August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

FMS to host ‘Come Grow With Us’

‘Little Boxes: Big Deals’ event set Aug. 24

Flora Main Street (FMS), in collaboration with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, will host the “Come Grow With Us” tour of available retail spaces in downtown Flora on Thursday, Aug. 24.  More...

Monday’s Solar Eclipse should be spectacular!

Solar eclipses occur during the new moon, when the moon is directly between the Earth and sun, causing the disk of the moon to partially or totally cover the disk of the sun. More...

Local News

Camden seeks local contractors

The Camden Town Council opened and rejected the only bid submitted for the housing grant during the Aug. 9 meeting. Star Development advised the Council that the contractor is currently being investigated for mistreating leadbased paint.  More...

Delphi mayor encourages Burlington participation in City’s strategic plan

Last week’s Town Council meeting in Burlington started with a visit from Delphi Mayor Shane Evans. Evans invited the Council to participate in the City’s 2017 Strategic Plan. More...

US421/SR18 crash sends two children to the hospital

Indiana State Police Trooper Brad Mull investigated a personal injury crash at SR18 (Division Line Rd.) and US421 at approximately 7:25 p.m. Aug. 11. More...

Opinions & Letters

Equity position

Midwest Memo

A wise family member once shared an observation about finances that seems obvious in its simplicity and yet illusive in application.  “If you spend all your money on stuff, you’ll have no money,” he said.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A case study in school performance and enrollment

Guest Commentary

A few months ago, my local paper ran a story on a local school corporation that is struggling with enrollment and budgets. This is a familiar problem in maybe half of Indiana’s school corporations. More...

Faith

Rolodex safe

Lessons from the Heart

Speaking recently with a young adult, I became aware that some might have never seen one, let alone know its purpose, a Rolodex.  More...

Announcements

The public is invited to the Annual ICE CREAM SOCIAL at Hickory Grove Church on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 4-6 p.m. There is no charge for the ice cream. More...

Education

DCSC to celebrate Solar Eclipse

The Delphi Community School Board learned Monday interim Elementary Principal Bill Shidler and his staff have secured National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-approved glasses for all elementary students to allow them to watch the solar e More...

Public Records

Superior Court

- Judge Kurtis Fouts

Recent filings   Jay Byers filed a complaint against Amber Schleppenbach and Jess Butterfield.  A guardianship case was opened for Isaiah J. More...

Circuit Court

- Judge Benjamin Diener

Recent filings   Capital One Bank (USA) N.A. filed a complaint against Ryan Hurd.  Guardianship cases were opened for Lisa K. McClain and River W. More...

Marriage Licenses

Luke T. Filburn, 19, Westphalia, KS, and Maria J. Riffey, 19, Rossville.  Davis J. Erskin, 28, and Whitley P. Pressler, 24, both of Flora.   More...

Special Sections

4th Bacon Fest adds more family fun

Country rock band Pure Prairie League is featured entertainment

The fourth Annual Indiana Bacon Festival, presented by Indiana Packers Corporation, is Saturday, Aug. 26, on the square in downtown Delphi. The festival starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m. More...

Deer Creek murder investigation leads to arrest

Carroll County E911 dispatch received a report from Tracy Houchin Aug. 10 at 10:48 a.m. saying she returned home to find her boyfriend unresponsive. Investigators found the victim, Richard M. More...

County’s long awaited Animal Control program underway

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby has been waiting all year for his Animal Control Program to launch. He announced Monday he has hired Carroll County residents Jordyn Hartman and Rod Jewell as special deputies to provide the service. He said Maj. More...

Community

Old Settlers 2017

Old Settlers Association meets for 162nd year

The 162nd annual meeting of the Old Settlers Association became history with a vocal delivery of “O God Our Help in Ages Past,” followed by the Pledge of Allegiance rendered by the Delphi Boy Scout Troop.  More...

Bowman celebrates 102nd birthday

Opal Bowman of 109 N. Lafayette St., Delphi (46923), has celebrated her 102nd birthday.  She was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Milam, W.Va., to Albert W. and Lida Smith. In 1920 she and her brother Garnet Smith, moved to Indiana with their parents. More...

Creasy 65th anniversary

Earl and Patricia Creasy of Cutler are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary, today, Aug. 16. A family dinner in Lafayette is planned.  Creasy and the former Patricia Skiles were married Aug. 16, 1952, in Michigantown. More...

Sports

County Football is underway

Delphi and Carroll football teams begin regular season play Friday night. The Oracles will host Tri-Central at home while the Cougars will be at Tri-County. Both games have 7 p.m. start times. More...

‘17 Settler Slam division winners

Out-of-School Division winner The Delphi Education Foundation 8th Annual Settler Slam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was held Aug. 12 in the Delphi Community High School gymnasium. More...

Carroll County Community Center Summer Softball League

CCCC league champion J&B Ballers was the Carroll County Community Center Coed Softball League champion for 2017. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, the Flora History website and the Carroll County Historical Museum. More...

Obituaries

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. More...

Carl L. Shirar

Carl L. Shirar, 84, of Burlington, passed away at 2:47 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Waterford Place Health Campus, Kokomo.  Carl was born June 19, 1933, in Burlington, to the late O. Ray and Helen F. (Larimore) Shirar. More...

Judith K. Brooks

Judith K. Brooks, 76, of Bringhurst, was called to her heavenly home on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  Judy was born Jan. 17, 1941, in Carroll County, to the late Hugh and Fern Kelly Bowman. More...