2011-03-16 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Thrashing crew, VanDerVolgen farm, north of Delphi, 1919 Thrashing crew, VanDerVolgen farm, north of Delphi, 1919 From the files of Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Journal Citizen and Carroll County Comet. Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Thousands of miles and an ocean away from Carroll County, European farmers are counting their losses and burning their diseased livestock. A highly contagious viral infection, foot and mouth disease, is running rampant and no end is in sight. Here at home, local farmers are counting their blessings and area agricultural officials are cautiously optimistic that the United States will be spared the devastation the disease brings. Carroll County farmer Jason Oyler tends swine at this family farm on SR18 near Flora. The Oylers say the local economy could be devastated should the viral livestock disease running rampant in Europe reach American borders.

Carroll’s Christine Cox was named to the 2001 All- Loganland Girls Basketball First Team, sponsored by the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. Cox is joined on the first team by sisters Jill Bair and Tessa Bair, both of Rochester, Nina Spitznogle of Lewis Cass and Erin Guy of Twin Lakes. Delphi’s Kaysee Stoner and Desiree Nipple were honorable mention.

25 YEARS AGO

Thursday is National and Indiana Agriculture Day, a day set aside to salute America’s farmers as well as millions of other men and women whose work is connected with production of food and fiber.

Carroll County residents have contributed $1,225 toward the $2,000 goal in the door-to-door campaign.

Jennifer Flora correctly spelled pyramid to become the winner of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade spelling bee last Thursday at Carroll Elementary School. She is a 7th grader and the daughter of Mark and Evelyn Flora of Rt. 1, Flora. Runner-p was Jenelle Jackson, 8th grader, daughter of Alan and Linda Jackson of Rt. 1, Bringhurst.

50 YEARS AGO

A very generous contribution to the Library has been received from Tallahassee, Florida. Mrs. Royal Ray, the former Esther Shirk, has established a memorial fund of one hundred dollars in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Shirk, this fund to be used to purchase books appropriate to their interests.

The Golden Wonders 4-H Club met at the Pittsburg school, March 9. Marilyn Scott and Susan Maxwell demonstrated on “Brownies.” Candy Blake showed how to make candles and Aleta Scott demonstrated on “Selecting Your Material.” A business meeting was led by the president, Marilyn Scott. Cookies and pop were served by Sue Wilson and Lynn Anderson. The next meeting will be at 7:30 March 23, at the Pittsburg school.

75 YEARS AGO

According to those who have been in charge of the REMC campaign in Carroll county there are now 1012 memberships paid in and several more will be paid within the very near future by absentee landlords to who letters have been sent but from whom no replies have yet been received.

At the recent County Latin Contest held in this city four schools entered were Flora, Deer Creek, Burlington and Cutler. The winners were: First year, 1st, Elaine Roll, Flora; 2nd, Marjorie Yeager, Deer Creek; 3rd (alternate), Mary Steinman, Flora. Second year, 1st, Vada Kinzer, Flora; 2nd, Cletis Crook, Flora. The winners of the 1st and 2nd place will compete in the district contest at Peru on April 4. Miss Mildred Wyatt is the instructor, in the local high school.

100 YEARS AGO

Mr. and Mrs. George Unger, of Middlefork, entertained friends and neighbors at their sugar camp. Chickens were roasted and a sumptuous supper enjoyed. A big supply of taffy and sugar was furnished the guests.

“How Jack Kept His Promises” the play that will be given on next Friday night, March 24, by local talent at the Star theatre, promises to be one of the best ever given in the city. Seats will be placed on sale today, Saturday, and it is a safe bet that all will go quickly.

Norman Barnes who for the past eight or nine years, has been in the employ of the Vandalia railway company at Frankfort, working under Agent Smith, has been appointed as agent for the company at Camden to succeed Claude Eads, who has resigned after several years service to enter another line of business.

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