2011-06-29 / Looking Back

Looking Back


Road construction on Monroe Street, Delphi, through Happy Hollow, 1908 Road construction on Monroe Street, Delphi, through Happy Hollow, 1908 From the files of Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, Journal-Citizen and Carroll County Comet. Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

“We have roads falling apart now and we can use this money now,” commented the president of Carroll County Commissioners, Bill Brown, about designating an additional $100,000 from the Carroll County Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) funds to the county highway department.

Nine young women are vying for the title of Miss Carroll County 4-H Fair Queen. The annual pageant will be held Saturday evening at 7:30 in the show arena at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Flora. Contestants are: Elizabeth Myers, Nancy Weis, Autumn Ennis, Rachel Lucas, Ashley Garrison, Olivia Weis, Amanda Christian, Kendra Cree and Deja Kendall.

25 YEARS AGO

Two businesses in Flora changed ownership last week, according to Bret Rinehart, president of the Flora Community Club.

Carroll Lumber Company, an 80-year-old institution, was sold By Richard Oilar of Flora to Mike Wilcox of Rt. 2 Logansport and Mitchell Sanderson of Rt. 1 Flora and their wives. The name has been changed to Wilcox Lumber Company.

Arlene’s Boutique has been sold by Dr. Alvan and Arlene Eller of Rt. 1 Bringhurst to Shirley Hatfied.

This is it! Yes, this is the week that the Statue of Liberty is 100 years old. Festivities planned for her are many and varied. Be sure that you watch your TV and see the patriotic opportunities which this great country offers you daily. 50 YEARS AGO

Center street will be blocked off tomorrow and Saturday while the two big days are in store for everyone. Tomorrow local businesses will be open from 9:00a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the Maxwell Street Days and on Saturday they will open at 8:00 and continue until 9:00p.m. Plans Friday call for four CASH drawings-two in the afternoon and two at night, $25 each time. Saturday an auction will be held going from business to business where it is expected many items will be offered for sale. Plan to be in Flora Friday or Saturday and join the Maxwell Street Days shoppers. We think you will find it a wonderful experience with many bargains available.

Von Burton, chairman of the Flora Business Boosters of the Flora Community Club, has completed plans for the third big Fireworks Display here next Tuesday evening, July 4th.

At 6:15 that evening the Flora Legion will play the Camden Legion at the ball park with the fireworks to follow at dark. The Flora Volunteer Fire Department will be in charge of the display, which Burton promises is much bigger and better than in previous years.

The Flora band, directed by Olin Hardy, will also play during the evening.

75 YEARS AGO

Carroll county democrats have secured 58 state appointments under Governor Mc- Nutt during his 3½ years in office. Until McNutt’s time there had only been one Democrat state appointment from Carroll county for all time and that was an oil inspector’s job held by Mr. Wm. Donlin.

The official opening of Deer Creek park and Riley swimming pool and the dedication of the new state bridge near by will occur some time the latter part of next week.

100 YEARS AGO

According to statistics filed by the township assessors, the average value of Carroll county farm land is $31 an acre. Those who know say Carroll county farms bring a higher average than $100 per acre. The average value for land in the townships that have been reported is as follows according to appraisement: Burlington township-$28.00; Carrollton township-$30.00; Clay township$

21.00; Deer Creek township$ 39.00; Democrat township$ 27.00; Jackson township-$32.00; Jefferson township-$29.00; Madison township-$33.00; Rock Creek township-$30.00; Tippecanoe township-$30.00; Washington township-$32.00.

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