DCSC names ’98 grad high school principal

Jeff Shuler, a 1998 graduate of Delphi Community High School, has been named the next DCSC High School Principal. He also has a finance degree from Purdue University and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Ball State University. Shuler replaces former principal Ann-Marie Circle, who will formally become the Delphi Community School Corporation (DCSC) superintendent on July 1. Shuler told […]
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Saturday Night Accident Claims Life of Knox Woman, Driver Arrested

A Knox woman lost her life in a Saturday night accident at the intersection of State Road 23 and Toto Road in Starke County and the driver was arrested following an investigation at the scene by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. Paul Howard, 46, was reportedly driving a red 1991...
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Erica's Boutique now open in Rensselaer

Erica Kingman, a native of Remington and graduate of Tri-County Junior Senior High School, is following in the footsteps of her parents and has opened a new business in Rensselaer. The court-appointed special advocate (CASA) is married, and has three children. About four years ago, Kingman said she got the...
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Hebron woman sentenced to 2 years for near-fatal OWI crash

CROWN POINT — A Lake Criminal Court judge sentenced a Hebron woman Tuesday to two years in prison for being intoxicated when she caused a near-fatal crash in 2019 that caused a man's life-threatening injuries. Jessica E. Eversole, 42, failed to learn from her previous mistakes when she got in...

Sanctified Souls Riding Club gives update on charity works

DEMOTTE, Ind. — Matt Zacharias was the guest speaker for the DeMotte/Kankakee Valley Rotary Club meeting earlier this month and he spoke about the charity works of the Sanctified Souls Riding Club. Zacharias, President of Kniman Chapter, stated that there are currently 11 members in the chapter and they focus...

Driving instructor teaches seven sets of twins

RENSSELAER — Chris Meeks has seen a lot over the years, particularly as a driver education instructor at Rensselaer Central High School. But for him, 2021 will be memorable for more than COVID-19. Meeks is teaching seven sets of twins. Joe Burvan, Meeks’ mentor throughout his school career, was a...
Starke County,

Man dies after severe storms in Starke County

STARKE COUNTY, Ind. -- A woman was injured and a man was killed after their mobile home was flipped upside down during severe weather, according to the Starke County Coroner's Office. Around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a microburst destroyed the mobile home at W CR 550 S and carried the carport...

Circuitous education road ends at DCSC

Beth Stansbury began her life in West Virginia and has now landed in the Delphi Community School Corporation (DCSC) 42 years later as the newly hired Delphi Middle School Principal. Stansbury told the Comet she graduated from Buffalo Wayne High School in West Virginia in 1997 and then from Marshall University in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education and […]

RCHS softball players honored by coaches

RENSSELAER — Several members of the Rensselaer Central softball team were presented awards during an awards program recently. The Lady Bombers finished 7-10 overall and 3-5 in the Hoosier Conference after returning to the field for the first time since 2019. The 2020 season was wiped out by the COVID pandemic.

Knox Officials Review Bids for Trash and Recycling Pickup

The City of Knox may be able to save some money by switching trash pickup companies. Republic Services’ bid for solid waste and recycling services came in significantly lower than the one from the city’s current contractor, Waste Management. Under the proposed three-year contract presented during Tuesday’s city council meeting,...
Carroll County,

New Carroll County residential development

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Pond View Acres residential development near 8601 W. Division Line Road, a half-mile west of the Delphi Municipal Airport, was held Friday afternoon. Owner/developer of the fiber optic, infrastructure-ready, rural residential development is Ken Walton of Delphi. Pond View Acres offers ten lots (two already sold) with pond access. Participating in the groundbreaking were, from […]

Lucky Leo's survives COVID shutdown, thrives as restrictions ease

HEBRON, Ind. — A small shop in Hebron, Indiana has made a big difference in the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it was providing options to stay safe, or creating opportunities for first-time parents like taking pictures with Santa Claus, Lucky Leo’s spread lots of love and goodwill to their community while enduring a global pandemic.
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Demotte woman faces child neglect charges

A Demotte woman faces child neglect and other criminal charges after being found unresponsive on the front lawn of the Turkey Run Inn early Monday. The Parke County Sheriff’s Department said Pearl Mendoza, 25, was found passed out about 7:30 a.m. near the inn’s front entrance. She was woken by...
Pulaski County,

Pulaski County Reports 48th COVID-19 Death

Another Pulaski County resident has died while positive with COVID-19. The death happened Monday, according to Tuesday’s report from the Indiana Department of Health. A total of 48 Pulaski County residents are now confirmed to have died from the coronavirus since June of 2020. The state as a whole reported...
Starke County,

One Person Dies in Saturday Night Storm

A storm that ripped through Starke County Saturday night reportedly claimed the life of an occupant inside a house trailer in San Pierre, according to the Starke County Coroner’s Office. Another person was transported to the hospital. The name of the decedent was not released pending family notification. Emergency personnel...
Starke County,

Prairie Trails Club Welcomes Cross-Country Veterans Bike Expedition

A cross-country bicycle ride brought five combat veterans to Starke County last week. The 3,700-mile trip on the Great American Rail-Trail is being organized by Warrior Expeditions, a nonprofit group that helps veterans transition away from their wartime experiences through an outdoor therapy program. Jay Waters is one of the...