2011-06-15 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Alice and Clarence Baker, Flora, 1920 Alice and Clarence Baker, Flora, 1920 From the files of Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Journal Citizen and Carroll County Comet. Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Mary Popejoy, 92, a resident of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Delphi, wanted to ride in a helicopter. Her wish was granted through the Never Too Late program. The program granted the wishes of Popejoy, Louise Morrow who attended a Chicago Cubs game and Fern Plunkett who spent a day at the Indianapolis Speedway. All are residents of St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

Carroll County Canine Officer Justin Darling and his K- 9, Jack, were silver medal winners at the 2001 World Police & Fire Games held recently in Indianapolis.

The pair won the prestigious second place award for the luggage search portion of the narcotics search competition during the games.

The fourth annual softball game raised $4,549 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In four years, the benefit softball game has raised over $13,000 for the children’s research hospital. Carroll County Pork Producers and Idlers Car Club are both big supporters of the cause.

25 YEARS AGO

Patrons of the Rainbow Café of Flora enjoyed dancing and listening to the music of the gold Rush International Band Saturday night. The band played a variety of music, including rock and “oldies.” Coming attractions at the Rainbow include other popular bands and dinner theater productions.

National Pork Industry Queen Kristi Nash will be at the Carroll Pork Festival in Flora June 20 and 21 to promote pork. The State Pork Queen, Kristen Johnson of Frankfort, will also be a guest at the Festival along with the Carroll County Pork Queen.

Martha Bozworth of Burlington and Mary Hughes of Indianapolis celebrated their 90th birthday this month at a family gathering in Lafayette. They were born in Delphi and graduated from Flora High School. A picture of the twins, taken before they were a year old, hangs in Mrs. Bozworth’s home.

50 YEARS AGO

A meeting recently of the Carroll Consolidated School Board, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, Robert M. Forbes, adopted the name and colors for the new high school which will be in operation this fall.

Forbes based his recommendations on student votes in the schools. The name of the school is to be Carroll High School and the colors will be Blue and White. No official nickname has been selected.

All-stars of the Flora Girls Softball league, playing as the Carrollettes, won their first game Saturday night as they beat visiting Camden by a 15- 12 count, although out-hit 12- 11.

75 YEARS AGO

Dick Leiter, nephew of Wm. J. Leiter of Flora, has entered the school of embalming at Indianapolis.

The U.S. treasurer has been ordered to pay Agnes Deeter and C.A. Cartwright for the lots on which the new Delphi post office will be erected at the corner of Franklin and Market streets on the site of the old post office building. Work on the new building should start in July.

Att’y James P. Wason has been appointed attorney to the state welfare board.

Over 30 singles entries and 13 double teams have already entered the City Tournament at Delphi Bowling Alleys. Medals will be given to first place winners.

100 YEARS AGO

Josephine Ives has been appointed to a position on the Delphi School Board. She will not only be the first woman to serve on the school board in Delphi, but will be the first to serve in any public office in Carroll County, other than deputy.

Thurman Wiles of Flora claims to have broken the motorcycle speed record in Carroll County, having run a mile on the stone road west of town in 31 seconds.

The Ockley Croquet team was defeated Sunday by the Flora team.

The Blythe furniture and undertaking firm has begun remodeling the old Presbyterian church building on Union street in Delphi, into a storeroom and stable.

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