County entities will be asked to contribute for 911 costs

Lead Communicator chosen for department

Carroll County Commissioners decided at the Monday morning meeting to develop a pay schedule based on the formula used for Indiana’s Public Safety Tax computation. Fees from the schedule will provide a method for all community entities to help pay for E-911 Dispatch services. County Auditor Vicky Snipes advised the county leaders the City of Delphi has not honored a […]

‘Lee the Horse Logger’ ambles through Carroll County

A man driving a team of three horses pulling a covered wagon traveled through Carroll County last week. Known as “Lee the Horse Logger,” the 55-year-old traveler was met and helped by several residents in the Flora and Delphi areas. Lee drove his horses west on SR18 into Flora and stopped at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, where he camped from […]

Delphi to search for water north of Wabash River

Delphi Board of Works members Dick Bradshaw, Sam Deiwert and Mayor Shane Evans approved a contract with Peerless Midwest to physically investigate an aquifer on the north side of the Wabash River off Carrollton Rd. According to a Peerless representative, the different parcels of land being considered for test wells are wooded, undeveloped and agricultural. He said the goal is […]

Carroll keeps tax rate well below self-imposed limit

The Carroll Consolidated School Corporation tax rate for 2016 is 65.19 cents, about 3.5-cents higher than 2015, reported Superintendent Chris Lagoni at the Jan. 26 meeting. “That should fund the corporation and still keep it in great financial shape,” he said. “About five years ago the board said it would never go over a rate of 76 cents,” board president […]

Flora approves water study; starts process to fine-tune project

The final copy of the engineering report for Flora’s water study was presented and approved at Monday night’s meeting of the Flora Town Council. Vince Sommers with Commonwealth Engineering said several meetings had been held with the town’s water utility leaders, Ted Donoho and Ron Fritz, to fine tune the project. Sommers explained the project cost is estimated at $3.3 […]

Delphi Council finds temp meeting location

Delphi Mayor Shane Evans told City Council members last month he would search for a different venue for their meetings to ease concerns about lack of accessibility. Mayor Evans told Council members Monday night Delphi Community School Superintendent Greg Briles has agreed to allow the Council and the Board of Works to hold their meetings on the DCSC campus. Evans […]

National Wear Red Day is Friday

Join the fight against heart disease in women

Residents all over Indiana will show their support for the fight against heart disease and stroke in women by wearing red on Friday – National Wear Red Day. Part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, Wear Red Day focuses the nation’s attention on heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women in America. Women and men […]

Scholarship deadline nears

A Feb. 29 deadline is approaching for applications for the Farm Credit Mid- America Scholarship. Each year, the agriculture lender awards more than 60 scholarships valued at nearly $100,000 to college students enrolled in agriculture programs. The scholarship program is part of the Farm Credit’s Secure the Future of Rural America Fund which contributes to programs and initiatives supporting the […]

Hoosier state food heritage

Popcorn, pork ‘n’ pie … oh, my!

Editor’s note – To mark Indiana’s bicentennial, Indiana education groups present this historical series, “So You Think You Know Indiana: Celebrating 200 years of the Hoosier State.” P opcorn, pork tenderloins, sugar cream pie and persimmons are unlikely to be seen on the same picnic table. All of them, though, are intertwined with our Hoosier food heritage. So, of course, […]


St. Joseph Catholic Church invites everyone to a FREE COMMUNITY MEAL at Honan Hall in Delphi on Thursday, Feb. 18. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the hot meal and fellowship. Serving is from 6 to 7 p.m. The AMERICAN LEGION POST 75 meets the second Monday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. at the Post located at […]