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Delphi receives "Stellar" recognition

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A resident looks at plans of one of the ten projects that will be financed through the Stellar Communities award

Delphi is one of two cities in the state being recognized as “stellar.”

Several Indiana organizations including the Department of Transportation and Community Development Authority picked the Carroll County community, as well as Princeton, for the second annual Stellar Communities Award.

Mayor Randy Strasser says the recognition and money that comes with it will serve as a tool for attracting and keeping businesses in Delphi.

More than 40 cities applied for the recognition, but only Delphi and Princeton were selected.

They will split more than $20-million for projects over the next three years.

Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman says completing those will make Delphi an important part of Indiana’s growth

Strasser says many of these projects were expected to be finished over the next decade, but the Stellar Communities award will help speed them up to as soon as three years.

The city has identified ten that will be funded through the award, including new street-scaping, creating railroad quiet zones, and restoration and expansion of the Delphi Opera House, which hasn’t been used for performances in about a century.