2013-04-17 / Looking Back

Looking Back


The Schnepp family of Carroll County is pictured in 1890: Front row – David and Susanna. Back row (l-r) – Mary, Catherine, unknown, Isabelle. The Schnepp family of Carroll County is pictured in 1890: Front row – David and Susanna. Back row (l-r) – Mary, Catherine, unknown, Isabelle. From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, and Delphi Journal. Photos and captions are provided by the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Jim Shaffer, owner and operator of Shaffer’s Marathon, will celebrate his retirement on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. with an open house at the Delphi Tri-Township Fire Station. In April 1950, Shaffer bought the Standard station on the corner of Main and Union streets. It had been a filling station since 1919 and during the time Shaffer has owned it, it has been the site of many square dances, especially during Old Settlers.

Caren Johnson’s and Giselle Parrett’s kindergarten classes at Carroll Elementary collected items to be sent to fathers of their students who have been deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. They wanted to let them know how much the kids at Carroll Elementary care. The children also wrote letters to thank the servicemen.

25 YEARS AGO

Dr. Gordon Welk of Rossville is merging his practice with Dr. Alvan Eller and Dr. Edward Langston of Flora Family Physicians. The merger will facilitate an enlarging and comprehensive care structure for both the Flora and Rossville communities.

Marcy Forgey, 14, of Camden, has won the Pharos-Tribune sponsored five-county Spelling Bee. She will represent the region at the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in June. An eighth grader at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School, she is the daughter of Hobart and Becki Forgey.

50 YEARS AGO

Betty Wason, a native of Delphi, is among 128 Indiana authors, who published books in 1962, who have been specially invited to attend the Indiana Author’s Day luncheon, Sunday, at Indiana University. Several citations will be awarded at the banquet.

John Peterson, prominent Deer Creek Township, farmer and implement dealer, suffered a broken nose and bruises when a caterpillar tractor he was using to pile brush and stumps, suddenly tipped, throwing him over the front of the tractor.

75 YEARS AGO

The Senior class play “Paying the Fiddler” was presented April 13 and 14 at Rockfield School. It proved to be a success.

The Kings Daughters Sunday School class of the Flora M. E. church held a cooperative supper at 6:30 at the home of Mrs. Ethel Peters Monday night. Mrs. Earl C. Smith was the assistant hostess. Twenty-six members were present.

A pleasant surprise was given Ira Kleckner at his home east of Camden Sunday in honor of his birthday. A cooperative dinner was served.

100 YEARS AGO

A chicken coop belonging to Mrs. Lizzie McDonald was swept away in the flood three weeks ago, and Mrs. McDonald gave up hope of seeing her prize birds again. Tuesday, however, the coop was discovered floating around in the quarry of the stone crusher and on being fished out of the water was found to contain 21 somewhat emaciated but very much alive and indignant birds.

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