Land use committee considers in-house plan

County representatives appointed to oversee the development of a comprehensive land use and zoning plan for Carroll County question if an outside firm should be hired for the work. Some members spoke in favor of doing the work themselves, thereby saving the county money. The group began the May 17 earlymorning meeting discussing their goal to determine the scope of […]

Brown won’t support 2006 county road plan

The 2006 Carroll County Road Plan presented by highway supervisor Ramzi Awwad calls for less than five miles of county roads to be resurfaced. Commissioners’ president Bill Brown was not in support of adopting the plan and refused to go along with the other two commissioners when the vote was called. “I can’t vote for it. This is unacceptable,” Brown […]

Students learn how to be healthy

Carroll Elementary second and fourth graders took part in a “Fit For Life” program last Thursday. They visited three stations to lean about nutrition and fitness. At station 1, they learned about the new food pyramid, portion size, and the importance of eating a balanced diet. At station 2, they were offered a taste test of healthy snacks. At station […]

Pet owners-know your obligations!

Spring is one time the problem of animals running loose in the county becomes critical for some county officials and all county taxpayers. This spring is no different. A revised animal control ordinance was adopted by Carroll C o u n t y Commissioners and Council last December. The ordinance details pet owners’ responsibilities and enforcement proceedings to be used […]

Delphi to offer drivers’ ed

In a special board meeting that lasted only seven minutes, the Delphi Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees decided to continue the drivers’ education program this summer. At the May 8 board meeting, a motion to cancel the course due to lack of enrollment was tabled when instructor Donald Brothers urged board members to delay a decision until the registration […]

Governor to speak in Delphi today

Governor Mitch Daniels will be in Delphi today, Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m. on the Carroll County Courthouse Lawn. He will give an update on the Major Moves road program at the southeast corner of the courthouse by the monument. Daniels and Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman are touring the state Tuesday and Wednesday giving the road program updates.

Area IV Agency presents awards

Comet staff report Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs hosted their 32nd Annual Meeting May 9 in Lafayette. The Agency presented Elaine Brovont, director of Mid-Land Meals in Lafayette, the Agency’s contracted in-home and congregate meal provider with the Felice Bray Leadership Award. Brovont serves on the Agency’s Advisory Council, and is a state and national leader […]

May is salsa month

May is salsa month. Salsa, which is Spanish for “sauce,” is traditionally made of tomatoes, hot peppers (chiles), onions and spices. Three common styles of salsa are: tomato-based salsas; vegetables salsas, based on corn and black beans; and fruit salsas which use mango, peaches and papaya. The type of tomato used profoundly affects the quality of salsa. Paste tomatoes, such […]

Delphi trails welcome bicycles

Comet staff report Delphi Historic Trails system now has 10 miles of groomed trails. Bicycles and even pets are welcome on the trails. The paths are crushed limestone, packed, wide, and they lead to some interesting sites. A few follow streets to connect parks. The trails have been constructed over a 16year period, primarily by volunteers, using local products like […]

Canal Center showcases working primitive loom

Comet staff report The Wabash and Erie Canal Association received an unusual three-harness loom last December as a donation from Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, south of Noblesville. The original structure of the 200year-old cantilevered barn loom is in excellent condition and was quickly assembled. A new seat and treadles already had been hand-made and arrived with the loom; however, Gordon […]