Christmas 2018

Meandering Melodies

The deadline is looming for this week’s column and it is not finished! To say this week has been unusual, full of unexpected surprises which were not all happy, and very challenging, would be an understatement! You’re going to have to wait until next week to hear more about last week. I’m sorry to keep you in suspense and waiting […]

Marriage Licenses

Braydon A. Kitchell, 24, and Laine C. Rader, 24, both of Delphi. Parker B. Slusser, 47, Bringhurst, and Betina K. Scott, 38, Flora. John M.D. Cardoza, 25, Modesto, Calif., and Sybyl A. Pencek, 23, Cutler. Reece D. Bowlby, 45, Russiaville, and Paige M. Maxwell, 31, Camden. Brandon M. Brooks, 21, and Brianna R. Clendenen, 18, both of Delphi.

Property Sales

Information shown is obtained from the county GIS database which is based on sales disclosure forms on file at the Carroll County Assessor’s Office. By law, buyers and sellers are responsible for the accuracy of information provided on the forms. Battle Ground Oct. 1 – Bicycle Bridge Road, $9,430. Larry D. Haynes and Janet L. Haynes to Daniel B. Bowling. […]

Why the alarm about yield curve inversions?

Are you sitting down? I’ll pause typing for a moment so you can find a chair. Good. On Monday, Dec. 10, for the first time in 12 years, the yield (or interest rate) on the fiveyear U.S. Treasury bond fell below the yield on the three-year U.S. Treasury bond. Alarm bells rang on Wall Street. The rest of us said, […]

Political Cartoon


Midwest Memo

I think a lot about light during the Christmas season. I’m sure that this tradition dates back to first learning about that bright star that shined over the stable in Bethlehem so long ago. This was the light, the signal really, that led the Three Wise Men to find the birthplace of Jesus. I’m certain many a sermon has been […]


It’s my favorite time of year and Brad and I are enjoying Christmas in Germany and Poland with our son, Blake, and our German exchange children, Anne and Arne. It’s absolutely beautiful here with the Christmas markets and beautiful scenery. I’m sharing two traditional German recipes for holiday treats: Gluewein, this amazing warm spiced drink served in all sorts of […]


Volunteers from the Wabash & Erie Canal Association and Delphi Historic Trails are offering a FREE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS TRAIL WALK. The “Delphi Outdoor Funday” is an opportunity for families and friends to enjoy the season as history of the Canal era comes alive on these narrated tours. The walk may be long or short, depending on the weather. Those […]

Carroll County senior activities

The following is a list of activities available to seniors for January 2019, sponsored by Carroll County Senior and Family Services. For information contact the office at (765) 564-2772. January 2019 Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day, office closed.Jan. 2 – 10 a.m., Wal-MartTrip.*Jan. 3 – 11:30 a.m., Lunch,Hippensteel Tribute sponsorsand 12:30 p.m., Hippensteelsponsors.Jan. 4 – 12 p.m., Euchre.Jan. 7 […]

Flora senior activities

The following is a list of Flora Senior Center-sponsored activities for January 2019 available to seniors. For information contact the office at (574) 967-3400. January 2019Jan 1 – Closed – Happy NewYearJan. 2 – 12:30 p.m., Bingo,Milner’s sponsors.Jan. 7 – 12:30 p.m., Euchre/ Games.Jan. 8 – 12 p.m., Root Beer Floats, Premier Hospice.Jan. 9 – 9 a.m., ShoppingTrip* and 11:30 […]