2018-02-07 / Community

Professional Briefs


Sims Sims AUSTIN SIMS is the newest insurance agent with Gangwer Insurance Agency in Delphi.

A 2008 graduate of Benton Central High School, he received an Agra-Business degree in 2011 from Ivy Tech College in Lafayette.

Sims began working as a farm insurance agent with Gangwer Insurance’s Delphi office, 202 W. Main St., on Jan. 25.

“I grew up in Otterbein and love working in a small community,” Sims said. “People here always acknowledge you with either a smile or a wave.”

Sims is involved at Forever

Grace Church in Montmorenci and coaches a basketball league for boys and girls ages four through sixth grade at the Otterbein United Methodist Church. He and his wife Danielle reside in Otterbein with their four children ranging in age from three to 17.

“I look forward to serving the Delphi community,” Sims said. He can be contacted at (765) 564-2061.


Layman Layman Executive Director JIM LAYMAN is celebrating 20 years with Purdue and the Family Health Clinic in Delphi.

“I lived in Delphi for 24 years and saw the Family Health Clinic firsthand and knew what an asset the clinic was in the community,” Layman said. “When the position opened, I thought it would be a great fit for my career plans.”

Layman said the health care arena is a constantly changing environment and their biggest change is growth.

“In 2009, we had 15 employees at two clinic sites in Delphi and Monon and today we have 65 employees at four sites that now include Burlington and Wolcott,” Layman said.

Although the landscape of primary health care is always changing, Layman said he expects the next 20 years will see continued growth and new opportunities.

“Although it is hard to predict where the Family Health Clinics will be in 20 years, I am excited about the future,” Layman said.

DELPHI MARA MART gas station and convenience store in Delphi began carrying a full line of Noble Roman’s pizzas and products Jan. 26, according to manager Christie Beher. She said they held a grand opening Feb. 2 by giving away 100 whole pizzas to the first 100 customers.

“We began giving away pizzas at 5 p.m. and finished around 7:30 p.m. with most customers receiving a baked pizza while others took Take-N-Bake pizzas,” Beher said.

Beher said since carrying the Noble Roman’s line, they have seen an increase in traffic and sales. She said they begin serving breakfast at 5 a.m. and bake fresh pizzas and products until 9 p.m. weekdays and until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Beher wants customers to know they can purchase breadsticks and personal pan pizzas from the case throughout the day. She also said carry out orders are available from their menu.

Mara Mart is located at 900 S. Washington St. in Delphi with operating hours from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Contact the station at (765) 564-4238 to place an order.

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