September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Carroll County at the Crossroads II

*County-wide visioning process*

Thurs., Sept. 3 - Canal Center, Delphi, 6-9 p.m. Topic: What are the high priority issues as we consider strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the future of Carroll County? More...

Donnelly hosts spirited Town Hall Meeting

Some came with questions and some had statements. Some had positive stories and some had tales of woe. But not nearly everyone with their hand in the air was given a chance to speak due to time limitations. U.S. More...

Local News

NCISN, Alco to help fight pet overpopulation

Mobile clinic to be in Delphi

North Central IN Spay and Neuter (NCISN) is offering its services to fight pet overpopulation in Carroll County. Partnering with Alco in Delphi, NCISN will offer low cost spay and neuter services, along with low cost pet vaccinations on Sept. More...

Area IV partners with Men's Wearhouse for National Suit Drive

Area IV Agency and Men's Wearhouse invite the public to donate gently-used, professional attire during September to help at-risk men make a good first impression during job interviews. More...

Burlington accepts bids for paving and tree trimming

Burlington Town Council approved expenditures at a special meeting held Friday evening. A bid for street work submitted by E&B Paving in the amount of $23,900 was approved. The only other bid submitted was from Crenshaw Paving for $29,582. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Cue the leaves

I pulled August off the calendar yesterday to reveal the month of September. That singular act seems to cue dramatic changes in the landscape from the rustle of leaves, to the angle of the sun and the morning dew covering. More...

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Capital Comments

The school funding formula was one of the sticking points in this year's state budget debate. To understand why, consider an example. Suppose the state has $20 million to divide between two school districts. Each district has 2,000 pupils. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

What is more important?

My wife asked my son, who is 7 years old, this question recently, "What is more important...school or sports?" My son honestly answered, "I hope sports because school is not always that exciting." My wife had to remind him that school was actually More...

Announcement

Burlington United Methodist Church, corner of SR 29 and 10th St., is offering a FREE BREAKFAST on Sept. 12 from 8 to 10 a.m. Pancakes and sausage will be served. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a friend. 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 Built sometime in the 1830s the Eikenberry log cabin now rests in the Flora Community Park. Rediscovered in 1981, it was moved by the Carroll History Clubs. More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded an $800 youth literacy grant to CARROLL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. More...

Public Records

Superior Court

Judge Jeffrey Smith

New Filings Robert L. Thomas was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. More...

Marriage Licenses

Jeremy Keith Smith, 29, and Crystal Jean Crider, 31, both of Flora. John Walter Hobock, 40, and Jesika Shantel Jensen, 18, both of Delphi. More...

Restaurant Inspections

Delphi Community High School Routine inspection: 8/17-8/21/09 Summary of violations: No violations noted. Delphi Comm. Middle School Routine inspection: 8/17-8/21/09 Summary of violations: No violations noted. More...

Special Sections

County readies for emergencies, flu epidemic

Plenty of volunteer opportunities available

Carroll County as a whole is becoming prepared to respond in an organized manner to disasters and public health crises, but additional volunteers are needed for both activities. More...

From Cape Cod to Carroll County cornfields

Marcellino's long journey

Since the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy last week, there has been nationwide reflection on the whole Kennedy family. For one Carroll County resident, memories of the Kennedys are not based on TV or newspaper accounts, but on personal experience. More...

Community

Professional Briefs

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) awarded GORDON D. WAGONER, DDS, MAGD, of Flora, with the 2009 Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition (LLSR) award for his commitment to lifelong learning, volunteer services to communities in need, More...

Service News

Hampton to be deployed to Iraq

Danny A. Hampton of Fort Hood, Texas, was recently promoted, earning the rank SPC. SPC Hampton will be deployed to Iraq in September and serve 12 to 18 months. He is currently serving with the ACO-15th STV Unit. More...

Announcements

PROMOTING WILDCAT VALLEY will meet on Sept 10 at 7pm at the Cutler Presbyterian Church Social Room. This is a change in meeting place. More...

Sports

Bacon belongs to Oracles

The Delphi Oracles are the 2009 Bacon Bowl winners, defeating crosscounty rival Carroll 7-0 Friday night. More...

Oracles capture West Central Invitational

Delphi's boys cross country team bested a field of eight teams to capture the West Central/U.S. 421 Invitational held Saturday near Francesville. Each of the participating schools are located on the U.S. 421 highway in northwest Indiana. More...

National Guard Warrior Challenge to take place in Delphi

The City of Delphi has been chosen as the site of the 4th Annual Army National Guard Warrior Challenge, according to an announcement by Mayor Randy Strasser. The Challenge will take place Sept. 12-13 at Riley Annex and in Riley Park in Delphi. More...

Society

Fryman, Ritchey exchange vows

Laura Lea Fryman and Roger Thomas Ritchey, both of Burlington, exchanged marriage vows July 25 at 6 p.m. at Crossroads Community Christian Church, Bringhurst. She is the daughter of Dene Whitmore of Pekin, Ill., and the late Charles Whitmore. More...

Engagements

Davis-Nichols

Steve and Chere Nichols of Delphi announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Charles LeRoy "Charlie" Nichols and Kara Michelle Davis. She is the daughter of David and Jan Davis of Fort Wayne. More...

Studebakers celebrate 25th

Mr. and Mrs. David Studebaker, 3955S 300E, Bringhust, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at an open house on Sept. 5. It will be hosted by Robert and Jackie Griffin at their home, 4416 Eastbrook Dr., Lafayette, from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Duane F. Neff

Duane F. "Skipp" Neff, 52, Delphi, died Aug. 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette. Born Nov. 10, 1956, in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Ralph O. Neff and Catherine Dalton Sidden. More...

Steven R. VanLoon

Steven R. VanLoon, 59, Flora, passed away at his residence at 2:47 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. Born Sept. 25, 1949, in Sugarland, Texas, he was the son of Kenneth O. and Norma McDonald VanLoon. More...

Blanche G. Pearson

Blanche G. Pearson, 79, formerly of Cutler and Kokomo, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Milner Community Health Care Center, Rossville, where she had resided the past two years. She had been in ill health for a week. More...