September 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Surprise news for city council during budget workshop

Delphi City Council members were caught off-guard when president Carolyn Pearson announced that she had received a formal resignation via certified letter from city-clerk treasurer Janice Roe. More...

Carroll County at the Crossroads II

*County-wide visioning process*

Thurs., Sept. 10 - 4-H Community Building, Flora, 6-9 p.m. Topic: What are the goals and actions to achieve our desired vision? Public is encouraged to participate Supper will be provided More...

Local News

Still time to register for Prince/Princess Contest

Applications are still being accepted for the Burlington Fall Festival Prince and Princess Contest. The contest will be held on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. A practice meeting will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Community Building in Burlington. More...

Extension Chorus welcomes new members

The Carroll County Extension Chorus is practicing for the 2009-2010 program season and welcomes new members, young and old, who enjoy singing. More...

Free hepatitis and tetanus immunizations Saturday

Residents and community members are reminded that the Carroll County Health Department, in conjunction with the Emergency Management Agency, will conduct a free immunization clinic Saturday, from 12 to 5 p.m. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Seriously

Beach toys strewn across the sand. Peanut butter cookies in zip lock bags. Gulls being chased by a brave hearted little blond haired boy. The smell of sunscreen. The sound of waves lapping along the shore. More...

Congress needs a five-day work week

Making Congress more effective does not necessarily require complicated reforms. In fact, a simple change would go a long way: "Congress Needs A Five-Day Work Week," suggests former Congressman Lee Hamilton. More...

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Society

86th birthday

A surprise birthday party was given Aug. 30 in honor of Joan Tarkington at her home near Green Acres, east of Burlington. Her children Becky and Jeff Radbaugh of Indianapolis and Bill and Susie Tarkington of Kokomo hosted the garden party. More...

Long-time local 4-H volunteer is recognized at State Fair

Meg Burnworth of Flora was recognized during the recent Indiana State Fair for 35 years as a 4-H volunteer in Carroll County. More...

Weber, Brewer pledge vows

Ashley Weber and Philip Brewer, both of Denver, Colo., were united in marriage on July 4 at the home of the bride's parents. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Susan Weber of Franktown, Colo. More...

Obituaries

Pastor David R. Eis

A memorial service for Pastor David Raymond Eis, 70, of Elkhart, will be held at 12 noon Saturday at the Creekside Church of the Brethren, 60455 C.R. 113, Elkhart. Major John Miller of the Salvation Army will officiate. Cremation has taken place. More...

John D. Williams

John D. Williams, 69 of Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 in Sun City Center, Fla. He was born on March 30, 1940, and grew up in Delphi. He graduated from Purdue University in 1968 with a B.A. degree in Agricultural Economics. More...

Wilmer L. Hodges

Wilmer Leo "Slub" Hodges, 93, of Camden, died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at his residence. Born Nov. 4, 1915, in Washington Township, Carroll County, he was the son of James Robert Hodges and Lora B. Eller Hodges Richardson. More...

Special Sections

New flag pole

Two Navy veterans and two Army veterans who work out together at the Carroll County YMCA decided to erect a flag pole there. Left to right, Dick Whiteman, Dale Burnworth, Dave Weckerly, and Dick Curts bought the pole and two flags. More...

Commissioners look for new ambulance garage site

For the last several years the ambulance garage in Flora has flooded so often that walls had to be stripped down to the studs and rebuilt again several times. Floors had to be redone and carpeting replaced. More...

To pay or not to pay additional HVAC expenses

Carroll board must decide

Carroll School Board received a jolt at its Sept. 1 meeting, in the form of unanticipated expenses. Brian Walker of Barton-Coe- Vilamaa, Architects & Engineers, came to the meeting as the bearer of bad news. More...

Community

Trail hike set for Sept. 12

A 90-minute hike on Delphi Historic Trails is set for Sept. 12, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Canal Center in Delphi. More...

Spinning at Adams Mill

Special activities took place at Adams Mill on the third Saturday of the month throughout the summer. In August, a group of spinners and weavers demonstrated their craft. Linda Fife is pictured above. More...

Announcements

Eleven hundred French and Civil War re-enactors will authenticate the past at the KOHKOHMAH & FOSTER LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT to be held near Burlington on Sept. 19-20. Hours are 9 to 5 on Saturday and 9 to 4 on Sunday. More...

Sports

Cougars turn it around, defeat Trojans

What a difference a week makes. The Cougars completely turned it around Friday night after last week's disappointing loss to Delphi. More...

West Lafayette too much for Oracles

Delphi traveled to 3A third-ranked West Lafayette on a beautiful night with hopes of pulling an upset, but could not do it, losing 48-19. An Oracle team that has improved each week of the season did not have enough to win this game. More...

Cougar harriers run strong at Caston

Good weather and tough competition greeted the Carroll boys and girls cross country teams Saturday at Caston. The boys' team captured the championship title of the 23- team invitational, while the girls finished in seventh place. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

A Fordson saga

It was the end of an era. My master Charlie Ogle had died. My working days had died many years before when Charlie placed me in the old machinery lot. Charlie said it was because of my cantankerous nature, especially when being started. 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 Frank Fitch of Delphi will be honored Oct. 7 at a special banquet held during the Indiana Governor's Conference on Aging and In-Home Services. More...

Education

Dollars For Scholars announces $2,000 scholarship opportunity

Hoosier Heroes, a program of Indiana Dollars for Scholars, provides an opportunity for Indiana high school juniors and seniors to win one of ten $2,000 college scholarships while honoring a Hoosier who has made a significant impact on their life. More...

EDUCATION NEWS

EMILY KISTLER, a junior pharmacy major at The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio, was among students receiving a white lab coat at the College of Pharmacy's White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 21. More...

Public Records

Marriage Licenses

Neil A. Burkle, 30, and Abby E. Langston, 27, both of Cutler. Brock Nathanial Zarse, 22, and Rachel Amanda Isley, 22, both of Delphi. Brandon W. Treece, 31, of Rossville and Rachel L. Brown, 31, of Delphi. 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. Thursday, September 10 County Council Budget Meeting: 8:30 a.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...