As We Approach The 3rd Year Anniversary of the Flora Fire
November 21st of 2016, four young girls lost their lives at an arson fire in Flora, IN. Three years later, the Indiana State Police continues to utilize State, Local, County and Federal resources to accomplish our goal. We will continue to actively investigate all tips and leads available to us and work to bring justice for Keyana, Keyara, Kerriele and Kionnie. We encourage anyone with knowledge about this crime to contact Detective Brock Russell or Detective Ben Rector at 765-567-2125.
THE DATE IS OFFICIAL! All of you who attended Pittsburg Grade School should mark your calendars now for Sunday, September 20, 2020. The Pittsburg Alumni Reunion will be held at the Wabash and Erie Canal Interpretive Center in Delphi. The Center will open at noon. A catered meal is planned for 1 pm. More details will follow as we move ahead toward this momentous gathering. Spread the word to your friends and family.
Jon D. Marler, 49, of Columbus, OH, formerly of West Lafayette, died unexpectedly Tuesday-Nov 12, 2019 at 12:29pm at his residence. He was born January 30, 1970 in Kokomo to David R. Marler, and his mother Esther Wilson Conklin, who survive. He was a 1989 graduate of Harrison High School, and a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving 6 years, stationed in Pensacola, FL and Guam, as a IT security specialist. He worked in the IT field for several different companies. He attended Crossing Community Church in Columbus, and was very active with their men's group, and participated in several community service projects through his church. He enjoyed cooking, especially his homemade salsa. He liked to visit state parks, being outside enjoying nature, and photography while exploring whichever park he was in. He enjoyed the Indianapolis Colts, and Chicago Cubs, he also liked to watch WWE wrestling. Surviving: daughters-Meagan E. Marler of Delphi, Rebecca R. Marler of Zionsville; sons-Jeff Crowder & Sara Young of Columbus, OH, Randy Hoffman & Alyson Jackson of Flora; father-David R. Marler of West Lafayette; mother-Esther Wilson Conklin of Smithville, TN; sister-Coreliss & Richard Graves of Morgantown; paternal grandma-Marjorie Marler of Franklin; half sister-Ashley Guess of Smithville, TN; sister-Denise & Larry King of Florida; brothers-Stephen Wisehart of Kentucky, Kenny & Misty Day of Kentucky; biological mother-Ann Stanley; 5 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his paternal grandpa Raymond Marler; maternal grand parents Helen & Harold Wilson. Services: The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11am until his memorial service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Chad Pumpelly officiating. Military Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard. Private family burial. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to any recovery program of the donors choice. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Roberta Alice Popejoy Mattio, 71, of Savannah Lakes Village, wife of the late Dennis A. Mattio, died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Hospice House in Greenwood. She was born in Muskegon, MI to the late Robert Z. and Martha Goff Popejoy of Delphi, Indiana.
Berta, as she was affectionately known, graduated from Delphi, IN schools and later attended Ball State University. She retired from Social Security Administration after 30 years of service as an account manager. An active member of the Women’s Golf Association in Savannah Lakes Village, Berta spent many happy hours on the golf course. When not on the golf course, you could find her planting flowers in her yard. During the Christmas holiday, she would spend hours in her kitchen baking dozens of cookies for neighbors and family. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
In addition to her husband and parents, Berta was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Schock and two grandsons, Jeremiah and Zachery of Delphi, Indiana.
She is survived by her brother, Tom Popejoy (Deb) and their children, Mark Popejoy (Tara) and Laura Sewell (Mike); a grandson, Andrew Smith; and her sister-in-law, JoEllen Wolsko (John) and their children, Kevin and Emily Wolsko.
Services will be announced at a later date.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Abbeville is assisting the Mattio family.
Evans Re-Elected Delphi Mayor
Aldrich Re-Elected Clerk-Treasurer
All New City Council To Take Office In January
Delphi Mayor Shane Evans and City Clerk-Treasurer LeAnne Aldrich both won easy re-election on Tuesday, November 6, 2019, in the General Elections. They will be joined in January with an all-new City Council as none of the current officeholders ran for re-election on those races.
RESULTS: Mayor, Evans (I) 435, Seward (R) 266; Clerk-Treasurer, Aldrich (D) 403, Dellenbach (R) 293; Council At Large, Kingery (R) 580; District 1 Council, Nelson (R) 577; District 2 Council Isley (I) 371, Myers (R) 319; District 3 Council, Conner (R) 278, Werling (I) 264, Strasser (D) 155; District 4 Council, Flora (I) 368, Gaskill (R) 317.
It was the first time that multiple Independent candidates have run for City office in Delphi, and three of the four Independent Candidates were successful. One Democrat and three Republicans also were among the winners.
The Germond Family welcomes you to join them in celebrating Mama Joanne Germond's light, love, and legacy in her most beloved outdoor spot on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., Wabash & Erie Canal Center, Delphi, Indiana.
DELPHI CITY ELECTIONS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to elect who will serve as Mayor and City Council members for the City of Delphi over the next four years.
Candidates for the Office of Mayor are Shane Evans, Independent, and Dale Seward, Republican. Evans is oompleting his first term as Mayor, and Seward has served a term as a member of the City Council.
Running for City Clerk-Treasurer are incumbent LeAnne Aldrich, Democrat, competing against Dee Dellenbach, Republican.
Beginning in January 2020, the City Council will have all new members, as no current members of the Council are on the ballot for those positions. There are uncontested Candidates in City Council District 1, where Cody Nelson will be the new member, and City Council At-Large where Spencer Kingery will serve. There are contested races in the remaining Districts.
District 2, Denny Myers, Republican and Michael Isley, Independent.
District 3, Gayle Connor, Republican; Randy Strasser, Democrat and Anita Wehrling, Independent.
District 4, Kevin Gaskill, Republican and Sandy Flora, Independent.
OUR ENDORSEMENTS FOR CITY ELECTIONS.
In the Delphi City Elections on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, we are endorsing 2 candidates, SHANE EVANS, Independent Candidate for MAYOR, and LEANNE ALDRICH, Democrat Candidate for Delphi City Clerk Treasurer.
SHANE EVANS in our opinion has been a very good Mayor for the City of Delphi over the past nearly four years, and deserves to be re-elected. Evans has been the most transparent Mayor in the history of Delphi, and shares more information on his facebook page and via videos on youtube than any predecessor. Citizens who are interested in knowing what is truly going on in the Administration of the City can access not only videos and the written minutes of Board of Works and City Council meetings, but can also see every expenditure of City funds itemized each month. Additionally, we believe that Evans has kept the City going in the correct direction of progressing for the future. Evans has also dealt with the problems facing City residents with the Water crisis which was not his fault, but which had been handed down from prior adminstrations who kicked the can down the road for someone else to face. And Evans has obtained $11,000,000 to date from a Grant and TIF funds to assist the City with the Water crisis. We believe that he deserves your vote.
LEANNE ALDRICH became the City Clerk-Treasurer several years ago during a time of turmoil and when there had been much mis-management of City funds. Aldrich completely turned the office of Clerk-Treasurer around and has operated it will full transparency and integrity. Considering the amount of funds which go through her office for both property taxes and water/sewage, Delphi needs someone who has proven that they can do the job with complete integrity, and Aldrich has proven that she can. Aldrich deserves your vote.
Betty J. Spotts Huffman, 99, of Delphi, died Wednesday-Oct 23, 2019 at 8:59am at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi, where she has resided for the past 4 years. She was born September 24, 1920 in Fulton County, IN, to the late Charles & Hazel Lois Swearingen Spotts. Her marriage was to Donald M. Huffman in Grass Creek, IN, on October 13, 1940, and he preceded her in death on October 14, 1983. She was a 1938 graduate of Grass Creek High School, and the last surviving graduate from that class. She completed a 2 year program in business management, at the Indiana Business College in Fort Wayne. She was the bookkeeper for Edgar Stuntz, who owned the Delphi Limestone Quarry for 30 years, and was a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, and belonged to the Love Circle. She was a member of the Modern Mrs Homemakers Club, and was very active with the Delphi American Legion Auxiliary, and was a past president. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing cards, domino's, and working cross word puzzles. Her greatest love was for her family, and spending time with them. Surviving: 3 grandchildren, Julia & Matt Leahy of Camden, Jennifer & Chad Myers of Camden, Donald "Todd" & Alicia Huffman of Delphi; 6 great grandchildren, Ryan & Shannon Leahy; Coy & MacKinzie Myers; Hailey & Valerie Huffman; son in law-Bill Schock of Delphi. Preceded in death by a daughter Judy K. Schock; son Donald J. Huffman; sister Margery Jones; brother George Spotts. Services: Visitation will be Sunday from 12pm until her funeral service at 3pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Todd Ladd officiating. Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the Delphi American Legion Auxiliary, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Miami Nation Featured At Annual Meeting
--PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
CC Historical Society--10/17/2019--Diane Hunter, representative of the Miami Nation of Oklahoma with offices at Fort Wayne (pictured above) was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Carroll County Historical Society, delivering a presentation on the development of the Miami Nation from its inception as “coming out of the waters” near the St.Joseph River and eventually descending and disseminating to Kekionga(Fort Wayne) and Vincennes. Further discussion was given to the development of the culture and social structure and the series of treaties which culminated in their forced removal from Peru in 1846 to Kansa Landing and also Oklahoma. Contemporary Miami culture was also discussed such as the renaissance of their language and recreation such as lacrosse.
Prior to her delivery recognition was given to both Alan Jackson(Burlington Township) and Cathy Justice(Liberty) for their fine work in maintaining cemeteries and James Rich’s work with the American House in Burlington and his published works.Present at the meeting was Dan McCain who was recognized for his receiving the John Corey award at the Bravo Luncheon. Progress on the new Museum was also highlighted. The presence of the Lord was invited to the meeting by Pastor Bruce Dunk.
Steven Lauderdale, 67, of Arlington, passed away October 17, 2019 in Shelbyville. Steve was born December 27, 1951 in Lafayette to Gaylon & Betty (Clawson) Lauderdale. He was a 1970 graduate of Delphi High School and obtained his Bachelor's in Theology from Inste Bible College. Steve married Debbie Dishon on October 25, 1974 and she survives. Steve worked 45 years for Industrial Cab in Flora, Rushville & Richmond, retiring as production manager in 2014. He served many churches as pastor over the years and was a man of great faith. Steve considered himself a retired professional fisherman and enjoyed the many beauties nature had to offer! In addition to his wife, Debbie, of Arlington, Steve is survived by his sons, Christopher (Patricia) Lauderdale and Kyle Lauderdale all of Rushville, a sister, Sharon (Dennis) Wilson of Delphi and his loving granddaughters, Charity, Honor & Samantha Lauderdale. Steve was preceded in death by his daughter, Kari Lauderdale. Memorial contributions may be made to Benesse Cancer Center at Major Health Partners, Shelbyville. Private cremation will take place with no public services. Moster Mortuary, Rushville, entrusted with arrangements.
James E. Gascho, 66, of Battle Ground, formerly of Cutler, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born February 10, 1953 in Frankfort to Edwin and Doris Sue (Wagoner) Gascho. He was a 1971 graduate of Delphi High School. He married, Marletta Miller on March 6, 1976, she survives.
James was a hard worker and loved farming. Though he never owned an acre, he worked on several farms during his lifetime, with the most recent farm being with Purdue University’s Animal Science Research Farm (ASREC). His love for farming was only surpassed by the love he had for his wife, his daughters, and his two grandsons.
Along with his wife, James is survived by his daughters, Krista (Michael) Keim of Remington and Kenlyn (Joshua) Cadwallader of Lafayette; a sister, Carmen Hood of Brookville, OH; and two grandsons, Jaxson and Rutledge Cadwallader.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ralph Gascho.
Visitation will be Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10am until the time of the service at 1pm at Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel. Pastor Jeff Mikels will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Flora.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10006-3111.
Peggy Marie King, 53 of Avon passed away at 2:51 pm Tuesday, October 15th at University Hospital, Indianapolis, surrounded by her family. She was born August 4,1966 in Lafayette to Tim and Ruby Cripe Roberson. She played softball with the Camden Girls Softball teams for 10 years. She was a 1984 graduate of Delphi Community High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Agri-Business from Purdue University in 1988. Peggy was employed as an IT manager with the Broadbent Company in Indianapolis for 27 years retiring in 2017. Peg coached many softball, baseball, soccer and basketball teams over the years. She was a volunteer with Misty Eyes Animal Rescue, a court appointed special advocate for the Hendricks County Family Court and served as vice president of Avon Band Boosters. Her marriage was to James M. King, he survives, also surviving are her parents, a son Tyler King, three daughters Sydney King, Mykaela King, and Ryleigh King. One sister Terry Roberson, brother-in-law Patrick Jomini, niece Katia and nephew Noah.
Funeral services will be at 2pm on Sunday October 20th at the First Baptist Church in Camden with Pastor Jerry Long and Pastor Ken Smith officiating. Friends may call from 4-8pm on Saturday at Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel at 76 N Avon Ave. in Avon or from 12:30 to time of service at 2pm on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Camden. Burial will follow in Musselman Cemetery, rural Camden.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation www.nlmsf.org
Arrangements entrusted to Cree Funeral Home, Camden, IN.
Ed Mitchell, 76 of Lebanon and formerly of Delphi passed away at his home in Lebanon surrounded by family on Oct. 11, 2019. He was born on Jan. 23, 1943 in Nashville, TN to the late Edgar I. Mitchell, Jr. and Ella (Chrisman) Mitchell.
He served in the US Navy from 1960-1963.
He married Mary K. “Kathy” Wilson on March 24, 2000 at Franklin, TN and she survives.
He retired from working as a truck driver.
Ed was a member of the Delphi American Legion.
He enjoyed fishing, working on small engines, old radios, muzzleloaders, and tinkering around and camping.
He is also survived by his children: Kevin Mitchell, William Mitchell, Jeff Mitchell, Melody Victory, Virginia Diggs, and Stephanie Britten; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 from noon until the 1:00 pm memorial service with Pastor Ray Gene Wilson officiating. Military Rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.
Art Federation Gives Awards and Grants
The John Corey Arts Leadership Award is given each year by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation to an individual that exhibits and embodies leadership in the arts. The prestigious John Corey Award went to Dan McCain. Dan has been a lifelong volunteer and leader in Carroll County serving on many of the Delphi community’s nonprofit boards of directors. Pictured above is Dan McCain of Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, John Corey Arts Leadership Award Winner, pictured with Tetia Lee.
The Carroll County Historical Society was given a Bravo Grant of $35,000, and Delphi Opera House received Bravo Grants of $7,007 and $20,147.
Bravo for the Arts celebrates the arts and recognizes outstanding people, programs, and partners who are helping grow the arts in our community. In addition to serving as an annual convening of arts and community leaders, the luncheon highlights cultural organizations through the presentation of grant awards. Bravo also honors an individual and area business through the presentation of two awards, the John Corey award and the Bravo Award.
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at TippecanoeArts.org.
The Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art proudly presents the Delphi Invitational Art Show on Nov. 1-3, 2019. This is a fine art show featuring works by Indiana artists in several different mediums including ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, paintings, printmaking, glass, photography, woodworking, textiles, and more!
To enhance the artistic experience, there will be live music by Mike Almon in the Delphi Opera House Lobby on Saturday, Nov. 2nd, from 1:30 PM to 3 PM, and on Sunday afternoon, at 2 PM, David Matlack, a Bloomington storyteller, will present a grand history of the Delphi Opera House with his tale "The Oracle of Delphi." Visit www.delphioperahouse.org for ticket information for David Matlack's event.
The Art Show will be open to the public during the following times:
Nov. 1st: 7 - 8:30 PM
Nov. 2nd: 11 AM - 7:30 PM
Nov. 3rd: 11 AM - 3 PM
Become a Purchase Award Sponsor by pledging to purchase $50 or more during the show. You'll gain access to the show before it opens to the public and enjoy a private reception with the artists on Friday evening. Visit us online at www.ohartgallery.com or call us at (765) 201-7029 for more details.
Sponsored by Delphi Opera House and Opera House Gallery of Contemporary Art.
ISP Trooper Peter R. Stephan
Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Indiana State Trooper
ISP--October 12, 2019--The Indiana State Police is mourning the loss of one of its own after a single vehicle crash late last night on Old State Road 25 near Stair Road. The crash claimed the life of Trooper Peter R. Stephan, 27, Lafayette, IN, who served with the Indiana State Police Department for four years.
The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Sergeant Rick Brown indicates at approximately 10:25 p.m., Trooper Stephan was traveling northbound on Old State Road 25, south of Stair Road, when his 2018 Dodge Charger police car entered a curve. For an undetermined reason, the Dodge left the east side of the roadway, rolled at least one time and struck a utility pole. Trooper Stephan was going to help another trooper who had called for assistance in Americus prior to the crash.
As a result of the crash, Trooper Stephan suffered fatal injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Trooper Stephan is survived by his wife and six month-old daughter. Family notifications have been made.
“This is a tremendously sad day for the entire Indiana State Police family. We will band together as we always do in support of Trooper Stephan’s family, friends and co-workers”, said Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter.
The Indiana State Police was assisted at the scene by the Tippecanoe County Sheriff Department, White County Sheriff Department, Tippecanoe County EMS, Lafayette Fire Department, Buck Creek Fire Department, Tipmont REMC and troopers from neighboring Indiana State Police Districts.
Delphi Receives Water Funds
Through partnership with the State of Indiana and Federal EPA, the community of Delphi is receiving funds to help improve their water infrastructure. Partnering with our State and local communities to find innovative solutions is how we can continue to help improve quality of life for Hoosiers. Pictured above receiving the funds are Delphi Mayor Shane Evans and Delphi Clerk-Treasurer LeAnne Aldrich. US Congressman Jim Baird and Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb are pictured with them.
50th Reunion DCHS Class of 1969
Front row - Wayne Holmes, Diana Cable Whitworth, Nora McCarthy Creed McClasky, Anita Geiser Whitlock; Row 2 - Allen White, Larry Stigers, Bob Adcock, Jeff Shanks, Mary Ellen Scott Grubbs; Row 3 - Carolyn Martin Maxwell, Bonnie Risley Westfall, Dallas Eikenberry, Barb Robbins Small, Gloria Blohm Maxwell; Row 4 - Pat Buschman Rhoads, Ellen Childers Williams, Lynn Yates, Hicks, Paula Been Foster, Mary Jo Meek Redmon, Leah Eikenberry, Carol Cunningham Bertrand; Row 5 - Marilyn Hancook Beeler, Rita Dittman Zawisza, Carmen Miller Slavens, Debra Bowman Whiteman, Tara Hathaway Garrison, Wayne Garrison, Carl Snipes, Darol Packard, * Roxanna Ragan Garbison is hidden by Paula Foster in front of her* Can't tell which row - Debbie Rosenbarger Hayden, Sue Davis Hoard, Jan Grantham Israel, Brian Appleton; Here's where my depth perception is giving me trouble seeing which row is which. Row 6, 7 & 8 - Sandy Orr, the top of Terry Bradshaw's head is directly behind Sandy (I think), Daniel Boone standing in back behind Terry, Connie Riley Rodenbarger, Dennis Oberkrom, Jeff Schnepp (in blue) behind Dennis, Esther Baer Hufford, Diana Myers Hershberger, Linda Hayden Taff (partially hidden), Carol Coble Bogart, Jack Harford, Kevin Goyer, Patsy Kelly Hasser, Richard Lybrook, Will (Bill) Weaver, Mike Pearson, Coy Riley, Barry Emerson, Gaye Groninger Ford; Standing - Terry Martin, Rex Wilson, Tom Robinson, Gary Wertz, and Don Beattie.
DELPHI OPERA HOUSE--COMING SOON
Kevin N. O'Farrell, 58, Delphi, died Friday-October 4, 2019 at 4:28pm in Lafayette. He was born April 21, 1961 in Lafayette, to his late father Pat O'Farrell, and his mother Sharon Hanna O'Farrell who survives. His marriage was to Kathi N. Salomon, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello, on September 7, 1991, and she survives. He was a 1979 graduate of Twin Lakes High School, Monticello, and received his diploma from the Purdue University Agriculture Short Course. He worked for The Anderson's in Delphi for a few years, before returning to the farm, where he and his brother started K&K Farms, raising grain and hogs. He and his family have attended both Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Monticello and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delphi. He was active with the FSA Board, and the Carroll County Pork Board. He was a former member of the Delphi American Legion. He enjoyed 4-H, working on his 74 Road Runner, and helped build and pull a tractor at local area tractor pulls. He and his family enjoyed camping, Kevin liked to fish and hunt. His greatest love was for his wife and sons. Just hanging out with them, spending quality time together. He dearly loved his mother, brother and sister's, and extended family, and enjoyed family events they all shared together. Surviving: wife-Kathi N. O'Farrell of Delphi; sons-Nolan T. O'Farrell & Erica Geisler of Delphi, Nathan C. O'Farrell of Delphi; mother-Sharon O'Farrell of Delphi; sisters-Kathy & Tim Strasser of Camden, Tara & Dan Shanks of Camden; brother-Kyle & Tonya O'Farrell of Delphi; mother in law-Donna J. Salomon of Delphi; sister in law-Pamela C. Salomon of Fracesville; aunt-Deloris & Joe Hildebrandt of Delphi; uncle-Charles "Chuck" & Martha O'Farrell of Green Valley, AZ; many nieces & nephews, cousins survive. Preceded by his grandparents; father in law John F. Salomon; and other extended family.
Services: Visitation will be Thursday from 3pm to 8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral mass will be Friday 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Delphi, Father Clayton Thompson officiating. Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery,
CCSD--October 1, 2019--A Tuesday afternoon police pursuit, involving multiple area law enforcement agencies culminated in the arrest of a 27 year old Harvey, Illinois man, after police believe he intentionally crashed the car he had allegedly stolen in Indianapolis. At approximately 1:06 p.m., Carroll County and Delphi authorities picked up on (by radio) a police pursuit, involving Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Deputies, who were northbound on old State Road 25, approaching the Tippecanoe County/Carroll County, county line. Police were pursuing the driver of a gray 2019 Dodge Challenger passenger car which had earlier been allegedly stolen from the lot of Avis car rental at Indianapolis International Airport. Top speeds along old State Road 25 were reported to reach 120 miles per hour. The driver of the alleged stolen vehicle entered Carroll County, continuing northbound on old State Road 25, heading toward the City of Delphi. Carroll County Sheriff’s authorities picked up on the pursuit at that time. Delphi Police quickly joined in. The driver continued into the City of Delphi and continued through various city streets. Speeds were lower at this point. The driver then lead police back out on to old State Road 25, traveling southbound on old State Road 25, south of the intersection of US 421/State Road 18. As the driver approached the bridge over the Deer Creek on old State Road 25, police accounts indicate the driver intentionally drove the Dodge Challenger toward the right side of the roadway, causing the car to enter the deep ditch alongside the road. Police believe the driver observed and was attempting to avoid Stop Sticks which had been set out by the Indiana State Police, south of the bridge.
When the car stopped, police verbally ordered the driver from the crashed car, at gunpoint. The driver complied and voluntarily surrendered without incident. A subsequent K9 sweep of the car by Carroll County Sheriff’s K9 “Grim” provided no indication of any other occupants of the vehicle. Police identified the sole occupant and driver as 27 year old Eddie Chest Gordon of Harvey, Illinois. Carroll County Sheriff’s Detectives also learned Gordon, earlier in the day, posted bond, and had been released from the Clark County, Indiana jail, in southern Indiana. Local police do not know what he was jailed for in Clark County but believe this event may cause his bond to be revoked in Clark County.
No reported injuries or property damage occurred during the pursuit. Gordon was lodged in the Carroll County Jail in Delphi, held on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, and Theft/Possession of Stolen Property. His bond was set at $10,000 surety.
Investigating Officers/Agencies-Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby, Carroll County Sheriff’s Detective Kevin Hammond, Carroll County Sheriff’s Detective Tony Liggett, Carroll County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy Spencer Kingery and his K9 partner “Grim”, Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Hobbs, Delphi Police Officer Justin Wilson, Delphi Police Sergeant Brook McCain, Indiana Conservation Corporal Todd Pekny, Indiana State Police Sergeant Larry Mote, Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Units (Supervisor-Sergeant Roger Dickerson), Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office, and Flora Chief of Police Paul Redmon.
--Sheriff Department Photo--
Ronald L. "Ron" Long, 81, of Camden, died Thursday-October 3, 2019 at 5:30am at his home. He had been in failing health for the past year and had lived in the Delphi area for 47 years, before moving to Camden a year ago. He was born March 8, 1938 in Lafayette, to the late Walter & Pearl Reef Long. His marriage was to Mary E. Pegg in Delphi on February 17, 1956, and she survives. He attended Delphi High School, and completed his GED. He worked for Anheuser-Busch, then Staleys in Lafayette for over 20 years, then for Eli Lilly & Co., in Lafayette for 10 years, retiring in 1996. He also had Long's Academy of Self Defense, teaching Jujutsu and Karate for 50 years. He was a Black Belt in both disciplines, and retired from teaching in 2008. He and his wife attend Hickory Grove Church. He loved to be outside, and enjoyed his yard work, keeping everything around his house mowed and trimmed. He and his family enjoyed their pool, and all the fun family gatherings they shared together. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, especially on their Honda Gold Wing Motorcycle. They, and a few close friends, have traveled all over the U.S., and Ron & Mary would also ride around Carroll County, and lots of day trips to wherever. He organized and played in a men's basketball league for many years. He enjoyed watching IU men's basketball, was an avid fan. He loved his dogs Ali & Baileigh. His greatest love was for his wife, children, grand & great grandchildren, and extended family. He loved being together for any occasion or sporting event. That was his greatest joy.
Surviving: wife Mary E. Long of Camden; daughter-Rhonda & Marty Strasser of Indianapolis; son-Gary & Kim Long of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Danielle & Andy Kelly, Mandy & Jimmy Werner, Ryan Long, Stephanie Wood, Matthew & Aliesha Long, Greg Benham, & Garrett Benham; 6 great grandchildren. Sister-Linda Nape of Brookston. Preceded in death by a son Greg; sister Helen Rhine.
Services: Visitation will be Saturday from 11am until his funeral service at 2pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Eric Riddle officiating. Private family interment at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Hickory Grove Church, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Jesse Lee Stapleton
Jesse Lee Stapleton, 38, of Colburn passed away on Sept. 28, 2019 at his residence. He was born on Nov. 20, 1980 in Lafayette to Leetta Darlene (Davis) and Ricky L. Stapleton. He was a graduate of Harrison High School.
He worked at Wabash National as a welder and was a member of the Local #274 Laborers Union.
He was a member of the Gamers Club at Harrison and enjoyed bow hunting, boating and singing.
He is survived by his parents: Ricky L. Stapleton (De) of Delphi and Darlene Siler (Kenny) of Colburn; maternal grandmother, Wilma Davis of Colburn; son, Gabriel Stapleton of Colburn; brother, Rickey Stapleton & Nephew Mason Stapleton of Colburn; step-brother, Shane Haygood of Camden; step-sisters: Tonya Haygood and Heather Haygood Coghill, both of Delphi.
He was preceded by his paternal grandparents: Orville & Janice Stapleton and maternal grandfather, Richard “Dick” Davis.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until the 2:30 p.m. funeral service at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Pastor Nord Zootman will officiate. Burial will follow in Colburn EUB Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Jesse’s memory may be made to the Colburn United Methodist Church.
Delphi Community High School Class of 84 - 35th Reunion
Kneeling: Jon Zink, Kathy Powlen Zink, Drew Tyner, Jon Snyder, David Kennedy, Suzi Alvarez Kennedy, Dave Hawn. Behind: Terri Roberson Hildebrandt, James Heffley, LouAnna Miller Hufford, Doug Parks, Brenda George Weaver, Kim Myers Cripe, Jeff Humbarger, Alisa Cornell Bieghler, Sandy Fogarsi, Dwayne Morrow, Peggy Roberson King, Boyd Penn, Stella Rose Moore, Evan Houston, Chuck Shockley, Anne Biederwolf King. Photobombing through the fence are two spouses who went to Twin Lakes wishing they had been Oracles.
Delphi High School Class of '59 - 60th Reunion
1st......Donna Kite Kleckner, Nancy Bradshaw Danley, Dea Duckwall Caid, and Dick Story 2nd... Betty Bell Gauze, Judy Justice Rodkey, Carolyn Thomson Landis, Carolyn Peterson Brower, Joyce Lucas Mount, Sandy Whitman Philllips, Judy Weaver Winger and Mary Van Goodman. 3rd..... Nancy Snipes Biederwolf and Mary Temple Lowdermilk. 4th:.....Carol Randle Oliver, Dick LaPrad, Jerry Goyer, Bob Merson, Muggs, Bill Shock, Keith Wolfe, Charlie Anderson and Howard May.
Indiana State Police Seeks Recruits for Capitol Police Section
The Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section is now accepting applications. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as a Capitol Police Officer may apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2367.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police Department.
Applications must be received via online submission by 11:59 pm (EDT) on Monday, October 21, 2019. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for a Capitol Police Officer:
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be at least 21 years of age when appointed as a police employee.
(Appointment date is April 24, 2020)
Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
Must possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.
Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma
The academy begins on January 13, 2020. The starting salary for a Capitol Police Section Probationary Officer is $44,497.00 a year. The Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section also offers an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees along with their families. The State maintains short-term and long-term disability plans for full time employees after six (6) months of continuous employment. As an Indiana State Police Capitol Police Officer, you are automatically enrolled in the Public Employees Retirement Fund (PERF). The State will contribute to your retirement account.
Indiana State Police Hiring Program Director for Missing Children Clearinghouse
(Indianapolis, IN) - The Indiana State Police is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Director I for the Missing Children Clearinghouse. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 11, 2019.
The successful applicant will serve as a civilian employee for the Indiana State Police whose primary responsibility is to direct and administer the Missing Children Clearinghouse programs.
To qualify for the position each applicant must be a high school graduate or possess the equivalent GED. Must have an Associate’s Degree OR five (5) years management experience in a sensitive data driven field. Must obtain and maintain IDACS Operator and Coordinator certifications within the first six (6) months in the position. Must be able to represent the Clearinghouse to the media. Must have a general working knowledge of all state laws and requirements surrounding the Clearinghouse. Must be able to perform computerized analysis of data, and assemble information and/or intelligence of crimes involving missing persons.
One must also be able to maintain concentration on numerous tasks in a busy environment. Must be able to remain calm in emergency situations. Must be available and on call twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. Must be able to travel across the state and throughout the country as needed. The starting annual salary for the position is $37,778.00
Join us as we celebrate this distinguished award of
Dick Bradshaw and Amy Boerger as exceptional alumni of the Delphi Community School Corporation
Charles Carroll Chapter Regent Nancy Whitaker and William Henry Harrison Chapter Member and County Historian Mark A. Smith are seen co-hosting a display in honor of Constitution Week , an event initiated by the DAR(Daughters of the American Revolution) to commemorate the signing of the original document on September 17th, 1787.
The DAR petitioned Congress toward this work, and it was signed into law August 7th, 1956 by President Dwight David Eisenhower. This will be on display until the twenty-third of the month.
JAMES MONROE SHAFFER
James M. "Jimmy" Shaffer, 96, of Delphi, died Sunday-Sept. 15, 2019 at 9:35pm at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi, where he has resided for the past 2 1/2 years. He was born July 15, 1923 in Lafayette, IN, to the late Benjamin & Blondel Dorothy Brown Shaffer. His marriage was to Mary Ellen Oaks in Delphi, on June 16, 1946, and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2013.
Jimmy was a 1941 graduate of Delphi High School. He was a U.S. Marine, serving in the Pacific Theater from 1941-1943. He was an honor flight participant, and and enjoyed that trip to Washington, D.C. so very much. He owned Shaffers Standard and Shaffers Marathon in Delphi, running it with his two sons for 53 years, retiring in 2003. He and his wife also had J&M Gem's, a jewelry making business for many years.
He was a longtime member of the Delphi United Methodist Church, was a usher for several years. He was a life member of the Delphi Lions Club, holding several offices, and was a top fruit salesman for many years for the club. He was very active with his local Gideon's Chapter, handing out bibles at schools and universities for several years. He and his family enjoyed traveling, and he and his wife traveled themselves later in life, and enjoyed extended stays in Florida.
Jimmy helped people all of the time, at his business and elsewhere. Never wanting any praise, was a selfless and humble individual, always a smile on his face, and ready for good conversation. You always felt better after speaking to him. His family was everything to him. He loved being with them for any occasion.
Surviving: sons-Garry D. Shaffer of Delphi, Greg & Claire Shaffer of Lafayette; daughter-Diana L. Pownell of Lafayette; grandchildren: Twyla & Andy Milam, Misty Fiedler, Shonya & Elijah Trueblood, Susan Pownell, Mindy Pownell, Troy Pownell; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter. Preceded in death by an infant brother Richard; sisters Marjorie, Marilyn, and his twin Jane; daughter in law Tim; son in law Larry; 3 nieces; 2 nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 18 from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service Thursday at 11am at the Delphi United Methodist Church, Rev Todd Ladd officiating. Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Carroll County Honor Guard providing military rites at the cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Gideon's; Delphi Lions Club; Delphi United Methodist Church, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
RALPH ARTHUR ADDY, SR.
Ralph Addy Sr., 58 of Rossville in Rural Carroll County, passed away on Sept. 14, 2019 at his home. He was born on Sept. 29, 1960 in Lafayette to the late Ralph D. and Virginia L. (Wise) Addy. He attended Rossville Consolidated Schools.
He married Amber Robbins on June 25, 1977 at Monticello and she survives.
He was a crane operator for Twin Lakes Enterprises.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, antiquing, and sharing breakfast on Saturdays with his in-laws; and fellowship with his co-workers – especially Billy, Rob, and Doug.
He is also survived by his children: Ralph Arthur Addy, Jr. of Lafayette, Ralph (Barb) Hufford of Michigan, and Nicole (Bryan) Baker of Delphi; siblings: Leonard J. (Mary) Addy of Ohio, Cheryl A. (Joe) O’Donnell of Camden, Barbara L. (Les) Hawkins of Jamestown, Cathy S. (Randy) LaClair of New York; grandchildren: Alexis, Jayde, Preston, Bianca; and great grandchildren: Anastasia & Trinity.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Aubrey.
Visitation will be from 4:00 until the 6:00 p.m. funeral service on Sept. 19, 2019 at the First Assembly of God in Delphi with Pastors Brent Oliver and Larry Robbins officiating. Burial will follow on Friday at Rockfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory. Davidson Funeral Home.
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Search efforts for Owen Jones continue in Deer Creek
DNR--8/28/2019--On Friday, Aug. 23, Indiana Conservation Officers, along with several state and local resources, conducted a search along Deer Creek for Owen Jones but were unable to locate him. Jones disappeared in Deer Creek on May 23. The search conducted on Friday was focused on an area of logs in the creek just downstream from where Jones was last seen.
Using equipment and sandbags from INDOT, J&J Crane Rental of Brookston began placing concrete traffic barriers on the footer of the old low head dam, near U.S. 421, to restrict the flow of water. Several area firefighters and police officers assisted with the barrier placement and the placement of sandbags to complete the formation of a temporary dam.
As the dam was being built, DNR fire personnel began cutting the trees into manageable pieces. The logs were then pulled across the creek with large equipment provided by the DNR Division of State Parks.
Once the water level decreased and the logs were removed, firefighters and police officers began searching by hand through the mud and the silt that had accumulated around the trees. Information provided by K9 teams from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security helped conservation officers and several other state and local agencies search the area.
Search efforts have been conducted along Deer Creek, as well as along several miles of the Wabash River, since Jones’s disappearance. On different occasions, with varying water levels, Conservation Officers have swam and waded Deer Creek looking for any sign of Jones.
DNR Public Safety Divers have checked the deeper areas of the creek, as well as areas where water flows under the bank or under large pieces of concrete. The only areas in the creek that officers could not thoroughly search included four to five log jams. It is very difficult, and often times hazardous, to remove log jams and search through the debris, mud, and silt that has accumulated around them.
The Jones family is currently working with out of state resources to have a different team of cadaver dogs search the area in the future, in case he is still trapped under an obstruction in Deer Creek. However it is very possible Jones made it into the Wabash River.
Conservation Officers are asking the public to be observant as they boat or hike in the area, and to report anything possibly related to this case to investigators. Jones was wearing a blue sleeveless t-shirt with a red and white star on the front, and blue shorts.
Conservation Officers will continue to conduct patrols in the area.
Investigators, and Jones’s family, are very thankful for the efforts of over 30 firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, police officers, paramedics, equipment operators, and public works staff that volunteered to help with this search effort.
Agencies involved: Indiana Conservation Officers: Indiana DNR Fire; Indiana DNR Division of State Parks; Carroll County Sheriff’s Department; Carroll County EMA; Carroll County EMS; Carroll County Coroner’s Office; Carroll County Communications; Delphi Police Department; Delphi Fire Department; City of Delphi Department of Public Works; City of Delphi Office of the Mayor; Indiana Department of Homeland Security; Indiana Department of Transportation; Indiana Department of Environmental Management; J&J Crane Rentals of Brookston; Burrows Fire Department; Camden Fire Department; and Tippecanoe County EMA.
Old Settlers Heritage Award
--PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH--
Seen receiving the Old Settlers Heritage Award at the Promoting the Wildcat Valley Meeting at Cutler Monday evening, August 26, 2019 are: L-R-top row: James Rich and Dennis Kern;
L-R bottom row: Jon Russell and Don Reef.
Robert G. Myers (76) of Lafayette went home to be with the Lord at 5:22am on August 24, 2019. He passed at home with his wife and son at his side. He was born October 6, 1942 in Pittsburg, Indiana to the late William G. and Dorothy (Ottinger) Myers. On August 6, 1961 he married Susan A. Crone of Delphi. She survives. Bob graduated in 1960 from Delphi High School. He was educated at Pan American Tech & Palm Beach JC (Florida). After working for Pratt Whitney Aircraft as a draftsman, he returned to Lafayette and attended Purdue University while working for Rostone Corp. in the Engineering Dept. He retired in 1980 due to continuing health issues. Bob and Susan are members of Calvary Chapel (Lafayette). Bob’s hobbies included woodworking and Civil War Black Powder Competition where he was a member of the 19th Indiana Inf Company A (Union Guard) of the N-SSA. He was a founding member of the Star City Corvette Club. Surviving family includes: his son R. Scott Myers of Lafayette, his daughter, Cheryl Jordan (Michael) of Kapolei, Hawaii, his brother William L. Myers (Jean) of Naperville, IL, his sister Patricia A. Buchanan (Tom) of Logansport, his grandsons Radley Short of Washington Township, OH, R. Benjamin Myers (Kaitlin) of Brownsburg, A. Tyler Myers (Megan) of Plainfield, his granddaughters Courtney McNeely (Kyle) of Stevens City, VA, Kayla Woodrum (Phillip) of Bunker Hill, WV, and several nieces (AYMFN?) and nephews. His family was always most important. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held from 4pm-7pm Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Boulevard, Lafayette, IN 47909. Donations in memory of Bob Myers may be made to Calvary Chapel of Lafayette, 2111 E State St, Lafayette IN 47905. You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.soller-baker.com.
Indiana State Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Carroll County
Carroll County – The Indiana State Police at the Lafayette Post will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Carroll County on Friday, August 30, 2019. The exact time and location will not be released. Motorists that are not impaired can expect a very short delay of 2-3 minutes while passing through this checkpoint. After the checkpoint, troopers will be conducting saturation patrols in the area to further check for drunk and impaired drivers.
Motorist that find themselves entering the checkpoint area are encouraged to have their driver’s license and vehicle registration readily available to minimize their delay.
The Indiana State Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints in an effort to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.
To assist law enforcement efforts in identifying and removing impaired drivers from our roadways, Troopers from the Lafayette Post would encourage all motorists that may observe a possible impaired driver to call 911 or the closest Indiana State Police Post. If you "See Something, Say Something". When calling, be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.
For those adults planning a night out on the town or hosting a social event where you know that you will either be consuming or serving alcoholic beverages, a few simple suggestions to keep yourself and others safe:
Plan ahead and always have a designated driver.
Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages.
Better safe than sorry: call a taxi, a sober friend, or a family member to come and get you.
If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages as an option, and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver.
*Operation Pull-Over Blitz will continue through September 02, 2019
Donald D. McLemore, Sr., 80, of Delphi, passed away on August 23, 2019, at 8:35pm at his daughter’s home in Indianapolis, IN. Don was born November 18, 1938, in Russellville, AL, to the late Walter E. McLemore and Mable F. (McLemore) Mohler, but grew up, and lived most of his life in Delphi, IN.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Virginia F. (Ginny, Maynard) McLemore of Livingston, TN, a resident of Delphi.
Don graduated from Delphi Community High School and later General Motors Institute throughout his ownership of Todd-McLemore Motors, Inc.
Don will be remembered for his lifelong passion with cars, and he started his career working for Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo, IN. After leaving Chrysler, he worked for thirteen years at National Homes in Lafayette, IN. Having retained the passion, Don bought and sold cars on the side for many years before making his dream of owning his own dealership a reality.
Don was mentored by the late Robert (Bob) Bowman, of Todd-Bowman Motors, of Delphi, and in October of 1969, bought out Mr. Bowman and became Raymond Todd’s partner in the dealership that would become Todd-McLemore Motors. Don retired from the dealership in 1982, but, after a short time, he missed the automobile business and subsequently opened McLemore Motors. He partnered with his daughter, Kimberly McLemore-Page, in the operation of the business, until suffering a debilitating stroke in August 18th of 2006.
Seemingly everyone in Delphi knew Don, or “Mac”, as he was called by most. While best known for his passion of building and collecting street rods, and drag racing at Bunker Hill, he will also be remembered for his willingness to help others in need and his “seal the deal with a handshake”, and “your word is your bond” approach to doing business. A member of the Sons of the American Legion, Monticello Moose Lodge, American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, and a former President/Secretary of the IOOF – Odd Fellows Lodge, Delphi Cub and Boy Scout’s. Don was active in the Delphi community.
Don loved his family, friends, and life in general. He was a “people person” and enjoyed his morning routine of breakfast with his friends. In addition to cars, he was also known for his passion for euchre, Alabama football, flea markets and John Wayne movies.
Don is survived by his wife, Ginny, his three children, Donald D. McLemore, Jr. (wife-Cindy) of Fulshear, TX, Gary M. McLemore of Indianapolis, and daughter Kimberly McLemore-Page (husband-Thomas) of Indianapolis, his two grandchildren, Erica L. McLemore and Jared E. McLemore (wife-Gillian) of Houston, TX.
Friends & Family may call from 4:30 to 8:00pm on Friday, August 30th, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel located at 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette, IN 47909.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel following to Tippecanoe Memory Gardens located at 1718 W. 350 N., West Lafayette, IN 47906.
**Memorials in Don’s name may be made to the American Stroke Association, or Humane Society, either online or with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Frances “Faye” Peters, 87, of rural Rossville, went to be with Jesus onThursday, August 22, 2019, at her home. She was born December 19, 1931, in Radnor, to John Wesley and Almira Jane (Felthoff ) Reef. On September 18, 1949, Faye married Delbert Dale Peters; he preceded her in death April 26, 1989.
After attending Delphi High School, Faye had worked as a nurse’s aide at the sanatorium in Lafayette as a teenager, and then at Halloway House in Lafayette, at Globe Valve and later at Mallory Controls. Faye was known for her faith and dedication to her church; she was a member at New Life Assembly of God in Frankfort. She was a past member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Faye greatly enjoyed playing cards especially euchre, fishing, reading, crocheting, playing the organ, and creating ceramics.
Surviving Faye are her children, Gilbert “Dale” (Barbara) Peters, of Lafayette, Kevin L. (Tammy) Peters, of Holladay, TN, Tim (Theresa) Peters, of Delphi, and Pam (Paul) Clear, of Rossville; seven grandchildren, P.J., J.D., Andrew, Alicia, Trevor, Troy, and J.P.; fourteen great grandchildren, and ten great, great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Faye is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, four sisters, and two grandchildren, Nathaniel and Holly.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019, at Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel in Flora, from 10:00 a.m. to the start of the funeral service at noon. Pastor Ken Rushing will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Memorials in Faye’s name may be made to New Life Assembly of God or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.
CARROLL COUNTY ASSESSOR NEDA KAY DUFF, 2ND FROM LEFT, WITH AWARD
Carroll County Auditor Neda Kay Duff was one of 6 Indiana Auditors Awarded on Wednesday, August 22, 2019, at the Indiana County Assessors Association conference in Indianapolis.
Neda wrote: "Special thanks to my awesome staff who work hard to meet deadlines and keep the office going! I appreciate you and couldn't run my office without you. They are family. Love you all! Lauren, Rita, Mary and Jen!"
Opera House Directors 2019-2020 Chosen
Mears Family Wins
Rural Preservation Award
8/15/2019--INDIANAPOLIS--Today, Thursday, the Mears Family of Carroll County will be awarded the annual Indiana Landmarks John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.
To view the entire story about the Award and the Preservation of two Carroll County farms by the family, please click this link:INDIANA LANDMARKS ARTICLE.
MEARS HOME ON OLD CAMDEN ROAD--PHOTO BY MICHAEL G. GRIFFEY
Mark J. Schilling, 67, of Monticello, passed away on Monday, August 11, 2019. Jennette, his wife lost the love of her life. Mark was born on June 26, 1952 in Lafayette to the late John J. and Helen L. (Weaver) Schilling. He transported cars off the line at SIA for WWL Transport, and before that worked for McGill in Heat Treat and Global Value as a Supervisor. Mark was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. He also enjoyed pickleball, and was very passionate about playing with the Monticello Pickleball Group. Mark also enjoyed boating, water skiing, and the lake. He truly loved his family and friends, and his dog, Kayla! Surviving along with his loving wife, Jennette, are three children, Kyle (Lindy) Schilling of Brownsburg, Keenan (Jacqueline) Schilling of Noblesville, and Kendra (Scott) Simpson of Noblesville, one step-daughter, Amber (Brett) Benner of Georgia, and one step-son Alex (Emily) Andersen of Carmel. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Skyler, Kypton, Colton, Brittany and Jackson. He was preceded in death by one sister, Jacque Eaglebarger. Private family services. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lakes Catholic Church. Share memories and condolences atwww.simplicity-funeralcare.com.
The Indiana State Police Reminds You To Stop For School Buses
The end of summer can only mean one thing, school is back in session. School buses will be back on the road and troopers with the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post will be hitting the roads to watch for stop arm violations. High visibility enforcement will be used to encourage motorists to stop for school buses and take enforcement action for those that don’t.
The Indiana State Police would like to remind motorists of the Indiana law concerning school buses, flashing lights, and stop arms. When approaching a school bus from any direction, which is stopped and has its red lights flashing and stop arm extended, motorists are required to STOP, even on multiple lane highways where there is no barrier or median separating lanes of traffic.
Motorists who are on a highway that is divided by a barrier, such as cable barrier, concrete wall, or grassy median, are required to stop only if they are traveling in the same direction as the school bus.
Always be prepared to stop for a school bus and watch for children. Not only is disregarding a school bus stop arm dangerous, it is a serious offense.
The Indiana State Police are committed to the safety of our children and keeping Indiana’s roadways safe through enforcement and education.
164th Old Settlers Meeting
BO BRADSHAW, RUTH CRAWN, DICK BRADSHAW, DAVE BURKHARDT --Photo by Mark A. Smith
Carroll County history was celebrated in a unique way as the 164th Annual Meeting occurred at the Sanctuary at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, August 10th.
Greeters were welcomed by Carolyn Pearson and the event was initiated by both Karen Bradshaw who gave the welcome and the Delphi Scouts who led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Pastor Tim Stewart led the invocation, followed by a unique presentation on the Daniel Tweed Ferrier Civil Air Patrol rendered by Lieutenant Steve Wanner.
Carroll County heritage was further celebrated by three awards, those being to the 1848 American House Stagecoach Museum at Burlington, Chapel Art Gallery at Delphi, and the Katheryn Weinberger addition to the Camden Library by Barb McCain.
Age met youth as recognition was given to Dick Bradshaw as the eldest man; Ruth Crawn as the eldest lady; Dave Burkhardt as the youngest, and a distance award was granted to Bo Bradshaw who ventured to Delphi from Atlanta, Georgia.
Thanks to the Sanctuary staff including Pastor Tim Stewart and Tech Support Drew Sandora, Eagle Signs and Awards, and all attendees.
Visit next year on August 8th, 2020 in the same location and time.
CAIDA LEE DARLAND
Caida L. Darland, 14, of West Lafayette passed away August 8, 2019 at Riley Children’s Hospital. She was born November 18, 2004 in Lafayette. She is the daughter of Casey and Cerene (Darland) Allen. Caida was an 8th grader at Battle Ground Middle School. She was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Caida was an old soul who enjoyed hearing the birds sing in the mornings when she woke up. She was very outgoing and loved to have conversations with new and interesting people. She loved music, dancing and singing especially karaoke. She often enjoyed watching Full House, eating popcorn and watching movies. Caida loved her Tippy Stars Softball team, loved cuddling and being around babies. She is survived by her parents Casey and Cerene Allen, step-brother Justin Allen and step-sister Kaitlyn Allen; grandparents: Linda Lee Luna Lantana and Mike Darland of West Lafayette; great-grandparents: Marion Eugene and Karen Hall of Carbondale, IL; aunts: Celeste Fernandez and Charissa Demaree. Caida is also survived by several aunts, uncles and family members. Visitation will be held from 11am – 1pm Monday, August 12, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – 3224 Jasper St. West Lafayette, IN. Funeral Service will begin at 1pm with Bishop Ryan Garner officiating. Interment to follow at Spring Vale Cemetery. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be directed to the Epilepsy Foundation –www.epilepsy.com/donate or the Riley Children’s Hospital – www.rileychildrens.org. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Class of 1969 - 50th Reunion
October 4, 2019 - DCHS football field endzone tailgate party - 7:00 PM
October 5, 2019 - 9 AM - Golf Scramble, 2-6 - Open House at Gaye Groninger Ford's House, 5:15 - Opera House Tour, 6:00 - Dinner Seating at Opera House with Dinner Served at 6:30
Reunion information on Facebook - DCHS Class of 1969
Indiana State Police Seeks Recruits for the 80th Recruit Academy
The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 80th Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional career opportunities with the Indiana State Police.
Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm (EST) on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the 80th Recruit Academy.
Basic Eligibility Requirements and consideration factors for an Indiana State Trooper:
Must be a United States citizen.
Must be at least 21 and less than 40 years of age when appointed as a police employee. (Appointment date is October 1, 2020)
Must meet a minimum vision standard (corrected or uncorrected) of 20/50 acuity in each eye and 20/50 distant binocular acuity in both eyes.
Must possess a valid driver's license to operate an automobile.
Must be willing, if appointed, to reside and serve anywhere within the State of Indiana as designated by the Superintendent.
Must be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)
The starting salary for an Indiana State Police Department Recruit is $1,615.39 bi-weekly during the academy training. At the completion of academy training, the starting salary is $48,000.00 a year. Recruits of the 80th Recruit Academy are offered an excellent health care plan, which includes medical, dental, vision and pharmacy coverage for both current and retired employees, along with their families, until reaching age 65. The Indiana State Police pension program provides a lifetime pension after 25 years of service. Additionally, the Indiana State Police Department provides comprehensive disability coverage and a life insurance program. Student loan forgiveness programs are being offered at this time through the following: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
Interested applicants can obtain additional information about a career as an Indiana State Trooper by visiting https://www.in.gov/isp/3041.htm to find the recruiter assigned to your area.
Indiana State Police Lafayette Post Troopers to Patrol for Drugged and Alcohol-Impaired Drivers
ISP--8/7/2019--The Indiana State Police Lafayette Post is joining about 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and thousands nationwide in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization. From mid-August through Labor Day, police will be working overtime to arrest impaired drivers. Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols.
A driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest means going to jail and losing your driver’s license. The average DWI cost? About $10,000, including car towing and repairs, attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work and other hefty expenses.
Overtime patrols are supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). For more information, visit http://on.IN.gov/drivesober.
New impaired-driving equipment
In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to 1 year.
But DWI includes more than alcohol, and there is no quick field test for the many prescription, over-the-counter and illegal drugs that can impair drivers. To assist with traffic enforcement, ICJI recently provided Indiana police agencies with:
2,600 portable breath tests to evaluate alcohol impairment in drivers,
1,000 RADAR and LIDAR speed-measurement devices, and
Android tablets for 248 highly trained police officers who document drugged drivers.
Tips for a safe and fun season
The annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign includes the Labor Day weekend, with thousands upon thousands of Hoosier families taking to their cars for end-of-summer barbecues, football games, lakes and pool parties. Sadly, it is also one of the deadliest times of year for impaired-driving deaths.
With all of today’s options for getting home safely, there’s no excuse for getting behind the wheel impaired as it endangers you and everyone else around you. Law enforcement recommends these safe alternatives to impaired driving:
Designate, or be, a sober driver.
Use public transportation.
Call a cab or a ridesharing service.
Download the SaferRide mobile app on the Android Play Store or the Apple iTunes Store. This app only has three options: call a taxi, call a friend, and identify your location for pickup.
Celebrate at home or a place where you can stay until sober.
Throwing a party? Offer non-alcoholic beverages and plenty of food.
Never provide alcohol to minors.
Ask young drivers about their plans.
Friend or family member about to drive? Take the keys and make alternate arrangements.
Motorcycles are about 3 percent of registered vehicles, but are dramatically over-represented in impaired driving crashes. And the more that bikers are impaired, the less likely they are to wear helmets.
Report impaired drivers
If you see an impaired driver, turn off the road away from the vehicle and call 911. Signs of impaired driving include:
Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line
Driving at a very slow speed
Making wide turns
Stopping without cause
Responding slowly to traffic signals
Driving after dark with headlights off
Closely missing an object or vehicle
Turning abruptly or illegally
Driving on the wrong side of the road
Drivers should also watch for impaired pedestrians who may not be paying attention to their surroundings.
Frances Shull-Britton, 93, of Lafayette, died on July 22, 2019, a month shy of being 94. She passed away at home with her daughters at her side. She was born August 21, 1925 in Delphi to Lloyd and Margaret Overhoslser Friday. Graduating from Delphi High School in 1943, her first job was at NIPSCO in Hammond, In. She later attended Beautician school so she could not only be a beautician but own her own salon.
Frances was the mother of two daughters; Pamela Friday Thomas and Denise Shull Brightman. She married Kenneth Shull of Hammond for 31 years, who preceded her in death in 1983. Kenneth and Frances moved to a farm near Oakdale Dam and became the owner of the Oakdale Inn transforming it from a cafe/bait shop to well known popular and thriving restaurant catfish house. After selling it, in 1976 they purchased the Landmark restaurant outside Delphi. Frances also had a successful career as a real estate broker and owner of her own company, Fran Shull Realty and developed her own rental ownership and business, as well.
In 1985,Bill Britton of Kokomo asked her to marry him. and with the marriage she acquired three stepsons; Bill, David and Dennis and numerous grandchild children. Bill preceded her in death in 2012.
Family was everything to her. She left behind 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
She adored her Shih Tzu's Baxter and Daisy plus her loving cat Cuddles. You could always hear ask for partners in Euchre, catch her out tending flowers in the yard, as well as, observing and listening to birds. She was a member of Yeoman United Methodist and Christ United Methodist Church after moving to Lafayette In 2011. She was loved by many, kind to many and accomplished much. We love you. May you Rest In Peace Mom.
Friends may visit from 3pm - 5pm with a Remembrance Service at 5pm. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church, 3610 S. 18th st. Lafayette. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Natalie's Second Chance, dog rescue of Lafayette, Indiana.
Linda L. Lachenmaier Lybrook, 79, of Delphi, died Monday-Aug. 5, 2019 at 5:55pm, at IU White Memorial Hospital, Monticello. She was born June 11, 1940 in Marysville, OH, to the late Frank & Frances Ford Lachenmaier. Her marriage was to Daniel Lee Lybrook in Delphi on Feb. 18, 1962, and he preceded her in death on Apr. 15, 2010. She was a 1958 graduate of Delphi High School, and received her certificate in advertising from the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She was a homemaker, helped her husband on their farm, she and her husband co owned with their son Bruce the Carroll County Automotive Store in Delphi, and she worked for 10 years at the Delphi Community High School Cafeteria. She was a member of St. Mathews Lutheran Church, Delphi. She formerly attended a home ec club, enjoyed china painting, canvas painting, and crafts. She and her husband participated in a monthly euchre card club for over 40 years, with some of their closest friends. She enjoyed her garden, and many flower gardens, loved to mushroom hunt and go fishing. She dearly loved her family, and spending time with them. Surviving: sons-David A. Lybrook & Dawn Nulf of Delphi, Darryl & Michelle Lybrook of Chalmers; brother-Frank & Rae Lachenmaier of Kokomo; grandchildren: Shannon & Eric Shumard, Clint & Amber Lybrook, Garth & Kalee Lybrook, Holli Lybrook, fiance Caleb Weber; 4 great grandchildren: Boone Shumard, Ellie & Zoey Lybrook, Grayson Lybrook. Preceded by a son Bruce; sister Sue; brother John; sister in law Joann. Services: Friends may view from 11am Friday, until her funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Dan Gottschalk officiating. Burial at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Distracted Driver Hits Horse & Buggy
CCSD--8/5/2019--Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, Police and EMS were called to the scene of an accident on SR 75 and County Road 300 North near Camden with multiple injuries.
Krystal Mullet, 30, told police that she was driving northbound on SR 75 when she dropped something on the floor of her vehicle and was reaching to pick it up when she struck a bus type horse and buggy carrying 8 people of the Royer family that live near Camden.
Four adults and four children in the Royer buggy were taken to a Lafayette hospital with minor injuries, and Mullet was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said that Mullet was cited for the accident, but that it will be up to the Carroll County Prosecutor as to whether any charges will be filed.
HERBERT EUGENE PARKS, MD, 86 years old, passed away July 26th in Indianapolis, IN. He was born on February 26, 1933 in Kokomo, IN, grew up in Delphi, IN, graduating in 1951 from Delphi High School.
Herb attended Indiana University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and graduated from the Indiana School of Medicine in 1959. He practiced radiology at Community Hospitals in Indianapolis before retiring in 1995.
Herb served his country from 1967-1969 as Lieutenant at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital.Herb was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen and is survived by his wife, Doris, son, Michael and sisters Miriam (Parks) Hedrick and Mary Lou (Parks) Woods.Visitation will be heldTuesday, August 6th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Flanner Buchanan- Oaklawn Memorial Gardens (Conner Suite), 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Funeral services will follow at the same location at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that contributions be sent to the IU Foundation, Jacobs School of Music, 1500 State Rd 46, Bloomington, IN 47408.
Additional information about his life can be accessed at www.flannerbuchanan.com
DCHS Class of 1979 40th Reunion
Bottom L-R: Penny Selleck Leinberger, Susan Smith Maxwell, Tina Brown Garrison, Sheri Rishel Eaton, Missy Marris Schwartz, Denna Cripe Baker, Dora Dyer Trippett 2nd Row: Nancy Beale Gurtner, Ray Wilson, Anne Nelson Durrant, Keltie Sullivan Dominia, Peggy Walters Dale, Jane Spitznagle Replogle, Brian Burton, Stan Long, Ken Lavy, Robin Oliver 3rd Row: Lisa (Gigi) Patty Frost, Randy Lake, Steven Johns, Denise Willy Craig, Patrick Leahey, Connie Cree Lohrman, Corrina (Sue) Heise Corrilla 4th Row: Johnny Frost, Nancy Hollaway Walter, Mark Hoffman, John Thompson, Marty Strasser, JD Young, Celena Crume Doctor, Tina Penn Geier 5th Row: Mark Wilson, Lisa Goad Brooking, Jim Garrison, Gary Hicks, Marty Oliphant, Roger Replogle, Calvin Hummel, Charles (Chuck) Petry 6th Row: Gary McLemore, Bruce Koch, Danny Rhodes, Dick Langston, Jeff Seramur, Charles (Chuck) Veach, Wayne Robinson.
50 Year Pin Presentation at IOOF Lodge 28
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The current home of the IOOF Lodge 28 in Delphi, Indiana was dedicated on Tuesday, April 26th, 1881.The structure originally cost $27,167.86.
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Past Noble Grand Ron Simpson is seen presenting fifty year pins to various members of Lodge 28, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, members Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019.
From left to right; Jerry Lowry, March, 28th, 1967; Bob Duff, 1965; Jack Dillman, March 13, 1964, Past Noble Grand and Trustee; Nelson Sines, May 18th, 1946, and Dick Rinehart, 1965, Past Noble Grand.
The current lodge was originally organized on the 20th of January, 1846 and is meeting in a lodge hall dedicated on Tuesday, April 26th, 1881, in Delphi, Indiana, Hon. Will Cumback, Grand Master of the State, delivering the address. The structure originally cost $27,167.86.
Joseph E. Anderson, 62, of Delphi, passed away at his home Sunday, July 21, 2019. Joe was born to the late Ralph “Dean” and Wilma Jean Robertson Anderson on June 20, 1957 in Lafayette, IN. He retired because of disability from Waste Management in Lafayette. He was a 1975 graduate of Delphi High School. Joe was a loyal, hardcore fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bears. On April 28, 1978 in Delphi Joe married his love, Diane L. Burge and she survives. Joe is survived by his wife of 41 years, Diane. Son: Joseph A. Anderson of Rensselaer. Three brothers: Bill, Jeff and Doug Anderson all of Delphi. Two granddaughters and several great-grandchildren. He is preceded by his parents and a son, Nick in 2018.
Joe’s request was to have no service. You may visit Wheeler Family Funeral Home Facebook page for condolences.
Two teens injured in Lake Freeman boat accident
7/23/2019--IDNR--Today at 8:13 a.m., the Carroll County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a boat crash on Lake Freeman near the Sportsman Inn Restaurant in Monticello.
Several agencies responded.
The investigation, conducted by Indiana Conservation Officers, determined that Kathleen Barrett of Monticello was operating a 20-foot runabout-style boat upstream from the U.S. 421 bridge, pulling a tube with three children on it.
Barrett said she was in the process of turning the boat when the sun caused her to misjudge the distance between the docks and the tube, and the turning of the boat caused the tube to collide with the dock.
The Monticello Fire Department, Monticello Police Department, and Indiana Conservation Officers provided emergency medical care and removal of the patients from the water.
A juvenile female, age 13, of Crest Hill, Illinois, was on the tube and was injured. She was initially transported to IU White Memorial Hospital, then was flown by Lutheran Air to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
A juvenile female, age 11, also of Crest Hill, also was on the tube and was injured. Her injuries were minor. She was transported to IU White Memorial Hospital.
The juvenile boy on the tube was uninjured. The occupants of the boat were uninjured.
Impairment from drugs or alcohol are not suspected as a factor in this crash. All involved were wearing life jackets.
Involved agencies include Indiana Conservation Officers, Monticello Fire Department, Monticello Police Department, Lutheran Air, Carroll County Communications, White County Communications, Indiana DNR Dispatch.
Albert Martin Auffart, 70, of Cutler, died unexpectedly Friday, July 19, 2019 near Delphi. Al was born to the late Norbert and Delores Uebelhor Auffart on October 29, 1948 in Ireland, Indiana. Al was raised in the Ireland area and was a graduate of Ireland High School in 1966. He also graduated from Purdue University in 1970. In 1970, Albert married the love of his life, Martha Carroll Ault, and she survives. During Al’s years of work, he and his family lived in Illinois, Alabama, Pennsylvania and moved to the Cutler area in 2006. Al worked as an executive in the transportation industry, retiring in 2005 from Great Lakes Transportation as Assistant Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Al was very involved in his community wherever they lived. Here are a few organizations where he volunteered before moving to the Cutler area: president of a Jaycee Chapter, president and chairman of the Will County Historical Society, president of the Illinois Canal Society, president of Elizabeth Hanna Guild, as well as a member of Westmoreland County Historical Society. While living in Carroll County, Al was involved as vice president of Carroll County Wabash and Erie Canal, president of The Friends of Carroll County Parks, member of Wildcat Creek Foundation, and president and founder of Adams Mill, Inc. He was involved with the Carroll County Area Planning Commission, treasurer of Heartland Heritage, founding member of Promoting Wildcat Valley non-profit, Carroll County Historical Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Canal Society of Indiana, Mid-West Tool Collectors Association and the Indiana Landmarks. He was involved in much more in our community. Al is survived by his wife of 49 years, Martha. Two daughters: Theresia Auffart of Rossville and Megan Auffart of Cutler. Three sisters: Margie Staten, Marilyn Kunkler and Susie Brown, all of Indiana. Brother-in-law: Dan Reckelhoff. He is preceded by his parents and his sister, Joan Reckelhoff.
Albert’s family invite friends to visit Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 South Center Street, Flora, IN 46929. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. The family requests no flowers and any donation be given to Adams Mill or Wabash Erie Canal. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For online condolences, visit Wheeler Family Funeral Home Facebook page.
Carroll County ORV crash ends in arrest
IDNR--7/21/2019--Burlington--Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) crash involving injury that occurred this evening.
Shortly after 5:15 p.m., Carroll County emergency dispatch received a 911 call from a witness who stated they observed a male subject roll his ORV in the intersection of Jackson Street and Stockton Street. The subject then fled into a nearby residence.
Witnesses also stated they observed the male subject bleeding from the head when he fled and entered the residence.
First responders arrived on scene at the residence and attempted to make contact with the subject who was later identified as Michael Long, age 34 of Burlington.
Conservation Officers, Carroll County deputies and a Flora Police Department Officer had probable cause to believe Long had been operating the ORV while under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. After several failed attempts to make contact with Long to find out if he needed medical attention, officers were able to communicate with him, and Long refused to cooperate. When officers attempted to detain him, Long began to forcibly resist and a taser was used.
Long was then arrested and transported to the Carroll County Jail.
He is initially facing misdemeanor charges of hindering the investigation of a Conservation Officer and resisting law enforcement. Additional charges for operating an ORV under the influence of alcohol are pending a toxicology report.
All charges are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. All of the initial charges will be reviewed by the Carroll County prosecutor.
Assisting agencies include Carroll County Sheriff Department, Flora Police Department, Burlington Fire Department, Carroll County EMS, and Carroll County 911 Dispatch.
Don Zerfas, Delphi Community High School Class of 1969, died on July 11, 2019. No obituary information is available.
Janice A. Byers, age 78, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Colorado, where she, her husband, all three sons and their families live. Born on February 24, 1941 in Michigan, Jan grew up in Delphi, Indiana. Daughter to Clyde and Barbara Buchanan, and sister to Claudia and brother Bud who preceded her in passing. She graduated from Delphi High School class of 1958. She met her husband, Robert H. Byers, in 1963 and they quickly eloped on December 6 of that same year in Carmel, Indiana.
Bob’s career took them from Indiana throughout the country, along the way Jan made life-long friends, both young and old, that she cherished. She had different jobs throughout her life including stewardess, office work, and florist. However her priority was always her family. Jan was a very involved grandma and was affectionately known as “Mamaw” by her eight grandchildren. From reading them books, telling jokes, cooking their favorite breakfast rolls or helping with a skinned knee, she was supportive, and always there.
We can lovingly picture her playing with the grandkids, or on the couch with a good book, or occasionally in front of a slot machine with a fist-full of quarters, or enjoying a rare margarita. She enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states. However, she will be remembered, loved and deeply missed for being a caring cornerstone of the family.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Bob; sons: Rob Byers and spouse Krista, Tim Byers and spouse Megan McGhee, and Casey Byers and spouse Lori; eight grandchildren, Keegan, Evan, Zoe, Owen, Camden, Eli, Audrey, and Carter; sister, Claudia Sargent; two nieces, and one nephew.
At this time the family is planning to have a memorial open house in August, and will provide details, as they are available.
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Thomas E. “Tom” Benner, 84, of West Lafayette, died Monday, July 15, 2019 at Westminster Village in West Lafayette.
He was born June 18, 1935 in Logansport to the late Roy and Ethel (Heiland) Benner. Tom grew up and lived in Burrows until his graduation from Delphi High School in 1953 and Manchester College in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1955 – 1957, stationed in Korea for the majority of his service. On November 23, 1960, he married the love of his life, Rosemary DeVries in Dyer.
Tom retired after 37 years from the Social Security Administration in 1995. Following his retirement, he served on the Knox County Library Board of Directors for 12 years, including several terms as President. Tom was a member of the VFW, NARFE, and was a Rotarian for 34 years and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and served in a variety of capacities over the years. Most recently, he was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in West Lafayette.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; 2 sons, Michael Benner of Champaign, IL and Carl Taylor of Lafayette; and a sister, Joan Banning of West Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Scott Benner (1964 – 1979); and a sister, Gwendolyn.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. Soler-Baker Funeral Home, West Lafayette.
SR 18 TO BE CLOSED AT I-65
INDOT--The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a resurfacing project on I-65 will close ramps at State Road 18 (Exit 188) West of Brookston. The next closure to do a full depth reconstruction on the ramp is as follows, weather permitting:
Thursday July 18, at 8 a.m. the S.R. 18 on ramp to I-65 northbound will close through Saturday July 27 at midnight.
This project includes patching and resurfacing I-65 from the 180 mile marker to the 193 mile marker. The patching and resurfacing work on the interstate will take place overnight from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Construction is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.
SPENCER KINGERY AND K9 GRIM
Canine Unit Seeking Donations
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit is seeking donations to purchase a Police Canine.
Later this year, K9 Grim will be retiring. K9 Grim has served faithfully with his handler, K9 Deputy Spencer Kingery, for 7 years. K9 Grim is a dual purpose narcotics and patrol canine, being certified both in the American Work Dog Association as well as the North American Police Work Dog Association. K9 Grim is a nine year old German Shepherd that was purchased and trained with Deputy Kingery from FM-K9. K9 Grim and his handler have been involved with hundreds of arrest, deployments, and other services provided to our community. When retired, K9 Grim will live at home with K9 Deputy Kingery and his family.
Donations will be used for the purpose of purchasing a new Police Canine from Vohne Liche Kennels, which is located in Denver, IN. The canine will be the replacement for K9 Grim after his upcoming retirement. K9 Deputy Spencer Kingery will be the new canine’s handler.
The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Canine unit is solely funded by donations from the community and is not funded by Carroll County. We rely entirely on our community.
Donations can be dropped off at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Bush Veterinary Services, K9 Deputy Spencer Kingery and K9 Deputy Drew Yoder. Please make sure that donations are addressed to the Carroll County K9 Fund.
If mailing in your donation, please address it as follows:
Carroll County Sheriff Office K9 Fund 310 West Main Street Delphi, IN 46923
Kathy Lynn Kendall, 58, of Delphi passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at IU Health Arnett Hospital.
She was born March 31, 1961 in Lafayette, to the late William Morris and V. Meon (Trent) Myers. She was a 1979 graduate of Delphi High School.
On June 20, 1981 she married Robert "Bob" Kendall at Delphi United Methodist Church and he survives.
Kathy was a Certified Medical Assistant. She worked for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Physical Therapy for 10 years and Rossville Family Medicine for the past 2 years. She also previously served on the Medical Assistant Advisory Board at Ivy Tech.
She attended Delphi United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting and loved animals. Most of all she loved being Nana and spending time with her three grandbabies.
Along with her husband Bob, she is survived by her children: Robert "Scott" (Rachael) Kendall of Zionsville and Lindsey Bramlage of Monticello; and brother Jim Myers of West Lafayette. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren: Connor and Allyn Bramlage and Harrison Kendall.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother David Myers.
Visitation will be held Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 2pm- 5pm at Hippensteel Funeral Home & Tribute Center in Delphi. There will be no formal funeral service. In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be directed to the Dr. Dan Crowe Tabor Hill Veterinary Service 7023 Wyandotte Rd, Lafayette, IN 47905 or PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org, www.drcrowedvm.com. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
American Legion Post 75 is now selling Raffle Booth Tickets $1.00 each or 6 Tickets for $5.00 for Delphi Old Settlers Celebration August 8th, 9th,and 10th 2019. GRAND PRIZED Saturday August 10, 2019 is a NEXGRILL 4 BURNER STAINLESS STEEL GAS GRILL
We are also, selling Chicken & Noodle Supper Tickets for Friday Night August 9, 2019 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Tickets for Chicken & Noodle Supper are $8.00 Per Meal. Supper includes the following: Chicken & Noodles, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Dessert, and your choice of the following drinks: Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, or Water. Public Welcomed, Smoke Free Facility. Carry Outs Available.
Tickets can be purchased from American Legion Post 75 and from A. L. Post 75 members, call 1-765-564-4511.
Mary G. Green, 92, a resident of Delphi since 1984, passed away on July 8, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi. She had moved to Delphi from Paxton, Illinois. She was born on Sept. 4, 1926 in Watseka, IL to the late Lawrence M. and Grace (Davis) Goodyear. She was a 1944 graduate of Watseka Community High School in Watseka, IL and a 1948 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL She had done post graduate work at Illinois Wesleyan.
She married Kenneth Green on August 5, 1951 in Watseka, IL and he survives.
She was a former vocal & instrumental teacher in the elementary and middle schools in Metcalf, IL and Clifton, IL.
She was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Friendship Circle, serving as it’s secretary-treasurer. She also was the co-chairperson of the Church Prayer Chain. Mary was an original member of the Bell Choir at the Church.
Mrs. Green enjoyed camping and going to musical concerts.
Along with her husband, Kenneth Green, she is survived by her children: Robert Lawrence Green (wife: Lois) of Muncie, Marcia L. Brothers (husb: Bruce) of Elkhart and Donald Roy Green (wife: Diana) of South Bend; 2 grandchildren and cousin, Sara Jane Siddon of Alexandria, Virginia.
Visitation will be from noon until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service at the Delphi United Methodist Church on July 12, 2019. Pastor Todd Ladd officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Delphi United Methodist Church.
Juvenile injured in boating incident
DNR--7/8/2019--Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a boating incident involving injury that occurred in Monticello on Lake Freeman Monday morning, July 8. Just after 11:30 a.m. first responders were dispatched to Lake Freeman regarding a juvenile who had been injured while wakeboarding.
Witnesses on the boat stated the 5 year old was wakeboarding when the front of the board became submerged under water. The board then flipped up out of the water, striking the child in the face. The child sustained a severe laceration to the face. Monticello Fire Medic 8 transported the child to White County IU Arnett Hospital and was then flown via Lutheran Helicopter to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis for further medical treatment.
Neither alcohol consumption or other violations are believed to be contributing factors in the incident.
Assisting agencies include Monticello Fire Medic 8, White County 911 dispatch and Lutheran Helicopter.
Vandals Strike Covered Bridge
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CUTLER--7/6/2019--Shortly after 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 6, vandalism was discovered at the historic Adams Mill Covered Bridge near Cutler, Indiana. Anyone with information about the perpetrators of this crime should contact the Carroll County Sheriff's Department at 765-564-2413.
Fresh Food Available At Market
LOGANSPORT MARKET--7/5/2019--University studies have confirmed that Indiana has very good soil. This is a plus for the local grower. The most obvious example is the abundance of corn and soybean fields in our area. Not as visible are the many small producers that supply you with home-grown produce. This includes vegetables, fruit, eggs, mushrooms, meat, honey, corn, plus a long list of related items. God soil is the prime ingredient to produce top quality goods.
These great food products are available at famers’ markets, including the Logansport Farmers’ Market on Fourth and Market streets. You will find an abundance of these home-grown products at this convenient location on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Beginning in July Wednesday hours (3 to 6 p.m.) will be added, offering you fresh produce twice weekly. All produce comes from Cass or adjoining counties.
Enjoy something special for your dinner table from our part of the state. Stop by the Logansport Farmers’ Market to experience the difference that fresh produce makes.
For vendor information, call Frank at 574-699-6971.
Exploding Fireworks from Motoring Vehicle catches Deputy’s Attention
Driver and Passenger Stopped; Arrested
CCSD--7/3/2019--A vehicle driver’s actions of throwing fireworks out of his moving vehicle caught the attention of an observant Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Tuesday morning. The incident occurred on the Hoosier Heartland Highway, between the Towns of Rockfield and Burrows, in northeastern Carroll County. At approximately 11:00 a.m., Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Darron Giancola was southbound on the Hoosier Heartland Highway when he observed a black GMC Yukon SUV, traveling northbound, on the shoulder. The SUV was driving slowly and had emergency flashers activated. Deputy Giancola then observed what appeared to be an item smoking, being thrown from the vehicle. He then saw and heard a large explosion, exploding firework remnants all over the northbound lanes of the highway. Other northbound vehicles were present but fortunately, no other driver/passenger was injured nor were other vehicles damaged. Deputy Giancola turned around in the median of the four-lane highway and caught up to the SUV. As Deputy Giancola approached the vehicle, the driver began acting suspiciously and appeared to be reaching for something under the driver’s seat. Deputy Giancola drew his service weapon and ordered the driver to show his hands and comply with commands. The driver complied and was taken into custody. Deputy Giancola noted the driver appeared to be having difficulty in keeping his balance and was unsteady on his feet. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Tkachuk arrived on scene during this time to assist Deputy Giancola. The driver was identified as 33 year old Isaac Dodds of Lafayette. A passenger in Dodd’s vehicle was removed and also taken into custody, without incident. The passenger was identified as Kelley Cook, 46, also of Lafayette. Both driver and passenger were transported to the Carroll County Jail. Once at the jail, Dodds was booked into the jail, arrested for OWI Endangering and Controlled Substance Possession. Cook was booked for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia. Both individuals posted bonds on Wednesday morning and were released from the jail. Both have pending initial court dates in the Carroll Superior Court. Additional investigation and possibly charges are pending through the Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Assisting Deputies Giancola and Tkachuk during the stop were Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Mitchell Catron; DNR Indiana Conservation Officer Jordan Wagner; Cass County Sheriff’s Office, and Indiana State Police.
CCSD--6/29/2019--Congratulations to our own Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Hobbs for being chosen as the 2019 Male Camp Counselor of the Year, at the recent Indiana Sheriffs' Association north Youth Leadership camp at Pine Creek camp in Warren County! Top male and female counselors are voted on by the campers themselves with results announced the last day of camp. This is the second year in a row which Deputy Hobbs has won this award! Good Job, Deputy Hobbs!" (Photo: Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby (left) is seen with Deputy Hobbs (right) shortly after he received the award at the camp. Photo provided by ISA Executive Director Steve Luce.)
One Dead In 3 Vehicle Accident
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UPDATE: CCSD--6/30/2019--The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has identified the drivers involved in the crash on Friday afternoon June 28th, northwest of Delphi on US 421. Caleb Delk, 18, of Monticello, has been identified as the driver killed while operating a 2006 Pontiac G6 passenger car. James Lipe, 57, of Carmel, was operating a 2008 Honda Odyssey van and Fred Rodkey, 19, of Frankfort, was driving a 2013 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The medical status of Mr. Lipe and Mr. Rodkey were not known at the time of the updated information but considered to be non-life threatening. Carroll County and ISP continue to follow up on the reconstruction of the crash. More information to come as available.
CCSD--6/28/2019--A Friday afternoon crash in northwestern Carroll County turned fatal for a driver of one of three vehicles involved.
At 4:16 p.m., Carroll County E911 received a report of a three vehicle crash on US 421 north of County Road 700N. Emergency responders arrived to find a 2013 Dodge Ram pickup truck on its top. The other vehicles also found on scene were a 2008 Honda Odyssey van and a 2006 Pontiac G6 passenger car. The preliminary investigation by Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Darron Giancola indicated the Honda and Pontiac were northbound on US421 near the intersection with County Road 700N. The driver of the Honda began slowing for other traffic in front of it. The driver of the Pontiac failed to see that the Honda had slowed and rear-ended the Honda. This action then caused the Pontiac to cross the center line and into the path of the southbound Dodge pickup truck. The front end of the pickup truck struck the driver’s side of the Pontiac.
The driver of the Pontiac was severely injured and was pronounced dead at the scene by Carroll County Deputy Coroner Steve Wheeler.
Indiana State Police Trooper/Accident Reconstructionist Sean Shaffer was called to the scene to reconstruct the crash scene. Authorities are withholding the names of those involved until further investigation can be completed and family members can be notified of the deceased driver. No passengers were in any of the vehicles, only drivers. The other two drivers were transported by Carroll County EMS to Lafayette area hospitals with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police continue to investigate the crash.
(Please note: It is noted in the release herein but the accompanying photograph is of the Dodge pickup truck involved with the accident and it is NOT the vehicle the deceased was operating). Investigating/Responding Emergency Personnel-Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Darron Giancola; Indiana Conservation Officer/Lieutenant Dan Dulin; Indiana Conservation Officer Seth Owens; Indiana State Police Trooper/Reconstructionist Sean Shaffer; Carroll County Deputy Coroner Steve Wheeler; Carroll County EMS; and Monticello Fire Department.
The Delphi High School Class of 1964 will be having their 55th Class Reunion on August 10, 2019, at Cabos Restaurant (Carroll County Country Club) with a Buffet Dinner. Registration 5-6 p.m. with meal at 6:30 p.m. $25 per person. Send check payable to: DHS Class of 1964, to Karen Stewart, 1108 N. Highway 421 South, Delphi, IN 46923. For questions you may call Karen at 765-564-3891.
Dorothy L. "Dot" Hitchcock Wray, 92, of Delphi, died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 3:20pm at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born January 12, 1927 in Campaign, TN, to the late Leonard & Julia Hash Hitchcock. Her marriage was to Richard L. "Dick" Wray in Delphi, on January 24, 1943, and he preceded her in death on February 12, 1993. She attended Laurel Creek grade school near McMinnville, TN, and attended Delphi High School on Monroe Street. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Laurel Creek Baptist Church, McMinnville, TN, and attended the Delphi United Methodist Church for many years. She was the former chair person for the Carroll County Chapter of the American Heart Association since 1992. She was an avid reader, enjoyed her flower gardens, was an awesome cook, and loved to cook her weekly lunch for her grandson's. She dearly loved her family, and the many gatherings they would share.
Surviving: daughter-Christina "Tina" Tyner of Delphi; son-Richard Scott & Tami Wray of York, SC; sister-Faye Underhill of Monticello; sister in law-Susan Hitchcock of Delphi; brother in law-Bill Bewley of Waco, TX. 4 grandsons; 6 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by an inf daughter Dawn; son in law Robert Tyner; a brother Larry Hitchcock; 2 sister's Helen Orr & Arminda Bewley; brother in laws Gerry Underhill & Jack Orr.
Services: Friends may call Wednesday from 4pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service Thursday 11am at the Delphi United Methodist Church, Rev. Todd Ladd & Benjamin Beeks officiating, she will lie in state at the church from 10am until her funeral service at 11am. Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the Delphi United Methodist Church, envelopes available at the funeral home.
Teresa A. "Terry" McGlothlin Boller, 63, of Horseshoe Bend, died Sunday-June 23, 2019 at 5:43 pm at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. She had been in failing health and a patient there since May 29th. She was born August 4, 1955 in Lafayette, to the late James & Maxine Brummett McGlothlin. Her marriage was to Robert "Butch" Boller in Frankfort, on February 16, 1974, and he survives. She was a 1973 graduate of Twin Lakes High School, Monticello. She had previously worked at IPC in Delphi for 10 years, and had cleaned at the Brooks Center in Delphi for 7 years. She enjoyed her vegetable & flower garden's, and loved to read. She loved living on the river, and enjoyed boating and swimming. She loved to spend time with her family. Surviving: husband-Robert "Butch" Boller of Brookston; daughter's-Belinda & James Mundell of Delphi, Cassandra Morris of Brookston, Jolene Boller of Delphi; sister's-Laurenda & Denny Wood of Lafayette, Jeannie Cotrell of Lafayette; grandchildren: Keisha, Kayne & Keeley Mundell; Chloe & Seth Fontez; Jacob Morris; Sophia Collier. Great grandson-Lynkon James. Preceded in death by a brother James. Services: friends may call Thursday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Private family gravesdie service on Friday. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Clayton Carl Hutson,101, of Cutler, passed peacefully on June 18, 2019, at Milner Community Health Care in Rossville. He was born Dec 6,1917, in Crawfordsville to the late Cecil Hutson and Cora Mae Ross. He was raised in Cutler by his foster parents, the late Guy and Cora Aiken. Clayton graduated in 1935 from Cutler High School. In 1938, he married the love of his life, Alena Lorene Jervis, who preceded him in death in 2006, after 67 years of marriage. Clayton was a member of the Cutler Presbyterian Church.
Clayton worked throughout his entire life. As a young man, Clayton was a farmer. He worked as a mechanic for many years, as owner of Hutson Garage in Cutler, and later working at Mann Chevrolet in Flora for 30 years. Clayton was elected Trustee of Democrat Township and served for 48 years, from 1971 through the end of 2018. Clayton also served on the Alcohol Beverage Commission for 32 years, from 1980 to 2012.
Clayton valued our local community and participated in many more ways. He was a Volunteer Firefighter for the Cutler Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years, serving as Chief for 3 years. He was a 50-year member of the Masons. Clayton served on the Ball Hill Cemetery Board for several years and mowed the cemetery lawn for 12 years.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lester and Gerald Aiken; 1 sister, Betty Loy; and 1 grandson, Mathew Hutson. Surviving are his son, Dana Hutson, wife Jeannie; daughter, Pam Lesh, husband Dan; all of Cutler. Also surviving are grandchildren Tim Hutson and Jim Hutson, both of Cutler; Mark Lesh, wife Dana; Marianne Lesh, husband Bryan Read; all of Indianapolis. Great-grandchildren are Aidan and Aaron Lesh of Indianapolis.
He loved people and his family. He enjoyed watching the Pacers, solving puzzles and talking about Carroll County history. Clayton will be remembered for his community service and active lifestyle until his death.
Clayton’s family invites friends to visit at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center Street, Flora, IN 46929, Saturday, June 22, from 12:00 until 2:00, with services at 2:00 PM. Officiating will be Leland McReynolds. Private burial will be at Ball Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cutler Presbyterian Church. The family would like to thank the 6th floor nurses at IU Arnett Hospital and the staff at Milner’s for their compassionate care.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019--CARROLLTON BRIDGE OVER WABASH RIVER
Sunday afternoon, June 16, 2019, the Carrollton Bridge over the Wabash River was closed for a period of time while a large Roto Extractor Wrecker from Farney's in Wolcott, Indiana, removed a vehicle from the water below the bridge. No further details at this time. --Farney Photo--
James "Jim" Ayers Jeffries, 82, of Delphi, died Sunday-June 16, 2019 at 6:15pm at St Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi. He had been a resident there since August of 2016. He was born November 27, 1936 in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Paul & Naomi Ayers Jeffries. He was formerly married to the late Carol Sue Peterson Jeffries. He married Linda K. Davis in Delphi, on August 11, 1979, and she preceded him in death on July 19, 2015. He was a 1954 graduate of Delphi High School, and attended Purdue University, West Lafayette. He retired from the former Gerber Globe Valve Corp. in Delphi as a machinist. He also was a diesel mechanic for Gangloff & Downham Trucking in Logansport for many years, and farmed in Carroll County. He and his wife Linda owned and operated "The Crossings" restaurant in Delphi for many years. He was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing and bowling, mushroom hunting, and attending the Kentucky Derby. He formerly belonged to the Camden Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed watching Purdue University men's and women's basketball, and Purdue football. He served on the board of directors for the Carroll County REMC for 10 years. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Surviving: sons-Paul "PT" & Nancy Jeffries of Delphi, Vince & Tammy Jeffries of Monticello, Joe Jeffries & Pam Lytle of Delphi; step daughter-April & & Don Little of Brookston; grandchildren: Amanda, Brandon, & Tristan Jeffries, Michael & Vanessa Little, Donald & Mia Little, & Kayla Little, Nathan Faker; great granddaughter-Izabella Little. Preceded in death by a brother Jerry. Services: Friends may call Friday from 11am until his funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Dan Gottschalk officiating. Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll County Antique Tractor Club, envelopes available at the funeral home.
Linda F. Penn, 70 of rural Camden passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday June 11,2019. She was born July 21, 1948 at Logansport to the late William (Bud) and Minnie Whitman Arnold. She attended schools at North Central Washington Twp, Carrollton, Flora, Camden and graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1966. February3, 1968 she married Larry A. Penn, he preceded in death December 1,2000.
Linda received her real estate license in 1980 and was an agent for Action Realty in Camden. After receiving her floral design in 1992, she owned and operated her flower shop in Clymers and Logansport until moving operations to her home in 1999. Linda had also worked at the Camden-Jackson Twp Public Library, Yeager and Sullivan, Stout Insurance Agency in Flora, for Dr. David Krause DDS in Delphi, and Marsh Floral in Logansport.
Linda was a past member of the Goal Getters Home Ec Club and the Delta Theta Chi Sorority Gamma Chapter at Flora. She was a 40 year member of Camden First Baptist Church. Linda loved nature, her dog Zipp, flowers, farming, reading crocheting and life.
Surviving are her two sons Robert W. (Lindsey) Penn rural Camden and Ryan M. (April) Penn rural Camden, grandchildren Brennan and Kallie Penn, a sister Sheila (Don) Myer of Flora, sisters in law Roselyn Penn of Flora, Janice Collins of Camden, Jane Penn of Camden, Norma Penn of Clymers, Mary Lou (Jerry) Fincher of Logansport, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews and cousins. One special cousin Janet Arnold (Jeff) Lefton of Carmel is three days younger than Linda. She was preceded in death by her twin sisters Janie and Judy, and one nephew Alan Busch and two brothers in law and two sisters in law.
Graveside services will be held at 10 am Tuesday June 18th at Paint Creek Cemetery with Pastor Paul Marcellino officiating. Cree Funeral Home, Camden is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial Contributions may be made to Paint Creek Cemetery, Camden-Jackson Twp. Public Library, Camden American Legion Auxiliary, Camden First Baptist Church or to the Camden, Burrows and Rockfield Fire Depts.
Michael Lee Stark Sr (57) of Pelion, South Carolina passed away June 10, 2019 at his mother’s home after a brief battle with Cancer.
Born August 26, 1961 in Indiana, he was the son of Kenneth and Connie (Gerbens) Stark, formerly of Delphi, Indiana..
He is survived by his mother, Connie Stark; his children, Adaylia, Delilah, Michael Jr, Nickolas, Johnathan, and Elisecia; his granddaughter, Claire; his brothers, Phil, Tony, and Greg; along with 12 nieces and nephews.
Mr. Stark was preceded in death by his wife, Sherry Stark, daughter, Riesia Stark, and his father, Kenneth Stark.
Robert F. Richards, 76 of Camden passed away quietly at 7:38 am Monday at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born in Cannelton, Indiana on March 6,1943 to Boyd and Alma Cural Smith. He served with the US Army.
Robert was a longhaul truck driver for many years. He married Penny S. Wertz on May 28, 1988 and she survives. He was a member of American Legion Post 60 at Logansport and the Eagles and Moose Lodges of Logansport.
Also surviving is a son Brad Wertz of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
There will be no services. Cree Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Girl Scouts In Distress Saved From River
SOME OF THE RESCUED GIRLS ARE PICTURED AT THE HOME OF COLLEEN McCORMICK ON TUESDAY JUNE 11, 2019
6/12/2019--On Tuesday, June 11, a group of 36 young Girl Scouts with 5 adult supervisors went on a Canoe Trip on the Tippecanoe River which was abnormally high with fast running water. Some of the girls encountered difficulty near Goose Poop Island, and when Island owner Colleen McCormick heard the cries of the young girls for help, she and other residents along the river went into action, helping all of the girls and leaders off of the River. The Department of Natural Resources and Law Enforcement were also alerted and sent additional help to get all of the girls to safety.
McCormick gave the girls fruit snacks and Oreos to help them calm down before Hodges Float Trips, who have rented the canoes, sent a bus to pick up the girls. DNR Officers Dan Dulin, Seth Owens, Jarrod Coffing, Carroll County Detective Kevin Hammond, ISP Trooper Tyler Stinson, and the neighborhood folks along the river participated in the rescue of the girls, and are to be commended for helping avert what could have been another tragedy.
Carmen J. Allbaugh Wise, 93, of the community of Buck Creek, died Monday-June 10, 2019 at 10:18am at Milner Community Healthcare in Rossville. She had been a resident there since 2016. She was born February 2, 1926, on her parents farm in Carroll County, to the late Fred & Queen Allen Allbaugh. She married Ralph D. Wise at her parents home, on December 11, 1948, and he preceded her in death on September 1, 2008. She was a 1944 graduate of Delphi High School. She was a homemaker, and helped her husband on their family farm in Carroll & Tippecanoe Counties. She was a member of the Cutler Ridge New Conference Old German Baptist Brethren Church, near Cutler. She and her husband enjoyed wintering in Florida for many years. Her family was everything to her. She loved being with them for any occasion, and loved them all very much. Surviving: daughter-Norma & Levi Huffman of rural Lafayette; daughter in law-Michelle Wise of Lafayette; sister-June & Charles Clem of Flora. 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by an inf son Daniel; son Donald; brother George; 2 sister's Freda Eller & Lois Maxwell. Services: friends may call Saturday from 4pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service Sunday 10am at the Cutler Ridge New Conference Church, Darrell Boyd, David Benedict, & Brian Skiles officiating. Burial at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Flora. Memorial contributions to the Buck Creek Fire Department, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Helen E. McPeters, 80, of Delphi, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Franciscan Health in Crown Point.
She was born December 8, 1938, in Hammond, to the late Raymond and Zelma (Wells) Schau.
On April 16, 1958, she married Edward W. McPeters Sr. He passed away on February 13, 1990.
Helen worked as a Associate for Walmart for over 20 years.
She enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.
Surviving are sons, Edward McPeters, Jr. of Brook, David McPeters of Delphi, Chris (Christine) McPeters of Earl Park, Wayne (Connie) McPeters of Linden, Johnny (Lisa) McPeters of Wheatfield and a daughter, Julie (Ron) Trusty of Monticello. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Schau and a grandchild, Harley.
Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 13th at Soller- Baker Funeral Home, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Lafayette, IN 47909. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, June 14, 2019 also at Soller- Baker Funeral Home. Pastor Joseph Park Jr will be officiating. Interment will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday at Memorial Gardens of Rensselaer in Rensselaer.
Kathleen Marcella Martin, 49, of Delphi, died Sunday-June 2, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital 86th St., Indianapolis, after a brief illness. She was born February 19, 1970 in Lafayette, to the late Thomas Martin, and her late mother Carolyn Sue Marriss Moyers. She has been with Tony D. Smith for 25 years, and they made their home together, near Delphi. She attended Delphi Schools. She had formerly worked at Indiana Packers in Delphi for 3 years. She enjoyed river life, and loved to boat and fish, and enjoyed the beauty of the rivers and being outdoors. She loved music, and liked going to concerts. She loved being with her family, and enjoyed sitting around a camp fire with family and friends. Surviving: longtime companion Tony D. Smith of Delphi; daughter-Ceara S. Martin of Delphi; son-Timothy Lee Reed Jr of Delphi; stepchildren: Tara & Chris McTigue of Delphi, Cory D. Smith of Delphi; sister-Lisa & Steve Tweddel of KY; brothers-Jimmy Martin of Delphi, Daniel Moyers of Logansport; father in law-Glen Smith of Delphi; half brother's-Mike Schnepp of Monticello, John & Patty Schnepp of New Johnsonville, TN. 5 grandchildren. Preceded in death by a grandson Bradan; brother Danny; inf sister. Services: a graveside committal service will be held Saturday-June 15, 2019 at 1:00pm at IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg. Pastor Jason Moyers officiating. Following the burial, a celebration of life service will take place at Tony's home, 9525 W. 550 N. Delphi, all are welcome to come and continue in helping the family celebrate and honor Kathleen's life. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfuneralhome.com
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
There will be a Patriot Grave Recognition Ceremony honoring the service of James Johnston to the Revolutionary War cause on June 23rd at 3:00 at Pleasant Run Cemetery north of Pittsburg.
This will be a joint effort involving the William Henry Harrison Chapter of the INSSAR, Charles Carroll Chapter of the DAR and others to be invited, Carroll Honor Guard, and the Daniel Tweed Ferrier Civil Air Patrol.
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR 4-YEAR-OLD
SONAR AIRBOAT SEARCHES DEER CREEK--DNR PHOTO
DNR AIRBOAT SEARCHES DEER CREEK--DNR PHOTO
IDNR--Sunday 5/26/2019--Indiana Conservation Officers are continuing to search Deer Creek by boat for missing four year old Owen Jones. Water conditions have deteriorated because of heavy rains overnight. Areas around Delphi received approximately 1 inch of rain in the last 12 hours, with heavier amounts of rain falling throughout the watershed areas of the creek. Attached are photos of the creek from different locations at noon.
Water conditions, which improved slightly yesterday, are now again very hazardous. Aside from the strong current, the water is very muddy, which makes it impossible for rescuers to see anything below the surface. With these factors in mind, it is very important to understand how very dangerous it is for members of the community to be near, or enter into, the water with any intentions of helping with search efforts. Everyone involved with this tragedy wants to find Owen Jones. However, anyone searching the water without the proper training or equipment, in today’s conditions, will likely become a victim themselves.
Search Continues For 4-Year Old
IDNR--5/24/2019--Indiana Conservation Officers and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Water Rescue Team are continuing to search Deer Creek in Delphi for Owen Jones, a four year old boy from the Monticello area. Officers are searching by boat, using side scan sonar, and searching overhead with a drone.
Photo is of Owen. Provided by family.
Agencies involved in this incident (including the initial response):
IDNR Law Enforcement Conservation Officers
Delphi Police Department
Delphi Fire Department
Carroll County Sheriff's Department
Carroll County EMS
Carroll County EMA
Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department
Indiana State Police
IDNR Dispatch Center
Carroll County 911
City of Delphi Mayor's Office
Parkview Health-Samaritan Air Medical Transport
Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 4
American Red Cross
Search underway for missing 4 year-old in Carroll County
IDNR--5/23/2019--Indiana Conservation Officers are currently searching for a missing 4 year-old child after he was witnessed being swept away in a flooded creek.
At approximately 6 p.m. this evening, Carroll County 911 received a report of a child being swept away in flooded creek at Riley Park in Delphi.
The initial investigation has revealed that a 4 year-old male was playing near Deer Creek in Riley Park when a witness observed him struggling in the water before being swept away.
Indiana Conservation officers are currently on scene searching by boat and utilizing sonar. Additional resources are on their way to assist.
The 4 year-old child was last seen wearing a blue sleeveless shirt and blue shorts.
Officers on scene are urging the public to not venture near the water to assist with the search due to the dangerous elevated water levels and current.
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HELEN L. (DUBES) CREE
Helen L. Cree, 92, of Delphi, passed away on May 17, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi surrounded by her family. She is now at peace with the Lord Jesus Christ. Helen was born to the late William Curtis Dubes Sr. and Lida May (Newell) Dubes on July 7, 1926 in Delphi.
She was a 1944 graduate of Delphi High School. After graduation, she went to work at Brown Rubber making tires for airplanes from 1945-1960.
She married Bobby Dean Cree on June 21, 1953 in Delphi and he preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 2007.
According to Aunt Helen, she was spoiled and got her way all of her life, and everyone knew; it was her way and only her way.
Her hobbies were: playing cards, playing Bingo, watching TV (especially parades & ice skating). She loved dancing in her younger years, and loved traveling with Bobby.
Helen was a member of the Delphi United Methodist Church.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her older siblings: brothers, Glen C. and John R. Dubes and sister, Faye.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service. Pastor Micah Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in IOOF Memorial Gardens, Pittsburg, Indiana.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Delphi United Methodist Church.
Special thanks to the St. Elizabeth Healthcare staff and to Debra K. Dubes for being her and Uncle Bobby’s caretaker.
Homer H. Hutsell, 82, of Monticello, died at his home, on Tuesday-May 21, 2019 at 5:17am. He was born June 14, 1936 in Foresman, IN, to the late Riley & Bertie Sauders Hutsell. His marriage was to Wanda M. Lawson in Chalmers, on June 26, 1955, and she preceded him in death on December 12, 2017. He attended Brookston High School. He worked at the former RCA Plant in Monticello for 29 years, then 3 years at Monon Trailer, then for True Flight Arrow Co. in Monticello for 21 years, retiring in 2007. He was a member of Delphi First Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed woodworking, and bowling. He dearly loved his family. He enjoyed family gatherings and being together. He loved the good Lord, and is reunited with his wife, and those who have gone before him. Our loss is his gain, as he enjoys his new Heavenly body with Jesus. Surviving: daughters-Catherine Schnepp Brovont sp.Tracy of Camden, Cindy & Wesley Marion of Kokomo; sons-Mark & Bonnie Hutsell of Monticello, Darrell & Corina Hutsell of Brookston, Eric & Cheryl Hutsell of Monticello, Norman & Sally Hutsell of Oshkosh, WI, Nolan & Karen Hutsell of Kewanna; brother-Marion & Linda Hutsell of Brookston; 18 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son in law Kasey Schnepp; inf sister Lola. Services: Friends may call Saturday from 11am until his funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Bill Glenn officiating. Burial at Chalmers Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Delphi First Baptist Church, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6 PM
There will be a public meeting held jointly with the Carroll County Council and Commissioners on Monday May 20th at 6 pm to discuss the jail project. The meeting will be in the Commissioners room on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse.
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Archeology students from the University of Indianapolis returned to the Delphi area on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, to continue their search for the homestead of early County Pioneer Benjamin Angell.
Donald Dean Mull, 72, of Delphi, died Tuesday-May 14, 2019 at 9:03am at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette. He had battled a brain tumor the past year. He was born December 3, 1946 in Lafayette, to the late William Donald & Ruby Irene Ray Mull. His marriage was to Diana S. Cauble in Monticello on January 17, 1969, and she survives. He was a 1964 graduate of Flora High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Germany for 2 years in the finance department of the Army, and also was in the Indiana reserves for 2 years. He worked in the detail shop at the former Mann Chevrolet in Flora for 5 years, and at the former Doug Abdon Dodge dealership in Flora as well. He worked for Stephen's IGA in Flora, and Dan's Body Shop in Delphi. He was a member of the Camden American Legion, and was Past Commander. He participated in the Carroll County Honor Guard for deceased Veterans Military Honor's. He enjoyed NASCAR, driver Dale Jr., and sprint car racing. He loved to go to car shows, and enjoyed attending the annual James Dean festival. He loved to fish, hunt mushrooms, outside work, and taking a nice peaceful walk with his wife. He loved his family, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Surviving: wife-Diana S. Mull of Delphi; daughter-Kim & Jeff Jenkins of Delphi; son-Donald & Jennifer Mull Jr of Camden; brother-James "Jim" Mull of Monticello, Arkansas; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a brother Kenneth. Services: friends may call Friday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service there Saturday 10am, Rev. Dan Gottschalk officiating. Burial at Yeoman Cemetery. Carroll County Honor Guard providing Military Rites. Memorial contributions to the Carroll County Cancer Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
MARY LOUISE CLIFFORD Mary passed away peacefully in her sleep after a day with family in the early morning of May 15, 2019 at her home in West Lafayette, Indiana. Mary was 89 years old. She was born on August 4,1929 in Camden, Indiana. She grew up on a farm with her parents Robert Sr. and Mary Esther (Brennan) Hedde, a brother Robert Hedde, Jr. and a sister, Margaret Ann Kehoe. All preceded her in death. She graduated in 1947 from Camden High School and was President of her class. Growing up she was also an avid tap dancer and participated in many performances.
She was a lifelong resident of Delphi, Indiana. Mary married the love of her life Maurice F. Clifford on February 20, 1950 and resided at 322 Monroe Street raising five children. Murph preceded her in death May 17,1977.
Mary held many roles throughout the years. She supported the family business working as a clerk at the Clifford Clothing Store. She also owned the Clifford’s Flower Shop. Later she worked for the Delphi School Corporation. She was elected and served as Delphi Clerk Treasurer until retirement. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary society at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mary was a member of the Psi Iota sorority and a key contributor to the annual cheeseball fundraising event selling an average of 1,000 cheeseballs every November. Her favorite past time was spending time with friends playing bridge.
Mary Louise will be missed greatly by many friends and her family. Mary’s legacy began with five children, Madonna A. Kemp, Fort Myers, FL; Patrick H. Clifford and his wife, Vicki of Kokomo, Indiana; Rita J. Brown and her husband, Doug of Zionsville, Indiana; Timothy J. Clifford and his wife, Mary Ellen of Winter Garden, Florida; David M. Clifford and his wife, Rita of West Lafayette, Indiana. And grandchildren: Matthew Kemp, Andrea L. Elkins, Amy M. Wilson, Rachel L. Weissmann, Christopher M. Brown, Ashley M. Clifford, Colleen M. Griffin-Duncan, Katrina (Katie) L. Clifford and Ashley Brianna Craig and 9 great grandchildren.
Mary devoted her never ending energy and love enjoying her 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She loved her role as Mother, Mom, Mary, MaMaw. Rest in peace Mom. You will be missed. J.M.J.
Visitation will be at the St. Joseph Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral mass on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Father Clayton Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. There also will be a Psi Iota Xi Memorial Service at 9:30 a.m.
Memorials in Mary’s memory may be made to the Altar and Rosary Society.
Gary Gray, 75, of Rossville, Indiana, passed away on May 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends.
He was born to parents Donald Max and Wilma Irene Gray on Dec. 4, 1943 and raised by Elmer and Opal Roth in Edna Mills, Indiana. Gary graduated from Rossville High School in 1961 and then went to work as a mechanic at Irmeger’s Standard Station in Rossville. After a short stint at Temple Concrete Finishing in Delphi, Gary went to work at Purdue University in the elevator shop, where he began a 31-year career at the academic institution, where he ultimately rose to the position of Zone Maintenance Leader and stayed there until he retired in 2005.
He married Susan, the love of his life, on January 14, 1971, who survives him. Gary is also survived by his son Christopher and his wife Colleen (Sinking Spring, PA), his step-daughter Shelly and her husband Matthew (Pyrmont, IN), his six grandchildren; Christopher, Caron, Campbell, Lauren, Austin and Emily, his sister Janet Marvin (Lafayette, IN), his sister Carol Cain and her husband Tom (Snellville, GA), his sister-in-law Vicky Gray (Lafayette, IN) and a host of nieces and nephews.
Gary was predeceased by parents, Donald Gray and Wilma Huizenga, brother Michael, step-father Wallace Huizenga, and step-mother Marianna Gray.
Gary was known as the “Mayor” of Orchard Drive where he never met a neighbor’s yard he didn’t want to mow for them. He was one of the first people in Rossville to have a personal golf cart and became famous for the highly recognizable purple color of his buggy. He loved to drive it up town for the afternoon “coffee club” with his longtime, hometown buddies. Gary was also the first President of the Rossville Jaycees. His love of all Purdue athletics and Indianapolis Colts football was legendary and infectious. He also enjoyed woodworking and golfing.
The viewing will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Davidson’s Funeral Home in Delphi. The funeral service will be held there as well on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with the burial taking place immediately following at the IOOF Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Indiana. Pastor Dwight Monical officiating.
The family requests that people make donations to the American Heart Association or the Clinton County Humane Society in lieu of flowers because Gary liked animals a lot better than flowers. www.davidsonfh.com
John M. Little Sr
John M. Little Sr., passed away on May 7, 2019 at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. John was born to the late Lee and Edith (Sisson) Little in Tippecanoe County on Sept. 5, 1944. He attended East Tipp Schools.
He married Nancy J. Miller on Sept. 1, 1963 at the Colburn Church and she survives.
He retired after 41 years from Gerber Globe Valve in Delphi where he worked in the polishing dept.
John enjoyed watching birds and wildlife, gardening and spoiling his grandchildren.
Along with his wife Nancy, he is survived by his children: Bonny Marcum (Bobbie Jr) of Brookston, Rena Chittick (Don Roberson) of Radnor, John M. Little Jr (Melissa) of Delphi and Shelly Alderman (Mike) of Brookston; siblings: Audrey Chappell, Doris Walton, Robert Little (Rita), Ina Disinger, Judy Klopfenstein (Howard), all of Lafayette and Barry Little (Karen)of Delphi; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.
He was preceded by a sister Velora Mae Bloyd and brother Phillip Little.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until the 7:00 p.m. service on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Bob Duke officiating. Burial will be in Americus Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Nancy.
Carolyn Jean Miller Oyler, 77, of Camden, the daughter of Calvin & Vada (Graham) Miller, was born April 26, 1942 in Logansport. She passed from this life into eternity on May 9, 2019, at 1:05pm, at her residence. She accepted the Lord as her Savior, and was baptized into the fellowship of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, on August 11, 1962. On February 8, 1964, she was united in marriage to John H. Oyler at Flora, IN. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Jeff & Monica Oyler, and Craig & Michelle Oyler. She is also survived by a brother-Galen & Nancy Miller. 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Services: Friends may call Monday from 2pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm at the Deer Creek Old German Baptist Brethren Church near Camden. Funeral service there Tuesday at 10am, home brethren officiating. Burial at Musselman Cemetery, Camden. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements.
Ellavan V. Whitehurst Adcock, 90, of Burrows, died Thurs-May 9, 2019, at 10:10am at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She had been a resident there since September 2018. She was born Aug 12, 1928 in Heber Springs, Ark, to the late Ben & Lura Adcock Whitehurst. Her marriage was to Hubert A. Adcock in Heber Springs, Ark, on Mar 16, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Mar 8, 1988. She attended school in Pangburn, Ark. She was a homemaker. She attended the Logansport Nazarene Church. She enjoyed gardening and yard work, cooking, and trips back to Arkansas. She dearly loved her family, and enjoyed spending time with them and all her grandchildren. Surviving: daughters-Sandra "Jody" & Danny Hardy of Burrows, Joyce Ann & Larry Carson of Bald Knob, Ark; sons-Robert & Margaret Adcock of Burrows, Jack Adcock of Judsonia, Ark, Larry & Sue Adcock of Burrows, Jerry Adcock of Burrows. 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 14 great great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a granddaughter Gidget Swafford; a great grandson Thor Wilson; 7 brothers; 4 sisters. Services: Friends may call Sunday from 4pm-7pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. She will be taken back to Heber Springs, Ark., for services and burial. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
2019 DELPHI PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS
In the only two contested Primary races for the Delphi City Elections this coming November, Spencer Kingery defeated Walter Dellenbach for the Council At Large race; and Cody Nelson defeated Louis Hayden in the District 1 Council race. Kingery and Nelson will appear as Candidates for the Republican Party in the General Election.
Farmer's Market Informational Meeting
The Logansport Farmers Market will host an informational meeting for both current and prospective vendors at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Cass County Fairgrounds. Attendees are asked to meet at the Cloverleaf Building.
People from the following counties are eligible to participate as vendors: Cass, Howard, Miami, Fulton, White, Carroll and Pulaski. The Farmers Market is typically open two days per week through the growing season.
The Farmers Market, situated at Fourth and Market streets in downtown Logansport, will celebrate its opening day on Saturday, June 1. The market will continue to be open every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays will be added beginning July 3 and continue through the last week of September. Wednesday hours will be from 3 to 6 p.m.
In recent years the range of products from the Farmers Market has included vegetables, fruits, berries, plants, herbs, meats, eggs, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, honey wine (mead), unique hand-made crafts, baked goods, candy, homemade soaps and candles, knitted or crocheted projects, hand-woven rag rugs, hand-crafted sun catchers, and more. Questions concerning eligible items to sell can be addressed at the informational meeting.
Visit Logansport Farmers Market on Facebook, or for more information contact Frank at 574-699-6971 or Kathy at 574-721-3533.
Rosalie M. Decker Smith, 92, of Camden, died Monday-May 6, 2019 at 11:15pm at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She had been in ill health since August 2018. She was born April 11, 1927 in Chicago, IL, to the late Gus & Mable Shearer Decker. Her marriage was to Vernon E. Smith in Berwyn, IL on April 29, 1950, and he preceded her in death on December 13, 2003. She and her husband moved from North Riverside, IL to the Delphi area in 1988. She attended Manley High School in Chicago. She was a dictaphone operator, and office assistant at department stores in the Chicago area, and a homemaker. She formerly attended the Berwyn Baptist Church, and Brookfield Baptist Church, Brookfield, IL. She enjoyed playing the steel guitar, and was a in a few bands. She enjoyed her many dogs throughout her life, loved to go for a walk, and was an avid reader. Surviving: daughter-Christine & Nord Zootman of Camden; daughter in law-Kim Smith of the Phoenix, AZ area; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son Carl; 4 half brothers Bill, George, Jack, & Donald Decker. Services: Friends may call Saturday from 11am until her funeral service at 1pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Rev. Nord Zootman officiating. Burial at Masonic Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to the Kokomo Rescue Mission, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Phyllis Anne Shaw Wasson, 84, of West Lafayette, formerly of rural Carroll County, near Monticello, died Monday-April 29, 2019 at 12:15pm at her residence, surrounded by her loving husband and children. She was born July 19, 1934 in Logansport, to the late Harry & Mollie Hoover Shaw. Her marriage was to Richard A. "Dick" Wasson, at the United Methodist Church parsonage in Indianapolis, on March 3, 1951, and he survives. She attended Logansport High School, and later received her GED in 1964. She worked for 20 years at the former White County Memorial Hospital, in Monticello, retiring in 2005, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith Church in Lafayette. She and her husband were very active in the church as greeters, she participated in their annual living nativity, assisted with funeral dinners, active in Caleb's Kin, Peacemaker ABF, and enjoyed her woman's bible study group. In 1968, she and her husband owned and operated Walnut Ridge Campground, near Lake Freeman, for many years. She loved her Maltese Dog's Casper & Mollie, she was an avid animal lover, enjoyed watching the deer, raccoons, and rabbit's around their property. She loved humming birds, and had feeders all around her home. She and her husband enjoyed square dancing. And after retirement, they would be " campground hosts" at various Indiana State Parks. She enjoyed cross stitching & crocheting. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed Elvis Presley's & Willie Nelson's music. She enjoyed working in her many flower gardens, and Purdue Basketball. A great woman of faith and love for the good Lord, she dearly loved her family, and the many gatherings they would share together. Surviving: husband-Richard A. "Dick" Wasson of West Lafayette; son-Rick & Cindy Wasson-Monticello; dau-Mindy & Jim Hoffman of Kerrville, TX; son-Greg & Kim Wasson of Long Grove, IL; son-Brad Wasson (sp) Joanna Lalich of Highland Park, IL; dau-Terri & John Lhotka of Naperville, IL; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren survive. Preceded in death by her twin brother John; brother Ed. Services: friends may call Saturday from 12pm until her funeral service at 2pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Pastor Titus Curtis, of Mountain View Fellowship, Strasburg, CO, is officiating. Burial at Yeoman Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Elizabeth Hospice, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Here is what we have for reunions for 2018 so far! Please send us your information and we would be happy to include it. Check Reunion Pictures to see what we received not only this year but in the past. If your reunion picture is not shown and you have a copy please let us know and we will try to work with you in getting it on the website.
Class of '84 - 35th Reunion
Save the date - our reunion is August 10th in Lafayette. More info to come. Make sure your email address is correct on the class of 84 page: http://www.classcreator.com/Delphi-IN-Delphi-Community-1984/index.cfm
When: Saturday, August 24th, before the Bacon Fest activities, from 2pm - 5:30pm
Where: The Tippy’s Bar (formally known as The Dock) 9002 W 310 N, Delphi, IN 46923 You and a plus 1 are invited. We will be providing light appetizers and 1 drink ticket per person. Please RSVP by July 1st to email@example.com. Donations are appreciated! If you cannot make it on Saturday, we will be hosting a family day on Sunday, August 25th from 11am - 1pm at Riley Park for kids and families to play games, hang out, and enjoy the outdoors.
Pollie Anne Payne, 83, of Delphi and formerly of Indianapolis passed away at Franciscan
Health on April 24, 2019. Pollie was born on Jan. 13, 1936 in Henry County, KY to the late Joseph Riggs and Lillie (Browning) Kidwell. She was a 1953 graduate of George Washington High School in Indianapolis and had attended IUPUI.
She married Thomas A. Payne on June 15, 1957 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 2018.
She worked at George Washington High School where she was employed as the principal’s secretary. She had also worked for the IPS #91 as a secretary and retired from the Northwest High School IPS system.
She was a member, Sunday School and Bible School teacher at Bellaire United Methodist Church in Indianapolis; Girl Scout leader and member of the Literary Club and Homemaker’s Club.
She especially loved spending time with her family at the lake cottage and traveling. She was a Colts fan. She enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and doing needlework, playing Euchre, reading, and entertaining family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jim Tyner of Delphi; grandson, Nick Tyner and his wife Laura and granddaughter, Brittany Tyner; great grandchildren, Ashton and Abby Tyner and her brother John Kidwell (Jo) of Cicero.
Along with her parents and husband Thomas, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Julianne Rachel Tyner.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Monday, April 29, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Pastor Bob Duke will officiate. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.
Memorial contributions in Pollie’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Gary A. Bounds, 68, of Burrows, died unexpectedly Thursday-April 25, 2019 at 4:04am at his residence. He was born Feb 27, 1951 in Kokomo, to the late Freeman & Dorthy Zeiger Bounds. His marriage of 45 years was to Mary E. Musselman in Kokomo, on June 2, 1973, and she survives. He was a 1969 graduate of Kokomo High School. He currently was driving a semi for Carry Transit of Dayton, OH, for the past 15 years. He had worked at other trucking companies, and has driven a semi for most of his working life. He was a member of the Delphi 1st Assembly of God Church. He was a media member of the Jimmy Swaggart Family Life Center in Baton Rogue, LA. Gary was an avid President Donald Trump supporter, and enjoyed talking politics with his family and friends. He loved sports, especially the Indianapolis Colts; Indy Pacers; Oakland Raiders; and the University of Alabama football. He enjoyed watching WWE wrestling; playing video games, and watching the game show, Family Feud. Gary dearly loved his wife and children, grandchildren, and all of his family and many friends and co-workers at the different trucking companies he drove for, and his current employer Carry Transit. He enjoyed being on the road, seeing America, and when he returned home, enjoyed working in his yard. Gary also loved the Lord with all his heart and soul. The family takes great comfort knowing he's in heaven with his savior Jesus. Surviving: wife-Mary E. Bounds of Burrows; daughter-Cindy & Jason Byers of Burrows; son-Chad A. Bounds of Burrows; granddaughters-Mia Bounds, Michelle Hile; adopted son-Bret & Dee Remaly of Burrows; sister-Pam & Bob Gilbert of Greentown; brother-Stan Bounds of Kokomo; aunt-Sharon Zeiger of Mountain Home, Ark.; uncle-Bob & Louise Zeiger of Aurora, IL; sister in laws-Angela & Dave Hensel of Lincoln, Linda & James Smith of Winchester, TN. Nieces and nephews, cousins also survive. Preceded by an inf. sister. Services: Friends may call Saturday from 1pm to his funeral service at 3pm at First Assembly of God Church in Delphi. Pastor Brent Oliver officiating. Burial at Burrows Cemetery. Memorial contributions to First Assembly Church, envelopes available at his service. Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi, in charge of arrangements. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Walter Keller, Jr., age 87, Camden, passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in St. Vincent Hospital, Kokomo.
Born December 31, 1931, in Knox, he was the son of Walter Keller, Sr. and Nellie and Charles Harbert.
On August 2, 1952, he was married to Eva Jean Galbreath, who survives.
Walter was a retired pipefitter and welder working through the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #567 in Terre Haute.
Walter was also a farmer who enjoyed auto body repair and race car driving.
A member of the VFW Post 370, he served his country in the United States Army earning two Purple Heart medals and the Bronze Star.
Surviving are his children, David (Tanya) Keller, Carmel, Edward (Deb) Keller, Pennsylvania, Vickie (Jack) Hahn, Fort Wayne, Kathy (Todd) Cripe, New Waverly and Leisa (Jeff) Keller-Henry.
Also surviving are sisters, Georgiana Delores “Dee” Hiatt and Donna Henry, Logansport; a number of grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation and Celebration of Life will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Kroeger Funeral Home.
The graveside service will be conducted at 5:00 p.m., also on Saturday, May 4th, at Camden Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project (www.woundedwarriosproject.org)/donate.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.kroegerfuneralhome.com.
The Earth Day Clean-Up at Canal Park which had been scheduled for April 20 has been rescheduled for this week, Saturday, April 27 due to inclement weather. The event will commence at 8:00 A.M. with free lunch.
Frank Kenneth Sechrist, 59, died April 18, 2019 unexpectedly at his home. He was born on November 4, 1959 to Paul and Rose (Frosch) Sechrist.
He graduated from Delphi Community High School in 1978. Frank had a few jobs before making a career working at Caterpillar for over 30 years. He was a nature lover; calling his 26 acre property an animal sanctuary. Frank loved to fish from his private pond but always let them go. One of his favorite things to do would be to visit his three grandsons. He also spent many years rooting for his favorite teams; the Indianapolis Colts, Purdue Boilermakers and Chicago Cubs.
He is survived by his parents Paul Sechrist and Rose (Thom) Shoop, children Ryne Sechrist and Nicole (Heath) Morgan, three grandsons Jayden, Parker, and Kyson and ex-wife Linda Sechrist.
There will be no memorial service per Frank’s wishes. Share memories and condolences online at www.simplicitiy-funeralservice.com
New 'Face' of the Delphi Murder Suspect
Delphi, Indiana--ISP--4/22/2019 - Early this afternoon Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter spoke with members of the Delphi community and interested media to share the change in direction of the Delphi double murder investigation of Abigail (Abby) Williams and Liberty (Libby) German. This investigation has been ongoing since the discovery of the girls bodies, the early afternoon of February 14, 2017, in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, about a half mile upstream from the high bridge.
Today, a new sketch of the suspect, appearing to be in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties and believed responsible for the murders of the girls, was shared with the Delphi community and media. As the investigation has progressed, information has been continuously reviewed and examined and this sketch more accurately depicts the face of the suspect from the video recorded on Liberty German's cell phone while she and Abigail were on the High Bridge.
Also shared with the Delphi community was more of the audio, as well as previously unreleased video from Libby's phone. The sketch, audio and video footage can be viewed at this Indiana State Police website link: https://www.in.gov/isp/delphi.htm
As Superintendent Carter said today, "We have a witness. You made mistakes. We are coming for you and there's no place for a heartless coward like you to hide that gets his thrill from killing little girls."
This investigation has been a priority of the Multi-Agency Task Force since the first day of the investigation and will continue to be a priority for all participating law enforcement agencies.
Look at the sketch, listen to the audio, watch how this coward walks on the high bridge and send your tip to this email: Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com
This is the face of the suspect that goes with body of the video captured on Liberty German's cell phone minutes before she and Abigail Williams were murdered
GEORGE W. COLLINS
The chariot arrived on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, for George W. Collins after a long painful year with Leukemia. George was born in May of 1949, and was a graduate of Delphi Community High School Class of 1967.
George is survived by his wife, Candace Blake Collins, and his two sons, Jason Collins and Torey (Jayme) Collins.
In his final days, he reached out to friends and family via his phone, sharing his favorite stories, especially about winning the 1967 basketball sectional for Delphi High School and playing as the number one golfer for Delphi and eventually Marion College (IWU). His outstanding golfing landed him in the Outstanding Athletes of America for two years.
After college he opened the Delphi branch of the Burlington State Bank. He worked as a branch manager at Lafayette Bank & Trust and a commercial lender at 1st Source Bank in Plymouth and South Bend.
He truly loved his grandchildren, Colton and Cody. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-law Marlene Collins, and brother-in-law Tim Blake.
In his later years George was an avid fan of Indiana High School Basketball and attended countless number of games over the years.
His 70th birthday party had been scheduled for May 11 at the Riley Park Scout Cabin in Delphi from 1-4 p.m. Now this will be his Celebration of Life.
George's family would like to thank Logansport Memorial Hospital for their outstanding care in the past year during his battle with Leukemia. Per George's wishes he will be cremated by the Cass County Crematory.
You may sign George's guestbook online at www.gundrumcares.com Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.
J. Eric McCormick
Eric McCormick, 74, of Delphi, passed away on April 17, 2019. He was born on April 18, 1944 in Lafayette, Indiana, to the late John B. and Mary (Maxwell) McCormick. He was a 1962 graduate of Delphi High School and had attended Purdue University. He served in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam era.
He married Colleen (Davis) on Dec. 8, 2003 in Naples, Florida, and she survives.
Eric was semi-retired and owner of McCormick Farms.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a member of the Carroll County Country Club and Jolly Boys Club.
He enjoyed watching Purdue sports, the Colts and NASCAR.
Along with his wife Colleen, he is survived by his son, Eran McCormick (Robynne) of Delphi; daughter Maggie Michael (Greg) of Rossville, step-daughter, Stephanie Noether (Adam) of Rossville; sister, Susan E. Griese (Bill) of Santa Claus, IN; grandchildren: Jarrod McCormick and Amanda McCormick of Delphi, Jake Michael, Alex Michael, Logan Simms, Lexie Simms, and Lily Noether all of Rossville.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home in Delphi from noon until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service on Monday, April 22, 2019. Pastor Tim Stewart will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion-Citizens Cemetery in rural Carroll County.
Memorial contributions in Eric’s memory may be made to Carroll County Sheriff’s Dept K9 or Carroll Manor. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Resurfacing to Close SR 18 Between Brookston and U.S. 421
INDOT--4/12/2019 – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that State Road 18 will close Tuesday, April 16, in White and Carroll counties for a resurfacing project.
The road will be closed between the Brookston town limits (Brackney Street) and U.S. 421 until early October. During that time, however, traffic from cross streets will be permitted to cross over SR 18 when work is not taking place at that location.
State road detours must use state-maintained roads only. Eastbound drivers on SR 18 will be detoured north on State Road 43, east on U.S. 421 and then south on U.S. 421 back to SR 18. Westbound drivers on SR 18 will be detoured north on U.S. 421, west on U.S. 421 and south on SR 43 back to SR 18.
Eleanor M. Daniels Moore passed away peacefully with family on April 3, 2019.
Born November 15, 1933 in Nevada, Iowa to Bertha (Holland) Daniels and Myrtie Daniels, Eleanor was the youngest of seven children. The family eventually moved to Plad, Missouri where Eleanor attended and graduated from Windyville High School. Eleanor’s first job was working at Sydney’s Drug Store in Lebanon, Missouri where she subsequently met Donald Moore. Moore became a frequent customer at the store for its great coney dogs and coffee, and to gain the attention of Eleanor. They married in 1953 and Donald became the love of Eleanor’s life. That love continued through more than 65 years of marriage. In 1953 Donald enlisted in the army and the young family was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas where he and Eleanor became the happy parents of two daughters, Donna (Moore) Reineke and Brenda Moore. Always a hard-working family man, Donald and Eleanor continually looked for better opportunities to support their family, and they made many moves with that purpose in mind. Eleanor was always ready for a challenge and a great partner and mother. One of those opportunities came when Don took a job as a driver for Greyhound. They were transferred around a lot and lived in diverse locations including DesMoines and Marion, Iowa, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kansas City and Elkhorn, Nebraska. In the course of her life Eleanor was a homemaker and a great cook, but also worked at a number of professions. She worked as a typist/secretary at Boys Town in Nebraska, and the couple opened a health food store in Omaha, Nebraska. One of Eleanor’s favorite occupations was helping out with her grandchildren. Eleanor and Don eventually purchased land in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri where they built and sold cabins. They also traveled extensively through the western United States, and ultimately moved to Montana where they become campground hosts for the Bureau of Land Management. They worked in that capacity for 12 years along the Madison River near Yellowstone National Park. Donald and Eleanor’s final move was to Indiana in 2010 due to health problems. There they lived with their daughter Brenda and her husband Greg Jones in Battle Ground. Daughter Donna and husband Dannie also later moved to Battleground to be near them.
Eleanor was a woman of great passion who loved to sing and was always ready for whatever fun ideas came along. She was a hunter and trapper when she was young, loved to pick blackberries, and loved to take long hikes especially in Montana. She loved adventure, and in that way she and Don made a great pair.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her beloved husband Donald Moore. her sister Maxine Shear, and brothers Orlin Daniels, Arthur Daniels, Burton Daniels, and Cecil Daniels. She is survived by daughters Donna (Dannie) Reineke and Brenda Moore (Greg Jones), grandchildren Marilyn (Marco) Rabello, Matthew Reineke and Michael Reineke, and eleven loving nieces and nephews and two great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses and caregivers who provided compassionate care during Eleanor’s final journey. Arrangements are being made through Davidson’s Funeral Home in Delphi, Indiana. Memorial services will be arranged at a future date. Donations can be sent to the Nature Conservancy.
Mary C. Logan "Tootie" Barnaby, 95, of Delphi, died Thursday-April 4, 2019 at 7:25pm at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Delphi. She was born May 19, 1923 in Delphi, to the late Clarence R. "Ben" & Olive Tribbett Logan. She was formerly married to Albert Coghill in 1937, and he died in 1982. She married Fred E. Barnaby in Lafayette on Dec 24, 1964, and he preceded her in death on Nov 27, 2003. She attended Delphi High School. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Delphi. She owned and operated the Dog House Restaurant in Delphi for several years, retiring in 1986. She then worked for the Monticello CDC Center for 6 years as the shop manager, and then for the Carroll Manor Home in Delphi, cooking there for 3 years. She enjoyed acrylic painting; sewing; making doll clothing. She loved to be outdoors in her vegetable and flower gardens. Loved to walk in her neighborhood. Was known for her excellent home cooked meals and homemade pies. She dearly loved her family, and spending time with them and her grandchildren. Surviving: daughter-Patricia & Robert Duff of Delphi; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren. Son in law-Raymond Ward of Delphi; daughter in law-Suzanne Jones of Phoenix, AZ. Stepchildren: Bruce, Dale, & Connie. Preceded in death by a daughter Jan; a son Jim; sister Edrie; brother Bud. Services: friends may call Sunday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service there Monday at 11am. Rev. Dan Gottschalk officiating. Private family burial at Morning Heights Cemetery, Delphi. Memorial contributions to Carroll Manor Home, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Rachel Nicole Alcorns, 32, of Delphi passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 after a long-fought battle with Kidney Disease.
She was born February 21, 1987 in Lafayette to William J. Lawson and Pamela S. (Howard) Lawson. She was a 2005 graduate of Delphi High School.
She loved watching TV and crafting. Most of all Rachel loved spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her father William; brothers Jeffrey D. Lawson of Lafayette and William J. Lawson Jr of Mulberry; 5 sisters Courtney R. (Angel) Caracheo of Delphi, Tonya M. (Troy) Goris of Ira Township, MI; Crystal G. Emery of Lafayette, Thelma “TJ” (Tony) Perry of Lafayette and Laura B. Bell of Rockville; paternal grandmother Carolyn L. (Welte) Lawson of Delphi and maternal grandmother Betty J. (Spitznagle) Hayden also of Delphi. Rachel is preceded in death by her mother Pamela.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Hippensteel Funeral Home and Tribute Center – 405 Cottage St, Delphi, IN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Pastor Ed Selvidge to officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation – www.kidney.org/dontation. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Norma L. Burton, 88, of Brookston, died Thursday April 4, 2019. Born on April 16, 1930 to the late Merritt and Alta C. Redding Johnson. She lived in Carroll County near the high bridge graduating from Delphi High School in 1948.
She married Don E. Burton on April 9, 1949 in Delphi Christian Church; he preceded her in death May 2011. Norma was a life-long homemaker and farmer beginning near Ockley in Carroll County and moving to their Round Grove home in 1960.
She was a member of the Badger Grove Baptist Church, Badger Grove Missionary Society, White County Home Economics, White County Republicans, White County Food Pantry, and served on the White County Ag Association Fair Board. Norma was active in keeping her Delphi class of 1948 connected through monthly lunches.
Norma and Don enjoyed taking the grandchildren on Florida trips. Norma loved sewing and helping the grandchildren with 4-H baking and sewing projects. Most of the young grandchildren had clothes custom made by Grandma. Her mission was to make sure the grandkids made it to their activities, especially when the twins were active.
Surviving are two sons: David Burton (wife: Kathy) of West Lafayette and Steven Burton (wife: Judy) of Brookston; a daughter Joy Mussche (husband: David) of Brookston and a brother Willis Johnson (wife: Betty) of Brookston. Norma has 6 grandchildren: Erin Powell, Drew Burton, Claire Plantenga, Kelly Simon, Megan Mussche, and Chad Mussche and 6 great-grandchildren: Deacon, Laurel, and Jacqui Powell; Noelia and Micah Plantenga and Ward Burton.
Preceding her in death with her parents and husband are a grandson, Craig Steven Burton, and great-grandson Ethan William Powell.
Friends may call from 4-7 PM (EST) Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Hartzler- Clapper Funeral Home of Brookston. Funeral Service 10:30 AM (EST) Thursday, April 11, 2019, also at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Brookston IOOF Cemetery. Pastor Roger Strunk of Badger Grove Baptist Church to officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made in Norma’s name to White County 4-H, White County Food Pantry, or Badger Grove Baptist Church.
Share memories and condolences online at www.clapperfuneralservices. com.
THE CARROLL MANOR in rural Delphi has been nominated for the National Registry of Historic Places. A story about the few remaining County Homes in Indiana by Indiana Landmarks, who nominated the Carroll Manor, is below the photograph.
CARROLL COUNTY MANOR--INDIANA LANDMARKS PHOTO
Help for the Needy
--By Indiana Landmarks--
In the nineteenth century, before federal welfare created a safety net for the poor and disabled, Indiana’s 92 counties operated poor farms or county homes. The large and handsome complexes—often second only to the county courthouse in architectural presence—sheltered people who earned their keep working on the farm and in the institution.
Although not opulent, county homes were usually large and well built. Most looked more like a handsome nineteenth-century house on steroids than an institution, surrounded by land with barns and other outbuildings.
Beginning in the 1930s, federal programs gradually decreased the need for these locally financed institutions, leaving county governments and private owners struggling to find new uses for the historic complexes.
Only 10 of Indiana’s 92 counties continue to operate functioning county homes. Many have been demolished, and even more have been closed or sold.
By 2013, only 48 of Indiana’s original county homes were still standing. The following year, we collectively entered county homes on our 10 Most Endangered list.
To aid all county homes, whether in government or private hands, Indiana Landmarks commissioned a Multiple Property Documentation Form—in-depth research on all county homes that makes future National Register nominations easier. We used a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) to hire James Glass of Historic Preservation and Heritage Consulting, LLC. to prepare the document.
Indiana Landmarks concurrently nominated county homes in Carroll, Clinton, Hendricks, Knox, and Randolph Counties to the National Register of Historic Places, a distinction that could make them eligible for preservation grants and tax credits. The listing became official late last year.