Council to pursue property tax increase…for now

There were enough residents who signed petitions opposing an increase in property taxes initiated by Carroll County Council to initiate a hearing with the Indiana State Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF). Although it seemed to be the will of the council at the August meeting to back out of the increase if there was sufficient opposition to it, a […]

Carroll Schools recognized for counseling program

Carroll Elementary and Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School are two of 20 Indiana schools to receive the 2006 Indiana Gold Star School Counseling Award. The announcement of the award came from the Indiana Department of Education and the American Student Achievement Institute. The award will be presented to representatives of the schools at the Indiana School Counselor Association State Conference on […]

Fire damages Flora Community Center

The Flora Community Center on North Division Street will be out of commission for a few weeks after a fire Monday evening left the building with smoke and water damage. Flora Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Sisson said that the department’s investigator, Mike Titus, and a representative from the State Fire Marshal’s office determined that the fire started in a […]

Moonlight Madness promises fun in Flora

Flora will be abuzz with activities Saturday night when Moonlight Madness is held in the streets of downtown Flora. The Kiwanis Club fundraiser will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Children’s games and activities will include: moon walk, pick up pumpkins, ball pitch, hole-in-one and the ever-popular hay dig. The hay dig is free and children will be divided […]

Flora greeter

Scarecrows line downtown Flora as fall decorations and just in time for Moonlight Madness on Saturday. They were provided by the Flora Community Club. Comet photo by Jennifer Archibald

Absentee voting deadlines announced

The Carroll County Clerk’s Office announces the following deadlines for voter registration and absentee voting: The deadline to register to vote or to transfer voter registration is Oct. 10. If the registration is mailed, it must be postmarked no later than Oct. 10. Voters can vote an absentee ballot in the Clerk’s Office from Oct. 10 until Nov. 6 at […]

Salute to autumn

Tucked away in her cozy “gourd shed” with baskets hanging from the rafters, Marilyn Nacke surveys the birdhouses and jack-o’-lanterns that have been left behind. She’s taken most of them to Battle Ground for a fall festival, but there are still enough left to give a visitor a hint of what goes on here. Most years, Marilyn grows her own […]

VFD Boot Drive helps local MDA patients

Firefighters from the Delphi Tri-Township Volunteer Fire Department have completed another Boot Drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a national voluntary health agency dedicated to conquering more than 40 neuromuscular diseases that affect a million Americans of all ages. The 52-year partnership raised $23.5 million this year nationwide, while the Delphi department provided $4,439.14 for local patients. Although firefighters have […]

Judge bucks council on county hiring policy

The lone agenda item for a special Oct. 2, 8 a.m. council meeting received no action due to a lack of information and funding. The council was called to consider an additional appropriation of $200,000 for the Carroll Manor renovation project. That was the amount needed to accept the only bid for the project. However, enough money was not available […]

APC approves amended zoning ordinance

With just over 50 percent of the Carroll County Area Plan Commission’s members present at the Sept. 26 meeting, all members voted to send the proposed amended zoning ordinance to the county commissioners for final adoption. “This is a modest improvement over the one we’ve been using for the past 35 years,” Camden appointee PeteWagoner said. Wagoner explained with the […]