Commissioners delay rezone request – again

Carroll County Commissioners were presented with a request in February to re-zone nearly 15 acres of land south of Delphi on CR800W from suburban to agricultural, which would allow property owners to file for a special exception to operate a small, no-kill shelter for dogs. Property owners Peggy and Tom Stigers explained they want to find adoptive homes for senior […]

FEMA increases flood plain area in Flora

Flora homeowners are being sent letters from their banks or mortgage lenders that their properties are now in a flood plain. Clerk-Treasurer Joretta Tinsman alerted town officials to changes in the town’s flood plain map at Monday night’s Council meeting. “We started receiving calls on this last week,” Tinsman said. She explained that the FEMA has changed the flood plain […]

‘Be dazzling’ night in Flora

Flora’s third annual “Paint the Town Red” event was a fun evening with lots of activities, giveaways and shopping last Thursday. Sponsored by Flora Main Street, the event promoted heart health with free screenings for participants, along with a scavenger hunt of heart health tips at each participating store. The scavenger hunt winner was Laurie Brower, who received a $50 […]

County’s GIS zoning layer goes live

Carroll County’s online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database continues to grow as more information is added. The latest addition of information available to the public is the zoning layer. Zoning information contained on the site, found at, depicts the different zoning designations in the county, in the City of Delphi and in Camden, Yeoman and other smaller towns. Although […]

Delphi BOW hears Stellar water/wastewater projects details

Delphi Board of Works members Dick Traeger and Carolyn Pearson, along with Mayor Randy Strasser, learned about six Stellar water and wastewater projects at a special Feb. 26 meeting. They were advised about time schedules, scope of work and funding sources. They did not hear about the cost of five of the six projects. According to Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser, […]

It’s ‘full steam ahead’ for Delphi zoning ordinance revisions

Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser announced to the City Council his plans to revise the city’s zoning ordinance Monday night. The announcement came after Council members Dick Traeger, Carolyn Pearson and Nelson Smith unanimously approved a residential spot-zone in the downtown’s central business district. Council members Brian Garrison and John Bennett (who serves on the County Area Plan Commission as the […]

Looking Back

10 YEARS AGO City of Delphi police officer Paul Kubon was hired to be a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. He said when scouting a player, he looks for how they approach the mound, bat, the mechanics of the player and how they conduct themselves off the field. Kubon was also a pitching coach for the Delphi Community High School […]

County rail history is sought

Mark A. Smith, county historian and coordinator of the Carroll County Historical Museum, is doing a field study on the railroads in Carroll County. He is seeking information relating to the rails, along with information on the agents who served in the depots of the Pennsylvania, Monon, and Wabash rail lines and those who have been caught on the Monon […]


The Church of Christ Food Pantry is open Mondays from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the town hall. The adult choir at Faith Church of Christ will start practicing for the Easter Service on Sundays from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. New members are welcome. A Kids Carnival will be held […]

Washington Twp.

The Deer Creek Presbyterian Church will have its monthly breakfast on Saturday, March 7. The breakfast will be from 7 to 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. The monies will be used from the free-will offering for community projects. The Church Women United Lenten Breakfast will be March 7 All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport. The Lenten service will start at 8 […]