2010-09-01 / 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.

South side of Main Street in Camden, circa 1910 South side of Main Street in Camden, circa 1910 10 YEARS AGO

Carly Joan Resler, sixmonth old daughter of Josh and Rhonda Brown Resler won the ‘Cutest Baby Contest’ at the Tippecanoe Mall on Aug. 26. Carly and her parents reside in Bringhurst.

Betty Foltz and Paul Morris met on the Delphi Historic Trails three years ago. They will be married Sept. 2 at Trailhead Park, southwest of Delphi. The couple is pictured above at the Trailhead suspension bridge, which leads to the trails.

Carroll Elementary fifth grade teacher Larry Henning likens Olympic level track and field officiating to being in charge at recess. The Flora man recently helped in the selection of U.S. athletes for the upcoming Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. As an official for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field trials earlier this year in Sacramento, Calif., Henning saw America’s hopefuls duke it out for a spot on the U.S. team.

He also contributes time to the Junior Olympics, Senior Olympics and the World University Games.

25 YEARS AGO

According to information provided the Flora Town Board at its meeting Monday night by Utilities Manager Charles Everett, the Town of Flora ranks eighth lowest in the state at 1,000 kilowatt hours for residential electric bills.

John and Marsha Stoner will host an open house. Their home was constructed by the 1984-85 Delphi Community High School Building Trades Class. It has 2700 sq. ft. of living area and is surrounded by earth on three sides, with a conventional roof.

50 YEARS AGO

The Union Bank & Trust Co. will move into this fine, modern building over the Labor Day week-end. Originally scheduled to open for business in the new location at 121 North Washington street today, the opening was delayed because of the death in the family of the vault equipment installation man representing the American Bank Equipment Co. Now the bank will continue at their present location until Saturday noon and open after Labor Day, on Sept. 6, in the new building.

Harry Farrer purchased the North Central grade school building, contents and real estate located adjacent to his farm home in Washington township for $1,051 when sold recently by the Carroll Consolidated School Corporation. The 289 square rods of land purchased squares the Farrer farm. The property was appraised at $750 by Chester Joyce, Robert Wingard and John T. Johnson, appraisers named by the school board. The school was abandoned following the year 1957-58 when the consolidated of the five townships in the eastern part of the county took place.

75 YEARS AGO

Albertus Williams of this city is planning to walk this year to the Old Settlers at Monticello for the fortyseventh consecutive year. This is quite a record and one he should be proud of.

Tom McCormick, of Delphi, former instructor in the English department at Wabash college, Crawfordsville, has been appointed to teach English at the Delphi-Deer Creek township consolidated high school. Mr. McCormick, is a graduate of Delphi high school, Wabash college and Columbia university. He is a son of city Marshal and Mrs. Tim McCormick.

Large prizes will be offered for the speed bug classic which will be held in Delphi next Saturday, according to the reports made this week. First prize will be $15; second prize, $10; third prize, $5 and fourth prize, $3. The balance of the prize money will be divided among the other entrants. As about $60 has been collected, it may mean the rest will receive as high as $1 apiece for entering. The contest will be held along West Front Street. Contestants will start a block west of Washington street and finish up on the grade going to Washington Street. It will be immediately after booster drawing. Contestants are to be under 16 and from Carroll county.

100 YEARS AGO

The big Carnival and HomeComing held in this city last week was a grand success. Large crowds were in attendance everyday and everybody had a good time. The Royal Amusement Co., furnished a nice lot of clean shows and these with the merry-go-round and ferris wheel were well patronized. The Carnival Queen Contest which was started a week before the opening was a great feature. Votes were sold at one cent each and the diamond ring was awarded to Miss Lenora Ricker, she received 9,740 votes.

The report has been generally circulated over the country that Sears, Roebuck Company of Chicago were selling Buick cars at a greatly reduced price. The report is without any foundation whatever and was started, no doubt, by parties who thought they would secure business by so doing.

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