County-wide visioning process to continue with Crossroads II

A county-wide visioning process that began five years ago is being revisited next month. Called Carroll County at the Crossroads II, the effort will be an opportunity to rethink the county’s future and what individuals can do to make it the best place it can be. Two, three hour sessions will be held on the first two Thursday evenings in […]

School corp. procedes to bond issue for repairs

Patrons urged to 'pitch in' to help repair buildings

The Delphi Community School Board approved a resolution to pave the way to secure a general obligation bond for approximately $540,000 at the Monday night meeting. The funding will be used to install wireless Internet in the middle school, greenhouse repair at the high school, and various other improvements. Superintendent Ralph Walker told the board that they could help keep […]

Old Settlers ‘guys and dolls’

Entertainment and activities were abundant at the Carroll County Old Settlers celebration last week. The 42nd Royal Highlanders fife and drum corps (three members pictured) entertained on Saturday. Carolyn Pearson helped young people make corn husk dolls outside the historical museum. Pictured with her, l-r, are Shelby Hudelson of Delphi and Meagan Tannenbaum of Monticello. Comet photos by Jennifer Archibald

Delphi Elementary reacts to improve AYP rating

Some extra-curricular activities will be modified

The new principal at Delphi Community Elementary School must address a significant challenge posed by the state department of education and the federal government as soon as school begins and students are in their classes. Because the school has not met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) testing benchmarks for three years, two years remain for the school to perform adequately as […]

APC approves TIF district

Carroll County Area Plan Commission unanimously approved the proposed Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) District for 60 acres known as the “South Delphi Development Area” at a recent meeting. The measure was recommended by the county redevelopment commission and presented by attorney for the group, Barry Emerson. APC determined the economic development plan for the area conformed to the Comprehensive Plan. […]

Tribe is awarded grant

The Eel River Tribe of Indiana, Inc., has learned that it has been awarded a federal grant in the amount of $174,866.04 to provide a new emergency alert system in Miami County. The grant award was from the NOAA Remote Community Alert Systems Program 2009. The alert system will consist of six outdoor pole-mounted sirens, with attending software, training, and […]

I.O.O.F. improving local appearances

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) lodge members are doing their part to improve the look of downtown Delphi and sections of Carroll County. The lodge, located at 209 S. Washington St. in Delphi, was sealed on Aug. 2 to prevent further deterioration of the bricks. The building is open Monday’s from 6 to 10 a.m. for tours or […]

Burlington Fall Festival Queen callout begins

Plans are under way for the 20th annual Burlington Fall Festival Queen Contest. This year’s theme is “A Moment to Remember.” The contest will be held Sept. 16 at the Community Park Building in Burlington. Contest rules have been changed for this year. Rules include: all contestants must be a Carroll student or reside within 12 miles of Burlington; be […]

Carroll County to have Town Hall meeting

Donnelly to meet with residents at month's end

Blue Dog Democrat Joe Donnelly announced Monday he will host a Town Hall meeting at the end of August. Donnelly spoke at the Legislative Dinner in Delphi, but he spoke to the Comet prior to that engagement. He said he considered the local media an independent arbiter and watches what is happening in Carroll County by reading the Comet. He […]

Legislators address county residents at Chamber event

Attendees at Monday night’s “Dinner with Your Legislators” heard three elected officials discuss issues of importance to Carroll County residents. Sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the third annual event was held at the Wabash & Eric Canal Conference Center in Delphi. U.S. Congressman Joe Donnelly, State Senator Brandt Hershman and State Representative Rich Mc- Clain all spoke […]