2014-05-21 / Looking Back

Looking Back


World War I Army veteran James Riggle of Bringhurst poses in his uniform for this photo taken in 1920. He was about 17 years of age at the time. Riggle died May 21, 1952, and is buried in Musselman Cemetery. World War I Army veteran James Riggle of Bringhurst poses in his uniform for this photo taken in 1920. He was about 17 years of age at the time. Riggle died May 21, 1952, and is buried in Musselman Cemetery. 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

The Beckner family farm was one of 80 farms recognized at an awards ceremony for Hoosier Homesteads. The Beckner farm was established in Carroll County in 1829.

A new book is out entitled “Pittsburg Landing: Hoosiers in Perspective.” A co-authored book, it was compiled by Robert and Reed McCormick, father and son, who grew up in Pittsburg, Tippecanoe Township, Carroll County.

25 YEARS AGO

WNJY Delphi (Joy 103) began broadcasting at noon. A division of Whitcar Regional Broadcasting, the station will primarily serve the Carroll and White county communities. In addition to “easy listening” music, WNJY will offer local, state and national news in conjunction with the Mutual Broadcasting System and the Associated Press.

Carroll and Delphi retirees for the 1988-89 school year are: Louis Baker, Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School math teacher; John A. Wilcox, Delphi Community High School math teacher; John Beach, DCHS industrial arts and math teacher; Jack Sanders, DCHS art teacher; Jean Harford, Hillcrest fourth grade teacher; William Quinn, Hillcrest fifth grade teacher; and Mary Margaret Chellberg, Hillcrest third and fourth grade teacher.

50 YEARS AGO

Now that the voters have approved the proposal of the Carroll County Reorganization Committee for the formation of The Delphi School Community, it is important to get the plan implemented properly. One of the first steps is to appoint a school board. Each Advisory Board of the six townships and the Delphi City Council is to appoint one member and have been instructed to do so.

The report in Carroll Circuit Court of the sale of 20 acres of the Frank A. Stum estate located south of Burlington and Cutler gravel road was to Jack and Phyllis Baxter of Howard County for $9,000.

75 YEARS AGO

Farmers who propose to comply with their soil depleting acreage allotment by seeding grasses and legumes with oats, barley, rye and other designated crops will not be subject to deductions where a good stand is not obtained because of flood, drought, or insects according to the chairman of the Carroll County AAA Committee.

Engineers and C.C.C. boys from the Monon camp were in the vicinity of Delphi where they were making surveys and working out estimates as to the cost of material for rebuilding the levee along the Wabash river north of Delphi. The work was supervised by a Mr. Baker from the camp.

100 YEARS AGO

The new round barn on the farm of Jasper Hufty north of Delphi is one of the landmarks of Carroll County. The building has eight doors and 28 windows. There are only two other round barns in Carroll County, one owned by Albert Aikens of Democrat Township and the other owned by David Lily of Jefferson Township.

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