November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Carroll Jr.-Sr. H.S. on Accredited Probation

Reports were given to the Carroll School Board Monday night, outlining steps being taken toward school improvement after Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School was placed on Accredited Probation last summer. More...

Local News

Burlington Christmas Walk is Saturday

Burlington’s annual Christmas Walk will be Saturday evening from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Business open houses will begin at 4:30 with Santa arriving at 5. The lighting of the town Christmas tree will be at 6:30. More...

Food Pantry receives generous donation

Last Wednesday, members of the Lower Deer Creek Church of the Brethren delivered 1,280 pounds of food to the Food Pantry in Flora. More...

Be a blessing to a child this holiday season

This holiday season will be difficult for many families and individuals due to the rough economy and loss of jobs, but especially for those children with a parent who is incarcerated.   More...

Opinions & Letters

County Chamber gets it right!

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce provided a wonderful service to both the community and member businesses last Wednesday evening when it hosted the “Shop Local for the Holidays” event. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Midwest Memo

Picture frames

I once knew a woman with a basement full of picture frames. The basement was a low ceiling space with shadowy nooks and crannies and an enormous octopus furnace that groped its way all about. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Remember to say ‘Thank You

I remember getting a story a while back that goes something like this - there was a family that every year for Christmas the three children would each get $100 from their one set of grandparents. More...

Flora community Thanksgiving service to be November 22

The FLORA COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE will be held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Pastor Woody Slade from First Christian Church will be the speaker. Local churches will also participate in the service. 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   Robert “Bob” Morrow of Delphi was congratulated by county commissioner Charles “Tug” Sutton after Morrow received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award. More...

Obituaries

Randall L. Halsema

Randall L. “Randy” Halsema, 55, of Delphi, died Monday evening, Nov. 16, 2009, at Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. He had been there that day for treatment and had battled cancer for the past three years.   More...

Dorothy E. Staley

Services for Dorothy Elizabeth “Dot” Staley, 91, of Mulberry, were held Friday at Bodine Funeral Home, Mulberry. Burial followed at Fair Haven Cemetery.   She died at 10:16 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Lafayette Home Hospital. More...

Leo D. Bowman

Leo D. Bowman, 89, formerly of Deer Creek and Flora, died at 6:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at McKinney House in Logansport where he had resided for two years.   Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Carroll County, he was the son of Tom and Emma Bowman. More...

Special Sections

County Council to hire own attorney

Auditor and treasurer fix financial issue

Carroll County Council members have, in past months, discussed a perceived need for legal counsel separate from the commissioners’ attorney. More...

Resignation

Barry Emerson told the Comet Tuesday he intends to resign as the Carroll County Board of Commissioners’ attorney effective Dec. 31 in order to devote more time to his private practice. More...

County EMS committee weighs options

When the Carroll County Council found the funding to staff a third ambulance in 2010, it was a welcome relief to emergency medical services director Mike Durr. More...

Community

Making ornaments to honor cancer victims

Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa has been busy making ribbons for the Love Lights a Tree fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. More...

Hoosier Home Cookin'

While side dishes and desserts are an important staple at Thanksgiving, it’s the bird himself that takes center stage each November. Will there be stuffing or no stuffing? Will the bird be roasted, fried, smoked or broasted? More...

What’s Happening Elsewhere

The GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will be Nov. 19. Smokers are encouraged to quit for good and take a step toward a healthier life. For information, contact Karen Vandoski at (317) 344-7814.   More...

Sports

Hard work on the soccer field pays off for Carroll senior

Carroll senior Michael Myer admittedly lives and breathes soccer.   He loves the pace of the game and how it is everchanging. More...

Wrestling club begins new season at Peru

The Carroll Cougars Wrestling Club participated in its first competition of the new wrestling season by participating in the HYWAY Take Down Tournament at Peru.   More...

Free throws give Panthers edge over Oracles

Pioneer girls basketball team hit 11-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold onto a 46-44 victory over Delphi.   Jordayn Jargstorf and Dani Burge led the Oracles (0-1) with 12 points apiece. More...

Society

90th birthday

Devon Hum- barger of Flora will celebrate his 90th birthday Sunday, Nov. 22, with family.   He’s been farming since 1939, and he and his wife, Pauline, have been married 66 years.   They have two children, Dr. More...

Correction

In the engagement announcement that appeared last week for Holly Marie Allbaugh and Bradley Devin Kiger, his city of residency was incorrect. He resides in Kingman. Miss Allbaugh is from Delphi.   More...

Flora, Finn exchange vows

Abbee Flora and Ryan   Finn, both of Delphi, exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Delphi. Pastor Bill McLean officiated. More...

Education

Kids make pop can sculptures

Flora Psi Iota Xi sponsors Artist-In-Residence workshops

“Unlock your imagination,” artist Anthony Radford told Carroll Elementary second graders last Wednesday.   He offered the encouragement as he held up a pop can and prepared students for a found object sculpture project.   More...

Delphi seniors tour D.C.

Thirty-five members of the Delphi Community High School Class of 2010 and six adults toured Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26-27.  More...

Sci-fi comedy to be presented at DCHS

Andrew Martin who portrays idealistic young writer, Adam Trainsmith, and Grace Currie as the android Jacie are pictured rehearsing for the Delphi Community High School fall production, “Comic Potential,” by Alan Ayckbourn.  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

Superior Court judgments are gathered from public records on file in the Carroll County Clerk’s office on the second floor of the courthouse, 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, Nov. 19  How to Run for Public Office: 7 p.m., Flora-Monroe Public Library   Tuesday, Nov. More...