2009-12-09 / 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.

Wm. R. Michael and sister, Cassie Elizabeth Michael, 1919, Carroll County Wm. R. Michael and sister, Cassie Elizabeth Michael, 1919, Carroll County 10 YEARS AGO

Flora Lions Club honored a man whose proverbial doctor’s bag is never far from him, a man always on call when a medical need arises. Dr. Alvan Eller was presented the club’s prestigious Pete Award in ceremonies last night at the annual Christmas dinner and program.

Everyone knows that Hair Club for Men helps guys with thinning hair get their hair back, but what many people do not know is that Hair Club also offers the Hair Club for Kids program. Hair Club for Kids helps children with cancer cope with some of the side effects of chemotherapy by providing them with their non-surgical hair treatments free, which duplicates the way their hair looked before it fell out, enabling them to lead as normal and active life as possible.

25 YEARS AGO

County Officers were administered the oath of office by Carroll Circuit Court Judge Donald R. Myers, Tuesday morning. They will assume their duties for fouryear terms January 1. Those sworn in were Robert Baker, coroner; Joan Nelson, Circuit Court clerk; Ruth Anderson, recorder; Mary Catherine Carter, councilperson; Grover West, surveyor; Bill Duff, commissioner; and Wayne Swaim, commissioner.

Over 1500 pigs were killed and three buildings destroyed by fire at the Patrick and Karen Powlen farm in Washington Township. The loss was estimated at $217,000 to Powlen’s buildings and at $60,000 to the feeder pigs owned by Yeager & Sullivan, Inc.

The site, located at CRs 900N and 350E, was inspected Monday by a representative of the state Fire Marshal’s off ice. A cause has not yet been determined.

50 YEARS AGO

Plans for construction of a six or eight-room addition to the Hillcrest elementary school in Delphi are being developed by the local school board and school board attorneys, George W. Obear and Ralph Hanna. It is the intention to have the addition ready for use at the beginning of school term next fall.

Kenneth Bell, Delphi elementary school instructor at Monroe Street School is in Home hospital, Lafayette, where he underwent surgery for a ruptured disc. He plans to be home for Christmas but will not be able to return to school for approximately two months.

75 YEARS AGO

New candidates expenses filed so far are as follows: Republican: Charles Tansey, $11; Arthur Ritchey, $90; Riley Stephen, $110; Harry Baum, $68.11; John R. Rush, $15; Russell Flora, $175.90; Russell Bell, $10; Carl Overholser, $34; George Groninger, $10; Democrat: Frank Rees, $1; Carl Raber, none; Sam Dyer, $82.25; John Kennard, $114.75.

Joseph Ives, Delphi attorney has moved his office from the Odd Fellows building on Washington street to the office of Cartwright, Wason & Carr. After January 1st, B. F. Carr who has been a member of this firm will move to Monticello where he will practise and the firm will then be known as Cartwright, Wason & Ives. All old business will be taken care of under the old firm name and all new business will be taken care of under the name of the new firm.

100 YEARS AGO

The township trustees of this part of Indiana have decided that the fellow who loafs all summer is not deserving of help in winter. They are not going to support this specimen of mendicant. One of them said to a Democrat reporter: “It will be no use for a man to apply for assistance who is able to work and does not want to, for the trustees have the work or know where it is to be found. He says perhaps it does not always pay the wages a man thinks he ought to have, but he thinks the old saying true – a half loaf is better than none.”

Miss Eva Hanna, proprietor of the Hanna Sisters millinery store at Delphi, sold the store Saturday to Mrs. George Fachinger of Lafayette and the latter took possession Monday morning. Miss Hanna had been connected with the store for eight years and had been very successful.

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