2009-01-21

Commissioners choose health plan

Clawson abstains from decision

Carroll County Commissioners have known for several months a new county health insurance plan had to be chosen. The county council adopted the 2009 proposed budget in November, setting the appropriation at roughly $430,000, a decrease from $516,104.61 in 2008. Commissioners had requested $675,000 in 2009 for health insurance. A new plan had to be in place by Feb. 1 […]

Inauguration Day



Most school children in Carroll County had a chance to watch the swearing in of America’s 44th president, Barack Obama, and/or pre and post inauguration activities on TV screens at school. Depending on the school, students watched the proceedings on TVs or big screens in their libraries, cafeterias, hallways, and classrooms. At DCHS, teachers had the option to take their […]

Council re-organizes, sets regular meeting schedule

Brown is president, Slavens vice

It took little time for new Carroll County Council President Ann Brown to make her presence known at the Tuesday morning meeting. She took the reigns immediately and began to discuss necessary changes to facilitate the council’s workload and the public’s right to understand the proceedings and address the elected representatives. After Slavens was named vice president of the group, […]

Annual Performance Reports provide picture of school progress



Indiana school corporations are working with newspapers across the state to publish education report cards for local communities. Required for publication by Jan. 31 under state law, the Annual Performance Reports include the most recent data available on student test scores, graduation rates, school safety, teacher salaries, school corporation expenditures and more. “From standardized test scores to graduation rates, we […]

Carroll purchases three defibrillators



Carroll School Corporation has something in common with the Boy Scouts. They both adhere to the motto, “Be Prepared.” To that end, the corporation is taking steps to be prepared in case of an emergency. At the Jan. 13 Carroll School Board meeting, superintendent John Sayers announced that three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been purchased for the schools. Two […]

Thank goodness for watchful, caring neighbors!!



Last week a situation occurred which could have resulted in serious injury or even death of an eightyear old special needs child, had it not been for the watchfulness and caring of his neighbor, Helen. Taylor Stewart rides a bus to and from Delphi Community Elementary School each day. He has been diagnosed with a mild form of cerebral palsy. […]

Midwest Memo

Exit stage right

At less than two years old, my granddaughter Julia has yet to acquire, let alone consult, a day planner. Julia’s mother attends to each and every part of the little tyke’s days. I show up in Julia’s life in no particular or discernable pattern with no apparent rhyme or reason. And yet, with all my dropping in and out of […]

Political Cartoon



Letters to the Editor



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Web poll

Tell us starting Wednesday at our web site, carrollcountycomet.com

Each week the Comet polls its readers on a different topic. Vote online at carrollcountycomet.com starting each Thursday, and then click the Comments link to send us an email voicing your opinion. The best responses will be printed the following week. Do you think Barack Obama will be as great a president as Abraham Lincoln? Yes No Time will tell […]