December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Hoffmans are Pete Award recipients

Mike and Judy Hoffman were honored Tuesday night as the 2009 Pete Award winners. Flora Lions Club presented the award at the club’s annual Christmas dinner. More...

Local News

ServiceMaster, insurance agents unite to fight hunger

This holiday season will be difficult for many to make ends meet. Local food pantries try to help those in need but cannot do it alone. More...

Area IV offers assistance to seniors for Medicare Part D prescription plans

Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs personnel will be available Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 901 Prince William Rd., Suite #D, in Delphi to help seniors with their Part D prescription drug plans.   More...

NIPSCO will again participate in Winter Warmth

Northern Indiana Public Service Company announced Tuesday it has accepted the revisions made by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to the Winter Warmth Program for the 2009-2010 winter heating season.   More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Unplanned giving

Sometimes I start writing a column without a clear roadmap of where I’m headed. Either ideas or events or observations line up for me on notepaper or in thought, and then I hit the keyboard and we’re off and running. More...

Newspapers’ value undiminished

While newspapers have shared the pain of an economic recession along with the rest of the country, they remain a valuable institution in Indiana communities.   Newspapers provide local news like none other. More...

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Society

Pearson 64th anniversary

Harold and Mary Margaret Pearson of Delphi, formerly of Flora, observed their 64th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.   On Dec. 1, 1945, Pearson came home to Ockley on furlough from his duties as a paratrooper in the U.S. More...

90th birthday

Arthur J. Silvers will celebrate his 90th birthday with a family dinner.   Born Dec. 8, 1919, in Ohio, he and his wife,   the former Annie Boone, moved to Flora in 1991 after residing in California and Kansas. More...

Education

DCHS’s Janowiak receives prestigious Einstein fellowship

Delphi Community High School science teacher Kirk Janowiak has been selected for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program. More...

Hero Night

Carroll Elementary Title I students and their families spent an evening with four local heroes. The four guests discussed their occupations and the importance of reading and doing well in school. More...

Carroll teachers report on accreditation progress

The NCA Accreditation Report and what Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School is doing to get off probationary status continues to be a topic at Carroll School Board meetings. 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.   New filings   Timothy D. Harper was charged with theft.   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.   Monday, December 7  Carroll County Drainage Board: 8:30 a.m.  Carroll County Commissioners: 9 a.m. More...

Dealing with the aftermath of Kerlin Building fire

The fire last Wednesday at the Office Tavern in Delphi was certainly a loss to the city because of its historical significance, but it was also a loss to the building and business owners that day. More...

Creative scammers continue to worry local law enforcement

“It all boils down to the same thing – if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.” Maj. Tobe Leazenby

Local law enforcement officials continue to receive complaints about attempts to defraud citizens of their money, although many warnings have been sent out about the illegal activity.   More...

Community

Addition to Canal Park

This building, shown here being transported to Canal Park, is now located between the Case House and Bowen Cabin. Volunteers prepared a concrete foundation that allows the barn to overhang the bank so that the lower level opens to the canal.  More...

What’s Happening Elsewhere

An open house to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated BREAST CENTER at Logansport Memorial Hospital will be held from 1- 3 p.m. on Sunday. More...

Announcements

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM, a walk through family adventure, will be presented at Zion Bethel Church in Monticello on Dec. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Dec. 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. A journey will begin every 10 minutes. There is no charge for admission.  More...

Sports

Oracles take round one in county thriller

Delphi saved its best for last Wednesday night, defeating Carroll in a 59-57 thriller in the season opener for both boys teams.   More...

Lady Cougars pummel Oracles

The short drive that the Lady Cougars had to take to visit the Delphi Oracles last Wednesday just about lasted longer than the competitiveness of the game that followed. More...

Oracles defuse Bombers

Despite falling behind early, the Lady Oracles showed patience and poise under pressure to come back and take a lead that they held for the rest of the game. In its 44-38, Delphi trailed by as many as six points and led by as many as seven points. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Jesus fulfills our dreams!

The Pilgrims, not named by John Wayne, had great spiritual asp irations that drove them to travel to that diminutive pebble, Plymouth Rock.   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   More...

Obituaries

Carl A. Baker

Carl A. Baker, 90, of Flora, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, following a short illness. He had been hospitalized for two days.   Born Jan. 1, 1919, in Henry County, he was the son of Edgar A. More...

Adeline F. Rider

Adeline F. Hoover Rider, 92, Monticello, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Monticello Assisted Living and Healthcare.   Born Jan. 28, 1917, in Logansport, she was the daughter of Henry John and Sophia Weisenberger Raderstorf Hoover. More...

Earl. D. Gray

Earl D. Gray, 74, formerly of Camden, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Salt Lake City, Utah.   Born Jan. 21, 1935, in White County, he was the son of Harry and Mamie Edgerly Gray. More...

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