delphi wrestlers placed in the Indiana State Wrestling Freestyle State tournament held last weekend in Indianapolis. Tanner Lynde, a freshman, won a state title in the 160-pound class Cadet Division. More...

Lady Oracles win three of four

Week number four of the high school softball season kicked off with the seventhranked Lady Oracles visiting the Lady Cougars on the Cougars' home field. Delphi jumped out to a nine-run lead in the top half of the first inning. More...

Society

Engagements

Wandless-Mears

Robert and Claudia Wandless of Delphi announce the engagement of their daughter, Karli Elizabeth Lyn, to Benjamin Patterson Mears. He is the son of John and Mary Mears of Delphi. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO A new multi-purpose building is underway at the Burlington Community Park. More...

Obituaries

Norma J. Ritzler

Norma J. Yerkes Ritzler, 86, of Delphi, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. She had been in failing health and a resident there for the past three years. More...

Mary Jane Ritchey

Mary Jane Ritchey, 85, of Kokomo, formerly of the Burlington area, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2009, at Windsor Estates Health & Rehab Center, Kokomo. Born Jan. 28, 1924, in Tyrone, Pa., she was the daughter of Paul and Lula Curry Rossman. More...

William R. Quinn

William R. "Bill" Quinn, 84, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus, formerly George Davis Manor, in West Lafayette. He had resided there for the past 18 months. Born Feb. More...

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