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Delphi Elementary reacts to improve AYP rating

Some extra-curricular activities will be modified

The new principal at Delphi Community Elementary School must address a significant challenge posed by the state department of education and the federal government as soon as school begins and students are in their classes. More...

Local News

Tribe is awarded grant

The Eel River Tribe of Indiana, Inc., has learned that it has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of $174,866.04 to provide a new emergency alert system in Miami County. More...

I.O.O.F. improving local appearances

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) lodge members are doing their part to improve the look of downtown Delphi and sections of Carroll County. The lodge, located at 209 S. Washington St. in Delphi, was sealed on Aug. More...

Burlington Fall Festival Queen callout begins

Plans are under way for the 20th annual Burlington Fall Festival Queen Contest. This year's theme is "A Moment to Remember." The contest will be held Sept. 16 at the Community Park Building in Burlington. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Blue skies

It used to be that when a house got listed for sale the real estate agent took a black and white exterior photo of the place for the listing sheet. More...

Guest Commentary

Need computer help? Look no further than Carroll County

If your laptop has a virus or your desktop crashed and lost valuable data, it's probably time for professional help. More...

The right thing to do for all the right reasons

Delphi Superintendent Ralph Walker extended an offer for the community to become invested in the schools and their needs at Monday night's meeting. More...

Society

To be 103

A card shower is being held for Fred Humes, who will be 103 on Aug. 21. Cards may be sent to him at 508 East Columbia Street, Flora, IN 46929. Mr. Humes moved to Flora in 1934 where he operated a Case Implement business for 25 years. More...

Peterson 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Peterson of Clermont, Fla., formerly of Flora, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 9 at a dinner with family and friends. Peterson and the former Virginia "Ginny" Cohee were married Aug. More...

Engagements

Scharer-Stevens

Mark and Jill Scharer of Cutler announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Denson, to Caleb Matthew Stevens. He is the son of Mark and Cecilia Stevens of Burlington. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School. More...

Obituaries

Terry L. Irwin

Terry L. Irwin, 60, of Flora, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. Born Jan. 31, 1949, in Kokomo, he was the son of Joel Thomas and Wanda L. Miller Irwin. He attended Carroll schools. On Oct. More...

Refugio Hernandez

Refugio "Rick" Hernandez, 54, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at his home in Flora. Born Jan. 8, 1955, in Mexico, he was the son of Pedro and Guadalupe Hernandez. His marriage was to Rosa Gutierrez on May 18, 1976, at St. More...

Luella M. Jones

Luella M. "Rosie" Jones, 81, Kokomo, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday Aug. 6, 2009, at Howard Regional Health Systems, Kokomo. Born Feb. 21, 1928, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Gerald E. and Eva A. (Bougher) Smith. More...

Public Records

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

Judgment was granted to the plaintiff in the following: Helms Lawn Specialist vs. David Walker, $1,937.89 plus court costs; State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. vs. Jason J. Endress, $11,741.07; Capital One Bank vs. Julie A. Eurit, $2,971.15. More...

Because the public has a right to know…

The Comet publishes government meetings weekly to provide understanding of which government meetings are happening, when and where. More...

County-wide visioning process to continue with Crossroads II

A county-wide visioning process that began five years ago is being revisited next month. More...

School corp. procedes to bond issue for repairs

Patrons urged to 'pitch in' to help repair buildings

The Delphi Community School Board approved a resolution to pave the way to secure a general obligation bond for approximately $540,000 at the Monday night meeting. More...

APC approves TIF district

Carroll County Area Plan Commission unanimously approved the proposed Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) District for 60 acres known as the "South Delphi Development Area" at a recent meeting. More...

Community

Channel 2

Programming for Aug. 12 - 17 is listed below: Wed. Aug. 12 - 7 p.m. - Carroll County 4-H Fair Beef Show (tapes 1 & 2). Thurs., Aug. 13 - 7 p.m. - Master Gardener's Club. Singing Saints. Sun., Aug. 16 - 9:30 a.m. More...

OS Art Show winners named

Delphi Art Club announces the winners in its annual Old Settlers Art Show, held in the Carroll County Courthouse. John Berkshire won Best of Show for all art in the rotunda, for his pastel. More...

Announcements

ROSSVILLE SUMMER'S END FESTIVAL will be Saturday, Aug. 22. The annual event includes a parade, fireworks, community wide garage sales, booths, entertainment, food and more. CARROLL COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN will meet Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Scoreboard

U.S. 24 Speedway Jr Feature - 1st 75, Devan Myers; 2nd 11, Sam McGhee; 3rd 99, Levi Johnson; 4th 11c Carson Stout; 5th 22c, Connor Corcoran. More...

Hoosier North falls in Colt World Series

After putting itself in position to earn a berth in the medal round of the Colt World Series, it all game down to a one-game showdown for Hoosier North against Greensboro, N.C,. Monday night at Loeb Stadium in Lafayette. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

A True Friend

A popular song from my early years of life was "The Great Pretender," released by the Platters. The basis of the song is that we go through life pretending to be someone we are not. More...

Colts chaplain inspires at DCSC Prayer Breakfast

The second annual Delphi Community School Corporation Superintendent's Prayer Breakfast was well attended by school personnel and community members Tuesday morning in the DCHS Little Theatre. More...

DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHES

SW = Sunday Worship SS = Sunday School

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 Flora Town Council voted Monday to appoint Officer Chris Mathias to the position of Town Marshal, filling the vacancy occasioned by the recent death of Chief Larry Tull. More...

Education

New CES assistant principal wants to connect with the kids

The new Carroll Elementary assistant principal, Roy Hufford, his wife, Stephanie, and their dog, Nico, have moved to Burlington from Warsaw. "It's important to live where you work," Hufford said. More...

New faces at Carroll

One administrator and three teachers are among the new staff members in the Carroll Consolidated School Corporation. More...

Delphi introduces new teachers

Delphi Community School Corporation introduced 11 new teachers at the Tuesday morning teacher orientation meeting. More...

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