Gerald D. Zook

Gerald D. Zook, 75, of Niles, Mich., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at West Woods of Niles, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 29, 1942, in Bringhurst, Ind., to the late John L. and Clara (Peterson) Zook. On Aug. 19, 1960, he married Joy A. Beamer at a ceremony in Camden, Ind. Gerald was a pastor […]

Carroll County women make Africa their home

Mission work leads to full-time commitment

Two Carroll County women are making a difference in the lives of children in the African country of Kenya. They are helping poor, disadvantaged children learn that they can find a pathway to a better life through Jesus Christ. Chami Ayres and Holly Peters grew up in rural Bringhurst as neighbors and friends. They attended Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School from […]


Loren and Denise (Brubaker) Root of Delphi are parents of an 8-pound, 7-ounce son, Silas Truman, born Aug. 4. Grandparents are Steve and Linda Brubaker and Rick and Joyce Root, all of Rossville. Maternal great-grandfather is Donald Brubaker of Rossville. Eric and Keyna (Hoard) Everett of Camden are parents of a 6-pound, 1-ounce daughter, Brinley Quinn, born July 31 at […]

Mary Lee Chambers

Mary Lee Chambers, 89, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Sunday, July 23, 2017, in Phoenix. Born April 19, 1928, she was the daughter of Charles and Blanche Allbaugh Loy of Flora, Ind. She was a 1946 graduate of Flora High School and attended Butler University in Indianapolis. Her marriage was on Feb. 28, 1948, to Charles R. “Bob” Chambers, and he […]

Wilma Laflen

Wilma “Jean” Laflen, 82, of Frankfort, died Aug. 5, 2017, at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health East in Lafayette. She was formerly employed at PR Mallory, Harmanson and Alco. She was married in 1952 to James Marion Laflen, who died in 1994. She then married Roger Impson in 2001 and he survives along with her children, Dennis Laflen of Forest, Allen […]

Peggy V. Zook

Peggy V. Zook, 75, of Monticello, formerly of Carroll County, Ind., passed away at her home on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. She was born on Aug. 10, 1942, in Tennessee to the late Arthur and Bessie (Ragan) Rader. She was a 1961 graduate of Camden High School. On Sept. 2, 1961, in Camden, she married Harold L. Zook; he preceded […]

Carol J. Draper

Carol J. Draper, 86, of Flora, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born May 29, 1931, in Camden, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary (Stewart) Bryan. She graduated from Camden High School. On Jan. 6, 1952, Carol married Joe I. Draper and together they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary before his […]

Mary E. Lavy

Mary E. Morris Lavy, 90, of rural Camden, died Thursday, Aug 10, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. in her home. She was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Carroll County, Ind., to the late James and Phoeba Flora Morris. She attended the former Carrollton High School. Her marriage was to Andrew L. Lavy at her parents’ home on Feb. 6, 1949; he […]


Burlington Fall Festival Queen Contest callout will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Burlington Community Building. A workday at The American House will be held Thursday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Volunteers are asked to bring chain saws and also help with carpenter work. The American House will be open for viewing during the Fall […]

Washington Twp.

Deer Creek Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 175th anniversary on Sept. 24 with dinner and service. Faith Lutheran Church will again host its monthly potluck dinner at noon on Sept. 21. Bring a dish to share and a friend. All are welcome. A Pulled Pork Supper will be held at Deer Community Center on Aug. 23 with serving from 5 […]