April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Group sets sights on improving Flora

Flora businesswoman Susie Dyke led a brainstorming session last Thursday night at the Flora library on how to reinvigorate and/or reinvent Flora. More...

County council eyes future expenditures

Riverboat fund takes a hit

Carroll County is obligated to bring all county-owned buildings into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or risk losing federal funding for projects such as bridge projects in which the federal contribution is normally 80 percen More...

Local News

At the core of our democracy, a fragile voting system

You would think that after more than two centuries of practice, we’d know all about running accurate and efficient elections.  More...

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

HUSBAND REFUSES TO STOP COMMUNICATING WITH OTHER WOMAN

QMy husband had an affair about six months ago. He has apologized, and we are trying to repair our marriage. The problem is that he refuses to stop texting her. They don’t see each other, just text. What should I do?  More...

Ordinance exceptions top council discussion in Camden

The Camden Town Council addressed citizen requests to allow exceptions to town ordinances at a recent meeting.  A request from Brad Salisbury to allow hens as pets within the town’s limits was discussed at length before the council decided More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Breakfast fare  with a custard base that is worth a long drive. The apple pancake must be shared, and something else less sweet ordered to balance. But it’s worth every calorie tallied  More...

Flora park project must move forward

I have never before written a “Letter to the Editor” expressing my views. It is more difficult than I had imagined. More...

DPS disagrees with criticisms

On behalf of the board of directors of the Delphi Preservation Society, I would like to address some of the issues raised in Jack Wilson’s letter to the editor of April 18.  More...

Faith

Day of Prayer to be observed in Delphi

Many churches in the area have united to offer the community the opportunity to observe the 61st Annual National Day of Prayer on May 3 from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m. in the gazebo at Riley Park, Delphi. More...

Announcements

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED OF CLINTON COUNTY will sponsor a “May Friendship Day” May 4 with breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Rossville Presbyterian Church, 5434W. SR26, Rossville. More...

Lessons from the Heart

The pathway to the knowledge of God

George Bowen wrote in his book, “Daily Meditations,” (1884): “The Lord has brought us into the pathway of the knowledge of Him, and bids us pursue that path through all its strange meanderings until it opens out upon the plane where More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

From the files of Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Journal-Citizen and Carroll County Comet. Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum. More...

Education

Carroll math team wins championship

For 14 years straight, Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School’s math team has won the Hoosier Heartland Conference Math Contest. This year’s event was held April 18 at Clinton Prairie High School.  More...

Public Records

Circuit Court

Recent filings  Midland Funding LLC filed a complaint against Steven Gaylor.  JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. More...

Superior Court

Correction: Corina M. Smith, 36, Rossville, pled guilty to criminal trespass. She was sentenced to one year in jail suspended, for probation. The charge was reported incorrectly in last week’s issue. Recent filings  More...

Police 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...

Special Sections

Deer Creek Township board schedules meeting

Deer Creek Township Trustee Doris McLeland gave notice to the Comet Friday morning that the township board will meet Tuesday, May 1 at 1 p.m. in the law office of Nick McLeland. More...

Township cuts Senior Services funding

Lack of funding considered ‘nail in the coffin’

Deer Creek Township Trustee Doris McLeland confirmed to the Comet in an April 17 telephone conversation that the township advisory board voted at its last meeting to decrease the funding this year for senior services from $15,000 to $1,500. More...

Voters…get out and learn about your candidates

Carroll County voters will have the opportunity to understand the differences between the candidates in the upcoming Primary Election, as well as to pose questions to candidates in writing, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Community

Tips for men to stay healthy as they age

Prostate cancer and other diseases affect a disproportionately large amount of American men. More...

St. Elizabeth Hospice offering grief support meetings

St. Elizabeth Hospice will offer two 10-week grief support groups starting in May. The group is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. The sessions will be facilitated by Nancy Eberhard, M.Div., hospice bereavement coordinator.  More...

Flora Senior Center activities

Activities at the Flora Senior Center for May are listed below.  Euchre is played on Mondays at 12:30 p.m., and the sewing group meets on Thursdays at 12:30. Bingo will be played on May 1, May 2, May 8, May 15, May 29 and May 30. More...

Sports

Oracles defeat Cougars & Tigers

Delphi baseball won a pair of games last week with wins over both Northwestern and Carroll after losing a one-run contest at Class 3A #12-ranked Benton Central last Tuesday. More...

Two horse judging teams going to state

Area 8 and 9 4-H/FFA Horse Judging contest was held Saturday at Molter Equestrian Center in Tippecanoe County.  Two Carroll County teams placed first and qualified for the State Horse Judging in Danville on May 5.  Carroll County 4-H placed More...

Louisville softball wins 14th straight

Delphi 2011 graduate Whitney Arion continues to make an impact in her freshman season with the Louisville Cardinals.  Louisville won its 14th game-in-a-row Sunday with a 6-2 victory over Seton Hall in South Orange, N.J. More...

Society

Freys celebrate 60 years

Emmett and Patricia Frey of Rossville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at an open house May 6.  Hosted by their children and grandchildren, the event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cary Boy Scout Camp on U.S. More...

Engagements

Charles Mills and Rosanna Mills, both of Bringhurst, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke, to Robert Burnett. He is the son of Chris and Judy Burnett of Jonesboro, Ark.  The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Carroll High School. More...

Meetings

Wednesday Forum   Wednesday Forum met April 11 at the home of Jerry Landes in Logansport.  Eleven members had lunch followed by a program arranged by Shelia Thompson. Wayne Landes, a World War II veteran, told of his experiences. More...

Obituaries

Viola I. Barrett

Viola Irene Barrett, 97, died at 12 noon Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Monticello Assisted Living and Healthcare Center.  She was born Aug. 21, 1914, in Lafayette, to William G. and Minnie (Kahn) Johnson. In 1950 she married Wilbur C. Barrett. More...

Jessie J. Sieber

Jessie J. Sieber, 83, Muncie, died April 17, 2012, at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Clinton County on Aug. 1, 1928, the daughter of Benjamin and Nellie Hackerd. More...

Almeda J. Brubaker

Almeda Jean Popejoy Brubaker, 86, of Flora, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Milner Community Health Care Center, Rossville. She had been a resident there for two and a half years, and in failing health the past month.  More...