January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

EMA advisory council members stunned by department head dismissal

It was announced in last week’s Comet that the contract for the Carroll County Emergency Management Agency’s Director, Dave McDowell, was not going to be renewed for 2013. More...

Local News

New Carroll board hears about safety measures

Carroll School Board’s first meeting of the new year was Jan. 2. Two new members were welcomed to the board, Paul Redmon and Beth Stephens. More...

Nine ditch assessments to increase

New Carroll County Surveyor Donnie Shockley participated in his first official county drainage board meeting with board members Bill Brown, Pat Clawson and Ron Slavens Monday morning. More...

House Page Program accepting pages for 2013 session

Indiana State Representative for the western portion of Carroll County Don Lehe (R) is encouraging local students to apply for the Indiana House Page Program. More...

Opinions & Letters

Midwest Memo

Game on

“It’s too quiet in there,” my wife called out from the kitchen into the dining room as son Jeff, son-in-law Jake and I all huddled over the dining table. More...

Time to develop courage

It is becoming a concern that the Carroll County Commissioners seem to be more willing to fight their multi-topic ongoing battle with the Carroll County Council in the Comet rather than to meet with council members as a group. More...

Guest Commentary

National Mentoring Month

While managing local utility services, Mike Martin found a new way to energize his community, and students are starting to benefit.  More...

Faith

Lessons from the Heart

Tired of Sickness

The past two months have brought a lot of sickness to my family and me. More...

Churches serve up kindness

The aroma of fried chicken and green beans wafted through the kitchen of Community Church of Columbus on a recent morning as Renee Kasting and JoAnn Meek scurried to prepare a lunch for 55 people. More...

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

GRANDPARENTS WANT TO HELP GRANDKIDS AFTER PARENTS’ DIVORCE

As a grandparent, is there anything I can do to help our grandchildren cope with the divorce of their parents? It has been devastating to them.  More...

Obituaries

James L. Roland

James L. “Jim” Roland, 93, formerly of Delphi, died at 6:31 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Robert L. Sparks

Robert L. “Bob” Sparks, 86, of Flora, died at 12:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. He had been a resident there since Nov 4, and in failing health.  More...

Elbert O. Boone

Elbert O. Boone, 97, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at St Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi.  Born July 17, 1915, in Miami, Ind., he was the son of the late Carl E. and Mary A (Bion) Boone. He was a graduate of Somerset High School. More...

Special Sections

Wildcat floods some county roads

Two men trapped in a tree Tuesday morning

Some county roads are flooded with Wildcat Creek overflow and are presenting a driving hazard for motorists. More...

Flora is one step closer to tearing down old Flora School

The Town of Flora has learned that it has received a grant to tear down the old Flora School on Main Street. The announcement was made following Monday night’s town council meeting. More...

Delphi Council makes TIF district a reality

Delphi City Council members Dick Traeger, Carolyn Pearson and John Bennett confirmed a declaratory resolution to create a Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) district in the downtown and outlying areas Monday night. More...

Commissioners support 4-H building agreement with Flora Community Club

County commissioners voted at their Monday morning meeting to support the efforts of the Flora Community Club to renovate the 4-H Building at the fairgrounds in Flora. More...

Community

Engagements

Carl and Tina Scott of Peru announce the engagement of their daughter, Marissa Autumn, to Devon Roger Chilcutt, both of Peru. More...

Announcements

Carroll County RELIGIOUS EDUCATION BOARD will meet Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 115 West Columbia Street, Flora. All persons interested in Released Time classes in Delphi and Carroll schools are invited to attend.   More...

HOOSIER HOME COOKIN’

Nutritionists and would be Dr. Oz’s everywhere constantly tout the benefits of seafood as a staple of a healthy diet. As a New Orleans native, seafood means shrimp! At a mere 84 calories, zero carbs and 18 grams of protein in a 3-oz. More...

Sports

Oracles defeat Knights, Hornets

Delphi returned from the holiday break with a pair of emotionally-charged wins at home, 70-46 over Class 1A’s #11-ranked Central Catholic on Friday, then a hard-fought 50-44 contest against Rossville on Saturday. More...

Depleted Lady Cougars too much for Bulldogs to handle

Carroll’s Lady Cougars emerged from their long holiday layover with a few less available players. Still nursing injuries were Bailey Worl, Kaitlin Ragan, Bailey Maxwell and Gabbie Evans. More...

Comets are easy prey for Cougars

Carroll (6-3) won its third straight game as it blew past Eastern (3-6) 60-36 there on Saturday night.  Defense has been the name of the game so far this season and for the third straight game Carroll has held its opponent under 40 points. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, and Delphi Journal. Photos and captions are provided by the Carroll County Historical Museum. 10 YEARS AGO More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

KELBY JENKINS, a student at the University of Evansville, has been named to the dean’s list for academic achievement during the fall 2012 semester. More...

Public Records

Superior Court-

Recent filings  LVNV Funding filed a complaint against Troy Clendenen.  Jim Snowberger filed a complaint against Ronald Pierce.  Donald Girard filed a complaint against Harley Babcock and Shane Bushong.  Felix M. More...

Marriage Licenses

Samuel P. Hensley, 55, Bringhurst, and Machelle L. Wineland, 51, Goshen.  Christopher McLellan, 25, Fairfield, Ohio, and Katharyn Gray, 25, Delphi.  Ronald J. Powlen, 61, Logansport, and Judith A. Milton, 62, Monticello.   More...

Circuit Court

Judge Benjamin Diener

Recent filings  Adam J. Pratt, 23, was found in violation of his probation. Two years of his prior suspended sentence has been now imposed with 59 days credit.  Blaine M. McLeland, 25, was found in violation of his probation. More...