2009-03-18 / 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.

Odd Fellows Building fire, Washington and Main, Delphi, Jan. 2, 1955 Odd Fellows Building fire, Washington and Main, Delphi, Jan. 2, 1955 10 YEARS AGO

Enforcement of parking limits around the courthouse square in Delphi will begin this week after notice of the two-hour regulation is stenciled on the curbs running around the perimeter of the block.

With less than two weeks to go until Spring, Old Man Winter just couldn't resist throwing one last blast of snow and cold across northern Indiana. Last week's weather brought six inches or more of the white stuff to the area, closing schools in several counties including Carroll.

Carroll County is a relatively small rural county consisting of approximately 240,000 acres and 375 square miles. It supports a population of around 20,000 people. Of that 240,000 acres, over 220,000 acres are in farms and farmland.


A contract for Cable TV in Camden was signed at a recent Camden Town Board meeting. Work will begin within the next 30-60 days depending on the weather.

Charles Groninger was honored with a trophy for being the "most faithful Oracle basketball fan" last Wednesday night at the DCHS winter sports awards program.

John F. Klepinger who began his banking career in Delphi in 1936, was honored at the annual dinner banquet of the Delphi Chamber of Commerce. He was named as the C of C's fourth winner of "The Samuel Milroy Ward."


Robert Hood, 29, took a pretty, dark-haired blind date to a drivein movie Monday night, parked his car and left her to get refreshments. When he came back she was missing. So was his 1958 automobile.

Carroll county ladies flocked to the new Armory on Tuesday morning to attend the Easter Bonnet Breakfast.

The main attraction of he program was a style show featuring millinery from the Palais Royal, of Lafayette. The showing was conducted in a novel manner with the models donning the hats in view of the audience.


1 Minute Interview: TOM DOWNEY, Camden coach, (after final game)-I'm proud of the boys. We have a lot of pep and I'm looking for them to carry it over into regional. NORMAN KNAUB, Cutler principal-It was a nice tournament and the best team won. Cutler has no alibi. FRANK BARNES, Flora coach (during final game)-It's been a good tournament. All I can say is I believe the best teams are in the final. The tournament has been well managed. FRED SANDERS, Rockfield coach-Very interesting tournament. One of the best for quite a while. PAUL BROWN, Burlington coach-Never was a tournament like it. ARTHUR COHEE, Deer Creek coach-I think it is one of the best tournaments we've had in a long time. It's been about as even as it could possibly be. PAUL LOSTUTTER, Delphi coach-Camden was the outstanding team of the tourney and will prove a worthy representative of this district. They are exceptionally well coached, big, and in perfect condition. We will all be pulling for them.


A meeting of the farmers of the Rockfield neighborhood next Wednesday night for the purpose of organizing a company to build a farmers' elevator at that place and which, it is said, will soon be under progress of sonstruction.

Frank Moss & Son have bought the Hoosier Democrat printing office at Flora. A few weeks ago they purchased the Flora Enterprise-Sentinel and they are now in full control of the printing business in that enterprising city.

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