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County Auditor leaves post abruptly

Carroll County Auditor, Republican Debbie Stevens, relinquished her keys to the courthouse Friday after she submitted a letter of resignation addressed to Republican Party Chair Jamie Rough. More...

Election Board to test voting equipment

The Carroll County Election Board will meet April 9 at 10:30 a.m. to conduct the public test for voting equipment to be used in the May 5 Primary Election. The public test will take place in the County Commissioners Meeting Room. More...

911 calls are not automated, only administrative lines

Carroll County E-911 began using an automated answering system nearly five weeks ago, according to County E-911 Director Vicky Bluemke. More...

Local News

Relay For Life of Carroll County to hold team captain meeting

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carroll County will hold its monthly team captain meeting on Tuesday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Flora Pizza King.  More...

Callout set for Miss Carroll County contest

Call out for the 2015 Miss Carroll County and Princess contest is scheduled for April 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden Public Library on Main Street in Camden.  All girls interested in completing in the pageant should plan to attend. More...

County Auditor’s duties are many, detailed and governed by law

The Carroll County Republican Party will meet next week to fill a vacancy created when former Auditor Debbie Stevens abruptly resigned last Friday. The following is a sampling of the duties of the auditor as detailed in the Indiana Code. More...

Opinions & Letters

Shedding light

Midwest Memo

We have a new exterior light fixture on the corner of our garage. The light is a large upside cone over a foot long. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Assessment inequities and the property tax caps

Capital Comments

Dagney Faulk and Mike Hicks at Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research have written another excellent study of Indiana property taxes. This one’s about assessment quality. More...

Education

Carroll County Community Foundation announces 2015 Lilly Scholar

The 2015 Carroll County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholar is Angela Musall, a senior at Twin Lakes High School. More...

Annual CCSC joint meeting produces many student inquiries

Carroll Consolidated School Board meets with students every year to solicit input about what those they serve think about various topics. More...

Go Ivy Day announced at Ivy Tech Lafayette

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette will host Go Ivy Day on Thursday, April 16, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event is free to the public and will take place on the Lafayette campus located at 3101 South Creasy Lane.  More...

Public Records

Property Sales

Information shown is obtained from sales disclosure forms on file at the Carroll County assessor’s office. By law, buyers and sellers are responsible for the accuracy of information provided on the forms. Bringhurst March 3 – 939W. More...

Superior Court

- Judge Kurtis Fouts

Recen filings   Angel Caracheo filed a complaint against Elizabeth McKinley.  Carroll Consolidated School Corporation filed complaints against the following: Jennifer Ritchey; William Dillon and Angela Dillon; Amber Dishon; Shannon Johnston More...

Marriage Licenses

Richard D. Gochenour, 22, Rossville, and Brooklyn N. Fisher, 22, Delphi.  Elwood T. Turlington Jr., 80, Irvington, Va., and Mickie L. Veach, 69, Camden.  Nathan R. Lathrop, 24, and Talhia E. Wolter, 24, both of Brookston.  David A. More...

SR 29 closure north of Deer Creek announced

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced the closure of State Road 29, just north of State Road 218 in Carroll County. State Road 29 will be closed between the west junction of E. 900N and the east junction of E. More...

Readying park for summertime activities

Flora Utilities workers took advantage of the nice weather this week to finish the water lines and put in new primary electrical wire in preparation for Little League opening day later this month. More...

Open dumping and burning not allowed in the county

There may be some residents in Carroll County who burn or dump their trash in the open. However, according to County Health Department Environmental Health Specialist Megan Tuttle, it is illegal to open dump and burn in Carroll County. More...

Annual School Performance Reports and more in this week’s Comet

In this week’s Comet there are 18 public notice advertisements, all required by law. The notices range from school performance reports to estate openings, to a sheriff’s sale, to additional appropriations, and more. More...

Delphi Primary Election debate scheduled for April 22

The Carroll County Comet will host a political debate for contested opponents in the City Council At-Large and Delphi Mayoral Primary Election races April 22 beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Community

2nd year musings

Meandering Melodies

This column marks the second anniversary for “Meandering Melodies.” As I sit here at my desk I find myself thinking of you all. More...

HOOSIER HOME COOKIN’

I love the beauty and pastel colors of spring. What better way to fill your Easter table with color than these brightly hued delicious dishes. Easter Egg Salad will tickle you pink with its earthy addition of roasted red beets. More...

Announcements

CARROLL COUNTY PARKS BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. April 9 at Deer Creek Park. Both French Post and Deer Creek parks officially open on April 18.   More...

Faith

Hard times

Lessons from the Heart

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18  More...

Society

Mears 25th anniversary

Doug and Karen Mears of rural Delphi celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.  Mears and former Karen Boston were married March 31, 1990, at the Flora First Christian Church. 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...

Obituaries

Lowell L. Spesard

Lowell Lee Spesard, 77, of Cutler, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.   He was born Dec. 27, 1937, in Catlin, Ill., to Lloyd and Pearl Archer Spesard. More...

Albert L. Levy

Albert Ladd “Buck” Levy, 78, of Delphi, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  Born June 10, 1936, he was the son of the late Melvin Alexander and Gretchen Bill Levy. He attended Roosevelt High School in Monticello, Class of 1954. More...

Lois V. Matson

Lois Virginia Matson, 87, of Flora died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi.  She was born March 13, 1928, in Flora, to the late Marcus R. and Ersie Pullen Hughes. She attended schools in Flora and Camden. On Sept. More...

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