Michelle Simmons takes lead at Ivy Tech Kokomo

Ivy Tech Community College has selected Michelle Simmons to serve as president of the college’s Kokomo campus. Simmons earned a bachelor’s degree in business with an accounting major from Indiana University and will complete a master’s degree in student affairs and higher education next spring.Simmons and husband Jeff live near Bringhurst and are the parents of Jarvis Simmons and Desiray […]

Cougars make their mark

Working under the direction of art instructor Branden Apitz, Carroll students discovered they were capable of turning a 1’x3’ block of limestone into a monument to their hard work and dedication. Apitz acquired 2,000 pounds of stone from the demolition of a church in Carroll County. “You should see kids’ faces when you tell them they’re going to carve stone, […]

DCSC techie gets promotion and pay raise

The Delphi Community School Board voted to promote the “Technology Coordinator” to “Technology Director” at Monday night’s meeting. The vote was not unanimous. Scott Gear joined the corporation in the fall of 2003, according to the corporation office. As the “Technology Coordinator,” Gear earned $61,130 a year. He now earns $70,000, effective immediately, as the “Technology Director.” Two school board […]

Candidates to debate issues next Wednesday

Carroll County residents are encouraged to attend a public debate between candidates for several contested races in the Nov. 4 General Election. The Carroll County Comet will sponsor the event at the Wabash & Erie Canal Conference Center Wednesday, Oct. 22, beginning at 6 p.m. The purpose of the event is to allow voters an opportunity to understand the differences […]

Gateway Trail links festivities in Delphi this Saturday

Fall is a great time to visit Wabash & Erie Canal Park in Delphi. Sat., Oct. 18 from 10-4 will be this year’s annual Harvest Festival and end-of-season canal boat rides. Back in the mid- 1800s when the harvest came in, canal boats carried grain and produce to markets throughout Indiana and elsewhere. A special highlight of this year’s festival […]


Bridge-A-Rama Bridge-A-Rama high scores for September were: Kay Shaw and Betty Jean Sprague with 3,400 points, Anne Briggs and Mary Clifford with 2,360 points, Jane Moore and Nancy Beach with 2,520 points, Jane Smith and Joann Vianco with 2,330 points, Kay Trent and Betty Jean Sprague with 4,030 points, and Bob Crume and Don Billings with 2,900 points. All proceeds […]

Professional Briefs

CINDY FRITZ, FNP-BC, has recently joined Indiana University Health Arnett’s Family Medicine department in Delphi. Fritz completed her master’s degree at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She is board certified as a family medicine nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has been practicing as a nurse practitioner for more than 10 […]

What’s Happening Elsewhere

COMIC BOOK WRITER and editor Dennis O’Neil, who wrote for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the East Building, Room 125, at Indiana University Kokomo. The event is free and open to the public. After the 1960s Batman television series, O’Neil rescued that character and recreated him, returning him to his darker […]

McKinleys celebrate 65th

Dean and Judy McKinley of Inverness, Fla. will celebrate 65 years of marriage with a holiday gathering at their home in December. Dean and the former Judy Daniels were married Oct. 15, 1949 in Peru, Ind. He is retired from Montgomery Ward, and she retired from Johnson’s Hallmark. The couple has three children: Larry of Round Rock, Tex.; Susan of […]


Today is a very special day in our family. Brad’s amazing and courageous sister, Theresa Juhl, will celebrate her birthday in Sioux Falls. But a celebration of even greater importance and another birthday of sorts happened just about a month ago at the Avera Cancer Institute in South Dakota. Earlier this year, Theresa was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, an […]