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Health nurse leaves department abruptly

Carroll County Public Health Officer Dr. Jordan Dutter confirmed Friday that public health nurse Hope Kinzer tendered her resignation last week. More...

Local News

Area IV Head Start begins enrollment process

Area IV Head Start has announced that it will begin enrolling children from Carroll, Clinton and White counties for the new school year. The federally funded pre-school program primarily serves low-income families. More...

Feb. 28 is last day for special tax option for Haiti relief donations

Taxpayers wishing to claim their Haiti relief donations on their tax return for this season must make those donations by Feb. 28.   More...

Cancer Association offers scholarships

The Carroll County Cancer Association will offer scholarships to high school seniors and graduates enrolled in health-related classes for the fall 2010 school year. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Structural concerns

An out-of-state property owner recently phoned me at the office. The lady calling asked that I pay a visit to a house located nearby. She had inherited the house many years back and wanted me to report on the present condition of her property. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Polarization will not disappear quickly

The concern in Washington these days is that politicians have become too partisan. More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

‘To Save a Life’

The movie, “To Save A Life” was little known or talked about. An independent film put out by Outreach Films, written and directed by a California youth pastor, came out Jan. 15 in a theater in Lafayette. More...

Gideons to host annual pastors’ banquet

The Carroll County Camp of The Gideon’s International will again host all Carroll County Church pastors at their Annual Pastors Banquet.   The banquet will be held on March 9 beginning at 7 p.m. More...

DIRECTORY OF AREA CHURCHES

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...

Education

Carroll Kindergarten Round-Up announced

Kindergarten Round-Up at Carroll Elementary will be Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9.   Children must be five years old by Aug. 1, 2010, to attend kindergarten in the 2010-2011 school year.   More...

DCHS to present ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Delphi Community High School students are four weeks into the rehearsal schedule for their spring production, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which will be performed March 12, 13 and 14 in the Little Theatre.   More...

EDUCATION NEWS

SETH LARIMORE of Flora has been recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., for the fall 2009 semester.   More...

Public Records

Circuit Court

Judge Donald Currie

Chase Bank USA, N.A., filed breach of contract against Brandon W. Shambaugh.   Wells Fargo Bank, NA. filed complaint to foreclose mortgage against Vernon D. Spivey and Lois A. Spivey. 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   Jerry Ray Moad was charged with public intoxication. 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...

Council to clerk:

No new appropriations until checkbook balances

Carroll County Clerk Nancy Mattox appeared before the Carroll County Council Thursday morning to request a $5,743 additional appropriation from her perpetuation fund to purchase a new computer system. More...

Judge explains new court system

At last week’s Carroll County Council meeting it was learned that the two Carroll County courts and the clerk’s office plan to implement a new online court case management system on April 1. More...

Community

Professional Briefs

Regions Area President TOM FREEMAN will retire from the bank effective Monday.   Freeman’s banking career has spanned 40 years, 39 of those with Regions. More...

Filing deadline passes

The last day to file for the May primary election was 12 noon last Friday. Those filing to run last week were:   • County Council:   Jerry Carter (R), District 3   • Delphi School Board:   More...

Banter announces candidacy

Timothy Banter Jr. (D) of rural Cass County has filed with the Secretary of State’s Office to run for the office of State Representative District 24, comprising Cass, Carroll and portions of Miami and White counties. More...

Sports

Cougars fight hard, but lose Regional semi-final

Carroll entered the Regional semi-final as decided underdogs against 22-1 and 5th ranked Wabash. The Cougars left claw marks on the Apaches but the Apaches won the game 62-53. More...

Carroll pulls out OT win over Delphi

Carroll (9-9) won one of three games last week, falling to Frontier (15-4) 76-68, then defeating county rival Delphi (8-9) 58-57 in overtime, and losing to Taylor (12-7) 55-50. More...

Burton wins 7th sectional title

Oracle senior Andrew Burton earned his 7th sectional crown at Saturday’s West Lafayette swim sectional, qualifying him to compete for the third consecutive year in the state meet. More...

Society

80th birthday

Mary Zinn, of Flora, will celebrate her 80th birthday on March 7 from 2-5 p.m. at the Bringhurst United Methodist Church.   More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO   In a Feb. 16 ceremony, the City of Delphi finalized legal documents and received a $3.5 million check for funding of the Water Improvement Project. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy B. Hageman

Dorothy Bowen Hageman, 86, of Chesterton, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in Valparaiso.   She was born in Lafayette, the daughter of the late Abner H. and Willa Dorothy Reid Bowen. Her marriage was to C. More...

Lois I. Maxwell

Lois I. Allb augh Maxwell, 88, of Flora, died unexpectedly in the morning Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at her residence.   Born April 24, 1921, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Queen Alta Allen Allbaugh. More...

William E. Brant

William E. Brant, 85, of rural Frankfort, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.   Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Clinton County, he was the son of Russell “Ted” and Meda Parker Brant. More...

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