Five years of restorations and renovations in Delphi come to a close

Delphi was named a Stellar Community in 2012. Since that time, Delphi has used that status to get more than $23,000,000 in grants.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2017 4:32 PM
Updated: Oct. 28, 2017 4:26 PM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The City of Delphi celebrated a milestone in its Stellar history today.

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Delphi was named a Stellar Community in 2012. Since that time, Delphi has used that status to get more than $23,000,000 in grants. Those grants have helped renovate downtown building facades, improve walking trails and completely restore the Delphi Opera House.

All of the initial Stellar revitalization projects have been completed. Mayor Shane Evans says Delphi is still moving in the right direction.

"It's a great opportunity to reflect on the success of the city of Delphi and see how far we have come. It was only five years ago that it really was announced and the city of Delphi has experienced a huge transformation in that time," said Evans.

Some of the other improvements include updates to the city water lines and $3,000,000 towards the downtown streets and sidewalks.

Evans says Delphi's success is due to its citizens, "We have a community of volunteers here that care about their neighbors, that care about this city and its future so that sets Delphi apart, in my eyes, from any other community."

Former Delphi mayor Randy Strasser, who was mayor in 2012, was also recognized for his work for the city.

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