Commissioners hold marathon meeting

The Carroll County Commissioners worked hard for more than four hours to move through the mountain of information presented to them at the Monday morning meeting. Topics discussed in-depth included the county traffic ordinance, Carroll Manor renovation, the SR75 extension feasibility study and the jail facility master plan report, plus other more routine, but just as important county matters. Because […]

Ho-ho-hometown parade… a merry occasion

Santa enjoyed the Delphi Christmas Parade so much he stopped his sleigh and took to the loudspeakers to let everyone know. The Lions Club-sponsored event last Saturday was a spark of warmth on a brisk day for the many attendees and participants. Comet photo by Kevin Schnepp

Jail study goes public

PMSI, Inc. representative Lester “Spike” Shepler provided the formal draft of a proposed Jail Facility Master Plan developed by his firm. The work was done over the past several months in meetings and research conducted by PMSI. Questions addressed in the plan include: • The need for a new jail and why; • What needs to be done with the […]

St. Rd. 75 extension debated

Planners for the SR75 extension presented a picture of prosperity and economic development to the Carroll County Commissioners that were hard to ignore. After much discussion at the Monday morning meeting, commissioners followed suit by unanimously approving the feasibility study prepared by the Troyer Group. “I whole-heartedly believe we’d better do something,” commissioners’ president Bill Brown said near the end […]

New plan helps Flora trim insurance costs

A change in employee insurance is expected to save the Town of Flora over $140,000 next year. The new plan, with the same provider through Norris Insurance, Flora, offers individual health savings accounts (HSA). An HSA is used to offset a higher deductible that will be $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families. According to Clerk-Treasurer Joretta Tinsman at Monday […]

Delphi to adopt health savings plan

A wise person once said the only thing constant in the world is change. That idiom held true for the Delphi City Council and city employees at the Monday night meeting as council members voted unanimously to adopt a health savings plan in lieu of continuing with the Arnett Health Care program. Council members John Hampton and William Miller were […]

Pete Award winner has ‘heart of gold’

Mary McCarty has devoted her life to children. A mother and foster mother, she has been involved with Special Olympics for 22 years and Girl Scouts for 35 years. She’s also been a school bus driver for 32 years. For her long-time service to the community, the Flora Lions Club selected her to be the 2006 Pete Award winner. She […]

Hats off to the new barber

By Kevin Schnepp During the past 33 years, a myriad of heads sat before Milt Pitty and his shears at Town & Country Barber Shop behind Brosman’s IGA in Delphi. Having kept the shop open on a limited basis during the past year and a half while battling lung cancer and side-effects from treatment, Pitty sold the business to Master […]

2007 Indiana Guides now available

The State of Indiana has released new travel and festival guides for 2007. Indiana 2007 Travel Guide features agritourism, arts and culture, girlfriend getaways, sports and entertainment, family fun, outdoor recreation and Department of Natural Resources sections. The new festival guide serves up celebrations, events and festivals in chronological order. Both guides are available free of charge at the Delphi […]

Delphi Christmas Parade winning floats named

Winning floats were announced at the start of the Delphi Christmas Parade Dec. 2. Judges’ Choice winner was Presbyterian Youth for its “Night Before Christmas” float. Best Float honors were awarded to Union Street Wesleyan Church. City of Delphi Interurban Trolley garnered Best Decorated Vehicle. Best Decorated Animals were horses named Jewels and Nickel, ridden by Jonella Beale and Kady […]