2019-06-19 E-Edition

Dollmaking 101

The Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal hosted “Pioneer Kids’ Day” last Saturday at Canal Park. Although there was some rain, several youth enjoyed the opportunity to make paper crafts, play games, make a kerchief doll and a mini broom and visit with crafts people and docents in the village. Lydia Korty and her brother Vincent were able to escape […]

Delphi Public Hearing for Phase 2 water project is Monday

The Kankakee Iroquois Regional Planning Council (KIRPC) will host a formal public hearing Monday, June 24, at the Delphi Community Center for a grant submission to the Office of Community Rural Affairs ( OCRA). The amount requested is $549,790 to rehabilitate two elevated and one ground existing water storage tanks. Delphi city leaders also intend to use $137,448 from an […]

Attention readers!

After 5 p.m. Friday, June 21, the Comet office in Delphi will be closed for business. According to Comet owners Joe Moss and Susan Scholl, it has become increasingly difficult to have the expense of maintaining two offices. Foot traffic and phone calls have decreased significantly over the years due to much communication is now through the Internet. Classified ads […]

APPA honors Fritz with ‘Seven Hats Award’

Flora Municipal Utilities Supervisor Ron Fritz was recently awarded the Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The presentation was made at the Association’s national conference held in Austin, Texas. The award recognizes managers of small utilities serving fewer than 2,500 meters. These managers have a small staff and must assume multiple roles. The seven […]

Commissioners fail to approve APC job description

Carroll County Commissioners were presented with a Zoning Administrator job description from the Area Plan Commission (APC) for approval at the Monday morning meeting. However, the matter did not go as planned and there was no approval from the county leaders. Commissioner Bill Brown called the job description “very confusing.” He and fellow Commissioner Loren Hylton said they could not […]

County involvement in CAFO siting requested

Carroll County Commissioners Bill Brown and Loren Hylton heard a request from a resident who lives in the southern part of the county to more closely monitor Concentrated Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs) locations at their Monday morning meeting. Steve Mulligan reported “honey wagons” used to haul manure from underground pits are allowing the animal waste to run into fields and […]

Delphi Oracle Blood Drive

Delphi Community High School Football, Band, Softball and Student Council are co-sponsoring a blood drive today, June 19 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the DCHS gymnasium. According to Josh Strasser, organizer of the event, the summer months see critical blood shortages, increasing the need for a blood drive. If pre-register is possible, do so at, www.donorpoint.org and use the […]

Big day planned with Rural Rivals Rummage Sales

Camden, Flora & Rockfield join together for huge sale day

The towns of Flora, Camden and Rockfield and surrounding areas are banding together on Saturday, July 6, to host Rural Rivals Rummage Sales. Currently, each community is soliciting for sales to put on a map that will be available to pick up in all three communities. To be listed on the map for the Flora area a fee of $5 […]

American Red Cross campaign urges donors to fill the missing types by giving blood

Last week the American Red Cross launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer. During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters representing the main blood groups – are disappearing from brands, social media pages, […]