Make short-term plans with long-term in mind

Community hears jail recommendations

The long-awaited results of the Carroll County Jail study were presented to an audience of approximately 50 at the Canal Interpretive Center in Delphi on Dec. 12. Commissioner Loren Hylton welcomed the audience and introduced PMSIinc of Noblesville, the firm hired to study the jail in detail and provide recommendations. Noting the jail was opened in 1983 just prior to […]

Property tax opponents’ petition is denied

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance issued a ruling Dec. 8 in favor of the Carroll County Council’s pursuit to levy a $.0233 tax on real and personal property per $100 assessed valuation, beginning in 2006 and payable in 2007. DLGF conducted a public hearing Oct. 27 to listen to petitioners’ objections to the proposed property tax increase. The […]

Santa in two sizes

Santa Claus has been coming to Flora on Saturdays to visit with children in his house on Center Street. One of his young visitors was William DeVere Tallackson (pictured), son of Andrew and Alice (Hoffman) Tallackson. At eight weeks old, the baby wore his own Santa suit. He’ll be sure to get everything he wants for Christmas because he knows […]

EDC urges commissioners to consider IPC land-buy

The land on the east and north sides of Carroll Manor has not yet been put on the market, but Indiana Packers Corporation wants to own it when it is sold. On two separate occasions that request was made to the Carroll County Commissioners during regularly scheduled public meetings. Both times there was no official action taken on the matter. […]

Burlington and Camden to fill vacancies on town councils

The towns of Burlington and Camden are in similar situations. They have both lost their town council presidents to death. Burlington Town Council President Richard “Dick” Davis died Dec. 12 and Camden Town Council President Ralph Rohrabaugh died Dec. 17. However filling their unexpired terms on their respective councils will be different according to Indiana Code because Davis ran on […]

Church recognizes suffering during holiday season

Service planned to offer support

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, especially for those who have suffered a loss. Fortunately there are those who understand the grieving process and want to offer help. Delphi United Methodist Church, located at 118 N. Union St., is hosting a special Longest Night Service Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. The service is offered annually on the […]

New state tax law could put freeze on delinquent businesses

Beginning Jan. 1, businesses that are delinquent in paying their Indiana sales taxes could find themselves out of business. Senate Enrolled Act 362, passed by the 2006 General Assembly, goes into effect with the start of the New Year and requires all businesses to renew their retail merchant certificates biannually. Those businesses found to be delinquent in paying their sales […]

Make sure your kids are safe and sensible online

Researchers from the Pervasive Technology Labs at Indiana University have a friendly reminder for the thousands of parents who will decide this holiday season that their child is finally ready for the privilege and responsibility of owning a personal computer or laptop. As their child boots up that new holiday gift, most parents will remember to reinforce standard online safety […]

Operation Pull Over efforts lead to multiple arrests

The Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) announced Monday that the statewide enforcement crackdown that took place from Nov. 11-25 was a success. The enforcement crackdown was supported through an existing partnership between the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving and local and state law enforcement […]


Friends of Camden School have set the 2007 school carnival for March 9. Camden Elementary School has collected 1,608 Box Tops for Education, valued at $160.80. Student winners are Cassie Jones, Jonas Brown, Krista Jones, Clint Rude, Blake Peters, Amanda Cohee, Baileigh Pearson, Camden Cunningham, Caleb Myers, Shannon Leahy, Mikayla Powlen, and Michael Blackburn. Mrs. Miller’s class is leading the […]