2009-07-29 / 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.

House being moved from East Main St. to North Indiana St., Delphi, in the 1950s; owned by the late Dr. Hubert Gross House being moved from East Main St. to North Indiana St., Delphi, in the 1950s; owned by the late Dr. Hubert Gross 10 YEARS AGO

Rachel Rush, 19, Burlington was crowned the 1999 Carroll County 4-H Fair Queen Saturday evening. She was chosen from a field of 10 young women and is reigning over activities at the 4-H Fair this week.

Terry and Fran Lacy of rural Delphi designed and painted the stenciled floor image in the kitchen of the restored Reed Case House. Lacy added the final touches before an open house at Canal Park.

On a motion by Dr. Greg Norman and unanimously approved by the board Mike VanSickle will be the Hillcrest principal and elementary coordinator and Debby Williams will be the interim principal at Camden.

U.S. Cellular opened its third store in the Ace Industry building in Delphi on US 421. Owner Mike Hufford owns two other stores in Frankfort and Greencastle, offering cell phones, pagers and satellite dishes.

25 YEARS AGO

Shail Black, the 17-yearold daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kim Black, Rt. 4, Delphi, was crowned Miss Carroll County at the 27th annual 4-H queen contest.

Winners of showmanship awards in beef at the Carroll County 4-H Fair this week were Todd Ritchey, Intermediate; Chris Meade, Senior Showmanship; and Christian Carmin, Junior.

Sam High has retired after 61 years of barbering. High was a barber in Rockfield for 48 years.

Joy Edging of Camden reached the age of 90 on July 28 and is retiring from the Camden Elevator—for the third time. This time he really means it.

50 YEARS AGO

Byrom "Barney" Goyer resigned Wednesday as deputy sheriff of Carroll county. The resignation is effective July 31. The new deputy will be Fred Dillon, Washington township. Dillon, is a Washington township farmer, precinct committeeman and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine.

The most unusual thing about the City Council meeting Monday evening was that it was attended by all five councilmen, including Carl Hargraves whose resignation was submitted several weeks ago but apparently was not accepted. Robert Quinn, representing the Chamber of Commerce, asked for and was granted permission to use the city streets, with certain qualifications for the Old Settlers celebration. Myron Beesley, Monday afternoon purchased the 20-room Crosby Hotel and the fourstory building which houses it and the Beesley Department store. Byram Crosby has owned the building and hotel for several years and the hotel has been managed by Bill Coomey who will continue in the same capacity.

75 YEARS AGO

Redecorating and new fixtures have added much to the appearance of the china department of the Mount & Son hardware store. This new department for women will consist of house furnishings, kitchen ware and Queensware of the very highest grade. New counters and tables have been installed and everything added to the department for the convenience of the buying housewife.

Five special trains over the Wabash from Delphi, Lafayette, Attica, Williamsport and Danville carried over 3500 passengers to Niagara Falls and Detroit Friday for the low price of $3 for a round trip ride of 959 miles. 87 people took advantage of this cheap train service fromDelphi. Burglars entered the Gus Hilderdorf café at an early hour Saturday morning and took four slot machines containing over $100 and a safe with $160 cash. The safe was found later down the road near the river knocked to pieces by some kind of explosive. The contents were gone.

100 YEARS AGO

Carl Voorhees of Flora is experimenting on a "glider," or miniature air ship at his shop on West Main street. The machine under construction is about five feet long and two feet high, is built of very light material and is covered with muslin, which acts as wings to support the machine in the air. The "glider" is intended for soaring from the top of high buildings, letting the operator quietly to the ground in safety. The present machine, of course, is not large enough to carry a man, but if it works successfully, Mr. Voorhees may construct a large one. Carl hardly hopes to rival the Wright Bros., yet there is always someone who is a little smarter than the other fellow.

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