2017-02-15 / Looking Back

Looking Back


This 1968 photo shows Carroll County Museum Curator Phyllis Moore, left, and Reva Disinger, right, in the museum. This 1968 photo shows Carroll County Museum Curator Phyllis Moore, left, and Reva Disinger, right, in the museum. From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, Delphi Journal, and the Flora History website and the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Ryan Van Matre, D.C., M.S., and former Delphi Community High School graduate may have had a hand, indirectly, in the Indianapolis Colts winning the National Football Championship in Indianapolis. He treated some of the players at his Indy Spine and Rehab, P.C. in Carmel. He flew to Miami to treat Terrence Wilkins before the Super Bowl.

Carroll School Board approved the payment of a $10,634 bill to the Tippecanoe County Hazardous Materials Response Team for an incident when two pool chemicals were inadvertently mixed together causing a poisonous gas.

25 YEARS AGO

The Delphi City Council discussed central dispatching and how to save money. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department has been looking into the feasibility of covering the calls for the city, county and fire department. The city would pay for the upgrade of the equipment and contribute to the extra operational expenses. It was estimated the city could save 40 percent.

Gov. Evan Bayh said the Hoosier Heartland Highway project to widen SR25 to four lanes from Logansport to Lafayette is not in the new federal budget. The proposed widening of SR67 at Muncie was also not included.

50 YEARS AGO

Auto owners were encouraged to purchase their 1967 license plates in the next 10 days to avoid heavy traffic in the license branch office. Approximately 3,000 plates still need to be purchased.

IGA (Independent Grocers Alliance) announced the signing of a new member, Brosman’s IGA Food Market in West Delphi. Don Brosman officially signed the agreement Jan. 12 but it became effective as of Feb. 12.

75 YEARS AGO

The last known Civil War survivor in Carroll County, George W. Beck, age 100, died at his son’s home southwest of Burlington. He served in the War Between the States in the Second Regiment of the First Indiana Cavalry. He is survived by his son, Cleveland, and four daughters.

Delphi Postmaster William Ashba announced that the Delphi Post Office was equipped and ready to accept applications for “certificate of identification,” from aliens of enemy nationalities, who reside in this country. In accordance with instructions from the U.S. Attorney General, the circular “Notice to Aliens of Enemy Nationalities,” contains all the information required to file an application.

100 YEARS AGO

Published: The Seven Deadly Don’ts of Courtship—1. Don’t mush (hug, squeeze, or kiss) all the girls before marriage. You will be tired of it after marriage. 2. Don’t rush matters or be over anxious. 3. Don’t get her a ring she will be ashamed of. 4. Don’t dangle other girls in front of your sweetheart. 5. Don’t be a parlor or porch decoration. Take her out once in awhile. 6. Don’t marry for money or love-atfirst sight. 7. Don’t forget her mother. If she is the right kind of girl she will need her mother’s advice.

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