2012-02-01 / 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.


Members of the 1931 Carrollton High School freshman basketball team are pictured above, l-r - Vaughn Snider, Verl Wagoner, Burton Billiard, Donald Snell, Spurgeon Todd, Floyd McCain, Floyd Hylton, Leland Wagoner, George Shanklin, Robert Johns. The coach is unknown. Members of the 1931 Carrollton High School freshman basketball team are pictured above, l-r - Vaughn Snider, Verl Wagoner, Burton Billiard, Donald Snell, Spurgeon Todd, Floyd McCain, Floyd Hylton, Leland Wagoner, George Shanklin, Robert Johns. The coach is unknown. 10 YEARS AGO

The Grand opening of Lafayette Bank & Trust Company’s newest facility was held Friday in Flora.

Habitat for Humanity can now add a Carroll County group to its list of affiliates assisting low income residents achieve home ownership.

Recently Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette took Carroll County under its wing as a chapter of that organization. The group is eager to start building houses. Delphi Community High School’s Academic Decathlon team won the regional competition at Kankakee Valley High School.

The local team won in the small school division.

25 YEARS AGO

Kenneth Taylor, a resident of Crawfordsville, the Grand Dragon of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan, has been visiting various places in Delphi the past week.

Earl (Bud) McIlrath was recipient of the Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 1986 Conservation farmer-of-the-year award. The award, sponsored by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, is presented annually to the outstanding conservation farmer in each Indiana county participating in the company’s conservation achievement contest. McIlrath of near Flora was recognized for implementing conservation practices such as no-till planting, cover crops, sod waterways and tree planting along with his cooperation with the programs and activities of the district.

50 YEARS AGO

Eastern Carroll County, especially State Road 18 and the new Carroll High School building east of Flora, attracted one of the largest area crowds in history as an estimated 4,000-plus persons visited the building during Sunday’s Open House.

Twelve families in the Pittsburg and West Delphi vicinity have been forced to move from their homes this week because of high waters along the Wabash River.

A levee north of Delphi broke Saturday and water rose rapidly in that area. Several families along the Carrollton road north were surrounded.

75 YEARS AGO

Work is now in progress at the Delphi City springs east of Delphi in developing more water. A new 1254-ft. soil pipe is being laid which will provide a much larger flow of water than before. This pipe connects several new springs and will soon be ready to be connected to the inflow pipe to the city.

There is an immediate necessity to repair and redecorate the interior of the courthouse because the plaster in many places has fallen or is about to fall. It has been 20 years since the courthouse was erected and little repair has been done to it. At present much of the interior is marred and made dangerous by falling plaster.

100 YEARS AGO

John K. Kerlin and Roy E. Snoeberger of Rockfield again showed the superiority of their Carroll county corn when at the grain contest given by the Indianapolis Board of Trade, Kerlin took first and Snoeberger second. Prize for the best ten ears of corn.

The ground in the county is frozen to a depth of 34 inches according to the report of those who have had occasion to repair frozen water pipes. The local weather bureau recorded 21 below zero recently.

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