Commissioners look to acquire INDOT salt barn in Jefferson Township

Carroll County may soon own a salt storage facility in the northwestern portion of the county if the Carroll County Commissioners get their way with State officials. Tuesday morning commissioners Bill Brown, Pat Clawson and John Brown directed Highway Engineer Paul Couts to determine the price of the INDOT salt barn and 15 acres around it in Jefferson Township. Couts […]

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Carroll Jr.-Sr. High prepares for $7.5 million health and fitness expansion

Architectural firm Lancer and Beebe presented school board members with conceptual drawings for a $7.5 million expansion of Carroll High School’s health and fitness facilities. Money for the project will come from the construction fund. Changes include the addition of a fieldhouse that will accommodate three basketball courts, a synthetic track and pull out seating for 800 spectators. The current […]

Local legislative sessions scheduled

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Comet are working in conjunction to bring the second year of “Third House” legislative sessions to Carroll County. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to speak with their senator and representative and to express their opinions about pending legislation during the current session. This year, Third House legislative sessions […]

Carroll County develops new rail-served industrial site

Carroll County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) added a new asset in its mission to bring more jobs and investment to Carroll County. The County EDC announced today it has secured an option on 108 acres in Liberty Township, just north of Camden. The Liberty Industrial Park is on the Winamac Southern Railroad and less than three miles from the four-lane […]

Foster parent information sessions offered

If you have ever considered becoming a foster parent to one or more of Indiana’s 10,000 foster children, there will be information sessions held in Lafayette. The Villages is a private, statewide non-profit organization that provides foster care training and certification. The information sessions will be held at their offices located on 200 Professional Court, Suite F, Lafayette, on Tuesdays, […]

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Out of the Fast Lane

Time to get wood Do any of you remember a children’s story about Rackety Boom, an old blue truck? We must’ve liked the story when we were young because as we grew older we liked to quote it when we were riding in our old truck. It started out like this. “Rackety Boom was a nice old truck. The kind […]

Seward 65th anniversary

William and Rosalee Seward will celebrate their 65th anniversary with a celebration to be held Sunday, Feb. 2, at the rBurlington Church of Christ, 312 Michigan Rd. The open house reception, hosted by the couple’s daughter and church family, will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Seward and the former Rosalee Bowman were married Feb. 5, 1949, in the Burlington […]

Manahan, VanMatre exchange vows

Emileah Ann Manahan of Monticello and Adam Christian VanMatre of Indianapolis exchanged marriage vows July 26, 2013, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi. The Rev. Peter Vanderkolk officiated. Music was provided by Guy Haley of Lafayette and vocalist Julie Males of Lafayette. The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Susan Manahan of Monticello. The groom […]


Carl and Laura Schneckloth of Flora announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Schneckloth to Adam Spesard. The groom-elect is the son of Lance and Debra Spesard of Cutler. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Carroll High School and a 2013 graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in movement and sport science. Her fiancé also graduated from Carroll […]