2005-10-26

Hoard confronts open door law violation at EDC



The Thursday morning meeting of the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation was halted for an immediate executive session after county commissioner George Mears refused to leave as requested by Delphi Mayor and EDC president Lee Hoard. “George, I respectfully ask you to leave,” Hoard said before the abrupt halt in the meeting. Mears refused to comply stating there was “important […]

Hanging out



Johnny Frost is lowered from a rooftop in Delphi Monday afternoon. Frost, a 1979 graduate of Delphi Community High School, works for J&J Crane Rental. The company was removing a radio tower. Comet photo by Chris Parker

Council tells Chamber: share director with EDC



In response to a proposal from the Carroll County Council urging the County Chamber of Commerce to join forces with the County Economic Development Corporation for the purposes of sharing a full-time director, clerical staff and office space, Dick Bradshaw appeared before the council at their Oct. 21 meeting. Representing the county chamber, Bradshaw presented a counterproposal, which included a […]

Road closure takes toll on Delphi truck traffic



The Indiana Department of Transportation closed SR25 through Delphi last week, in order to make repairs to the railroad crossing. As of yesterday, Delphi City Police had written 116 tickets to truck drivers during the eight day repair period. Truck drivers were issued tickets for violating weight restrictions and driving on city streets. Delphi City Clerk Janice Roe said fines […]

Delphi Chamber stagnant



The Delphi Chamber of Commerce is in a state of limbo. According to the chamber’s last president Lisa Delaney, there is no active board of directors or officers. Delaney said she sent a formal letter to all known members notifying them that she will no longer be willing to lead the group on any level, effective Nov.14. Officer elections for […]

1965 DCHS exchange student returns to Delphi



This summer, the Delphi High School Class of 1965 celebrated their 40-year class reunion. Marit Graff Hagen, of Norway, was the American Field Service international exchange student, and a member of that class. Unfortunately, she was unable to attend the summer reunion festivities. However, at the invitation of classmates, Jeff and Donna Smith, she did return for a visit this […]

Emergency Response Chaplains deployed to Texas



Four men from Carroll and Tippecanoe counties were deployed Oct. 24 to Groves, Texas, as chaplains for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Rapid Response team. Eric Haley and his son Chris Haley of Burrows, Eric Burkle of Delphi, and Diego Calderon of West Lafayette joined two other Indiana men from Valparaiso and Ft. Wayne, and departed from South Bend. As […]

Public invited to DCSC drug testing policy meeting



The Delphi School Corporation will host a public meeting concerning the proposed drug testing policy Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Little Theatre. Superintendent John Williams made the announcement at the Monday night school board of trustees meeting. The public will have the opportunity to ask the administration questions and provide input concerning the policy. Expulsion appeals […]

Lohmiller case stalled



By Debbie Lowe Staff writer The Oct. 24 hearing to set a trial date or hear a plea agreement for Rebecca Lohmiller, the former county employee who worked as the county nurse and has been charged by the state with forgery and practicing nursing without a license, was continued. According to the Carroll County Prosecutor’s Office, no follow-up date has […]

Adopted daughter to be honored for humanitarian efforts



When Sudabeh Shoja, an Iranian-American, receives the prestigious Hoover Medal this month in California, her Carroll County parents will be there. Sudi, as she is known, became part of the Keith and Phyllis Jones family about 30 years ago, when she was a student at Purdue. The university has a program that matches foreign students with families in the area. […]