2006-07-26

Up they go!

Council to raise property tax rate

County officials are faced with an out-dated jail facility not properly maintained over the years and they say the money needed to do anything more than routine maintenance is not in the budget. To address the problem, Carroll County Council voted to establish a cumulative capital development fund. And then they voted to raise property taxes to get money for […]

Relay for Life raises $33,000



Carroll County Relay for Life raised $33,006 for the American Cancer Society. There were 26 teams and approximately 650 total participants in this year’s event. It was held last Friday and Saturday at the Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School track. Sixty individuals took part in the Survivors’Walk. The three teams that raised the most money were Sand Ridge Bank, $5,827; St. […]

Community involvement could benefit local clinic



Dr. Brian Doggett learned two months ago that his medical clinic on Armory Road was on Arnett Clinic’s chopping block. He began a campaign to change the course of action and save his practice. When members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the Delphi Chamber of Commerce, and other community members heard of the near certainty of the clinic […]

DCSC hires principal



In what could be described as one of the shortest Delphi Community School Corporation Board of Trustee’s meetings ever held, one of the most important corporation appointments was made. At the Monday night meeting, former Twin Lakes High School Assistant Principal Barry Stone was named Delphi’s high school principal, replacing Keith Brakel. Stone said he, his wife and two children […]

Car Seat Clinic set Aug. 5 in Flora



Although 96% of parents nationally believe they install and use their child safety seats correctly, it is estimated that 82 percent of child safety seats are not installed and used correctly. Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children age 14 and under. Most car seats come with a 20page instruction booklet along with the […]

Area schools to receive over $2.9 million



Representative Rich McClain (R-Logansport) announced recently that he will support Governor Mitch Daniels’ initiative to fully repay schools payments that have been delayed since 2001. Earlier this year, the tax amnesty program, co-authored by Rep. McClain, helped pay back over half of the delayed payments owed to Cass, Carroll, Miami and White county schools. Money to be repaid to schools […]

Carroll hires two Jr.-Sr. high teachers



Carroll School Board hired two new teachers and accepted two resignations at its July 18 meeting. The board approved principal Charles Huckstep’s recommendation of Kelly Hillman to teach family and consumer science and Jason Burns to teach chemistry. Superintendent John Sayers announced the resignations of Bonnie Cossairt and Gail Stout, both instructional assistants. “They have both served many years, and […]

Signs convey safety message as Major Moves road construction ramps up



New blue-and-white signs will be popping up in highway work zones this summer. The signs are designed to convey an important safety message to motorists as they enter Major Moves work zones. Over the next ten years, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will be investing nearly $12 billion in upgrading and constructing new roads. INDOT’s top priority during this […]

State issues 2006 Indiana fish consumption advisory



The Indiana State Department of Health has issued the 2006 Indiana Fish Consumption Advisory. The publication is available annually through cooperative efforts between the Indiana State Department of Health, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. In addition to fish consumption advisories for Indiana waters, the Fish Consumption Advisory includes information on […]

Indiana’s ’46 Mr. Basketball to be guest of Flora Alumni



J o h n Wilson Sr., Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 1946, will be guest speaker at the Monroe T o w n s h i p A l u m n i Association Banquet set for Aug. 19 at Pat’s Country Barn near Flora. Wilson helped lead his Anderson High School basketball team to the state title that year with […]