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Delphi Carroll County Comet Newspaper Archives May 30 1990, Page 1

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Delphi Carroll County Comet (Newspaper) - May 30, 1990, Delphi, Indiana N?/?r/91 it it 4 6ft Indiana state i irjary Archt hrs it Var i on t no t Ana Poi to in 46?ft4-ftft0ft volume 17 Pho vat Del Phi 564-2222 Flora 967-4135 county Council cuts a cd tax in half meeting last night the Carroll county Council adopted a new three year cumulative capital development fund assessment of 5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. Three years ago the Council approved a ten cent Levy which was Cut the past year to eight cents by state officials when the county a assessed valuation was considerably less than had been anticipated before the reassessment. The five cent tax will raise approximately $75,000 per year and the eight cent Levy this year will raise $120,000. Last nights action is still to be approved by the state Board of tax commissioners. A request for $40,000 to establish a full time organization by the Carroll county Industrial development committee was rejected but a motion was approved to have the proposal resubmitted at the councils september budget hearing meeting. Effectively the rejection will probably mean the end of cd id which had indicated that part time was deemed effective enough. Officials of Delphi Burlington Camden and Flora had agreed to provide $3 per person in their jurisdictions toward the proposed $69,000 proposed budget for three years. Carroll county a commissioners had recommended passage of the proposal. Comprehensive development Center funds of $8,000 to help defray a working balance of $50,000, most of i which comes from transportation costs was approved. It was pointed out that the increased county valuation will provide an additional $4,400 to cd anyway. The director of cd the past three months told the Council that he is already working hard to make his budget and expenses work in a better fashion and that he had been meeting with cd employees All Day tuesday in an Effort to determine ways to Cut expenses of the five county organization of which Carroll county is a part. The request of the Carroll county welfare department for an additional appropriation of $350,000 was okd. Of that amount $320,000 was for placement and therapy for court remanded children and another $30,000 for medical expenses. The Case Load of such children has grown from four last year to 12 this year with per child per Day costs from $80 to $100. This years budget appropriation request was $486,000. County assessor while discussing her appropriation needs explained that the county still owes the firm which handled the 1989 reassessment $8,000 Bot that her records show the firm owes the county $35,000 because of delays and for other expenses caused by the delay. County attorney Barry Emerson and Duff talked with the company a officials in March at which time they said they would return in two weeks for further discussion but they have not returned at this time. All other fund requests were approved As advertised. Seurynck is chs valedictorian he was selected for the world issues seminar Richard Lugar leadership seminar Hoosier boys state Hugh of Brien seminar and Jim Juntz conference. A member of varsity Quot a it Quot club he participated in Golf Cross country and basketball. He received the Bradshaw English award the Goslee Golf memorial fund award and other scholarships. Hathaway plans to attend Purdue University and major in civil engineering. Seurynck Hathaway it Thomas Seurynck is valedictorian and Alec Hathaway salutatorian of the Delphi Community High school class of 1990. Seurynck is the son of Joseph and Ray Seurynck of Delphi. He was a member of National Honor society student Council Delphi educational enrichment program deep committee academic spell bowl super bowl and decathlon teams Indiana mathematics league Sci acc math club French club interact and was a Junior rotarian. He was selected for the Hugh of Brien youth leadership conference science symposium at Isu Richard Lugar government conference and Hoosier boys slate. A member of varsity Quot a Quot club he participated in basketball Tennis Golf and baseball. At the senior awards program he received the following Scholastic awards Bradshaw English French outstanding student . History and government Indiana mathematics league and Danforth Quot i dare he also received the los Lutler memorial athlete of the year award the Delphi Lions athletic award and several scholarships. Ile plans to attend notre Dame University. Hathaway is Dick and Suzanne Hathaway of i. 4, Delphi. He was a member of National Honor society student Council academic super bowl and decathlon teams interact Spanish club Sci acc math club Edc certified Carroll county a 1990 economic development income tax credit distributions have been certified according to Loma e. Hicks auditor. The local county option tax rate is .10 percent with a distributive Shams Factor of .0758787 used. Certified distribution shows $172,000 to the county one City and four towns. Amounts for the six units arc county 4 $62,471.00 Delphi 11,053.00 Burlington 1,602.50 Camden 1,425.50 Flora 9,347.00 Yeoman 101.00 total distribution is $86,000. The units have three years to use their funds and it can be invested until it is used. County treasurer resigns county treasurer Deloris Mullin of Burrows resigned her position As a county official effective May 31. Mullin submitted a letter to Joan Nelson clerk of the circuit court stating that she was resigning due to ill health. A Democrat she was serving the last Ofcar of her second term in office. She had served As Deputy treasurer with veda Wilcox and previously As full time and part time clerk in the treasurers office. Democrat Central committee chairman Max rude has not set a Date to appoint a replacement. Marilyn of Farrell Deputy treasurer is filling the treasurers position during mulling absence. She is a candidate for the office in the 1990 general election. North St. Bridge then St now the top photo shows How Delphi a North St. Bridge looked before 1935. It had an Iron Frame and was first built for horse and buggy traffic. The net overpass Bridge was built in 1935 As a Federal Highway project with Era funds. It was a new Type Bridge intermediate in appearance Between the common Arch and girder Type structures. Final Cost of the Bridge is unknown but original estimates were $90,000-$95,000. The Bottom photo shows the Bridge now while it is under construction to repair deteriorating sections. Cost of the project is $242,000. Upon completion in August the Bridge is expected to look like a new Structure according to the Engineer. The Highway us 421/sr 39/sr 18 will be closed beginning monday. Note the differences in the two photos a Bridge Structure the railings the Roadway beneath the overpass and the growth of the Trees in the area. The tall Brick Home pictured in the top photo is still there but can to be seen in the lower photo because of the Trees. Top photo Courtesy of Josephine Brown. Bottom photo taken by Comet staff sustainable a demos to be held at 12 Indiana farms a series of on farm demonstrations promoting the use of sustainable farming techniques will begin this Spring at a dozen Sites in Indiana. The 1990 Indiana on farm demonstration project will provide technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers interested in evaluating alternative or a a sustainable methods of Row crop production. Sustainable agriculture emphasizes efficient use and management of crop inputs. Producers who rely on sustainable farming techniques tend to make better use of on farm resources reducing their dependency on purchased inputs. This can improve farm profit Bablity and limit negative environmental impacts. A a there Iii a pressing need to provide Farmers with practical information on sustainable farming techniques suitable for use in Indiana a. Says Dave Swaim agronomic consultant and president of the Indiana sustainable agriculture association Isaa. A we believe that on farm demonstrations Are an effective Way to introduce producers to Evv a mkt Rammai of old alternative cropping systems with minimal risk. Demonstrations allow an individual to evaluate new practices on a Small scale before making changes Over the whole this years demonstrations will examine a variety of alternative cropping practices and management techniques. For example several of the farm demonstrators will learn How to measure residual nitrogen left in the soil using a new Type of Field test kit. With an estimate of soil nitrogen a pro a thriving business of the 1800s Lesh livery barn pictured was located where the Camden american legion is today. This picture was taken in 1898. In a few Short years automobiles had replaced the need for stables. A livery was a bulkiness which kept or fed horses for a fixed charge or kept them for hire. At first Glace passersby could Easum Tell this was a livery stable because oath horse shaped sign hanging Over the door. Photo Courtesy of Camden museum to a a a plication rates according to the amount already present in the Field. If this technique is proven effective widespread use could save Indiana Farmers million of dollars each year and reduce the potential for groundwater contamination. Other cooperators will Experiment with More efficient use of herbicides and insecticides. In Many instances chemicals used to control agricultural pests can be reduced or replaced by improved management practices. Public Field Days will be held throughout the summer at various Sites around the state. Dates and locations will be released later. The project is a cooperative Effort of the Indiana sustainable agriculture association Isaa and the american Farmland Trust aft. For information Contact Bryan Petrucci at aft a Midwest regional office 312 427-2943 or Dave Swaim at Isaa in Crawfordsville 317 362-4946. American Farmland Trust is he Only National Quot non profit organization primarily dedicated to the Protection of our nations Best Farmland. Founded in 1980 in response tor the shrinking agricultural land base today a us concerns extend to Many of the economic and environmental pressures that effect Rural lands. The Midwest office works with individual Farmers and sus see Back Page this Section ten counties form regional de group Quot a major economic development Campaign to Over 1,000 food processing companies is now under Way Quot according to Bret Rinehart Industrial development corporation executive director of Carroll county. This Campaign is a joint project of our county and nine other counties which formed a regional economic development committee to promote relocation and or expansion of food processor companies to Carroll county. Covely and Clark advertising of Lafayette developed the four pan direct mail Campaign. It features an audio introduction by or. Steven Deering president of Purdue University and three brochures on Why existing food companies have chosen this area the research capabilities of Purdue University and the Quality of our labor Force. The ten county regional economic development committee that initiated the project was created to Exchange ideas and information and develop arca wide programs to support economic development for information Call Bra Rinehart at 317 564-2060

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