Commissioners approve 2011 road plan

County residents will see more road improvements over the course of the next eight years if the plan highway engineer Paul Couts developed is followed. The Carroll County Commissioners took the first step when they approved the 2011 first leg of the plan, which calls for 50.25 miles of road work for roughly $836,200. The work includes a mix of […]

Triplet calves born in Carroll County

One of Joe Kistler’s cows outdid herself last week. Her previous standing was two sets of twins and two single births. On April 12, she surprised Kistler by giving birth to triplets. Mother Angus and calves are all doing fine. Triplets are rare in beef cattle, according to Dr. Sherrill Echternkamp, a researcher with the USDA Meat Animal Research Center. […]

TIF board sends new district proposal to APC

Approval expected in May

Carroll County Redevelopment Commission members Larry Trapp, Dale Zinn, Michelle Cox and Monty Edging voted unanimously to declare a land mass south of Delphi as a Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) District Tuesday afternoon. The district will be known as “The Carroll County Consolidated Economic Development Area” and encompasses the current TIF districts, Indiana Packers Corporation, and the former Gray’s Turkey […]

Intro to TIF presentation to be held in Delphi

The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation, Focus on the Future, and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce are partnering on a presentation about Tax Increment Financing. The presentation will be held April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wabash and Erie Canal Center, 1030 W. Washington St., Delphi. Rick Hall of Barnes and Thornburg and Todd Samuelson of Umbaugh and […]

Few questions raised about proposed zoning ordinance

The Carroll County Zoning Ordinance Committee, appointed in part by the Area Plan Commission, met with more than 100 county residents April 12. They answered questions and explained the document that is approximately 116 pages longer than the current ordinance adopted in the 1970s. Only a handful of audience members articulated questions or commented about regulations and restrictions included in […]

County council holds special meeting to consider hiring requests

The Carroll County Council recently adopted an ordinance which allows the governing body to approve all county government full-time hires for vacant positions. Council members vowed at the time of the adoption that they would hold special meetings for department heads to make requests if necessary. Carroll Manor Superintendent Martha Lewis and county highway engineer Paul Couts were the first […]

Fred T. Humes

Fred T. Humes, 104, of Flora, passed away at 11:58 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2011, at his residence. He was born Aug. 21, 1906, in Democrat Township, near Cutler, to Irvin W. and Josephine Miller Humes. He was a graduate of Kokomo High School. On June 15, 1929, he married Maxine Mummert in Flora. She preceded him in death on […]

Grace A. Radcliff

Grace Arlene Radcliff, 81, of Burlington, passed away suddenly at 11:58 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo. Born Dec. 16, 1929, in Glenford, Ohio, she was the daughter of Carl and Daisy Wells Helser. She was a 1947 graduate of Newark High School, Newark, Ohio. On Nov. 7, 1948, in Newark, she married Jerald Radcliff, […]

Betty J. Wilson

Betty J. Wilson, 87 of Delphi, formerly of Burrows, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, in St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. Born July 13, 1923, in Logansport, she was the daughter of the late Elwood Alvin and Marguerite Cooper Ranke. She was a 1943 graduate of Logansport High School. Following her parents’ death, she was the caretaker for her sister […]

Kevin Scott Michael

Kevin Scott Michael, 40, Logansport, died at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis. He was previously employed at Jackson-Lee- Pearson in Flora. A memorial of his life was held at his home by family and friends on April 17 in Logansport.