Friends of CC Parks plant sycamore trees

The Friends of Carroll County Parks planted 60 sycamores at historic Sycamore Row just south of Deer Creek in Carroll County last Saturday. The rows of trees used to line the Michigan Road (State Road 29) but were bypassed by moving the road and bridge in 1987. The rows were too close together for modern traffic safety. The trees, or […]

Order delayed in Slavens injunction hearing against the county

Decision from hearing due April 22

Former Carroll County District 1 Commissioner Ron Slavens was in court April 11 for a preliminary injunction to prevent the county council from declaring the District 1 seat vacant and to enjoin or prevent the Carroll County Republican Party from appointing another person to the commissioner position. However, both have already happened. According to legal sources, if granted, Special Judge […]

Delphi’s Stellar project kickoff

Owner occupied housing program begins

The City of Delphi and the Stellar Communities Program will soon begin work on several homes near downtown Delphi. This will be the first Stellar Communities project to reach the construction phase. The public is invited to attend the kick-off Tuesday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Front and Wabash streets The Stellar Owner Occupied Housing Project […]

Commissioners explain EMS garage plan at joint meeting

Carroll County Commissioner Pat Clawson made a long-awaited announcement at a joint meeting between commissioners, the county council and members of a county trustee association last week. Clawson said the new ambulance garage in Monroe Township is expected to be finished by the end of this year. Clawson said negotiations for the land began last November. County council president Jim […]

County offers dust control on gravel roads

No address…no dust control

County homeowners have the opportunity to reduce the amount of dust on county roads in front of their residences this summer. Carroll County Highway Department will spread 300 linear feet of calcium chloride in front of gravel road residences at no cost to property owners again this year. Residents can purchase additional coverage for $1.20 per linear foot. In addition, […]


The GREATER LAFAYETTE CAREER FAIR will be held May 1 at the National Guard Armory, 5280 Haggerty Lane, Lafayette. Free shuttle service will be available from and returning to Walmart on SR 26 East. The fair is open exclusively for military veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to noon, and to the public from noon to 3 p.m. About […]

Meandering Melodies

Out of the Fast Lane

Baptizing the cat It was springtime and a thunderstorm had drenched our area with lots of rain. The rpuddles were everywhere. My sister Sandra and I had stayed all night at Grandpa Boyd’s with our Aunt Leah, L who was close to our age. Michelle and Cynthia, our first cousins and also close in age, had stayed, too. We spent […]

Call out set for Miss Carroll County contest

Queen and princess to be crowned

The Carroll County 4-H Fair Queen Contest will not only feature a queen category but this year will feature a princess category as well. The princess category is for girls ages 15 to 17 and a queen category for girls ages 17 to 20. Age is determined on the girls age as of June 1, 2013. For both the princess […]


Although I shared a great Rhubarb Pie a few weeks ago, this week the entire column is devoted to the herbaceous perennial with its thick stalks, large leaves and tart taste. The recipes come, once again from “Serving One Another – Recipes Shared from Indiana & Michigan.” Rhubarb Meringue Dessert will steal the show. Not only is it tasty, but […]

Werling receives George Award

Anita Werling of Delphi is the recipient of the Lafayette Journal & Courier’s 2013 George Award. Now in its 50th year, the award is given to area volunteers who recognize a need and take the initiative to address it. Werling chairs the Opera House Advisory Board charged with raising $1.5 million in match for the $4 million Delphi Opera House […]