Republican party chair files for recount

When someone loses an election by a landslide, most voters feel a measure of confidence that their voice was heard and the election turned out the way it was supposed to turn out. However, when a candidate loses to an opponent by a mere three votes, and there were documented problems with the way some ballots were electronically scanned and […]

Schooler to marshal Christmas Parade

We l l – t r a v – eled Lions Club member Bill Schooler will be at the helm for S a t u r d a y ‘ s D e l p h i C h r i s t m a s Parade. S c h o o l e r graduated from Schooler Delphi High […]

Variety entertainment offered at Canal holiday open house

Music, art, and pioneer crafts will be offered at the Old Fashioned Christmas Open House Dec. 9 and 10 at Canal Park. Hours for the event will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. A new feature this year will be musical performances by singer and actor Kathy McGraw of Frankfort. Dressed […]

Council compelled to settle

Bailiff to receive full-time benefits, but no medical coverage

Carroll County Council decided in a split vote to strike a compromise with Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Smith to settle a personnel issue without going through costly litigation. However, council members expressed their unhappiness with the situation. Smith had previously requested that the county pay his substitute court bailiff, hired to do the work of the full-time bailiff, who is […]

Election process in action… striving to be correct

Two years ago in the county council race, the Carroll County Election Board discovered some ballots in township races without a full slate were not counted correctly by voting machines. The scanner used to read ballot results did not accurately tabulate all ballots voting straight tickets. County election officials responded by hand-counting those races. Board members understood that by using […]

Parade is Saturday

Delphi’s annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by Delphi Lions Club, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Lineup starts at 12 noon at the Monroe Street Gym, with judging at 12:30 p.m. Participants may also enter the parade from Franklin to Ohio streets or High Street. For more information, call Ed and Donna Sholty at (765) 564-3514 or Darrel Noonkester at […]

State health officials mark World AIDS Day

AIDS is a global epidemic that has established a firm foothold right here in Indiana. An estimated 7,989 Hoosiers are currently living with AIDS, and another 3,945 Hoosiers are currently living with HIV. Since 1981, more than 4,400 people in Indiana have died from AIDS. December 1 is the 18th annual World AIDS Day, the only international day of coordinated […]

Carroll FFA members attend FIRE Conference

Six members of the Carroll FFA Chapter attended the Foundations In Reaching Excellence (FIRE) Conference at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center in Trafalgar Nov. 17- 19. Attending were Lucia Zook, Malena Zook, Sarah Griffin, Travis Martin, Chandler Keown, and John Zook. FFA members from across the state gathered to learn about the various opportunities available in the FFA. This conference, […]

Be an angel to a child

Some children from less fortunate families in Carroll County do not always have many gifts, if any at all, to open during the holidays. Thanks to efforts of the Salvation Army Angel Tag program, they have a chance to see more presents under the tree this year. It will take the efforts of those in the area who have more […]

Capital Comments

Knotty problems in property taxation

I did a lot of reading about baseball when I was a kid – being a big fan but a mediocre player – and one of the books I remember was called “Knotty Problems in baseball.” It was full of rulings on strange situations, for example: A fly ball knocks a pigeon out of the sky. The left fielder catches […]