2008-01-23 / Looking Back

Looking Back

From the files of Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Journal-Citizen and Carroll County Comet. Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum.

Five generations in 1944 near Cutler: l-r, Laura Belle Smith Taylor, Clarence Taylor, Ola Taylor Harmon, Martha Belle Harmon Michael, holding Curtis Michael. Photo submitted by Ricky Michael, son of Martha Michael Five generations in 1944 near Cutler: l-r, Laura Belle Smith Taylor, Clarence Taylor, Ola Taylor Harmon, Martha Belle Harmon Michael, holding Curtis Michael. Photo submitted by Ricky Michael, son of Martha Michael 10 YEARS AGO

A 123-year-old bridge over Paint Creek is tucked away southeast of Camden, out of sight from most people. It is on the property of Wilmer "Stub" Hodges, who has offered it to Wabash & Erie Canal, Inc. If relocation is successful, the bridge will be preserved over a portion of the canal and will become a feature on Delphi's historic trails. Dr. Jim Cooper, who is working with Carroll County's newly formed historic bridge coalition, plans to research the history of the Paint Creek bridge. When the time comes to move the historic bridge, help will be needed. The process will involve careful measurements and photographs. A blacksmith will be needed for the reassembling.

25 YEARS AGO

A lifelong resident of Delphi, 44-year-old Carolyn Talbert Wagner, was unanimously selected as Delphi mayor at a special caucus of precinct committeemen within the corporate limits of the city last night.

She replaces Wayne Van Sickle, who had served 15 years and resigned effective January 1 to become a public relations representative.

The farm of Jack and Betty Flora of Cutler has qualified for the state's Hoosier Homestead Award. The award recognizes those farms owned by the same family consecutively for 100 years or more. The farm has been in the Flora family since 1882.

50 YEARS AGO

In the pursuit of their duties on Saturday, the Delphi City police ran afoul of a dead skunk. The skunk, in the possession of several teenage boys, was being displayed prominently around town, including in a local restaurant where both boys insisted that they were merely being business-like and were attempting to sell the animal. As the market for dead skunks in Delphi is not what one might call brisk, the police took a dim view of the whole affair. After a severe lecture, the boys were dismissed and the skunk banished.

Police records probably show it as a case of juvenile "destink" quency.

75 YEARS AGO

The Deer Creek township Home Economics club will meet at the Delphi library on Thursday for the regular meeting which was postponed because of the Agricultural conference at Purdue. A darning contest will be held and each member is asked to bring a stocking or sock to darn.

Two basketball games will be played at the Delphi Armory Sunday afternoon. The first game, between the Delphi Aces and the Cutler Independents, will be called at 2 o'clock. The second game, at 3 o'clock, will bring together the Crosby Hotel five and the Economy Grocery Co. team of Logansport. Come and help support the local players.

100 YEARS AGO

Following are the deposits of the money of Carroll county allotted to the various banks by the Board of Commissioners: Yeoman Bank, $10,000; Farmer's Bank of Flora, $10,000; Burlington Bank, $6,000; 1st. National Bank of Flora, $15,000; Bright National Bank of Flora, $18,000; E.W. Bowen & Co., Delphi, $33,000; A.T. Bowen & Co., Delphi, $33,000; Citizens Bank of Delphi, $75,000. Total $200,000.

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