2022-08-31 E-Edition

Downtown displays bring focus to Flora’s history

The Town of Flora is gearing up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the town. Flora’s Sesquicentennial celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, in conjunction with Depot Day. To pay tribute to the town’s past, Billie Hedde and Evelyn Flora designed the displays in the windows of the former JAnn Shop building, now owned by […]

Duplexes coming to south Washington St. property

Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) members approved a special exception request from Hammons Development LLC for property recently purchased. The location of the property was described on the application for a special exception as “S. Washington St.” The application indicates the property is currently zoned U-1, Urban. The property owner said the area is facing Washington St. and […]

Mixed-Use zoning ordinance amendment given recommendation in split vote

The Carroll County Area Plan Commission (APC) has been discussing the concept of allowing various building uses to exist in one zoning district without oversight. Called “Mixed Use” districts, several permitted uses can be located in the district together. Each municipality can adopt or reject the amendment to the Carroll County Zoning Ordinance for its own use. The APC gave […]

Abnormal Lake Freeman river condition watch issued

According to a Tuesday press release from NIPSCO, an ‘Abnormal River Condition’ (ARC) watch has been issued for Lake Freeman. It was stated that one of the following conditions has occurred – the previous day’s 24-hour daily average for flows at the Buffalo USGS gauge dropped to 410 cubic feet per second (cfs) or below or the previous day’s 24-hour […]

INDOT announces a delay in SR28 project completion

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) distributed an update for the SR28 resurfacing and reconstruction project in Frankfort. The press release indicated that due to industry wide supply chain and labor shortage issues, the new timeline for reopening SR28 is after mid-November of 2022, weather permitting. It was stated crews are working diligently to be as efficient, safe and timely […]

Election Board sends illegal campaign allegations to prosecutor

Carroll County Election Board members Clerk Sharon Milburn, Republican Drew Sandora and Democrat Roger Beckner (for Sandy Cripe) discussed several topics at the Thursday, Aug. 25, meeting. Agenda items for new business included a discussion of the Civil Tort payment for legal consultation, general election information, election equipment storage and campaign finance reports. Old business on the agenda concerned the […]


Delphi Class of 1962 Members of the Delphi High School Class of 1962 graduated high school 60 years ago and celebrated the milestone occasion at a reunion Friday at the Wabash & Erie Canal Center in Delphi. Twenty-one of the 94 graduates, along with numerous spouses and guests, attended. Class members who attended are pictured (l-r): Front row: Marge Liebert […]

AARP Indiana supports Indiana Connectivity program, bolstering broadband’s reach into rural areas

During the four years Mike Johnson was Farm Bureau president in Floyd County, the lack of high-speed Internet ranked as one of his community’s top concerns. Without a fast connection, residents struggled to make decisions on crop sales and to keep in touch with loved ones on FaceTime or Zoom. “The farmers and people out in the rural areas tried […]

New rule could help consumers with moderate hearing loss

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced the creation of a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids – a move that is expected to lower costs for many consumers and help those with mild to moderate hearing loss. Written by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), it requires the FDA to issue these regulations. About 40 […]