February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County Commissioners violate Open Door Law

Indiana’s Public Access Counselor Luke Britt agreed with the Carroll County Comet that Carroll County Commissioners Pat Clawson, Bill Brown and John Brown violated the Open Door Law on at least four occasions in the latter part of 2014. More...

Old barn tax deduction could cost county plenty

The Carroll County Council learned Thursday morning the State of Indiana will now excuse owners of qualified barns built before 1950 from paying property tax on the barn when the proper paperwork is filed. More...

Local News

County Election Board thins out Primary Ballot

Two Delphi residents submitted forms in protest of candidates who filed to run for Delphi offices in the May 5 Primary Election. More...

Recognizing suspected drug activity

The County Sheriff’s Office frequently receives calls from residents about suspected drug activity in their neighborhoods. Callers report they noticed “the new neighbors” leaving inside lights and the porch light on all night.  More...

Veterans memorial is proposed for Burlington park

Burlington Town Council endorsed a project proposed by the Burlington American Legion at its February meeting.  American Legion representatives Ed Schimmel and Vance Davis explained that the Legion wants to put a veterans memorial in the park.& More...

Opinions & Letters

The element of delight

Midwest Memo

Friday night was movie night with the grandchildren. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s our job

The Comet has long been concerned about Commissioners engaging in “administrative meetings” touted by their attorney Ted Johnson. We began talking about our concerns in April of last year.  More...

Education

EDUCATION NEWS

TAYLOR HUDELSON of Delphi was named to the 2014 fall semester dean’s list at Olivet College, Bourbonnais, Ill.   More...

Info meeting set for Carroll 8th graders, parents

An informational meeting for all current 8th grade Carroll students and their parents will be held Wed., March 4, at 6 p.m. in the Carroll Auditorium.  More...

Boomer motivates students

Carroll Elementary students ended last week with a visit from Indiana Pacers mascot, Boomer. The interactive convocation was a kick off for the upcoming I-Step test. More...

Public Records

Superior Court

- Judge Kurtis Fouts

Recent filings   Janel Jarrard filed a complaint against Mike R. Runkle.  Discover Bank filed a complaint against Patty D. Meyer.  Harold Klinkhamer filed a complaint against Jill A. More...

Marriage Licenses

Jeffrey Henderson, 22, Royal Center, and Micah Cobb, 18, Monticello.   More...

Circuit Court

Judge Benjamin Diener

Recent filings   Midland Funding LLC filed a complaint against John Francis.  The Betty J. Lantz estate was admitted for probate.  Helena Chemical Company filed a complaint against Travis E. More...

Wintery mix predicted for County Monday night

Residents encouraged to prepare for hazardous weather

State authorities warn County residents to be prepared for dangerous weather Monday night into Tuesday. More...

‘Unfunded liability’ growing for County Council

Carroll County Council members learned Thursday a total of at least 1,000 hours of compensatory time was recorded for county employees at the end of 2014.  More...

‘Paint the Town Red’ for heart health Thursday in Flora

Flora’s merchants will roll out the red carpet for the third annual “Paint the Town Red” on Thurs., Feb. 26 from 5-8 p.m. The event is designed to bring awareness to heart health month and show appreciation for the community. More...

Downtown water project is meeting subject

Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser announced Monday the Delphi Board of Works will meet in special session Thursday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. More...

Community

The Sad Clown

This article finds us in the sunny south. We spent two days in South Carolina with a young man from Berne, Indiana, we learned to know several years ago. His name is Keaton. More...

90th birthday

Robert W. Peterson of West Point, formerly of Cutler, will be 90 years old on March 8. He will celebrate at an open house on March 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of his son and wife, Dan and Brenda Peterson, 5606 S. 600 W., West Point. More...

Flora senior activities

The following is a list of activities for March available to seniors sponsored by the Flora Senior Center. For information contact the office at (574) 967-3400.  March 2015   More...

Sports

Oracles soar past Falcons

Hawn sets school records

Delphi made a season-high 14 3-pointers in a 72-48 rout of Frontier Friday night at DCHS in a record-setting night for senior point guard Brent Hawn. More...

Cougars 3-peat against Bulldogs

Carroll (10-9, 2-3) won its second straight game and a Hoosier Heartland Conference match-up at home Friday night by defeating Clinton Central (0-21, 0-5) for the third time this year, 67-42. More...

Cougars bow out in Regional championship

Carroll fell 49-38 to Central Catholic in the championship game of the Tri Central Regional Saturday night, ending an outstanding season for the Lady Cougars. They won 22 games against four losses.   More...

Faith

Watch out for the tractors!

Lessons from the Heart

Have you ever been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans? I have, once, about 30 years ago. I left on a flight from Indianapolis and arrived in New Orleans before noon. I departed New Orleans shortly after midnight.   More...

Obituaries

Charles McCarty Jr.

Charles Robert “Bob” Mc- Carty, Jr., 68, of Delphi, passed away at IU Hospital in Indianapolis on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at 11:11 a.m.   More...

Kenneth Harshbarger

Kenneth D. “Kenny” Harshbarger, 79, of Flora, passed away Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at his home.  Born March 24, 1935, in Clinton County, he was the son of Albert and Helen Metzger Harshbarger. More...

Harriet A. Ragan

Harriet A. Loman Ragan, 81, of rural Cutler, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette. She had been in failing health the past year, and a patient there for a week.  More...

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