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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Vietnam Remembrance Day was observed on March 29, 2019.
Pictured is the Carroll County Honor Guard.
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Delores M. Carson, age 87 of Hesperia, Michigan, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the Newaygo Medical Care Facility in Fremont. Delores was born on May 22, 1931 to Dean and Cornelia (Wolfsen) Cripe of Delphi, Indiana and later moved to Fremont in June 1949 and in 1950 she met her husband Marvin on a blind date. She married Marvin on March 4, 1951 and Marvin preceded her in death on December 9, 1994. Delores moved to their dairy farm (Carson Acres) in 1962 on Stone Road and together Delores and Marvin began the journey with four sons and twin daughters. She helped take care of Marvin’s younger brother, Kit after Marvin’s mother passed away in 1977. Delores had worked at Gerber Products Company as a Union Representative and in other production areas for 17 years, and volunteered at Gerber Memorial Hospital in the gift shop for many years. She had been a member of the women’s VFW Auxiliary in Hesperia and the Red Hat Society. Delores loved to entertain and celebrate birthdays and was a member of the Aetna Calvary Church. She enjoyed playing cards, making puzzles, reading, and traveling including trips to Greece, Hawaii, Japan, cruises and other special places. She traveled with her husband, friends, granddaughters, grandsons throughout the United States. She also enjoyed going to school events, recitals and dance competitions, and sporting events of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Randy Carson of White Cloud; Darrell Carson of Hesperia; Thomas (Shirley) Carson of Hesperia; Raymond (Joyce) Carson of South Lyon, MI; Della (Michael) Champ of Omaha, Nebraska; Debbie Carson of Hesperia; her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Darrel Carson Jr; Christine Dekker; Dennis (Joanna) Jager and their children, Seth, Faith, Joshua; Jeff (Samantha) Jager; Eric (Brittany) Carson and their children, Tucker, Briella; Ryan (Hannah) Carson and their children, Callie Jo, Jessa; Stephanie Carson; Audrey Carson and her daughter, Hayden; Jennifer Carson; Marissa Carson; Matthew Champ and his son, Ryan; Kathryn Champ and her children, Zakary, Rylee, Andrew; Robert Champ;her sister and brothers, Frances Lohrman of Delphi, Indiana Robert Cripe of Minnesota; Ronald Cripe of Elk Grove, Illinois; Vernon (Sandy) Cripe of Delphi, Indiana and many other loving family members, nieces nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Caroline Reynolds and Betty Walker; her sister-in-law’s, Ida Cripe and Nancy Cripe.
VISITATION : Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 4-8pm at Crandell Funeral Home – Fremont Chapel 7193 W 48th Street Fremont MI 49412 and Friday, April 5, 2019 from 10-11am at the Aetna Calvary Church 3944 W 1 Mile Road White Cloud MI 49349. FUNERAL SERVICES : Friday, April 5, 2019 at 11am at the Aetna Calvary Church. INTERMENT : East Hesperia Cemetery. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS : VFW National Home for Children – Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Friends may send a condolence or share a memory with the Carson family online at www.crandellfh.com.
ROBERT M. SHULTHEIS
Robert M. Shultheis, 70, of Rossville passed away on March 31, 2019. He was born on April 16, 1948 in Lafayette to the late Orville and Ruby (Sines) Shultheis.
He was a 1966 graduate of Rossville High School. He served in the Marine Corp from Oct. 1966-1968, serving one tour in Vietnam.
He married Patricia Tarvin in Rossville on Jan. 22, 1971 and she survives.
Bob retired in 2011 from Tate & Lyle’s North Plant where he worked in Utilities and Waste Water for over 43 ½ years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, woodworking, reading, gardening and was an avid outdoorsman.
Along with his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his children: Tad Shultheis and Wade Shultheis of Lafayette and Ann Ruth (Jose) of Battle Ground; sister, Joan C. Oaks (Floyd) of West Lafayette; grandchildren: Ashley Miller (Ben) of Mulberry, Jordan McKee (Cameron) of Otterbein, Sierra Ferry (Kyle) of Lafayette, Journey Johnson of Seattle, WA, Abigail Thomas (Brandon) of Kokomo, Sydni Ruth of Battle Ground, Madisyn Shultheis of Lafayette, Griffin Ruth, of Battle Ground and Brooklynn Ruth of Battle Ground; 7 great grandchildren.
He was also preceded by his sister, Sandra.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Davidson Funeral Home, Delphi. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Guy Studebaker officiating. Burial will follow in Pyrmont Cemetery with Military Graveside rites by the Carroll County Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Pyrmont Cemetery or the Rossville FFA.
Karen K. Fogelsong Jacot, 73, of Delphi, died Monday-April 1, 2019 at 6:04am at St. Elizabeth East Hospital, Lafayette, after a brief illness. She was born March 23, 1946 in Cass County, IN, to the late Frank & Lavon Mae Bolinger Fogelsong. Her marriage was to James L. "Jim" Jacot in Rossville on July 12, 1964, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 2015. She graduated from Rossville High School in 1964. She worked at the former Kuns Watch Service in Delphi (now Fieldings Jewerly & Time) for many years, then had Country Stitches in the Town Square Mall in Delphi for several years, and worked at Walmart in Lafayette for 5 years, before retiring. She attended the Delphi Wesleyan Church. Was active with the Carroll County Senior Citizens, was an avid reader, enjoyed computer games, and had an extensive Barbie Doll collection. She also enjoyed geology. Karen dearly loved her family, and loved to spend time with them. Surviving: daughter-Cindy & John Benner of Delphi; son-Jeff & Elaina Jacot of Delphi; grandsons-Michael Benner & Bradley Jacot of Delphi; sister-Linda York of Lafayette; brother-Max & Linda Fogelsong of Rossville. Services: Friends may call Wednesday from 5pm-8pm at Abbott Funeral Home, Inc., Delphi. Funeral service Thursday at 10:30am at the funeral home, Pastor Dan Fisher officiating. Burial at Pyrmont Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphi Wesleyan Church, envelopes available at the funeral home. http://www.abbottfuneralhome.com
Perry “Dale” Crowder, 83, of Delphi passed away on March 30, 2019 in Franciscan Health, Lafayette East.
Dale was born to the late Perry and Eulala (Martin) Crowder on July 6, 1935 in Carroll County. He graduated from Delphi High School in 1954.
He served in the US Army with the 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) stationed in Germany in 1960.
His marriage to Phyllis M. Franklin was on Dec. 31, 1967 and she survives.
He worked at Alcoa in Lafayette for 11 years, then went to Engineering Aggerates in Logansport, retiring from there in 1999.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Patricia Measels of Lafayette, brother, Donald (Connie) of Delphi, sister, Debbie (Bob) Randolph of Delphi and brother, Richard (Tammy) of Harrogate, TN.
A celebration remembering Dale’s life will be held at a later date.
Peggy L. Thacker, age 69 of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away March 26, 2019. Mrs. Thacker was preceded in death by parents, John & Jessie Gianoulis; and brother, Tony Gianoulis. She is survived by husband of 38 years, Charlie Thacker; children, Chris (Samra) Burch and Jon (Mindy) Burch; step-children, Tanya Chandler, Charlie (Susanne) Thacker, Jr., and Jeff Thacker; sisters, Alice (Ed) Everhart and Jackie Gianoulis; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
She was a 1967 graduate of Delphi Community High School.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 31st at 2 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, TN with Pastor Russ Fairbanks officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Chris Burch, Jon Burch, Chuck Thacker, Jeff Thacker, Ian Burch, Jason Burch and Lincoln Burch serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, March 30th from 5-8 pm and Sunday, March 31st from 1 pm until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com
Alumni and Friends of Pittsburg Grade School
A gathering/planning session is set for Saturday, April 27th at the Riley cabin. It has been reserved from noon to 6:00 PM. This will NOT be a BIG reunion since it will some time to plan and to notify Pittsburg grads, Rather. if you would like to volunteer to help plan such a reunion, probably in 2020. If we do not get at least 20 people who plan to come, we may switch the location to a local restaurant such as Cabos. Email Mary Ellen Grubbs with any questions at grubbsmeg@ yahoo.com.
Ruth Pauline Felix Woolridge, 86, of Delphi, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at her home. Ruth was born to the late Frank and Sylvia May Riggle Felix on November 21, 1932 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Ruth married Carl E. Woolridge in Colburn, IN on December 3, 1949, he preceded her on their 66th anniversary, December 3, 2015. She was a homemaker. Ruth attended Attica High School, enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader.
Ruth is survived by four daughters: Loretta and Mark Crumly of Lafayette, Kathy Golden of Delphi, Debra and Tim Taylor of Kokomo and Donna and Steve Cotner of Logansport. Four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. She is preceded by her parents, husband, three sisters, two brothers and a son-in-law Darrell Golden.
A graveside service will be at 11:30 AM, Saturday, March 30, 2019 at IOOF Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pittsburg. Memorial donations may be given to the Carroll County Cancer Association. Visit www.abbottfuneralhome.comfor online condolences. Abbott Funeral Home is directing services for the Woolridge Family.
PHOTO BY MARK A. SMITH
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6th grade students of the Delphi Community Middle School put on a "Wax Museum" featuring local, national and international notables, at the Wabash & Erie Canal Conference Center in Delphi.
DCHS English department hosts 3rd annual This I Believe community event
Adapted from an article by Holly Cosgray
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 the Delphi Community High School English Department hosted their third annual This I Believe essay contest and community celebration.
This I Believe essays have been being written around the country for decades. In the 1950’s This I Believe was a segment on NPR radio started by journalist Edward R. Murrow. Each week, essays were read by people of all ages across America who were anxious to share their beliefs and values with the public.
This I Believe is no longer a radio program, but teachers all over the country are challenging their students to reach deep within and state what they believe in. It has become a welcomed break from the typical academic writing of English class and has provided refreshing insights to students and teachers alike.
The motto for Delphi’s This I Believe event is always “Bringing people together – one essay at a time.” And the event truly does bring people together. The historic ballroom of the Delphi Opera House is the perfect venue for an evening of awe-inspiring words from some of Delphi’s most talented writers. Sixteen students, four from each class, read their award-winning essays as the crowd was taken through a whole slew of emotions. The audience experienced laughter and tears, joy and pain, as the thoughtful and heartfelt words were spoken. Some of this year’s topics were depression and anxiety, the important role of grandparents, the power of reading, slaying your personal dragons, and healing after the loss of loved ones.
Ms. Isaacs, freshman English teacher, stated, “The This I Believe writing is an opportunity for students to share a personal experience of their own and how it has shaped who they are today. It is always an honor to read each student’s story because it gives you an opportunity to connect with them outside of the classroom. While some students dig a bit deeper than others, all students find a topic to write about that they feel best represents their personality. Each story is unique and special in its own way and deserves to be shared.”
Junior English teacher Mr. Mroczkiewicz had similar thoughts. “I think that This I Believe is a wonderful way to showcase the talents students in the building have. It’s an all-inclusive event. There was a lot of variety with the types of students and types of writing. All the students we have are brilliant in their own ways. This competition brings positivity through these negative times, it focuses on the stories that each student lives and holds true.”
DCHS students are excited for the writing opportunity as well. Senior Kate-Lynn Bennett said, “I think the This I Believe competition is a great way for people to heal wounds they didn’t know they had. The whole point of the writing is to find something you’re passionate about and pour your heart out on paper. I know for me personally it made me feel 10 times lighter.”
Senior Jackie Johns agreed. “I think that the This I Believe competition is a great opportunity for kids to be able to express their beliefs. A lot of kids feel like they don’t have a voice and the competition really helps them express themselves and find that voice.”
Every student in the building writes a This I Believe essay, so it becomes a unifying experience. The English Department wanted to honor those students who told the best stories and to showcase the outstanding writing, so the idea for the competition was brought up two years ago by Mrs. Kreiling. The English teachers and a small committee of outside evaluators choose the top four essays from each class to be read aloud at a community event. The event also features other talented students. This year senior exchange student from Brazil, Bernardo Everling Ribas, played the piano, a video was shown that was produced by junior Michael O’Neil, and three former members of the advanced speech class will present a spoken word poetry performance.
Every audience member left feeling awed and impressed. The unanimous conclusion of all adults in attendance was that DCHS has some talented students who have a lot of important things to say. The adults left feeling not only inspired but also confident that their future was in good hands.
This I Believe 2019 winning essayists (pictured below): Freshmen: Alea Barnard, Abby Burns, Olivia LaDage, Ava Charnley; Sophomores: Aniana Cepeda, Riley Gardiner, Mackenzie Sandusky, Caleb Wolfe; Juniors: Nick Roberson, Ensley Circle, Kaileigh Troyer, Jordan Ladd; Seniors: Drew Hollingsworth, Kalena Shidler, Chelsea Zaldivar, Seth Waters