A step forward…texting to 911 now available

According to Carroll County E- 911 Director Vicky Bluemke, the Indiana Statewide 911 launched texting to Emergency 911 dispatchers today, May 14. Joining a coordinated approach across the state, Carroll County E-911 dispatchers are able to receive texts from those who are reporting an emergency and are Verizon customers. The service will become available to T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T customers […]

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice

TIF board to purchase Gray’s Turkey Farm

Property may be deeded to EDC

Carroll County Commissioners will be asked Monday, May 19, at 9:15 a.m. to approve a plan that will pave the way for the Carroll County Redevelopment Commission, the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Board, to purchase real estate. The group’s current plan prohibits land acquisition. The TIF Board plans to purchase the former Gray’s Turkey Farm, now named the Hoosier Heartland […]

Computer fees on the rise for Delphi parents

Payment plan available

Delphi Community School Board voted to increase the amount parents will pay for their child’s use of school computers included in their textbook rental. However, not all board members were in agreement with the amount of the increase. Superintendent Ralph Walker recommended a $75 per student charge be assessed to use school computers for the 2014-2015 school year, which is […]

Psi Iota Xi advances Carroll’s art department

Former Carroll art teacher Mrs. Traxler-Carter, representing the Beta Alpha Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, met with the Carroll School board last week. She summarized donations of more than $11,000 to Carroll Schools for cultural development. Carroll Elementary art teacher Jessica Young spoke to the board about the difficulties of teaching without adequate supplies, and thanked Psi Iota Xi for […]

Gone, and forgotten

Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project hopes to preserve final resting places

The inscription on the stone obelisk in Blizzard Cemetery read “Gone, but remembered.” Those words lose their meaning when pioneer cemeteries are forgotten, accidentally or purposefully. Carroll County has around 50 known pioneer cemeteries. They are often found in tranquil hilltop settings, but occasionally are only a pile of headstones along the edge of a field, pushed aside to make […]

Adams Mill a ‘Hidden Gem’

Hidden Gems is a weekly blog (web log/journal) about “Indiana’s cool historic places.” The blog is sent out by Indiana Landmarks, an organization dedicated chiefly to preserving historic architecture. Last week’s blog featured local gem Adams Mill. Subscribers receive emails about places in Indiana they might have never heard about. Previous entries include a naval armory, an observatory with a […]

Professional Briefs

Probationary Trooper DEXTER WHITTEN reported for duty Tuesday at the Indiana State Police Post in Lafayette. He is one of three new troopers reporting to District 14 following graduation from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy which took place on May 1. There were 47 new troopers who reported to their districts of assignment. Whitten begins 12 weeks of […]


CARROLL COUNTY PARK BOARD will meet May 21 at 7 p.m. at Deer Creek Park. The AMERICAN LEGION AUXILARY POST 75 meets the third Monday of each month at the Legion Hall, 211 S. Washington St. New members are wanted! For information, contact Linda Lou Penn at (574) 870-7543. A MONTHLY LUNCHEON sponsored by the American Legion Post #75 will […]

DPS Annual Meeting is May 15

Delphi Preservation Society will hold its annual meeting Thursday, May 15, at Delphi Opera House 2 (former Methodist Church) at 7 p.m. There will be a short business meeting, highlights of the past year’s activities, and a major announcement. The Society will also present its annual recognition awards to individuals and groups that have been instrumental in preserving architectural and […]